Seagate STBV2000200 2TB Expansion USB 3.0 3.5 Inch Desktop Hard Drive  £59.99 delivered @ Amazon
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Seagate STBV2000200 2TB Expansion USB 3.0 3.5 Inch Desktop Hard Drive £59.99 delivered @ Amazon

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Posted 25th Apr 2013
Seagate STBV2000200 2TB Expansion USB 3.0 3.5 Inch Desktop Hard Drive - Black

Good price, lowest it's been I think.
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brookheather

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/seagate-2tb-desktop-3-5in-usb3-0-hdd-59-99-ebuyer-1536260



Preffer to buy through Amazon any day
Amazon and Ebuyer's price war on these drives is getting ridiculous. Brilliant for consumers but ridiculous. I bought one of these back in January for £75 from Amazon and near enough every month the price has fallen on both Amazon and Ebuyer by £5. One vendor closely following the other in the price drop every time. I recommend the drive so far though, good build quality and USB 3 gives a noticeable transfer rate increase compared to my USB 2 devices.
b4mb00zle

Amazon and Ebuyer's price war on these drives is getting ridiculous. … Amazon and Ebuyer's price war on these drives is getting ridiculous. Brilliant for consumers but ridiculous. I bought one of these back in January for £75 from Amazon and near enough every month the price has fallen on both Amazon and Ebuyer by £5.



Fingers crossed for at least one more drop, that will put it at the same price I paid before everything got washed away.
So I can use this through USB for my laptop?

Plug it into TV to watch stuff?
Was planning on buying a 2tb today, thanks op for saving me the shopping around. Best price I've ever seen from Amazon. Time to use all my top cashback vouchers
slimy31

Fingers crossed for at least one more drop, that will put it at the same … Fingers crossed for at least one more drop, that will put it at the same price I paid before everything got washed away.



I am pretty sure these drives weren't released till around 6months after the flood. and these are significantly better than the previous generation of seagate drives.
b4mb00zle

Amazon and Ebuyer's price war on these drives is getting ridiculous. … Amazon and Ebuyer's price war on these drives is getting ridiculous. Brilliant for consumers but ridiculous. I bought one of these back in January for £75 from Amazon and near enough every month the price has fallen on both Amazon and Ebuyer by £5. One vendor closely following the other in the price drop every time. I recommend the drive so far though, good build quality and USB 3 gives a noticeable transfer rate increase compared to my USB 2 devices.


It's not a price war, it's just amazon bots price matching. Amazon don't drive prices down, they just price match to put their competitors out of business. Sometimes selling at a loss to do so.
Sick of Amazon copying other retailers.. Do you own price cuts not just copy others!

Vote with your wallets and buy from E-buyer if you have any respect for morals!
I vote with the fact that eBuyer charge for postage to Northern Ireland, there is no FREE delivery from them to there. This is why I choose Amazon every time.
Vote with your wallets and buy from E-buyer if you have any respect for morals!

No chance - no free postage for my area. In fact, just checked £8.00 for delivery by Tuesday!
Edited by: "airdsuk" 25th Apr 2013
goemon

I am pretty sure these drives weren't released till around 6months after … I am pretty sure these drives weren't released till around 6months after the flood. and these are significantly better than the previous generation of seagate drives.



I only meant in terms of pence per megabyte, you're absolutely right that this drive is several times better than the one I have.
You can tell Amazon are just copying eBuyer because their 1TB drive of the same kind is more than this one! Ridiculous.

Wish they would use their market power to lead price decreases rather than just matching everyone else when they try and have a promotion. Not complaining too much though ! (_;)
I couldn't care less about morals. Price and customer service are what I'm bothered about.
kingmonkey69

I couldn't care less about morals. Price and customer service are what … I couldn't care less about morals. Price and customer service are what I'm bothered about.

You deserve to be rewarded with monopolistic prices in due course and they wouldn't care about you and morals in return!
Edited by: "splender" 25th Apr 2013
Last time I bought a 2TB external HDD was in June 2011 for £57, surprised they're only just starting to match that level, the floods must of been bad
lakeuk

Last time I bought a 2TB external HDD was in June 2011 for £57, surprised … Last time I bought a 2TB external HDD was in June 2011 for £57, surprised they're only just starting to match that level, the floods must of been bad

Not just due to floods, the mergers have reduced competition in HDD makers which made prices high. (Samsung bought by Seagate, Hitachi bought by WDC, Toshiba bought Fujitsu, Toshiba and WDC in exchange of manufacturing facilities ) The disk prices coming down slowly because of collapse in desktop and laptop sales because of tablets and smartphones don't use spinning disks. But the lower price is for external disks rather than bare drives.
splender

You deserve to be rewarded with monopolistic prices in due course and … You deserve to be rewarded with monopolistic prices in due course and they wouldn't care about you and morals in return!


Of the handful of times I have ordered from ebuyer, I have had split deliveries each and every time on separate days (bar one two item order). Each time every item was in stock and I paid for next day delivery. Each time it was a fight to get the difference in delivery refunded. One of the occasions half of the order was sent Citylink 48h in spite of paying for the next day, and the less said about getting that parcel the better.
Of all the times I've ordered from amazon, kit has arrived the next day, in one consignment. I don't only order kit from amazon, but I would (and have) paid a price premium rather than order from ebuyer.
If I want to support a business on moral grounds, I stump up the price premium and buy from the computer stall in my local market.
Heat added.
Every time I've bought multiple items from amazon they've never come in one package. All come in cardboard envelopes and usually arrive between 1 and 3 days. The last time I ordered from ebuyer, I recieved 1 box containing all 7 components for a new pc build separated by loads of heavy duty bubble wrap. I paid £8 for next day deliver (why should it be free?). I ordered at 10:00pm and it arrived the next day at 10:00am.

I'm not against amazon. I just recognise that they are the internet supermarket trying to price all competition out of the market.
Alfresco

I'm not against amazon. I just recognise that they are the internet … I'm not against amazon. I just recognise that they are the internet supermarket trying to price all competition out of the market.



And what's the betting they're targetting eBuyer with the intention of forcing it out of business or acquiring it at a knock-down price?
I have to say I agree with some of the comments here. Amazon have no intention of paying any tax in the UK and are driving other UK businesses out of business.

They charge VAT at 20% to you and me then only pay over 3% in Luxembourg then pay no Corporation Tax on their enormous profits that they make in this country through profit shifting.

I'm not going to lie and say I don't use Amazon but when there is little difference in price between them and another retailer I would rather know that some of my money will be going in taxes towards our country and not to foreign shareholders.
Edited by: "weltysparrow" 26th Apr 2013
weltysparrow

I'm not going to lie and say I don't use Amazon but when there is little … I'm not going to lie and say I don't use Amazon but when there is little difference in price between them and another retailer I would rather know that some of my money will be going in taxes towards our country and not to foreign shareholders.



What on earth makes you think Ebuyer isn't avoiding or evading tax? Every reasonably large company does it. It's not a case of 'mean' companies avoiding tax, it's the way things are deliberately set up to favour big business over your average joe with a payslip.
guyh

What on earth makes you think Ebuyer isn't avoiding or evading tax? Every … What on earth makes you think Ebuyer isn't avoiding or evading tax? Every reasonably large company does it. It's not a case of 'mean' companies avoiding tax, it's the way things are deliberately set up to favour big business over your average joe with a payslip.



I didn't mention Ebuyer precisely because I don't know that they in particular pay tax in the UK (though I have looked at their accounts and they have £1.4m of tax in their profit and loss account).

Though I will also say that Ebuyer are also less likely to be using the same international profit shifting schemes as Amazon because they are several orders of magnitude smaller than Amazon as a company - Ebuyer last accounts turnover £194 million vs $61 billion = approx. 41,000 million pounds.

I never used the word mean either. I know this is how companies operate but you can choose when prices are similar to make a decision between different retailers and give your money to a company that may/does pay a fairer share of tax here.

I'm not specifically advocating Ebuyer and Amazon provide a very good service at a very good price but those low prices come at a cost in other areas.
splender

You deserve to be rewarded with monopolistic prices in due course and … You deserve to be rewarded with monopolistic prices in due course and they wouldn't care about you and morals in return!



This is hotukdeals.com, not tepidmoralisticdeals.com!

kingmonkey69

This is hotukdeals.com, not tepidmoralisticdeals.com!



Ahhhh......Thatcher's children...........
kingmonkey69

This is hotukdeals.com, not tepidmoralisticdeals.com!

No morals needed here, just simple home economics. Let us use a very basic model. You have two sons who sell goods at £100 each. You live with one son in UK and you use local tax run hospitals. The other son is based in Switzerland who also sell goods to UK at the same price at £100 or less each (probably less because of the tax efficiency). This son also pays tax in Switzerland which run hospitals in Switzerland. Now everyone buys the goods from Switzerlands because of lower or same price (hotukdeal-way). Now where is the corporate tax contribution towards the UK hospital? No morals here, just ask yourself who will pay for the hospitals that you will need to use? You son in UK will pay for hospital that you use in UK. Your other son in Switzerland at best could only offer you Dignitas from Switzerland if you are lucky!

A hotukdeal means to me a whole package of direct and indirect benefits to the buyer as a result of spending money! Which means cashback, after sales service, reward points and "pay" back from taxed paid for public services! I do buy from Amazon too but I try to give UK sellers a second chance where cost wise there is not much difference. Yes, I did buy this Seagate disk from eBuyer!
Edited by: "splender" 26th Apr 2013
If they're paying no tax but are working within the law, its the law that needs to change, not the corporation.

Its up to governments to make sure corporations cannot get away with avoiding tax - its not up to corporations to decide what is morally right for them to pay. Surely corporations are largely amoral, which means the absence of morality, so they don't seek out ways to hurt us, they just look for their own self-interests.

If governments didn't make the taxation system so complex they wouldn't be able to find loopholes. Just simplify it instead of trying to confuse everyone, and everything would be a lot better for everyone.
ty op gone for one
Got one! Cheapest I've seen
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deleted348871
Good deal.

Waiting for the Seagate haters lol
bigdeal66

Good deal.Waiting for the Seagate haters lol



Aww im not saying anything, I'll keep quiet.
You should have put this up
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RustySpoons

Aww im not saying anything, I'll keep quiet. You should have put this up … Aww im not saying anything, I'll keep quiet. You should have put this up

Lol
So tempted by this. Arrgghh, was trying to save money this week lol.
Hot! Bought one from eBuyer last week for £65. Might get another of these
Good find
Just orderd and voted hot

Sure the kids didnt really want to eat this week anyway





slimy31

Already posted almost two weeks … Already posted almost two weeks ago;http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/seagate-stbv2000200-2tb-expansion-usb-3-0-3-5-inch-desktop-hard-drive-59-99-delivered-1536353



Careful of the circle you'll get yourself in if you click your link.. (_;)
Edited by: "vaugi" 9th May 2013
vaugi

Careful of the circle you'll get yourself in if you click your link.. (_;)



LOL!! I'd posted this on the duplicate that appeared yesterday, that ones gone but for some reason this post has appeared here instead!
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