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YMMV Acer 11.6" Chromebook C740 for $239.99 plus $72.99 SYWR points at Sears (even sweeter with PM and coupon!)

animaletamer 2,078 711 July 2, 2016 at 05:26 PM in Computers (5)
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Sears currently has Acer 11.6" Chromebook C740 With 16GB SSD and 2GB SDRAM for $239.99 plus $72.99 SYWR points! This alone is a pretty sweet deal, of course we SDers can do better! To maximize this deal, follow the steps below. The PM part is YMMV, but I've personally had 100% success rate with Sears pulling this kind of deal many times before. Good luck!

1. Use your favorite cash back site first (this will yield you around $14 cash back or even better, depending).

2. Once at Sears, add the item to your cart: http://www.sears.com/acer-11.6inc...57756000P#

3. Fire up customer service chat and tell them, "I'm thinking to buy this chromebook, and I'm just wondering if you can help me price match it to Walmart, which has it for $199.99." Be nice. Don't say anything extra (some people make this m!$take which ends up alarming the rep that you are up to something). Give them the Walmart link: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Acer-NX...m/43857723 Confirm to make sure that the rep agrees to the PM amount. "Great. So, you can apply $40 PM if I buy this from Sears, right?" The rep will try to place the order for you. Politely decline. Just tell them, "I actually already have it in my cart, and I'm in the process of making the payment. Can I just give you the order number after I place the order so you can apply $40 price match adjustment to it?" They'll say yes.

4. Use additional dollar back coupons you have. If you don't, go find one! I had $20 back $75 coupon, which gave me $92 back in points! Finish paying for it. To maximize the profit, I recommend against using any points.

5.Give the order number to the rep, and let them work their magic. Make sure to express your appreciation.

While the actual $ details will be slightly different for some people, here is a breakdown of my personal example:

$239.99 - $72.99 (points back) - $20 (back in points coupon) - $40 (price match) - $14 (cash back site) = $93 Yes, a new Chromebook for practically $93 in the end! If price match fails, it'll be $133, but it should work just fine if you follow the steps.

Happy hunting!
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Do you have a link to customer service chat?
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Wow, hit 3 key words for me! It's probably a mistake to use the word mistake for those who didn't program their notifications correctly. In for 1, TU and reps
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Do you have a link to customer service chat?
Here you go:

http://www.sears.com/staticassets...es-english

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Wow, hit 3 key words for me! It's probably a mistake to use the word mistake for those who didn't program their notifications correctly. In for 1, TU and reps
Good point. I didn't think of that. I know it's too late, but I fixed the wording. But, I'm glad someone else benefited from this deal too.

Apparently, there are people that are thumbing down this deal out of bitter reaction that their mistake alert got triggered. I wish they knew that that is not a ground to thumb down a deal. Nobody can deny that this is a good deal no matter how you look at it.
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Dead? Not available from Sears anymore?
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Dead? Not available from Sears anymore?
Looks like it. That was fast. They must not have had that many in stock.
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Here you go:

http://www.sears.com/staticassets...es-english


Good point. I didn't think of that. I know it's too late, but I fixed the wording. But, I'm glad someone else benefited from this deal too.

Apparently, there are people that are thumbing down this deal out of bitter reaction that their mistake alert got triggered. I wish they knew that that is not a ground to thumb down a deal. Nobody can deny that this is a good deal no matter how you look at it.
actually it is reason to TD. "mistakes" are posted a few times per day and get annoying. some OPs get really upset back. well this is democracy folks. post the word mistake at your own peril.
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actually it is reason to TD. "mistakes" are posted a few times per day and get annoying. some OPs get really upset back. well this is democracy folks. post the word mistake at your own peril.
What exactly are people looking for? Is there some product that has the word "mistake" in the title?
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actually it is reason to TD. "mistakes" are posted a few times per day and get annoying. some OPs get really upset back. well this is democracy folks. post the word mistake at your own peril.
Actually, it isn't. If it were, SD will give you an appropriate response category for that. But, if you go TD, you don't see "because OP used a trigger word for my alert, and I'm upset," do you? More importantly, a normal English word should never be forbidden to use in cases other than specified by a bunch of forum users who think they can set such a rule. You just can't punish anyone for using a word as they have every right to use just because you aren't happy that the alert you set up got triggered. It's really not that OPs should use the word at their own risk. It's that forum users should use the word as one of their alerts at their own risk, knowing that it will alert them on all use of the word. It's funny how self-righteous some of the forums users are here, to the point that they manage to justify such a flawed logic.
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What exactly are people looking for? Is there some product that has the word "mistake" in the title?
They are hoping to catch price mistake deals. And, they get upset if SD sends them alert notifications on deals other than price mistake just because the word mistake was used in a thread.
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Stupid reason to thumb down a valid deal...even though it's dead, TU to offset the foolishness.
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Actually, it isn't. If it were, SD will give you an appropriate response category for that. But, if you go TD, you don't see "because OP used a trigger word for my alert, and I'm upset," do you? More importantly, a normal English word should never be forbidden to use in cases other than specified by a bunch of forum users who think they can set such a rule. You just can't punish anyone for using a word as they have every right to use just because you aren't happy that the alert you set up got triggered. It's really not that OPs should use the word at their own risk. It's that forum users should use the word as one of their alerts at their own risk, knowing that it will alert them on all use of the word. It's funny how self-righteous some of the forums users are here, to the point that they manage to justify such a flawed logic.
This times 100!

I get alerted for every message that has "mistake" in it, and it takes me about three seconds to decide if it is of use to me or not. I don't see why this is such a big deal.

I want to start posting deals and find creative ways to use the magic words just to piss people off.
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Isn't this kind of expensive for a Chromebook?
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Actually, it isn't. If it were, SD will give you an appropriate response category for that. But, if you go TD, you don't see "because OP used a trigger word for my alert, and I'm upset," do you? More importantly, a normal English word should never be forbidden to use in cases other than specified by a bunch of forum users who think they can set such a rule. You just can't punish anyone for using a word as they have every right to use just because you aren't happy that the alert you set up got triggered. It's really not that OPs should use the word at their own risk. It's that forum users should use the word as one of their alerts at their own risk, knowing that it will alert them on all use of the word. It's funny how self-righteous some of the forums users are here, to the point that they manage to justify such a flawed logic.
Nobody is punishing anyone or looking to set a rule. It's a democratic system. I have EVERY right to TD a deal for any number of reasons. And you have EVERY right to TU a deal. When you start whining about someone TDing YOUR deal you become the target.

In terms of risk, there is none for me. I can come and TD every whiners post I want to and that person has to deal with the TD. You assume the risk of your "awesome" post being TDed if you use the word.

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Stupid reason to thumb down a valid deal...even though it's dead, TU to offset the foolishness.
Too bad there is only 1 of you.

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Isn't this kind of expensive for a Chromebook?
And HERE is the reason your post didn't go anywhere. This and the fact it went OOS almost immediately. Whine all you want about placing the word mistake in your post, if the post is very GOOD, the TU will cancel out the TD's. Happens once in a while. Generally people posting with the word mistake do not know what they are doing and get swamped...but a very good deal overcomes the TD's.
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Nobody is punishing anyone or looking to set a rule. It's a democratic system. I have EVERY right to TD a deal for any number of reasons. And you have EVERY right to TU a deal. When you start whining about someone TDing YOUR deal you become the target.

In terms of risk, there is none for me. I can come and TD every whiners post I want to and that person has to deal with the TD. You assume the risk of your "awesome" post being TDed if you use the word.



Too bad there is only 1 of you.



And HERE is the reason your post didn't go anywhere. This and the fact it went OOS almost immediately. Whine all you want about placing the word mistake in your post, if the post is very GOOD, the TU will cancel out the TD's. Happens once in a while. Generally people posting with the word mistake do not know what they are doing and get swamped...but a very good deal overcomes the TD's.
Looks like you completely misunderstood my post. I don't care about my post going anywhere (that's never the point on this forum). I was speaking to the moronic "democracy" that you referenced, in which people were TD using a pretty self-centered and invalid reason (that their alert got triggered). You may want to re-learn what democracy means btw. You are not using it right. Democracy does not mean people get to do whatever they want Wink
But, since you enlightened me so kindly, I'll be sure to TD every deal you post just because I can Smilie

P.S. You may want to think about why this deal went OOS so quickly if it weren't actually a good deal. It went OOS fast because it was.

Quote from Renard View Post :
Isn't this kind of expensive for a Chromebook?
Just like any other mobile devices, there are different kinds of Chromebook and prices vary. Try doing a search on this Chromebook and see if this is or isn't a good deal. You'll find your answer.
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