Brazilian orders GeForce RTX 3090 Ti from Amazon and gets SAND instead

What a waste of sand

A Brazilian ordered a GeForce RTX 3090 Ti from Amazon only to receive… pots with sand.

RTX 3090 Ti case with sand, Source: MauriSousa_

These are not urban legends. People who receive bad products or no products at all arrive all the time. We rarely get to see the full unboxing experience. Luckily, Mauricio Takeda posted a video showing an unboxing of the RTX 3090 Ti graphics card, which turned into…sands of time.

The weight distribution of the package was suspicious enough that he asked his wife to record the video. Turns out he was right. He pretends to be a calm person, but this time he was in shock. After all, it was a very expensive scam.

Mauricio ordered a PALIT GeForce RTX 3090 Ti GameRock from the Amazon site during Prime Days. The Brazilian market is now seeing a rapid drop in RTX 3000 card prices, but it was still a bargain back then. This card was sold for 14,500 RBL ($2,637). But the package, which was sealed, contained nothing but jars of sand.

Unfortunately, that was not the end of the story. Despite numerous messages, the company did nothing to resolve the problem. After calling the customer repeatedly for several days, he finally received an email containing… a link to permanently delete the Amazon account. This order was fulfilled by Amazon themselves, mind you.

Mauricio has since filed a lawsuit in Small Claims Court. This story made national headlines and only then did Amazon begin to address the issue.

To read : Alleged NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4000 Desktop and Mobile GPU PCI Credentials Leaked

RTX 3070 instead of RTX 3090

And speaking of Amazon scams, just recently Patrick Kennedy of ServirLaMaison had a very similar problem. Instead of the GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card, his package instead contained the RTX 3070 model. This order was also placed during Amazon Prime Days.

Of course, such situations should never happen in the first place. People often return the wrong goods on purpose, whether it’s sealed CPUs or GPUs, which later reappear as new items and get shipped to new customers. This is where fulfillment centers fail because items are not checked upon return.

We always encourage our readers to save the unboxing of expensive orders just for proof.

Source: MauriSousa_ (TikTok) via

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