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  • Galileoscope : [Astronomy] Telescope 17x-50x 50mm for $15 + $9 Shipping
  • Riesling: [Tote] Free Reusable Tote Bag (while supplies last)
  • Bargain Outfitters: [Pillows] 4-Pack of Down Feather Pillows for $19.97 w/ Coupon BF282 + $1 Shipping

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  • ZipZoomFly: [Laptop] Asus 7″ Notebook w/ 8GB SSD + 512MB Memory + Linux for $149.99 w/ Free shipping
  • Walmart: [Storage] Rubbermaid 40-Piece Food Storage Set for $19 + Shipping
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  • Buy.com: [MP3 Player] Microsoft Zune 4GB MP3 Player w/ Zune Car Pack & Noise Isolating Earphones $87.77 Free Shipping
  • Dell Home: [HDTV] Sony BRAVIA KDL-46S5100 46in LCD HDTV (1080p) $949.99 Free Shipping
  • Best Buy: [Movies] $9.99-$14.99 Blu-Ray Movies (includes the new Rambo movie, Terminator 2 Skynet Edition, MORE)

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  1. OGH!_GitEmSteveDave says:

    One good thing about the telescope is it comes with a sun warning sticker. If only I had one of those before. But I did get a jaunty eye-patch.

  2. sir_eccles says:

    If you get the Galileoscope do please consider going to the Galileoscope website (same price) and “giving one” as well as “getting one” so children around the world can benefit.

    [www.galileoscope.org]

  3. SweetBearCub says:

    For anyone considering pulling the trigger on the $150 Asus EEe PC, a few warnings are in order.

    1) This is one of the first generation models with an Intel Celeron processor, capable of 900 Mhz, but under-clocked to 630 Mhz. It does not use the current Intel Atom processors.

    2) It has Intel GMA900 integrated graphics. This will not work for current games, unless they are VERY light. The current standard is GMA950, and Nvidia’s ION platform (9400M graphics) *should* be out sometime in 2009, judging from the tech blogs.

    3) The retailer, ZipZoomFly, is known for listing items as “In Stock” without actually having any stock to speak of, judging by comments on deal-hunting websites.

    I really wish Consumerist would vet these deals before posting them.

    • Chris Walters says:

      @SweetBearCub: This may still be an adequate netbook purchase for some customers. The fact that it’s 1st-gen netbook tech is a big reason why it’s so cheap, obviously.

      Your first three comments are incredibly useful, because they provide a lot of details other readers will want.

      One reason we have comments enabled on morning deals posts is so readers can add details, warnings, or updates about the deals we list. It’s a good system because it taps into the Consumerist hive mind to improve the listings.

      If you have any more complaints about how we select the deals or display them, take it up via email to Ben, Meg, and/or me. Don’t post them in the comments.

    • Radoman says:

      @SweetBearCub: Thanks for the heads-up on the EEE PC. I came into the comments section for this to see if anyone had some info on it, and I was not disappointed. 1st gen sure, but still not bad for the price.

      On a side note, zipzoomfly can indeed be slow to update inventory levels, but I wouldn’t hesitate to order from them. Their prices and customer service are pretty good.

  4. Smailtronic says:

    Skip Buxr and buy it direct from galileoscope.org. Same price for the scope, but domestic shipping will only be ~$5

    [www.galileoscope.org]

  5. Chris Walters says:

    I’m not sure what the confusion is, but you can’t buy from any of the sites that provide our deals listings. They simply collect and list deals, then provide links to them. They make money off of referral fees, not off of reselling inventory.

    That said, you can go directly to the telescope website or click the link and go through Buxr’s referral link. Either way, it’s the same site, the same product, the same shipping. (Which is more than ~$5, at least to Brooklyn–I just checked.)

    The telescope is an awesome product for the price, as far as I can tell, and their donation program is pretty sweet too. I’m probably gonna buy a couple for my nieces and nephews.

  6. Rectilinear Propagation says:

    @SirDanF: Rotten Tomatoes used to have a subsection for Parental Reviews but they got rid of it. Surprised that a retail web site would bother linking to movie reviews.

    First time I’ve seen one of these where they let other people post their own opinion of what the rating should be.

  7. Eyebrows McGee (now with double the baby!) says:

    @Rectilinear Propagation: I actually like the US Conference of Catholic Bishops movie reviews for “family” reviews, because they’re a lot more comprehensive in thinking about what is and isn’t appropriate for children — violence, language, “dark” situations … way more than just sex and an F-bomb.

    Also whoever writes the majority of them a) really likes and knows movies and b) has a rather dry sense of humor. And calls it like it is when movies suck. (But they always distinguish between quality and appropriateness.) And isn’t a snob — they like brainless summer blockbusters as brainless summer blockbusters.