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The free Defence Privilege Card offers online and main road discount to vets.
A partnership between Veterans' Gateway and the Defence Discount Services (DDS) has been established to provide free rebate tickets to qualifying members of the armed forces association. DDS is the Ministry of Defence's offical rebate agency for the armed forces. It allows vets to get rebates online and in stores across the state.
DDS offers free Defence Privilege Card exclusive to a selected number of HM Forces vets who sign up for the Veterans' Gateway game. Personalized maps for use on the Internet and on the main road that offer rebates in stores, dining and event locations. The back of the card contains information on assistance to members of the Armed Forces Association.
A card usually cost £4.99 per year. The Veterans' Gateway Alliance provides a restricted number of free maps each year until 2019. This card is issued for a period of five years, after which it must be renewed by the customer. Please check the Veterans Portal website for more information on the Defence Privilege Card.
In order to submit an application, please go to the Veterans' Gateway Partner page on the DDS website and use the gateway passcode at the bottom of the page. Use the free Defence Privilege Card with HM Armed Forces vets. For those who are not HM Force veterans, you can sign up free of charge for the Defence Discount Service on the DDS website.
On-line shops are beginning to provide offers to combat excessive graphic card pricing.
Nvidia's counsel to the retailers regarding support for players trying to find a cheap video card following, some retailer stores have taken specific steps to make sure that BPUs are not picked up by crypto currency minerals - to include Micro Center in the USA. As Nvidia advises, the sale of a single video card should be limited to a max of two per client (i.e. prevent mass purchases from miners), and the Micro Center does so, as Tom's Hardware reported, and offers rebates to those who buy component packages in the shop.
This means that system manufacturers who buy other hardware and their video cards get significant rebates on the package and hopefully get the purchase unit near the actually suggested sales prices (or at least well below the prevailing mean sales price). Notice that there's a whole bunch of anecdotic talk about Reddit about it, with some people proposing that you have to buy a whole system (e.g. AC adapter, disk and so on - all that stuff) to profit from the discount on the BPU, although there seems to be some leeway.
In any case, the Micro Center clearly tries to take actions in favour of players in one way or another, and it is not the only retail merchant. Go to Canada, and Memory Express has discontinued the fulfillment of online orders for video adapters and is again reselling only to shop floor clients, with BPUs apparently reserved for DS system manufacturers (although no discount is mentioned here).
Newsegg has also been reported to have bundling screens or GPU cases with discounted video card peripherals, although these stores seem to have gone missing at the time ( and some of them were not particularly attractive by all accounts). However, these dealings can pay off, and it's a pretty good wager that other retail stores are likely to jump on this bundling train - it's likely that both Nvidia and AMD will talk to behind-the-scenes retail outlets to relax the GPU scene in any way they can.
This is certainly good news for those who want to construct a new computer, but are deterred by the massive rise in graphic card costs due to the recent crypto-currency madness (triggered by the volatile value of these recent phantom coins). Of course, the best thing would be to boost Nvidia's and AMD's output and range of video card, but accelerating assembling is not a simple task and will not happen in the near future.