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Re: [vox] Hard Drives are cheap...
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Re: [vox] Hard Drives are cheap...

I'm not sure how it could be a scam.  It has both Fry's
name and Western Digital's name on it.  I'm not sure 
what Fry's motivation would be to advertise a $100, 
rebate give me documenation about where to go for the
rebate and not have it payed.

I could see it if it were $10 or $20 because most
people wouldn't pursue it, but for $100, I think that
most people would not let that slide...

At any rate, I have copies of everything.  If they try
to rip me off, I'll see if one of the local news
station's fraud people would be interested in the story.


On Thu, Oct 25, 2001 at 01:34:05PM -0700, Rod Roark wrote:
> Yes, hard drives are cheap.  But in my experience rebates
> are OFTEN out-and-out scams... especially if an outside
> service is handling them.
> Why do you suppose they don't just lower the price?
> -- Rod
>    http://www.sunsetsystems.com/
> Joel Baumert said:
> > I went to Fry's last night to get a hard drive and
> > they had a Western Digital 80GB drive for $229 with
> > a $100 manufacturer rebate...
> >
> > Let me see... 80 GB would be 20-30 movies... that
> > is about $5 a movie (if you were pirating them). Less
> > if you compressed the movies at a lower quality.
> >
> > No wonder the MPAA has been so agressive... A new
> > hard drive is cheaper than the movies it could store.
> >
> > Joel.

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