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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 #4441 of 4784
I'm thinking about getting a second Shimian,can anyone point me to a good dual stand that will work for these? Preferably from Amazon (prime) dont want to spend more than 150.00.

Also, the 'estimated delivery date' on eBay says Sept 21-Oct 4 for my first Shimian monitor (placed my order yesterday from green-sum) did it show that kind of long delivery time for everyone else and it just arrived way earlier?
post #4442 of 4784

My Catleap from Green-Sum had around a 1 week estimate, and then showed up within 3 business days. Such a long lead time makes me wonder about availability. Try to send Green-Sum an email, but keep it very basic and easy to answer with a yes or no, to avoid any "lost in translation" issues. Green-Sum has been one of the better vendors, so I'd check in with them. Hopefully it's just a very conservative estmate and you'll receive them in the normal time of under one week.

 

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post #4443 of 4784
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My Catleap from Green-Sum had around a 1 week estimate, and then showed up within 3 business days. Such a long lead time makes me wonder about availability. Try to send Green-Sum an email, but keep it very basic and easy to answer with a yes or no, to avoid any "lost in translation" issues. Green-Sum has been one of the better vendors, so I'd check in with them. Hopefully it's just a very conservative estmate and you'll receive them in the normal time of under one week.

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Thanks. In the auction before I bought it the estimate shows the 10th for me so it's a little confusing.

Ok I just checked my order update in my email and it says the following. So maybe it just hasnt updated yet with eBay.

Paid on Sep-05-12 $289.00 Free 1 $289.00
Shipped on Sep-06-12
Expedited Shipping
Estimated delivery: September 21 - October 04, 2012
Tracking number: xxxx
Edited by bodine1231 - 9/6/12 at 11:06am
post #4444 of 4784
Need some advice.

Bought a Shimian Lite a couple months ago, shipped to Trinidad (Caribbean) from Ta-Planet. Fedex at first charged me a duty & VAT fee, as they cleared it as a LCD Television. All computer equipment is both duty and VAT free here. After refusing to pay, they (Fedex), returned to customs and then allowed me to clear the item without any illegal charges.

My problem is that afterwards, Fedex sent a bill for the duty & VAT that was incorrect in the first place. I spoke to the office and was told, "don't worry, the old info was in the system and will be corrected". Yesterday, I got a note by mail saying I have 30 days to pay or legal action will be taken against me.

The country manager is an arrogant man and we argued about the initial fee. He basically said Fedex cannot be wrong and I
answered strongly.

Any advice on how to handle this?
post #4445 of 4784
If I don't use a power converter, what are the chances that something will go wrong?
Edited by yousefk - 9/8/12 at 11:03am
post #4446 of 4784
See a few people wondering why catleaps have "leaped" in price. Pretty clear to me, bloggers have been posting about their experiences buying catleaps. So, the thousands of readers go to ebay and type in "catleap"; with no knowledge of the other brands.. (think of all the middle-class/upper middle-class programmers that read coding horror blog)

I'm buying 3 shimian qh270-lite monitors, and have decided to go with sellers that do not have a "perfect-pixel" listing. Reason behind this is if they are "inspecting" all their monitors, they pick out the best and sell for a higher price. Sellers with only 1 listing are just buying from manufacturer and shipping, with no inspections. These sellers will give you best chance of getting perfect/near perfect monitors. The bigger sellers who cherry pick out all the good ones and jack up the price will be sending the crap monitors out on their cheaper e-bay listings.

Just my theory, will see how it works for me smile.gif

Anyone have thoughts along this line? or other evidence against this theory?

Thanks!
post #4447 of 4784
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See a few people wondering why catleaps have "leaped" in price. Pretty clear to me, bloggers have been posting about their experiences buying catleaps. So, the thousands of readers go to ebay and type in "catleap"; with no knowledge of the other brands.. (think of all the middle-class/upper middle-class programmers that read coding horror blog)
I'm buying 3 shimian qh270-lite monitors, and have decided to go with sellers that do not have a "perfect-pixel" listing. Reason behind this is if they are "inspecting" all their monitors, they pick out the best and sell for a higher price. Sellers with only 1 listing are just buying from manufacturer and shipping, with no inspections. These sellers will give you best chance of getting perfect/near perfect monitors. The bigger sellers who cherry pick out all the good ones and jack up the price will be sending the crap monitors out on their cheaper e-bay listings.
Just my theory, will see how it works for me smile.gif
Anyone have thoughts along this line? or other evidence against this theory?
Thanks!

I bought two catleaps (non-PP) from BCC, first came perfect with no struck/dead pixels and no backlight bleeding. The second came with 5 dead pixels which is still within the spec, but four are grouped together and form a big dot. So, I contacted them and they authorized a free return shipping. It has just reached them two days ago. So, it is still on going but so far so good.

I intially thought the same about cherry-picking but from the two purchases I made and from what people are saying. I now think that there's a small possibility. But, what matters the most is the customer service, aftersale and RMA.
post #4448 of 4784
It could just be supply and demand, because yes, Catleaps have been more widely advertised on sites like Slickdeals and Techbargains (and since they started being advertised, I noticed an influx of newly registered people asking questions in this thread and the Catleap club thread). Other monitors have not really gone up in price much: ShiMians are still ~300-350 and CrossOvers are still ~350 for low end. My bet is advertisement and resulting demand driving prices up. I'm partial to ShiMians myself smile.gif

There's no logical reason why the Catleap club thread grows by hundreds of posts a week other than advertising and people's interpretation that it must be better. Since it's not actually better, it has to be word of mouth and advertising.
   
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post #4449 of 4784
Figured plenty of you know about this stuff, so I'd post it here rather than it's own thread.

I can't seem to figure this out, but I have a 30" and I considered getting two 27" like these and running them to the side. I know the pixel pitch is different, but from what I understand the actual pixel size difference should be pretty minimal. Something like 29.5" in 16"9 or something. BUt I used the Tvcalculator.com to figure it out and the difference looks like nearly an inch on the top and bottom.

Anyone have a link to some sort of visual calculator for sorting this stuff out. I was going to go with some Asus 1080p panels and try to match the pitch, but I'd love to have 7680 across. Am missing something or would it really be that big of a difference. I love my HP 30 but don't think I could drop 1400 for two of the 30" Leonidas's.
post #4450 of 4784
hi, i plan to buy crossover 27q led-p monitor , but before i buy it i wanted to ask a couple of questions, and if all works out will provide with pics when i get monitor if needed. smile.gif

should i buy extra warranty(3years)?
i plan to use it also with my laptop which only has hdmi and vga ports, can i just buy hdmi to dvi-d transformer and it will work?
will extra electricity adapter will be needed as i live in Europe not states?
would you guys pay extra 50$ for perfect pixel?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/CROSSOVER-27Q-LED-P-27-DVI-Dual-S-IPS-QHD-2560X1440-16-9-Pivot-Tilt-Monitor-/110869169169?pt=Computer_Monitors&hash=item19d0514411
this is the seller i chose, i chose that one because it has free shipping to my country
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