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I'm not too certain about what this entails.

My guess is that eVGA will require your original receipt and the card. You send them to eVGA and they discount the price you paid off your next purcahse from them.

Is this right?
    
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You register your card with EVGA, and enter the Step Up programme. It will tell you how long you have until your Step Up window runs out. You need a JPG or copy of your invoice to upload or fax to them. You then pay the difference excluding shipping against the Step Up card (excluding VAT)
 
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So, do I have the right idea? They discount the price you paid and not the current retail price?
    
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Originally Posted by Shin2k35 View Post
So, do I have the right idea? They discount the price you paid and not the current retail price?
Price paid on invoice at the time of purchase.
 
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post #5 of 9
Actually when I wanted to see how much it would cost to step up, It showed I had to pay like $5 for them to ship me the card plus taxes as well. Then I have to pay to ship my card to them. Not to bash EVGA but that's why I'll buy XFX from now on, so hopefully I can sell my current card and just pay a minor difference compared to the MSRP on EVGA site plus additional costs.
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Sold. My next card will be an eVGA one, because I plan on buying the best card they have avaliable.
    
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with the prices they use, I don't see why anyone would use the step-up. it didn't used to be this way, when I stepped up to a 7900GT KO from a 7800GT CO it only cost shipping. If you look at step-up prices, they list an 8800GTS KO for $379 when you can buy one from newegg for $250.
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Yeah, I thought the step up program would be good, but the prices are outrageous, everything is outdated, and NOTHING corresponds to what they retail now. They wanted me to pay an upwards of $50+ to "upgrade" from a 9600gt to a 8800gt.
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with the prices they use, I don't see why anyone would use the step-up. it didn't used to be this way, when I stepped up to a 7900GT KO from a 7800GT CO it only cost shipping. If you look at step-up prices, they list an 8800GTS KO for $379 when you can buy one from newegg for $250.
They use MSRP and not retail prices. Step-Up works in your favor on release dates when MSRP and retails prices match. However, retail prices fall over time while MSRP does not.
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