Get ready to wait in line at Best Buy stores if you’re eager to buy an Nvidia RTX 3080 or other 30-series graphics cards tomorrow. Best Buy will hold another in-store GPU restock at select locations in the US, and you should expect a massive crowd.
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This isn’t the first time we’ve seen Best Buy restock impossible-to-buy RTX graphics cards this summer in the US. Although in-store purchases are rare for PS5 restock and Xbox Series X restock opportunities, we did see Best Buy launch the RTX 3080 Ti with in-store purchases on June 3, and we were there to cover it in person.
Someone waited up to 20 hours in line at a Best Buy in New York City last time, and the same may happen tomorrow, as graphics cards like the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Founder’s Edition may be up grabs.
Best Buy RTX GPU restock date time
The RTX 3080 and other Nvidia GPUs will be in stock at 8am local time tomorrow, Tuesday, July 20, but you should show up in advance of that. Best Buy employees in blue shirts will begin handing out tickets at 7:30am local time in limited quantities.
It’s limiting one Nvidia RTX graphics card per customer, but you should still arrive before 7:30am if you want to have a chance. We suggest two hours in advance of that time, depending on the popularity of your Best Buy store. You can find the list of stores participating in this RTX GPU restock in the official Best Buy press release.
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