Originally Posted by yasamoka @Spartan F8:
Doesn't accessorieswhole have a suitable Pixel Perfect policy? I discussed this with him and he said that he tests with multiple color backgrounds and guarantees 0 dead and stuck pixels.
I am almost certain he does not. Doing such a test would be prohibitively expensive to do. Think of the logistics involved. You need to have the package delivered to you, then you need to open it, then hook it up, test it, and if it is perfect pixel, then you repackage, and reship. Twice the shipping costs, at least 10-15 minutes worth of worker time, another 10-15 minutes of processing time, and there goes ALL your profit margin. And that's if the monitor actually is "perfect pixel". What if it isn't? You've just opened a monitor! Now you can't sell the monitor as new, as it's been opened and clearly been "tampered" with. Worth much less. Testing pixel perfect only makes economic sense at the factory, before monitors are packaged and shipped.
Many people have ordered from him and received monitors with 0 dead and stuck pixels and good BLB. I only remember reading one that didn't and they refunded him the price difference / offered to replace in some way (they tried to go for the first).
So I don't see why one wouldn't order from them. If they get a PP panel, that's that, if not, they refund the price difference. And more often than not they seem to be turning out to be actually PP.
Consider the following. I sell two lines of monitors. One is pixel perfect, the other is not. The PP line is $30 more. 80% of monitors are pixel perfect to begin with. People who buy non-PP get 80% perfect, 20% not; and if they get a "bad" monitor, oh well, it wasn't PP to begin with.
People who buy PP get 80% perfect, 20% not. The 20% complain as they paid for PP and didn't, get their (extra) money back. What's the difference? The PP people paid $30 more and got the exact same monitor
. And they got nothing
for their extra money, they just got the ability to pay more if they "won" the lottery and got the PP monitor, when the same person who bought a non-PP monitor would have the same chance to get a PP monitor, without having to pay more if they did.
That policy (refunding the difference) essentially says the following: "Buying PP monitors means that you get to pay extra if you get a good monitor". The policy can only make sense for a customer if the penalty to the seller for sending out a non-PP monitor is greater than the risk of actually sending out a clearly defective product. Otherwise, buying PP is only paying for the privilege of winning the prize, when there was no need to in the first place.
I don't understand from the sample size we have how we can determine if PP is a scam if we haven't collected statistics for each seller and made sure everyone who is looking for stuck and dead pixels is actually finding them / knows the difference. It's too messed up to know this or that.
Considering the majority of monitors, PP or not, are actually without bright pixel defects, (i take it from this thread)
, then I think it is safe to say that buying PP is, at best, a poor use of money; and at worst, buying PP is falling for a scam.