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He's probably having trouble with his wife. Personally, I bought with my AMEX card, so I'm not too worried. It has 90 day return protection, So even though it's a bit of paperwork to do, I'm at least covered.
Also, Comparing these monitors to Ferraris is a bit of a stretch. More like a Honda C 2000, or something.


I was not comparing this monitor to a Ferrari I was saying that owning any IPS monitor (over 1 billion colors) and using it for black and white is like having a sportscar and driving it slow.
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I purchased this monitor in late Sept. and today I got a letter from FedEx asking for customs fee of $20.30. I live in California, USA.

I thought that USA had a free trade agreement with South Korea?

Is there a way around this customs fee or from others' experience, will I have to pay it?

I bought this monitor from Dream-Seller and contacted him earlier today, but I got an automated message saying that Dream-seller is out for a couple of days.

Thank you.
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Originally Posted by Queesy View Post

I purchased this monitor in late Sept. and today I got a letter from FedEx asking for customs fee of $20.30. I live in California, USA.
I thought that USA had a free trade agreement with South Korea?
Is there a way around this customs fee or from others' experience, will I have to pay it?
I bought this monitor from Dream-Seller and contacted him earlier today, but I got an automated message saying that Dream-seller is out for a couple of days.
Thank you.

This is very weird.
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So the plastic is better than the Catleap plastic then?

I don't have a Catleap to compare to. There were a few people who said their top bezel "sagged" to block a row of pixels at the top of their monitors (shimian), but I haven't seen anyone reporting it for quite awhile. It's just standard plastic like you would find on just about any regular monitor. I've found it to be no more or less fragile than anything else.

Unless there is a specific reason you want the catleap (like aesthetics), there is very little reason to get the catleap over the shimian. They haven't been selling the catleaps that can overclock for a long time, adding a vesa mount can be an issue, it's stand is generally considered the worst, and the cost is usually higher simply because it's what most reviewers used in their reviews and gets searched by more people. All the models use the same panel, so at this point you are simply paying for the catleap's different enclosure. If you don't mind the shimian's looks, then get the cheapest one you can find from a reputable seller.

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Originally Posted by Queesy View Post

I purchased this monitor in late Sept. and today I got a letter from FedEx asking for customs fee of $20.30. I live in California, USA.
I thought that USA had a free trade agreement with South Korea?
Is there a way around this customs fee or from others' experience, will I have to pay it?
I bought this monitor from Dream-Seller and contacted him earlier today, but I got an automated message saying that Dream-seller is out for a couple of days.
Thank you.

This is a known issue with some FedEx deliveries. There should be no customs charges or taxes, but FedEx seems to think otherwise and waits for people to push back before doing anything about it. They're hoping you'll just pay the money, so use that to your advantage.




Since it keeps coming up, this is my current knowledge of the sellers which are used most around here (based on this thread and the original review thread):

TA Planet - good service reviews, but seems to have a lot of pre-order stuff now
bigclothcraft - great service reviews, and good history of solving what few problems have been reported (has anyone seen a bad review?)
green-sum - good reputation overall, but has had a few people report bad experiences when trying to return a defective unit (this is who I used)
Red-Cap - good reviews, but his pixel policy has unique requirements, and some recent rumblings about his service after the sale
DreamSeller - used to get great reviews, but lately a lot of complaints about service and merchandise quality have surfaced that you should consider
AccessoriesWhole - great service reviews, and history of solving problems, best pixel guarantee, but tends to be more expensive than other options


Don't take any of these as an endorsement, YMMV. Be sure to check their pixel and return policies. Some will pay for return shipping on defective monitors, which is nice, but lately a lot of sellers are changing from a maximum of 5 dead pixels to 20. Always know what you're agreeing to before hitting the button to buy.
Edited by IronCamel - 10/15/12 at 11:48pm
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Can someone that ordered Achieva Shimian tell me the website of the manufacturer. It is probably printed on the package label. So far I only have the CrossOver website which is: http://crosslcd.co.kr
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post #2247 of 3508
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I purchased this monitor in late Sept. and today I got a letter from FedEx asking for customs fee of $20.30. I live in California, USA.
I thought that USA had a free trade agreement with South Korea?
Is there a way around this customs fee or from others' experience, will I have to pay it?
I bought this monitor from Dream-Seller and contacted him earlier today, but I got an automated message saying that Dream-seller is out for a couple of days.
Thank you.

They probably considered it an LCD TV instead of an LED monitor. TV's have a "hazardous materials fee" or something like that. Call them up and tell them it is an LED monitor, not an LCD TV. Should clear it up. I read someone else having that problem with FedEx in this thread as well.

Be warned, though. Even after you clear up the problem and you get your monitor it is very likely you will still receive a notice a month or so later demanding you pay or they will take action. FedEx is really annoying to deal with unfortunately.
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If you would rather pay a $1000 and get this monitor from a seller you a familiar with here you go. lol
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824185011

If you read the last review you will notice that they do not even give you any extra button controls just power and contrast like the Achieva. I guess the extra $600 is for the all aluminum case.
Edited by Lazlonius - 10/16/12 at 6:09am
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Originally Posted by marcusfrenkel View Post

Can someone that ordered Achieva Shimian tell me the website of the manufacturer. It is probably printed on the package label. So far I only have the CrossOver website which is: http://crosslcd.co.kr

Hi!!

Do you mean this?

http://www.achieva.co.kr/

S2!!
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Originally Posted by IronCamel View Post

I don't have a Catleap to compare to. There were a few people who said their top bezel "sagged" to block a row of pixels at the top of their monitors (shimian), but I haven't seen anyone reporting it for quite awhile. It's just standard plastic like you would find on just about any regular monitor. I've found it to be no more or less fragile than anything else.
Unless there is a specific reason you want the catleap (like aesthetics), there is very little reason to get the catleap over the shimian. They haven't been selling the catleaps that can overclock for a long time, adding a vesa mount can be an issue, it's stand is generally considered the worst, and the cost is usually higher simply because it's what most reviewers used in their reviews and gets searched by more people. All the models use the same panel, so at this point you are simply paying for the catleap's different enclosure. If you don't mind the shimian's looks, then get the cheapest one you can find from a reputable seller..

Ive had a new in box 7970 for about 3 weeks now because i cant decide which monitor to get out of all the ones + dif versions of same one, catleap q270,2703, shimian,crossover, so as far as picture quality goes all of these are the same ?? Im assuming best priced one as you mentioned would be shimian, If so dhsummer has cheapest ones http://www.ebay.com/itm/ACHIEVA-Shimian-QH270-Lite-27-Wide-QHD-PC-Monitor-DVI-D-2560x1440-USA-110V-NEW-/271046540951?pt=Computer_Monitors&hash=item3f1ba1fe97 is he reputable or should i get greensum one http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-ACHIEVA-Shimian-QH270-Lite-27-LED-Quad-HD-DVI-2560x1440-16-9-6ms-PC-Monitor-/110833856200?pt=Computer_Monitors&hash=item19ce366ec8
Any difference between those, or which specific one would you guys, get a link would be appreciated.
Thanks
Edited by mltno - 10/16/12 at 9:10am
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