Crazy Deal! 500GB External Drive - $20

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by wakerider017, Oct 30, 2007.

  1. wakerider017 macrumors 68000

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  3. xrayvision macrumors newbie

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    Yes! Add it to your shopping cart and watch the price go to 197$.

    There IS a great deal on a Buffalo product (also firewire and 500GB) for about 135$. I believe it was outpost.com.
     
  4. mavherzog macrumors 6502

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    Unfortunately, when you add it to your cart, it lists the price as $197.99. I was going to pull the trigger on several of these if the price actually carried over to the invoice. ;)
     
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    What is it with those drives and errors? Amazon mis-priced one of those as well. I leaped on the deal, but Amazon cancelled on me. :p
     
  6. GyOzA macrumors newbie

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    If you go to Fry's Electronics (a real store, not outpost.com), they have to sell it to you at whatever the price tag (plu) they put on it. I wish MacMall is doing this too :)
     
  7. GSMiller macrumors 68000

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    Yea there's nothing more gratifying than finding such a deal in a brick and mortar store. Unfortunately online stores don't have the same policy obviously :rolleyes:
     
  8. bartelby macrumors Core

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    They don't "have to" at all. Many store will, as a good will gesture. But they have an Errors & Omissions Excepted clause in pricing.
     
  9. ashjamben macrumors 6502a

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    a friend of mine found a external hard drive with 1TB of storage space for £20 on the uk apple store a while ago. obviously an error, but he bought 10. the store had to stand by the price he bought them for and so he recieved all 10 for £20 each! score

    no guessing what went on ebay the after he got them ;)
     
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    Costco has a WD MyBook Prem 500 for $130 or so :)
     
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    Contacting BBB

    They HAVE to sell it at the listed price. Its false advertising if they do not. I plan on contacting the BBB if they do not comply with the list price.

    I just submitted a complaint with the BBB. Hello $20 MyBook. Mistake or not, they HAVE to sell it at $20. I highly suggest you all do the same thing that I did if you want $20 MyBook. People have to pay for their mistakes. Period.
     
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    Good luck with that. My guess is that you will get nothing. Keep us posted.
     
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