Buying new monitor for home computer.
I'm looking to get a new monitor for home/office use. I want something bigger than 19" and LCD. I do a lot of photography and do photo editing in PS. I'll also be viewing multiple documents (word processing, quickbooks, web browser) side-by-side. So I think wide screen would be a good feature and cost effective. I've been looking at the Dell 2405FPW 24" LCD Dell has been known to put out some very good monitors and I've heard lots of good things about this one. It's also in my price range (less than $1200).
I've seen a deal earlier this month where they were going for $789(+tax) free shipping! I'm patiently waiting for a deal like that to come around again. But in the mean time I've seen them on ebay for $740 + 100 shipping. I'm wondering if I should just go ahead and go with ebay?? I'm worried about the return policy and shipping. I've read that some batches of the 2405FPW had a high-pitch whine issue. This is easily covered in the Dell 30 day return policy (no shipping fees) but I'm not sure an Ebay seller would be so generous if I had an issue like that.
So anyways, that's one option. I definitely need size, quality, value, and LCD in a budget of under $1200. I see the Dell as the best option right now but any suggestions or ideas, I'm still open and would appreciate.