Purchased Oct 2021. 2021 Prices starting to drop managed to get this from CCL for just over 400 which is the cheapest I have found for a new 3060 12GB card. Managed to also pay over 24 months via Paypal, another reason for choosing CCL.
Delivery took about 4 days but card was well packaged and communication with courier was very good.
I have had Gainward in the past when they did the GOLD samples which had memory etc that was higher performance. Not seen any issues in any games as yet, upgraded from a GTX 980 so thats quite an upgrade. The GEFORCE RTX text lights up on the top of this card when its running in white LED.
Keeping an eye on CCL for other deals.