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|12-08-2011 07:09 PM|
|11-21-2011 07:57 AM|
I finally wigged out and bought one. Since 2 other places (newegg and groupon) have offered it for $300, I was trying to hold out. But when the coupon finally worked for me today, I decided the extra $9 was worth not losing this deal. Especially since the Best Buy BF deal is only for a 8GB.
I should have bought the newegg deal, but I waffled and went back to read the BB deal first. By the time I realized it was definitely worth it, it was sold out.
|11-20-2011 01:12 PM|
|DizzyT||Got one. Thanks!|
|11-17-2011 04:33 PM|
|pelermon||I'm not buying one without GPS.|
|11-17-2011 03:27 PM|
Ok, so far
So, ordered last night. Selected $5 shipping because it was 4-6 vs 7-9 days. It showed up today, less than 24 hours after ordering!
Haven't opened it yet, because I am not sure I'll keep it. Website says they have a 45 day return policy.
I am just holding out to see if anything better becomes available for 300 or less on BF or Cyber Monday.
I am a little worried about the screen because it seems to be an issue with Thrives. They seem to break easily and are about 300 to replace. I am going to get a 2 year square trade with accidental drop and handling to protect myself. It costs 99.99. I figure that's less than $5 a month over two years to keep me worry free.
Has anyone here returned products to Buy Dig for a refund? how was the experience?
PS: It shipped from northern NJ. If you live close, choose free shipping. I shouldn't have waisted the five bucks!
|11-17-2011 02:57 PM|
|SugarAndSpiceX3||I've never bought from BuyDig. It is reputable? How are they for returns and such?|
|11-16-2011 02:44 PM|
So I went to BB today to check out the Acer, Asus, Kindle Fire, Xoom, and Thrive.
I wanted a tab for reading because reading on my phone has been a drag. Really wanted to like the fire, but software seemed a little buggy...
The other 10" tabs were very nice, probably a bit nicer than the thrive, but they were way more. Also, I figured go to staples at 5am on BF and wait for the acer for 299, but the guy said they have a very limited supply and well, the thrive was good enough to pay 9 bucks more and for another 5, have it delivered to my house on BF.
I was not going to even attempt BB on BF for the 250 tf or 188 a100.
Long and short, it was between the fire and thrive. I had a 250 credit from my wife for holidays, which meant pay 65 myself for thrive. Figured it to be a much better deal. I can read both my kindle and nook books on it, as well as other formats. It has a better web experience and the software if more mature. Plus, maybe I will use it for more than just an ereader now.
Anyway, hope this helps anyone else in a similar quandary.
Also, anyone who has one, how are you liking it?
|11-16-2011 09:44 AM|
Edit: this deal is still valid
|11-16-2011 07:17 AM|
No, that's fine and I respect your opinion....and appreciate the explanation.
From my point of view, and probably many others, given that the specs of the TF and Nook Tablet are very close (I only briefly looked them up), and given that the TF is larger, has the camera, HDMI, USB, etc, the TF is likely a better deal.......unless you are dead set on the 7" form factor.
Haven't looked much at the Nook Tablet, although I've read some articles that lean to it not having a full "open" version of Android installed.
My wife is still very happy with her "unlocked" NookColor - I don't believe I did a full root on it, but unlocked it enough to install additional apps and functionality. Having bought that in February for $250, I didn't hesitate to jump on an Iconia for $300 (the Staples $100 off coupon).....mainly because of the larger size and additional features.
There are also the people that are going to look at the TF as being a better "value" because of the discounted selling price (off of original MSRP). "Look, I just got a $500-600 tablet for only $300!" As you pointed out, the Fire and Nook Tablet will start at $200-250 and most likely stay there, so those people are paying full retail price.
Of course with all the newer tablets coming out and these steep discounts, we're likely going to start seeing a pattern where consumers will balk at the original retail prices and wait for the discounts - "Last time I bought a $600 tablet it was selling for $300 within 6 months....I'll just wait for the price to come down."
So, yes, I understand the logic from the point of view of paying original prices, but when the specs of two items are similar and the slightly more expensive one offers more features (even a larger discount), I don't see why the less feature rich is better just because it offers a greater protection against a pricing drop.
In a way it creates a bottom pricing point for the larger tablets. If the Fire and NT are $200-250, we can't really expect the 10" tablets to go below that price.
If the newer tablets come out and eventually hit the $300 price range, it doesn't mean the Fire and NT will still be $200-250. True that Amazon and B&N will most likely not introduce a replacement product for a year, but would you still be willing to pay $200-250 for a product when you can get something with twice the specs for just a little more?
But again, that's just my opinion.
|11-15-2011 06:42 PM|
I talked to their shipping today because they were getting tons of cancellations due to the Newegg deal being $9 cheaper with a free blue cover. The guy said they had "a million" cancellation that morning.
I imagine that they got the cancellations sorted out and inventory retaken. Who knows how many they have left.
|11-15-2011 03:46 PM|
|iconian||deal is back.|
|11-15-2011 03:02 PM|
Already had an Asus transformer, and the price decrease has been astonishing. I know I bought it at regular price, but the way these current tablet prices are falling and the pricing of new tablets with higher specs than these...
However, if you compare the tablets backed by these retail types of companies, their value is retained mostly because of their association to the content hosted by said companies... say nothing that they release one new version every year.
For instance, the Asus transformer was released in April at $400. Everyone wanted one. It's now November, not even six months later, and on eBay, people are hard pressed to sell their tablet at $300; I lucked out and sold mine at $340. How much do you think it will be worth once it's reached its one year anniversary?
With these tablets, there's no telling what sort of release you'll be seeing three, two, or even in the next month.
via Amazon/B&N you can be sure that your purchase will at least last you one full year. before the next big thing comes out. That's my reasoning.. and well if you don't think it's good enough that's fine
|11-15-2011 12:37 PM|
coupon code no longer valid:
"- Coupon SDEALS070 is not found."
|11-15-2011 08:23 AM|
So paying $250 for a smaller tablet running Gingerbread is better than spending $50 more for a larger tablet running Honeycomb and getting extra features (dual camera, USB and HDMI port)?
Somehow the 10" tablet is going to be worth less because it was purchased at a larger discount?
|11-15-2011 07:01 AM|
Yeah, but both sites charge 7% sales tax for New Jerseyians, so the Newegg deal is cheaper!
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