If you were someone who RMA'ed your 8800GTX because it turns out to be defective.
You get one of those "recertified" cards back from EVGA. You don't get a new card back. And if that card ends up being bad, they send you another, and another, until you give up trying to get a new card.
They tell you you will get a certified card that is "available" and if there is none available than they might give you a new one.