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Just got this from BestBuy for said price after a price match. Use this link to do the same or just get it from them.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=&sku=917586&Q=&is=REG&A=details

Edit: Just noticed this is actually the card. I guess BB made the same mistake I did. What does VARPAK mean anyway?
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/917589-REG/creative_labs_70sb150000000_sound_blaster_z_pcie.html
Edited by Ragsters - 3/13/13 at 3:33pm
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It is an OEM, pull-out from Dell; http://forums.creative.com/showthread.php?t=416332

Hope it helps.
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It is an OEM, pull-out from Dell; http://forums.creative.com/showthread.php?t=416332

Hope it helps.

Oh, ok. Thanks!
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Got it matched at Best Buy over the phone. Thanks for this thumb.gif
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Got it matched at Best Buy over the phone. Thanks for this thumb.gif

Finally someone else has taken advantage of this! I went to the store and made sure I got a card with gold caps.
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Do I call a local Best Buy store or do I call a certain number for an online store? Having it shipped to me for free, from Best Buy.com will be a lot more convenient then going to the closest store store to me which is not very close.
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Just called BB and they said they cannot price match because the Sound Blaster Z is not in stock aka back ordered at B&H. http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=&sku=917586&Q=&is=REG&A=details Which is confirmed from B&H website, maybe I just got late into this deal.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by uffdabock View Post

Just called BB and they said they cannot price match because the Sound Blaster Z is not in stock aka back ordered at B&H. http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=&sku=917586&Q=&is=REG&A=details Which is confirmed from B&H website, maybe I just got late into this deal.

Nope, you just have to find the right representative to do it for you. If they say no, don't bother arguing, say thank you, hang up, and dial again. It just depends on how persistent you want to be to get the deal.

When the rep asks you for the website, tell them to type CRSBZPSC in the search form at bhphotovideo.com

If they search for "creative sound blaster z" two items will come up, one of them being priced at $104.99. If you use the above method, then only the one priced at $79.95 will come up.

Also, the item is NOT out of stock. All it says is that shipping will be delayed due to the observance of Passover. No where does it state that it's out of stock.

So... try again if you think it's worth it thumb.gif
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Finally someone else has taken advantage of this! I went to the store and made sure I got a card with gold caps.

A card with gold caps? I am not sure what this means, could you explain this please?
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A card with gold caps? I am not sure what this means, could you explain this please?

The Zx and Zxr line and the earlier production of the Z came with gold capacitors. After a slowdown in gold caps production they started to sell the Z line with normal caps. Google it and you will see.

Edit: Here look at this:
Edited by Ragsters - 3/17/13 at 2:38pm
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