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BF Shopping Alert: e-readers!

November 25, 2010 Leave a comment

Yes, I’ve been in a hole — my dog almost died, my other dog escaped, and I got into a car accident.  But I will try to update the shopping deals as they come.

NookOverstock has Barnes and Noble Nook WiFi + 3G eReader (Refurbished) + a filler item to put it over $100.  Then apply $15 code (149418) for a total of  $84.99 with free shipping.

Kindle: Amazon is selling a limited number of the 2nd Generation Kindle for $89 starting at 9am PST on Black Friday! This generation uses the same E-Ink technology as the current Nook.

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Shopping Alert! – Xbox Live Deals

January 17, 2010 1 comment

My Xbox Live Gold membership (well, I guess technically it’s in my husband’s account) was about to expire in February, so I’ve been scouring the Intertubes for some good deals.  Here are the two best I found (and since these are prepaid services, there is no tax on these items):

  • Xbox Live Gold Prepaid 12 month Subscription Card @ Amazon for $30 – I feel that Amazon has been matching the price of other retailers (such as when Dell had the prepaid subscription for $35, they dropped it to that level), and now that Walmart dropped it to $30, Amazon has followed the same pattern.  I don’t shop at Walmart, so Amazon with free shipping seems like a good choice.  (Although if you can stand shopping at Walmart, you can use Bing Cashback to make it a little cheaper with them.)  I don’t think I’ve ever recalled this subscription card dropping below $30, so you’re doing fine at this price.
  • Xbox Live 12 month Gold Subscription + 1600 Xbox Live points @ Costco for $50 – This buy was the deal I bought.  I just love shopping at Costco in general, so whenever they have a good deal, I jump on it.  1600 points on their own usually go for $20 (because Microsoft is evil that way), so I was definitely getting a discount either way I looked at it.  I had been eying the 1600 points anyway because the Live points that work on the Xbox also work on my Zune, so I figured that I’d get the hubbie the Gold and myself the points (they’re two separate cards).  However, when it was delivered, my husband asked that the points be deposited in his account so he could continue to download special Xbox gold games at a discount.  (I think he’s waiting for the second Penny Arcade game to go on sale like the first did @ 50% off.)  Technically, we could sync the accounts, but we’re too lazy to merge the two, as I have everything set up in my domain and he has everything set up in his.  I’m sure the points will be used, so I’m not too worried.   I’m still considering getting a second pack, but we’ll see… the cheapness will eventually set in.

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