[Price Error] Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E330 13.3" i3-3120M $346, i5-3230M $434, also E531 FHD from $336

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UPDATE - OFFICIAL RESPONSE

According to Lenovo, the following email will be sent out for affected orders over the next 24 hours.

Dear xxx

Unfortunately, we’ve been unable to accept your recent order due to a pricing error on the Lenovo Australia online store.

Based on current information this affected the following laptop configurations between Friday, September 13 and Monday September 16:

  • ThinkPad Edge E330, E531, T530, T430s & X131e display options
  • ThinkPad Helix digitiser pen, front camera and camera display.

I apologise sincerely for the inconvenience caused and can confirm that this error has now been fixed. If you would like to place another order at the correct price, you may do this on our online store or telephone sales support centre.

If you wish to contact me directly to discuss this further, please feel free to email me on

Lenovopc_au@lenovo.com

Yours sincerely
Chris Jowsey
Online Manager, Lenovo Australia


ORIGINAL POST
For some reason, Lenovo is offering a hefty $165 discount if you select the "Arctic Blue" display colour when configuring the E330. There are three base configurations on offer - this applies the the i3-3120M and i5-3230M models (the i3-3110M cannot be reconfigured).

After changing the screen to Arctic Blue, the standard coupons also apply. For the i3-3120M, you can use SEPWELC2013 coupon. For the i5-3230M, the E330DEAL coupon provides a slightly bigger discount on the base config, while SEPWELC2013 may be better if you add upgrades.

http://i.imgur.com/zpaQPQZ.png
http://i.imgur.com/Cm11OSh.png

UPDATE: As noted by Souljarh and brick007123, a similar discount also applies to the E531 range by selecting the "FHD Antiglare" screen.

UPDATE 2: See list of discount of different products with code SEPWELC2013

  1. E330 - $165
  2. E431 - none
  3. E531 - $176
  4. L430 - none
  5. L530 - none
  6. T430 - none
  7. T530 - $187
  8. T430S - $187
  9. X131e - $132
  10. X230 - none
  11. X1 Carbon - none
  12. X230T - none
  13. W530 - none
  14. Helix - $330
  15. Twist - none
  16. B590 - none

Update 3: Discount on both E330 Arctic Blue and E531 Full HD has been confirmed to be a price error. See this comment as confirmed by Lenovo.Other members have been receiving emails from Lenovo claiming it's the customer who requested the cancellation. Also this email from Lenovo detailing the list of products that were affected by the price error over the weekend.

Comments

  • +8 votes

    what? no scotty?

    • +10 votes

      scotty gets credit because if it weren't for his earlier post, I wouldn't have visited the Lenovo site in the first place (don't care for the E341, but I'm sometimes curious to check the latest E330 deals).

    • +17 votes

      Because Scotty doesn't know!!

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      Guys.. Sorry but I've done the calculations and don't think anyone will receive their order.

      Reason: IT'S AN OBVIOUS MISTAKE!!!!!!! And they are not in any way obliged to honor it.
      Also some of the configurations are below cost of manufacture

      Take the e531 for example, $337 with the headphone offer. Lenovo has to cover shipping packaging and insurance expenses approx $13, gst $33, license of windows 8, $45 approx,.. This is just without any hardware mentioned.

      How much would a full hd screen cost?? Assembly etc??? Hdd, ram, powersupply, cpu, mboard etc…
      God knows but I'm sure around $200 plus

      So even though I bought 2, I'm not getting my hopes up here..

      They will pull a kogan on us…

      Fingers crossed anyway…

      •  

        thanks but we already knew and still hoping.

      • +1 vote

        If so,wonder what compensation will lenovo give?Can't be nothing!

        •  

          If so,wonder what compensation will lenovo give?Can't be nothing!

          10% off coupon which they are offering with this deal .. or maybe they will up it to 15%

          Either way, it would probably be a major fail

          Take the e531 for example, $337 with the headphone offer. Lenovo has to cover shipping packaging and insurance expenses approx $13, gst $33, license of windows 8, $45 approx,

          • regards to postage, they would have a contract with a courier company so probably costing them less than $13

          • regards to GST, aren't we paying for it?

          • regards to Win License, they have a bulk licence agreement with MS

        • +1 vote

          Prob a kogan style $20 voucher and unlimited subscription to lenovo offers!

        •  

          Yeh i only put approx amounts but exactly my point for GST. lenovo really only gets about $306 cash from us..

          No value for them… Big value for us!!!
          If it works…

        •  

          bulk/volume expenses dont cost them much

          They would pay X amount of $$ for volume license from MS

          And then they would pay X amount of $$ to a courier company for a specified period.

        • +1 vote

          I hope you're right… Im seriously still psychologically f##### from the Samsung s4/kogan offer..

          Feels like chasing mirages in the desert I'll tell ya

        •  

          regards to the courier service. They probably can get a contract for corporate volume discount via Aus Post and I believe it's less than $10 per parcel.

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          Aus Post

          Probably eParcel or DHL/Fedex since they get shipped from china

          and eparcel/DHL/Fedex has agreements with AustPost

      •  

        Hope everyone buying a Lenovo here won't be Koganned

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          Just got my cancellation email,
          Hopes dashed … Headline in Hacker news….

          Lenovo does a Kogan
    •  

      I feel bad for Broden who was selling these on eBay and Gumtree…NOT!

  •  

    Fantastic, thanks.

    • +1 vote

      I'm a bit concerned on the reviews for the E531… Anyone had any problems with them??

    • +9 votes

      Just in case this helps the link for the E531 is: http://shopap.lenovo.com/au/en/laptops/thinkpad/edge-series/... and choose the model on the far left then change the Display to FHD and code SEPWELC2013 at the end, comes to $336.60. Oh and don't forget the $1 earphones under accessories while customising.

      The link for the E330 is: https://shopap.lenovo.com/au/en/laptops/thinkpad/edge-series... the choose the i3-3120M model in the middle then Display Arctic Blue and code SEPWELC2013 at the end, comes to $345.60.

      As far as I can tell the differences is that the E531 has a 15.6" screen vs 13.3" on the E330. The E531 also has a DVD recorder. But it weighs 2.44kg vs 1.8kg for the E330. They both have 2xUSB 3.0 ports but the E531 also has 1xUSB 2.0 port as well. But the E330 can be chosen with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit instead of Windows 8 for free. Thanks OP, I ordered an E531!

      •  

        The big difference to me is not so much the screen size, but the Full-HD.

        The E531 has twice the pixels, and full-hd is 50% brighter that the standard display - 300 vs 200 nits.

  •  

    Great price I paid $499 for same laptop 12 months very good laptop for media centre etc especially at this price, has anyone had luck using paypal checkout mine just hangs on "we are processing your cart" screen seems to work if I use Lenovo Checkout

    •  

      Me too hangs but signed up for Lenovo account and Paypal worked.

    •  

      Ok if you log in via Lenovo Checkout you can still use paypal as payment option but that seems to fail as well

  •  

    no hdmi?

    • +1 vote

      Does have HDMI it's listed in the Tech Specs page "1x HDMI 1.4"

    • +1 vote

      •1x VGA
      •1x HDMI 1.4
      •2x USB 3.0
      •1x USB 2.0 with powered “always on”
      •1x RJ-45
      •1x 4-in-1 multicard reader
      •1x Combo mic/headphone Jack

      •  

        thanks guys. getting one for sure now

      • +3 votes

        no parallel port?

        • +57 votes

          No punch card reader either. Sorry won't work with your peripheral.

        • +29 votes

          This won't work with most of my peripherals!!
          No parallel port to work with my Canon bubblejet
          No serial port to attach to my mechanical mouse
          No infrared port to work with my Nokia 8210
          No PCMCIA port for my PCMCIA LAN card
          No MIDI port for my MIDI keyboard
          No deal!!

        •  

          Ahh the 8210. I loved that phone. sigh

        • +2 votes

          no FDD, I miss A: and B:

        •  

          MIDI 1.0 is still actually still alive and kicking after all these (30) years and hasn't been superceded by anything else :p

        •  

          This won't work with most of my peripherals!!
          No parallel port to work with my Canon bubblejet
          No serial port to attach to my mechanical mouse
          No infrared port to work with my Nokia 8210
          No PCMCIA port for my PCMCIA LAN card
          No MIDI port for my MIDI keyboard
          No deal!!

          omg, i have a pre-historic working dell BRICK that has all those peripherals

        •  

          No punch card reader either. Sorry won't work with your peripheral.

          Nice one scotty, you have out-commented jv

        •  

          @tg why no Zip drive! {click….click….click}

        •  

          Wow. They released an 8210 already!? (I'm still using a 3310.)

        •  

          3310 is newer than 8210, 3210 is different story……..

  •  

    Does this has GST and tax invoice , Can claim TRS from web purchase

    • +1 vote

      Yes and Yes.

      Just also remember that you can get upto 3 % cashback from StartHere.com.au
      They are pretty reliable, paid me last couple of times, for vodafone purchases,

      Thanks Op bought one, with the noise cancelling headphones(Add accessories on the second screen)

  • +1 vote

    Wow! Could this be a pricing error? Paypal checkout would not work for me until I signed up to a Lenovo account but I ordered one just now with the 2x2 wireless adapter for $352.53, thanks.

  • +1 vote

    thanks op!

    • +7 votes

      By selecting "15.6W FHD Antiglare, Midnight Black - No WWAN", you get $176 discount on i5 or i7 model of E531

      This is actually better than the default "HD Antiglare, Midnight Black" with FHD instead of HD, and cheaper.

      Very good price indeed, have to get in quick!

      •  

        Wow, insane deal, bought the E531 i3 FHD for $335.7

        •  

          How did you get that price? Please..

    • +8 votes

      i just bought the E531 with 1 dollar noise cancelling earphones for 337 dollars! There are some issues with their checkout system, hope everyone's orders go through!

      • +1 vote

        Thanks for the earphones, i would have just skimmed past!

  • +3 votes

    Full HD Screen , 7200 RPM , DVD Rom and i3 Processor.

    All for $335 Delivered. Awesome..

    •  

      Mind sharing your build?

      • +10 votes

        Intel Core i3-3120M Processor (3M Cache, 2.50 GHz)
        Windows 8 64
        Windows 8 64 English
        15.6W FHD Antiglare, Midnight Black - No WWAN
        Intel HM77 - Intel HD 4000 Integrated Graphics (WWAN or mSATA capable)
        4GB PC3-12800 DDR3L SDRAM 1600MHz SODIMM
        Keyboard with Number Pad - US English
        No Fingerprint Reader, Plastic Cover
        720p HD Camera with Microphone
        320GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm
        DVD Recordable 8x Max Dual Layer w/ SW Royalty for Windows 8
        6 cell Li-Ion Battery 62WH - 75+
        65W AC Adapter - ANZ
        ThinkPad a/b/g/n Wireless & Bluetooth 4.0 (2x2 ABGN & BT 4.0)
        Publication - US English
        1 Year Depot/Express Warranty

        •  

          Thanks! :D

        • +7 votes

          Thanks for the tip - I just ordered the same as you however in true OzB spirit I couldn't resist adding the "ThinkPad Noise-Cancelling Earbuds" for $1 extra - was $99. Seems they retail for about $89 if they are the same as this: http://www.shopbot.com.au/pp-lenovo-thinkpad-noise-cancellin...

          It was offered on the second page I think.

          Great deal Jabba (and Scotty)!

        •  

          Got too excited mate… got too excited…
          Feel like cancelling my previous order and ordering a new one.. but they reopen on Monday..worried that it maybe too late

        •  

          when i add earbuds with E531, why it kept saying $99?

          edit: nvm, i got it working

        •  

          I am getting 473. Am I Doing something wrong?

        •  

          Go to laptop & ultra book tab, choose edge, choose i3, change display to FHD, add to cart, click on multimedia to add $1 earbud and apply discount code

        •  

          Thank You so much

  •  

    Wow, I have bought 2 x E531.

    •  

      intentionally?

      • +3 votes

        Yes, so cheap, why not. I am not getting a dozen for ebay. It is for personal use.

      •  

        For stereoscopic word-processing. Duh!

    •  

      me too!!!

  • +1 vote

    I can't decide which one to buy, E330 OR E531? I like the portability of E330, but E531 is now cheaper with a FHD screen…

  • +1 vote

    Yeah, WOW. Couldn't resist. After buying the E330 I also bought a E531 FHD i5-3230M for $405.

    •  

      what promotion code did you use

    • +2 votes

      How do you get it for $405? I got $425?

      •  

        SEPWELC2013

        •  

          I used the same, are you sure $405?

        •  

          $425 here too

        • +1 vote

          On 14 September 2013 08:26, <lenovo.orders@lenovo.com> wrote:

          Dear …

          Thank you for placing your order with Lenovo. We have included your complete
          order information below. Please retain a copy of this email for your
          records.

          Intel Core i5-3230M Processor (3.20GHz, 3MB Cache, 1600MHz)
          Operating System Windows 8 64
          Display 15.6W FHD Antiglare, Midnight Black - No WWAN

          Shipping
          Free standard shipping
          AU$0.00
          [SEPWELC2013]: -AU$45.00
          Total: AU$405.00 Inc.GST

        •  

          You must have upgraded from the I-3 version. The difference with the I-5 version for $426 is that you get more hard disc (500gb vs 320 gb).
          So nothing is lost here.

    •  

      Which coupon did you apply? I used SEPWELC2013 and get $425.70

      •  

        Prices appear to change from moment to moment. I got it listed around $305 at one point but could not get that back so settled for $336 but then decided to upgrade to the i5.

        •  

          that's becoz you ordered one with 320GB, not the 500GB which cost $20 more?

  • +2 votes

    bought one… hoping we won't get Kogan'd this time…

    •  

      this is definitely programming error. Kogan was not.

  •  

    Awesome deal, thanks.
    Edit: Bought a basic i3 E531 for $335.70 using the SEPWELC2013 code.

  • -3 votes

    Use code E531DEAL for a few extra dollars off.

    •  

      Looks like I missed out on using the coupon. How much did you get off?

    • +1 vote

      E531DEAL is not valid.

  • +2 votes

    nice deal

    Quantity
    Part number
    Description
    Availability
    Item price
    Line total

    1
    6885CTO ThinkPad Edge E531 Express - 1 Yr Depot Warranty
    Dispatched within 1-2 weeks, plus 5 bus. days delivery More info AU$373.00 AU$373.00

    Processor

    Intel Core i3-3120M Processor (3M Cache, 2.50 GHz)

    Operating System Windows 8 64

    Operating System Language Windows 8 64 English

    Display 15.6W FHD Antiglare, Midnight Black - No WWAN

    Graphics Intel HM77 - Intel HD 4000 Integrated Graphics (WWAN or mSATA capable)

    Memory 4GB PC3-12800 DDR3L SDRAM 1600MHz SODIMM

    Keyboard Keyboard with Number Pad - US English

    Pointing Device No Fingerprint Reader, Plastic Cover

    Camera 720p HD Camera with Microphone

    Hard Drive 320GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm

    Optical Device DVD Recordable 8x Max Dual Layer w/ SW Royalty for Windows 8

    Battery 6 cell Li-Ion Battery 62WH - 75+

    Power Cord 65W AC Adapter - ANZ

    Wireless ThinkPad a/b/g/n Wireless & Bluetooth 4.0 (2x2 ABGN & BT 4.0)

    Language Pack Publication - US English

    Warranty 1 Year Depot/Express Warranty

    0B47313 ThinkPad Noise-Cancelling Earbuds AU$1.00 AU$1.00

    Continue shopping:

    Subtotal:   AU$374.00   
    
    [SEPWELC2013]   -AU$37.40   
    
    Shipping        
    
    Free standard shipping
    

    AU$0.00

    Total:  AU$336.60*  
    
    
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  •  

    Just checking codes, only gave extra $5 or so off. Seems to be expired now?

  • +6 votes

    Lenovo E531 standard config (with FHD screen change): $373
    Add Lenovo Noise-Cancelling Earbuds as an accessory after configuring machine for an extra $1

    Noise-Cancelling earbuds info:
    http://support.lenovo.com/en_AU/product-and-parts/detail.pag...

    Total $374 delivered (without any coupons).
    $336.60 with SEPWELC2013 coupon added.
    Option to use cash as direct deposit to pay Lenovo (Citibank) is total win. No need to deplete debit card bank account (though you do have to find your local Citibank branch).

    •  

      when i add the earbud, it kept showing $99?? why?? why this happen to me :(

      • +1 vote

        Make sure you choose the E531 when configuring your machine, not the OzBargain link for the E330.
        http://shopap.lenovo.com/au/en/laptops/thinkpad/edge-series/...

        I chose the cheapest option for the E531, then I downgraded the screen for a big discount. Then continued to the next step. Under Multimedia Accessories it shows up as $1 extra.

        Still working here. I just checked. So you probably made a mistake somewhere.

        • +1 vote

          then I downgraded the screen for a big discount.

          Correction, You upgraded the screen from HD to FHD and got a big discount :-)
          Thx to OZb !!!

      • +1 vote

        Because you didn't turn on the light

        • +1 vote

          yeah, finally its working, i used torch that i bought from tmart

    •  

      Total win as in more work to make the payment and you ending up with the same amount of money in the end?

  • +3 votes

    Got too excited and forgot about the $1 earbud, lol.

    •  

      Lol me too.

      •  

        me 3 :-) tho I already own some similar ones.

  •  

    Bought both E330 and E531 w/ Earbud. Leaving the country in 60 days. Hopefully I can get some tax returned in the airport lol

    •  

      I think its purchases within 30 days

      • +2 votes

        It's 60 days.

  1. scotty on 14/09/2013 - 07:51
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