Black Friday 2019


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yeah don't go chromebook unless you are only doing web shit.

but do go 3rd gen ryzen. best bang for the buck in that price range .
:unsure: I hadn't been looking at Ryzen. Thats.....pretty slick tho. Especially at that price point.
 

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Is black friday the best time to pick up a new tv or is cyber monday a better bet?
Cybermonday is lame now ever since you can buy regular black Friday items online during black Friday. Last year I didn't see any better deals.
 
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For you guys looking for TVs, or anything else really for that matter, there are prices just as good, or in many cases, much better than Black Friday/Cyber Monday prices all throughout the year. Companies caught on years ago that you really don't have to discount stuff that much for BF/CM anymore because the perception of the masses is that BF/CM prices are the best prices of the year. So since they ASSUME this, companies realized they don't have to discount as much and still have great revenue during this time period. For those of us that keep an eye on prices throughout the year on things we might need, BF/CM prices have not been very impressive in quite a few years. Very rare to find a "killer deal" amidst the offerings.

If you are going to get a TV during this time period and are not concerned with THE best picture quality/panels available, TCL has been getting rave reviews for the price, dethroning the former leader of "bang for the buck", Vizio. Per expert/AV nerd reviews, the quality of picture vs. comparable big name brand models is minimal while offering significantly more bells and whistles at a lower price point than the big name brands.
 
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my pixel (original) has had pretty disappointing battery performance for a phone i paid like $800 and lasted maybe 3 years? it's been shitty for a while. none of my previous phones had had a battery this tanked. it's not that i have to recharge it often, it's that it says things like 40% while in reality touching it might cause it to die in 10 seconds.

in any case, google has the pixel 3a for $299 on black friday. i'm sure it's an upgrade to my ol' girl and not sure i could do any better at this price point for a new phone. also looking for something fi compatible as i'm not a big data user and the phone works globally at no extra cost, with free calls to the US over voip. so this is on my radar for immediate consumption.
 

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my pixel (original) has had pretty disappointing battery performance for a phone i paid like $800 and lasted maybe 3 years? it's been shitty for a while. none of my previous phones had had a battery this tanked. it's not that i have to recharge it often, it's that it says things like 40% while in reality touching it might cause it to die in 10 seconds.

in any case, google has the pixel 3a for $299 on black friday. i'm sure it's an upgrade to my ol' girl and not sure i could do any better at this price point for a new phone. also looking for something fi compatible as i'm not a big data user and the phone works globally at no extra cost, with free calls to the US over voip. so this is on my radar for immediate consumption.
I think I saw somewhere that Best Buy was going to have the 3a for like $150 off, but it was in store only. Not sure my patience and sanity is worth dealing with it. Would be a nice present for my dad. Would like to get him a new phone to upgrade his Galaxy 5S, but don’t need anything fancy other than decent camera and good battery life.
 

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I don't se the hype on pixel phones. Gfs first one held up ok but lost ear mic after a pushed update, then she dropped her 5 month old 3axl last week, maybe a 3 ft drop in case, glass completely spidered then it died later that night. And then she just got the 4.


 

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Galaxy 5 from the land of dinosaurs?

I love my Note 9. Can't run that battery dead no matter how much I use it.
Yeah, it was sitting around for a while not being used and he wanted a smart phone. For the cost of a new battery (which isn’t very good) he got something to use.

Now that he is used to it I’d like to get him something better. Physically the phone is about 90% condition but the mic is a bit muffled and I think the GPS antenna broke as it won’t acquire signal.

So anything new or even refurb for a few hundred would be fine.
 

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I don't se the hype on pixel phones. Gfs first one held up ok but lost ear mic after a pushed update, then she dropped her 5 month old 3axl last week, maybe a 3 ft drop in case, glass completely spidered then it died later that night. And then she just got the 4.


i don't think the present flagship fares well against competitors, although not sure there is much better for me at 299? i'm sure a lot more phones support it now in part/mostly/fully, but also at the time i bought mine, there were very few that supported the project fi phone service.
 

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Anyone have any good recs/deals from jewelers? I am looking to outfit my special lady friend this Christmas.

Like on a certain finger?
 

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Will be hitting Menards for my yearly alley mechanic tools they have on sale.
 

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