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



Gives me a warm fuzzy feeling knowing *Fry's
Electronics* will be my consumer advocate (don't
laugh)...

ERic

--- Joel Baumert <kender@geeksource.net> wrote:
> 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.
> 
> Joel
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 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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