There’s still one new Sony DRU-810A left in the Staples at 1531 Rockville Pike as of 90 minutes ago. It’s on the shelf behind a couple of DRU-830A’s. Unless someone’s opened the box and switched the drive, this one is an 810A (the one that can be crossflashed to a Benq 1640), not an 810 AR (Benq 1650). See this thread for tips on how th tell the difference.
The manager scanned the price for me and said it’s clearance priced at $49.50 and there’s still a $20 Sony rebate available on this drive through January 6, 2007.
And to make the deal even sweeter, I’ll send a link for an unused 16 digit Staples $10 off $40 in-store printable coupon to the first member who sends me a PM saying where they are comming from (must be within reasonable driving distance of the Rockville store) and swearing that they will go grab this drive tomorrow.
So the deal is $49.50 + $2.47 Md tax - $10 coupon - $20 MIR = $21.97 final cost.
I’ve seen this drive sitting there every time I’ve been in the store for the last 3 weeks and I can’t understand why no one has snagged it yet.
I hope it finds a home with some deserving CD Freaks member on a budget…