We admit it. With the holidays coming on, we almost welcome the fact that things are not great with the economy. It sort of evens out the playing field for those of us that struggle to pay our rent. So we embrace companies who are worried about a slower than normal season and are trying to help themselves by helping us out. Dell’s Deal of the Day is one such example. They are not only offering low prices on their own products, but on other companies’ products as well, although we found the prices of those about equal to those on Amazon.
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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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I’m sure that more than a few of you have heard of Newegg, the online shopping site that is superb for great prices on hardware. However, what you may not know is that they offer really good prices on last-gen Apple hardware whenever new MacBooks or MacBook Pros are released. Case in point, these Newegg Apple deals. See? $700 off of a brand new MacBook Pro, with the option of a matte screen - better jump on that! Of course, if Apple hardware isn’t your thing, you can hit our forums, where we list tons of Newegg promo code and coupon deals.
Amazon has put some of our fave toys on sale through June 18, in case you still haven’t gotten anything for Dad. Save 70% on selected Transformers, up to 50% off Spy Gear, and 20% off Air Hogs. They are also offering a free Jive Pod if you purchase 2 items. While this is a wondrous thing, shop quickly, because in most instances there are only a few of each left. Think of it as Amazon’s belated spring cleaning.
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We admit it. We dig Woot, the Big Lots of the Internet. It’s hard to ignore a site that plays “Let’s Make a Deal” daily and offers electronic gadgets that we never knew we needed until we stumbled onto the site. The catch is that you cannot return the merchandise and when you sober up, you realize that with about 10 dictionaries hanging around the house, you could have done without Franklin’s Dictionary & MP3 Player for about $17.00, even if that cost is less than half its $40.00 retail price. Still, it is worth your time checking it out, as they offer some fun stuff at amazing mark-downs.
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We can’t wait to see whether Office Depot actually fulfills these orders, but deals site Spoofee.com has a 15% coupon for
Officedepot.com, which lets you pick up an Xbox 360 Platinum pack for $339.99 + tax with free shipping. In addition, you get a bunch of other free goodies that you can pawn away on eBay, including a bluetooth headset, CD/AM-FM radio stereo system, leather “padfolio”, and a retro-style mini-fridge. Not bad for under $400 with free shipping!
Click the jump for all the details on how to get this CRAZY deal.
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Did you miss out on the Burger King adver-gaming hoopla? Were you unable to complete your collection of creepiest games ever made due to lack of availability of Sneak King? Would somebody have to pry a Big Mac from your cold, dead hands to replace it with a Whopper? Well, you’re in luck… even without making a trip to your local BK, you can STILL get all three BK games for under $20 bucks. At shop.bk.com, PocketBike Racer, Big Bumpin’ and Sneak King are all in stock and ready to ship.
Hey, for only $3.99 a pop (or $10.99 for the whole collection), maybe you could stand to make a ton of money by re-selling them at Gamestop
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Both AMD and Intel announced price cuts earlier this week on both notebook and desktop processors, more than likely to clear room for new products in their respective lines. Here is a look at some of the price drops:
- The TL-60, a dual-core 2GHz Turion notebook chip, dropped 26 percent, from $354 to $263.
- The TL-56, which is a similar chip that runs at 1.8GHz, dropped from $263 to $220.
- The TL-52, which runs at 1.6GHz, goes from $220 to $184.
- On the desktop side of things, the Athlon 64 FX-62, a 2.8GHz monster chip for gamers, declined from $827 to $713.
On the Intel side of things:
- The Celeron D 360 for desktops went from $84 to $69, an 18 percent decline.
- The Celeron 326,that being the absolute bottom line chip from Intel, went from $39 to $34.
Be on the lookout for new chip releases from both companies soon.
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Fry’s has possibly the best deal yet on an Xbox 360 system, for all of you out there mulling over your next-gen console choices. For $370 (shipping included!), you can get the Xbox 360 Platinum console with 3 free games. But these aren’t just any 3 games - the games you’ll find packed-in with your system are three of the best and most well-reviewed 360 titles out there: Dead Rising, Saint’s Row, and Test Drive: Unlimited.
This deal can only be found online at Fry’s Outpost and doesn’t appear to be available in their brick-n-mortar stores yet, so be prepared for this one to go fast. We’re betting that this is part of a broader strategy by Microsoft to find a competitive new price point / package for their year-old console, so we may be seeing this deal or something like it again in the future. Still, if you’ve been thinking about getting a 360, don’t take the chance of missing out on this one!
Special thanks to SlickDeals.net for finding this one!
There’s no question… gaming is getting to be a more expensive habit by the year. Fortunately, with Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo about to be in fierce competition for king of the next-gen mountain, we can expect to see some much-needed price drops soon. The rebate below, which brings the price for the Xbox 360 Platinum system to a mere $350, might be a trial by Microsoft to see just how many more units they can ship with a lower pricepoint. Then again, it might just be that most people don’t think of going to CompUSA for console gaming, and they’re overstocked with Xbox 360 systems. Either way - you win!
Just hurry! This offer is only available through CompUSA’s online store (free shipping, of course), and lasts only until September 16th.
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