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#1 ajbrowns  OFFLINE  

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Posted Jan 6, 2005 - 1:01 pm

I am not sure how good a deal this really is, but I found the following post on another board:

You will NOT find this deal on the website, you need to call your local office depot and ask if they have them in stock. I called my local store which did not have any BUT they did give me a list of other local stores that do have them. I just put mine on hold for pick up later today. YES!!!

Looks like only in Office Depot stores that are having a grand opening this sunday but you can buy it now and get the deal NOW.

*UPDATE* People are reporting shipments coming in on friday so if your store is OOS try then. If they still say its OOS they maybe holding them for the sunday sale.

Office Depot (in-store only) is selling a Systemax P4 desktop system for $569 (Sku 770-432). Rebates print out at register when purchased OR you can get a rebate form from an available tear-off pad.

Pentium 4 2.6ghz 400mhz fsb
256mb pc2700
40gb western digital 7200rpm drive
Sony 52x32x52x CD-RW drive
Amptron U8668-D motherboard (with overclocking features)
Windows XP home
Keyboard/Mouse
300Watt Allieo PSU



$569.99-$250-$200 = $120 +tax.


If you're really daring, you can try a $30 off coupon from Staples or Office Max, since Office Depot will honor competitor coupons. That would bring it down to $90 for a P4 system!

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The phone number to thr rebate center, just in case anyone is sceptical is 1-800-962-4664

Photocopies of the receipts, upc's and rebate forms are accepted.

http://rebates.teg-o...Item_Key=146443

http://rebates.teg-o...Item_Key=151245

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I just got off the phone with Office Depot computer dept. and they said it's a fully functioning computer system. You get the CPU, the keyboard and a mouse. No monitor, no printer.


Ok Gottadealers....I hope that it works, is a good deal and someone can use it! LOL


Amie

#2 ajbrowns  OFFLINE  

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Posted Jan 6, 2005 - 1:02 pm

ooops....I'm thinking I should have posted this in the instore deals forum. Amie

#3 RossMAN  OFFLINE  

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Posted Jan 6, 2005 - 1:19 pm

Amie, great deal and I moved it to the correct forum :)

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Posted Jan 6, 2005 - 1:36 pm

Thanks Ross!

#5 BobbyDouglas  OFFLINE  

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Posted Jan 6, 2005 - 1:40 pm

Links to rebates are wrong.

#6 ajbrowns  OFFLINE  

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Posted Jan 6, 2005 - 1:48 pm

Top portion:

http://www.vster.com/200top.jpg

Bottom portion:
http://www.vster.com/200bottom.jpg

#7 ajbrowns  OFFLINE  

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Posted Jan 6, 2005 - 1:49 pm

http://rebates.teg-o...Item_Key=151245

#8 BobbyDouglas  OFFLINE  

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Posted Jan 6, 2005 - 1:52 pm

Ok, so
http://rebates.teg-o...Item_Key=146443 and
http://rebates.teg-o...Item_Key=151245

The one for $200 isn't working.

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Posted Jan 6, 2005 - 1:53 pm

I'm gonna give this a try tonight, killer deal if it works out :)

#10 BobbyDouglas  OFFLINE  

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Posted Jan 6, 2005 - 1:56 pm

Stupid Office Depot is 85 miles away!!!!!!!!!

#11 ajbrowns  OFFLINE  

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Posted Jan 6, 2005 - 2:02 pm

You might want to call first and see if it is in stock. Some people are finding them and some are saying that they are out of stock. Amie

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Posted Jan 6, 2005 - 2:05 pm

A few more specs: P4 2.6 400FSB 256 DDR333 PC2700 (256x1 Non-ECC) 40GB IDE UATA 7200 52x32x52 CDRW SYX FOXCONN MATX BRANDING PACK P4M266 FXCN MATX BASE W/1YR WTY XP Home 56k modem kybd/mouse Amie

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Posted Jan 6, 2005 - 7:14 pm

Did I miss it what kind of video card?

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Posted Jan 6, 2005 - 8:09 pm

Not sure on the video card, but I did just see this on the other board I found the original post at: "I confirmed the offers myself. I called the Office Depot toll free number and I also called the rebate center. BOTH rebates are valid and can both be used. The $250 rebate is offer #OD1000257 The $200 rebate is offer # OD1000247 They have also posted a $50 one to use ON TOP OF THESE on their website now!!!!!!! You can print that one from officedepot.com it's listed under rebates - systemax" Amie

#15 Aaron  OFFLINE  

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Posted Jan 6, 2005 - 8:15 pm

Are you saying that brings it down to $70 for that computer?

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Posted Jan 6, 2005 - 8:18 pm

Aaron, I don't know first hand, but that is what they are saying on the other board. Amie

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Posted Jan 6, 2005 - 8:22 pm

I wish I had the money to see if this works-- but if It didn't. I'd be in the hole $700 or so.. :indiffere

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Posted Jan 6, 2005 - 10:13 pm

Anyone do this??? WE dont have one here but...... hehe I would be willing to compensate you!

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Posted Jan 7, 2005 - 8:38 am

Um yeah, I'd be completely willing to compensate someone. I don't have an Office Depot anywhere near here.

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Posted Jan 7, 2005 - 8:47 am

I have 5 within 10 miles and none of them have it in stock. They all told me that they haven't had them in six months or so. One guy also told me that he got info from headquarters this morning that the $200 rebate is wrong and was never supposed to be offered.

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Posted Jan 7, 2005 - 10:05 am

I just called 3 Office Depot stores close to me in Tampa and they all said "that was a special order item for grand openings about 6 weeks ago" and "they are all long gone". One store claims they will sell me their display unit if I want it. He thought it was still on the shelf. I may stop by and see what it is and if it's all there. I've had so-so luck with Office Depot rebates... let's see how this all shakes out. At net $250, it's just an OK deal. If both rebates are real, it's a steal of a deal. Stay tuned ... :2football

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Posted Jan 7, 2005 - 12:58 pm

Update ...

I stopped by Office Depot to see the system and chatted with the store manager. The system isn't too bad, but it's at least 3 generations old now. They couldn't find the books, disks, or keyboard for the "floor model" that was left. He also told me that the rebates were questionable and that he'd had a few people come back into the store very angry about them. It would appear that the $250 rebate is OK, but the $200 one is void/expired/bogus.

Anyway, I didn't buy the "floor model" that was left as the rebates require stuff that was missing.

If you can get the system for the bottom line price of $120, it looks like a very good deal. If the rebates turn into a hassle, or you don't get one of them --- even the seemingly new $50 one, the system becomes a very poor deal --- considering the age/technology of what's in the system. I was going to drive the 40 miles to the nearest store that has stock, but now I think I'll just pass on this one.

Your situation may be totally different ... but I'm very nervous about laying out $570 with the hopes of getting $450 (or $300 or $500) back in shakey rebates that already appear to be causing others a lot of grief.

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Posted Jan 7, 2005 - 2:29 pm

Even more revolting developments ... I spread the word about the system to a friend in Chicago who was able to find it in stock at an OD in the suburbs. He sent his wife out to buy one right away and she got it. Now, when he went to the OD website a few minutes ago to find the rebate forms, there has been a BIG change. The $200 rebate form has been replaced by a notice that the rebate is NOT valid for any purchases after 1/5. They have RETROACTIVELY cancelled the $200 rebate ! ! ! The $200 form was there earlier today and now it's gone. The OD web page still shows the $200 valid until 1/30, but the notice says otherwise. Oh my, what tricks and traps will the rebate mechanics dream up to screw us next time ? :curse: Looks like OD is taking rebate chicanery lessons from Staples now, perhaps? :squint:

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Posted Jan 7, 2005 - 2:36 pm

BigBob, Thanks for keeping us informed :) I never did buy one since they were all OOS.

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Posted Jan 8, 2005 - 5:56 am

Oh well. Someday I will get a chance to upgrade my 1999 computer for cheap(yep, that's right, I'm using a computer that was a low-end model in '99)

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Posted Jan 8, 2005 - 5:59 am

I wonder if they have any in stock here, no one shops at Office Depot here. We all love us some Staples.

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Posted Jan 8, 2005 - 7:08 am

According to the other site, these are mainly at stores that are having a grand opening on Sunday. Someone called one store and they had 20 or so, but they were not willing to put them out and sell them until Sunday. OD did pull one of the rebates too. Now it says that it was only valid through Jan. 5. According to the rebate it was valid through the end of the month. I wish at least someone could get one! Amie



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