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July 28, 2014

Amazon, Best Buy Offering $25 Xbox Gift Cards for $20

Looking to build up your digital game collection on your Xbox 360 or your Xbox One? Or is there some downloadable content you’d like to pick up? You won’t find a more cost-effective time to do so than right now — both Amazon and Best Buy are offering $25 Xbox Gift Cards for $20 — a 20 percent savings.

I’ve dug a bit into it, and it appears that only the $25 cards are being discounted. Most retail games are $60, and indie or digital-only titles typically run between $15 and $20. So it’s almost [...]

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June 6, 2014

Get $30 of Xbox Digital Credit for $20 at Best Buy

Those in tech and, more specifically, gaming, talk a lot about how digital game prices shouldn’t cost as much as their physical counterparts. You can’t trade them or resell them, and you have no tangible object to display ownership.

Fortunately, you can find some deals on digital credit every once in a while to make building a disc-less library more palatable, and that’s the case at Best Buy right now.

Head on over to the Best Buy website and add a $25 Xbox digital credit card to your shopping cart. Once you do that, [...]

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January 31, 2014

Best Buy Selling Surface Pro 1 at $500 this Weekend: Is It Worth It?

Today, news circulated tech sites that Best Buy was offering a pretty amazing deal this weekend: the original Surface Pro, which only came out roughly a year ago, is on offer for $500. That’s a $400 discount from its regular retail price of $900. For those who’ve been looking to get into tablet PCs, this might be the opportunity they’ve been waiting for.

But while $500 for a $900 computer—a computer with a solid processor, 4GB of RAM, and a 128 GB solid-state hard drive, mind you—sounds like a great deal, things are not all they [...]

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January 3, 2014

Best Buy Offers Steep Discount on iPhone 5S, Drops Price to $125

If you’re in the market for the newest iPhone model, the iPhone 5S, holding out a few months past its release date has worked out in your favor. Electronics retailer Best Buy is now offering Apple’s flagship smartphone at a steep discount: $125 when you sign up for a two-year agreement, according to CNET. That price is the same across Verizon Wireless, AT&T and Sprint.

The iPhone 5S came out back in September, as you might recall, so we’re still not that far removed from its launch date. With that in mind, [...]

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November 29, 2013

The Best Black Friday Gaming Deals: All the Same, Really

Where video games are concerned, you’re never going to see the kind of crazy Black Friday price cuts that you will from other products, because gamers are usually knowledgeable about their hobby. A generic electronics company can occasionally put out a usable gadget. Can a low-budget game studio recreate a triple-A title at a fraction of the price? Highly unlikely. This means you won’t find people in line at 4am for a $10 Call of Duty knock-off, though they will brave the elements for a deeply discounted 50-inch HDTV from a [...]

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November 24, 2013

Weekend Wrap-up: FCC Weighs In-Flight Calls; Sprint and Best Buy Offer Free Wireless to Students

Thanks for stopping by for this week’s edition of the Weekend Wrap-up, where we take a look at some of the biggest stories from the past week in tech. We had a pretty quiet week, absent of blockbuster stories, but we’re ready to run down the most interesting ones nonetheless. Let’s get to it.

FCC May Allow Cell Phone Calls In-Flight

After the FAA opened the door to personal electronic device use in all phases of a flight, the FCC looks ready to roll back its rule banning cell phone calls during flights. It would [...]

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November 18, 2013

Sprint and Best Buy Offer Students Free Year of Mobile Service

Despite the fact that they’ve become pretty ubiquitous in all parts of modern society, cell phones ain’t cheap. The handsets themselves are often high-ticket items even after they’re subsidized by expensive monthly service bills, which are bundled into two-year long contracts. Needless to say, actually affording a phone and contract is a pricey proposition. That’s what makes today’s announcement of a partnership between Sprint and Best Buy to offer a year of free mobile service to students to worthwhile.

From now through January [...]

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November 11, 2013

Did Amazon Just Save USPS with its Sunday Delivery Partnership?

You don’t get mail on Sundays; for as long as the United States Postal Service has been around, that’s been the case. But this weekend, retailing mega-giant Amazon may have just rewritten the rules by partnering with the USPS to provide Sunday delivery for its consumers. The move is being lauded as what may save the long-suffering postal service from its financial woes.

An article on the New York Times website reports that the partnership will take effect immediately—meaning you might actually get Amazon deliveries from the [...]

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October 10, 2013

Next Week, Best Buy Will Trade You a $100 Gift Card for Any Smartphone if You Buy an iPhone 5s or 5c

“Will you take my Motorola Rokr?” That’s a real thing you could hear next week at a Best Buy near you, as customers bring in their smartphones — or phones they hope qualify as smartphones — for the retailer’s latest trade-in special. From Oct. 13-19, you can take any smartphone into Best Buy and exchange it for at least a $100 Best Buy gift card. The catch: you must then put that gift card toward the purchase of an iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c.

If you’re looking to get the jump on everyone [...]

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August 7, 2013

Best Buy might not be wiping open box Macs completely

When you return an item to Best Buy, are you sure that you’re wiping all of the data off of your machine? If not, it’s imperative that you do so, at least if you own a Mac. My latest experience purchasing an open box MacBook Air leads me to believe that not all Geek Squad members are particularly knowledgable when it comes to wiping and reinstalling OS X on a Mac, and that means someone could walk into Best Buy, buy your old machine and wind up with your old data.

I’ve been looking into the mid-2013 MacBook Air [...]

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