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Why is it that to be able to get the extended warranties you have to register the card within 30 days of purchase? If you're going to offer life time warranty for a card that you just paid 500 for there should not be any limitations as to when you have to have the card registered by.
post #2 of 7
I believe it is so that a good percentage of people forget to register the card, thus they end up being SOL.

Luckily with EVGA at least They will give you a one time replacement even if you didn't register the card in 30 days.

It does really bite, and I agree its a cheap trick.
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Originally Posted by NitroNarcosis View Post
I believe it is so that a good percentage of people forget to register the card, thus they end up being SOL.

Luckily with EVGA at least They will give you a one time replacement even if you didn't register the card in 30 days.

It does really bite, and I agree its a cheap trick.
If hate for those warranty rules , go for some cards from GIGABYTE or ASUS, they offer 3-years non-registered warranty and second-handed warranty, you could trade it any times you want, after all it's almost impossible for one person to use a card for over 3 or 4 years.
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If hate for those warranty rules , go for some cards from GIGABYTE or ASUS, they offer 3-years non-registered warranty and second-handed warranty, you could trade it any times you want, after all it's almost impossible for one person to use a card for over 3 or 4 years.
And MSI operates the same way. Sapphire does 2 years from the production date, but you pay a $15 processing fee if you don't have an invoice.
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how about zotac anyone?
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how about zotac anyone?
Zotac is a brand where you have to register the card within 30 days of receiving it, and warranty is non transferable. Of course if you were to sell it to someone you could assist with an RMA (assuming you registered it) if necessary. Personally I would avoid Zotac and try to get Asus, MSI, or Gigabyte.
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I forgot to register a EVGA card once before the 30 day period and they refused to honor any warranty when I had trouble a year later.

Never heard of a one time replacement from EVGA either if you didn't register your card.
    
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