CDW Outlet Finds

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  1. SamirD

    SamirD 2[H]4U

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    Since I seem to find stuff in the CDW Outlet on a regular basis, I'm just going to make this thread for these finds and update it each time. Feel free to post a find if you find one as well. (y)

    CDW Outlet items are brand new, factory fresh but are either open box returns or clearance. They have full factory warranties just like new items.

    CDW Outlet items are not listed in the same manner as normal CDW items as the CDW part# is usually unique to that particular item. Rarely, there are multiple quantities on the same part number, but I've only seen that happen once.

    The outlet items drop in price up to a certain point after which they are are removed from the outlet for liquidation. CDW liquidations are through another site and are a mixed pallet or few of various things at various values. (I personally have found more value in just individual outlet items.)

    You can ship items or typically can pick them up at CDW's Vernon Hills, IL warehouse. Shipping can be a bit expensive, but they can use your shipping number if you have a UPS/Fedex account. I'd recommend picking up anything heavy as I've had several heavy things arrive destroyed even when I ask for extra packing.

    Anyways, on to my find for today.

    MSI GEFORCE GT 1030 2GH LP OC 2GB for $58

    Several of these available. Seems like these new ones are at the going rate for used ones. (y) And my hunch is that these will drop a bit more too.

    https://www.cdw.com/product/MSI-GEFORCE-GT-1030-2GH-LP-OC-2GB-B/5293600?pfm=srh
    https://www.cdw.com/product/MSI-GEFORCE-GT-1030-2GH-LP-OC-2GB-B/5293605?pfm=srh
    https://www.cdw.com/product/MSI-GEFORCE-GT-1030-2GH-LP-OC-2GB-B/5293608?pfm=srh
    https://www.cdw.com/product/MSI-GEFORCE-GT-1030-2GH-LP-OC-2GB-B/5293554?pfm=srh
    https://www.cdw.com/product/MSI-GEFORCE-GT-1030-2GH-LP-OC-2GB-B/5293612?pfm=srh
    https://www.cdw.com/product/MSI-GEFORCE-GT-1030-2GH-LP-OC-2GB-B/5293562?pfm=srh
    https://www.cdw.com/product/MSI-GEFORCE-GT-1030-2GH-LP-OC-2GB-B/5293594?pfm=srh
    https://www.cdw.com/product/MSI-GEFORCE-GT-1030-2GH-LP-OC-2GB-B/5293569?pfm=srh
    https://www.cdw.com/product/MSI-GEFORCE-GT-1030-2GH-LP-OC-2GB-B/5293519?pfm=srh
    https://www.cdw.com/product/MSI-GEFORCE-GT-1030-2GH-LP-OC-2GB-B/5293597?pfm=srh
    https://www.cdw.com/product/MSI-GEFORCE-GT-1030-2GH-LP-OC-2GB-B/5293546?pfm=srh
    https://www.cdw.com/product/MSI-GEFORCE-GT-1030-2GH-LP-OC-2GB-B/5293588?pfm=srh
    https://www.cdw.com/product/MSI-GEFORCE-GT-1030-2GH-LP-OC-2GB-B/5293565?pfm=srh
    https://www.cdw.com/product/MSI-GEFORCE-GT-1030-2GH-LP-OC-2GB-B/5293512?pfm=srh
    https://www.cdw.com/product/MSI-GEFORCE-GT-1030-2GH-LP-OC-2GB-B/5293534?pfm=srh
    https://www.cdw.com/product/MSI-GEFORCE-GT-1030-2GH-LP-OC-2GB-B/5293583?pfm=srh
    https://www.cdw.com/product/MSI-GEFORCE-GT-1030-2GH-LP-OC-2GB-B/5293528?pfm=srh
    https://www.cdw.com/product/MSI-GEFORCE-GT-1030-2GH-LP-OC-2GB-B/5293581?pfm=srh
    https://www.cdw.com/product/MSI-GEFORCE-GT-1030-2GH-LP-OC-2GB-B/5293524?pfm=srh
     
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  2. joecop120

    joecop120 [H]ard|Gawd

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    Not bad, I was looking at a GTX 1070 for $250, but realized there are ebay auctions ending lower than that. At least those 1030's aren't the DDR4 version.
     
  3. SamirD

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  5. mazeroth

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    The shipping is killing these deals for me. Cheapest for any item is $14.
     
  6. SamirD

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    Yeah, it's gotta be a really deep discount or a local pick up to be super cheap.

    But that being said, I've still made out well when getting something that has been marked down to 30% of normal price. (y)
     
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    Hmmm wonder if I can order from the outlet on my works CDW-G account. We get free shipping on everything.
     
  8. SamirD

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    I don't see why not. That's awesome btw. I wish I had something like that. Makes sense why the rest of the us pay expensive shipping though! o_O
     
  9. SamirD

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    My hunch was right, they're down to $47 now. Not bad performance for the price:
    https://www.techpowerup.com/gpu-specs/msi-gt-1030-low-profile-passive-oc.b4603
     
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    I know this is a noob question but I don't get why the same product has several different links.
     
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    I'm pretty sure its because each listing is for one individual item
     
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    Any particular reason why they are so cheap? could it be because they are not meant to be used for gaming or am I snobbing it because we are used to seeing them with dual fans and fancy piping.
     
  13. SamirD

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    From the OP:
    My guess is that these were bought to be an upgrade for a set of workstations and they needed something faster so they returned these and got something faster. So now they've just been rotting away in the outlet, probably BNIB or open-box at worse.

    I was curious how fast these were and they're faster than the reference 1070 by a bit even though they have a reference cooler:
    https://www.techpowerup.com/gpu-specs/msi-gtx-1070-aero-oc.b3647
     
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    yeah was just randomly scrolling through the store and saw it.. think there was also an asus rx 580 for 167 or something.. need to find it again.

    nvm it's the 4GB card.. rip.
     
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  17. SamirD

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    What's even better is when you find these and then can just go and pick it up locally via their will call. I've actually found cables for cheaper than frys or microcenter when I needed them. :)
     
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    ccityinstaller [H]ardness Supreme

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    Be advised that mobos are hit or miss from CDW in regards to getting any accessories and espiecally I/O shields...I have been like 2/5 with I/O shields...Then again, you could get lucky and buy a single mobo and get a second one in the box free like a member did here with an EVGA SR-2!
     
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  19. SamirD

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    Good to know as some outlet items may be missing stuff like that. You can always call them and ask them to put their hands on it and see what's there/missing before buying it--I've done that a few times on some other stuff. (y)

    I'd love to see the thread where the member got a free one--that's an awesome day. :)
     
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    ccityinstaller [H]ardness Supreme

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    I do not believe there was a thread, most of the discussion was in the [H]orde's Distributed Computing IRC channel ~4 years ago.
     
  21. SamirD

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    Ah, so it's been a while. I don't think they'd make that mistake today.
     
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    I went for it and bought one of the cheaper asus linked above as a gift. will see what arrives in the mail. figure it'll be an okay deal or a lump of coal.
     
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    Have you seen how often they tend to drop the prices on the items? Just out of curiosity?
     
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    I'd be interested to know. If they haven't shipped it you can ask them to put their hands on it and tell you what's there/not there. I've done that a few times.
     
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    It varies on where the price starts out on an item and where it is. Usually the lowest price on something will be about 1/3 of the listed msrp--that's usually the best I see. And the msrp can be much higher than the normal street price so even at a 50% discount that may be the 'normal' price. It's when something heads south of the 50% mark that it gets interesting because you never know when it just might be snapped up by somebody or pulled for liquidation.

    Like these guys--they look like they're near the bottom and I think they'll head for liquidation soon because $35 for 256GB for a quality brand drive is rare, and is in nearing the same price/performance as the 500GBs for $50:
    https://www.cdw.com/product/INTEL-545S-256GB-SATA-6G-M.2-SSD-BS/5338797?pfm=srh
    https://www.cdw.com/product/INTEL-545S-256GB-SATA-6G-2.5IN-SSD/5342593?pfm=srh
    https://www.cdw.com/product/INTEL-545S-256GB-SATA-6G-M.2-SSD-BS/5338246?pfm=srh
    https://www.cdw.com/product/INTEL-545S-256GB-SATA-6G-M.2-SSD-BS/5338250?pfm=srh
    https://www.cdw.com/product/INTEL-545S-256GB-SATA-6G-M.2-SSD-BS/5338796?pfm=srh
    https://www.cdw.com/product/INTEL-545S-256GB-SATA-6G-M.2-SSD-BS/5341467?pfm=srh
    https://www.cdw.com/product/SAMSUNG-860-EVO-250GB-MSATA-SSD-BST/5342319?pfm=srh

    But these also may be too high at these price points so they may drop again and then become a true bargain. Who knows.

    A lot of times watching a particular item decrease in price until it's gone helps you understand their markdown strategy. But without that history it's tough to get a 'feel' for it.
     
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  26. NovaCloud

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    Thanks for the insight bud. I have an eye on a couple of items so that information will give me a good reference to see how low it can go.
     
  27. SamirD

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    You're welcome. (y) Hope you score something awesome. :)
     
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    it's not that big of deal i install boards with no i/o shield all the time. i think of it as extra VRM cooling :D Nice to know that's an option!
     
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    Yeah, I've had to do that before too. The only thing that makes me wary is any strain on the jacks goes directly to where they were soldered on the mb. But most of mine are set and forget anyways so not a biggie for me either. :)
     
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    Hmmmm, I always forget about CDW.
     
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    I do too, but I've never found them to have better pricing than Amazon / Newegg.
     
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    Their general pricing is about the same, but their outlet pricing can be downright a steal if you catch an item at the right time.

    Like this 500gb wdc black:
    https://www.amazon.com/Black-500GB-Performance-Mobile-Drive/dp/B00QFXOL5G
    https://www.cdw.com/product/WD-BLK-500GB-7.2K-SATA-6G-2.5IN-32MB/5338642?pfm=srh

    Same thing on amazon is 2x the price with free shipping. CDW shipping would probably make the price about the same--unless you pick up locally, then you've gotten it for 1/2 price.
     
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    board showed up with sata cable and I/O shield, i did not look beyond that as i could care less. should make a nice gift for a budget build.
     
  34. SamirD

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    Nice. Was it in the original box as well?
     
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    it did appear to the be the original box.
     
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