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It pays to look at the details

Yesterday I decided to purchase an external back up drive for my computers. I was on my way to Best Buy and thought I would check out Walmart since it was on the way.
Walmart had two stacks of Seagate GoFlex 2TB USB3 systems, one stack was marked $139.95 and her other was marked $89.00. I checked the tags and the SKU number on the $89.00 tag matched the one on the box of the drive.
When I went to check out the price came up as $139.95. I told the clerk that the tag was marked $89.00, and insisted that my cost should be $89.00. So after going through three clerks/manager, they let me have it for the $89.00 price. ( They quickly removed the $89.00 price tag).
Best Buy also had the same unit at $139.95.
$50.00 off the price! It pays to look closely!
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Dont you just love walmart workers sometimes! i think they are the ones who give us consumers the best prices even when they don't mean to. LOL... NICE find scr38

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TB's of storage now. Incredible. In 1990 I started out with a 20MB hard drive and a 2400 baud modem.

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TB's of storage now. Incredible. In 1990 I started out with a 20MB hard drive and a 2400 baud modem.
My first computer was a Radio Shack TRS-80. It came with 4K of ram, no hard drive and a 4 Mhz Z80 processor. You could get a external hard drive, a very large 5 M unit for about $4500.00. When I could afford it I upgraded to 16K ram (cost $110.00). I thought I could never use all that memory!
This computer has 8 gig ram, plus the video ram, 1 TB internal drive and 2 TB external and a quad core processor.
All of you are probably too young to remember when 640 K ram was the maximum on the old DOS machines.
I have worked my way through Basic, CPM, all the versions of DOS and all versions of Windows, now running Windows 7.
Of course, as soon as I finish building a new computer it is already outdated!
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My first computer was a Radio Shack TRS-80. It came with 4K of ram, no hard drive and a 4 Mhz Z80 processor. You could get a external hard drive, a very large 5 M unit for about $4500.00. When I could afford it I upgraded to 16K ram (cost $110.00). I thought I could never use all that memory!
This computer has 8 gig ram, plus the video ram, 1 TB internal drive and 2 TB external and a quad core processor.
All of you are probably too young to remember when 640 K ram was the maximum on the old DOS machines.
I have worked my way through Basic, CPM, all the versions of DOS and all versions of Windows, now running Windows 7.
Of course, as soon as I finish building a new computer it is already outdated!
I remember when you had to load the operating system via the big 9' floppy disk and then the program. I though I was the shiggity with my 386. It used to take up an entire server room to do what my laptop does now. Crazy, but I love the advancements of technology!



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My first computer was a Radio Shack TRS-80.
That's funny... I had that same one. Played with it for about 2 days then took it back because I had no clue what to do. It was my first computer and I thought - I'll never get the hang of this.

I guess that was 1986 or 87. Today... I am a Senior Systems Engineer. lol.

I think what really spurred my learning ,was that I brought up a WWIV BBS around 1990 when I lived in Alaska. For those that don't know what a BBS is... they were basically the internet, before today's modern internet. You could call the BBS from your modem, log in and leave messages on forums, e-mails between users, and play some games with very crude graphics. Trade Wars was one of my favorites. Ran that BBS on an overclocked 286 system.

BTW, the GoFlex external storage drive you mention in your first post, is on sale at BestBuy for Black Friday... $99 for the USB3 4TB model.

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