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Where can I buy NEC3500 from retail store....help please

Postby marinemaster on Wed Nov 17, 2004 12:36 am

Hi,

As I understand NEC3500 is supposed to be sold in retail. I know about all the online places BUT where would I find it? BestBuy, Circuit City, CompUsa, MicroCenter, Frys or which other retail establishment? I am interested in going and looking at it and maybe buy it. Like I said no online. Any idea which store will carry it?

Thanks much.
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Postby hoxlund on Wed Nov 17, 2004 1:02 am

to my knowledge the nec3500 isn't sold in retail stores in america

it kinda is you can say though, in that its a rebadged drive, meaning other companies put there name on the box and use there slightly modified firmware for the drive
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Postby Ian on Wed Nov 17, 2004 1:03 am

No, it won't hit brick and mortar stores until 1Q 2005. Until then you have to order it from PC Connection, CDW, Tiger Direct, and PC Mall
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Postby CowboySlim on Wed Nov 17, 2004 1:03 am

I'm not aware of the retail version getting to the big boxes yet. Whoever sees it first, please post back.

mm: Is there some perceived advantage in the retail version over the OEM available online?

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Postby hoxlund on Wed Nov 17, 2004 1:05 am

other then warranty? and maybe software, probably not
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Postby LoneWolf on Wed Nov 17, 2004 10:57 am

Yeah, and you can buy the OEM version at Newegg with software and extend its warranty a year. That's what I did. I didn't need the software but for $4 more, I was able to give it to my mom along with my NEC 2500A.
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Postby noycan on Mon Nov 29, 2004 9:20 pm

Dell Home has the NEC ND-3500A Beige in stock for $91.95. There are a lot of 15%-off coupons floating around the shopping sites, which would bring this down to $78.00.

I just noticed the original poster said no online. Perhaps this belongs in the Hot Deals Forum--sorry.
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Postby hoxlund on Tue Nov 30, 2004 12:52 am

or you could just buy the drive for $67 free shipping:

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDe ... 031&depa=1
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