The other day (December 30, 2007) , I was looking for a good deal on a cheap but functional LCD monitor. After some research I settled on purchasing the Acer AL2216Wbd 22″ monitor due to positive reviews from a wide variety of sources.
While checking out prices at Amazon.com and Staples.com, I noticed that both places posted different warranty terms, different product dimensions and weight for the exactly the same product (with the same model number and classification). So whom should I believe? So I browse on over to the Acer USA site and the verdict is that Staples got the dimensions and weight correct but the warranty terms wrong. Amazon.com had listed many things incorrectly. TigerDirect.com incidentally had the correct specs.
So the lesson here is to check dimensions carefully while purchasing anything online that needs to fit into a fixed space. Better yet, sometimes it makes sense to see a product at a store and carry a measuring tape.
Please note that these are isolated mistakes. Both Staples.com and Amazon.com have been very good to me and mistakes happen.