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Hot2Trot
03-30-2007, 09:19 AM
So, I am looking for a lot of 50 - 100 floppy disks, but I am not familiar with any legitimate auctioneers other than EBay and Amazon.

I checked these out already but I suspect their prices are mostly mark-up;

What wholesale / lot site might you direct me to shop for quality floppy disks ?

Please keep in mind that I am trying to get the highest quality for the lowest price, something like Sony, without paying an arm and a leg.

Thanks you guys.

:flirt:

lunchbox
03-30-2007, 11:36 AM
newegg gets like 90% of my business. I use froogle a lot as well to make sure I'm getting the best deal.

online: www.newegg.com www.provantage.com www.sparco.com www.buy.com

store front: Fry's (www.outpost.com) Micro Center (www.microcenter.com)

Hot2Trot
03-30-2007, 11:54 AM
Off I go to investigate :detective: .

And you provided so many links :blush: ;

Thanks LunchBox !

:flirt:

xdamage
03-30-2007, 07:43 PM
Newegg is awesome - highly recommended. I buy pretty much all of my computer parts from them.

Casual Observer
03-30-2007, 08:14 PM
Newegg is the only place I shop.

But who the hell uses floppy disks anymore?

WoodyLV
03-31-2007, 01:12 PM
as long as you dont have to return anything to newegg, if you do - good luck.

i prefer buy.com they are great.

but yeah - get a usb stick lol.

I_luv_dancers!
03-31-2007, 05:22 PM
I often use pricewatch.com - it's sort of a clearinghouse for a bunch of vendors.

If you're only looking at 50 or 100 name brand floppies, just go to Staples or Office Depot. You're not going to save that much shopping on the internet. It's not worth spending the time comparing prices.

What in the world do you want floppies for anyway? They're obsolete, and a lot of computers don't even come with floppy drives any more.

Mikecp421
03-31-2007, 06:13 PM
another vote for NEWEGG!!

Casual Observer
04-01-2007, 01:59 PM
as long as you dont have to return anything to newegg, if you do - good luck.

Never even been charged a restock fee on an item I couldn't use there. Their service even works through the online chat applet they have. It's pretty slick.

lestat1
04-10-2007, 08:08 PM
Another vote for www.newegg.com

Cheap, fast, reviews, better info than most sites (although I still end up researching at the manufacturer's page, to which they happen to have a link).

I recently had a defective monitor that I had to return. I had to pay to ship it (~$20.00), but other than that they got it and then sent me a replacement that works fine.

xdamage
04-11-2007, 07:09 AM
I've had good luck with returns with them, and like C.O., they have waived the restock fee on an item I could not use. Shipments have always been timely, and they keep you informed via emails of what is happening with your order (as well as when they receive your returned items, and have credited your account). But I agree, if you just need floppies, I'd just go down to Staples and pick up a box.

erotictonic
09-30-2007, 03:36 AM
newegg

Sh0t
09-30-2007, 09:01 AM
I check all the sites like fatwallet and various forums to see if there are any specials going on on what I'm looking for or just to browse.

Newegg is heavenly but I'd say I use them only about half the time.

Ferret
12-04-2007, 11:38 AM
Non mail order: Fry's Electronics and MicroCenter or the fanatastic little MicroByte stores in Canada.

Hot2Trot
05-09-2008, 08:10 AM
But who the hell uses floppy disks anymore?


What in the world do you want floppies for anyway? They're obsolete, and a lot of computers don't even come with floppy drives any more.

LoL! Just read this- You guys are great.



but yeah - get a usb stick lol.
:blush: .
That I have.


Thanks for all of your replies guys.


:flirt: .

Pulsenflow
05-10-2008, 08:01 PM
If you know exactly what you want, check http://www.pricewatch.com