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whats the difference between Core® i7 Processor 920 from microcenter.com priced at (229.99) and Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz from newegg price at (288.99)
 

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About $20 in tax and/or gas money depending on how far away you live from a Microcenter retailer. Also, I believe the special ends 3/15.

Amazon is also selling the i7 920 for $269 with free shipping.
 

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:lol: UMMM...the price. You act like you've never seen two online retailers sell the same product for a different price before. I'd jump on that microcenter deal ASAP.
 

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Well it's only $20 cheaper than Amazon when you factor in tax. Where I live, in CA, tax is 8.25%. Plus I live about 40 miles away so that's like $8 for gas round trip. Add in the opportunity cost of spending time in traffic... is it really worth it? Might be for you. Everything's relative.
 

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The most annoying thing about living in California is having to pay tax on all computer parts ordered online. Every online retailer is based here! :pfff: Amazon is one of the few places I know of that doesn't tax CA. I'm almost tempted to ship newegg orders to my parents' house in Minnesota.


Edit: Amazon just raised the price of the i7 920 back up to $288. Bastards!
 

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Looking at Microcenter's other prices, they are mostly a bit more than NewEgg and have a smaller selection. Thus, I suspect that the i7-920 is a loss leader intended to get people into the store where they will spend more than they save.
 

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when I picked my 920 up at microcenter, the sales guy said it was a new policy that you had to purchase something else with it. I'm pretty sure he was BS but I humored him and bought my P6T (non deluxe motherboard). It was the same price as on newegg + tax - the shipping. I returned in 3 weeks later and ordered the deluxe V2.
 

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Where did you get the info about the special ending on 3/15 from?
 

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It's like some kind of cycle, 3 or 4 days ago the price on amazon was 269$, and now it's 288$ again. I also noticed that newegg and amazon copy each other's prices. Yesterday the price went up on newegg, today on amazon. Just when I wanted to buy one. I'll wait a few days for the price to go down again.
 

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