Deals Yesterday

Happy Star Wars Day everyone! You can celebrate by getting out your light sabers and petting your wookies, or you could just save a bunch of money on Star Wars merchandise at different retailers today. We’ve rounded up some stellar deals that might be hard to pass up for even the casual Star Wars fan.

If you haven’t seen The Force Awakens yet you can use today as an excuse to rent it, buy it or even get the collectors edition steelbook for only $20 (Reg. $28) at Best Buy. Also, we have Star Wars games from this morning and a slew of Mac apps on sale for this special day. Here’s something a little different: a Kindle eBook that features the lighter side of Darth Vader.

Below you’ll find T-shirts, costumes, DVDs, and other collectables to show you’re a Star Wars guy or girl and not afraid to show it!

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Electronics Valley (99.5% positive feedback from 25,000+) via eBay Daily Deals has Apple’s latest 11.6-inch MacBook Air (MJVM2LL/A) 1.6GHz/4GB/128GB for $699.99 with free shipping. That’s $199.01 below retail, $10 less than our previous mention and the lowest price currently available.

This is Apple’s newest MacBook Air. It ships with a 1.6GHz dual-core Intel i5 processor, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of solid-state storage.

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With your savings, grab an AmazonBasic’s 11-inch Felt Laptop Sleeve in two colors for $9.99 Prime shipped. Have a larger MacBook? Amazon has you covered with 13- and 15-inch varieties as well. Rated 4.7/5 stars.

ICYMI: Apple 12-inch MacBook (Early 2015) 1.1GHz/8GB/256GB: $930 shipped (Orig. $1,300)

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Target has the Beats Powerbeats2 Wireless In-ear Headphones Active Collection in Red for $119.99 shipped. That’s down $80 from the original price, $23 less than Amazon in this specific color, $10 less than our previous mention and the best that we’ve seen since Black Friday. Hit the gym in style with these Bluetooth in-ear headphones from Beats. Features include adjustable ear clips, six hour battery life and a sweat resistant design. Rated 3.8/5 stars by 3,580 Amazon customers.

Need a cost-effective alternative? Check out Mpow’s James Bluetooth 4.1 Neckband-style Earbuds for $24 Prime shipped (Reg. $30) with code G3LC3TBV over at Amazon.

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Newegg’s Official eBay Store offers the Philips SHP9500 Over-Ear Headphones for $59 shipped. Today’s listing is good for $101 off the original MSRP, down $22 from Amazon’s third-party listing, a match of the previous deal price and the best offer available. Features include a 9-foot cable, 50mm neodymium drivers, 32ohm impedance, and a gold plated connecter. Rated 4.7/5 stars by 179 Amazon customers.

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PoweraddDirect (99% Positive feedback) via Amazon offers its Poweradd Pilot P2 Compact 10000mAh Portable External Battery High Capacity Power Bank for $21.99, but when you use the code VVCKJP4R the price drops to only $9.99 Prime shipped. That’s $12 off the already discounted sale price and the lowest we’ve seen for this power bank.

This dual USB 3.4A power bank has enough juice to charge an iPhone over 4 times and most 10-inch tablets at least once. With 4 blue LED indicators, you always know how much power remains and it comes with a Micro USB cable. Rated 4.5/5 stars from 100 Amazon customers. 

More accessory deals:

  • AUKEY 3-Port USB Wall Charger with Quick Charge 3.0 $27 (Reg. $34) | Amazon
    • w/ code WCZ4MBBK
  • Quick Charge 3.0 AUKEY 5-Port USB Charging Station $33 (Reg. $40) | Amazon
    • w/ code KJGQLYNS
  • AUKEY Quick Charge 3.0 19.5W USB Car Charger $14 (Reg. $18) | Amazon
    • w/ code XZQM4QET
  • KENSINGTON Proximo Key Fob Bluetooth Tracker $10 (Orig. $40) | B&H
  • Anker SoundBuds In-Ear Sport Earbuds $22 (Orig. $36) | Amazon

Deals still alive from yesterday:

  • 4-Pack Apple MFi Certified Lightning Cables: $8 w/ code UU4XZ6TL (Reg. $10)
  • TechMatte Car Mounts for iPhone and Android Devices | Amazon
  • AUKEY 20000mAh External Battery Charger with Lightning Input $24 (Reg. $30) | Amazon
    • w/ code DLNE4NBL

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Newegg offers the Crucial MX200 2.5-inch 500GB Internal Solid-State Drive for $129.99 shipped. For comparison, this drive carries a list price of $180 and typically retails for around $150 at online stores like Amazon. Today’s deal is $5 less than our previous mention and the best available. Features include read/write speeds of 555/500 MB/s and a three-year warranty. Rated 4.7/5 stars by over 1,200 Amazon customers.

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Next up, Newegg’s official eBay Store has the ADATA Premier SP550 960GB 2.5.-inch Internal Solid-State Drive for $187.99 shipped. This hard drive has a MSRP of $270 but goes for $200 or more at Amazon (previous all-time low). Although it doesn’t feature the speeds of Samsung’s 850 EVO line, this is a pretty crazy price for a (nearly) 1TB hard drive. It has 520Mb/s speeds and ships with a three-year warranty. This is the #1 new SSD release at Amazon where it has collected a 4.6/5 star rating from 282 customers.

Be sure to check out our handy guide that details how-to upgrade your Mac with a new internal drive. If you’re looking for a speedy external option, pair your new SSD with a USB 3.0 enclosure for added flexibility.

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Deals May 3

Chubbiestech (98.5% positive feedback from 185,000) via eBay once again offers the manufacturer refurbished Harman Kardon Onyx Studio Wireless Bluetooth Speaker for $59 shipped. That’s $340 off the original list price, $60 less than Amazon’s listing for a new one and tied with our previous mention for the lowest we’ve seen.

It has Bluetooth 3.0 technology, a rechargeable Li-ion battery, and a speakerphone for taking hands free calls. Rated 4.8/5 stars from over 200 Amazon reviewers and a 30-day warranty applies. expand full story

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Top Electronic Deals (98.7% Positive feedback from 4,000+) via eBay offers the Apple 12-inch MacBook (Early 2015) 1.1GHz/8GB RAM/256GB in Gold for $929.99 shipped. That’s $39 less than this third-party Newegg listing, $69 less than most other retailers/Amazon and it’s the same price Apple charges for a refurbished model. It has a 1.1GHz Dual-Core Intel Core M Processor (Turbo Boost up to 2.4GHz), 8GB of 1600 MHz LPDDR3 RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and ships with OS X Yosemite. 

Note: This listing is for the Gold model only and it’s the previous generation MacBook, the 2016 model was just released. The 12-inch MacBook only has a single USB-C port built-in. To take advantage of this, we’ve rounded up the best accessories to maximize your setup.

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A number of popular Star Wars games have gone on sale within the Mac App Store. While we periodically see some of these titles go on sale every so often, like Knights of the Old Republic, it is rare to have so many at once. Here’s a look at what’s available:

Be sure to swing by our daily games and apps roundup for the latest deals across every platform.

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Amazon is once again offering a promotion for first time users of its Underground App Store that yields a $5 credit when select free apps are downloaded. The promotional credit can only be used to “purchase physical goods” at Amazon and expires 10 days after it is distributed. Full Terms and Conditions below. This is a great chance to load up your new $40 Fire Tablet with some top-rated games.

To redeem your $5 promotional credit, simply follow these directions:

  1. Visit the Amazon Underground promotional page and enter your email address to receive the download link.
  2. Access your phone’s Settings page and press Security or Applications
  3. Check the Unknown Services box and press OK when prompted
  4. On your Downloads or My Files page, find “Amazon_App.apk” and install
  5. Download any of these games to receive your $5 credit, which should arrive via email a few minutes later.

Amazon first launched the Underground app store last August with over $10,000 worth of free titles for Android users. Learn more in our coverage here.

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Deals May 2

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Update (5/2 6:25pm): Most colors are now backordered at Amazon, but still available at the discounted price (you must select Amazon as the seller). Best Buy shows the deal as in-stock.

Amazon offers the UE Roll Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker in multiple colors for $49.99 with free shipping. As a price comparison, it originally sold for $100 but has readily been available for $70 since early this year. Today’s deal is the lowest price we have ever seen. Also available via Best Buy. In addition to being waterproof, it also features a Bluetooth range of up to 65-ft, an attachable bungee cord and smart functionality via a mobile app. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars from nearly 400 Amazon reviewers.

After spending some time with this speaker for a review, we had no problems including it on last year’s best of list. Here’s what stood out to us:

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Best Buy is now discounting several of Apple’s latest products. The best deal from the bunch is iPad mini 4 starting at $299 with free shipping, which is a savings of $100. That same discount has been extended to all Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + Cellular models. If you can afford the $100 upcharge, we’d recommend going with 64GB of storage since most people will find 16GB limiting due to the size of Retina-optimized apps and HD content. Use your savings to buy this highly-rated Smart-Shell Case with auto sleep/wake for just $10.95 Prime shipped.

You can also save $50-$100 on Apple Watch. We’ve definitely seen stronger deals in the past, but this is currently your best option if you need one in time for Mother’s Day. That discount will easily cover a couple extra third-party bands.

The all-new 4th generation Apple TV has received a $25 discount. That drops the 32GB model down to $124.99 and the 64GB model down to $174.99. For a look at the best accessories for your new streaming player, click here.

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