I've got a 12700k sitting, no...languishing, awaiting a motherboard. Have tried a couple of MSI Z690 Torpedo D4 mb's (first had hole punched in top of box on arrival....naaaaa; second had the #1 PCIe/GPU slot snap off the lock tab on insertion of a gpu. It went back, too.)
So looking at an Asus TUF Gaming Z690-Plus Wifi D4 mb on Prime Day. While it's price didn't budge, I noticed under the "Used but like new/very good/good/crappy redacted
" catagories, there was a literal crap ton of "used like new/very good" returns of this board...(literally in the double digits.) Amazon was even offering 25% off those used boards during the Prime Days.
Didn't notice anything like this with the aforementioned MSI board above nor a few others I'd assessed on Amazon.
I know this is a specific board, but dang....the numbers of returns on that Asus board are not good looking. Wonder what's wrong. (And I'll admit it....I bought one of the "Used like new" boards for $150 to look-see. Can always return.
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