While Black Friday 2013 had its fair share of deals on PCs, Macs, and tablets, the Monday after is feeling a bit thin by comparison. Maybe it's because holiday shoppers have been tuned in since early the previous week and throughout the weekend, or that the whole idea of a separate event called Cyber Monday is simply outdated (who even says "cyber" any more?).
Keeping that in mind, I've scoured the big online retailers and deal sites looking for Monday bargains that are worth a serious look. Unfortunately, most of the laptops I've seen are … Read more
A TV bought on Black Friday, especially at a classic "doorbuster" sale, had better be as cheap as possible. But you shouldn't regret buying it.
That's the philosophy I espoused in compiling the list below. I combed the major circulars, courtesy of BFAds.net, and found the cheapest TVs I'd actually recommend someone buy.
With a couple of exceptions they're very different from the TVs I generally recommend. I strongly believe that it's worth spending more, within reason, to get better picture quality.
But it's Black Friday time, and TV shoppers everywhere … Read more
This is the time of year when tradition kicks in and love wins.
This is the time when we all extend our arms to show gratitude for all we have.
It's also the time when some people extend their arms because they need to carry a cheap TV out of a store.
So in case you imagined that people have gotten tired of camping outside stores to secure their family's future (entertainment), may I take you to the Best Buy in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio?
Outside its doors, the tents are pitched and the pitches for the righteousness of sleeping outside… Read more
iPad buyers looking to buy the fourth-generation model can score a $75 gift card through Best Buy.
The Best Buy page lists the deal as good for the iPad with Retina Display, which refers to the model released in November 2012. The offer applies to all variations of the fourth-generation iPad and is available both online and at Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile retail stores.
Students looking to slash the cost of a mobile phone plan will now find a new option available through Sprint.
Announced on Monday, the My Way Student Promotion provides students with a full year of free calls, text messages, and data from Sprint. To qualify for the offer, buyers must purchase a Sprint phone at the student activated price through Best Buy and activate a new line via Sprint's Unlimited, My Way plan.
The plan offers unlimited talking and texting and 1GB of data per month for smartphones and unlimited calls and texts for feature phones. The promotion starts … Read more
Hey students, your report card can now earn you a free cell phone plan. Best Buy and Sprint announced Monday that they've teamed up to offer free unlimited talk and text, plus 1GB of data, for one full year to students.
It works like this: Head to Best Buy between November 18 and January 4 and buy a new feature phone or smartphone at the Student Activated Price (the average phone price is $530), and activate it on a Sprint Unlimited, My Way plan. You'll need to pay for the cost of the phone, plus a $36 activation … Read more
HP and Google have asked retailers to stop selling the HP Chromebook 11 because of an overheating charger, the companies said Wednesday.
Both Google and HP said they are "pausing sales" of the laptop "after receiving a small number of user reports that some chargers included with the device have been damaged due to overheating during use."
The companies are working with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to figure out next steps, but, in the meantime, HP Chromebook 11 owners should stop using the charger that came with the laptop.
"In the interim, they may … Read more