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  • StayPuff - Wednesday, September 10, 2003 - link

    It seems that every item listed for GameVE is out of stock -- at least the ones I checked....

  • KristopherKubicki - Friday, September 5, 2003 - link


    Still working some bugs out. Thanks for the update, I promise I will have this working very soon.

  • Anonymous User - Friday, September 5, 2003 - link

    argh definitely you got a problem... all memory prices are 0.0 just OCZ is 2.95 which is also wrong obviously...
    your bots messed up?

    Prices last updated Sep 5, 2003 at 12:45 PM
    and were not updated right certainly.
  • Anonymous User - Friday, September 5, 2003 - link

    something's gone wrong... i dont see any ati cards listed right now, and your real time price engine doesnt have videocards in it too...
  • Anonymous User - Wednesday, September 3, 2003 - link

    Kris you are still forgetting the eVGA 5900 thats 249$ at GameVe
  • KristopherKubicki - Saturday, August 30, 2003 - link

    #11 - Yeah, go for the Pro versions. Definately good cards. Their drivers are fine.

  • Anonymous User - Friday, August 29, 2003 - link

    I have heard that ATI should be avoided due to bad drivers and such, thus causing problems with gaming. However, ATI seems so attrative right now. Should I go for the 9500/9600??
  • KristopherKubicki - Thursday, August 28, 2003 - link

    I just wanted to mention real quick, if the merchants seem drastically wrong, its a problem on our end not the merchants. All of the merchants are browsed by AnandTech bots, rather than grabbed from some PriceWatch database (or something of the like). Sometimes, if a every price on a merchant is off, their webpage probably changed.

    The problem we had was that the MonarchComputer webpage changed, and since one of our interns was logged into the system it never warned us. The resulting error was every Monarch link was posted at 30 bucks. For those of you who track the system closely, this happened to another merchant about 2 weeks ago before we put the warnings in.

    In anycase, we have multiple levels of monitoring now, we should be in much better shape for these occurances.

    Thanks for your patience!

  • KristopherKubicki - Thursday, August 28, 2003 - link

    #7 / #8, this is a temporary bug on our end. Something really silly (like an editor forgetting to log out of the price guide backend). We have put stops in to prevent this from happening again.

    Thanks for the input!

  • Anonymous User - Wednesday, August 27, 2003 - link

    Agree with previous comment about Monarch. Credibility of the price guide suffers when hijacked by unscrupulous vendors. Anandtech ought to "filter" out such listings.

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