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Postby hoxlund on Wed Nov 16, 2005 8:51 pm

hey my noggin is not just a hat rack

your welcome for the advice

your lot rental is a very good idea

as best buy employees were instructed to park in the sears parking lot which is right next to us

hehe i love it
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Postby kappa47 on Thu Nov 17, 2005 1:03 am

Another Black Friday web site with multiple ways to sort the items!

http://www.blackfriday.gottadeal.com/

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Postby ETP on Sun Nov 20, 2005 6:58 pm

Wonder what the 42 inch plasma at Wal-Mart is like?

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Postby LoneWolf on Sun Nov 20, 2005 8:56 pm

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hoxlund wrote: we are a test store this year and are going to have 15% off everything in the store for the first couple of hours
there you go i spilled the news

Some time these prices are %40 highier then they being advertised for %15 discount on sale.


Hey, what's 15% off those $33 6' Geek Squad USB cables? ;)

(and yes, a 6' USB cable at BB here is REALLY $33 when I went there a month ago, I went out to a rural Radio Shack near work and got a similar quality cable the next day for $10-12).
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Postby hoxlund on Sun Nov 20, 2005 9:39 pm

don't buy the geek squad cables, go with dynex usb cable $30.99

btw employee price on usb cables is $2.57 or something like that
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Sun Nov 20, 2005 11:50 pm

I pay $1-$2 CAD for USB cables.... we have very well made USB cables in our local dollar stores :D
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Postby TCAS on Mon Nov 21, 2005 12:36 am

6' USB Cable GE brand you can buy at Lot & Big (formerly Pick & Save) store for $2.99.
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Postby Ian on Mon Nov 21, 2005 1:20 am

TCAS wrote:6' USB Cable GE brand you can buy at Lot & Big (formerly Pick & Save) store for $2.99.


Don't you mean Big Lots?
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Postby vinnie97 on Mon Nov 21, 2005 2:24 am

dolphinius_rex wrote:
vinnie97 wrote:Staples highlights:

HP CDR 100pk $14.94
Digital Research Dual format internal DVDRW $19.94 AR (I think I read somewhere that this is a rebadged 1640?)
Playo 50pk DVD+R 2.94 AR
Playo 50pk DVD-R 2.94 AR

Abcron/Playo...any of you manufacturer gurus heard of these folks?


Playo is a brand made up by some desperate former Ritek USA employee's who got sacked for doing things that pissed off head office. The media uses fake TY code discs I believe. Nothing I'd recommend, THAT'S for sure! (Ian actually got some, so try asking him for more details :wink: )


Ian, you have anything to say about this? ;)
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Postby Ian on Mon Nov 21, 2005 8:57 am

vinnie97 wrote:Ian, you have anything to say about this? ;)


It's true. They use TY MID's.. but aren't manufactured by TY. The discs don't have any markings so its very hard to tell who actually manufactured them.
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Postby LoneWolf on Mon Nov 21, 2005 11:56 am

hoxlund wrote:don't buy the geek squad cables, go with dynex usb cable $30.99

btw employee price on usb cables is $2.57 or something like that

Dynex cables are the same price here as GS ones at our BB. And just as big of a rip-off (and even at $30 a rip-off). No offense to you, Hox, I actually published a rant on this (somehow it never went up, maybe I fat-fingered a button) but it really cheeses me when a store charges a 300% markup on an accessory item because they know a customer will want to get their printer/scanner/toy that uses a cable not included with the device running immediately, and won't want to have to shop somewhere else. And when Radio Shack is the one that's less than half the price of BB for an item, you KNOW it's ridiculous.

In this case, helped my mom buy the scanner at BB. Told her I wouldn't let her be ripped off buying the cable there and found one at a reasonable price somewhere else. I think it's time I place an online order for a few and keep them around so I can help friends out by selling to them at cost when they're needed.
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Postby Ian on Mon Nov 21, 2005 12:01 pm

CrapUSA is just as bad. Go check out their IDE cable prices if you want a good laugh.
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Postby TCAS on Mon Nov 21, 2005 1:31 pm

Ian wrote:
TCAS wrote:6' USB Cable GE brand you can buy at Lot & Big (formerly Pick & Save) store for $2.99.


Don't you mean Big Lots?


Yes is BoG Lots. Sorry
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Postby vinnie97 on Mon Nov 21, 2005 6:35 pm

Ian wrote:
vinnie97 wrote:Ian, you have anything to say about this? ;)


It's true. They use TY MID's.. but aren't manufactured by TY. The discs don't have any markings so its very hard to tell who actually manufactured them.

I don't guess you have any handy test burns/quality scans to report on, eh? If the quality is good enough, it still might be worth a gamble for $3 AR.
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Postby CowboySlim on Tue Nov 22, 2005 10:15 pm

I'm not going to BF, after all.

I'm going to the Midnight Madness sale at CompUSA at 6PM, Wednesday.

Then I'll check their online sale starting at 12AM, CST, on Thursday. It will only be 10PM here. :lol:
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Postby vinnie97 on Tue Nov 22, 2005 11:34 pm

That's easier than dealing with the crowds. Still, don't most of their "steals" require submitting 3 rebates for a single product? The stench of BS is great with that one.

http://www.bfads.net/ now has a search engine!

Very nifty feature if you're after something in particular (and don't have wads of cash to blow on every cheap-after-rebate product under the halogen lamps).
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Postby LoneWolf on Wed Nov 23, 2005 2:23 pm

I had a major moral dilemma...but I may have to succumb and go to Wally-Mart.

Gameboy Advance SP - $48.88, regular price everywhere - $79.99

Also, they have laptops for $378, HP, AMD Sempron, built-in wireless.

And for all the WM specials this year - NO REBATES!!! The deal you get is the deal at the door.

I'm hoping a friend and his GF go, so I don't have to get in line, but if not, I'll be waiting somewhere at one of them prior to their opening at 5AM. I'll pick one of the small towns around here where the risk of getting trampled is low, rather than where I live.
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Postby TCAS on Wed Nov 23, 2005 6:53 pm

How did you get information about the WM items on sales in BF and teher sales prices?. I have yet to see any advertisement from any store telling us about BF sales and what items and at what prices.
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Postby Ian on Wed Nov 23, 2005 8:26 pm

TCAS wrote:How did you get information about the WM items on sales in BF and teher sales prices?. I have yet to see any advertisement from any store telling us about BF sales and what items and at what prices.


Check the websites I and others have posted. Otherwise Walmart's ad has started to show up in mailboxes and Target's is online.
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Postby TCAS on Wed Nov 23, 2005 10:56 pm

Yes I saw yours but I was wondering if he has seen any of these store advertisement in any local newspaper.
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Postby TCAS on Thu Nov 24, 2005 4:43 pm

Besbuy, Circuit City, Fry's and Stapples all have ad in local newspapers today for BF sale.
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Postby CowboySlim on Fri Nov 25, 2005 12:23 am

I just drove by the Fountain Valley Fry's. They haven't begun to line up yet.
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Postby TCAS on Fri Nov 25, 2005 2:46 am

CowboySlim wrote:I just drove by the Fountain Valley Fry's. They haven't begun to line up yet.
If you leave now TCAS, you'll be in the first 100. :P



I am planning to go to CompUSA midnight sale starting at 11.59 Pm tonight (1.25 hour from now) to see what is cooking there then I might stay awake until 5 AM and go to Staples to find out about DVD burner from Digital Research for $19.99 after $20 easy rebate and then go to work.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Fri Nov 25, 2005 2:49 am

I'm glad I only have to worry about crazy sales like this on Boxing day!! It's bad enough having ONE massive day of crazy people/sales in a year, let alone 2!
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Postby TCAS on Fri Nov 25, 2005 11:42 am

I got back from CompUSA midnight BF sale I had to stay on line for 2+ hours before I got in, every sigle item has one, two or some times three rebate attached to it, I found no single item to justify BF sale to be interesting. As a matter of fact these sale prices are higher than regular weekend sale so I end up buying nothing.
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