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[Shoppers Drug Mart] Beats Studio 3 Over-Ear Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones ($280 and $83 back in PCO points)

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[Shoppers Drug Mart] Beats Studio 3 Over-Ear Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones ($280 and $83 back in PCO points)

Price is $279.99 February 16 - 22
Saturday February 16 only (unless you have a personal offer) get 30% back in PC Optimum points = $83
If you are someone who considers points as cash then these headphones are basically $197 +Tax on $279.99

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Best Buy has them for $399.99:
https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/be ... 34527.aspx

Beats Solo 3 also on sale and eligible for points:
https://forums.redflagdeals.com/shopper ... s-2264827/
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snazarella wrote: Looks like this has already been posted.
Two different products.
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Can this be price matched at best buy?
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Good luck actually finding these in stores. I gave up around Christmas after checking all 3 stores in town every time a Shoppers offer like this came up over a few months. I eventually just took advantage of a Boxing Day sale elsewhere.
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chewyyceee wrote: I think one post will do .... they're in the same line.
I disagree as they are two very different sets of cans. Noise isolating versus active noise cancelling.
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So this is with active noise canceling?

How does it compare to the Bose one for $449?
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djemzine wrote: So this is with active noise canceling?

How does it compare to the Bose one for $449?
after considering the discount, it is only 50% of Bose's price... totally different price range..
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shengli2009fall wrote: after considering the discount, it is only 50% of Bose's price... totally different price range..
Is the Bose overrated? I need a pair of headphones. Contemplating between these two.

Budget friendly option is TaoTronics BH-22
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djemzine wrote: So this is with active noise canceling?

How does it compare to the Bose one for $449?
I haven't tested the Bose but based on my research this is my summary:
  • For noise cancelling Bose is slightly better, but the Sony WH1000XM3 has everything beat on that front
  • For sound quality, a serious audiophile would put the Bose above the Beats Studio 3, but a casual listener who likes a "fun" sound will prefer the Beats

Regardless how you slice it, I'd say the differences in both Active Noise Cancelling and Sound Quality between the two sets of cans will be minimal to the average listener. For less than half the price I'd say Beats Studio 3 is the better deal. If the Bose were on sale then it would depend.
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Got confused by the OP, so I checked the SDM's flyer:
1. this Saturday is 20* points collection. the points you earn by paying $280 for the headphones is around $83. if my math serves, the discount you have finally is 1- (280+tax of 280)/(280+tax of 280+83+tax of 83) = 25% which varies based on your location.
2. the points back promotion is a specific promo for individuals. the discount is 1-(280 + tax of 280 - 30% of 280)/(280+tax of 280) = 27%.

if you go Route 1 and save your points for bonus redemption or points back redemption, you can score higher discount. and since you cant redeem and collect point in a single transaction (at least when last time I checked), you can only choose either route 1 or route 2.
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djemzine wrote: Is the Bose overrated? I need a pair of headphones. Contemplating between these two.

Budget friendly option is TaoTronics BH-22
since you mentioned a budget friendly option, I suggest you go with beats studio 3 and forget about bose 35, which is just too expensive.
the final price works out to be around $220 to 230 range, which equals to the historical low of 220 during the box day. but the drawback is it may be hard to find stock or your favorite color.
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1m2n3b4b6b wrote: Can this be price matched at best buy?
not sure. you may get $280 price but miss your SDM point, which is a normal price IMO. My suggestion is to go to Visions. they have plenty of beats in stock. and their sales are normally easier to negotiate (since they are on commission-based).
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djemzine wrote: Is the Bose overrated? I need a pair of headphones. Contemplating between these two.

Budget friendly option is TaoTronics BH-22
Some people say they actually like bose, but to me they sound like garbage.
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What’s the stock level? Do you think employees will hoard?
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MarcoP73646 wrote: Both are overrated but Bose is a better product hands down.
It’s actually worse if you ask me, and twice this price. Bose does have good noise cancelling, but you can get much better sound from Sony for that price. Bose qc35s certainly don’t sound like 300+ dollar headphones. The beats are actually better balanced, but I suppose some people like the weird eq sound of Bose. Also note the noise cancelling on the beats is much weaker, this might actually be a plus for some people.
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shengli2009fall wrote: 1. this Saturday is 20* points collection. the points you earn by paying $280 for the headphones is around $83. if my math serves, the discount you have finally is 1- (280+tax of 280)/(280+tax of 280+83+tax of 83) = 25% which varies based on your location.
Disregarding tax:
1 - [280 / (280+83)] = 23% savings compared to sale price
1 - [280 / (400+83)] = 42% savings compared to regular price (Best Buy)

Disregarding tax and points considered cash:
1 - [(280-83) / 280] = 30% savings compared to sale price
1 - [(280-83) / 280] = 51% savings compared to sale price (Best Buy)

For me, points are equivalent to cash (and sometimes more on redemption bonus days for things I need) as I spend hundreds of dollars at Superstore every month. I realize it's not equivalent to cash in everyone's case.

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