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Old September 19, 2011, 02:53 PM
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Hey Ya'll,

I'm looking at an ebay auction for a refurbished Zotac GTX 560 and I'm just wondering if I'm crazy for considering this purchase? It's from a reseller that takes returned products from Best Buy and Future Shop and re certifies and auctions them off. It's currently going for about $90.

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NCIX.com - Buy Zotac GeForce GTX 560 820MHZ 1GB 4GHZ GDDR5 2XDVI Mini HDMI PCI-E Video Card - Zotac - ZT-50701-10M - in Canada

I'll have a 14 day return window but return shipping is at my cost. Worth the risk? I figure if I can get one for near $70 it'd be more worth it. I've bought from these guys before and all the gadgets have worked.

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Old September 19, 2011, 02:56 PM
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Shipping could kill that deal.
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Old September 19, 2011, 03:01 PM
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7 bucks shipped to me. So returned should be about the same?
I'm just not sure I want to risk getting a dud card.
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Old September 19, 2011, 03:04 PM
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Ya, it would be a good deal if it does not crater. 7 bucks shipping is a really good deal, where is it shipping from?
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Old September 19, 2011, 05:27 PM
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Looks like Burnaby. Some of their stuff comes from Ontario. The eBay store is 2ndturn. Lots of good deals to be had. These cards aren't going to be one of the deals though. They ended up going for $124 and $140.

There's a couple more coming up I'll keep my eye on..
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Old September 19, 2011, 07:38 PM
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i seen em on sale for 130

you gonna want your warranty
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Old September 19, 2011, 11:08 PM
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Yeah, I just chatted with Zotac support and there ain't no way they'd honour a warranty on one of those. Soooo, unless they go for like $50 it's just not worth the risk!
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That's a good point, Bob. :)

But, I have a few thoughts. 1) the seller is a power seller. They probably want to keep a half decent rating. 2) is it worth it to sell so many cards if there's a good chance they'll be bad? Unless the buyer instantly sends feedback but I think many wait a bit when receiving something back like a graphics card. I know I would. I wonder if they'd sell those cards if they weren't 100% sure they would be 100% working and for long term.

I think it's possible the cards were just returned, not necessarily refurbished. They were also demo cards so if the guy has some computers set up, he put them in but maybe they are going to move to newer cards as the Radeon 7xxx series will be next and soon?

Anyway, I agree, it's a tough sell with no warranty. It's still a risk and I didn't read enough to know the return window time but whatever it is, you have to pay to ship back and it's a pain to do so. What if the card runs a bit hotter than you want? Do you keep it or send it back? So, yeah, maybe better to pay $30 bucks or more and get a card that has its warranty still. Three years is probably good enough to decide the card's in good shape.

Another point with warranty is that they're usually not transferable anyway.
Either it's defective within the first three years or you **** your card up probably with overclocking or messing with the voltages.... but, with those cards you can't be too sure either way. But, I suspect they had rigorous testing before going on ebay. A bunch of gamer kids giving bad feedback is something they don't want.
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Old September 21, 2011, 09:32 AM
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It's become a moot point anyway as none of the cards have gone for less than $130 shipped. (One even went for $190. Some people have no clue!)
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It's become a moot point anyway as none of the cards have gone for less than $130 shipped. (One even went for $190. Some people have no clue!)

thats ebay
i sold a 160$ board for 350$ lol and thats + shipping
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