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The Amazon Gold Box

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Scott Dautel, Jun 24, 2002.

  1. Jeff D

    Jeff D Well-Known Member

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    Last night I checked the box and saw an Epson 1280 color ink jet printer. This is the printer my art dept swears by. I've used it and I've been impressed. The gold box price was $401.... Add to that Epson's $100 rebate and the printer was $301. I'm pretty excited by that. Not that I needed another printer, but I think it will make a nice addition to my Nikon 995 I got in April. =)
     
  2. Steve_Ch

    Steve_Ch Well-Known Member

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    Has anybody noticed that the "goldbox" looks exactly like the PBS "Antique Roadshow" logo (except that one is red) ?[​IMG]
     
  3. John Thomas

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    1. Philips FW-i1000 Internet Audio Compact Stereo System $341.99
    2. Microsoft D66-00021 Wheel Mouse Optical $14.53
    3. Omni Swings n' Things 513 Rope Hammock Chair, Hunter Green $46.79
    4. First Toys $15.99
    5. Handspring Visor Prism $255.46[/list=1]

      Only the Handspring interests me and I can get a better deal than that on it elsewhere. Feh to Gold box.
     
  4. Will_B

    Will_B Well-Known Member

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    Ok, I think the magic is gone. If I wanted to be offered junk I don't need, I'd go to a mall.
     
  5. Malcolm R

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    One of the items that popped up in my Gold Box yesterday was accompanied by text indicating it was sold out. Why bother to offer it in my Gold Box if it's not available? Put in something else (like a DVD)!
     
  6. MikeAlletto

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    Did you all see the gold box now has 15 items in it instead of 5!

    Still it was mostly powertools...
     
  7. Steve_Ch

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    I did not count it, but yes, there's a lot more than 5 items now.
     
  8. Kenneth Cummings

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    I noticed that since last night...too bad it crappy tools that nobody wants.
     
  9. Andre F

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  10. Bob-N

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    Yes, nice mix but no CDs or DVDs for quite a while for me. However, I did buy the Logitech cordless optical keyboard and mouse for $66.xx out the door. I did a pricegrabber on it and it's the best out the door price by $10. It was the second time I've been offered it and I couldn't refuse the second time. On top of that, our current cordless mouse is worn out and it's not tracking well.

    Wish you all good luck in your GB offers!

    Bob
     
  11. Johnny Angell

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  12. Marshall W. Carter

    Marshall W. Carter Well-Known Member

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    A frying pan, weed eater, pressure washer, brad nailer, porcelain place setting, a baby stroller, a Goldstar room air conditioner (thinking of a MST3K line right now), painter, bathroom scale, Epson Stylus 890 printer, nonstick baking sheets, a sunflower doll, a hart-shaped casserole dish, a Leatherman Glacier multitool (at least this one was interesting for 5 seconds) and an orbit sander. At least they all seemed to be in stock.

    The consensus that Amazon's Gold Box is a bust seems to be correct...
     
  13. Steve_Ch

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    OK, you Goldbox faithfuls, I actually saw something good today (unseen before), an ATI All-in-Wonder video card for $116 plus change, with free shipping and most likely some kind of $5 or $10 coupon somewhere, it's about 20% cheaper than the cheapest I've seen over at EBay or PriceGrabber. I have to wait, as I am already over budget (WAY OVER) for toys this month[​IMG] .
     

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