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post #1 of 7
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Newegg has a good deal on an open-box Asus monitor, but I'm a littler nervous about picking up something like that on an open box. What do you guys think? I've heard Newegg's monitor return policy is terrible, and this one is 30-day refund only. What I can't find is if its covered under an Asus warranty, since they have that rapid replacement program and 3-year warranties on their other monitors. Thanks.
Edited by The_Punisher - 3/24/11 at 4:19pm
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post #2 of 7
I'd just call NewEgg and see if they can tell you if it's covered under ASUS warranty still. If it is, go for it!
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i returned a monitor because it stated it was 120hz nothing wrong with it but was not 120hz, only 60hz with a sublay @120, but that was amazon. new egg wont give you cable and stuff with open box mobos i dont know about monitors tho
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I bought my 2233RZ open box from Newegg in February of this year. It came w/ all accessories. The box looked like it had been dragged through the mud tho. I don't care cause the insides were perfect. No problems with it so far.
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Originally Posted by cuad;12785378 
I bought my 2233RZ open box from Newegg in February of this year. It came w/ all accessories. The box looked like it had been dragged through the mud tho. I don't care cause the insides were perfect. No problems with it so far.

Yeah thats all I care about. I'm just looking to get a monitor to mount vertically next to my main one for coding and long documents, already have cables. I emailed them about the warranty though, I've never had a monitor get dead pixels or anything, but I don't like surprises.
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post #6 of 7
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So far what I've found (no thx to newegg or asus support) is that they honor their warranties from the date of manufacture. So if I buy OB and date was a year ago I still have 2 years warrantied. Ok not bad, and the Asus support site says free two-way RMA shipping.

For some reason I'm still hesitant about this. This is a 21.5" monitor, would 1080x1920 (its vertical) be too high to read text clearly for that size? My safe NIB option is a 20" 1600x900 LCD.
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post #7 of 7
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For anyone interested, I did purchase the open-box monitor. Got an Asus VE228 for $102 shipped with this $25 off coupon I had biggrin.gif

Monitor arrived today, with all cables sealed in bag to my surprise. Everything looks great, no dead pixels or other graphical anomalies. There appears to be a very slight scratch on the base, but other than that I could barely tell I didn't get a NIB item. And the date of manufacture is December 2010, so its still warranted under Asus until Dec. 2013! This has totally changed my mind about OB items.
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