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[Open Box] $405.99 ASUS 27" 1440p WQHD 155Hz IPS LED G-Sync Gaming Monitor (VG27AQ)

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Deal Expert
Feb 24, 2018
21715 posts
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Every open box monitor I've touched from Best Buy has had some noticeable defect on closer inspection.

Careful now.
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Newbie
Aug 10, 2017
18 posts
16 upvotes
Could you give an example of some these defects so i know what to look out for and also would the warranty be able to cover these?
Deal Expert
Feb 24, 2018
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SCha127 wrote: Could you give an example of some these defects so i know what to look out for and also would the warranty be able to cover these?
Noticeable lines, dirty screen effect, or dead or stuck pixels.
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Newbie
Dec 1, 2009
21 posts
5 upvotes
Same for me,

I bought a bestbuy certified open box V27AQ moniyor and it had 3 highly visible bright dots
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Dec 20, 2019
488 posts
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So tempting...... :facepalm: But don't want to play roulette.
Newbie
Sep 17, 2018
88 posts
54 upvotes
might be worth a shot if you do not remind taking it back for a refund due to defects
Deal Addict
Jan 12, 2017
2357 posts
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Langley
SCha127 wrote: Could you give an example of some these defects so i know what to look out for and also would the warranty be able to cover these?
One or couple of dead pixels aren't considered defects and is not covered by warranty.
You have to ask yourself, why do they have open boxes?
Most likely there is dead pixels people found within whatever return policy dates and Bestbuy can't return to Asus because it's not defective by manufacturer's standards.
Deal Addict
Aug 23, 2009
2125 posts
805 upvotes
I received my open box unit today. Looks like new. Was packaged and everything with the plastic still on it. Only 1 dead pixel I have found in the bottom right corner when I actually ran the specialized test to look for them.

I really had to look for it, and is otherwise not noticeable. It can only really be seen if you look really hard when the screen is a completely solid colour.

Hard to beat this for the price boys. Wasn't even much of a gamble - if you're not happy, you could just return it.
Jr. Member
Dec 15, 2017
153 posts
123 upvotes
SCha127 wrote: Could you give an example of some these defects so i know what to look out for and also would the warranty be able to cover these?
To add to the other response, bad backlight bleed/glow. I've seen picks where this monitor can have a really bad panel making the whole screen have a noticeable orange tint (that you can still see on your desktop wallpaper).
Sr. Member
Apr 8, 2020
708 posts
965 upvotes
Received my open box as well.

Perfect condition, no dead pixels, no scratches, no issues.

What a great deal, thank you.

Edit: take my upvote, this was a great deal for the top gaming monitor on rtings.
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Jul 6, 2008
625 posts
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Toronto
https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/as ... x/14413269

back even lower at 382! Buy it check for dead pixel and screen test, if dont like return it, simple.

Product Subtotal $449.99
Order Discounts -$67.50
Shipping $15.99
Shipping Discount -$15.99
Environmental Handling Fees $9.00
HST $50.89

450 tax in

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