View Full Version : Where should I buy a CD-RW drive from?
I am looking to buy a CD-RW drive. What is the best place to buy one from?
Any help will be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
07-31-2000, 08:59 AM
If you are in a rush, use outpost.com. They have free overnight shipping on most things.
07-31-2000, 10:29 AM
If you have an American Express buy the 12x10 burn-proof Plextor drive. If you buy it TODAY (coupon expires on 31st which I guess means you can use it up to today only) you can also submit a reimbursement request to Pointclick.com for an additional 10% discount. I think the drive comes down to roughly $207.
Use pricegrabber.com to check for the lowest available prices. Onvia is most likely the one to show without the rebate.
I read up on that Burn-proof stuff on deja.com/usenet and people vouch for it. I'm thinking of getting that cd-rw too.
07-31-2000, 11:32 AM
I don't know about everyone else on where to buy it. I like BEST BUYS my self. BUT for BRAND WISE. Get YAMAHA...
07-31-2000, 01:28 PM
better yet, the same plextor is $184 at buy.com, combined with the $30 off coupon take you down to $154... with tax and $8 shipping, i got it for $176... no rebate hassles, should be here tomorrow... late!
07-31-2000, 02:41 PM
k28la, wrong drive. The Plextor 32x/8x/4x is $184 at buy.com The Plextor 32x/12x/10x w/ the burnproof feature is $241(I hope they release a scsi version soon...)
07-31-2000, 08:05 PM
so what's the difference of the burnproof feature, and is it worth the extra $50-60?
07-31-2000, 08:20 PM
burnproof eliminates the buffer underruns that creates the infamous cd frisbees/rear view mirror ornaments. The laser stops writing and then starts again when it's feasible. It's a GREAT feature. Short of a power outage, say bye bye to coasters!
07-31-2000, 11:22 PM
Well I can't tell you where to buy it from, but I can tell you where not to buy anything from. Don't ever buy it at fry's. Most of the stuff they have on their shelves are returns and defective. As for which drive you buy go to cnet.com and they will have reviews on just about anything. Do a little research before you buy anything, and of course you always have to use your American Express Blue card when buying something like that.
Thanks a lot for the information guys!
08-01-2000, 12:47 PM
I 2nd the idea of avoiding Fry's. Best idea is to take their ad elsewhere (Best Buy, Staples, Office Depot) for a price match. Returning something at Fry's requires having DNA samples taken http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/smile.gif
08-01-2000, 01:09 PM
FunkmasterT put this link up earlier for $50 off $200 at Onvia: http://www.onvia.com/seattlechamber/home/index.cfm
But we need the coupon code! If you get it, the BurnProof Plextor will cost $215 shipped!
08-01-2000, 01:28 PM
If you're a new customer to buy.com (or if you haven't already used the $30 off $150 coupon) you can get the drive for $211 shipped.
08-01-2000, 04:06 PM
$211 shipped? Thought there was another $10 shipping plus tax, which would bring the total closer to $240..? Onvia ships free and there's no tax (except WA state).
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by k28la:
$211 shipped? Thought there was another $10 shipping plus tax, which would bring the total closer to $240..? Onvia ships free and there's no tax (except WA state).<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
is there any tax @ buy.com?
08-07-2000, 06:59 PM
Nope, no tax...and considering the normal 8/4/32 drive is 'on order' (meaning, not likely anytime soon), I went ahead and got the 12/10/32 - even if it is a little ahead of its time in the 12/10 catagory, hey, it's a plextor, and 234 (with second day air) just aint that bad a deal.
08-07-2000, 07:28 PM
ROFL if i bought that drive at buy.com with the 30 off coupon i'd pay approx 15 less than asking price YES buy.com charges tax to ANYONE in calif and it SUCKS they have so many nice coupons..
this is where i cry... http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/smile.gif
coworker just bought that drive it R00Lz
cool, i think i'm gonna buy the burner at buy.com then $239 with $30 off=$209 shipped. Is this the best now that the $50 onvia is dead? ( I didn't want to mess with pointclick anyway)
[This message has been edited by AJ (edited 08-07-2000).]
08-07-2000, 09:48 PM
yea thats one heck of a deal heck i'd almost pay someone to get it to me for close to that hehehee i HATE taxation and i HATE shipping but what ya gonna do http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/smile.gif
08-08-2000, 03:22 AM
Try <a href="http://www.hypermicro.com">Hypermicro</a> - excellent prices and great service.
08-08-2000, 10:53 AM
i personally think Plextor is one of the best. i have an 8x20 scsi plextor and have burned well over 600 cds with it and still runs like a champ. im just waiting for the 12x scsi to come down in price or till they come with a 12x10x32 in scsi.
08-08-2000, 04:12 PM
Looks like the Onvia Amx. Express coupon is once again extended. I think I'll by that 1210 Plextor burner now http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/biggrin.gif
08-08-2000, 06:12 PM
I just picked up a Yamaha 8x/8x/32x from Micro Center for $210. So far so good--no coasters.
Can anyone describe the diff between 8x and 12x (besides the obvious math) -- is it noticeable? Should i take this back and spend another $20 or so on the Plextor?
buy.com raised their price on the plextor 12/10/32 buy $20 bucks!!!!!!!! Its now $258 before the $30 coupon..... what should i do????? ack!
08-09-2000, 10:59 PM
I got a brand new one for you for only $120 shipped. The speed is 32X4X4. Please email me and LMK if you want it.
08-10-2000, 09:49 AM
I ordered the plextor 32/12/10 from buy.com on Friday. Got it Tuesday. $217 shipped.
08-10-2000, 12:20 PM
got my plextor 8x4x32 and took 5 mins to install, though only writes mp3's at 2x (doh!) still kinda cool and only $175 shipped (after tax, shipping, and buy.com coupon) so i'm not complaining.... awsome drive, burned my 1st cd's last night!
so any suggestions for people who dont want to pay the extra $20 that buy.com raised their price?
08-10-2000, 02:25 PM
all I can say is the 12/10/32 ROCKS.
Works with CloneCD, took all of 5 mins to clone Unreal T, no patching needing. Yeesh.
In the package is a link to: http://www.plextor.com/english/sales/sales_buy_direct.html
This allows you to buy a copy of CD Res-q for 34.95 - it is normally 46.85. Like Nortons Ghost, you can use it to make an image of your harddrive onto a CD for restore purposes - only it is a heck of a lot cheaper than Ghost!
08-10-2000, 02:26 PM
oops, should mention that with the order, you also get a 10 pack of 74 min CD-R's made by Plextor for free. Doah.
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