Monday, August 09, 2010

Sigh. Always when I'm broke...

"Hi, $VALUED_CUSTOMER! We have a special 1-day deal for you! A Toshiba 640 GB Portable External Hard Drive for sixty-nine bucks! Hurry and act today!"

Yeah, great, Amazon. Where were you a month ago when I needed a cheap, biggish external hard drive and actually had money?

11 comments:

og said...

Tiger direct had a tb one about two weeks ago for $70. Didn't have the cash for it myself, then, either.

Gewehr98 said...

Tam,

I know you're perpetually broke, but let me know if the Cheddarhead Geeks Foundation donation to VFTP Central is operational or not, will you? Really not worried about the money, but am worried about whether I unintentionally sent a klunker to live with one of my favorite blogs...

(Please?)

staghounds said...

If only they worked for macs...

David said...

It's not on your wish list.

Fred said...

I'm in the same boat. I've got a 500gig, but with the amount of pictures I take, I'm always in the market for something big. Eventually the 1T ones will come down right?

Ben said...

Fred,
1T drives can be had for <$80 shipped from Newegg.

Anonymous said...

Hey Tam,
Not really related, but do to a lack of attention on my part I seem to have ended up with an extra copy of Final Fantasy 3 for DS. The price should be right if you are interested.

Anonymous said...

LUCKY GUNNER has 1000 rds of 380 fmj for only $375!

Tam said...

G98,

"I know you're perpetually broke, but let me know if the Cheddarhead Geeks Foundation donation to VFTP Central is operational or not, will you?"

I had booted it up before just to see the pretty lights, but today I finally just unhooked everything from VFTP Command Central and plugged it into The Beast.

It's running tickety-boo and CPU temps are staying in the 111-118 range without too much fan activity.

Now I just need to figure a way to get the data from VFTP Command Central onto this thing.

Les Jones said...

Every time I stroll through the hard drive aisle of a real or virtual store I'm shocked how cheap storage is. Last stroll through Best Buy a terabyte was about a c-note.

Dr_Mike said...

Every morning before work, and every evening when I get home, I check slickdeals.net. They have a wide array of deals. Just keep in mind what you think you want, and buy when a good deal comes along.

Of course, when _want_ switches suddenly to _need_ or worse, _Oh, Sh#t!_, you still have to bite the bullet, buy what you need, and find it on sale the day after it arrives.