Ebay is running a big tech sale at the moment with lots of bargains for the savvy shopper. The sale runs for the next few days and includes products from over 40 vendors covering home entertainment, storage, cameras, PC components and complete computer systems. We’ve scoured the site to find some of the best bargains in the most popular categories.
Sound and vision
I’m a big fan of the Bose Mini Soundlink. I have the original model and it’s a family favourite. The Soundlink II is a great speaker that is only slightly cheaper that the full retail price but will give you many hours of listening pleasure. It comes in either silver.
If you’re looking for a new TV, the Hisense 65″ 65N7 at $1995 is substantially cheaper than its $3499 recommended retail price. I’ve got an older Hisense TV and have been very happy with it.
On the headphone front, I’ve reviewed and loved many of the Klipsch sets I’ve tried. The Klipsch Image ONE HI-FI Bluetooth Wireless/Wired On-Ear Headset Headphones with Mic has been discounted by $220, making the $129 price tag a ripping deal.
If you’re looking for a good deal on an iPhone 8 or iPhone X – don’t bother. The “deals” I spotted were either the same price or slightly dearer than Apple’s price and Apple includes free delivery.
On the other hand, the Oppo R9 at just $460 is a good value and darn sight cheaper than the $548 street price I’ve seen elsewhere.
There’s a modest saving of around $30 on the Huawei Mate 9 as well.
If Samsung’s Galaxy S8 is more your fancy, then you can pick up a black unit for $790 as well.
Trying to match up deals on PCs and comparison shop with other retailers is a little tricky as the large PC manufacturers make specific models available exclusively to retailers with small variations in memory and drive capacity of the available CPU.
At the entry level, the HP 250 G6 15.6″ looks like good value for those seeking a decent sized display that doesn’t break the bank.
If you’re looking for a cut-price Mac, the entry-level 13.9-inch MacBook Air, with 8GB of memory and a modest 128GB of storage is just $1169, saving you $330.
Small PCs, for media centres and other environments where size matters, continue to be a competitive market. If you’re looking for an Intel NUC, $179 will buy you a NUC NUC5CPYH running a Celeron processor with HDMI, Wi-Fi and USB3.
For the savvy shopping snapper, the Nikon D3400 with a 18-55mm lens will set you back less than $500 – saving you about $100 on many other retailers.
Action cams are still an interesting market segment and the combination of 4K and 360 shooting makes the Nikon KeyMission an interesting option. The Nikon KeyMission 360 4K-UHD Shock-proof is just $348 – almost half the retail price I’ve spotted at a couple of other outlets.
A decent tripod is really handy for all sorts of shooting and Manfrotto has long held a reputation for making great gear. The Manfrotto MK190GOA4TB-BH 190 will set you back $369 – about $80 less than other retailers.
Check out the sale and share the bargains you spot in the comments.