When I plunked down my hundred clams sight unseen several months ago I was really excited at the prospect of the Spectrum. It seemed like a great offer, and in some ways still does.
As I gaze at yon horizon, however, I wonder whether or not the deal will seem as sweet in 7 months’ time when my 144hz panel finally ships.
For one thing—and I don’t know how this escaped me earlier—shipping fees and import duties (to Canada) will probably add something like CAD$100-$115 (20-30%) to the base price.
And, of course, the rest of the industry isn’t just sitting around doing nothing. I can only imagine that by the time the 144Hz Spectrum ships, the established, globally-distributed players will have comparable products on offer, available for local purchase and with local support.
What happens if my panel has an issue and needs to be returned or serviced? More shipping fees?
Also, I need a monitor yesterday.
I wish I was liquid enough to leave my $100 in the pool while I bought myself another monitor but that’s simply not the case at this juncture.
I’m sorry to say that I think I’ve just talked myself into pulling out.