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Postby Boone on Fri Jan 24, 2003 12:18 pm

http://www.compgeeks.com/details.asp?invtid=CRW-F1
Their reseller rating is somewhat meh, though.
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(FYI new F1's start at $108 on newegg http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduct.asp?DEPA=&submit=Go&description=crw%2Df1)
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Postby cfitz on Fri Jan 24, 2003 12:30 pm

The F1 drives are starting to come down in price these days, if you can be patient and find them on special. A few weeks ago new F1 drives were being sold at OfficeDepot for $79 as well:

http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic. ... 4815#44815

I seem to recall seeing the drive being sold somewhere else for $79 as well, although don't remember the specifics.

Go for Boone's deal if you want an inexpensive F1 now and are comfortable with compgeeks, but if you can wait, you might want to hold out for a brand new drive at around the same price.

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Postby BuddhaTB on Fri Jan 24, 2003 12:46 pm

There was also a sale at Office Depot this week where the Yamaha CRW-F1 was $79.84 after rebates. $79 seems to be the lowest price this drive has come down to. I think sales of the F1 have been really slumping due to the cost of Lite-On drives. You can get a good Lite-On drive for half the price of the Yamaha F1. But some people swear by Yamaha and will still buy the F1.

http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=8730
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Postby cfitz on Fri Jan 24, 2003 12:50 pm

BuddhaTB wrote:There was also a sale at Office Depot this week where the Yamaha CRW-F1 was $79.84 after rebates. $79 seems to be the lowest price this drive has come down to. I think sales of the F1 have been really slumping due to the cost of Lite-On drives. You can get a good Lite-On drive for half the price of the Yamaha F1. But some people swear by Yamaha and will still buy the F1.

http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=8730

That's the other one I was thinking of! Thanks BuddhaTB. Don't know why I couldn't find it. I guess I didn't scroll down far enough. (I'm used to the deals on drives coming before the deals on media. Why did you mix it up on us for that list? :x :evil: :wink: :D )

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Postby BuddhaTB on Fri Jan 24, 2003 1:01 pm

cfitz wrote:(I'm used to the deals on drives coming before the deals on media. Why did you mix it up on us for that list? :x :evil: :wink: :D )

Because that's my trademark when I do the hot deals post. All my media deals come before the hardware deals. I figured there would be more people looking for CD/DVD media than buying a new CD-RW drive.

Does there need to be a standard for posting hot deals now?
1. Hardware always comes before CD/DVD media.
2. Use the smallest pic possible due to bandwidth of dial-up users.
3. Who really even cares, as long as people get their hot deals, its all good. :wink:
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Postby cfitz on Fri Jan 24, 2003 1:17 pm

BuddhaTB wrote:Because that's my trademark when I do the hot deals post. All my media deals come before the hardware deals.

Au contraire, mon frere:
http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=8331 :wink:

BuddhaTB wrote:Does there need to be a standard for posting hot deals now?
1. Hardware always comes before CD/DVD media.
2. Use the smallest pic possible due to bandwidth of dial-up users.
3. Who really even cares, as long as people get their hot deals, its all good. :wink:

My general philosphy agrees with number 3, but I think number 2 is an important point (since it helps with the "as long as people get their hot deals" part), and out of respect for the wishes of my buddy dodecahedron, I say go with number 2! :D

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Postby BuddhaTB on Fri Jan 24, 2003 4:04 pm

cfitz wrote:
BuddhaTB wrote:Because that's my trademark when I do the hot deals post. All my media deals come before the hardware deals.

Au contraire, mon frere:
http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=8331 :wink:

Oh wow. :o I must have been not thinking straight or just wanted to please cfitz. :wink:

Maybe I'll just mix it up from time to time, so it won't always look the same. But a Hot Deal is a Hot Deal! :D
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Postby cfitz on Fri Jan 24, 2003 5:34 pm

BuddhaTB wrote:Oh wow. :o I must have been not thinking straight or just wanted to please cfitz. :wink:

Did that one after a night of partying, huh? Couldn't tell up from down... must have been a great time! :wink: :D

BuddhaTB wrote:But a Hot Deal is a Hot Deal! :D

Agreed. Unless it is no-name CMC's for $20... :wink:

(Just kidding. Don't be mad.)

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Postby BuddhaTB on Fri Jan 24, 2003 5:55 pm

cfitz wrote:
BuddhaTB wrote:But a Hot Deal is a Hot Deal! :D

Agreed. Unless it is no-name CMC's for $20... :wink:

(Just kidding. Don't be mad.)

cfitz

LOL. That just cracked me up. :lol: :lol:

I think I might need to teach people what a good deal on CD media is. It's either people don't know what they're buying or they just have a fat wallet to burn. If it was 100-pack of Fuji's for $20 with no rebates attached, then yeah that would be a good deal. But $20 on no-name generic CMC's, that deal is a big PASS!
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Postby dodecahedron on Sat Jan 25, 2003 5:24 am

BuddhaTB wrote:2. Use the smallest pic possible due to bandwidth of dial-up users.

cfitz wrote:I think number 2 is an important point (since it helps with the "as long as people get their hot deals" part), and out of respect for the wishes of my buddy dodecahedron, I say go with number 2!

hey guys, no need to take it to extremes.
big pics are good too, they're really nice.
i remember once there was a question as to which software the drive came with and i caught that it was Nero, because you could actually see the Nero logo on the very big picture of the drive's box!
however, when the details are'nt important, a smaller pic is a lot easier for the users on dialup.
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Postby Reg-da-Ripper on Tue Jan 28, 2003 6:32 am

BuddhaTB wrote:...But some people swear by Yamaha and will still buy the F1...


...and some of us will have both (Lite-On and Yamaha CRW-F1)! :D :D :D
My solution to the Plextor vs. Lite-On debate: Buy 'em both! :)
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