My cheap 512GB Crucial M4 SSD

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  1. Jazwire macrumors 6502a

    Jazwire

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    I have been wanting an SSD for a while but I currently have about 235gb on my HD,so getting a 240or246 gb SSD would of meant I'd been darn near full or I would of had to delete a bunch of stuff which I didn't want to do, so a 512 gb was pretty much the only way I wanted to go, but with those in the $1,000+ price range I didn't want an SSD that bad.

    Last night I was looking on Amazon and saw the Crucial M4 512 was $869.00 (Closer but still way more than I wanted to spend.)

    Anyway, I have been accumulating points on my debit card for a long time, though I have never come across anything I really wanted from the points website. I usually looked in the electronics section.

    I then noticed they had a gift card section, sure enough Amazon! Bam...
    I had enough points for a $500 gift card.

    As a Amazon prime member I can get overnight for $3.99, so..
    I'm getting a Crucial M4 512GB SSD tomorrow for $373.98 :)
     
  2. altecXP macrumors 65816

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  3. Philflow macrumors 65816

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    Nice finally a good SSD for less than $1 per GB ;)
     
  4. surjavarman macrumors 6502a

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    You still spend 869 dollars though. Cause you could have used that gift card for something else.

    Btw I am running a 256gb m4. A bit overkill for my usage though. I wish I didn't buy it.
     
  5. mmduluth macrumors regular

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    Those credit and debit card cash back programs are great.
     
  6. -tWv- macrumors 68000

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    Don't rain on his parade! It still feels like only spending 375$ or whatever he spent, even if it really isn't ;)
     
  7. Jazwire thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    :)

    True..my bank account is only $375 lighter and that was tolerable.
    And the $500 I didn't really earn by any action other than swiping my debit card.
     
  8. aluren macrumors 65816

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    What's the point of this post? To brag about your points? Ok, I have two free plane tickets first class on American Airlines from LA to NY. I saved $2,000. Or I can sell it and get a FREE MBP 15".
     
  9. elpmas macrumors 68000

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    I think the point of this post was that a fellow MR User was excited about a new purchase for his MBP and wanted to share that excitement with others who enjoy technology. He was equally excited about obtaining said technology without denting his bank account as much using his debit card/credit card points.

    See, it wasn't that hard to understand now was it? :rolleyes:

    Sheesh, can't you be happy for a fellow user??

    I am very happy for the OP and I too have racked up points on my debit card for years and might also obtain a 512 GB SSD in a similar fashion.

    If nothing, congrats and have fun!

    Cheers!
    -P
     
  11. polbit macrumors 6502

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    Thanks to you, I checked Amazon and I see one for $799... And now I'm thinking about getting one. All your fault!
     
  12. aluren macrumors 65816

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    Point taken. I guess I was just a little disappointed thinking that the OP found a good deal for a 512gb SSD, which ended up to be points earned through a credit card...
     
  13. bertman macrumors member

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    They're that cheap, now! (on eBay for sure.)
    Moore's Law marches on...
     
  14. Ifti macrumors 68000

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    I have an Amazon Credit Card where I collect points.
    During the last 2 years Ive had it, Ive had 2 XBox 360's, 3 PS3's, various drives (internal and external), and recently 3 WD Red 3TB drives for my Drobo and the Apple SuperDrive for my Mac Mini Server! Lots of other smaller items as well.
    I sold the consoles for the cash etc, but kept everything else. A great way to get free stuff!

    Just got anther £25 voucher from buying my MacBook Air, and will be getting more vouchers when I buy my rMBP ;)
     
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