Cheaper Than Amazon: Back to School Edition (July 21, 2014)

By on July 21, 2014

best-buy-amazon-logoYou 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, Amazon is cheaper. It gets even better if you still live in a state where Amazon doesn’t charge sales tax or you can use your Amazon Prime subscription to get it in just two days without paying additional shipping costs.

However, there are an increasing number of deals as of late in which retailers are able to beat Amazon’s price significantly. On Ben’s, we specifically point that out in the deal box next to the retail price. In addition to that feature, we will also be rounding up the best of those deals for you each week in this series.

This week, we are bringing you deals that are specific to kids, teens and college students who are heading back to school in the next few weeks. Check the details section of each deal to see what type of student would benefit the most.

So without further ado, here are the best deals that are cheaper than Amazon this week:

Dell 28 Ultra HD 3840 x 2160 (4K) 28-inch Monitor

$400 at Dell vs. $610 at Amazon
  • Target: Teens, College Students
  • Ideal for any kid interested in design, photography, engineering
  • Can double as a television or video game monitor
  • Free shipping

Adidas Rayado Men’s Shoes (Limited Sizes)

$37 at Adidas vs. $60 at Amazon
  • Target: Male Teens, College Students
  • Casual shoe, ideal for a regular school day
  • Features a light canvas upper and pivot-point rubber outsole
  • Free shipping

16GB Apple iPad Tablet with Wi-Fi (4th Gen)

$329 at eBay vs. $378 at Amazon
  • Target: All Ages
  • Ideal for Internet research, educational apps
  • 9.7 Retina Display; 2048 x 1536 Resolution
  • Free shipping

Nuance Dragon Naturally Speaking 12 Premium

$0 at Newegg (after rebate) vs. $94 at Amazon
  • Target: All Ages
  • Ideal for any student who hasn’t learned how to type yet
  • Will require a separate mic
  • Free shipping

Newton Running Isaac Men’s Running Shoes

$33 at 6pm vs. $90 at Amazon
  • Target: Male Teens, College Students
  • Ideal for students exercising on a regular basis
  • Specific to everyday training and slow-paced running
  • Free shipping

Fellowes Lunar 9.5-inch Laminator

$25 at Staples vs. $69 at Amazon
  • Target: Parents of Elementary, Middle School kids
  • Ideal for laminating school projects, presentations
  • Works with regular sheets of paper
  • Free in-store pickup or $10 shipping

Apple Macbook Air 13.3″ 4th Gen Core i5 Notebook

$750 at Best Buy vs. $903 at Amazon
  • Target: All Ages
  • Small size is ideal for taking to class for notes
  • Under 3 lbs, ideal for carrying in a backpack
  • Requires a valid .edu email account. Free shipping

Wireless Qi Power Charging Pad

$7.50 at eBay vs. $19 at Amazon
  • Target: All Ages
  • Ideal for students with Qi-enabled smartphones
  • Usually specific to Android / Windows Phones
  • Free shipping

As always, be sure to check Ben’s deal feed for the latest deals and contribute to our community by rating each deal. If you are looking for a specific product, you can sign up for deal alerts here and we will email you the second that we post it in the deal feed.

About 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!

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