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6' x 4' Dry-Erase Board $49.99 - Staples free shipping

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I was looking for a dry-erase board for work and stumbled on this. I am not sure if it is a miss-price or if they are trying to get rid of them but you cant beat it for the price! What makes it different than a normal "white" board is it is light grey in order to double as a projection board. It also features a porcelain steel surface which is much better than the cheaper melamine surface ones and because it is backed with steel it is also magnetic. + Free Shipping
http://www.staples.com/Balt-Proje...uct_670447


"Light gray magnetic porcelain steel surface cuts glare by 60% over standard white board surfaces and doubles as a bulletin board
Aluminum frame
Dimensions: 6'W x 4'H
Surface requires cleaning with a damp cloth for optimum use
Includes injection molded, magnetic marker tray and Rite-On™ markers
Includes easy mounting system with Best-Rite "Z" and "L" brackets
50 year manufacturer warranty"

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Good find!
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says oos?
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Dead, oos
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Wow I didn't realize the normal price was so expensive. $399.. really?
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Wow I didn't realize the normal price was so expensive. $399.. really?
In my limited time doing research on dry-erase boards I have come to realize that the better ones are a lot more expensive than I had expected. That is why I was so surprised to find this one at $49.99! It would seem that after it went out of stock they adjusted the price to $399 which is still less then at other places I looked....
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I can certainly understand that these are higher in quality than the cheaper marker boards and the fact that they have a magnetic backing is neat, but I don't think it justifies the exorbitant price premium.

Lowe's sells a marker board sheet that is 1/8" thick x 4' x 8' for less than $12 and they will cut it into several different sizes in store for free. This is especially cost-effective if you are a teacher. I bought a sheet of this for a roommate and I got two very large pieces, one for his room and the other in the living room for my toddler to practice the alphabet, as well as several 1'x2' sheets for to do lists and grocery items on the pantry.

They work as well as branded, premium marker boards to display the dry eraser marker, but they don't erase as easily as a a more expensive marker board. For example, we mostly use a dry eraser for the month, then once a month use an Expo white board cleaning wipe to make them look like new. They work absolutely fine. The maintenance is the same for both, so the differences are relatively negligible.

There is no way that a $50 board performs four times better than the $12 board. No, the cheaper marker board isn't steel lined, nor is it framed, but I still don't think that justifies the $48 dollar difference. Don't even get me started on the $399 board because my eyes may roll so hard I could sprain an optical nerve.

If you wanted to magnetize one of these you could buy an oil-drip pan from Autozone for about $10 and have the marker board cut to size, then use the appropriate adhesive to bind the two for less than $25 dollars and that would be a slick deal. See below for links

Marker board:
http://www.lowes.com/ProductDispl...&cId=PDIO1

Markerboard:
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5...BsHn8i3Dqg

Magnetized board project for children:
http://nicandkate09.blogspot.com/...board.html

Oil Drip Pan:
http://www.autozone.com/autozone/...75418_0_0_
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Here is an ehow article on the difference of the boards. Please, keep in mind how often you would actually use the boards and think on how justified a very expensive upfront cost for something that you are most likely to not use for several years.

http://www.ehow.com/way_5341253_t...board.html

The price for this particular board is a slickdeal, but porcelain boards will also need to eventually be replaced. I'm just providing info for those that what a cheap alternative or who happened to miss out on the deal. The cheaper melamine boards will not perform as well as the porcelain or Everwhite boards, but they by no means perform 4-30 times less than the far more expensive ones.

If you want to take it to the next level and look like you're using one of those super cool, clear submarine marker boards, you can get a lexan board which is a clear polycarbonite board (it may be acrylic, I can't remember). I haven't used this material, so you may need to get your google fu on.

Lexan board:
http://www.lowes.com/pd_239982-16...RRWidgetID
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Here is an ehow article on the difference of the boards. Please, keep in mind how often you would actually use the boards and think on how justified a very expensive upfront cost for something that you are most likely to not use for several years.

http://www.ehow.com/way_5341253_t...board.html

The price for this particular board is a slickdeal, but porcelain boards will also need to eventually be replaced. I'm just providing info for those that what a cheap alternative or who happened to miss out on the deal. The cheaper melamine boards will not perform as well as the porcelain or Everwhite boards, but they by no means perform 4-30 times less than the far more expensive ones.

If you want to take it to the next level and look like you're using one of those super cool, clear submarine marker boards, you can get a lexan board which is a clear polycarbonite board (it may be acrylic, I can't remember). I haven't used this material, so you may need to get your google fu on.

Lexan board:
http://www.lowes.com/pd_239982-16...RRWidgetID
Thank you for providing some really good low cost alternatives. Would make a fun diy project Smilie
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Has anyone received an order confirmation or cancellation? My order still says "processing"
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If you wanted to magnetize one of these you could buy an oil-drip pan from Autozone for about $10 and have the marker board cut to size, then use the appropriate adhesive to bind the two for less than $25 dollars and that would be a slick deal.
Oil Drip Pan:
http://www.autozone.com/autozone/...75418_0_0_
Hi, Petroleum.
The pan in the link looks gray. Isn't it hard to see what you've written on a gray board?
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