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Massive GTX280 and GTX260 price drops!

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July 14, 2008 9:44:10 PM

I wager anyone who bought a GX280 a couple weeks ago is a bit annoyed :>
a c 130 U Graphics card
July 14, 2008 9:45:14 PM


A (comparativly) bad card is still a (comparativly) bad card what ever the price.

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a c 130 U Graphics card
July 14, 2008 9:51:56 PM


Umm...thats exactly why people post these things..so that people can share the info and provide the links. Thanks. But you would already realise that and more if you had spent more time around the forum. :kaola: 
Thanks for the link
Mactronix :) 
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a b U Graphics card
July 14, 2008 9:59:01 PM

yeah... this is like a month old or something
July 14, 2008 10:00:44 PM

Right now Newegg has GTX280 cards at around $499. The new prices should bring them down to $399. A $100 discount from $499 is huge! 20% huge!
This from when they started selling at $649.
July 14, 2008 10:04:08 PM

Its gotten to the point now where Nvidia is probably operating (selling these) at a total loss. Its all about trying to save face at this point. Huge price cuts like this are good for the consumer, bad for the retailer because they had to still pay full price, and im sure Newegg and the like has plenty of these cards just piling up not selling.
July 14, 2008 10:10:23 PM

spathotan said:
Its gotten to the point now where Nvidia is probably operating (selling these) at a total loss. Its all about trying to save face at this point. Huge price cuts like this are good for the consumer, bad for the retailer because they had to still pay full price, and im sure Newegg and the like has plenty of these cards just piling up not selling.


Uhh, no, the retailer is not losing money, just not making as much as they where used to. They don't pay that much for those cards. Trust me, someone who used to work QA, inventory..., you would be "shocked" at what they pay for them. Suggested retail price is a looong ways away from what they pay. Example..., if they sold them for half the suggested retail..., they would still make a small profit....
July 14, 2008 10:17:27 PM

ahh so theyre breaking even...better than nothing right?
260 and 280's are lookign quite attractive now... and im sure when the 260's price falls lower, it'll take the 4870 with it
July 14, 2008 10:21:02 PM

eklipz330 said:
ahh so theyre breaking even...better than nothing right?
260 and 280's are lookign quite attractive now... and im sure when the 260's price falls lower, it'll take the 4870 with it


They are doing a little better than breaking even, and frankly the faster they drop the price and move the move them out of stock..., the better.
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a b U Graphics card
July 14, 2008 10:21:37 PM

wait are you talking about another price cut ON TOP of the original ones... that brought the gtx 280 to 500?

cause your wrong... there isn't ANOTHER one...
a c 130 U Graphics card
July 14, 2008 10:22:22 PM


Given that the yields surprised even ATI/AMD themselves and the cards were always going to be reasonably priced, I wouldn't be at all surprised if they had a healthy price drop available to them should they so wish.

Mactronix
July 14, 2008 10:47:18 PM

thegrom, have you read the link?

GTX280's will drop to $399 without mail-in-rebates.
July 14, 2008 10:57:51 PM

ifor, those numbers are not correct. Unless you have a link showing the 280 for $399. I for one can not find it for $399.
July 14, 2008 11:05:07 PM

The prices were just announced, so I would give it some time before you see it from any sites like Newegg.

This is from Gizmodo, which is a pretty reliable resource.
July 14, 2008 11:32:09 PM

Whoops, backtrack backtrack!

Apparantly there was a typo in the giz article. They sourced CNET which gives the price of $499 for the GTX280. But Gigabyte has one for $449 already.

Wait and see, I guess.

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