IBM P76 17" Black Trinitron Monitor - $140 (recert.)

Lanyap

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This is IBM's latest 17" Trinitron model and normally sells for ~$400 new. Shipping is ~$25 for me.

TigerDirect Link

IBM specs Link

It's in PCworld's top ten 17" monitor list Link

I ordered an IBM G78 17" Flat screen shadow mask from TD a month ago and IMO it's better than the comparable Samsung 755DF. The G78 was recertified also and I have not had any problems with it. It's also available now for $140.

Some folks have had bad experiences with TigerDirect, especially with customer service, and their Resellerratings are low so you may want to take that into consideration before buying from them. I have not had any problems with them. Also need to consider that it's recertified and not "brand new".

 

Teekster

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Very Hot Deal if Tigerdirect pulls through. I need a monitor so I just took my chance on a p76. Wish me luck.


$25.77 shipping to Minneapolis
 

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FWIW, the pitch on this monitor is variable between .22 and .24, not .28 as they state when you click on "Info" from TigerDirect's page.
 

Lanyap

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Thanks jaggrey. TD originally had this monitor labeled as .28 DP on the main page and I believe that's why they still have some left.



 

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<< Isn't recert the equivalent of refurbished? >>


yep...they have different names...refurbished, factory recertified, renewed, and a few others...they all mean the same thing though.
well I'm going for the NEC Multisync P1250+ 21&quot; monitor for $299, which that monitor retails for $800.
 

Lanyap

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Recertified vs refurbished depends on who you are dealing with. In this case TigerDirect is specifically stating on their web page that these monitors were returned without being used. So they are essentially new monitors that have gone through IBM's recertification process to make sure they are ok. However, you always have to take stuff like this with a grain of salt.

From TigerDirect's IBM Monitor web page:


<< Recertified Monitors - A definition - These monitors are recertified by IBM. They are not used. These monitors have been returned to IBM for a number of reasons, i.e.: a customer refused shipment, returned the monitor without opening the box, or received the shipment in a damaged box. IBM completely recertifies these monitors?at their factory?and repacks them in brand new packaging. They are recertified to &quot;as-brand-new&quot; condition and pass quality control checks. They carry the full IBM one-year warranty. Why pay more? These monitors are in brand-new condition, with full factory certification?and you pocket the savings! >>


Refurbished normally implies that the monitors were used and returned because of problems that needed to be corrected then they are resold or used as replacements for people who returned their broken monitor under factory warranty. Or, like Dell, products are returned for any reason and Dell just labels them refurbished cause they can't sell them as new. Or, the monitors are just used and they went through a process to insure that they are in working ordering before being resold. This is the case for older monitors that are being used by companies and they go off lease. Lot's of items that say refurbished are not really refurbished. Reseller's say this instead of saying they are used.


 

hansmuff

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Thanks for the deal. Was looking for a cheap monitor for the wife but the $90 one at Staples did not have me convinced. Now, $170 shipped for a nice IBM Trinitron (albeit black :( ) that's a kick ass deal.

hansmuff
 

ishmael2k

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Thanks!

I have been looking for a decent monitor for my office. This fits the bill perfectly. Less than $160 shipped..


Rob
 

unknown8585

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don't buy it just cuz it says recertified. my friend bought one that was supposedly recertified, and it always makes a wierd noise whenever he turns it on. Sometimes, the monitor will even flicker. It didn't happen at first, it happened about a month after he started using it. refurbished, recertified. it's all the same, whatever they may say otherwise. if it was &quot;brand new&quot;, they would just sell it as &quot;brand new&quot;
 

Lanyap

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This one has a full IBM one-year warranty so if you have problems you can use the warranty process. It's not as good as a 3 year warranty but better than some of the shorter reseller backed warranties out there.

It's against the law for companies to resell computer equipment (and other things) as &quot;brand new&quot; that has been returned even if it was never used by the customer. That's why Dell and others have such large inventories of &quot;refurbished&quot; PCs.

That being said, I share some of the same concerns when I get a product that is not &quot;brand new&quot;. I've had mixed results with monitors. Some of the new ones are good, some are POS. Same for used/refurbs/recertified. I will get non-brand new PC stuff if it looks like a good deal. :)

 

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This is tempting for me though for my Linux box...I have it in a sleek black/grey case, and the CD-ROM drive and floppy drive both have black face plates...I'd be ultra-dork with this monitor in addition. :D
 

ishmael2k

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Just go noitified that the P76 is sold out for a month or more.. :( Didn't get mine....

All they have left are some Compaqs and an NEC...

Beginning to think I am never going to get a monitor for my office..

Rob

 

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<< don't buy it just cuz it says recertified. my friend bought one that was supposedly recertified, and it always makes a wierd noise whenever he turns it on. Sometimes, the monitor will even flicker. It didn't happen at first, it happened about a month after he started using it. refurbished, recertified. it's all the same, whatever they may say otherwise. if it was &quot;brand new&quot;, they would just sell it as &quot;brand new&quot; >>



hello, did your friend buy it from tigerdirect or a diff store?
 

hansmuff

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DAMN DAMN DAMN
they put me on backorder and wont restock before july 15th.
is there any other similar deal ?

hansmuff
 

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I'm on the phone right now with these f@#$ing morons. They are telling me that they won't get them for another month. The web page STILL shows them in stock! I talked to a manager named Carlos who told me that I could either cancel my order or take $15 off of the groound shipping. What an A**. I have not seen a better price on this caliber of monitor, so unfortunately I will try and wait. With my luck, the GW server that it is for won't get here until then anyway. I now understand why they have the reseller ratings that they do. STAY AWAY FROM THIS VENDOR.

P.S. if anyone finds a deal on an FD Trinitron monitor like this (especially in black), please share with us.
 

ishmael2k

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Just to let you guys know, I switched from the P76 to a G series because they said they had it in stock. Told me it would ship the next day. This was on the 19th of June. When it had not arrived by this last Monday the 25th I checked back with them. Surprise! They didn't have that one in stock either.. Even though the CSR specifically looked for an IBM IN stock when I called to switch! :(

Now the good news... They never cancelled my first order (for the P76) and I just got an email that it shipped yesterday! Checked the tracking and it will be here today.. Just called and made sure that the 2nd order was cancelled, but seeing as how bad they are at following up on these things I'll probably get the second monitor also..

My final opinion? I will never order from them again no matter how cheap. It isn't worth the hassle.

Rob
 

SpideyCU

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If you guys haven't already, might I suggest adding your experiences to those already at ResellerRatings? TigerDirect recently had this &quot;we've been in business 10 years now, and to celebrate we're making extra sure our customer service is top-notch!&quot; statement from their VP. I say bull, and I think it's important to let people know that they haven't changed a bit.

BTW, the people at the check-in desks at the front doors here at Lucent have those IBM black monitors...I have to say they are sweet if you can actually get them from this poor excuse of a company...
 

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<< don't buy it just cuz it says recertified >>

I actually bought a 17&quot; Mitsubishi DiamondScan monitor off ebay for $60 and it was refurbished. Ive had it for about 2 years now, and Ive had no problems at all. So not all refurbished monitors are bad.
 

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I received my unit today from TigerDirect. No problems. If it were not for the box I would of thought they sent me a brand new unit. Image Looks as good as My Dell p1110 monitor 21&quot; at work but I am not going to pay $500 more for the larger size. I am waiting until I can get a 18 inch LCD with DVI for less than $500.

I ordered on the 25th. Black is listed out of stock (one I ordered) white is listed as availible but limited stock.
 

Lanyap

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Received my P76 yesterday. I ordered it when I first posted this deal. It's a nice monitor. No scratches, blems, dents or dings and the picture quality is great. They pack it real nice too, plastic coated foam completely surrounds the monitor. The only problem I had was that they sent the user guide and driver disk for the P96 19&quot; monitor so I had to download the P76 stuff from the IBM website.

I was about to cancel my order a few days ago but I received the shipping confirmation email. Even though it was &quot;available&quot; (TD's lingo for in-stock) when I ordered it and for a good while afterwards they apparently did not have it in stock. TD is getting bad about saying stuff is available when it's not. They usually say &quot;ships in 1-2 weeks when it's not in stock and they have to order it.

This is my first black monitor and I noticed that the black sides kind of make it easier to look at the screen. I'm not sure why. It's an interesting affect. I guess the off-white sides of my other monitors stand out and take away from the screen.

 

Bellgoody

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I ordered a P76 yesterday and it shipped same day. I was leery about buying anything from TigerDirect, but so far so good. Same Day Shipping? Cool.
 

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has anyone got this yet???
my friend got it....on the box it says that it is a used computer equipment!
just wondering if he's alone....
 

Lanyap

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I have ordered two IBM recertified monitors from TigerDirect and both of them had &quot;used&quot; stickers on the monitors and the boxes they shipped in. Both looked and worked like brand new. I just attributed it to IBM being strict, and simple, about labeling its hardware - either new or used. I think TD, and not IBM, is using the recertified description.