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Old 11-03-07, 05:39 PM
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Could someone tell me the difference btw these two (apparently) identical HDDs?

Hey everyone,

I found these two drives on Newegg, and they seem to be exactly the same. One is OEM and the other is Open Box, but there is about a $20 difference. Any ideas?

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Old 11-03-07, 05:54 PM
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OEM means new, but in the same state they ship to computer manufacturers (i.e., no box, probably no CD or cables). Open Box means it's been returned.
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That's what I figured open box meant. Anyone have any experience with "open box" items from New Egg, or should I just go with $20 more for certainty?
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Open box from Newegg has a pretty bad reputation. It can be ok, but it often is stuff that got abused and returned.
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I like Newegg but I'd be pretty skeptical of forking over my money for something someone returned.

Drop the extra $20 and go OEM.

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