Samsung 250GB 840 Series SSD £124.98 @ Ebuyer with code HDPROMO
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Samsung 250GB 840 Series SSD £124.98 @ Ebuyer with code HDPROMO

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Found 3rd Jun 2013
Samsung 250GB 840 Series SSD £124.98 @ Ebuyer with code HDPROMO
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Are these still £15 cash back with Samsung ?
Is this a good deal / drive? I've been neglecting reading up on these.

I need another SSD for a cheap build and rather than go for a new cheap 64Gb SSD. I am thinking about replacing the M4 I have in my main computer and then passing the M4 onto the cheap build.

The main things I'm looking for are reliability and value. I'm happy to trade off some speed for reliability. I run a couple of Sata II SSDs and they are plenty fast for me. I'm very pleased with the M4 so far so had considered another but happy to look at other makes too.
Edited by: "M1sterDeeds" 3rd Jun 2013
ukez

Are these still £15 cash back with Samsung ?



It should be valid:
samsung.com/uk/…ck/
jai47

It should be valid:http://www.samsung.com/uk/ssdcashback/



Except it's now after 28th May so I would say no it's not valid.
Zub

Except it's now after 28th May so I would say no it's not valid.



So it is, only read the part about cashback payments arriving by the 11th of July.
Thanks for posting, have removed the cashback to avoid confusion
Syzable

Thanks for posting, have removed the cashback to avoid confusion



Thanks, not sure if Quidco / TCB cashback also applies to ebuyer as well?

Edited by: "jai47" 3rd Jun 2013
got this from amazon at this price near the begining of the year, very good deal with the £15 cashback.
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HANG ON
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"participating retailers between 20 March 2013 and 28 May 2013"

COLD!
ws007

! HANG ON!"participating retailers between 20 March 2013 and 28 May … ! HANG ON!"participating retailers between 20 March 2013 and 28 May 2013"COLD!



Why is it cold when this is the cheapest price currently for this particular drive?
M1sterDeeds

Is this a good deal / drive? I've been neglecting reading up on these.I … Is this a good deal / drive? I've been neglecting reading up on these.I need another SSD for a cheap build and rather than go for a new cheap 64Gb SSD. I am thinking about replacing the M4 I have in my main computer and then passing the M4 onto the cheap build.The main things I'm looking for are reliability and value. I'm happy to trade off some speed for reliability. I run a couple of Sata II SSDs and they are plenty fast for me. I'm very pleased with the M4 so far so had considered another but happy to look at other makes too.



Ditto, anyone.
I don,t need a lot of storage so what are the advantages ( if any) of buying a samsung 250gb ssd vs a cheaper 128gb ssd ?
Can anyone advise ?
Edited by: "TirolForce165" 3rd Jun 2013
wottodo

Ditto, anyone.



The drive is good, I have been running one in my laptop since September 2012, not had any issues.
Windows 8 boots up in seconds (with 8GB of RAM), copy and pasting data is really quick and apps load up instantly.
TirolForce165

I don,t need a lot of storage so what are the advantages ( if any) of … I don,t need a lot of storage so what are the advantages ( if any) of buying a samsung 250gb ssd vs a cheaper 128gb ssd ?Can anyone advise ?



Er, well with the 250GB you get 122GB more of storage, but with a cheaper 128GB you pay less..

oO ?!
TirolForce165

I don,t need a lot of storage so what are the advantages ( if any) of … I don,t need a lot of storage so what are the advantages ( if any) of buying a samsung 250gb ssd vs a cheaper 128gb ssd ?Can anyone advise ?



The 250gb version has faster read and write speeds.
Got two of them, recommended
Thanks ordnas thats what I asking .

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They last longer too.
jaset

Why is it cold when this is the cheapest price currently for this … Why is it cold when this is the cheapest price currently for this particular drive?



coz it was this price on amazon 4 months ago, but i get your point.

had this drive as my c drive since then, very good drive, faster than my 120GB old corser.

the advantage over a 120GB is, if you are a gamer you will quickly run out of space on a 120 GB but a

240-256GB is smack on.
Rom sounds like biggers better on write speeds are these or others having a limited lifespan vs std hdd.?

My Samsung Q330 500gb hdd lasted about 14 months but was probably bad luck or overheated somehow.
I was thinking of upgrading the Samy Q330 i3 but it could wait as SSD prices seem to be dropping.
The samsung was a past deal on here .


Yes this is the optimal GB amount for SSDs atm in terms of speed and value. This drive boots Windows and loads games with the best of em but is well off the pace for some other tasks. I can't vote hot because I got this for £107 after cash back about a week ago. If you wanted it you should have bought it when the cash back was going on! If you want this now keep checking the Scan today only page, they usually have the cheapest price for this drive but they don't right now.
Edited by: "Aaargh" 3rd Jun 2013
TirolForce165

Rom sounds like biggers better on write speeds are these or others having … Rom sounds like biggers better on write speeds are these or others having a limited lifespan vs std hdd.?My Samsung Q330 500gb hdd lasted about 14 months but was probably bad luck or overheated somehow.I was thinking of upgrading the Samy Q330 i3 but it could wait as SSD prices seem to be dropping. The samsung was a past deal on here .



These use TLC nand which has a lower lifespan than MLC used in the pro version of the 840 and other SSDs.
The fact it's TLC should be no issue for most people and should still last for best part of ten years.
The bigger the capacity of the drive the more the read/writes can be shared out amongst the cells of the drive so it lasts longer before a cell dies.
All SSDs should outlast HDDs as they have no moving parts to break.
Prices should keep dropping but if you need it buy it! no point holding out for 2 months to save a tenner. I do that quite often myself
Bought several of these on the 2nd April, claimed 20th - not received the cashback cheque but told after chasing it up- its being paid next Friday. The Samsung terms states that cashback will be paid within 28 days (disappointingly, I had to chase it - it hasn't been ). Quidco didn't track, but a claim has just being sucessful, so they ended up at £102.60 each. (£119.98-£15.00-2.40)

Its interesting that while the cashback deal was on the prices barely budged between retailers (other than the above dabs offer at the very start), I think this is the first price drop by Ebuyer since the cashback start/finished.

Personally , the Samsung Cashback seems to be a means to tie retailers into a pricing 'strategy', while the promotion is on. Seems pretty close to price fixing to me.

I wouldn't bulk buy these at £125, wait a while, they'll get cheaper, but if you need one - fair enough. Prices generally drop May/June until the start of Uni (Aug/Sept) They are pretty much becoming the mainstream drive size.

Not sure why its got this hot.


Edited by: "tightar5e" 4th Jun 2013
Am really tempted to pay a bit more £179.99 and get the pro version for the extra speed boost and 5 year samsung warranty!!
TirolForce165

Thanks ordnas thats what I asking .



In which case, might I suggest a faster 128GB drive?

Or is that too obvious? X)
TirolForce165

I don,t need a lot of storage so what are the advantages ( if any) of … I don,t need a lot of storage so what are the advantages ( if any) of buying a samsung 250gb ssd vs a cheaper 128gb ssd ?Can anyone advise ?



It also can't be used with iPhone 3GS!!
tightar5e

Bought several of these on the 2nd April, claimed 20th - not received the … Bought several of these on the 2nd April, claimed 20th - not received the cashback cheque but told after chasing it up- its being paid next Friday. The Samsung terms states that cashback will be paid within 28 days (disappointingly, I had to chase it - it hasn't been ). Quidco didn't track, but a claim has just being sucessful, so they ended up at £102.60 each. (£119.98-£15.00-2.40)Its interesting that while the cashback deal was on the prices barely budged between retailers (other than the above dabs offer at the very start), I think this is the first price drop by Ebuyer since the cashback start/finished. Personally , the Samsung Cashback seems to be a means to tie retailers into a pricing 'strategy', while the promotion is one. Seems pretty close to price fixing to me.I wouldn't bulk buy these at £125, wait a while, they'll get cheaper, but if you need one - fair enough. Prices generally drop May/June until the start of Uni (Aug/Sept) They are pretty much becoming the mainstream drive size. Not sure why its got this hot.



Did you email them about the cashback - Mine's over 28 days too, I emailed them with no reply yet
tightar5e

Bought several of these on the 2nd April, claimed 20th - not received the … Bought several of these on the 2nd April, claimed 20th - not received the cashback cheque but told after chasing it up- its being paid next Friday. The Samsung terms states that cashback will be paid within 28 days (disappointingly, I had to chase it - it hasn't been ). Quidco didn't track, but a claim has just being sucessful, so they ended up at £102.60 each. (£119.98-£15.00-2.40)Its interesting that while the cashback deal was on the prices barely budged between retailers (other than the above dabs offer at the very start), I think this is the first price drop by Ebuyer since the cashback start/finished. Personally , the Samsung Cashback seems to be a means to tie retailers into a pricing 'strategy', while the promotion is one. Seems pretty close to price fixing to me.I wouldn't bulk buy these at £125, wait a while, they'll get cheaper, but if you need one - fair enough. Prices generally drop May/June until the start of Uni (Aug/Sept) They are pretty much becoming the mainstream drive size. Not sure why its got this hot.



Neither am I. Yet you get a 4670k for effectively £35 off and it barely gets any heat. Strange.
Yiddo4life

Did you email them about the cashback - Mine's over 28 days too, I … Did you email them about the cashback - Mine's over 28 days too, I emailed them with no reply yet



Phoning is much easier: they answered straightaway, looked up the details (I only gave the person part of the info, they confirmed the details - i.e. they did look it up). Stated it was a valid claim and would be posting the cheque out next friday (31st).

I also emailed at the same time, but took a lot longer, saying the same. Emailed 25th May, email reply received on 31st May. I should (in theory) be receving this week. Hope that helps.

Regarding this deal (now), its a very average price, nothing to get excited about.

Update:05/06/2013: Received Samsung SSD Cashback Cheque this morning. (Hope this helps) Claim made: 20/04/2013.
Edited by: "tightar5e" 5th Jun 2013
People over here are obsessed with samsung ssds...pro or not lol
HDPROMO has expired. New Code is HDSAVER
I ordered one of these, but Ebuyer aren't exactly quick, are they? 3 days later it's still "in picking", it hasn't even been dispatched yet. Amazon takes only a day or two to arrive, even with Super Saver free delivery.
soupie2

I ordered one of these, but Ebuyer aren't exactly quick, are they? 3 days … I ordered one of these, but Ebuyer aren't exactly quick, are they? 3 days later it's still "in picking", it hasn't even been dispatched yet. Amazon takes only a day or two to arrive, even with Super Saver free delivery.



the free delivery is a "5 day free delivery" and it`s realy funny coz it takes 5 working days, NUTS! oO
harry66

HDPROMO has expired. New Code is HDSAVER



Thanks!
Bear in mind that if it breaks and you have to RMA it then eBuyer will not refund the total amount you paid - they will deduct something for the use you have had out of it. Got burned recently with that - complaint still pending.

The eNote you get back has this little gem in it:

"Following extensive tests by our Returns staff, this item was found to be
faulty. Therefore a refund will be issued once the RMA has been closed. As
per section 9.2 of our terms and conditions and in line with the Sale of
Goods Act 1979, as this item is over 6 months old you will only qualify for
a proportionate refund of the original purchase price. Therefore we are
unable to issue a replacement as initially requested. More details can be
found in the Your Account section"
eBuyer did that to me with an Asus motherboard that had as they advertised it 3 years warranty. So after 2 years it decided to die, I emailed their support team, and they tested it. Come back that it is faulty, and said because they have no stock, they said they wil give me £30 instead. (Bearing in mind I paid £96 for it) So I looked on their website, they had a returned or ex-display motherboard that was exactly the same model and revision as the one I bought. I emailed support, pointed out that I will die before I accept £30 for an item they said they would warrant for 3 years, so I directed them to the ex-display model and said its only £57 I will have that.

Well if I had the responses that came from the customer services at that point, it would make you cringe. Not only did they tell me there is no chance in hell I would be receiving the ex-display model motherboard, they said they didnt even have to offer me the £30 and if I was really bothered about a replacement that I should go and deal with Asus directly.

Well you can only imagine my shock and disgust over the 6 weeks it took, but I got my money back and bought the replacement from Scan.co.uk

eBuyer can go suck it, I will never deal with their RMA process again...in short...if you have a problem, go to the manufacturer and inform them of eBuyers dishonesty and crude attempts to intimidate a customer when its their product/name in question.
n00dles0up

eBuyer did that to me with an Asus motherboard that had as they … eBuyer did that to me with an Asus motherboard that had as they advertised it 3 years warranty. So after 2 years it decided to die, I emailed their support team, and they tested it. Come back that it is faulty, and said because they have no stock, they said they wil give me £30 instead. (Bearing in mind I paid £96 for it) So I looked on their website, they had a returned or ex-display motherboard that was exactly the same model and revision as the one I bought. I emailed support, pointed out that I will die before I accept £30 for an item they said they would warrant for 3 years, so I directed them to the ex-display model and said its only £57 I will have that.Well if I had the responses that came from the customer services at that point, it would make you cringe. Not only did they tell me there is no chance in hell I would be receiving the ex-display model motherboard, they said they didnt even have to offer me the £30 and if I was really bothered about a replacement that I should go and deal with Asus directly.Well you can only imagine my shock and disgust over the 6 weeks it took, but I got my money back and bought the replacement from Scan.co.ukeBuyer can go suck it, I will never deal with their RMA process again...in short...if you have a problem, go to the manufacturer and inform them of eBuyers dishonesty and crude attempts to intimidate a customer when its their product/name in question.



In my case the manufacturer (Kingston) stated that they would only deal with your return if the retailer you bought from refused to. Have asked eBuyer to return the SSD so I can deal with Kingston - I'm betting their response will be'no'.
me_lee

I'm betting their response will be'no'.



And it was - "Respectfully, we don't retain faulty items".

Avoid eBuyer unless you think you'll never have to return anything under guarantee.
Ebuyer screwed my once, I would never touch them again.
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