Canon A4000 IS Refurbished 16MP 8x O-Zoom $35 at 83% off original of $200. A fairly standard point and shoot digital camera with decent reviews on amazon (with 4 stars of 400+ reviews). 16 megapixel sensor with 5.5x crop factor with 8x optical zoom and image stabilization with a built in 28mm wide angle lens. This is a good starter camera if you’re looking to move up from your phone camera–this will be your standard run of the line point and shoot (deck of cards) camera. It unfortunately only does 720p video.
This is a factory refurbished (from canon) unit; I always buy factory refurbished when I can, as I’ve never had an issue with a unit refurbished by manufacturer (caution when it’s a retailer like ‘best buy’ that does the repair). Failure rates do not differ from new.
Shipping is free, though I believe there is a small fee for returns (a few bucks).
Dell Color Laser Printer for $75 at 63% off at Staples. Unlike the last laser color printer that was full office (scan, fax copy), this is just a printer. Though, it is wireless and for $75 is a steal for a laser color printer. You do not need to mind your ink drying in a laser as you would for an inkjet and the cartridges are reasonable from amazon at $17 a replacement.
Agricola Board Game for $35 at 50% off original price of $70 on Amazon. This is the lowest price for Agricola on Amazon.com in 4 years (since its release). This game has become very popular as a classic economic/european worker placement board game. It’s pretty easy to learn though there are a lot of pieces and it is on the slightly longer side.
Board game sale on the iOS app store for Agricola and Lords of Waterdeep. Both are very good economic/worker placement games and can be played with a single device pass player to player or with other players. Playing the digital versions significantly speed up the game. Having played both the physical and digital copies, I can say they did a very good job of recreating the feel. Both games are $1 each from their usual $7 each. Continue reading →