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Hot Deal! Pioneer A07 Retail box $149.99 after rebate

Postby hydrogen on Sun Mar 21, 2004 2:29 am

I just find this. It's not advertised or anything.

Compusa has the Pioneer A07 retail box for $179.99 - $30 mail in rebate = $149.99. That is cheap for a retail box. You get a lot of software with it so I think's it's an awesome deal.

Does the retail box come with a warranty? The oem version doesn't come with a long warranty does it? Trying to think of points why the retail is better than the oem version.

Here's the link.
http://www.compusa.com/products/product ... &pfp=srch1
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Postby sapiens74 on Sun Mar 21, 2004 11:56 am

Good Find

I bought mine on 14 feb and can still get the rebate
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Postby vsekh on Sun Mar 21, 2004 4:15 pm

The retail box comes with a 1 year warranty, same as OEM. The retail box comes with burning software if you need it.

Also, that $30 rebate is available if you buy from other online stores also. Also, Compusa will charge taxes. You might be better off buying from another online store.
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Postby Ian on Sun Mar 21, 2004 5:16 pm

Hmm.. does the OEM come with a 1 year warranty? Usually the warrany for any OEM, or gray market, drive is up to the company that sold it. Maybe its different with Pioneer...
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Postby vsekh on Sun Mar 21, 2004 5:30 pm

Your right Ian. The OEM warranty is upto the online store. The few that I looked at were offering a 1 year warranty.
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Postby aviationwiz on Sun Mar 21, 2004 5:39 pm

Isn't newegg a year of replacement?
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Postby vsekh on Sun Mar 21, 2004 5:43 pm

Newegg is 1 year warranty for the OEM.
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Postby hydrogen on Sun Mar 21, 2004 6:00 pm

That's odd that the oem has a 1 year warranty. I thought it only had maybe 30 to 90 days or something.

I still think the retail version is a better deal because of the software they give you. They give you some good software. I needed some software, so I bought the retail version awhile back. It comes with

* Ulead DVD MovieFactory 3 Disc Creator allows you to burn movies, slideshows, data and music to CD or DVD in an instant.

* Ulead Video Studio 7SE allows first-time users to easily create professional-looking video.

* Ulead Photo Explorer 8.0 provides an efficient way to transfer, browse, modify and distribute digital media.

* Ulead My Scrapbook 2 offers everything the scrapbooker needs to create scrapbook pages, clip art and titles on the computer.

* Ulead Burn.Now is easy to use disc recording software. Users can take full advantage of their CD/DVD burner to create data and audio discs plus copy discs.

* Ulead DVD Player offers high compatibility and plays commercial DVDs and DVDs created by other Ulead products.

* NovaBACKUP 7.1 allows you to back up your computer to just about any tape drive, hard disk, removable, CD-R/RW or DVD drive.

http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/pna/a ... 85,00.html


Now that's a lot of good software in my opinion. Moviefactory 3 is a really good program from what I hear.

I'll take the retail version over the oem version any day :)
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Postby hydrogen on Sun Mar 21, 2004 7:13 pm

vsekh,

That is true about Compusa charging taxes, but if you have a Compusa near by you can pick it up for that price. So, there's no waiting and you can have it that day. Also, if it's broke you can take it back to store instead of shipping it back to the store. I think it's a good deal. The software that comes with it is pretty good.
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Postby sapiens74 on Sun Mar 21, 2004 7:38 pm

hydrogen wrote:vsekh,

That is true about Compusa charging taxes, but if you have a Compusa near buy you can pick it up for that price. So, there's no waiting and you can have it that day. Also, if it's broke you can take it back to store instead of shipping it back to the store. I think it's a good deal. The software that comes with it is pretty good.


I agree.

Plus I am in Hawaii so shipping from most places is expensive.
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Postby vsekh on Sun Mar 21, 2004 10:05 pm

hydrogen wrote:vsekh,

That is true about Compusa charging taxes, but if you have a Compusa near by you can pick it up for that price. So, there's no waiting and you can have it that day. Also, if it's broke you can take it back to store instead of shipping it back to the store. I think it's a good deal. The software that comes with it is pretty good.


I agree that it is a great deal if you need the software that comes with the retail drive package.
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Postby KTL on Mon Mar 22, 2004 1:16 am

Office Depot has the Memorex True 8X for sale at $179.97, and the rebate is $50, resulting in $130.

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Postby hydrogen on Mon Mar 22, 2004 1:29 am

Ktl,

Thanks for posting that. That's a great deal.

What's bad is you can't use the Pioneer firmware on it. You have to wait until Memorex releases one. Unless there is a way to change the Memorex drive into a Pioneer. Then you could use the Pioneer firmware. It would void your warranty though. So if something goes wrong your out of luck.

Could you start a new thread for the Memorex deal so people can see it? Some people may not read this post. Thank you.
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