2017 Black Friday Deals worth mentioning


#117

I purchased one today via Prime Now, and it was in my hot little hands in 2 hours. The primary reason I’m going to use it is as a voice command interface for Spotify.


#118

Good Damn the store is annoying. So, I’m trying to cancel my original order so that I can reorder it with the xbox gift cards. Since it’s pending, I can’t cancel it, but I can’t reorder the bundle until I cancel it because I used a ton of MS store credit on the original bundle.


#119

hah!

fixed


#120

I’m still chatting on the MS website trying to cancel my order. He insisted that I had to wait for the delivery to cancel the order, which is not what their website says. What the hell Microsoft.

I’m pretty close to cancelling the purchase altogether. Maybe I’ll get a PS 4 instead.


#121

And now, in order to cancel the purchase, I have to go through my bank???/


#122

I’m surprised there are still people (around here) that don’t know about the wirecutter.

The other day somebody at work slacked me, without context, “what’s that one website you always use?” It was wirecutter of course, which I figured out after only a couple of seconds of confusion.


#123

Don’t forget, Wirecutter has a sister site SweetHome, which does the same thing for non-tech stuff.


#124

I think The Sweet Home was folded into The Wirecutter recently


#125

I wanted to second the thanks for mentioning directed. Great site that I didn’t know about.


#126

Yep the Sweethome merged with the Wirecutter. It’s all on one site now.


#127

There’s a bunch of Anker battery packs on Amazon’s deal of the day right now. Look like good deals, but I’m wondering if I actually have a use for them.


#128

How can you not have a use for battery packs? I have two of them in my bag right now.


#129

Everybody’s use pattern differs. I only take battery packs when I’m traveling, personally.


#130

It was mentioned in a previous Black Friday ad discussion elsewhere, but Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is $29 at Walmart.

Also, Soldam, a retail Switch remake of an obscure arcade puzzle game, is on sale for $12 (normally $30) at one of the big-box retailers, I can’t remember which…or $10 on the US eShop, which was a much easier choice than fighting through Best Buy or whatever on Black Friday. (That said, I was in and out of Walmart in five minutes getting Mario + Rabbids a few minutes ago, so maybe it’s not the worst by now.)


#131

Not on sale but I really like this battery pack because the cords are built in:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01A6L85CC/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Note
It also has a micro cable built in


#132

But everyone travels sometimes.


#133

I got the $119 Paperwhite for $90. My Kindle 4’s lack of a backlight was a hindrance, and I had a small screen blemish that looked exactly like an apostrophe driving me nuts.


#134

What air fryer did you get, been looking at those.


#135

Coincidentally, we used an air / infrared fryer for our turkey last night. It took so much longer than simply roasting it would have. The end result was really good, but beware of caveats when trying to cook something like a huge 15 pound turkey.


#136

I’m the same way. It’s pretty rare I’m away from power, so I only bring it to conferences and the like where I expect to need it. It’s not even in my EDC bag.