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Latest Tech Deals
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Dec 6, 2013
OWC Garage Sale: Deals from 49 cents on RAM, accessories, computers, more
Other World Computing continues to discount select clearance items as part of its Garage Sale, with prices starting at 49 cents. (Items are removed from the page when they're sold out.) That's tied with our mention from a week ago and is one of the best sales we've seen on these items from OWC, yielding a number of price lows. Shipping starts at 99 cents. Note that most items are available in very limited quantities and come in OEM packaging. Refurbished items are covered by Other World Computing warranties.
Skullcandy FIX Stereo Earbuds 2-Pack for $17 + free shipping
As one of its daily deals, Shnoop offers the Skullcandy FIX Stereo Earbuds 2-Pack in Black, model no, S3FXDM-033, for $17.99. Coupon code "dealnews1" cuts it to $16.99. With free shipping, that's the lowest total price we could find for this quantity by $3 and the best deal we've seen without rebate hassles. Features include 13.5mm drivers, 20Hz to 20kHz frequency response, 3.5mm jack, in-line mic, and carry case. Deal ends today.
ThinkGeek coupon: 50% off 5 best-selling items + free shipping
ThinkGeek takes 50% off its five top-selling items via coupon code "HALFLING". Plus, coupon code "GEMINIO" yields free shipping sitewide. (Although ThinkGeek allows only one promo code per order, we had success stacking the codes.) Each is at the lowest total price we could find by at least $18. Sale ends December 8. The deals, with prices after coupon:
Refurb ASUS Intel Ivy Core i3 Dual 1.8GHz 16" Laptop for $350 + free shipping
As one of its daily deals, 1Sale offers the refurbished 4.1-lb. ASUS Intel Ivy Bridge Core i3 1.8GHz 15.6" Laptop in Green, Pink, or White, model no. X502CA, for $349.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we've seen for the X502CA with a 500GB hard drive. (It's a current low for a refurb by $20.) It features an Intel Core i3-3217U 1.8GHz Ivy Bridge dual-core processor, 15.6" 1366x768 LED-backlit LCD, 4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, webcam, 802.11n wireless, HDMI, and Windows 8 Home Premium 64-bit. Deal ends today.
A 90-day warranty applies, although it's unclear who supports it.
Refurb Neato All-Floor Pet / Allergy Robotic Vacuum for $200 + free shipping
As one of its daily deals, 1Sale offers the refurbished Neato All-Floor Pet / Allergy Robotic Vacuum System, model no. XV-21, for $199.99 with free shipping. That's $49 under our mention from four days ago of a new model and the lowest total price we've seen for this vacuum. (It's also a current price low for a refurb by $40; by $69 for new.) This system works on most floors and features laser-based obstacle avoidance, a 6-foot boundary marker, two brushes, and a filter that purportedly retains more than three times the amount of fine dust particles. Deal ends today.
Of note, a 90-day warranty is applied, but it's unclear who backs it.
- Buy one LoJack laptop-recovery subscription, get one free
PlayStation Network Cards at Best Buy: 10% off + free shipping
Best Buy takes 10% off a selection of PlayStation Network Cards, with prices starting at $9. (Prices are as marked.) Plus, all orders qualify for free shipping. That's the best offer we've seen on these cards at Best Buy, and a rare offer on these cards in general. Notables:
Haier 1.66-Cubic Foot Portable Clothes Washer for $199 + 1-cent s&h
As one of its daily deals, Pennywise offers the Haier Agitator 1.66-Cubic Foot Portable Top-Load Clothes Washer, model no. XQJ50-31, for $199.99. Coupon code "dealnews1" drops it to $198.99. With 1 cent for shipping, that's $44 below the lowest total price we could find for any comparable Haier washer elsewhere. It features an LED display, 11-lb. capacity, four wash cycles, three water level settings, and delay start. Deal ends today at 9 pm ET.
Refurb Samsung WiFi Blu-ray Player w/ Netflix, Pandora for $35 + free shipping
As one of its daily deals, All4Cellular offers the refurbished Samsung WiFi Blu-ray Disc Player, model no. BD-E5400, for $34.99 with free shipping. That's $5 under mention of a refurb three weeks ago and the lowest total price we've seen. (It's also $35 under the best price we could find for a new unit.) It features Smart Apps (Netflix, Pandora, YouTube, and more), support for various video and audio formats, WiFi, USB, HDMI, and a remote which requires two AAA batteries (included). Deal ends today.
A 90-day All4Cellular warranty applies.
8-Pin Lightning to USB Cable 5-Pack for $5 + free shipping
Gadget Shop via eBay offers this 8-Pin Lightning to USB Sync & Charge Cable 5-Pack for $4.99 with free shipping. That's 99 cents per cable, beats yesterday's 3-pack for $5 mention, and is the lowest total price we could find for these cables in this quantity now by $5. This cable is compatible with iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S, iPad 4th Generation, iPad Air, iPad mini, and iPad mini with Retina Display.
Note that no cable length is specified.