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B-Grade Yay or Nay??

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Magnum_Force, 2 May 2006.

  1. Magnum_Force

    Hitman

    Joined: 1 May 2006

    Posts: 599

    Ok, so there is a B-grade X1800GTO on OCUK for £117 in vat, thats alot less than the standard retail version. My question is, is it worth the risk buying it, because such a reduction in price seems that there might be something wrong with it.

    Thoughts??
     
  2. Jabbs

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 6 Feb 2004

    Posts: 7,721

    Location: Rugeley

    Don't b-grade have limited warranty too ?
     
  3. vanandjuanunited

    Soldato

    Joined: 20 Oct 2005

    Posts: 5,531

    14 days to try it first. Looks a bargain. :)
     
  4. Magnum_Force

    Hitman

    Joined: 1 May 2006

    Posts: 599

    Gah, I hate having two conflicting messages. Well, I have got a reply from an email i sent OCUK for pre purchase inquiries, and asked them what was wrong with it (if anything) and they said they cannot discuss what is wrong with individual B-Grade items, but that I have 14 days to return the card if it doesn't work.

    Any other takers?? what are people's thoughts on B-grade stock in general??

    Anyone with any bad experiences??
     
  5. vanandjuanunited

    Soldato

    Joined: 20 Oct 2005

    Posts: 5,531

    Bought a mobo which I couldnt get to post and returned it for a refund. Would happily buy other b grade stuff if its what I am after and reduced enough in price to tempt me. You might find at worst its a bare card with no cables or it could be a full retail box. Either way someone has bought it and opened it and either changed their min and couldnt get it working. It will have been tested I presume and is now for sale as they cant sell it as new.

    Ps what is conflicting about the 2 replies. :confused:
     
  6. Magnum_Force

    Hitman

    Joined: 1 May 2006

    Posts: 599

    Ok, well I think I'll take the plunge, thanks again for everone's help, I appreciate it.
     
  7. Magnum_Force

    Hitman

    Joined: 1 May 2006

    Posts: 599

    Woo, bit the bullet and ordered it (This is the first thing I've ever bought online :eek: ), so now it's just a case of waiting.......

    Once again, thanks to everyone.
     
  8. vanandjuanunited

    Soldato

    Joined: 20 Oct 2005

    Posts: 5,531

    Enjoy it. :cool: