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We’ve got a number of excellent deals this week. First and foremost, both Dell and Radioshack are offering pretty great deals. In particular, you can take advantage of two deals that let you walk away with an iPad Mini for around $204.99.

For Everyone

Two amazing deals fram Radioshack and Dell.

Radioshack’s $5-25 Trade-in Extravaganza

radioshack

  • Price: Up to $25 in gift cards
  • Retailer: Radioshack

Radioshack is currently offering up to $25 in gift cards for trading in old electronics. The old electronics are valued at $5 per item. It’s been suggested that bringing in cheap products purchased at the dollar store would qualify. However, you must meet the following criteria:

  1. Working electronics;
  2. ID required;
  3. All trades must be processed at the same time;
  4. You can receive credit off your next purchase instead of a gift card;
  5. Only five items can be traded in for each driver’s license.

I suggest using the gift card to purchase Amazon gift cards, which are almost as good as cash. However, Radioshack offers a number of quality items, such as the iPad Mini. Keep reading for details on the iPad Mini.

Dell’s Steep Discounts

dell big sale

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  • Price: 25% to 30% off laptops, monitors and more
  • Retailer: Dell.com
  • Coupon code: 459N3HPMP0?8FG (30% off Latitude tablets)
  • Coupon code: QT3L8DPHWPMF1S (30% off refurbished monitors)
  • Coupon code: VS18$N5BQQ7Z1W (25% outlet business PC)

Dell currently offers between 25% and 30% off many of its tablets, desktops and monitors. Just hop on over to the main site to see some of the devices. Just remember to filter your searches for items that are eligible for use with the coupons.

Tablet Users

This week we’ve got a Radioshack iPad Mini and a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1″ for cheap. I consider the iPad deal to be among the best I’ve seen this week.

Apple iPad Mini (Refreshed)

ipad mini

  • Price: $229.99 or $204.99 with gift card; compare to $299.99 brand new
  • Retailer: Radioshack

For those of you seeking to take advantage of Radioshack’s trade-in promotion, you can get a 16GB iPad Mini for $204.99. In our estimation, the iPad Mini is a great product Apple iPad Mini Review and Giveaway Apple iPad Mini Review and Giveaway This is a much overdue review, I'll admit, but instead of publishing a breezy overview of the iPad mini, I wanted to experience and integrate it in my daily life in order to truly tell... Read More , although dollar-per-dollar, a Nexus 7 offers better value Nexus 7 vs. iPad Mini: A Comparative Review Nexus 7 vs. iPad Mini: A Comparative Review If you're shopping for a 7-inch tablet, there's absolutely no shortage of options. It's undeniable, however, that the leading choices are Apple's iPad mini and Google's Nexus 7. We've reviewed both of these devices individually,... Read More .

On the downside, Radioshack will not accept returns on this particular item. It’s a “refreshed” product, meaning it’s an open-box that’s been factory reset. It comes with a standard, year-long warranty.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1″ 2014 Version (Refurbished)

samsung galaxy note 10

  • Price: $389.99; compare to $569.99 (new) on eBay
  • Retailer: Groupon

The 2014 edition of the Galaxy Note 10.1″ is a great device (we reviewed the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition Review and Giveaway Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition Review and Giveaway The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition provided me with the most pleasant tablet experience I have ever had. Now's your chance to win one for free! Read More ). It includes Android 4.3, which finally supports TRIM Three Steps to Restore Your Sluggish Android's Performance Three Steps to Restore Your Sluggish Android's Performance Yes, Android devices do get slower with time - you're not imagining things. Here's why, and what you can do about it. Read More (why is TRIM important? Why TRIM is Important to Solid State Hard Drives? [Technology Explained] Why TRIM is Important to Solid State Hard Drives? [Technology Explained] Read More ) and includes 16GB of storage. The 90-day warranty is standard for many refurbished products. Which is why I highly suggest making sure you didn’t buy a lemon How To Check New & Used Devices For Problems Using Simple Tips & Software How To Check New & Used Devices For Problems Using Simple Tips & Software Are you thinking of purchasing a new or used smartphone or computer? While you absolutely must test used electronics, even brand new smartphones and computers can suffer from defects that you may not notice until... Read More using a rigorous stress-testing and analysis methodology.

System Builders

Need an SSD? You’re in luck!

Crucial M500 480GB SSD

crucial m500

  • Price: $259; compare to $285 on eBay
  • Retailer: Amazon

The M500 is one of the most reliable SSDs on the market. It includes a very good 3-year warranty and high data transfer speeds. It uses a later build Marvel controller, meaning it’s quite fast.

Remember to keep your SSDs running in optimal condition. Unfortunately, Crucial doesn’t offer an all-in-one toolkit for maintaining your drive Top Tools for Managing and Maintaining Your SSD Top Tools for Managing and Maintaining Your SSD Did your SSD start out Usain Bolt fast, but now limps along? You can whip your drive back into shape using a handful of toolkits and optimization software, but caveat emptor: Some SSD optimization software... Read More . In general, you will need to rely on the operating system’s TRIM to keep the drive optimized.

HDTV Bonus

HDTV
I managed to locate a steeply discounted HDTV this week.

TCL 50-inch HDTV

  • Price: $394.99; compare to $599 MSRP
  • Retailer: TigerDirect via eBay

TigerDirect via eBay offers a 50″-inchHDTV for the low price of $394.99. The TCL monitor received good reviews (roughly 80% positive) and for a 50-inch LED HDTV, this is an excellent purchase.

Conclusion

The Radioshack promotion lets you walk away with an iPad Mini for $204.99, which is a steal by any standard. However, if Apple products aren’t your thing, I highly recommend checking out Dell’s website, particularly its laptops, for other very good deals.

That’s it for this week! Check back next week for the same great deals!

  1. Patti
    January 24, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    Thx for info. The only thing I can't get here is hot coffee. Keep up the good work ALL

  2. Ulpi E
    January 24, 2014 at 2:01 am

    Not bad

  3. Todd
    January 23, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    That is not a Retina iPad mini.

    • Kannon Y
      January 23, 2014 at 8:06 pm

      Thanks for the correction Todd! I should have removed that reference earlier! It'll be corrected shortly.

    • Justin P
      January 23, 2014 at 9:52 pm

      Fixed! Thanks for pointing this out, Todd.

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