First off refurbished items are nothing to be afraid, if buying from the right people.
LCDs can be generally good for gaming but you just have to worry about black levels in them. The LEDs have black levels on the same level as plasmas and can have higher speeds but then have lower viewing degrees. Have you looked at any of these in person?
I have found and worked with a website that sells both new and refurbished items, I looked at the t260 hd on there and its more than what you found at amazon but maybe there are other models on there. http://www.edexdeals.com/StoreFront/do/category/MONITOR-LCD