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I went to local Best Buy and they had the new Apple 27" Thunderbolt display on sale for $950, also had a returned one in an open box for another $95 off, so $855. I took my MBP with me and plugged in the Thunderbolt connector. I needed to get a Magsafe 2 converter for the power connecting to the MBP, cost only $10.
Well the new Apple display was stunning, and the open box was fine (this is the one I checked on my MBP). So I now have a new display.
A couple things that are good about this display is it has the Thunderbolt cable, 3 USB ports, a pig tale magnetic power connector with green/orange LED from the TB cable, and 3 other ports that I'll have to download the manual to find out what they are for (Open Box didn't have a manual). It has pretty good speakers too. This is more like a docking station than just a monitor.
BTW my Microsoft wireless keyboard and mouse work fine with this setup, so the MBP just sits closed under the display.
So for $855 maybe it's not that bad a deal!!