PNY 6800 Ultra for $350 from CompUSA (YMMV) from 6/27 to 7/3

MrE

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Guess the only thing to do is flood the CompUSA phone lines come July 1st! :D Seriously, that GT at $280 is just what the budget ordered.

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nkeney

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I don't know why you say it ain't gonna happen. I was able to pre-order my PNY Geforce 6800 GT today for 280 + tax. I suppose I got lucky. You just have to find the right guy to work with. Anyways, good luck everyone. It certainly is a mighty good deal for a retail card. I can't wait. Even if the card comes out in 2 weeks, I think it's well worth the wait for the price I am paying.
 

KaCaBUla

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its not going to happen period. i work for cusa and they are not doing any discount for items we dont have. it may be out on the 1st but we in the retail stores WILL NOT GET THEM untill a week later. sorry to break anyones heart. but thats how it is. :(
 

CSx-2011

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It will happen.. Tons of people have been getting it.

Explain that you are trying to pre pay for a video card. The 6800 Ultra/GT/(6800)

"wow, 30% off all PNY video cards. great sale!"

Pay with a credit card or (hassle with various levels of a strange staffing scheme.

A good customer deserves a good manager/salesperson/rep.


Now support your local compusa because they have the potential to shift their market strategy. Thank them, they will thank you.
 

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thanks for the info CSx-2011. im probally going to go just before they open the doors on july 1st. and hope for the best heh. i wonder if that "30% off all PNY cards" was in sundays newspaper so i can bring in the ad just incase they dont see it happening.
 

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I will be waiting for my phone call.... :D

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Dan UCF

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Yes more receipt postings would be nice. Anyone in Florida or surrounding states able to pre-order a GT?
 

[RCKY] Thor

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Just prepaid for a GT at the 44 and Lindbergh KompUSSR here in Saint Louis. Total cost:299 after tax.

The other 2 stores I went to said no, one outright, and one let me reserve a card, and said I could get the deal if it came in before saturday closing.

Also, as of this morning, the Ultra's have been changed to a web sale item only! This means that the stores will not be getting them in, and thus, the deal is not valid on them!
 

Davmx

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ARG ! the one here in GA, they have no freaking clue when its gonna get shipment of 6800's. The one I spoke to doesnt even have a clue what 6800 is :mad:
 

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I went to the one in Fresno, CA yesterday.

Everything was going fine, they didn't try to refuse my pre-purchase or anything. The guy helping me was very nice. I was about ready to pay, but then he said he couldn't do it, because it was a special item and it was out of stock.

He gave me his card and said to call back before saturday to see if any come in. I have a feeling if I go in and talk to him again he might be able to cut me a deal.

*hoping* :( :)
 

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Okay boys and girls, I worked for CompUSA for 5 years as an Operations manager and a Sales manager. I just left them a couple months ago...

It all comes down to who you talk to. There are certain items that they are not supposed to allow pre-orders on but most of the time if you talk to the right person they will do it anyway. Don't call around as that will make them think to much....(trust me..) just go into your local store, ask if they have them in stock. When they say no ('cause they will) let them know that you want to take advantage of their great sale and pre-pay for a video card. If you are really wanting it ask them about their replacement plan (warranty). That will get their attention. :) and may increase their eagerness to work with you. If you get the old "we don't pre-pay for things..." just ask if you could speak to their sales manager.

If you are nice and not rude you should get your card. You may end up buying the replacement plan just to make things go well but always remember that they are fully refundable for 14 days after purchase. :)

Anyway... good luck!!

....I'm off to call some 'old friends and get me my 30%.... lol
 

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bobwrong said:
Okay boys and girls, I worked for CompUSA for 5 years as an Operations manager and a Sales manager. I just left them a couple months ago...

It all comes down to who you talk to. There are certain items that they are not supposed to allow pre-orders on but most of the time if you talk to the right person they will do it anyway. Don't call around as that will make them think to much....(trust me..) just go into your local store, ask if they have them in stock. When they say no ('cause they will) let them know that you want to take advantage of their great sale and pre-pay for a video card. If you are really wanting it ask them about their replacement plan (warranty). That will get their attention. :) and may increase their eagerness to work with you. If you get the old "we don't pre-pay for things..." just ask if you could speak to their sales manager.

If you are nice and not rude you should get your card. You may end up buying the replacement plan just to make things go well but always remember that they are fully refundable for 14 days after purchase. :)

Anyway... good luck!!

....I'm off to call some 'old friends and get me my 30%.... lol



Hey, I see that you're from Modesto.. did you work at the Fresno Compusa?

I'll take your advice.. and try again today! :)
 

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yup, definetly mention the replacement plan. BTW, how much is it for a 280 dollar item, such as the GT? Need to know how much money to have, heh.

I worked for BB for a few months, and he's right: Talk about the replacement plan, and they'll be your best friend in life until you leave ;)
 

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Well, as of 9:07am, neither of the Orlando, FL stores have them in stock today. Guess I will go and try and do a pre-sale one more time today at the I haven't been too yet.

I hate waiting!
 

Dan UCF

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if your successful at either altamonte or orlando let me know asap! :D
please
 

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Failed at the Altamonte Springs store. Manager said "We don't give rain checks on items that we have never even had in stock."

The guy in the Orlando store said he couldn't do it either.

Orlando is such a "proper" town when it comes to companies following there own rules....GRRRRRR!

He checked and couldn't even find that they were being shipped. He did say that if they received them before the 3rd that they would honer the discount.

I was going to try and get two to help out some other unfortunate sole that can't get one either, but oh well.

Anyone able to get a second one that I can PayPal $$$ to for the cost and for shipping?

Such is life, I guess I'll just wait for PCI express to arrive, which was my original plan.
 

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mdaniel said:
Failed at the Altamonte Springs store. Manager said "We don't give rain checks on items that we have never even had in stock."

The guy in the Orlando store said he couldn't do it either.

Did you ask at the business sales desk at Altamonte or did you go to customer service?
 

OriginalReaper

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i posted this in the video card forum:

I called my CompUSA and you could tell she just used the web site's navigation (she asked me for the item # if I knew it, then the name, then my zip code.)

Not in stock, she says. She couldn't tell me wether it sold out or if it hadn't arrived.

All of their other PNY items are extremely overpriced and aren't even worth it.
 

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I just got back from the 2 stores over here in Hawaii. I got shafted at both. :(
Basicaly they said that the GFUltra was A09 or something and they would not be getting it and I couldn't prepay or preorder or raincheck it. The GFGT they said they may be getting it but it wasn't even on order yet so they couldn't do anything. I spoke with a few people at both stores and nobody wanted to help me take advantage of this great deal. Oh well... I really wanted a x800 anyways, back to the original plan.
 

Hotdog

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Ditto, got shafted :(

General manager said no to me after being called over, heh, so no where else I could go!

Oh well. Still got an order in for an x800xt, should be here 7/8 from gateway :) Pray for me :p
 

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I showed up at the Comp USA in Altamonte, FL at 9:00am today.

I went to the business section and told the guy that I wanted to order either the 6800 Ultra or the GT model. he (like many others) said that the Ultra couldnt be ordered because of blah, blah, blah and even more blahs.... but he did say that he could order the GT for me so I told him to order me 3 cards.

everything was going smoothly until I mentioned the 30% thing and thats when everything came to a screaching hault. at first, the clown thought that the $399 pricetag already included the 30% off ( :rolleyes: ) but I told him no it didnt. so he then said that he'd have to check with a manager.

he comes back a few minutes later and said:

"I'm sorry sir but........................."

I said: "look, dont even bother. I've heard the same bullshit speach many times over....."

he said: "well sir, my manager said that he just cant do the 30% off because....."

I said: "okay well, heaven forbid that Comp USA honors what it advertises as in its freakin' written in black letters on the back page of YOUR WEEKLY AD: 30% ALL PNY CARDS!"

he then said: "well sir, I'm sorry but................"

I said: "save your breath man, I dont wanna hear ya'lls petty excuses. they got old a long time ago......"

case closed, no 6800 ordered. oh well, I wouldve considered that trip a complete waste of time but I did manage to get a SB5100 cable modem at Circuit City for something like $25 after rebates and PMing so I was still in a pretty good mood.
 

djnes

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I'm having deja vu here. I went through the same run around with Best Buy when the Ti4600s were available for $180 or something because of their pre-order pricing.
 

mdaniel

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I'm taking this as a sign that I need to wait until a little longer and get a pci-express version when I upgrade to an A64 939 setup. But I doubt I'll give CompUSA my hard earned money when I do.
 

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[RCKY] Thor said:
Just prepaid for a GT at the 44 and Lindbergh KompUSSR here in Saint Louis. Total cost:299 after tax.

The other 2 stores I went to said no, one outright, and one let me reserve a card, and said I could get the deal if it came in before saturday closing.

Also, as of this morning, the Ultra's have been changed to a web sale item only! This means that the stores will not be getting them in, and thus, the deal is not valid on them!

Dirty bastards shot me down. The manager was polite she explained they weren't sure if they will even get the cards. They said anybody that prepurchased would get a call to come in for a refund. I think I muttered bullshit as I walked out.
 

Dan UCF

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All us Orlando guys should get together and contact the BBB that Comp USA isn't honoring their printed coupons. Or maybe thats over exagerating. Either way I still want a new video card at a decent price. :p
 
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Just got off the phone 2 hours ago with the local store manager here in Phoenix. He said they do not sell the 6800 Ultra yet and that they won't take preorders, rainchecks, etc. He said that he received a company email in regards to this stance yesterday, so apparently they are aware of what we are trying.....
 

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I tried to pre-order one today in Boise today too, and no-go. I ended up stuck with a X800 as a replacement with my TAP program. I'm just going to sell it off and buy one elsewhere myself.
 

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Dan UCF said:
All us Orlando guys should get together and contact the BBB that Comp USA isn't honoring their printed coupons. Or maybe thats over exagerating. Either way I still want a new video card at a decent price. :p

I actually wont give Crap USA the satisfaction of letting them see me get pissed anymore because I figure if they do, then they will win that round and that isnt happening. so I'll just consider this deal another one that got away and it'll be another six months or so before I step foot in another one of their stores again.
 

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ozziegn said:
I showed up at the Comp USA in Altamonte, FL at 9:00am today.

I went to the business section and told the guy that I wanted to order either the 6800 Ultra or the GT model. he (like many others) said that the Ultra couldnt be ordered because of blah, blah, blah and even more blahs.... but he did say that he could order the GT for me so I told him to order me 3 cards.

everything was going smoothly until I mentioned the 30% thing and thats when everything came to a screaching hault. at first, the clown thought that the $399 pricetag already included the 30% off ( :rolleyes: ) but I told him no it didnt. so he then said that he'd have to check with a manager.

he comes back a few minutes later and said:

"I'm sorry sir but........................."

I said: "look, dont even bother. I've heard the same bullshit speach many times over....."

he said: "well sir, my manager said that he just cant do the 30% off because....."

I said: "okay well, heaven forbid that Comp USA honors what it advertises as in its freakin' written in black letters on the back page of YOUR WEEKLY AD: 30% ALL PNY CARDS!"

he then said: "well sir, I'm sorry but................"

I said: "save your breath man, I dont wanna hear ya'lls petty excuses. they got old a long time ago......"

case closed, no 6800 ordered. oh well, I wouldve considered that trip a complete waste of time but I did manage to get a SB5100 cable modem at Circuit City for something like $25 after rebates and PMing so I was still in a pretty good mood.

i actually work at this store, at was there an hour later, Its not like they DONT want to give you it, their is actually an email sent by corporate saying "There are a group of people from the internet circulating around stores trying to get things at a decent price, DO NOT PRE-ORDER THESE Cards, they will throw a tantrum, blah blah blah" i spoke with my managers about this last week and they even said they cant pre-order it with the 30%. If we have it in stock we will honor, and PS, we should be getting them in yesterday or today ;)
 

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falsexfate said:
If we have it in stock we will honor, and PS, we should be getting them in yesterday or today ;)


Do'h, I've called about four times, the first person said they were getting some in at 6 o clock friday, the next person said this saturday, anouther said next week, and yet anouther said end of august!

But there are no rainchecks or anything they said... man I wish I could of gotten something. :rolleyes:
 

ozziegn

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dont worry folks.

Crap USA will probably get the cards come Sunday.

right about the same time when the 30% off sale is history. :rolleyes:
 

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Ive got good news for you guys, checked our system today, my store shows 6 on order of the GT's so every store should have some within a week or so ;)
 

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Hell yes. That's all I have to say.

I drove about an hour and a half to rig this deal for myself, planning to buy one for myself, and as many as I could afford to resell afterwards. Well, I got there and got the reacharound from the first salesman I talked to. He said they didn't have any in stock,and that I couldn't order one, or pre-order one for that matter, because they weren't shipping any to the store. BS. :D

Then I went to service and asked to speak to a manager, or top sales representative. So I got the manager, and I told him I was looking to spend a lot of money (attention getter). Then I told him what I wanted and he, was like... whats that? :confused: Then I went into explaining, and he got to looking into it. He first checked stock at the store, and there weren't any in stock. Then he looked to see if they would be getting any, and they would, they just weren't in yet.

So I asked if there was any way to pre-order them before they got in stock. He then said that would be a problem, because they can't have me pay before they have them entered in stock into the system. Had they had them entered in at least one time before, I could. But not now. He then proceeded to try and give me his business card with number and stuff, and wanted my number so he could tell me when they were in stock, and as he was talking, I was just like "No... it's alright, we're from out of town".

Any good business man will do anything to save a sale.

So he's like "Well, wait... how far out of town?" and I told him 3 hours, which was a lie (only 1), and that the only reason that I went was because of the sale going on. Funny, I had to explain to HIM, the sale going on, lol. So he was like... well... here's what I can do for you. Give me your number, and I'll give you mine. I'll award you with the 30% off for when they come in stock, and I'll give you a call right then. He gave me his card with a 30% off sticker on it, and is going to call when they are in stock.

If anyone wants one, let me know, I'll try and hook you up. Email me at singletmat@mchsi.com

It's a beautiful day... :cool:
 

strossos

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falsexfate said:
Ive got good news for you guys, checked our system today, my store shows 6 on order of the GT's so every store should have some within a week or so ;)


Hey, at least 1 out of the four guys I talked to was right about the time the cards were comming in. Sadly I think I still might get them there, thats is if circuitcity doesn't get some in for me to buy at cost, msrp is still alot less than most websites anyways.
 

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i know you guys will probably hate me for saying this, but i have a feeling that most of you who pre-payed in store might not get your cards. I know in our store when we had people pre-pay for ipods our bus. sales team didnt work to well with it. They either had all the stuff sitting around with no one to come in. Or someone on the retail end saw it and grabbed it. So if you did prepay id suggest calling in every day possibly and making sure all is well and your precious ones arent already sold :)

just my 2 cents
 

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strossos said:
Hey, at least 1 out of the four guys I talked to was right about the time the cards were comming in. Sadly I think I still might get them there, thats is if circuitcity doesn't get some in for me to buy at cost, msrp is still alot less than most websites anyways.

dont give Crap USA the satisfaction of buying a GT from them. I know I'm not....

I'm thinking about ordering a BFG 6800 GT from here which would be about the same price I'd be paying locally when sales tax is figured in.

freakin' Crap USA wont be getting a red cent from me anytime in the near future. :mad:
 

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ozziegn said:
dont give Crap USA the satisfaction of buying a GT from them. I know I'm not....

I'm thinking about ordering a BFG 6800 GT from here which would be about the same price I'd be paying locally when sales tax is figured in.

freakin' Crap USA wont be getting a red cent from me anytime in the near future. :mad:
I take it you had a few bad run ins with them. The one good thing about CompUsa and video cards; you have the option of purchasing them on with an upgrade plan. When your card breaks or becomes obselete, you turn it in for a card of equal or lesser value. This would save most of us hundreds of dollars upon every upgrade.
 
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