$191 64gb Vivotab Note 8, get going!

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  1. spinedoc77

    spinedoc77 Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Hey guys, I just bought a Vivotab Note 8 for $191 and thought I'd share the deal with you guys. I know there are digitizer issues but for this price I don't mind if Asus fixes it and keeps it for a month. Also it seems there is an updated cable that fixes the digitizer issues. Worst case I'll throw squaretrade on it so I'm safe for 2 years, although I doubt I'll keep it that long.

    Amazon has these for $229 here: Amazon.com : ASUS VivoTab Note M80TA-C1-BK 8" Tablet with Integrated Professional Wacom Stylus, 64GB : Computers & Accessories

    On top of that Staples will offer 110% price match guarantee for back to school, make sure you clarify that this is sold and shipped from Amazon themselves so they have to honor this. They have it listed for $403 with free shipping. After the 20% off, and after tax my total came out to $191.61 in NJ.

    Have fun!!
     
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  2. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    I wonder what caused them to drop the price like that? Are the digitizer problems hurting sales?
     
  3. Mesosphere

    Mesosphere Geek. Senior Member

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    Yea, my friend found that and bought one a couple hours ago. She said it was $100 price drop from what she had in her cart.
     
  4. hollo

    hollo Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Thanks for the tips! Though it didn't come down that low for me. Where did you get that extra 20%? They only did 10% of difference.

    :thumbsup:
     
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  5. jb82

    jb82 Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Tried to get staples to price match online since I cannot leave the house today. They said my request was submitted to some department to check it out and it will be looked into within 3-4 hours. I doubt that is going to work out so ended up buying on amazon. Still a good price if it wasn't for the 2-4 week delivery but hopefully that is because it is for a new batch of working digitizers units - one can hope...

    Amazon are always fantastic for returns so I am willing to pay a premium for that considering the fail rate of these.

    Thanks for the heads up. I was seriously considering trying this one for the third time but the price was putting me off. Got a dell venue pro 8 for $130 but the pen is rubbish. At over double the price i'd rather put up with a rubbish pen but for $70 or so extra it is worth another shot.
     
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  6. spinedoc77

    spinedoc77 Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    That's odd, they did mine right away over chat. Staples specifically mentions Amazon.com so this is as legitimate of a price match as you can get.
     
  7. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    Wouldn't it be funny if our griping is responsible for driving the price down just when Asus solved our concerns?
     
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    connman Scribbler - Standard Member

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    I have a sneaking suspicion that Asus will cease production of these puppies very shortly.

    Or there is a brand new revision coming and they are clearing stock.

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  9. spinedoc77

    spinedoc77 Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    I wouldn't be surprised at a brand new revision.

    edit: If this was the case though, why is Amazon the only one with it cheap? Staples still has it at $403, MS store at $339, etc. Amazon is now sold out and it's back to $339.
     
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  10. e-schreiber

    e-schreiber ƒ(x) / fashion Senior Member

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    I wouldn't be surprised with a brand new revision and a different flaw.... Welcome to Asus.
     
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