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I've read about the step-up program and how it basically functions, but one thing I couldn't find and that'll be easy to answer for you guys is the following. Say I buy a card now, I can step-up to whatever card I want within 90 days. Now my question is, do you have to get all the way to the top of the waiting list WITHIN 90 days, or you just need to submit your request and get in the waiting list? 'cause if I grabbed one of the cheap GTX 260 right now, could I get a swap to a GTX 295 within 3 months, or would that be a risky gamble?
    
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I've read about the step-up program and how it basically functions, but one thing I couldn't find and that'll be easy to answer for you guys is the following. Say I buy a card now, I can step-up to whatever card I want within 90 days. Now my question is, do you have to get all the way to the top of the waiting list WITHIN 90 days, or you just need to submit your request and get in the waiting list? 'cause if I grabbed one of the cheap GTX 260 right now, could I get a swap to a GTX 295 within 3 months, or would that be a risky gamble?
You just have to submit within the 90 days. I got my GTX 285 on the 10th, submitted on the 14th, and am now 400 398 on the list.
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As long as you submit before the 90 days are up you are good.
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Yup... In fact, you can cancel and create new Step Up request as many times as you want... as long as it is before the 90th day. Once the 90th day passes, you are locked into the queue of that product.
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If you're contemplating a 295, you should buy it outright.
The queue for the 295 has moved about 100 positions in the last month.
I bet that a lot of the movement is due to attrition.

Just checked, the queue is currently at 461.
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Awesome! Thanks! So essentially, I should go ahead and get a GTX 295 right away? When are the newer ones planned to come out? Any cue?
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If you're contemplating a 295, you should buy it outright.
The queue for the 295 has moved about 100 positions in the last month.
I bet that a lot of the movement is due to attrition.

Just checked, the queue is currently at 461.
Unfortunately for Step Up, it seems that GTX295 are selling like hotcakes and the supply can't keep up...
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Unfortunately for Step Up, it seems that GTX295 are selling like hotcakes and the supply can't keep up...
Any idea on EVGA's allocation #'s.
  • New purchases
  • RMA's
  • Step ups

Which has precedence?
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Any idea on EVGA's allocation #'s.
  • New purchases
  • RMA's
  • Step ups

Which has precedence?
Management decides on the set allocation. With each shipment, some cards will go to retail, RMA, and Step Up.
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Yeah that has to be a lot of trouble handling out. I mean it's not like I'm struggling with my 8800 GTS, but I am contemplating a video card update on the short-mid term, which should last me until my rig needs an update to i7.
    
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