EVGA has today announced a special limited-time promotion for users who join the EVGA online community. You may have heard of the Step-Up program before, however EVGA has improved and extended it; it is now available to buyers who haven’t bought an extended warranty and also the duration of the program has been doubled from 90 days to 180 days.
Promotion lasts from today until 21st December 2012
EVGA today informed us in an email that; “From 16 October to 21 December 2012, end users who purchase an EVGA graphics card or motherboard, are able to participate in EVGA’s Step-Up Program within a 180-day period, instead of the standard 90 days. The Step-Up Program enables an end user to trade-in an EVGA product within the specified timeframe and upgrade to a select, greater performing EVGA graphics card or motherboard.” If you decide the product you bought isn’t really tickling your sweet spot you only have to pay the difference (plus shipping) between the price you originally paid for your EVGA product and the online price of your chosen upgrade product in the EVGA online store.
Lee Rossiter, European Sales Director at EVGA told HEXUS “Our Step-Up Program is one of the many benefits available to end users when they join the EVGA community,” he went on to explain further; “The Step-Up Program protects the investment an end user makes in an EVGA product, and gives them the opportunity to upgrade to a higher performance EVGA graphics card or motherboard. This promotion enables our end users to have the flexibility to ‘trade up’ through pretty much the first half of 2013”.
Peace of mind
After your purchase, between now and 21st December, you will have six months (180 days) to evaluate your EVGA product to see if it meets your requirements. That means you can watch new products come out from EVGA until mid June 2013 (depending upon EVGA product purchase date) and, if you feel the need, simply upgrade by just paying the difference (plus shipping). EVGA says that the Step-Up program gives you “100 per cent peace of mind when purchasing a new product” and “protects your investment”.
Overall Step-Up is a useful program, giving you a chance to change your mind in an upwards direction within 6 months, perhaps following the release of a new GPU.