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I will get what ever is in stock. Has anyone RMAed a Sapphire card in Canada? Do you ship it to US for warranty?

Not sure about from Canada, but I'd imagine it would be same as US; it needs to go to their main facility in Hong Kong - took about 2 weeks when I had to RMA a card (eWiz handled it w/ Sapphire on my behalf).

As for warranty terms, it's 2 year VS Gigabyte's 3 year, which is also serial # based / DOM.
I believe Gigabyte RMAs (in the US) are domestically handled from Cali, not sure if you'd have to send there from Canada or not.

Either one would be good over course in terms of quality, and neither will stand you up for warranty service.

If you were buying used I'd def say the Gigabyte (did the same myself), but whichever gives you a better deal I guess.
Resale isn't really much of a factor either, since the vast majority of people are only willing to pay a bit more for a used Asus card.
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Not sure about from Canada, but I'd imagine it would be same as US; it needs to go to their main facility in Hong Kong - took about 2 weeks when I had to RMA a card (eWiz handled it w/ Sapphire on my behalf).

As for warranty terms, it's 2 year VS Gigabyte's 3 year, which is also serial # based / DOM.
I believe Gigabyte RMAs (in the US) are domestically handled from Cali, not sure if you'd have to send there from Canada or not.

Either one would be good over course in terms of quality, and neither will stand you up for warranty service.

If you were buying used I'd def say the Gigabyte (did the same myself), but whichever gives you a better deal I guess.
Resale isn't really much of a factor either, since the vast majority of people are only willing to pay a bit more for a used Asus card.
For Asus which as same warranty as giga the RMA department is located here in toronto, canada very close to my house so i can do rma in less then 10 days. Also for Sapphire u pay for shipping to them? i refuse to ship to US because i get taxed back.
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For Asus which as same warranty as giga the RMA department is located here in toronto, canada very close to my house so i can do rma in less then 10 days. Also for Sapphire u pay for shipping to them? i refuse to ship to US because i get taxed back.
You'll have to pay for shipping IIRC (again I dealt with a retailer - who in turn dealt w. Sapphire), however it goes directly to Hong Kong not the US.
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You'll have to pay for shipping IIRC (again I dealt with a retailer - who in turn dealt w. Sapphire), however it goes directly to Hong Kong not the US.
Isn't international shipping expensive?
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When I RMA'd a Gigabyte card it was absolutely painless, they never even asked for proof of purchase. I had to pay shipping costs to them (in CA).

For the record they sent me a brand new card minus the exterior retail box cover FWIW.
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Just go for GIGABYTE.
they have better warranty and cooler, just compare about their cooler, the answer will be very clear.
post #17 of 17
I've had Gigabyte and Saphire recently and the were both great cards although Gigabyte wins for their Warranty IMO.

Each to their own.
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