According to 3DCenter, which monitors and publishes the movement of GPU prices in Germany and Austria, it is pointed out that graphics cards have not been cheaper lately than they are now. The average price for the Radeon RX 6000 GPU is now 12% higher than the recommended retail price, while for the Nvidia RTX 30 GPU it is now 19% higher.
In addition to all of the above, the availability of AMD and Nvidia graphics cards has also reached record highs, most likely because users are waiting for the last wave that should bring prices closer to the recommended retail.
GPU prices have been steadily declining since December, and if the decline continues, it is expected to return to normal by May. Some AMD cards are already available at a reasonable price and this includes the Radeon RX 6500XT, RX 6600, and RX 6900XT models. Of course, there is always room for improvement, especially when it comes to Radeon RX 6800 cards.
In the Nvidia ecosystem, the situation is still not so great, but it is giving signals of progress. So the RTX 3080 Ti tickets can be found at prices close to the recommended retail ones, but if you want some other models from the RTX 30 series, you will have to be patient for a while longer.