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Discussion in 'Black Friday 2012' started by shortylickens, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. Pohemi420

    Pohemi420 Platinum Member

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    Tried and failed to grab the 120GB OCZ SSD @ the Egg for $50, wasn't quick enough. Picked up an Asrock Extreme3 AM3+ mobo for $69 and an 8GB kit of Ripjaws DDR3 1600 for $25. Meh.
     
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    I got in on the 39" Insignia 1080P LED LCD TV from BestBuy, on Thanksgiving day online thanks to a friend. ($249.99 + tax, FS)

    Didn't seem to be such a bad deal, but it has no-where near the inputs of my 32" Westinghouse 720P TV. Then again, that TV cost nearly $500 years ago.
     
  3. Capt Caveman

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    From Newegg:
    Toshiba 40" 1080p 120hz LED HDTV - $400

    From Bestbuy:
    Yurbud earbuds - $25

    From Amazon(all Lightning deals):
    Lexar USB3 Thumb drives 32gb - $16 and 64gb - $32
    Klipsch Image S4 earbuds - $40
     
  4. cbunn

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    Lightroom is not exactly n00b friendly, but the learning curve is nowhere near as steep as with Photoshop itself. Simple things like browsing through your photos and organizing them with tags and such is pretty straight-forward. Messing around in Develop mode can take some practice, but the major adjustments (exposure, color temperature, crop) are easy. Plus, the "auto" functions (auto tone, auto white balance, etc.) are surprisingly good in LR4. A definite improvement over the previous versions.

    It's money well spent. Just make sure you back up that catalog!

    It's a very good deal. On my PC (i7 860, 16GB RAM, SATA II SSD), I never noticed a difference in performance when I upgraded. Lightroom does love RAM, though. So make sure you have plenty of that. Loading the catalog and previews off of an SSD is a boost as well.
     
  5. T_Yamamoto

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    you spent 880 dollars on hard drives, for what purpose?
    well thats your job.

    Brother got Fifa13 for 41% off, mom bought some bed sheets for 50% off, and my mom bought some levis for dad and stuff.

    I didn't get anything :(
     
  6. WaitingForNehalem

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    Best Buy
    Dell E2311H 23" LED backlit monitor - $110
    Kill Bill I & II (Blu-Ray) - $4 each

    Costco
    Seagate Backup Plus 3TB - $100
     
  7. Pohemi420

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    Update: nabbed the Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB SSD at the tiger for $59. Now I don't feel so bad for missing the OCZ deal at the egg on Friday.

    New mobo, ram, and an SSD for ~$160. Not a terrible spending spree. I could still use some other upgrades as well (PSU, GPU) but none of them were absolutely necessary so they can wait. Enough self-gifting until after the holidays. :awe:
     
  8. WhoBeDaPlaya

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    Resold a few of them, keeping about 6 for family and personal use.
    That's not too bad an amount. I've certainly spent way more than that building my two fileservers :

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  9. kami

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    Bunch of clothing deals for gifts. As for hardware loot it was all hard drives.

    2x 3TB Seagate for $89 each
    256GB Agility 4 for $99
    120GB Vertex 3 for $49
     
  10. rh71

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    Stanley 4.5gal Shop Vac $20 after rebate from Pep Boys (also got some Techron @ $4 that surprised me was part of sale)
    Seagate 3TB external HDD $100 Best Buy
    Brother PTouch label maker $10 Staples
    32" some-name LCDTV $179 Walmart (was half-assing this effort, but we needed a replacement LCDTV)

    EDIT>> Looks like TigerDirect has a Vizio 32" LED TV for $199 AR... I may return the Walmart one then.

    And thanks Rossman, for mentioning 5% Discover Card. Citicard was only doing 5% on toys and Macys electronics and not everywhere.
     
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  11. Muse

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    Holy smokes, it's $125 now! :hmm: Cyber schmyber, huh? :confused:

    Where are you guys getting 3TB external HDs for ~$90?
     
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    home depot in-store $7.88 today 48 rayovacs (24aa, 24aaa), damn good price. 7 year shelf life, if not 10 or more!
     
  13. Cobalt

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    Because I don't dress like a slob?
     
  14. T_Yamamoto

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    o_O
     
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    Where did you pick up the Xbox subs for $35?

    Thanks!
     
  18. dbk

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    Best Buy - 16gb PNY USB flash drive ~$6 - $5 rz coupon = $1
    Staples - 120gb Kingston HyperX 3k SSD = $68

    Also went to the outlets and bought a wallet and some watches for x-mas gifts (doesn't really apply)