I’ve been a fan of Geeks.com for a while now. I was on their e-mail list and over the past year purchased a couple of items that appeared to be bargains and was satisfied with my purchases.
About a month ago I received one of their daily “deals” e-mails and noticed a couple of what appeared to be refurbished DellÂ flat screen monitorsÂ for a nice price, so I ordered a couple of these 19″ babies for a total of around $400. Once you’ve gone to a dual monitor system, you’ll never go back. Since I’ve been using two different 19-inchers, I thought I would get two that match.
The monitors came and I hooked them up with enthusiastic anticipation, which was quickly dashed. One had a shawdowy blemish on the left lower side, which I could live with since it didn’t really bother me too much. The other monitor, however was a different story. It had a bright red vertical line just right of the center of the screen. This was something I just couldn’t work with or accept. This monitorÂ shouldn’t have been sold. It should have been given away!Â So I got a return authorization and sent both back at my own expense.
Happy ending to the story? No. Geeks.com pronounced them fine and shipped them right back to me.
Moral of the story? Don’t buy from Geeks.com! Their deals are likely to be rip-offs like this. I can use the one monitor, but the one with the red line will just sit in the closet.
Tell your friends. I’m telling mine.