Get a Windows 7 Family Pack for $119.99 shipped

Upgrade three of your family’s PCs on the cheap with the Windows 7 Family Pack. (Credit: Microsoft) Haven’t yet upgraded your home PCs to Windows 7? I can understand why: a single upgrade license retails for $119.99, which I find exorbitant for an operating system–even one as solid as Windows 7. As you may recall, […]

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Get a Virgin Mobile Prepaid 3G Modem for $78.54

Plug the Broadband2Go into your laptop and presto: broadband to go! No pesky contracts or monthly minimums, either. (Credit: Virgin Mobile) One of my all-time favorite products is also one of the most underrated and overlooked. It’s the Virgin Mobile Broadband2Go Ovation MC760, a 3G broadband modem for laptops. It originally sold for $149.99, but […]

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Get a Barnes & Noble Nook for $99

For the first time, the Barnes Noble Nook is selling at that magic $99 price point. It’s refurbished, yes, but still good as new. (Credit: Buy.com) I know I’ve posted a lot of e-book reader deals of late, but that’s because they just keep getting better. Also, I’m a huge fan of anything that encourages […]

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Get a sneak peek at Black Friday ads

Several sites have already scanned and posted “leaked” Black Friday ads from most major stores. (Credit: Meijer) Black Friday. The two words that cause palpitations in the hearts of bargain-hunters everywhere. They might as well call it National Cheapskate Day and be done with it. (No? Then you probably won’t like my Rally to Restore […]

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Get a one-year PlayOn subscription for $19.99

PlayOn slings a gazillion TV shows (and even a few movies) from your PC to your game console, iPhone, and other devices. (Credit: PlayOn) Don’t look now, but PlayOn is starting to emerge as a major player in the TV-streaming world. It’s not only one of the cheapest alternatives to a cable-TV subscription, but also […]

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Get WinX HD Video Converter (Win/Mac) for free

WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe has the muscle to convert nearly any video or audio file to nearly any other format. (Credit: WinX) Need to convert a video or audio file into a different kind of video or audio file? Freeware favorite Handbrake can handle some video formats, but it’s a bit out of date–and […]

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Get a 10-inch Kodak Pulse photo frame for $164

You wouldn’t know to look at it, but the 10-inch Kodak Pulse photo frame has its own e-mail address. Send pictures right to it! (Credit: Kodak) Earlier this year, I splurged on a Kodak Pulse photo frame. Though not the cheapest of its kind, it’s definitely one of the easiest to use and manage. It […]

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Get a 22-inch LCD monitor for $129.99

You’ve probably never heard of the V7 brand, but based on customer reviews, there’s plenty to like about this dirt-cheap monitor. (Credit: Buy.com) Here’s one of the better monitor deals I’ve seen lately: Buy.com has a 22-inch V7 D22W12-N6 LCD monitor for $129.99 shipped. I’ll be the first to admit: I’ve never heard of V7. […]

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Get a 1TB external hard drive for $47.59

The Fantom GreenDrive promises to consume up to 40 percent less power than other external hard drives. (Credit: Fantom) Hard drive prices continue to creep lower and lower, as evidenced by this so-low-I-can’t-believe-it deal from MacMall: the 1TB Fantom GreenDrive external eSATA/USB hard drive for $47.59 shipped. That’s after redeeming a pair of mail-in rebates […]

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