Originally Posted by ChuckTs
I'm now thinking about something like a straight cash bonus or a monitor (or two) to actually give me some return. A monitor would help me play more tables, thus increasing my winrate and being an asset to me.
PokerStars has their $1,000 gift card at a USA electronics store for 62,000 FPP's. That's 1.6 cents per FPP.
has their 24" (Samsung) monitor listed for 55,000 FPP's.
Best Buy has 24" monitors listed for between $349.99 and $549.99. The 24" Samsung is $499.99, which is less than 1 cent per FPP.
So, to me, getting a gift card seems substantially better than getting a monitor. Even when you factor in the shipping and/or sales tax the electronics store will apply.
Of course, I'm also assuming that it's Best Buy, or a similarly priced chain store.
Oh... and BB had a 28" monitor for $579.99. You with $1,000 you could get that with enough left over to buy something else that's shiny.