Day after Christmas deals galore

The day after Christmas is probably the second best day in the year to find some really great deals.  This is when the retailers have to get rid of what they couldn't sell before Christmas.

The day after Christmas is probably the second best day in the year to find some really great deals.  This is when the retailers have to get rid of what they couldn't sell before Christmas.  I picked out a few items that I thought were notable and these are real prices without any rebate tricks.

Fry's electronics deals

  • E6600 with ECS P965T-A motherboard for $299
    This is a deal that I'm really tempted to get because the CPU alone is worth $299 and you're essentially getting a free Intel 965-based motherboard.  Unfortunately Fry's won't ship these things so you'll either need to go to the store or have a friend or relative who lives near one pick it up for you.  My last blog showed you what you needed to build an inexpensive enthusiast computer and this is a great way to get started for relatively little money.
  • Car 150 watt power inverter for $8
    If you need to plug in a regular 115 volt device in to your car like a small portable vacuum cleaner (less than 150 watts), this is a great solution.  You can also plug in a nice LCD TV for those tail gate parties.
  • 7" portable DVD player $57
    Not much explanation needed here.  It keeps the kids quiet for a good hour or two on those long trips.
  • Jabra Bluetooth headset $10
    Anyone can use one of these cheap Bluetooth headsets for their cell phone or pair it up with their PC for PC telephony or Skype.  At this price you can afford to keep an extra set for the PC since Bluetooth is too hard to allow you to easily reconfigure your cell phone headset to your PC and back.

Newegg deals

  • Samsung SpinPoint T 500 GB SATA 3.0 HDD for $150
    This is 30 cents per gigabyte storage for all those DVD backups and family video footage.  It's also a great way to back up all your data at a very low price.

Staples deals

  • Nikon D-50 SLR Digital camera w/Nikkor 12-55mm lens for $405
    If you or someone you know has some old Nikkor SLR lenses for an old Nikon film camera, this is the cheapest way to upgrade them to the digital SLR world.  If you don't own any lenses, this is still a great way to get started in digital SLR photography.  You will need to get an SD flash card to store the photos which currently run about $16 for a 1 GB card.

Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!