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So I just got my Asus GTX580 Direct CU II.....

Poll Results: Would you keep a refurbished card if you purchased open box?

Poll expired: Jun 11, 2011  
  • 69% (16)
    Heck yes, you got an excellent deal!
  • 30% (7)
    No Way! That warranty stinks.
23 Total Votes  
post #1 of 15
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I know I took a chance on purchasing an open box GPU on Newegg but the card came in an all white box just like everyone said and is refurbished 3 month warranty. Now I got a hell of a deal on it for $285+ shipping. What kind of a chance am I taking by keeping it because 3 months isn't a very good warranty on such a piece of hardware.

Would you guys keep it or Try something with a better warranty?
    
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post #2 of 15
Keep it. You only live once.
    
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post #3 of 15
Isn't that just the Newegg warranty? Asus manufacturer warranty should still apply. That's an amazing price, if it works heck yeah I'd keep it.
   
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post #4 of 15
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Originally Posted by WALSRU View Post
Isn't that just the Newegg warranty? Asus manufacturer warranty should still apply. That's an amazing price, if it works heck yeah I'd keep it.
Being a refurb asus only gives you a 3 months warranty. Neweggs openbox warranty is 30 days I believe,
    
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post #5 of 15
This still bothers me..open box and refurb are not the same thing and this is one of the only things that truly disappoints me from Newegg..

I think it's a great deal but I couldn't say what I would do until it was coming out of my bank account..I feel like I would return it however.
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post #6 of 15
Oh seriously? Then I withdraw my keep it vote. That's a lot o' cash for Asus not to stand behind it.
   
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post #7 of 15
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Oh and guys.... if you have never seen one of these in person, THEY ARE MONSTROUS.

Here is a pic compared to my G15 keyboard.

    
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post #8 of 15
Heck yeah dude I had the 570 version and it literally sagged under it's own weight
   
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post #9 of 15
Well if you dont like it Ill take it so you can get a better one!
post #10 of 15
I voted to keep it. I was planning to keep mine (same card, open box, refurb), until I was able to get two open box Lightings (this time retail packaging, yay!). Only reason I sold asus. You have 30 days to return it: put some stress on it, see if it holds. If it is, I see no reason not to keep it.
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