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    L14 Officer jdurbin's Avatar
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    D-Link 614 deal LIVES - Read on

    Too bad I didn't come up with this yesterday to qualify for the contest.

    OfficeMax has the D-Link 614 for $130 - $30 rebate =$100 after rebate.

    Office Depot has the deal for $47.74 after rebate if you follow the rules or $0 if you get lucky. My email receipt says $20 but doesn't mention the rebate.

    Best Buy has it for $47.74 after a $20 rebate.

    Here's the deal. Go to Office Max tomorrow with a printout of your email receipt for the order which probably won't be honored anyway. Or go there with a Best Buy ad or Office Depot ad which shows the price as $47.74 net.

    Get OfficeMax to price match it with their 115% pricematch. If they pricematch the before-rebate price then it is $129.95 - $67.74 = $62.21 times 115% equals $71.54 which is deducted from $129.95 to equal $58.40 minus the $30 Office Max rebate which equals $28.40. Not a bad deal and it is entirely legit. Both Best Buy and Office Depot will sell you the D-Link 614 for $67.74 less a $20 rebate.

    OR, take your receipt for your Office Depot order which will probably be invalidated anyway but which shows a $20 net price after the instant in-store discount and get a price match on this. $129.95 - $20 = $109.95 times 115% pricematch guarantee equals $126.44 which is subtracted from $129.95 to equal $3.51 and then subtract the $30 rebate to get a net price of -$26.49. This is a bit unethical because we know we got the $20 pre-rebate price because of a pricing error.

    OR, we can tell the folks at Office Max that their post rebate price is $100 and Office Depot's post-rebate price is $0 so they should discount 115% of the difference which is $115. $130 minus $115 is $15 and then we subtract the $30 rebate and get paid $15 to take it off their hands.

    There are a few ways to play this but no matter which way it is played the D-Link 614 can be yours for a song.

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    $55 Pricematch Limit

    Taken from the OfficeMax website:
    "If you find a lower price at any office product superstore on a new identical item, just show us the lower price when you buy the item at OfficeMax or within 14 days after your OfficeMax purchase and we'll give you 115% of the difference (up to $55.00)."

    I've never price matched so maybe no one follows the $55 limit. Just thought I should throw that out so people don't get angry if/when they get denied. I got all excited because I missed the boat by a few hours for the online orders and was hoping to pick one up using your scheme. Next time

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    Office Max is honoring the deal

    I stopped there at 8:10 this morning and they honored the deal. I showed them my email order receipt showing $67.74 minus $47.74 instant discount but made no mention of the rebate.

    Since I didn't have an Office Depot ad they called OD in Coralville 20 miles away. OD confirmed the pre-rebate price was $67.74 without a computer purchase.

    OfficeMax matched the $67.74 price but they did not get me the 115% guarantee which would have been worth another $9. I didn't notice it at the time so I didn't mention it. Maybe the $55 thing is why they didn't give me the extra $9+.

    So, you might be wondering why I would be happy to get it for $67.74 when OD and BB have it for that price? BB and OD have $20 rebates and OM has a $30 one. My net price is $37.74 after rebate and I am going to stop in after work and try to get the extra $9 off with another manager.

    That's 1/3 of the usual price. I am very happy to get it at the price and not have to run Cat 5 cable in the house I am renting.

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