I, for one, would never order "opened box" merchandise unless I could inspect it before purchasing to be sure it was in working order.
I am however curious as to what NewEgg's opened box process entails. Do they test the returned product before reselling. If so, how extensive is this testing? Does the opened box product come with a different warrenty than new?
In the past, I have suspected that even some of my "new" goods ordered from Newegg were returns. No solid evidence, but I have noticed some wear and stickers missing/poorly attached on some "new" stuff I've gotten. I know this is illegal, and Newegg must disclaim returned merchandise before reselling, but I wouldn't put it past them (even though they seem to be an honest company).