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    Good in-store deals???.... from January 9th
    Rig2: 2*e5-26xx (16c/32t @2.4), Asus z9 pe-d8 ws, 32gb ripjawsz under water, rig3 2*e5-26xx (16c/32t @2.4), Supermicro 7047A-T 16GB 1600 ecc reg, on air, Rig4: 2*e5-26xx (16c/32t @3.1), Supermicro x9 DAi 16GB 1600 ecc reg, on air, Rig5: 2*e5-2660 (16c/32t @2.7), Supermicro x9 DRW iF 32GB 1600 ecc reg, on air

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    How dishonest. First, they raise the MSRP of all the processors by $40. Then they give you an instant rebate on their inflated pricing. Yes, you can save a little money. But how despicable, that they mislead the average consumer into believing it's a huge discount when it's not.

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    Day1 week1 price gouging? I think we expect it but you are right ...joe average will be mislead

    I wonder where the price will be in say 3 months
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    It cost me under a grand for three 2600K chips with overnight shipping, so their really screwing people with this $90 in store only savings, and only one chip per customer.

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    LOL now that is true Intel style, and the prices seem to fit a little better with there proven track record.

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    Steve, its the stores screwing everything up and trying to make a fast buck off of people.

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    Ya we just got our retail 2600K chips for under $300 each.

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    Take a good look at that ad, they have the 2600K for $329.99 and also $369.99 lol this ad might be a bunch of crap. Plus they add an $80 in store savings, I find it hard to believe that their selling 2600K chips for $249.99 that would be the price if you deduct $80 from $329.99 I'll have to wait and see how much Newegg sells their 2600K chips for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor_Death View Post
    Steve, its the stores screwing everything up and trying to make a fast buck off of people.
    Doesn't matter how you slice it MRSP is just that, suggested retail price it's not what they have to sell them for

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    True. Economics 101: price can be whatever someone is willing to pay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyguy View Post
    True. Economics 101: price can be whatever someone is willing to pay.
    Bingo

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    I would have paid 350.00 for a 2600K shipped.

    I never seem to get into any great deals; my luck is so bad if Duffer died they would bury me.

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    LMAO, nice.

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    There's no mandatory for retailers to sell the good by MSRP, they can be less or more is up to the retailer. In this case MC decided to sell for $36 more from MSRP.

    What MC did is put the selling price up by $36 then give walk-in customers the saving by $70-$90.

    So the real saving you are getting from MC is $36-$40 if you buy it now and you will pay more at their regular prices after the special is over.

    This is just a marketing strategy to make you thinking the saving is $70-$90.

    Now you know how much you can get these processors, just shop around to see if you can get any better elsewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Earthmonger View Post
    How dishonest. First, they raise the MSRP of all the processors by $40. Then they give you an instant rebate on their inflated pricing. Yes, you can save a little money. But how despicable, that they mislead the average consumer into believing it's a huge discount when it's not.
    To be frank, who cares? The bottom line is the final price. Microcenter has an impeccable reputation in the states and I have 2 within 20 miles of my house!!! They also price match NewEgg, Tiger Direct for me. I love MC!!! I got my I7 930 over a year ago for $200 when everyone else sold it for $279+.
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    Microcenter does this as a lost leader. Obviously, they take low margin and hope the buyer loads up on let's say.... thermalpaste and 90mm fans... LOL.

    On the lighter note, some of the hardware is not a good value at Microcenter. The Sdd's are priced right but in store graphics cars are a little pricey. They make margins up on the lost leaders elsewhere. They run very tight and efficient with a well trained sales staff, IMO.

    If anyone needs anything from Microcenter let me know, I will ship it.
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