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post #6001 of 25893
Just received mine, It's amazing, no backlight bleeding or any dead pixels. I ordered at Green-sum no pixel perfect.

I had to pay 70 euros for customs though frown.gif
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Originally Posted by Tom114 View Post

Just received mine, It's amazing, no backlight bleeding or any dead pixels. I ordered at Green-sum no pixel perfect.

I had to pay 70 euros for customs though frown.gif

I am awaiting to see if I suffer the same fate, I don`t know if this is random or guaranteed or luck. Mine according to Fedex is now in France so over half way here lol
post #6003 of 25893
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I had the same amount of BLB on my X-Star, with the same distribution of bleeding, only upside-down. I consider this intolerable BLB, but I'd be curious to know what other, more experienced users are thinking about it (I never had those issues with my TN panel before).

I was able to fix most of the BLB using the tape method that is being suggested at the front page of this thread and a few youtube videos on how to open up the monitor. Feel free to ask if you need any help. Now, the bleed that emited from the center (which is at the top in your case, was at the bottom in mine) is all but gone. I don't even notice the remaining BLB, not even when playing dark games like Dishonored at night.

This is the BLB after the tape fix. Mind you, the photo was taken with long exposure time, so the BLB looks worse than it actually is. Also, I didn't bother taping the upper part of the screen back then, which is probably the reason why there's still a decent amount of BLB there. I might get to it when I find the nerve and time...


If you don't want to take the risk of breaking something while using the tape mod, I'd seriously consider a refund or exchange on the sellers expense.

I went ahead and submitted an exchange request on eBay. We'll see what they say. Sigh. I guess if they offer to give me a partial refund and keep the monitor, i might try the tape fix. It just seems like I shouldn't have to pull apart a brand new monitor to get an acceptable level of quality - I'm not expecting perfect.

Thanks
post #6004 of 25893
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Originally Posted by Darknight1 View Post

Back light bleed on my new Qnix from green-sum. Seems pretty bad. Should I ask for an exchange?

This is one click up from full lowest brightness:





The one in the center-upper-left goes away a bit when i push gently on it, but the one in the center-upper-right just glares at me. frown.gif

Thanks!

Hmm. I also got mine from green-suml and have this problem. Shows up at the bottom area only for me. Looks a little better than what the photo shows, but still noticeable.

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I got a customs duty tax invoice from Fedex for $20.90

I was wondering has anyone else that bought one of these monitors that live in California got charged a customs duty tax?
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I got a customs duty tax invoice from Fedex for $20.90

I was wondering has anyone else that bought one of these monitors that live in California got charged a customs duty tax?
That sounds like sales tax (~7.5%).
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That sounds like sales tax (~7.5%).

No it's not sales tax the invoice states that it's for duties and tax.
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I am awaiting to see if I suffer the same fate, I don`t know if this is random or guaranteed or luck. Mine according to Fedex is now in France so over half way here lol

I'm sure you will, I got one from Fedex and I got a customs fee of $20.90 USD. I am guessing it's the carrier that charges these fees for importing the item. Last year I bought some shoes from China they were delivered/imported by EMS and valued over a $100 and I never received a customs duty fee.
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That sounds like sales tax (~7.5%).

Why would Fedex collect sales tax? He said it was a customs duty invoice.
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Why would Fedex collect sales tax? He said it was a customs duty invoice.
The same reason why FedEx collected $40 in sales tax from me when I received my monitor. Except I live in Canada. Anytime I hear about a person speak of "duty" or "customs" in these threads, I get suspicious. Since there is no duty, and no custom on these monitors (in Canada or the US), then either something went wrong and they were charged when they weren't, or something went right, but they misinterpreted what they were charged.

In Canada (I realise this is not California, but bear with me; this is an example of how it might end up being sales tax) the customs officials will actually levy sales tax at the point of entry; which then requires the courier to collect that tax. The specifics of it escape me (whether the courier pays the tax in your stead, then forwards the tax on to you... with a small additional fee, or just forwards the tax onwards) but I have seen many people claim it was "customs" or "duty" when it was the standard sales tax, charged on everything you buy (in Canada). We're just used to paying everything at checkout.

So could it be sales tax? Considering California is one of those states which requires paying (sales) tax on internet purchases, it's entirely possible. Especially if it's $20.90, which works out to be about 7.5% of $279.
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The same reason why FedEx collected $40 in sales tax from me when I received my monitor. Except I live in Canada. Anytime I hear about a person speak of "duty" or "customs" in these threads, I get suspicious. Since there is no duty, and no custom on these monitors (in Canada or the US), then either something went wrong and they were charged when they weren't, or something went right, but they misinterpreted what they were charged.

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So could it be sales tax? Considering California is one of those states which requires paying (sales) tax on internet purchases, it's entirely possible. Especially if it's $20.90, which works out to be about 7.5% of $279.

I think you might be right, makes sense to me but $20.90 doesn't bother me, this monitor is amazing!
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