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Though fairly unrelated, this "score" reminds of when I bought my Qnap [2-bay, diskless] NAS as an Open Box model from Newegg. At a price that was about $100 less than the typical selling price for a 100% new one I thought I was getting a good enough deal.
When I got the NAS it was in a box that was clearly shipped to them from Qnap--they had returned the NAS to Newegg after repair or testing or whatever and Newegg just stuck labels over the label Qnap used to ship it back to them and shipped me the same box! I could even see the name of the contact at Newegg that Qnap addressed it to as well as the RMA number or whatever. Newegg probably didn't even look inside or test it themselves. In the box there was just the NAS box and power cable/adapter, pretty much nothing else except Styrofoam and plastic protecting the NAS (if there was even that, I don't remember now).
Anyway I was thinking, "wow this seems rather heavy for a basically empty box with just this little guy in there." Well I pulled open one of the drive trays and low and behold there were already two brand new WD 1TB drives in there! I dunno if this was originally a 2TB (disk-installed) NAS that the Egg RMA'd to Qnap and didn't realize and resold it as a diskless version or if Qnap left them in there accidentally after testing, but either way it was definitely sent to me with the drives in it.
Then when told Newegg about it and they pretty much just reiterated their policy on Open Box sales which was I could return it for a refund if it was within 30 days or just keep what I bought. Well the product certainly worked fine and it came with a bonus two drives in it so needless to say, I kept it!