Reply 44240 of 46517, by Meatball
Put on your thinking caps everyone! I have 2 video cards, which both arrived today as shown in the pictures below.
A - ATI Radeon 8500LE - The seller shipped it in a thin-padded bubble envelope with no anti-static wrap and no additional protection. The card was also filthy - like a laser jet printer cartridge exploded over most it (particularly within and around the heatsink/fan). The photo shown was after cleanup - there was no way I was putting this card as it was into any of my motherboards. Arrived from California.
B- Elsa GLoria II Pro - The seller shipped it double-boxed, the outer box was also reinforced with additional cardboard, anti-static wrap, and bubble-wrap; PLUS additional newspaper protection covered in tasty news, food, and bicycle sales. They even markered in an arrow to tell me which way to pull the tape sealing the anti-static wrap. One of the cleanest cards I have ever received. No maintenance was required. Arrived from Germany.
Which card was the stud, and which one was the dud?
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