GPU orders can take a while to be fulfilled, but what are you supposed to do if you’ve been waiting a year and it still hasn’t arrived? Apparently, bribery is used. As amusing as bribery with cake is, if this happens to you, please report the shop for fraud and contact your bank to cancel the charge.
In September of last year, a man in Poland ordered an RTX 3080. After being duped by the shop he’d ordered from, which claimed it hadn’t received enough GPUs from Nvidia and AIBs, he sent them a first-anniversary cake to express his gratitude for the time they’d spent together.
Lo and behold, he got his GPU a few days later.
The story and photos were shared by the bakery, E-Torty. They called it one of their funniest orders. They shared the customer’s original message to them, which loosely translated from Polish looks like this:
I’d like to request a quote for a special order.
I want to send a cake to this store: ██████
I want to send them a first-anniversary cake to remind them that they haven’t fulfilled my order for an RTX 3080 from exactly a year ago. They claim that they haven’t been sent any by the manufacturer.
I’d like the cake to say: “One year together 600000022222.”
As for the cake itself, I’d like a medium traditional cheesecake.
In their Facebook post, E-Torty says they were sent the photo below with the caption “It worked!” shortly after delivering the cake.
Although E-Torty blurred out the name of the shop, VideoCardz did some sleuthing and determined that it was probably the Polish retailer X-kom. They have a bit of a reputation for delays and bad customer service.
VideoCardz reported in August that some of their customers that had ordered RTX 3070s and RTX 3080s 10 months prior were now being offered RTX 3060s (and no refund) as replacements. X-kom also claimed that the RTX 3060 was as powerful as the pricier models, which is untrue.
Masthead credit: Sumeet Singh