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Postby Ian on Fri Oct 20, 2006 9:21 pm

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Memorex 100 Pack DVD+R or DVD-R Media - $24.98
Memorex 50 Pack DVD+R or DVD-R Media - $13.98
I/O Magic 40GB portable hard drive - $29.98 after $35 easy rebate
Maxtor 300GB 7200 RPM internal hard drive - $89.98
Memorex 30 Pack Audio CD-R - $9.98
Memorex 50 Pack CD-R - $9.98
Memorex Labelmaker - $9.98
Memorex 30 Pack Printable CD-R - $9.98
Memorex slim jewel cases - $9.98
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Postby Ian on Fri Oct 20, 2006 9:25 pm

Frys.com

Ultra Wizard Blue Mid Tower Case - FREE after $50 MIR
NEC 16X DVD+-RW - $24.99
Maxtor 500GB SATAII - $169.99 ships free
Sony VRDVC20 DVD Recorder - $129.99 ships free
HP dvd740e LightScribe DVD Writer (refurbed) - $59.99
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Re: Weekly ads starting 10-22-06

Postby bill on Sun Oct 22, 2006 8:34 am

Ian wrote:Staples

I/O Magic 40GB portable hard drive - $29.98 after $35 easy rebate


Wow, If I didn't already have one I would jump on that deal.
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Postby bill on Sun Oct 22, 2006 8:40 am

16x Verbatim at Best Buy this week..

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HP 52x CD-R, 100 for $14.
All Magnavox media is listed as buy one get one free. 16x DVD works out to be $26 per hundred. 52x CD-R @ $17.50 per hundred.

Seagate 160gb USB external, $90.

CompUSA (only those hard drives with instant savings are noted below)

Memorex 52x CD-R, 100 for $15.
Memorex 2.4x +R DL, 10 for $15.
TDK 16x DVD+or-R, 50 for $13.

Mad Dog 18x Triple Format (MD-18XTFI) internal, $50. The external model w/USB & firewire cost $90. No rebates for either writer...

Maxtor 500gb PATA or SATA, $190.
Samsung- all 2.5 inch hard drives are 25 percent off.

Western Digital 500gb My Book Premium, $250.

Best Buy ( $.99 shipping for almost all hard drives, media and writers this week..)

Verbatim 16x DVD +or-R, 25 for $7.
JVC 2x mini DVD-R, 5 for $5.

Samsung external 18x Super Write Master (SE-W184M/AMBN) $90.

Western Digital 60gb 2.5 inch, $70.
Western Digital 250gb SATA or PATA, $100.

Western Digital 60gb Passport, $80.
Seagate 300gb w/USB & firewire, $180.

Circuit City (skipped the hard drives)

Philips 52x CD-R, 100 for $11.
Philips 16x DVD +or-R, 50 for $11.

Philips Internal DVD-RW Drive (SPD2410BD), $45 after $15 rebate.
Philips External DVD-RW Drive (SPD3100CC), $70 after $20 rebate.

2142 Battlefield, $38. :wink:

Office Depot

Ativa 52x CD-R Gold (CMC???) 50 for $8.
Sony 4x CD-RW, 25 for $10.

Sony 16x DVD+or-R, 100 for $25.
Sony DVD+RW, 25 for $10.

Memorex 16x DL writer, $40 aftewr $20 rebate. The external model cost $90 after $20 rebate.

Maxtor 200gb PATA, $60 after $50 rebate.

I/O Magic 40gb external (USB powered), $60 after $20 rebate.
Western Digital 250gb My Book Essential $99 after $70 (Grrrr) rebates.
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Postby Ian on Sun Oct 22, 2006 10:45 am

I need to swing by CC and pick up 2142 Battlefield. That's the best price I've seen so far.
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Postby rmdir on Sun Oct 22, 2006 11:14 am

Interesting article about Battlefield: http://www.digg.com/gaming_news/BattleF ... e_included
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Postby Ian on Sun Oct 22, 2006 11:51 am

Yeah, I saw that. The whole spyware thing has been overblown. From what I've read, it simply reports your IP. It doesn' report your surfing habits, cookies, etc. Some people are just paranoid. :roll:
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Postby Spazmogen on Sun Oct 22, 2006 1:39 pm

Ian wrote:Yeah, I saw that. The whole spyware thing has been overblown. From what I've read, it simply reports your IP. It doesn' report your surfing habits, cookies, etc. Some people are just paranoid. :roll:
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Postby Justin42 on Sun Oct 22, 2006 2:57 pm

Ian wrote:Yeah, I saw that. The whole spyware thing has been overblown. From what I've read, it simply reports your IP. It doesn' report your surfing habits, cookies, etc. Some people are just paranoid. :roll:


It's just a slippery slope, and the way EA helpfully provides for you to opt out-- by not playing the game-- has pissed off a lot of people.

The arrogance among media companies is really astounding right now.
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Postby Ian on Sun Oct 22, 2006 3:09 pm

Justin42 wrote:The arrogance among media companies is really astounding right now.


Well, when you have politicians on your payroll, you can do pretty much what you want.

The thing that gets me most is that EA still wants $50 for the game when they're also getting paid by companies to run in game ads.
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Postby rmdir on Sun Oct 22, 2006 3:40 pm

Like one person said in a thread "apparently there will be Dodge truck and Neon ads in 2142"

If they're going to force us to see paid advertisements, the game should be free.
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Postby MonsterMan on Sun Oct 22, 2006 3:56 pm

rmdir wrote:Like one person said in a thread "apparently there will be Dodge truck and Neon ads in 2142"

If they're going to force us to see paid advertisements, the game should be free.


One word: usenet.

But, Pha-Q to EA - I'll never buy another game from them.
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Postby Ian on Sun Oct 22, 2006 8:07 pm

MonsterMan wrote:One word: usenet.


Yeah, but then you can't play it online. That's the best part of games like 2142.
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Postby aviationwiz on Mon Oct 23, 2006 7:01 pm

bill wrote:Verbatim 16x DVD +or-R, 25 for $7.


Can anyone who follows sale prices more closely comment on if that price (~30 cents a piece after tax) for that media is a really good deal, or if it's just one of those one's that comes up every few weeks, and I might do better off by waiting?
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Postby bill on Wed Oct 25, 2006 6:10 am

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bill wrote:Verbatim 16x DVD +or-R, 25 for $7.


Can anyone who follows sale prices more closely comment on if that price (~30 cents a piece after tax) for that media is a really good deal, or if it's just one of those one's that comes up every few weeks, and I might do better off by waiting?


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You might find a better price at a web store if shipping isn't too bad.

$28 per hundred is about as good as it gets at a B.M. store.
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Postby rmdir on Wed Oct 25, 2006 11:46 pm

FW has a thread about a good deal on them. 36.99 -$14 MIR -$10 google checkout which equals 12.99. You also get $5 off first google checkout purchase if google uses a citibank card, which brings price to 7.99 for 100. S&H is free.
Go to FW and do a search for Verbatim.
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Postby Justin42 on Thu Oct 26, 2006 2:18 pm

The only problem with buying online is you don't know if you're getting CMC-made Verbatim (great) or Prodisc-made (variable; from really good to kinda bad).

I raided my local BB and got the last 3 25-packs that were CMC-made; pushed waaay to the back of the stacks behind tons of Prodisc media. (you can tell by the fonts on the spindle itself; if "OPEN/LOCK" are in a sans-serif font (like Arial), it's Prodisc and if it's in a serif-font (like Times) it's CMC)
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Postby rmdir on Thu Oct 26, 2006 3:07 pm

For 16X Videohelp says they are either MCC or TY. I bought -R and they are identified as being MCC03 according to Nero. 8 cents isn't bad for even the truly crap media you use as giveaways to family, and even better for MCC.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Thu Oct 26, 2006 3:32 pm

rmdir wrote:For 16X Videohelp says they are either MCC or TY. I bought -R and they are identified as being MCC03 according to Nero. 8 cents isn't bad for even the truly crap media you use as giveaways to family, and even better for MCC.


But MCC code media is made by Prodisc, CMC and Moser Baer.... so looking at the MID code alone doesn't tell you much.
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Postby bill on Thu Oct 26, 2006 4:12 pm

BTW folks

I forgot to mention #-o that Best Buy has Webroot's Window Washer and Spysweeper bundled together for $20 this week.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp ... 2302922425
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Postby rmdir on Thu Oct 26, 2006 4:36 pm

It's a sans serif, so these may be give away discs then. I'll write one when I get home and see what kind of quality results I get.
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Postby Justin42 on Thu Oct 26, 2006 10:05 pm

I've seen some pretty spectacular Prodisc MCC burns, the issue is that they tend to be much more variable than the CMC made discs.

They're still probably quality than 95% of DVDs out there. :)
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