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Acer 3G Netbook $199 ACB w/ Coupon

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Hi Guys,

Acer Netbook with built in 3G (specs on link) $348

With $99 cashback on redemption offer from Acer

OZB Exclusive:

$50 discount coupon: fidididi
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So after you get your cash back you've scored a 3G Netbook at $199 delivered.

How very Australian.

For people that ordered prior to me posting this special: Email me at [email protected] with a subject line that includes your order number and the words "COME ON, HELP ME OUT". It must include those words…. I'll get the guys at CS to sort you out with a $58.95 refund.

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  •  

    Crap that's a good deal.

    •  

      Oops I meant to +ve you :o

  • +12 votes

    Weird to see CotD posting a good deal lol..

    • +2 votes

      That's exactly what I said above…, these MODs have gone GaGa upstairs !

      •  

        Hey, I'm still in A-fib over it! :o

  • +2 votes

    Very good price for a dual-core/3G netbook

  • +52 votes

    Bought one. Don't know what for, but I bought one :S

    • +8 votes

      at least the netbook is useful when travelling :)
      My free libra tampons sample is still sitting in my closet gathering dust (I'm a guy)

      •  

        are you preparing for your first girlfriend still?

      •  

        There's a true OzBarginer, you, my friend I have respect for.

      •  

        leave it in someone's mailbox, preferably someone living with their parents

      •  

        My mate (male) gets heaps of those samples mailed to him… don't know why? ;-) ;-)

  • +2 votes

    Hi there,

    If I buy today, would I be able to received it by the 3rd of February 2012?
    As I am flying out on the 4th of February 2012.

    If yes, then I will definitely buy it now!!!

    Thank you

    • +7 votes

      Most likely not, it's COTD haha

    • +4 votes

      If you're flying overseas, don't forget the Tourist Refund Scheme too ;)

      •  

        But the code makes it $349 - $50 which is $299 - TRS needs to be at least $300.

        Rep, any code for $49 off instead of $50 for us that want to claim GST?? Or any product CoTD sell for $1?

        • +2 votes

          but you have an invoice with $349, that is what you pay up front, cash back comes after you have paid, so it is fine!

        •  

          Hang on just realised it's $348 not $349.

          But the coupon code takes $50 off, won't that show up on the invoice as $298?

        • +1 vote

          If you use it in TRS you can't use the same to deduct from your taxable income or depreciate in your tax return. At the end all the options are well balanced.

        • +1 vote

          @rmamila
          Are you sure, as TRS only applies to the GST, not the capital cost of the unit.

        • +1 vote

          u only need to make the total come to at least $300.. not for one item.. so just buy something else that's cheap to make it over $300

  •  

    is it slow?

    •  

      It won't play games, but general use should be ok.

  •  

    whats the quality like on these netbooks? I know the earlier aspires were shocking! screens would die after a year for no reason!

    • +3 votes

      because it knew warranty already expired ;-)

    • +19 votes

      screens would die after a year for no reason!

      That's not true. My aspire screen died after two months for no reason.

      • +5 votes

        I'm almost certain there was a reason. The universe is funny like that…

    •  

      Sure it wasn't a BIOS issue? My first gen Aspire One had that and I thought the laptop had gone to a better place… only to find out online it was a known issue which could be resolved.

  •  

    I've had my Acer netbook (D250) for a couple of years, use it very regularly, and it is still going great. The only thing I have had to replace is the battery.

  •  

    Pity the battery life is only 6hrs… my N270 gives 7-8hrs with a 6-cell battery and that cost me $198. Was expecting at least 10hrs on a current netbook.

  • +4 votes

    oh my god! I paid $349 on this already when the offer was out yesterday. Rep, anyway I can get the deal too? :(

  •  

    do these have graphics cards?

    •  

      Nah. Intel GMA.

  • +8 votes

    Good deal, but I hate how the $99 'cash' back is in the form a 'gift' card and not actual cash back.

    • Acer Crystal Eye webcam with 1280 x 1024 resolution

    But it can only display it (1024x600), LOL

    • +2 votes

      Terms and Conditions
      1) Once your claim has been received and accepted by Acer, please allow up to 8 weeks for the delivery of your Acer Cash Card by ordinary mail. To activate your Cash Card visit www.giftcardplanet.com.au/acercashcard or call 1300 079 267 and quote your Card Number and SNID. Your card will need to be activated within 3 months from the issue date and will be available to use next business day after 2pm for purchases anywhere EFTPOS is accepted. Acer Cash Cards expire 12 months from the issue date (for the full Acer Cash Card terms and conditions please visit www.giftcardplanet.com.au/acercashcard).
      2) All Cashback claims must be registered online. All supporting documents should be sent within 14 days of purchase. Applications sent after this period will not be accepted. No extensions will be given under any circumstances.
      3) A print out of the completed online form, bearing a system generated Cashback claim number must be mailed in, along with a legible copy of the tax invoice from the store and the physical barcode label containing the matching product SNID.
      4) Delivery dockets, hand written store receipts and photocopies of the barcode will not be accepted. No responsibility is taken for late, lost or misdirected mail.
      5) The Cashback Offer is limited to five Cashback claims per customer for each product.
      6) A single SNID can be used for ONE claim ONLY. A claim will not be accepted if the same SNID has been used on another claim.
      7) The purchase date is determined by the date of the store tax invoice submitted by the customer with the claim.
      8) Acer reserves the right to refuse any claim if the product purchased is returned for any reasons.
      9) The Cashback Offer is not available for products sold in conjunction with any other special offer or promotional product bundle.
      10)A products validity for a Cashback promotion is determined by the products part number/sku (please refer to "View Current Programs" link on our website).
      11) All claims are subject to verification by Acer. Acer reserves the right to reject any claim which does not comply with these terms and conditions.
      12) Employees of Acer and its resellers and distributors and agencies associated with this Cashback offer are not eligible for the Cashback offer.

      • +2 votes

        Thanks for that. I'll pass

        •  

          Am I missing something here? What's wrong with an EFTPOS cashback card? Sure it's not their usual credit to your bank account or a cheque, but it's still pretty close.

      •  

        Thanks for that. I'll pass

      • +21 votes

        I'm going to pass too. But only once.

  •  

    For Sale: 1 x Acer Aspire 3G Netbook.

    $220 + Shipping

    Enquire within

    • +7 votes

      For Sale: 1 x Acer Aspire 3G Netbook.

      $219.90 + Shipping

      Enquire within

      • +4 votes

        Well played, sir.

        • +48 votes

          You just got Woolworths'ed.

        •  

          Haha Tafe and Orange123 and Scrimshaw, you guys made my day, I laughed so hard after reading this

  • -1 vote

    If it has built in GPS, definitely will get one.

    • +7 votes

      You're going to drive around with a netbook sitting on your dash?

      •  

        Get a windscreen mount for it?

      • +22 votes

        You're all being silly.

        He wants it for when he goes mountain biking.

        •  

          It won't be too heavy for his Girvin Flexstem? :p

        • +2 votes

          GPS for tracking, and webcam for recording the stack?

        • +5 votes

          Don't forget 3G for uploading the crash video to youtube! :)

    • +1 vote

      Great so your wife can track you

  • +1 vote

    I think the ACCC need to investigate Acer 'Cashback' offer. It really misleading for consumers to believe they are getting money back when all they are really getting is some voucher worth the monetary amount to purchase on another acer product! Please be AWARE before purchasing!!

    • +2 votes

      My understanding is that it's a pre-loaded visa type card, not an Acer gift card.

    • +1 vote

      Acer "EFTPOSback" offer doesn't quite have the same ring to it…

    • +12 votes

      voucher worth the monetary amount to purchase on another acer product! Please be AWARE before purchasing!!

      erm….

      for purchases anywhere EFTPOS is accepted

      you may buy bananas with it if you wish…..

      • +2 votes

        "50KGofBananasBack"

        Would've got more votes.

      • +1 vote

        Only if you can find a banana vendor who takes the card:

        1. Cards may be used to purchase goods or services at retailers in Australia with "EFTPOS" facilities who accept the card, when the gift card has enough unused value to make the purchase. Some merchants may choose not to accept the gift card.

        I hope you like spam with your bananas:

        In the course of providing our service to you, we may disclose your personal information to third parties (such as suppliers of goods, couriers and mailing houses.)

  • +2 votes

    some more T&Cs for ya'll

    Once your claim has been received and accepted by Acer, please allow up to 8 weeks for the delivery of your Acer Cash Card by ordinary mail. To activate your Cash Card visit www.giftcardplanet.com.au/acercashcard or call 1300 079 267 and quote your Card Number and SNID. Upon activation your card will immediately be available to use for purchases anywhere EFTPOS is accepted. Acer Cash Cards expire 12 months from the issue date.

    •  

      apologies to gavman… sorry I didn't see your other post!

  •  

    now I need to get another $80 365-day amaysim…

  • +3 votes

    It's a very good netbook.
    I paid $450 for it 1.5 years ago.

    Since then I have upgraded it with a SSD and 2gb of ram.
    Runs like a dream and have taken it on 10+ overseas work trips in many countries.

    Also my 6-cell battery lasts for 8+ hours with good screen brightness.

  • +1 vote

    good deal, just remember, no graphics card, 1gb ram, low screen resolution, slow cpu. For $199 though can't complain. The 3g is handy but I think most people would be tethering to their phone these days anyway. And well… it's an Acer

    •  

      I got one…

      The problem isn't a slow CPU, rather is its 1GB of RAM - Windows (even low-resource optimised 7 Starter) can't breath - running more than 2 applications always results in memory swaps to (slow) hard-disk.

      1024x600 screen is pathetic - some windows can't be displayed whole. 7 Starter limits external video to 1680x1050 (or something similar) although Linux does (at least) 1920x1200.

      2GB RAM and ReadyBoost makes it barely useable, but with its small keyboard it's still far from a a proper laptop - it's a torture to use.

      As a low-power remote Linux server/host, it's brilliant.

    • +3 votes

      no….

  •  

    Hmm I couldnt see the model listed on the ACER cashback list.. all of them are expired just search for the computer name and not the model and you will see the cash back offer has EXPIRED!!

    •  

      Just take a screenshot of COTD webpage. We can ask COTD to give us the $99. O.W. we can take COTD to Fair Trading.

    • +2 votes
    • +1 vote

      The model is: AOD255-N55DQGws
      And it hasn't expired

    •  

      YES you are correct!

      Sorry my eye was on the wrong "start date" column :(… so expiry is 31 Mar 2012
      Model Name: Aspire One AOD255 3G
      Model Number: AOD255-N55DQGws

      O.25A85.540FE
      31 Mar 2012
      $99
      Aspire One AOD255-N55DQGws $99 Cashback (N858)

      "With every purchase of an Acer tablet you will receive an eGift Voucher you can use to redeem music or ebooks (more options to come)."

      http://www.shopacer.com.au/ecprod/AcerStore/Binary/Image/au/...

      1) Once your claim has been received and accepted by Acer, please allow up to 8 weeks for the delivery of your Acer Cash Card by ordinary mail. To activate your Cash Card visit www.giftcardplanet.com.au/acercashcard

      Once your claim has been received and accepted by Acer, please allow up to 8 weeks for the delivery of your Acer Cash Card by ordinary mail. To activate
      your Cash Card visit www.giftcardplanet.com.au/acercashcard or call 1300 079 267 and quote your Card Number and SNID. Upon activation your card
      will immediately be available to use for purchases anywhere EFTPOS is accepted. Acer Cash Cards expire 12 months from the issue date

      http://www.shopacer.com.au/ecprod/ACA/Projects/CashBack/Load...

  •  

    no hdmi?

  • +1 vote

    also….. don't forget the education tax refund….. for those with kids……

    • +3 votes

      Yep $100 out of pocket after tax refund :)

  •  

    Excellent - I'm going overseas in 2 months and need a netbook for photo downloading purposes - this should fit the bill nicely!

    •  

      Damn my ordered stuffed mid transaction and my CC has been billed but I have no record of an order made in the account or via email…. crud.

  • +7 votes

    The cash cards are fine.
    My missus seemed to spend the lenovo cash card just as easily as folding cash from my pocket.
    The benefit she said was "It's like spending someone elses money"…..

  •  

    THanks regarding the warning.. i was about to buy it.. i'll pass..

    •  

      My mind is full of…

  • +13 votes

    The last experience i had with COTD was as follows:

    Order Havianna Thongs (16/12/2011)
    "we somehow ran out of stock navy blue thongs"(29/12/2011)
    "we somehow ran out of stock violet thongs" (29/12/2011)

    18/1/2012 (me) Where are my thongs?
    "we somehow ran out of stock yellow thongs" (18/1/2012)

    "We have sent you your items" (20/1/2012) 4:17pm
    "we somehow ran out of stock white thongs" (20/1/2012) 4:37pm

    Out of the 10 thongs I ordered 4 were cancelled. To top it off, it's nearly the end of January and they still are not here. That is disgusting business!

    • +10 votes

      I'm sorry, not sure how that has happened, but I'll make sure that heads roll. Please contact me to fix: [email protected]

      •  

        I bought one in the morning without the code. Can I cancel that order and order it again with the code??

  •  

    Should be able to walk into woolthworths selfserve with the card and "purchase" $100 cashout

    •  

      worth a shot. Might try it to get rid of the balance on the LENOVO giftcard I have.

      • +1 vote

        If I have any small balances left with gift cards I put it towards my Telstra bill. I typically end up with a few bucks on a card here and there and just get rid of them that way.

    •  

      I've tried with my current acer cashback card, doesn't work unfortunately. No cashout allowed

    •  
      1. The gift card cannot be redeemed for cash, reloaded, returned for a refund, have their balances consolidated to a new gift card, or be replaced after expiry and are not legal tender, account cards, credit or debit cards or securities.
    •  

      Why does everyone seem so unwilling to take an EFTPOS card instead of cash? It's your grocery shopping paid for, geez.

  • +2 votes

    "not compatible with the Telstra NG network"
    Bugger!

    •  

      What is NG? I bought one and was going to get a telstra pre-paid sim to use with it. Would that be NG network?

      • +1 vote

        NG = Next G

        •  

          Guess it means no 850Mhz for NextG

  •  

    Just bought one, now to wait for delivery. Got just over 2 months before the last day to claim cashback. Not even CoTD can be that bad right :O

    •  

      hmm - wishing you luck :P

      • +4 votes

        "All supporting documents should be sent within 14 days of purchase."

        Seems you need to supply everything within 14 days of purchase not receipt.

        •  

          If that is the case, and COTD are using the cashback as the big incentive to buy the netbook, fingers crossed they do deliver within a reasonable (within the 14 day period) time frame.

        •  

          Damn, missed that bit.

          Any chance of taking them to Fair Trading based on these terms if it doesn't arrive before then? I'm sure most people only took up the deal because of the cash back.

          QQQ, if you see this can you answer the question? What is the chance of it arriving within 2 weeks?

        • +2 votes

          this is what is stopping me from ordering it knowing COTD delivery times…

          OP - any chance you can confirm the orders will be received within the 14 daysso that it can qualify for the cashback??

  •  

    Pissed off with COD as I bought one yesterday and now doing it $ 58.95 cheaper $50 coupon + $8.95 delivery. Good way to lose repeat customers.