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Title: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: eyephone on November 20, 2016, 09:28:47 PM
Anybody come across any good deals?
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: peppy on November 21, 2016, 10:04:13 AM
Amazon: 55” LG 4K Smart TV, $398
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: SoclosetoIrvine on November 21, 2016, 10:22:33 AM
Amazon: 55” LG 4K Smart TV, $398

LInk please!
Is it new or refurbished?

On the market for a new 50+ TV for a second bedroom for under $400
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: SoclosetoIrvine on November 21, 2016, 10:25:56 AM
Side note folks.  For you fellow gamers, xbox and psn will be having huge savings on digital download games.  I'll be picking up nba 2k17 for half the price

Clothes wise, I'd had some good luck recently at old navy.  When you combine the black Friday deals along with putting in your email for 1st time enroll, you can stack those discounts at check out.  You then get cash bonus for however much you spend that you can use on 11/29 to 12/4 or something...I usually shop at old navy or target for some cheap daily clothes, got 14 items at old navy (joggers, v necks, thermals, khakis, dress shirts) total bill $101 shipped  >:D
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: peppy on November 21, 2016, 10:49:31 AM
Amazon: 55” LG 4K Smart TV, $398

LInk please!
Is it new or refurbished?

On the market for a new 50+ TV for a second bedroom for under $400

This is from the Amazon teaser ads. You can see a compiled list on BestBlackFriday

http://bestblackfriday.com/ads/amazon-black-friday (http://bestblackfriday.com/ads/amazon-black-friday)
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: ps9 on November 21, 2016, 11:49:28 AM
I'm looking for 70-75" 4K LED for under $1k.  Any deals?
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: AW on November 21, 2016, 01:22:15 PM
I'm looking for 70-75" 4K LED for under $1k.  Any deals?
Just went to Costco, Visio has one for $930, 70", 4K, led
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: ps9 on November 21, 2016, 01:32:09 PM
cool thanks, now I need a truck.....or I think they contract out for delivery...$50 ish I think?  Need to submit the proper paperwork to upper management first before buying :)
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: AW on November 21, 2016, 01:34:32 PM
Turns out costco dot com has it as well. Free shipping.
I don't know if they still have it, but couple weeks ago, in store, Costco had a $25 off if you ordered thru Costco online
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: eyephone on November 21, 2016, 01:38:49 PM
How about any good deals for a laptop?
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: AW on November 21, 2016, 02:26:46 PM
Funny thing is that i was looking at costco for laptops, I need something light but capable, so they had a decent deal for a Lenovo flex 4 (basically a yoga 500 series), 14", hd/ips, i5 (6th gen), 8gb ram, 256gb ssd, 3.6 lb for $500.
Then I realized it's more of a want instead of a need.

Unrelated, Home Depot will have ecobee 3 for $200, researching shows that the independent room sensors is what makes it better than nest for larger homes.
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: eyephone on November 21, 2016, 04:46:34 PM
Checkout dealdump.com

It gives highlights of the most clicked from the top deal websites.

Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: eyephone on November 23, 2016, 03:45:39 PM
Nest cam $50 off @ nest websites and Amazon. It comes out to $149. (indoor camera)

Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: eyephone on November 23, 2016, 04:22:35 PM
Pay pal chip card reader net price $49.
($149 - 100 = $49)

Code: BFSAVINGS

If you have a small business, this might be good to have.
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: eyephone on November 23, 2016, 04:44:25 PM
Up to 40% off appliances at Home Depot.

http://m.homedepot.com/c/Appliance_Savings
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: eyephone on November 24, 2016, 07:39:47 AM
Staples

Just bought laptop for $389 - $25 (visa checkout) = $364
HP 14", Intel i5, 12 GB ram, 1 TB SATA, Windows 10
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: eyephone on November 24, 2016, 09:48:22 AM
Ring door bell $125

Amazon, bestbuy
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: eyephone on November 25, 2016, 12:33:37 AM
Target

iPhone 7 $0 with $250 gift card
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: eyephone on November 25, 2016, 08:58:05 AM
Walmart

I bought Lego large creative box for $30 in store purchase. The price on Amazon $60 something.

Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: ps9 on November 25, 2016, 11:10:56 AM
Ugly ass superman/batman tshirts $3 ea, free ship best buy
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: eyephone on November 25, 2016, 12:04:00 PM
Ugly ass superman/batman tshirts $3 ea, free ship best buy

I purchased a super man kid's back pack for $5.50. (In store Walmart)

Not that many great deals
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: id_rather_be_racing on November 25, 2016, 12:57:45 PM
Target

iPhone 7 $0 with $250 gift card

can you expand on this deal?  I'm reading that you need to trade in your old phone for this, not a straight up outright purchase
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: eyephone on November 25, 2016, 03:41:32 PM
Target

iPhone 7 $0 with $250 gift card

can you expand on this deal?  I'm reading that you need to trade in your old phone for this, not a straight up outright purchase

Not sure. I already have one.
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: eyephone on November 26, 2016, 08:23:10 AM
Ring door bell $125

Amazon, bestbuy

No longer $125

$140 @ Costco (better return policy, no restocking fee like the "place" I'm not going to say it, if you don't like if return it)

Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: eyephone on November 26, 2016, 08:48:44 AM
If you missed BF (Black Friday) don't feel down. Cyber Monday is coming up. Remember the deals start 12 am.
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: eyephone on November 27, 2016, 09:19:20 AM

Bestbuy use visa checkout $25 off of $100
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: ps9 on November 27, 2016, 09:51:42 AM
Got Google Home for around $80 shipped at BB with the visa checkout.  Now I got dueling skynets
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: eyephone on November 27, 2016, 07:15:39 PM
Target

15% off everything (today and Monday)

Update: there are items that excluded such as: gift cards, legos, lg and Samsung tvs, etc (there are others)
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: ps9 on November 27, 2016, 08:46:15 PM
http://www.target.com/c/family-pajamas/-/N-4yyteZ5tdv0

Family pajamas anyone?  Already 25% off, then 15% off cyber monday, $5 off $50 (simplybestcoupons.com link), 5% redcard, and free ship.  Got the rudolph and toy soldier.. not sure how the sizing runs, might have to return them.  but if it works, can be fun with kid/family pictures.  how come only the women pajamas come in plus sizing??
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: woodburyowner on November 27, 2016, 11:21:52 PM

Bestbuy use visa checkout $25 off of $100

expired now.
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: nosuchreality on November 28, 2016, 06:45:12 AM
http://www.target.com/c/family-pajamas/-/N-4yyteZ5tdv0

Family pajamas anyone?  Already 25% off, then 15% off cyber monday, $5 off $50 (simplybestcoupons.com link), 5% redcard, and free ship.  Got the rudolph and toy soldier.. not sure how the sizing runs, might have to return them.  but if it works, can be fun with kid/family pictures.  how come only the women pajamas come in plus sizing??

Because the larger size men's only comes in the Rudolph low rise brief with light up nose. 
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: iacrenter on November 28, 2016, 11:18:30 AM
I'm screwed. My daughter asked me to buy her a Hatchimal for Christmas. If you don't know what this is consider yourself lucky. It happens to be the most popular toy this season. It retails for ~$60 but 3rd party retailers are selling them for $200-250!!! Target, Walmart, and Toys R US sell them at reasonable prices but stock is scarce to non existent. I might have to camp out at a store. :(

Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: peppy on November 28, 2016, 11:50:24 AM
I'm screwed. My daughter asked me to buy her a Hatchimal for Christmas. If you don't know what this is consider yourself lucky. It happens to be the most popular toy this season. It retails for ~$60 but 3rd party retailers are selling them for $200-250!!! Target, Walmart, and Toys R US sell them at reasonable prices but stock is scarce to non existent. I might have to camp out at a store. :(

Just get her a Furby and put it inside an oversize easter egg.
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: iacrenter on November 28, 2016, 12:34:25 PM
I'm screwed. My daughter asked me to buy her a Hatchimal for Christmas. If you don't know what this is consider yourself lucky. It happens to be the most popular toy this season. It retails for ~$60 but 3rd party retailers are selling them for $200-250!!! Target, Walmart, and Toys R US sell them at reasonable prices but stock is scarce to non existent. I might have to camp out at a store. :(

Just get her a Furby and put it inside an oversize easter egg.

Wish I could. She is too old and will know the difference 😉

If others on TI know where I can pick one up or order one for reasonable price, let me know.
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: nosuchreality on November 28, 2016, 01:11:51 PM
I'd make a snarky comment about people over-paying profiteers to get a use once and forget it toy for their kids, but Disney suckers me every year for annual passes.
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: iacrenter on November 28, 2016, 02:18:13 PM
I'd make a snarky comment about people over-paying profiteers to get a use once and forget it toy for their kids, but Disney suckers me every year for annual passes.

An annual pass is a better investment for family memories.
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: Ready2Downsize on November 28, 2016, 07:25:40 PM
Barnes and Noble in Carson has a couple different colors.

Maybe other BnN have them in stock?
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: eyephone on November 29, 2016, 07:32:55 AM
Staples

Just bought laptop for $389 - $25 (visa checkout) = $364
HP 14", Intel i5, 12 GB ram, 1 TB SATA, Windows 10

I never opened it and I am returning it.
I needed a laptop with a Nvidia graphics card.
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: irvinehomeowner on November 29, 2016, 07:52:43 AM
I skipped the whole BF thing this year.

I did go to BB but was looking at the smart watches.
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: ps9 on November 29, 2016, 07:54:06 AM
Lego Star Wars U-wing is an Alexa deal....tempted. 
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: Homer_Simpson on November 29, 2016, 08:27:23 AM
how much?
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: ps9 on November 29, 2016, 09:18:16 AM
$66
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: SoclosetoIrvine on November 29, 2016, 09:47:19 AM
Finished my shopping!

Ended up with Samsung 55 inch led tv non 4k from Costco for $399

I could've gotten better deals especially online, but love the peace of mind of Costco especially electronics

got the amazon fire tablet for $33 as well

huge fan so far! 7 inch screen is perfect for on the go, I just set up my hotspot on my cell phone and watch movies etc...trying to set it up to my chromecast...but that's proving to be difficult, seems amazon wants nothing to do with google services so if anyone has any ideas I'm down to try
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: AW on November 29, 2016, 10:59:57 AM

got the amazon fire tablet for $33 as well

huge fan so far! 7 inch screen is perfect for on the go, I just set up my hotspot on my cell phone and watch movies etc...trying to set it up to my chromecast...but that's proving to be difficult, seems amazon wants nothing to do with google services so if anyone has any ideas I'm down to try

For the older tablet, you needed to root it so it can use googles store for their apps, not sure if it's the case with these newer ones.
I have the older one with kodi, and pretty much that's all it's good for.  I much prefer other tablets as the touch screen isn't all that great, but it's so dang cheap
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: eyephone on November 29, 2016, 11:16:40 AM
I bought a bike from Walmart $38 for kids.
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: SoclosetoIrvine on November 29, 2016, 09:29:06 PM

got the amazon fire tablet for $33 as well

huge fan so far! 7 inch screen is perfect for on the go, I just set up my hotspot on my cell phone and watch movies etc...trying to set it up to my chromecast...but that's proving to be difficult, seems amazon wants nothing to do with google services so if anyone has any ideas I'm down to try


For the older tablet, you needed to root it so it can use googles store for their apps, not sure if it's the case with these newer ones.
I have the older one with kodi, and pretty much that's all it's good for.  I much prefer other tablets as the touch screen isn't all that great, but it's so dang cheap

Just FYI  I did enough youtube watching and found a true solution


it's a little kid but it works. Installed google play store, from there installed "google home" the new chromecast app. and it works!  you can shoot stuff from the tablet from the google home screen mirroring like kodi.  Only slight negative is the quality that shoot has a bit less quality, but i'll take it...ask me questions if you had any...fyi this is on the brand new amazon tablet 5th generation
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: irvinehomeowner on November 30, 2016, 09:19:33 AM
Chromecasting quality from a tablet shouldn't be any different than from any other device.

The quality is based on the Chromecast device and internet connection, not the device that's casting.
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: ps9 on November 30, 2016, 09:08:33 PM
been waiting for this one... black/decker handheld vacuum is deal of the day at Amazon.  it's the one with the battery that supposedly won't fade out over time.  my life is now complete.
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: eyephone on November 23, 2017, 07:22:42 AM
Any good deals that you came across?
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: eyephone on November 23, 2017, 07:38:13 AM
I noticed the big name retailers already have he deals going on. However, there are some deals that you have to go to the store.
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: eyephone on November 26, 2017, 10:45:08 AM
Costco has a good deal for the nest 3 thermostat. $50 off
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: eyephone on November 26, 2017, 12:11:19 PM
Costco has a good deal for the nest 3 thermostat. $50 off

Top it off with the rebate.

https://nest.com/energy-partners/southern-california-edison/
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: eyephone on November 26, 2017, 12:19:10 PM
Deal for the cord cutters.

Prepay 4 months for direct tv now and get a free new Apple TV 4K. (Read the reviews regarding the direct tv now service. Streams tv content using your existing internet.)

$35 monthly fee x 4 months = $140
New Apple TV 4K 32gb (newest model) sells for $179.99.

https://www.directvnow.com/appletv
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: jmoney74 on November 26, 2017, 12:53:56 PM
Deal for the cord cutters.

Prepay 4 months for direct tv now and get a free new Apple TV 4K. (Read the reviews regarding the direct tv now service. Streams tv content using your existing internet.)

$35 monthly fee x 4 months = $140
New Apple TV 4K 32gb (newest model) sells for $179.99.

https://www.directvnow.com/appletv

Wonder how long this will go for. My contract ends in January
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: aquabliss on November 26, 2017, 03:32:12 PM
Deal for the cord cutters.

Prepay 4 months for direct tv now and get a free new Apple TV 4K. (Read the reviews regarding the direct tv now service. Streams tv content using your existing internet.)

$35 monthly fee x 4 months = $140
New Apple TV 4K 32gb (newest model) sells for $179.99.

https://www.directvnow.com/appletv

Wonder how long this will go for. My contract ends in January

Supposed to be for new subscribers only.  Any way around this?
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: aquabliss on November 26, 2017, 03:34:49 PM
Got 2 of these for my Echo dots:
https://www.amazon.com/Cordless-Speaker-Portable-Battery-Ash/dp/B071XSGFLJ/

On sale for $35.  Speaker is pretty good, received one today and hooked it up.  Looks pretty sleek, better than in the pics.

Not sure how long the sale will last.
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: eyephone on November 27, 2017, 08:15:13 PM
15% off at target
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: eyephone on November 29, 2017, 07:13:11 PM
Deal for the cord cutters.

Prepay 4 months for direct tv now and get a free new Apple TV 4K. (Read the reviews regarding the direct tv now service. Streams tv content using your existing internet.)

$35 monthly fee x 4 months = $140
New Apple TV 4K 32gb (newest model) sells for $179.99.

https://www.directvnow.com/appletv

Wonder how long this will go for. My contract ends in January

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.macrumors.com/2017/11/17/directv-nows-new-offer-apple-tv-4k/amp/

The deal might last through the end of 2017.
Get it, this is a good deal.
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: qwerty on November 30, 2017, 09:54:44 AM
Got 2 of these for my Echo dots:
https://www.amazon.com/Cordless-Speaker-Portable-Battery-Ash/dp/B071XSGFLJ/

On sale for $35.  Speaker is pretty good, received one today and hooked it up.  Looks pretty sleek, better than in the pics.

Not sure how long the sale will last.

I ended up getting one of these based on your suggestion. Got it for 35 as well. Looks good and works well
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: Compressed-Village on November 08, 2018, 02:18:03 PM
What’s on your BF list this year? I was thinking of IPad 6 Gen 128 GB for $279.00 from Costco. Bought 3 before and my kids broke all three. I got the fire tablet and broke 4 times. Each time Amazon replaced for free. No chance for Apple to do that, but the apps is better with iOS. And Arlo 3 camera set also at Costco. I am sure as it get closer I will want more stuffs.
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: irvinehomeowner on November 08, 2018, 05:05:44 PM
There’s not really much I need.

I always *want* a bigger TV and a thinner notebook.
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: paperboyNC on November 08, 2018, 09:27:27 PM
What’s on your BF list this year? I was thinking of IPad 6 Gen 128 GB for $279.00 from Costco. Bought 3 before and my kids broke all three. I got the fire tablet and broke 4 times. Each time Amazon replaced for free. No chance for Apple to do that, but the apps is better with iOS. And Arlo 3 camera set also at Costco. I am sure as it get closer I will want more stuffs.

Link to the iPad deal?
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: aquabliss on November 09, 2018, 08:13:57 AM
What’s on your BF list this year? I was thinking of IPad 6 Gen 128 GB for $279.00 from Costco. Bought 3 before and my kids broke all three. I got the fire tablet and broke 4 times. Each time Amazon replaced for free. No chance for Apple to do that, but the apps is better with iOS. And Arlo 3 camera set also at Costco. I am sure as it get closer I will want more stuffs.

Link to the iPad deal?

Not live yet:
https://www.cnet.com/news/costco-black-friday-ad-hits-here-are-the-12-best-deals-7/
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: akkord on November 12, 2018, 08:00:38 AM
There’s not really much I need.

I always *want* a bigger TV and a thinner notebook.

I've been waiting for the LG OLEDs to drop in price, the 77 is down to $5k pretty consistently now for the past month or 2.  Supposedly the LG factory for their larger TVs will be up and running next year so most likely we'll see a larger price drop end of next year if you can wait.  Or buy now and buy again next year  :)
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: irvinehomeowner on November 12, 2018, 08:02:49 AM
Maybe I'll settle for a 65". Those are cheap now... I think less than $800 for different brands.
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: akkord on November 12, 2018, 08:43:25 AM
Maybe I'll settle for a 65". Those are cheap now... I think less than $800 for different brands.

Think the best budget 65 is the TCL 6 series, can be had for $900, the older TCLs are definitely cheaper.  rtings . com for reviews or avsforums if you want to go down the TV rabbit hole.
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: irvinehomeowner on November 12, 2018, 09:07:26 AM
I actually don't have good enough eyes to determine if there is proper saturation, fast refresh rate, etc... I just go for the biggest TV with the lowest price that is a brand name I recognize (and has smart features so I don't need a Chromecast/Roku/AppleTV/AmazonFireTV to stream).
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: akkord on November 12, 2018, 09:36:08 AM
I actually don't have good enough eyes to determine if there is proper saturation, fast refresh rate, etc... I just go for the biggest TV with the lowest price that is a brand name I recognize (and has smart features so I don't need a Chromecast/Roku/AppleTV/AmazonFireTV to stream).

If that's the case just throw on an alert on Slickdeals for 4k and you'll find some 70inches for $900/1000.  Think I've seen some 80's for relatively cheap too, I'm sure there will be some deals to be had on BF or CM.
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: eyephone on November 21, 2019, 10:46:11 PM
Pre Blackfriday for Walmart online like just started. I don’t see any deals I’m interested in.
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: mads on November 25, 2019, 12:46:30 PM
Costco had an online only deal on the base entry level MacBook pro earlier this month. i5/8gb/256gb for 1199. sold out before I could make up my mind.
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: eyephone on November 25, 2019, 01:37:59 PM
Costco had an online only deal on the base entry level MacBook pro earlier this month. i5/8gb/256gb for 1199. sold out before I could make up my mind.

What type of laptop are you looking for?
(Mac, gaming)
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: aquabliss on November 25, 2019, 02:45:57 PM
This is the first Black Friday in a long time where I don't have a list of 10 things I want to go out and shop for or buy online.  Meh, maybe I'm getting too old, or maybe the thrill of saving $20 on a $100 item just isn't that exciting to me anymore.
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: mads on November 25, 2019, 03:45:48 PM
Costco had an online only deal on the base entry level MacBook pro earlier this month. i5/8gb/256gb for 1199. sold out before I could make up my mind.

What type of laptop are you looking for?
(Mac, gaming)

Its more of a want than need right now, if my old Mac can make it through another year. maybe I'll try getting into a zen state like aquabliss :)
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: eyephone on November 25, 2019, 03:54:15 PM
Costco had an online only deal on the base entry level MacBook pro earlier this month. i5/8gb/256gb for 1199. sold out before I could make up my mind.

What type of laptop are you looking for?
(Mac, gaming)

Its more of a want than need right now, if my old Mac can make it through another year. maybe I'll try getting into a zen state like aquabliss :)

So it’s for casual use? (Surfing the Net, checking emails)
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: mads on November 25, 2019, 03:58:11 PM
yes : ) it doesn't even need to be a Mac, except that I'd have to get out of the ecosystem, got used to having phone/laptop be in sync
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: daedalus on November 25, 2019, 04:39:52 PM
This is the first Black Friday in a long time where I don't have a list of 10 things I want to go out and shop for or buy online.  Meh, maybe I'm getting too old, or maybe the thrill of saving $20 on a $100 item just isn't that exciting to me anymore.

I saw this on another forum:  "We buy what we want all year long, so there's no reason to get too excited about Black Friday". 

Nothing on my list either (that would be a BF sale, unless someone sees a deal on 10-ply trailer tires or deep cycle batteries, then please PM me).  But I'm a huge sucker for bargains...I'll check in on the Amazon deals page throughout the week, and usually end up spending way more than I should.  They're gonna get me again this year, I'm sure. 
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: eyephone on November 25, 2019, 05:05:54 PM
yes : ) it doesn't even need to be a Mac, except that I'd have to get out of the ecosystem, got used to having phone/laptop be in sync

I understand. But I dont think you need an Apple book pro for casual use.
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: eyephone on November 26, 2019, 07:18:26 AM
This is the first Black Friday in a long time where I don't have a list of 10 things I want to go out and shop for or buy online.  Meh, maybe I'm getting too old, or maybe the thrill of saving $20 on a $100 item just isn't that exciting to me anymore.

I saw this on another forum:  "We buy what we want all year long, so there's no reason to get too excited about Black Friday". 

Nothing on my list either (that would be a BF sale, unless someone sees a deal on 10-ply trailer tires or deep cycle batteries, then please PM me).  But I'm a huge sucker for bargains...I'll check in on the Amazon deals page throughout the week, and usually end up spending way more than I should.  They're gonna get me again this year, I'm sure.

I don’t have that much time to sort through Amazon Deals.
That’s why I rely on an independent deal forum to filter through the deals in general.
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: akkord on November 26, 2019, 07:50:42 AM
Slickdeals is our friend...I'm mostly looking to pick up gifts for family. 

Cheesecake factory will be having their annual free 2 slices deal with a GC purchase, I normally get a few of those for coworkers and keep the free slices. 
Haven't seen anything yet, but hopefully Target has the 10% off GC deal on Monday, pick them up in $20/$25/$50 denominations for gifts throughout the year for teachers, kids bdays, family or just buy a ton for yourself. 
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: irvinehomeowner on November 26, 2019, 08:28:23 AM
Usually the only thing I look at are the prices of TVs bigger than what I have.

I’m usually a year behind because I don’t want to pay the premium prices. It’s amazing that you can buy 75” TVs for $600-700.
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: eyephone on November 27, 2019, 06:06:41 PM
Costco had an online only deal on the base entry level MacBook pro earlier this month. i5/8gb/256gb for 1199. sold out before I could make up my mind.

What type of laptop are you looking for?
(Mac, gaming)

Its more of a want than need right now, if my old Mac can make it through another year. maybe I'll try getting into a zen state like aquabliss :)

So what are you going to get?
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: Liar Loan on November 27, 2019, 06:23:41 PM
Usually the only thing I look at are the prices of TVs bigger than what I have.

I’m usually a year behind because I don’t want to pay the premium prices. It’s amazing that you can buy 75” TVs for $600-700.

So you upgrade your TV every year?  That's crazy to me. 

Ours was purchased in 2008 and still works for us.  I think we paid $800 for 42" at Sam's Club, which was a killer deal at the time.  I know it's small by today's standards and doesn't have all the advances since then, but it fits the size our living room nicely.  Really, if it weren't for the fact that I still watch DVD's/Blurays I could get rid of our TV and nobody would miss it.
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: aquabliss on November 27, 2019, 10:01:46 PM
What’s the next big thing in TV’s?  3D seems like no longer a big deal, those curved sets are mostly out.   I guess 8k is a thing but you need like an 80” set or larger to tell the difference between 4K vs. 8k at 15ft away.  Even then it’s negligible.
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: irvinehomeowner on November 27, 2019, 11:11:09 PM
Usually the only thing I look at are the prices of TVs bigger than what I have.

I’m usually a year behind because I don’t want to pay the premium prices. It’s amazing that you can buy 75” TVs for $600-700.

So you upgrade your TV every year?  That's crazy to me. 

Ours was purchased in 2008 and still works for us.  I think we paid $800 for 42" at Sam's Club, which was a killer deal at the time.  I know it's small by today's standards and doesn't have all the advances since then, but it fits the size our living room nicely.  Really, if it weren't for the fact that I still watch DVD's/Blurays I could get rid of our TV and nobody would miss it.

Didn’t say I bought every year. I look at the prices to see if it’s worth the upgrade.

4K at home can be just as good as a theater and you don’t have to deal with the other people. Sports are also great to watch on your own big screen.
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: eyephone on November 28, 2019, 12:39:07 PM
Even if you bought every year. I don’t see the problem. TVs are like so cheap.

Cheers!
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: eyephone on November 29, 2019, 02:00:39 PM
Costco had an online only deal on the base entry level MacBook pro earlier this month. i5/8gb/256gb for 1199. sold out before I could make up my mind.

What type of laptop are you looking for?
(Mac, gaming)

Its more of a want than need right now, if my old Mac can make it through another year. maybe I'll try getting into a zen state like aquabliss :)

So what are you going to get?

@mads: I hope you bought your new comp. The good deals are getting sold out. Buy now or risk of losing out on the deals. You can risk and roll the dice, and wait for Cyber Monday.
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: eyephone on December 16, 2019, 11:22:26 AM
Amazon Echo .99 with Amazon music monthly subscription fo$7.99. So it’s around $9 for the Amazon echo. (cancel the monthly subscription after one month)
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: eyephone on December 16, 2019, 11:42:09 AM
If your not a fan of Amazon Echo. There is a deal for free Google mini. Spotify premium $9.99 a month. (Cancel after first month)
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: eyephone on December 18, 2019, 09:06:25 AM
Amazon smart plug $5 each through Best Buy.

Best Buy via Voice Only Deals (w/ Amazon Echo/Alexa-Enabled Devices) is offering Amazon Smart Plug (White) on sale for $4.99 by simply asking/placing an order w/ Alexa for Voice-Only deals w/ the phrase "Alexa, ask Best Buy about Voice-Only Deals". You'll need a Best Buy account to proceed with offer (linked w/ your Alexa device).

Hurry up and buy!  ;)


Someone told me it doesn’t work anymore, now someone told me it does work. Lol
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: eyephone on December 18, 2019, 09:29:12 AM
Wyze cam form $20 but shipping is like $5.

https://wyze.com/wyze-cam.html
Amazon sells for like $24-25

But you can go to HD to try to price match. I went to 2 HD and one said no and had success with the others.

The camera works with Alexa and google assistant, Free 14 day cloud storage provided by aws, two way audio, night vision, they also have an iOS and Android app.
Even without the discount it’s at a good price point.

Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: eyephone on December 19, 2019, 02:21:09 PM
Lowe’s:

DesignPac Craftsman Travel Mug Gift $4.98
Regular price $19.98
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: eyephone on January 22, 2020, 09:46:38 PM
Monopoly board game (neon edition) for $5 regular price $29.99 @ Amazon and Walmart

Deal expired.
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: eyephone on January 26, 2020, 08:39:56 AM
yes : ) it doesn't even need to be a Mac, except that I'd have to get out of the ecosystem, got used to having phone/laptop be in sync

Walmart EVOO Gaming 17

Processor Intel Core i7-9750H (Intel Core i7)

Graphics adapter NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop) - 6144 MB, Core: 960 MHz, Memory: 1750 MHz, GDDR6, 431.62, Optimus

Memory : 16384 MB
DDR4-2666, Gold Key Technology, 19-19-19-43, Dual-Channel

Display17.3 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 127 PPI, BOE HF N173FHM-N44, IPS, BOE07B6, glossy: no

Mainboard Intel HM370

Storage Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8, 1024 GB

Sound card Nvidia TU106 - High Definition Audio Controller

Connections1 USB 2.0, 3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm microphone, 3.5 mm earphones, Card Reader: SD, SDHC, SDXC

Networking Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Wireless-AC 9560 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0

Size height x width x depth (in mm): 27.5 x 396 x 261 ( = 1.08 x 15.59 x 10.28 in)

Battery46 Wh Lithium-Polymer

Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit

CameraWebcam: HD

Additional features Keyboard: RGB, mechanical, Keyboard Light: yes, 230 W AC adapter, EVOO Control Center, 12 Months Warranty

Weight2.5 kg ( = 88.19 oz / 5.51 pounds), Power Supply: 844 g ( = 29.77 oz / 1.86 pounds)

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Laptop-FHD-Windows-Black-Intel-Nvidia-Display-i7-9750H-RTX-16GB-Tuned-1TB-10-2060-THX-Memory-Home-144Hz-9th-SSD-EVOO-Gen-Spatial-17-Audio-Gaming/163944363

The price is only $999 with at 144hz display. Off brand laptop, but the specs are amazing with good reviews. [same price as Black Friday] Also, if you purchase consider the 3 year warranty for only $88 covered by square trade. (Covers accidental damage and traditonal warranty) If you use your Costco card to purchase you get an additional 2 years traditional warranty.

https://www.notebookcheck.net/Walmart-EVOO-Gaming-17-Review-Chinese-Laptop-with-Walmart-s-Name-Slapped-On.444810.0.html
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: eyephone on January 26, 2020, 06:35:47 PM
Deals over price increased to $1049

yes : ) it doesn't even need to be a Mac, except that I'd have to get out of the ecosystem, got used to having phone/laptop be in sync

Walmart EVOO Gaming 17

Processor Intel Core i7-9750H (Intel Core i7)

Graphics adapter NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop) - 6144 MB, Core: 960 MHz, Memory: 1750 MHz, GDDR6, 431.62, Optimus

Memory : 16384 MB
DDR4-2666, Gold Key Technology, 19-19-19-43, Dual-Channel

Display17.3 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 127 PPI, BOE HF N173FHM-N44, IPS, BOE07B6, glossy: no

Mainboard Intel HM370

Storage Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8, 1024 GB

Sound card Nvidia TU106 - High Definition Audio Controller

Connections1 USB 2.0, 3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm microphone, 3.5 mm earphones, Card Reader: SD, SDHC, SDXC

Networking Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Wireless-AC 9560 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0

Size height x width x depth (in mm): 27.5 x 396 x 261 ( = 1.08 x 15.59 x 10.28 in)

Battery46 Wh Lithium-Polymer

Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit

CameraWebcam: HD

Additional features Keyboard: RGB, mechanical, Keyboard Light: yes, 230 W AC adapter, EVOO Control Center, 12 Months Warranty

Weight2.5 kg ( = 88.19 oz / 5.51 pounds), Power Supply: 844 g ( = 29.77 oz / 1.86 pounds)

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Laptop-FHD-Windows-Black-Intel-Nvidia-Display-i7-9750H-RTX-16GB-Tuned-1TB-10-2060-THX-Memory-Home-144Hz-9th-SSD-EVOO-Gen-Spatial-17-Audio-Gaming/163944363

The price is only $999 with at 144hz display. Off brand laptop, but the specs are amazing with good reviews. [same price as Black Friday] Also, if you purchase consider the 3 year warranty for only $88 covered by square trade. (Covers accidental damage and traditonal warranty) If you use your Costco card to purchase you get an additional 2 years traditional warranty.

https://www.notebookcheck.net/Walmart-EVOO-Gaming-17-Review-Chinese-Laptop-with-Walmart-s-Name-Slapped-On.444810.0.html
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: eyephone on November 26, 2020, 12:53:15 PM
T-Mobile deal: iPhone 12 free or almost free depending on the model for New and EXISTING customers. (requires trade of phone and trade in value depends on the model)
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: aquabliss on November 26, 2020, 01:07:24 PM
Got one of the Bird ES4 electric scooters (refurb) at WalMart.  Delivered in a couple days and really enjoying it so far.

I’m probably too old for this but who cares, it’s fun.
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: hurijo on November 26, 2020, 01:48:56 PM
T-Mobile deal: iPhone 12 free or almost free depending on the model for New and EXISTING customers. (requires trade of phone and trade in value depends on the model)

I think you have to add a line also.
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: eyephone on November 26, 2020, 04:40:10 PM
T-Mobile deal: iPhone 12 free or almost free depending on the model for New and EXISTING customers. (requires trade of phone and trade in value depends on the model)

I think you have to add a line also.

https://www.t-mobile.com/cell-phones/brand/apple
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: irvinehomeowner on November 26, 2020, 05:26:16 PM
Yeah, looks like you have to add a line.
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: eyephone on November 26, 2020, 05:37:27 PM
Home Depot
Magic Freezer chest freezer 3.5 cu ft - $138
Magic Freezer chest freezer 5.0 cu ft - $189

Comes in handy to store food.
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: eyephone on November 27, 2020, 09:40:53 AM
T-Mobile deal: iPhone 12 free or almost free depending on the model for New and EXISTING customers. (requires trade of phone and trade in value depends on the model)

I think you have to add a line also.

https://www.t-mobile.com/cell-phones/brand/apple

I called a T-Mobile store and she said another promotion without adding a line is almost the same. But the trade in value is less. So for example if you have an iPhone 8, they will give you $415 in credit trade in value. (With adding an additional line they will give you around $800)

Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: iacrenter on November 27, 2020, 09:51:57 AM
I’m waiting for my curbside delivery for Best Buy @ Tustin Market Place. There must be 50+ people waiting in line to get inside.
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: momopi on November 27, 2020, 01:28:52 PM

Stuff I'm purchasing this year:

* Graco child car seat at Target (50% off)
* Camco EVO water filter at Ace Hardware ($50-$15=$35).  This is an in-line hose water filter used for RV's, but good for car wash if you have hard water.
* Detailing.com in Irvine is doing 20% off with BLACKFRIDAY code at check out.  I'll prolly order some replacement DA polisher pads and more Optimum Car Wax.  If you dig deeper they have more stuff at 25% off, including:
   - Optimum Power Clean (good product, but I use Super Clean from Walmart)
   - Jescar Power Lock Plus (paint sealant, this is a popular paste wax like product, not a quick spray on)
   - P&S Bead Maker (popular spray on paint sealant)
     etc.
* The Rag company is doing 20% off code BF2020.  They had more stuff at deeper discount but the good items are sold out.  I will order some nice towels.
* Autogeek.net is doing 25% off Black Friday code BF2020

On side note, I'm looking for cordless leaf blower for cleaning the yard and concrete/walkway arounds.  But I have not seen any good deals.  If you know if any good deals please let me know.  I have corded leaf blower but it's a pain to drag the extension cord all over the place.  The cheapest ones I've seen locally are Black and Decker models at Lowes.


Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: irvinehomeowner on November 27, 2020, 02:17:13 PM
@momo:

Car seat? Is there a momo jr or jrette running around?
Title: Anybody participate physically in Bodybag Friday Deal hunting?
Post by: nosuchreality on November 27, 2020, 07:09:15 PM
Saw the news when I got up and all they showed was lines packed together waiting to get in.

Clearly people went, anybody here physically go?

Read a post by a friend in the Midwest complaining about the crowd, belligerent non-maskers and the *sshat Governor for closing restaurants while letting the mall circus show proceed.  Of course, if he’d have closed the mall and other shopping, they’d doubly disgruntled.

Just curious if anybody went out to try and get anything and if it was nearly as bad as the morning reports looked in the background of the broadcasts? 
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: qwerty on November 27, 2020, 08:16:13 PM
I went to target at the district to pick up an online order this morning and it wasn’t busy inside. Definitely no line.

Also picked up an item at Home Depot at the marketplace and inside it wasn’t very busy. Again, definitely no line
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: irvinehomeowner on November 27, 2020, 09:15:02 PM
Went to Target a while ago... normal number of people.

On the whole, other than lining up right before it opened, seems like there were less people than previous years.
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: eyephone on November 27, 2020, 09:42:47 PM
This year it seems Game stop has the best prices for video games for Black Friday.
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: eyephone on November 27, 2020, 10:14:35 PM
Crocs.com - decent doorbuster deals
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: aquabliss on November 28, 2020, 01:06:35 AM

Stuff I'm purchasing this year:

* Graco child car seat at Target (50% off)
* Camco EVO water filter at Ace Hardware ($50-$15=$35).  This is an in-line hose water filter used for RV's, but good for car wash if you have hard water.
* Detailing.com in Irvine is doing 20% off with BLACKFRIDAY code at check out.  I'll prolly order some replacement DA polisher pads and more Optimum Car Wax.  If you dig deeper they have more stuff at 25% off, including:
   - Optimum Power Clean (good product, but I use Super Clean from Walmart)
   - Jescar Power Lock Plus (paint sealant, this is a popular paste wax like product, not a quick spray on)
   - P&S Bead Maker (popular spray on paint sealant)
     etc.
* The Rag company is doing 20% off code BF2020.  They had more stuff at deeper discount but the good items are sold out.  I will order some nice towels.
* Autogeek.net is doing 25% off Black Friday code BF2020

On side note, I'm looking for cordless leaf blower for cleaning the yard and concrete/walkway arounds.  But I have not seen any good deals.  If you know if any good deals please let me know.  I have corded leaf blower but it's a pain to drag the extension cord all over the place.  The cheapest ones I've seen locally are Black and Decker models at Lowes.


Maybe this one:
https://www.amazon.com/Cordless-Leaf-Blower-battery-powered-Lightweight/dp/B0881K29P6/

Or this one a bit more $ but better reviews:
https://www.amazon.com/Cordless-Lithium-ion-Variable-Carrying-Vacuuming/dp/B087TQH1R8/
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: eyephone on November 28, 2020, 04:11:45 PM
T-Mobile existing customers: add a line for free
(no change to existing plan, no extra charge, same monthly fee) You just have to pay the SIM card fee $10.
* You can do it over the phone.
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: daedalus on November 30, 2020, 12:49:30 AM
On side note, I'm looking for cordless leaf blower for cleaning the yard and concrete/walkway arounds.  But I have not seen any good deals.  If you know if any good deals please let me know.

I've been using the Greenworks 40V tools for years; hedge trimmer, weed-wacker, chainsaw, polesaw & leaf blower.  They've always worked well and I've been very happy with them.  Run times with the lithium batteries have been beyond expectations.  I can fill my longbed with firewood with the chainsaw and a charged battery.  Not as strong as my gas-powered tools, but fuss-free, cleaner and more reliable.  I have to think the 80V stuff will work pretty darn good, though run times might be a trade-off.

$174 for the leafblower on Amazon for Cyber Monday:
https://www.amazon.com/Greenworks-GBL80300-2400102-Cordless-Battery/dp/B00R6Z4SEQ?ref_=Oct_DLandingS_D_d1df958f_60&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER (https://www.amazon.com/Greenworks-GBL80300-2400102-Cordless-Battery/dp/B00R6Z4SEQ?ref_=Oct_DLandingS_D_d1df958f_60&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER)

Here's the 1 I have, also on sale.  But if you're not tied in to the 40V battery already, I would say go for the 80V!
https://www.amazon.com/Greenworks-Variable-Cordless-Included-24252/dp/B00AW72V4O?ref_=Oct_s9_apbd_simh_hd_bw_b2JP0&pf_rd_r=PFT3AFZJ0P6J21PVGW5S&pf_rd_p=9f256cdd-a054-5c6d-88a8-e25d0b237f59&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-10&pf_rd_t=BROWSE&pf_rd_i=551242 (https://www.amazon.com/Greenworks-Variable-Cordless-Included-24252/dp/B00AW72V4O?ref_=Oct_s9_apbd_simh_hd_bw_b2JP0&pf_rd_r=PFT3AFZJ0P6J21PVGW5S&pf_rd_p=9f256cdd-a054-5c6d-88a8-e25d0b237f59&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-10&pf_rd_t=BROWSE&pf_rd_i=551242)
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: eyephone on November 30, 2020, 12:32:09 PM
It looks like the Apple iPhone 12 pro is in demand. (blue and gold color, estimate ship time Jan 5 - 20 or something) I will take whatever color is available. I have to wait for that also. Lol Should arrive this week or next.

Apple Watch SE regular and SE Nike version are hard to get at the discount price. ($229)
Apple Watch 6 - certain colors are hard to get with the discount.

Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: momopi on November 30, 2020, 01:18:10 PM
@momo:

Car seat? Is there a momo jr or jrette running around?

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3eocy9abBI99xm-uxajLnWVddrxBslkzIJABMRZHrLPdWlRT9U8HD8gCxlyEQGhNAdR7Cc9wkyIoX5zQFbsdHhBGm8QcvpUNNb-q5EfPWxIpoAMml6pCsDStNKQo3W7ThulYJUAiYO85KHOFemokDw0zw=w677-h902-no)


Yes, she is now well versed in grabbing nipples (on your chest) and twisting it as hard as possible.  We have to give warnings to friends and family who wants to hold the baby.
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: aquabliss on November 30, 2020, 01:34:47 PM
It looks like the Apple iPhone 12 pro is in demand. (blue and gold color, estimate ship time Jan 5 - 20 or something) I will take whatever color is available. I have to wait for that also. Lol Should arrive this week or next.

Apple Watch SE regular and SE Nike version are hard to get at the discount price. ($229)
Apple Watch 6 - certain colors are hard to get with the discount.



Ya lots of people are upgrading to iPhone12 this time around.  Probably time to buy more AAPL.  Was hoping it would dip under $100 but probably not going to happen now.  I expect a run up though in the coming weeks, seems like it's due.

Also seems like tons of folks upgrading their echos and echo dots.  I upgrades from Gen3 to Gen4 throughout the house and like the new ones a lot better.  Speaker seems way better to me and I got the clock on all of them which is nice because it shows the timer countdowns and temp etc.  Time to buy some AMZN as well probably, it's been hovering in a range since July.
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: eyephone on November 30, 2020, 01:53:33 PM
It looks like the Apple iPhone 12 pro is in demand. (blue and gold color, estimate ship time Jan 5 - 20 or something) I will take whatever color is available. I have to wait for that also. Lol Should arrive this week or next.

Apple Watch SE regular and SE Nike version are hard to get at the discount price. ($229)
Apple Watch 6 - certain colors are hard to get with the discount.



Ya lots of people are upgrading to iPhone12 this time around.  Probably time to buy more AAPL.  Was hoping it would dip under $100 but probably not going to happen now.  I expect a run up though in the coming weeks, seems like it's due.

Also seems like tons of folks upgrading their echos and echo dots.  I upgrades from Gen3 to Gen4 throughout the house and like the new ones a lot better.  Speaker seems way better to me and I got the clock on all of them which is nice because it shows the timer countdowns and temp etc.  Time to buy some AMZN as well probably, it's been hovering in a range since July.

Apple fitness plus is coming out soon. (Workout/yoga/fitness interactive video with using the Apple Watch) That is why I need an Apple Watch with heart monitor feature. (I have to justify my purchase, wink) lol
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: USCTrojanCPA on November 30, 2020, 04:00:44 PM
@momo:

Car seat? Is there a momo jr or jrette running around?

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3eocy9abBI99xm-uxajLnWVddrxBslkzIJABMRZHrLPdWlRT9U8HD8gCxlyEQGhNAdR7Cc9wkyIoX5zQFbsdHhBGm8QcvpUNNb-q5EfPWxIpoAMml6pCsDStNKQo3W7ThulYJUAiYO85KHOFemokDw0zw=w677-h902-no)


Yes, she is now well versed in grabbing nipples (on your chest) and twisting it as hard as possible.  We have to give warnings to friends and family who wants to hold the baby.


Congrats on the new arrival Momo, glad to see some good things happen in this crazy year.
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: irvinehomeowner on November 30, 2020, 04:37:16 PM
Congrats to momo and momo-ita!

Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: daedalus on November 30, 2020, 05:47:58 PM
Awesome Momo!  Congrats!  The days will be very long and grueling, yet pass by all too quickly.  Enjoy every minute.  She'll always be your little girl, but she'll be this small and precious but for a moment.
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: lnc on November 30, 2020, 06:36:43 PM
Whoa, congrats Momopi! She’s cutie.
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: momopi on November 30, 2020, 08:45:04 PM
...my kingdom for a good night's sleep...  =_=

After reviewing my online shopping cart for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, I decided that I didn't really need more auto detailing supplies other than a bottle of Optimum Car Wax for next year.  The stuff is advertised to last up to 5 months so there is no need to buy a gallon (they do have limited shelf life when opened and stored in garage).  I'll probably order it with the new ONR formula next year.  One thing I like about Optimum products is how little product you need per application.  A bottle lasts a long time.

I haven't decided which cordless blower to get.  The only cordless power tool I own is a Chicago Electric cordless drill from Harbor Freight, so battery compatibility is less of a concern.  I do like the lightweight models that was recommended in posts above.  Since I only need to blow concrete & walkway areas, the lower power output is probably OK.  It's really annoying that these manufacturers insists on proprietary batteries.

If anyone wants to DIY ceramic coat your own car(s) for $30:  (price good today only)
https://www.detailing.com/store/mckee-s-37-paint-coating-4-oz.html

Review:
https://www.theartofcleanliness.com/automotive/review-mckees-37-sio2-paint-coating-new-formula/
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: nosuchreality on December 01, 2020, 08:51:18 AM
Congrats Momo
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: eyephone on December 01, 2020, 04:36:12 PM
It looks like the Apple iPhone 12 pro is in demand. (blue and gold color, estimate ship time Jan 5 - 20 or something) I will take whatever color is available. I have to wait for that also. Lol Should arrive this week or next.

Apple Watch SE regular and SE Nike version are hard to get at the discount price. ($229)
Apple Watch 6 - certain colors are hard to get with the discount.

It looks like Micro Center prices are still the same for Apple watches. (Other stores changed the prices back to msrp)
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: momopi on December 14, 2020, 09:27:40 AM
I prefer to shop at Micro Center for computer accessories.  Last time when I ordered SSD's from Amazon they shipped it in a bag.  Yes, a bag, not a box.  No padding.  I know SSD's have no moving parts but still.  >_>

For Black Friday I ended up ordering 3 refurbished Worx tools off ebay's Worx store:
WG162 20V 2.0AH battery Trimmer
WG547 20V 2.0AH battery Blower
WG620 20V 4.0AH battery Hydroshot

The trimmer and blower came with 2 x 20v 2.0ah batteries and the slow charger, the hydroshot came with 20v 4.0ah battery with the fast charger.  The total for all 3 items including tax and shipping (free) was $148.82.  Products are refurb but did include accessories, such as the long hose, liter bottle adapter, lance, nozzle, quick adapter, etc. for the hydroshot.  They came with warranty card and I think qualifies for the extended 3 year warranty.

Initially I wanted the WG644 hydroshot with dual 20v battery and 450 psi.  But I couldn't find it at a good price, so I opted for the original hydroshot with 4.0ah battery and rapid charger.  The original charger is said to take 5 hours to recharge 20v 2.0ah battery.  The newer rapid charger can recharge 20v 2.0ah battery in 1 hour and 4.0ah battery in 2 hours.  Figured if I need something with higher psi, I have a 1600psi pressure washer in the garage.

So why 3 tools?  After reading reviews complaining of short battery life, I just ordered multiple tools with battery included.  The price per tool is about $50, the same as a Worx replacement battery (less for 3rd party batteries).  the 4.0ah battery and rapid charger should also come in handy.

I received the tools yesterday, assembled them and tested all 3 to be in good working order.  The batteries came pre-charged and I only used 1 x 20v 2.0ah battery for testing.  The same battery was used on the blower to sweep concrete areas & driveway around the house, then on the trimmer to whack some weeds in side and back yard, then plugged into the hydroshot to wash 1 side of garage exterior wall before the battery finally died.  I think the battery performance is fine.

Originally I wanted to buy a sweeper, but ended up with the Worx cordless blower.  This blower has 2 power settings, for sweeping concrete and drive way you really only need the low setting and occasionally high setting.  The low power setting is also great for blowing stuff off your mulch without blowing the mulch.  It's relatively quiet but not as lightweight.  On high power setting it serves as light leaf blower.  It's not strong enough for large yard with large piles of wet leaves.

The trimmer works fine for whacking weeds around the yard, but not strong enough to take out small branches on the fruit tree.  These are really lightweight tools for home owners and not suitable for professional use.

I may also get their cordless vacuum, since I already have 3 batteries I can just buy the bare tool.  But need to make sure I can get replacement filter first.
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: eyephone on December 14, 2020, 09:50:58 AM
Have you been to Micro center lately?

I prefer to shop at Micro Center for computer accessories.  Last time when I ordered SSD's from Amazon they shipped it in a bag.  Yes, a bag, not a box.  No padding.  I know SSD's have no moving parts but still.  >_>

For Black Friday I ended up ordering 3 refurbished Worx tools off ebay's Worx store:
WG162 20V 2.0AH battery Trimmer
WG547 20V 2.0AH battery Blower
WG620 20V 4.0AH battery Hydroshot

The trimmer and blower came with 2 x 20v 2.0ah batteries and the slow charger, and the hydroshot came with 20v 4.0ah battery with the fast charger.  The total for all 3 items including tax and shipping (free) was $148.82.  Products are refurb but did include accessories, such as the long hose, liter bottle adapter, lance, nozzle, quick adapter, etc. for the hydroshot.  They came with warranty card and I think qualifies for the extended 3 year warranty.

Initially I wanted the WG644 hydroshot with dual 20v battery and 450 psi.  But I couldn't find it at a good price, so I opted for the original hydroshot with 4.0ah battery and rapid charger.  The original charger is said to take 5 hours to recharge 20v 2.0ah battery.  The newer rapid charger can recharge 20v 2.0ah battery in 1 hour and 4.0ah battery in 2 hours.  Figured if I needed something with higher psi, I have a 1600psi pressure washer in the garage.

So why 3 tools?  After reading reviews complaining of short battery life, I just ordered multiple tools with battery included.  The price per tool is about $50, the same as a Worx replacement battery (less for 3rd party batteries).  the 4.0ah battery and rapid charger should also come in handy.

I received the tools yesterday, assembled them and tested all 3 to be in good working order.  The batteries came pre-charged and I only used 1 x 20v 2.0ah battery for testing.  The same battery was used on the blower to sweep concrete areas & driveway around the house, then on the trimmer to whack some weeds in side and back yard, then plugged into the hydroshot to wash 1 side of garage exterior wall before the battery finally died.  I think the battery performance is fine.

Originally I wanted to buy a sweeper, but ended up with the Worx cordless blower.  This blower has 2 power settings, for sweeping concrete and drive way you really only need the low setting and occasionally high setting.  The low power setting is also great for blowing stuff off your mulch without blowing the mulch.  It's relatively quiet but not as lightweight.  On high power setting it serves as light leaf blower.  It's not strong enough for large yard with large piles of wet leaves.

The trimmer works fine for whacking weeds around the yard, but not strong enough to take out small branches on the fruit tree.  These are really lightweight tools for home owners and not suitable for professional use.

I may also get their cordless vacuum, since I already have 3 batteries I can just buy the bare tool.  But need to make sure I can get replacement filter first.
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: momopi on December 14, 2020, 10:03:18 AM
Have you been to Micro center lately?

The one in Tustin, yes.  I was there in Nov.  Depending on the item that you want to buy, stuff like RAM may require waiting in line for assistance.  For SSD you just need to grab someone to print a pick up sheet for the cashier.  It's best to go on weekdays when it's not as busy.
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: iacrenter on December 14, 2020, 10:25:04 AM
Reading momopi's post reminded me of my own search for a power drill. After looking at all the options, I went old school and bought a plug in version. For me it was a matter of cost savings, infrequent usage, and long term reliability

 I had a battery powered one and used it a few times a year. The problem was that it would always be out of juice when I needed it. I hated having to wait for it to charge. Most of my jobs were within extension cord distance of any plug in my house/yard/garage.

The batteries also degrade over time and don't hold their charge. You end up stuck with a expensive door stopper if you can't get a proprietary battery replacement. I'm guessing my plugin drill should last me decades.

I ended up going to Home Depot to purchase a Dewalt plugin drill for 50% less than a battery version. As I was standing the sales rep for Milwaukee tried to stop me. She insisted I buy her "upgraded" battery version. I just smiled and went on my way.
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: eyephone on December 14, 2020, 10:41:52 AM
Have you been to Micro center lately?

The one in Tustin, yes.  I was there in Nov.  Depending on the item that you want to buy, stuff like RAM may require waiting in line for assistance.  For SSD you just need to grab someone to print a pick up sheet for the cashier.  It's best to go on weekdays when it's not as busy.

Go to Yelp and look at their recent reviews about the wait.
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: irvinehomeowner on December 14, 2020, 11:12:52 AM
I've been to MicroCenter a few times... it is a pain to get in depending on the day (do not go on weekends).

Buying via online pickup really doesn't save you much time other than you don't have to wait in another line to check out... but their online pickup sometimes is backed up by days (yes days) because they don't have enough staff to properly gather the orders so it's easier to just go in and find the items yourself.

The one benefit is most of their stuff is cheaper than Best Buy and on par with Amazon.
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: akkord on December 14, 2020, 11:23:01 AM
I've been to MicroCenter a few times... it is a pain to get in depending on the day (do not go on weekends).

Buying via online pickup really doesn't save you much time other than you don't have to wait in another line to check out... but their online pickup sometimes is backed up by days (yes days) because they don't have enough staff to properly gather the orders so it's easier to just go in and find the items yourself.

The one benefit is most of their stuff is cheaper than Best Buy and on par with Amazon.

They have better pricing than most if you want to build your own PC especially if you pick up parts when on sale at Microcenter, or for the lazy like me now, the prebuilts are decently priced when on sale for their gaming PCs. 

Everyone goes there for GPU and CPU restocks hoping to get one of the new ones recently released, believe there are lines daily, I think its pretty busy there most days now.
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: momopi on December 14, 2020, 01:54:04 PM
Quote from: eyephone
Go to Yelp and look at their recent reviews about the wait.

Like I said...  best to go on weekdays when it's not as busy.



Reading momopi's post reminded me of my own search for a power drill. After looking at all the options, I went old school and bought a plug in version. For me it was a matter of cost savings, infrequent usage, and long term reliability

 I had a battery powered one and used it a few times a year. The problem was that it would always be out of juice when I needed it. I hated having to wait for it to charge. Most of my jobs were within extension cord distance of any plug in my house/yard/garage.

The batteries also degrade over time and don't hold their charge. You end up stuck with a expensive door stopper if you can't get a proprietary battery replacement. I'm guessing my plugin drill should last me decades.

I ended up going to Home Depot to purchase a Dewalt plugin drill for 50% less than a battery version. As I was standing the sales rep for Milwaukee tried to stop me. She insisted I buy her "upgraded" battery version. I just smiled and went on my way.

I inherited an used Chicago Electric cordless drill that was purchased from Harbor Freight years ago.  Even after all these years, and discontinuation of Chicago electric products, the battery is still good.  I used the drill to install various child proof devices around the house.  I think these sold for around $35-$40 back then.  I gave away my corded black & decker.

At Harbor Freight you could pick up a new "drill master" 18v cordless drill for $20, or $16 with 20% off coupon.  For something a little better, the $30 ($24 w/coupon) "Warrior" brand cordless drill.  I think for most home use (install curtain rods, assemble elevated planting boxes, etc.) these are "good enough" but would probably not last in professional use environment.

On the plus side, replacement 18v battery and charger is relatively inexpensive.   $12.99 ($10.40 w/coupon) for drill master battery and $20 ($16 w/coupon) for Warrior battery + charger.
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: eyephone on December 14, 2020, 02:19:51 PM
Please go to Yelp and look at the reviews.

Also, my personal experience I had to wait in line to put my cell phone in a database to get admitted to the store for pickup. They text me back short of 3 hours. (Due to # of people restrictions in the store)
(Btw I saw the text when I was home and did not go back to Micro Center)

Keep in mind this is for Internet pick up. (I believe Best Buy, Target, Lowe’s, etc..You do not have to wait in line or wait in a que to pick up the order that you placed online.) Correct me if I am wrong.

Hopefully they change this.



Quote from: eyephone
Go to Yelp and look at their recent reviews about the wait.

Like I said...  best to go on weekdays when it's not as busy.



Reading momopi's post reminded me of my own search for a power drill. After looking at all the options, I went old school and bought a plug in version. For me it was a matter of cost savings, infrequent usage, and long term reliability

 I had a battery powered one and used it a few times a year. The problem was that it would always be out of juice when I needed it. I hated having to wait for it to charge. Most of my jobs were within extension cord distance of any plug in my house/yard/garage.

The batteries also degrade over time and don't hold their charge. You end up stuck with a expensive door stopper if you can't get a proprietary battery replacement. I'm guessing my plugin drill should last me decades.

I ended up going to Home Depot to purchase a Dewalt plugin drill for 50% less than a battery version. As I was standing the sales rep for Milwaukee tried to stop me. She insisted I buy her "upgraded" battery version. I just smiled and went on my way.

I inherited an used Chicago Electric cordless drill that was purchased from Harbor Freight years ago.  Even after all these years, and discontinuation of Chicago electric products, the battery is still good.  I used the drill to install various child proof devices around the house.  I think these sold for around $35-$40 back then.  I gave away my corded black & decker.

At Harbor Freight you could pick up a new "drill master" 18v cordless drill for $20, or $16 with 20% off coupon.  For something a little better, the $30 ($24 w/coupon) "Warrior" brand cordless drill.  I think for most home use (install curtain rods, assemble elevated planting boxes, etc.) these are "good enough" but would probably not last in professional use environment.
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: momopi on December 14, 2020, 02:45:33 PM
Please go to Yelp and look at the reviews.
Also, my personal experience I had to wait in line to put my cell phone in a database to get admitted to the store for pickup. They text me back short of 3 hours. (Due to # of people restrictions in the store)
(Btw I saw the text when I was home and did not go back to Micro Center)
Keep in mind this is for Internet pick up. (I believe Best Buy, Target, Lowe’s, etc..) You do not have to wait in line or wait in a que to pick up the order that you placed online.) Correct me if I am wrong.
Hopefully they change this.


Typically (not always) weekdays around mid-day is less busy.  Early mornings, afternoons-evenings, and weekends are busy.
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: iacrenter on December 14, 2020, 04:38:32 PM
You’ve had better luck than me when it comes to battery power tools. I’ve had too many bad battery experiences.

I’m also impatient and a "spontaneous planner" when it comes to home repair. Not a good combination when using rechargeable power tools.  :)


Reading momopi's post reminded me of my own search for a power drill. After looking at all the options, I went old school and bought a plug in version. For me it was a matter of cost savings, infrequent usage, and long term reliability

 I had a battery powered one and used it a few times a year. The problem was that it would always be out of juice when I needed it. I hated having to wait for it to charge. Most of my jobs were within extension cord distance of any plug in my house/yard/garage.

The batteries also degrade over time and don't hold their charge. You end up stuck with a expensive door stopper if you can't get a proprietary battery replacement. I'm guessing my plugin drill should last me decades.

I ended up going to Home Depot to purchase a Dewalt plugin drill for 50% less than a battery version. As I was standing the sales rep for Milwaukee tried to stop me. She insisted I buy her "upgraded" battery version. I just smiled and went on my way.

I inherited an used Chicago Electric cordless drill that was purchased from Harbor Freight years ago.  Even after all these years, and discontinuation of Chicago electric products, the battery is still good.  I used the drill to install various child proof devices around the house.  I think these sold for around $35-$40 back then.  I gave away my corded black & decker.

At Harbor Freight you could pick up a new "drill master" 18v cordless drill for $20, or $16 with 20% off coupon.  For something a little better, the $30 ($24 w/coupon) "Warrior" brand cordless drill.  I think for most home use (install curtain rods, assemble elevated planting boxes, etc.) these are "good enough" but would probably not last in professional use environment.

On the plus side, replacement 18v battery and charger is relatively inexpensive.   $12.99 ($10.40 w/coupon) for drill master battery and $20 ($16 w/coupon) for Warrior battery + charger.
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Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: daedalus on December 15, 2020, 01:50:41 AM
Were these nicad or li-ion batteries?  The lithiums have been magical.  High discharge, hold a decent charge over time and charge up quickly.  I've had my oldest lithiums for over 9 years according to my Amazon history and they still work fine.  I don't use them that often  but I usually work then hard when I do.
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: eyephone on December 21, 2020, 02:04:24 PM
Mouse - Razor deathadder essential gaming mouse (color white)
$19.99 Amazon   Regular price $49.99
Title: Select aquariums at Petco 50% off
Post by: eyephone on May 24, 2021, 04:37:53 PM
Select aquariums at Petco 50% off
(Buy online pickup at store)

Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: eyephone on November 23, 2021, 03:18:50 PM
Uber eats gift card value $25 for $15 @ Gamestop website.
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: aquabliss on November 25, 2021, 10:31:10 PM
So what’s everybody buying?
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: Cares on November 26, 2021, 12:31:51 AM
Gamestop
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: momopi on December 06, 2021, 09:36:50 AM
Only item I ordered during Black Friday sale was Samsung SSD's.

Samsung SSD's are sold at premium, but the data migration software is easy to use:
https://www.samsung.com/semiconductor/minisite/ssd/download/tools/

(This is irreverent if you don't need to clone the old HDD).
Title: Jcrew website sale
Post by: eyephone on December 11, 2021, 12:05:56 AM
Unbelievable sale, extra 50% sale on select items, (click the sale items)

Free shipping just have to sign in(sheesh!)  ;) ;) ;)
Title: Best Buy GPU drop
Post by: eyephone on December 23, 2021, 09:07:25 AM
Fyi best buy gpu (graphics card) drop
- hard to get graphics card selling at retail prices

* I think the online drop is over.
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: akula1488 on December 23, 2021, 09:40:13 AM
Glock and AR15

So what’s everybody buying?
Title: Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Post by: eyephone on December 23, 2021, 10:38:30 AM
So what’s everybody buying?

Clothes, toys, electronics
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