The Logitech G500 normally sells for between $60 and $80 at all of the Canadian retailers. On Sunday and Monday it was $44.97 at TigerDirect Canada in-store and online. BestBuy and Futureshop carry the G500 for 69.99 and ship for free. Call them before you place your order online, they will pricematch and beat it by 10% of the difference, so 44.97 - (69.99-44.97)*0.10 = $42.47 pretax. Due to the Black Friday/Cyber Monday events, the pre-order discounting system was locked out, so the agent got me to place the order at full price first, and then he was able see the order and then applied the discount and relevant order notes.
This price is confirmed on my receipt. In Ontario, add $5.52 HST + $0.05 environmental fee for a total of $48.04.
The only better price I've seen was $38.25 during a Futureshop one-day after hours sale ending 10am Aug.25/2012 - http://forums.redflagdeals.com/fs-af...-only-1217294/
Note that this mouse and other laser mice with similar circuitry exhibit a high-frequency whine as long as it is plugged in. The noise is only noticeable if you have very good hearing. It is caused by a resonating ceramic capacitor being pulsed at 5KHz (with a ~15KHz harmonic, which is within the range of human hearing) - see http://jdc.koitsu.org/logitech/.
I called Logitech, they confirmed it is a known problem and will be sending me a replacement G500 from a newer batch. They said I will have to mail the "old" one (used less than a few hours) back using a prepaid shipping label that they will email me.
Nov 28th, 2012 11:28 AM #1
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[COMP] [EXPIRED] Logitech G500 - BestBuy PM w/TigerDirect $42.47
Last edited by Stan; Nov 28th, 2012 at 11:34 AM. Reason: Added note about doing this over the phone
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