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Plextor drives selling for more than $200 US in Japan

Postby Wesociety on Wed Jun 20, 2007 5:55 pm

With Plextor exiting the DVD Writer manufacturing market, their drives have become even more popular in Japan (for new in box items).

Here's a PX-760SA going for over $200 US.
http://page13.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/r37931601
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Postby vio_man on Thu Jun 21, 2007 6:03 am

:lol: :lol: I think they should return because even selling very high priced drives, people seem to like wasting money on them #-o
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Postby Scour on Thu Jun 21, 2007 6:52 pm

But it´s maybe the last chance to get the last real Plextor ;)
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Postby Gen-An on Wed Jun 27, 2007 6:20 pm

http://page16.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/u14221394

Starting price for the auction is 29,800 yen (=$242.395) but the price the seller wants is at least 46,800 yen ($380.674) :o
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Postby Gen-An on Sat Jun 30, 2007 11:11 pm

It looks like Japan isn't the only country that values new in the box Plextors. This is a US ebay auction for a boxed 712A, and while it isn't nearly as expensive as those 760 drives on Yahoo! Japan Auctions, I am surprised to see a 712A hit almost $80 so early in the life of the auction.
http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Plextor-PX-712A ... dZViewItem
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Postby RJW on Mon Jul 02, 2007 3:44 pm

Can get new plextor 712,716,750,755, all for less then 100 USD and the 760 for less then 150 USD. (Incase of buying 2 the price for a burner drops close to 100 USD !)

Maybe I should start my own Plextor store. :-D. I should be able to do shipping everywhere for less then 100 USD :-D

Also I can still get benq 1640,1650 models (crossflashing to benq firmware might be needed)
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Postby Halc on Mon Jul 09, 2007 2:17 am

CE is where the action is at :)

That's why I picked one more PX-760 and one more DW-1650 from NL during the Easter this year.

Now if I could only find decent replacements for my ND-4550A and DVR-111L using something else except Mediatek chipset...
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Postby Scour on Mon Jul 09, 2007 12:16 pm

Only a few writers dont use Mediatek. LGs (Renesas or Panasonic), Pioneer/NEC (NEC), real Plextors (Sanyo), older Benq (Philips)
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Postby Halc on Wed Jul 11, 2007 5:16 am

Yes, exactly why I bought an old BenQ and an old real Plextor.

I need chipset variance, not branding variance with my drives.

Having six different drives, all with the same chipset and most using same PUH, does not help with scanning.

Guess I better order a couple of Nexperia BenQs and Sanyo Plextors more for my stash :)
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Postby Scour on Wed Jul 11, 2007 12:16 pm

Halc wrote:
Guess I better order a couple of Nexperia BenQs and Sanyo Plextors more for my stash :)


It´s getting rare :wink:
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Postby yamawho on Thu Jul 19, 2007 7:49 pm

I picked up two 760A when I heard the news.
Didn't want to miss out like when yamaha bailed ...
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