6990's are a niche product few gamers were buying (prior to the bitcoin surge in April-May).
Coincidentally the stocks ran out everywhere as mining became commonplace.
At current difficulty levels and bitcoin prices, 6990's aren't even nearly as profitable.
It will take a long, long time to break even with these. They aren't selling like hotcakes anymore.
That's not what I was saying. These cards have sold out on newegg multiple times in the last week or two and newegg keeps restocking. They never did this before and no one else has either. It seems like 6990's are being delivered weekly now which wasn't the case a month or two ago.