Get a 60-inch LG plasma HDTV for $699.99

The LG 60PN5300 is a bare-bones 60-inch plasma, but it’s also insanely cheap. (Credit: Dell) Christmas shoppers still have two months to find the ultimate family gift, but for those of us who gather ’round the menorah, there’s barely a month left. (Chanukah falls really early this year.) If the family’s been clamoring for a […]

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Get a Nyrius Songo Bluetooth receiver for $29.96

(Credit: Nyrius) Some would say I’m easily impressed, because I still get a thrill every time I stream music from my smartphone or tablet to a Bluetooth speaker. I mean, sure, an FM radio also produces music straight out of thin air, but somehow this is way cooler. Of course, there are lots of great […]

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A $399 iPad Mini? Wrong way, Apple

The new iPad Mini has a maxi-size starting price of $399. Seriously, Apple? (Credit: Apple) Apple, you’ve got yourself some cajones. I mean, when the iPad Mini first debuted a year ago (almost to the day), most observers were surprised by the rather steep $329 starting price — especially considering the much cheaper small-tablet alternatives […]

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How to get a discount on nearly everything you buy online

Many of The Cheapskate’s greatest hits — and then some — collected in convenient e-book form! (Credit: Rick Broida) This is kind of a big day. I’m celebrating my sixth(!) anniversary as The Cheapskate, and I’ve just published my first e-book: “The Cheapskate Rules: 21 Easy Money-Saving Tech Secrets.” It’s a compilation of some of […]

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Get a hexa-core HP desktop for $399 shipped

Nice-looking desktop! And an even nicer price. (Credit: Daily Steals) This is an update of a deal I wrote about earlier this year. Now it’s even cheaper! Desktops! You still love ’em, you crazy people. And why not? Power, expandability, cool monolithic looks — what’s not to like? Actually, desktops will always have a special […]

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Get a GoGroove wooden Bluetooth speaker for $44.99

Who knows what strange magic allows that cool LCD display to project through wood? (Credit: Accessory Genie) Bluetooth speakers come in all shapes and sizes, and there are even a few that can pull double-duty as an alarm clock. But who wants a clunky-looking hunk of plastic on their nightstand? This is better: For a […]

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Get a Turtle Shell rugged Bluetooth speaker for $79.95 shipped

The rugged, outdoor-friendly Turtle Shell is available in your choice of colors. (Credit: Outdoor Technology) Quick housekeeping note: If you tried to grab the free Wired subscription I mentioned a couple weeks ago, you’ve probably received a notification that you weren’t “eligible” for the promotion. Turns out that freebie was only for folks who’d spent […]

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Name your price for six sweet Android games

Humble Bundle’s latest includes six extremely good Android games — and their desktop counterparts! (Credit: Humble Bundle) People who know me know I love a good game bundle, especially when it benefits charity. Everybody wins. The Humble Bundle folks have put together one of the better collections I’ve seen, with a focus on Android but […]

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Get a Canon wide-format printer for $99 shipped

Big printer, small price. (Credit: Canon) If you’re serious about photography, or at least semiserious, you probably love turning your pictures into prints. Sure, your average inkjet can do that, but not with pro-level results, and probably not any larger than 8.5 x 11 inches. No, to get bigger, better output, you need a bigger, […]

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Buy a Sonos Play:1 speaker, get a free Sonos Bridge

Despite its lower price and smaller size, the new Sonos Play:1 is a winner. (Credit: Sonos) I never thought I’d see the day when a Sonos product made the pages of The Cheapskate. Though I’ve long been a fan of the company’s speaker systems, I’d never consider buying one. They’re crazy-overpriced. That said, you have […]

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