Zhu Yong

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Nov 27, 2014 - 2 minute read - Comments - gadget

Crazy Shopping Month

This afternoon, I ordered another gadget from Amazon: SanDisk Extreme PRO 480GB SATA 6.0GB/s 2.5-Inch 7mm Height Solid State Drive (SSD) With 10-Year Warranty- SDSSDXPS-480G-G25

When I start sourcing good SSD deal on Amazon, I was initially looking at Intel 730 480GB, few days back, it was on discount price of US$199.99. Intel SSD has 5 Years international warranty, then I found this SandDisk SSD was selling with 10 Years warranty, someone online said the warranty was international, but I can’t find clear statement. So I contacted Amazon customer service, after confirmed the warranty is international, I asked the customer service can Amazon match the price with other online store. At the time I contact customer service, this 480GB SSD was listed around US$250, the other online store has discount of US$204. The customer service told me Amazon won’t honor any price match. So I think I’d better wait till Friday to see if got big discount. Then to my surprise, 3 minutes later, when I refresh the page, Amazon changed the price to US$204. So I immediately placed the order, and 2 of my colleagues also placed order on this same item.

This month for me is really a crazy shopping month. I have spend a lot on several different online stores:

  • Ordered over S$2000 products from TaoBao, most of the items are for my new BTO HDB house renovation. Some package has not been shipped. I think all those items can only be delivered to my new house around end of Dec.
  • Ordered HHKB from Amazon Japan
  • Ordered LG G Pro 2 at Singapore
  • Ordered new house kitchen sink tap from Amazon. My purchase was US$206, when 25 Nov I received the product, I found Amazon has dropped the price to US$158, so I contacted customer service to refund the price difference. They granted the refund on the spot.
  • Ordered this SanDisk 480GB SSD
  • Ordered XiaoMi Power Bank, still on the way
  • Ordered backup battery for my old LG HD 4x from Aliexpress. Still on the way

Ordered so many items, spending so much in one month just for online shopping. I never done this before, so worth mark it here. :)