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    i bought an evga nvidia 8800 gts card from tigerdirect.ca in canada 2 weeks ago for 634.00$ canadian dollars and with taxes it came up to 730.00$.
    Today im browsing tigerdirect.ca and i notice that this same card is selling for 499.97$ canadian dollars. Thats an 135.02 $ difference http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...&Sku=E145-8002
    I dont understand how can something like this happen , to me its a slap on the face. Should i just return this card?
    How can a new card like this go down in price so quickly? i can understand a 30$ even a 45$ difference but 135.00$ in just 2 weeks on a new card like this i find it redicolous.
    On the american side of tigerdirect its way more expensive look http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...918&CatId=2514
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    That's why you wait a few months or more after a product has been just launched
    Same thing happened to me when the 6800 series GPU's launched{AGP}.
    I paid $437 for my Leadtek 6800GT a week after they came out, 2 weeks
    later, it was down to $385, a week after that, $349 Man I was super
    pissed, lesson learned
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    Yep. People that want to be on the bleeding edge and buy products the week they come out PAY to be on the bleeding edge.

    Take a look at Intel quad-core pricing. Those prices have already come down $100 in only one month.

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    You've not had a lot of luck mate..............you've paid over the odds on your GFX card, and your PSU doesn't fit your case.....
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    Reminds me of the time I paid $400 Canadian for my SNES when they first came out... I just had to have one before everyone else. I'll never do that again

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    Yup, son No. 2 paid the full price for the PS1 when it came out...........about six months later it was nearly half price
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    Everybody's a victim.

    Your "problem" thread about Thermaltake and this one can be summed up quickly:

    Do your research before buying a product. Any n00b knows that you pay a premium for an item when it first comes out, and it's not Thermaltake's fault YOU didn't research the space constraints of that case. I can tell by simply looking that the extended length/depth PSU's won't fit that case.

    Stop blaming other people/companies for your ignorance.

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    Yup, I would have thought that if you intend buying a non standard size of PSU, check if the little devil will fit your case
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperSix View Post
    Everybody's a victim.

    Your "problem" thread about Thermaltake and this one can be summed up quickly:

    Do your research before buying a product. Any n00b knows that you pay a premium for an item when it first comes out, and it's not Thermaltake's fault YOU didn't research the space constraints of that case. I can tell by simply looking that the extended length/depth PSU's won't fit that case.

    Stop blaming other people/companies for your ignorance.

    Easy there thermaltake defender and also Mr Expert.
    I told you that i bought that graphic card 2 weeks ago and it only came out about 1 month before i purchased it.
    I just find it strange that in 2 weeks time a graphic card would go down in price so much.
    Now let me school you a little bit since i dont think you understand much of anything.
    This is tigerdirect.ca website http://www.tigerdirect.ca/ now if you open your little eyes and do a little search on it, you will notice that the only 8800gts that went down in price is from EVGA and tiger direct is the only place that has it for so cheap and the only place in wich that specific graphic card actually went down in price so much.
    Wanna know why Mr Expert? Because EVGA is the N1 sold brand of graphic cards when it comes to nvidia chipset , everybody buy`s EVGA.Tigerdirect probably sold many of those 8800gts cards, so in order to crush theyr competition even more, they decided to lower the price on that card of almost 200$.This is an exclusive of tiger direct , no other store out there has lowered the price of this brand new card yet , can you understand that?
    That card did not go down in price from EVGA but from tigerdirect, because ovviously when tigerdirect buy this cards from evga in big quantity they dont pay them 700$ a piece.So i was a victim of marketing and it pissed me off like it should, cause probably tigerdirect knew that they where going to lower the price on this card way before i purchased one.
    And for your information since i had another 15 days left for returning the card , i called tigerdirect and told them that either they would refund me the money or i would return the card, guess what they did?
    I got my 200$ refunded Mr Expert.
    I also sold my thermaltake Kandalf case and i purchased this silverstone case instead(tj03) http://www.silverstonetek.com/products-tj03.htm and guess what? It fits my power supply perfectly and its a smaller size then the kandalf and its quality is way superior then thermaltake.
    So has you can see there are companies out there that make good quality products and do theyr math for theyr custumers and there are shitty companies just looking to make a qucik sale with lots of hype behind it.
    I hope my bad spelling was clear enough to get my point across to you.

    Have a nice day.

    PS and you are right everybody is a victim of something , some of marketing and some of stupidity.

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    If you complain a bit, or talk to the store you can sometimes get the difference refunded to you, it has happened to my friend before, from either ncix.com or pccanada. Its touch and go though, depends what you would do for a hundred bucks or so.
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