Friday, February 29

Adorama CF special just for my readers!

Besting the rebates offered earlier in the week, Adorama has a special price on the 12gb CompactFlash cards available only by clicking the link below. The card is normally $160, on sale on the site for $105 after MIR, but for you, loyal readers, it can be only $99.95 via the link below.

SanDisk Extreme III 12gb CompactFlash card

Also, remember that Adorama offers a 10% bonus if you elect to receive Adorama gift checks for the MIR - reducing your effective price to $93.95.

Thursday, February 28

Preorder Super Smash Bros. Brawl for Wii offers preorders on Super Smash Bros. Brawl, one of the first Wii games to allow Internet multiplayer action. This fighting game pits every Nintendo franchise character against any other - Pokemon vs. Solid Snake vs. Link vs. Mario and more. has it for $48.99 with free shipping, although California buyers can save about $4 at Amazon, where it's $49.99 but no sales tax is levied.

Wednesday, February 27

Adorama SanDisk rebate deals

Adorama has several SanDisk Extreme III (20MB/s) CompactFlash cards for excellent prices after mail-in rebate. Adorama adds a 10% bonus if you choose to get the rebate in the form of a gift certificate for their site instead of a Visa debit card.

Samsung Color Laser for $115 at

Samsung CLP-300 USB 2.0 Color Laser Printer has the Samsung CLP-300 color laser printer, refurbished, for $115. Shipping runs approximately $15 for ground, or SoCal residents can do local pickup for no charge. This is about $100 less than a comparable new model. Samsung laser printers are excellent in my experience (our previous printer was a Samsung and I am considering ordering this one as well).

Tuesday, February 26

Britax Sale at is offering up to 20% off many Britax products for a limited time. Britax is a rarely-discounted brand and it's hard to find deals even on eBay, so this is an excellent deal.

Britax Sale at

Best bets include the Decathlon carseat at $228 shipped free, a $57 savings from the regular price, the Boulevard carseat for $225 shipped free, a $75 savings from the regular price, the Companion Infant Seat at $152, a $38 savings, and the Vigour stroller at $280 shipped, a $70 savings from the regular price. A variety of colors/patterns are available at the sale price.

Monday, February 25

Philips 47" 1080p LCD offers this Philips 47" 1080p LCD for $1370 shipped, after $70MIR. Non-CA customers can buy tax-free as well for additional savings.

Philips 47PFL7422D 47 Widescreen 1080p LCD HDTV with Perfect Pixel HD
Philips 47PFL7422D 47" Widescreen 1080p LCD HDTV with Perfect Pixel HD, 3 1080p HDMI inputs

Thursday, February 21

Refurb iPhone, again

Sold out, again.

The Apple Store has 8gb refurbished iPhones in stock again for $349. This is a $50 savings from the price of a new model, and includes the same one year warranty. It sold out after several hours on Tuesday; if you're interested, go for it now.

Refurbished iPhone, 8GB: only $349!

Tuesday, February 19

Refurb 8gb iPhone

Sold out.

The Apple Store has 8gb refurbished iPhones in stock for $349. This is a $50 savings from the price of a new model, and includes the same one year warranty.

Refurbished iPhone, 8GB: only $349!

Sunday, February 17

Onkyo TX-SR605 for $339 at Amazon

Amazon offers the Onkyo TX-SR605 surround receiver, in silver only (black is $40 more) for $339 with free shipping. This receiver is Onkyo's lowest-priced receiver with HDMI upconversion for all inputs. This means any device, with any connector (composite, S-video, component, or HDMI) will be output over the receiver's HDMI output, so you need only one connection to your TV. This price is about $30 less than another sale Amazon had about three weeks ago and the lowest total price I could find among reputable vendors.

Friday, February 15

Another nail in the coffin...

Fresh on the heels of announcements in support of Blu-ray by Netflix and Best Buy, Wal-Mart has announced that they, too, will only stock Blu-ray discs going forward. Good bye, HD-DVD, it was nice knowing you.

TigerDirect has the cheapest Blu-ray player I could find among reputable merchants, the Samsung BDP-1000 at $249. For a player with more features, including Dolby TrueHD decoding, consider the well-reviewed Panasonic DMP-BD30K for as low as $429 shipped via

Tuesday, February 12

Sony Home Theater System $150

REFURBISHED - Component Home Theater System HT-DDW795

The Sony HT-DDW795 home theater system includes a 5.1 A/V receiver with 800 watts (RMS) complemented with 2-way front speakers and 8" passive subwoofer. It's an excellent deal for a starter system or a secondary system for a bedroom.

three 2gb SD cards for $24 shipped AR

Dane-Elec 6GB (3 X 2 GB) SD Secure Digital Card Kit

Monday, February 11

Essential Wii Accessories

Excellent prices from on some generic accesories. Each run about $30 at retail.

Dual remote charging stand + batteries - $15

Wii Component Video Cable - $8

V-day at is offering free overnight shipping for many items for Valentine's Day.

Get jewelry, flowers, gift baskets and more for your Valentine at!

Friday, February 8

Thursday, February 7

42" 1080p LCD for $855 shipped - expired

Vizio 42in 1080p LCD TV at TigerDirect

At $799 with $55 or so for shipping, and no tax for most folks, this is an excellent deal. Costco sells Vizio TV's and I am consistently impressed with their picture quality comparing them side-by-side with other, much higher priced TV's in the store.

Samsung 24" LCD - $299 has the Samsung 245BW, refurbished, for $299.

This is an excellent price on a good monitor - I use one at the office. It is sharp and the color is good; the only minor downside is that the picture is dim when you view it from too far off center. It's fine when sitting in front of it, however.

For comparison, the Dell I have at home, about which I have no complaints, is $699 new.