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Today Only at nomorerack.  Choice of colors: purple, black, pink, blue, white, red, green, yellow, reg.$239.

16-Piece Set: Zeepad Google Android 4.2 Dual-Core 1.5GHz 4GB 7″ Dual-Camera Tablet PC & Accessories

1-year manufacturer’s warranty—physical and water damage not covered • Model: 7DRK • Supports Skype video calling and Netflix movies • Display: 7″ capacitive multi-touch panel screen: 800×480 • Operating system: Google Android 4.2 Jelly Bean • CPU: RockChip 3026 Cortex-A8 dual-core 1.5GHz • Supports 10.1v Flash player • Network: Wireless LAN 802.11b/g/n • PC camera: front 0.3MP & rear 3MP • Sound system: built-in speaker (1x1w), microphone • System memory: 512MB DDR III 400 high-speed memory • NandFlash: 4GB (2GB OS+ 2GB free space) • Audio player: MP3, WMA, APE, FLAC, OGG, WAV • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20000Hz • Video Player: AVI, MKV (XVID/px/H.264), MOV, TS, M2TS, RM/RMVB, FLV,3GP, MPEG, DAT, MP4 (support to 720P:1080×720) • I/O ports: 1 x USB2.0 host,1 x 3.5mm stereo headphone jack,1 x DC-in jack,1 x TF card reader • Application software: Google Search/Browser/Camcorder/camera/Gmail/Apk /ES file explorer /ES Task Manager/Google Talk/E-reader/Market/NC manager/PDF reader, etc. • In/output adapter: input:AC100-240V 50-60Hz,output: 5V 2A • Power: battery type lithium-ion 3000mAh • Battery life and work time: up to 2-3 hours of surfing the web using Wi-Fi network • Measures 7″ x 4.7″ x 0.25″ • Weighs 10oz • 

Please note: use of an external SD card is recommended if user is downloading or running many apps and / or games on the tablet; this will avoid freezing and allow tablet to operate at expected speedPlease note: leaving live scrolling wallpaper on will deplete the battery significantly. Choosing a stationary wallpaper will prolong battery life.

When Refurbished Equals Savings

Many products get returned to their manufacturer for various reasons, with electronics this may mean a serious problem or simply repackaging.  However, buying a refurbished item can calculate into real savings provided you’ve done your homework.

A refurbished product should be significantly lower in price than its’ new counterpart–a few dollars isn’t worth buying refurbushed.

“As Is” puts the buyer at greater risk.  Try to get the same warranty as a new item and be sure to read the warranty.

  • Check to see if all parts hincluded, missing parts can add up and spike the final price.
  • Check prices for new online to make sure that the stated retail and sale price are competitive.
  • Make sure that refurbished or reconditioned items are done by the manufacturer as quality controls will be followed by the factory.
  • Usually items are offered through a vendor, check their return policy also.  They should provide at least a 30 days unconditional return policy.
  • Buy a curreent model or item, not one that has been discontinued if possible.  If discontinued, especially with electronics make sure the savings are substantial and worth the risk.
  • Checksimilar new items by different manufacturers and compare prices with the refurbished price.

MarkdownMom found this Garmin Nuvi 255 3.5″GPS Navigator at ShopNBC at a  30% savings, reg. $139.99, refurbished price of $89.99 on 2 value pays of $45, 1 yr. mftr. limited warranty. 

Also, competitively priced at Sears, KMart, Radio Shack, and Amazon MarketPlace  (some with w/coupons).

MDM Says:  “Make sure that you leave no sign that you own a GPS system once you leave the vehicle unattended since these are favorite objects of thieves!”

Don’t Leave Home Without One!

Adults Will Fight The Kids To Play With These Hot Toys!

It use to be up, up, and away in my beautiful balloon.  Now it’s up, up, and away in my beautiful flying saucer. 

 The coolest flying toys offered by Vectron, has this new addition that can be controlled by your palm.  Automatic sensors keep tabs on the distance to the ground to keep it hovering.  This latest interactive toy comes with 1 vectron, 1 charger, and instructions for hours of fun.   Comes in blue and orange.

 At Amazon for $29.95.

For the big kid in your life, check out the Vectron Blackhawk Flying Saucer that hovers, dives, and climbs.   

Four years in development, it uses the latest US Air Force technology. The surrounding ring features an LED display into which you can program up to four separate 30 character messages. These can be changed while the Blackhawk is flying. Additional green LEDs run along the top and bottom of the ring. The flying saucer is tethered by a command line that sends the power and commands to the Blackhawk, eliminating the need for batteries. (The docking station plugs into any AC power outlet.) The command line can also be threaded through the docking station to your specified length which prevents the flying saucer from flying off out of control, so you can fly it safely even in the smallest of spaces! A training feature steps in to prevent crash damage, making learning to fly the Blackhawk a piece of cake. It also features a turbo mode that makes the controls more sensitive and an autopilot mode that controls the Blackhawk hands free. A safety feature is included that stop the propellers automatically upon contact with any object.  At Amazon for $49.95.

Remember, Providing Hours of Fun, Means Keeping Kids and Hubby Out of Your Hair!

Customize Your Valentine For FREE & Capture Those Special Moments!

Take heart it’s not too late to get a personalized gift for your favorite valentine.  Capture those special moments for your loved one.  Use your own photos,  video clips, and your special song to create a customized valentine. Make a 30 second valentine video from Animoto® for FREE!  Or full video for  $3 or unlimited videos for a year for $30.  You choose!

So Little Effort For Such A Big Dividend!!! 

Connect!

We’ve all seen different boxes for recharging up our cell  phones, MP3 players, but JCPenney has got it right with this one, a complete charging station with bulletin board/magnetic board, adjustable shelves, stereo speakers, and loads of connectors for all your electronic gadgets!

Hurry, the steal price of $79.99, reg. $299.99 is only good today, Wednesday, June 3rd!

And well, it only comes in white, but if you want to have it go with your decor, remember spray paint.  Great gift for college bound grads, too!

Wednesday Steals Countdown To Christmas

The retailers are continuing their sales and even offering upgrades for shipping for free or nominal price.  Markdown Mom says you can buy now or wait and celebrate the Greek Orthodox Christmas–which is by the way, when the after Christmas Holiday Sales are offered.  You decide as you view the following:

Steal: TALBOTS.  Take an additional 30% off everything including clearance and get free shipping through Tuesday, December 23, 2008.

Steal: KMart. 50% off Men’s Outerwear and more–instore and online.  Free shipping on purchases of $49 and more until Thursday, December 18, 2008.

Steal: GamestopFree 2-Day shipping on purchases of $39.99 or more, use promo code FREESHIP 2DAY. Also get more bargains by visiting their weekly specials.

Steal: 1800flowers.  Get free shipping or no service charge on selected bouquets through December 21, 2008.  Plus free upgrades on selected festive centerpieces beginning at $39.99.

Toy Store Closing & 5 Tips In Shopping for Bargains

KB Toys are the latest in a string of retailers facing closures. Last Thursday, for the second time in its’ history KBToys filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy and plans to close all of its stores. First of all, it’s a sad state of affairs to see retailers going down, this means job losses as well as revenue losses for local and state governments. Having said that, with so many stores going out-of-business, how do savvy shoppers shop these stores?

1. For the largest selection, shop early. Deeper price cuts mean less inventory to select from. Besides selection, quality diminishes as time goes on. However, have some idea of the original prices of the merchandise to ascertain a deal. If a professional liquidator comes in, items on clearance prior to the closing sale, may be returned to full retail price and then discounted by 30%-40%.

2. Check return policy. Even if store is facing Chapter 11 and closing, some will accept returns within a limited period.

3. Some of the best deals are found in buying display items. Usually these items even in a store not facing closure are discounted by 30% when a new model comes in. To insure that you don’t get stuck with an item of electronics that fails soon after purchase, make sure that even if you buy it without a box, you get a warranty card to fill out with your purchase.

4. Make your purchases using a credit card. Your credit card will provide some protection to recover your money should the item fail. Additionally, some credit cards will sell you extended warranties.

5. Stumped for gift ideas, don’t buy a gift card from a store going out of business, opt out to buy a bank gift card. A bank card will allow recipient to use it at the store closing and other stores as well. However, be sure to check to see if there are additional fees or expiration dates associated with the bank card versions of MasterCard, Visa, American Express, etc.

Hottest New Tech Game For The Holidays

Too soon to shop for the holiday season?  Not if you go by the displays in the stores.  However, there is always one or two hot ‘must have’ items that every Nintendo™ gamer will want and will be hard to get.

This year, Markdown Mom predicts that one of these items will be “Spore™” from Electronic Arts.  Five years in the making, this game appeals to both males and females.   Customize your own creatures, and go through stages of evolution with them.

Available at Target for $49.99.

Wii Fit: Best Pre-Order Price

Wii Fit

Nintendo®Wii Fit™ is expected to make its’ debut around May 20th, and already there are multiple pre-orders. Suggested retail price was first reported to be $89.95, but considering America’s penchant for exercise expect the scalpers to jump on this item to sell on Ebaywhere the sky’s the limit for price. Even online retailers are pre-ordering this item from $129.95-$199.99. Check the sites that have carried the Wii Console for pre-order price and shipping information, most online stores are offering free shipping.

Best pre-order price is at Wal*Mart at $89.74, plus pre-order now and get a WalMart $10 gift card, too. To save money since we are coming out of the winter doldrums and into summer time with many opportunities to exercise outdoors, Markdown Mom recommends if you can’t get this at a pre-order price under $100, then wait.