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TigerDirect deals for the day

TigerDirect is offering some great prices on some refurbished items this week. Just in case you don’t know, a refurbished items are “like new”. They were previously owned, but returned. Often these are cases where the original owner received it as a gift or discovered they had purchased the wrong item.  Once they were returned to the retailer they were sent to the manufacturer to check that the item was in re-salable condition.

Not all the items here are refurbished. If they’re refurbished, it is noted in the description.

Check out what is, in my opinion, the top deal of the day: The 42 inch HDTV from LG.

6-23-2009 2-56-07 PMSAVE $10 – Linksys Wireless G Router 54Mbps, 802.11g, 4-Port SpeedBooster. This is a recertified (previously owned) item. Only $29.99

SAVE $15 – Samsung 22X DVDRW Drive with a SATA connector. This is an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) item, so there are no warranties, manuals, etc. This is for experienced PC builders. Only $29.99

SAVE $60 – Dragon NaturallySpeaking Standard version 10. Speech Recognition Software, so your computer types as you speak. Microphone needed of course. I recommend Logitech  USB headsets. Only $39.99

6-23-2009 2-57-29 PMSAVE $39 – HP 17″ LCD Monitor. This monitor has 1280×1024 resolution for crisp detailed images. It has an 800 to 1 Contrast Ratio, a 5ms response time for clean, non-blurry video for games and DVD playback. Uses a standard VGA connector that is compatible with most computers. Only $79.99 * Price after $31 MIR, rebate expires 07/15/09. Check TigerDirect for more details.

6-23-2009 2-58-43 PMSAVE $250 – Garmin Nuvi 680 GPS. Never get lost again with this GPS unit has a 4.3″ Touch Screen Display, an SD Card Slot, and Bluetooth connectivity. It also receives Dynamic Content From MSN (Microsoft NetWork). This is a refurbished itme (previously owned but recertified by the manufacturer). Only $149.99

SAVE $110 – Acer Aspire Netbook. Small light and extremely portable. Equipped with an efficient yet fast Intel Atom 1.6GHz processor, 1GB DDR2 RAM (memory), and a 160GB hard disk drive. The screen measures 8.9 inches. It uses the Windows XP operating system. And it’s blue. This, too, is a refurbished item for the great price of $219.9.

6-23-2009 2-55-00 PMSAVE $200 – Acer Aspire Notebook. Here’s an AMD Athlon powered notebook computer. The processor has a 1.6GHz clock speed.  The motherboard has 3GB of DDR2 RAM (memory). the hard drive holds 160GB of programs, files, photos, and data, etc. The screen measures 15.4 inches. This unit runs on Windows Vista. Did I mention this one’s been refurbished? Only $299.99

6-23-2009 2-53-50 PMSAVE $150 – eMachines Notebook. Here’s an inexpensive AMD Athlon 64 TF-20 powered notebook.  (1.6GHz clock speed). With 3GB of DDR2 RAM (memory), a 250GB hard drive, a dual layer DVD burner (RW) for burning up to 8.4 GB of data to a DVD. the screen measures 15.6″ diagonally, and it  runs on Windows Vista. Only $349.99

6-23-2009 2-51-35 PMSAVE $620 – HP Compaq Presario Notebook. This is run by a powerful Intel Pentium Dual Core T3400 processor with a 2.16GHz clock speed. It has an extraordinary 4GB of RAM (memory). Many computers today only have 2 GB of RAM, but I say, “Get all the memory you can.” The hard drive holds 250GB of data, the screen measures 15.6 inches, and it uses Windows Vista. Only $499.96* Price after $30 MIR, rebate expires 06/27/09. Check the link above for details from TigerDirect.

6-23-2009 2-50-42 PMSAVE $570 – HP Pavilion Notebook. Equipped with an AMD Turion X2 RM-72 processor with a 2.1GHz clock speed. This one has a nice 4GB of RAM (memory), too. The hard drive holds 320GB. The screen measures 17 inches (very nice for a notebook computer). Powered by Vista. And the case is a beautiful metallic bronze color. This is refurbished. Only $579.96


6-23-2009 2-49-30 PMSAVE $400 – LG 42″ LCD HDTV. I think this is the best deal today. This HDTV uses full high definition 1080p technology. The screen resolution is 1920×1080 (that’s where the 1080 in 1080p comes from. The “p” stands for progressive scan as opposed to interlaced. See the example below. The contrast ratio (black to white) is an impressive 15000 to 1. This is a 16:9 widescreen set with a 5ms reposnse time for clean, non-blurry images. It also has USB connections and 3 HDMI connections for the easiest audio-video connections. It uses Clear Voice technology, which focuses in on dialogue and conversation when background noise gets in the way. It also uses an Intelligent Sensor and AV Mode to enhance picture quality and overall performance. View your collection of pictures or listen to your MP3s via the integrated USB 2.0. Get your hands on this complete package today before it’s too late! Only $799.99!


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Exclusive Savings for Skylarking Readers

More special offers for Skylarking readers from Tigerdirect. (I’m considering making this a regular Friday feature on Skylarking. What do you think? Let me Know.)

HDTV Accessories

Canon HiDef VidCam

Canon HiDef VidCam

SAVE $12 – APC 2M/6.6-ft HDMI Pro Interconnects Cable – $7.97. This is handy if you’ve purchased a new HDTV with an HDMI interface. many new high-def cable boxes have HDMI connections for the highest quality sound and picture quality.

SAVE $100 – Canon HG10 High Definition Video Camcorder – $499.99: This is a refurbished item. This is a high definition video camcorder from Canon with an internal 40GB hard drive, a great 10x Optical Zoom (in my book, optical zoom is always better than digital zoom because it’s done in the lens and not in the camera’s processor). But if you like the digital zoom this unit has a 200x Digital Zoom range. Great for following tigers and lions on safari.


SAVE $90 – HP Photosmart D7360 Color Inkjet Printer – $39.99: This a refurbished item. It prints in color and black and white. Black and white prints are printed at a rate of up to 32 pages per minute. (That’s about 1 page every 2 seconds). It connects via USB and accepts PictBridge technology for selected digital cameras.


SAVE $400 – Gateway P-7805u FX Notebook – $749.99: I must be refurbished crazy today, because this is a refurbished item, too. Powered by an Intel Core 2 Duo processor (Model P8400, with a 2.26GHz clock speed), an extraordinary 4GB of RAM (DDR3), a 320 GB hard drive, and a nice wide 17 inch screen (and this is a laptop). It, too, is powered by Windows Vista Home Premium edition for 64-bit processors.

Acer NetBook

Acer NetBook

SAVE $100 – Acer Aspire One Netbook – $199.99: This a refurbished item. Netbooks have become very popular this year, and some cellular networks are making it easy to connect to the Internet anywhere you go with your netbook. This unit is powered by an Intel Atom 1.6GHz processor, with 1GB or RAM, and 120GB hard drive (a rare find on a netbook in this price range). The screen is 8.9″, and it runs on WinXP Home Edition. (Yes, Windows XP not Vista).

SAVE $50 – HP Pavilion Desktop – $399.99: This desktop computer is powered by a 64-bit AMD Phenom X4 processor (1.8GHz for you techies who need the numbers). It also has a whopping 4GB or RAM (DDR2), a massive 500 GB hard drive, and it runs on Windows Vista Home Premium Edition for 64-bit processors. (That’s the operating system I run on many of my own computers).


SAVE $50 – Magellan RoadMate 1412 GPS Navigation – $79.99: This a refurbished item. Save your husband or boyfriend from having to ask for directions with this GPS navigation unit. It has a 4.3 inch Touch Screen Display. Includes maps for US, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and Canada.

DVD Drive and Mouse

DVD Drive and Mouse

SAVE $150 – AMD Phenom 9500 Processor – $89.97: For all you AMD techies out there. Are you looking to speed up your AMD powered computer? Then this might be the processor for you.

SAVE $30 – Samsung 8X DVDRW External Drive – $79.99: Here’s a special offering, a portable DVD burner with a Black Neoprene travel sleeve and a USB Mouse. The drive is powered by the USB port, no need to worry about the seperate power units. It doesn’t get much simpler. Supports both 8 cm & 12 cm discs, and the Manual Disc Eject function means discs can be ejected when it is powered off.

SAVE $50 – BFG GeForce 7600 GS Video Card – $99.99: This video card is for gaming computers. It has 512MB of GDDR2 video RAM (manufactured by OC) with an AGP 8x connector for the motherboard, and DVI, VGA, and TV Out connections on the outside so you can connect your computer to a TV, VCR, or monitor.

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Great Acer 22″ LCD Monitor – 5 Stars

Acer X223 WBD

Acer X223 WBD

I just got an email from TigerDirect for savings on a flat-panel LCD  monitor. Yesterday’s offerings were great, but this one is on the highly regarded Acer X223Wbd 22″ Widescreen LCD Monitor.

If you’re looking to switch to a large widescreen computer monitor but you’re on a tight budget then take a look at this large and stylish monitor with its 22-inch viewing screen.  It also has a digital interface (DVI) for entertainment enjoyment and work efficiency. It will work well at home and in the office.  For you gamers and video viewers out there, it has a 1680 x 1050 maximum resolution and 2500:1 contrast ratio for fantastic picture quality. Here’s what some buyers have had to say about the Acer X223 WBD:


The Acer X Series LCD monitors have a splendid combination of uncompromising performance and outstanding value. Its sleek silver/black color scheme, softly contoured bezel, and sturdy base depict a classy, functional design that’ll look great on your desktop.

I just bought a 19″ monitor this week, and I’m an considering sending it back and ordering the Acer X223 WBD in its place. Now is a great time to order since today is the last day for TigerDirect’s $1.99 shipping offer. By the way, the Acer X223 WBD is currently selling for $160.  That’s a savings of $40 on TigerDirect’s regular price.

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