[oclug] WD hard drive
bb at L8R.net
Thu Oct 3 08:25:13 EDT 2002
This "sale" isn't really a big deal. To be honest, I'm surprised that
Future Shop managed to actually get the price of a hard drive close to
what local retailers are selling them for. I guess there have been some
changes since the takeover.
Their non 'sale' price is well over what you would pay for the unit at
Northern Micro or any other dealer, and even their sale price isn't
impressive... it's just matching the price locals have!
Support the small dealer! He'll give you the same price, but the money
won't leave the country and enter the hands of some large US firm!
PLEASE help to keep money from leaving the country.
On Thu, 3 Oct 2002 05:32:13 -0400
Mike Roy <quill1 at istar.ca> wrote:
> Hello everyone:
> I'm thinking of upgrading my hard drive (currently 10 GB) to
> something much
> larger and the current Future Shop (www.futureshop.ca) flyer lists a
> Western Digital 60 GB / 7200 RPM unit for $139.99, claiming a saving of
> $60 (no mention of rebates in the flyer). However, if you go to their
> web site, the same unit is on sale at the same price but the claim is a
> savings of only $20 off the $159.99 price! Seems Future Shop missed Math
> But, more to the point - has anyone had really good / really bad
> with Western Digital stuff. The WD site claims no support for Linux (no
> surprize there). I've had really good luck with Quantum HDs and I'd buy
> another one but I don't want to ignore this sale if WD, even at $140, is
> a good deal. Comments anyone?
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