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  Wednesday, Sep 18, 2002 Report News | Archive | Top  
ATI Trade-up Program announced
- Posted 3:04 PM By Kagato
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Looking to upgrade that 'ol ATI for one of them phat, new 9700's but don't wanna chuck out that much green? Well, no worries now as ATI announced a trade-up program today which will allow Canadian (eh?) and U.S. customers to obtain a brand new ATI graphics card at discounted prices by swapping in their old model, irreguardless of its brand. Word:
The trade-up program is a bonanza for customers as it offers them a quick path to the latest and greatest technology from ATI," said Rick Bergman, Senior Vice President, Marketing and General Manager, Desktop, ATI Technologies Inc. "Customers are finding the simple and swift ordering process a great bonus."

Boards currently available through the trade-up program include the RADEON™ 9700 PRO, the RADEON™ 9000 PRO, the ALL-IN-WONDER® RADEON™ 8500, and the RADEON™ 7000 and RADEON™ 8500 MAC EDITION. ATI will consistently update and expand this list based on customer feedback.

ATI will send customers their new board in advance to install and work with. Once satisfied, they return their older board for a significant trade-in credit that is applied to their credit card purchase.
No specifics on what savings you can expect, but anything would be better than shelling out another $400 for a a new one right?
4 Comments Posted

#1 by KaiserRoll on Wednesday, Sep 18 at 5:04 PM 
Its not so great, you still have to fork over $400 + shipping for a radeon 9700.  
The only thing is that they give you a $50 back when they get a video card 
back.   Its pretty much the same for all the other cards they offer to trade.
#2 by Kagato on Wednesday, Sep 18 at 5:41 PM Ouch - that kinda kills the whole point - then again - if everyone wants a 9700, what'll they do with all the older cards they get - haha.
#3 by KaiserRoll on Wednesday, Sep 18 at 9:02 PM What I really want to know whats an acceptable trade in, Ive got a bajillion 2 - 8 meg video cards
#4 by Anthos on Thursday, Sep 19 at 12:48 AM It says any card, including other manufacturer's. You get $50 back no matter what you send in and no matter what you order, it looks like.

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