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post #1 of 20
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I bought what I thought was an XFX 5850 on amazon for 180.00.
The only reason I bought this card was because everywhere I looked the XFX 5850 was out of stock.
I received the video card in the mail. It was not new as advertised as it had no packaging except an anti static sleeve.
Also, it was not an XFX card. It is actually a non reference Sapphire 5850.
I installed the card and all the specs are the same and the crossfire configuration works well.
I contacted the seller and I can file a claim to get my money back.

Should I keep the card and be happy while trying to recoup some of my money?
If I cannot get any cash back should I still keep the card and bite the bullet?
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush, so they say.

I am happy I got the card and my crossfire works awesome.
But I have a bad taste in my mouth with the misleading ad.

What do ya think?
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You should get what was advertised - if it is used then you need to be refunded - if it is not new then you may not have any warranty on the card. One of the big advantages of having XFX is the double life time warranty, which makes up for a bit of $$ - false advertisement is just that, just make sure that you are able to prove that it was false advertisement and you shouldn't have any issues.
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I have a copy of the invoice, Amazon has a copy, I read their return and claim info and I am covered.
I sent an email to the seller as required by the info on Amazon before filing a claim.
I am covered on the return.
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post #4 of 20
Return it...get what you paid for. 2 the same is also very nice!
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You bought from a 3rd party on amazon marketplace? Why??

Didn't you make a thread about getting a 5850 before? You should bought a used card cuz 180 for a 5850 is way overpriced man all things aside.
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I just got off the phone with Amazon. They said wait 3 days for a response from the seller. If no response is received, they will automatically start the return process for me and refund the full amount I paid for the misrepresented item I purchased.
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post #7 of 20
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You bought from a 3rd party on amazon marketplace? Why??

Didn't you make a thread about getting a 5850 before? You should bought a used card cuz 180 for a 5850 is way overpriced man all things aside.
I know, I know. Here is a lesson in buyer's stupidity. I deserve it. I should not have bought it. Maybe this will help others learn not to do what I did.
I am ok though. Amazon said its no problem for me and they will refund the full price.
I may have bought from a 3rd party, but at least I was smart enough to purchase through amazon which gives protection from this sort of thing rather than buying direct from a third party.

You live and learn. Guess I let my want for a crossfire 5850 get ahead of my logic.

We all make mistakes, but at least I get my money back.
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post #8 of 20
Return. Even if the card works its just a very wrong thing that they sent you something that you did not bought.

Besides, XFX referenced looks sexy.
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Quote:
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I know, I know. Here is a lesson in buyer's stupidity. I deserve it. I should not have bought it. Maybe this will help others learn not to do what I did.
I am ok though. Amazon said its no problem for me and they will refund the full price.
I may have bought from a 3rd party, but at least I was smart enough to purchase through amazon which gives protection from this sort of thing rather than buying direct from a third party.

You live and learn. Guess I let my want for a crossfire 5850 get ahead of my logic.

We all make mistakes, but at least I get my money back.
Damn right! Amazon always, always sides with the buyer whether buying from Amazon directly or thru their marketplace.

That aside, I assume you own a xfx ref 5850, so I'd try to find a used matching one w/ transferable warranty. These cards are pretty darn cheap right now.
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umm...5850s should be cheap right now, but they are not...heck it is difficult just to find them in stock some place for less then $200

OT, sounds like you got one of the sapphire Xtreme 5850s perhaps? If so those are only msrp'd for $150 anyway...If i didn't mind waiting around forever i might try to get the situation resolved and get what you paid for. Although my guess is that it would turn out that you get a refund and not what you actually ordered.
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