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Hey OC,

I am wondering if anyone can give me some tips on how to buy used video cards, I tried searching the forum but I have yet to find a hit. What should I be looking for? How can I check that things are in working order?

Thanks!!
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mm interesting, sound like a great idea thanks!
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Best thing you can do is request SS's as posted above. Otherwise, you just have to trust the seller. If anything goes wrong, file a dispute through paypal.

Additionally, if you get a card from XFX or someone who has a double-lifetime warranty, you're always covered.
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