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News EVGA offers 'free' PowerLink with GeForce 10-series cards

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 4 Oct 2016.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. GaryP

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    15 EURO shipping to UK.

    20 EURO shipping for 2-4 !!

    Bit of a joke that.
     
  3. Cthippo

    Cthippo Can't mod my way out of a paper bag

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    Must cost them at least 10p to make that :rolleyes:
     
  4. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Swinging the banhammer Super Moderator

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    Well that's a piss take isn't it - buy one of our £700 graphics cards and instead of giving you something free in the box we'll give it to you free as long as you pay us more money.
     
  5. Speed

    Speed I'm all you need!

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    Also going by my last experience with EVGA, if you buy two, you'll pay double shipping and they'll send it to you in the same box...
     
  6. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    So they're asking for shipping? which means they're making money out of it.

    Shame, but what usually puts me off buying from EVGA. I bought a Titan X back plate for £1, the shipping was £17.
     
  7. GaryP

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    Won't be long before there are copies out there. I can wait.
     
  8. bawjaws

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    Those shipping / handling costs are a joke, but it's not like this is some vital piece of equipment that everyone simply has to have. Just don't "buy" one :)
     
  9. Guest-16

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    There's at least one other competitor to this coming and they'll all be 'premium accessories', like premium SLI bridges.
     
  10. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Swinging the banhammer Super Moderator

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    It wouldn't be so bad if it was €5 or €6 as that's probably what it would cost them to ship to the UK from Europe but €15 is taking the proverbial
     
  11. GaryP

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    Yep.

    Why don't all these big companies have a small base here. Corsair have finally done that with Scan.
     
  12. GaryP

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    Of course, but EVGA shouldn't bang on about it being FREE either.
     
  13. Vault-Tec

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    Well I literally designed my case around the PCIE power cables so they'd be useless to me now any way.
     
  14. Guest-16

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    The SLI bridges are something like ~$40 USD aren't they?
     
  15. Vault-Tec

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    The EVGA ones?

    I paid about that for my 3 way EVGA bridges. I used them for two way as they were the length I wanted.

    Also. I wouldn't go so far as calling this an outright scam because people are free to choose if they want one or not. However, how do you sell something that as pointed out costs about ten pence to pretty much every user of a 1080? offer them something free, then pocket a few quid from the postage and "handling".

    Gotta say it's very clever.
     
  16. keith_j_snyder2

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    This is more like a premium gimmick. I dont see the point of this thing. The practical approach 'd be a perpendicular soft version of 8pin or 6+2 pin attachment like those sata cables.
     

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