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Postby hoxlund on Fri Feb 28, 2003 10:51 pm

just got off work from staples and i just bought the Cendyne model #: LTR-52246S for $18.70

Staples is running a $30 mail in rebate on the Cendyne 52X burner, and in order to get the Lite-On version you have to look for the LTR-52246s on the back of the box under Drive Model

heres my breakdown:

$69.98 (price drop starts 3-2-03) - $22.40 (employee discount) - $30 MIR (starts 3-02-03) + 6.4% colorado sales tax = $18.70

but all you other folks it goes like this:

$69.98 (price drop starts 3-2-03) - $30 MIR (starts 3-2-03)
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Postby BuddhaTB on Fri Feb 28, 2003 11:38 pm

This thread should be moved to the hot deals forum.
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Postby hoxlund on Fri Feb 28, 2003 11:50 pm

i know, sorry, but everyone checks the cd-rw forum
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Postby dhc014 on Sat Mar 01, 2003 12:06 am

No "but's"!

:lol:
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Postby hoxlund on Sat Mar 01, 2003 12:08 am

haha, so your telling me you would have seen this thread if it was in the hot-deals index
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Postby cfitz on Sat Mar 01, 2003 12:10 am

Yes.

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Postby dhc014 on Sat Mar 01, 2003 12:13 am

dhc014 wrote:No "but's"!

:lol:


Of course! I find great deals there!
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Postby hoxlund on Sat Mar 01, 2003 12:14 am

and here comes cfitz with his $.02 worth
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Postby hoxlund on Sat Mar 01, 2003 12:16 am

well im sorry, next time ill keep my 52X, $18 burner to myself, and only tell people that appreciate the heads up
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Postby cfitz on Sat Mar 01, 2003 12:20 am

I might also add that for the sake of others it would be better to title the thread "Lite-On 52x for $39.98 at Staples". It's great that you got yours for $18.70, but most readers are not employees of Staples and can only get it for $39.98, so listing the price as $18.70 is nothing more than bragging. I won't tell you not to brag, if that is your thing, but if what you want to do is tell others about a good deal, it would be best to list the price accurately for their situation.

Still, thanks for spreading the word about the deal in general and for letting us know that at least some Staples still have LiteOn's in the Cendyne boxes.

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Postby hoxlund on Sat Mar 01, 2003 12:23 am

yeah i just wanted to catch people's attention with saying $18, they can read in the thread about the different prices
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Postby dhc014 on Sat Mar 01, 2003 12:26 am

You should buy a whole bunch at the employee discount and sell them to cdrlabs viewers! :D
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Postby hoxlund on Sat Mar 01, 2003 12:29 am

haha, i think they might find out, with me buying em out, might get fired, plus this being only my like 6th day working for staples
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Postby BuddhaTB on Sat Mar 01, 2003 12:43 am

hoxlund wrote:haha, i think they might find out, with me buying em out, might get fired, plus this being only my like 6th day working for staples

What happened with working at Best Buy?
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Postby hoxlund on Sat Mar 01, 2003 12:49 am

man, don't get me wrong, best buy is a good place to work, but i was getting like 7-8 hours a week, and there about 30 minute drive

staples gaurentees me 30 hours a week, and pay better, and i can almost walk there, if not drive only 2 minutes
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Postby aviationwiz on Sat Mar 01, 2003 12:51 am

This $18.70 deal is AFTER TWO $10 Coupons he had. That boosts the price to $38 for anyone else. This is an OK deal, nothing special.
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Postby CowboySlim on Sat Mar 01, 2003 11:16 pm

hoxlund wrote:i know, sorry, but everyone checks the cd-rw forum


Yes, but I do check the Hot Deals forum also!

And that still won't stop me from running out to my driveway @ 5:30AM, tomorrow (Sunday) to grab my papers.

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Postby Wedge Maniac on Sun Mar 02, 2003 5:02 am

I grabbed one of these (LTR-52246S) today at Office Max.

They were advertising a different brand/model for $49.99 that had a $30 MIR but were sold out. Being the gracious place that Office Max is, they substitued a CenDyne for whatever brand/model they were out of and it just so happens to the the LTR-52246S, which had an original price tag of $99. They dropped the price to $49.99 and the $30 MIR accompanies the product.

My breakdown goes something like:
$49.99 - $10.00 (discount card I received in the mail) - $30 MIR = around $12 bucks after tax...
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Postby hoxlund on Sun Mar 02, 2003 10:52 am

wow you lucked out there, cause with staples, if its not in stock we can order it right there in the store for the same price, free shipping, and print out the rebate for you
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is the rebate offered elsewhere?

Postby 1coadman on Sun Mar 02, 2003 12:05 pm

I just purchased the Lite-on last week at googlegear,,Is there a mail in rebate I can find somwhere, that would apply?
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Postby cfitz on Sun Mar 02, 2003 12:25 pm

Not likely. Rebates are usually only good for the time at which you made the purchase, and from the retailer from who you purchased. So unless googlegear offered a rebate for the time last week when you purchased it, you are out of luck.

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Postby hoxlund on Sun Mar 02, 2003 9:39 pm

ok i just got off work again, and today there was a $10 price reduction, along with a $30 mail in rebate, but they just gave me the rebate instantly, so i walked out with $40

taking that off the price, the drive only costed me $10.64
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