A SCREAMING BARGAIN @ Officeworks Acer Aspire 3627WXMI $500 after cashback

30 June 2007

This is one of those - I nearly crapped myself finds. Officeworks have this in the clearance bin for $649. This is still selling in the $1000 to $1300 range elsewhere.

Go Clearance Bin > 50% off > Tech Products

Its not the words greatest computer but for this price you could spec it up and still be miles ahead. Nice bargain.

Details:
# Processor : Intel Pentium M 725A 1.6GHz
# RAM : 256MB DDR2 533MHz
# Hard Drive : 60 GB
# Screen : 14.1" WXGA
# Graphics : Integrated graphics with up to 64MB shared memory
# Other Drives : DVD±RW
# Communications : 56 kbps modem, 10/100 LAN, 802.11 b/g Wireless LAN
# Ports/Slots : 3 x USB 2.0
# Software : Windows XP Home
# Battery : 6 Cell Lithium-Ion
# 12 Month Manufacturers Warranty

Rebate:
http://www.shopacer.com.au/ecprod/ACA/Projects/CashBack/SelectedProgram?id=184&program_name=Aspire%203627-3627WXMi%20(N116)&product_line_of_sku=2000&cashback_amount=149&claim_deadline=14&entity=0030
- holdenmg

(Choose between a $150 rebate or a Additional 2 years extended warranty).
- holdenmg

Oops, make that $149 Cashback. Thanks Acer!
- holdenmg

51 comments

  • sandgroper
    Yep, voted hot. Stick some more ram in there and its quite respectabel the Pentium M 725A 1.6GHz is a nice cpu still, well found Sir!
  • admin EDITOR
    yea - its not a bad spec for the price - except the poxy amount of RAM. You should be able to drop a gig of RAM into it for $60 - $100 and if you were really keen get an upgrade to vista.
  • sandgroper
    Id forget Vista for the moment until SP1 is released, this will work very nicely with XP :)
  • admin EDITOR
    I dont really get the whole - gotta have Vista thing either although I'm speaking from a position of ignorance never having used it.....
  • sandgroper
    I have Premium, business and Ultimate here and they all act like big sponges for cpu power and ram. I like the prettyness and some of the features but cant spare the time for things to happen! XP is still on all my kit here with Vista as an alternate for when I have a few hrs to waste.
  • nod
    I am still using XP -- want Vista to have a clean out of all its buggy friends before I take the plunge And I do not see the use in having something that is so power hungry
  • sakinah
    where is the deal? i clicked the link but could not find that laptop. sorry im new here
  • Emma EDITOR
    sakinah;8430
    where is the deal? i clicked the link but could not find that laptop. sorry im new here
    Hi ya!! Welcome to BuckScoop! When you go through to officeworks, stick 3627WXMI in the search box, and the lappy will come up :)
  • admin EDITOR
    holdenmg - your a legend I had a look on the acer site about 2 hours ago and couldnt find one ---- I was in the wrong place. sakinah - you need to go to the main officeworks site - on the right hand side is the link to the 'clearance' section. Once your in the clearance section select on the left hand side - 50% Off and then Tech Products on the submenu. How much of a bargain is that you can get this for $500 .........! Thanks Holdenmg
  • diider
    Grrr.officeworks' website is down!
  • nod
    down for maintenance probably.... or they are all in bed asleep :D
  • nod
    no its an 'office clean up and renovation' :confused:
  • diider
    I wonder what that really means?
  • nod
    hehehehehe not sure But I suspect it will be back soon And I rudely forgot to say WELCOME TO BUCKSCOOP SAKINAH :flowers: You can't easily deep link into officeworks so you need to go the long way round described by Admin
  • diider
    Man,i stayed up till 530 for zazzmania and woke up at 10!!!!!!!! Oh so tired now... laptop,tempting.need it?i guess not.
  • admin EDITOR
    :D - at 500 bucks .........its stupidly cheap. You get anything off zazzmania ? murphys lore - just when there's a bargain around they decide to stuff around and clean up the site..........!
  • diider
    screw murphys law. i bought on behalf of the bro a plantronics bluetooth headset.pretty decent cus it had free shipping.contemplated on digimate V for so long(it now plays mp3,mpeg, got a picture viewer and everything)and before i knew it. it was outta stock. bette r for the wallet i guess. at 500 bucks u cant go wrong i guess., i bought my compaq core duo in january for $1200 overseas and I wouldnt mind a backup one or even get one for the bf :)
  • nod
    what did you pay for the plantronics headset Diider?
  • diider
    116 i think it was nod.that reminds me nod, i got a noddy plush toy from borders today at 75% for the nephew:P
  • nod
    :D Awesome....I have thought many times about getting them for my nephews too but I have always resisted 75% off is a bargain though :) I thought ]this plantronics headset was a bargain.. not sure if Mwave still have it though
  • diider
    I really need to stop looking at the bargains on here .. First thing I do in the morning, Firefox,click. Within 2 ms , enter buck............. awesome. arrow down. buckscoop.com.au/forums turns up. me thinks to self. awesome deals. then i check my email.. it's a compliment btw :P
  • admin EDITOR
    :D :D - that got a good laugh diider
  • nod
    Ah :w00t: we love it.... deal hunting and compliments that is......Not that we want to send you all into debt ;)
  • diider
    Heh, the bf loiters around these forums too.but i dont think he's got an account. but yeah,reflexes ! buckscoop is always the first thing i look at when i wake up. i had this forum as my homepage for a while but seemed a bit weird for me to be hanging out here rather than my usual fashion forums .. hehehe gotta love the bargains tho :D
  • diider
    Sign you're too hooked on buckscoop: 1.Credit card maxed out and you really don't care. Not when you are getting good bargains- CHECKED
  • nod
    I have to resist very very hard sometimes not to get the old CC out ... the BIG downside to posting on here all the time :(
  • diider
    I know what u mean nod... Grrr. it shits me sometimes knowing that there is something i want and not being able to afford it.. but yeah im a nerdy/geeky/fashion-conscious girl. man,that's a long one. I love my gadgets and clothes. My brother goes, U CANT BE BOTH ! But yeah,what does he know :P And yeah he now peeps in here occasionally no thanks to me :P
  • nod
    but yeah im a nerdy/geeky/fashion-conscious girl. man,that's a long one. I love my gadgets and clothes. My brother goes, U CANT BE BOTH !
    Well I will have to admit that is an usual combo .. :D ..... but why would you want to follow convention anyway ;)
  • diider
    hehehe exactly . but being both means that it puts maximum strain on my poor wallet :(:(.. but it feels good when someone tries to tell u how great their products are(esp at Harvey Norman) and you are just silently thinking, "yeah right, ive done my homework, that isnt compatible with that, but you "THINK" it most likely is.tsk tsk at Sales Assistant". Heh, i am such a smart arse.
  • nod
    LOL :D I think it is essential to do your homework... some sales assistants are useless. And I will have to say that as yet I have not met an overly knowledgable sales assistant in Hardly Normal
  • diider
    hahahah @ Hardly Normal. I had one of em blokes tell me that there are no MAJOR DIFFERENCES between a 1.8ghz and 5.8ghz cordless phone. I just wanted to hit his head twice.
  • Emma EDITOR
    diider;8475
    hahahah @ Hardly Normal. I had one of em blokes tell me that there are no MAJOR DIFFERENCES between a 1.8ghz and 5.8ghz cordless phone. I just wanted to hit his head twice.
    You should have hit him 4.0 times. (5.8-1.8) !! Great find on the rebate! What an amazing bargain this thread is!!! :D
  • diider
    jayne, a smartie hey :P:P Man, i went, "are u serious?" he goes :"ive been in the field for XX years blah" and i was like right, obviously your knowledge span stopped 20 yrs ago... (under my breath of course)
  • diider
    Omg The Site Is Back. But How Come It Says In Nsw Only? Help Anyoneeeeeeeeeeee?
  • nod
    :( does too But I put in a perth addie and it is asking for my CC details? So I would go ahead and put the order thru and see... :confused: I do not see why they would not send it to other states. Just seen that it is sold out.. :( showing as not available for back order Not sure if that is cos I have the WA delivery addie or not Anyone with a NSW addie can you try to order and let me know what they say Off to bed now :)
  • boeingboy787
    diider;8471
    I know what u mean nod... Grrr. it shits me sometimes knowing that there is something i want and not being able to afford it.. but yeah im a nerdy/geeky/fashion-conscious girl. man,that's a long one. I love my gadgets and clothes. My brother goes, U CANT BE BOTH ! But yeah,what does he know :P And yeah he now peeps in here occasionally no thanks to me :P
    suki says you should spend more time with the bwears instead of digging the bargain bins.
  • admin EDITOR
    02/07 - I've just unexpired this deal as Officeworks is showing 1 in stock when I try to order. Who wants a second chance..... :)
  • diider
    It's all GONE :(
  • admin EDITOR
    you sure diider ?? I'm still seeing it listed and when I went through before it took me right to payment showing one in stock.
  • admin EDITOR
    I just put another one in the basket and it took me through again saying that thay were available. I'm wondering whether its because I've registered with a Sydney address - seeing as they're supposed to be restricted to Sydney - sorry NSW.
  • diider
    Awww no wonder. Im in Melbourne hence why that happens. How am I suppose to get one with a Melbourne address? :( :(
  • admin EDITOR
    I dont get why its restricted to a Sydney address. Its dumb. Its not even pick up only.... they ship it to you. You know anyone in NSW you can have it delivered to?
  • diider
    exactly what i thought admin. im more than happy to pay for shipping. no i dont know anyone in sydney :(. my cousins already moved back to WA so yeah :(
  • admin EDITOR
    scumbags ..........! Its such a steamer of a price as well.
  • diider
    I know! Im getting a bit upset. Im going thru my phonebook and see if I could pay someone to receive it and send it to me!
  • admin EDITOR
    something I might check out for you - not for this one - but in case we ever have these sorts of things come up is who would mail forward things. I know you can get them out in the US - so there's got to be ones around here.
  • enthusiast
    This deal is still advertised on the Officeworks site. I just e-mailed them to see if they're getting more stock of this unit. Will let you know the reply! Has anyone successfully purchased this item yet - and with a delivery address in NSW or outside NSW?
  • admin EDITOR
    we've tried with addresses outside NSW enthusiast and it comes up with 'Out of Stock'. I recreated an account with a NSW address and it took me right the way through to the credit card details step - so as far as we can tell its valid in NSW.
  • enthusiast
    admin, how recently did you try that? Also, got a reply from Officeworks: "Thankyou for your e-mail. Unfortunately no more stock of this item is available as it has been upgraded by Acer. You can other Acer notebooks online by typing the word 'Acer' into the "Find Products" field." Get them while you can, if you still can!!
  • admin EDITOR
    it was a good couple of days ago enthusiast. Shame its a finished thing. That really was a bargain.

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