bargain monitor

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  1. CraigEG

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    my monitor has finally died its final death and i need to purchase a new one. as im a best buy employee i am tempte to just go buy one from there with my discount, but we really dont get much off of those kinda of things, so i am wondering if there's a better deal out there? point me towards a website with discounted pc type stuff or even a B&M with cheaper than BB prices if they exist
    thanks
    ceg
     
  2. felix_suwarno

    felix_suwarno Screenwriter

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    i bought viewsonic g90fb from gateway store (b&m). cheaper than online stores, and no shipping fee ( delivered in 2 days ). check mysimon.com if you dont believe me.
     
  3. Brian Ruth

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    Craig:
    My guess is that you won't find an online price much better than your discount. BB is 5% over cost (so they say), and its pretty rare to find a place that only marks up their products 5%.
    I'd just say try to find a flatscreen CRT monitor... they should be cheap now that LCD's are bearing down on them. You should be able to pick one up for under 200. [​IMG]
     
  4. CraigEG

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    yeah computers stuff in best buy hardly ever has any markup.. they make all their money in that dept thru service plans. It sux because last week I could have gotten a monitor for under a hundred bucks after rebate from BB, but they have all expired now and I just dont feel right paying that extra hundred bucks. Ah well if I cant find anything else- I hit compusa circuit and office depot today- ill try a computer show this weekend. Not sure where theres a gateway store near here but i will try to find one.
     
  5. Tekara

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    check the internet for refurbished or surplus monitors. . . I picked up my 21" sony trinitron (flatscreen) for 300$ from www.surpluscomputers.com it was from a batch of surplus monitors off a business that removed it's servers. . . barely used and is a wonderful monitor.
    just make sure that if you do buy a refurb try and talk to whom your buying it from to make sure the monitor is in the best possible condition.
     
  6. Stephen Orr

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    I've purchased three MAG 17 inch flat screen CRT monitors using the various rebates BB has had available. (2 for our church, one for our house.) They've worked great, no complaints! I suggest checking them out.
     
  7. Chris Svencer

    Chris Svencer Stunt Coordinator

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    http://www.cprmonitors.com/
    Bought my Dell (sony) P991 19" through them and love it. And you can't beat the 3 Year Warrenty either.
    -Svence
     

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