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[PREORDER] Acer X243HQ 24" LCD Monitor $165 after $49 Cashback + $11-23 P&H Pixel Policy Added

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Acer X243HQ

  • 24" LCD Monitor
  • 1920x1080 Resolution
  • 5Ms Response
  • 40000:1 Resolution
  • DVI/VGA Input
  • 3 Years pickup and return warranty

Shipping costs:

Sydney Postcode 2000 $10.75
Canberra Postcode 2600 $13.50
Melbourne Postcode 3000 $16.45
Brisbane Postcode 4000 $16.45
Adelaide Postcode 5000 $17.95
Tasmania Postcode 7000 $22.45

i am attaching the acer dead pixel policy here.

this was in the manual supplied with the acer monitor.

here it is http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/5214/acer001.jpg

Mod - edited title and description.

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  • +1 vote

    OMG!

    Shipping to my area is only 10 dollars as well…

    Total 175 bucks OMG!

    Positive feedback and a half

    P.s my BENQ monitor is a bit blurrry…. sigh

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    Hehe, I find it a little dodgy how OLC advertise it at $165 and then force you to choose the cashback as an option (which adds on the $49). Definitely a good price for a Full HD 24 inch LCD, though I have heard that Acer takes their good time in issuing the cash back from these kind of offers.

    • +1 vote

      can't be as bad as hp

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      I have always found cash back/redemption offers to be slow

    • +1 vote

      find it a little dodgy how OLC advertise it at $165 and then force you to choose the cashback as an option

      anytime a cashback is available the after cashback price is always advertised, it makes the retailer look cheaper

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      We just changed the display of our hot product, on the original display we mention the price after the cash back and also inside the product description. we will fix the display as soon as possible.

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    @greenguava

    as long as you are getting a cash back .. you should be very happy ;)

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    crazy cheap . Why are these 24" getting so cheap ?

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    Can people please report if they had success in receiving their cashbacks? Tempted to order one.

    Reading a thread on whirlpool seem to suggest that receiving the cashback is a bit of a pain. http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies-archive.cfm/908...

    • +1 vote

      I got my $$9 cashback as a check in the mail. I banked it and it cleared. I sent the printout from the acer website and the barcode from the box or something. It did take a while, but I wasn't timing it.

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      Yeah I had no problems with Acer cashback on an X233H. Submitted the claim the day I got the monitor, and 2 months later the cheque arrives in the mail. They even have a tool so you can check on progress and estimated completion date. I got my cheque a week before the estimated date. You probably will have to cut a hole in the box though as they will want the original sticker.

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      i got my cash back for a 23 inch ACER, cut the box and gave a printed receipt from ARC.
      Came in the mail about 3 months after issued, i lost hope after 2 months but in the end it came and check cleared with ease. I was a bit worried that one of the staff or random people caught the S/N on the box and made there own sticker. anyways paid $200 (after cashback $39) for it.

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    I already have one of these - a great screen.
    It's 23.6" 16:9
    Has minimal backlight bleeding (excellent)
    I am very happy with it

    A great deal here, even with $17.95 shipping to SA (courier) - The next cheapest price on staticice is $206 after cashback from MSY.

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    somebody requested for a 24" inch lcd monitor in my last bargain post, so here it is ;)

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    Shouldn't be any problem with the cash back, as long you guys submit the Cash back straight away then its should be fine, if the documents required for cash back lost in transit, just take a picture of your monitor including the serial number then send it to them.

    should you have any cash back issue or any problem just contact me anytime at felix@onlinecomputer.com.au

    Cheers!

  • +2 votes

    How long til the pre order is in stock?

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    that will depend on the order status and also the amount of stock being ordered by online computers. if its more than 100, then hopefully in 2 weeks time.

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    got this same monitor couple of months ago from umart $190 after cashback.
    very good monitor, nice and bright.

    pretty good bargain other than the wait.

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    The price is good, but from past experience Acer takes their sweet time to do cashbacks.

    When the cashback finally appeared in my bank account, I had nearly forgotten I had filed a cashback 4 months ago.

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    A good price, but Acer warranty is awful. You are without your screen for a minimum of two weeks if something goes wrong with it, sometimes a lot longer. I am not going to negative the deal for the poor warranty tho.

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    I'm assuming this is no good for use as a TV screen as no HDMI input?

    • +2 votes

      It should work fine as long as you get a cable/adapter such as these:

      http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.743
      http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.22962

      …plus you'd need to hook up the sound separately with some sort of speakers, headphones or home theatre.

    • +1 vote

      DVI and HDMI is the same thing (Except audio), you just need an adapter to change the plug

      It will be perfect for a TV

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        Hi, just wondering how you guys are going to use it as a TV. Do you mean using a computer with TV tuner or is there any simpler options just the monitor plus some other gadget?

        • -2 votes

          No, you have to have a tv tuner

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          Okay you'll need a HD Set top box with HDMI output (a normal model is about $100 at Big W), this monitor and the DVI cable it should come with, and then the adaptor I mentioned. Connect them up and you'd then have a muted 24" TV (of course connect the set top box to your tv aerial).

          For sound maybe put a $2 cable like this into the back of the set top box and then connect some headphones or PC speakers.

          All going well you should then have a quasi 24" LCD TV setup for about $300 or possibly less. No computer required!

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            @inherentchoice: Thanks inherentchoice, that is great! I have an old set top box with video and s-video output. Is it possible to connect it with a monitor?

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              @Saturday: Well you could get a $40 converter such as this, but because what you have would be a standard definition set top box it's probably better to pick up a second-hand $30 CRT tv or old LCD monitor as long as it's at least 1280x1024. If you ever watch analogue tv on a 40" plasma/LCD you'll probably see what I mean.

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    Please correct me if I am wrong, but I was interested in purchasing one myself and decided to do some preliminary research.

    Unless I am mistaken, it appears as though the cashback promotion has already expired:
    http://www.shopacer.com.au/ecprod/ACA/Projects/CashBack/Load...

    However, I have read elsewhere that the cashback is valid till 30 Dec, so I just wanted to confirm given the problems with Acer cashbacks.

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      That's what I read too, but I gathered if Online Computers's willing to advertise that the cashback's still available, then it has to be available. If Acer won't offer it, then OLC will have to provide that money back.

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    sigh, why does shipping to WA has to be so expensive..
    $25 dollar shipping.. okishdeal…

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    i think the offer is useless, because the cashback program on this screen is supposed to be valid until the 31st of october 2009

    http://www.shopacer.com.au/ecprod/ACA/Projects/CashBack/Load...

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    The cashback will be extended and valid until Dec

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      did acer publish any official information about this extension on its website?

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        not yet since we cut the deal on last friday, so they will need to upload it to their website sometimes next week.

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          is that a guarantee we will get our money back through acer if we decide to buy this monitor?

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            @shai: yes :) you will need to follow Acer term and condition as listed in Acer website

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              @olc: definitely.
              one/two more question: it says pre-order on your website. is there any limit in number of screens i can order? and when will your next batch be in?

              thanks for answering my questions BTW

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      Please provide shipping cost info for all major capitals.

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    One other query, OLC. Could you kindly provide us with the official Acer dead pixel policy? I can't seem to find any links to it, can't even access their former policy.

    • +2 votes

      Hi billbro, will upload the dead pixel policy tomorow :)

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        That would be great.

        The other thing that most people are afraid of is getting a monitor with dead pixels upon arrival. What do we do in situations like that? Do we send it back to you and you'll send a new replacement? Who covers the costs of shipping? Or do we have to go back to Acer? Or is there an option for us to have the monitor checked before shipping?

        These are things to consider as the cost of shipping does add up if we're unfortunate enough to get one with dead pixels. Better to buy from a local store, than to risk wasting money on postage. By the time we receive the $49 from Acer (2-3 months?) prices of 24" monitors would've dropped a little bit as well.

        Really interested in getting this, so ultimately I'm hoping that everything runs smoothly and there are no dead pixels on mine - as would everyone else considering this monitor. Great price, great deal!

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    Yup, I'm aware the 3 years pickup and return warranty is provided by Acer.

    But in the event there's a dead pixel out of the box, what happens then? Is it classified as a warranty job or DOA product? Do we call Acer up and they'll pickup the monitor, leaving us without a monitor for a few weeks? Buying a brand new monitor and not getting to use it for a few weeks more because of a dead pixel isn't exactly the most exciting experience. In such a situation Dell will pickup the old monitor when they send the replacement, so you will still have a monitor to use temporarily.

    And in the event OLC provides a return to store for a direct swap, you will have to send the monitor back with a box with a hole (you'll absorb the cost of sending the monitor back). And will Acer mess around with the situation? Cause you will be sending for the cashback an SNID of a monitor you do not own as you've sent it back due to the dead pixel. If you were to wait for the new monitor before sending out the SNID will you miss then 14 day deadline?

    Just things that I'd like to clear up before making the purchase.

  • +1 vote

    Um I realise that on the olc site it says that the cashback is valid until 30th December 2009. However, on the cashback site http://www.shopacer.com.au/ecprod/ACA/Projects/CashBack/Load... valid dates for Acer X243HQ are 26 May to 31 October … which has passed already! Clarifications anyone??

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    I rang Acer this morning, the person I spoke to did not know anything about the cashback extension to 30/12/09.

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    So any word on the dead pixel policy?

  • +2 votes

    i am attaching the acer dead pixel policy here.

    this was in the manual supplied with the acer monitor.

    here it is http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/5214/acer001.jpg

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    i think olc people have to open an acer box to get to the warranties ;) just kidding .. warranty has been updated in the previous post .. enjoy.

  • +4 votes

    there you go guys

    X243HQ $49 Cashback LCD Monitor (L117)

    26 May 2009

    31 Dec 2009

    $49

    ET.UX3HA.001 
    

    link:

    http://www.shopacer.com.au/ecprod/ACA/Projects/CashBack/Load...

    Special condition from Acer :)

  • +1 vote

    When we go to the link below to claim a cashback, it seems a cashback can only be claimed on a purchase made a maximum of 2 weeks prior to the current date. The purchase date as stated in the Terms & Conditions is determined as follows:

    "7) The purchase date is determined by the date of the store tax invoice submitted by the customer with the claim."
    Link: http://www.shopacer.com.au/ecprod/ACA/Projects/CashBack/Load...

    Therefore, as there is no assurance that if we order today stock will arrive within two weeks, my question is, will the invoice be produced at the date of delivery or when the order is made? Is there an ETA on the next batch?

    • +4 votes

      Hi Igor, we supposed to received the stock by today. but courier company is sorting out our order due to massive amount of stock they going to ship it out including laptops and other things.The stock will be arrive definitely by tomorrow.

      The invoice date will be put when the order is made, but if there is anything wrong in the cash back process, just email me anytime at felix@onlinecomputer.com.au. i will guarantee you will get the cash back.

  • +1 vote

    stock has arrived.

  • +1 vote

    Now that its in stock, I might order one.

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    Such luck, mine has 2 dead pixels. What should I do? Who do I contact?

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    How is this company, has everyone received their Acer? I will be purchasing soon, how long did it take for yours to arrive? Say I get a dead pixel do I pay to get it sent back?

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      I sent off a money order 11 days ago, rang the company today and they said they haven't received it yet. They said they'll check again tomorrow but I'm beginning to think that that's the last I'll see of my $230. Much regret

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    the price become $265 now.

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