There's a lot of stuff that looks like a Black Friday deal but isn't. Here are the bargains really worth checking out.
BuyDig offers the OtterBox Armor Series Waterproof Case for Samsung Galaxy S III in Neon Green for $14.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $10, although we saw it in October for $2 less. This waterproof case is purported to withstand a 10-foot drop, two tons of crushing force, and up to six feet of water for 30 minutes.
Orders placed by December 18 at 6 pm ET are guaranteed to arrive by Christmas.
Blair Technology Group offers the refurbished 5-lb. Dell Latitude E6420 Intel Core i5 2.4GHz 14.1" Laptop for $309 plus $5 for shipping. That's tied with our mention from last week and $20 under the lowest total price we could find for a similar refurb elsewhere. It includes an Intel Core i5 2.4GHz dual-core processor, 14.1" 1366x768 LCD, 4GB RAM, 320GB hard drive, DVD-ROM, 802.11n wireless, 6-cell battery, and Windows 7 Professional.
A 1-year Blair Technology Group warranty applies.
Microsoft Store offers Battlefield 4 for Windows for $11.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $8, although we saw it with pickup for $2 less in October.
Orders placed by December 19 at 1 pm ET will arrive in time for Christmas.
Bose offers its factory-refurbished Bose Acoustimass 6 5.1-Channel Speaker System, model no. 29275, for $499.95 with free shipping. That's $199 under the lowest total price we could find for a new unit. This system includes an Acoustimass module with 5" woofer and five cube speakers. A 1-year Bose warranty applies.
HP Home & Home Office offers its HP ENVY 700xt Intel Haswell Core i7 3.4GHz Desktop PC, model no. F9A62AV#ABA_1, for $679.99. Coupon code "SV3846" drops it to $669.99. With free shipping, that's $230 off list and the lowest total price we could find, although we saw it for $45 less last month. It features an Intel Haswell Core i7-4770 3.4GHz quad-core processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB 7200 rpm hard drive, DVD burner, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth, media card reader, USB 3.0, and Windows 7 Professional 64-bit.
Lenovo via eBay offers its 5.29-lb. Lenovo Z50 Intel Haswell Core i7 2GHz 15.6" 1080p Laptop, model no. 59436278, for $649 with free shipping. That's $451 off list, $10 under our mention from last week, and the lowest total price we've seen for this laptop. Features include an Intel Core i7-4510U 2GHz Haswell dual-core processor, 15.6" 1920x1080 (1080p) LED-backlit LCD, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, NVIDIA GeForce 820M 2GB graphics, 720p webcam, 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0, HDMI, and Windows 8.1 64-bit. Deal ends December 31.
ExperCom offers preorders of the Apple Mac Pro Intel Xeon 3.7GHz Workstation, model no. ME253LL/A, upgraded with OWC 2TB Aura SSD for $4,193.46 plus around $17.50 for shipping. That's $66 under the lowest total price we could find for the base model and the 2TB SSD sold separately elsewhere. It features an Intel Xeon E5 3.7GHz quad-core processor, 12GB RAM, 2TB flash storage, dual AMD FirePro D300 2GB video cards, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth, and Mac OS X Mavericks. It's due for release in late December. Deal ends December 24.
For in-store pickup only, Fry's Electronics offers the refurbished Panasonic Link2Cell 4-Handset Bluetooth Phone System in Black, model no. KX-TG454SK, for $39.99. That's $40 under our mention of a similar new model from Black Friday weekend and the lowest total price we've seen for any Panasonic Link2Cell phone system. (It's also a current price low for a new shipped system by $70.) It features a base station, linking with up to two cell phones, cell locator, and talking text sender/alert function. Deal ends December 18.
Note: No warranty information is provided.
Fry's Electronics offers a pair of JBL Loft 40 5 1/4" Bookshelf Speakers, model no. LOFT 40AM-PAIR, for $49.95 with free shipping. That's $10 under our October mention and the lowest total price we could find by $54. Each 125-watt speaker features a frequency response of 55Hz to 20kHz, 5 1/4" woofer, and 1" soft dome tweeter. Deal ends December 18.