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Is This BenQ 1655?.

Postby TCAS on Fri Jan 20, 2006 10:57 pm

Staples is having I/O Magic DVD 16X burner on sale this week starting Sunday Jan 22 for $39.99 after $40 easy rebate. Does anyone know who is the manufacturere of this drive?.

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Postby beach-hobo on Fri Jan 20, 2006 11:25 pm

Some members over at CDFreaks have proven that these are BTC drives. Stay Away from them...
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Postby Ian on Fri Jan 20, 2006 11:34 pm

Yeah, their non-LightScribe drives are usually BTC. After my last two BTC drives failed, you'd have to pay me $40 to take one.
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Postby DeltaLima on Sat Jan 21, 2006 1:02 am

If you're looking for the DW1655 and want a good price, note that Future Shop do online price match. I got mine like this from 119$ + taxes I paid 70$ + taxes.
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Postby TCAS on Sat Jan 21, 2006 1:57 am

DeltaLima wrote:If you're looking for the DW1655 and want a good price, note that Future Shop do online price match. I got mine like this from 119$ + taxes I paid 70$ + taxes.


You could bought the same drive(1655) for $54 for OEM and $59 for retail version from newegg.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Sat Jan 21, 2006 7:02 am

TCAS wrote:
DeltaLima wrote:If you're looking for the DW1655 and want a good price, note that Future Shop do online price match. I got mine like this from 119$ + taxes I paid 70$ + taxes.


You could bought the same drive(1655) for $54 for OEM and $59 for retail version from newegg.


Not if you're in Canada like DeltaLima and myself are :wink: And you're comparing $59 USD to $70 CAD, which is about the same.
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Postby Wesociety on Sat Jan 21, 2006 1:50 pm

Ian wrote:Yeah, their non-LightScribe drives are usually BTC. After my last two BTC drives failed, you'd have to pay me $40 to take one.

LMAO! I think you should have posted an partial article anyway...
Stating "these driveS died mid-way through the testing process".
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Postby TCAS on Sat Jan 21, 2006 4:38 pm

I am not aware that BTC has introduced LS drive into the market yet.
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Future Shop price match

Postby falberni on Sun Jan 22, 2006 1:18 am

DeltaLima,

How do you get Future Shop to PM on-line? And where did you find the drive for the PM? Thanks in advance.
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Re: Future Shop price match

Postby DeltaLima on Sun Jan 22, 2006 1:52 am

falberni wrote:DeltaLima,

How do you get Future Shop to PM on-line? And where did you find the drive for the PM? Thanks in advance.


For the BenQ I saw ncix.com selling it for 65$ and having it IN STOCK (important) then I went to the full order page that include shipping charge and printed it. The page just before you need to enter a credit card number.

They will match price and remove 10% of the difference then add the shipping charge (this is normal) and it was 10$ for this item.

Diff: 119 - 65 = 54 (10% is 5.40) so they will sell 65 - 5.40 + 10 = 69.60$ + taxes

You need to go to customer service for approval, the cashier cannot do it himself.

I also bought a SD card a few months ago using Canada Computers price but this time I was in the FS store on a computer and I just shown a salesrep the screen and he printed it and went to customer service for approval.

I don't know if they always do it (written somewhere?) but they said yet it wasn't a problem. The store need to be a competitor and have identical item in stock. So you may want to try showing an OEM price but if the guy is aware he will refuse it but we all know it could work, sometimes they check it fast and won't notice the 3 letters. :-) I was happy showing them the retail price because I saved a lot already.
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Postby falberni on Sun Jan 22, 2006 3:38 am

DeltaLima,

Thanks man. I'll give it try. Both NICX and Canada Computer have the OEM version in stock.

Just one question about the retail version that you picked up from FS. Did it come with a beige or black bazel?
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Postby DeltaLima on Sun Jan 22, 2006 8:59 pm

falberni wrote:Just one question about the retail version that you picked up from FS. Did it come with a beige or black bazel?


Black and that's what I was looking for since my case is black. Both are available, just look at the side of the box for the color.
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