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The guy that shipped them to me did a HORRIBLE job packing them. But in his defense, he apologized and refunded the money, and didn't even ask to have them shipped back . Not like keeping them is gonna do me much good though:



The one on the left is as bad as it looks. Those marks are a combination of severe scratches, dents, and and paint that got rubbed off of the other monitor's casing. When it's turned on you can see blotches of damaged pixels under those two bad spots and some at the very edge too.

The one on the right is useable, but still not perfect. When it's turned on you can still see the scratches the packaging left, but thankfully none of the pixels were damaged. It's salvageable, but I'll need to replace the anti-glare coating. And I have no idea where to buy any :/. If anyone else does, that would really help me out!
Edited by Manyak - 12/19/10 at 8:19am
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Thank goodness you got your money back, could have turned out a lot worse and at least the right one looks usable as a backup monitor or something
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Yikes. At least the seller did you right. Sucks as those would otherwise be two really nice panels.

Stories like this are why I only sell monitors locally and never ship them.
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Egads.

Maybe off of Ebay...anti glare coating for monitors that is...or Photodon

Try using a lint-free shammy (or microfiber terry cloth) with a couple dabs of vaseline on the disaster on the left. (it works wonders with light and deep scratches..worth a shot imo)

Obviously won't do jack for damaged pixels...may even fill in the scratches on the monitor on the right.
Edited by Mongol - 12/19/10 at 8:29am
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Thank goodness you got your money back, could have turned out a lot worse and at least the right one looks usable as a backup monitor or something
Yeah, if I had to go through a whole paypal claim I'd be pissed! lol

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Yikes. At least the seller did you right. Sucks as those would otherwise be two really nice panels.

Stories like this are why I only sell monitors locally and never ship them.
Nah the seller was cool. I mean, everyone makes mistakes and stuff like this happens, it's part of life. As long as they man up to them that's what matters.

And I've shipped monitors plenty of times, and there are ways to package them so that they can survive falling off the back of a truck. Or you could just save the original box for when you need it, lol.

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Egads.

Maybe off of Ebay...anti glare coating for monitors that is...or Photodon

Try using a lint-free shammy (or microfiber terry cloth) with a couple dabs of vaseline on the disaster on the left. (it works wonders with light and deep scratches..worth a shot imo)
Thanks for the link

I guess I'll try that with the one on the left just for fun, but that still doesn't fix the damaged pixels :/. Hell, maybe I'll just peel the coating completely off of that one and see what happens lol.
Edited by Manyak - 12/19/10 at 8:42am
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Ship them back and let him use the monitors for spare parts and earn yourself a "good costumer" from the fella.
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Ship them back and let him use the monitors for spare parts and earn yourself a "good costumer" from the fella.
The address on the box comes back as Seattle University dorms. And so I'm guessing that now that the semester is over he doesn't have any need for these back home.
Edited by Manyak - 12/19/10 at 8:58am
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The address on the box comes back as Seattle University dorms. And so I'm guessing that now that the semester is over he doesn't have any need for these back home.
It depends. One of my colleagues o'er at UW-Madison has finals through the 23rd I believe.
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It depends. One of my colleagues o'er at UW-Madison has finals through the 23rd I believe.
lol that sucks
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