USPS delivered it last Friday...and Sunday he sent a message that the card "just came in" and that one of the capacitors was broken off as well as it was showing up as a "1 GB card". After a bunch of back and forth messages it sounds like not only does the card work just fine, but I don't think it was ever broken at all (unless the buyer did it themselves). The buyer even said the box showed up in perfect condition and that it looked like "it was broken when being packaged". BS.
The last message was this:
I tried two versions of 3DMark V.10 & V.11, and unable to finish the test, because an error keeps popping up, saying its unable to detect something on the video card.
I want to return this card back to you. Since I'm not gonna use this card on my system. But, if you are willing to give me a discount, I'll keep the card.
He claims that he's tried "v.10 and v.11 Catalyst" as well as "the newest one" whatever that means - so I asked him to take pictures of the damage as well as asking what the rest of his cooling system was since I shipped the card with the waterblock installed.
I asked him to send me a picture of the damage as well as asking what he actually ran on the card...because last I checked there's no such thing as "3DMark v.10 or v.11". This whole partial refund thing is a known scam and I'm seriously losing faith in selling anything on Ebay with this kind of crap happening all the time.
UGH. Rant off.