Sunday, May 24, 2009

Prices, discounts

Yesterdays paper had a pullout proclaiming back to school discounts. One of the items advertised was Seagate 320 GB freeagent, external hard drive with a marked price of 7000 and a 30% off being sold at 4599. I was impressed and decided to take the plunge into "unlimited" HDD space. With a capacity of 4 times my existing, HDD and nearly as cheap as my 80GD backup drive purchased once upon a time, it seemed to be a great idea. And then I decided to check on the net.


Of course, it is available for lesser at most places - including e-bay. So, impulse purchasing postponed thanks to the internet. I will wait for the 1 TB solution.

Message for stores: Please understand, people have learnt to compare prices in Indial. If your discounted price is below the price of other dealers, well, you know what will happen.

2 comments:

Pradeep Kumar said...

Yeah. Have always found it weird when these guys publish 40% off and bloody in ebay you have it at those prices. Whatever opinion I had about that store diminishes. Especially in branded computer/electronic items where the guy would anyway be a net user and will do the minimum check!

Nalin said...

going rate is $0.10 (Rs4-5)a Gig.

http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=208648393

Iomega Prestige Desktop Hard Drive - 34275

.. not sure if you can have them or some one on your behalf to "ship" it to India