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post #3971 of 4150
Hello guys, I'm going to travel to Canada and I'm intending to buy a Acer XB270HU, but since I gonna stay for 30 days only, I'm afraid about get one with some issues like BLB/IPS Glow/Dead pixels, 'cause I won't have time to call warranty or even test it. Is it a big problem? Is there some tips and tricks do buy this one? If I'm risking too much buying this Acer in this condition, it would better to buy a XL2720Z to avoid big problems? Can you help me, please? Thanks!
post #3972 of 4150
I'd hold off buying anything I didn't have the time to return or exchange until I could. There are also 2560x1440 144hz/165hz panels from different manufacturers which I believe are supposed to be out sometime this year.
post #3973 of 4150
I'm going in September, and I must buy one, I can't lose this opportunity cuz in my country these stuff are too expensive. If there's no release until September what can I do about it? It's a really hard decision, I think I wouldn't buy it without time to exchange it, right? Is there one monitor that I'd can risk a blind-buy?
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I'm going in September, and I must buy one, I can't lose this opportunity cuz in my country these stuff are too expensive. If there's no release until September what can I do about it? It's a really hard decision, I think I wouldn't buy it without time to exchange it, right? Is there one monitor that I'd can risk a blind-buy?

The XB271HU is a slightly safer purchase. Do you plan to stick to NVIDIA, or AMD?
 
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The XB271HU is a slightly safer purchase. Do you plan to stick to NVIDIA, or AMD?

I preffer NVIDIA. XB271HU is a big deal but it's out of my budget frown.gif
post #3976 of 4150
Even though I got lucky, I'd recommend not buying any monitor of any brand without first seeing it in person, unless you're willing to send it back if it isn't good. Also Canada isn't the best place to buy stuff. Canada has tremendous tax markups, so it could be well over $100 more expensive than in say, the US.

You also have to consider taxation when leaving a country, since countries will charge you taxes on purchased goods as you come back.
Edited by AMDATI - 7/19/16 at 11:30am
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I preffer NVIDIA. XB271HU is a big deal but it's out of my budget frown.gif

The Dell S2716dg and ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q are also a safer choice, and have no IPS glow and also far less motion blur below 100 FPS/100 Hz. The main downside is the limited viewing angles, but as long as you're right in front of the monitor it isn't a big deal.
 
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post #3978 of 4150
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Even though I got lucky, I'd recommend not buying any monitor of any brand without first seeing it in person, unless you're willing to send it back if it isn't good. Also Canada isn't the best place to buy stuff. Canada has tremendous tax markups, so it could be well over $100 more expensive than in say, the US.

You also have to consider taxation when leaving a country, since countries will charge you taxes on purchased goods as you come back.

I totally agree with you, but Canada is my destination, I can't change it anyway.

After read what you wrote about buy monitor without see it, I think I must rule out the possibility of buying it on Amazon, right? Do I only buy it on a physical store?

About the taxes when I leave Canada, I've thinking about asking to seller to declare it with lower price, cuz there's no taxes up to CAD500. If he don't do it for me I can pay the taxes of the difference, It'd be around CAD150 higher than that limit, I think.

I was reading about the XB270HU and it is the best monitor in this price range, hands down. It's my chance to buy a good monitor, I don't know when I'll have this opportunity again, this is why I'm here talking with you hahahaha
post #3979 of 4150
I'd only rule out Amazon if the store or seller will let you test the monitor first. Import duties to the US seem to be around 5 - 10% for various electronics with countries we have a trade agreement with.


Edit: I think you'd be better off if you could wait a little longer and set aside more cash, if it's possible to do so, so your options aren't as limited.
Edited by Shardnax - 7/19/16 at 12:53pm
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Did you get your issues fixed? Cause I just might have found something, or maybe nothing.

No I didn't, not really. My PC is up and running now so I can use it again but the underlying issue is still there.
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