buying a monitor off ebay?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by beachdawg, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. beachdawg macrumors newbie

    Jan 27, 2009
    Has anybody actually bought a used monitor? Monitors are so expensive for one with an IPS panel. I am VERY leery of buying a monitor off of ebay or craiglist in case it ends up with problems with the screen and no warranty. Just wondering if any of you had any good luck buying monitors 2nd hand and use it for photo editing/graphic design? Any tips on how to buy this way or avoid it all together?

    thanks :)
  2. macJC50640 macrumors regular

    Jan 19, 2009
    I haven't actually bought a monitor off ebay, but I have been looking. It really depends on size, if you could tell us that. There are some good deals on previous generation Cinema Displays (the one with the clear plastics) if you want to go apple. I think that generation varies from 15 to 22 inch. Apple is really all I've looked at, but obviously CRT monitors are insanely cheap. (I know, totaly outdated and bulky) I hope this helps a bit... :):apple:
  3. beachdawg thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 27, 2009
    I was looking for flatscreen 24 inch monitor. Basically the apple monitor that just got discontinued.
  4. mperkins37 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 17, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    Got my ACD 30" for 1175.00 with shipping, No problems at all.
    Works like a charm. Got it in Feb last year & couldn't be happier with it.
  5. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    I sold my 20" Dell with a S-IPS panel on ebay.

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