Tech Bargain Thread: Post Your Deals Here!

Harry Hooper

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Creative Labs {aka Sound Blaster} is running a 30% sale off pretty much their entire online shop this week. For example, the Sound Blaster Z PCIe Gaming Sound Card would cost about $84 vs. $100 at Amazon.
 
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Hi all, I am a VFW Post Commander and we are looking for a lap top that will be our Post computer/workstation. We will be giving presentations at local locations (PPT ext), zoom meetings and some graphic art to include flyers and such. I would like for it to be able to handle programs like photo shop and video editing too. Our budget is upto $600 which was approved at our last meeting. Where should we be looking online aside from the Amazons and Best Buys. We are looking to purchase over the weekend. We have projects due for Memorial Day, as it looks like our parade will be virtual.
 

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Norm,

HP.com is offering a laptop with the following specs for $644.99:
  • HP Pavilion - 15z Laptop
  • Mineral Silver
  • Windows 10 Home 64
  • AMD Ryzen™ 5 3500U (2.1 GHz, up to 3.7GHz, 6 MB cache, 4 cores)+AMD Radeon™ Vega 8 Graphics
  • 16 GB DDR4-2400 SDRAM (2x8GB)
  • 15.6" diagonal HD SVA BrightView micro-edge WLED-backlit touch screen (1366 x 768)
  • 1 TB 5400 rpm SATA and 128 GB M.2 SSD storage drives
  • 3-cell, 41 Wh Lithium-ion prismatic Battery
  • No DVD or CD Drive
  • Full-size island-style keyboard(Natural Silver)
  • HP Wide Vision HD Camera with Dual digital microphone (Mineral Silver)
  • 802.11 ac/b/g/n (1x1) Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® 4.2 combo
Yes, that is over your $600, but does the VFW qualify for educational/non-profit pricing? At the least, maybe call them and nudge them for a veterans discount, or some free accessories?


Best Buy is offering a sibling HP laptop for $499.99, but it has 12 GB RAM and a single 256 GB SSD storage drive. You could buy an 2TB external USB hard drive for more storage for well under $100.


Another option is TigerDirect has a Grade A refurbished HP EliteBook 840 G3 Laptop PC for $499 that has i5 CPU, 16 GB RAM, and a 500 GB SSD. There are $20 off coupons for Tiger Direct floating around, and I actually have a spare HP docking station for this family of laptops if you want it.
 
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Hi all, I am a VFW Post Commander and we are looking for a lap top that will be our Post computer/workstation. We will be giving presentations at local locations (PPT ext), zoom meetings and some graphic art to include flyers and such. I would like for it to be able to handle programs like photo shop and video editing too. Our budget is upto $600 which was approved at our last meeting. Where should we be looking online aside from the Amazons and Best Buys. We are looking to purchase over the weekend. We have projects due for Memorial Day, as it looks like our parade will be virtual.
If you are a NP then you should check out techsoup.com
 

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EBay has a selected promotion running right now. It’s basically $25 off $25 to selected accounts. I received no email but was able to apply the code at checkout and buy a Larry Bird Jersey for $5.

Check it out and see If it works for you. Details here and code is HAPPY25

EBay deal
 

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EBay has a selected promotion running right now. It’s basically $25 off $25 to selected accounts. I received no email but was able to apply the code at checkout and buy a Larry Bird Jersey for $5.

Check it out and see If it works for you. Details here and code is HAPPY25

EBay deal
Wow, nice one. It worked for me, got a $40 game for $15. Thanks!
 

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Did not work on the newer account I inadvertently created a couple years ago, but when I logged into the account I was using to buy and sell used books 15-20 years ago, I was able to buy-it-now an item priced at $25.03 for 3 cents. Sweet!
 

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Leaving in a bit to the studio :)
Black Friday deals are starting even earlier this year, tho calling them One Day Deals or similar.

Admittedly entry level TVs, but fine for a child's room or dorm room. Walmart, goes live 7pm tonight, 43" 4K Roku UHD $88 and 70" 4K Roku UHD $298:


Point of reference: last year MicroCenter had a 40" dumb TV for $59. We gave it to my MiL for Christmas, and she lectured us for spending (what she mistakenly assumed was) so much