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 Post subject: Deal or No Deal?
PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 5:47 pm 
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Opportunity to pick up two OCZ Vertex 3 240GB (SATA3) from a friend (so no shipping).

eBay going rate is a maximum of $170 for used (per drive), minimum ~$100. My usual personal policy with friends is "Market average minus $10-$20" (depending on the item). So, $130?

Note: Please no "Well you should buy [insert SSD]." I'm solely curious as to what price is appropriate for these drives. Suggestions of programs to use to test them would also be useful.


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 Post subject: Re: Deal or No Deal?
PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 6:04 pm 
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Let's consider the current market trends. They pin SSDs at roughly $0.75-$0.80 per gigabyte new. So immediately a 240GB OCZ Vertex 3 for $170 used is a rip-off (also considering it's an older version). $100-$120 would be the most I would spend.

Also keep in mind how much data was already written to it. Who knows? Maybe the seller wrote 75% of its useable life by sticking it in some kind of server.


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 Post subject: Re: Deal or No Deal?
PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 6:45 pm 
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After I mentioned to him that my original appraisal was off (way too high), he pulled the deal. Case closed!


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