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Are refurbed monitors worth it ?

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Hi Guys.

Looking into purchasing a new monitor for my first ever gaming build.


Was looking at buying the Dell S2716DG, which is the 27 inch model with G-sync, for £380.  I was wondering if it would be worth while buying a refurbished model form ebay as I've spotted one for £250.


Is it crazy to buy a refurbed monitor or is this a great idea?

New model: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dell-S2716DG-Anti-Glare-LED-backlit-Response/dp/B01784K78A/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=s2716dg&qid=1562706384&s=computers&sr=1-1


Refurb model: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dell-S2716DG-LED-with-G-Sync-27-Gaming-Computer-Monitor-ML3485/333261911696?epid=1943539685&hash=item4d97f53690:g:ilsAAOSwW95dJJlW


Any pointers would be greatly appreciated. :)

Cheers dudes,

Michael J, Scotland

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Refurbished is a little like the lottery... you may get the golden ticket and will have lots of worth for your spend bucks, or you'll grab into the toilet and get only grief. 


If you want to go for refubished, make sure it is a known seller and you get a warranty. 


For example here we have Alternate as seller that gives you a one year warranty on refurbished products they sell... 


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35 minutes ago, Mickeysgun said:

Is it crazy to buy a refurbed monitor or is this a great idea?

Once upon a time, I bought a refurb Dell 2408WFPb, and aside from some minor scuffs, was perfectly fine (it's my mom's monitor now). Monitors are weird in that they don't give many signs before outright failure, so you could end up in the same boat with a new one just the same. If it has a warranty and is a reputable source, I don't see why not.

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