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User Info: pitt12177

pitt12177
3 years ago#11
Caspernomnom posted...
pitt12177 posted...
I want the Asus VE228H (129.99 after rebate from Newegg). It's also 149.99 at Microcenter. Is it worth it to get it cheaper off Newegg at the cost of the possibility of poor packaging? I don't know what experience people have with buying monitors online.



I have both the VE228 and a VS229 why not get the "IPS" VS229 over the 228?


IPS is out of stock. I'm not too pressed for time to wait for it but newegg has it for 139 and Amazon has it for 160 something. I'm willing to wait it out if need be.

User Info: Steamster

Steamster
3 years ago#12
MasterDonGero posted...
What state do you live in? Because if you live where a Newegg building is, you have to pay tax.


You have to pay tax no matter what ya god damn criminal.
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User Info: Caspernomnom

Caspernomnom
3 years ago#14
pitt12177 posted...
Caspernomnom posted...
pitt12177 posted...
I want the Asus VE228H (129.99 after rebate from Newegg). It's also 149.99 at Microcenter. Is it worth it to get it cheaper off Newegg at the cost of the possibility of poor packaging? I don't know what experience people have with buying monitors online.



I have both the VE228 and a VS229 why not get the "IPS" VS229 over the 228?


IPS is out of stock. I'm not too pressed for time to wait for it but newegg has it for 139 and Amazon has it for 160 something. I'm willing to wait it out if need be.


I would wait for the VS to come back up the colors are alot more vibrant but the stand is kinda wobbly unlike the VE228 + the VE228 has speakers the VS229 has a passthrough

User Info: Shub

Shub
3 years ago#15
I'd totally go get it from Micro Center, personally. Provided it's the same price as online. I'm also in PA but more like 40 minutes from the Micro Center near Philly.
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User Info: ShinyFalcon

ShinyFalcon
3 years ago#17
Had my last HDD shipped from Newegg in a bubble envelope. It had its sealed OEM box and plastic cage, but I guess that's better than a bare drive being manhandled before the packaging. So far the drive's okay, but will find out three years from now. Since there's a Frys and Microcenter reasonably close to me, I might just shop retail from now on...
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