View Full Version : Which has been the best deal of all?
05-25-2001, 05:00 PM
I was just wondering what people's opinions were as to the best of all the many excellent deals we've learned of via this website.
Some might maintain that the best of the year so far has been the free Cybiko deal. But Office Depot's "$20 off $20 purchase" fiasco of a couple of months ago has to be a strong contender, too. Last year's free HP932 printer (the eStamp deal) was a winner for many. And these few examples barely scratch the surface.
So, what is your vote for "Best Apex deal of 2001 (to date)?" And "Best Apex deal ever?"
05-25-2001, 05:17 PM
i the Nomad II from emusic.com for $50, a while back :)
05-25-2001, 05:23 PM
definitely the cybiko, even though i haven't gotten mine yet... maybe today.
05-25-2001, 05:25 PM
Well I got in on bitht e nomad ii and cybiko deal...
I would say best is the Nomad II...
that one went fast!!!....
05-25-2001, 07:53 PM
My vote goes for the Office Depot $20 off of $20 deal. The cybiko was nice, but I would have never bought it with my own money. The Office Depot deal left me with some quality items I would have definitely purchased.
05-25-2001, 08:11 PM
My vote goes to that horrible Staples fiasco last year....you know the one with all those coupon codes...
I personally didn't get anything, but a friend of mine ended up with a leather chair and desk for like 40 cents....
05-25-2001, 08:21 PM
Microsoft $400.00 loophole a couple years back? That was pretty sweet.
05-25-2001, 08:35 PM
PLEASE MOVE TO 'OFF-TOPIC'
$400 Microsoft was one of the best EVER
Free Cybiko, Various free leather briefcases, the chair, and some of the free high dollar test drives - for 2001
05-26-2001, 12:08 AM
HAHA! Microsoft $400!! I really couldn't believe it when the check came in the mail! Those bastards threatened me bigtime when I called to cancel, but I ended up scoring!
05-26-2001, 05:40 AM
free after 2.5k rebate :)
05-26-2001, 10:48 AM
I don't remember exactly what happened with the 400$ loophole from microsoft anybody care to refresh my memory
05-26-2001, 12:13 PM
Without a doubt the C2IT & credit card reward scam. I got over $1,600 in Amazon.com gift certificates and a bunch of frequent flyer miles from the deal.
I think all the elements are still up & running, so if you missed out on the other deals you can still get in on this one.
After that the HP930c and the $250 GC from CORE bank. I still have that GC, just need to find something I want at OfficeMax.
05-26-2001, 01:57 PM
Care to elaborate on the C2IT & credit card reward scam, AH3000? What is still up and running? I would hate to miss out on such an opportunity.
05-26-2001, 02:04 PM
I'd have to say the microsoft $400 deal was pretty sweet
05-26-2001, 02:25 PM
the $400 microsoft thing was @ best nut, get a $400 rebate when you sign up for 3 years of MSN....
well in the small text they forgot to say you can not cancle...
so every1 cancled and got the $400......
05-26-2001, 02:55 PM
For details see http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/messageview.cfm?catid=18&threadid=33385
05-26-2001, 03:39 PM
WOW, that's one hell of a thread. And the deal is on the deal/scam borderline, but if that's what you have to do :)
So, AH3000, are you still doing this, and is this still valid? You would have thought that someone would have found this out and stopped it by now, with some sort of restriction. Let me know, because I would love $1600 in Amazon CG's. Also, you said that Amazon has the no points for cash transfer stipulation, but they gave it to you anyway. How does that work? Thanks in advance...
[Edited by J-Dogg on 05-26-2001 at 12:44 PM]
05-26-2001, 04:05 PM
I got a 17" monitor for tax from staples afterthey gave me two rebates and a coupon. That was sweet.
Also got the Nomad, that wasn't too shabby either.
I also got some free CDs out of the blue, whichI am not sure how I got. That was nice as well.
05-26-2001, 04:31 PM
I've used up my free 3 months so I'm not doing it anymore. Yes there is a restriction, but they didn't enforce it for either of our 2 accounts. The other card, which was from MBNA, also awarded every reward point.
After the statement is posted online, you just go to their site and request the gift certificates. They immediately issue them to you online.
The thread at FW has quite a few posts about the ethics of this deal. I maintain that there is nothing at all questionable about doing this.
As long as you give them the correct info when you sign up, and don't sign up under more than one ssn, then everything is legitimate and kosher.
If they decide to change the rules, that's their right. But as long as they don't, there's nothing wrong if you adhere to them and get "free money."
I see absolutely nothing that even hints at a "scam".
All the companies involved were aware of what I was doing because they also contacted me to question the dozens of $500 transfers. I told them they were all authorized and that was that.
I have no idea if the deal is still valid, although a friend of mine is in month 2, has just got some Amazon stuff, and hasn't told me of any changes.
It seems like the FW thread would be a good place to ask about the current status.
Like any other deal, check out the details and decide for yourself if it's worth your time and efforts.
I really can't add much more than that and what's already ben posted by others at FW.
05-26-2001, 10:23 PM
I'd say the free $78 million submarine was the best deal...or at least it would have been if they had honored the deal.
05-26-2001, 11:16 PM
I remember going through some site to place an order at Hardware Street that involved a $30 rebate. HWS canceled the order cause the item was mispriced but I still got the $30. Free money is always the best deal. :D
05-27-2001, 12:00 AM
The free HP930C printer will always have a special place in my heart :)
I heard about the deal from the Lockergnome newsletter that included a link to DVD Talk. I immediately bought the package and just in time - because they pulled the deal early when the tens of thousands of Lockergnome readers starting jumping on it.
Anyway, that link was my first glimpse into the world of "internet deals" and to sites like gotapex.com. Everyday since then I check the deal boards so I don't miss a thing!
05-27-2001, 12:07 AM
The hp930c was my introduction also. Also from lockernome.
05-27-2001, 03:30 AM
Nomad was an ok deal but remember:
1. You spent $50 on some tunes already.
2. The nomad came with only 32mb.
But there's more!
Remember the Music Duo combo from hpshopping?
Well, they advertised 2 months of eMusic.com free. When I got the combo on April 2, I found out that the offer expired on March 31. I got pissed and called HP, they said they will sort it out. After 2 months they call me and say that there's no more eMusic deal but I can either get $30 check or a free Rio 500. Got it fedexed overnight too. I love HP!
I got on the Nomad last year too, but this was a better deal! Two 64MB Rio500s, 8x HP9150 cd burner and 10CDRs for $190 shipped!
So...I love HP and EMusic too!
05-27-2001, 03:37 AM
All the free t-shirts!! They make up all my wardrobe for school.
05-27-2001, 04:47 AM
For me I would have to say the free MS software for filling out a survey. Not many peeps got in on this one, but I got Office 2000 and sold it on EBay for $250!!!
05-27-2001, 05:02 AM
The Nomad II was a great deal, the magazine were cool (must cancel soon, all teh free condoms were nice, The Dilbert comics are good to read, even the MI2 cd was great. Heck I just love all the free t-shirts oh well can't get anymore freebies until I know my address for next year.
05-27-2001, 05:25 PM
I vote for MSN free $400 from last year :)
05-28-2001, 12:36 AM
Originally posted by sho.gun
All the free t-shirts!! They make up all my wardrobe for school.
No pants? Pretty loose dress code at that school :)
05-29-2001, 09:19 AM
20% sign-on bonus for every email address signed up under, 50% black, 50% red, sure win every time! Made my $900 mortgage payment that month!
I will NEVER forget that one!
05-29-2001, 12:55 PM
I think that most of you will not remember this, but when staples opened quite a few of us racked out with a few $400 off worth of coupons on $400 orders...
05-29-2001, 01:03 PM
Anyone else remember the bolt.com deal? Where All orders placed during the hour that had the most order place was free. I got 100 bucks worth of free stuff!
05-29-2001, 01:05 PM
yea the bolt.com deal was pretty good too...
05-29-2001, 01:33 PM
I got this free mousepad!
05-29-2001, 02:48 PM
My favorite had to be the Lechters 50% off coupon. It was like printing cash. Sure you had to spend money, but what a deal! I went broke I saved so much! BTW, I still use that coupon every so often at LnT. BBB are hardnose now on every competitors coupon. Joe
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