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Old 06-02-2008, 11:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have went to EVGA's website and spent forever trying to understand exactly what the Step-up program is... EVGA | Step-Up Program

"Participants will be allowed, for one time only, to trade in their existing EVGA video card and upgrade to a select greater performing video card"

I read and understand the requirements completely (within 90 days, etc).

But what I don't understand is if this "step-up" is completely free. It says "trade in". Does this mean I am expected to pay the difference between the card I want and the card I am stepping up from?

Say I purchased Newegg.com - EVGA 512-P3-N841-AR GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards from Newegg.com and then decided that I wanted to Step Up to Newegg.com - EVGA 512-P3-N871-AR GeForce 9800 GTX(G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

What now?

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Old 06-02-2008, 11:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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you pay the difference. and get the new card.

from what i understand that step up would cost you 50$


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Ya, like Akubane said. They will give you a amount for your current card, then you pay the difference of the insane retail price they have on there site.

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MSRP, but first you got to register your card and upgrade within 90 days (usually only worth for new cards)
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So how long does it take for them to ship it to you and stuff. How easy is it to step-up?
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