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Postby Ian on Sat Nov 12, 2005 11:47 am

Yep, Black Friday (day after Thanksgiving for the newbs) is almost upon us. Instead of reproducing the lists here, I'm just going to redirect everyone to http://www.blackfridayads.com/

If you see a good deal on computer equipment or media, please let everyone know.
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Postby Ian on Sat Nov 12, 2005 11:48 am

For those that like pictures..

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50% off all Fuji media!
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Postby Ian on Sat Nov 12, 2005 12:26 pm

A few things of interest @ CompUSA:

Friday Only
20 DVD+RW Discs - $4.98
90 Printable CD-R Discs - $9.99
Digital Video Recorder (DVR1600) - $79.99 after $10 MIR

Friday and Saturday
80 Pack Slim Jewel Cases $9.99
CD-RW Drive (SKU #412068) - $19.99 after $10 MIR
Antec Super Lanboy Case - $29.99 after $40 MIR
100 Pack DVD+R or DVD-R Media - $19.99
10 Pack Verbatim DVD+R DL Media - $19.99
90 CD-R Media - $7.98
Cooler Master Centurion 5 Case - $49.99 after $10 MIR
Memorex External 16x DVD Writer - $11.99 after $20 MIR
Memorex Internal 16x DVD Writer - $59.99 after $20 MIR
50 Pack Memorex Printable 16x DVD+R or DVD-R Media - $14.99
10 Pack Memorex LightScribe CD-R Media - $7.99
25 Pack Memorex Jewel Cases - $4.99 after $5 MIR
100 Pack Memorex Slim Jewel Cases - $9.99 after $10 MIR
25 Pack Memorex DVD+R DL Discs - $49.99
25 Pack Memorex DVD+RW Media - $12.99
25 Pack Memorex 16x DVD+R or DVD-R Media - $9.99
20 Pack Memorex Printable DVD+R Medai - $9.99
10 Pack Memorex LightScribe DVD+R Media - $9.99
I/O Magic Internal LightScribe 16x DVD Writer - $49.99 after $30 MIR
10 Pack HP LightScribe DVD+R or DVD-R Media - $9.99
Hi-Val External 16x DVD Writer - $49.99 after $40 MIR
Hi-Val Internal 16x DVD Writer - $29.99 after $35 MIR
Roxio Easy Media Creator 8 - $69.99 after $20 Upgrade MIR
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Postby Justin42 on Sat Nov 12, 2005 4:35 pm

Nero 7 free after rebates at Best Buy ($20 upgrade rebate and $50 rebate)..
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Postby Ian on Sat Nov 12, 2005 7:02 pm

Justin42 wrote:Nero 7 free after rebates at Best Buy ($20 upgrade rebate and $50 rebate)..


Is one of them an upgrade rebate?
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Sat Nov 12, 2005 10:04 pm

Ian wrote:
Justin42 wrote:Nero 7 free after rebates at Best Buy ($20 upgrade rebate and $50 rebate)..


Is one of them an upgrade rebate?


The $20 one is an upgrade rebate.... but those don't work if the product isn't purchased at regular price I thought :o

and I didn't see the $50 one online at all :-?
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Postby Justin42 on Sat Nov 12, 2005 11:11 pm

Well, being as it's in the Best Buy ad, I would think BB either a> cleared it with Nero, or b> will be forced into making it good. (i.e., it may take some screaming)

Although since the $50MIR is the "big" one, getting Nero 7 for even $20 AR isn't bad.

(it's the Black Friday ad so the rebates won't be online for a while..)
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Postby vinnie97 on Sun Nov 13, 2005 5:48 am

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?
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Postby hoxlund on Sun Nov 13, 2005 11:27 am

ok i am already sharing to much info, this is a huge job sacrifice

all i can say is our BB is a test store and we are not having door busters

and our ad looks way different from the scans that are on bfads.com
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Postby CowboySlim on Mon Nov 14, 2005 12:01 am

OK, here is my deal.

I've changed my mind about Black Friday and I am going to go.

The Best Buy ad was just too overwhelmingly tantalizing.
I'm going to line up at my local BB in Westminster, CA at 10PM Thanksgiving night.

However, there is one thing that I must get now to bring with me as I will be in line for 8 hours.

It's THIS!

See you there, TCAS!

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Postby vinnie97 on Mon Nov 14, 2005 2:26 am

I *KNOW* you're joking. :lol: Out of curiosity, what looks so titillating at Best Buy, in particular?
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Postby socheat on Mon Nov 14, 2005 11:34 am

Alright Hox. So if I want one of these laptops, what time should I show up at the Best Buy to get one of those damn vouchers?
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Postby CowboySlim on Mon Nov 14, 2005 12:02 pm

vinnie97 wrote:I *KNOW* you're joking. :lol: Out of curiosity, what looks so titillating at Best Buy, in particular?


There isn't, Vinnie, I just needed a way to get the joke going.

Artistic license, I guess.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Mon Nov 14, 2005 1:15 pm

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: )
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Postby LoneWolf on Mon Nov 14, 2005 1:30 pm

Ian wrote:A few things of interest @ CompUSA:

80 Pack Slim Jewel Cases $9.99
Just so everyone knows, Sam's Club has an everyday price of $10.xx for a 100-pack of Memorex slim jewel cases. If you have a Sam's club ID, this is the best deal I know of.

Just bought some 16x Verbatim -R media there last week, around $40 for a 100-spindle. Probably not an incredible deal, but the media has been good so far, and will burn at full speed on my NEC 3500A (latest stock firmware).
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Postby vinnie97 on Mon Nov 14, 2005 1:43 pm

dolphinius_rex wrote: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: )

Thanks, media guru! I await Ian's response...I just now did a forum query for either playo or abcron and nothing appeared. They are bottom dollar, so your assessment doesn't surprise me. ;) If he got some decent scanning results, though, I might be tempted!

There isn't, Vinnie, I just needed a way to get the joke going.

Apologies for derailing your comedy train. #-o The only place I'm thinking of visiting come that fateful Friday is Staples...
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Postby vinnie97 on Mon Nov 14, 2005 1:45 pm

P.S. I prefer this site for the latest BF2005 gossip, rumors and ads: http://bf2005.com/ - more robust, IMO.
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Postby TCAS on Mon Nov 14, 2005 11:19 pm

CowboySlim wrote:OK, here is my deal.

I've changed my mind about Black Friday and I am going to go.

The Best Buy ad was just too overwhelmingly tantalizing.
I'm going to line up at my local BB in Westminster, CA at 10PM Thanksgiving night.

However, there is one thing that I must get now to bring with me as I will be in line for 8 hours.

It's THIS!Slim
See you there, TCAS!


Watch you mail carefully Slim; I just received those % 10 coupons from BB by mail today. So the coupons are on their way.
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Postby hoxlund on Tue Nov 15, 2005 11:07 pm

in general i would start lining up at midnight

again our store isn't doing door busters, 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
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Postby TCAS on Wed Nov 16, 2005 12:31 am

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.
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Postby CowboySlim on Wed Nov 16, 2005 1:19 am

hoxlund wrote:in general i would start lining up at midnight



Should I still bring my camping portable personal waste collection system?
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Postby hoxlund on Wed Nov 16, 2005 2:17 am

well you are old, you can't hold your bladder and bowel movements like us young'ns

thx oops i crapped my pants
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Postby dodecahedron on Wed Nov 16, 2005 2:25 am

CowboySlim wrote:Should I still bring my camping portable personal waste collection system?

spoken like a true engineer :D
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Postby CowboySlim on Wed Nov 16, 2005 4:15 pm

Hey, I gotta' new plan and it's a good one, too.

Last year, even at midday on Black Friday, there was no parking anywhere in the vicinity of Fry's. Adjoining businesses were renting out their parking lot spaces.

I'm going to Fry's at 8PM Thanksgiving evening, drive into their lot and sleep in my Jeep.

Then at 3AM when they are circling around looking to park their cars while the line is building, I'll offer to vacate my spot for $100. :P
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Postby CowboySlim on Wed Nov 16, 2005 4:17 pm

hoxlund wrote:well you are old, you can't hold your bladder and bowel movements like us young'ns

thx oops i crapped my pants


Hey, thanks and a big 10-4, Hox.

That made me reconsider and it got me to the best solution.

I don't need that portable crapper, after all.

I'll go to the senior section of the drug store and get some Depends - then I'll let go, right there and then in the line. :lol:
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