Morning Deals

  • Newegg: Wii Fit with Balance Board, We Ski, and Hori Wii mat for $149.99
  • Apple: Buy a Mac, get an iPod touch for free after rebate
  • IKEA: Labor Day Sale, up to 50% off (in-store only)

Highlights From Dealhack

  • Eastern Mountain Sports: Labor Day Sale Save up to 70% off
  • Amazon: Up to 50%+ off High Sierra Backpacks & Messenger Bags
  • Geeks: Kodak EasyShare V1003 10MP Digital Camera $90

Highlights From Bargainist

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  1. lol_wut says:

    That Kodak is *not* a deal. For $50, sure. But we’ve seen 12MP cameras for around $80 with 5x Optical and HD. $90 for 1/3 of that is nothing.

    • Brain.wav says:

      @sw4383: Have a link? I find it hard to believe that there’s a good 12MP camera, even without the other goodies you listed, for only $80. A good Cannon 8MP point-and-shoot camera will run you well over $200, but it’s worth every penny.
      Not that I’m saying the Kodak is any good, however, I’d avoid that like the plague.

      • lol_wut says:

        @brainwav:

        Yeah, I have a link. It is a Kodak, so your opinion of it will be skewed based on your preference and experience – possibly even knowledge of digital cameras. [tinyurl.com]

        Personally, I find that this 12MP is wonderful. I believe it takes great photos since the day I got it.

        [picasaweb.google.com]

        I’m not going to win any awards but I think the quality is wonderful. (Compared to what I’ve had)

        [picasaweb.google.com]

  2. cobaltthorium says:

    I’d like to vouch for the Apple rebate. My fiancee was nervous about it because we’ve been burned by rebates in the past, but they mailed the check in under a week, even though our new address is different that the one on the receipt. At least in Canada, anyways :)

  3. davere says:

    I hate it when companies, in this case Newegg, bundle hot items to make you buy extra stuff that you would normally not be interested in.

    Besides, the item is out of stock anyway.

    • millcitymodern says:

      @davere:

      Yeah, it is obnoxious…I looked at the bundle, and it is basically retail for all 3 items. Considering I would have purchased the yoga mat anyway, and the ski game looks like fun, I made the purchase. I was able to buy it without a problem 10 minutes ago, and it shows in stock.

  4. ionerox says:

    Can you note that the Apple rebate is only for education purchases? I was told that the rebate is only for those making education purchases, and to qualify you must be a teacher or a college student.

  5. gaberussell says:

    Caveat on the Apple deal – “This offer is valid only for qualified students, teachers, and staff…”

    You have to have a student or educational staff ID, or know someone who does, to qualify for the rebate and educational pricing. Great deal, though.

  6. mac-phisto says:

    just a friendly note on that arbor day deal – “signing up for membership” = having your name/address/email address sold to every charity in the book. WWF, sierra club, amnesty international – even political action groups.

    i stopped donating a few years back b/c i realized i was killing more trees than planting w/ all the junk mail i was receiving.

  7. Ben Popken says:

    The Wii Fit is hard to find, that’s why it’s up there.

    • TVarmy says:

      @Ben Popken: I was able to get it in NJ by just walking into the game store on a day I was in the mall and asking if they had it. I may have been extremely lucky. Of course, I imagine it is hard to get online. I only go to the mall when I have errands, I was there to get my Mac fixed.

      My roommate tells me that Wii Fit tends to be in surplus or defecit from week to week. He’s a Nintendo fanboy, if that matters.

      • lol_wut says:

        @TVarmy:

        It’s called supply and demand. True story.

        You can run about the St. Louis metro area trying to find a Nintendo Wii all you want – *hint hint* Toys R Us replenishes on Sunday morning – but you are likely to come up dry unless you pay extra on eBay or Craig’s List. However, if you drive maybe an hour out of your way you can venture into Wal-Marts in the middle of nowhere and walk out with a Wii, Wii Fit, games and controllers and be like the fourth person they have serviced in a day.

        How’s that for a happy ending?

        Most people won’t make the drive now because:

        a) Gas is expensive

        b) Said Wal-Marts are in rough parts of the area

        c) Wal-Mart could, in theory, sell out by the time you arrive – and no they won’t hold it

        d) They aren’t smart enough to come up with this idea on their own, because it requires the ability to think rationally

        I would undoubtedly say the vast majority of users here would dismiss A – D and get their Wii no problem if they knew where to look. But we are but a small segment of our respective regions’ population. So buy the Wii and sell it for a 40% mark-up come Christmas!

        Kidding!

  8. scootinger says:

    I’m shocked that Consumerist would call the “Wii Fit Bundle” a “deal”…Newegg is forcing you to buy $60 worth of crap with Wii Fit rather than just selling it for the retail price of $89 or so. In fact I would think that they would oppose practices like that!

  9. orielbean says:

    There doesn’t seem much of a deal anyways… wii fit w/ board is 90, the mat is like 20 on its own, and the ski game is 30-40 anyways?

  10. orielbean says:

    Now, I’d love to see a balance board game that actually created a useful exercise program and measured progress. I’d be all over that. 3 functions of a personal trainer = build an exercise/nutrition plan, measure your progress, wake you up at 5 am to actually do the first two. So the balance board gets 2/3 for 90 bucks…