Originally Posted by Arizonian
Personally I'd avoid open box monitors. If they were returned, someone like us found something wrong most likely. The average person hooks up up and plays. We know better.
It was hard for me to pass up an open box ASUS PB278Q which Neweeg sells for $519 but I resisted. I guess it wouldn't be so bad if its local as don't have to deal with shipping returns over just driving back even same day.
With newegg I will never buy anything open box, with micro center since its a brick and mortar store, you can open the box and check it to make sure that everything is fine. Sometime ppl buy things and return it cos they didn't like it or their hardware could not support it. I have picked up a lot of open box items from micro center and lot of times you can tell if something has been used or not. So far I had to only return 1 item (a GPU) as I one of the cooling fans was not spinning.
I'm not endorsing it or saying its bad, just saying use caution when buying used/open box items.