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What exactly is the condition of these cards, or what would it be called?


Cause my friend bought a GTX 580 and it came like brand new with the plastic protection sheets on the card itself with no fingerprints... I mean, if all are like this hell I might start buying them.
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B Stock is mostly overstock and refurbished by EVGA. I have bought B stock with absolutly no problems at all from them only thing is warrenty is not the same.
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So it's entirely possible he got a brand new overstock card from EVGA?
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IMO the newer cards are refurb's and the 285's and 260's are just old stock
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B-stock has awesome prices, but the 90 day warranty has always kept me from buying, it's so short.
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warranty sucks but as always it's better than buying it on ebay without warranty at all
    
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I wouldn't spend couple of hundreds dollars for refurb. 90 days are way too short. If somethings happens after 90 days, you're out of luck.
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Originally Posted by krazyatom View Post
I wouldn't spend couple of hundreds dollars for refurb. 90 days are way too short. If somethings happens after 90 days, you're out of luck.
EVGA has excellent CS, and has been known to take stuff in after a warranty has expired.

It is a gamble, though. I don't blame someone for not risking it.
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Usually if you have any problems with hardware it will occur within those first 90 days. Even after the first week or so you will be able to tell if everything is running properly or if it needs to be replaced.
    
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just burn your card out or run it on max for 2 months straight.

push your card until it burns, or if it does before 3 months is up
    
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