not sure if you said what you said… but “yeah sure” All my stuff on “ONE” Cloud right?
Actually I waited for the price to fall since last year when they introduced the 6TB. Just saying that I did wait… and waited and waited… and now that the price has fallen… I don’t really need it, do I?
alas, I’m Canadian with the lower dollar thus $269 is probably the best I can get.
So anyways, I am always the guy that never says “No” to a door knocking or opportunity. After all I waited for a year for the price to drop below $300 in Canada and now that the price has dropped, it was time for me to be pro-active, show fate that I meant my words “If the price drops, I’ll be there to buy it”.
So I was there… there were 3 empty showcase boxes on the shelf thereby I thought there should be 3 in stock. So I picked up the pair of empty showcase boxes, the 6TB My Book on sale for $249 and the Cloud $269 and lined up at the busy tech counter.
Five Minutes in, an older Best Buy tech nodded at me from behind the hole in the wall and I waved the two boxes and mouthed the words 6TB and he nodded and proceeded to climb up chairs to look at the wall shelf, then peered beneath the counter. I had this feeling that it wasn’t meant to be. I was here and fate didn’t deliver.
After many minutes of searching, he was clicking on the computer searching for the product and finally he comes out to tell me that they don’t have a white model. You don’t have a white Cloud? but all Clouds are white I said. He shook his head and said "he meant he didn’t have the Cloud but he had the 6TB My Book in stock which is black. Oh ok, but I want both or none, so are you able to give me a rain check on these items? He said sure and proceeded to try to order them online for me, but he couldn’t, so he took me up to the order counter and told this very busy clerk to process this order for me and left me there. So I didn’t want to seem that I was butting in line, I went to the back of the line to wait my turn…
While waiting… another guy walks in from the side and lined up in front of me…
err… so I waited five minutes more and heard the employee explains that “Black Friday prices are for today only”. Not knowing what that other customer problem, I had a suspicion that this rain check thing is going to require some explanation and haggling…
so seeing that someone had already butted in… and the long line up was not going my way… I left
without buying anything.
I will just have to make do with my 3x4TB clouds or buy a QNap 451 to unite all the red 4tb drives together into a 12TB raid 5.
I will now delete my 6TB cloud entry from my to-do list to disable all these unwanted first world problems of buying unnecessary toys.
Many thanks for the feedback…