Check ebay, everyonce and while you will find refurbs for cheap, usually with some kind of a warranty. I got a refurb there for $800 with 4 year warranty.Okay, reviving an old thread.
Anybody know where to get a 3008wfp for cheap(er) now that the U3011 is out? Or actually, is it still worth it to buy the older 3008wfp now that the newer version is out?
Looks like he had a partner & made quite a bit before being caught:Oh wow, so the guy must have bought a handful of the monitors, then gamed Dell into sending out warranty replacements to the eBay buyers. Wonder how many times he was able to pull it off before anyone caught on.
Wow this is crazy cause I bought it from the same seller from ebay for like $800 and it came directly from Dell and also was shipped to me really fast within a day.Sorry to bump an old thread but has anybody else who bought a 3008 from precisiontechexperts run into problems trying to get warranty work done? Here is my story(kind of long):
I bought a used 3008 monitor off Ebay back in Feb 2010 from precisiontechexperts. He was from an Ebay seller who was selling a lot of 3008s back then. he always had three or four for sale at any time. The wierd thing was it was shipped to me with one day shipping & came straight from Dell. The monitor was also, from what I could tell, brand new. I thought that was great, the service tag said I had over two years of warranty left so I was content. Fast forward to now. My monitor is having issues so I contact Dell tech support. They tell me it needs to be replaced so they set up a service request. A few days later I notice the service request was cancelled so I call Dell. Well after being sent around to several different agents is different departments, I end up talking with Dell Enterprise about my issues. They said the service request was canceled because they have a note that I had a warranty replacement done back in 2010 & I never sent back the original monitor. Well, that never happened. I bought the monitor from the guy on ebay the 23rd of Feb 2010, it was shipped overnight to me on Feb 25th of 2010 & I got it the 26th. I never initiated a service request with this monitor. The Dell rep says the replacement was shipped to me on the 25th of Feb, 2010. Thats the day the guy shipped it to me!! Something seems fishy. So I dig around on Paypal to check the transaction & also dig up the packing slip from the 3008. In the details on the paypal transaction the tracking number is recorded. I check the tracking number with the Fedex tracking number on the Dell packing slip I got & its the same. I also dig around in the box & find a prepaid Fedex return label which I must have missed. Anyway, the return label is addressed to be sent back to the guy's business in Ohio(Decision One) & not Dell. This is weird. Somehow this guy was selling 3008s on Ebay & is having Dell send warranty replacements to the Ebay winners.
I guess Im pretty much screwed. My main concern, apart from my current 3008 issue, is that I have this "black mark" on my record with Dell for supposedly not returning a monitor I never had in the first place. Also, if Dell says I never sent the replacement monitor back how come this is the first Im hearing about it? I would have thought they would have come after me for the full monitor price? Also, why am I dealing with Dell Enterprise on this issue?
Anybody else who bought one of these from the seller have problems?
I hope Dell doesnt want these back since we essentially have a monitor that was obtained illegally by those two guys.Wow this is crazy cause I bought it from the same seller from ebay for like $800 and it came directly from Dell and also was shipped to me really fast within a day.
my monitor looked niew even though it said rebranded on the package.
As of right now I dont have any issues (knock on wood)