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kgarchar
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2006-07-11, 21:51

It's an amazing deal, but would anyone feel that I would be getting ripped off? I don't see why I would be.

...Anyways I figured if anyone is in the market for a good deal on a 100GB hard drive, I'd give you guys the link too

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=160005775663

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2006-07-11, 21:54

Even if it legit, I wouldn't buy it. If you buy a hard drive new, you get direct support with Hitachi. Failures (and they do happen; we're talking laptop drives!) result in replacement, no questions asked.

Basically, the money you save here is the warranty.
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2006-07-11, 21:55

I don't know why it wouldn't be. It's not an "out of this world deal" but a good one and the seller has good feedback.
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2006-07-11, 22:02

Not that great of a deal in my book. I'd rather have the direct support from the manufacturer for when/if the drive fails. Not to mention you can get similar deals through some of the sales at stores on new drives, maybe a little more than $102 (after shipping) like this listing, but the extra paid would be worth it in the case of an issue.

Edit: See this thread for someone talking about their price for the same drive.

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kgarchar
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2006-07-11, 22:03

i obo'd and i'm paying $90 shipped
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kgarchar
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2006-07-11, 22:06

Anyone care to find some of these said deals? I've been looking for a few days now and I need the HD before I go on vacation (having 3.74 gb free is not good when working with some digital video)

Macbook 2.0 Ghz - White. 80 GB iPod - White.

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ironlung
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2006-07-12, 00:02

Is it just me or the title doesnt make complete sense?
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kgarchar
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2006-07-12, 00:22

Yeah, makes absolutely no sense at all. Whatafuckingidiot.
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brassguy
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2006-07-12, 00:53

yeah it does.

if it doesn't seem legit, he wants you to buy one.
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2006-07-12, 10:17

kgarchar, has he shipped it to you yet? I am considering making a very low offer just to see if I can get it really cheaply.
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kgarchar
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2006-07-12, 15:54

well there are 4

i offered 60 at first and he declined, i bet you can go 75 and he'd send it(i went $78)
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2006-07-12, 16:13

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* The only thing with this hard drive is that it doesn't have any labels on it. *
This part concerns me a bit. I've never heard of even a refurbished drive coming from the manufacturer with NO labels. If there's no serial number or manufacture date, you'll never get any warranty satisfaction from the manufacturer.

What happens if the drive fails in 6 months? Will the seller swap it for a new one? How long of a warranty will he give?

Maybe these "fell off a truck" somewhere in Brooklyn, and the labels were removed to prevent tracking....
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2006-07-12, 18:17

If you are willing to pay a little more for a little more peace of mind, there are a few deals that can be found:
http://froogle.google.com/froogle?q=HTS541010G9SA00&btnG=Search+Froogle&lmod e=online&scoring=p

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kgarchar
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2006-07-13, 22:55

I decided to not jump the gun and wait it out, I ended up winning this a few hours ago...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEBI%3AIT&rd=1

A friend just bought the same exact one for $169+tax

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