Refurbished CPU is it possible?

TheRod

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Maybe you will call me dumb!

How can a CPU be sold as REFURBISHED? The only way they could be sold as refurbished is if the package was open/broken or the fan is defective? I CPU can't be repaired???

I just say that newegg sell Athlon 64 2800+ BOXED REFURBISHED 20$ less than boxed one and 6$ less than OEM.

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justaguy

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You worded it correctly when you said "sold as refurbished." It is not literally refurbished per se. Most of the time refurb parts are just returns that people weren't satisfied with. Then the manufacturer re-tests them and if they past they become "refurbished." Nobody tore apart that chip and fixed it. It was returned and it still works, but can't be sold as new again.

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scamtrOn

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yeah, if you return an item where you opened it, usually you will be charged a 15 percent restocking fee and the item will be sold as a refurbished item.

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