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First time I recall seeing this: Microcenter with an open box demo iPad, no warranty, no return, no exchange.
Interesting. Never thought I'd see Microcenter go there. The only times I've bothered with Apple products at Microcenter was to pick up two previous gen certified Apple refurbished Macbooks (the final 2011 17" Pro and the 2015 15" Pro, i.e. the last one with normal ports) when they were out of stock everywhere across the country.
 

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First time I recall seeing this: Microcenter with an open box demo iPad, no warranty, no return, no exchange.
Sellers on craigslist have shown no restraint in the prices they've been asking for higher-end video cards and such, despite no warranty/return policies. Maybe Microcenter decided there's not much downside to following suit?
 

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Sellers on craigslist have shown no restraint in the prices they've been asking for higher-end video cards and such, despite no warranty/return policies. Maybe Microcenter decided there's not much downside to following suit?
Found a few more no warranty, no return, no refund open boxes at Microcenter. Looks like an emerging pattern.
 

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I guess we are in a period of oversupply of desktop power supplies as there have been several recent promotions among the more highly-regarded brands. Amazon right now is selling this EVGA one for $50:
EVGA SuperNOVA 120-GP-0650-X1, 650 G+, 80 Plus Gold 650W, Fully Modular, FDB Fan, with10 Year Warranty
 

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c/o Slickdeals.net, you can get a Seasonic gold, semi-modular 750-watt power supply with 7-year warranty from Newegg for $68.99 after promo code and mail-in rebate.

Also, Seasonic gold 850-watt from Newegg for $114.99 after promo code and mail-in rebate.
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Seasonic platinum 850-watt from Newegg for $110.99 after promo code and mail-in rebate.
 
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Want to pep up an older system? Hyundai 120GB SSD's (with 5-year warranty) are going for $19.99 each at both Amazon and Office Depot. The latter offers some bonus deals for free items if you spend $50/$75/$100/$125, such as this UV sanitizer box for free if you spend $75.
 

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Not sure if these are great deals or not, but I got this to my job and thought maybe someone interested in Samsung products might see something they could use. I hope you don't have to have a business account to use these

https://www.samsung.com/us/business/shop/all-deals/early-access/?offerCID=earlyAccess&cid=account-manager-referral&referral=ms.jj
FYI: If you qualify for any sort of discount, Samsung offers different discounts and limits and buy back amounts depending on which type of account that you log in under. e.g, our son is an EMT and a college students, and he gets different discounts/offers/final prices on his two different accounts. Same for my wife, who gets different offers/final prices on her EMT vs HCW/work account.
 

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Not sure if these are great deals or not, but I got this to my job and thought maybe someone interested in Samsung products might see something they could use. I hope you don't have to have a business account to use these

https://www.samsung.com/us/business/shop/all-deals/early-access/?offerCID=earlyAccess&cid=account-manager-referral&referral=ms.jj
This is hit or miss. There are some exclusives, I think, but the things I want are never the exclusives. I get the benefits through work too, and I've had some pretty good luck with tablets and TVs.
 

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Here's a little deal I thought I'd share here since some posters turned me onto the quality of the new Google TV interface. Sling is offering a new chromecast w/ Google TV if you sign up for a month of service, both new and returning customers are eligible: https://www.sling.com/deals?AID=13158461&PID=4485850&SID=f04150264c9f11eca06e3e364c14c4010INT&cvosrc

On top of that, you can stack Rakuten money back discounts to bring the cost down as low as $10 (I believe it's $15 back using Rakuten for anyone plus another $10 back for new Sling subscribers). Not a bad deal for what's essentially a new Chromecast w/ Google TV + a month of Sling.
 

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Certain American Express cards have a $200 cashback offer for purchases at dell.com/amex of $800 or more. This can be combined with another Amex offer for 1 extra rewards point for every $1 spent at Dell.com, and some lucky folks may even be able to stack it with yet a third Amex offer for $120 cashback for a purchase of $599 or more at Dell.com.

You can also sign up for Dell's rewards program before making your purchase with your Amex card and earn 3% in Dell rewards for spending $800 or more.

Dell is running some Black Friday deals on laptops, desktops, servers, monitors, networking equipment, and other stuff that are ending tonight at 1 AM CST.
 
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Certain American Express cards have a $200 cashback offer for purchases at dell.com/amex of $800 or more. This can be combined with another Amex offer for 1 rewards point for every $1 spent at Dell.com, and some lucky folks may even be able to stack it with yet a third Amex offer for $120 cashback for a purchase of $599 or more at Dell.com.

You can also sign up for Dell's rewards program before making your purchase with your Amex card and earn 3% in Dell rewards for spending $800 or more.

Dell is running some Black Friday deals on laptops, desktops, servers, monitors, networking equipment, and other stuff that are ending tonight at 1 AM CST.
In addition, I just discovered that Rakuten is offering 10% back on dell.com purchases too. I only have the $120 offer from Amex, but that's still a nice stack and I might pull the trigger on a laptop tonight.
 

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Any good deals on a 1TB portable hard drive? Want to convert some old VCR tapes into digital files and store off the computer.
I don't see any specials out there right now. Amazon has the 1Tb Toshiba Canvio Basics for $43.09, or Amazon and Newegg have the ruggedized LaCie LAC301558 for $70. If you have AMEX Membership rewards points, there's an offer to save 15% off at Amazon if you use at least 1 point to pay (if your AMEX card has that offer). There may be an even better offer (50% off up to a max $15) if you use Chase Ultimate Rewards points at Amazon instead.
 
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I also just saw a banner on Amazon that gives you a $10 credit if you switch your primary payment method to an Amex card. Was super easy, and I'll just change it back after I use it.
 

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DellRefurbished.com has Grade A refurb Precision T3620 workstations in their clearance section for $519 with free shipping. These are circa 2017 builds with 32GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. Onboard RAID controller means you can set these up as a cheap server with mirrored drives.
 
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Western Digital is selling refurbished external hard drives via its eBay store. For example, a 4GB MyPassport drive with USB-C is $55.
4 GB hard drive? That would go great with my Pentium desktop tower machine, it already has the maximum 4 MB RAM and I hear Windows 95 takes up a lot of disk space because of its swap file. But I don't think it has a USB-C port, just 2 regular serial ports, a parallel port, and a game port. Maybe now I can finally install the Sierra suite of games like Kings Quest, Space Quest, and Leisure Suit Larry.

Just having some fun, I know you meant 4 TB :)
 

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I would think very carefully about your use case and data-loss tolerance before buying a refurb spinning-platter HDD. Sure, it has a warranty, but that's cold comfort if it dies.

(Using it as a backup drive in some cases would seem OK to me, for example. Or as a sneaker-net type of transfer device, 100% OK.)
 

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4 GB hard drive? That would go great with my Pentium desktop tower machine, it already has the maximum 4 MB RAM and I hear Windows 95 takes up a lot of disk space because of its swap file. But I don't think it has a USB-C port, just 2 regular serial ports, a parallel port, and a game port. Maybe now I can finally install the Sierra suite of games like Kings Quest, Space Quest, and Leisure Suit Larry.

Just having some fun, I know you meant 4 TB :)
Yowtch, my bad. Don't forget to grab a copy of this to maximize the performance running those games.
 

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Amazon Prime Days (July 12-13) is/are a week a way, and deals have started.

Multiple Amazon devices are on sale, plus $5 discount for a trade in, plus additional % off with that trade in.

e.g., this should work out to $10 after all discounts:

View: https://www.amazon.com/All-new-Echo-Show-2021-release/dp/B08ZN7QP73


Also, apply for a Prime Visa, and if approved, get a $200 Amazon GC. $200 is the the biggest GC promo Amazon offers, and it's only a few times each year.

FUTURE: on Prime Day, buy a $50 GC, get a free $12.50 GC as a bonus.

As always, just head over to SD for all the details.
 

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FUTURE: on Prime Day, buy a $50 GC, get a free $12.50 GC as a bonus.

As always, just head over to SD for all the details.
Found this on the terms

Full Terms and Conditions
In order to qualify for the promotional credit, you must: (1) be a current Prime member; (2) be a first-time gift card or balance reload purchaser;
Does that mean what I think it means? It must be my first purchase of a gift card?
 

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Found this on the terms



Does that mean what I think it means? It must be my first purchase of a gift card?
Must be there for some legal reason. It doesn't mean anything. If it's not a first time gift card or balance reload, what other option/possibility is there?

Thousands of us have been milking these deals for many years now. Amazon is a pretty straight shooter. If you don't qualify for a promotion, Amazon puts right at the top of the page "sorry, you don't qualify for this promotion"
 

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Curse you, Amazon Warehouse!

Starting yesterday, AWD took an additional 25% off select items. I picked up a few things, but saved a bunch of stuff (mostly laptops and desktop PCs) in my cart in cases prices dropped. The items are still available in the AWD at the same prices, but sometime overnight, the 25% additional discount disappeared.
 

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With the disclaimer that I'm rapidly adopting a luddite lifestyle, I just got this 22" Dell monitor + an extra 6' HDMI cable for $67.92 effectively (I think the monitor also comes with an HDMI cable).

Dell is running some sort of "early Black Friday" sale, and I used an American Express card that had a spend $100 get $50 statement credit. Shipping was free and I'm supposed to get it Thursday.

I've been meaning to get another monitor to pair with my work laptop for when I'm WFH.