Tuesday, December 27, 2005

The new monster monitor

God bless Craigslist.

I secured a never-used, never-opened GDM-5410 monitor, a Sony rebranded as a Sun Microsystems display. It has a beautiful flat Trinitron with a 0.24mm aperture grill pitch. I'm a snob, and I prefer the Mitsubishi tubes with shadow masks, but this monster will certainly do the job. I snagged it for $50 (US dollars). The full stats, and pretty gray/purple case, can be seen here.

The box says it weighs 84 lb and I don't have a scale to verify that. I thought it would be more like 70 lb. A box of 70 lb would cost $25 as heavy baggage, above that to 100 lb will cost $50. It's still a great deal.

A fastidious ticket agent will wield the double-whammy of oversize baggage as well - $80, I think - on top of the overweight. That will hurt, but you know what? Still worth it.


Anonymous Lawrence said...

Thanks for posting that azatek.com link. I live in Canada and have been looking for some good Grade A monitors and they have them at really cheap prices and with free shipping! This made my day :) Prices here are as cheap as ebay and they seem more reliable, and i'm sure package their items better too.

Thanks for the lead :)

June 15, 2006 8:12 AM  

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