If You're Looking For The Pioneer DVR-115D/215D

I found a couple of eBay sellers that have external DVR-X152 drives, which are DVR-115Ds internally:

http://computers.shop.ebay.com/items/External__W0QQBrandZPioneerQQ_catrefZ1QQ_dmptZPCCQ5fDrivesQ5fStorageQ5fInternalQQ_flnZ1QQ_sacatZ96914QQ_ssnZclaimthisQQ_ssovZ1QQ_trksidZp3286Q2ec0Q2em282

http://computers.shop.ebay.com/items/External__W0QQBrandZPioneerQQ_catrefZ1QQ_dmptZPCCQ5fDrivesQ5fStorageQ5fInternalQQ_flnZ1QQ_sacatZ96914QQ_ssnZohisitQQ_ssovZ1QQ_trksidZp3286Q2ec0Q2em282

[QUOTE=negritude;2204102]I found a couple of eBay sellers that have external DVR-X152 drives, which are DVR-115Ds internally:[/QUOTE]

Did the 115D have Lightscribe???

No Labelflop if you crossflash it.

Unless I’m reading it wrong, the drives in the link have Lightscribe, so how could they be 115D’s?

Oh crap! Dangit! Darnit! Dag namit! You’re right. If they have Lightscribe then they can’t be 115s. Good grief. They must be rebadged ASUS drives inside (DVR-113). Sigh. Thanks for catching that. I didn’t even bother to read the description closely. :o

I really hate Pioneer’s model numbering scheme sometimes. :a

http://3btech.net/bepidv20xduf.html
Note part number is DVR-112D

http://www.gearxs.com/gearxs/product_info.php?products_id=10232

No telling what you may get.

OK, this time I think we have a seller that does in fact have some DVR-115s:

http://stores.shop.ebay.com/GearXS__W0QQ_sidZ37465059?_nkw=dvr-115*&submit=Search

[QUOTE=negritude;2213798]OK, this time I think we have a seller that does in fact have some DVR-115s:

http://stores.shop.ebay.com/GearXS__W0QQ_sidZ37465059?_nkw=dvr-115*&submit=Search[/QUOTE]

I am strickley BD these days and have 4 units on my floor that have been barely used.

SASUNG SH-S203
TOSHIBA SH-S183
NEC-ND3650A
SONY CRX301S

I think I gave my 115 to my son.

[QUOTE=negritude;2213798]OK, this time I think we have a seller that does in fact have some DVR-115s:

http://stores.shop.ebay.com/GearXS__W0QQ_sidZ37465059?_nkw=dvr-115*&submit=Search[/QUOTE]

I got my black 215D from them a few weeks back. I called to check first and they claimed they really had them soI took a chance even though I’d had another seller ship me a 216D that I returned at their expense.

A word of warning; the drive came in a very small box less than an inch wider than the drive with only peanuts. There was no protection at all on the sides.

Surprisingly it works fine but the VERY poor packaging is why I didn’t post it here. Probably the worst packaging I’ve ever seen.

I just picked up a beige 215D as a backup from MWAVE. They gave me a $20 coupon on a 1 TB HDD that got canceled. For under $11 shipped, I’ll live with the beige if my black one dies. My 115D and 215D burn far better than the 216D I have.

I check lots of DVR 1910 and 2910 was 116D and 216D from Micro Center :sad:

[QUOTE=negritude;2213798]OK, this time I think we have a seller that does in fact have some DVR-115s:

http://stores.shop.ebay.com/GearXS__W0QQ_sidZ37465059?_nkw=dvr-115*&submit=Search[/QUOTE]

Watch the shipping with these guys, I bought two drives and they gave no discount on shipping, $9.99 each, even though they’re combining the two orders. I haven’t paid for them yet, I’m waiting to see if they answer my email.

[QUOTE=MerlinWerks;2215119]Watch the shipping with these guys, I bought two drives and they gave no discount on shipping, $9.99 each, even though they’re combining the two orders. I haven’t paid for them yet, I’m waiting to see if they answer my email.[/QUOTE]

I looked closer at the listing and they do in fact explicitly state that they have a combined shipping disocunt. Their shipping calculator is right here:

http://chnla.com/r.asp?z=5&p=40000228&i=2881403

Unfortunately, with those drives, it seems that the calculator doesn’t work. Two drives end up being $19.98. Did you check that it wasn’t giving you the right discount before you bid? You should always make sure you know the exact cost of something, including shipping, before placing a bid or buying anything. Always ask first, then buy.

[QUOTE=negritude;2215215]I looked closer at the listing and they do in fact explicitly state that they have a combined shipping disocunt. Their shipping calculator is right here:

http://chnla.com/r.asp?z=5&p=40000228&i=2881403

Unfortunately, with those drives, it seems that the calculator doesn’t work. Two drives end up being $19.98. Did you check that it wasn’t giving you the right discount before you bid? You should always make sure you know the exact cost of something, including shipping, before placing a bid or buying anything. Always ask first, then buy.[/QUOTE]

No, I was being lazy and didn’t check beforehand. It’s certainly my own fault if I get zapped and for assuming they would abide by their own policy. I’m not complaining about it, just passing it along so others don’t make the same mistake :rolleyes:
If all else fails, I’ll see if I can pay for them in a way to make two separate shipments, since that’s what I’m being charged for…

Yo-

Got a backup 115D in silver - can always change out faceplates - these guys are getting rarer and rarer and for $32 shipped - these aren’t a bad deal - thanks [B]negritude[/B] for the great find-eh!!

[QUOTE=bigmike7;2215426]Yo-

Got a backup 115D in silver - can always change out faceplates - these guys are getting rarer and rarer and for $32 shipped - these aren’t a bad deal - thanks [B]negritude[/B] for the great find-eh!![/QUOTE]

They were $18.88 before shipping @ gearxs in the link I gave a week ago.

[QUOTE=gruggs;2215947]They were $18.88 before shipping @ gearxs in the link I gave a week ago.[/QUOTE]

His price includes shipping, and he’s talking about the GearXS eBay store. I didn’t even notice your link until now, because your description was confusing. I thought you were talking about a DVR-112D. You should have been clear and specific (saying things like “…part number is DVR-112D…” and “…no telling what you may get…” is not helpful). They’re OOS at their web site now, but they still have them at their eBay store. Maybe someone can try emailing their eBay store, and seeing if they can get them for the web site price, or you can call them and mention that even though the web site says they are out, they still have some listed on eBay, so they must have some in-stock. It’s only a $3.00 difference, but you might as well try.

One again, here’s a link to the GearXS web site where the same DVR-115D drive is listed for $18.88. This was poorly described before, so I completely ignored it:

http://www.gearxs.com/gearxs/product_info.php?products_id=10232

[QUOTE=negritude;2215963]His price includes shipping, and he’s talking about the GearXS eBay store. I didn’t even notice your link until now, because your description was confusing. I thought you were talking about a DVR-112D. You should have been clear and specific (saying things like “…part number is DVR-112D…” and “…no telling what you may get…” is not helpful). They’re OOS at their web site now, but they still have them at their eBay store.[/QUOTE]

The link for dvr-115d @ 3btech also gave mfg part no dvr-112d when you got to the website. That’s why I said no telling what you may get. Thought I was being helpful by warning everyone. Sorry.

[QUOTE=gruggs;2215975]The link for 3btech gave part no dvr-112 when you got to the website. That’s why I said no telling what you may get. Thought I was being helpful. Sorry.[/QUOTE]

No, I’m sorry if I sounded harsh. I wasn’t trying to beat up on you. I guess that I’m like a lot of folks, that when trying to sift through information on the internet, there are some things that encourage me to click on a link, and other things that make me ignore links. When I saw what you wrote, I just skipped to the next message without even clicking on them. I’m more likely to click on something if someone writes more in the affirmative, or if they describe something more fully. If you had said something like:

“Hey gang, I think I may have found another online vendor with some DVR-115Ds. However, you should note that there appears to be a slight typo in their descripion, where one of the lines says DVR-112D (even though the title and everything else screams 115D). I suggest that before ordering, you call to check and make sure that what they’re actually selling are 115s.”

or

“And here’s another vendor that has some DVR-115Ds for only $18.88 (before shipping). While this looks legit, you know that there have been vendors recently who have substituted 116s for 115s, so call them and make darn sure they actually have 115s. This is a good deal if it’s real.”

…we would have been all over it.

Instead, you were a bit terse and skeptical, and just assumed that we would click the links to find out more, when in fact, we didn’t. Anyway, this just turned out to be a good lesson in how to communicate. :flower:

I thought it would be easier to just click the link and let everyone decide for themselves. Can understand what you mean though. Thank you.

Yo-

FedEx just delivered my 115D - in silver - arrived in good condition - shows manufactured in November 2007 and arrived in great condition-eh!!