Monday, May 16, 2005

Hurray for new stuff!

It's that time again where Kungfucius breaks out his wallet for those good deals too good to refuse! Staples is having their 19th anniversary sale, so today I picked up 3 items. The first item is a shiny new crimson Microsoft Wireless Intellimouse, which has a nifty tilting scroll wheel, and the guy at the counter said that he had one of these and was still running on the same set of batteries for the past 2 months. Since this mouse retails for around $50, you can't go wrong picking it up for $13 :) The next thing was a 802.11b Linksys router. Since my 700m only has an 802.11b card, there wasn't any real good reason to get a G version, plus for $5 afte rebate, you should pick one up for your dog and cat :P The last item was a 16x Dual Layer DVD burner. Since I've been hanging on to my DVD/CD-RW combo that burns CDs at 4x, I figured it was time for an upgrade, and for a fast burner for $40 that does dual layer, it's definately one to get. However, I've tried backing up some things and found it's only burning at 8x so far, but since it only takes around 7 to 8 minutes to burn a DVD (as opposed to 15 minutes with my previous burner on a CD), I won't complain too much. Oh, for those who are looking for DVD+(or -) media, Staples is selling a pack of 50 for $7.94, so if you're in the need for some blanks, definately go and pick some up :) And if you do decide to go and buy stuff at Staples this week, print yourself this coupon and save 12% :)

Another nifty thing about Staples is how they handle rebates. If you have an internet connection, you can apply for the rebates online, type in some numbers, and boom, your rebate is all set! And you save on stamps in the meantime!

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