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Postby Kantos Kan on Fri May 16, 2003 12:04 pm

Just got the early alert. Below are a few things that caught my eye, but check out the whole ad as I might have missed something good:

http://instorespecials.staples.com/stap ... id=2278265


Flatbed scanner $14.94 after MIR
• 48-bit color
• Up to 600 x 1200-dpi resolution
• $79.98 -$5 instant savings - $60 mail-in rebate = $14.94 #493508/499667/499449

Sterling 56K V.92 PCI internal modem free after MIR
• $29.98 - $10 instant savings - $20 mail-in rebate = free #487054

Energizer 450VA UPS battery back-up $9.94 after MIR
• 4-minute run time
• Protects against power disturbances
• $49.98 - $10 instant savings - $30 mail-in rebate = $9.94 #503468

Cendyne 52x max internal CD-RW drive $17.94 after MIR
• 52x write, 24x rewrite, 52x read maximum speeds
• $79.98 - $22 instant savings - $40 Staples mail-in rebate = $17.94 #495419

PNY 128MB Secure Digital card $59.94 for 2 after MIR
• $159.96 for 2 - $40 instant savings - $60 mail-in rebate = $59.94 for 2
• $79.98 - $20 instant savings = $59.94 each #503812

PNY 128MB CompactFlash card $49.94 for 2 after MIR
• $119.96 for 2 - $20 instant savings - $50 mail-in rebate = $49.94 for 2
• $59.98 - $10 instant savings = $49.94 each #471054

Optimum 50/pack 48x CD-R free after MIR
• $19.98 - $10 instant savings - $10 mail-in rebate = free #496732

Peachtree Accounting 2003 software free after MIR
• $189.95 - $25 instant savings - $165 mail-in rebate = free #490423

Norton Internet Security Pro 2003 or Symantec Norton SystemWorks Pro 2003 free after MIR
• $89.99 each - $20 instant savings - $30 upgrader mail-in rebate* - $40 mail-in rebate = free for upgraders #495027/498429
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Postby Ian on Fri May 16, 2003 12:33 pm

Maxtor 40GB 7200RPM Hard Drive - $39.94 after $10 instant savings and $40 Staples mail-in rebate

Cendyne 4x DVD+R/+RW (probably an NEC ND-1100A) - $179.94 after $50 instant savings and $50 mail-in rebate

As usual, use coupons to bring the price down.
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Postby ScooterBoy on Wed May 21, 2003 3:02 pm

Can anyone tell me about the Optimum 50/pack 48x CD-R that's available at Staples? I would assume getting something for free means the quality can't be that great. I don't have any problems burning on them, but is there anything specifically bad about them? I'd rather not save anything important on them if they are not reliable.
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Optimum 50 pack

Postby kasanova11 on Wed May 21, 2003 4:22 pm

I did not pick any up when I bought my Cendyne drive, However, they looked like they were in a cmc magnetics case. These are considered about as low as you can go in cd-r media. They will burn fine but I can tell you that certain drives may not be happy reading them and long-term durability is in question. As a side not I had to go to 3 different stapes until could find a Lite-on drive but it was worth it. Only 1 drive out of all three stores was a Lite-on much better than Benq.

Hope that answered your question.

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Postby aznjosh on Thu May 22, 2003 12:40 am

"Can anyone tell me about the Optimum 50/pack 48x CD-R that's available at Staples? I would assume getting something for free means the quality can't be that great. I don't have any problems burning on them, but is there anything specifically bad about them? I'd rather not save anything important on them if they are not reliable."

these cd's are bad quality but just because something's free after rebates doesn't mean its cheap. what you want to buy is Fujifilm cd-r's. its made by a company called TY(forgot how to spell it out, Toyo-Yuiden?) anyways, their the best cd-r's available.
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Postby DOGSNOT on Thu May 22, 2003 11:48 pm

The disks are CMC, but for free I know that I can find a good use for them. And if not, I am sure they will make some really nice coasters for when I have company over. :lol:
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Postby BillyG on Fri May 23, 2003 4:41 am

Optimum upgaded thier CD-R's a bit - my brother just bought a 10 pack of the 48X at Big Lots (cheap ass dummy), and instead of blank generic disks they now have a new logo printed silver on the disc like Imations do.

These new Optimum CD's seem thicker than the no-label generics they used to sell (those were junk). Still they're CMC (cheaply made crap) and I dont know how good Optimum is on returning rebate checks quickly.

CMC's are good for backing up things youre not going to keep for a long time and making audio CD copies for the Car/portable. Get some good Tayio Udens (Fujifilm) for the stuff you want to keep!
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Postby aznjosh on Fri May 23, 2003 9:50 am

i got my rebates from them before but the cd-r's are still crap. i made two cd's at almost the same time, one with the optimum and one with a Fujifilm and i checked them both with cd speed's cd quality check and the optimum had 200+ errors while the Fujifilm had less then 2.
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