Surface 3 owner myself, I went with the 4gb RAM version after reading so many complaints about poor performance of this 2gb one so I'd recommend skipping this one for the higher spec model. The physical size, weight, and speed are great for my use where the higher end Surface Pro 3 or 4's are overkill.
Also note that Microsoft announced they will stop manufacturing the Surface 3 by the end of 2016 so prices may continue to decline until stock dwindles. There is no announced successor to the Surface 3 (Intel more or less bailed out on the future of this class of Atom CPU) so the next best choice will be the Surface Pro 4 with the Core m3 CPU which is much more expensive.
I have ordered it yesterday and just received a call from Newegg. They wanted to notify me that they changed description of the item (added "Not in retail packaging") and check if I still want it.
According to Newegg (not Always.Deals who is the seller) it is brand new, comes with 1 year warranty, includes all the accessories, but doesn't have manuals and comes in a plain brown box rather than retail package.
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