11-Year-Old Finds Loophole in Newegg App to Quickly Buy PC Graphics Cards
An 11-year-old Florida boy has uncovered a loophole in Newegg’s mobile app that allowed him to buy an Nvidia RTX 3000 graphics card in seconds.
I tried out the loophole today and—amazingly—it works. The bypass let me purchase a $729 Nvidia RTX 3070 graphics card without going through Newegg’s lottery system to land a GPU.
Nor did I need to buy the graphics card as part of a bundle. Newegg charged my credit card for the RTX 3070 card as a standalone purchase. According to the retailer, my order is slated to ship out later today. Newegg's website and email showing my confirmed order.
I learned of the loophole from Ricardo Santana, who lives in Orlando, Florida. His son, who goes by the same name, stumbled on the bypass in his desperate search to buy a new graphics card amid the great chip shortage.
For several months, the duo had experienced no luck obtaining a GPU from the retailer’s lottery system, the Newegg Shuffle, which doles out a limited number of PC graphics cards each day. In April, Newegg said …
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