Sale price = $199.99 + tax = $215.63 5% Cash Back at Sony store from Fatwallet. Sign up for Sony Credit Card and use it to place your order. Get $100 rebate credit to card (in 6-8 weeks). Free shipping.
$199.99 - Headphones $15.64 - Tax -$10.00 - FatWallet Cash Back -$100.00- CC Rebate ------------------------- $105.63
You are going to get plenty of red for including a CC signup bonus in your calculations.
posted: Feb. 13, 2013 @ 7:58p
OK with me. If you don't have a Sony CC yet, you get the $100. Plus it is a no annual fee card. If I pay it off right away, it will actually improve my credit score. Without the CC deal, still a good deal. Normal lowest price I can find is $264 from MacMall.
So, that's what it cost me. I guess YMMV.
posted: Feb. 14, 2013 @ 10:57a
Ordered on Tues 02/12/13. Scheduled for delivery by FedEx ground on Fri 02/15/13. Shipped from CARSON, CA. I'll report back when they arrive and give a quick review.
posted: Feb. 14, 2013 @ 12:30p
So in order to get the 105.63 price, I need to sign up for a new credit card and then immediately cancel it? Isn't that kind of shady? Doesn't this look bad to people who want to issue me future credit? Won't my FICO take a hit potentially much greater than the $100 I save using this shady tactic?
So using the same logic - Let's all open a new "Chase: Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Premier Card" - This rewards card from Southwest Airlines offers a sign-up bonus of 50,000 points, which translates to $830 in plane tickets. You can then just cancel the card immediately after you get the points, what a deal! To hell with my credit, who needs a car loan or mortgage anyway? http://www.gobankingrates.com/credit-card-rates/best-credit-card...
posted: Feb. 14, 2013 @ 12:32p
You don't have to cancel the card. It is a no annual fee card. If you pay it off, it'll actually improve your credit score. And there is no cost to you to hold the card.
posted: Feb. 14, 2013 @ 12:39p
I'm sorry, is this a post about headphones, or about a new credit card? The way I see it, the topic should be changed to: Sony MDR-NC500D Noise Canceling Headphones $205.63
I'll post a review of the Headphones once they arrive, which should be tomorrow according to FedEx tracking. Like I said, my cost was $105.63. YMMV.
posted: Feb. 15, 2013 @ 10:15a
2/15/2013 - Friday 9:53 am On FedEx vehicle for delivery
I'll report back after they are delivered and give a review.
posted: Feb. 15, 2013 @ 1:17p
These arrived this morning and I have to say, they are well worth the $106! The noise cancellation is superb! No high pitched distortion or hiss from the cancellation. Sound quality is also very good. Headphones have a built in rechargeable battery. Also can be powered by the included AA battery adapter. 2 AA batteries included. Comes with 2 different length 1/8" cables, 1/8" to 1/4" adapter, 1/8" to airplane adapter, AC charger and case. A few drawbacks: Cannot play sound without the noise cancelling on and therefore cannot play sound without power (either from the internal battery or from the external batteries) Foam is a bit stiff but I think it will soften over time.
All in all they are a great buy for $106!
posted: Feb. 15, 2013 @ 1:42p
NxN2005 said: You are going to get plenty of red for including a CC signup bonus in your calculations.
Not only that...they are junk. Introducing anything to sound is an abomination.
posted: Feb. 15, 2013 @ 1:47p
qube said: Not only that...they are junk. Introducing anything to sound is an abomination. Suit yourself guy. I travel frequently and having noise cancelling headphones on the airplane is a godsend! But, to each their own!
posted: Feb. 15, 2013 @ 5:08p
This from the user guide: Magnesium and 7075 aluminum are used as the material for the housing and the headband, respectively. By using these unstintingly, the mass is reduced to as small as 195 g
posted: Feb. 27, 2013 @ 4:14p
I hope you were able to cash in on this deal! I got my card statement today and the $100 credit appeared 5 days after purchase. I did not have to pay the bill and then wait for a credit. So, total paid before FWCB was $115.64
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