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From the Cheapskate: These won't last long. Normally $59.99, the surprisingly stylish HP DeskJet 3633 can print, scan and copy. Plus: three bonus deals!

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Cheeps! I know it was just last week that I shared a multifunction (MFP) printer deal, but that was a big ol' ugly laser. This is a sweet-looking inkjet -- and it's $20!

For a limited time, and while supplies last (not long, I'm guessing), Office Depot/Office Max has the HP DeskJet 3633 all-in-one printer for $19.99 shipped (plus sales tax).

What's this? An attractive all-in-one? And it's only $20?!!

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Are. You. Kidding me? This is new, not refurbished, and it's not some old closeout model, either: It debuted late in 2015. Oh, and the reviews? Very, very positive.

Ah, but USB-only, right? Wrong! I would never recommend a non-wireless printer, because this isn't 1993. The DeskJet 3633 includes Wi-Fi, of course, and can print directly from iOS devices thanks to AirPrint support. If you're on Android, you can print with HP's mobile app. Not sure about Chromebook support.

Make no mistake: This is definitely a light-duty printer, with only a 60-sheet input tray and no auto document feeder (ADF). That said, it can crank out up to 20 pages per minute in black, and up to 16 in color. And its 1,200x1,200 scanner resolution should prove more than adequate.

The DeskJet relies on HP 63 black and tri-color ink cartridges. Replacements won't be cheap, but you can find remanufactured high-yield ones for around $18 and $22, respectively. HP-branded cartridges retail for around $31 and $34.

I think what I like best about the 3633 is the design. It's actually pretty, all white and curvy. Most printers, especially all-in-one printers: uggo. Just as amazing, the users reviews in stores such as Best Buy and Staples (where the printer currently runs $49.99) average out to 4.2 and 4.5 stars. Over at Amazon, the seemingly identical 3634 also averaged 4.5 stars.

Bottom line: If you need a printer, copier or scanner, fish $20 out of the couch cushions and grab this one!

Bonus deal: Game time! The Humble Bundle folks are once again offering a smokin'-good deal, this time on top-rated Ubisoft titles. I'll just skip to the good part: for $15 you can get Assassin's Creed Rogue, Far Cry 3, Call of Juarez: Gunslinger, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Blacklist and numerous other titles. Combined bundle value: $232.

Bonus deal 2: The other day I mentioned a refurbished Motorola Moto 360 priced at $99, not realizing that Daily Steals has the same smartwatch -- in a variety of styles -- for $79.99. Two demerits for me! The Moto 360 may not be perfect, but for that price, Android users should think very hard about grabbing one. It's also iPhone-compatible, but that compatibility's fairly limited.) The big question is, will it get an Android Wear 2.0 update?

Bonus deal 3: Current-gen iPads: woefully overpriced. Previous-gen iPads: affordable! Today only, and while supplies last, A4c has the refurbished unlocked iPad Mini 2 64GB (Wi-Fi + 4G) for $269.95. Typically in that price range you get 16GB and no 4G. My advice is to grab this, then pick up a T-Mobile SIM card and score some sweet, sweet free data for life (200MB per month).