2TB Seagate Backup Plus Desk FW800 Price

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    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+-+Backup+Plus+2TB+External+FireWire+800/USB+2.0+Hard+Drive/5597331.p;tab=reviews?id=1218670780001&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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    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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    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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    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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    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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