Quantcast

Maximum PC

It is currently Mon Dec 29, 2014 6:07 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 12 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Has anyone used the Trade-up program from ATI?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2004 6:01 pm 
Klamath
Klamath
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 20, 2004 8:03 pm
Posts: 258
How did it go? Do you buy the card and return and do you get the price of the original card or just 50$ dollars? I'm thinking of using it to get a new card.


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2004 6:09 pm 
Team Member Top 10
Team Member Top 10
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 13, 2004 2:55 pm
Posts: 9258
Location: back on the right side of the middle of the left side YES i'm folding
the way i understand it is that you get 50.00 on a trade in, they send the new one, you send the old one, they send a check.


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2004 7:17 pm 
Bitchin' Fast 3D Z8000
Bitchin' Fast 3D Z8000
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 16, 2004 5:24 pm
Posts: 4329
Location: Aggieland, TX
Depending on the card you are trading in, it might be a good deal.

If it's an older card, it's probably worth it.

If it's a newer card, you should sell it on ebay or to someone else.


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2004 9:30 pm 
Willamette
Willamette
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jun 25, 2004 3:34 pm
Posts: 1182
Location: So Cal
iv looked at it really quickly, and i thought you only got like 50$ for 9800pro trade in...could be wrong though


http://shop.ati.com/tradeup.asp


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2004 11:05 pm 
Smithfield*
Smithfield*
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jul 09, 2004 9:17 am
Posts: 7159
Location: In HyperTransport
yea i think you can only trade in more recent cards like 9800 series, maybe i read it wrong?


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2004 11:21 pm 
Contributing Writer
Contributing Writer
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 23, 2004 8:09 pm
Posts: 9602
Location: Land of the Lounge Lizards
gramaton cleric wrote:
yea i think you can only trade in more recent cards like 9800 series, maybe i read it wrong?


You read it wrong. They write:

"ATI's trade-up program allows you to upgrade your existing graphic card, no matter who made it[...]"

You can trade in any video card, but the offer is limited to RECEIVING a 9800 Pro based card (or 9600XT AIW) in return.


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2004 7:58 am 
Northwood
Northwood
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jul 11, 2004 12:35 pm
Posts: 2039
Location: Houston, TX
One4yu2c wrote:
You can trade in any video card, but the offer is limited to RECEIVING a 9800 Pro based card (or 9600XT AIW) in return.


and not all cards can receive $50 right? i just sold a Radeon 9000 non-Pro for $30 on eBay.

and another issue with this trade-in program is that the ATI shop have everything at MSRP, which is way marked up.


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2004 8:06 am 
Contributing Writer
Contributing Writer
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 23, 2004 8:09 pm
Posts: 9602
Location: Land of the Lounge Lizards
cigar3tte wrote:
One4yu2c wrote:
You can trade in any video card, but the offer is limited to RECEIVING a 9800 Pro based card (or 9600XT AIW) in return.


and not all cards can receive $50 right? i just sold a Radeon 9000 non-Pro for $30 on eBay.

and another issue with this trade-in program is that the ATI shop have everything at MSRP, which is way marked up.


I see nothing in there that indicates all cards NOT getting a $50 credit. To me, the wording is clear, "upgrade your existing graphic card, no matter who made it[...]"

They do markup their cards somewhat, but it's not a bad deal for someone with an older card and wanting a retail ATI branded 9800 Pro. After the credit, it comes to $199, or $249 for the 256mb version.


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2004 12:02 pm 
like a rock - waitaminute, I AM a rock
like a rock - waitaminute, I AM a rock
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jul 09, 2004 6:48 am
Posts: 2255
Man, I should send them in my origional 3DFX Voodoo card or the first PCI AIW card with 8MB of video memory and see if they'll honor the offer :lol:


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2004 12:23 pm 
Team Member Top 500
Team Member Top 500
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 24, 2004 2:10 pm
Posts: 6657
Location: Houghton, MI (Michigan Technological University)
Obsidian wrote:
Man, I should send them in my origional 3DFX Voodoo card or the first PCI AIW card with 8MB of video memory and see if they'll honor the offer :lol:
that would be awesome if they did.


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2004 1:33 pm 
Team Badger
Team Badger
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jul 22, 2004 9:14 am
Posts: 2679
Location: Center of the Universe
why not just buy video cards less than $20 and trade them up?


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2004 1:42 pm 
Northwood
Northwood
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jul 11, 2004 12:35 pm
Posts: 2039
Location: Houston, TX
JC wrote:
why not just buy video cards less than $20 and trade them up?


what's the point? you send the card in and buy a 9800 PRO for...$200. you can get it for that price anywhere now w/o buying a $20 video card in the first place.


Top
  Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 12 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group

© 2014 Future US, Inc. All rights reserved.