Best Buy’s Deal of the Day is this $40 Samsung “smart” Blu-ray player. A downright cheap investment for something able to stream Netflix, Hulu Plus, Cinema Now and Pandora. The only down side is the lack of Wifi, so one is required to hook up to the internet via a cable. If that’s not a problem, this is a great buy.

A Core i3 laptop under $400 is a rare find and almost impossible to find under $350. Today CowBoom has a 15.6” Samsung Series 3 with Core i3 Sandy Bridge CPU is only $299.99 + $4 shipping. You won’t find a cheaper Core i3 laptop online. While this unit is refurbished it’s also $245 off the lowest price in new condition of $550.

If you’re a fan of movies and classical music, you can download 100 MP3s of classical music that’s been featured in movies for only $0.99. The list includes Canon in D, Ave Maria, Swan Lake, and The Nutcracker.

Samsung BD-EM53 Blu-ray Player (Refurbished) for $40 with free shipping (normally $50).
Samsung Series 3 NP300E5A-A02UB Core i3-2350M, 6GB RAM (Refurbished) for $300 plus $5 shipping (normally $550). Cheapest ever by $195.
Various Artists: 100 Must-Have Movie Classics, Vol. 2 (MP3 Album) for $1 (normally $87).

LAPTOP DEALS

Besides the Cowboom $305 special mentioned above, there are four stand-out laptops today. The 15.6-inch Lenovo Y580 with Core i7 and GeForce GTX 660M makes a fine gaming laptop. Today it ties the all-time low $799 price tag, last seen Black Friday. The retailer Adorama Camera is selling laptops on eBay, including an Asus S56 model with Ivy Bridge Core i3 and 500GB HDD + 24GB SSD for only $450. That’s $100 off the next best price online of $550. The retailer 1SaleADay has a bargain HP g6 laptop with a relatively high end AMD A8-4500M processor (~Core i5 equivalent) for only $400 and free shipping. Another laptop gem is Best Buy’s sale on a 15.6-inch Asus Q400 with high end Quad Core i7 CPU and 8GB RAM, only $700.

Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 20998NU Ivy Bridge Core i7-3630QM, GeForce GTX 660M, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Windows 8 for $799 with free shipping (normally $1,299 – use coupon code USPY58N20110).
Asus S56CA-WH31 Ultrabook Ivy Bridge Core i3-3217U, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD + 24GB SSD, Windows 8 for $450 with free shipping (next best is $550).
HP g6-2238dx AMD Quad-Core A8-4500M, 4GB RAM, Radeon HD 7640G (Refurbished) for $400 with free shipping (next best is $470). Cheapest ever by $25.
Asus Q400A-BHI7N03 Quad Core i7-3632QM, 8GB RAM, Windows 8 for $700 with free shipping (next best is $799).

GAMING DEALS

PC gamers looking for a more immersive and tangibly interactive experience should check out the Razer Hydra PC motion sensors for $25 off the next best price. If you’re looking for a casual fantasy video game, GameStop has the PC download of LEGO Lord of the Rings for half price. GameStop also has the latest EVE Online: Retribution for $10.

Razer Hydra PC Gaming Motion Sensing Controllers for $65 with free shipping (next best is $90).
Command & Conquer The Ultimate Collection (PC Download) for $17 (next best is $50). Cheapest ever by $8.
LEGO Lord of the Rings (PC Download) for $10 (next best is $20).
EVE Online: Retribution (PC Download) for $10 (normally $20).

ALL THE OTHER GOOD DEALS

For anyone looking for a great quality medium-sized HDTV, check out the 39-inch Sharp Aquos LED set for $396 – the lowest price for today by $78. People with pets will be happy to see the Dyson DC28 fell to $300, and if you want to shave money off your heating bill this winter, consider a $30 heated blanket.

39″ Sharp Aquos LC-39LE440U 1080p LED HDTV for $396 with free shipping (next best is $474).
Dyson DC28 ANIMAL HEPA Vacuum with AirMuscle for $300 with free shipping (normally $400). Cheapest ever by $80.
Sunbeam Twin Seashell Electric Heated Warming Blanket for $30 with free shipping (normally $80).

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