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Postby hojman on Tue Feb 04, 2003 2:06 am

started today and going on for 3 days
i believe it is a lite-on so this is a pretty good deal
[url]http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0148661[/url]
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Postby cfitz on Tue Feb 04, 2003 2:34 am

It looks like that is a variation on the deal Reg-da-Ripper told us about:

http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic. ... buslink%2A

If hojman and I read it correctly, it looks like they have knocked the price down to $19.99 after $30 MIR. That certainly is a very hot deal if it is a LiteOn. The copy says "SMART-BURN" which is a LiteOn trademark, and BusLink has been known to ship LiteOn drives, so there is a chance you will get a LiteOn. However, lately BusLink has also been shipping AOpen drives, so understand that there is a chance you will get an AOpen instead of a LiteOn. However, an AOpen for $19.99 is quite a hot deal in and of itself.

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Postby UALOneKPlus on Tue Feb 04, 2003 4:12 am

This is a great deal, thanks!

The only thing is the rebate must be postmarked within 10 days of purchase :evil:

This means I have to pay for overnight shipping $11.99 to ensure I get it in time so that the rebate can be used.

Normal shipping is $5.99, and the product states normally ships in 1-3 business days. 2 day shipping is $8.99.

Too bad there's no Microcenter store near my house!
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Postby daHeck on Tue Feb 04, 2003 2:57 pm

Yep,Of course, picture shows Smart-Burn but in stores I've seen only Justlink Justspeed instead lately,even though the picture in their website remains Smart-Burn,maybe they need to update website more often,it's enermously misrepresented :evil: no matter how fast they are,they all're exactly AOpen
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Postby Reg-da-Ripper on Tue Feb 04, 2003 10:07 pm

UALOneKPlus wrote:....Too bad there's no Microcenter store near my house!


You don't need to worry about having a MicroCenter near where you live as this three-day special is an online special only. Act fast if you want this burner and the deal. :)

Even if one doesn't take advantage of the mail-in rebate, the $49.99 price [= $79.99 regular price - $30 (three-day) instant rebate from MicroCenter] is nothing to thumb your nose at. :)

By the way, all the BUSLink RW5252 burners at my local MicroCenter are Lite-On LTR-52246S. :) YMMV.
My solution to the Plextor vs. Lite-On debate: Buy 'em both! :)
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Postby jmbrown12 on Tue Feb 04, 2003 10:19 pm

I ordered one online today with in-store pick up and will pick it up tomorrow. LiteOn or AOpen, $23.59 after tax is a pretty good deal.
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Postby cfitz on Tue Feb 04, 2003 11:32 pm

jmbrown12 wrote:LiteOn or AOpen, $23.59 after tax is a pretty good deal.

Seconded! :)

Great first post, hojman. 8)

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Postby jmbrown12 on Wed Feb 05, 2003 4:30 pm

hojman, thank you very much for the post. I just picked up the drive in the Denver store and it is a LiteOn LTR-52246S. I checked the drives they had on the shelves and all of the BUSlink 52x24x52 drives were LiteOns. All of the BUSlink 48x12x48 drives were marked JustLink and Justspeed.
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Postby UALOneKPlus on Wed Feb 05, 2003 7:23 pm

Reg-da-Ripper wrote:You don't need to worry about having a MicroCenter near where you live as this three-day special is an online special only. Act fast if you want this burner and the deal. :)

Even if one doesn't take advantage of the mail-in rebate, the $49.99 price [= $79.99 regular price - $30 (three-day) instant rebate from MicroCenter] is nothing to thumb your nose at. :)

By the way, all the BUSLink RW5252 burners at my local MicroCenter are Lite-On LTR-52246S. :) YMMV.


Alright, my Buslink arrived today (I ordered early 2/4/03), and whoila, it's a LTR-52246S!!!

I called MicroCenter customer service yesterday, and they said they had plenty of these in stock. Too bad the rebate is only one per name/family/address. I'd get more!

BTW, how do you know the deal is only 3 days?? I can't find anywhere it says that on the webpage...
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Postby jmbrown12 on Wed Feb 05, 2003 10:55 pm

BTW, how do you know the deal is only 3 days?? I can't find anywhere it says that on the webpage...


http://www.microcenter.com/index.html
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Postby daHeck on Thu Feb 06, 2003 3:27 pm

Oh! that's cool if u guys got Lite-On drives,which are unavailable at my Best Buy and Compusa local stores,just all AOpen,unfortunately :( :x
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Postby BangBang on Thu Feb 06, 2003 5:27 pm

UALOneKPlus wrote:
Reg-da-Ripper wrote:
Alright, my Buslink arrived today (I ordered early 2/4/03), and whoila, it's a LTR-52246S!!!

I called MicroCenter customer service yesterday, and they said they had plenty of these in stock. Too bad the rebate is only one per name/family/address. I'd get more!

BTW, how do you know the deal is only 3 days?? I can't find anywhere it says that on the webpage...


I got my buslink today and its a Aopen Justlink drive. I called em up and they were baffled. Called me back an hr later and told me their entire stock is all Justlink drives.
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Postby hojman on Thu Feb 06, 2003 11:15 pm

man i just got my drive and its an aopen.
how much difference is there between the two?
i think i'll probably end up keeping it so hope its not that much worse.
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Postby TheWizard on Fri Feb 07, 2003 4:00 am

The Aopen drive is not that bad, give it a shot.
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Postby shock on Fri Feb 07, 2003 11:03 am

Not that it matters much anymore, but a co-worker and I both ordered this
drive with in-store pick up (Minnesota) and we both received the Lite-on
drive. Very, very nice.

Thanks for posting the hot deal!

This is my first post. I joined just to thank you.
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Postby hojman on Fri Feb 07, 2003 1:20 pm

yeah but it kinda sucks that i was the person to list it and it seems to me that i am the only one that got an aopen so far. :(
but its all good.
hope to ave better luck next time.
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Postby UALOneKPlus on Fri Feb 07, 2003 1:39 pm

hojman wrote:yeah but it kinda sucks that i was the person to list it and it seems to me that i am the only one that got an aopen so far. :(
but its all good.
hope to ave better luck next time.


Yes thanks hojman for the geat deal! I'm really sorry you didn't get a Lite-On :cry:
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Buslink 19.99 AR at Staples -- Prez Day

Postby Bonesdad on Sat Feb 15, 2003 12:49 am

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Re: Buslink 19.99 AR at Staples -- Prez Day

Postby BangBang on Sat Feb 15, 2003 12:59 am



Make sure the box says Smart-burn since some staples are carrying both Aopen/Justlink and Lite-on/Smartburn in same RW5252 box
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Postby Bonesdad on Sat Feb 15, 2003 6:08 pm

Well, I did look at the local Staples today (Saturday) and they had a boatload of these 52X CDRW...they were ALL Justlink. Damn...seems like LiteOn are harder and harder to find unless u get OEM...
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Postby ScooterBoy on Sun Feb 16, 2003 4:24 pm

I just returned from Staples. There were a stack of the Buslink 52x drives with both Smart Burn and Just Link... I picked up the Smart Burn. I really don't have any idea what the difference is, but from what I've been reading on this board, apparently Lite-On is better? Anyway, I stumbled on this board about 2 weeks ago, just like to thank everyone who finds these deals, I probably never would have noticed this $20 deal otherwise
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Postby hojman on Mon Feb 17, 2003 3:09 pm

if you wanna try to get it online you can try using this code 30007 to get $10 off to get it for a total of $10. staples has been know to cancel orders nowadays on orders wit coupons though.
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