Amazon’s Cyber Monday: Find Great Deals and Support LGF

Most people think Black Friday is the best time of the year for bargain shopping, but in actual fact you’ll often find better deals the week after. And that’s especially true at Amazon, where today marks the start of their Cyber Monday Deals Week, with unbeatable prices on HD televisions, computers (and all kinds of gadgets for those computers), cameras, watches, audio systems, you name it.

Here’s a big thing you can click to go there and check it out (if you use our link we get a small commission on anything you buy with no extra charge to you):

Here’s one example: a Seagate Barracuda 3TB hard drive for less than $100 (63% off!): Seagate Barracuda 7200 3 TB 7200RPM SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare.

And if you don’t want to deal with a bare hard drive, here’s the same drive in a USB 3.0 case for only $10 more: Seagate Expansion 3 TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive.

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1 Alexzander  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 1:06:28pm

Tempted to buy an external drive right now.

2 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 1:06:58pm

picked up a few MP3 albums via the regular link, nothing i listen to is on sale lol.

3 Charles Johnson  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 1:07:18pm

re: #1 Alexzander

Tempted to buy an external drive right now.

If you don't want to deal with a bare hard drive, here's the same drive I linked above in a USB 3.0 case for only $10 more: Seagate Expansion 3 TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive.

4 ReamWorks SKG  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 1:09:40pm

Take a look at the headphones!

[Link: www.amazon.com...]

The Klipsch X10 is a good deal

5 Kragar  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 1:10:31pm

Kids lucked out when I found the last copy of the Skylanders new game for the Wii in San Diego. They thought the game wasn't even coming out for the Wii and were disappointed, so it should be a real hit Christmas morning.

6 erik_t  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 1:11:25pm

re: #3 Charles Johnson

If you don't want to deal with a bare hard drive, here's the same drive I linked above in a USB 3.0 case for only $10 more: Seagate Expansion 3 TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive.

USB3 is unfortunately not very mainstream yet, especially if you're a laptop person.

I picked up a USB3/1394b split box, and that was a dramatically better purchase for me. A fair number of systems are out there with 1394 but without USB3.

7 Gus  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 1:12:33pm
8 Kragar  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 1:16:19pm

re: #7 Gus

[Embedded content]

Irony: The Tea Party quoting Pravda for its news.

9 Gus  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 1:21:25pm

re: #8 Kragar

Irony: The Tea Party quoting Pravda for its news.

By some whacko named Xavier Lerma and a Russia Today video. Lots of Putin love here.

10 Charles Johnson  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 1:23:00pm

re: #6 erik_t

USB3 is unfortunately not very mainstream yet, especially if you're a laptop person.

I picked up a USB3/1394b split box, and that was a dramatically better purchase for me. A fair number of systems are out there with 1394 but without USB3.

That's true but USB3 is compatible with USB2. The Firewire 400 (1394) bus is a better choice than USB2 if you have the port - it's significantly faster.

I have several external drive enclosures with Firewire 800, which is an even better choice, but not very common except on Macs.

11 TedStriker  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 1:23:42pm

Bleh, being broke sucks.

Five days until payday, the battery in my car is about to give up the ghost, and the car payment and other bills are coming up. I'd love to get this internal drive for my media server at this price, but it looks like I'm gonna miss the boat on it.

And I haven't even started Christmas shopping or have gotten my mom a birthday present (it's on the 28th) yet.

FML...

12 Mattand  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 1:24:40pm

re: #7 Gus

[Embedded content]

From the previous thread: thanks for the link. The next time some conservative or "independent" (AKA, a conservative who's ashamed of himself but won't admit it), I'm sending them this.

13 erik_t  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 1:24:45pm

re: #10 Charles Johnson

That's true but USB3 is compatible with USB2. The Firewire 400 (1394) bus is a better choice than USB2 if you have the port - it's significantly faster.

I have several external drive enclosures with Firewire 800, which is an even better choice, but not very common except on Macs.

Yes, of course, USB3 is fantabulous for backwards compatability. It works, even if it seems slower than frozen dog poop. But if you can get FW800 on the laptop and USB3 on the workstation... let's just say it's a very nice and worthwhile bonus.

14 ReamWorks SKG  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 1:27:18pm

I've actually had some trouble with USB-2 devices on my USB-3 MacPro 15" Retina.

I have a USB Audio interface from Tascam that only works if I plug it into a hub. Not sure whose fault it is.

15 Charles Johnson  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 1:33:20pm

At $100, these Seagate drives are great choices for a RAID backup array.

16 erik_t  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 1:34:15pm

re: #15 Charles Johnson

At $100, these Seagate drives are great choices for a RAID backup array.

...which sits in your desk at work.

If it isn't offsite, it's not a backup.

17 Kragar  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 1:34:58pm

Scott Lively Envisions a Religious Right/Progressive Grassroots Third Party Coalition

Why will ethnic minorities join us in the first place, before we’ve been able to prove ourselves champions of true social justice? We will make a simple appeal to the thing we most share in common. “Our Bond Is Family!” There’s our pitch and strategy in bumper-sticker simplicity. The typical African American or Hispanic person is generally more Christian and pro-family than the average American (as are the Russian, Eastern European, East Indian, African and Asian immigrants). RINO Republicans could never build a bridge to these minorities because they don’t share these values. But we can and should.
...

We should reach out to moderate and conservative-leaning environmentalists as well. Environmentalism is another movement we should rescue from the Marxists and rebuild on a Christian foundation. Our responsibility to be good stewards of the earth is a central tenet of Christianity, and we are certainly much more capable of fulfilling this duty in a balanced manner than the Marxists are. (Not to mention that we would do the world a great service to steer at least some portion of this powerful movement away from power-grabbing globalist goals such as Agenda 21 and “global warming” and toward authentic environmental needs.)

One key point in this arena that deserves immediate, urgent advocacy is opposition to genetically-modified foods. RINOs would never take this position for fear of alienating agri-business and mega-corporations like Monsanto, but we conservatives should.

Environmentalists might at first seem to be an impossible constituency to recruit, but Christians share an important common ground with them: an embrace of the natural and rejection of the unnatural. The most important concepts in environmentalism — bio-diversity, eco-systems, and the inter-dependence of species — rest on the clear “natural law” presupposition (central to Christianity as well) that there is an existing order in nature that should be protected by human beings. We also share a distrust of the corporate giants whose myopic pursuit of ever greater profits represents the greatest threat to the environment.

If we craft an appeal based on our common preference for the “natural” over the “artificial,” and frame this as a logical basis for deciding social policy in every area, we suddenly have a powerful unifying theme for our entire slate that could win every intellectually honest environmentalist to our side: the natural value of life vs the unnatural termination of unborn babies, natural marriage vs. un-natural homosexual unions, God-given liberty vs. man-made Statism, commerce among real persons vs. that with artificial corporate “persons,” natural foods vs. genetic experiments, a return to family farms and rejection of agri-business, a return to natural remedies and rejection of Big Pharma, etc..

Its as simple as that apparently.
/

18 dragonfire1981  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 1:35:02pm

I can only speak for myself, but personally I know a LOT of struggling white people using food stamps, medicaid and other safety net programs to make ends meet.

Poverty is NOT a color selective problem.

19 dragonfire1981  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 1:35:24pm

re: #17 Kragar

Scott Lively Envisions a Religious Right/Progressive Grassroots Third Party Coalition

Its as simple as that apparently.
/

Good luck with that. It'd be interesting to see what kind of effect such a coalition would have on the GOP.

20 darthstar  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 1:35:56pm

Here's a great deal...

The Accoutrements Horse Head mask

Look at the user-generated images for the mask...my favorite:

Image: 71XZmPofYaL.jpg

21 Kragar  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 1:36:27pm

re: #19 dragonfire1981

Good luck with that.

"we suddenly have a powerful unifying theme for our entire slate that could win every intellectually honest environmentalist"

And if they don't fall in line, they're not really environmentalists!

22 darthstar  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 1:36:34pm

re: #20 darthstar

Here's a great deal...

The Accoutrements Horse Head mask

Look at the user-generated images for the mask...my favorite:

Image: 71XZmPofYaL.jpg

And this one:
Image: 614WL8zD0aL.jpg

23 Lidane  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 1:36:51pm

re: #17 Kragar

Scott Lively Envisions a Religious Right/Progressive Grassroots Third Party Coalition

Its as simple as that apparently.
/

Because the same religious whackjobs who think the world is 7000 years old will be able to co-exist with people who want to do something about climate change and who believe in evolution. Really.

ROFL. What a fucking lunatic.

24 Charles Johnson  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 1:37:20pm

re: #20 darthstar

Here's a great deal...

The Accoutrements Horse Head mask

Look at the user-generated images for the mask...my favorite:

Image: 71XZmPofYaL.jpg

The customer reviews for this are freaking hilarious. (I actually saw this one before.)

25 Kragar  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 1:37:22pm

re: #20 darthstar

Here's a great deal...

The Accoutrements Horse Head mask

Look at the user-generated images for the mask...my favorite:

Image: 71XZmPofYaL.jpg

The next big thing...

[Link: www.amazon.com...]

26 Kragar  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 1:38:27pm

re: #22 darthstar

And this one:
Image: 614WL8zD0aL.jpg

Sarah Jessica Parker is so diverse an actress...

27 Kragar  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 1:40:55pm

re: #23 Lidane

Because the same religious whackjobs who think the world is 7000 years old will be able to co-exist with people who want to do something about climate change and who believe in evolution. Really.

ROFL. What a fucking lunatic.

"we would do the world a great service to steer at least some portion of this powerful movement away from power-grabbing globalist goals such as Agenda 21 and “global warming” and toward authentic environmental needs."

UN Conspiracy theory and global warming denial: Check and Check

28 Charles Johnson  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 1:42:15pm
This mask imbues the wearer with super-human abilities. The power to make everyone around you feel akward and uncomfortable being first among them. After wearing the mask for several days my identity was consumed and replaced. There is only the horse now. Best purchase I ever made.
29 Kragar  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 1:43:31pm
30 Kragar  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 1:45:03pm

re: #28 Charles Johnson

There is only the horse now.

There is only the horse now.

ONLY THE HORSE NOW.

ONLY THE HORSE.

HORSE.

31 Gus  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 1:45:40pm

re: #29 Kragar

[Embedded content]

Ah. So now we have Tea Party Nation, Bryan Fischer, and The Blaze all lined up with Pravda and some nut named Xavier Lerma.

32 Kragar  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 1:46:52pm
Useless

It's not big enough to completely cover a horse's head, and it doesn't provide enough air flow for them, either. I guess it doesn't matter. Even if those problems were fixed, it didn't convince my daughter her horse wasn't dead. Thanks a lot, Accoutrements.

33 kirkspencer  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 1:49:28pm

re: #31 Gus

Ah. So now we have Tea Party Nation, Bryan Fischer, and The Blaze all lined up with Pravda and some nut named Xavier Lerma.

Nut is, I think, the right word. In the US I'd consider him a Brievik flavored RWNJ, with editorials ascribing our coming downfall to immorality and tolerance of the other. Just do a quick google on his name if you want to feel that slime.

34 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 1:51:36pm
35 TedStriker  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 1:53:01pm

re: #29 Kragar

[Embedded content]

Lemme see, a bitter old fundie fart (Fischer) quoting a bunch of bitter fundies (Beck/The Blaze), who are quoting a Russian media outlet who was, during Communist times, one of the biggest Soviet state media organs and who is still very pro-authoritarian and very pro-Putin, IIRC.

Tell me that isn't some sort of fucked up right there...

36 Kragar  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 1:54:28pm

Bryan, where do you think all that excess water leading to the record breaking snowfall came from?

37 dragonfire1981  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 1:55:25pm

re: #31 Gus

Ah. So now we have Tea Party Nation, Bryan Fischer, and The Blaze all lined up with Pravda and some nut named Xavier Lerma.

That's a super villain name if I ever heard one!

38 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 1:59:15pm

re: #30 Kragar

There is only the horse now.

There is only the horse now.

ONLY THE HORSE NOW.

ONLY THE HORSE.

HORSE.

If you recall, various crazy preachers used to claim that if you played the theme song to THE MISTER ED SHOW backward, you'd hear "The source is Satan".

Hmm.

39 Gus  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 2:01:30pm

re: #37 dragonfire1981

That's a super villain name if I ever heard one!

Got some images of our super villain:

Image: Xavier-Lerma-01.jpg
Image: Xavier-Lerma-02.jpg

40 Gus  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 2:01:49pm

What a dork.

41 Kragar  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 2:05:10pm

re: #39 Gus

Got some images of our super villain:

Image: Xavier-Lerma-01.jpg
Image: Xavier-Lerma-02.jpg

More of a "Not allowed within 100 yards of Schools and Child Care facilities" look than super villain look.

42 engineer cat  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 2:05:17pm

re: #17 Kragar

Scott Lively Envisions a Religious Right/Progressive Grassroots Third Party Coalition

Its as simple as that apparently.
/

he's at war with those recalcitrant imaginary interest groups, "marxists" and "america hating white liberal suburbanites"

now if he'd just add in gigantic, fully armed anarchist windmills, we'd really have something

43 jaunte  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 2:08:51pm

re: #42 engineer cat

now if he'd just add in gigantic, fully armed anarchist windmills, we'd really have something

There's a Rosinante mask around here somewhere.

44 efuseakay  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 2:11:58pm

I just won't touch Seagate drives anymore. With a dismal 1 year warranty and a high failure rate, this might be ok for a "junk" drive, but I'd never again store anything important on these things. That being said, my 10+ year old Seagate IDE drive is still running like a champ.

I just did a new build with a de-lidded 3770K and a Crucial m4 SSD. SSD really is legit. Maybe in a few years, the capacity/$ ratio will be better.

45 Gus  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 2:13:16pm

re: #41 Kragar

More of a "Not allowed within 100 yards of Schools and Child Care facilities" look than super villain look.

Here's one with unskewed polls guys, Dean Chambers. Hmmm.

46 efuseakay  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 2:14:23pm

re: #17 Kragar

Scott Lively Envisions a Religious Right/Progressive Grassroots Third Party Coalition

Its as simple as that apparently.
/

Yeah. That won't take away from future GOP votes, giving Dems even mor victories. The message of this last election is MOAR RELIGINS!!!!

47 makeitstop  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 2:35:02pm

re: #39 Gus

Got some images of our super villain:

Image: Xavier-Lerma-01.jpg
Image: Xavier-Lerma-02.jpg

He looks like Dave Barsky, the producer on Mike Rowe's Dirty Jobs.

48 Charles Johnson  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 4:23:54pm

re: #44 efuseakay

I hear you - Seagate's reputation with these low-end drives isn't very good. But at $100 for 3 TB, they're perfect for a RAID array - lots of storage, very cheap, easily swapped out if they fail.

I got a couple to use in a RAID setup I'm putting together, we'll see how reliable they are.

49 Kaessa  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 5:06:04pm

JUST bought that hard drive 2 weeks ago at $150. Still sitting in a box with the rest of my computer parts (mobo/processor/ram/etc) because I forgot to order the 256GB SSD that's going into the build.

Derp.

50 Kaessa  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 5:08:38pm

re: #16 erik_t

...which sits in your desk at work.

If it isn't offsite, it's not a backup.

I keep one backup onsite, and one offsite.

Redundancy. It's a good thing.

51 efuseakay  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 9:56:05pm

re: #48 Charles Johnson

I hear you - Seagate's reputation with these low-end drives isn't very good. But at $100 for 3 TB, they're perfect for a RAID array - lots of storage, very cheap, easily swapped out if they fail.

I got a couple to use in a RAID setup I'm putting together, we'll see how reliable they are.

I wish you luck Charles. Hopefully no LGF stuff will be on them. ;)


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