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Graphics EVGA Step up. All sorted.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Guest-44432, 28 Mar 2012.

  1. Zurechial

    Zurechial Elitist

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    It's always been a trade-in where you pay the difference and any time I've ever read about 'step-up' it was pretty clear that was the case, not some fine print clause and no lies whatsoever.
    Sorry to say; It's not misleading, you just didn't read it properly.

    It wouldn't make sense otherwise from a business standpoint. Why on earth would they give people completely free upgrades to the newest generation of cards?

    The 90-day limitation is the only part of step-up that I don't like. I don't buy new cards when there's a chance that the next generation is going to come along within just 3 months; And I don't really see why anyone else would to be honest. Kepler's been on the horizon for a while..
     
  2. Guest-44432

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    You have got it wrong. They are suppose to give you back what you pay for your card from your invoice, excluding any rebate or P&P for the Step up. It clearly states that on their Step up program.
     
  3. Guest-44432

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    Right, I have been in contact with EVGA, and they will be looking in to this matter. 'Fingers Cross' :)
     
  4. Madness_3d

    Madness_3d Bit-Tech/Asus OC Winner

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    Well good luck with it, something certainly seems awry, almost like they're treating all 580's as equal or something :-/
     
  5. thetrashcanman

    thetrashcanman Angel headed hipsters

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    Oh dear, idiot's, glad i'm not doing this anymore, I take it your sticking with your classifieds then and waiting for GK110? :D
     
  6. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    True_Gamer - I might actually respect you less for getting 680's.... mid range cards! Blasphemy!
     
  7. thetrashcanman

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    :thumb:


    Although I think TG did make a very good point, if he can get a 'free' step up now then it would be worth it as he could sell them for more when 4Gb cards are released or GK110. :)
     
  8. Guest-44432

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    Seems that way.:miffed:

    Well, I have emailed them, as well as a MOD on the EVGA forum, as he is stating this shouldn't be.
    If I only have to pay Shipping, then I will do it. If not, then I will keep my GTX 580's until GK110.:)

    Lol, there does seem to be a mid range feel to them when you compare my results. But if I do get them, then I can get more back from selling them, than I would my 580's. :)


    That's right. :)
     
  9. andrew8200m

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    Ive emailed our EVGA rep to see what he says about this, will possibly have an answer soon.
     
  10. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    Sure, I do see the logic!

    I was just making you feel better about EVGA's ridiculous step up programme.
     
  11. Guest-44432

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    Thanks, I hope he can bring some good news. :)

    :D Still smiling...
     
  12. Guest-44432

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    EVGA EU Product Manager Nick is having a look into this. He said "This will be reviewed and adjustments to the pricing should be made by Friday."

    :D
     
  13. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    I have thanks, it's all over their Forum with regards to warranty changing after April 2nd. Though Bit-tech are saying July.
     
  15. Ending Credits

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    But with Step-up there might be a good reason to. You can buy a current gen card just before the next-gen ones, if the new cards are pigs then you can stay with the old card, if they're quite good you can use the step-up at no real cost to you.
     
  16. Fanatic

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    The warranty change applies to cards purchased after July 2011 - but EVGA are making the change in April 2012 and back dating it to prior purchases. :thumb:
     
  17. Zurechial

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    Yeah, that's the upside of it from my perspective, but I always feel as though it's a risk not worth taking because of possibilities such as release slippage, messy paper launches, etc.
     
  18. feathers

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  19. thetrashcanman

    thetrashcanman Angel headed hipsters

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  20. feathers

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    It's good that I brought this to your attention isn't it. It's not like it was easy to find being on bit tech main page or anything and that other guy copies everything I quote.

    :)
     

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