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Western Digital 250GB Passport V2 External USB 2.5" Hard Drive - £75.20 del. @ Amazon !!

£75.20 @ Amazon
Excellent price for 250GB 'portable' HD. Pack up your office files and take them home. Carry thousands of songs or pictures. These drives are simple to use, light and easy to carry, and require no …
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Excellent price for 250GB 'portable' HD.

Pack up your office files and take them home. Carry thousands of songs or pictures. These drives are simple to use, light and easy to carry, and require no power adapter - they are powered directly through the USB cable. Installation is a snap because you don't really "install" this drive; you just plug it in and it's ready to use. There is no CD to install; the included software loads from the drive the first time you plug it in. Powered by the USB bus, so no separate power supply needed.

This ultra-portable drive fits easily in your pocket or purse, weighs only a few ounces and holds tons of valuable data.

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#1
amazon price drop again...

dont forget to claim the difference back if you bought this from amazon within the past months when its been at a higher price up to £82
#2
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[admin]#3
Thanks Edi :)
#4
Cracking Deal - Voted hot.

Thanks :thumbsup:
#5
how do u claim the money ou bought it at a higher price?
#6
Just make sure your USB supplies enough power for these things as not all PCs/Macs etc do.
#7
Copied from MSE, which in turn was copied from here :)


If you want to check if any of your purchases are eligible for a refund, just follow these simple steps:

1. Visit Your Account and look at all invoices from the past thirty days.

2. Click on the item names to pull up the current item description/price and compare to the price that you paid.

3. If you paid more than the current price, copy down the order number and go to the Return and Refunds Contact Form page.

4. Select Refund Inquiry as your subject, and check off the order(s) of interest. If you dont see the order in question listed, enter the order number in the Other field.

5. State in the comments that the price dropped, and that you want to be credited for the difference. It might help to mention the item name as well as old and new price, but Im not sure that this is necessary.

You can ring their freephone number on 0800 2796620 or use the link
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/cont...d-refunds.html
#8
Hi will this work with the Divx USB DVD Philips player?? anyone know?
#9
Holy moly! What a price! I bought my sister one for £99 before Christmas. Unfortunately I did my Christmas shopping very early this year so the refund won't apply to me :-(

EDIT: Yep, I ordered this in late Oct.
#10
Price drop probably because Samsung has announced a 500GB 2.5" hard drive to fil all standard laptops.

http://news.softpedia.com/news/CES-2008-Forget-Hitachi-Samsung-039-s-500GB-2-5-Inch-Drive-Has-Arrived-75364.shtml
#11
Could get this for about £70 from PCW with their price promise if you can be bothered arguing with them.

Their instore price is £129.99! £54.79 difference, so 10% = £5.48 off £75.20 ;-)

Ring the PCW phone number and do it, they can reserve it for you instore and you pick it up, at the reduced price. Did it last week.
#12
These are great, got mine on e-bay a few months back for £64...bargain, now more like £75 on e-bay...

Can't recommend them highly enough....

Also worth noting they're about the same size as a DS Lite. Don't get the Amazon recommended Logic (?)case cos it will rattle around inside as the case is far too big for the drive. Instead get a DS case & it'll be as snug as a bug....
#13
For those of you around the London area, it may be worth price matching at PC World with Pixmania.com, where it is listed at £69.90. They have a store in Fulham, with the drive in stock for pick-up. This brings the drive down even further to around £63. I've spoke to PC World and there happy to match, so am going to pick up my drive a little later today.
#14
APPLE-SAM
Don't get the Amazon recommended Logic (?)case cos it will rattle around inside as the case is far too big for the drive. Instead get a DS case & it'll be as snug as a bug....


I got a lower capacity version of this, with that same case, from Pixmania about a year ago. One side of the case has an elastic strap that holds the drive in place well, the other side an elasticated Net (which i use for the USB cable and a Card reader). I don't even need to bother taking the drive out of the case to connect it up. I think its a good tough case, which while I confess not the most Snug fit in the world - protects the drive well.

Couldn't live without mine for my general files - just need a 500gb version so I can have one big enough to store all my music on (250gb still not quite enough for me, or I'd be getting this!)
#15
Thanks, went for the play.com 160gb version for £65 couple of days ago but for an extra tenner canceled that order and went for this one. Thanks OP
#16
I bought this for £89.99 last year to upgrade my Macbook (took the enclosure apart and swapped my internal 40GB drive with the 250GB drive).

This is a very good deal.
#17
ajay87
Could get this for about £70 from PCW with their price promise if you can be bothered arguing with them.

Their instore price is £129.99! £54.79 difference, so 10% = £5.48 off £75.20 ;-)

Ring the PCW phone number and do it, they can reserve it for you instore and you pick it up, at the reduced price. Did it last week.


be careful as this drive was on a special offer of £89 or £85 INSTORE a couple of weeks back when I was last in. It was also listed in their christmas catalogue at this lower price so it may be a somewhat wasted trip to pc world for those travelling.

oh and btw I know its listed as INstore price £129 on the website bt it was that before xmas too!
#18
elms278
For those of you around the London area, it may be worth price matching at PC World with Pixmania.com, where it is listed at £69.90. They have a store in Fulham, with the drive in stock for pick-up. This brings the drive down even further to around £63. I've spoke to PC World and there happy to match, so am going to pick up my drive a little later today.


Thanks, bought this before Christmas for £79.99, which I thought was cheap. I am going to PC World today and picking one for my partner with price match. Bargain!!!!!!
#19
Hmmmm.

I bought this item at the beginning of the month for the price of 79.90.Having contacted Amazon I was refunded the difference when they cut the price to 77.40 (?).Now Ive just contacted them again about the new even lower price so fingers crossed I get a second refund.

No big deal if I cant tbh but it`s worth a try.
#20
Very very tempted with this :D

I'm just wondering tho, does anyone know which standard the drive is pre-formatted to? Is it Fat32?

I fancy buying one to use along with both my PC and my PS3, so I can copy some videos to watch on the PS3 through the TV. Thanks :)
#21
D_arkTrooper
Hmmmm.

I bought this item at the beginning of the month for the price of 79.90.Having contacted Amazon I was refunded the difference when they cut the price to 77.40 (?).Now Ive just contacted them again about the new even lower price so fingers crossed I get a second refund.

No big deal if I cant tbh but it`s worth a try.


They will refund the difference again
#22
Good spot.

Went and picked up two today in PC World.
Called the PC World customer service line, and they said to take the printouts of the lower price and they'd price match in store.

Only a few minor problems instore, like the guy said he could only match the price as they're not really supposed to match amazon, but he changed his mind when I pointed out that it clearly mentions it on the PC World price promise.

so £69 and some pennies for a pocketable hard drive, nice!!!
#23
bazcab;1434722
Good spot.

Went and picked up two today in PC World.
Called the PC World customer service line, and they said to take the printouts of the lower price and they'd price match in store.

Only a few minor problems instore, like the guy said he could only match the price as they're not really supposed to match amazon, but he changed his mind when I pointed out that it clearly mentions it on the PC World price promise.

so £69 and some pennies for a pocketable hard drive, nice!!!


You did well! Someone did say they will price match if you can bother arguing and I almost went down that route this evening.

Went to PC World in CROYDON and after half an hour of trying to find the product then claiming it was out of stock (deliberate stalling tactics, I had to show them how to use the website and obtain the product code!) they finally agreed to price match Amazon but not apply the extra 10% (flatly refused Pixmania even though its owned by DSG?). Fair dues to the assistant as they have probably been told to make it as difficult as possible and not give the extra 10% as he kept disappearing to get approval from his supervisor (I believe he would have done it if there was an option on the till).

The slimy 'manager' finally materialised and said he can only price match but refused to give the extra 10% off. I pointed out that’s not what it says in the price match promise (110%) to which he replied that applies only if you have already bought the product. So I said fine I'll buy it at the full price and bring it back tomorrow to claim the difference to which he answered:

'No, you can buy it for £75 or I am not selling it to you at all, If you have a problem with that ring up customer services'. He also mentioned some BS about in order to price match online you have to receive it within 7 days, yeah I think I missed that bit on the policy too, tosser.:x

Will be ringing up CS to complain about this creep tomorrow and would like to take this further, would that be trading standards, advertising standards agency?
#24
LostBoy
'No, you can buy it for £75 or I am not selling it to you at all, If you have a problem with that ring up customer services'.


What an ass! I had the same problem when I rang up my local store. The manager said he would offer only 100%, and 110% is for after you've bought the purchase. ??? Stupidest thing I've ever heard.

So I put the phone down & rang up their phone sales advisers. I get through to someone who says they will give the proper price match but would only match the web exclusive price. I said I could just purchase the item in store & then want a price match in which case I could save more. They said that it wasn't possible, to which I asked why. Their reply - "because it's different". :o

I thought one final try on the phones to PC World. Third time's the charm. Got through to someone really friendly. They even offered a price match with pixmania.com (checked with another colleague/supervisor who said they did price match with them as they're owned by the same group). He also missed the delivery charge on pixmania, so I got the drive for £64~. :)

Sorry for the long post, but point is - keep trying on the phones until you get to someone smart/nice.
#25
Probably bit of a daft question, but my desktop is XP and my laptop is vista - would both machines be happy using the external hard drive or would there be a bit of conflict?

Also, could I effectively use this drive to store all my itunes stuff, basically what I'm trying to say is just drag and drop all the software/music etc onto this hard drive and run it off there or would it need installing and then copying over? Would my ipod be happy with this?

Thanks in advance
#26
Amazon has dropped their price so I managed to secure one at PC world for £67.31.

:santa: comes early

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