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Lower your Phone Bills!

Posted by geeknews at 2:03 AM on April 8, 2004

If you are a penny pincher and spend a lot of time on the phone you may want to check this site out they show the rates for a lot of companies that offer 1010 type services. My wife uses a 1010 service to call Japan and gets a rate of about .03 cents per minute. Be sure to shop around and save those extra pennies for your tech purchases. []

Looking for Cheap Flights pull them down in your Aggreator

Posted by geeknews at 1:10 AM on April 8, 2004

As many trips as I go on that are short notice I usually have to pay full fare. But once in a while I get a chance to shop around. Well what better than cheap airline fares that are being published via RSS that you can pull down daily. Great catch by [Lockergnome]

Great Price on 120 Gig Hard-Drive

Posted by geeknews at 1:34 AM on March 18, 2004

Need some new storage at a terrific price. Check out this bargain Western Digital Caviar WD1200JB Special Edition 120GB ATA/100 7200RPM Hard Drive w/8MB Buffer *** Free 2nd Day *** $91.50 []

Free eBooks

Posted by geeknews at 10:00 PM on September 3, 2003

Planet PDF is now offering an assortment of some of the most popular classics — free! Help yourself to them, and feel free to share them with your friends. [Planet PDF]

Cost of new Office coming soon

Posted by geeknews at 3:08 PM on August 12, 2003

This was really a joke to have put this post in the Bargain category, since it’s not. I’m satisfied with Office 2002 for now…

“Microsoft plans to reveal pricing and a release date soon for the next version of its Office software, according to analysts.

So far, the company has only said the various components of its newly renamed Office System line of products would ship late this summer. That means Microsoft would need to have a final version of the software to ship to PC manufacturers within the next few weeks.” []

HP 17″ LCD Monitor –$319

Posted by geeknews at 10:47 PM on June 28, 2003

I cannot belive this deal that HP is offering. A 17″ LCD for $319

“Flat is where it’s at. The HP F70 17″ display has the crystal clear views to move you. Save desktop space with the slim design and experience the full color world of DVDs, multimedia and more.

* built-in Polk Audio Stereo speakers for fantastic sound with the convenience of clutter free desk space
* 17″ flat panel screen with an anti-glare coating and customizable settings that allow you to work or play games comfortably
* optimal resolution at 1280 x 1024 for superior DVD, imaging and Internet performance
* slim, space-saving design fits your home or home office environment perfectly
* designed to bring out the best from your PC
* full plug-and-play installation let’s you get started right away
* save energy, full energy star and MPII compliant

Price: $319, the cheapest 17″ LCD that I have ever seen in my lifetime! [Utility Electronics]

HP lowers price pole with $349 PC

Posted by geeknews at 6:20 PM on June 26, 2003

Yes, I know, this isn’t the coolest, fastest, powerfull PC, but it is a great gift idea for a child or grand-parent. Believe me, they’ll be thrilled! A lot better than a Lindows PC, too.

“Hewlett-Packard is again doing the low-price computer limbo with a new $349 desktop PC.

The computer giant on Thursday began taking customer orders for the new Pavilion a210e PC on its HPShopping Web site. The machine–the sister model of the $349 Compaq Presario S4000J–will be available only directly from HP.

The Pavilion a210e will have enough power for everyday computing tasks such as sending e-mail. The desktop is fitted with an Advanced Micro Devices Athlon XP 2000+ processor running at 1.67GHz, 128MB of RAM (random access memory), a 40GB hard drive, a CD-ROM, a modem and a keyboard and mouse. The desktop uses built-in graphics included with its Via Technologies chipset. Its base configuration does not include a monitor, nor does it have a floppy drive or speakers, which are each $20 upgrades.” []