We found a great little site dedicated to Black Friday. There over fifty lists from companies that include Circuit City, CompUSA, Office Depot and Radio Shack, with more to come. Looking at Sears’ list, we found such items as a Samsung Blu-ray Disc Player for $199.99, Sharp’s LC26SB24U 26” 720p LCD HDTV for $399.99, and the Sony 5-Disc DVD/CD Home Theater System with 1080p Upconversion at $249.99, marked down $50.00. Even if we can’t always shop online, it is certainly a plus to be able to check out what is out there ahead of time.
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We just had to share this site that we recently heard about. In a world of expensive electronics, there are actually some that you can get for free. Hey, It’s Free is a daily listing of all things that require no money to acquire. There are music and e-book downloads, links to old NES games online, free text messaging sites and even USB flash drives. While many of them expire rather quickly, it’s worth taking a look at the site as Goob and staff make sure that each of the items are checked out before posting. They also feature clothing, coupons, food, and many other freebies.
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The Bent Festival in New York City recently celebrated its fifth annual event and was attended by both newbies and experienced benders. For those who have never heard of them, benders take items such as 80’s Casio Keyboards and TI Speak & Spells and turn them into musical instruments.
“Circuit bending is a really great entry point for people into electronics,” says Mike Rosenthal, a graduate student in NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program. We think it is a dandy way of recycling, although we must admit we played with our Speak & Spell as much as our kids did, and don’t know if we could watch the transformation.
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Ever wonder what happens to items recovered in police raids? As of January, they are being offered on PropertyRoom. An alternative to police auctions, they provide a myriad of items from jewelry to electronics to vehicles. They obtain the items from over 1,000 law enforcement agencies. Bids often start at $1.00 and after checking out the site, we found over 400 electronic items at these incredible prices:
- Blackberry 7100g Cell Phone - $16.11
- JVC THC60 5.1 Channel DVD Home Theater - $181.90
- Logitech Ipod Docking Station - $31.00
- Digital Wireless Phones, 25+ Pieces - $155.00
- Magnavox MPD850 Portable DVD Player - $36.01
- Hitachi DZ-MV730A DVD Camcorder - $140.86
By the way, they also record serial numbers, so if you had an item stolen and can prove you owned it, they will return it to you. Sign up is free if you want to join in the bidding or are simply looking for something that got away from you.
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Japanese site PC Watch was able to procure a 60 GB Playstation 3, and immediately set about tearing the console apart to expose its guts. PC Watch tore the console down the motherboard, so gamers can see the CPU and the RSX along with the large cooling system and heat pipe that are supposed to make the system run quietly.
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