Wow! I Bought a GTX 970!

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  1. FrgMstr

    FrgMstr Just Plain Mean Staff Member

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  2. Setiri

    Setiri n00b

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    Funny, they sent me one earlier...
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    I was hopeful I'd get some $$$ back for my 980 as well (already knew about the 970 lawsuit). Pretty sure they fixed this email pretty quickly though. :(
     

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  3. Willypants

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    I bought 2, I wonder if I actually qualify for $60

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  4. Grebuloner

    Grebuloner Gawd

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    I got the 980 email myself, never bought one (or a 970) until last week off the forums. Is this an Oprah moment? Do we all get $30?
     
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  5. Damar

    Damar [H]ardness Supreme

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    I got my two 970 GTX's at Best Buy. Hoping to get $60 from this and put it towards one or two 1080's with some cash I'm getting selling some old hardware.

    Will make my "out of pocket" nearly zero. :)
     
  6. KazeoHin

    KazeoHin [H]ardness Supreme

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    You can go home early today!
     
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  7. FrgMstr

    FrgMstr Just Plain Mean Staff Member

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    I would think so.
     
  8. TrevorR

    TrevorR Gawd

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    If there is no cap, I have receipts for about 25 970s that I bought from Microcenter and then resold them here for what I paid for them. Can't wait!
     
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  9. Creepin_D

    Creepin_D [H]ard|Gawd

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    So i just got the same email from Newegg, but replace the words NVIDIA with AMD and GTX 970 with R9. The only video card I have bought from Newegg is my Fury X, I was not aware there was/is a class action for this card. What gives?
     
  10. ShuttleLuv

    ShuttleLuv [H]ardness Supreme

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    970.....the gift that keeps on giving. :D
     
  11. waderunner

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    The first email I got from Newegg about this said "GTX 960 Class Action Lawsuit". I thought, for what, being too slow? Having a 128 bit bus? :)

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  12. Twisted Kidney

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    Coke and whores, baby, coke and whores!
     
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  14. Zepher

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    I got $63 back from Amazon for my 980 last year.
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  15. LigTasm

    LigTasm [H]ardness Supreme

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    Errr... right after the 970 one I got this. Anyone know what this one is about?

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  16. IxGOxSOLO

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    thefordmccord [H]ard|Gawd

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    Well, this is awkward...
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  18. Paul_Johnson

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  19. Darkswordz

    Darkswordz Gawd

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    Did you get this in an email, or when you log into Newegg?
     
  20. CaptNumbNutz

    CaptNumbNutz Bulls[H]it Master

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    Wait a second, this needs clarification. Why was there a lawsuit? Did Ur_Mom deliver a product that was only 3.5 inches long instead of 4? I'm sure that would piss off little dicks everywhere.
     
  21. VooDooPC

    VooDooPC n00b

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    Newegg sent this e-mail to anyone that purchased a 960, 970, or 980. Including TI versions. They had a blog post where they had a huge list of cards they said were involved in the class action lawsuit. That blog post has since been removed.

    http://blog.newegg.com/nvidia-gtx-970-class-action-lawsuit/


    In 2008 there was a class action lawsuit against Nvidia and ATI for price fixing. It only applied to cards bought directly from Nvidia or ATI, which Nvidia didn't even do at the time. So it only applied to sales directly from ATI's website, which wasn't a lot of people. I got the full price of my video card back from the settlement (~$450). That was the highlight of my class action lawsuits.
     
  22. pothb

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    What is this lawsuit with the r9's from amd? I bought mine off of TigerDirect but they're long dead.
     
  23. Burticus

    Burticus 2[H]4U

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    I got the 970 Newegg email today too. I'd take a $50 coupon off a 1070/1080 instead of $30 money... are you listening, Nvidia?
     
  24. Ur_Mom

    Ur_Mom I'm Not Serious

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    HAHAHAHA! Damn that is awesome! :)
     
  25. grifter_66

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    The first email I got was yesterday for a 980, then I got one for the 960 this morning and then finally the 970 this afternoon. The only class action I know about is for the 970 but I'll take money for each.

    If there are actual settlements for each card I'd definitely take $50 in credit for each as opposed to $30 cash. Grab myself a 1060 for the office.
     
  26. Hades16x

    Hades16x 2[H]4U

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    Wow... You all missed the point of this news article.

    Kyle is taking us to the strip club.

    I call shotgun.
     
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  27. knowom

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    The reason the other maxwell based card's are involved is because it they don't get quite hot enough to make shitty coffee taste any better. From what I've heard part of the 970 3.5GB class action lawsuit stipulation also included the way Nvidia advertised it's DX12 feature set since it doesn't have genuine hardware level support for it. Whatever though $30's more in my pocket whatever the case is good by me.
     
  28. UnrealCpu

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    did anyone get the message from newegg regarding the 3DFX lawsuit?
     
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  29. Trimlock

    Trimlock [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Don't bring Steve, apparently his heart can't take it anymore :(

    Sorry Steve, no more hookers and blow.
     
  30. polonyc2

    polonyc2 [H]ard as it Gets

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    is Amazon a part of this settlement?...I bought my 970 through them (although they gave me a discount after the 3.5GB VRAM controversy came to light)
     
  31. krotch

    krotch [H]ardness Supreme

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    I would assume it's for person's who bought the 970 brand new. I bet Nvidia will probably have some website with info on how to get the refund. Probably name, address, and proof of purchase.
     
  32. Squall_Rinoa89

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    I'm very happy with my 970 GTX x2 but this is good in a way.
     
  33. NeoGohan

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    I got the same message for the GTX 960 as well. Hope I get back some change! :)
     
  34. Wade88

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    I got one of these emails for a card I didn't buy. I ordered a 970 last year for the gf's rig when the single 780 started to artifact in certain instances, but the email was identical to Kyle's besides the name and it didn't say anything about a GTX 970, but a 980 that I didn't buy I did buy a 980ti but afaik there is no class action suit over anything other than the GTX 970 (recent ones anyway). Is weird but I'll get the $30 eventually and spend it on a giant steak at the butcher and then cook it with fire and consume it.
     
  35. ramrod126

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    I got the 970 and 980 email. I never bought nor do I own a 980. I went from the 970 to the 980ti.
     
  36. steakman1971

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    I knew aboutthe 970 rebate - thought it was cool of Newegg to send people that bought from them an update. Sad part is, I don't remember ordering from Newegg - I would have bet you $30 I got it from Microcenter :)
     
  37. nightanole

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    I take it this is just for first time buyers. I got mine 2nd hand so i assume i can not get $30, but the guy i bought it from can...
     
  38. maclem8223

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    Just got the same email this morning. Bought a 390x from them last year.
     
  39. DukenukemX

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    So how are the 960/980 and R9 cards involved in a lawsuit?
     
  40. nightanole

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    They are not. Newegg dropped the ball with the email. It was all a mistake with the 960/980 and amds. There is a reddit thread on the mess up.
     
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