The difficulty in finding the RTX 4080 SUPER models right after their launch might be due to the ongoing scarcity of the RTX 4080 non-SUPER versions, which were already hard to come by at their $1,200 price weeks before the SUPER versions came out. As of now, US stores, including those of major NVIDIA partners, are out of stock with no news on when more will arrive. However, the RTX 4070 SUPER and RTX 4070 TI SUPER models don't seem to be affected, showing a unique trend in NVIDIA's Ada Lovelace series supply.
On Amazon.com, the starting price for a GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER model hovers around $1123, and Newegg mostly lists them as out of stock. You can back order a ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER Trinity OC White Edition for $1049.99, and an MSI GeForce RTX 4080 Super Expert card is available for $1149.99. This shortage, particularly for the GeForce RTX 4080 (Non-SUPER) models, has been ongoing, similar to the challenges faced in finding RTX 4090 models at their MSRP. The full impact of this demand surge in the US and whether it significantly outstrips supply is still to be confirmed, as official sales data usually comes a few weeks after a product launch.