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My evga cards certainly didn't "come from China"Because those cards originally come from China anyways, so how is any Retailing buying them, to know if it was previously used, if the packaging is original...?
There is a now famous photo of out of the boxes RTX laptop propped up like a teepee on shelves, all being used for mining, with original cable and everything still intact, with the peel-off protective coating still all over the laptop... Cables still bundled together, etc...
All being used in a mining farm, before they are shipped as new through retail channels...!
11 total 30 series cards from them including 3x 3080 3x 3080ti and a couple 3090 as well as 2x 3070ti all of them brand new and built and shipped from California.
Also people leaving things like plastic wrap on devices doesn't mean it's going back into official retail channel. I on many things where it won't effect performance leave any kind of plastic wrap on my devices as it keeps them looking their best / protected for the day I do decide to sell them used.
I peel it off day I'm selling and it looks brand new and I get better offers.
These miners certainly plan to resale but in no way does some "pictures" mean they are going back into retail channel.
But again what do I care my cards come from an American company with American wardanty fully intact and I'll certainly have sold off the card for its direct replacement long before said warranty expires.