Dan DeSilva

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November 23

Best Buy offers the Certified Refurbished Apple AirPort Extreme Wireless Router for $99.99 with free shipping. Thats $99 below the retail price for one in new condition, $29 better than Apple’s refurbished listing (currently out of stock), and a match for the lowest we’ve ever seen. Here’s more info on Geek Squad refurbished products.

The Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station serves up 802.11ac Wi-Fi and includes USB connectivity to easily share printers and hard drives. It has beam-forming technology to pinpoint the location of your device and strengthen the signal for increased performance. This router will ensure that current generation MacBooks, iPads and iPhones will receive the fastest speeds possible.

Use your savings to buy a high-speed Cable Modem so you can stop throwing away money every month on a rental. This one from NETGEAR is down to its lowest price ever. Alternatively, the highly-rated ARRIS SURFboard SB6183 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem is on sale for $89.99 shipped (Reg. $130). expand full story

November 22


Update (11/23 7:40am): The coupon code has expired, but all iPods are still available at 20% off.

Target is taking 20% off all iPods this week, but for today only you can save an extra 10% by entering coupon code LIST at checkout. This sale yields the lowest totals we’ve seen on Apple’s latest 6th generation iPod touch. In fact, today’s pricing is even better than any Black Friday deals we’re expecting to see during the next week. Here’s the breakdown:

REDcard holders save an additional 5%.

This iPod touch features a 4-inch retina display, A8 Chip with motion coprocessor, and an 8MP iSight camera.

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Amazon’s Black Friday Deals Week is well underway. This morning the online retailer began discounting its best-selling Kindle e-Readers.

The 6-inch basic Kindle is now only $49.99 shipped, which is within $1 of the best we’ve seen and a match of advertised Black Friday pricing. Amazon also slashed $30 off the Kindle Kids Bundle (includes accident protection and case), bringing it down to just $69.99 shipped. That’s the lowest price we’ve ever featured. Lastly, the Kindle Paperwhite w/ high-resolution (300 ppi) display is on sale for $99.99 shipped (Reg. $120).

The Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite deals are also available via Best Buy.

Use your savings to fill your new Kindle with some discounted eBooks. expand full story

November 21

Update (11/23 7:30am): Woot has them today only for $119.99 + $5 flat rate shipping.

Update (11/21 12:30pm): Also available via Best Buy.

Amazon offers its Prime members the Pebble Time iOS/Android Smartwatch for $129.99 with free shipping. That’s $70 below list, $20 better than our previous mention, and a new all-time low. Today’s pricing matches Best Buy’s advertised Black Friday deal. Available in White, Red, or Black (currently backordered). With a color backlit e-paper display, battery life of up to 7 days, and water resistant design, Pebble Time is a capable Smartwatch. Rated 3.8 out of 5 stars from 195 Amazon reviewers. For more information check out our in-depth review. expand full story

November 20

Amazon offers the Samsung 2.1 Channel 300W Bluetooth Soundbar with Wireless Subwoofer (model HW-J450) for $147.99 shipped. Thats $132 (47%) under MSRP, $80 better than its street price, and by far the lowest we’ve ever seen. The same pricing is also available via Walmart. This 37-inch Samsung Soundbar was released earlier in the year and features Bluetooth streaming, a wireless 6.5-inch Subwoofer, and HDMI/USB inputs. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars from 118 Amazon reviewers.

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The absolute last place you want to shop for iPhone, iPad, and Mac deals this Black Friday is the Apple Store. Historically, Apple’s participation in the biggest shopping day of the year has been limited to offering super modest (borderline insulting) discounts or free iTunes Gift Cards. We suspect this year won’t be any different.

On the flip side, other major retailers including Best Buy, Target, and Staples are extending huge discounts to many of Apple’s flagship products. To help you plan your holiday shopping, we’ve pored over every Black Friday ad available to bring you the very best upcoming Apple deals: expand full story

November 19


November 18

Amazon will put its recently launched Black Friday Deals store to good use when it kicks off 8 straight days of holiday deals this Friday. In addition to new deals hitting “as often as every five minutes” throughout the duration of the promo, Amazon will also up the number of Gold Box Deals of the Day to 10 on Thanksgiving and Black Friday.

Prime members (free trial) will once again have a 30-minute head start on most of the limited-time Lightning deals. However, if you want access to every deal Amazon has to offer this year, you’ll need to use the Amazon Mobile Shopping App for iOS, Android, and Fire OS. More than 150 Lighting Deals will be available on a daily basis exclusively through the app from 3pm PT to 11pm PT beginning on Thanksgiving. You can now choose to be notified by a mobile notification when specific deals go live with the new “Watch A Deal” feature.

Head below to see the dozens of Black Friday deals Amazon has revealed so far: expand full story

November 17

Every November Black Friday ads bring the promise of unbeatable deals. The only problem is that all-time great deals are hard to snag. Even though the majority of holiday promos are now available online, the best ones are still just as hard to get as they were when you had to risk your life at a B&M retail store.

However, we’ve put together the top 5 things you can do this Black Friday to improve your chances of grabbing the hottest online deals: expand full story


November 16

This year’s biggest streaming media player releases are set to get substantial discounts later this month during Black Friday. We’ve gone through all of the ads released so far from major retailers and plucked out the best deals on Apple TV, Roku players, Chromecast, and other media streamers. Some of the advertised prices for these devices are the best we’ve seen all-year. Even the latest Apple TV with Siri is getting a decent price drop. Head below to catch up on all the deals… expand full story


November 15

Amazon currently offers the 2-Room SONOS PLAY:1 Streaming Music Starter Set for $349 with free shipping. It would cost you $400 if you were to buy both of the included speakers individually at their regular price of $199.99 each. Aside from a few random discounts and another Starter Set promotion, we rarely see any deals across the entire Sonos speaker lineup. According to Sonos, this discounted Starter Set will only be available for a “limited time”. Matched at SONOS.com, Best Buy, and Target.

PLAY:1’s high-quality sound is driven by two Class-D digital amplifiers, one tweeter, and one mid-woofer. Add this Starter Set to a Sonos PLAYBAR and SUB to create a “true surround sound experience.” With access to a seemingly endless amount of online music services, including Spotify, Pandora, Deezer, and Google Play Music, the best-selling PLAY:1 is a solid foundation for your dream multi-room wireless music system. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars from 1,899 Amazon reviewers. expand full story

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