Posts Tagged ‘#deals’

Cyber Monday

Helpful Hints, News | Posted by Dennis November 28th, 2011

Black Friday.  What a nightmare.  Seriously, you couldn’t PAY ME enough to go shopping the day after Thanksgiving.  After what I saw on the news, and the people I asked who DID brave the shopping madness, it’s just not worth it.  Most people didn’t get the deals that were promised.  The only way you got those were to camp out and be the first in line.  See, it’s a bait and switch game for retailers.  They just want you in their store.  So they stock a few items for a great deal, but those disappear quickly.  Then you’re stuck buying what’s left.  On the other hand, I LOVE online shopping.  I can compare prices in minutes, and have the stuff on my doorstep within a few days.  Right now I’m eyeballing the Sony SGPT112 Tablet.  I’ve been watching these devices for a long time, hoping that one will rival the i-pad 2.  This is the one, I think.  I’m going to bite the bullet and try it.  Looks like the wife will be getting a new tablet for Christmas!  (SHHHHH…).  The tablet is on sale at Target for $500, but it’s the 16 Gb version.  For this price they are throwing in about $100(?) worth of accessories.  But I like the Amazon deal better.  I can get the 32 Gb version for $514, with no accessories.  I’ll buy those later.  You can’t add more internal memory, so I want the most possible.  Meanwhile this swanky little unit ships with Android Honeycomb.  Since we’re both used to the Android OS, it will make it a cinch to drive.  I’ll keep you posted on how this turns out.

Shelf (demo) Models

Helpful Hints, Warnings | Posted by Dennis September 13th, 2011

Watch out for this one:  Wal-mart, Sam’s, Best Buy, and most of the other chains have all kinds of stuff out on the shelf for you (and everyone else) to play with.  When it comes time to sell them, you can save BIG $$$$.  But be careful, ‘cuz when it comes to PC’s this can be a MAJOR problem.  See, every wannabe hacker in town, and know-it-all kid etc. etc. has had his hands on this thing.  With a radio or TV it wouldn’t matter.  Just use a sani-wipe on it and you’re good to go.  But with a computer it can mean any number of problems, like trashing windows files, locking out all accounts, or dumping a virus;  the list goes on and on.  Unfortunately if this happens, none of the genius sales people will have any clue how to fix it, so they’ll try to pass off the problem to you.  I’ve seen it myself, and had friends in this predicament, so I thought I’d pass along the HEADS UP!