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Should I buy a refurbished monitor?

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I was planning on getting a new monitor to replace my old 19 inch Dell. I saw that the Samsung PX2370 had great reviews and I wanted to get it. I could not find it new any where though, but I saw it refurbished at a great price on Amazon. It is available at the seller "Deal-Stop" for a great price. Is it safe for me to buy this? Or should I wait or try to buy one new?
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Stay away from refurbished monitors. I've never had good luck with them. You can usually expect blemishes on the screen and they usually have a ton of hours on them. One refurb that I got even had a stuck pixel. Just spend the extra few bucks on a new display.
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my sister brought a refurb dell monitor maybe 5 years ago, it just now started to die recently so the life of refurb monitors are pretty decent

my refurb samsung b2330 is still going strong after about 1 year now.
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Stay away from refurbished monitors. I've never had good luck with them. You can usually expect blemishes on the screen and they usually have a ton of hours on them. One refurb that I got even had a stuck pixel. Just spend the extra few bucks on a new display.


depends where you buy them from tbh. both my refurb. monitors were clean as heck; cosmetic wise
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My Viewsonic is a refurb from around 2007/2008 on eBay and its still going strong. It had a dead pixel for a year, but that disappeared by itself a while ago.

Just luck of the draw to be honest!
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