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ATI class action settlement

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  1. wojo New Member

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    Is anyone here getting in on this ATI class action settlement results in offer of free HD 4650's

    I have a 9800 pro and don't know if it is even worth my time.
    What do any of you think?
    Bob
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    Got any info on this?
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    Need info!!!! I have bought ATI since 1997,and i have registered all of them almost every series......If there is a free card I NEED INFO!
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    That is just ridiculous.
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    A month or more ago, there was a thread here about owners of "Built by ATI" cards being offered something in return from ATI for the class action settlement. It did not apply to 3rd party cards like Sapphire, Visiontek, etc. I just tried a forum search but came up dry.
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    Damn, my x850xt's a sapphire.

    $45 card+free new one would have been lulz.
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    Wow, the law isn't pretty sometimes:

    "1. What does the settlement provide?

    If 55,500 or fewer authorized claims are submitted, each authorized claimant will receive one Radeon® 4650 512MB PCI express graphics card for each authorized claim they submit. If greater than 55,500, but less than 71,501, authorized claims are submitted, each authorized claimant will receive one Radeon® 2400 256MB PCI express graphics card for each authorized claim he or she submits.

    If greater than 71,500 authorized claims are submitted, each authorized claimant will receive a cash payment in the amount of his or her pro rata share of $3,000,000. For example, if the total number of authorized claims is 71,501, each authorized claimant will receive a check in the amount of $41.95 for each authorized claim he or she submits. The amount of any potential cash payment thus will vary depending on the number of authorized claims. "
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    This is not what the lawsuit that is actually supposed to give new cards is about.

    The one linked referes to an HDCP claim on the products. Nothing ever surfaced AFAIK about the "price conspiracy".

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    Yea, this was a different claim against them, not the collusion with NVidia.
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    I filed for my 9800 Pro AIW, took about 5 minutes to fill out the form online and upload my newegg invoice(screenshot works). I think 5 minutes is worth it for a free HD4650. Or heck even $41 is worth it, ten bucks more and you can just buy a HD4650 anyway or even an HD4670...
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    The price fixing lawsuit got me a check for 218, for a 1950pro I bought a while back from ATI's site.

    This HDCP thing I don't know about.
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    I can't find the info I saved but one of the post above has the info. My problem is I don't know where my receipt is for my 9800 pro.
    I will still look for the info I saved sence I need it for my self anyway.

    Ok I found it I had it saved as a PDF

    http://www.aticlassaction.com/
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    Sweet I just ordered a Bank statement from 2005 when on President's day I had purchased from Best Buy an Emachines 3212 w/19crt,1gig of ddr pc-3200 and 1 made by ATI 9550(agp) all for $324 It was a alright deal then, but it's a deal that may, keep on giving yay!!!!!!!!!!
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    Thank you for clarifying that- Now I know how to submit my claim to ATI
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    awww sux, I have sapphire cards.
    and my x1800xls and 9800s are invoice-less, trash?
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    Does anybody know if the 2900pro is part of the Price fixing lawsuit, that would be nice i Paid $180 for that turd and it wasn't worth half that
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    Any card bought off the ATI website between a certain time is part of it.
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    no it is not

    its only for pre HD2XXX series cards, . . . . IE, the X1800
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    IIRC the price fixing class-action was thrown out, or dropped . . . the only evidence was heresay.
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    As I said, I personally received 218 dollars from the settlement.
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    How would it be ATi's fault you bought an inferior product when I'm sure there was a better choice available on the market?
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    from the settlement - not the final hearing of the case, as the case itself was thrown out.

    The case itself fell apart in federal court for lack of substantial evidence, and both companies agreed to settlements just to get the issue out of the way - but, they only agreed to payments for their brand products sold by them directly . . .

    which means that nVidia didn't have to shell out a dime, as they don't sell their hardware directly on their site - and ATI have only payed very little in any settlement, as the settlement only covered what cards they sold directly on their site . . . not through 3rd party vendors.

    Again, it's very different - if the case had managed to stay together, and be fully heard in court, you might've recieved more . . .

    even still, I don't feel it negates the ignorance of the consumer - if you're capable enough to purchase hardware online, your more than capable enough to search out the best deals from reputable retailers. In regards to users who've bought ATI or nVidia cards that later felt it wasn't worth it, you could've easily returned the product (if you were smart enough to buy from a reputable retailer), and recieved your money back . . . keeping a product that you're not happy with is simply shtoopid.

    IMHO, it's just another instance of people wanting money for free, and thinking they're entitled to it.


    agreed - like I just mentioned, if one purchases a product they're not happy with, then keep it . . . it's your own damn fault.

    It's because of these kinds of lawsuits and frivolous allegations that we pay so much for the vast majority of products nowadays - VGA adapters included.

    If anything, I think perhaps we should create a class-action lawsuit filed against all the plantiffs of the previous class-action lawsuit for causing prices of current hardware to continue to rise.:p

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