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    Revealed!! What Nintendo’s poor Wii U sales will mean for gaming deals in 2014

    If you haven’t heard, Nintendo had to aggressively slash sales projections by nearly 70 percent after a slow holiday season of Wii U sales. Despite the $50 price cut during late 2013, Nintendo is projecting sales of...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • From the David Fincher trailer for Halo 4
    Revealed!! Why Video Games are So Expensive

    Why do we have to pay $60 for a new video game? It seems ridiculous. And don’t get started on downloadable content (DLC) and add-ons which can raise the total price of a game to $80 or...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Blu-ray display
    Revealed!! What’s the Future of Blu-ray?

    Even though Blu-ray “defeated” its early rival HD DVD five years ago, it often seems as if Blu-ray is still fighting an uphill battle with public perception. However, that image is changing and while it may not...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Plasma TV in a Home Theater
    Revealed!! Why Are Plasma TVs Still Around?

    If you’re old enough, you’ll recall that plasma TVs were the first commercially available flat-panel TVs in the late ’90s. A 42-inch Philips set boasted a price tag of $15,000! Fast-forward over a decade later and most TV...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • LEGO-storefront
    Revealed!! Why LEGO Toys Are So Expensive

    Whenever we post LEGO deals on Ben’s Bargains, they’re usually quite popular because regular-price LEGO sets just seem outrageously expensive for children’s toys. The 3,803-piece LEGO Death Star (10188) is frequently cited as an example, retailing for...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • shopping-online
    Revealed!! Battle of the Shopping Search Engines

    If you’re a regular online shopper, you may have noticed Microsoft’s commercial promoting the Bing shopping search engine over Google Shopping. In it, a couple discuss how “Google sells its shopping results, so while they look like honest...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • PNY-XLR8-Memory
    Revealed!! Where Have All The Memory Deals Gone?

    Over the past few months, you may have noticed that there are very few memory deals (desktop and notebook) appearing on Ben’s Bargains. Did we forget? Did we start adhering to the (Apple) philosophy that you suffer...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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    Revealed!! What Does “Refurbished” Really Mean?

    While you’ll mostly see brand-new products at Ben’s Bargains, you’ll occasionally run across the word refurbished on some of the deals that we post. What exactly does refurbished mean, and is it just a marketing term for “used” or...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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