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post #11 of 42
good move, IMO.

but shouldn't the warranty for the higher end cards be cheaper, considering you spent so much on them already?

it's the same reasoning by which the higher end cards come automatic with a free lifetime warranty...
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post #12 of 42
Quote:
Originally Posted by KILLER_K View Post
I think this will turn around and bite EVGA in the butt. As that was the main reason most bought the products from them. Now you either do a 3 year warranty or pay for anything after that. The only really big gripe i had with them was not being able to transfer the warranty.

As now it just falls under a standard gpu now as they all offer 3 year warranties, well the higher end ones. But since they are trying to nickel and dime you on a warranty then maybe they should offer a form of payment to transfer a warranty to someone else also.
This is for products with a -KR suffix. -AR products are the ones with lifetime warranty.
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Originally Posted by -iceblade^ View Post
good move, IMO.

but shouldn't the warranty for the higher end cards be cheaper, considering you spent so much on them already?

it's the same reasoning by which the higher end cards come automatic with a free lifetime warranty...
Higher end stuff is tagged with -AR = lifetime warranty, so it doesn't matter!
    
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Higher end stuff is tagged with -AR = lifetime warranty, so it doesn't matter!
i am aware of that, but it doesn't answer my question - if you pay $400 + for a -KR product, shouldn't the upgrade to the 10 year warranty be cheaper
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post #15 of 42
i personally think a 3-5 warranty period for computer components is more than adequate.
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You're never going to keep a GPU or mobo for 10 years. That's crazy.
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Originally Posted by E-Peen View Post
Actually it is. I would never in a million years plan on keeping a video card for 10 years, or at least still care about what happens to it at that point.
LOL

I still have a rigs older than that, lads. I have a Pentium 3 rig which runs Windows 98 SE, has 256mb of RAM and an ATI Rage Pro. Then there's the old Pentium 166MHz, with 32MB RAM and has a 2MB S3 Trio graphics chip on Windows 95. A Sega MegaDrive (Genesis),a SNES and NES and a Sega Gamegear. They all work perfectly.

But hey, don't let that put you off, eh? I'm not really one into disposable electronics. Never heard of hand-me-downs? My stepson uses a computer that I had and was top of the range 5 years ago. Every time I upgrade my rig, the older parts are either sold or put into the other rigs in order to make them better. So If I got a Classified right now, when I next upgraded that board would go into this PC, and the one from this would go into my stepson's PC, his stuff would go into my step daughters PC, etc etc. So nah, 10 years ain't too long.


Also, it's about buyer confidence. eVGA are that sure their products are perfect that they're willing to slap a 10 year warranty on it.
    
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post #17 of 42
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This is for products with a -KR suffix. -AR products are the ones with lifetime warranty.
I know but my point is they are buying the lower end stuff as they don't care about a warranty. Now they want to charge you more if you buy a higher end, 3 year warranty then if you bought a lower end gpu with 3 year warranty. It makes no sense to get higher as you get into the higher end parts. It should be going down on the price not going up.

I mean don't get me wrong the "ar" is great for reselling. But you still have the problem of:
1) Is he the original owner for lifetime warranty.
* If not there is no warranty.
2) If it breaks you have to ship the gpu/motherboard back to the seller,
and then have to pay to get it shipped back to you.
* When you get the returned rma card back you will then have the option of registering it to your name then. But the process starts all over if you sell it though.

It would be so much easier to be like "XFX" and allow you to transfer the warranty when you sell a gpu though.
post #18 of 42
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i am aware of that, but it doesn't answer my question - if you pay $400 + for a -KR product, shouldn't the upgrade to the 10 year warranty be cheaper
I don't see why it would... 10 years of coverage for a graphics card, IMO, almost guarantees that the company will be liable for at least 1 replacement if the end-user decides to utilize the warranty. I've never had a graphics card last more than 5 years so in my head this kind of makes sense. For the motherboards, its borderline - but then again I image a -KR tagged product will also have a lesser MSRP for the product only.
    
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post #19 of 42
Smart move...

3 year warranty, no registration required.

One of the reasons I have stuff with Asus and Gigabyte.

EVGA is trying to compete with a registration free warranty.


Much easier to sell parts (for guys like me that switch constantly)
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Yeah, though I'd like to see what "registration recommended" really means. I too like ASUS for the simple fact that there's no registration hassle.
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