Originally Posted by TheLegend
Keep in mind that Newegg does not test any of their refurbished boards and therefore does not warranty them. You buy the board at your own risk and most of them are OEM which means the manufacturer will not warranty them as well.(at least ASUS wont) You might save some decent money going with the refurbished board, but you'll have the warranty and the piece of mind that you can RMA if something goes wrong when buying a new one.
Newegg doesn't test anything,period. Newegg doesn't have any technicians at all. Newegg will not RMA a refurb, but will give a refund. The reasoning behind this is because a new product might not be available to exchange with. Also, it prevents consumers from trying to play the system in order to "upgrade" to a new item. I've purchased refurbished video cards and motherboards several times for myself and others from Newegg and haven't had a single problem. If I did, I have no doubt Newegg would have my back. They've proven to me that they take care of their customers. I've returned merchandise well after the warranty period without any hassle whatsoever.
Edit: Btw, OEM products almost always still carry the manufacturers warranty. The common exception to this is an OEM processor.