Hump Day Deals: 85% Off Raspberry Pi 2, Nintendo Sale, Cheap VPN

Hump day (AKA Wednesday) is arguably the most boring day of the week. So why not liven things up by grabbing one of these nifty online bargains? Deals that caught our eye this week include: Save 85% on Raspberry Pi 2 start kits, get $100 off Sony's Smart B Trainer Fitness Tracker/Music Player, 63% off Private Internet Access VPN subscriptions.


    • This week's Humble Bundle focuses on Nintendo games. Pay $1 or more for Retro City Rampage: DX, Affordable Space Adventures, Shantae and the Pirate's Curse, and a coupon for 10% off Humble Monthly for New Subscribers. Pay more than the average price to also receive Freedom Planet, Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure, Citizens of Earth, and an exclusive Retro City Rampage Nintendo 3DS theme. Pay $13 or more for all of that plus Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition and Darksiders II. As always, you can choose who gets the lion's share of your money: the developers or the nominated charity.
    • Target is having a sale on video game console bundles. Available deals include the Xbox One Assassin’s Creed bundle for $329 (down from $499), Wii U Premium Splatoon Bundle for $279 (down from $359) and the PlayStation 4 Disney Infinity 3.0 Star Wars Bundle for $399 (down from $419). Click here for more information.
    • OzGameShop is having a sale on board games. Click here to start browsing.
    • Origin is giving away the PC game Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault. Download it here.
    • JB Hi-Fi has 340 movies on sale for under $10. Click here to check them out.
    • Private Internet Access VPN is offering 63% off its 2-year subscription plan. Click here for more information./li>
    • The Startup School 2016 Bundle attempts to give prospective startups everything they know to build their first business. You can currently get a massive 97% off the ten-course bundle. You can also get 93% off online photography training.
    • Udemy has slashed the price of 44 of its courses by 100%. Available courses include Boost Confidence & Self Esteem, Chrome DevTools and Photoshop for Beginners. Click here to see the full list.
    • Windows Deal is giving away a range of new software (untested). Click here to see what's on offer.
    • Virgin Mobile has launched the world's first online auction powered by unused mobile data. The promotion essentially turns users' unused megabytes into currency which can be used to make bids on items via Virgin's Facebook page.
    • Computers/Gadgets

    • If you’re a member of JB Hi-Fi’s mailing list, you should be receiving an email soon this week advertising this particular Instant Deal — $100 Off a Sony Smart B Trainer Fitness Tracker/Music Player. Click here for details.
    • You can currently get 44% off MMOVE Stereo Bluetooth Earbuds over at Gizmodo. Click here for more information.
    • You can currently get 85% off the complete Raspberry Pi 2 Starter Kit. Click here for more info.
    • It's official: All Dick Smith stores will be shut down by May 3. Naturally, the retailer is having one final mega sale. Click here for details.


    • Here are the latest mystery deals from Vinomofo: Sauvignon Blanc 2015 for $8 (RRP: $30), Mas De Victor Rioja Seleccion Especial 2014 for $9.90 (RRP: $24) and a Sauvignon Blanc 2015 for $8.
    • Red Rooster is currently offering a free $5 voucher for signing up to its free membership program. Click here for more information.
    • You can currently get the DeLonghi Dolce Gusto Piccolini coffee machine from Target's eBay store for $49. The deal includes free delivery.
    • Dan Murphy's is throwing a stock take clearance sale. Click here to start shopping!
    • Time for a groceries run? Here are this week's best deals from Coles and Woolworths.
    • Miscellaneous

      • Each Wednesday, ALDI runs a 'Special Buys' sale on a range of heavily discounted items. Today's deals focus on winter clothing for women, beauty products and Mother's Day cards and stationary. Click here to see the full range of deals.

      • Seen anything better? Share links to more online deals in the comments section below!


    So I was kinda interested in that Raspberry Pi deal when I saw 85% off the starter kit. So I looked at it, and apparently this is marked down to $150 (AUD). Figuring this was surely a mistake and that's the original price, I followed the link, and it goes through to a StackSocial page.

    Turns out, the 'value' in this deal (they value the bundle price before markdown at $804) is only about $80 worth of Raspberry Pi. The rest is a collection of StackSocial courses. I haven't actually taken any of these, chances are they're very good, and in fact overall the deal at the current price is probably not bad. But I think it's a stretch to say it's worth the $804. Pricing it high so you can mark it down to seem like a good deal is a pretty old trick.


    Also might be worth a mention that BWS currently has 25% off any half dozen wines. Not sure if that's nationwide or only relevant to the Queensland area, but it's not a bad deal.

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