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Acer 24" LCD for $280 shipped at buy.com (refurb)

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**********I EDIT THE POST **********

as i found that buy.com has it for $280 shipped

http://www.buy.com/prod/acer-x243wbd...207664682.html

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http://www.compusa.com/applications/...jbsyLGWawzbQgA

5ms response time

if you use paypal $20 off then even better.

List price $499
Office Depot has it at $399
Edited by this n00b again - 6/11/08 at 8:53am
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post #2 of 5
********I NOW ALSO MUST EDIT MY POST*********
Quick look! --->Nice find !
Upon closer inspection-- meh, not so much!

Should be mentioned that it is Refurbished!

I lol'd at TD/Compusa
They always show "product hilights":

Nice picture of the front -Check
(Followed by a close-up of the control panel buttons) -Bonus Check

Nice Picture of the profile- showing how slim it is! -Check
Nice Oblique angle picture- For the "artsy types" -Check

Nice picture of the back- Check
(followed by a close-up of the input-panel) -Extra-Bonus Check
(followed by a close-up of the power plug socket) -Minus a Gazillion points!
(you can see the 2 inputs (1 DVI;1 VGA) if you go to the photo gallery)

Anyhoo, not a bad deal for a decent 24" TN panel!
-Refurbished-
I'm emphasizing that it's "not a bad deal for a decent 24" TN panel!"
It's the rest of the "deal" that cripples it!
The trouble is they offer only a very restrictive 30 day moneyback guarantee directly from CompUsa- Maybe:
Quote:
Some manufacturers have implemented returns restrictions that prevent CompUSA.com from being able to accept returns or offer exchanges, replacements or credits on their products. Products from manufacturers such as Compaq, IBM, Hewlett Packard, Toshiba, Epson and others are not returnable to CompUSA.com FOR ANY REASON. All support as well as exchanges or replacements for DEFECTIVE merchandise, including within the first 30 days of ownership, must be handled directly with the product manufacturer.
(Other restrictions also apply) Return policy page
No mention of a dead pixel policy- and you get to pay shipping for any and all returns + a 15% restock if they decide that your return doesn't fit their "damaged" return criteria! and if you do get a refund they try their hardest to give it as a store credit!

Only a 3-month warranty directly from Acer after that (So only 2more months after t3h "iffy" 30 day return to CompUsa!

3-Month Warranty from Acer; Not 3 Years!
-No thanks

[Edit] Buy.com must have a better "exchange program" than TD/CU! Mustn't they???
*goes snooping for return/warranty info* BRB
[edit2]
Apparently NOT, You have only 14 Days from the time it left their warehouse (Shipped Ground) to submit a "DOA" RMA!
Buy.com Return policy
Edited by SpcCdr - 6/11/08 at 9:57am
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post #3 of 5
I have this monitor and I love it. It's bright, rich and fast.

The thing I don't like about it is that to change between DVI and VGA you have to go through a dozen on screen menus.

Other than that, it's great, and if you can get it for $260-270 using Paypal or Googlecheckout, then there is no reason not to buy one.

I bought mine at Office Depot for $299.99
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post #4 of 5
i dunno man... usually refurbished monitor = dead pixels...
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I'm torn between my endless yearning for a 1920 by 1200 and possibility of dead pixels and/or motherboard.
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