Is this too good to be true

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  1. kanit macrumors member

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    I am getting a brand new256gb Samsung 470 SSD off ebay for 300$, is this too good to be true?? Or is it a reasonable deal. Should i go for it??
     
  2. AmbiguousNinja macrumors regular

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    Honestly, it sounds reasonable. If you don't mind or you're BuyItNow-ing the SSD, give me a link to the auction and I'll check for any hints of scam. Again, it sounds totally legit.
     
  3. blkonblk17 macrumors 6502

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    It's an ok price. The lowest price I've seen them sold for is $310. Then again compared to amazon your saving $133. Some will say for the new model to come out in October. However, I personally have the Samsung 470 128GB model and love it. It just works. I was going to wait for the new model but giving how I got mine new for $150 I knew the new one was going to cost more and I would have to wait for real world results to see if it shows any problems like other drives have. Honestly, it's all up to you. I think the price is good and if you can afford it go for it and you'll be glad you did.
     
  4. hawk1410 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah thats usually the price they go around on ebay, i won mine in a bid of 295$, so yeah 300$ is pretty reasonable.
     
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    Off topic, but I would kill to have your internet speed. How much do you pay for it?
     
  7. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    its at an institution - i wonder how often he actually hits those speeds, and what limitations there are restriction wise :/ ?
     
  8. kanit thread starter macrumors member

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    yeah, it is new. it was a bid and i have already won it for 300$ but now i am wondering if it may be a scam, but the seller is highly rated. According to him it is a brand new SSD sealed in its anti static packaging, and it is not an OEM version ie it comes in a metal case that 470 comes in, not the PM810 plastic casing.
     
  9. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    well it sounds alright then - given the results from other posters here, it sounds like a decent price. buy it and see :)
     
  10. hawk1410 macrumors 6502

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    Nah i usually get over 100mbps on speediest.net. So yeah that is pretty much the avg i get. 120mbps in my sig was the highest i ever got and there are no restrictions. I love college internet, now if only i had enough free time to actually make some use of it. :rolleyes:
     
  11. kanit thread starter macrumors member

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    Georgia Tech huh, so that means you got rejected from Caltech and MIT. :p
     
  12. hawk1410 macrumors 6502

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    You mean the Georgia Techs of the West Coast and the North
     
  13. derickdub macrumors 6502

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    Cox around here had uncapped Docsis 3.0 speeds for a while, not sure if they still do or not. I knew some people were getting 130mbps+ downstream speeds with the "ultimate" tier of their high speed internet. I think they advertise the speeds at 50/5 for $80/month.
     
  14. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    ........

    i get 20/1 WITH a 200GB cap for $129 a month....
     
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