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Would you buy a used gigabyte 660ti OC for $220

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February 24, 2013 11:15:15 PM

Hello,
I found a guy selling a gigabyte 660ti OC for $220. He said nothing is wrong with it he sent a 560ti for repair and he received the 660ti as an rma. He bought a 680 when he sent the 560ti for repair. So its still in the box from the manufacturer unused. What do you guys think should I take the plunge or spend the extra $70 for brand new?

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a b Î Nvidia
February 24, 2013 11:18:33 PM

Sounds like a good deal just make sure it works before you pay him lol.
a b Î Nvidia
February 24, 2013 11:22:50 PM

660ti for 220 is a pretty good value. just make sure it works.
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February 24, 2013 11:22:53 PM

If it is still in the manufacturers box unopened, it is effectively new. Ask him if something breaks on it, if you can send it to him to send in for warranty work. Personally, I believe used products are great, if the seller can prove it works.

Why not exchange at one of your houses? Privacy reasons?
February 24, 2013 11:22:57 PM

How can I verify its working before the hand off? I don't personally know the guys its a local listing that I responded too. We agreed to make the exchange by a walmart which is heavily populated. I seen the pictures everything is included.
a b Î Nvidia
February 24, 2013 11:24:05 PM

easiest way is to ask him to put it in a computer, and tell him to take a picture of it on GPU-Z or something if you cant do it in person0


edit: of course with hsi name and date on the picture
a b Î Nvidia
February 24, 2013 11:24:13 PM

Well ask him if you can try it first if he says no you know something is fishy
February 24, 2013 11:29:24 PM

there is no way he got the 660ti from a 560ti RMA
February 24, 2013 11:46:31 PM

Idk thats what he said. But I sent him a msg asking him to take a picture of gpu-z with his name and date on the picture. I brought the price down to $215 his original selling price was $250 but I guess he wants to get rid of it.
a b Î Nvidia
February 24, 2013 11:54:43 PM

don't always rely on a manufacturer sending a new card for something that has been rma"d. they will send a "repaired" card if you're lucky.

if it's too good to be true.................

is the box sealed?
February 24, 2013 11:58:37 PM

It was but he opened it for the pictures. Swifty were you selling pny cards on ebay? this weekend?
February 25, 2013 12:10:39 AM

ndslite said:
there is no way he got the 660ti from a 560ti RMA


Actually, some companies, such as EVGA, often send a new card if the old one is discontinued. Most don't do that, but a few do, especially for older cards where it might cost them more to find one of the old ones than to just ship a new one.
a b Î Nvidia
February 25, 2013 12:13:53 AM

albeit, i know that they send gpus of the current gen, would it not have been more appropriate for them to send a 660 rather than a 660ti in this case?
February 25, 2013 12:16:04 AM

dudewitbow said:
albeit, i know that they send gpus of the current gen, would it not have been more appropriate for them to send a 660 rather than a 660ti in this case?


Maybe, maybe not. I've heard of getting a 670 for a 570 RMA before, so it might be that you get the newest version of the model number. Of course, that'll also depend on the company's policies.
a b Î Nvidia
February 25, 2013 12:27:16 AM

dmar001 said:
It was but he opened it for the pictures. Swifty were you selling pny cards on ebay? this weekend?



no, but I have some awesome real-estate in Florida if you're interested.....................
February 25, 2013 1:29:31 AM

Got this as a response back to taking pics:
I dont have it installed. It would be too much work to take out my gtx 680 since it is water cooled. Warranty for gigabyte is based on serial number so you wont need proof of purchase to rma it.
--What do you guys think?
a b Î Nvidia
February 25, 2013 1:36:33 AM

I would ask can he come to your house so you can try it.I mean it's to risky to just trust his word it works.I wouldn't buy it if hes not willing to let you see it work.But that's me if you want to risk it go ahead it's your money so do as you please.
February 25, 2013 1:51:47 AM

Thats the thing the components to my system are coming this week between amazon and newegg so have no means of testing it at my house just yet. Would you know if the only thing I'll need for an RMA is the serial number and not a receipt? I can't say i've ever sent anything in to be rma'ed except for the xbox 360 and the red lights of death.
a b Î Nvidia
February 25, 2013 2:23:33 AM

Oh o.k. well that sucks.Also i do not know if that is all you need it's possible.
March 4, 2013 12:02:30 AM

Ok for an update I took the plunge and played crysis 2 i'm getting 55-60fps on ultra, d11, 1080p. Great deal got a $300 card for $215. I'm more than pleased. Went on the gigabyte website and the warranty is serial number based no receipt needed.
a b Î Nvidia
March 4, 2013 12:12:25 AM

That's great news.I am happy for you. Congrats! ;) 
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