Happy Tuesday Deal Fans! In case you are just returning from a vacation that had no internet access whatsoever, tomorrow is Amazon Prime Day, and it is supposed to have more deals than Black Friday. You need an Amazon Prime membership to access the sale, so we suggest signing up for your 30 day FREE trial right now. You can also check out our guide on what to expect for Prime Day.
Not to be out done, Walmart announced a rival sale called "Dare to Compare," with "atomic deals" and 90 days of roll backs. We have been monitoring Amazon and Walmart's ongoing price war since last Black Friday, but this is the first time we have seen some serious snark clearly directed from one company at the other. We hope this results in lower prices for everyone.
Adding to all the Prime Day excitement, we are launching a giveaway for a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 tomorrow as well. With so much to keep track of, there has never been a better time to subscribe to our mailing list. This will keep you in the loop with Black Friday news, Cyber Monday deals, Giveaways, and Black Friday Prices all year long.
Our Deal Hunters, armed with over a decade of Black Friday experience, continue to search the internet for prices as good, or better, than last Black Friday. When they find a deal they think is good, it goes to the top of our Hot Deals Page. We update that page in real time, as soon as we find a new deal.
Below, you will find two deals we like to think of as "better than Black Friday," because they rival even the best Cyber Monday deals, and you can buy them right now. We have included links to previous Black Friday prices, so you can evaluate the price for yourself. We have also included reviews to customer reviews, so you can be assured it is a quality product.
Last Black Friday, AAFES had the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 - 12" w/ Intel Core i5, 128GB SSD (Silver) on sale for $899.00 and Tiger Direct had the Surface 3 Pro series of tablets starting at $799.99 for the i3 version. Today Best Buy has beat those prices by offering the Surface Pro 3 w/ i5 processor and 128 storage for $799.99. This price also matches the lowest price we've seen since last Black Friday. The next lowest price we could find today was $865.18 from Amazon.
The Surface 3 Pro has received really great reviews including a 4.7 out of 5 stars with 2,365 customer reviews at Amazon. You can get a more in depth review over at Engadget (79/100) and CNet (4/5 stars).
- Intel 4th Generation Core i5 Processor
- 12-Inch HD (2160 x 1440) Touchscreen Display
- 4 GB RAM; 128 GB Storage Capacity (97 GB Available)
- Windows 8.1 Pro
- 36W Power Supply and Surface Pen Included; Keyboard sold separately
Today, Adorama (via eBay) has the Samsung 850 EVO 250GB SSD (MZ-75E250B/AM) on sale for $89.99, matching the lowest price we've seen, and beating last Black Friday's price by $10.00. The 850 Evo was not out yet during last Black Friday, but today's price is even lower than its predecessor, the EVO 840, was at that time. Rakuten had the Samsung EVO 840 250GB SSD on sale then for $99.99. The next lowest price we could find today was $96.90 from AAAwave.com.
This SSD is one of the most highly recommended SSDs on the market today. Tom's Hardware, a great reference for computer parts gave it their top pick for a budget 250GB/256GB SSS last month and that was at the $109.99 price point. It has also received a 4.7 out of 5 stars with 3,279 customer reviews on Amazon. Samsung is also confident enough in its quality to offer a 5 year warranty, one of the longest for any budget SSD on the market.
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