Morning Deals

  • Amazon: 3 months of Amazon Prime free with $100 worth of textbooks in cart (No actual purchase necessary)
  • Froobi: Refurbished SanDisk Sansa e270 6GB MP3 Media Player w/ FM/Voice Recorder for $55.95
  • Amazon: “Narrow Stairs” by Death Cab For Cutie, $5 DRM-free MP3 album

Highlights From Dealhack

  • REI: Summer Sale: Up to 40% or More off Apparel, Footwear, & Gear
  • Staples: Envision 22-inch Widescreen Dual Input LCD $200 Shipped
  • Design Within Reach: Save 15% off Upholstered Furniture & Free Shipping

Highlights From Bargainist

  • Headsets.com: Free Bluetooth headset if you get cited driving while on phone (a promotion that incentivizes breaking the law, um ok)
  • Yves Rocher: 50% off select beauty products
  • Busted Tees: After Christmas in July Sale: Select shirts $10

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  1. speedwell (propagandist and secular snarkist) says:

    I would not pee on Yves Rocher if they were on fire. Last time I ordered from them, the merchandise did not arrive. They supposedly gave me a credit for the order. Then they sent my account to their collections department because I showed as “not paid.” It took eight months of calling them every month when their notice came to finally get it straightened out. Never again.

  2. speedwell (propagandist and secular snarkist) says:

    @speedwell: Oh, and I had a credit-based offer turned down because of “collection activity” on my credit report. Imagine that.

  3. Rectilinear Propagation says:

    a promotion that incentives breaking the law, um ok
    I can only imagine the conversation that led to that idea.

  4. johnva says:

    @speedwell: You could potentially sue them based on that fact, if you want some profit.

  5. The_Gas_Man says:

    “(a promotion that incentives breaking the law, um ok)”
    FYI, “incentives” isn’t a verb. But LOL @ this promo.

  6. WaywardSoul says:

    @speedwell – I had a similar problem with a major retail chain that seriously flubbed a <$200 order and took it to collections and couldn’t get it straightened out. Amid that mess I applied for a job in a financial institution and was rejected because of the spot on my credit. My potential employer inquired about the problem, and was fully informed, but was bound by policy to exclude me as a candidate unless I could clear up the error before the deadline for filling the position closed. I couldn’t. Net result after attorney fees – $117,000 in lost salary and benefits paid by the retailer because I had incurred damages due to their neglect. Always document your actions, their inactions, and when you incur real damages due to their errors – sue to recover your losses.