I'm in UK, if you care that much just get a pixel perfect that guarantees max 1 dead pixel, not in center, no bright/stuck ones. I think BigClothCraft had those.
I bought mine from green-sum, his perfect pixel policy doesn't say anything about dead pixels. I pushed (mentioning other sellers being better value, etc.) and he said if I buy from him they would check the monitor had max 1 dead pixel, not near center, and minimal backlight bleed. I got one with minor bleed and perfect pixels and OCs to 120Hz
Great value for money IMO, but otherwise Dell U2713HM is I think the best cheap one at ~£400. I'm not too fussed about 120Hz, but the semi-matte coating is a must.
Edit: and I haven't heard anyone complain about flickering. But if you are sensitive to PWM avoid these, but mines at low (30% ish) brightness and it isn't visible.