Olx & Quikr has changed the way used goods are treated in the Indian market. Also, the e-commerce world is changing and the used products online sales is a phenomenon that is becoming popular even in the small towns of India.
Earlier the only option was to sell stuff to retailers or used products dealers who would pay pennies for them.
Now with direct interaction between seller and buyer using OLX and Quikr you can sell or buy used stuff easily. However, there are some of the points that you should be careful when buying used products.
So that you don’t end up buying a faulty product and waste your hard earned money.
4 Tips to Buy a Used Graphics Card Without Getting Duped
1. Always Try To Buy Product in Warranty
Now, this is my cardinal rule to buy any product from OLX or Quikr. You don’t want to be in a situation that what you have bought just goes dead after 2 days of purchase. Graphics cards usually have 3 years manufacturer warranty(Sapphire Tech), Asus, MSI, Gigabyte. Some have 2 years and or even 5 years.
You must Check with the buyer the purchase date for the graphics card.
2. Always Take the Bill, Box, and Accessories
The bill is a must to claim warranty. You must ask for the original bill and accessories that came with the graphics card.
Accessories like SLI or crossfire bridge, power connectors, manuals, DVI converters, HDMI cable etc.
3. Don’t Buy Without Testing. How to Test The Graphics card Before Paying?
Take 3 software in a pen drive to test the graphics card when you go to the seller’s place. Don’t buy without testing.
Fraps and GPU Z and Furmark Benchmark are the Apps required. Play a game and see if Fraps is showing the FPS and there is no sudden drop in FPS.
GPU-Z will tell you exactly about the model, clock speed and memory size of the graphics card. Also, you need to check the complete specs of model on internet before you go to the seller’s place.
Run Furmark test and see the graphics card is running stable without freezing or any coil whine or any artifacts. Play 2-3 games that the seller has installed on his system and check the sound levels as well.
Importantly, check the temperature on GPU-Z, it should not be too high.
Software – If you are not familiar with these softwares, you must read about them and what they do.
4. Negotiate & Close the Deal
You will be surprised how low you can purchase stuff by cleverly negotiating. Usually sellers mark up a little to make sure they have margin for negotiation. Keep negotiating for 2-3 days and help the seller believe that you are a genuine buyer.
You may easily get 2-3 thousand discount on the listed price.
Price List Used Graphics Card
Additionally Here is Tentative Price List for Some of the Used Graphics Cards You can take advantage of. Prices are based on current prices of new Graphics Cards and average listed prices of used cards in India. Also price is lower or higher based on the date of purchase and warranty left.
Expected Price for Used Graphics Cards (Rs.) in India 2015.
- Nvidia GTX 770 – Purchase price 17,000 to 20,000.
- AMD HD 7970 – Purchase price 14,000 to 16500
- The AMD R9 280X – Purchase price 15,000 to 17,500.
- AMD HD 7950 – Purchase price 11,000 to 13,000.
- Nvidia GTX 760 – Purchase price 10,000 to 12,500.
- The Nvidia GTX 660 ti – Purchase price 10,000 to 12,000.
- Nvidia GTX 660 – Purchase price 8000 to 9,500.
- AMD R9 270X – Purchase price 10,000 to 11,000.
- Nvidia GTX 750 Ti – Purchase price 7,000 to 8,500.
- Nvidia GTX 750 – Purchase Price 5,000 to 6,000.
I hope the article is helpful in buying a used graphics card from OLX or Quikr.