To order, call Dell or chat with an online Dell salesperson.
Ask them to apply 2 gift cards with your order, and give them the $400 gift card and the $75 gift card that you bought through CashStar.com.
After applying your $475 gift card credit, you can use a credit card to pay the remaining $73.
Three forms of payment are used here, and since their website only accepts 2 forms of payment, it will not work if you order online.
After your order ships, Dell will send you a $200 Dell gift card for free.
In total, you would spend $400 at CashStar.com and $73 at Dell, and get a 50-inch HDTV and a free $200 gift card which can be used toward a future purchase.
- Seiki 50" LED-backlit LCD 2160p 4K UHD 120Hz HDTV for $966
Seiki Digital (SE50UY04) 50-inch 4K UHD 120Hz LED-backlit LCD 2160p HDTV for $966 with free shipping.
Most of the reviews are using it as a computer monitor with a video card that supports 3840x2160 resolution, and have mostly positive things to say.
- Yamaha 7.2-Channel A/V Receiver for $465
Yamaha Aventage RX-820 Networked 7-2-Channel A/V Receiver for $465.
Networked Receivers usually go for at least $550, and some stores sell this model for as much as $850.
Here is a product video.
- Viewsonic Pro8200 HD 1080p Front Projector $700
Viewsonic Pro8200 HD 1080p Home Theater DLP Projector for $700 when added to the cart with coupon EMCYTZT3562 .
Usually sells for around $750.
It has been about a year since we posted about Monoprice.com, but we thought we would mention them again.
Monoprice has good deals on A/V cables.
Shipping costs are very reasonable, but can get pricey with big orders and heavy cables, so if you are thinking of a 50-foot or 100-foot cable, or a bunch of cables, it's best to make one large order than do a bunch of small orders.
About once every year or two, we make a list of cables we may need, then place a big order to stock up on cables, most of which go into the equipment closet for the times we need them.
Like a toolbox full of tools, it's way cheaper to have cables on-hand when needed, versus paying full retail price at a local store when you need one.
Examples of cables that can come in handy when you need them:
Toslink Optical audio cable, for computer or DVD player audio to an A/V Receiver
A DVI-D to DVI-D cable or a DVI-D to HDMI cable, for sending video from a computer to a monitor or HDTV.
HDMI to HDMI cable, a general HDTV video cable for cable boxes, satellite boxes, DVD players, Blu-Ray players, A/V Receivers, game console systems, streaming media players, etc.
RCA audio cables, can come in handy for A/V Receivers.
Component Video cable, for a DVD/Blu-Ray player to HDTV
Speaker wire, for an A/V Receiver.
Cable ties (Velcro or zip-ties), for organizing cables.
Almost all of Monoprice's cables are great quality.
They do sell high-end cables that cost around 3-times more than their regular cables, but will be overkill for most people.
High-quality 22AWG HDMI cables are useful for in-wall installations and long-distance wiring because you may want the best possible quality and longevity, but otherwise a $4 HDMI cable will do the same picture and quality.
Westinghouse 46-inch LCD 1080p 120Hz HDTV for $348.
Usually sells for around $400.
While TVs should continue to drop in price, they are becoming less popular.
In 2012, the number of new TV sales decreased (by a tiny bit) for the first time in a decade.
This is likely because fewer people are buying a second and third TV for bedrooms, instead buying tablets and computers where there is a lot of content from Hulu, Netflix, and other streaming video/audio providers.
In our opinion, TVs will always be strong in living rooms, and it will be interesting to see how the technology of TVs evolve to keep up with portable touch-screen tablets.
Although if someone were to make a flexible tablet, one that can stretch in size for group viewing, then televisions will probably disappear.
- Garmin Nuvi 30LM GPS with Lifetime Maps $72 or $77
Garmin nuvi 30LM 3.5" Portable GPS with Lifetime Maps for $72.
Usually sells for around $80.
Add $5 for shipping, or use in-store pickup.
- Solar-powered LED String Lights & $20 Card Rebate for $30
Rosewill RSL-122 33-foot Solar-Powered Decorative String Blue-LED Lights for $30.
A $20 Prepaid Card is available by mail-in rebate.
- Battery Charger and 8 batteries for $15 (expired)
Duracell GoEasy Charger with 6 AAA and 2 AA Rechargeable Batteries for $15 with free shipping.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
- Kindle Touch eReader for $76
Amazon Kindle Touch with Wifi & 3G for $100 with free shipping.
Apply code PROTECT24 in the cart to get $24 off.
This Kindle Touch is a great e-reader, discontinued and replaced by a Kindle Touch Paperwhite with pretty good reviews.
Kindle eReaders (not the Fire model) are designed for reading books.
They are easier on the eyes than reading a book on a tablet (Fire, iPad, etc) and a phone, because eReaders do not emit light which can cause eyestrain after prolonged use.
Unfortunately it is $10 more expensive today than last month's deal on this device, but $79 is still a pretty good deal since it usually sells for over $100.
Place it next to your bed, plug it in, turn it on, and plays your choice of rain, wind, waves, waterfall, etc.
It listens for ambient sounds such as street noise, construction, trains, car horns, noisy roommate, etc. and adjusts the audio pitch to drown out noises it hears.
This means the sound it makes are generally calm and quiet, but as street noise increases, the pitch increases in a natural way so light-sleepers are less likely to be disturbed by sudden outside noises.
Pretty good reviews.
We paid $80 in 2010 for this device, and still works well.