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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236102R&RandomID=37941662113913920120120182250

Okay, so here is my frustration: I really want to get this monitor open-box and save like $80. However, I always miss it by a few minutes. My timing is impeccable! I'll go on Newegg and it's been OOS for just a few minutes Right now I can get it new for $170 on Newegg. While saving the money would really help me, should I just go ahead and buy it new while its on sale? Or should I try my luck for open-box...
     
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If i were you I would try to buy it OB. I bought it new for $200 and while I love it I wish I had had the chance to buy it for this much. I've gotten other OB monitors now for friends and so far I have not had bad luck. The worst thing about one was that it had a tiny scratch in the base.
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If i were you I would try to buy it OB. I bought it new for $200 and while I love it I wish I had had the chance to buy it for this much. I've gotten other OB monitors now for friends and so far I have not had bad luck. The worst thing about one was that it had a tiny scratch in the base.

But I keep missing it. I've already bought two others @ $170 each for tri-screen, but open-box deals are unpredictable. frown.gif
     
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