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Old Nov 13, 2012, 08:27 PM   #1
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2TB Seagate Backup Plus Desk FW800 Price

I just want to let everyone know of a good price on a 2TB seagate Backup Plus desk Firewire 800 at Best Buy.

Disclaimer: This has worked twice for me without issue AND I have notified the store of the discrepancy and they had no concern about it. So I have done what I am willing to do to figure I am not ripping them off.

So the exact drive is the Seagate Backup Plus 2TB Firewire800/USB 2.0 drive.
Link: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Seagate+...skuId=5597331#
The price is listed $149.99 and remains that way through checkout. So upon checkout with tax I paid $161. 61. Now upon pickup at the store as I did the pick up same day option and the receipt they give me says $97.99 for the item so $105.58 with tax.
I paid via Paypal as that is where I had some money and when I arrived back home, I had an email stating that BestBuy has refunded $56.03.

So there ya go. Nearly 1/3 off the price. Now the extra bonus is that this drive is upgradable to Thunderbolt from Seagate and various other outlets for $189 or near there. So for under $300 you can get an excellent Thunderbolt 2TB drive.

So there ya go. Just thought I would share my experience. I am interested if this would be for others as well. Also these 2 purchases for 2 weeks apart giving them ample time to correct the error.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 08:30 PM   #2
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seems like a hassle if it doesnt work - but thanks for the heads up. Have been looking on Amazon for another 3TB USB 3.0 external - may go this way instead. Any others tried this?
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 08:35 PM   #3
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yeah it works out for me becuase the bestbuy is right by work. So if this time I was charged full price I would have just returned it. But I can see it being a hastle there is no Best Buy near-by and I dont know if this works for non store pickups.
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Thank for posting this. I just ordered one, and will post here after I pick it up and see the price. Hope it works out for me, BB is close so no big deal if it doesn't.

I wonder how this snafu happened.
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excellent. I hope it does work. So it did charge you full price at check out right?
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Yeah, I got charged the full price, will pick it up after work today.

Was there any other indication on the discount before you picked up? (Online invoice, etc.) I got the pickup email already, but there's to price in the email.
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I had no indication until I looked at the receipt that had the lower price. I then checked my paypal account and saw that there was in fact a refund. So I was charged full, then refunded. I also received an e-mail from paypal stating that a refund had been issued.
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LOL, I used Bill Me Later too-
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6 months no interest and it helps build up the ol credit.
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It worked! 96.99 plus tax.

My second question- how good a deal is this? ;-)

I didn't actually check around, just seemed like a good deal so I tried it.
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most places I have found are around the $149 price. I think I was able to find one for around $130 but didnt delve into shipping costs and what not. I think for something you can get day of and a small bit of time its a hell of a deal. Now even if you pay full price for the thunderbolt adapter, you're still under $300.
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i just checked my receipt. Yours was a buck cheaper. lol
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i just checked my receipt. Yours was a buck cheaper. lol
How did you find out about this? We're you just buying one at regular price, and discovered the discount?

I wonder if I buy a $1499 Mac, I will only get charged $969?
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yeah I went to buy one at the regular price. I sort of want to see what other drives or items it works on. But I would have to go through the whole thing and most likely this is the only one.
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