jelly bean Stories April 27, 2016

Amazon has the Oster DuraCeramic Belgian Waffle Maker (CKSTWF1502-ECO) for $15.99 with free shipping for Prime members or in orders over $49. That’s 34% below the original listing, matching the Amazon all-time low, and the best price we can find by $4. It features a non-stick ceramic coating, a PTFE & PFOA free design, adjustable temperature control, and a polished chrome housing. Rated 4+ stars from over 230 Amazon customers.

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon is offering the Breville Juice Fountain Multi-Speed 900-Watt Juicer (BJE510XL) for $134.99 shipped. That’s 33% below the original $200 price tag, the lowest Amazon has ever offered it for and the best price we can find from a trusted retailer by $40 or so. Features include a stainless steel exterior, 5 speed settings, a 3-inch circular feed tube, detachable spout and it ships with a cleaning brush and a one year warranty. Rated 4+ stars from over 1,700 Amazon customers.

Amazon also has the Thermos Stainless Steel Beverage Can Insulator in Gunmetal Gray for just $8.99 with free shipping for Prime members or in orders over $49. That’s as mutes $6 below some listings, within less than $1 of the Amazon all-time low and the best we can find on this highly rated beverage can insulator.

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jelly bean Stories April 9, 2015

expiredAmazon has the famous “not so bad” shitphone for $50 shipped today (44% off)

Premium phones from Apple, Samsung and other mainstream companies (generally) run smoothly, look beautiful and are often able to illicit wonder with new features we’ve never seen before. They also come with bloated $600-$850 price tags. The smartphone market is past its infancy, in fact it feels like it’s in its twilight years with wearables and VR technology nipping at its backside. That makes the timing perfect for the now famous breed of “shitphones” that John Herrman immortalized to have their run at a whopping less than 90+% less than the cost of premium phones.

Neatly packed around the thick, light, shiny phone were headphones, a case, and a screen protector. I installed my SIM and slotted in an $8 SD card. I activated the phone and installed my apps. The screen was fine, the software was Android (4.2.2, aka “Jelly Bean”: not new but not abandoned). The camera took pictures, the internet connected. It was mostly charged, and so we began

Sure you’re going to have to make some sacrifices to switch from an iPhone to a shitphone, but you’ll also save a ton of money. BLU Advance 4.0, the famous “not so bad” shitphone, is on sale for $49.99 shipped today at Amazon, which is 44% below list and the best deal we’ve seen. It has a 4-inch WVGA Display, runs Android 4.2.2 (Jelly bean – and who knows maybe Cyanogen can get it up and beyond 5?), and sports a 1.3GHz Processor. The camera is a decent 5 Megapixels and you can scoff at your iPhone bearing friends because it has a built-in FM radio and it accepts up to Micro SD cards (grab a 32GB SanDisk for $14).

Did we mention it costs $50? In Black OR White. Works on AT&T, T-Mobile or any GSM carrier. Even 2 at a time!

You probably spend that much on drinks at your local watering hole on a moderate night. Maybe you are just interested in checking out (an outdated version of) Android or need a backup device that has 2 SIM cards. Or maybe your kid who breaks everything needs something you aren’t going to cry over when the screen comes back cracked? Maybe someone you don’t like has a birthday coming up? Maybe you want to make a stack of 17 of these and put it next to a decked out iPhone 6 Plus that costs more and ask which would you rather have? There are lots of reasons to buy a shitphone. Heck, it is an Amazon BestSeller for crying out loud and gets 4.3/5 star ratings? How is this even possible?

In any case, this is a phone with year or two old specs for $50. What have you got to lose?

jelly bean Stories August 18, 2014

expiredAsus Google Nexus 7 2nd gen 16GB tablet (refurb) w/ free sleeve $130 (Reg. $230)

Shop Divvy via eBay offers the refurbished Asus 16GB Google Nexus 7 2nd gen tablet for $129.99 shipped, and includes a free leather sleeve with purchase. That matches the lowest price we have seen for this tablet, and beats Amazon’s price by $95 (new condition) where it is rated 4/5 stars by over 3,700 customers. Buy with confidence, Shop Divvy is a Top Rated seller with over 99% positive feedback from nearly 32,000 customers. This refurbished tablet comes with a 90-day manufacturer warranty.

The Nexus 7 includes a 7-inch 1080p HD IPS display, a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 1.2 front-facing shooter, and a 3,950mAh battery. For more details, check out our full review of the Nexus 7.

jelly bean Stories July 25, 2014

expiredSamsung Galaxy 16.3-Megapixel Digital Camera $200 (Reg. $450)

Best Buy has the Samsung Galaxy 16.3-Megapixel Digital Camera for only $199.99 shipped. That’s $250 off the regular price and $169 less than Amazon’s current listing for it.

It has built-in Wi-Fi which makes it easy to share photos and videos with everyone. Also it has PictBridge support that enables simple photo printing with compatible printers. It comes with Android 4.1.2 (Jellybean) and has a 4.8″ HD Super Clear Display. It also shoots video in HD (1080p.)

It received 4.2/5 stars on Amazon where customers left great reviews.

This offer is part of the “Black Friday in July Sale.” Check out these other offers from Best Buy today: Jawbone UP24 $50 off, iPad 4 from $330, Logitech M310 mouse $10, iTunes 15% off, more

jelly bean Stories June 28, 2013

HP-Slate-7-__eBay has the HP Slate 7 8GB 7″ Android Tablet, model no. E0H92AA, for $129.99 with free shipping. That’s the lowest total price we could find by $39. It features a 7″ 1024×600 touchscreen display, ARM Cortex A9 1.6GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, microSD card slot, and Android 4.1 OS (Jelly Bean). Deal ends July 3. expand full story

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