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Im sure it has been asked before, but I could not find it in any recent post

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Not that I know of, but I was looking into EVGA's step program and it doesn't look like a good deal at all .... don't know why it's so popular.
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Not that I know of, but I was looking into EVGA's step program and it doesn't look like a good deal at all .... don't know why it's so popular.
Why so? You don't suffer the depreciation that happens the second you open the package. Instead of selling for $200 and paying $100 for your new card, you "sell" it for $250 and pay a $50 difference for your new card. I'm just curious why it doesn't appeal to you, I don't have anything against you or anything. I'm just curious.

Back on topic, I don't think there is. There don't seem to be as many ATI companies, either.
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ATI does have a trade up program, it's very limited and the allowed cards change frequently.
I've never seen high end cards in the program.
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I've actually seen an ATI trade in program where they offer you $50 for any card you trade-in, unfortunately you have to buy the card from ATI and it's typically marked up more than $50... so, no.
    
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there is one on the amd site where they will buy your old card (i guess) for $50
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Why so? You don't suffer the depreciation that happens the second you open the package. Instead of selling for $200 and paying $100 for your new card, you "sell" it for $250 and pay a $50 difference for your new card. I'm just curious why it doesn't appeal to you, I don't have anything against you or anything. I'm just curious.

Back on topic, I don't think there is. There don't seem to be as many ATI companies, either.
if you buy it at a good deal, say an 8800GT for like $180, then when you trade up to their 8800GTS their price is $329 or whatever it is.

They only give you an $180 credit and you pay the difference. It's a bad deal. Think about it. You could sell your 8800GT for even more than you paid and get a GTS for about $240 (BFG right now at newegg)

Anyways ....


it's never a good deal for you.
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eVGA Step-Up has its good and bad side. It's awesome they will give you the full value you payed for the original card toward a higher model; even if you must pay full MSRP.

Think about it though. When the 8800GT and GTS512 came out, there were gads of people that wanted that card and eVGA was in a permanent state of "sold out". All it means is you'd have to wait a while until the supply/demand went more normal.

What absolutely baffles me is how many people took them up on the 680i -> 780i thing. Sure the 780 has its uses but the upgrade queue was HUUUUUGE and people ended up waiting quite a while. Worth the upgade? Debatable. Worth extra cash and a super-long wait? Hardly.
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