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Old 09-16-2010, 10:08 PM #17
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hopefully someone buys all the leftover projector casing and parts after you're done harvesting the diodes..... if not there must be some big piles of useless projectors somewhere...
Hopefully someday Casio will offer the laser assemblies as replacement parts, and they can all be made whole once more.


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Perhaps other parts like the red LED are sellable as well?

The diodes will probably be cheaper if they offer the laser unit as a replacement part... I have no idea how much of the total cost for the projector is spent on the blue lasers, but i doubt its more than half.
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Default Re: Casio A130 & A140 BEST DEAL

buy.com has the A130s now for $723 and the A140s for $768 with free shipping.

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TV and Video :: Projectors :: Casio XJ-A140 DLP Projector - Electronics-Center.com

$510 for an A140!? Any thoughts?? I've gone through the checkout and it also has FREE shipping...
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Default Re: Casio A130 & A140 BEST DEAL

When I called the customer service number I just got a fax tone. Seems too good to be true.

True to form, I just placed an order for two, which apparently also gets me a free Playstation 3 via their fall promotion for orders over $1000.

After about 3 minutes, they have not yet authorized a charge against the card I used.

I'll let y'all know how it goes.
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I always like to see where the business is located if they give their address....I looked at the link you posted Bogart and looked up the address with google maps....go down to street view...Seems their USA Headquarter: 1218 South Thompson Str, Springdale, AR, 72764, USA.......are at a Mexican Food place or a Motel 8
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That would be sweet if it were true but I think there is a good chance it is not. Especially with a free playstation. I paid $780 for mine through Newegg. Could have got it $10 cheaper but I had it in my hand in one business day. That was worth $10 to me.

Also did a tutorial on how to break it down.



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My mom is in Springdale! Maybe she can pick them up...haha I'll look later and see if I can get ahold of them
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In for 2 Thanks for the heads up.
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Dang if/when someone actually gets these for that price I'd be interested in a couple diodes at a decent price if someone would sell them...don't have the money for a full projector unfortunately...
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Should have looked into it further. Looks bogus(UPDATE but maybe not ). Better business bureaus does not show such a company and the whois information on that domain shows the domain was registered 10 days ago. It was also only registered for the minimum 1 year.

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Domain Name: ELECTRONICS-CENTER.COM
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Name Server: NS1.OURNSMANAGE.COM
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Creation Date: 10-oct-2010
Expiration Date: 10-oct-2011

A search at Dun and Bradstreet also comes up empty:
https://smallbusiness.dnb.com/ePlatf...ityWord=MBGXHQ

Update 2:
More searching turning up the same address and phone number for discount electronics & sales.
http://www.local540.com/marketplace/...tronics-sales/

Duns & Bradstreet result for it:
https://smallbusiness.dnb.com/ePlatf...764&country=US

Update 3:
Looks like the building was up for sale recently and it is a commercial building which might mean they bought it.

"GREAT COMMERCIAL POTENTIAL WITH 1.7 ACRES AND APP 207 FRONTAGE ON 71B NEXT TO BURGER KING"
http://www.weichert.com/27935732/

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Dang if/when someone actually gets these for that price I'd be interested in a couple diodes at a decent price if someone would sell them...don't have the money for a full projector unfortunately...


'decent' price??? you need to see what they were a year ago--you are insulting us.

$50 a diode is not indecent.

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h of that name does not come up with much... good or bad-- smells fishy to me.
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I have been doing so good not start double posting in this thread and then... ^^^ . As I mentioned in my update to post 27 it appears they either are changing their name or changed their name (Or are not legit and trying to scam us some how ). The same address and phone number exists for Discount Electronics and Sales https://smallbusiness.dnb.com/ePlatf...764&country=US .
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hakzaw1...I just thought that if this was actually a legit place where it would save people ~$200 per projector it wouldn't be too much for me to ask for a couple diodes for $30. Seeing that I found the site and that they cost ~$21 per diode IF that price were true.

I honestly don't think that as insulting you and I'm sorry if you see it that way.
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I still don't understand why you'd have to take appart an entire casio projector just for the sake of harvesting the diodes! I mean cant we ask casio to sell their diodes individually seeing that there is such a huge demand for them? I would be glad if someone could clarify things up for me...
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are you wearing goggles in your avatar?

But on topic, I'm pretty sure you can buy diodes straight from casio as samples.
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