I've mainly been using refurbished monitors through my career as a PC user; in fact, the Acer 17" LCD I bought for my new homebuilt was probably the first brand-new monitor I've purchased since I bought my very first 386SX package. I've only ever had one monitor actually die on me though a couple have experienced flickers over time. The monitor I have right now (on my - currently - main system) is a Viewsonic UltraBrite A70f+ which I bought refurbished in Nov '03. I made sure to view it in action before plunking down the cash and haven't regretted it since.
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Main system as of 3/1/12: AMD FX-4100 CPU, 8 GB Kingston DDR3/1333 RAM, Gigabyte 78LMT-S2P mainboard with AMD 780G/SB700 chipsets, Gigabyte AMD Radeon 6670 1GB DDR3 PCIe x16 2.1, Seagate 1.5TB SATA hard drive (primary), Western Digital 1.5TB SATA hard drive (secondary), two Seagate 2TB GoFlex USB 2.0 external hard drives, LG 22x DVD burner, Canon iP1800 inkjet, Motorola external cable modem, Dynex 4-port router, Windows 7 HP SP1