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Open Box? or Not?

Poll Results: Did I get an open box card?

Poll expired: Jul 9, 2011  
  • 20% (2)
    Newegg made a mistake, and picked the wrong box in the warehouse
  • 0% (0)
    Newegg sold too many open box cards, and sent me a new one on purpose.
  • 50% (5)
    Some poor sap ordered it, never opened it, and paid the restocking fee.
  • 30% (3)
    I just got a normal open box, deal with it.
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post #1 of 10
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So I ordered myself an open box 6950 Twin Frozr III from newegg.com.
It arrived today. Or did it?
It arrived in its normal retail packaging... the last two open box cards I got, came in plain white boxes. I was a bit surprised. I was happy that it meant I would probably get a couple accessories (most wanted was the Crossfire bridge)

I opened it and slid out the inner box. And I started to get a weird feeling. I wasn't sure what to think.

I lifted the card out of the foam, and went to remove it from the static bag... and i noticed that it looked like it has never been opened. I know you can reseal the bags, but they usually show some sign of distressing... But the folds and creases looked too perfect.

and I have all the accessories, all individually bagged... and what looks like all the paperwork. All in perfect condition.
So the question is this:
Did Newegg sell too many open box cards they didn't have stock for and I got a new one?
Did the Newegg warehouse just pick the wrong card, and I got a new one instead of the open box card I ordered?
Did someone order this card, never actually open it and returned it, paying the restocking fee?
Did I just get a normal open box card, and I am just being foolish, thinking any of this?

Newegg open box experts?

Thanks!
    
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post #2 of 10
You got a perfectly sealed card for an open box price. I suggest you eat some cake to celibate though, this does not happen all the time!
Edited by Sonolegolas - 6/11/11 at 4:24am
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post #3 of 10
Somebody probably returned it without even opening it. Probably realized paying rent was more important than getting a new 3D card. Newegg was probably forced to sell it as an open box because it could have been opened.

Congrats!
    
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post #4 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Epitope View Post
Somebody probably returned it without even opening it. Newegg was probably forced to sell it as an open box because it could have been opened.

Congrats!
That's my guess.

Enjoy your amazing deal!
    
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post #5 of 10
Lol, " celebate"...
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post #6 of 10
Awesome deal. A customer probably bought it and and exchanged it for another card.
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post #7 of 10
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either way... I have an untouched TFIII 6950!
    
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post #8 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oranuro View Post
Lol, " celebate"...
I have a hunch that he said this on purpose.

Celebate = celebrate + mastu..... yeah.
    
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post #9 of 10
how much did you pay for it?

*jealous mode*
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post #10 of 10
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Quote:
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how much did you pay for it?

*jealous mode*
182.99 plus 7 bucks shipping
    
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