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WTD: empty CD spindles
« on: May 19, 2018, 12:37:16 am »
Empty ones, like the ones that hold together a bunch of retail blank CD-Rs or blank DVD-Rs.

Would be nice for them to have the capacity to hold 50 discs, but let me know if you have other.

Hoping to spend very minimal $ on this, or even send to me for the cost of shipping to USA 92620 & I'll write you a poem or draw you a picture or something equally fabulous. :]

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Re: WTD: empty CD spindles
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2018, 02:21:51 pm »
shipping probably cost more.  Check your local store.

My local Microcenter sells it for $2.00


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Re: WTD: empty CD spindles
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2018, 11:17:17 pm »
Thanks. Haven't heard of Micro Center. There's a local one, but no empty spindles listed on their website.

Thanks for the free offer, but you're on the wrong coast. :]

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Re: WTD: empty CD spindles
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2018, 11:46:30 pm »
Thanks. Haven't heard of Micro Center. There's a local one, but no empty spindles listed on their website.

Thanks for the free offer, but you're on the wrong coast. :]

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THey call them Cake Boxes - 3 in stock in Tustin CA according to the website !

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Re: WTD: empty CD spindles
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2018, 11:59:37 pm »
Well, I'll be dipped.

Cake boxes. Never heard it. But it makes perfect sense.

OK, I'm taking my kid to a Dr. appt. in Tustin on Friday. Time to do some multiple-bird/single-stone killing.


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Re: WTD: empty CD spindles
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2018, 12:16:31 am »
Well, I'll be dipped.

Cake boxes. Never heard it. But it makes perfect sense.

OK, I'm taking my kid to a Dr. appt. in Tustin on Friday. Time to do some multiple-bird/single-stone killing.


Thanks!
-Jason

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Re: WTD: empty CD spindles
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2018, 10:06:24 am »
Microcenter is actually a nice store with somewhat knowledgeable sales staff.  I absolutely refuse to step foot in Fry's anymore.


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Re: WTD: empty CD spindles
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2018, 01:23:33 pm »
I am a fan of Micro Center.  Micro Center provides what Best Buys thinks Best Buy provides to the end consumer.

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Re: WTD: empty CD spindles
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2018, 07:25:16 am »
I am a fan of Micro Center.

+1 to that. They will actually price match Amazon (and some other online retailers) as long as the item is sold by Amazon and not a 3rd party. It's nice to be able to pick something up the same day and have the ability to easily return it if there are any issues. I also try to support Micro Center as much as possible so they will stay in business. I feel like it's a good thing to have brick and mortar stores continue to exist alongside online retailers. They both have their advantages and disadvantages.

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Re: WTD: empty CD spindles
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2018, 09:35:57 am »
How's the price matching go at Microcenter? 

Frankly, it was that experience that finally nailed the coffin shut for Fry's.  Gigantic "WE PRICE MATCH AMAZON!" signs everywhere and it took them 20 minutes and 3 employees to do it.  And it was crazy differences like $25 for a DVD at Fry's, $5 at Amazon.  And the manager had a really bad attitude about it.  There were like 5 customers in the store so it's not like he had anything else to do.

Fry's also does some super shady ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- in that they won't show you the prices as everything rings up, and just give you a total.  This is because nothing in their pricing system matches the listed prices on the shelf (and it's always more expensive in their system - always).  If you complain about that, it's another 20 minute wait while that manager unglues his ass from his chair, then summons someone to go verify that the sign we can all see from the register does in fact say it's $10 less than it rang up.  I walked away from a cart full of purchases at the register after that performance.

Anyway, it defies belief that an electronics store full of computers, monitors, and printers is unable to pull up competitor prices, print price match evidence, or display your purchases as they ring up.

I've noticed Microcenter does the exact opposite - they have a big screen showing each item and actually verbally call out the prices as they come up. 

Thanks for listening, I feel better.

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Re: WTD: empty CD spindles
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2018, 10:56:28 pm »
I unfortunately can't answer as to their price matching, but I can second pbj on shopping experiences at Frys vs Microcenter. I'm lucky in that Microcenter is far easier for me to get to, but I've found their deals in general to be far superior than whatever it is that Frys is offering.

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Re: WTD: empty CD spindles
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2018, 11:10:44 pm »
Another thing to watch with Fryes is they reshrink wrap packages that have been returned or opened and half the time they repack it it's missing pieces that you don't notice until you get all the way home and open it _ I had it happen so many times I started opening everything I purchased at the register in front of the cashier just to verify it was all in the box ( they love when you do that also - but when you try and return it after finding parts missing they try to blame you and get out of taking the return !

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Re: WTD: empty CD spindles
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2018, 11:34:44 pm »
What makes it worse is Frys started on the graveyard of Incredible Universe.  Which was a nutso store within a store with live bands, in house dj, and a day care... but also the only place Iíve ever played a Neo Geo or CDI console.  Best Buy sort of ripped off their model.



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Re: WTD: empty CD spindles
« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2018, 10:50:32 pm »
Thanks for the spirited & educational discussion.

Drove by Micro Center today but instead prioritized the Toys R Us closing sale.

Also, picked up from a local Facebook video game group guy a couple of cake boxes populated w/ blank discs, for not much more than the price of these empties, so I'm set for now.

But I do appreciate the phat knowledge laid upon me here & may benefit from it in the future.

Thanks,
-Jason

  
 

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