MSI promises refunds after subsidiary sold RTX 3080 cards at markup on eBay

Starlit Partner was selling an MSI RTX 3080 for hundreds of dollars over its MSRP on eBay. | Image: MSI

MSI has admitted that its subsidiary Starlit Partner got access to MSI’s new GeForce RTX 30-series graphics cards in “error,” after it was found selling them at huge markups on eBay. After links between the two companies emerged, users on Reddit accused MSI of taking advantage of stock shortages to “scalp” customers with inflated prices via a subsidiary. MSI says that anyone who bought graphics cards over their MSRP from Starlit will be offered the choice of a full or partial refund.

In a statement posted on Twitter, MSI confirmed that Starlit Partner is an “individual sales subsidiary” under the company, and said it usually sells MSI’s “excess inventory and refurbished items.” MSI says Starlit would not normally be given new products…

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