it's officially insane.
7950s are being resold by authorized sellers for $400+
7970s are going for about $500
and the r9 280x's have had several price hikes approaching $300.
we need price of alt currencies to plummet
If you can find a r9 280x in-stock anywhere that you can buy for $300 you should buy it up and make a hefty profit on ebay.
The only ones i've been able to find in stock are asking $400 - $500 -- for a 280x. Yes it's insane.
I tried to buy some 3- 280x cards last week and the price was going up in $20 increments as it sat in my amazon shopping cart. Once I ordered them, then they cancelled my orders saying they were out of stock... because they sold them to someone else for higher. This happend with 3 different sellers on amazon before I gave up and bought twice as many 270x