Thursday, December 31, 2009

Makita Power Tools: Up to 60% Off

I've had a Makita Cordless Drill for the past 16 years and the batteries still hold a charge. You can drop them from the top of a ladder and they seem to like it. Amazon has some truly smokin' hot deals on these man toys that you'll have for decades to come.
Makita Power Tools on Sale

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Dell Adamo Laptop: $1,124.25: World's Thinnest Laptop

The normal price is $1,124.25. It has a 13.4" display, 1.2 GHz Core 2 Duo processor, 2 Gigs of RAM, 128 Gig HD, Windows 7 Home Premium, Intel GMA 4500 graphics. Thin and elegant.
Link to Dell Adamo Laptop

Free iTunes Music on Amazon: CMJ 2009

I've got over 10,000 songs in my iTunes collection but I'm freakin' bored with it. So I downloaded a bunch of free stuff from Amazon, and I really like most of the songs. It's really good background music to drink coffee to on a rainy day. The cool thing about Amazon is that their downloader automatically dumps the music into iTunes. Here you go, and you're welcome.

Here's a link to all of their free music. Really, they are completely free. Choose your genre on the right side bar.
Name Your Link

Accessories for the Canon XSi Digital SLR

If you took advantage of Amazon's deal on the Canon Xsi like I did, there are a few things you'll need. The deal, which is still alive, gets you the Canon XSI with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 lens and the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS Telephoto lens, all for $614. (Here's the link to my post on how to get that price).
So you've got the camera body and two lenses. First, you need a good bag, one that will hold your lenses and room for additional equipment. I tried buying one online, but I found that I needed to physically inspect some bags prior to purchasing. So I went to one of the oldest camera stores in the Sacramento area, which has been around since 1946. It's called Pardee's Cameras, and they had dozens of bags. The one I liked the best was from Canon, the 100DG Bag. While I could have simply gone home and bought it cheaper on the Internet, the staff was so helpful that I felt obliged to buy it from them. This bag is big, with multiple compartments. You can even fit a netbook in it. While I like it, my wife thinks it's too big. You can buy it here for $69.95:

While the built in flash on the XSi works, I went ahead and bought the Speedlite 430EX II for $250 from Amazon:

You'll also need a lens hood and filter for each lens.
EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 lens

The hood for this camera is the Canon EW-60C. It's $19.37 on Amazon.

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS Telephoto lens
For the filter, I recommend the Hoya 58mm UV (Ultra Violet) Multi Coated Glass Filter. It's $22.36 on Amazon.

The hood for this lens is the Canon ET60. Although the description says it's for the EF75-300mm, it fits the 55-250 as well. It's $23.99.

I haven't bought it yet, but my next purchase will be the Canon BG-E5 Battery Grip. It's $111.95 on Amazon.

Toshiba Satellite L515-S4960: $449 at Office Depot ($100 Off)

The Toshiba Satellite L515-S4960 is on sale at Office Depot for $449.99 after $100 savings. Shipping is free. Expires on January 2, 2010.
System Specs:
Intel Pentium Dual-Core T4300 2.1GHz Processor
3GB DDR2 Memory
320GB Hard Drive
DVD Burner
Windows 7 Home Premium
Click the photo to be taken to the Office Depot site:
Toshiba Satellite L515-S4960

Price Cut: Oregon Scientific ATC 5K Waterproof Helmet Cam: $134.52

This is $85.57 off the normal price, for a 39% discount. The link takes you to the helmet cam sold by Mountain Gear, but to get the free shipping you need to go to "More Buying Choices" on the right and select the one being sold directly by Amazon.

Acer Aspire AS5517-1208 Laptop: $459.99 ($90 Off)

15" widescreen LCD display, 1366x768 resolution
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
320 gig HD
AMD Athlon 1.2 Ghz
8x DVD Super Multi-Double Layer Drive
Digital Media Card Reader
ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics
Save $90 on the Acer® Aspire® AS5517-1208 15.6 Laptop with Windows® 7 at! Expires 1.02.10

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Onkyo HT-RC180 7.2 Surround Sound Reciever: $629

The list price is $1,049, so this is $420 (or 40%) off.

HP LX195 MediaSmart Home Server: $249.99 (Save 47%)

Dell E2210H 22" Widescreen LCD: $134

Dell E2210H 21.5-inch Widescreen Flat Panel Monitor (H265R)
The price is $199. $50 off with coupon code ?3NRQ3RCF14ZLN - 10% off with coupon code BBF5XCD2PK$12Q = $134 with free shipping. Features 1920 x 1080 resolution, VGA / DVI-D inputs, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 250 cd/m2 brightness, 5 ms response time, 160 (V) / 170 (H) viewing angles.

Kodak M863: $89.99 ($60 Off)

SAVE $60 - Kodak M863 Copper Bundle now ONLY $89.99!  Limit 2.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Olympus E30 Digital SLR w/ Lens: $899

MacWorld rated this as one of their top choices for digital SLR cameras.  The list price is $1,049.  Amazon has it for $899, with free shipping and no tax in most states.

Dexim DWP005: iPhone Dock, USB Hub, & Card Reader: $54.90

This dock was featured in MacWorld. No tax in most states, free shipping. It's the MHub Dock Station. It's designed for the iPhone and iPod is designed to reduce cable and device clutter on a desk by combining the features of several computer accessories in a single housing. The dock also includes an iPhone/iPod dock, a 3-port USB Hub, an SD card reader. It comes with all of the cables you need. Mhub charges a variety of gadgets, including iPhones, iPods, BlackBerry phones, digital cameras, and more. The high quality aluminium case also match your Mac computer for iPhone 3GS/3G/iPod/BlackBerry. Dock station output power: 5V DC, 500mA each USB port Dual USB AC adapter output: 5V 2A DC; input: 100-240V 50/60Hz . Compatible with: iPhone 3GS/3G, iPhone, all iPod models except shuffle, micro USB charged devices, mini 5pin USB charged devices. What’s in the box: 1xMhub Dock station (aluminium case), 1XDual USB AC adapter, 2x mini5pin cable, 1x micro USB cable, 1x 3.5DC USB cable, travel bag.

Top Helmet Cams

Per Macworld, the top helmet cameras are as follows:

VIO POV.1.5: List price is $649.95, Amazon has it for $599.95 with free shipping and no tax in most states.

HoytTech HCR-100X (WEBSITE)

Oregon Scientific ATC5k. List price is $219, but it's being sold on Amazon for $129.97:

GoPro Motorsports Hero Wide: List price is $189.99, but Amazon has it for $166.23, which is a savings of $23.76, or 13%. Don't forget free shipping and no tax in most states.

CableDrop and CableBox Cable Organizers

Okay, so these aren't on sale, but they are awesome. The $30 CableBox holds your power strip in to hide it (and it's white and looks like an Apple product), while the CableDrops are designed to keep cables within reach. I find it very annoying when the charger cable for my camcorder falls behind the table. This holds it in place.

Sears: 50" Plasma Viera for $699.99

Panasonic Tc-p50x1 VIERA 50" Plasma Flat Panel HDTV on sale $699.99. Save $300 from 8pm 12/31-1/2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 12.1 MP Camera with 1080p HD Video: $1,248.46

This is $251.49 off the normal price (17% discount), but free shipping and no tax in most states makes this a great deal.
12.1-megapixel 4/3-type MOS sensor; interchangeable lens system digital camera
Capture 1080/24p or smooth 720/60p HD (High Definition) movies in AVCHD format
Live View Finder and bright 460,000-dot resolution, 3.0-inch LCD
New Contrast AF (Auto Focus) function; Face Detection and Intelligent Auto (iA) mode
Capture images to SD/SDHC memory cards (not included)

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Smoking Hot Deal: Panasonic VIERA X1 Series 26-Inch 720p LCD HDTV : $259.99

This is 53% off the normal price of $549.95.  Deal expires quickly.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Compaq Presario CQ61Z Laptop: $399

HP has the Compaq Presario CQ61Z for the low price of $399.


Compaq Presario CQ61Z Customizable Notebook PC

Toshiba Netbook NB205-N324: $314.25 ($105 Off)

 The Microsoft Store has the Toshiba Netbook NB205-N324 for a good price.  10.1" display, Intel Atom N280 Processor, 1 GB RAM, 250 GB Hard Drive, memory card reader, integrated webcam.
Toshiba NB205-N324 Netbook

Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2 2957 Netbook: $261.75

 The Microsoft Store has the Lenovo IdeaPad for $261.75.  The normal price is $349.  This computer has an Intel Atom Processor, 1 GB RAM, 160 GB hard drive, Windows 7 Starter, a card reader and a 10.1" display.
Link to Linovo IdeaPad S10-2 2957

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Hot Deal: Onkyo TX-SR707 7.2 Channel Surround Sound Receiver: $499

Normal price is $899. This is $400 off, or 44%. No tax in most states, free shipping.

  • THX Select2 Plus Certified with THX Loudness Plus
  • HDMI Version 1.3a to Support Deep Color , x.v.Color , LipSync, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, DVD-Audio, Super Audio CD, Multichannel PCM, and CEC
  • 100 Watts per Channel at 8 Ohms, 20 Hz¿20 kHz, 0.08%, 2 Channels Driven, FTC
  • Audio and 1080p Video Processing via HDMI (1 Front/5 Rear Inputs and 1 Output)
  • HDMI Video Upscaling to 1080p with Faroudja DCDi Cinema

Hot Deal: Rock Band 2 PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360: $88

The normal price is $139.99, so at $88.00 this is $51.99 off, or 37% discount. Free shipping, no tax in most states. No coupon necessary.

Frederick's Of Hollywood: Up to 70% Off

If you can get your wife to wear this stuff, Frederick's of Hollywood has a sale right now, with up to 70% off on some stuff. Enjoy! Link to Frederick's Homepage

Price Drop: Pentax K-x 12.4 MP Digital SLR w/ 18-55 Lens: $494 Shipped

This camera is normally $649.94. Lowest price I've ever seen.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Panasonic VIERA S1 TC-L32S1 32-Inch 1080p LCD HDTV: $474.99

I was at the Apple Store today and they had one of these set up with an Apple TV and a small surround sound system. The picture was awesome. This would be great for a small room for the kids to play video games on. Hook up a bluray player and you're good to go. You could also hook up a computer to it. Price includes free shipping, no tax.
List Price: $799.95
Price: $474.99 Free Shipping
You Save: $324.96 (41%)
32" LCD 1080p HDTV with Motion Focus Technology for improved resolution during fast action
IPS Alpha Panel delivers a 178 degree viewing angle with bright, clear images when viewed from most any location in the room
VIERA Image Viewer lets you share your digital photos with friends and family directly from SD cards
VIERA Link lets you control your compatible Panasonic DVD recorder, Blu-ray Disc player, home theater sound system and HD camcorder, all with a single remote and helpful on-screen menus
Three HDMI inputs

Canon VIXIA HF 20 HD Dual Flash Memory Camcorder: $678.38

Amazon has the Canon VIXIA HF20 HD Dual Flash Memory with 32 GB Internal Memory and 15x Optical Zoom for $678.38, which is $320.62 less than the list price, for a savings of 32%.  No tax in most states, free shipping.

  • Capture up to 12 hours of HD video to a 32GB internal Flash drive as well as directly to removable SDHC memory cards
  • Genuine Canon 15x HD video lens; DIGIC DV III image processor
  • 3.89 MP Full HD CMOS image sensor; 1920 x 1080 Full HD recording
  • SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer; Genuine Canon Face Detection
  • HDMI terminal for easy, one-cable connectivity to your HDTV 

Hot Deal: Fujifilm FinePix Z30 Digital Camera: $89.99 Shipped

The normal price on this camera is $149.95, so you are saving $59.96, or 40%.  Free shipping and no tax in most states.  4/5 stars on 38 reviews.

  • 10MP and 3x Non Extending Optical Zoom
  • 2.7" LCD
  • Face Detection w/Red Eye Removal
  • New SR Auto Mode

Kensington Nightstand Charging Dock for iPhone: $30.57

The iPhone is a great alarm clock, and there are a number of free and paid apps that enhance the built in clock.  The problem is that unless it's plugged in, the battery drains down and you start the day with a 50% battery (or less).  You can buy one of the various speaker units that have built in cradles, but a cheap way to do it is the Kensington Nightstand. It keeps your phone at an angle for easy viewing, and even has a free app.  Here's a good review in the November issue of MacLife.   The normal price is $39.99, but Amazon has it for $30.57 with no tax in most states and free shipping.  Click here to purchase:

ASUS Eee PC 1005HA-PU17-BK Netbook: $199

10.1 inch display, 250 gig HD, 1 gig RAM, Windows 7 Starter.  Click here:
ASUS EeePC 1005HA-PU17-BK N280 10.1in 250GB HDD 1GB DDR2-667 Windows 7 Starter Notebook Black $199.99 shipped 12.27-12.31

Sony W Netbook VPCW121AX: $374.25 w/ Free Shipping

The normal price is $499, so this is a 25% discount.  Pink or white. 
10.1" display
Intel Atom N280 Processor
160 Gig HD
1 GB Ram
Windows 7 Starter
Expansion Slots
Memory Stick PRO Duo with MagicGate® functionality
SD memory card slot
2 USB 2.0 
1 RJ45 (LAN)

Samsung PN50B550 50" 1080P Plasma HDTV + 100 Gift Card $959

At $959, this is $440.99 (31% off) off the list price of $1,399.99. Shipping is free, and no tax in most states. However, it gets better. You also get a $100 Amazon gift card, bringing the price down to $859 for a 50" plasma.Remember, Amazon must be the seller, not a third party.

  • 50-inch high definition TV with 1080p resolution
  • Four HDMI, two component, and one composite video input; two 15W bottom speakers and SRS TruSurround HD for a rich surround-sound experience
  • Samsung E-panel technology like Ultra FilterBright Plus, 600Hz Subfield Motion, .001 response time, and a Mega dynamic contrast ratio
  • Anynet+ (CEC standard) technology makes system control of compatible A/V devices like a Blu-ray player or HTIB system a one-touch operation
  • One-year parts and labor warranty

RadioShack: Acer Aspire AS5517-1208 Laptop: $459.99

This laptop is $90 off. CLICK HERE:
15" Screen
320 Gig HD
AMD Athlon Processor
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
DVD Drive
ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics
4 Gig Ram


ASUS Eee PC Netbook: $249.99 (Save $60, Free Shipping)

Circuit City has a pretty good deal on a decent Netbook. LINK TO DEAL.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Samsung 52" LCD HD TV: 1080p, 70000:1 ratio: $1,069.99

Circuit SAVE $729 FREE Ship Samsung 52" LCD HDTV LN52B550 1080p 70000:1 $1049.99 after CODE: FNT610

Hot Deal: Polk Audio RC60i In-Ceiling/Wall Speakers: $96.28 pair

These are normally $249.95, so you are saving $153.67, or 61%.  Free shipping and no tax in most states, but make sure that they are being shipped and sold by Amazon, not one of the other "buying choices."

Polk Audio PSW10 10-Inch Monitor Series Powered Subwoofer : $120.14 (50% Off)

Free shipping, no tax in most states if you purchase directly from Amazon as the seller, not one of the other buying choices.
  • A single 10-inch subwoofer with built-in high-current amplifier for big bass
  • Equipped with one 10-inch polymer-composite dynamic-balance cone driver
  • Features laser-based Klippel measurement technology for improved linearity and deep, precise sound
  • Frequency Response: 35Hz - 200Hz
  • Non-resonant all-MDF enclosure construction with 0.75-inch-thick baffles and internal bracing

Panasonic SC-BT300 1250W 7.1 Channel Blu-ray Disc Home Theater Sound System: $376.73

The normal price is $649.95, so this system is 42% off, with no tax in most states and free shipping if you buy it directly from Amazon.

  • 1250 watts (1kHz, 3 ohms, 10% THD) total distributed among all channels
  • Blu-Ray player also plays DVD and CD discs
  • Component Video and HDMI connections
  • Connectivity : VieraLink
  • VieraCast Network HDTV's

Sony VAIO 15.5" Notebook: $632.20

The Microsoft Store has the Sony VAIO VGN-NW250F/S for $623.20, with free shipping. The normal price is $779.
LINK: Sony Vaio for $632.20
Intel Core 2 Duo T6600 Processor (2.20Ghz)
4 Gigs Ram
320 GB HD
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
DVD RW Drive
Built in "Motion Eye" Camera
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570 Graphics w/ 512 MB VRAM

Studio XPS 13 Core 2 Duo 13.3" 4GB Laptop $749 at Microsoft Store

The normal price is $999. Free Shipping. Click here to buy:
Dell Studio XPS 13
Display: 13.3" WXGA TRUE LIFE (1280 x 800) CCFL Backlit
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8700 2.53 GHz (3 MB/1066 MHz)
Memory: 4 GB DDR3 1066 MHz
Hard drive: 320 GB SATA 7200 RPM
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
8X DVD+/-RW slot-load drive
2 USB 2.0; 2 headphone out; 1 microphone-in; 1 HDMI; 1 VGA (15-pin); 1 RJ -45 (LAN); 1 eSATA; 1 display port
Battery: 6 Cell Li-Ion (4:40 hours)
Video: GeForce 9400M G
Integrated webcam

LG Widescreen 22" Monitor; 1080p, 50,000:1; $159.99

SAVE $90 - FREE Shipping - LG 22" Widescreen LCD Monitor 1080p 50000:1 DCR 2ms DVI/VGA $159.99
Link to deal.

Sears: 37" Panasonic VIERA 37" 1080p LCD: $599.99 (Save $250)

Panasonic VIERA 37" Class 1080p LCD Full HDTV on sale $599.99. Save $250 12/23-12/24

Garmin nüvi 855 4.3-Inch Widescreen Portable GPS: 54% Off at $159.99

Free shipping and no tax in most states.  List price is $349.99.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Cabela's Coupon: $20 Off $100, Good Through January 11, 2010

Harman Kardon SoundSticks II 2.1 Speaker System: $114.84

The list price for these is $169.99, so they are discounted by 32% for a savings of $55.15.  You're saving even more money because you don't pay taxes in most states, and shipping is free. I've got these on my Amazon Wishlist.  I saw them at the Apple Store this past weekend and these things are awesome.  Not only do they sound great, they are clear plastic and have an ominous blue glow to them.

Fujifilm Finepix F70EXR 10MP Digital Camera $197.75

The list price is $279.95.  Fujifilm Finepix F70EXR 10MP Super CCD Digital Camera with 10x Optical Dual Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7 inch LCD.  

  • 10-megapixel Super CCD EXR
  • 10x optical zoom lens; 27mm wide-angle to 270mm telephoto
  • EXR Auto Mode detects six different scene types
  • Dual Stabilization; Face Detection 3.0 and Automatic Red-eye Removal
  • Capture images to SD/SDHC memory cards (not included) 

Manfrotto Pro 055XPROB Tripod Outfit with 804RC2 Pan Tilt Head: $187.64

This is the professional's choice in tripods.  Amazon has it for $237.64, but there is a $50 rebate available from Manfrotto when you purchase a tripod with a head. I don't see any restrictions, but read it for yourself here.
  • Horizontal column feature allows the tripod to reach extremely low positions. Center column can be quickly and easily swung from vertical to horizontal without any disassembly
  • Eye-catching new design improves ergonomics of the leg angle levers and the horizontal column block
  • Leg angle presets allow the camera to reach all intermediate heights from min-max extension.
  • Quick action leg locks with new improved design.
  • Built-in bubble spirit level makes camera alignment quick and easy
The list price is $273. This is 13% off the discount price, but there is no tax in most states with free shipping.

Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000 Webcam: $64.40

Amazon has the Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000 for $84.40. There is a rebate for $20, bringing the price down to $64.40.


Sunday, December 20, 2009

Wacom Intuos4: $319.95 (13% Off)

Amazon has the Wacom Intuos4 Medium Pen Tablet for $319.95.  That's $49.05 off the list price.
  • Quickly and professionally edit photos and create digital artwork with natural pen control
  • New pen tip sensor technology lowers activation force and captures every nuance of pen pressure
  • 2048 levels of pen pressure sensitivity for precise pressure control
  • User-defined ExpressKeys & multi function Touch Ring put time saving shortcuts
  • Illuminated ExpressKey displays provide a constant reference each Keys setting 

Red Hot Deal: Canon EOS Rebel XS w/ Lens: $409 Shipped

Amazon has a great deal right now on the Canon EOS Rebel XS the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens for $409 with free TWO DAY shipping and no tax in most states. If you already own a Canon camera, you may qualify for a $50 rebate, bringing the price down to $359. Here's the rebate link.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Bosch 5412 12" Dual-Bevel Slide Miter Saw: $547.16 (61% Off!)

Amazon has the top-of-the-line Bosch 5412 12-Inch Dual-Bevel Slide Miter Saw for $547.16, which is $860.84 off the normal price of $1,400, or 61% off. Free shipping, no tax in most states.

Nikon Coolpix S570 $141.61 Free 2 Day Shipping

The list price is $199.95.

NIkon Coolpix S70: $244.73 w/ Free 2 Day Shipping!

This is $105.22 off, or a 30% discount on the Nikon Coolpix S70 12.1MP Digital Camera with 3.5-inch OLED Touch Screen and 5x Wide Angle Optical Vibration Reduction (VR) Zoom (Red).
12.1-megapixel resolution for stunning prints as large as 16 x 20 inches
Bright, 3.5-inch touch-panel OLED with Clear Color Display
5x wide-angle Zoom-NIKKOR glass lens; 5-way VR image stabilization system
Record 720p HD movies with sound
Capture images to SD/SDHC memory cards (not included)
For free 2 day shipping, you must buy it from Amazon.

Olympus FL-50R Electronic Flash for Olympus Digital SLR Cameras: $349.95

Normal price is $559.95, so this is a savings of $250.04 (42%).  Free super saver shipping.

HP Pavilion dv6t Laptop 4GB, 320GB HD, DVD+RV, Webcam: $629

HP has Pavilion dv6t Laptop w/ Intel Core 2 Duo T6600 2.2GHz, 15.6in LED BrightView (1366x768) screen, free 4GB, free 320GB, DVD+-RW, 802.11g wireless, Webcam, 6-cell battery, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit for only $800 - $150 off - $20 off via coupon code (below) = $630 w/ free shipping. Tax in most states.

HP Pavilion dv6t series
Save $20 off any order of $100 or greater at the HP Home & Home Office Store. See exclusions. Use code: SVMY478761.
Save up to $484 instantly (on customizable models). Offer includes:
- $150 instant savings
- FREE DOUBLE memory upgrade from 2GB to 4GB ($80 value)
- Save 25% from 4GB to 6GB ($50 value)
- Save 50% from 6GB to 8GB ($100 value)
- FREE hard drive upgrade to 320GB 7200rpm from 250GB 7200rpm ($40 value)
- FREE color customization ($25 value)
- FREE shipping ($29 value)

Samsung N130-13B Netbook: $279.99 ($73 Off, 21% Discount) Free 2 Day Shipping

Normal price is $352.99.  Price includes Free 2 Day Shipping as of 12/19. 

  • 1.6GHz Intel N270 Atom Processor
  • 1GB Memory
  • 160GB Hard Drive
  • 10.1" LED Widescreen Display, Intel GMA 950 Graphics
  • Microsoft XP Home (SP3), Up to 5.8 Hours of Battery Life

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Creative Labs Vado HD 4GB Pocket Video: $89.99 (Save $90)

This is the new model of the Creative Labs Vado HD 4GB Pocket Video Camcorder (2nd Generation).  AT $89.99, it's 50% off.  Free shipping, no tax in most states.

LG Flatron 22" Widescreen LCD Display $108.99 (save $50)


JVC 1080p HDMI 350-Watt DVD Home Theater System $159.99 (save $200)


Panasonic 50" Class 720p 600 Hz Plasma HDTV on sale $699.99. Save $300 from 8pm 12/18 thru 12/19

Link to deal.

Canon FS200 Camcorder: $249 (reg. price $429) + Free 4GB SD Card

This is a savings of $180, or 42% off.

Purchase BOTH directly from Amazon (not a 3rd party) by Dec 22nd and get a free 4GB SD Card. Discount will be reflected at checkout. Note that the SD card is currently out of stock.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Garmin nuvi 765 w/ Bluetooth and Traffic: $209 (Discount of $209.14, or 58%)

Garmin nüvi 260W 4.3-Inch Widescreen GPS: $119.99 (48% Off)

Amazon has a hot deal on the Garmin Nuvi 260W. At $119.99, they are discounted 48%, and the price includes shipping, with no tax in most states. These are popular right now, as they are the 6th most popular electronic item currently selling on Amazon. Be sure to buy it directly from Amazon, not a reseller.

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM Standard Zoom Lens: $1,239 ($960.99 Off)

This is a hot deal on a great lens.  It's 44% off the retail price.

The Canon EF 24-70mm standard zoom lens does what many pros thought couldn't be done--it replaces the L-series 28-70mm f/2.8 lens with something even better. The lens offers extended coverage to an ultra-wide-angle 24mm, making it ideal for digital as well as film shooters. The new processing unit, meanwhile, makes the autofocus (AF) faster than ever. And thanks to the two aspherical elements and a totally new UD glass element, the optics are far superior to the earlier lens. Sealed and gasketed against dust and moisture, the EF 24-70mm lens carries a one-year warranty.
  • Focal length: 24-70mm
  • Maximum aperture: 1:2.8
  • Lens construction: 16 elements in 13 groups
  • Diagonal angle of view: 74 to 29 degrees
  • Focus adjustment: Front-focusing method
  • Closest focusing distance: 1.25 feet
  • Zoom system: Rotating type
  • Filter size: 77mm
  • Dimensions: 3.3 inches in diameter, 4.9 inches long
  • Weight: 2.1 pounds 

Best Buy Deals: 3 Days Only, Thursday - Saturday 12/17 - 12/19

Thursday - Saturday Only: All Sony All-In-One Computers on Sale. Valid 12/17-12/19
Thursday - Saturday Only: $53 Off 16GB iPod nano®, Case, AC Charger & Earbud Headphones Package, Sale $199.96. Valid 12/17-12/19
Thursday - Saturday Only: $100 Off Magellan 1470 GPS Receiver, Sale $149.99. Valid 12/17-12/19
Thursday - Saturday Only: $70 Off Garmin nüvi 205W GPS Receiver. Valid 12/17-12/19
Thursday - Saturday Only: Garmin nüvi 255WT GPS Receiver for Only $129.99. Valid 12/17-12/19
Thursday - Saturday Only: $20 Off All Sony Reader Pocket Edition Digital Books, Sale $179.99. Valid 12/17-12/19

Cuisinart Blender Food Processor: $55 (Normally $125)

This would only be considered a tech product if it were 1950, but it's Christmas time and this would be a good present, and it's a hot deal.  Amazon has the Cuisinart PowerBlend for $75, with a $20 mail in rebate, bringing the price down to $55.  REBATE.

Flip MinoHD Video Camera: $119.99 ($80 Off)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Nikon D300s 12 MP CMOS Digital SLR Body Only: $1,499.95 Shipped

Deal alert: Amazon dropped the price of the D300s to $1,499.95, with no tax in most states and free shipping.

Monday, December 14, 2009

iHome Apple iPod Coupon: 20% Off

The Hottest iPhone/iPod Gadgets & Accessories from iHomeAudio - Save 20% Off Your Order w/Coupon Code: AFPDISC20

High-Quality iPod/iPhone Accessories

Current Gen iPod Nano 8 GB: $133.99; 16 GB $162.95, No Tax, Free Shipping

There's a price war right now among various websites on the Nano, so now's the time to pick one up. Pretty much all colors are available. Free shipping, and no tax (in most states). You can pick the size and color here:
Click here to choose your Nano size and color

RED HOT DEAL: iHome iHC5S Wireless Bluetooth Clock Radio: $29.99 - 80% Off!

Amazon has the iHome iHC5S Wireless Bluetooth Clock Radio for Cell Phones and MP3 Players (Black) for $29.99 shipped. The list price is $149.99, and they go for $64.99 on eBay. This will probably sell out, so buy it ASAP.

Nikon D90 Body Only: $788 Shipped

Amazon has the Nikon D90 for $788.

Nikon Coolpix P90: $369.95 with no tax and free shipping.

For a limited time, take advantage of a $30 instant savings on the Nikon Coolpix P90, which features 24x wide-angle Optical Vibration Reduction (VR) zoom and 3-inch tiltable LCD, and is now only $369.95 after savings from  No tax in most states, free shipping.

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-TX1, DSC-WX1, and DSC-HX1 Models Reduced on Amazon

You can currently save $50 instantly on the following Cyber-Shot models:
DSC-TX1, DSC-WX1, and DSC-HX1.
DSC-WX1/B: $299.00
DSC-TX1: $329.00
DSC-HX1: $449.00

No tax in most states, free shipping. LINK:
Cyber-Shots Discounts

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Logitech Harmony 720 Universal Remote: $99.99 (Half Off!)

PC Mall has the Logitech Harmony 720 Advanced Universal Remote for a great price of $99, half off retail.  This baby is sold out on Amazon.

Harmony 720 Advanced Universal Remote.

Harmony 720 Advanced Universal Remote.
Control your entire Home Entertainment system with just one button! Simply select an activity and your Harmony universal remote will send the right commands so you don't have to juggle remotes or remember a sequence of buttons.

Sony 1080p Blu-Ray Disc Player: $119 at PC Mall

PC Mall has a good deal on a Sony Blu-Ray Player.

1080p Blu-ray Disc Player

Ten One Design Pogo Stylus for iPhone: $10.80

I can't stand typing on the iPhone keypad.  Pogo has a stylus that works on the iPhone.  It's 28% off on the normal price on Amazon right now.  To qualify for free shipping, you need to get your order up to $25.

Biking Accessories for the iPhone: Bike Mount and GPS Apps

The January 2010 issue of MacLife mentions the Biologic Bike Mount by Dahone.  They hadn't tried it, but they thought it sounded good.

It retails for $59.99 but you can get through a reseller on Amazon for $57.75.  Dahon Biologic Bike Mount for Iphone  Two apps that they mentioned were the free Bike Computer from and the $2.99 MotionX GPS Sport.  Both let you track your speed and distance, but MotionX has a topographic map and lets you email your route to friends.  There's also the B.iCycle GPS cycling computer for $9.99 with more functionality.  I'll be trying out all these apps and will provide my thoughts.  I won't be buying that bike mount though; it's a bit too pricey.

Panasonic Viera 50" 1080p Plasma: $899 from Best Buy

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Panasonic VIERA / 50" Class / 1080p / 600Hz / Plasma HDTV

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Hot Deal: Garmin nuvi 780: $178 shipped ($521 off normal price of $669)

This is a really hot deal from Amazon.  No tax, and free shipping.  It's 75% off. 4/5 stars on 315 reviews.

Band Hero Bundle featuring Taylor Swift Xbox 360/PS3 $149

Hot Deal: Xbox 360 Elite 120GB Holiday Bundle + $50 Gift Card $299

Amazon has the Xbox 360 Elite 120GB Holiday Bundle for $299 with free shipping. Add the $50 Amazon Gift Card to cart separately for free. Discount applied at final checkout. Bundle includes 120GB detachable hard drive, LEGO Batman and PURE video games, wireless controller, headset, and composite A/V cable.  Amazon, not another reseller, must be the seller.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2: $44.99 Shipped

Amazon has Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 for Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 for $54.99.

Nikon Coolpix P90 12.1MP Digital Camera: $319.95 Shipped

No tax in most states, free shipping. 4/5 stars on 107 reviews.

  • 12.1-megapixel resolution for photo-quality prints up to 16 x 20 inches
  • 24x optical wide-angle (35mm equivalent focal length: 26-624mm) Zoom-Nikkor ED glass lens
  • 3.0-inch Vari-Angle LCD and Electronic Viewfinder
  • Nikon's Smart Portrait System; Red-eye Fix, Face Priority AE and more
  • Capture images to SD/SDHC memory cards (not included)

Microsoft Xbox 360 Premium 20GB System $169.99 (Save $30)

Microsoft Xbox 360 Premium 20GB System $169.99 (Save $30)

Best Buy Laptop Deals Announced

See This Week’s Laptop Deals. Valid 12/13-12/19

Thursday, December 10, 2009

HP G60-513NR Notebook Computer: $449 From OfficeMax

OfficeMax has the HP G60-513NR Notebook for $100 off. Not the most powerful notebook, but definitely more computer than a netbook, without the annoyingly small screen.
•Intel® Celeron® Processor 900 (2.2GHz, 1MB L2 cache, 800MHz FSB)
•Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
•15.6" diagonal HD BrightView widescreen display (1366 x 768)
•3072MB DDR2 system memory
•320GB 5400rpm SATA hard drive
•LightScribe SuperMulti 8X DVD±R/RW
•802.11b/g WLAN
•Integrated webcam
•6-cell Li-Ion battery
•1-year limited warranty
Buy it here:
SAVE $100 - HP Pavilion Laptop - Reg Price $549.99, Buy Now for Only $449.99!

Up to 25% Off on Toshiba Satellite Laptops

Toshiba Direct

Deals on Apple iPod Touch

My kids have the PSP and the Nintendo DS, but by far, the most popular gaming device is their iPod Touch.  When they get bored with a game we just download more, for a few bucks, versus $20 to $40 for the other devices.  MacMall has the 8GB iPod Touch second generation for $171.98:
Apple iPod touch 8GB (2nd Generation) (MB528LL/A)
 Want a better deal?
 Amazon has the 3rd Generation 8GB iPod Touch for $181.99, with no tax in most states and free shipping:

They've also got the ones with larger storage, but for the kids the 8GB is fine (unless they plan on putting a lot of video on it).

Panasonic SDR-S26 SD Camcorder: $179 Shipped

Amazon has the Panasonic SDR-S26 SD Camcorder for $179.  That's $90.95 off the normal price, or 34%.  No tax in most states, free shipping.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

TomTom XL 325 4.3-inch Portable GPS Navigator: $89.99 Shipped

Free shipping, no tax in most states.

Seagate 1TB Exerternal Hard Drive: $79.99 w/ Free Shipping

Newegg has a decent deal on an external hard drive. You need to use Promo Code EMCMNML26.  If you don't already have an external hard drive to back up your photos and everything else, you need to get one, and this one is big enough so you won't grow out of it for awhile.  If you are buying a new camcorder for Christmas, you really need one of these, as video takes up a ton of hard drive space.

Seagate 1TB 3.5" External Hard Drive

Kodak Zi8 HD Pocket Video Camera: $149 Shipped

As a new feature to this site, I'm going to focus on the latest "hot" products that are written about in MacLife, MacWorld, Maxim, Businessweek, etc. This month's MacLife reviewed the Zi8 HD Pocket Video Camera from Kodak, giving it 4 out of 5 stars. They said it edges out the Flip MinoHD, noting that it shoots in full 1080p, can take 5 mp still photos, and has a removable SDHC card and a removable battery. The normal price is $179 but Amazon has it for $149 shipped.

Canon EOS Rebel T1i 15.1MP Digital SLR Camera with 2 IS lenses for $782.53 w/ free shipping

Make sure that the seller for each is Amazon, not a third party. First, add the camera to your cart:
Canon EOS Rebel T1i 15.1 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 3-Inch LCD and EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens
Next, add the lens:
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras
Once you get to checkout, the price drops by $200 to $782.53.   This price is confirmed current as of December 7.  If you already own a Canon camera, you might qualify for this rebate, which takes the price down another $50.