Is it though? Do they actually verify that you're the one who bought it, or is it a matter of who signs up for the warranty first, or just showing "here's my receipt". I've always saw what was said as some sort of "no transferring of warranty" speak. While I have by in far not bought that many video cards in my life, when I have registering the product via a serial number and typing in my information has been the extent of verification.Isn't it already the case ?:
NVidia shield for example
LIMITATIONS OF WARRANTY This warranty applies only to the original purchases of the Warranted Products from an NVIDIA-authorized third party or www.nvidia.com; this warranty will not extend to any person that acquires a Warranted Product on a used basis.
EVGA Corporation ("EVGA") warrants that the Product (defined below) delivered hereunder to the original purchaser ("Original Purchaser") from EVGA.com or an EVGA Authorized Reseller (each an "Authorized Reseller")
From my experience when filling for ZOTAC, prove of purchase at my name and where was asked.
- Products must be purchased as new from an authorized ZOTAC reseller. Warranty only applies to the original purchaser of the product and cannot be transferred. Products purchased as secondhand or used, or from auction sites, do not carry any warranty.