home : hot deals & information involving: Best Buy Monday, April 25, 2016
- APC 8-Outlet Surge Protector $25
APC (C20B) 8-Outlet Surge Protector for $25 with free shipping.
Has a lifetime warranty and a $350,000 equipment protection policy.
The reviews on BestBuy.com are positive, and other stores sell it for more.
Friday, April 22, 2016
- Lowepro Urban Reporter 250 Camera Bag for $40
Lowepro Urban Reporter 250 Camera Bag for $40 today.
It has positive reviews, and normally sells for about $60.
- iRobot Roomba 870 Robot Vacuum for $450
iRobot Roomba 870 Cleaning Vacuum Robot for $450 today.
Normally sells for $600.
Monday, April 11, 2016
- Insignia Universal Remote Control and $10 Credit for $30
Insignia 4-Device Universal Remote Control for $30 today.
Add one to the cart, and a free $10 Best Buy Gift Card automatically appears.
This remote looks similar to an Inteset Universal Remote Control that goes for $26.
They could be made by the same manufacturer, and may have the exact same features.
We have the Inteset remote, and works well with our TV box, TV, Roku, and A/V Receiver.
- 4-Slice Toaster Oven for $15 in-store
Sunbeam 4-Slice Toaster Oven for $15 with in-store pickup.
Free shipping is available if you order at least $35 of stuff on BestBuy.com.
Sunday, April 10, 2016
- 4-Device Universal Remote Control $6
RCA 4-Device Universal Remote Control for $6 with in-store pickup.
It is a basic remote, which can be programmed to work with most TVs, satellite/cable boxes, and DVD/Blu-Ray players.
Here is the manual and programming instructions.
If you want a universal remote control that works with Apple TV, Roku, and other streaming media devices as well as your cable TV, check out a Inteset Universal Remote Control for $26.
It costs less than half of a Logitech Harmony, and we like ours.
Friday, April 8, 2016
- PNY 128GB USB Flash Drive for $25
PNY Attache 128GB USB Flash Drive in Black and in Blue for $25 with free shipping.
- Apple MacBook Air 13" Laptop $800
Apple MacBook Air 13.3-inch Laptop Computer with 5th Generation Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB memory, 128GB flash storage for $800 with free shipping.
It usually sells for about $880.
- Logitech M185 Wireless Optical Mouse for $9
Logitech M185 Wireless Optical Mouse for $9 with free shipping.
It has positive reviews, and operates on a single AA battery.
Thursday, March 31, 2016
- Dell Inspiron 11.6" Laptop for $130
Dell Inspiron 11.6-inch Laptop Computer with Intel Celeron processor, 2GB memory, 32GB flash storage, USB3.0 port, Bluetooth, and Wifi for $130 with free shipping.
If you need a simple (and cheap) laptop for note-taking at class, using spreadsheets, typing, documents, or typing emails at a coffee shop, this could be a good deal for you.
It weighs only 2.82 pounds, measures 0.82-inches thick, and has an 8-hour battery.
The Celeron processor is fairly under-powered, so this laptop probably cannot play games, edit videos, or compile programming code.
- Coin Digital Credit Card for $80 (expired)
Coin is a digital credit card, that stores all your credit cards onto a single card.
More information can be seen on their website.
Best Buy is selling it for $80 today (normally $99).
Coin copies the information from your real credit cards, stores them in a secure way, and lets you select which card to use.
So, for example, if you want to pay with your American Express card, just press the button to select that card to use.
The idea is to carry one Coin card that stores all your credit cards, rather than a wallet of all your credit cards.
We have one.
It now sits sadly on my office desk rather than in my wallet, because and found it limiting.
The Coin has no built-in "chip" that many credit cards are now using.
Normally this would not be a problem since you should be able to just swipe the stripe to use the card, but some credit card authorization computers now require "chip" credit cards to pay with the chip, rather than the swipe.
Since Coin has no chip, you cannot use that credit card at some locations.
Coin's security feature links with your phone via Bluetooth wireless.
This means a stolen Coin card cannot be used away from you, ensuring your cards are safe.
However this means Coin may not work at restaurants.
When the waiter or waitress walks to their computer in the back room, then tries to swipe your card, it could be too far away for the security feature to unlock.
Some financial institutions and promotions require you to show the actual card.
Banks sometimes ask to see your card to confirm your identity, which you cannot do unless you carry the real card in your wallet.
Some promotions, such as Bank of America's Free Museum Day, require you to show a card with the Bank of America logo.
Again, if you do not carry your real card in your wallet, the Coin card will not suffice.
So if you need to carry the real credit card in your wallet, it starts to defeat the purpose of having your cards consolidated onto the Coin.
On the plus side, Coin is a big conversation starter for anyone who likes technology.
People who see the card will often ask about it.
Almost everyone loves the idea of carrying one card, rather than stuffing multiple cards into the wallet.
If you love gadgets, you might like the Coin.
However for practical usage, Coin scores low in our opinion.
As an alternative to consolidating your cards onto Coin, we like the Big Skinny wallets.
They fit a lot of cards and cash, and take up very little room compared to other wallets.
Thursday, February 25, 2016
- Logitech Harmony Touch Universal Remote Control for $100 (expired)
Logitech Harmony Touch Universal Remote Control for $100 with free shipping.
Normally sells for about $128.
The consumer reviews on BestBuy.com are very positive.
People often ask us, "when is the best time to buy a new TV?"
Our answer is usually: never.
Almost all computers and consumer electronics drop in value the day you purchase them, and will continue to drop in value for as long as you own them.
A better question should be, "how long can you wait to buy a new TV?"
The longer you wait, the cheaper (and often better) the TVs will be.
Usually manufacturers release new models of their TVs in the summer months, so previous year's models are often on clearance.
The week of Thanksgiving also has some of the best deals of the year on all TV, but many of the best deals are on low-end TVs.
You can wait months or even years before buying a TV, but the best deals are the best values for you today.
If you don't really need a new TV, wait.
- Brother Wifi Laser Printer for $80
Brother HL-L2360DW Laser Printer with Duplex (2-sided printing) and built-in networking with Wifi (ethernet and Wifi b/g/n) for $80 with free shipping.
It normally sells for over $100.
This, like most new printers, includes a "starter" toner cartridge capable of printing only about 700 pages.
There are a lot of third-party toner cartridge makers on Ebay that give over 2,000 pages per cartridge for about $10 to $15 each.
These are very reasonable prices, combined with the $80 price for the printer itself, making this a hot deal.
Manuals, drivers, and specifications are available on Brother.com.
- Google Nexus Streaming Media Player for $50
Google Nexus Streaming Media Player normally sells for $90, but it on sale today for $50 at Best Buy.
It is just like a little home theater computer that runs Android, so you can download any Android streaming media app or game and run on your TV.
The reviews on BestBuy.com are positive, and more information is on Google.com.
This item is far less popular than the Google Chromecast, but the Nexus has some advantages.
The Nexus comes with a remote control, unlike the Chromecast which requires a smartphone or tablet to control the device.
The Nexus also has a faster processor and a stronger Wifi antenna, so it could give less lag when steaming videos.
However the Chromecast is far smaller than the Nexus, so it can hide easier.
Both the Nexus and the Chromecast should be able to run Kodi, third-party streaming media center software.
You can read this Reddit forum comparing people's experiences between the two.
If you decide on the Chromecast, Best Buy is selling it for $35, and a free $10 Best Buy gift card is automatically added to the cart with the order.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
- Wireless Mouse $8, 16GB Flash Drive $5, and Other Deals
- Logitech Harmony Smart Control for $70 (expired)
Logitech Harmony Smart Control for $70 today.
The reviews are fairly positive, and it normally sells for around $95.
- Brother 2-Sided Laser Printer for $50
Brother HL-L2320D Monochrome Laser Printer with duplex (2-sided) printing for $50 with free shipping.
Normally sells for about $70.
This printer has no networking capability, so it must be connected with a USB cable to a computer.
The specs are pretty good, with 2400x600 print resolution, and replacement toner cartridges at reasonable prices.
Free same-day in-store pickup should be available for most locations.
Shipping is free with a $35+ order, or add $4 for shipping.
Some ideas to help get above the $35 free shipping threshold is a selfie stick for $10, or a Google Chromecast with $10 Gift Card for $35.
The game normally sells for at least $35.
- PNY 240GB SSD for $60
PNY 240GB Solid State Drive for $60.
Normally about $80.
Same-day in-store pickup is available at some locations.
- Philips Sonicare Electric Toothbrush for $40
Today, BestBuy.com, Best Buy stores, and Amazon.com are selling a Philips Sonicare 2 Series Sonic Electric Toothbrush for $40.
Normally sells for at least $50.