Category: Smart Tech Shopping

Another Good Reason You NEVER Buy Cables In The Store!

Just picked up the Palm Pre the other week (post on that is still coming) and have been slowly purchasing adapters and cables for it.  Of course, it came with one USB cable (USB micro end) and a 110v adapter for the wall plug.  What I needed was the Touchstone charging kit for work and some extra cables for charging at home.  I could have purchase all of it from the Sprint store, but there are always better (sometimes much better) deals online.  Here is the deal.         Item Sprint Store $19.99 $69.99 Internet $3.25  Every Day

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Microsoft Finally Announces the Windows 7 Family Pack – $149

Giving into consumer pressure (my opinion), Microsoft announced on Friday, July 31st, that it was going to offer a 3 PC Family Pack for Window 7 Home Premium. Priced at $149.99, the Family Pack would save the buyer $210 over three separate Home Premium Upgrades. The $50 per license price tag for Windows 7 is a 38% savings compared to the $80 per license that Microsoft charged for a two-license family pack for Vista back in 2007. The family Pack should be available to preorder starting October 18th and in most retail outlets by the OS launch on October 22nd. 

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HP MediaSmart LX195 Home Server w/ 640GB Hard Drive $199.99 Free Shipping

Thanks to a tip from my good friend and co-host partner Chris Lux over at the Home Server Show, you can now get the HP MediaSmart LX195 for the bargain basement price of $199.  The deal is most likely a short one so you will need to act fast! As we have discussed on the podcast before, the LX195 is a bit underpowered with the 1.6 Ghz Atom processor and only 1 GB of RAM.  It does come with a 640 GB hard drive and 4 USB ports that limit your total storage to only the physical size of each

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Another Awesome $1.99 Music Deal at Amazon

My daughter and I were surfing Amazon (I think we were looking for the latest Hannah Montana CD, she is 10 after all!) and we came across another $1.99 Album deal.  I had never heard of this group before, but we listened to the demos and it sounded great.  Above the Golden State is a Christian band from Oregon.  Click here or on the picture and it will take you to Amazon to purchase it.  They will not hold this price forever, so act quickly! If you have never purchased music from Amazon, it’s not as easy as iTunes, but

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