Amazon just cancelled my order for the HD 5850 (for $161.14) after about 10 days. They said it was in stock (2 in stock at time of order). In fact their site said they still had one in stock AFTER my order. Here is part of their cancelation reply:We are sorry to report that the following item is no longer available from our supplier:
'Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 XTREME 1 GB DDR5 HDMI/DVI-I/DP PCI-Express Graphics Card 100282XTREME'
However, we have learned that a substitute is available under a different item number. You may link directly to the product details page for the substitute item using the URL below:
The bait-and-switch substitute is a HD 6850 with 112Mh/s deficit.
Oh, and they are currently selling an HD 5850 through Amazon for $214.99. I emailed and said I want it for the $161.14 that I ordered it for. They said "No."
Is this any way to treat a loyal Amazon customer? Well they just lost one loyal customer.