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Throughout last week and when I last looked on Friday it was listed at $229, alleging a 'savings' of $20 from the alleged 'original' price of $249. Today I look again and see that it's now listed as $249 and again alleging a 'savings' of $20 over the (new) 'original' price of $269.

So the ealier 'original' price is now the new 'discount' price?! rolleyes.gif What a load of bull.

Was going to order one on 1st March based on that $229 price and altho I could pay the extra $20 I'm a scrooge! mad.gif
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Maybe there's a shortage on the market, so prices naturally rise ... like the hard drives in Thailand if you remember that
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Originally Posted by dmanstasiu View Post

Maybe there's a shortage on the market, so prices naturally rise ... like the hard drives in Thailand if you remember that

Can't say the hard drive crisis was 100% related to the flooding in Thailand especially the record profits the HDD companies were revealed to have gained. Take ANY "savings" listing on a product with a grain of salt, they hardly are ever correct when you see the scheme of things. Newegg and a handful of other retailers are notorious for price illusions especially with their "%xx" off coupons and so forth; they mark prices up during promotion periods of such to mislead customers into thinking they are saving when really the savings are hardly there nor a savings at all.

Newegg recently released a 40% off select audio equipment but if you use camelegg.com you can see that just a few weeks ago some of the $1000 speakers were priced at $550 where now with the 40% you pay $50 more. If you're looking for a real deal you can use ever so popular sites like slickdeals and search individually what you seek.
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I'm not arguing that point, I completely agree. OP feels like he got scammed, but all I have to say is do your research before you buy. And aside from obvious price manipulations, there are *sometimes* factors influencing price, albeit very rarely
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Was going to order one on 1st March based on that $229 price and altho I could pay the extra $20 I'm a scrooge! mad.gif

I wouldn't buy it either just out of spite. I strongly oppose ridiculous pricing trickery/schemes. I bet the cost of producing SSDs dropped below $0.50/GB LONG ago, yet we're still just getting horribly price gauged (I'm talking manufacturers are possibly turning 3x profit) with fixed prices much like the HDD scenario from the Thailand floods. The price will only go where the demand goes. You guys keep buying HDDs and SSDs at current prices and we'll never see price drops.
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I see new egg pulling that kind of crap all the time, thats one reason why I stopped buying from them.
plus when you return something to them they charge you a higher return shipping then what they charged to ship it
to you, they should charge the same. I returned a defective dvd burner brand new and shipping to me was $5.99
but to ship back to them was going to cost $15.99 and this burner was 19 bucks new.
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I'm just itchin' to buy since my old 80GB died a couple weeks ago. Come the 1st I'll buy elsewhere thumb.gif
Edited by jomiyo - 2/26/13 at 2:33am
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they did the same with the i7 3770k, was 309.99 once, brung it up to 329.99 and you get a 20 dollar off code, "instant savings", that s why i dont buy from there as much now, amazon is where it is at for me now.
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yep i been using amazon also, I bought 4 Noctua fans from amazon at 20 bucks each for the 120mm that were 24 bucks on new egg and 2 140mm for 23 bucks that were 27 bucks on new egg and for the fans amazon had free shipping if i didnt mind waiting 5 days which they showed up in 4 days.
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