home : hot deals & information involving: Best Buy Monday, May 22, 2017
- Bluetooth Keyboard $23
Logitech K480 Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard for $23.
Provides a keyboard and cradle for Apple and Android phones and tablets.
Normally about $27.
Sunday, May 21, 2017
- Insignia Universal Remote Control $15 (expired)
Insignia 4-Device Universal Remote Control for $15 today.
This remote appears to be identical to the Inteset Universal remote Control which sells for $26.
It works like a regular universal remote, and can control a streaming media box like an Apple TV, Roku, or Xbox One (most other universal remotes cannot).
Our Inteset remote does a good job controlling the TV, an A/V Receiver, a cable box, and a Roku.
It is a good value at $15.
Note, these flash drives are slow, and can take a long time to read and write a lot of data.
Several reviewers say the Cruzer Glide performs at 5 megabytes per second, which means it can take 7 hours to copy 128GB.
However, if you are looking for a cheap way to have portable data storage and don't care about speed, these are great values.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
- Portable 2TB Hard Drive for $65
Western Digital Easystore 2TB Portable USB Hard Drive for $65.
Normally at least $75.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
- Toshiba 49" 1080p HDTV for $300
Toshiba 48.5-inch LED-backlit LCD 1080p HDTV for $300 with free 2-day delivery.
A similar TV would normally sell for about $450.
Also, today Best Buy is selling a Quad USB In-Wall Charging Outlet for $12.
Similar outlets sell for about $20.
An electrician or handyperson can replace a regular electrical outlet with this 4-USB charging port.
Its 4.2-amps of total power output can charge either 2 tablets, 1 tablet and 3 phones, or 4 phones at the same time.
If you already have a laptop or desktop computer, the iPad Mini is a good device to compliment your productivity.
As you can see in Apple's comparison of iPad models, the Mini is small enough to be quite portable, fast enough to run all apps and games, and large enough to give a clear image.
- 2 of PNY 128GB USB Flash Drives for $35
A pair of PNY Attache 128GB USB Flash Drives for $35 for both ($17.50 each).
Other stores sell this drive for $38 each, and similar drives for about $29 each.
Same-day in-store pickup is available.
Free shipping with a $35+ order.
Unfortunately, the pair of 128GB flash drives total $34.99, just under $35, and don't qualify for free shipping by themselves.
To get free shipping, you need to add something else to your order, like a $1 phone case.
- Western Digital 8TB External/Desktop USB Hard Drive for $180
Western Digital Easystore 8TB External/Desktop USB Hard Drive for $180 today.
Normally at least $200.
Inside the chassis is a Western Digital 8TB hard drive, likely a "Red" model similar to this one, which normally sells for at least $250.
USB drives can be slow, but if you open the drive chassis with a screwdriver, remove the 8TB hard drive, and install the actual hard drive itself to a Serial-ATA interface inside your desktop computer or a Serial-ATA docking station, you can get this 8TB of storage faster than the capabilities of the USB drive.
- Pair of Rechargeable Uniden 2-Way Radios for $90
A pair of Uniden FRS/GMRS 2-Way Radios with charging station (or Mini-USB charging cable).
It claims a "50-mile" range, but expect to reliably get 1-5 miles (depending on the terrain), sometimes 10 miles in areas with few hills and trees.
Some reviewers say it works great when boating, skiing, and hiking because of the water-resistant design and good communication range.
Two-way radios like this work great in places that have poor mobile phone coverage.
GMRS radios like this are typically more expensive than normal FRS radios.
They have a longer range and less interference when using GMRS frequencies.
If you want to save some money and don't mind some added risk to your purchase, Best Buy is also selling a open-box iPad Mini 4 128GB Space Gray for $325 ($25 off).
The product inside the box is still new, but the box has been opened and the product could have been briefly used/tested before placed back in its box.
We have been using an iPad Mini 2 for years, and love it.
If you currently use a laptop computer and want an iPad to compliment your productivity, we recommend the "Mini" over the regular-size iPad.
Someone with a laptop already has a screen size of 11-inches or more, and it might be redundant to have a similar size iPad.
The Mini is a good size- small enough to be portable and accessible, but large enough to see things clearly.
Although, if someone wants to replace their laptop with a tablet, consider a regular-size iPad which will have a larger screen and faster processor.
See Apple.com for a detailed comparison of iPad models.
- Western Digital 4TB External Hard Drive for $90
Western Digital Easystore 4TB External/Desktop USB3.0 Hard Drive for $90 today.
This and other similar 4TB external drives normally sell for $110 to $130.
Monday, April 10, 2017
- 60-Pack of AA or AAA Batteries $9
60-pack of Insignia Alkaline AA batteries or AAA batteries for $9.
Free shipping with a $35+ order, or in-store pickup with no extra charge.
- Yamaha A/V Receiver for $300
Yamaha Aventage 665-Watt 7.2-Channel A/V Receiver with 4K and 3D video passthrough, ethernet and wifi networking (for app control), dual-zone capability, and 3-year warranty.
This model (RX-A660BL) normally sells for about $400.
- Coffeemaker for $20
Best Buy is selling a Bella DualBrew Single-Serve Coffeemaker for $20.
In-store pickup is available, or free shipping with a $35+ order.
If you want free shipping on this item without a $35 minimum, buy it through Best Buy's Ebay store for $20 with free shipping.
Friday, March 24, 2017
- Logitech Harmony Smart Control with Hub for $70
Logitech Harmony Smart Control bundled with a Logitech Smart Hub for $70 with free 2-day shipping.
Amazon also matched BestBuy's price, but has slower shipping unless you are a Prime member.
The Smart Hub turns your Smartphone (or tablet) into a universal remote control, and is compatible with voice-operated home automation hubs like Alexa.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
- $175 When You Trade-In an iPad Mini or iPad Air For a New iPad
Best Buy is giving a free $25 gift card when you purchase an Apple iPad.
This is the regular iPad, not a Mini, Pro, or Air.
Also, if you have a working iPad Mini or iPad Air, you can get $150 trade-in credit toward the purchase of a regular iPad.
Note that an iPad Mini 2 does have a street value of about $150 already, which you can easily get for selling one on Ebay.
So, this is not a special deal but more of a hassle-free convenience for someone looking to get rid of their old iPad Mini or iPad Air, and replace it with a regular iPad.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
- 2 Bookshelf Speakers $80, 240GB SSD for $65
NeatReceipts Sheetfed Scanner for $60.
A scanner is a convenient way to get paper documents (and receipts) into a computer, or you could just take photos with your phone and organize the photos yourself.
- Vizio 55" 4K 2160p HDTV for $380
Vizio 55-inch LED-backlit LCD 4K 2160p HDTV for $380 with free shipping.
This and other 55-inch 4K TVs normally sell for at least $550.
The reviews on this TV are consistent with everything we have heard about Vizio's "D" series TVs over the years.
The affordability of this and other similar Vizio products often give their TVs high marks, but some people have had bad experiences.
Read this TV's reviews on BestBuy.com and Amazon.com.
- Mac Mini for $400
Best Buy is selling an Apple Mac Mini with Intel i5 (1.4GHz) processor, 4GB memory, and 500GB hard drive for $400 today.
They normally sell for $420 refurbished and $499 new.
The Mac Mini works with almost any display, keyboard, and mouse, but does not include any of those.
It has four USB3 ports, HDMI port, 802.11ac Wifi, Bluetooth 4.0, and runs OS X Yosemite.
- Sony X1000 4K Digital Camcorder for $200
Sony X100 HD Action Camcorder with 4K recording and digital image stabilization is on clearance for $200.
Normally sells for at least $300.
Records onto MicroSD memory cards.
To record in full 4K (2160p) quality, you need to use a UHS-II/U3 MicroSD memory card.
Most other MicroSD cards, including UHS-1 and Class-10 cards, work with 1080p but are too slow to handle full 4K recording.
A 64GB UHS-II/U3 card would run about $37 and should store about 20 to 30 minutes of 4K video.
- AVG AntiVirus 1-Year Subscription for Windows for $15
AVG is decent Anti-Virus software for Windows, and available today for $15 for your first year.
They also have a free ad-driven version.
The price raises to $40/year after the first year, if you decide to keep using it to protect your system.
- 16GB SD Card for $7
Sandisk 16GB Secure Digital (SDHC) Class-10 Memory Card for $7 with free shipping.
The $7 is about the same price as most other stores sell a 16GB SD card for, but the free shipping makes it a hot deal.