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Staples printable 12% off coupon, January 20-26

Update: go to Staples Coupons at Buxr.com for the updated list of Staples coupons

Staples is one of the stores where I shop regularly due to competitive pricing and good variety of merchandise for the office. They are launching a customer appreciation event during the week that starts January 20, 2008 with a discount of 12% on everything excluding desktop and laptop computers.

I think I will give them a visit since I have a list of things I need to get for my home office. I just hope they do not remove other on-going sales like stores usually do with a store wide promotion like this.

To redeem this offer, click on the image below (this offer expired), print the coupon and bring it to your local Staples. Offer not valid online.

Staples 12% Printable Coupon

Source: forum discussion at FatWallet (via WiredDeals)

400GB External Hard Drive for $89.98

Update 05/11: this product is no longer available. Go to Hard Drives at Buxr.com for more deals like this one

I know deals like this usually don’t last very long, and I am betting this one will be sold out before the expiration date, but I still couldn’t resist posting it after I found it today via WiseBread. Enjoy the deal and happy bargain hunting!

Western Digital 400GB Elements External Hard Drive

External Hard Drive 400GB
  • Regular Price: $179.98
  • Sale Price: $114.98
  • Instant Discount: $5
  • Mail in rebate: $20
    (exp. 05/12/07)
  • Shipping: free
  • Final Price: $89.98

Specifications

  • Drive Capacity: 400GB
  • Internal or External: External
  • Connectivity: USB 2.0/1.1
  • Manufacturer: Western Digital
  • Manufacturer Model: WDE1U4000N
  • Rotation Speed: 7200 RPM
  • Compatibility: PC/MAC
  • Burst Transfer Rate: Up to 480 Mb/s
  • Average Seek Time: 8.9 ms
  • Warranty: 1-year mfr. limited

Source: 400GB Western Digital external hard drive under $90 at WiseBread

Hot Deals: Wireless Router, Webcam, Leather Chair

I came across a few hot deals at Staples. All prices are the lowest I have seen for this kind of products. Shipping is also free if you are a Staples Rewards member. If not — join now. It doesn’t cost anything. This sale expires tomorrow, February 24, 2007, so hurry up!

NETGEAR® Wireless-G router — $19.98

Netgear® Wireless-G Broadband Router Reg. price: $59.98
Sale Price: $44.98
Instant coupon: $25
Final Price: $19.98
  • Model: Netgear WGRZ614
  • Speed up to 54Mbps - 5x faster than 802.11b
  • Range up to 120ft
  • True Firewall with SPI and NAT protects your network against hackers
  • Smart Wizard - automatically detects and connects to your ISP
  • Easy set up with interactive install tutorial
  • Backward compatible

Creative Live! Ultra Webcam — $19.99

Creative Live! Ultra Webcam Reg. price: $79.99
Sale price: $69.99
Mail in rebate: $50
Final Price: $19.99
  • CCD image sensor with 640x480 (VGA) resolution
  • USB 2.0 Hi-Speed connection
  • Full-motion video at 30 frames per second
  • Included headset
  • Takes still pictures at up to 1.3 megapixel resolution
  • Comes with WebCam Center software, which includes motion detection, remote security monitoring, timelapse video capture, and much more

Staples® Belmore™ Leather Manager’s Chair — $29.99

Staples® Belmore™ Leather Manager's Chair Reg. price: $79.99
Sale price: $49.99
Mail in rebate: $20
Final Price: $29.99
  • Luxurious black leather
  • Loop arms
  • Built-in lumbar support
  • Pneumatic seat-height adjustment
  • Seat and back tilt simultaneously at the same ratio
  • Swivel controls allow user to move freely
  • 39”-43”H x 25”W x 20 1/2”D
  • Meets or exceeds(ANSI/BIFMA) standards
  • Ready to assemble
  • 15-year mfr. limited warranty

Printable Staples $20 off $100 coupon

Update: go to Staples Coupons at Buxr.com for the updated list of Staples coupons

Offer expires January 14, 2007. Valid in Staples stores only. To redeem it in store click on this link and print the coupon image (this coupon expired).

Staples $20 off $100 coupon

Source: Fatwallet Forums (via WiredDeals)

Black Friday shopping – the biggest scam

Black Friday ShoppingIt is Friday 10:30am, I just got back from my shopping trip and these are my impressions. Last night I was speculating the idea of standing in line for one of the early bird specials (or door busters as they call them). Thanks God I didn't go anywhere. This SlickDeals thread describes 200+ people long lines by Best Buy at 10pm last Thursday.

I woke up at 7am today and Best Buy was my first stop. This is absolutely wrong place to be on Friday. The line to check out was stretching like a snake all the way to the back wall of the store. I estimate there were around 500 people in that line. I took a stroll and to even get to the laptops section there were around 50 people waiting. I wasn't going to buy anything so I just snack in and what I saw were usual prices -- just what you see every day. From my conversation with a sales man I learned that the line to get to the store started to form around 6pm the day before.

Circuit City was pretty much the same story. At 8am I didn't find any items on sale and the line to check out was as long as that to buy bread in Soviet times (yeah, I did have chance to stand in those lines). Office Depot and Office Max were more pleasant experience. Both still had some specials on the shelves at 8:30am when I got there and the shoppers didn't stamp on my feet. :-) I left with a few CD/DVD wallets $1.99 each. The 300GB external Maxtor Hard Drive for $99.99 was also very tempting.

My last stop was Staples. They didn't have crowds in the store but all the in-store specials were already claimed (people in line got tickets and had time until 10am to exchanged them for their items). I spoke to a guy at the check out who was paying for a couple of 200GB Maxtor Hard Drives $19.99 after rebate. He said he had to come to the store by 3:30am to get on the deal. From his words to get the $399 Compaq laptop I would have to come by 10pm the night before. As I was leaving around 9:30am another line started to form for a chance to buy the unclaimed in-stores specials. Lines, lines, lines...

My overall impression today is that Black Friday shopping is a big scam. Stores publish very limited quantity hot deals to lure in shoppers and those deals are all sold out instantaneously. If you come at the opening or any time during the day (as most normal people do) you have missed on 90% of them. This is how it works for the stores selling computers and electronics anyway.

Was your Black Friday shopping experience different? Please share it with me in your comments.




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