hmm I just looked at my RMA card and it also says packaged in the USA. Has EVGA seals on both ends. It was packaged up the same as the one I brought from the store. I payed no mind to where the original card was mad. Anyway I am able to push this card farter OC. It is running a tad hotter then the other one. I am happy with it. I assume since the serial # is higher I got a newer card at least.Ya, mine might have been a refurbed with a fresh cooler on it since it had the peel still on it. What makes me think that is that the bottom of the outer sleeve didn't have the EVGA seal on it, just the top was sealed.