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ATI offers $100 rebate for buying into CrossFire

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ATI offers a rebate when you register your x800 or x850 series card and then buy a CrossFire edition card. It is unclear if existing, unregistered, x8x0 cards will work, but it appears that they will. The CrossFire edition card will have to be purchased before September 29th, 2005.


ATI claims you'll get the rebate within 8 weeks. The attraction for the deal is that you don't have to buy from ATI's online store (where prices are considerably higher than retailers). But you can't buy the CrossFire card OEM, you need the UPC code to receive the rebate.
 

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I bet this will (again!!!!) only work for US oder Canadian customers.

I feel inclined to take it as a compliment that (in Ati's and nVidia's eyes) european customers can't be fooled into buying something as soon as the seller shares his probably two-digit profit percentage with the buyer once in a while.

Then again, it seems strange that in a digital, united world, steam-age (no pun intended) national borders matter in rebate actions.
 
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Yeah, all the candies go to Canadians and US Countries everytime...
I wonder why European market is everytime at a lost - forgotten position ??!
Are we worse than anyone else ?

Can anyone confirm that this rebate will (again) be only for US & Canada ?
 

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"...02. Who can participate in this program?
Any resident of the United States of America or Canada, who has an ATI or another manufactures graphics board, who have a valid credit card number and has purchased their new ATI Graphics card directly from ShopATI...."

This is an excerpt from the Ati Trade-Up FAQs. But I have no doubt they will stick to their "proven formula" with the Crossfire thingy, too.
This might have had something to do *lookingforanexcuseforthatsympatheticfirm* with former German laws forbidding rebates or giveaways added to bought things worth more than 3% of the goods value. A law officially having the purpose to counter unfair trade practices applied on stupid customers, it is a product of a time when rebates and bargaining were considered un-german...seven decades ago...laws are hard to die and find themselves new ways to be indispensable. :rolleyes:
But that law from the thirties of the last century was, at last, cancelled.

No more excuses. And anyway no excuses to offer that kind of customer satisfaction in the smaller european countries all the time or now, anyway!