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News EVGA announces warranty overhaul

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by brumgrunt, 29 Mar 2012.

  1. brumgrunt

    brumgrunt New Member

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    r3loaded Well-Known Member

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    Nice, it'll be an EVGA card for me when it's time to upgrade!
     
  3. mattbailey

    mattbailey New Member

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    More importantly, if you have family in the USA, you can get a GTX 680 for US$499, send it over and retain the warranty, and US$499 is £314 :D
     
  4. bdigital

    bdigital Is re-building his PC again

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    cha-ching!!
     
  5. longweight

    longweight Possibly Longbeard.

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    I will be doing that :)
     
  6. Tattysnuc

    Tattysnuc Thinking about which mod to do 1st.

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    Fantastic move eVGA. I applaud you!

    Now, if only they'd release an overclockable Ivybridge-E chip to go in their SR-X board, I'll be queuing up...

    Asus and Gigabyte.... take note!!! This is how you build a loyal customer-base.
     
  7. leslie

    leslie Just me!

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    Cross shipping is a big win to me.
    I'll be taking a closer look at them next time I go to upgrade.
     
  8. mattbailey

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    Before you all go an hit newegg et al- if they are shipped as a purchase over the pond, you risk getting hit with import duty AND VAT, plus a handling charge by Royal Mail - hence its best to have a relative ship them marked as a gift!
     
  9. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    $499 + $63 shipping = around £424.00 after paying your £70+ vat bill.

    I have had a couple of items slip the import VAT net in the past - but not many. Maybe worth the risk as you aren't losing anything - if you do get stung then you are paying the same price as you would over here anyway ;)
     
  11. mattbailey

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    Noob? New Member

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    YES YES YES YES YES YES YES!

    I love EVGA! EVGA Cheesecake!

    Sorry, just had to get that out of my system having seen that!

    Ummm, how come I typed in "F-T-W" (Had to put in the dash otherwise it makes it Cheesecake for some reason LOL) and it came out as Cheesecake?

    Thanks Brumgrunt and Bit-Tech for bringing this to my attention!
     
  13. GravitySmacked

    GravitySmacked Mostly Harmless

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    That's a pretty sweet warranty right there.
     
  14. Fizzban

    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

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    EVGA should have a statue in the Pantheon.
     
  15. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Yep, that's an awesome way to gain more customers. :rock:
     
  16. longweight

    longweight Possibly Longbeard.

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    dark_avenger Well-Known Member

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    Certainly will be considering EVGA for my next graphics card.
    Having a good warranty goes a long way for me.
     
  18. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    I love EVGA
     
  19. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    Yea plus postage and VAT / import duties.

    More like WTF :waah:
     
  20. billybobser

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    Then value the card less than £40 (who's to say you are wrong, it could be faulty, or presumed faulty). Though if the postman 'loses' it or it's damaged in transit, you won't be covered for more than £40. A risk perhaps worth taking, maybe not, since the warranty won't cover your shipper dropping it.

    Also, assuming you have relatives in a place with cheaper stuff, you might visit them once in a while or vice versa. So carry it in the luggage, gift wrap it, and value it <£40 and chance your arm at 'nothing to declare'.

    The net of the inland revenue is pretty lose, and you can often dodge it just by trying. I've even bought things from Thailand DDU (duty unpaid) and we've only paid taxes for it once out of a number of times.

    If you think of the amount of times you've gone abroad with electronic kit in your bag (potentially expensive), who is to say it isn't brand new, or that you brought it with you to start with? The taxman is ruthless, but he isn't 'that' clever.
     
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