CDW Outlet Finds

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I haven't made a return or warranty claim with CDW or for items purchased from them that I can recall; however, I had the same questions regarding the warranty on the drives. It appeared that they had copied and pasted the warranty period from the retail page, as you suggested. I had nothing better to do with a couple hours of my life, so I called their customer service center, waited on hold a while, though not that long, then asked their rep about the warranty for the Outlet listing and he said it was the standard 5-year warranty from the date of manufacture with WD. He could have been lying and it has been a long time since I processed a warranty claim with WD, but it seems worth it. When the drive comes in, I'll check it with PartedMagic or WD Data LifeGuard. As long as it passes the conveyance test and it doesn't show tens of thousands of power-on hours, I'm confident it won't be any more risky than dealing with open box items on Newegg.
 

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I haven't made a return or warranty claim with CDW or for items purchased from them that I can recall; however, I had the same questions regarding the warranty on the drives. It appeared that they had copied and pasted the warranty period from the retail page, as you suggested. I had nothing better to do with a couple hours of my life, so I called their customer service center, waited on hold a while, though not that long, then asked their rep about the warranty for the Outlet listing and he said it was the standard 5-year warranty from the date of manufacture with WD. He could have been lying and it has been a long time since I processed a warranty claim with WD, but it seems worth it. When the drive comes in, I'll check it with PartedMagic or WD Data LifeGuard. As long as it passes the conveyance test and it doesn't show tens of thousands of power-on hours, I'm confident it won't be any more risky than dealing with open box items on Newegg.


Thanks for that. Very good info to know, and I appreciate you giving up your time for the cause ;). From what you heard, it seems its very like any other secondary market (Ebay etc.) used purchase when there's remaining warranty. The only unknown is how much warranty is left. On the plus side, most of the drives they sell at the outlet are Enterprise, so they have long(er) warranties and are made to take heavier use.

I've been buying from CDW, including the outlet, on and off for 25+ years, and never had an issue with the occasional return, so I've got no worries there. I'd just never bought anything "used". I buy a lot on Ebay though, so I suppose its no different, maybe even better since the return policy at CDW is more consistent.

Thanks again.
 

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If you're looking for a Chromebook, I was seeing a bunch of Lenovo Chromebook 14e available for $276 in used - like new. Here's one. 14" 1080p touchscreen, A4-9120C, 4G ram, 32G eMMC. Replacing my mother-in-law's HP chromebook that has decided it doesn't want to turn on; she's remote and not technical enough to undo the case, unplug the battery and plug it back in, which is all it needs *sigh*. Not a lot of Chromebooks in stock anywhere, so this is probably useful for someone. A handful of other Chromebooks too.
 

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Damn....Nice find. Placed an order on the 3090, expect it to be canceled considering the delivery date is listed before the launch of the 3090. Seems the dates allign with the 3080, probably a mistake. Placed an order though, hope it goes through, would be a steal at that price.
 

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Damn....Nice find. Placed an order on the 3090, expect it to be canceled considering the delivery date is listed before the launch of the 3090. Seems the dates allign with the 3080, probably a mistake. Placed an order though, hope it goes through, would be a steal at that price.
I'm almost 100% sure it's been sold. When you see 'Availability' listed as anything other than 'Available: NOW' ie it currently says 'Available: 4-6 days' then it's likely sold out and the online system is still updating.

That's what I have observed, at least.
 

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I'm almost 100% sure it's been sold. When you see 'Availability' listed as anything other than 'Available: NOW' ie it currently says 'Available: 4-6 days' then it's likely sold out and the online system is still updating.

That's what I have observed, at least.

That's possible, for their site listing. But considering the 3080's official release date is the 17th, and the 3090 is the 24th. Not sure to be honest, considering their ship dates the 3090 atm are still before the 24th. Time will tell, hope they do ship me one at that price. Would be one happy cookie if they do.
 

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https://www.cdw.com/product/pny-geforce-rtx-3090-24gb-3-slot/6245261?pfm=srh

PNY GEFORCE RTX 3090 24GB 3-SLOT - $849.99
This is the same price as the 3080 and 2080 Super on their website
3080 10GB - https://www.cdw.com/product/pny-geforce-rtx-3080-10gb-2.7-slot/6245260?pfm=srh
2080 Super - https://www.cdw.com/product/evga-ge...hics-card-gf-rtx-2080-super-8/5936702?pfm=srh

Not sure if it will be honored but somebody at work pointed this out.

Looks like they pulled it. This is the page now and cancellations are happening
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This was posted on Reddit and SD, and was live for a day and a half. CDW doesn't go out of stock, they will accept every order that gets placed. Someone probably came in Monday morning to thousands of orders. Hell, I wouldn't be surprised if CDW took in more orders for this SKU than have even been manufactured. Now factor in that CDW drop ships much of its products and you literally have CDW with thousands of orders to send over to PNY for ~$1,000 under MSRP? Seriously, you had a better chance of waking up this morning and shitting a solid gold bar than you did of getting your order fulfilled.
 
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This was posted on Reddit and SD, and was live for a day and a half. CDW doesn't go out of stock, they will accept every order that gets placed. Someone probably came in Monday morning to thousands of orders. Hell, I wouldn't be surprised if CDW took in more orders for this SKU than have even been manufactured. Now factor in that CDW drop ships much of its products and you literally have CDW with thousands of orders to send over to PNY for ~$1,000 under MSRP? Seriously, you had a better chance of waking up this morning and shitting a solid gold bar than you did of getting your order fulfilled.
Since my order was cancelled, I have a chance to shit out a gold bar each morning?
 
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Yeah - I tried it when it hit this thread and now my order just says " You cannot purchase this product online because it is discontinued or otherwise unavailable. Please contact your account manager for details. " - Not an outright cancellation notice, but I presume one is coming.
 

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This was posted on Reddit and SD, and was live for a day and a half. CDW doesn't go out of stock, they will accept every order that gets placed. Someone probably came in Monday morning to thousands of orders. Hell, I wouldn't be surprised if CDW took in more orders for this SKU than have even been manufactured. Now factor in that CDW drop ships much of its products and you literally have CDW with thousands of orders to send over to PNY for ~$1,000 under MSRP? Seriously, you had a better chance of waking up this morning and shitting a solid gold bar than you did of getting your order fulfilled.
how can I shit a gold bar every morning? I want to knkow
 

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Picked up a WD Gold 4TB drive for $100 out the door. According to the customer service rep it still has the full 5 year manufacturer warranty, so seems worth the gamble.
Yep, this is the drive I needed. :( Seems like it's nearly impossible to get a 4TB drive at the prices they used to list for now. :( I've been trying to get 4x of these drives for over a year now.
 

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I regularly check CDW Outlet for drives, and am starting to see almost all the recent listings having condition of some variation of "Used" (i.e. "Used-Like New"), and seeing very few as "New" anymore.

They define Used-Like New as having passed testing but may have blemishes. When it comes to a drive, I could see how it could look pristine, pass a test, and still be totally thrashed internally, with thousands or power-on hours and/or very little life remaining in the case of an SSD.

I'm also noticing no mention of Warranty on these used item listings, only the 30 day return policy. Am I missing something, or is this essentially the same as buying used on Ebay, with no real guarantee of condition (other than that it worked during testing and doesn't have visual dents) and a very limited return window?

Edit: so for some items, I see that they do cut and paste the specifications from the retail page, which often list warranty periods (i.e. 5 year limited warranty), but since these are used, as opposed to new, there's no way to know how much warranty is left without purchasing? And for items with no warranty mentioned, I guess its just the 30 day return window?
afaik, all the items in the outlet are considered new by the manufacturer even though they may indicate them as 'used'. I don't think any of the items are truly 'used' items like ebay and should have full factory warranties.
 

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I haven't made a return or warranty claim with CDW or for items purchased from them that I can recall; however, I had the same questions regarding the warranty on the drives. It appeared that they had copied and pasted the warranty period from the retail page, as you suggested. I had nothing better to do with a couple hours of my life, so I called their customer service center, waited on hold a while, though not that long, then asked their rep about the warranty for the Outlet listing and he said it was the standard 5-year warranty from the date of manufacture with WD. He could have been lying and it has been a long time since I processed a warranty claim with WD, but it seems worth it. When the drive comes in, I'll check it with PartedMagic or WD Data LifeGuard. As long as it passes the conveyance test and it doesn't show tens of thousands of power-on hours, I'm confident it won't be any more risky than dealing with open box items on Newegg.
I've been buying drives even before this thread existed and actually have had to process 2x warranties so far (maybe a 3rd as an HGST from 2017 seems like it's acting funny), and the warranty process has been the same as for a new drive. Without that warranty, I wouldn't actually be buying outlet drives as the ebay ones are much cheaper.
 

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Thanks for that. Very good info to know, and I appreciate you giving up your time for the cause ;). From what you heard, it seems its very like any other secondary market (Ebay etc.) used purchase when there's remaining warranty. The only unknown is how much warranty is left. On the plus side, most of the drives they sell at the outlet are Enterprise, so they have long(er) warranties and are made to take heavier use.

I've been buying from CDW, including the outlet, on and off for 25+ years, and never had an issue with the occasional return, so I've got no worries there. I'd just never bought anything "used". I buy a lot on Ebay though, so I suppose its no different, maybe even better since the return policy at CDW is more consistent.

Thanks again.
I think I purchased a few drives that indicated they were used and they were just the normal open box lightly used drives. I think the product rating was something CDW started to keep people from getting shocked expecting something bnib when it's not.
 

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If you're looking for a Chromebook, I was seeing a bunch of Lenovo Chromebook 14e available for $276 in used - like new. Here's one. 14" 1080p touchscreen, A4-9120C, 4G ram, 32G eMMC. Replacing my mother-in-law's HP chromebook that has decided it doesn't want to turn on; she's remote and not technical enough to undo the case, unplug the battery and plug it back in, which is all it needs *sigh*. Not a lot of Chromebooks in stock anywhere, so this is probably useful for someone. A handful of other Chromebooks too.
Chromebooks will get much, much cheaper than that. I know I've seen them sub $100 before and even $79 and I thought I saw $59 once upon a time.
 

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https://www.cdw.com/product/pny-geforce-rtx-3090-24gb-3-slot/6245261?pfm=srh

PNY GEFORCE RTX 3090 24GB 3-SLOT - $849.99
This is the same price as the 3080 and 2080 Super on their website
3080 10GB - https://www.cdw.com/product/pny-geforce-rtx-3080-10gb-2.7-slot/6245260?pfm=srh
2080 Super - https://www.cdw.com/product/evga-ge...hics-card-gf-rtx-2080-super-8/5936702?pfm=srh

Not sure if it will be honored but somebody at work pointed this out.
Someone tried this a while back and it was a pricing error and was cancelled.
 

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I'm almost 100% sure it's been sold. When you see 'Availability' listed as anything other than 'Available: NOW' ie it currently says 'Available: 4-6 days' then it's likely sold out and the online system is still updating.

That's what I have observed, at least.
This is correct. Unless it is showing 'in stock', it's gone. And even if it shows in stock and someone else's order is in front of you, you're still not going to get it. This is why I recommend phone orders where they can allocate the stock right there on the call.
 

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If you’re in the market for a mini pc, they’ve got a lot of the NUC8i7INH model. Last week they were at $550 or so and now they’ve started dropping, currently at $460.

https://m.cdw.com/search/?outlet=1&key=nuc8 &cm_sp=cdwoutlet-_-search-_-search+all

these are the ones with i7-8565u, 8gb of Non-upgradable ram and a 2gb Radeon 540x onboard.

imo at current prices they’re not worth it, and anything with 8gb non-upgradable is a hard sell to me anyways, but if the prices drop the way they usually do you might be able to scoop one up for cheap. So maybe put it on your radar if you think you might be interested.

(I ordered the i3 one that was listed at $160, couldn’t pass that up).
 
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