Availability of NEC/Optiarc drives in Germany

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#1

I know it seems like a silly question to ask, but since the 7200-model-drives,
it is virtually impossible to buy a NEC/Optiarc drive locally anymore. at least
for my hometown (Hamburg, Germany). :confused:

No shop (brick and mortar), and even none of the large electronics chains
(Mediamarkt, Saturn, where I dread to buy from) carries them anymore,
which only leaves me ordering by mail order, that being significantly more
expensive.

LG drives, on the other hand, are available everywhere, shops literally throw
them at you :rolleyes: .

My question to those cdfreaks members from Germany: Do you know why
this is? Maybe Liggy could also add to this mistery (@Liggy: I once read a
comment by you in the heise.de news forums :wink: , do you know why NEC
suddenly dropped out of selling their drives locally?)


#2

I’m not sure if you’re actually looking for an on-line shop in Gemany selling Optiarc drives, but if you are then WeSellCD near Flensburg sell such drives - they currently have the AD-7200A and AD-7200S.


#3

Thank you for providing the shop’s address :slight_smile:

Their return address gave me a chuckle:

Wesellcd.com
Berghofstrasse 17
24955 Harrislee
Danmark
:eek: :smiley:

While I’m sure that DHL/PostDanmark will know how to handle and where
to deliver packages. they seem to be quite off, historically :wink:
Heh, Denmark once began one step out of Hamburg :bigsmile:.


#4

WeSellCD cater (mainly?) to the Danish market, which is probably why they goofed up their address. :bigsmile:


#5

First of all I wouldn’t waste my money at Mediamarkt or Saturn. The prices their are usually way too high.

You should be able to get an Optiarc drive from e.g. Atelco. They also have a shop in Hamburg. While they usually don’t stock Optiarc drives, you can place an order for pickup in their local shop. Used this a few times already myself.


#6

[QUOTE=Liggy;2140183]First of all I wouldn’t waste my money at Mediamarkt or Saturn. The prices their are usually way too high.[/QUOTE]

Hehe :iagree: me neither…

[QUOTE=Liggy;2140183]
You should be able to get an Optiarc drive from e.g. Atelco. They also have a shop in Hamburg. While they usually don’t stock Optiarc drives, you can place an order for pickup in their local shop. Used this a few times already myself.[/QUOTE]

Thanks, I hadn’t thought of Atelco, but that’s a good idea.