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"Open Box" Video cards on Newegg

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I'll just comment on the "open Box" policy of Newegg in general.

It is teh suck!

Unless you are absolutely certain that this item is what you want AND the MFG. has a good RMA/Support policy you will get hosed. Shipping costs + restocking fee negate ANY savings you might see on the front end. Sure, you can piss and moan to get them to foot the retun shipping but what a headache.

Buy new!
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That's a pretty nice card too..I like the cooling, I may take off the shrowd on that one tho...I should say I like the looks of what's below it.

That is a sweet price...I dont' know how good MSI's RMA service is though.
 

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I've never purchased open box before. Do these items still carry the manufacturer warranty?
 
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this is what newegg says...

Newegg.com does not test any product, including OPEN BOX items. Open Box components are therefore only tested by the original manufacturer. Due to the varying quality of manufacturer testing, YOU ARE TAKING A RISK BUYING OPEN BOX PRODUCTS. OPEN BOX products contain components that have previously been owned by other clients and returned to Newegg.com. These products are sold considerably under cost.

Newegg.com guarantees all open box products for 15 days. CPUs, however, must be returned within 7 days for refund. All open box merchandise should be considered OEM "barebone" parts. Barebone means Newegg.com can only guarantee the item by itself, no other accessories. Despite what the product's description indicates, open box merchandise may not include all of the accessories mentioned on our website or the manufacturers. Newegg.com is therefore limited to the barebone part of the item itself. Please do not be upset or surprised if a open box product does not contain any cables, manual, software, drivers, fan, et al. Newegg.com will not send you any missing accessories, even if it is an essential part.

Newegg.com certainly does not like to discourage sales, but only experienced pc enthusiasts should consider open box items that know how to deal with possibly missing accessories. Please only purchase open box products if you are willing to resolve defects and/or know how to obtain missing accessories.

Open Box items are not for dealers. We therefore reserve the right to cancel any applicable orders which may violate this warning. We are simply discouraging those who want to take advantage of this program as it is aimed towards the end user.

Open Box products do have considerable higher return rate than brand new items. If you are just looking to get a good deal, please only buy new products.

YOU ARE TAKING A RISK BUYING OPEN BOX PRODUCTS.
 
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a $20 price difference is not worth throwing ur warranty..... go for new...its only $20 more w/ that $30 rebate on there right now
 

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you can find some awesome gems with open box though.
 
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It says "Deactivated Item" on the page. :confused:

What was the price on this when it was available?
 

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Open Box means that someone did not like it for the most part.
 
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I bought a few things open box, the motherboard didn't have anything with it, just the board but I have cables and screws and made a driver CD, the video card was just that, a video card in bubble wrap, wrong brand and all. But it was equal to what I ordered.
 
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I've had good and bad Open Box experiences @ the Egg. In one case, a great videocard w/ all the usual accessories. In another case, a totally non-functional videocard in bubblewrap...
 
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I have done open box before without issue. I got an X1800XL and it worked fine till I killed it, got an ASrock dual sata 2 open box fine. If it doesn't work, you send it back for refund.
 
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Yeah I got my AsRock 4coredual vsta from newegg open box, it didn't come with the IO shield but the board worked perfectly
 
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Just get a Palit and call it a day :D
 
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Despite what the product's description indicates, open box merchandise may not include all of the accessories mentioned on our website or the manufacturers. Newegg.com is therefore limited to the barebone part of the item itself. Please do not be upset or surprised if a open box product does not contain any cables, manual, software, drivers, fan, et al. Newegg.com will not send you any missing accessories, even if it is an essential part.

i bought a swiftech h20-220 kit from newegg open box for $190 not long ago. i figured i had hose,clamps and coolant i could use if that was missing from the kit. well when i got it delivered too me all that was in the kit was the rad! i about shat myself laughing $190 for a rad.

also bought a vid card open box that was doa.

so you deffinatly take your chances. i figure if its an openbox vid card,cpu, or motherboard. it got returned because it was a bad ocer.
 

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Newegg still gives you 15days to return it. I have had a bunch of good deals in OpenBox. Just make sure its a lot less money, if its within 10-$20 I would rather go with retail versions.
 

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I REALLY don't want to say anything about this card. Just save yourself a terrible headache & don't get it. It was more of a test sample than anything & it never worked (drivers wouldn't install & it made my screen look like a chicken wire fence) for me until I voltmodded it witch bothered me to no end. Lets just say that I don't even know where that terror is right now & I usually keep a hold on everything I get.