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EVGA Announces Loaner Program for US and Canada Citizens

Discussion in 'News' started by malware, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. malware New Member

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    As of yesterday, EVGA is promoting its Loaner Program which gives you the opportunity to test out the latest EVGA hardware for two weeks right in your home for free. Here's how it works. First you need a free registration (free), then you need to choose the product you want to receive. The company will randomly select participants and then send out the product you wished for at no cost. Once your two weeks with the product are up, you simply pay the shipping cost to the next person on the list selected by EVGA. There's one more catch, you need to be living the US or Canada to be eligible for the program. For now the only two products available in the Loaner Program are the EVGA X58 Classified motherboard, and a 22" Samsung monithor with 3D Vision Glasses. If you meet the requirements, you can sign up for them at any time here.

    Source: EVGA
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    Great Ideal, I'll give it a shot.
    If you break it you pay,, I plan not too.
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    I LOVE EVGA...

    Like alot right now.
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    A novel idea, but quite possibly problematic at for both the "tester" and EVGA.

    God knows how the previous person took care of the item(s) for those two weeks. Being the next recipient of used hardware, you could get something that's working in a manner that's less than "optimal".

    Also along this topic, you're getting something that's possibly been bounced around the US an unknown amount of times, via UPS nonetheless. Something like an LCD monitor isn't going to be too happy taking that trip more than a few times.

    Oh, and I have to pay shipping to the next person? Well I hope he's not 3000 miles away in Washington State, while I'm living (for example) in Rural Boonesville, Maine. The shipping cost for UPS Ground on an LCD monitor would be quite a chunk of change. Ideally (and hopefully), EVGA is matching up the next owner to be someone (fairly) close by, to minimize travel time and end user shipping costs. +1 for EVGA.

    Then there's the problem of people keeping the hardware and sending you some junk (IE...a lesser valued item). How would EVGA know that it was the previous user(s) and not you who is trying to skip out with the latest and greatest EVGA hardware?

    I'd love to hear about experiences from anyone that actually takes part in this endeavour...
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  5. lemonadesoda

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    Oh, i can see this going horribly wrong. And a lot of finger pointing. While I applaud the spirit, in practice this is fraught with fail. I give it 3 months before they "can" the initiative.
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    Yep, cant see this working out too well for anyone either.

    One things for sure, if you get a top of the range mainstream motherboard to test stuff on, your going to push it to its limits, otherwise you didnt exactly test it.
    Its like you loaning your mates Ferrari, you have to thrash the living hell out of it.
    Thats why men have a rule, never lend your car or your girlfriend to a mate, because when you get it back, its F'd.

    I dont think EVGA will be supplying too many loan boards at the one time.
    Im also interested in feedback from those whom get the opportunity to play with these toys.
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    people will break these boards left and right and blame it on the next person

    and some will steal them and blame it on the shipping company
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    It may be nothing more than a marketing stunt.

    There is "only one" mainboard and "only one" TFT...

    ... but a lot of free editorial and forum column inches with the EVGA brand name.

    That's how some marketing companies/contracts get paid. The number of "EVGA" webcrawler hits in a month.
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    Image quality must hit like a hammer :)
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    Yay!

    ..you need to be living the US or Canada..

    FFFFFUUUUUUUU-

    Seriously though, why are europeans ALWAYS shunned - we never get anything nice like lifetime warranty (bar BFG) or cool programs like this :/
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    You think so?? How about dark africa??
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    Don't worry about it, you guys across the pond have alot of technology were drooling for over here, as an example we just got 3g phones in the last year and it's being monopolizes by one company with outrages monthly fees. Your internet bandwidth is way faster then ours and cheaper to boot. So don't shed to many tears.
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    I signed up for the monitor. Shall see if i get chosen to destroy it
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    What if they want you ship it to canada from US, Thats going cost a fair bit right ?.. Although sounds good :).
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    Gee don't you think that as the USA's 51 state we wouldn't have our own EVGA head quarters.
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    Well if they request you to send it to some one else why the hell could they not be in Canada as seen as Canada is one of the places in the program.


    And yes they do but that don't mean any thing as each card is being sent from user to user. Al though i don't think they would do this but i would like to hear them say they would not lol.
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    Pardon me but were the 52 state Puerto Rico beat us by a few years.
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    Im not across the pond, im across an ocean.
    Here downunder, companies such as EVGA dont give a rats ass. We seriously lack technology, we pay superhigh prices for our pathetic internet connections as compared to any country that has 1.5mb+ connections and also suffer monopoly style telecommunications.

    Would be interesting to get some recent EVGA sales history to Australia because in my experience i can see the total number of sales are reducing where they should be increasing. Still a noname mainstream company down here. (I know of them, as do many others because we like to look things up + the 8800gtx i picked up a few years back.)
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    Just signed for the 3D glasses and monitor, hope they pick me! :D
    Crunching for Team TPU

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