Great Deal on Hard Drive 250GB = 69.99USD

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by njmac, Feb 12, 2006.

  1. njmac macrumors 68000

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    I saw this Seagate/ 250GB / 7200 / 8MB / ATA-100 / EIDE / OEM / Hard Drive at Tiger Direct. That's about 1/2 price!


    I just ordered a 300 GB Seagate external from them at a pretty good deal.

    I thought I would post just in case anyone was interested :)
     
  2. iQuit macrumors 6502a

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    I hate rebates. Why do they make them? Because most people never send them in for certain reasons or it expires...so they make that money. It's bee ess.
     
  3. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    I think you just answered your own question.
     
  4. njmac thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I hate rebates too but I faithfully mail mine in. I ordered a compact flash card from macmall once and sent in my rebate and never got the rebate. I'm still pissed about it.
     
  5. adk macrumors 68000

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    So it's not worth it to you to fill out a card and mail it in for $60?
     
  6. mkaake macrumors 65816

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    my take on rebates?

    yeah, it's a pain in the butt to make sure they all get mailed in, but if it means I save 60 dollars on something because the company is banking on lazy people to buy the product, I'm all about saving that 60 bucks.
     
  7. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    Rebates are a kind of scam. I won't buy anything that has a rebate...just my opinion, but if they're going to offer a discount they can do it without making me jump through hoops for it.
     
  8. njmac thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Not really a scam but the companies are just looking for suckers. If you get
    your rebate money sometimes its a great deal.
     
  9. sw1tcher macrumors 65816

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    TigerDirect are notoriously bad for honoring rebates.

    A better deal, IMO, can be had at outpost.com on the same HDD

    link

    It's $119.99 - $50 mail-in rebate = $69.99.

    Free shipping, less money up front, a retail kit, and the rebate is a Seagate rebate.

    Plus, you might also be able to get the additional $10 mail-in rebate that TigerDirect's offering. So, maybe $59.99 in the end.
     
  10. njmac thread starter macrumors 68000

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    awww, man, I need to learn to research better :mad: I hope my rebate gets honored.
     
  11. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    It's not BS for people who want to save money.
     
  12. Peace macrumors P6

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  13. njmac thread starter macrumors 68000

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    What does that mean?
     
  14. djkny macrumors 6502

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    uh .. serial ATA, maybe?
     
  15. rockandrule macrumors 6502

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    Rebates aren't my friend either. Apple has always been good with them, as have HP InfoLab (for those who sell HP products), but Office Depot has been the hell hole for me. I worked for the place and couldn't even get them to give me a rebate. I sent in three seperate rebates and "miraculously" none of them showed up at the rebate center ;) .
     
  16. bigandy macrumors G3

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    one would assume, from the first post, which says ATA100 - EIDE, that no, they're not SATA.

    :rolleyes: ;)
     
  17. Chiloé macrumors newbie

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    For the uniformed out there (which, quite possibly, is just me), what is the practical difference between ATA100 drives and SATA drives?
     
  18. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    the connection. SATA is faster. and i'm pretty sure from what i've read, powermacs use SATA. not sure about other macs. therefore, unless you have some kind of adapter, you have to have a SATA to put into a powermac. (others can confirm this)
     
  19. Chiloé macrumors newbie

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    Ah, I see – thanks much.

    And, er, I mean't uninformed* by the way. ;)
     
  20. Peace macrumors P6

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    My mistake..I thought folks were referring to Powermac G5's..
    which use SATA..
     
  21. OldCorpse macrumors 65816

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    FWIW, last month I bought the 300GB Seagate (see my sig) from TigerDirect for $99 AR, and I got an email that they received the rebate and it has been approved (it was for $40). It was a Seagate rebate though. I haven't quite received it yet... I guess it's in the mail :) ... we'll see. TigerDirect has a tricky reputation w/ rebates... there are quite a few who claim to have been ripped off, but it's not uniform... many satisfied customers too. If I needed the drive, I'd go for this deal, personally. YMMV.
     
  22. Snide macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks mjmac for posting about this deal! I ordered one yesterday.
    I have the (2) rebate forms printed out to send in when the Hard Drive arrives.
    I'm not too worried about it; I have had good luck with mail-in rebates so far...

    Also, for anyone looking for a smaller drive, Comp USA has the 160 GB Seagate
    for $39.95 after rebates (through 2/18). I bought one last time and had to send in
    3 rebate forms ($40 - Seagate, $10 - Seagate. $30 - Comp USA).
    I didn't mind because I saved $80.00––well worth my time!
     

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