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RCA RCRP05B $15 at Sears and online, $20 everywhere else
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mdavej
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PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2010 8:55 pm    Post subject: RCA RCRP05B $15 at Sears and online, $20 everywhere else Reply with quote

The RCA RCRP05B can be found many places online, including Amazon, Newegg, eCost, SolidSignal and MCM Electronics.

Where to buy locally:

Radio Shack
Best Buy
Frys
Kmart
Meijers
Walgreens

Some Sears have them for $15, about the same price as many places online.

Silver OFA version (OARP05S) is available on Amazon.


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PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2010 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the heads up. I'll walk over tomorrow and see if I can pick one up. That remote is different enough that I would like to see if it would be workable out of the box, or maybe I could collaborate with Bill on the extender.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They still have them on sale for $15. I picked one up tonight.

What I like about it is the colored a,b,c,d buttons, the pg up pg down buttons, the live TV button, skip back button, and day + day - buttons. These all make it an easier replacement for my cable DVR remote.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are now $8.50 each at my Walgreens.

Check around/behind the photo counter if you don't find them elsewhere.

Walked out with two for $18.03 after tax

If you keep them sealed you can still return within 30 days for cash back.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ugh! At that price I have to buy some even though I have no need for one what-so-ever.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah I'm not that crazy about the key layout and the fact that it's hard to read for me but I still had to buy them

In theory they are future-proof with JP1.3 cables right?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nw wrote:
In theory they are future-proof with JP1.3 cables right?

Absolutely!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For those too lazy to go to the store, ecost/eforcecity has them for $10 shipped:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180533265447

(I think ecost is run by TigerDirect)

They are selling darn fast too - that number sold on the right keeps going up with each refresh!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Picked up the last two at my Walgreens.

Thx,
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Updated title. Now down to $4.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are people still finding these in the stores? I went by my local Walgreens yesterday and they didn't have it.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I saw this post, I did a circle of all the Walgreens around my house, and didn't find any. Crying or Very sad However yesterday I was grocery shopping at Meijer's, and I wandered into the electronics section and saw them for $12.95 and has two posts full of the remotes. This is better than the $15 that I purchased my first one for. Also, they no longer offer these on line at meijers, so I think they maybe clearing them out as well.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like this deal is dead. My walgreens now has a ton of them again. The display says "New Item: $19.95". Why they practically gave them away on clearance then restocked as if they never existed, I'll never know.

Title updated.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Speculation:
Stores frequently offer clearance prices on an item that is defective and which will be replaced by a similar item, even if the packging/model number doesn't change. People who pay less than $9 for a remote are less likely to return it.

We know that the instruction sheet that has been shipped (at least in the past) with RCRP05B contained an error on how to set up VPT. I expect that folks who buy a 5 device remote probably use a receiver for sound from their TVs, and so it may be that there were returns from unhappy customers, because VPT didn't work for them.

Perhaps it is as simple as a new instruction sheet.

Locally, BestBuy stores didn't have stock for these remotes one month ago; now they do.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saw this remote a few more places recently. Since this in one of the few JP1 remotes you can walk into a store and buy, I thought I'd bump the thread.

See the first post for where to buy.
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