home : hot deals & information involving: Best Buy Monday, November 28, 2016
- Sony Dual Shock Wireless Controller for PC/Mac $40
Sony Dual Shock 4 Wireless Controller with USB adapter for PC and Mac for $40 with free shipping.
Other stores sell the controller for $40 and the USB adapter for $21.
- Toshiba 55" 4K 2160p HDTV for $380
Toshiba 55-inch (55L621U) 4K 2160p LED-backlit LCD HDTV with built-in Chromecast for $380 with free shipping.
Most 55-inch 4K TVs sell for at least $500.
Inventory is regional, so it could be sold-out for some while in-stock for others.
Picture quality is decent, according to the reviews on BestBuy.com, but the Chromecast feature does not work very well.
Some people liked this TV, others did not.
- Roku Steaming Media Player for $35
Both Staples and BestBuy are selling a Roku Steaming Media Stick (2016 model) for $35 with free shipping.
Roku is an easy way to add the most apps to your TV (via HDMI port).
It has access to just about all streaming services, including Amazon, Vudu, Netflix, Youtube, Google Play, Hulu, CBS, etc.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
- Early Black Friday Sale
Best Buy has started their Black Friday sale, but you have to use promo codes to get them.
They work with all customers (new and existing BestBuy.com accounts).
Dell Inspiron 15.6" Touchscreen Laptop for $350 with code LAPTOPDEAL .
Intel i5-5200U 2.2GHz Dual-Core processor, 8GB memory, 1TB hard drive, Bluetooth, Wifi, and Windows 10.
Normally sells for about $425.
Having a laptop with a touchscreen is far nicer than a regular laptop.
Use the same touching to select, pinching to zoom, and swiping to scroll as you would on a phone.
- 60-Pack of AA or AAA Batteries $9 (expired)
Insignia 60-Pack of AA Batteries or AAA Batteries for $9 with free shipping or in-store pickup.
Normal price for similar packs of batteries would be anywhere from $12 to $24.
They are also selling a $100 iTunes Gift Card for $80.
Works on apps, music, and anything on the iTunes/App store.
Amd, Best Buy is selling a Lenovo Yoga 900 Touchscreen Laptop for $700.
Uses a fast Intel Core i7 processor with 8GB memory, 256GB SSD, and 13" HD screen.
Weighs 2.84 pounds and measures 0.6 inches thickness.
Normally sells for at least $800.
Lenovo is our favorite maker of great quality PC laptops.
Monday, November 14, 2016
- 50" 4K 2160p HDTV for $380
Insignia 50-inch LED-backlit LCD 4K 2160p Smart HDTV for $380 today.
Normally $450, and most other 50-inch 4K TVs sell for at least $500.
It has hundreds of positive reviews on BestBuy.com.
BestBuy.com electronics purchases made from now through December have an extended return period.
So if you buy this TV and don't like it, you have until January 15 to return it.
- HP Envy 7640 Inkjet Printer/Scanner/Fax & $30 Gift for $80
HP Envy 7640 Color Inkjet Printer/Scanner/Fax for $80.
View the cart after adding one, and a free $30 Best Buy gift card is included for free.
Free shipping and in-store pickup.
The printer has ethernet and wifi networking, so you can print, scan, and fax from any device in your home or office.
It also has a flatbed scanner for scanning one page at a time, and document feeder for scanning up to 25 pages at once.
Inkjet printers are good for people who only print occasionally.
They include ink cartridges capable of printing about 150-250 pages, and replacement cartridges would cost about $32 for 2.
If you plan to print a lot more than occasionally, consider a laser printer.
- Westinghouse 55" 1080p HDTV for $300
Westinghouse (WD55FB1530) 55-inch LED-backlit LCD 1080p HDTV for $300 when added to the cart.
Most other 55-inch HDTVs sell for around $450 to $600.
Many reviewers on BestBuy.com like the picture quality and value.
Our experience with Westinghouse TVs has been mixed.
We had one Westinghouse TV last 6 years, and still works fine.
Another completely died in 3.5 years.
Several people complained about their lack of any reasonable warranty service of TVs which died within 6 months, however that has never happened to us.
The Best Buy cart has an option to add Geek Squad warranty which covers the TV from any defects or outages, and would still keep the total cost less than most other 55-inch TVs.
- Bluetooth Precision Cooker for Cooking Pots $130
This is more of a "new" device than a hot deal.
Anova Culinary Precision Cooker for $130 with free shipping.
Works with any pot, and connects to your Bluetooth-compatible mobile device.
Clamp it to any cooking pot full of water, and place your food inside a plastic bag or glass jar.
Use the step-by-step recipe directions, and get notified when your food is ready.
Target and Amazon also sell it for the sale price.
This product looks interesting because of its ease of cooking.
You do not even need a stove.
While we a unsure of the long-term health risks of cooking food inside a plastic bag (some plastics can seep into your food when hot, see here and here), the ease of cooking may outweigh the risks especially after reading the many reviews.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
- Refurbished Apple AirPort Extreme Wifi Router for $100
Apple AirPort Extreme Wireless Base Station for $100 with free shipping.
It is refurbished (not new), and includes only a 90-day warranty.
New ones normally sell for at least $175, and used ones for around $100.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
- Samsung 55" 4K UltraHD TV and Xbox One for $850
Click the above link to find a Samsung 55-inch LED-backlit LCD 4K 2160p UltraHD TV for $750.
Click "add one to offer" on the right, and select one of the three available Xbox One consoles on the bottom of the page.
The TV normally sells for about $750 and the Xbox One for about $300.
- Ninja Nutri Blender with 2 Mixing Bowls and 2 Cups $100
Ninja Nutri (model BL491) Auto-IQ Blender with a 48oz Pitcher, 40oz Blend and Prep Bowl, and two 24oz cups for $100 with free 2-day shipping.
Other stores sell this package for $132, $145, and $180.
Other than Vitamix, the Ninja blenders are highly rated.
We know a lot of people who love them, and most online reviews are positive.
- Sandisk 32GB SD Card for $13
Sandisk Ultra Plus 32GB Secure Digital (SDHC) Memory Card for $13.
Also includes $20 credit at Shutterfly, although you probably pay the shipping fee to deliver your printed photos.
This card normally sells for about $16.
12-inch Retro Table Fan, Copper in color, for $30 today.
This one normally sells for about $70 and similar ones for about $66.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
- Lenovo 23" Monitor $90
Lenovo 23-inch IPS LED-backlit LCD Computer Monitor for $90 today.
Includes HDMI and VGA cables.
Normally $148 to $170.
Other 23-inch IPS computer monitors usually sell for at least $125.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
- Sony 40" HDTV $230, Insignia 50" HDTV $240
- 12-Pack of 9-Volt Batteries $9 in-store (expired)
12-Pack of 9-Volt Batteries for $9 with in-store pickup.
A 12-pack of 9-volt batteries normally sell for at least $15.
Saturday, September 10, 2016
- Logitech Wireless Keyboard with Touchpad $20 (expired)
Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard K400 with Touchpad for $20 with in-store pickup.
Comes with a 2.4GHz USB adapter for connecting to a desktop or laptop computer.
Normally sells for about $30.
Beware of a hacking risk when using a wireless keyboard.
As a Wired.com writer explains, a nearby hacker can tap into your wireless keyboard.
A savvy hacker can:
Snoop what you are typing (passwords, email addresses, credit card numbers, etc), and
Inject keystrokes at a rate of 1,000 words per minute, which can hijack your computer with commands like uploading private information or opening a backdoor that the hacker can exploit later.
So if you are security conscious, please be aware of the risks of using wireless keyboards in an office building, apartment complex, or coffee shop where hackers could be close by.
Bluetooth devices are more secure since they use a pairing/approval access method, but are still susceptible to some hackers.
We suggest never typing passwords and credit card numbers on any wireless keyboard.