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#1 Brad  ONLINE  

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Posted Nov 9, 2005 - 12:42 pm

We are seeing so many new threads about the various laptops that we are going to have one central thread for discussion. This post will be updated shortly with information about each model available, and you can discuss them as much as you'd like in this thread :)

Thanks to Da Puff for this $600 or less laptop comparison chart.

CompUSA
Acer AMD Turion 64 15.4" Laptop - $699.99
Compaq Presario AMD Sempron Laptop - $549.99 AR *
Gateway 1.7GHz Centrino Laptop w/ 14" UltraBrite - $1099.99 AR
Sony VAIO Intel Centrino Laptop - $1149.99 AR *
Apple iBook G4 Notebook - $999.99
HP Media Center Notebook w/ 17" LCD - $2049.99 AR
HP Pavillion AMD Turion Lance Armstrong Notebook - $1299.99
HP Pavillion Notebook w/ 1.6GHz Centrino - $1049.99 AR
HP Pavillion Notebook w/ 1.8GHz Centrino - $1399.99 AR
Sony VAIO 1.8GHz Centrino Notebook - $1599.99 AR
Toshiba Satellite 17" 1.7GHz Centrino Notebook - $1379.99 AR
Toshiba Satellite Notebook w/ 1.8GHz Centrino - $1229.99 AR

Costco
HP Laptop - $100 off

WalMart
HP Pavillion ze2308wm Notebook Computer - $398.00 (No Rebates) *

#2 VonnegutFan  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 9, 2005 - 12:54 pm

Whaaa? What is this Costco deal? Is this new?
That's my collie in my avatar! :D

#3 missyjane  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 9, 2005 - 12:58 pm

Good Idea. Thanks for being on top of the game. And by the way, Costco?

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Posted Nov 9, 2005 - 1:02 pm

Thanks Brad!!!


Costco
HP Laptop - $100 off

WalMart
HP Pavillion ze2308wm Notebook Computer - $398.00 (No Rebates) *



Added: In a perfect world, wouldn't it be great if we could admatch the $100 off from Costco at Walmart on the $398 laptop??

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Posted Nov 9, 2005 - 1:15 pm

How soon we forget :2wiggle:

CostCo BF thread

#6 i-bystander  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 9, 2005 - 1:22 pm

Now you know you're going to have to come up with the "Official BF Desktop Thread" too - right? ;)

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Posted Nov 9, 2005 - 1:24 pm

How soon we forget :2wiggle:

CostCo BF thread



See what happens when I skip a few posts?

#8 Brad  ONLINE  

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Posted Nov 9, 2005 - 1:24 pm

Now you know you're going to have to come up with the "Official BF Desktop Thread" too - right? ;)

And Digicam, and HDTV, and... but one is better than 10 different ones for each.

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Posted Nov 9, 2005 - 1:32 pm

And Digicam, and HDTV, and... but one is better than 10 different ones for each.

LOL - what are you waiting for? Make it happen already! Oh, and sticky them while you're at it. :P

#10 JonathanM  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 9, 2005 - 1:32 pm

Don't forget that CostCo has a six month return policy on all computers.

#11 Brad  ONLINE  

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Posted Nov 9, 2005 - 1:36 pm

LOL - what are you waiting for? Make it happen already! Oh, and sticky them while you're at it. :P

Are you volunteering? :P You create them I'll sticky them, lol.

I'll get to them later tonight. Busy now linking the CompUSA ad items.

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Posted Nov 9, 2005 - 1:42 pm

Are you volunteering? :P You create them I'll sticky them, lol.

I'll get to them later tonight. Busy now linking the CompUSA ad items.

LOL - me and my big mouth! I'll take care of it.

Note to Brad:
We need to have a "Select All" and a "Clear All" feature for the Shopping List.


#13 Brad  ONLINE  

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Posted Nov 9, 2005 - 1:44 pm

Note to Brad:
We need to have a "Select All" and a "Clear All" feature for the Shopping List.

http://forums.gottad...ead.php?t=18430 :trampolin

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Posted Nov 9, 2005 - 1:51 pm

http://forums.gottad...ead.php?t=18430 :trampolin

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Posted Nov 9, 2005 - 4:53 pm

Just so everyone knows........the laptop for $398 at Wal-Mart.......each store will only have about 12!!!!!!!

#16 burmafrd  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 9, 2005 - 4:57 pm

So the current status is: Walmart has the better deal, but all indications are that each store will only have a dozen. CompUSA has that stupid AOL fine print. Best Buy has not yet come up with anything. And no other store has stepped up either. Have I missed anything?

#17 missyjane  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 9, 2005 - 5:05 pm

too n v us - will the laptop be available prior to BF? If yes can you buy it and then return and rebuy that day?

#18 burmafrd  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 9, 2005 - 5:13 pm

All indications are that this is strictly a BF buy; it will be specifically labeled so that no one can try that.

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Posted Nov 9, 2005 - 5:20 pm

Where did you guys get the info about walmart?

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Posted Nov 9, 2005 - 5:22 pm

I'm a Store Manager for a Wal-Mart Supercenter here in the midwest......does anyone have any questions??????

#21 missyjane  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 9, 2005 - 5:25 pm

I'm a Store Manager for a Wal-Mart Supercenter here in the midwest......does anyone have any questions??????



I've already asked one and sent a private message.

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Posted Nov 9, 2005 - 5:33 pm

Every Blackfriday the cheap laptops are one of the things I camp out of stores. makes a good gift for cousins and other kids... however, this year I have been disappointed so far, except the unusual Walmart deal. I was even more disappointed after seeing the rumored best buy ads. The CompUSA ads on first inspection seemed too good to be true then when i zoomed in on them..... 12 month AOL membership!!!! awwww... .crap... anyway, still hoping for some good deals, otherwise Walmart would be my camping ground this year and considering the rumor that only 12 of them would be there, I 'll better get in line before midnight... QUESTION TO TOO_N_V_US: would Walmart give out coupons for high value/low stock items to people in queue like my local Bestbuy did last year... thanks

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Posted Nov 9, 2005 - 5:39 pm

QUESTION TO TOO_N_V_US:

would Walmart give out coupons for high value/low stock items to people in queue like my local Bestbuy did last year...

thanks

Most larger retail stores (Walmart and BB in particular) hand out tickets to the first 50 or so people in line. So technically the laptop can SELL OUT before the doors even open. My advice? Just like I've been saying all along get in line EARLY.

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Posted Nov 9, 2005 - 5:42 pm

I am a Store Manager for a $140 million Wal-Mart Supercenter in the Midwest. I have rather enjoyed all of these threads regarding everyones ads for Black Friday. I have made a few posts myself. The buzz regarding Wal-Marts ad has been the $398 HP laptop. Here is what everyone needs to know: Each store will only have 10-20 laptops to sell that one day. So if you want one you will have to pray and show up as early as possible. THERE IS ANOTHER WAY TO MAKE SURE YOU GET ONE OF THOSE LAPTOPS FOR THE $398 PRICE......... Go to your local Wal-Mart who currently carries the model that will be featured in the Black Friday ad, because not all do. You will see that the current price is around $648-$699, put the laptop on layaway TODAY!! Then on Black Friday you go back into the same Wal-Mart go to the layaway counter and CANCEL that layaway....as soon as you get your money back tell the clerk you have decided to purchase that laptop after all and it will ring for $398 instead of the $648-$699 because the UPC for the laptop in Wal-Marts system will ring for the Black Friday AD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted Nov 9, 2005 - 5:49 pm

I've seen this done before too_n_v_us. I like the special "wm" version of the laptop. For a cheap laptop, yes it is. Will you get it, if you get there at 2am. when too_n_v_us shows up at 4:15 he'll be laughing his ass off;) Personally as good as some of those deals are I'd rather wait around at home to see what shows up online as the online sales get better....ie tigerdirect and others which offer $199 systems sometimes.

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Posted Nov 9, 2005 - 5:56 pm

I was hoping to see a Pentium M around $550-$600 this year. Doesn't look like that is going to happen.

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Posted Nov 9, 2005 - 6:10 pm

thx for the info on the laptops. :)

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Posted Nov 9, 2005 - 6:13 pm

There is another thread for desktops in the same section. Stock won't be known until your in line or unless the ad states something like "Minimum 10 per store"

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Posted Nov 9, 2005 - 7:02 pm

:crossfing Oh how I hope Circuit city comes through with a laptop with a dvd-rw!!! :crossfing

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Posted Nov 9, 2005 - 7:05 pm

Toshiba Celeron M 370 Notebook w/ 256MB/40GB/WiFi/Combo Drive - $379.9 - from BB. Any idea how many of them are on sale and when will BB open on BF. I will be on line standing first at any cost. -P-



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