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Nvidia publicly apologizes for RTX 3080 launch, promises to ship more cards every week

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Nvidia has apologized for the RTX 3080 GPU preorder fiasco, which saw the highly desirable graphics card sold out pretty much everywhere. “We were not prepared for this level, nor were our partners,” Nvidia writes in a new FAQ. “We apologize for this.”

Nvidia said demand for the GeForce RTX 3080 was so high it caused its website to stop working properly, claiming that it was “inundated with over 10 times the traffic of our previous generation launch,” the RTX 2080 and 2070. When the company attempted to push its official store live at 6AM PT / 9AM ET, the card looked like it was already out of stock, meaning many people who had lined up virtually missed out on ordering one.

Because sales hadn’t started on time, Nvidia also pressed pause on sending out “Notify Me” emails to buyers who’d signed up for its mailing list. But by the time it sent those emails, Nvidia admits, the cards were already sold out. People who got an email notification that they could buy one were already out of luck.

In addition, the graphics card manufacturer notes that it had to manually cancel “hundreds” of orders that were made by bots on its official website, which it says it managed to do before the GPU was shipped out. Going forward, Nvidia says it will manually monitor sales and has integrated CAPTCHA at checkout to lower the number of bots that purchase products directly from its website.

The 50-plus retailers that partnered with Nvidia also reported record traffic to their digital storefronts, says Nvidia. In some cases, traffic exceeded the amount some of those retailers typically receive on Black Friday, causing site crashes and other delays for those looking to buy an RTX 3080.

Nvidia promises it’ll continue to manufacture and ship new GPUs to its partners and is “increasing the supply weekly.” The company suggests you shouldn’t buy one from a scalper; we’ve seen quite a few buyers selling them for thousands of dollars on eBay, angering people who could not preorder one at launch.

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Charge Your Phone Wirelessly With 50% off a Multifunctional LED Lamp

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White Wireless Charge Lamp | $18 | Amazon | Clip coupon + code ABC88699
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When you’re ready to turn in for the night, you don’t want to forget to charge your phone— especially if your mobile device doubles as your alarm clock.

With this wireless charger lamp, you can make this crucial step of your nightly routine even easier by just setting your phone on the wireless charging pad and… well, that’s all there is to it!

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Other functions include multiple lighting modes as well as a sleep timer option for auto shut-off of the light after 30 or 60 minutes.

This lamp can be yours in white for $18 if you clip the coupon on Amazon (it’s below the original $40 price) and add promo code ABC88699 at checkout.

You can snag the black version for $20 using the same code—no coupon though, sorry.

Don’t sleep on this deal! Who knows how long stock or the coupon code will last?

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Keep That Hotdish Hot With 65% Off a Luncia Casserole Carrier, Only $11 With Promo Code

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Luncia Double-Decker Dish Carrier | $11 | Amazon | Promo code SDDU9S7F

It has been a long time since the days we could safely have a potluck or other gatherings, but we have a fantastic deal perfect for once those times return. These double-decker Luncia dish carriers can be had for 65% off when you add promo code SDDU9S7F at checkout and clip the coupon on the site (it’s just below the price). These holders fit 9″x 13″ sized baking dishes.

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That means you can insulate and keep two dishes of food warm for only $11 instead of $30. What’s more, your Luncia carrier will arrive by Christmas if you order today as a Prime member.

Just add promo code SDDU9S7F and clip the 5% off coupon to bring the price down to $11 for the blue or the grey option.

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Conquer Your Pup’s Dander and Fur With $700 Off a Cobalt or Charcoal Bobsweep PetHair Plus Robot Vacuum

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Bobsweep PetHair Plus Robot Vacuum & Mop (Cobalt) | $200 | Best Buy

Bobsweep PetHair Plus Robot Vacuum & Mop (Charcoal) | $200 | Best Buy

Allergies can be bad enough as the seasons change. Don’t let pet hair and dander add to that by vacuuming it up early and often. That chore is easier said than done— unless you have a robot vacuum to do the work for you. This lovely bright cobalt Bobsweep PetHair Plus robot vacuum and mop, only $200 today at Best Buy seems like an ideal option. That’s a whopping $700 off, by the way.

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You can get the same deal for the charcoal version of the robot vac, too. This model is not only specially made for picking up pet hair, it self docks and charges when it’s finished with the work.

It also comes with a mop attachment, so it can take care of those kitchen floors for you as well. Grab it while it’s still available for this fantastic price!

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