Author: Mike Flacy

    By day, I'm the Editor-in-Chief for The CheckOut in addition to being the content manager for Steve's Digicams and High-Def Digest. During my free time, I love to write about pop culture, home theater, digital photography, social media, mobile technology and cool gadgets!

    If you are interested in having The CheckOut crew review one of your products, send me an email to reviews at bensbargains dot net. (Of course, replace at for @ and dot for .)


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    Check out my most recent posts:

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    9 Tips for Buying Back-to-School Laptops

    If you are shopping for a back-to-school laptop, be sure to check out our Laptop Deal Feed to find all the hottest deals. Also, read over these tips in order to help you understand what’s important to students...

    • Posted 6 days ago
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    What is Jet.com? 10 Things You Should Know About the New Shopping Site

    Heard all the hub-bub about a new shopping site called Jet.com? Attempting to do to Amazon what Costco did to Walmart, Jet.com is a membership-only shopping site that’s attempting to bite a chunk out of the mighty...

    • Posted 1 week ago
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    Cheaper Than Amazon: Week of July 20th, 2015

    You can admit it. We all do it. It’s a compulsion, a necessity, an obsession. Anyone that uses the Internet checks Amazon when shopping for something. Don’t get us wrong, we do it too. And quite often,...

    • Posted 1 week ago
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    Awesome Movie & TV Dads Walking Their Kids to School

    Created by animation designer Andry Rajoelina, this adorable collection of illustrations depicts father figures from movies and television shows walking their children to school. Movies and television shows depicted in this collection include Breaking Bad, The Goonies, Gremlins, TMNT, Indiana Jones,...

    • Posted 1 week ago
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    Amazon Prime Day was a Bust for Deal Hunters!

    Heard all the negative buzz about Amazon Prime Day from consumers posting on Twitter? They aren’t wrong. Here’s why Amazon Prime Day was mostly all hype and a pretty terrible deal for consumers. Prices on Amazon’s own...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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    Everything You Need to Know About Amazon Prime Day

    Heard about the Black Friday in July trend? It kicked into high gear last week with the announcement of Amazon Prime Day. Here’s everything you need to know about it: What is Amazon Prime Day? Starting in...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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    10 Awesome Tech Upgrades for Apartment Dwellers

    One of the biggest detractors to living in an apartment over your own home is a lack of freedom when it comes to upgrading your apartment’s technology, specifically when it requires changes that are forbidden by the...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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    How to Score the Best Gaming Deals During Steam Sales

    Oh, the glorious Steam sale. It pops up a few times a year to empty the wallets of anyone who plays PC games. It’s gotten so popular that competing digital services like Amazon and Gamefly run similar...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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    Five Things You’ll Need When Moving from an Apartment to a House

    While some Americans are downsizing their lifestyle from expensive homes to cheaper apartments, what about upsizing? As the housing market rebounds, more people are thinking about buying their first home and saving up that 20 percent down payment....

    • Posted 4 months ago
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    What Would You Rather Do Than Your Taxes?

    Ever since the first tax filing day on January 31st, the tax season has been in full swing. For the next eight weeks, tax professionals will be hard at work digging through old receipts and looking for ways to...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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    Waste Not, Want Not: Best Deals to Buy in April

    The start of Spring always brings a new selection of seasonal deals, many of which are geared toward outdoor events such as exercise, home care and clothing that doesn’t have to be hidden by a heavy winter...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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    22 Superbly Decorated, Pop Culture Easter Eggs

    Preparing for an awesome Easter egg hunt with the kids? Want to stand out from the crowd with cool decorations? Check out twenty-two wonderfully decorated Easter eggs with characters from movies like Star Wars and Ghostbusters, video...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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