It's refurbished, but because it's a "certified pre-owned" unit, it has a one-year warranty and should arrive in like-new condition. Sellout risk: huge!
How low can they go?
That's the question tablet shoppers must be asking themselves these days, as every time an incredible new deal appears, it's followed up by an even more incredible one a short time later.
Case in point: Today only, and while supplies last, 1SaleADay has the certified preowned Barnes & Noble Nook HD+ 9-inch tablet (16GB) for $109.99 shipped. Barnes & Noble currently sells the same model for $149 (which, let's face it, was already a steal).
Most of the tablet deals these days are for 7-inch models, but the Nook HD+ serves up 9 glorious inches of 1,920x1,080-pixel goodness. It also comes with 16GB of storage, a microSD expansion slot, Bluetooth, and access to the Google Play library of apps, music, movies, and so forth.
Plus, as regular Cheapskate readers know, you can easily root a Nook to run Android proper -- a move I recommend for anyone seeking a more traditional tablet experience. (Can't say I'm a fan of Barnes & Noble's user interface.)
CNET called the Nook HD+ a "fantastic tablet value," an even more apt description at this price.
Unlike a lot of refurbished tablets sold via third-party resellers, this one is designated as "certified pre-owned," meaning it will arrive in like-new condition in retail packaging, same as if you purchased it from B&N. Plus, it comes with a one-year warranty, same as new Nooks.
The only hitch: This being 1SaleADay, you'll need to allow 10-14 business days for the tablet to ship, meaning you could end up waiting close to a month (!) for delivery. I've received no small number of complaints from readers regarding the company's slow shipping. But if you're willing to wait, this is your chance to score the best big-tablet deal I've seen so far.
Bonus deal: Game time! Months ago, when BioShock Infinite was the hot new release, I advised readers to wait for the inevitable price drop. Well, wait no more: Amazon is offering BioShock Infinite (PC) for $19.99. That's 50 percent off the regular retail price. Will it drop even further down the road? Almost certainly, but as a huge fan of the series, I've waited long enough.
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