They can wait for the next show , but thats beyond the point , the big sellers need to follow Apple`s steps here or up their game somehow , go with a "buy and get in queue" is working for years , you would still get scalpers selling the first waves (same as iPhones) , but folks will get their phones , 1 -2 months later , in the GPU case , we need to refresh sites ,and go through hoops to compete with bots to buy the products , this does no good to AMD/Nvidia or Bestbuy or the rest of the market place.Look, I agree that "monopolies are bad for the consumer", and if, in the ticket scenario, there is one singular entity buying up most of the tickets, only the resell them for a higher amount by unlawfully cornering the market (and thus becoming a monopoly), then that's one thing.
It's another thing entirely for "opportunistic resellers", to step in and individually obtain GPUs and re-sell them, to take care of bubbles of "market inefficiencies", and make themselves some sweet $$$ in the process.
Besides, tickets are kind of a special case, those are usually one-of-a-kind events, and not something (a good) that is more-or-less continually-produced until it hits EOL in a year or more away. (So for tickets to a certain event, say a "farewell tour rock concert" by some group, the buyer doesn't really have the option to NOT pay the scalper prices and "just wait", like they can for GPUs, and drive the scalper's price margins' down.)
Some of you guys think Scalping is "opportunistic resellers" that "make themselves some sweet $$$ in the process." is a good thing , or at least "nothing wrong with it" , while I believe its a bad abuse of the system that needs to be fixed and removed from the market place , this could be easily repaired if those companies put some money into the correct infrastructure , but alas , AMD/Nvidia doenst really care about it , they sell the products to real users or scalpers and get the same money.
I will say , that if one company solves this for the next release , they will get so much good faith from the public that it will go along way with their sales , you will also see the other company creating a similar platform ASAP.
TLDR - If god damn Apple can go ahead and implement a queue why cant the rest of them do something about it ?