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#141 of 153 Jeff D

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Posted August 04 2002 - 06:23 AM

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. =)

#142 of 153 Steve_Ch

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Posted August 04 2002 - 06:57 AM

Has anybody noticed that the "goldbox" looks exactly like the PBS "Antique Roadshow" logo (except that one is red) ?Posted Image

#143 of 153 John Thomas

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Posted August 04 2002 - 09:35 PM

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


#144 of 153 Will_B

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Posted August 09 2002 - 01:52 PM

Ok, I think the magic is gone. If I wanted to be offered junk I don't need, I'd go to a mall.
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#145 of 153 Malcolm R

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Posted August 09 2002 - 02:25 PM

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)!
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#146 of 153 MikeAlletto

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Posted September 16 2002 - 01:14 PM

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

Still it was mostly powertools...
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#147 of 153 Steve_Ch

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Posted September 16 2002 - 01:16 PM

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

#148 of 153 Kenneth Cummings

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Posted September 16 2002 - 01:54 PM

I noticed that since last night...too bad it crappy tools that nobody wants.
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#149 of 153 Andre F

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Posted September 17 2002 - 05:25 AM

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


Yep, I'm getting a good mix of stuff but the only thing I'll really buy is a good DVD for a great price, which is something I never get....
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#150 of 153 Bob-N

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Posted September 17 2002 - 05:38 AM

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!

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#151 of 153 Johnny Angell

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Posted September 19 2002 - 01:38 AM

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However, I did buy the Logitech cordless optical keyboard and mouse for $66.xx out the door.


I had offered to me too, and I bought it. My first purchase from the gold box and it was the first item I was interested in. I get a lot of tools offered to me, never had a DVD offered.
Johnny
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#152 of 153 Marshall W. Carter

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Posted September 20 2002 - 01:17 PM

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...

#153 of 153 Steve_Ch

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Posted September 24 2002 - 05:35 PM

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 monthPosted Image .





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