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My Book Mac 3TB (£50) & My Book 3TB (£53) instore @ Tesco (Birmingham)
My Book Mac 3TB (£50) & My Book 3TB (£53) instore @ Tesco (Birmingham)

My Book Mac 3TB (£50) & My Book 3TB (£53) instore @ Tesco (Birmingham)

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Right I know this is going to be a wild goose chase for some but for those in the Birmingham area (Spring Hill Tesco) it might be worthwhile.

I saw a Tesco post for a 1TB for £15 on here and thought I'd check my Tesco. Obviously they didn't have it. I saw a 3TB hard drive marked as £71.14 and though well I need a hard drive and that is an okay price compared to Amazon / Ebuyer etc. I went to the till and it scanned as £50 (The Mac Version). I instantly asked the guy behind the counter for another. They brought down the wrong one (Normal Version) and that scanned as £53. I didn't want to push my luck so bought them and ran.

Anticipating some cold here as I know it won't help most but hopefully helps some of you in the Brum area.

Edit: Went in today and they have marked them reduced to clear with the prices I got them at. There was also 2TB ones at £48.

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just called In at my local Tesco stores on the way home,full retail £109 story of my life thanks op anyway.

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malm

just called In at my local Tesco stores on the way home,full retail £109 … just called In at my local Tesco stores on the way home,full retail £109 story of my life thanks op anyway.



Did you ask them to scan it? Was showing up as £71.15 but scanned at £50 / £53.

Same price in St Rollox, but they don't have any. May save someone a trip.

Knottyboy

Did you ask them to scan it? Was showing up as £71.15 but scanned at £50 / … Did you ask them to scan it? Was showing up as £71.15 but scanned at £50 / £53.


Took box to counter it looked like the guy scanned it but maybe he didnt will check on next run out.

none left in spring hill. I just left. empty boxes with no barcodes on the shelf. asked them to type it in manually, confirmed oos

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otta

none left in spring hill. I just left. empty boxes with no barcodes on … none left in spring hill. I just left. empty boxes with no barcodes on the shelf. asked them to type it in manually, confirmed oos



Both types (blue box and white box)?

Knottyboy

Both types (blue box and white box)?



​yes. the dark blue box (normal) and the white box (mac). thought I was on to a winner, must have looked like such a mug grinning ear to ear until I got to the till

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otta

​yes. the dark blue box (normal) and the white box (mac). thought I was o … ​yes. the dark blue box (normal) and the white box (mac). thought I was on to a winner, must have looked like such a mug grinning ear to ear until I got to the till



Haha sorry man =/.

Knottyboy

Haha sorry man =/.



​:'( lol it happens. heat added to the op tho

More like 2.5gb after partitioning and the way windows looks at HDD

crazylegs

More like 2.5gb after partitioning and the way windows looks at HDD


More like ~2.7TB which is the same for all 3TB drives.

Can you use the Mac version as an internal drive on windows PC?

Anyone know what hdd is in these. Building a new NAS, so may be worth buying these and stripping the drives

Could I use one of these on a Mac and PC? On the Mac for Time Machine backups and also maybe an PC backup or atleast files that could be shared between both PC and Mac?

jg213

Could I use one of these on a Mac and PC? On the Mac for Time Machine … Could I use one of these on a Mac and PC? On the Mac for Time Machine backups and also maybe an PC backup or atleast files that could be shared between both PC and Mac?



Yes, there is no such thing as a Mac HDD it's only they way that are formatted you should just be able to reformat to NTFS.
Alternatively create two partitions one formatted NTFS and the other NFS.
Edited by: "OrribleHarry" 15th Apr

quick heads up, just picked a mac one up from widnes, left one on the shelf (worth asking if they had more though as they are just empty boxes out!)
no price on the shelf so happy after he confirmed it was in stock it was £50.
Now need to hope i can get it working on windows... otherwise it will be on ebay tonight

Tesco newry northern Ireland 50 quid for 3tb and 48 for 2tb

Super hot! Shame my local Tesco never has deals like this!

if buying a mac version for windows as expected it does not show up but very easy to format and have running within minutes!

Gutted they said they had reserved one aside. Hour later phoned to check price and they said that it wasn't there
Edited by: "GasGaGlide" 15th Apr

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wutang81

Tesco newry northern Ireland 50 quid for 3tb and 48 for 2tb




Yeah I went in again today and there about 5 of the 2TB ones at £48.

anyone got a barcode for this

Anyone found any around West London. Need a few drives for a new NAS

Mentos

Anyone know what hdd is in these. Building a new NAS, so may be worth … Anyone know what hdd is in these. Building a new NAS, so may be worth buying these and stripping the drives



Stumbled upon a couple of Wild Geese today

Stopped in Tesco's to grab some milk so thought I may as well check without much hope. Sure enough she came back from stock room with the 3TB Mac version. Said they had one more so grabbed that as well.

Opened one today and to answer my own question it had a WD RED Fingers crossed the second is the same.

Thanks a lot OP, saved me £100 populating my NAS.

Edited by: "Mentos" 20th Apr

And even better. Managed to grab 3 more from another Tescos I'd popped in to fill up. Once again only standard 2TB on shelf but asked them to check and they came back with one. Asked how many more they had and grabbed the other two aswell.

Hopefully these have the WD Red's in aswell. In which case 15 TB of WD RED storage for my NAS's for £250

Thanks again for posting OP. Was scratching around for the cheapest price on WD REDs, 3TB drives are currently ~£100 everywhere, so effectively half price.

BTW if anyone else is planning to remove the video this is the best technique I found:

youtube.com/wat…=no

Most video's involve lots of fiddling around and will likely damage the case. Luckily stumbled upon this after trying those other techniques. Managed to open both in seconds. The second one without a visible sign it had been opened (the other one with some scratches due to following other videos).

benji476

Can you use the Mac version as an internal drive on windows PC?


Yes but what I know it is a bit slow (5700 rpm).
Edited by: "Voltix" 22nd Apr

Picked up a 2tb tonight at Tesco Handforth thanks to helpful chap. That's all they had out it was 2am so couldn't check stock. It was £48 and is an older model in a box like this :

http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/8X8AAOSw7U5Y9VKn/s-l1600.jpg

Indeed good luck to a Mr Mahmud who took the photograph who has a few spare ones - possibly a Tesco customer. X)

I'll confirm what drive is in it later but google suggests a caviar green probably this one.

Fairly well reviewed and quiet and it's good price for any 2tb drive, but this is older tech circa 2012.

My box looks like to have been booted round the store a bit.
Edited by: "JamesSmith" 22nd Apr

Voltix

Yes but what I know it is a bit slow (5700 rpm).



Thanks pal.

Mentos

Anyone found any around West London. Need a few drives for a new NAS


Found one in Tesco Hayes Bulls Bridge. Think they got more stock left...

rred88

Found one in Tesco Hayes Bulls Bridge. Think they got more stock left...



Thanks, I managed to get 5 already Populated my NAS now so will leave the rest to others

JamesSmith

Picked up a 2tb tonight at Tesco Handforth thanks to helpful chap. That's … Picked up a 2tb tonight at Tesco Handforth thanks to helpful chap. That's all they had out it was 2am so couldn't check stock. It was £48 and is an older model in a box like this :Indeed good luck to a Mr Mahmud who took the photograph who has a few spare ones - possibly a Tesco customer. X)I'll confirm what drive is in it later but google suggests a caviar green probably this one.Fairly well reviewed and quiet and it's good price for any 2tb drive, but this is older tech circa 2012. My box looks like to have been booted round the store a bit.



Test it before popping the case. And use the method I posted as it didn't leave any obvious indication case had been opened. That way you can pop it back in for warranty.

Also you might be lucky getting an older one. I've been reading posts and the earlier ones appear to have REDs. Later ones they started using green, then blues. And worse still some have USB interfaces rather then SATA.

Got the 3tb at 53 in Hayes, last two. Not marked as such and I actually went to buy the Mac version using the empty box and SEL but they couldn't find it in stock, so brought these out for me and said they were half price.

Ohok. Ya only the labels were £48 for normal 2tb and £50 for 3tb Mac. Customer services did say it shows as no stock but the lady decided to go check in stores and came with one. Did over hear them saying they got many but she said something about being last one when paying for it.
It's very quick to format it to Windows using the wd quick formatter. Wonder if they got any more left by now.

rred88

Ohok. Ya only the labels were £48 for normal 2tb and £50 for 3tb Mac. C … Ohok. Ya only the labels were £48 for normal 2tb and £50 for 3tb Mac. Customer services did say it shows as no stock but the lady decided to go check in stores and came with one. Did over hear them saying they got many but she said something about being last one when paying for it. It's very quick to format it to Windows using the wd quick formatter. Wonder if they got any more left by now.



I have no clue with strange Tesco policy.

The lovely staff found one (my passport ultra mac 1 TB) when I ask yesterday.

I would pay for it whatsoever but the staff could not sell it to me as he could not scan the price. He did show me what's on the till screen and then took it back to the store room.

Maybe at your case, they do have more at the store room but not selling to public.

dealchaser888

I have no clue with strange Tesco policy.The lovely staff found one (my … I have no clue with strange Tesco policy.The lovely staff found one (my passport ultra mac 1 TB) when I ask yesterday. I would pay for it whatsoever but the staff could not sell it to me as he could not scan the price. He did show me what's on the till screen and then took it back to the store room.Maybe at your case, they do have more at the store room but not selling to public.


initially for the Mac when I went to the desk they said they couldn't do anything with it as there was no barcode. It was then that I said I'd go get the SEL and then they could find it. So I think you're right - without the code, even if they'd found the item they wouldn't have sold it to me. It's nuts.

Sid.Harper

initially for the Mac when I went to the desk they said they couldn't do … initially for the Mac when I went to the desk they said they couldn't do anything with it as there was no barcode. It was then that I said I'd go get the SEL and then they could find it. So I think you're right - without the code, even if they'd found the item they wouldn't have sold it to me. It's nuts.



Hi, he do have the item with barcode, but he could not sell it as no price show on the screen.

Maybe next time I ask (sincerely) to talk to Manager to learn about such policy when I have the time.

It happen to me last month, I saw a camp light lying around on a random shelf (I then checked camp items shelves and that was the only one I could find). The cashier at the till could not sell it to me as no price shown on the screen. I had prepared to pay full price but have to go home empty hand.

Edited by: "dealchaser888" 22nd Apr

I would advise anyone that finds such an item (and actually wants it) to ask for the manager. Have you ever been refused a full price item when the barcode is missing? For me they always find a way to sell me the full price item. The shenanigans only start when the item is on offer. I live very close to a Tesco Express, so pop in regularly and often hear the staff asking those reducing to put items aside before they hit the shelves.
Edited by: "Mentos" 22nd Apr

Firstly when I took the box to customer services, response was, 'this box should have not been outside!! wonder who put it out!!, I checked it couple days back for another customer and it's not in stock'. Then decided to go to stores and I followed her up to the store door, where she asked someone about it and found the item. Then when I asked her to confirm that price is £50 as per tag (showing the tag as aisle is close to the stores), she asked another staff member who came to the stores at that moment and I over heard, that person confirm that it was her that printed the labels two days back & its usually over £100 but now £50 and they got loads of them left. At paying for the item at the customer service till, she said something about it being the 'last' in stock. So it seems like they rather not sell the reduced items to the public, maybe they get it @ £0 once things don't move even at reduced price.

rred88

Firstly when I took the box to customer services, response was, 'this box … Firstly when I took the box to customer services, response was, 'this box should have not been outside!! wonder who put it out!!, I checked it couple days back for another customer and it's not in stock'. Then decided to go to stores and I followed her up to the store door, where she asked someone about it and found the item. Then when I asked her to confirm that price is £50 as per tag (showing the tag as aisle is close to the stores), she asked another staff member who came to the stores at that moment and I over heard, that person confirm that it was her that printed the labels two days back & its usually over £100 but now £50 and they got loads of them left. At paying for the item at the customer service till, she said something about it being the 'last' in stock. So it seems like they rather not sell the reduced items to the public, maybe they get it @ £0 once things don't move even at reduced price.



From what I understand they aren't allowed to buy on shift. So they sometimes put them aside for when their shift finishes.

Also it won't reduce to £0. But may go down some more. So they may leave them in stockroom waiting for it to hit the min price before they get shipped to another store or something.

Just ask for the manager next time. It's clearly not on and not good for the company either.
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