According to a very recent article by The Inquirer, graphics card maker BFG Tech is going out of business. While that may not be a big deal (it has been known for some time), what matters is that BFG has stopped honoring any product they labeled as having a “lifetime” warranty on it.

What really makes this crappy is that there are tons of BFG video card products still on store shelves, and are easily spotted at large electronics retailers.

You’ll probably be able to buy a BFG video card at a fire sale price soon enough, but be aware that you have basically have no warranty other than a standard 30-day in-store return policy – assuming there weren’t any special conditions at the time of sale.

If you just bought a BFG video card and it’s within the in-store return period, see if you can get your money back for it. If you bought one online and you’re allowed to return it, do so even if you have to take a hit on shipping and/or restocking fees.

Or if you’re OK with what you have, keep it. Just remember that any BFG product labeled with a “lifetime” warranty is probably invalid at this point.