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Black Friday deals??
« on: November 22, 2018, 07:53:24 am »
So, has anyone seen any very good Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals?

I have been checking out the computer desktops, but have not seen anything that meets my criteria.
 I am interested in possibly, a basic new desktop in the low $400 to upper $300 range and I want at least one PCIe slot available and preferably one memory slot, available.  I prefer an Acer brand and I don't really trust the HP brand, since the previous HP computers I have owned, seemed to have problems after a few years of use.
Best Buy Canada has a number of HP desktops that meet my price mark but I just don't feel that I want to take a chance on that brand.
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Re: Black Friday deals??
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2018, 12:48:53 pm »
One of the nice things about buying a computer from Best Buy (or Staples) is that you can return it for free in 14 days; no restocking fee. That's a fair period of time to test it out although granted it can fail later. I think you typically get a year of automatic warranty on a computer.
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Re: Black Friday deals??
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2018, 12:50:09 pm »
Both HP Canada and Dell Canada have Black Friday deals on their desktops and laptops. So does Microsoft Canada.
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Re: Black Friday deals??
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2018, 02:18:12 pm »
Thanks Mike, i forgot about the microsoft canada website.
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Re: Black Friday deals??
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2018, 11:16:48 am »
wondering if you have considered refurbished units, I've had good experience with them at quite a cheaper layout.I usually look for ones that come with a 3yr warranty such as this one from Staples. Staples store locally deals with any issues that come up including free shipping. 
  I've had good experiences with this line of towers and they have an extra memory slot and pci-e 16x slot.

Dell Refurbished OPTIPLEX 3010 Tower Desktop Computer, 3.3 GHz Intel Core i3-3220, 250 GB HDD, 4 DDR3, Windows 10 Home (64-bit)
Product Details
3.3 GHz Intel Core i3-3220 processor
4 GB DDR3 RAM system memory
250 GB Hard Disk Drive storage
Windows 10 Home (64-bit) operating system pre-installed
Intel HD graphics
LAN Network, WiFi connectivity
Ports: 2 x USB 3.0, 6 x USB 2.0, HDMI, VGA, Headphone/Microphone-combo, DVD
Dimensions: 14.2" x 6.9" x 16.4", 16 lb
3-Year Warranty

here's the specs :

https://www.dell.com/downloads/global/products/optix/en/optiplex_3010_technical_guidebook.pdf

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Re: Black Friday deals??
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2018, 03:39:40 pm »
If you're looking for a new phone or provider, Freedom Mobile is offering an extra 100 GB per month on any $60 package that includes a tab. And no, that's not a typo.
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Re: Black Friday deals??
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2018, 04:35:43 pm »
Thanks for the suggestion, Dougal!


wondering if you have considered refurbished units, I've had good experience with them at quite a cheaper layout.I usually look for ones that come with a 3yr warranty such as this one from Staples. Staples store locally deals with any issues that come up including free shipping. 
  I've had good experiences with this line of towers and they have an extra memory slot and pci-e 16x slot.

Dell Refurbished OPTIPLEX 3010 Tower Desktop Computer, 3.3 GHz Intel Core i3-3220, 250 GB HDD, 4 DDR3, Windows 10 Home (64-bit)
Product Details
3.3 GHz Intel Core i3-3220 processor
4 GB DDR3 RAM system memory
250 GB Hard Disk Drive storage
Windows 10 Home (64-bit) operating system pre-installed
Intel HD graphics
LAN Network, WiFi connectivity
Ports: 2 x USB 3.0, 6 x USB 2.0, HDMI, VGA, Headphone/Microphone-combo, DVD
Dimensions: 14.2" x 6.9" x 16.4", 16 lb
3-Year Warranty

here's the specs :

https://www.dell.com/downloads/global/products/optix/en/optiplex_3010_technical_guidebook.pdf
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Re: Black Friday deals??
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2018, 05:04:19 pm »
If you're looking for a new phone or provider, Freedom Mobile is offering an extra 100 GB per month on any $60 package that includes a tab. And no, that's not a typo.
Wow, that's a lot of data. The way I use it, 100GB would last me 50 years! :) But then again, $60 pays my phone bill for almost 3 months!
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Re: Black Friday deals??
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2018, 10:27:15 pm »
Wow, that's a lot of data. The way I use it, 100GB would last me 50 years! :) But then again, $60 pays my phone bill for almost 3 months!

That's just for texting, though, right? Or does that include the credits you buy for calls and data? I know you're a very occasional user :)

At 100 GB you could use them as an ISP :) I probably couldn't. I suspect I download more than that per month though I haven't looked recently.
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