Staples: Compaq Laptop XP1600+ DVD free 2nd battery $779 shipped

Staples has a promotion on Compaq Presario 2100US BTO Notebook (item #501370). $100 Compaq rebate (exp 2/23/2003) + $200 off $999+ on select BTO laptop coupon: 78469 (exp 1/4) + Free 2nd battery.

Sample configuration. XP1600+, 14.1" XGA, 128MB DDR, 20GB, DVD, Modem/NIC, free 2nd battery, XP Home for $1004 - $100 rebate - $200 staples coupon + $75 shipping = $779 shipped after rebate. Upgrade to 256MB for $25 more, DVD/CDRW combo for $80 more, upgrade to XP1800+ for $25 more.

You may try these additional two rebates. They both require original UPC but the rebate form says "combinable w/ other HP/Compaq offers". Your milage may vary.

1) Free External USB Floppy Disk from HP website after $50 rebate exp 6/1. Need to pay about $10 tax+s/h though.

2) You may also try this $100 Compaq rebate , exp 6/1.