Due to the Thailand flooding (which I just learned about today), fear of rising prices combined with Black Friday mania, it appears there are no 2TB hard drives left under $110. Prove me wrong because I can't afford that.
I have all my music scattered about in different places, and I would like to have it all in one place. I saw deals earlier in the week but figured the best deals would be on Black Friday. I was wrong. There were pretty much no new deals at all today, and the ones that were all sold out by the time I was looking at 10am.
I've never really "done" black friday so, now I know. I would have camped for the Seagate 3TB for $100 at Best Buy, but I was too busy to look for deals yesterday. I guess if I learned anything out of this experience it's to ignore thanksgiving!
I can't turn back time so I started looking online. I initially looked at this. It was in stock and I bought a $25 off $75 coupon, went all the way through checkout, it was going to be $69 shipped. It went out of stock while I was checking out. Due to the high amount of orders today, I can't reach Staples via phone or email so I have a feeling I wasted $2. http://www.staples.com/Seagate-Fr...-nr_901971
Since I had this coupon I next looked at this. Same specs, would have been $85: http://www.staples.com/Verbatim-2...-nr_326147
Same here, it looks in stock, this time I only need to get to step one of checkout to see it's out of stock. Here's a crazy idea, you could have that information on the actual item page?
I've checked google shopping, amazon, newegg etc but am hard-pressed to find a deal under $100. I'd even settle with a 1.5TB under $100 at this point.
Edit: The Seagate 1.5TB USB 2.0 drive is actually in stock at staples, and strangely the exact same price as the 2TB USB 3.0, so I settled for that. I feel violated. But if there's a good enough deal on a larger USB 3.0 drive, I can return it.
To be clear:
1.5 or 2TB under $100 OR 3TB under $120
RPM isn't super important but 7200 would be nice.
Reasonable warranty, good customer support, reliability, etc.
Aesthetics are NOT important.
Last edited by poofacemom; 11-25-2011 at 03:14 PM..
It was hesitant earlier this week and I wish i hadn't been. It took all of one minute to get my code and was very simple. I got the 1.5tb (usb 2.0) for $69.54 shipped, plus $1.84 for the coupon. $72.38 total. Not the best deal ever, but good considering we may be facing massive shortages in the near future. They may already be happening.
It's a price I'm willing to pay, and it has way more room for my music than I need at the moment. USB 2.0 just means the initial transfer will take longer. I'm hoping it will be quick enough to work as my itunes library folder. If not, I will need to return it and keep looking.
Does every company manufacture in Thailand? I think I read western digital manufactures in Malaysia. If you know, please enlighten me!
I think everyone overreacted. There would have been enough for everyone for months if normal buying patterns had continued. Instead, everyone had "stocked up" hence prices are skyrocketing and all the best prices are selling out within hours. This is all IMO of course.
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