So is anyone here waking up early to chap a metzia? If yes, what and where?
Black Friday(32 posts)
Why would I tell you where, I don't want you to beat me to it. Or wouldn't either want you looking out for me.
one goal- I looked through " →→→→HERE←←←← " and didnt see a single post that would answer the question. I'm not asking for the best deal out there, or to have a discussion on the specs of a particular laptop. The question I asked should elicit a five word answer- The item one intends to purchase and from which store.
Sorry I haven't been keeping up with that thread so I didn't realize.
If anyone sees a life on sale...and make it a long one
I'm going in forty five minutes until about 1:00, then at 3:00 I'll probably go out again until about 7:00. I'll keep everyone posted.
Not a Black Friday deal, but...
Anyone looking for a lower-mid-range laptop, here's a fantastic deal:
CDRW, dual layer
1 USB3, 2 USB2 ports
May sell out fast
IMO, great price for the specs - a "metzia"
Correction: CD-RW should be DVD-RW
Also, rated 4.4 out of 5 stars by 35 reviewers (FYI, that qualifies as great reviews by people who bought it).
Does it come with a filter?
Thank you, ICOT. I ordered this product yesterday. I see that today the price went up to $400.
Out of curiosity, how did you find this metzia?
Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving, so still 1/2 year away.
BTW the best deal I ever received on Black Friday, was B'H the birth of my daughter.
Fortunately, with an entire turkey for thanksgiving dinner, we had plenty turkey that Shabbos despite mother & baby being @hospital that Shabbos.
ummm is it just me or does this whole thread make no sense cuz black friday is sorta in novemeber....
I thought we were supposed to be boycotting Best Buy?
No, you need a plumbing supply store for that. Make sure to ask for the .000003 micron one.
Getting a great deal on something whose price then goes up is always a good feeling.
I spotted it on one of the bargain sites I regularly skim – it was either deals2buy.com or techbargains.com, I don’t remember which.
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That's a valid point - their sponsorship of a CAIR dinner is disturbing.
I don't know what the proper approach is when Best Buy has a sale on something you need and their price is significantly lower than the competition's.
Best Buy runs an auction site where they sell used computers.
These PCs have their hard disks wiped clean, and they are sometimes missing their power cords.
The prices laptops are going for seems to be very low today.
You will need to be somewhat tech-savvy (or have a friend who is) in order to restore the operating system and drivers for these PCs. YOU SHOULD NOT NEED TO PURCHASE THE O/S ON MOST OF THESE PCs SINCE THE LICENSE KEY IS INCLUDED. A legal download of the o/s should be doable.
One big advantage these auctions have over other auctions is that Best Buy accepts returns, no questions asked, for thirty days. (Returns need to be shipped back - they can't be returned to Best Buy stores.)
Friday June 15, 2012 11:00 AM
Nice deal on an Asus laptop at Best Buy today.
Here are the specs:
CPU: i3, 2nd generation
Screen size : 15.6"
Hard disk: 320GB
USB: 1 USB2, 1 USB3
Dual layer DVD-RW
For more info, please use the following link -
How does today's deal compare to the last two deals you posted above?
It's the exact same deal as two weeks ago (I didn't notice that until I scrolled up).
It's not comparable to the deals I posted a day or two ago.
-a new item
-selling for a specific price
-doesn't require downloading and installing an O/S, drivers and utilities
-selling at auction
-requires some technical knowledge (not much, but some) to set up
Last week I endorsed sale/auction site “cowboom.com”, which is a division of Best Buy.
Cowboom sells used computers and other electronics. I had noticed that the prices seemed very cheap, and their thirty-day return policy would seem to cover any customers who had been sold defective merchandise.
I now retract my endorsement of the site.
While the prices do seem to be good, there have been many customer complaints at review sites concerning defective merchandise.
I now consider them the equivalent of used car salesmen – you may end up getting something nice at a good price, but don’t take them at their word that all their used merchandise “has been tested and is working”. I’d guess that cell phones, ipads and other equipment that’s less likely to have problems are more reliable than PCs, but I can’t vouch for that with certainty, either.
I apologize to anyone who I’ve inadvertently misled with my earlier endorsement.
Wouldn't the 30 day return policy protect you if you make a purchase with them?
Auction site cowboom.com has about a dozen netbooks selling over the next 5 – 6 hours.
I believe this is a mistake on their part, because they are oversaturating the market. This mistake can be turned to your advantage by scooping up a really good buy.
A few caveats before you go ahead and buy:
1) Read the description of the item carefully. Some are selling without power supplies and cords (you can usually buy these elsewhere for under $10).
2) They all sell without operating systems. It’s simple enough to get a Windows 7 ISO file and create an install DVD, but you must know what you’re doing. THIS IS LEGAL – NOT PIRACY.
3) Make sure the original O/S is Windows 7 – some machines may have XP as the original O/S, and it’s tougher to get an XP install disk. Googling the model will tell you the original O/S.
4) Why am I recommending this after withdrawing my earlier recommendation of cowboom.com? A couple of reasons: a) I’ve bought a couple of these myself and set them up without problems b) they do allow you to return them at their cost if you have a problem. I did so. Once again though, make sure you know what you’re bidding on.
These netbooks can usually be bought for about half or less of what a new one would cost.
If you can get one for $100 or less, you’re doing great. Shipping and tax for a $100 netbook usually brings the total to about $120 - $125
1) go to Cowboom.com
2) move your mouse over the "computers" link
3) click on "Laptops / Notebooks"
4) click on "Auction Items"
None of the acutions that close today end on Shabbos ☺
July 9, 2012 14:26
How's a netbook different than a notebook?
1) I just noticed that one netbook being auctioned today doesn’t have an O/S license key included. For this PC, it would not be legal to install Windows 7 without paying for it. This is the first time I’ve seen that on this sale site. Make sure that either “Op/system License Key” (this is usually the case) or “Op/system Installed” is on the “Items Included in this auction:” portion of the PC’s description.
2) “Windows 7 Starter” is included wherever I discuss “Windows 7” on this thread – i.e, it’s legal to install Windows 7 Starter as long as the license key is included in the acution, which it almost always is.
How's a netbook different than a notebook?
Netbook Notebook ------------------ ------------------- Small, usually @ Anywhere from @ 12" 10" diagonally to @ 18" for some really large ones Underpowered CPU. Can be quite powerful. Good for internet, High-end laptops can word processing, even run demanding 3D email and other games. undemanding tasks. Cheap. Usually Anywhere from $300 $200 - $300 range. and up. A really loaded one can be $1,000 or more. Won't have a DVD Most have internal drive. You'll DVD drives. probably need an external drive if you have to read a CD or DVD. Light and easily May be heavy and portable. bulky. Runs 32-bit Runs Windows 7 Windows 7 Starter Home Premium, (usually). Professional, or Ultimate, all of which are 64-bit. (usually). Only 1 (usually) 4 - 8 GB memory or 2 GB memory. (usually). Smaller hard disk. Larger hard disk. (160 - 250 GB, (320 - 1,000 GB, usually). usually). Slower CPU, 1 or Faster CPU, usually 2 core. multi core.
ICOT, I like your use of
code! Very creative!!
And thanks for helping people out!!
Just out of curiosity, was there any info in my post that you didn’t already know?
Thank you for the kind words.
FYI, forcing a fixed-width font in order to get columns to line up has been done elsewhere on this site, too.
ICOT: Your post gave me some new info. I had a basic idea of the difference, but not the details you provided. Thanks again
Always a pleasure ☺
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