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what exactly does the newegg open box mean?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813131672R for ref
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http://www.newegg.com/HelpInfo/FAQDe...=5&Menu=sn_349

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What is an Open Box item?
Open Box items have been opened and touched and/or returned. Because they originate from different situations, they may or may not include accessories, documentation or retail packaging. Refurbishment is done by the manufacturer. Open Box products are warranted for only 30 days. We recommend that you try out your Open Box product immediately after receiving it.
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best case scenario is that ids just been a display or has been opened for viewing, but if you can afford one that isnt open box id get that. if its been used or RMA'd you would most likely be fine for 30 days but maybe in a year it might have issues. new is always better since you know what has happened to it. just my personal opinion
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but selling a mobo with missing parts that are CRUCIAL to me seems insane

i get this topic might be kinda meh but im just baffled at this
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but selling a mobo with missing parts that are CRUCIAL to me seems insane
same, that's why i refuse to buy used/refurbished items unless its a must. Not having some components can be a problem. I'd just save up and get a new one, can't even trust open box or refurbished items. My opinion.
    
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but selling a mobo with missing parts that are CRUCIAL to me seems insane

i get this topic might be kinda meh but im just baffled at this
At the minimum, you're guaranteed to get the motherboard. You're telling me you don't have stuff like SATA cables laying around? I mean what else do you really need besides the board itself.

When you buy open box it's hit or miss with accessories. I've bought things that came full retail, with all accessories. Other times you might get some accessories. Other times you might only get the item, but that's usually pretty rare. Sometimes you may even receive a defective product.

Personally I would just buy it new, it's not like you're saving all that much on the open box version considering how much shipping is on it vs. the normal one.
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