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post #11 of 16
4870 is going to take a giant poo on these cards.
post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by SyncMaster753 View Post
patience my friend, patience
It's not just patience..

Consider it.

A mail-in-rebate takes you what, 30 minutes of hassle?
You have to find the form, print it out, fill it out, cut the UPC, whatever, then when you finally do get the check, you have to cash it.

Now, I value my time @ $45 / hour

That's $22.50 of time to deal w/ that crap.

Then figure $.50 for the envelope and stamp to mail it

So there's $23 overhead.

Then, assuming a 6% cost of funding, and assuming it takes 3 months to get the rebate back, you need to deduct 1.5% off the value of the rebate (Since you're paying for it up front and getting the rebate back in the future). That brings the value of a $50 rebate down to $49.25 in today's dollars (And you HAVE to take the time value of money into consideration, otherwise you're just fooling yourself).

There's also some probability you don't get the rebate back, in which case you have to spend MORE time chasing it down, or you get nothing.

So yeah, a $50 rebate, assuming that I actually get it back, is worth $26.25 to me, at best.

When I buy things, I consider only the price that I pay at checkout, any rebates under $30 go in the trash, anything over that I'll consider sending in if it's reasonably easy to do so.

For SUBSTANTIAL rebates, like > $200, I may consider that as a factor in the price of a product.
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i don't trust these rebates
    
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4870 is going to take a giant poo on these cards.
Just how big is that giant poo?!

ATI ftw.
    
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I have a feeling that the price will come down pretty quickly to that rumored $499 price point on Fudzilla.

If you've noticed now the XFX version now comes bundled with Assassins Creed (which I did not notice before) and the price remains at $649.99.
Most high end cards have always included games of some sort. I think it's sad that they didn't include it with the game from the factory.
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anyone of you guys got $1,300.00 I can have.....

I cant wait til the ATI cards come out and all these rumors about these new cards get proven..

I remembered reading these cards are faster than SLI'd 8800GTS'

So Im waiting for those test results..


650$ for a GPU is retarded. my 2 PNY 8800gt's can be bought for just over 300$ so these better be twice as fast
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