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People still be able to get these deals? lol it's like everyones doing it now...
    
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Best way I have found for open box GPU (I got mine open box) is to troll threads like this to see what the prices are for various cards (they can vary quite a lot by brand because some will retain warranty even if they are open box) and pick a handful of models which are acceptable and its best if you have a second monitor but even if you don't whenever you are doing your regular web browsing/gaming open up a browser with all the open box cards you have in favorites and set them all up on C4C and when you hear the alert that one of them changed alt+tab over and buy it. Helps if you have password remembered and all your purchasing info saved. From my previous research ASUS cards were generally a lot cheaper but there is a chance you will get a refurb or a previously registered card and only get like a 3 mo. warranty. I spent a bit more on an MSI card because they warranty by serial number and the one I got was only a month or two from manufacture date so I pretty much get the full warranty. I might be wrong on this info since a lot of it is just repeating hearsay during my research so feel free to correct me. I also felt GPU is one of the best items to buy open box just because it isn't that bad if the card shows up missing accessories.
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Best way I have found for open box GPU (I got mine open box) is to troll threads like this to see what the prices are for various cards (they can vary quite a lot by brand because some will retain warranty even if they are open box) and pick a handful of models which are acceptable and its best if you have a second monitor but even if you don't whenever you are doing your regular web browsing/gaming open up a browser with all the open box cards you have in favorites and set them all up on C4C and when you hear the alert that one of them changed alt+tab over and buy it. Helps if you have password remembered and all your purchasing info saved. From my previous research ASUS cards were generally a lot cheaper but there is a chance you will get a refurb or a previously registered card and only get like a 3 mo. warranty. I spent a bit more on an MSI card because they warranty by serial number and the one I got was only a month or two from manufacture date so I pretty much get the full warranty. I might be wrong on this info since a lot of it is just repeating hearsay during my research so feel free to correct me. I also felt GPU is one of the best items to buy open box just because it isn't that bad if the card shows up missing accessories.

You are most correct on the MSI warranty thumb.gif

3 yrs from manufacture date = MSI warranty
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Open box deals used to be hidden gems known to only a few. It wasn't until sometime last year when that changed. 

The prices really aren't all that great either. For the most part prices for open box items are about what used card would go for on the forums anyways.
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The prices really aren't all that great either. For the most part prices for open box items are about what used card would go for on the forums anyways.

Heh, the prices are good enough that they are snatched up nearly instantly so I doubt we will see them go any lower as long as that's the case. Supply and demand, etc..
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Heh, the prices are good enough that they are snatched up nearly instantly so I doubt we will see them go any lower as long as that's the case. Supply and demand, etc..

They used to be much better and much harder to find. Personally I would rather just buy a used card from a reputable member on the forums.

I've bought two open box cards and the both were duds. You've got to remember that people returned these cards for a reason.
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I think open box is a great deal and worth the time, especially if you are like me and have a job where you get paid sit and do nothing for large amounts of time, and you can check availability often. I've only known about this thread a few weeks and I've seen some amazing deals. Still most of the good stuff seems to go at 2am, and I am hopefully asleep then (although my job frequently makes that not the case). Eventually I got a card I wanted from another forum member, but it would have been cheaper open box, and I got a good price.
 
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Asus is s/n based as well.
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Asus is s/n based as well.
While this is true, it must be noted that unless the ASUS open box card comes with original packagin/box, the card is only warranted for 90 days.
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Lots in stock right now, 68xx's, 560s, $380 7970s, 7750, 550ti
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