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Factory Recertified Acer XB271HU. Go For It?

whatsamatteru 77 22 June 12, 2016 at 02:46 PM
Hey all,

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!



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If it comes with a good return policy I would say its worth trying. Like you said you will know first thing if its bad or not by inspecting it. Many factory recertified products have been looked at more carefully then brand new.
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If it were me, I wouldn't return it to save $150. Especially on such an expensive monitor. I would actually prefer the new product for the extra $150. Too much effort and risk, and time without my new monitor. I'd return it if I didn't like it or was going to buy something different. I have had pretty good luck with buying refurbished products and they're usually fine, never tried Acer though. But yes, issues are more likely to happen on a refurbished product, because it is used. Even if the thing it was returned for has been fixed, doesn't necessarily mean everything is in pristine condition.
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Appreciate the insight, guys!
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