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BB WD 750 GB My Book Ext HD Clearance for $55 B&M YMMV

spind0c 150 December 20, 2007 at 05:34 PM in Your Mileage May Vary (YMMV) (3)
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Just picked up 2 750 GB WD My Book Essentials HD for $55 a piece in a Nashville Best Buy. If you go looking, they are in a bigger box (approx 11" wide) as opposed to the new sku (@ $279) in the smaller box (approx 8" wide). Price mistake???? Or just regular clearance. Store had 6 and not being greedy I only got 2 (1 gift for dad and 1 gift for menod )

Again YMMV! Sorry I will not post a sales ticket. shake head
Happy hunting!!!

Sorry bout that!!

SKU: 8360793
UPC: 7 18037 12032 4

& for those of you looking to be negitive. Seriously look at my profile I don't post that often and I as of yet not posted BS deals. Believe me or not It's your call. The truth shall be revealed in the end.

And it has!

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Last Edited by ladakn January 24, 2008 at 01:25 PM
750 GB WD My Book Essentials HD for $55
WDG1U7500N
SKU: 8360793
UPC: 7 18037 12032 4

Per DrFunk85

Go back to that store or another one close by and ask them if they can look it up. Just walk up to somebody in the computer section and say "Hi, I'm looking for a specific hard drive. I think it is an older model, and I don't see it here, but I have the SKU and was wondering if you could look up if there are any other stores in the area that have it in stock". Then give them the SKU (it is on the first page of this thread). They will go to the computer and look it up there, it takes like 30 seconds. Follow them and look at the computer screen too. It also shows the prices that each store has it for. So if they point out that a store has it, ask how much it costs (or just look on the screen). Most likely if any store still has any left they will be more expensive. Then look and see what stores have it for cheaper but out of stock. Buy it from the more expensive store and take it to the cheaper store and do a return/rebuy.

It's not hard, but takes some work in talking to an employee to see if it is in stock anywhere.


!!!!!!!!!CHECK THIS OUT!!!!!!!!! (CALIFORNIA)
Ok guys I went to local best buy and here's what they have in stock check it out !!!!!!!!
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http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i3.../IMG_00421.jpg
http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i3.../IMG_00411.jpg
http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i3.../IMG_00401.jpg
http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i3.../IMG_00391.jpg
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NY Availability: There are no stores within 100mi of White Plains, NY that have anywhere near that low a price. And all are OOS anyway, except for 1 apparently in stock in Kingston, NY, for ~$70, which was the lowest price I saw.

NYC: Checked in Best Buy in Midtown. Nothing there, or anywhere close. They sell too well.

jnisme: It's SATA
ebaker: WD7500AAKS Caviar SE16 drive in mine.

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Stores PriceMatching this deal.

AL
AK
AR
AK
CA
CO-- Aurora --store #217 OOS, but purchased 2 at store #298 in Colorado Springs PM'ing to store #217
CT
FL -- Hialeah,Miami, Ocala, Orlando
GA
IL
IN
KA
KY
MI - Found 4 in store #1095 with regular price. $55 price showing in store#411 & 415, will try return and rebuy. 1/10/08

none of the michigan store have these drives...jus checked it in the RSS screen at my local BB-update:01-15-2008

MO--Lee's Summit


Per RSS, 2 available in Springfield, PA near Philly. Not sure about price matching. *Update, went to store today, 12/30, none in stock @ Springfield (either the $55 drive or the $99 drive from the other thread). They even checked the RSS for me at the store... no luck! Thanks everyone!

Also, the Best Buy in Deerfield, IL has 1 left in stock for $206.99 and you can PM to $55.99 at another Best Buy near buy. I would do it but its a long drive for me.
North Richland Hills, TX has 5+ in stock at 214.99, you can try to PM to $55.99 at another Best Buy.

OCALA... can you please post your receipt.... or... any receipt in FL would do....

Anyone in Northern Indiana got a receipt for this? Thanks!

This is YMMV deal! (Your Mileage May Vary!) Don't think about this deal if you are not prepared to work for it!

Quote from dickslapp View Post :
I don't know if anyone posted this.

Inside the units (I opened two of my six), I found WD7500AAKS drives.

Performance Specifications
Rotational Speed 7,200 RPM (nominal)
Buffer Size 16 MB
Average Latency 4.20 ms (nominal)
Start/Stop Cycles 50,000 minimum

Seek Times
Read Seek Time 8.9 ms
Write Seek Time 10.9 ms (average)
Track-To-Track Seek Time 2.0 ms (average)
Full Stroke Seek 21.0 ms (average)

Transfer Rates
Buffer To Host (Serial ATA) 3 Gb/s (Max)
Transfer Rate (Buffer To Disk) 972 Mbits/s (Max)


Physical Specifications
Formatted Capacity 750,156 MB
Capacity 750 GB
Interface SATA 3 Gb/s
User Sectors Per Drive 1,465,149,168


Quote from dickslapp View Post :
OOS at the $56 price is one thing. You can probably still find some at full price, and you can do a PM/rebuy at another store.

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Here is how I have been shopping...
1) Walk into your local BB.
2) If they have the drive, buy it.
3) Talk to the computer counter dude, have him look up the model (8360793) in the RSS system. Peek over his shoulder, you can also see availablility and prices in each store surrounding. He can expand the search too. Take note of stores selling at $55 and which stores have stock.
4) Go buy a drive from BB that has it. (unless you found it in #2)
5) Go rebuy the purchased drives (if you didn't pay $56) at a BB that sells them for $55

Simple process. Just a little time consuming. Where I live, there are about 10 BB's all within 20 miles. Just have to plan your route to maximize your effectiveness and minimize your time and effort spent.

happy hunting.
Link to check availability--NOT ALWAYS ACCURATE!

Quote from darquis View Post :
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?id=pcat17006&type=page&sourceId=1118841876708&sourceType=product&skuId=8360793

There's the link you need (for everyone else, just take out 8360793 and put in what you do need in terms of a SKU)
Quote from _xL_ View Post :
TO EVERYONE WHO CHECKED STOCK ONLINE:

Best Buy's online inventory checker is not 100% accurate as it's only updated a few times throughout the day and sometimes it will show 1 being available even if there isn't one.

Also, if you don't see any on the shelf, try checking the Geek Squad service counter as sometimes they put some back there as accessories to sell to people who bring their computers in.

NOTES:

RSS is their inventory system showing stock and price at various locations

Some people have gotten CC to price match, some have not.

Returns over $250 are by check mailed at a later date--consider that when putting on your credit card.

As with all Slick Deals:

DO NOT CALL THE STORE! (You'll just tip off some CSR into seeing the bargain themselves, saying there's no stock, and buying them all up for their buddies.)

DO NOT SAY YOU SAW THIS ON SLICK DEALS!


Best Buy Policy: They do not have to PM clearance items.

That's why this is a huge YMMV. If you can't find a store that has this price, try a return and rebuy at one that does.

Good luck! I haven't had any, but kudos to those that have!

Quote from ekaren View Post :
Here is a summary of all of the receipts in this post--sorry I did not keep track of all of the people that contributed their receipts (my bad!), but I'd like to thank them for their contributions:

Photo of the correct box: (Circle light, not the Vertical Bar)

http://i8.ebayimg.com/03/i/000/cd/8d/8fdd_1.JPG


Aurora, Colorado #217

http://a.slickdeals.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=72040&d=1199914328



Unknown location:

http://a.slickdeals.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=69077&d=1198219827


Louisville, KY #335

http://a.slickdeals.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=69160&d=1198265811


Citrus Heights, CA #364

http://a.slickdeals.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=69204&d=1198285078


Unknown Location

http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/8427/mybook750awy8.jpg


Schaumberg, IL #305

http://inlinethumb29.webshots.com/36380/2034411630057899965S600x600Q85.jpg


Aurora, CO Return #217; Price Match #1143

http://a.slickdeals.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=69912&d=1198727359

Colorado Springs, CO Purchased at store #298, PM'ed to #217 in Aurora

http://a.slickdeals.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=71706&d=1199723445


Louisville, KY #335

http://a.slickdeals.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=70089&d=1198809136



Bakersfield, CA #856 for 1TB WDG2NC10000 for $149.99

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l29/ggu_raiden/WDG2NC10000N.jpg


Port Richie, FL #885
PDF

http://a.slickdeals.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=70255&d=1198897329

Pearland, TX


Best Buy receipt

http://a.slickdeals.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=71345&d=1199511659

Circuit City PM

http://a.slickdeals.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=71344&d=1199511659
Best Buy Policy:
http://forums.slickdeals.net/showthread.php?t=695047&page=5


Circuit City equivalent:

http://www.circuitcity.com/ccd/Search.do?c=1&searchType=user&keyword=wdg1u7500n&searchSection=All&go.x=0&go.y=0&linkid=j13459594k1971&affiliateid=k1971&mid=sduidp0t695047

if anyone in florida needs a receipt for pm. pm me (eb3604)
if anyone in florida needs a CC recipt so they can show as proof for PM, please please pm me (ladakn)

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HUGE YMMV definatly regional at best texted buddy said he was out at overton ridge in fort worth.
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what's the sku man?
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Please post the SKU number. Thanks!
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Okay here's the story: I recently found out about this and went to my nearest best buy and they had the LAST 2 of this 750GB model left. I asked to search other areas and found 3 stores selling for $55.99 but they were sold out. My location (plano,tx) were selling for 223.99 , i asked them if they PM, they said yes. I get to the register and the supervisor said absolutely NO PM on this item.We argued and she made excuses (''Were in different markets, clearance does not apply with competitor price match) So i called their 1-888-Best-Buy and argued for 45 minutes,since the head supervisor would NOT honor the PM, there was nothing they could do. They still wouldn't honor it. The other location(mckinney,tx) with $55.99 was 7 miles away. I said fine, put these on hold. I heard about the return/rebuy so I bought the last 2. When i got to the Mckinney,Tx location, the CSR wouldn't allow a rebuy and said if you try to rebuy it, i will charge the original price you paid. I of course said no thanks and left.

I am stuck with 2, 750gb at $242.00 each and Need some help!!! Frown
Good Return/rebuy excuse?
Which Texas locations has $55.99 price?
Which texas locations has Understanding CSRs?

Anything will be helpfulworship
Unless your CSR's work all day everyday, try again when you think that the people you already talked to aren't working.


Also,
Go in, buy a Gift Card. Then go in with just receipt and say you want to put the GC towards your purchase you made the other day that you forgot about. Worth a shot!

Worked for me on 3 drives!
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Quote from rounderlee View Post :
Okay here's the story: I recently found out about this and went to my nearest best buy and they had the LAST 2 of this 750GB model left. I asked to search other areas and found 3 stores selling for $55.99 but they were sold out. My location (plano,tx) were selling for 223.99 , i asked them if they PM, they said yes. I get to the register and the supervisor said absolutely NO PM on this item.We argued and she made excuses (''Were in different markets, clearance does not apply with competitor price match) So i called their 1-888-Best-Buy and argued for 45 minutes,since the head supervisor would NOT honor the PM, there was nothing they could do. They still wouldn't honor it. The other location(mckinney,tx) with $55.99 was 7 miles away. I said fine, put these on hold. I heard about the return/rebuy so I bought the last 2. When i got to the Mckinney,Tx location, the CSR wouldn't allow a rebuy and said if you try to rebuy it, i will charge the original price you paid. I of course said no thanks and left.

I am stuck with 2, 750gb at $242.00 each and Need some help!!! Frown
Good Return/rebuy excuse?
Which Texas locations has $55.99 price?
Which texas locations has Understanding CSRs?

Anything will be helpfulworship
i think you need to go to CSR and ask to use another cc for the transaction, just like an earlier post quoted, tell the rep that you are closing out the account that the first credit card is associated with and want to put the items on the alternative card. that's when they do the return and give you the new price for the items.
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Quote from BrinNutz View Post :
Unless your CSR's work all day everyday, try again when you think that the people you already talked to aren't working.


Also,
Go in, buy a Gift Card. Then go in with just receipt and say you want to put the GC towards your purchase you made the other day that you forgot about. Worth a shot!

Worked for me on 3 drives!
How much denomination should i put on the GC? $250 or $60?
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Quote from BrinNutz View Post :
Unless your CSR's work all day everyday, try again when you think that the people you already talked to aren't working.


Also,
Go in, buy a Gift Card. Then go in with just receipt and say you want to put the GC towards your purchase you made the other day that you forgot about. Worth a shot!

Worked for me on 3 drives!

To clarify..

I go in there with just a receipt and say i wanna put a $50 dollar GC(Buy beforehand) towards the purchase.
They deduct the $50 dollars and i get a new receipt.
i come back later and PM them with the new receipt with their location.

Did i interpret this correctly? I live in Texas, will this work?

Thanks for the helpworship
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Quote from ResQ51Kmg365 View Post :
I tried C3, Monroeville, The Mills and the Watefront stores with no luck. But maybe that will change. Usually have better luck with these types of finds outside the Pgh area like in Washington and Johnstown, even as far as Morgantown. Hope this helps.
There are none left in the greater Pittsburgh area. I got the last one at the waterfront about 2 weeks ago. When I checked (2 weeks ago) Greensburg had 2 and State College had 5, the McKnight Rd store (where I price matched) price was $83.99. Youngstown OH and Grainsville WV (Morgantown area) had a price of $55.99. Good Luck!


edit: I thought I got the last one, however I did not see any on the RSS system besides Greensburg and State College at the time of my original purchase.
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Quote from rounderlee View Post :

To clarify..

I go in there with just a receipt and say i wanna put a $50 dollar GC(Buy beforehand) towards the purchase.
They deduct the $50 dollars and i get a new receipt.
i come back later and PM them with the new receipt with their location.

Did i interpret this correctly? I live in Texas, will this work?

Thanks for the helpworship
Sorry for the late reply. What happened when several of us did it, was when they re-scanned them for the GC purchase, it rang up at that stores price, so we got them for $55.99

Good luck, and as always, YMMV!!
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Thanks for the help and insight. I hope this works. I heard good and bad stories. I did jump on this sale pretty late. I will keep yal posted. I did complain to the Consumer Relations for 45 minutes and she offered a Gift Card from $20 to $50 dollars. Lets hope thats not a bluff
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Quote from rounderlee View Post :
Thanks for the help and insight. I hope this works. I heard good and bad stories. I did jump on this sale pretty late. I will keep yal posted. I did complain to the Consumer Relations for 45 minutes and she offered a Gift Card from $20 to $50 dollars. Lets hope thats not a bluff
I had similar experience at Mckinney,TX location (which i have posted in this thread couple of days ago). I travelled from Lewisville to Mckinney (20 miles away), and the young CSR guy was very adamant on not giving this deal and he is SO sincere that he doen't even move away from desk all day. But I got lucky and due to lots of cuistomers at customer service he called a nice young lady, which helped me return-rebuy immly!!!
Just look for some lady to step in before you go in the line ...DON't go when there are guys ...they all are for NOGO on this deal ....Good luck!!
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Quote from breakingnews View Post :
I had similar experience at Mckinney,TX location (which i have posted in this thread couple of days ago). I travelled from Lewisville to Mckinney (20 miles away), and the young CSR guy was very adamant on not giving this deal and he is SO sincere that he doen't even move away from desk all day. But I got lucky and due to lots of cuistomers at customer service he called a nice young lady, which helped me return-rebuy immly!!!
Just look for some lady to step in before you go in the line ...DON't go when there are guys ...they all are for NOGO on this deal ....Good luck!!
Yeah i got the exact experience, some young CSR guy with red marks along his face. he acted exactly like that. I am going to try tomorrow. How much did you originally pay for? Did you take the actual item w/receipt or just the receipt or the Gift card w/purchase way?
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rounder..

DO NOT TAKE THE DRIVES. unless you are returning them for good!

If you want to screw yourself over and try it with the drives, you have just allowed the BB employees to get these drives for $55.99, because you "physically" returned them.

I lost 4 drives doing this (first time doing this). I luckily was able to 3 more....phew!
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