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Wow, expensive much? 9800pro @ Amazon:

post #1 of 6
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Is $410! WHAT A GREAT DEAL!

Is there something there that I'm missing that gives them the right to charge three times the normal ammount for that card? Man, they must not get much business in the computer tech deparment.
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post #2 of 6
that is a wierd one--I was not impressed by mine at all--lousy 3D and buggy drivers.
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Stocking computer parts is a dangerous game.

If they overstocked them, as prices drop, they are SOL. SO they may try to hold prices as long as they can.

Kinda like anyone that ordered too many USB thumb drives or whatever.. The price drops fast.. You better not have bought too many.
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It's 149$ isn't it? '2 used & new available from $149.95'
    
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post #5 of 6
The 9800Pro was a good card. I liked mine and didn't have any problems with it. I sold it a while ago for about £70 GBP ($120 USD) and it was second hand when I bought it! Even new the 9800Pro isn't worth $400 in USD or CAD though, not quite sure what amazon are doing pricing the card that high...

Perhaps its some kind of legitimate error?

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post #6 of 6
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*****, when the card first came out it was $299CDN. That's a BS price.

Yea, right now it's around $120USD and $150CDN.

Well, for how old it is anyway, I'm impressed enough about my 9800pro. It plays all the games I've wanted to install except FEAR fairly smoothly, including Battlefield 2. I've got BF2 on medium settings with 2xAA on and it runs around 20-40 FPS There's some weird black lines/dots on the textures though, mostly on distant textures. It's annoying for long-range shooting and sniping >=(

I have to agree though, the drivers are damn finicky! GRAWR, FRUSTRATION!
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