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How reliable are open box items, particularly motherboards, from newegg? They have a 15 day gaurentee, but im just wondering whats the chances im about to buy something that is already dead?
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post #2 of 15
i got my maximus extreme and it worked i just didnt get any other parts as some other people did
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post #3 of 15
They are fine, Newegg tests them before selling them. So none of them are dead.
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post #4 of 15
I have an open box but it comes with only the board.

Note that it didnt come with sound card or back plate.

I believe you can still RMA them though the manufacturer if your smart about it.
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post #5 of 15
Please search next time. I swear i've seen a thread a week on the exact same question
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post #6 of 15
The open box that newegg sells are under 2 conditions. it was returned and tested fine, or it was returned and sent back to manufacturer for RMA, then returned as the board only. So you cant really tell what the condition is if it tsted OK by them and was not sent in for RMA. While newegg offers a 15 day warranty, the manufacturer will still accept the board for RMA. So one way or another, you will get a working board. The only real issue is the accessories that might not come with the board.

My Open Box Maximus Extreme bios was really flakey and wouldnt let me update via the bios. But once I force flashed it in DOS, it was 100%.
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post #7 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by jaclipse View Post
Please search next time. I swear i've seen a thread a week on the exact same question
Or just ignore the thread.
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post #8 of 15
I got a lower-end ASUS board open-box and it stopped working after a few hours :/ obviously not that common but the point is that the only motherboard I've had fail on me has been open-box.
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post #9 of 15
Mine has been fine.
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i have bought several id say at least 5 or 6 and every one worked and came with all the extra cables etc. never had a problem yet. most are just returns from customers
    
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