Factory Recertified Acer XB271HU. Go For It?
Have an opportunity to get the Acer XB271HU for $632. But may I please ask for everyone's input on the risks of buying a monitor that is factory recertified. At the moment, I have this exact same monitor, but I bought it brand new for $787 after tax. I love the monitor, but I'm leaning towards returning it because of the price I originally paid.
For anyone who may be familiar with the QC issues this has/had, I know that many suffer from dead pixels and black light bleeding. I must have lucked out as my panel does not suffer from any of these problems. I would gladly return this one, and purchase the recertified panel if there is even the slightest ounce of chance that I would be getting a panel without any problems. This is where I need your guys' feedback.
Generally, will the manufacturer ensure that before this goes back on the shelf that all problems are addressed? In this case dead pixels and/or black light bleeding. Better yet, has anyone had any experience with recertified monitors from Acer? Let's say all is well when I purchase the recertified panel and I decide to keep it. Because it is recertified, will I experience problems later down the road like a week or month out? More so than a brand new monitor? Ultimately, what are the greatest risks of buying a recertified monitor?
Thanks in advance for all the input!