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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #280 on: March 31, 2008, 01:31:33 PM »
I know the Apple refurb store has oft been mentioned on these pages, but here's a heads up for anybody who fancies a Macbook.

They are currently advertising this "while supplies last." This is a bit unusual as it suggests they have a few of these available rather than the usual one-offs.

My guess is this: Macbooks have just gone through a spec upgrade, although the model advertised was only upgraded in November last year; they probably have a pile of these returned as non-current by retail outlets; they will be as damned nearly-new as you can imagine.

So if you're thinking of buying a Macbook and would rather save 190 than have the absolute latest state-of-the-art (until next month) version I would highly recommend this as a serious bargain.
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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #281 on: April 1, 2008, 09:15:47 AM »
sweet
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CD-074-LG

pc blueray / hddvd player & dvd rewriter 89

Sweet, i can't wait till the PC embraces BluRay, going by their adoption of DVD from CD it should be anytime around 2014  :)

Still, nice price for someone with a media center, dirt cheap bluray.
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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #282 on: April 5, 2008, 10:30:00 AM »
Littlewoods first order discount of 20 on any 45 (or more) order:

ZGO87

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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #283 on: April 7, 2008, 08:57:25 AM »
http://www.bigpockets.co.uk/product.php?lang=&product_id=24719&session=3f41bebd479f5215ce2c4ac2135c8dd9

So i ordered me a bag o'crap from bigpockets, still a few hundred left.
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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #284 on: April 7, 2008, 10:07:27 AM »
http://www.bigpockets.co.uk/product.php?lang=&product_id=24719&session=3f41bebd479f5215ce2c4ac2135c8dd9

So i ordered me a bag o'crap from bigpockets, still a few hundred left.

Was gonna get one of them myself till I saw the delivery charges to the isle of man.

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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #285 on: April 7, 2008, 11:04:11 AM »
I wont be home for  about 2 weeks, will be interesting to see what they send me :)
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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #286 on: April 8, 2008, 12:28:17 PM »
500GB Maxtor - 32MB - SATA2 - 7200RPM

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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #287 on: April 8, 2008, 03:47:14 PM »
There's a 750GB Samsung Spinpoint model going on Scan for under £74 as well-

http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=708681

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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #288 on: April 10, 2008, 11:26:44 AM »
Another cracker from the Apple refurb store: 2.4 GHz iMac for 779. These are current models which normally retail at 949.

http://store.apple.com/Apple/WebObjects/ukstore.woa/wa/RSLID?nplm=FA877
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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #289 on: April 10, 2008, 12:25:12 PM »
BARGAIN
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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #290 on: April 10, 2008, 12:48:25 PM »
Another cracker from the Apple refurb store: 2.4 GHz iMac for 779. These are current models which normally retail at 949.

http://store.apple.com/Apple/WebObjects/ukstore.woa/wa/RSLID?nplm=FA877

Smiff, is this what you meant by bag-o-crap  ;D
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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #291 on: April 10, 2008, 03:05:48 PM »
Smiff, is this what you meant by bag-o-crap  ;D

You mean iCrap, surely?
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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #292 on: April 10, 2008, 06:12:50 PM »
yes, yes it is
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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #293 on: April 10, 2008, 06:13:58 PM »
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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #294 on: April 10, 2008, 06:23:15 PM »
Someone should do a version of that Bigpockets bag o crap video, pulling out a Powerbook, Ipod etc. and complaining at the end of it.
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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #295 on: April 10, 2008, 06:26:13 PM »
Someone should do a version of that Bigpockets bag o crap video, pulling out a Powerbook, Ipod etc. and complaining at the end of it.

Or Arsene Wenger ;)

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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #296 on: April 11, 2008, 08:21:38 AM »
Someone should do a version of that Bigpockets bag o crap video, pulling out a Powerbook, Ipod etc. and complaining at the end of it.

Only a Zealot would own all that stuff and they'd be in breach of the contract they signed when they sold their souls to Jobs.
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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #297 on: April 11, 2008, 09:57:54 AM »
Anyway, back on topic, the iMac was ordered yesterday and arrived today. If it's a "refurb" it's a bloody good one - all the packaging is sealed; the main unit was in a sealed sleeve with plastic fim protecting all the shiny bits, it looks absolutely untouched; the keyboard, mouse etc are all shrink-wrapped; even the box for the keyboard etc. looks brand new. What are Apple playing at? A 170 saving on retail, I'm not grumbling!
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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #298 on: April 11, 2008, 10:43:40 AM »
its a return without being opened jobbie possibly, they can't sell them as new
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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #299 on: April 11, 2008, 10:57:14 AM »
its a return without being opened jobbie possibly, they can't sell them as new

Really? Didn't know about that kind of thing. Nice one, lucky old me!
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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #300 on: April 11, 2008, 12:09:42 PM »
most apple refurbs are like this i think
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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #301 on: April 11, 2008, 12:34:09 PM »
most apple refurbs are like this i think

Well, the iPod I got most certainly seemed that way. The MacBook on the other hand did betray some very light signs of use. Still delighted with it though, especially as they put 2 gig of RAM in it instead of the advertised 1!
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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #302 on: April 15, 2008, 01:16:26 PM »
Good deal for a good 1TB hdd- 99 from EBuyer. add an enclosure and you've got an external USB drive. Scan are doing the 750GB SpinPoint model for 72 with free delivery as well, which is slightly better value.

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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #303 on: April 16, 2008, 01:20:05 PM »
I'm trying to get Pro Evo 2008 on PS3, at best price. Anyone seen any good ones? I've checked all the usual suspects, play.com, amazon.co.uk etc - best I've found is 25.99 from Choices UK. Not a bad price, but anyone know of one better, perhaps someones bought recently?
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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #304 on: April 16, 2008, 03:18:38 PM »
I'm trying to get Pro Evo 2008 on PS3, at best price. Anyone seen any good ones? I've checked all the usual suspects, play.com, amazon.co.uk etc - best I've found is 25.99 from Choices UK. Not a bad price, but anyone know of one better, perhaps someones bought recently?

Thats about the best you will get unless you go on ebay

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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #305 on: April 17, 2008, 02:00:36 PM »
This LaCie 1TB external drive seems like good value at 117.48.

Anybody have experience of this model, or the LaCie brand in general?
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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #306 on: April 17, 2008, 08:49:56 PM »
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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #307 on: April 17, 2008, 09:57:01 PM »
This LaCie 1TB external drive seems like good value at 117.48.

Anybody have experience of this model, or the LaCie brand in general?

Not personally, but Ebuyer's generally a good place to look for reviews. Here's the model you linked to, I think and it sounds a bit so-so.

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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #308 on: April 17, 2008, 11:43:14 PM »
Not personally, but Ebuyer's generally a good place to look for reviews. Here's the model you linked to, I think and it sounds a bit so-so.

Cheers for that, sounds a bit hmmm.
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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #309 on: April 18, 2008, 02:31:28 PM »
You could get the 1Tb Spinpoint drive I linked to above along with an enclosure like this and come in slightly cheaper.

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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #310 on: April 18, 2008, 03:07:19 PM »
You could get the 1Tb Spinpoint drive I linked to above along with an enclosure like this and come in slightly cheaper.

You don't want to know what like I am with spanners. Anyway, that eBuyers unit is out of stock now. Anyway-anyway, the LaCie unit apparently has a Samsung drive inside - are we looking at more or less the same thing, then?
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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #311 on: April 19, 2008, 01:19:09 PM »
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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #312 on: April 19, 2008, 07:32:40 PM »
Wouldn't be buying from anywhere that takes payment in Euros at the moment.  Exchange rate on it is wank.

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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #313 on: April 20, 2008, 01:04:19 PM »
You can get Team Fortress 2 for $19.95 on Steam today, bargain of the year.
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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #314 on: April 21, 2008, 05:00:40 PM »
http://www.bigpockets.co.uk/product.php?lang=&product_id=24719&session=3f41bebd479f5215ce2c4ac2135c8dd9

So i ordered me a bag o'crap from bigpockets, still a few hundred left.

I ordered one and it came today, I got 100 blank dvd-r 's, 50 printable CD cases and a 400 cd/dvd holder...bargain, although I was expecting something more 'electronical'

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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #315 on: April 21, 2008, 10:31:51 PM »
lucky sod, i got an utterly shit VOIP phone, 6 blank dvd cases and two car chargers for something or other, utter shite
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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #316 on: April 21, 2008, 11:03:51 PM »
http://www.bigpockets.co.uk/product.php?lang=&product_id=24719&session=3f41bebd479f5215ce2c4ac2135c8dd9

So i ordered me a bag o'crap from bigpockets, still a few hundred left.
Warranty:      Yes: None :lmao

what did you find in there?

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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #317 on: April 21, 2008, 11:11:14 PM »
I got Voronin in mine :(. And Benitez, but I need to send him back because he's good now.

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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #318 on: April 23, 2008, 01:34:36 PM »
lucky sod, i got an utterly shit VOIP phone, 6 blank dvd cases and two car chargers for something or other, utter shite

one word  ebay!

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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #319 on: April 23, 2008, 02:42:44 PM »
this type sells for approx 2 on ebay :)

i'd sooner bin it than be arsed
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