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OfficeMax deals - 3/9 through 3/15

Postby cfitz on Sun Mar 09, 2003 3:03 am

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200-pack Value Disc (??) 32x 80-minute CD-R: $4.99 after MIRs
(I've no idea who makes these, but at this price it is hard to believe they are top-quality. They are probably best for throw-away applications.)
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50-pack Memorex CD-R: $4.99 after MIRs
(These are probably made by CMC, but you might get lucky and find some TY media. Check speed rating at your local store.)
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A number of other media deals of only moderate "hotness" are also offered. Check your local circular if you are interested.

48x internal IDE CD-RW drive: $19.99 after MIR
(Multiple OfficeMax part numbers are listed, none of which show up online. Probably whatever is in stock at your local retailer is what they are selling. Might be Pacific Digital, might be Verbatim, etc., and then within whatever box you get, the drive itself may be made by any of several manufacturers. This deal is a real crap-shoot.)
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Micro Advantage 52x24x52 internal IDE CD-RW drive: $39.99 after MIRs
(The picture on the box shows a BTC, but I'm not guaranteeing that is what is actually inside.)
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Cendyne 52x24x52 USB 2.0 external CD-RW drive: $89.99 after MIRs
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Cendyne 2x4x8x24 internal IDE DVD R/RW drive: $169.99 after MIRs
(writes DVD-R, DVD-RW, CD-R and CD-RW)
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Postby Abell44 on Sun Mar 09, 2003 10:57 pm

This 30.00 off 150.00 link should bring the Cendyne DVD-R/RW down to 139.99 for first time Officemax purchases:

http://www.officemax.com/max/solutions/product/promo.jsp?

Looks like they are out of stock right now, though.
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Re: OfficeMax deals - 3/9 through 3/15

Postby Ian on Sun Mar 09, 2003 11:26 pm

cfitz wrote:200-pack Value Disc (??) 32x 80-minute CD-R: $4.99 after MIRs
(I've no idea who makes these, but at this price it is hard to believe they are top-quality. They are probably best for throw-away applications.)
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I bought these awhile back and they were manufactured by CMC. They are your standard silver topped, generic discs. Probably some of the lowest quality CMC discs I've seen.

I've seen 200 packs of their new 48x discs. No idea about them.
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Re: OfficeMax deals - 3/9 through 3/15

Postby dbeko on Mon Mar 10, 2003 5:36 pm

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200-pack Value Disc (??) 32x 80-minute CD-R: $4.99 after MIRs
(I've no idea who makes these, but at this price it is hard to believe they are top-quality. They are probably best for throw-away applications.)
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I've purchased these before (twice) and yes, the quality is very low. My wife's computer has a Polaroid 24x and it does NOT like these CDRs at all. :-)
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Re: OfficeMax deals - 3/9 through 3/15

Postby CowboySlim on Tue Mar 11, 2003 11:32 am

dbeko wrote:I've purchased these before (twice) and yes, the quality is very low. My wife's computer has a Polaroid 24x and it does NOT like these CDRs at all. :-)


What's up with these Polaroid burners? Who makes them? They don't even show up on www.polaroid.com.

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Postby cfitz on Tue Mar 11, 2003 12:08 pm

Some of the older ones were LiteOn. I don't know whose drives they are selling these days. But rest assured that they aren't making there own. They are rebadging like so many brands are doing.

By the way, the drives are on their web site, but it isn't up-to-date:

http://www.polaroidmemory.com/products/ ... writer.htm

They apparently sell 48x and 52x models as well:

http://www.gus.com/cdporw52x.html
http://www.elby.ch/english/products/clo ... l#polaroid

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Postby CowboySlim on Tue Mar 11, 2003 3:57 pm

Oh, never guessed. Went to www.polaroid.com. Saw no links to drives.

What interested me is OfficeMax or somebody regularly puts them out for $20, after rebates.

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Postby dhc014 on Tue Mar 11, 2003 4:07 pm

The 48x polaroid drive is usually an OEM BTC BCE4816IM and is identified as a "Polaroid Burnmaxx48" or something.
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Re: OfficeMax deals - 3/9 through 3/15

Postby aznlstar on Wed Mar 12, 2003 3:50 am

cfitz wrote:(click photos for bigger versions)

200-pack Value Disc (??) 32x 80-minute CD-R: $4.99 after MIRs
(I've no idea who makes these, but at this price it is hard to believe they are top-quality. They are probably best for throw-away applications.)
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My buddy got these a few months ago when they had the same sale. He says he has no problems with using them on his TDK 32/40(dont remember) burner.

For 5 bucks, thought i'd try them out...great for sending out demos..and they were 40x at my OM. My biggest beef though, they arent the generic silver top discs. They have this really ugly paint over scheme on top!

if anyone cares to see what they look like
http://www.geocities.com/aznlstar/pics/value.jpg
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48x internal IDE CD-RW drive: $19.99 after MIR

Postby liteonrules on Wed Mar 12, 2003 2:11 pm

the drive my local store was offering was a I/O MAGIC 48X16X48 that i bought and what was in the box was a BENQ 52X24X52 and u can't beat that for 19.99 after MIR
NEC 2500A $20 10/04
NEC 3500AG for $47 4/05
NEC 3540 for $35 9/05
BENQ 1620 for $36 9//05
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Re: OfficeMax deals - 3/9 through 3/15

Postby dbeko on Wed Mar 12, 2003 2:23 pm

CowboySlim wrote:
dbeko wrote:What's up with these Polaroid burners? Who makes them? They don't even show up on www.polaroid.com.


I don't know who makes them. I bought it from OfficeMax last July (when they had a 3-day sale or some such on them and after rebate, the drive cost $19.99). It's happy with name-brand blanks and I don't have any problems when I use those to burn. My wife doesn't burn all that much anyway so the price was right and so has been its performance. :wink:
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