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BaldieJr
04-06-2004, 05:47 PM
I just won the coolest auction ever, at the most amazing price ever.

MITSUBISHI XC-2930C for $99.

Specs:

29" diagnal screen
1280x1024 @ 75hz maximum resolution
.79 dot pitch (so what?!)
Height : 21.9
Width : 26
Depth : 19.7
Weight : 130

These monitors are expensive!

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BaldieJr
04-06-2004, 05:47 PM
I just won the coolest auction ever, at the most amazing price ever.

MITSUBISHI XC-2930C for $99.

Specs:

29" diagnal screen
1280x1024 @ 75hz maximum resolution
.79 dot pitch (so what?!)
Height : 21.9
Width : 26
Depth : 19.7
Weight : 130

These monitors are expensive!

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georgeo76
04-06-2004, 07:13 PM
wow! good deal http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif that dot pitch isn't great, but for the price I'd be pleased too.

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ASH at S-MART
04-06-2004, 07:56 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BaldieJr:.79 dot pitch (so what?!)
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>I hope you like blocks! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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Lawn_Dart
04-06-2004, 09:05 PM
Be Veeeeeerrrryyyyy leary of any e-bay electronics auction selling items for far below market price. That price has scam written all over it, although I hope for your sake I am completely wrong. Please update us when/if the monitor acutally arrives in working condition...

Usually, such killer deals are the result of one or more of the following:

1) an idiot who never put a reserve on his auction and/or likes to lose money (not likely)
2) a con artist using a stolen e-bay ID to post lots of cheap auctions hoping to get lots of western union payments or checks and never sending the items, then disappearing into the night.
3) a con-artist selling non-functional electronics to hapless buyers and then blaming the damage on shipping (you ARE insuring it aren't you?)
4) stolen goods
5) a disgruntled ex-spouse selling off her ex's belongings before he finds out (possible...)
6) a legitimate auction that you happened to fall into a great deal on (possible, ..but see 1-5 above)


I do hope it is a good item, and arrives in good shape, but do yourself a favor and be wary of anything that sounds too good to be true.

wiggle80
04-06-2004, 09:18 PM
A lot of electronics can be purchased very cheaply w/ rebates and price matches. I have a p4 2.56 gh w/ 1gb ram, two 200GB hdd drives and a radion 9600. System is over a year old and I have spent less than $600 on it. I could have spent a lot less money but I don't really price match stuff.

My point is that I have got several free printers, cdrw drives etc. which I could have sold on e-bay (I don't sell tham but I know people in person who do). I got a good lexmark printer for -$30.

Wait, that is not my point. my point is that a lot of e-bay is perfectly innocent.

note: I would never buy anything from e-bay though, got to fatwallet.com or pricewatch.com instead and get stuff for cheaper.

BaldieJr
04-06-2004, 09:53 PM
I checked the guy out as best as I could, asked lots of questions, and used buyer-protected payment. I think it'll work out fine. I would have loved buying a brand new unit but the price of those things is far too high for me.

The dot-pitch comment is incorrect. Go look at some CRT HDTV's.

I'm excited. A 29" monitor is going to be a huge improvement over my current 14" buble-tube http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

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