Open box means not only will they probably not have "extras", but also you're rolling the dice and could get a defective item.Yup, I'm posting more deals, but this time they are from newegg.
85 dollars on a Radeon 4850
Newegg.com - Open Box: MSI R4850-2D512-OC Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card
125 on the 4870
Newegg.com - POWERCOLOR AX4870 512MD5 Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
70 dollars on a 4830
Newegg.com - Open Box: MSI R4830-T2D512 OC Radeon HD 4830 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card
AMD is planning on making an official price drop in July, so that means that the prices for these very good retailers will drop even lower than this. Man I love price wars. I wonder what Nvidia's reply will be.
The 4830 and 4850 are open box. all that means is that the device comes with JUST the card and only the card, no driver disks or manuals or anything like that. they are brand new cards. Just without the extra goodies.
In NewEggs own words about open box items "The entire risk as to the quality and performance of these items is with the buyer. These items have been tested for functionality, but may have superficial physical defects including, but not limited to, scratches, dings or dents. Should these items exhibit a functional defect following their purchase, the buyer (not the manufacturer, distributor, or Newegg) assumes the entire cost of all necessary servicing or repairs, unless otherwise required by law. These items are not covered by any 30-day satisfaction guarantee."
And from personal experience and the experience of others close to me, it happens...