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WD 14TB Elements Desktop Hard Drive $338 + Delivery (Free with Prime) @ Amazon UK via AU

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Good price for a 14TB hard drive. Max 3 unit per account(or transaction?)

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Wd elements desktop storage with USB 3.0 offers reliable, high-capacity, add-on storage, Fast data transfer rates and universal connectivity with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 devices. The sleek design features up to 14TB capacity Plus WD quality and reliability.

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  • Is this a white WD drive inside if we shuck them (like the 12TB ones) ?

  • +57 votes

    $24.14 per TB. Great Value. Buy now and ask wife later!!!

  • What the warranty is like when purchasing from Amazon UK or US ?

    • Amazon UK is more complicated than Amazon US. With UK, you would need to pay postage up front and then email Amazon for reimbursement, Amazon US provides you with a free label. This is for the returning process to Amazon, how well warranty is that I'm not too sure

      • UK is far worse than US

        • well I think far worse is a bit exaggerated, but I would say if the savings is less than 5-10%, I would buy from Amazon US

      • The sales via Amazon AU International store be they from Amazon US or UK are ultimately subject to ACL (Australian Consumer Law). That said, I have never had an issue with Amazon, even outside their returns period. As always check the applicable T&Cs although they cannot supercede ACL statutory warranties.

        • ultimately subject to ACL

          This is the correct answer. Amazon is the importer and are subject to our laws.

          • @Krogers: are both referring to this …

            'Amazon Global Store

            International products have separate terms and are sold from abroad and may differ from local products including fit, age rating, and language of product, labeling, or instructions.

            Manufacturer warranty may not apply but you may have other rights under law. Learn more about Amazon Global Store'

            So you both think australian warranty overrules 'Manufacturer warranty may not apply' even though its clearly stated in the t and c's of sale, and are coming from overseas?

            • @petry:

              So you both think australian warranty overrules

              Yes, I don't just "think" it, it's a fact. Statutory warranties mandated under ACL can't be overridden by any T&C. It wouldn't matter if you were logged on to Amazon UK either. Once Amazon import it to Australia for delivery to you they have to honour our laws.

            • @petry: You seem to have selectively missed "but you may have other rights under law".

      • I bought a 12 TB drive to shuck from Amazon. It arrived and was faulty according to hard disk sentential (thanks ozbargain for the free code) and i had to send it back at my cost. The return cost was 50 bucks in the end but Amazon refunded it within a few days and I got the refund of the drive around 8 days of sending it even though it didnt get there till a month later. Damn easy and I just had to speak to their team via the chat function.

        • Bezos might be trying to conquer the world, and Amazon's employment practise is terrible, but their customer service is very good.

      • Well if you pay with Paypal you can claim any postage costs you incur and they will refund it back to you.
        With Paypal you can do up to 8 postage refunds per year (capped at $45 per claim)

        1) To activate the Refund Returns: click here
        2) Overview of Paypal's Refund Returns click here
        3) Terms and Conditions click here

        Generally, Amazon sold items don't require you to do a Paypal Refund claim since they (Amazon) will send you a pre-paid label.
        The above method is great for those sellers who won't manage the return unless you pay for the return postage.

        Also if you have purchased multiple items and the package is heavy and the cost to send back is greater than the max refund amount of $45.00 you may want to prior to purchasing do multiple transactions to keep your options open.

    • I had to return a big item i bought from Amazon US - and the return shipping would have cost MORE than the price of the product. They said I had to pay the return shipping first ("i was aghast - I mean, wtf! What if they refuse to refund the shipping fee"). I pursued this several times, and insisted they pay for the return upfront until they relented and refunded it without having to ship it back.

      You are protected under ACL on Amazon AU, but in reality YMMV. I've had many purchases from Amazon US and also Amazon US via Amazon AU that thankfully worked just fine but that one time something happens to you can be iffy/stressful.

      My consolation is that I always buy on credit cards that have purchase protection, and if it comes to that i can request a purchase protection / chargeback.

      • In reality your mileage should not vary, especially with big stores. The mere suggestion that they (in this case amazon au if that’s the store you bought through) do not have to help you is a fineable offence under ACL. The fine is also not trivial (something like $10k) and is on the spot ie like a speeding fine they have to go to court to argue not to pay. Pretty much every store immediately steps into line when you remind them how these issues might contravene your statutory rights under the trade practices act.

        • Yep this happen to me and amazon fixed it within 24 hours

          • @live_1991: well amazon uk didn't give a cuss about the acl at one point, and at times amazon us can be very difficult as well. Their policies ALL change ALL the time, and as others have posted its not always easy to return stuff.

            intrigued by the idea of 'on the spot fines' - who does that? When has it ever been done?

            • @petry: The ACCC can issue infringement notices, and failure to comply does result in further penalties.
              https://www.accc.gov.au/business/business-rights-protections...

              In general they do have to take an entity to court to enforce a disputed penalty. See ACCC vs MSY Technology.

              • @TrevorX: Well that certainly wasn't a 'on the spot fine' and since msy what consumer cases have the now business friendly ACCC taken on?

                If anyone believes the ACCC are going to help them they are in for a shock.

                • @petry: I think @roller may have been referring to this (from my link above):
                  "Infringement Notices
                  Where the ACCC has reasonable grounds to believe a person has breached the provisions of the ACL it can issue an Infringement Notice…
                  The penalty amount in each infringement notice will vary, depending on the alleged contravention, but in most cases is fixed at:
                  $13 320 for a corporation (or $133 200 for a listed corporation) and
                  $2 664 for an individual
                  for each alleged contravention."

                  My understanding is the ACCC can issue an infringement notice without requiring a court hearing. If the entity charged with the infringement disputes it, then it goes to court. If the entity fails to comply with the infringement, then it goes to court. If they accept the infringement, they just pay it.

                  • @TrevorX: so since no-one would just accept paying there is in reality no one the spot fine because they all go to court.

                    no company has ever paid an on the spot fine levied by the ACCC as a result, and bugger all companies except msy have been pursued and that was only because they were upsetting the computer equipment cartels operating here in OZ, and the pollies did their yank mates a favour.

                    • @petry: Err, I never called it an 'on the spot fine', that was @roller.

                      No, they definitely don't all go to court - I provided the MSY example because it's probably the most famous/infamous. Numerous ISPs and telcos have been slapped with notices and penalties they have paid without going to court, I'm not going to waste time looking up lots of examples for you, just perusing the ACCC's news page should satisfy your curiosity.

                      Just a suggestion - don't make sweeping statements of purported fact when they're just ideas plucked out of thin air. Saying "no company has ever paid an 'on the spot fine' levied by the ACCC" is patently false and demonstrates your complete lack of knowledge of the subject.

                      Additionally most IT hardware companies are either Taiwanese or Chinese, with the notable exception of Samsung which is South Korean. Intel is based in the USA, but as a global company it's difficult to describe them as a purely US entity. MSY's behaviour and subsequent fines had precisely nothing to do with protecting the Australian supply chain, it was purely about their unconscionable behaviour trying to rip their customers off (TWICE!). If you'd had a product fail and they'd refused to replace it under warranty you would have been pretty unimpressed - the ACCC's actions not only pulled MSY into line, they act as a reminder to all other retailers that such behaviour won't be tolerated. I've personally had a number of warranty claims enforced by citing the MSY case to the business owner and threatening them with a referral to the ACCC - just the threat is usually enough to get them to back down and do the right thing (but I dread to think how many people out there continue to be ripped off because they don't know the law or can't be bothered fighting).

                      When you've had a warranty claim be denied, had the ACCC attempt to enforce it by issuing a notice, and seen that company refuse to comply and be taken to court, then you can say this behaviour occurs… Once. Good luck finding lots of examples of it. Yes, lots of companies try to skirt the law, but in my experience if you know your rights most of the time you will get them to back down. Just knowing the law and how to refer a business to the relevant statute in the Act is 90% of the battle.

                      • @TrevorX: So you haven't quoted 1 on the spot fine, and you make numerous assertions based it appears solely on the self serving garbage served up by the ACCC.

                        The ACCC talks about many things on its website, and even claims it has an operating complaints process which is also completely fictional.

                        Can any organisation which falsely claims to have operational internal safeguards be trusted? I think not.

                        99% of all public complaints are ignored by the ACCC, which is why you eventually fall back on the fact that the complainant has to do all the work 90% of the time…..

                        Perhaps you should also check who owns samsung, and check out harvey norman's warranty claim history across all goods as well…

                        • @petry: "The ACCC… …claims it has an operating complaints process which is also completely fictional."

                          Ok, I'm done wasting my time on someone whose opinion and statements are so divorced from reality.

                          • @TrevorX: Please confirm that u have actually used the ACCC internal complaints process and actually had your complaint dealt with.

                            If you don't then clearly u haven't and your personal attacks are based on dislike.

                            The internal complaints process is of course completely different to lodging a complaint with them against someone else if you didn't realise…

        • Just a clarification - the Trade Practices Act 1974 was wholly replaced by the Competition and Consumer Act 2010. That may seem like pedantry, but if anyone tries to rely on legislation in the TPA it's no longer valid, and doesn't include any of the current consumer protections, so has the potential to confuse anyone trying to find out exactly where they stand.

  • Got one, Thanks OP!

  • Best price in a long time

  • Thanks, grabbed one

  • Don't need this….
    But, looks a good buy….
    Ozbargain in my brain again…
    Even on Father's day.

  • Unreal, I can't imagine requiring 14TB for anything

  • inside is a lower speed version hitachi,just ok for storage,and no SMR.

  • So cheap. I paid the same price a couple of months ago at centrecom for 8tb drives.

  • That’s a really good price! Not sure if I need anymore spaces!

  • Shame i got 2x12TB already from the previous deal, personally 8-12TB might be good size vs bay/cost ratio for NAS if you don't have that much requirement for storage, cos if they failed after expired warranty, you don't loss that much.