BenQ DW1650 is now available in Los Angeles

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#1

Good news: One of the distributors has received 5700+ grey OEM and 4300+ black OEM drives today, all in the L.A. warehouse. Both colors are priced at $38. Give online retailers like shop4tech.com a couple of days to reflect availability, and get ready to order yours next week.


#2

sweet, when will retail be available?


#3

Don’t know, but doesn’t look like anytime soon, since it’s not listed yet. [Newegg may get some retail drives independently.]


#4

If they have in warehouse then why don’t they put it in the market?.


#5

They just arrived, so it’s up to retailers to notice availability and set a price. The distributor would be more than happy to get rid of all of them tomorrow. 10,080 is a lot of drives.


#6

Grey drives? Or do you mean beige?


#7

open season on the new Benq dw1650 :clap: …over priced but I’m sure you can get it cheaper somewhere else.
http://www.computerhq.com/BENQ_16X_DVDRW_DW1650_BLACK_BULK/DW1650_BLACK_BULK/products/partinfo-id-578305.html


#8

55 $ is about 48 €. Roughly the same price like in Germany. Taxes included.

Michael


#9

BenQ lists the color name as COOLGREY, but it is close to the official beige color.


#10

$55 is way, way overpriced, especially with additional shipping cost. Given the $38 distributor price and abundant supply, most online prices should settle in the $38-42 range very soon.


#11

Taxes included?
That would be only 35€ here. No chance to get an up-to-date drive for that money.
These are online prices in Germany (including taxes, shipping not included):
http://www.geizhals.at/deutschland/?fs=Benq+DW+1650
1 € is about 1,15-1,20 US$

Michael


#12

That is the good news Agent thanks.


#13

DW1650 inventory in the L.A. warehouse:

Monday morning: 5760 beige, 4320 black.
Monday night: 5399 beige, 3869 black.

361 beige, 451 black sold. Not bad for one day.


#14

lets hope newegg was the buyer.lol.


#15

http://www.casepo.com/product.asp?pID=59824&c=211415

I just might have to order one now… $36.50 on this site…


#16

Anybody done business with this company?


#17

Apparently, nobody who cared to tell about it: http://www.resellerratings.com/seller9452.html


#18

Thanks agent009. I guess I’ll give Newegg a few more days. :bigsmile:


#19

If you didn’t order soon after this post you’ll have to
pay 6 bucks more. They just raised the price to $42.34
plus shipping.


#20

I got distracted when I saw something shiny and forgot to order, lol…

I’ll probably just wait for newegg to get it as well. Should be any day now, I think…