Reply 38480 of 39924, by Ozzuneoj
imi wrote on 2021-03-16, 17:57:
is that damage on the inside or outside (anti-glare?) of the tube?
if it's on the inside, what happened even, did it break and lose it's vacuum?
Yeah, it had one layer of bubble wrap around it and it must have gotten compressed end to end. That little curved sliver of glass appears to be part of the neck of the tube that got crushed.
I can't even describe how disappointed I am. The seller said he had shipped many monitors without problems. Said the key was to use lots of packaging. Well... he used one heavy duty bubble wrap bag type thing, put it in the box with some other items, and it got crushed in at least two different directions. It was a rare deal I couldn't pass up, but I'd have much rather left it alone than to have been involved in this thing getting smashed.
If I was slightly less reasonable, I'd cry. No electronic device lasts forever or truly "matters" in the grand scheme of things, but there are so few things left that can do what this does... what a loss.
Now for some blitting from the back buffer.