BFG Expands Trade Up Program to Include Power Supplies

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jcollins

I question how useable this kind of deal is.  It's not like PSU's change generations and give you a big difference in FPS or something.  Most people don't upgrade their systems enough on a 100 day basis where they'd need a more powerful PSU.

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oriental-monkey

 smart marketing, but what would they do with the old video cards? i feel it destroying the enviorment by taking back all the gpu and just laying them there.

oc to 10ghz

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oriental-monkey

 smart marketing, but what would they do with the old video cards? i feel it destroying the enviorment by taking back all the gpu and just laying them there.

oc to 10ghz

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Paul_Lilly

I would imagine they use the functioning, traded-in cards as replacements for defective cards. Remember that BFG offers a lifetime warranty as well.

-Paul Lilly

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nekollx

well the PCB and several components can probably be reused. So it's probably a 50/50. Besides if your trading up it's presumened you would have trashed the old card if you could afford the new one on its own any way.

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Denis63

uhh, you can buy a GTX 260 right now and if its not powerful enough, or you want to upgrade to a fancy new card, like a GTX 295, you mail it back to them with a cheque for the difference and they mail you back a better card. sweet deal. every two/three months you spend like 50 bucks and get the latest card.       -Denis

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Rob86

thats not quite how it works..... if it were they would go out of business. 

 "The BFG Trade Up Program is designed to give our valued customers a one time opportunity to upgrade their current BFG graphics card to a more recently released BFG graphics card and only pay the difference in cost (plus any applicable taxes)." 

they dont let you use the trade up card for another trade up, EVGA is the same way. so at least everyother card has to be new to take advantage of it.

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avenger48

I seem to remember reading EVGA will let you do it repeatedly, BUT your 90 day period doesn't restart when you get the new card, and you may need to pay the difference from the original card, rather than the original step-up card, but send the original step-up card in anyway.

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nekollx

its still not a bad service...

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Rob86

dont get me wrong i love step up, i just went from a 260 to a 275. they just dont let you step up a step up is all i was saying.

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