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Triple Tuesday: 3 deals you won't want to miss

From the Cheapskate: Check out the lowest prices to date on a GoPro, an Onyx Studio and Evernote Premium.

Rick Broida Senior Editor
Rick Broida is the author of numerous books and thousands of reviews, features and blog posts. He writes CNET's popular Cheapskate blog and co-hosts Protocol 1: A Travelers Podcast (about the TV show Travelers). He lives in Michigan, where he previously owned two escape rooms (chronicled in the ebook "I Was a Middle-Aged Zombie").
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You know me: cheap everything all the time. But does that mean we have to sacrifice the good stuff? The premium products? Not today! I've rounded up three high-end items now selling for considerably less than usual. Starting with everyone's favorite action cam...

Good-as-new GoPro

Not that long ago, the GoPro Hero3+ Silver Edition was the "affordable" alternative to GoPro's then-flagship Black Edition: The action cams were priced at $299 and $399, respectively.

For a limited time, and while supplies last, which may not be long, based on the number already sold, GoPro has the refurbished Hero3+ Silver Edition for $134 shipped, available on eBay. (Take note that shipping is estimated to take place between November 2-16, so hopefully you're not in a rush.) That's $15 less than the last time this model was on sale.

As refurbs go, this is as good as it gets: factory-sealed with a one-year warranty, same as new GoPros. And although this is no longer a state-of-the-art model, CNET awarded it a 7.5 rating and praised its "excellent HD video with recording options up to 1080p at 60fps and the same design as the company's other cameras so you have access to a large selection of accessories and mounts."

I don't know about you, but when I'm strapping a camera to a drone, I'm a lot more comfortable with a $134 passenger than a $400 one.

The best bang for your Bluetooth buck


Cool looks, awesome sound.

Harman Kardon

Looking for an awesome speaker to pair with your Amazon Echo Dot? For once, let's skip the low-end little guys and look at something an audiophile would appreciate.

For a limited time, and while supplies last, you can get the recertified Harman Kardon Onyx Studio Bluetooth speaker for $69.99 shipped. That's the lowest price I've seen on this model, which routinely sells for at least $119.

The Onyx looks a lot spiffier than your average speaker. For starters, it's round. A built-in stand props it up, so what you see is a cool-looking black circle. It's also rechargeable, so you can move it around the house without having to keep it near a power outlet.

Beneath that circular surface lies a four-channel audio system that delivers impressive bass response and louder-than-you'd-expect volume. That helps explain the stellar reviews from pros and users alike. The only real downside: There's no auxiliary input for connecting non-Bluetooth devices.

A rare deal on Evernote Premium

Earlier this year, Evernote ticked off, well, pretty much everyone with a steep and unexpected price-hike. And deals on upper-tier subscriptions have been few and far between.

Until now. If you own an Amazon device that can run apps, you can get a one-year subscription to Evernote Premium for $35. Regular price: $70.

The catch is that you must download Evernote from Amazon's Appstore, then upgrade to Premium via that app. No compatible device? I don't see any reason you couldn't, say, borrow a friend's Fire tablet, set up your account, and pay them back the $35. Just take note of whether there's automatic renewal and whether or not it gets charged to their Amazon account.

What do you think? Is $35 a fair price for Premium? Don't mull it over too long -- the offer ends tomorrow.