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[Staples] YMMV - Staples Clearance - Asus RT-AC3100 Router - $172

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[OP]
Sr. Member
Apr 26, 2009
599 posts
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Calgary

[Staples] YMMV - Staples Clearance - Asus RT-AC3100 Router - $172

Just happened to be browsing the Staples clearance section. Saw that they had the Asus RT-AC3100 router in the pile. It was marked at $250. Not sure why it's on clearance as it currently sells for $330 at Best Buy and even through Staples.ca. I thought it might be open box so I asked if it was. He found me one that was brand new. When he rang it in, it came up at $230 and then he added 25% off. Got it for about $180 with tax.

SKU is 1958298, and still shows up on Stocktracker at $330.
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[OP]
Sr. Member
Apr 26, 2009
599 posts
440 upvotes
Calgary
runbrun11 wrote: Which location?
This was at the Beacon Hill one in Calgary. But I also saw it at the Coventry location. They were display boxes in the clearance section.
Jr. Member
Nov 7, 2016
195 posts
104 upvotes
$229 at grand park drive, Mississauga.

Maybe it’s AB only?
Deal Addict
Mar 21, 2006
3588 posts
403 upvotes
Vancouver
Staples clearance deals can be crazy amazing, but also crazy ymmv! Face With Rolling Eyes☹️
Deal Addict
Oct 8, 2009
1689 posts
935 upvotes
Kitchener
Great router, had it for a couple years now. About a year ago got 86U, and connected them via aimesh.

86U is better at being the primary for a mesh setup. Just an FYI.

Also if you have a dual LAN Nas, the RT-AC3100 features Link Aggregation, which combines two teaming LAN ports (the 1st and 2nd port) into one superfast wired connection for up to 2 Gbps
Deal Addict
Sep 10, 2004
2693 posts
715 upvotes
Toronto
For the good news,
The ASUS RT-AC3100 is supported by Asuswrt-Merlin

For the bad news for some,
Since it uses a Broadcom chip, no support by OpenWrt.
Newbie
Dec 24, 2011
15 posts
3 upvotes
Went to Staples in Richmond, BC.Their manager said no 25% extra discount on the tech items! But the funny thing was they have bunch of routers on the clearance table and there was a huge sign of 25% off. Went to another location later and no problem of having the extra 25% applied.
[OP]
Sr. Member
Apr 26, 2009
599 posts
440 upvotes
Calgary
Alfacanuck wrote: Went to Staples in Richmond, BC.Their manager said no 25% extra discount on the tech items! But the funny thing was they have bunch of routers on the clearance table and there was a huge sign of 25% off. Went to another location later and no problem of having the extra 25% applied.
That’s what happened to me at the Staples I went to. I went back a 2nd time and the 2nd guy I talked to was much more helpful and applied it no problem. He even asked if I had any more coupons to apply but I didn’t :(
Jr. Member
Dec 11, 2008
154 posts
91 upvotes
Toronto
While I haven't found the 3100 I did find an Asus Blue Cave for $50.83 taxes in.

The cheapest I could find it elsewhere was $165 before tax.
Sr. Member
Jul 22, 2010
963 posts
175 upvotes
toronto
Canuck_TO wrote: While I haven't found the 3100 I did find an Asus Blue Cave for $50.83 taxes in.

The cheapest I could find it elsewhere was $165 before tax.
dang, which store did you find it in?
Jr. Member
Dec 11, 2008
154 posts
91 upvotes
Toronto
It was the last one at Yonge and Steeles.
They still have Logitech keyboards and a Microsoft Surface keyboard, about 20 routers (linksys, dlink) and switches.
Also a 1TB 2.5" HD, if anyone is looking.

Clark and Dufferin has nothing of value but it looks like they're still putting stuff out.
Deal Addict
Aug 2, 2003
2626 posts
373 upvotes
Toronto
I'm upgraded from an ac68 and I don't see a noticable improvement on wifi. My dead spots are still at the same spots of the condo.
Deal Addict
Aug 2, 2003
2626 posts
373 upvotes
Toronto
Canuck_TO wrote: While I haven't found the 3100 I did find an Asus Blue Cave for $50.83 taxes in.

The cheapest I could find it elsewhere was $165 before tax.
Do you have the sku.
Newbie
May 31, 2003
22 posts
68 upvotes
Found the 3100 in Brampton. thanks OP. Also if someone has the sku for Blue Cave would be appreciated.

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