wow, staples really cashes in on hard drive installs!

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  1. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude with an ileostomy bag OT Supporter

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    i was looking at blackfriday.info, i figured i'd stand in line with my girl and get a couple of the 200 gig maxtor drives for $20 (after rebates, but staples has the best and easiest rebates IMO)

    anyways, the staples page had a link to have it installed for you, i got a big kick out of all the requirements for the "installer" and the price to drive out to someones house and throw in a drive as a slave, about a 1 minute job at most

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    all the upgrades: http://www.staples.com/sbd/cre/marketing/mobiletech/upgrade.html
     
  2. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Does that include the cost of the drive itself? I could see it if it were a $120 hard drive and a $30 installation with $10 in taxes, but $160 just to install it is bullshit.
     
  3. mdaniel

    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    I realllly doubt that includes the drive. No one, especially a big company like that, is going to send someone out to your house for $30. I wonder how many takers they get at those prices. The only one of those that's even close to realistic is the Windows installation. That takes 1-2hrs to do *right* (ie. all drivers installed and fully patched) but they probably don't even do that.
     
  4. DaIceMan

    DaIceMan Jack Bauer > *.*

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    ninja edit: re-read your post... "read, re-read, reply". missed a couple steps there.
     
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    yeah pretty pricey
     
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    I used to make sick amounts of money off service even when I was charging 40 bucks to put a drive in and 40 to 60 for virus and spyware removal.
     

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