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$30 rebate on PX-716A

Postby bch on Mon Oct 25, 2004 4:01 pm

There is a $30 rebate on the PX-716A on the Best Buy web site for drives purchased from October 24 to December 31. I assume if you paid $179 for the drive you still have the opportunity to pricematch within 30 days of your purchase.
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Re: $30 rebate on PX-716A

Postby VEFF on Mon Oct 25, 2004 4:06 pm

bch wrote:There is a $30 rebate on the PX-716A on the Best Buy web site for drives purchased from October 24 to December 31. I assume if you paid $179 for the drive you still have the opportunity to pricematch within 30 days of your purchase.


So they sell it for $30 over MSRP and then offer a mail-in rebate to get it back to MSRP.
Best Buy cracks me up!
Nothing against your valubale post; just against Best Buy's pricing...
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Postby MadBurner on Mon Oct 25, 2004 5:21 pm

It's still $165.11 after tax and rebate for me!!

The only reason that it's tempting is that this drive might not be readily available if it's not released until mid November!

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Postby aviationwiz on Mon Oct 25, 2004 5:47 pm

I'll wait and buy mine from a reputable vendor, not a shitty company like Best Buy with very shady business practices.
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Postby DVD_ADDICT on Mon Oct 25, 2004 7:56 pm

I'll wait and buy mine from a reputable vendor, not a shitty company like Best Buy with very shady business practices.


Whoas! Another business with shady practices! I'll be buying my 716A from Newegg.com! :)
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Postby MadBurner on Sat Oct 30, 2004 1:27 am

Picked up the 716A today to run some tests and the drive is DOA!!

Thanks Plextor!!

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Postby pchilson on Sat Oct 30, 2004 1:58 am

MadBurner wrote:Picked up the 716A today to run some tests and the drive is DOA!!

Thanks Plextor!!

MB

Better update your sig to:
Plextor PX-716A 16X DVD±RW/4X DL (Deader 'n a doornail...)

Had my eye on one today but couldn't get myself to "pull the trigger" cause of all the negative postings...
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Postby StoneBurner on Sat Oct 30, 2004 6:03 pm

I got 30 dollars off because i had best buy points and i just went back and they gave me a new receipt so i could get 30 dollars more off.

I paid a total of 133 for it :) Which is what it should be selling at, but i dont have to wait.
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Postby MadBurner on Sat Oct 30, 2004 8:56 pm

Second drive works as advertised! Now to run some tests!!

I also used $30 from my Reward Zone points!

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Postby MadBurner on Sun Oct 31, 2004 6:02 pm

Well Best Buy has dropped the price of the PX-716A to $139.99 BEFORE rebate!!

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Postby VEFF on Sun Oct 31, 2004 7:47 pm

MadBurner wrote:Well Best Buy has dropped the price of the PX-716A to $139.99 BEFORE rebate!!

MB


Yes, I noticed that too; I had posted in the Hot Deals forum.
Even though I am sure it will be cheaper soon (i.e. Dell), I posted it since it is the best deal currently available and most merchants don't have it in stock yet...
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Postby shimman on Mon Nov 01, 2004 3:09 am

as soon as bb lowered 716a price, two fo three stores near me sold out all 16 drives!! the other store has all 8 drive still somehow.

getting interesting, but i still think it is bit expensive than i would like. oem 716a should be like 70-80usd
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Postby MadBurner on Mon Nov 01, 2004 4:31 am

A friend of mine picked up a 716A today from the same Best Buy that I got mine from and his was DOA too!

2 bad out of 4!!

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Postby aviationwiz on Mon Nov 01, 2004 8:25 am

MadBurner wrote:A friend of mine picked up a 716A today from the same Best Buy that I got mine from and his was DOA too!

2 bad out of 4!!

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Then that store has a bad batch of drives.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Mon Nov 01, 2004 11:22 am

aviationwiz wrote:
MadBurner wrote:A friend of mine picked up a 716A today from the same Best Buy that I got mine from and his was DOA too!

2 bad out of 4!!

MB


Then that store has a bad batch of drives.


Wow... that's pretty bad :o
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Postby VEFF on Mon Nov 01, 2004 1:43 pm

shimman wrote:as soon as bb lowered 716a price, two fo three stores near me sold out all 16 drives!! the other store has all 8 drive still somehow.

getting interesting, but i still think it is bit expensive than i would like. oem 716a should be like 70-80usd


Plextor drives are always retail - never OEM - AFAIK.
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Postby MediumRare on Mon Nov 01, 2004 6:49 pm

MadBurner wrote:A friend of mine picked up a 716A today from the same Best Buy that I got mine from and his was DOA too!

Maybe he got the one you returned?

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Postby MediumRare on Mon Nov 01, 2004 6:54 pm

VEFF wrote:Plextor drives are always retail - never OEM - AFAIK.

At least in Germany there are "bulk" versions (129 vs 139 Euros but not yet available). Usually the difference is greater.

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Postby MadBurner on Mon Nov 01, 2004 6:58 pm

MediumRare wrote:Maybe he got the one you returned?

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That would not surprise me :P

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Postby dolphinius_rex on Mon Nov 01, 2004 7:50 pm

MadBurner wrote:
MediumRare wrote:Maybe he got the one you returned?

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That would not surprise me :P

MB


Ick! :o
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Postby aviationwiz on Mon Nov 01, 2004 8:08 pm

dolphinius_rex wrote:
MadBurner wrote:
MediumRare wrote:Maybe he got the one you returned?

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That would not surprise me :P

MB


Ick! :o


Best Buy is known for shady practices like that.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Mon Nov 01, 2004 8:25 pm

aviationwiz wrote:Best Buy is known for shady practices like that.


Reminds me of Ritek.... :wink:
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Postby BMR on Tue Nov 02, 2004 2:26 pm

dolphinius_rex wrote:Reminds me of Ritek.... :wink:


I thought that Ritek were no longer "Stupidheads" :D

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Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Nov 02, 2004 2:46 pm

BMR wrote:
dolphinius_rex wrote:Reminds me of Ritek.... :wink:


I thought that Ritek were no longer "Stupidheads" :D

BMR


No... they're stupider then ever :cry: 20k-30k discs per month wasn't enough for them, so I lost my distributorship. They also had the nerve to ask me for info on all the BC computer newspapers so they could round up some more smaller computer store customers in the area (who would NOT be ordering >20k discs per month!). The only *GOOD* thing about Ritek is their generous marketing department... but that doesn't change the fact that I now have to order my Ritek media through a shady middle man, instead of from the shady direct source :evil:
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Postby MediumRare on Wed Nov 03, 2004 3:03 pm

MadBurner wrote:2 bad out of 4!!

There's a new wrinkle on this. The German news site heise reports that Plextor Europe is pushing back the release date by a month because of quality problems. It'll likely be December before it turns up here.

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