Tuesday, July 15th 2008

XFX Offers Cash-Back to GeForce GTX 200 Owners

If you happened to have bought a GeForce GTX 280 card when it released for US $649, you'd probably be extremely disgruntled, with people paying as low as $499 for the same thing now, and just weeks after release. Such changes in the tech-industry even cause major legal trouble for card vendors when such customers sue them in this regard. Ironically, the role of NVIDIA is limited to dictating prices, the partners have to bear the brunt of such awkward situations. XFX is the first partner to have announced a cash-back scheme for people who purchased their GTX 200 series products at their old (high) prices.

Says XFX: "Being the first to do anything is a rewarding experience. And now, if you were one of the first to purchase one of our XFX GeForce GTX 280 or GeForce GTX 260 graphics cards, there’s another potential reward in your future—cold hard cash.

Sudden changes in the market have caused the price for the XFX GeForce GTX 280 and the XFX GeForce GTX 260 to drop. As a result, we want to thank you for your continued loyalty and for believing in the XFX brand. And, to show our commitment to you, we are issuing up to $120 CASH BACK to customers who purchased one of these cards between June 16, 2008 and July 11, 2008. The actual amount of cash back will be determined based on the model purchased, as well as the date and price of the purchase."

The efforts of XFX at this point are commendable, though as customers of non-XFX GeForce GTX 200 series cards, you must expect your card vendor to put up such a scheme. Details of availing this scheme are provided here.Source: XFX
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39 Comments on XFX Offers Cash-Back to GeForce GTX 200 Owners

#1
Megasty
by: Live OR Die
would this be direct from were you got it from or only if you got one of there web site?
I'm sure it would effect all types of retail sales of the 2 cards. They don't give out too many details unless you fill in that junk & they send the details to you. Its a little more professional than leaving the details on the site so any goofball can play with them.
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#2
warhammer
Nice 1 XFX shame you dont do something about the 790I mobo.
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#3
farlex85
Nice, another good reason to go w/ xfx.
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#4
MrHydes
EVGA does it too check it in evga.com :ohwell:
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#5
vojc
nvidia sales only ~3000 G200 based GPUs so the number of xfx card should not be so big and not a big deal for XFX to pay back some $ to costumers
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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: vojc
nvidia sales only ~3000 G200 based GPUs so the number of xfx card should not be so big and not a big deal for XFX to pay back some $ to costumers
at least it saves them from thousands of dollars on potential court-battles
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#8
Tatty_One
I have always been a great XFX fan and especially since getting this motherboard......this is why! :toast:
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#9
kid41212003
by: MrHydes
EVGA does it too check it in evga.com :ohwell:
http://www.evga.com/articles/evgabuckspromo.asp
If you purchased an EVGA GTX 280 or an EVGA GTX 260 between the dates of June 16th and July 7th,
then you have qualified to receive up to $150.00 in EVGA Bucks* or $125.00 Cash Back**!
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#10
Tatty_One
by: warhammer
Nice 1 XFX shame you dont do something about the 790I mobo.
Mine's great, never had a single problem since the day I bought it so what do they need to do?
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#11
ShadowFold
by: kid41212003
http://www.evga.com/articles/evgabuckspromo.asp
EVGA is starting to get really good. Not only do they make non-reference boards for mobo's and cards now but they are offering 150$ for in store credit. They list alot of good things to buy at the bottom of the page too!
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#12
Darkrealms
by: EVGA REFUND SITE

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Dang!

Thanks for the EVGA info and link!
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#13
newconroer
This is a terrible idea.

It's a cheesy way to pull in business, even if it doesn't directly affect sales one way or the either, and it disrespects the natural order of a market.

Any company has the right to price their products however they see fit. It's up to the consumer to purchase them or not. New products always cost more. To say that one product costed 'too much' upon release, and then 'reimburse' people for purchasing something THEY KNEW FULL WELL about, is ludicrous.
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