I'm really close to buying a Sony G520 21" CRT monitor. This monitor has been used for 3 years, so its warranty is in the end. I could get this for a price of 290€. Is it wise to buy this thing, I know its price is about 1100€ if I buy a new one, but on the other hand I've read somewhere it's not extremely good monitor. Any thoughts? Is this a good purchase? Thanks in advance!
That is a really good monitor but a 3yr old used one is not worth that price. Where are you finding them new? Those haven't been in production for quite a while. There are refurbished ones for sale at some places and they are cheaper than that 3yr old used one you found.
If you are going to spend that much on a monitor go for a NEC/Mitsubishi DiamondTron. It is pretty much the same as Sonys Trinitron but is still in production so you can find them new and with a good warranty. A new 22" DiamondTron costs about the same as that 3yr old used G520 you found
No no 290 euros is like 375 USD. Or actually the price is 249, but the transportation costs another 40.
I was originally going to buy a Samsung 959NF 19" monitor for the same exact price, but now wondering which I should choose.
Other 21" monitors are quite pricy here in Finland. Maybe Samsung 1100DF is the only one I can afford with a price of 450€ (euros I haven't even seen Mitsubishi monitors here. NEC is quite rare also.
edit: that 1100€ price is just what a Finnish price-watch site told me, but there are only 2 stores in Finland that have them as new ones<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by ronnie on 01/22/05 03:54 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
I think I'm going for it, I can't afford a new 21" monitor, as those costs about 600€, or I could get Samsung 1100DF for 450€, but I think that's not a very good monitor. So now it's either this used Sony, or that 19" Samsung 959NF for the same price. It would be nice to have bigger screen of course. I really have to think this through.
You have the Baltic states too. I just mentioned Poland since it was dirt cheap there. I got there from Stockholm relatively cheap on a ferry and a basic room only cost around 9 euro more so you don't have to suffer all night long.