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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-29-2012, 12:43 AM - Thread Starter
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I cannot believe these turn of events. I've seen threads like this before, but who ever thought I'd be a winner of the geek lottery!

About two weeks ago I bought a second 570(nVidia reference) with the intent of SLI. Long story short, I ended up wanting a 680 instead. I never even opened the box the second 570 came in, as I intended to simply resell it as "BNIB" with my used eVGA 570. Which I did, if you keep tabs on my sig thumb.gif

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So while waiting for a pending payment on the BNIB 570, it occurs to me I should probably crack the outer packaging to remove my invoice from the box. It may have billing information, etc etc. I do so, and remove the invoice. If you've ever bought a non-branded card before, you know its shipped in very plan packaging. I notice that this particular package isn't sealed, but rather just one of those fold+flip lock boxes. I decide to open up the box and check on the card and make sure it's intact for my buyer.

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Wow, this looks huge. Was my eVGA 570 this huge? I dunno, it feels huge. I spin it around and take a look-see, looks good. Then my eye catches a glimmer. A magical gleam of light telling me LOOK HERE, as if divine.

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An 8-pin power connector. That's weird, my eVGA only has two 6-pins. Is this a higher memory model or something? I wonder if reference boards are ju- - - - - blinksmiley.gif

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I inspect the sticker closer, 1536MB. They make 570s in that size? Wait... that says 580. I do a double take at the box.

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THEY SENT ME A 580?

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I almost shipped this out without even looking at it, needless to say someone almost got extremely lucky! Thankfully, it was me and not the buyer lol. I refunded his payment, and he was super cool about it. Great guy. He may even end up tossing a little more coin my way to buy the 580 instead!

Feels good man!

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-29-2012, 12:55 AM
 
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The right thing to do would be, informing the saler that a mistake has been made, because in the end they will have to pay for it, when stocks are inspected.
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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-29-2012, 12:57 AM
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Nobody writes in their diaries anymore; it's all posted on FB.



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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-29-2012, 12:58 AM
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He won't have to pay for their mistake lol

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The right thing to do would be, informing the saler that a mistake has been made, because in the end they will have to pay for it, when stocks are inspected.

you probably might consider that it's just one graphics cards and probably is non material value copared ot the rest of the stocks and when a stocktake check happens theyll just assume it was a mistake or something :|

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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-29-2012, 12:59 AM
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I had a friend which had the very same "issue" a while ago.

He ordered a 2nd MSI GTX570 Twin Frozr to SLI with this first one, and instead recieved a GTX580 Twin Frozr. He contacted Amazon.es about it, and they allowed him to keep it and sent him a receipt to prove it was a GTX580 in case he ever needed to RMA it. thumb.gif


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Nobody writes in their diaries anymore; it's all posted on FB.

Facebook IS a diary - a 21st century one. I constantly see friend's worthless, sappy posts all the time about how they broke up or some other crap no one on earth cares about rolleyes.gif


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Wow, that is pretty awesome.

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