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What's to stop the person paying £5 to you then just running off with the card?

That's the only flaw, otherwise, nice idea, but it wouldn't go down well, not everyone is trustworthy if they get something so cheaply. Sad, but true.

Also, you have the original receipt from Scan, contact them and ask them. I can put you in contact with the original owner if need be.

    
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Originally Posted by SmokinWaffle View Post
What's to stop the person paying £5 to you then just running off with the card?

That's the only flaw, otherwise, nice idea, but it wouldn't go down well, not everyone is trustworthy if they get something so cheaply. Sad, but true.

Also, you have the original receipt from Scan, contact them and ask them. I can put you in contact with the original owner if need be.

From what he said it means 30 people will have to pay before this goes on.
Edit: Also for someone that has a GTX470 they can just provide their benchmarks and even if they dont fix it they dont have to waist money shipping it to someone else.
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Considering how many THOUSANDS of members are on this site....if EVERYBODY paid you $5 to "use" the card and be entered to win, you could potentially end up making a very VERY large sum of money.

This just won't work.

And who's to stop somebody from receiving it, and just walking off with it? Or claiming they shipped it to the next person, when they didn't?
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From what he said it means 30 people will have to pay before this goes on.
So 1 person could screw over 29 other people Woot!
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post #6 of 32
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Well I'd get a list of about 10 people who're interested first, then I'd post the card to the first person before anyone gives me any money.

And yeah the trust is an issue, but thats why I'm going to be selective about who enters.

And yeah true, I'll see if anyones interested, if no one wants to have a go, I'll go with that route and see what scan say.
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This is very flawed, and somehow, I feel its against the ToS to do this.

If person 1, does everything to get it working, then the rest of the people are paying to get a crappy card sent to them, what happens if the card is broken to begin with? You make your money back and nobody gets the card.

You need to file a dispute with paypal. Clearly the item was not working, and its the sellers responsibility. I never ship anything here or at work that hasn't been stress tested right before packaging. They will make you pay the shipping back, but you will have the money.
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It'd be a perfect idea in a perfect world. Unfortunately, there is too much risk really to make it viable, in my eyes at least.

I'd just contact Scan, you could get a brand new 470 out of it, or similar.
    
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Righto guys, if no ones interested I'll just contact Scan then. What would I even say to them?

If Scan don't want to hear it, It's going up as a freebie
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Here are the Googled pictures of my GTX 470 benchmark:



Can I keep the card now?
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