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  #2489508 22-May-2020 15:31
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michaelmurfy:

 

I ordered quite a few parts from PB just 2 days ago for a Ryzen 7 3800X build - Total cost ended up coming out at nearly $2400 so not exactly cheap. As you can expect, I was rather annoyed there was a sale on just 2 days after doing this.

 

So anyway long story short, I added the exact same products to the cart and sure enough it was cheaper.

 

How much cheaper you ask? $1.87 Cheaper.

 

Not really a sale if you ask me!

 

 

Oooh, what did you get? I've been planning a Ryzen build for *ages*, but first I was "in no hurry, just wait for a PBT sale, you know there will be one", then waiting on COVID, and now biding my time for B550 to launch.




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  #2489675 22-May-2020 16:09
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Randomly browsing through different categories now.

 

Logitech G213 Peodigy RGB keyboard $69 - saving 36%

 

HP Elitedesk 800 G1 MINI $329 - saving 42%

 

Samsung EVO Plus 64gb Micro SD $19 - saving 34%

 

Lenovo Thinkcentre Tiny-in-one 24" monitor $199 - saving 30%

 

HP Deskjet 2620 $39 - saving 33%

 

Harman Kardon Onyx Mini - red $69 - saving 46%

 

Logitech G300S optical gaming mouse $34.99 - saving 40%


 
 
 
 


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  #2489761 22-May-2020 18:21
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One thing I can't help but notice, for example:

 

The Ubiquiti Unifi US-8-60w switch which I bought new from PB Tech this time last year was $229.

 

Now it's $300...

 

Other products have gone the same way too, so any "specials" wouldn't even make it close to being a better deal.

 

 


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  #2489764 22-May-2020 18:29
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@mehrts had a look at the FX rate changes over that period when the stock was probably purchased?




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  #2489769 22-May-2020 18:44
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Mehrts:

 

One thing I can't help but notice, for example:

 

The Ubiquiti Unifi US-8-60w switch which I bought new from PB Tech this time last year was $229.

 

Now it's $300...

 

Other products have gone the same way too, so any "specials" wouldn't even make it close to being a better deal.

 

 

The dollar has gone to crap since last year. I've seriously cut back on my aliexpress/amazon purchases because they became too much, now those lousy rates have made it thru the supply chain the local prices are worse than overseas again. For a while some unifi things were cheaper at PB even with the GST than amazon.





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  #2489771 22-May-2020 18:55
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mentalinc: @mehrts had a look at the FX rate changes over that period when the stock was probably purchased?

 

Nope, but it's a massive change.


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  #2489776 22-May-2020 19:37
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michaelmurfy:

 

I ordered quite a few parts from PB just 2 days ago for a Ryzen 7 3800X build - Total cost ended up coming out at nearly $2400 so not exactly cheap. As you can expect, I was rather annoyed there was a sale on just 2 days after doing this.

 

So anyway long story short, I added the exact same products to the cart and sure enough it was cheaper.

 

How much cheaper you ask? $1.87 Cheaper.

 

Not really a sale if you ask me!

 



 

I would've saved $13 on my 6 x Nest Protect order lol

 

Looking at the Dell 3219q, their credit card surcharge ends up making the monitor 0.13c cheaper than the presale price.. bit of a joke really


 
 
 
 


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  #2489780 22-May-2020 19:54
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Wakrak:

Randomly browsing through different categories now.


Logitech G213 Peodigy RGB keyboard $69 - saving 36%


HP Elitedesk 800 G1 MINI $329 - saving 42%


Samsung EVO Plus 64gb Micro SD $19 - saving 34%


Lenovo Thinkcentre Tiny-in-one 24" monitor $199 - saving 30%


HP Deskjet 2620 $39 - saving 33%


Harman Kardon Onyx Mini - red $69 - saving 46%


Logitech G300S optical gaming mouse $34.99 - saving 40%



I have both the Logitech keyboard and mouse and I got them to use at work. For that they are great but I do prefer the mechanical G413 for daily use that I got for this price a while back. My only gripe with the mouse is you can't assign g shift to a button to add extra functions like you can on the ones that use g hub, really minor annoyance, generally they are comfortable to use all day though.

I may pick up the 1tb Samsung drive for $160. Annoyingly ordered a 500Gb crucial Mx for $130 a few days ago and it's stuck in transit, would pb take that back of I return it as soon as it arrives? Seems worth paying $30 for an extra 500gb.



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  #2489798 22-May-2020 20:12
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I may pick up the 1tb Samsung drive for $160. Annoyingly ordered a 500Gb crucial Mx for $130 a few days ago and it's stuck in transit, would pb take that back of I return it as soon as it arrives? Seems worth paying $30 for an extra 500gb.

 

I wonder if their 7 day peace of mind policy starts from the day the item arrives on your doorstep. I purchased a Seagate Barracuda 1tb hdd last week from PB. Would've been nice to get a SSD version for a couple of extra dollars, but it does the job and should last a few years. Only got wii and steam/epic games on it anyway. Think I need to stop buying computer related items for a few months, until all the new AMD etc etc parts come out and prices finally settle down. 


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  #2489800 22-May-2020 20:17
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I'll give it a try, I'll wait spend $130 in store at some point to use the credit. If they say no I might just stick the 500gb in the pc as a boot drive or replace my ps4 HDD.

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  #2489937 23-May-2020 09:01
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Ordered a Logitech MK345 recently from TheMarket for $74, but they lost it when it was shipped between stores. Fought for and eventually got a refund knowing it was similarly priced at PBTech. Go to order it online at they've increased the price to $98. Luckily managed to get it on sale at Computer Lounge for $64. Definitely pays to shop around at the moment.


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  #2490613 24-May-2020 18:44
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Wakrak:

 

Looking through PriceSpy, there seems to be a couple of decent deals lurking.

 

As mentioned earlier by Shapenz, the Samsung 500gb SSD is at a good price. 

 

Sennheiser IE 80 down to $399

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 down to $998 and change

 

Sennheiser RS 165 down to $199

 

Samsung 860 QVO 1TB down to $159

Samsung Galaxy S10e LED protective cover down 89% to $9

 

- These aren't products I usually look at, so not entirely sure how good these deals are. 

 

 

 

 

Cool thanks! I picked up the S10e case. I've been wanting something to replace my yellowing transparent case for awhile. I'm glad I waited. 




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  #2490619 24-May-2020 19:08
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Cool thanks! I picked up the S10e case. I've been wanting something to replace my yellowing transparent case for awhile. I'm glad I waited. 

 

 

Allgood. I think that and this LED Flip cover case are both over 80% off


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  #2490675 24-May-2020 20:22
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am after a mi box s so was excited to see this thread . . . 
but then I saw it is discounted from $129 down to $125 . . . . that's rather disappointing. 😦




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  #2490694 24-May-2020 20:41
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farcus:

 

am after a mi box s so was excited to see this thread . . . 
but then I saw it is discounted from $129 down to $125 . . . . that's rather disappointing. 😦

 

 

Might be best to first do some review reading on Whirlpool forum or elsewhere, but TobyDeals, who ships for free to both Australia and New Zealand, has what you're after for under $105 nzd.

 

Mi Box S


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