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Postby cfitz on Sun Jan 19, 2003 12:24 am

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Memorex 52x24x52 internal EIDE/ATAPI CD-RW drive: $49.99 after MIR
(This is a rebadged LiteOn LTR-52246S.)
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http://www.bestbuy.com/detail.asp?e=111 ... 1&scat=514

Digital Research 40x12x48 external USB 2.0 CD-RW drive: $69.99 after MIR
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http://www.bestbuy.com/detail.asp?e=111 ... 1&scat=514


CD-R Media and Accessories

Fuji 100-pack 80-minute CD-R discs: $7.99 after MIR :D :D
(These are made by Taiyo Yuden. Check you local store for to see what speed is in stock. Most likely they will be 48x. Also, the newest TY media come in a package that differs from that shown in this photo. Gone is the familiar and reliable screw-top. Check here for a picture of the new packaging, which is also distinctive but not as easy to spot from across the store. :wink: )
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http://www.bestbuy.com/Detail.asp?m=488 ... e=11098961

Imation 50-pack 80-minute 48x CD-R discs: $2.99 after MIR
(These are made by CMC.)
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http://www.bestbuy.com/Detail.asp?m=488 ... e=11173468

Imation 25-pack slim color jewel cases: $2.99 after MIR
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http://www.bestbuy.com/Detail.asp?m=488 ... e=11009742


For the DVD burning crowd - I don't know whether or not these qualify as hot deals since I'm not in the DVD burner market just yet. Any feedback appreciated.

TDK indiDVD AID+420N 4x internal EIDE/ATAPI DVD+R/+RW/CD-RW drive: $299.99
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http://www.bestbuy.com/Detail.asp?m=488 ... e=11186078

Fuji 25-pack 2.4x DVD+R discs: $39.99 after MIR
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http://www.bestbuy.com/Detail.asp?m=488 ... e=11182352


And finally something to hold all those files before you burn them...

Western Digital Special Edition 200 GByte 7200 RPM Ultra ATA/100 hard drive with bundled Promise Technology Ultra ATA/100 card: $229.99 after MIR
(This is the special edition version with the 8 MByte cache and three-year warranty.)
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http://www.bestbuy.com/detail.asp?e=111 ... 1&scat=512

Western Digital 120 GByte 7200 RPM Ultra ATA/100 hard drive: $129.99 after MIR
(This is not the special edition version. This has only the standard 2 MByte buffer and 1-year warranty.)
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http://www.bestbuy.com/detail.asp?e=110 ... 1&scat=512

Western Digital 40 GByte 7200 RPM Ultra ATA/100 hard drive: $49.99 after MIR
(This is not the special edition version. This has only the standard 2 MByte buffer and 1-year warranty.)
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http://www.bestbuy.com/Detail.asp?m=158 ... e=11026977

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Postby BuddhaTB on Sun Jan 19, 2003 2:45 am

Impressive cfitz.
Beating me to posting the hot deals for all the retail stores. :o No hard feelings or anything, since you saved me from doing it. :D So Thank You and a job well done. Only difference between your posts and mines are the size of the pics and the comments I trhow into each product.
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Postby cfitz on Sun Jan 19, 2003 12:18 pm

BuddhaTB wrote:Impressive cfitz.
Beating me to posting the hot deals for all the retail stores. :o No hard feelings or anything, since you saved me from doing it. :D So Thank You and a job well done. Only difference between your posts and mines are the size of the pics and the comments I trhow into each product.

I figured you deserved a holiday. You've been faithfully putting up the ads for a long time. And though my postings are quite up to your standards, I think they still get the job done. :)

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Postby BuddhaTB on Sun Jan 19, 2003 2:05 pm

cfitz wrote:I figured you deserved a holiday. You've been faithfully putting up the ads for a long time. And though my postings are quite up to your standards, I think they still get the job done. :)

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Thanks Again. As long as the people of CDRLabs get informed about the hot deals on a weekly/daily basis, it doesn't matter who posts it up, just as long as it gets done. It's All Good. :D
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Postby cfitz on Sun Jan 19, 2003 2:12 pm

BuddhaTB wrote:Thanks Again. As long as the people of CDRLabs get informed about the hot deals on a weekly/daily basis, it doesn't matter who posts it up, just as long as it gets done. It's All Good. :D

Sounds good. But you're up to bat again next week! :D

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Postby Spazmogen on Sun Jan 19, 2003 2:56 pm

Another one I found online:

Buslink 48x12x48x drive (Lite On).

$69.99 - $40 in mail in rebates! Offer is good from Jan 19-25 inclusive.

I bought my father one of these back in early December and the box contained a 48x24x48x.

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You just never know what you'll get 8)
Of course if you do get the 48x24x48x you can flash it to the LTR-52246s 52x Lite On drive.
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Postby cfitz on Sun Jan 19, 2003 3:01 pm

That may be a closeout item. It's a great deal if you can get it and find the LTR-48246S inside like your father did.

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Postby BuddhaTB on Sun Jan 19, 2003 4:37 pm

Spazmogen wrote:Another one I found online:

Buslink 48x12x48x drive (Lite On).

$69.99 - $40 in mail in rebates! Offer is good from Jan 19-25 inclusive.

I bought my father one of these back in early December and the box contained a 48x24x48x.

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You just never know what you'll get 8)
Of course if you do get the 48x24x48x you can flash it to the LTR-52246s 52x Lite On drive.

I just checked and this drive is sold out at BestBuy.com and can't be picked up at any Best Buy store either. It's a closeout item and good luck if you can find it in stock anywhere.
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Postby cfitz on Sun Jan 19, 2003 9:35 pm

BuddhaTB wrote:good luck if you can find it in stock anywhere.

Still, its a great deal if you can get it as Spazmogen described, so it might be worth checking at your local Best Buy. If you can't find it at Best Buy, try CompUSA. They are offering the same deal:

http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=8728

Personally I would try to get it at Best Buy first. CompUSA has a bad reputation for refusing to honor rebates, and has personally screwed me in the past. Best Buy, on the other hand, has never given me any hassles over rebates.

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Postby Ian on Mon Jan 20, 2003 12:52 am

I read over at FW that Best Buy also has WD 60GB 7200RPM hard drives on sale for $29.99 after a $40 MIR.

shelf tag scan:

http://disc.cba.uh.edu/~kchui/fendi/BB%20price.jpg

I was there today and didn't see them. But then again, I wasn't looking for hard drives. I might have to stop tomorrow and pick up a couple for my home MP3/movie server.
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Postby UALOneKPlus on Mon Jan 20, 2003 1:19 am

Yes, Best Buy DOES have it. I saw the price tag at my Best Buy in California, but they were sold out of it!! :cry:

I'm going to try a different Best Buy later this week to see if they have it in stock. I hope they do!!

By the way what is "FW"?

Ian wrote:I read over at FW that Best Buy also has WD 60GB 7200RPM hard drives on sale for $29.99 after a $40 MIR.

shelf tag scan:

http://disc.cba.uh.edu/~kchui/fendi/BB%20price.jpg

I was there today and didn't see them. But then again, I wasn't looking for hard drives. I might have to stop tomorrow and pick up a couple for my home MP3/movie server.
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Postby Ian on Mon Jan 20, 2003 1:26 am

FW = Fat Wallet (fatwallet.com)
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Re: Best Buy Deals - 1/19 through 1/25

Postby dhc014 on Mon Jan 20, 2003 11:32 pm

cfitz wrote:CD-R Media and Accessories

Fuji 100-pack 80-minute CD-R discs: $7.99 after MIR :D :D
(These are made by Taiyo Yuden. Check you local store for to see what speed is in stock. Most likely they will be 48x.)
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I just got this and the disks are great! Mine were 48x disks with slightly different cases. No screw on thing on the top. Oddly enough, there was a thick sticker over the UPC code. I wonder why?
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Postby cfitz on Mon Jan 20, 2003 11:39 pm

The sticker was to cover up the single-unit 50-pack UPC, since they were being sold in a double-unit 100-pack package.

The new packaging to which you refer has been out for awhile:

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I didn't think to post my picture of the new packaging again. Sorry about that. I should have mentioned it and posted the new packaging picture since the picture in the ad shows the old packaging. I will edit my original post to aid others. Thanks for the nudge.

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Postby dhc014 on Mon Jan 20, 2003 11:52 pm

Yep, that's the case.

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Postby cfitz on Wed Jan 22, 2003 12:33 am

Ian wrote:I read over at FW that Best Buy also has WD 60GB 7200RPM hard drives on sale for $29.99 after a $40 MIR.

shelf tag scan:

http://disc.cba.uh.edu/~kchui/fendi/BB%20price.jpg

I was there today and didn't see them. But then again, I wasn't looking for hard drives. I might have to stop tomorrow and pick up a couple for my home MP3/movie server.

I was at my local Best Buy today and didn't see this either, even though I specifically looked for it. Maybe I didn't look hard enough... :-? (I wasn't actually intending to buy it. I just thought that while I was there I would try to confirm the offer.)

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Postby Ian on Wed Jan 22, 2003 12:51 am

Two things happened. At least at the BB's by my house. One store had sold out of them (or they pulled them from the shelves). The other store had jacked the price up to $114.99, which was probably the real price.
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Postby BuddhaTB on Wed Jan 22, 2003 2:15 am

Ian wrote:Two things happened. At least at the BB's by my house. One store had sold out of them (or they pulled them from the shelves). The other store had jacked the price up to $114.99, which was probably the real price.

$114.99 is the price shown at Best Buy's website for the WD 60GB 7200RPM HDD. However, the website states that it can't be ordered anymore and is not available for store pickup either.
http://www.bestbuy.com/detail.asp?e=110 ... 1&scat=512
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Postby BuddhaTB on Wed Jan 22, 2003 7:13 pm

Just go back from Best Buy. My local store did have 2 of the WD 60GB 7200 RPM HDD, but the price was $114.99 - $40 Mail-In Rebate = $74.99. Which isn't a good deal anyways, so that's probably why they were still sitting on the shelves.

I was also surprised to see my store had a bunch of Fuji 100-packs left. They must have gotten a new shipment in, because in the past when I've gone this late into the week, Best Buy never had any in stock.

Also, if anyone is looking for a Sony DRU-500A DVD Burner, my store had 2 of them in stock at $349.99.
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Postby fng on Wed Jan 22, 2003 8:08 pm

BuddhaTB wrote:I was also surprised to see my store had a bunch of Fuji 100-packs left. They must have gotten a new shipment in, because in the past when I've gone this late into the week, Best Buy never had any in stock.


I picked up the Fuji's also. Although they were gone from the shelf & 2 BB employees told me they were out of stock, I went to customer service for a raincheck. They told me they actually had some in the back & got me a package. I guess the floor people were being lazy. Also, the rebate was limited one per address. These may be reasons why they still had some left this late.
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Postby dodecahedron on Thu Jan 23, 2003 2:40 pm

BuddhaTB wrote:Only difference between your posts and mines are the size of the pics and the comments I trhow into each product.

no offense, BuddhaTB, but the smaller pics are actually better as far as i'm concerned, no broadband! most of the times the smaller pic conveys enough info...
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Postby BuddhaTB on Thu Jan 23, 2003 9:15 pm

dodecahedron wrote:no offense, BuddhaTB, but the smaller pics are actually better as far as i'm concerned, no broadband! most of the times the smaller pic conveys enough info...

Your comment will be taken into consideration the next time I post up a hot deals thread for Best Buy.
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Postby Spazmogen on Thu Jan 23, 2003 10:32 pm

I called Dad today to wish him a happy 63rd birthday.

He mentioned that he has been back to Best Buy in Lakeland Florida and bought another BusLink 48x12x48x with the $40 mail in rebates (I e-mailed him on Sunday and told him about the rebates).

He went shopping on Monday with his neighbour and they each bought a unit.

You guessed it.

Both boxes contained a 48x24x48x LTR-48246S and Nero on CD.

Dad's going to replace the old HP 7570i (2x2x24x) in his computer up here. The BusLink is a fantastic drive for $29 after rebates, especially if you can't find the Memorex drive on the shelf. The BusLink is not in the weekly advert according to Dad.
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Postby guarana2.5 on Sat Jan 25, 2003 9:57 am

Has anybody gotten the Fuji 100 pack off of bestbuy.com? The site says that they are 24x blanks. I'm not going to order them if that is true.
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Postby BuddhaTB on Sat Jan 25, 2003 1:55 pm

guarana2.5 wrote:Has anybody gotten the Fuji 100 pack off of bestbuy.com? The site says that they are 24x blanks. I'm not going to order them if that is true.

They are 48x ones. I ordered them earlier in the week and know for sure they are 48x.
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