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Plextor PX-708A On Sale @ Dell

Postby CAG on Fri Feb 13, 2004 5:31 pm

Hi. I'm new to the forum.

Dell Small Business is selling the Plextor PX-708A (Black) for 20% off, free shipping, and $50 mfg mail-in rebate. I figured it out and the cost delivered to me (including state sales tax and the rebate) is ~$127. I don't pimp for Dell but I was in the market for one, saw this sale, and thought you guys would want to know.

I'll be back with loads of questions about my new PX-708A...like how to install it, use it, etc.

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Postby Ian on Fri Feb 13, 2004 5:36 pm

How do you get 20% off?
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Postby jmbrown12 on Fri Feb 13, 2004 6:25 pm

It is listed for $166.36 at Dell which is 20% off their normal price. With the $50 MIR it is $116.36 plus tax.
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Postby CAG on Fri Feb 13, 2004 6:31 pm

Thanks, jmbrown12...here's the link http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/prod ... u=A0158274
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Postby BuddhaTB on Fri Feb 13, 2004 7:03 pm

I'm really interested, but it says Black in the title.

Does anyone know if Dell has a white/biege bezel version???
A black faced drive will look like crap in my biege case.
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Postby vsekh on Fri Feb 13, 2004 7:09 pm

Here is the one with the white\beige bezel:

Here
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Postby steelly on Fri Feb 13, 2004 9:22 pm

PLEXTOR

$50 rebate on qualified Plextor product

DESCRIPTION
Receive $50 mail-in rebate on purchase of Plextor - ConvertX PX-M401U Digital Video Converter and Plextor - 8X/4X/12X DVD+R/RW / 4X/2X/12X DVD-R/RW / 40X/24X/40X CD-RW PX-708A Internal EIDE/ATAPI Combo Drive.
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Purchase a Plextor - ConvertX PX-M401U Digital Video ConvertX PX-M401U and 8X/4X/12X DVD+R/RW / 4X/2X/12X DVD-R/RW / 40X/24X/40X CD-RW PX-708A Internal EIDE/ATAPI Combo Drive from Dell between 1/1/04 and 3/31/04 to get a rebate of $50. To qualify for the $50 mail-in rebate, send the completed rebate form along with the copy of sales receipt and the original UPC code cut from the back of the ConvertX and PX-708A retail boxes. Limit one rebate offer per person. All requests must be postmarked by 4/30/04. Offer good in the U.S. and Canada only. Please allow up to 8 weeks for rebate processing.
:evil: :evil: :(
Here it is and you have to buy another product to be elgible for the rebate.
futurepowerpc.com is still the cheapest out the door, $189.00, includes shipping and no sales tax!
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Postby CAG on Fri Feb 13, 2004 10:09 pm

steelly:

Do you have a link to what you just posted? I'd like to bring this little wrinkle (i.e, false advertising) to Dell's attention. That said, even without the rebate, the device is still ~$177 to me incl FL state sales tax.

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Postby vsekh on Fri Feb 13, 2004 10:11 pm

He got it from Plextor's website:
http://www.plextor.com/english/products ... tions.html

I believe Dell should mention the extra product that needs to be bought to qualify for the rebate on the same page as the dvdburner.
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Postby CAG on Fri Feb 13, 2004 10:31 pm

Thanks...checked the link...ConvertX looks like something I don't need; besides, it costs as much as the Plextor...The black Plextor that I want is $193 @ futurepowerpc.com...Dell's price, even after adding back in the $50 "rebate", is still the cheapest ($177 vs $193)...I guess it could come down to bundled software...Anybody know what's supposed to come bundled with a retail Plextor?
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Postby CAG on Fri Feb 13, 2004 11:04 pm

Thanks, vsekh. Do I want that software or is there something better? When it comes to DVD stuff, I'm a noob
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Postby vsekh on Fri Feb 13, 2004 11:14 pm

I'm currently using Nero 6.3.0.3. I've been using Nero for a couple of years since it came with one of the burners I bought. I like it a lot better than EZCD creator. For viewing DVDs I use the ATI dvd player that came with my ATI video card. Powerdvd 5.0 is also good software-dvd player.
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Postby CAG on Fri Feb 13, 2004 11:34 pm

vsekh wrote:I'm currently using Nero 6.3.0.3. I've been using Nero for a couple of years since it came with one of the burners I bought. I like it a lot better than EZCD creator. For viewing DVDs I use the ATI dvd player that came with my ATI video card. Powerdvd 5.0 is also good software-dvd player.


Thanks...called Dell sales to see what was bundled...they're "closed" unitl tomorrow morning...I'll call them then....even w/o the software (sounds like I'd be getting different software anyway) seems like a good deal.
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Postby Ian on Fri Feb 13, 2004 11:57 pm

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Postby CAG on Sat Feb 14, 2004 12:59 am

Thanks, Ian. What I'd like to know is what software do I need? What I want to do initially (and maybe this is OT) is transfer a bunch of home videos (VSH) to DVD. As I understand it, I'll need software and some other hardware to do this. After that, I'd like to do more with DVD's, etc. Like I said, I'm really a noob at this.
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Postby CAG on Sat Feb 14, 2004 4:58 pm

From Dell's site:

The PX-708A is bundled with a variety of powerful software tools including Roxio Easy CD and DVD Creator™ 6, PhotoSuite 5 SE™, Roxio DVDMax Player and Dantz Retrospect® backup and restore solution.


At $166.36 (excluding state sales tax), this looks like a pretty good deal. Anyway, I can't find any cheaper anywhere else.
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Postby vsekh on Sat Feb 14, 2004 5:33 pm

That is a great deal even without a rebate.
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Postby CAG on Mon Feb 16, 2004 1:52 pm

vsekh wrote:That is a great deal even without a rebate.


Ordered it earlier this morning...hope to have it in a week.
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Postby vsekh on Mon Feb 16, 2004 4:33 pm

Have fun with the drive. Let us know how it works out for you.
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Postby hydrogen on Tue Feb 17, 2004 2:11 am

I know this isn't a good of a deal as the Dell one, but Best Buy has the Plextor PX-708A for
$169 after rebate. It's $199 - $30 mail in rebate. = $169.

To me this is a good deal if you want the drive now, don't want to pay shipping, can wait for the rebate to come in, and you can take it back if it's bad. The last reason alone is a good reason. If it comes in damaged you have to ship it back and wait for an new drive. You don't if you buy it at a store near you.

Link to the drive.
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp ... pe=product
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Postby CAG on Tue Feb 17, 2004 2:30 am

Thanks for the link. Dell ships the drive for free...but you're right, being able to get it right away and take it back if you want certainly makes up for the $3 difference in price. I ordered the Dell this morning but there's a BestBuy ~6 miles from my house...hmm
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Postby hydrogen on Tue Feb 17, 2004 2:42 am

Your welcome.

I didn't know that they offered free shipping. There goes that advantage.
To me the best advantage is those two that you mentioned.

Could you still cancel your order and buy one at Best Buy?

You'll have to see if your Best Buy has any in stock though.
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Postby CAG on Tue Feb 17, 2004 8:25 am

hydrogen:

I ordered it yesterday and Dell just notified me that it's being shipped DHL. Checked the tracking info and its being delivered today! Ordering it one day and getting it the next...not sure if BestBuy is a better deal...seems that Dell's pretty much taken away the get-it right-away advantage.
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Postby vsekh on Tue Feb 17, 2004 1:29 pm

Either way you're getting a great drive.
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