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Thread: OT - Trade Up

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    OT - Trade Up

    Now THIS is cool:
    http://mirror.ati.com/companyinfo/press/2002/4538.html

    NVIDIA _really_ needs to do this also. I would like to get the NV30 but unless I can sell my gf4 ti for no less than $200 looks like I wont be able to.

    If NVIDIA doesn't start doing a trade-up program, looks like I'll just start buying ATI GPUs.

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    Re: OT - Trade Up

    Bah, this is no deal at all. From the looks of it, they sell their cards at full MSRP and high shipping costs, and give you a $50 discount for sending in your current graphics card.

    Why don't you just go to pricewatch and get a Radeon 9700 for $321 instead of sending ATI $350 plus your Geforce4?

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    Re: OT - Trade Up

    Only $50...that's not that good. I only read that page I posted so I just figured we could get more. Pfft! Also I thought that you can only trade up if you give them an older ATI card. Hmm...but now that I read it again I guess I took what they said the wrong way, and really any GPU you give them will work.

    Well heck, I thought this was going to be better than this. I'm better off ebay'ing my card and using that money (which will be more than a measly $50) toward a newer card. I'll probably end up keeping my gf4 and waiting for the NV40 or something.

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    Re: OT - Trade Up

    It's not even a bad deal if you don't live in North America... (

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    Re: OT - Trade Up

    Register as a developer if you can and get a 40% developer discount, that's rougly $250 for a Radeon 9700 including shipping. I have one on the way.

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    Re: OT - Trade Up

    Oh my goodness! That's cool! I guess NVIDIA wouldn't give a 40% discount for registering as a dev would they? Well that's good to know about ATI doing that, VERY good to know.

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    Re: OT - Trade Up

    I'd wait for nv30, if I were you. You don't want to get into all that ATI lark, believe me - not if you value your sanity
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    Re: OT - Trade Up

    Well if I do manage to be able to sell my gf4 ti for no less than 200, then I _will_ get the NV30. This is what I have been planning for quite a while now.

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