1.    22 Apr 2017 #1

    Refurbished Graphics Card Suggestions


    Hi all,
    Currently saving for a new GPU for my rig, Been looking into refurbished cards due to the price drop,
    I can get a GTX 1080 refurbished for about 370. I've never really had any experience with a refurbished card before, Is it a massive no no?
    Its either that or a new gtx 1070 for about the same price as the refurbished 1080.
    Just wondering if it'd be worth the gamble or not.

    Thanks
    Michael
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  2.    22 Apr 2017 #2
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    Don't know about Europe but in the USA I've purchased Refurbished and done okay. Part of the refurb process is that anything carrying a Serial Number is entered into the cash register/computer at the time of the sale. If it is subsequently returned within the allowed time, usually 15 days, it cannot then be resold again as new hence the refurb label on it. I don't concern myself if the same warranty is offered as when originally sold, usually 1 year.

    If a product has been returned to the manufacturer it may have been repaired but may not carry the full warranty.

    Refurbs, especially electronic add-ins, can be hit or miss but usually there is a good savings. Be sure the warranty whether original or shorter is known and put the product into use to find any problems right away. How products are handled before returning is an issue.
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  3.    22 Apr 2017 #3

    Yeah man, I'll 100% be making sure its original warranty which on the one im looking at is 1 year, Will be put into use straight away and tested anyway. Thanks !
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  4.    23 Apr 2017 #4
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    If you send in a defective card under warranty, it's common for the warrantor to send a refurb as a replacement.

    In other words, I think that it's sensible to buy a refurb.

    Does that 370 include VAT? If not, it's probably not a bargain.
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  5.    23 Apr 2017 #5

    In the UK buddy so all VAT is included in the price already
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  6.    23 Apr 2017 #6
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    Not a fan of refurbished myself, but to each their own as they say. Me? I'd just do with what you have if at all possible and use the money saved by saving up for a new card. I just feel that spending anything more than a few dollars warrant's "new".
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  7.    23 Apr 2017 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devlin1888 View Post
    In the UK buddy so all VAT is included in the price already
    Yeah, believe it or not, I noticed the price in GBP.

    I looked at the UK version of newegg.com. The prices listed there don't include VAT, although the tax shows up at some point in the shopping cart. The least expensive new 1080 there was 375, not including VAT. I don't recall the tax, but it may have been about 84. Dunno if the extra would be worth it to you, to get a longer warranty (I imagine).
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