I bought my 17" CRT on E-Bay about 4 years ago and still using it daily. I never had a problem. Just like shopping anywhere, read the customer ratings and make your choice, I have no idea if Dell will honor a warranty, I expect not if refurbs.
Can ANYONE tell me if it is safe to buy a monitor on ebay and how in the world can they sell them so much cheaper that Dell does. Some guys have 25 of the same monitor. I know this is not a technical help question but I wonder how they do it. Guess my main question still is whether it is safe and will Dell honor the warranty? Thanks so much for any light on this question.