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Old Monitor suddenly expensive

Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:15 pm

I bought a Dell U2715H monitor about a year ago when I bought a new computer. I've been thinking of buying something new, just because I want something bigger, like a 32 or 42 inch display. When I bought my Dell monitor about a year ago it was around 450 dollars. Now the price has skyrocketed to 700 on NewEgg, Walmart shows it at 680, and even a refurbished one for over 1000 dollars elsewhere. I'm thinking maybe I should keep my U2715H now and not upgrade. It makes me wonder, how often do old products, once discontinued, go way up in price? Should I hold onto this one?
 
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Re: Old Monitor suddenly expensive

Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:22 pm

Fairly often. Doesn't mean they're suddenly better or anyone's actually paying that price.
 
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Re: Old Monitor suddenly expensive

Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:30 pm

Depends what it is. Often new tech comes with compromises, and if you wait long to upgrade, the older stuff without those specific compromises become hard to come by. I couldn't tell you about your monitor specifically. It's possible that Dell cleared out its' stock of these and is no longer offering the deep discounts they often do. It's also possible the panel economy as a whole is rising in price. Either way, I would say that if it's not worth that much to you, you should just sell it. Don't keep it lying around because it might be special if you're not going to use it because you want a bigger display. That would knock a good amount off of the price of something new. If it's listing for that price, I would undercut and try to get back what you paid fast.

This review doesn't make is seem all that spectacular for anything: https://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/dell_u2715h.htm

I've been wanting to get a 27" 1440p monitor for a better match as a second monitor to my 34" 3440x1440. The one I want is high for an older model: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B017EVR2VM/?c ... _lig_dp_it so it's probably a supply/economy thing.

I'm definitely not going to actually pay that price for it. In fact, I'm not 100% sold that I need it at all. My secondary 24" 1920x1200 monitor sits further away from me, and the bigger pixels are easier to see without scaling.
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Re: Old Monitor suddenly expensive

Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:02 pm

It's probably discontinued and people who already own one and want a 2nd matching one for dual-head are driving up the price.
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Re: Old Monitor suddenly expensive

Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:16 pm

just brew it! wrote:
It's probably discontinued and people who already own one and want a 2nd matching one for dual-head are driving up the price.

That makes sense, though they'll be disappointed when they find out the screens don't really match anymore.
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Re: Old Monitor suddenly expensive

Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:09 pm

It's pretty typical that when something gets discontinued the price goes up. It's an artifact of e-commerce sites' love affair with affiliate sellers: a few companies resell old stock at a markup for those who just have to have that one thing, and when regular stock runs out they're the only ones left. Since a website listing costs essentially nothing, they can keep their offers up for years and years with only very occasional sales. Note how Newegg's list of sellers are all obscure guys, not Newegg itself or any of the big time affiliates like Beach Audio.

The closest thing I can find on Dell's website is the $400 U2719D.

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