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I didn't read anywhere that it said he bought it on ebay. As a matter of fact I believe he said he bought it on craigslist and he said he went to meet the guy when he got it so most likely he paid cash. I sell computer components quite a bit on ebay and haven't really had any problems. But when you buy from somewhere like craigslist or along those lines I don't think theres any buyer safety other than your own common sense.
Hopefully everything works out and he gets a refund but a word of advice for future reference. At least do your homework before you buy something new or used. And try to stay away from sites like craigslist for buying electronics or at least computer components.. Some people on these sites prey on the not so wise buyers and once you have given them money and your gone there's no promise you will ever see him again..
Some people may disagree... Just my thoughts...

Regards and best of luck,
Nick
i definitely know what you're saying, when i deal with people on craigslist i build some kind of rapport with them, i just don't go into the hood and buy from joe smoe and i did do my homework, i seen the sparkle single slot card so i thought it was just a different edition. i let it slip my mind, no biggie, the guy got it too from Craigslist, he didn't know either, but the card works and everything, i don't know, i might just keep it. lol!
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GTX260s are all dual slots, single slot ones would be from another company with different cooler design than reference ones. Time to hunt the person down!
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GTX260s are all dual slots, single slot ones would be from another company with different cooler design than reference ones. Time to hunt the person down!
Reading the thread instead of posting blindly would be really nice wouldn't it?
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That theres a reference 8800, same one my freinds got.
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update!!!! i just got my money back, and so here in houston, there's a EVGA nVidia GeForce GTX260 Core 216-55nm Superclocked card for sale here for $80!!! im going to try to get it!!
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Run Forrest Run!!

Although I have a hunch there's a better card on sale for like $90 somewhere. :/ hrm.

hold on.

EDIT: There are ATI 5830's on sale for $90-100, but from what I've learned about folding from OCN, A 260 should be a better folder.
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Reading the thread instead of posting blindly would be really nice wouldn't it?
Reading more than two sentences is over rated.

I had a MSI gtx260 for a little while. It was a good overclocker.
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Reading the thread instead of posting blindly would be really nice wouldn't it?
Hey I did read until seeing that Sparkle single slot 260, thus my reply.
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O_o Did you seriously think they made a single slot GTX 260? That's kinda your bad as much as it is his.

I mean... seriously. You didn't research anything regarding a single slot GTX 260?!

Was this off an ebay site or Craigslist? If it was the latter, which it seems to be, then unless you can contact the guy or find him personally, you're kinda screwed.
Read the thread, dude. He already contacted the guy and is going to meet him to get his money back.
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update!!!! i just got my money back, and so here in houston, there's a EVGA nVidia GeForce GTX260 Core 216-55nm Superclocked card for sale here for $80!!! im going to try to get it!!
Don't buy from Craigslist EVER. Get your card from OCN because we are not morons like the rest of the world. I managed to score a 560Ti brand new from here that was 230 shipped
 
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