Antec Earthwatts 430w PSU $28.50 @ Staples

Kenworth

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This was posted earlier but incorrect formatting got that thread locked up.
It is this psu from Antec. I asked in the other thread if they had bought it and it rang up $28.50 at the register because my Staples had it posted "Clearance" for $58.80 down from $79.98 originally. Indeed it did ring up for $28.80. I am pretty sure this is [H]ot in most people's books. The best price I found on the net was at Amazon for $62.82.

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I would say hop on it before it gets to SD. Original credit goes to Glacian22.
 
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walks0nwater

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yay finally a in store deal near me..tired of seeing all the frys deals..a store that is 6 hours away in two different directions >.>
 

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ugh, thats where i was supposed to stop by on my way home from work! one thing that sux about living in LA is, too many people, so these are probably all gone by now. :( I had a couple from when Fry's had them on sale for $20 way back when, but still a good deal for a good psu.
 

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My Staples didn't have the 430 on Clearance, but had the 500 Watt Version for $35.50. Only 1 left after I bought one at the Columbia, MD Staples.
 

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Wait, what? I think you just cost me another $35.50.

lol, yeah I took the 430 Watt Version to the register, it rang up $89.99. The cashier said to check the clearance section as the 500 Watt Version was marked down to $56.50. I took the 500 Watt Version back to the register and it rang up $35.50.
 

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lol, yeah I took the 430 Watt Version to the register, it rang up $89.99. The cashier said to check the clearance section as the 500 Watt Version was marked down to $56.50. I took the 500 Watt Version back to the register and it rang up $35.50.

So you bought 2, right?
 

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Just 1 in case some other [H] member wanted to get it.

Confirmed. I took back the 430 and exchanged it for the 500 for $7 more. Awesome heads up Motion. Wait, now that I think about it, they had the 750 there that I didn't even check on... Damn it!
 

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You guys are getting my hopes up. I'm going to buy 3 if they have them. I need 1 now, 1 for spare, and 1 to sell
 

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Hmmm, this is tempting... I got the 430, (no price was on the shelf) and it was 28.80... I may have to stop by and get the 500 :)
 

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hmmph, the Staples near my ex-College's stop isn't having these on sale. :(

At least from behind the glass, maybe I should try getting someone to check it?
 

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Not on clearance here in Western MA. Shows up full price in the price check station..
 

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hmmph, the Staples near my ex-College's stop isn't having these on sale. :(

At least from behind the glass, maybe I should try getting someone to check it?

Yes, on both models I bought, they were mis-marked on the shelf. They were on clearance, just not correctly priced.
 

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Yes, on both models I bought, they were mis-marked on the shelf. They were on clearance, just not correctly priced.

Yes, I had some trouble getting them to do a price check since the clerk insisted they'd *just* put the clearance price stickers on. Makes you wonder what happened here... $28/35 is a good clearance price, but not unreasonable.

And...thanks for the tip:)
 

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No dice for me. They rang up as:
430w = $89.99
500w = $99.99

Location: Kennewick, Wa
 

TLobe00

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in Dayton the 430 rang up 28.80, but the 500 rang up 99.99

They were NOT in the clearance section and there was no price on the shelf.
 
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No dice for me. They rang up as:
430w = $89.99
500w = $99.99

Location: Kennewick, Wa

Those were in the "Clearance" section?

I stopped into the local Staples on my way home last night.

The "clearance" rack was amazingly pitiful. One small, half-height end-cap, with only a few random crappy items on it.
I swear that New England stores, in general, don't ever have any of the B&M deals that pop up everywhere else.

Anyway, both PSU's were still on the regular shelves marked at $89.99 and $99.99.

I brought them both up to the register and had them scanned, and yep... priced as marked.

:(
 

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No dice for me. They rang up as:
430w = $89.99
500w = $99.99

Location: Kennewick, Wa

Actually, those were the right models, but the wrong sku. Antec changed the packaging and painted the units green. Staples is clearing out the units with the old packaging. The ones on clearance are the same model numbers (430-d, etc) as the new skus.
 

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hmmm... I didn't even notice anything beyond 430W or 500W :p

I DO know, without a doubt, that the images on the two boxes did not depict green colored units... I believe the boxes showed images of shiny black(?) PSU's... so I will assume that these were still old packaging?
 

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Anything other than green is probably old packaging. The surefire way to figure out what you are looking at is to check the Staples sku. For the 430w unit, it is 663769. I don't know the sku for the other models.

When I stopped by Staples yesterday, I just asked the employee wandering around the computer stuff to check the store's inventory system for that sku. As previously mentioned, the Staples clearance section is very hit or miss. Plus, we're dealing with a situation where there are multiple skus for the same model #. So he checked and told me how many they had on hand AND how many the other Staples down the road had. At the store I visited, the old sku was sitting on the shelf next to the new one.

Northern Virginia:

US 1-Potomac Yard Sold Out
US 1-Hybla Valley Sold Out (I got the last two 430w)
 

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I noticed the packaging was different... on the back of the clearanced ones, it says copyright 2007 where as the new ones don't have a date
 

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how noisy is this powersupply? been looking for a quieter powersupply for the g/f's computer.
 

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the earthwatts aren't noisy...but because it's an 80mm fan, it's a tad noisier than 120/140mm power supply counterparts
 

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rang up at 89.99 and 99.99 for me..no sale :( i hate mississippi >.> lol pascagoula ms store no sale just in case anyone needs to know that one
 

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I also live in northern Virginia and the 500w was on clearance for $35 but WAS NOT in the clearance section, at the regular psu spot. The store is the one in Gainesville, VA and they have 1 left after I bought one.
 

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I also live in northern Virginia and the 500w was on clearance for $35 but WAS NOT in the clearance section, at the regular psu spot. The store is the one in Gainesville, VA and they have 1 left after I bought one.

I should also mention that the ones i picked up were not in clearance, either. The ones that were retail have a dark green top to the box, the ones i bought were blue and brown, 430 and 500 respectively.
 

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my local staples has them for 89.99

then again they seem to think that the 4350 is worth 99 dollars
 
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