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Hey guys, just wondering if you still get manufacturers warranty if you buy from Ebay?

My next board i will be pushing a lot harder, so if it dies i want an option to RMA

Do manufacturers still offer this on Ebay or only with Etailers/Retailers? I know GPU companies only offer it with the latter.

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post #2 of 9
XFX is the only company that has a 1+1 Warranty Program (original owner and one additional owner get warranty).

Otherwise, you just need the original proof of purchase.
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I actually came accross a statement at eVGA that eBay items are not covered by warranty. Keep in mind however that some manufacturers like Gigabyte offer their 3 year warranty based on the manufaturer's date (which is part of the SN).

I recently RMAed an ASUS board and only had to provide the SN, no receipt was required.

I would recommend looking into the warranty specifications for the item you wish to buy if you want to play it safe.
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post #4 of 9
Usually second hand buyers don't get warranty. Ask for the receipt with the item and maybe you'll be able to RMA it though.
If the item has double lifetime warranty (like XFX), then you'd be able to RMA.
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most companies put in the terms of their warranty that it is only valid through authorized resellers. if bought through another means that voids your warranty. that would mean to include second hand as well.

though most manufacts don't seem to enforce it that hard either unless maybe that product was already registered once.
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post #6 of 9
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Sounds like a touch and go. Some do some don't kind of situation

Was only wondering, like to save a few £££ here and there But it is no trouble buying it Retail.

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Some mobo's and hdd are from the date of manufacture according to their s/n (as stated) I would look at the manufacturers site and see if they require proof of purchase with warranties. Some companies (like sapphire) don't offer warranty service at all and require that you go through the retailer. I would do a little research about the particular item and see.

Also, you don't want to get it and find out that some sticker is removed or the board was modified or anything else that would void the warranty even if it is done by the date. GL
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Originally Posted by dralb View Post
Some mobo's and hdd are from the date of manufacture according to their s/n (as stated) I would look at the manufacturers site and see if they require proof of purchase with warranties. Some companies (like sapphire) don't offer warranty service at all and require that you go through the retailer. I would do a little research about the particular item and see.

Also, you don't want to get it and find out that some sticker is removed or the board was modified or anything else that would void the warranty even if it is done by the date. GL
I am planning on getting a BNIB board no matter were i go.

It is just that in most events Ebay can be £5-£10 cheaper.

So if they go by SN then i would pick one up, otherwise i would rather folk out the extra £10 a for a warranty anyways.

Will check the manufactures sites before i bid on any boards.

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post #9 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
XFX is the only company that has a 1+1 Warranty Program (original owner and one additional owner get warranty).

Otherwise, you just need the original proof of purchase.
Oh.... XFX in the UK requires you to go through the retailer. Ask Cog about her nightmare...
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