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Was browsing craigslist and saw this 24" dell ultrasharp for $250. I've hear about the ultrasharp's all the time on this forum but never bothered researching.

Quick price check with the camel price tracker(great tool to have!) shows its been as low as $165 3rd party used but its been at $1090 new before. So I was wondering if this was a good deal cause i would love to a high quality monitor to replace my cheap chinese plastics piece of junk, i probably have lead poisoning just from looking at it

Thanks for the help

also, i hope none of you that live in Atlanta steal this from me
Edited by ExplosiveBacon - 2/13/11 at 6:39pm
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if legit, great monitor
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I would only get it if its the 2407WFP-HC model, the prior models had some problems. The HC is the important part, ask him to go into the menu and read off the model number on there.

If it is an HC they are fantastic, I used to have one and its a really wonderful monitor.
 
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post #4 of 7
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so if its not, not a deal? so the hc mean high color but i can't google the price difference between the two. I'll maybe ask him but still wondering if I need this
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so if its not, not a deal? so the hc mean high color but i can't google the price difference between the two. I'll maybe ask him but still wondering if I need this
I believe there was issues with the screen itself (sorry its been a while since I was researching it). Also you can see in the menu the uptime of the monitor so if it has a couple thousand hours you might wanna stay away from it. You need to do a special button press to get that screen though. I honestly cant recommend the monitor for 250 at that price that opens ALOT of options for some very nice 24" monitors.
 
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I sold this monitor for the same price around this time last year to get the U2410 so I don't think $250 is worth it anymore, talk to him and try to negotiate down to $200 or less. It's a great monitor overall but not for $250 at this time, also as nagle3092 said depends on how long does the owner have it and what kind of condition is it in. Just my 2 cents so you can have an idea.
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post #7 of 7
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it just dropped to $200 but i think i'd rather upgrade my system before i go to bigger resolutions. if it drops more i'll probably definitely buy it but im going to control myself and set my priorities.

So <<<$200 is fine for the none hc version? Been looking at reviews and the problems of them and there are a couple different model revision of them so i hope it is a little newer one with all the problem fixes
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