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I just bought a 4870 on amazon yesterday. I had a gift card that I forgot about so I got it much cheaper than I could anywhere else. However, now I am wondering if I waited a week or so if it would be cheaper?

Since I don't have much time to play this week or next, the time difference is basically a wash. Thoughts?
    
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Everything can happen in the mid of the price war but price drop on 4870 is most unlikely within that short period. Other than maybe a deal from retailers with $20 discount or MIR, I won’t expect a ‘significant’ price drop. For one week, sure, I would wait.
Edited by linskingdom - 7/9/08 at 5:39am
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I imagine the 4870 will drop 20 bucks or so because of the recent GTX 260/280 price drops.
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Alright, well its basically a wash. I got $25 bucks off from a missing gift card, and Amazon threw in free 2-day shipping so. So I am just going to keep my order going.

I just wanted to make sure people didn't suspect a large ($50+) drop in prices when the R700 hits stores.

That makes sense, though, because they are at very different price points so I wouldn't really expect them to drop the 4870 just yet.
    
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agree with ppl maybe $20 drop or so =/ with the R800 coming Q1 09 i think you could find the the 4870 for cheaper then
    
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yeh by then it will be very cheap

thats a nice upgrade from a 1900XTX
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Yeah, I am getting married soon so I cant shell out the cash for the R700, so I am not too worried.

I worked 3 days right out from summer school and got a few hundred bucks, so I can justify this particular upgrade.
    
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Quote:
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Yeah, I am getting married soon so I cant shell out the cash for the R700, so I am not too worried.

I worked 3 days right out from summer school and got a few hundred bucks, so I can justify this particular upgrade.
then the 4870 will be a really nice upgrade vs the X1900XTX you have now... the 4870 is like 4 X19000XTX =D
    
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post #9 of 11
It might drop, but I think Amazon has like a price match or something, forgot what it was called. So if it drops in x amount of days, just email them and ask for a credit :-D.
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Originally Posted by Nubcake View Post
It might drop, but I think Amazon has like a price match or something, forgot what it was called. So if it drops in x amount of days, just email them and ask for a credit :-D.
If that ends up being true, you are getting repped like crazy.


EDIT: http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/custom...?nodeId=468502 Initiate rep-fest!
    
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