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WD 8TB Purple Drive, 4 remaining Amazon Warehouse (Used Very Good) $173.74

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I've been keeping my eyes out for a WD Purple hard drive for my Blue Iris setup. Saw this this morning:

Amazon Warehouse is offering a 20% discount on the WD 8TB Purple Drive (4.6 stars) for a net price of $173.74 + tax.
The lowest this used drive has ever been listed according to CCC is $201. New drive is $255 on Amazon. This drive is marked as Used Very Good (item will come repackaged).
The purple drive is a 5400RPM drive specialized for 24/7 surveillance.

Yes, yes, this is a used drive--but Amazon Warehouse is more reliable than most. Check the disk thoroughly upon receipt (with a utililty) and remember to use your Amex to buy it--as most other credit cards will not extend warranty for a used/warehouse item (to my understanding). At this price, it may be worth the risk...

There are only four left.
Here's how my order looked:

$217.17 Eligible for free shipping with Amazon Prime.
+ $xx.xx estimated tax

Used - Very Good
Item will come repackaged.

Order Summary
Item(s) Subtotal: $217.17
Shipping & Handling: $0.00
Amazon Warehouse: -$43.43 20% off. Discount taken at checkout.
Total before tax: $173.74

If new, the drive normally carries a 3 year warranty. Amazon customer service wrote back to me and said the warranty for this product via warehouse would be one year.

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Terrible deal
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WD will honor the 3-year warranty even without a receipt (starting at the date of manufacture printed on the drive rather than the date of purchase), so buying it used will still get you a substantial warranty. In the past I've found that drive manufacturers don't even ask for an invoice unless the warranty based on the date of manufacture has already expired.
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A used purple for more than a new red? How is that a deal again?
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A used purple for more than a new red? How is that a deal again?
link for that new red 8tb for less than $173 and solid warranty? i need to buy a few this week--IF they exist. i hope you're not still pushing those external drives that when shucked lose their warranty? the purples from warehouse on this deal are now sold out, but at least they came with 100% certain one year warranty through amazon (in my experience: no questions asked) and 3 years from date of manufacture from WD. and i've had a few drives fail before the three year mark--so that's more than enough reason for me to value a non-voided warranty.

ps. thanks for the tip on hard disk sentinel. using it now based on your rec on prior post
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Last edited by creuset April 15, 2018 at 06:41 AM.
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