This is just me ranting because I happen to be drunk at the moment but, I swear my Sapphire 7870 XT was used even though I bought it new
. Never felt like bringing this up prior but I need to vent it now. The PCI bracket on the card which you screw into the case was all bent out of shape. I literally couldn't screw the card into my case without some extreme effort. Literally had to unplug and move my case to an open area just to get the card screwed in with a single screw which flexxed the PCB.
The other day while replacing the Kuhler 620 for a 920 (still waiting on Dwood bracket for the 7870) I completely removed the PCI bracket from the card and bent it with pliers so I could get it to screw into my case.
I have pic of how mangled/messed up the PCI bracket was untouched/brand new. The bracket stock was literally flexing the PCB of the card if you forced a screw into it. After bending it with pliers it seems fixed.