Good Price Lexar 1gb 40X - limited time

wxwaxwxwax ImmoderatorPosts: 15,471Registered Users Major grins
edited June 23, 2004 in Flea Market
Only 26 left when I checked. $200, which ain't the cheapest I've ever seen, but ain't bad.

Check it out. Never bought from them them before, don't know their reliability.

http://www.ecost.com/ecost/ecsplash/shop/detail.asp?dpno=284262
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  • wxwaxwxwax Immoderator Posts: 15,471Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 19, 2004
    A good sign: I ordered one, used an overseas e-mail address. They called to make sure I wasn't a scammer.
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  • photobugphotobug Major grins Silicon Valley, CAPosts: 633Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 20, 2004
    wxwax wrote:
    Never bought from [eCost] before, don't know their reliability.
    I've bought items a few times from eCost. The good news is that eCost seems pretty reliable. But the less-than-stellar news is that:
    (a) the prices aren't as cheap as they initially seem because they charge S&H charges of $3.95 and up on every order plus they charge 8.25% sales tax (to Califormia customers, anyway, which a lot of other on-line retailers don't have to charge),

    (b) they ship from Tennessee, by ground, so their items take over a week to arrive in California. (unlike, for example, Amazon, which ships many items from Nevada so they tend to arrive in 2-3 days)
    (c) If you're buying an item with a rebate, read the details of the rebate form before you purchase. One time I ordered a $30 item advertised as "free after rebate" ... but it took over a week to arrive from Tennessee and after I received it I discovered that the fine print on the rebate form required mailing it within 7 days of the invoice date (not date of receipt) -- which made the rebate impossible to redeem :-(. When when I returned it, I did not ask them to refund the $8 it cost me to ship it back to them (although I was tempted) but I did ask them to refund their $3.95 S&H (on the basis of "misleading advertising"). They refused to refund the $3.95 S&H fee. I wasn't too pleased about that.
    So: eCost seems reliable but before you order (1) check the true bottom-line price, (2) read the fine print of any rebates, and (3) don't expect great customer service.
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  • wxwaxwxwax Immoderator Posts: 15,471Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 20, 2004
    Yeah, shipping was "free" but there was a $7 'handling' charge. umph.gif
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  • DoctorItDoctorIt vrooom! Posts: 11,940Administrators moderator
    edited May 24, 2004
    Sorry to hear about your bad experience, but I feel I should chime in:

    I've ordered several things from ecost. Even with the handling fees they're prices are cheaper, especially the "blowout/closeout items". For example, I got a Sandisk Ultra II 512MB card from them 2 weeks ago for $100 to my door. Not bad. Shipping time is quick here on the east coast too.

    they also have an 800 number to call and speak to a real person. I've called a few times and service was always great. Fedex once lost a package and Ecost sent another one out asap.

    someone somewhere will always have a bad experience with a given merchant. I however have to give Ecost an A+

    Maybe they just don't like you left coasters... :D
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  • wxwaxwxwax Immoderator Posts: 15,471Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 26, 2004
    I'm not actually complaining. It was still a good price.
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  • ptsongptsong Beginner grinner Posts: 5Registered Users Beginner grinner
    edited June 23, 2004
    I wouldn't buy Lexar again.
    Read my thread:
    http://www.dgrin.com/showthread.php?p=17018
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