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Old 05-20-2013, 04:46 PM
 
Location: 10110001010110100
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Appreciate the thought. I'm never sure if I should post one of these because it always turns into, well, what this one did. I've still got someone trying to outdo the deal I found.

I'd post a lot more of them if it didn't always turn into such a mess.

Never been to NJ. Iowa here.
There is your problem Tek, you live in IA!


The (mostly) ego-driven, competitive attitude is an everyday thing here in the West Coast which I am sure not much different in the East Coast.


Just look at it this way:
"Let me share this and see if there is anyone who knows of a better deal but not yet bothered to share it with the rest?"





You know what to do with all the lemon people throw your way....





....make a lemonade and squirt it right back at their face but, do it with a creepy smile!
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Old 05-20-2013, 06:52 PM
 
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Your right. If it didn't happen every single time it probably wouldn't bug me so much.
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Old 05-20-2013, 10:48 PM
 
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Here you go for $10 more at Amazon for 159.99. Rip it out of its case to make it an internal if needed.

Amazon.com: Seagate Expansion 4 TB 3.0 USB Desktop External Hard Drive (STBV4000100): Electronics
Just keep in mind that removing the hard drive from the case voids the warranty.
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Old 05-20-2013, 10:54 PM
 
Location: Diaspora
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Just keep in mind that removing the hard drive from the case voids the warranty.
And? How many people have actually used or cared about the warranty? I still have IDE drives that are over 10 years old still working fine.
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Old 05-21-2013, 06:00 AM
 
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And? How many people have actually used or cared about the warranty? I still have IDE drives that are over 10 years old still working fine.
I suspect if your 10 year old drives had failed while still under warranty you'd have sent them in for replacements
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Old 05-21-2013, 07:57 AM
 
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I suspect if your 10 year old drives had failed while still under warranty you'd have sent them in for replacements
Actually no. I purchased replacement plans from CompUSA. Their plans replaced the drives immediately at the store level. With manufacturer warranties now, most want you to pay for shipping it to them and many have gone to charging you for the return shipping. Some still use express exchange.
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Old 05-21-2013, 09:59 AM
 
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Hard drives are one of the few things where warranties matter a lot. If you are going to go through the trouble of buying a "plan" from compUSA why not just buy a proper internal drive? That makes no sense.

I almost bought this deal when newegg emailed it to me a few days ago but I just cannot support seagate, my experience with their drives is dismal. Obviously if they were all bad they'd be out of business but I usually stick with what works for me, and seagate hasn't.
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Old 05-21-2013, 01:32 PM
 
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Hard drives are one of the few things where warranties matter a lot. If you are going to go through the trouble of buying a "plan" from compUSA why not just buy a proper internal drive? That makes no sense.
The old CompUSA that went under in 2007. The current one is TigerDirect using the CompUSA name.

You've missed my point. With current warranties from manufacturers they have you run certain software to see if you get an error code. Once you have an error code then you need to ship it off to them and pay for shipping. Usually the turnaround time is 2-3 weeks. Under the old CompUSA, their plan replaced the manufacturers plan and thus you carried the drive into the store, showed them your receipt, exercised the replacement plan and out the door you went with a new drive (and purchased a new replacement plan) within minutes. Minutes vs Weeks. Make sense now?

Most current plans from everyone else start at the end of the manufacturers coverage and are basically worthless.
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Old 05-22-2013, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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At the risk of being told that there are better deals, better drives, blah, blah, blah I'm going to post this drive. Price is good for about 48 hours from posting.

Newegg.com - Seagate Desktop HDD.15 ST4000DM000 4TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
And the 4TB drive is back, right now, as the First Shell Shocker Special this morning.
$149.99.
Tek's link is still good.
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Old 05-22-2013, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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That's a great price for 4TB, although I haven't had very good luck with Seagate, personally.
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