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Old 10-25-08, 09:57 AM   #12
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Default Re: EVGA trade up program - GTX 260 216 core coming.....

Originally Posted by CaptNKILL View Post
Research kapt.

Completed auctions for 8800GTX cards on ebay show that the cards are getting anywhere from $150 to $250. Partially because people are not up to speed and don't know where to shop and partially because lots of ebay users are from countries where these cards are extremely expensive.

I feel kind of bad for not selling my cards on here to members but I can usually get 50% more by selling a card on ebay and its usually to someone in Europe.

I'll be very very surprised if I don't get at least $175 for this, and I'm planning on giving it a buy it now price of $200, which will probably go. I have reasonable shipping charges as well, which helps a lot.

EDIT: For some examples...

I got just under $500 for my 7950GX2 a couple weeks before the 8800GTX was released. I sold my brother's 7900GTX for around $350 at the same time.
Yeah it never ceases to amaze me what you can sell and get on e-bay. Alot of those buyers are not what we call "educated consumers", but that's ok. It takes all types to make the world go 'round.

I do a fair amount of buying\selling on e-bay myself. I just didn't want to go through the hassle of selling, then shipping my GTX9800+ to some noob who then says the card is defective because he doesn't know the first thing about handling or installing computer hardware....been there, done that.

Anyhoo....good luck and I hope you get your asking price!!

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