EVGA step up

brokEN2

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Quick question regarding EVGA Step up. I purchased a GTX 970 for $150 from my local tigerdirect that is closing and I see EVGA offers a step up to the 980 and can pay the difference that is on their site. So will they say the difference of the price that I actually purchased the card for which was a steal or priced from what the MSRP is?
 

96Firebird

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They go by the price you paid. You have to upload an invoice/receipt when you register the card.

Edit - Do they have any more 970s at that price? Want to buy me one? :D
 

brokEN2

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They go by the price you paid. You have to upload an invoice/receipt when you register the card.

Edit - Do they have any more 970s at that price? Want to buy me one? :D
Thank you thats what I figured but it kept saying EVGA site so I wasnt sure and Nope it was literally the last one haha
 

flexy

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That's an INCREDIBLE deal, even more so if it is a FTW.

However, if you stepup you pay based on your actual paid price...which (correct me if I am wrong) would come out as that you would pay normal price for a GTX 980. (Minus the $150 which is being credited to you).

Which means, although you got a very good deal on a 970, you will end up not having saved anything. You could have bought a 970 ANYWHERE and would end up paying the price what EVGA charges for a 980, regardless.

Then it would ultimately be better you keep this card or re-sell it, rather than stepup.
 

Blue_Max

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You'd almost be better off selling your 970 at profit then putting the profit into a 980... a bit of a Ferengi move, but your best option if the wonderful 970 just isn't enough. ;)
 

Destiny

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Keep it or sell it for a profit... either way you still win!

main reason is because the step up is the difference in the price you pay - they make you upload invoice to verify.
 
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