Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop 1000 for $27

2 January 2008

Ever since I scored one of those 24" LCD's for 300, I been looking for a wireless desktop set. Luckily while roaming around at Harvey Norman (Liverpool) I saw the Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop 1000 for sale for $47, marked down from $80. Couple this sale with the 25% cash back offered by Microsoft, and I've scored this set for $27.

19 comments

  • nod
    Well done :D That is a good buy. Let us know how long it takes for you to receive your cash from Microsoft
  • admin EDITOR
    I'll give you a hot on that trevorf - thats a stunning price on it. Best I've found was 40 bucks or so.
  • Bargrin
    i think the same one is in kmart catalouge this week but at $69 http://www.kmart.com.au/catalogue/20080103/large.asp?PageNumber=9
  • nod
    $27 is looking even better :)
  • bigal
    microsoft cashback is offering $20 cashback. did harvynorman offer the desktop 1000 for $67?
  • trevorf
    RRP: $79.95 Cashback of 25%: $20 Price paid at HN: $47 Total effective cost: $47-$20 = $27
  • admin EDITOR
    Anyone know whether this is a general hardly normals deal - am tempted.
  • TheGoodDr
    I made some calls in Western Australia and had no love anywhere. Actually, the combination of incredible staff incompetence and the horrible "GO HARVEY NORMAN GO" sound that plays while you're on hold made me want to strangle someone, and has ensured I'll never shop Harvey Norman again unless they have an incredibly killer deal.
  • nod
    :D I have the second the staff incompetence I have not had very positive experiences in the HN stores. I was in one a few months back and I asked this employee a question about one of the blue tooth head sets.... he basically ran off without saying a word! :D
  • mikepspencer
    You can get it for $47 at a computer shop in WA http://www.comwiz.net.au/shop_item.asp?StockCode=BV3-00004 Looks like its in Midvale
  • hellwolf
    I went to my local Harvey Norman (Castle Hills) during my lunch break, but the Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop 1000 was still full price at $79.95. :(
  • trevorf
    Got a feeling it may only be that store then ... plus the sale price was listed on a yellow piece of paper. When requesting a demo, the sales guy ust opened up a box ... showed us, we said ok ... we'll take it ... and he wrote the new price on the box ... so maybe the price isn't in the system? (gf took it through the checkout). Aw well.
  • TheGoodDr
    Where can I find information about this cashback? Looked on the MS site but couldn't find a thing :(
  • trevorf
    http://www.microsoft.com/australia/hardware/offers/default.mspx *edit* Just wanted to update without bumping the thread. I walked into a store at Brissy, and they actually had this desktop set marked at $89.95, which is actually 10 bucks more expensive than the RRP. I guess like other Harvey Norman specials, they're store specific at times.
  • admin EDITOR
    TheGoodDr;32843
    I made some calls in Western Australia and had no love anywhere. Actually, the combination of incredible staff incompetence and the horrible "GO HARVEY NORMAN GO" sound that plays while you're on hold made me want to strangle someone, and has ensured I'll never shop Harvey Norman again unless they have an incredibly killer deal.
    :D - laughing my butt off.
  • admin EDITOR
    mikepspencer;32858
    You can get it for $47 at a computer shop in WA http://www.comwiz.net.au/shop_item.asp?StockCode=BV3-00004 Looks like its in Midvale
    They've wised up already - getting this message (The item you've searched on has since been moved or removed...) Otherwise a great find mike
  • bluntman
    Just got the laser wireless desktop 4000 for 80 bucks at Melbourne QV HN and after cashback comes to 43, pretty good deal, its on special down from 130, so laser wireless worth 130 for 43 bucks is a pretty awesome deal
  • admin EDITOR
    70% off is superb. I'm a convert to the idea of wireless everything. Bugs me having crap all over the place.
  • Emma EDITOR
    Well, I have wireless everything, but there is still crap all over the place!!! :lol:

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