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# 161994 26-Jan-2015 14:09
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I was configuring a desktop computer prior to the long weekend and the base price for the Tek Radical system was $999.95. Was just going to order it with some changes and noticed that the base price has now changed to $1199.95. This was after the Auckland Anniversary sale started. Didnt think Computer Lounge played tricks like that.


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  # 1222424 26-Jan-2015 14:19
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Was that the 'sale price' ($1199), vs the undiscounted price ($999)? If so you should ask them for an explanation as to why the sale price is more than what they were previously selling it for at their normal price?



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  # 1222426 26-Jan-2015 14:24
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yep..different between sale and normal price. I still have the normal priced item which is in my cart and they look identical to the configuration of the sale price. 

 
 
 
 


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  # 1222427 26-Jan-2015 14:26
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t0ny: yep..different between sale and normal price. I still have the normal priced item which is in my cart and they look identical to the configuration of the sale price. 


It maybe a genuine error. I would check with them as to what is going on.

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  # 1222436 26-Jan-2015 14:37
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Snapshot from Jan 14th showing 999.95 Jan 14 Snapshot




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  # 1222444 26-Jan-2015 14:59
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So from Tim's screenshot it appears CL have changed the specs in the machine, hence the price difference?






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  # 1222906 27-Jan-2015 01:55
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I would think that intel hard drive is a higher quality SSD - They offer something like a 5 year warranty on them where as most manufacturers offer only a 1 year warranty.




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  # 1222917 27-Jan-2015 06:33
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raytaylor: I would think that intel hard drive is a higher quality SSD - They offer something like a 5 year warranty on them where as most manufacturers offer only a 1 year warranty.


Intel had a reputation in the early days as being more reliable than other brands, but given the technology has matured and things like the SSD Endurance Test I'm pretty comfortable using other brands, particularly if you want performance.
The Crucial drive has a 3 year, it's rated read IOPS is damn near double the Intel, and it's rated Endurance is much higher.
 




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  # 1223436 27-Jan-2015 18:38
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Well the price hasn't gone back down to $999, just a plain old price increase and the parts in that build have changed... no conspiracy or tricks.

Bad timing for you I guess.

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  # 1223443 27-Jan-2015 18:41
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Wouldnt surprise me if wholesale parts have gone up. Usually happens this time of year. Prices will drop like rocks before E3.

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  # 1223445 27-Jan-2015 18:47
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I place at least a dozen orders with Computer Lounge every year, and have never been ripped off.

I recently bought an expensive ($1,500) item from CL and noticed that the price went up AFTER my purchase - presumably I bought the last of the old stock.

Disclaimer: I have no links with Computer Lounge, except as a regular customer.




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  # 1223451 27-Jan-2015 18:56
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I purchased something a few days ago with the discount code, and apart from having to authenticate my credit card manually, it seems to be quite smooth, and the price was as good as I could get.

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