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News Asus launches graphics card trade-in programme

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 2 Jul 2019.

  1. bit-tech

    bit-tech Supreme Overlord Staff Administrator

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  2. Shirty

    Shirty Time travelling rogue Super Moderator

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    Maybe it's just me, but these step-up programmes always seem like a very lazy option when you could potentially sell the card you already own for 1.5-2x the price they are offering.

    I know it's inherently less risky, but it still amounts to tangible sums of money.
     
  3. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Depends on the card, and whether selling to some rando is worth the hassle for the extra you'd get. I did a quick comparison with CEX pricing, which I didn't include in the article in the end 'cos there's so many different bleedin' variants of these things I couldn't be 100% sure I was comparing like with like, but the £270 they're offering for a GTX 1080 Ti is a bit below the £313 cash CEX'll give you while the £35 for the GTX 650 is well above the as-little-as-£9 cash price at CEX.

    'course, it also depends on whether you're paying more to get an Asus card compared to A. N. Other manufacturer - could be that it'd work out better buying from someone else and selling your old card to CEX even if Asus' trade-in price seems better.
     
  4. Jeff Hine

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    Looks to me like a WBAC.com version of PC parts... get less & faster vs get more, but wait longer...
     
  5. Crunch77

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    Maybe worth mentioning, that this only applies to UK residents.
    I was well excited to trade in my 1070, until I noticed that bit.
     
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    Pretty random selection of eligable cards!
     
  7. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Sorry, figured the fact that only UK retailers are mentioned and the pricing was in Sterling was enough!
     
  8. jb0

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    Trade-in time! Whoo!
    "only selected models are accepted."

    Oh. I guess I won't be using this S3 Trio I found in the parts box for a discount.
     
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  9. David

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    £75 for the GTX 960 in my spares cupboard seems decent... if I needed a new card.

    [[edit] oh that was against a GTX 1660 Ti. If I select a RTX 1070, its £105 off...

    ..or £165 against a 2080 Ti


    Yes, I know you said the priceing was variable in the article, but I was a bit click happy and replied before I read it all. :D
     
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    You would get £125 for an old GTX 730 (against a 2080ti), available for next to nothing on auction sites.
     
  11. David

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    Mind you, Asus' cheapest 2080 Ti is about £175 more expensive than EVGA's cheapest.

    "Give us your GPU and we'll waive the Asus tax"
     
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  12. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    Evga are doing something similar, but with limited cards that have to be Evga, you get a set amount for the card you want and it's likely to be USA only given the dollar figures.
     
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