Author: Joe Warner

    I'm the senior editor of The CheckOut. I am an aficionado of shiny gadgets and classic Hollywood movies and can also tell you the names of the late '80s Swedish Davis Cup team members.


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    Deals of the Week (April 18): All Your Deals in One Basket

    This week at Ben’s Bargains, we saw some aggressive spring clothing deals, including $9 Merona cargo shorts from Target on eBay and an extra 33% off sale sunglasses at Sunglass Hut. The Sports Authority had a fantastic...

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    Deals of the Week (April 11): All Your Deals are Belong to Us

    This week at Ben’s Bargains, we saw a continuation of last week’s great home and garden sales as retailers aggressively made up for lost ground after a long winter. There were also many fantastic tablet deals, ranging from...

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    Deals of the Week (April 4): Deals and Taxes

    This week at Ben’s Bargains, Black Friday arrived early in the form of annual “Spring Black Friday” sales at big box stores Home Depot and Lowe’s. It’s a good time for you DIYers because a bevy of...

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    Deals of the Week (March 28): Deals Rush In

    Another week and yet another Xbox One price drop, or so it has seemed the last few weeks. On the heels of last week’s $450 Xbox One / Titanfall bundle price drop, Amazon went a step further...

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    Deals of the Week (March 21): Ode to Deals

    As we said good-bye to winter and welcomed spring this week at Ben’s Bargains, Walmart* honest-to-goodness dropped the price on the Xbox One Titanfall Bundle to $450 (not a price mistake) and Amazon celebrated the 3rd birthday...

    • Posted 4 weeks ago
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    Wacom Intuos Pen and Touch Small Tablet Review

    I’ve been using Wacom pen tablets since the first generation Bamboo consumer series tablet (the Bamboo MTE-450). Later I moved on to the 2nd generation Bamboo Pen and Touch tablet (CTH460), which I reviewed back in late 2009....

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • Google-Drive
    Deals of the Week (March 14): Deal Madness

    This week at Ben’s Bargains, Google Drive’s free storage space tripled from 5GB to a gargantuan 15GB, Amazon gave away a decent MP3 album of Celtic music for St. Patrick’s Day and Staples took $50 off popular...

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  • Target Store
    Deals of the Week (March 7): Luck o’ the Deal

    This week at Ben’s Bargains, we continued to see great home and apparel deals with $6 polo shirts from Cubavera, $20 off in-store household purchases of $50 or more at Target and the Conair CC-10 10-Cup Coffeemaker...

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    Bluetooth Speaker Adapter Review, Part II: Amped Wireless

    Two months ago, I reviewed two Bluetooth speaker adapters from Logitech (8/10) and HomeSpot (7/10). I gave the slight edge to the Logitech for a more polished product. They are both popular products as consumers have begun to...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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    Deals of the Week (Feb 28): Dishing Up Deals

    This week at Ben’s Bargains, Microsoft fired the latest shot in the “next-gen” console wars by bundling the Xbox One with AAA FPS release Titanfall for $500, Disney launched Disney Movies Anywhere by letting users download The Incredibles...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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    Waste Not, Want Not: Best Deals to Buy in March

    Spring is just around the corner, which means March will be your last chance to grab the last of the great winter clothes deals that you’ve been seeing the last couple of months. At Ben’s Bargains, we’ve...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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    Deals of the Week (Feb 21): That’s Gold, Jerry, Gold!

    This week at Ben’s Bargains, Microsoft is giving out up to 100GB of free online storage on the relaunched OneDrive, the popular ZVOX Audio speakers are at their lowest price ever, and you can pick up a...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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