There's a lot of stuff that looks like a Black Friday deal but isn't. Here are the bargains really worth checking out.
Harman Audio offers the factory-refurbished AKG K 840 Wireless Headphones in Black, model no K840KL, for $119.99 with free shipping. That's $19 under our mention from May and the lowest total price we've seen. (It's also $110 under the best price we could find for new ones.) They feature AKG's Kleer technology, allowing 16-bit playback over a 2.4Ghz radio link; a frequency response of 10.5Hz to 31kH; and up to 28 hours of playtime per charge. A 1-year Harman warranty applies. Deal ends October 11.
Pangea Deals via eBay offers the refurbished LG G2 32GB 4G Android Smartphone for T-Mobile in Black, model no. D801, for $129.99 with free shipping. That's tied with our refurb mention from three weeks ago as the best price we've seen. (It's a current low by $10.) It features a 5.2" 1920x1080 (1080p) HD IPS touchscreen, Snapdragon 2.26GHz quad-core processor, 32GB memory, 13-megapixel rear camera, 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera, 1080p video recording, Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11ac wireless, and Android 4.2.2 OS (Jelly Bean).
No warranty information is provided; however, Pangea Deals offers a 30-day guarantee.
Massdrop again offers the AKG K181 DJ UE Reference Class Headphones for $79.99 plus $2.50 for shipping. That's $70 under the lowest price we could find for a comparable pair of AKG headphones elsewhere, although we saw it for $3 less in July. They feature a 3-pin coiled detachable cable, rotating earcups, mono/stereo switching, bass boost, and 5Hz to 30kHz frequency response range. Deal ends October 7.
Note: The expected shipping date is October 21.
Qualitycellz via eBay offers the open-box Unlocked LG G Pad 7" 16GB 4G LTE GSM Android Tablet for AT&T, model no. V410, for $99.99 with free shipping. (artblue2007 via eBay charges the same.) That's $15 under the lowest total price we could find for a new unit, although we saw a refurbished model for $10 less two weeks ago. This GSM tablet features a 1280x800 7" IPS touchscreen LCD, Qualcomm Snapdragon TM 400 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 16GB internal storage,1080p video recording, rear- and front-facing cameras, 802.11n wireless, microSD slot, and Android 4.4 OS (KitKat).
No warranty information is provided.
BuyDig via eBay offers the Vizio 49" 4K 2160p 120Hz WiFi LED-Backlit LCD Ultra HD Smart Television, model no. M49-C1, for $579.99 with free shipping. Thatâs $135 under last weekâs mention (although that included a $200 Dell gift card) and the lowest total price we've seen. (It's a current low by $138.) It features a native resolution of 3840x2160 (four times that of 1080p TVs), 120Hz refresh rate, full-array LED backlight, 802.11ac dual-band wireless, Ethernet, 4K upscaling, Internet apps (Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, etc.), USB, and five HDMI inputs. Deal ends October 21.
BuyDig via eBay offers the factory-refurbished Garmin NÃ¼vi 2699LMTHD 6" GPS Navigation System with Lifetime Maps and HD Digital Traffic, model no. 010-N1188-00, for $139.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find for a refurb by $30, although we saw one for $3 less a month ago. It features a 6" 800x480 touchscreen LCD, Bluetooth, photoReal view with realistic images of junctions and interchanges, traffic updates, and USB. A 1-year Garmin warranty applies.
BuySpry via eBay offers the Unlocked Amazon Fire Phone 32GB Smartphone for $99.99 with free shipping. That's $20 below our mention from last week and the lowest outright price we've seen for this phone new. (It's a current low by $40.) This GSM phone features a 4.7" 1280x720 touchscreen LCD, Snapdragon 800 2.2GHz quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, 64GB internal storage, 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera, 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps, dual stereo speakers with Dolby Digital Plus audio processing, and Fire OS (a heavily-modified version of Android OS).
Note: This unit does not include a 1-year Amazon Prime subscription. It comes locked to AT&T but includes an unlocking code to use the device with any compatible GSM carrier.
HSN offers the LG Sunset 4G LTE Android Phone for TracFone, which features Triple Minutes for Life, bundled with 1,200 minutes, 1,200 text, and 1,200MB of data, a DC car charger, and phone case in five colors (Paisley pictured) for $129.95 with free shipping. That's $24 under the lowest total price we could find for this bundle sold separately elsewhere, although we saw this bundle with several more Android apps in July.
The phone features features a 4.5" touchscreen, 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 8GB internal storage (4.1 GB free), 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, 0.3 mega-pixel front camera, 4G LTE connectivity, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, microSD card slot, and Android 5.0 (Lollipop). You will receive a 400 minute/1-year of service Tracfone PIN to add to the phone; when added, it converts to the 1,200 minutes, 1,200 text, and 1,200MB of data.
Macy's offers the Skip Hop Sort and Spin Fishbowl Bath Toy, model no. 235504, for $10. Plus, coupon code "FREESHIP" bags free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $10. It floats in the tub or sticks on wall with suction cups and includes six animal-shaped squirt toys. Coupon ends October 6.
Millionshare via eBay offers the 5.5" Universal Vehicle Heads Up 5-Color Display for $51.69 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $10. (For further comparison, we saw a 2-color display for $22 less in August.) It features eight constant readouts including speed, RPM, engine temperature, and fuel consumption.
Note: Expect this item to take two to six weeks to arrive.