Someone in my area on Craigslist is selling a BFG 7950 GT OC w/ 256 MB memory PCI-E x16 for $160 by itself or $175 with like 8-10 games (Nothing fantastic or anything). Now, is this a good deal? Here's the Newegg listing. It's $214.64 online with shipping and you get $40 back in mail-in rebate, making it $174.64 but it is brand new. The guy says he still has all the original packing and stuff and the receipt and he bought it 2 months ago at Best Buy.
I would offer him a lot less, he obviously wants as much as he can but hes asking too much. I would rather pay the extra ten dollars for the new one IMHO.
Indeed. You have no way of knowing it is actually 2 months old. And even if you did know, it doesn't change the fact that he's charging virtually new prices for second hand gear,
Well,... Can you be absolutely certain of the condition of the card?
Has the card been overclocked more? Has anything occurred that would void the warranty?
IT may almost be worth that price, at a computer shop. It is not worth that price, without a guarantee.
I would offer him alot less just because it is used and you have no way of know how exactly he used it. And because you can buy a new one for the same price.
So i would say no, its not a good deal.
Well, he said he paid $309 at Best Buy (And he says he has the receipt), and I'm sure that'll be his ammunition to support his price. If I tell him it's that cheap on Newegg he'll probably just tell me to buy it on there then. Plus, he'll say I'll have it instantly and not wait for shipping or a rebate, plus games.
Well, are the games anything you would want to play?
my advice, go to newegg.
If you never even make the offer, we'll never know what he says.
Make the lower offer, and see what he says.
Shintsu;3658374Well, he said he paid $309 at Best Buy (And he says he has the receipt), and I'm sure that'll be his ammunition to support his price. If I tell him it's that cheap on Newegg he'll probably just tell me to buy it on there then. Plus, he'll say I'll have it instantly and not wait for shipping or a rebate, plus games.
Is he a "retailer", or just a person with a BFG? Who is he, and how do you know him? How well do you know him? Can you trust him? "And he "says" he has the receipt... Doesn't sound like you trust him, not as a friend.
Look, he is trying to make a private transaction, and the value of his item is dropping like a rock. He really can't set the price, if he wants to sell it.
Yes, it is worth that much on the market. Ok? It is worth that much, only given its "current" market value. Not its current value to you.
It is just not sensible to pay that much, given the following info.
1. NewEgg has the same item, new, for a slightly higher price. 2. You don't know this person well enough to be able to "know" its condition. 3. It is an "old" card. DirectX 10 cards are available for half the price, and the Geforce 8800s are out.
4. NewEgg shipping is usually less than a week. 2 to 3 day shipping is no reason to settle for a used card.
Unless he includes some game you want with it, it really isn't practical.
If you can get him to lower the price even more, then it may be worth it.
On the other hand. You will be helping this man, in his quest to own a brand new DirectX 10 card. Or otherwise increase the value of his own system by $175. I seriously doubt it would be anything more charitable.
You may very well be contributing to the improvement of the local economy, by keeping the money within the community itself. However, if he purchases his next card from outside the community, then it would not noticeably improve the local economy.
Oh well. go newegg.