The 1440p gaming monitor I bought for $500 a few years ago is now $280

I had no idea what a great buy I was making when I bought a GeForce RTX 2070 Super from Newegg in early 2020. The card is nothing special, but months later it was impossible to get any new GPU for a reasonable price. It’s nice to see a good choice of purchase from my past, because the endless record keeping of online purchases can also cause pain – I’m looking at you, monitor I’m using now, and not just because I watch the words I type.

Along with the 2070 Super, I bought a new 27-inch Acer Predator XB271HU monitor in early 2020. I clearly didn’t wait for a sale, or even a small discount, as I spent $495.37 on it, even though the model was already a few years old at that time. The same display is currently $279.99 on Amazon (opens in a new tab). It’s not quite half of what I paid, but it’s close enough to hurt.

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