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Best Buy - Norcent drives with Smart-Burn are LITE-ON's!

Postby BillyG on Fri Sep 19, 2003 2:56 am

I was at my local Best Buy tonight - I opened one of the Norcent 52x32x52 boxes that had "Smart Burn" in the back of the store (where no store clerks were around) just to see what it was, and it looked just like a Lite-On LTR-52327S right down to the faceplate!

The ones that mention "Seamless Link" are proably Acer/Benq and should be avoided.

Bought it immediatly, but havent installed it in my main rig to see how well it worked. The only bummer is you have to fill out two separate rebates, and it comes with Nero Express (is this a basic less featured version of nero? rats!!)

$62.99 (full price) - 30.00 (rebate 1) - 13.00 (rebate 2) = $19.99
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Postby CDRecorder on Fri Sep 19, 2003 3:12 am

Nice find!

Actually, it doesn't surprise me that it comes with Nero Express. My retail LTR-52327S drive came with Nero Express, too.
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Postby UALOneKPlus on Fri Sep 19, 2003 3:41 am

Very nice find!! :D
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Postby CowboySlim on Fri Sep 19, 2003 11:01 am

I got all my Buslink rebates, finally!!!

Congratulations!
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Postby CDRecorder on Fri Sep 19, 2003 11:17 am

I got all my Buslink rebates, finally!!!


I'm really glad to hear that! :lol: I'm sure that it is extremely frustrating to be waiting for those rebates for such a long time.
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Postby UALOneKPlus on Fri Sep 19, 2003 12:43 pm

Thanks CDRecorder & Cowboyslim!

I had to make a number of phone calls to Buslink, and thank goodness was able to talk to some nice employees there, who admitted that their rebate processor was dropping the ball.

I'm happy that I got the 3 rebates, but I don't know if I can continue to buy Buslink products with rebates, especially since their rebate processor just don't do the job.
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How???

Postby Kantos Kan on Sat Sep 20, 2003 1:37 pm

UALOneKPlus,

Please tell me how you managed to speak to an actual human being at Buslink? I have a $30 rebate with them that's been pending since the end of February. I only get the answering machine when I call.
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Postby Ian on Sat Sep 20, 2003 8:51 pm

I posted this in the DVD section of the forum, but it relates here too. Norcent's new 4x DVD+R/RW is a Lite-On LDW-401S.
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Re: How???

Postby UALOneKPlus on Sat Sep 20, 2003 10:04 pm

Kantos Kan wrote:UALOneKPlus,

Please tell me how you managed to speak to an actual human being at Buslink? I have a $30 rebate with them that's been pending since the end of February. I only get the answering machine when I call.


Check this thread out.

If you have any problems send me a private message.
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Good stuff

Postby Kantos Kan on Mon Sep 22, 2003 12:37 am

Thanks for the info on Buslink, will prepare a fax ASAP.
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Postby BillyG on Mon Sep 22, 2003 7:40 pm

Anyone had problems with Norcent's rebates?

I've only bought one other Norcent product (a Acer-made 48x burner last november at Best Buy) and my rebate check arrived in about a two months, proably late due to the chrismas rush.

I have also noticed that neither my local CompUSA and Best Buy hasnt carried any new Buslink products in awhile.
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Postby airtommy on Mon Sep 22, 2003 8:11 pm

BillyG wrote:Anyone had problems with Norcent's rebates?


I did 2 of them during the past year. Their rebate customer service is very bad. I got both checks eventually, though.
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Follow-up

Postby Kantos Kan on Mon Oct 20, 2003 3:20 pm

UALOneKPlus, thanks for that link. I got my rebate check about a week after sending in a fax to BusLink. Thanks to BusLink too for fixing this problem.
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Re: Follow-up

Postby UALOneKPlus on Mon Oct 20, 2003 4:22 pm

Kantos Kan wrote:UALOneKPlus, thanks for that link. I got my rebate check about a week after sending in a fax to BusLink. Thanks to BusLink too for fixing this problem.


You're welcome!! I'm very glad this was fixed for you. :D
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