NV cards, Overpriced?

Check out <A HREF="http://www.tech-report.com/onearticle.x/5380" target="_new">THIS</A> article at The Tech Report which has published what a lot of us have noticed from perosnal experience (phial's FutureShop post being the most glaring example).

Of course the GF4tis are a different story IMO.

Your mileage may very well vary.

<A HREF="http://www.tech-report.com/onearticle.x/5380" target="_new">http://www.tech-report.com/onearticle.x/5380</A>


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heya TGGA, is this ur day off or what? i switch over to the graphics sections and i see no less than 5 posts by u :wink:

<b>thinking of a good sig. till then...</b>
 
Nah, gotta go back to work at mignight. I DID take a break between posts to watch 'Hot Chick' at a neighbour's (can I please have those 2 hours back!), but there's a fair bit of activity out there, so I tend to post before calling it a day (sleep in 30min). Remember the first set were actually done FROM work; Aahh being payed to surf/post! :cool:

Glad someone noticed all my hard work. :tongue:

Edit: BTW how else am I going to get rid of this Mumble Bucket, Pimple Nugget, Thimble Sucker moniker without posting more More MORE! :eek:

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When you get 10 179 posts like me, you will learn that getting rid of titles isn't that easy anymore! :wink:

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thats means u were trying to get rid of the titles all this while??? u dont like the titles anymore? :wink:

<b>thinking of a good sig. till then...</b>
 
Yes, however I'm looking forward to the status of Ornery Poser Horny Coaster, Urinary Boaster, Hourly Plastered, I mean Honorary Toaster! :eek:

Better than a title that sounds like I type with just one hand because the other's busy! :eek:


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Today in Best Buy...
FX5900 non ultra = $399
9800Fro = $399
FX5200 non ultra 128mb = $150
FX5600 non ultra 256mb = $250
Nvidia FX card prices are teh suck :wink:

I <b>help</b> because <b>you</b> suck.
 
GW, just remember that FutureShop (owned by Best Buy) has that very same AFRO-9800-256 selling for for $749.99CDN, that's $545US. And the AFRO-9800-128 goes for $549 = $400US. At least the FX5200nu is going for 169.99 ($124US)

BTW, nice Sig. Just keep tellin' it like it is man!


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Futureshop is owned by Best Buy?
I never knew that. Got any links to the company directors?

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Yes, however I'm looking forward to the status of Ornery Poser Horny Coaster, Urinary Boaster, Hourly Plastered, I mean Honorary Toaster!
rofl!

you have a way with words. should be a stand up comedian

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No, nothing to the directors, however they do mention (down at the bottom hidden away from patriotic eyes) their parent company and it's local 'wing' on <A HREF="http://www.futureshop.ca/companyinfo/content/default.asp?s_page=info&logon=&langid=EN&dept=0&WLBS=fs-web4" target="_new">THIS</A> page.

You could likely get more info about their corporate struture at the globe and mail's website.

Also to add ot the above prices, the FX5600 non-ultra 256 is actually 469.99 minus $70 mail-in rebate. Even that still makes it $399CDN (about $290US) vs the $279.99CDN (~$200US) of the R9600Pro!


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I say we go raid FutureShop's PC dept. and start yelling "I want a 5600, i want a 5600, teh 256MB is mine, I want one please!!!"

Enjoy sarcasm baby.

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LOL
Wouldn't it be better if we went in there chanting; 'I want a Parhelia! I Want a Parhelia! Best Buy is Stiffling the AWESOME MATROX PowerHouse!' I'd LOVE to see that. I'm going to ask next time I'm there (I'll find a new guy [maybe ask my friend there who to 'target']), and play it completely serious. I'd love to see how they try and sell the FXs or ATIs for 2D & multi-monitor support. Ahh I DO have a 3day weekend, soooo. :evil:


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This reminds me of the story of the guy who advised his customers to get a GF4mx420 over a gf3 ti500. Or the game that required a Radeon 8500 but reccommended a 9000. I might cruise into Best Buy and teach them a thing or two.

Tit for tat, butter for fat, ATi's dog kicks nVidia's cat

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Hammie you old qoop, where've ya been ya little runt!

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That's one of the reasons I am beginning not to appreciate the fact they hire TOO MUCH teens looking for part-time jobs than experienced people. No offense to anyone, I'm 16 and I also worked, but I realize now it is overly used. They now easily save money(companies) by hiring for 7.65$ CDN per hour, and have students with little real knowledge. I could be wrong, but since FS has crap assistants, my guess is that's the case.

Maybe next year I will apply there and create a commotion with my "honest selling" :wink: ! But hey, the nice thing about working there is really being surrounded by technology. Screw McDonald's grease-a-ton work, I ain't made for such crap, I'd like a clean tech shop please.

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I can just see it now. The janitor comes in @ 5am, and Eden's passed-out on the FS couch with a spilled can of coke at his feet and ALL 9 Plasmas jammed side by side, with EVERY PCI-EX demo card jamed into ONE system, Hooked up to the Harman Kardon 7.1 system, running HL2/D]|[/UT2K4 at MAX settings, and maybe porno (or telly-tubbies) on an LCD in the corner :evil: .

Working Over-time, eh?!? :wink:

Yeah I would highly recommend working there as a summer job, can't possibly be worse than working at Pizza-$lut or Barfer King!

Then you could also custom 'EDENmark' each card for US. :smile:

Anywhoo, I don't expect much from Future Shop now (just from the one guy I know who works there), but maybe if I had a specific EDEN approved location out East I'd be able to get X-mas presents when I visit Ottawa next time.

BTW, if it were an FS in the Hull area you might be FORCED to pimp a Parhelia even without MY help. :wink:


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HAHA!

Yeah, look for the Eden Seal of Quality for maximum satisfaction.
Like Nintendo's products: "This product has received the official seal of quality, which garantees the user satisfaction, reliability and entertainment."*


*:Eden not included.



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BTW, if it were an FS in the Hull area
You have no idea how much I pray for the day one opens here. It SUCKS that I have to go to Gatineau to get to it. It's so goddamn long in bus! (bus switching sucks) Though I never go in the bus anyways.

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Heck if you worked for FS, maybe you could buy a VESPA! :tongue:

Well at least a nice little Nighthawk or something.

Forget Zoom-Zoom; VROOM-VROOM!

BTW, you're complaining to someone who spends alot of time at the cottage in North Bay (nearest one is in Sudbury!) Ever tried riding a GREYHOUND to FS? Driving isn't much better a 1+ hrs away!


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What the heck is a Vespa?

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Ahhh the ignorance of Youth!

<A HREF="http://www.vespa.com/" target="_new">VESPA</A> = Coolest scooter in history (kind of an Oxymoron actually)

They were just recently re-granted export liscences to Canada on their updated lines.

Also check out one of their Fan sites <A HREF="http://www.vespa.org/" target="_new">http://www.vespa.org/</A>


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