Fellow deal hunters will want to hear about Dell Outlet’s 15-20% off everything. Other great deals this week include a $350 Moto X combo deal, a Dell Venue for less than $350, $200 off the latest MacBook Pro and a great deal more!
Top Tablet and Smartphone Deals
- Price: 15-20% off
- Retailer: Dell Outlet – Buy It Now
Dell Outlet is discounting their products by between 15 and 20%. The 20% deal expires 5/29 at 8:59 a.m. Central Time. The 15% off deal expires 5/30 at 8:59 a.m. Central time.
Dell Venue Pro 11 Tablet (Refurbished with 1-Year Warranty)
- Price: $343.99; compare to $499.99 MSRP and New
- Retailer: Dell Outlet — Buy It Now
This is a really good deal. You can get cheaper Bay Trail tablets elsewhere. The Bay Trail chipset offers long battery life and compatibility with Windows 8 – it’s one of the best options for a Windows tablet.
- Price: $349.99; compare to $399.99 MSRP (not including the headphones)
- Retailer: Motorola – Buy It Now
- Coupon code: SLICKMTX (via SlickDeals)
If you missed out on the $299.99 Moto X on Mother’s Day, this is the deal for you. I can’t speak to the quality of the headphones bundled in this deal, but the Moto X is (in my opinion) the most user-friendly smartphone on today’s market. It offers a number of touchless, voice-activated controls. My favorite is the ability to switch the phone on, using only your voice.
The 32GB version is available for $374.99 and it includes an NFC tag which will turn your phone on, simply by tapping the phone against the “Moto Skip”. Most users stick the Skip to their wallet.
- Sony Xperia Z2 LTE (unlocked) — $599.99 via eBay
- Apple iPad Mini with Retina display — $429.99 via eBay
- iPhone 3G 8GB (refurbished) — $85 via Nomorerack
- Acer Iconia 8-inch Android tablet (refurbished) — $85.99 via Newegg
- Nokia Lumia 2520 4G Windows tablet (Verizon, Unlocked) — $349.99 via eBay
- HP K4000 Bluetooth tablet keyboard (refurbished) — $15 with coupon code ‘MLCKX28YNL1’ via Meritline
- ZTE Open C Firefox OS Smartphone — $89.99 via eBay
- Verizon Motorola Moto G (prepaid, locked to Verizon) — $69.98 via Amazon
Top Laptop Deals
- Price: $1,599.99; compare to $1,799.99 MSRP
- Retailer: Newegg – Buy It Now
The MacBook Pro isn’t cheap, and it’s hard finding deals on it. Fortunately this model comes with a $200 discount. It includes a 512GB PCIe solid state drive (what’s an SSD?), meaning it offers faster theoretical transfer speeds that SATA III hard drives. In all respects, it’s a fully loaded Ultrabook-class (what’s an Ultrabook?) laptop, at a solid discount.
- HP Pavilion 17.3-inch Laptop — $379.99 via Best Buy
- HP Pavilion Chromebook 14-inch (Refurbished) — $179.95 via eBay
Top Desktop Components and Systems
- Price: $169.99; compare to $199
- Retailer: Newegg – Buy It Now
- Coupon code: EMCPEHC63
This includes the ASUS RT-AC66U and a 1TB external hard drive. The deal expires on 6/2. However, this is a pretty good deal. Dual-band routers, combined with dual-band wireless devices, offer better connectivity reliability and speeds, relative to standard, single-band routers. The fact that it includes a 1TB external hard drive (value of around $50) represents a pretty big discount.
- Price: $466.60; compare to $709.99
- Retailer: Amazon — Buy It Now
This 27-inch 2560 x 1440 WQHD (TK) monitor includes PLS LED backlighting, meaning it provides a wider viewing angle than standard monitors.
I don’t anticipate that this deal will last much longer, but if you’re fast, you might get one in time.
- Price: $89.99; compare to $179.99 MSRP
- Retailer: Amazon— Buy It Now
Western Digital’s Red line of hard drive specializes in server applications, where reliability, energy efficiency and RAID optimization is required.
- 3TB Seagate Barracuda Hard Drive — $99.99 after coupon code ‘EMCYTZG377’ via Newegg
- 480GB Seagate 600 SSD — $199.99 after $20 MIR via Tiger Direct
- PNY XLR8 SSD 120GB — $50.40 after coupon code ‘528SSDSALE’ via Newegg Business
- Seagate Barracuda 2TB hard drive — $69.99 with coupon code ‘EM0127672’ via Tiger Direct
Cameras, Memory and Gadgets
- Price: $599 (read below for details); compare to ~$1,025 MSRP (YMMV)
- Retailer: BuyDig – Buy It Now
- Rebate link: $400 MIR
A similar deal from Adorama showed up last week. This week, BuyDig offers a Canon Rebel T3i, crop-sensor (meaning it crops the edges of an image, degrading its field of view) DSLR. It comes with a lens-kit, including the following: A DSLR sling bag, a 18-55mm lens, a 75-300mm lens
You must purchase the following items:
- You must purchase a PRO-100 photo printer.
- You must purchase one of the eligible cameras.
- You must purchase the photo paper.
You may end up paying less than the $599.99 — it comes with a free $200 printer and a sheaf of $50 photo paper. If you sell these, you may get back around $200 (eBay value). The steep rebate also applies to credit card rewards programs. I actually went in for the Adorama deal earlier in the year and combined it with a $150 cash back deal (Discover IT credit card special) and 2% rewards. After I sold the printer and paper for $100 (it goes for $200 on eBay), the total cost to me ended up being around $281 for a Canon SL1 with a telephoto lens. You can’t beat that kind of deal anywhere.
If it sounds like too much work, don’t do it. If you’re scared of rebates, don’t do it. However, if you do take the plunge, make sure that you get your rebates paid.
- Price: $19.99; compare to $94.99 MSRP
- Retailer: Beach Camera — Buy It Now
This is the lowest price I’ve ever seen for a USB 2.0 flash drive. There’s not really much information to share about it, other than it dispenses with the removable cap and uses a sliding cap (which can’t be lost). Overall, it’s a great deal if you want a good chunk of USB storage on the cheap.
- Lexar 32GB JumpDrive SuperSpeed USB 3.0 — $11.99 via eBay
- 64GB SanDisk Extreme CompactFlash Memory Card — $79.95 via B&H
- Olympus Stylus 24MP Digital Camera — $79.99 via eBay
- 32GB Transcend MicroSDXC memory card — $14.99 via Amazon
We have some credible combo deals this week. If you can’t stand the $400 rebate on a DSLR/printer combo, the router-hard drive combo from Newegg offers great value. But if you just want to snag a low cost deal, you can’t go wrong with the Lexar JumpDrive for $19.99.
That’s it for this week folks! Check back next week for the same great deals!