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Poll Results: Vote when your Achieva/Catleap monitor comes in.

 
  • 41% (232)
    Achieva QH270
  • 2% (12)
    Achieva QH270 (DOA / didn't recieve)
  • 8% (46)
    Achieva QH270 (Dead pixel(s) / flawed panel)
  • 40% (224)
    Catleap Q270
  • 1% (8)
    Catleap Q270 (DOA / didn't recieve)
  • 5% (33)
    Catleap Q270 (Dead pixel(s) / flawed panel)
555 Total Votes  
post #2041 of 4784
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Originally Posted by cingkrab View Post

Well, we know from that PDF from Achieva posted earlier in the thread the basic model is ~$250 USD freight on board in Korea, in quantities of 100. So they're making about $20 per monitor. Not a huge profit margin by any stretch of the imagination.

Nope, they have eBay and Paypal fees that would be about $40 on each monitor...
     
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post #2042 of 4784
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Well just realize that you are literally going to be amazed with this display if you do pick one up.
I have been sitting here all day firing up various games/videos/pictures just to gawk at the display, it's that amazing (coming from a 21.5 1080p tn panel).
I was debating on either going to surround or ordering a 24 inch ips from dell for around the same cost as this, happy as hell I found this thread before I made any other purchase.
Like someone else mentioned though, just ask the seller to do an inspection for you, even with the added cost it is half off of the closest competitor for these displays.

Isn't it fun? biggrin.gif

I fired up the D3 beta again and it looks stellar really. The larger screen does wonders for it compared to my old 23"

My 460's do struggle a bit on some games with things maxed out but I'm hoping if I can get a job before I end up homeless that a new NVidia card will solve that. tongue.gif
post #2043 of 4784
I know this won't be a popular thought, but I half wonder if these aren't employees or others selling monitors which didn't quite make the cut as far as QA..

Even if I knew that was the case, I'd still be willing to buy again.

We've all been doing the math, something's gotta give. Either they're getting a reduction on seller fees (not), shipping costs (doubtful), or the cost of the monitor itself (the most likely). Well the price has been dropping perhaps reflective of an increase in demand, but my spidey sense tells me something else.

Again, not trying to pee in anyone's cheerios (my own included!), just food for thought.
post #2044 of 4784
Well, the OCN members who've bought the monitors already have performed some pretty thorough testing. And the results are damn good. I trust their testing over an assembly line inspection any day.
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post #2045 of 4784
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Well, the OCN members who've bought the monitors already have performed some pretty thorough testing. And the results are damn good. I trust their testing over an assembly line inspection any day.

I agree completely.. or I wouldn't have bought. Of course there's a level of QA at an electrical/die level that no one here has done (or is able to do) which could be reflective of longevity, but only time will tell on that one. It's a semi-educated gamble, and no one should buy one without being honest with themselves about that fact. I'm all for sticking it to the establishment, but there's a reason the too good to be true adage has persevered for so long!

Just speculating, as others have done, on how they're turning a profit, that's all.
post #2046 of 4784
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I agree completely.. or I wouldn't have bought. Of course there's a level of QA at an electrical/die level that no one here has done (or is able to do) which could be reflective of longevity, but only time will tell on that one. It's a semi-educated gamble, and no one should buy one without being honest with themselves about that fact. I'm all for sticking it to the establishment, but there's a reason the too good to be true adage has persevered for so long!
Just speculating, as others have done, on how they're turning a profit, that's all.

Well the number of panels that have been coming in with dead pixels seems higher than it should be. But I suppose its worth it for the price.
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post #2047 of 4784
Well my monitor was stuck in customs for 3 days, other than that, Green-Sum is keeping true to his shipping times. It should be here tomorrow i'm so excited!! biggrin.gif
post #2048 of 4784
Do all these sellers declare low values when shipping? Only dreamseller actually states that he does.
post #2049 of 4784
Hmm, wonder if it would be worth selling my Samsung Syncmaster 1920x1200 monitor for one of these. I mean, the Samsung already looks good, but I wouldn't mind a nice IPS LED screen.
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post #2050 of 4784
Anyone know how to adjust RGB settings on the Shimian? Bought a calibrator but since i can't use the OSD I can't seem the adjust it : ( as well as not being able to use catalyst to adjust the RGB.
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