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Wow. Has it really been 10 years since iTunes started offering movie downloads? Apparently, because there's a pretty amazing sale going on in honor of "10 years of iTunes movies."
Today only, you can get six different movie bundles for $9.99 each. Each bundle comes from a different studio, and each contains movies from across the last 10 years.
These aren't junk flicks, either -- you'll find titles like "The Hunger Games," "The Fighter," "Selma" and the criminally underrated "Edge of Tomorrow," to name just a few. Even if you're looking at a bundle that has only, say, four films you actually want, you still get to own them for less than the price of individual rentals.
I'll start with the Sony bundle, which I would argue offers the best overall selection. It has a total value of $130. Here's the rundown from newest to oldest:
- "The Monuments Men"
- "Captain Phillips"
- "To Rome With Love"
- "The Social Network"
- "Easy A"
- "Julia & Julia"
- "Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist"
- "The Pursuit of Happyness"
- "The Da Vinci Code (Extended Cut)"
A few clunkers in there, sure, but also some Oscar nominees and winners. I'd give a close second to the Warner Bros. bundle, which includes not only the aforementioned "Edge of Tomorrow," but also "The Judge," "The Town," "The Hangover" and "Magic Mike" (not my cup of tea, but the ladies seem to like it).
You'll find lots of Oscar bait and crowd favorites in the Paramount bundle as well, including "Selma," "The Fighter," "The Wolf of Wall Street" and "Up in the Air."
Needless to say, if you're into movies, do not miss these deals. And if you don't own any Apple devices, no problem: All you need is iTunes to be able to watch these movies on your PC.
Okay, cheeps, hit the comments and let me know which bundle(s) you'd pick.
Bonus deal: Tablet time! GearBest has the Teclast Tbook 16 Pro 2-in-1 tablet for $209.99 shipped, a price that includes the optional keyboard when you scroll down just a bit and click Buy Together & Save. (Normally the keyboard would run you $97 more.)
The Tbook is an 11.6-inch Windows 10 tablet that can also run Android 5.1. And it's pretty decent on the spec front, including a 1.44GHz Intel Cherry Trail processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of flash storage, a 1920 x 1080-pixel IPS screen and so on.
Now, there have been some concerns about GearBest in the past, and I've addressed these with one of the reps there. Although the tablet ships from China, you can choose expedited shipping, which will take 3-7 business days, for no additional charge. Also, I've been assured that if you need to return it for any reason (either because of a defect or because you just don't like it), you can ship it to a U.S. warehouse for a full refund. This company is eager to please, and it's aware that if I see any more complaints from Cheapskate readers, its deals will be unwelcome here in the future.
Bonus deal 2: Need a new mouse? Over at Amazon, you can score the VicTsing MM057 wireless mobile mouse for $6.99 when you apply promo code FEW4QCVE at checkout. Shipping is free for Prime subscribers. The 6-button rodent, which comes with a low-profile USB receiver, runs for up to 15 months on a single AA battery and has an average rating of 4.5 stars from well over 500 buyers.