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post #9431 of 25888
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Originally Posted by Yume View Post

Thanks for the info.

Can you tell me what monitors you ordered?

2 X-Stars ( both $280), ordered separately within last week. I had always planned to buy 2 but wanted to buy one first to try it out. The next day I saw that the price had a sales badge with a counter counting down with a couple hours left. Seeing that 280 was such a great deal and thinking the price will jump up after, I bought a second one ( they tricked me, it was still 280 even after the counter ran out). Both came in 2 days after their respective shipping dates to California.

Monitor 1 has pretty bad backlight bleeding in the bottom row and top right corner, as well as a stuck pixel which I cannot get rid of in the center of the screen. It was able to OC to 110hz with stability. Monitor 2 is perfect with no backlight bleeding and no dead/stuck pixels. It OC'd to 100hz with stability, but the colors are much warmer than monitor 1. I'm receiving a color calibration tool this week, so that will hopefully fix the color differences between the two.
Edited by iplaybeats - 11/20/13 at 11:21am
post #9432 of 25888
I wanted to show everyone a link that another member sent me of overclocking IPS for a price that could give the Qnix a run for its money. They also seem to have the overclocking PCB for much cheaper than the overlord site.

http://emaxeon.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=25&product_id=42
http://emaxeon.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=59&product_id=50

I plan on getting the overclocking PCB for my crossover blade edition. Then i can do a direct side by side comparison of the IPS vs PLS(which i have already done but this time there is overclocking biggrin.gif )
Edited by Spartan F8 - 11/20/13 at 11:39am
post #9433 of 25888
Just got an invoice in the post from FedEx, £98.33 for VAT and Duty... was hoping I'd managed to avoid this. This is 2 weeks or so after I received the monitor btw. That puts my total price at around £335, not such a great bargain anymore, but oh well, still good.
post #9434 of 25888
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Originally Posted by Wakalakaz View Post

Another update on my situation...

After my first monitor had a row of dead pixels, i had to send ti back to Korea. The seller gave me instructions on how to make a COD(charge on delivery) package pick up. I went through the proces son the fedex website, it was a pretty big pain filling out the forms for internatonal shipping. Lots of laws and rules, lots of information they need for customs etc.

Fed ex picked it up next day and it got all the way to incheon Korea before it was held up at customs and needed proof of export documentation that i may have not included or they just always need it im not sure. Either way the seller faxed them over as soon as i messaged him and it was official returned yesterday. i asked for a replacement because lots of other have had success from this seller and i kinda didnt want to deal with getting the refund money and finding a new one to buy. But the new monitor is on the way and im even more anxious to get it this time because i had the chance to see the glory that is 1440p and now i want it back lol.

The seller was Dream-Seller, overall good customer service for the return, but it sucked that it the monitor had such a glaring defect. Overall i would recommend him because the customer service was relatively painless considering the risk you take when ordering form Korea.


Hope you have better luck this time man! thumb.gif
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post #9435 of 25888
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Originally Posted by Feyla View Post

Just got an invoice in the post from FedEx, £98.33 for VAT and Duty... was hoping I'd managed to avoid this. This is 2 weeks or so after I received the monitor btw. That puts my total price at around £335, not such a great bargain anymore, but oh well, still good.

 

Don't pay it, VAT is "only" 20% so you shouldn't be charged anywhere near that much, and there's no Duty to be paid.

post #9436 of 25888
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Originally Posted by Moragg View Post

Don't pay it, VAT is "only" 20% so you shouldn't be charged anywhere near that much, and there's no Duty to be paid.

Oh right, that's interesting, what should I do then just ignore it or contact them?

To be precise, the the invoice is broken down as follows:

Duty: £33.41
VAT: £54.42
Advancement Fee £10.50

No idea what the advancement fee is.
post #9437 of 25888
My glossy was out of stock when I ordered and they offered to swap in either the matte or the glossy tempered glass and I opted for the tempered glass. It looks like it should ship out today so hopefully I'll get it soon.

Bummer that my original order was out of stock even though it was up on their eBay store but no big deal I guess.
post #9438 of 25888
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Originally Posted by Moragg View Post

Don't pay it, VAT is "only" 20% so you shouldn't be charged anywhere near that much, and there's no Duty to be paid.
Duty depends on where you live in the world - England may very well have imposed duty on imported monitors. Which, according to this site, is 14%.

But I don't know, since the duty for LCD monitors entering Canada (what I know for sure) is 0% whereas the site shows that Canada has a 6% duty rate. It is referencing the wrong heading for Canada, citing 8528.59.9000 (doesn't exist), when 8528.51.00 00 should apply, being a "Monitor and projector, not incorporating television reception apparatus"; being "of a kind solely or principally used in an automatic data processing system".

Even so, 41% is steep D:

EDIT:

The 14% should not apply to you - really, 8528.51 is the customs code that should apply to you. Looks like someone misclassified your item as 8528.59 as opposed to 8528.51.
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Originally Posted by The TARIC site 
8528
Monitors and projectors, not incorporating television reception apparatus; reception apparatus for television, whether or not incorporating radio-broadcast receivers or sound or video recording or reproducing apparatus

- Cathode-ray tube monitors

- Other monitors
8528 51
- - Of a kind solely or principally used in an automatic data-processing system of heading 8471
8528 59
- - Other

Edited by kevinsbane - 11/20/13 at 1:18pm
post #9439 of 25888
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Originally Posted by jcleary47 View Post

My glossy was out of stock when I ordered and they offered to swap in either the matte or the glossy tempered glass and I opted for the tempered glass. It looks like it should ship out today so hopefully I'll get it soon.

Bummer that my original order was out of stock even though it was up on their eBay store but no big deal I guess.

Which ebay seller did you try ordering from? I'm trying to get a glossy version too but it seems like there doesn't seem to be stock from any of the sellers even though they have listings for it.
post #9440 of 25888
Hey fellas,
just wanted to join in on the conversation. I purchased the Qnix on Saturday the 16th. I did not get the pixel perfect version just the standard unit from green-sum. However, it arrived today the 20th and the unit is pixel perfect and has absolutely no backlight bleed. Panels are all tight with no play, though the stand is way too wobbly for my liking. Ill probably vesa mount it at some point in time.
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