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Hitachi 500GB Hard Drive Price Match £37.04 Collect in Store 7200RPM S300 16MB 3.5" SATA Deskstar P7K500 @ PC World
Hitachi 500GB Hard Drive Price Match £37.04 Collect in Store 7200RPM S300 16MB 3.5" SATA Deskstar P7K500 @ PC World

Hitachi 500GB Hard Drive Price Match £37.04 Collect in Store 7200RPM S300 16MB 3.5" SATA Deskstar P7K500 @ PC World

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This is similar deal as "hotukdeals.com/ite…php?t=212854"

Which is 400 degree, but this one is EVEN CHEAPER!!
PC World price £64.99, DABS price: £42.17 Final price I got is £37.04 I collected this in Farnborough store, works great!

Price Match page: pcworld.co.uk/mar…ise

Product page from PC World: pcworld.co.uk/mar…jsp[email protected]@@@[email protected]@@@&BV_EngineID=ccdjadeekfedhfgcflgceggdhhmdgml.0&page=Product&fm=null&sm=null&tm=null&sku=039891&category_oid=-31455#

Product page from DABS: dabs.com/pro…372

Many people say Hitachi is not good but I bought this to replace my Samsung 500GB hard drive which stopped working on Sunday.

31 Comments

Original Poster

They have the same Part No. "HDP725050GLA360" so PC World can't lie !!

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Original Poster

Any idea how I can edit those links as "direct link"?

is the way forward to print out all those links and take them to pc world?

Nice one!

ext;2625438

Any idea how I can edit those links as "direct link"?



you can't have direct links in your first post so always do the links in second post

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denix;2625451

is the way forward to print out all those links and take them to pc world?



YES, just print those 3 pages, 1 price match, 1 product page from pc world, 1 product page from DABS.

show them at the till, tell them you want the price match. :)) they will get a calculator and start working on it

I personally am going to buy ]this as it has a 32Mb cache and also has a 5 year warranty

I love these PC World price match deals.

Nothing pleases me more than sticking it up them.

Voted hot. Even though I have just bought 2 new samsung spinpoints from Ebuyer so wont be buying this.

umanga;2625869

I personally am going to buy ]this as it has a 32Mb cache and also has a … I personally am going to buy ]this as it has a 32Mb cache and also has a 5 year warranty

Cache perhaps, but what's the point of a five year warranty? By the time that's up, you'll be able to replace the drive for about 2p. :-D The problem is the data loss when the drive goes "poof!", and you're not going to be compensated for that on your warranty claim.

Something doesnt add up with the 110% price - I'm getting PC World £64.99, DABS £42.17, price difference is £22.82, 110% of this is £25.10........so £64.99 take away £25.10 is £39.88 and thats only if they dont try and add the DABS delivery price in to......am i missing somehting?

martyj999;2626067

Something doesnt add up with the 110% price - I'm getting PC World … Something doesnt add up with the 110% price - I'm getting PC World £64.99, DABS £42.17, price difference is £22.82, 110% of this is £25.10........so £64.99 take away £25.10 is £39.88 and thats only if they dont try and add the DABS delivery price in to......am i missing somehting?



Isn't it 10% less than the £42.17?

pibpob;2626046

Cache perhaps, but what's the point of a five year warranty? By the time … Cache perhaps, but what's the point of a five year warranty? By the time that's up, you'll be able to replace the drive for about 2p. :-D The problem is the data loss when the drive goes "poof!", and you're not going to be compensated for that on your warranty claim.



Getting my moneys worth without having to replace that particular hard drive for 5 years. Also, I may buy 2 and raid them!

umanga;2626092

Isn't it 10% less than the £42.17?



No, its supposed to be an extra 10% of the difference, but in many cases the PC World staff dont seem to know exactly how to work it out, seems this has been the case here.

Anthonyuk;2625998

I love these PC World price match deals. Nothing pleases me more than … I love these PC World price match deals. Nothing pleases me more than sticking it up them.



Same, i have got so many good deals from them.
Yesterday i got a 160gb 2.5" portable hdd from them for £36
6 months ago i got a 500gb 3.5 one for £50
Bargains to be had, it is a hassle sometimes, most dont know what they are doing and usually forget to take 10% of the difference.

martyj999;2626114

No, its supposed to be an extra 10% of the difference, but in many cases … No, its supposed to be an extra 10% of the difference, but in many cases the PC World staff dont seem to know exactly how to work it out, seems this has been the case here.



I have got all crazy types of deductions, 10% of the PCW price, 10% of the matched price, and sometimes they refuse to take the 10% off!
It depends who is at the tills
Once this lady decided she could subtract the 10% of the difference in here head... I ended up with another £5 off :whistling:

umanga;2626092

Isn't it 10% less than the £42.17?



Their web site says: "If you find a lower price for the same product and offer, we'll reduce our price by 110% of the difference" so I agree with martyj's logic.

goodgrr;2626163

Their web site says: "If you find a lower price for the same product and … Their web site says: "If you find a lower price for the same product and offer, we'll reduce our price by 110% of the difference" so I agree with martyj's logic.



Yep, that's what is meant to be

umanga;2626098

Getting my moneys worth without having to replace that particular hard … Getting my moneys worth without having to replace that particular hard drive for 5 years.

Warranty doesn't mean it won't fail - and do you think you'll be able to get the same model in two years, let alone 5?

Also, I may buy 2 and raid them!

Good idea... except for the power consumption if you're leaving them on for long periods. In that case I think the drive you've chosen scores better than the one in the offer.

Anybody know of any good IDE deals like this one. Was just about to rush down to my local PCWorld and remembered it is an older system I need to upgrade.

naksa;2626160

I have got all crazy types of deductions, 10% of the PCW price, 10% of … I have got all crazy types of deductions, 10% of the PCW price, 10% of the matched price, and sometimes they refuse to take the 10% off!It depends who is at the tillsOnce this lady decided she could subtract the 10% of the difference in here head... I ended up with another £5 off :whistling:



I know, sometimes they say the 110% price match is only if you've bought it within the last 7 days and found it cheaper, so i say u want me to buy this at full price walk out of the shop and come back in to request a refund.....:?

One thing they can argue with you as Dabs doesn't have free delivery is this in their Price Promise " The competitor must have the item in stock and website prices must include delivery. Single unit purchases only. "

Delivery on this drive is £6 at Dabs, just a word of caution if they do know what they are doing at your local PC World, as the drive would be £48.17 before the 110% price matching.

pibpob;2626175

Warranty doesn't mean it won't fail - and do you think you'll be able to … Warranty doesn't mean it won't fail - and do you think you'll be able to get the same model in two years, let alone 5?Good idea... except for the power consumption if you're leaving them on for long periods. In that case I think the drive you've chosen scores better than the one in the offer.




I know there's no guarantee it won't fail. Maybe I won't be able to get same model etc so hopefully will get nearest match which could be a higher capacity drive.

Drives will be going in an external double enclosure so won't be on all the time but will be on more than off!

But... But... the PC World price match states:

"The competitor must have the item in stock and website prices must include delivery."

So add the £6 for Dabs delivery gives £48.17, PC World = £64.99, difference = £16.82 so the best I can see here is £46.49 (£48.17 - £1.68)...

Shame, I want one at £37.04 too...

Jemster;2626327

But... But... the PC World price match states:"The competitor must have … But... But... the PC World price match states:"The competitor must have the item in stock and website prices must include delivery." So add the £6 for Dabs delivery gives £48.17, PC World = £64.99, difference = £16.82 so the best I can see here is £46.49 (£48.17 - £1.68)...Shame, I want one at £37.04 too...



hopefully you'll get a numpty serving you lol

To be fair to PC World (moi?), that condition is a completely reasonable one.

pibpob;2626046

Cache perhaps, but what's the point of a five year warranty?


The point is I'll be able to replace the drive for free. when the drive with 5year warranty has greater reliability and performance what's the point of getting an inferior drive?

Ah - a non-sequitor. The 5 year warranty says nothing about reliability - it's a marketing exercise. On such a low-cost device, most people won't bother to claim if it fails (it won't be free of hassle and possibly postage charge for return), so the added cost of paying for warranty claims is more than offset by the increased sales resulting from offering it.

I agree that the drives are different in other respects too - just pointing out the fallacy of the warranty.

pibpob;2627581

Ah - a non-sequitor. The 5 year warranty says nothing about reliability … Ah - a non-sequitor. The 5 year warranty says nothing about reliability - it's a marketing exercise.


And I never claimed otherwise (look at the seagate freeagent - 5yr warranty but an enclosure that is lucky to last 6months).

Seagate internal drives however are well regarded as reliable (certainly more so than hitachi). When I have a choice of an hitachi with 2yrs warranty, less than spectacular performance and average reliability or a very reliable seagate (backed up by the 5yr warranty IF anything goes wrong) with good performance all for the ~same price it is obvious which to choose.


On such a low-cost device, most people won't bother to claim if it fails … On such a low-cost device, most people won't bother to claim if it fails (it won't be free of hassle and possibly postage charge for return)


Hassle? On most products I would agree, but RMA'ing a HD is incredibly simple - goto the manufacturers website, input your serial and get given a number and address to send it to. That is less hassle than buying a new HD online.

Yes there will be postage costs, but again £5 postage certainly beats spending £40 on a different drive.

I'd never buy a product for any warranty offered with it - but if that warranty costs nothing extra then why not take it?

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