Author: Mike Flacy

    By day, I'm the Editor-in-Chief for The CheckOut in addition to being the content manager for Steve's Digicams and High-Def Digest. During my free time, I love to write about pop culture, home theater, digital photography, social media, mobile technology and cool gadgets!

    If you are interested in having The CheckOut crew review one of your products, send me an email to reviews at bensbargains dot net. (Of course, replace at for @ and dot for .)


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    Cheaper Than Amazon: Week of July 28th, 2014

    You can admit it. We all do it. It’s a compulsion, a necessity, an obsession. Anyone that uses the Internet checks Amazon when shopping for something. Don’t get us wrong, we do it too. And quite often,...

    • Posted 2 days ago
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    The Best Time to Find Amazing Back-To-School Deals

    It seems like the school year starts sooner every year. With tax holidays, sales flyers and special promotions to keep track of, it’s tough to make sure you’re saving money when filling up your shopping basket with...

    • Posted 1 week ago
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    Shut Up and Take My Money: Bunch O Balloons

    Quite possibly the greatest invention for hot, humid summers since the Coolest Cooler exploded on Kickstarter, a Texas father developed an ingenious method of filling 100 water balloons in under one minute. If you have tried to...

    • Posted 1 week ago
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  • back-to-school-shopping
    Here are the 2014 Sales Tax Free Weekends for Back to School Shopping

    In addition to saving money on product categories during specific months, 16 participating states have tax-free holidays that will allow you to purchase back to school items without paying additional taxes. However, be aware that there are...

    • Posted 1 week ago
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    9 Tips for Buying Back-to-School Laptops

    If you are shopping for a back-to-school laptop, be sure to check out our Laptop Deal Feed to find all the hottest deals. Also, read over these tips in order to help you understand what’s important to students...

    • Posted 1 week ago
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    Cheaper Than Amazon: Back to School Edition (July 21, 2014)

    You can admit it. We all do it. It’s a compulsion, a necessity, an obsession. Anyone who uses the Internet checks Amazon when shopping for something. Don’t get us wrong, we do it, too. And quite often,...

    • Posted 1 week ago
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  • bitcoin
    Dell, Newegg buddy up to Bitcoin, now accepting the digital currency

    If you are an avid Bitcoin user, two new major retailers have just started accepting the online, digital cryptocurrency this month. The first was Newegg at the start of July and the second was Dell as of today....

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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    Goodbye Chromebooks? $199 Windows 8 laptops are coming soon

    Firing a warning shot toward the line of inexpensive Google Chromebooks, Microsoft announced this week at WPC 2014 that the company is working with HP to release a Windows 8 laptop at a $199 price point as...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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    Shut Up and Take My Money: InkCase Plus E-ink Screen

    Hate watching the battery life drain away on your smartphone throughout the day? The developers of the original InkCase are working on a new product for Android smartphones to help relieve battery usage. Built into a case for...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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    Cheaper Than Amazon: Week of July 14, 2014

    You can admit it. We all do it. It’s a compulsion, a necessity, an obsession. Anyone that uses the Internet checks Amazon when shopping for something. Maybe it’s that new 47-inch HDTV that you’ve had your eye...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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    Shut Up and Take My Money: The Coolest Cooler

    Quite possibly the coolest invention to ever hit the beach, a Kickstarter campaign recently launched for a drink cooler packed with more features than your smartphone. In addition to an 18V blender built into the lid for...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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    Cheaper Than Amazon: Week of July 7th, 2014

    You can admit it. We all do it. It’s a compulsion, a necessity, an obsession. Anyone that uses the Internet checks Amazon when shopping for something. Maybe it’s that new 47-inch HDTV that you’ve had your eye...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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