Monday, March 4, 2013

Crucial SSD $50 off


One of today's Newegg deals is a Crucial M4 2.5" 256GB SSD drive, for $159 ($50 off).  SATA III.  Excellent reviews on Amazon (where it's $186, for comparison).

If you need a mid-sized SSD for your new system (or as an addition, or replacement), this seems like it's a great deal.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Best Buy appliance sale

Best Buy is having a 10-25% off sale on major appliances, so this might be a good time to shop if you've been thinking about replacing a stove or refrigerator.  Some items come with free shipping, and they have cheap installation on dishwashers as well.

Fairly long list, I won't try to filter it since these are rather personal choices.

One thing to note here (from personal experience, with Best Buy and major appliances both), delivery can take longer than it seems like it should, and be ready for any installation you order to come with an 'extra fee' when the installer can't fit the new item in where the old one was.  It's a common tactic, and sometimes they are telling you the truth, but not always.  Installation is usually done by a 3rd party company, so you never know quite who you will be dealing with.

I had a washing machine installed and had a perfect experience (through Best Buy).  I had a built-in oven / microwave installed through Sears, and even though I couldn't see any issues, the installer insisted it would take cutting up the casework a little to get a fit, and charged ~$20 extra.  YMMV, so be prepared.

NewEgg deals


A couple more deals that just came in. Free shipping as well.

Definitive Technology ProCinema 60 5.1 channel home theater system, usually $400 but on sale for $180.  Well-reviewed unit, though not quite a top-end system.

Philips Sonicare HX5610 Essence Rechargeable toothbrush - $39.95 w/ $20 off code AFNJ0238.  These are amazing, I've been using one for years, can't say enough good things about them.

Best Buy President's Day Sale

Friday (today) through Monday, Best Buy is having yet another sale, this time themed for President's Day.  Not a lot of super special deals, but a few of the ones from last time are back again, including the purple vacuum cleaner (same price as last time).

Not a special sale particularly, but a few gems in there.  Looks like they have a few iPad Mini 16GB wi-fi tablets in stock, if you were looking for one of those (though the shopping time from Apple seems to have stabilized somewhat).

Friday, February 8, 2013

Another Best Buy 2-Day Sale

Today and tomorrow (Friday and Saturday), Best Buy is having a 2-day Valentine's "Connect the Love" sale, with some pretty decent discounts on a wide range of items.  All items are shipped free, but there are limited quantities on some items, so don't wait too long.

Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the categories.  There are a few great discounts, but some are better than others.  There's an Onkyo AVX-290 home theater system for $200 (half off). several $8-10 wireless mice, and a purple (!) Dyson D28 HEPA bagless upright vacuum cleaner for $280 (regularly $600).

Lots of other deals in there, take a few minutes and look around.

Monday, January 28, 2013

More from Newegg.com


ESET Cybersecurity for Mac - usually $40, on sale for $10 (use code AFNJ108 for $30 off).  Shipped Free.

Not a terribly common thing to get for MACs, but it's getting more and more important all the time, and this is an excellent price for an excellent product.

The also have a pretty long list of refurb items, from PCs to notebooks to TVs and other electronics.  The page says 'after code', but the discount is already there, so there isn't a code to enter.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Best Buy 2-day Sale


Best Buy has a Winter Doorbuster Days sale going on Friday and Saturday with some nice deals.

Select Apple MacBook Air notebooks are $200 off ($800-$1300).

HP Pavilion desktop computer (6GB PC3-12800 DDR3 memory, 1TB HDD, AMD Quad-Core A8-5500, AMD Radeon HD 7560D graphics, Windows 8) for $400, $120 discount.

Insignia 55" LCD HDTV (1080p, 120Hz, 3 HDMI / USB / PC connectors) for $550, usually $800.  Great price for a nice sized TV.

Nikon Coolpix S9050 12.1-Megapixel Digital Camera (15.5x optical zoom).  Lot of features for a basic but very solid digital camera, and the price is outstanding at $100.