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!

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    30 Amazon Hacks & Prime Perks That Will Save You Time & Money

    If you are spending money on Amazon, there are plenty of ways to save your money (and time) when shopping. We’ve put together a list of thirty Amazon-specific and Amazon Prime-specific hacks & perks to take advantage of....

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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    Shut Up and Take My Money: Nerf Rival Zeus Blaster

    Quite possibly the ultimate in cubicle office warfare or teenage shenanigans, the Nerf Rival Zeus is a new motorized blaster that fires foam rounds at roughly 100-feet per second. Available in both red and blue, the design is someone reminiscent...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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    No Kids? 5 Ways You Can Take Advantage of Back-to-School Sales

    Over the next few weeks, you won’t be able to turn on the television without seeing an advertisement for back-to-school sales. For those of us without kids or have kids who have already graduated college, it can...

    • Posted 4 weeks ago
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    Amazon Prime just got harder to share with family, roommates

    Just a heads up, Amazon has changed the sharing options of the Prime membership as of August 1, 2015.  Prior to August, Amazon Prime members could share their accounts with any four people that resided in the...

    • Posted 4 weeks ago
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    Amazon Dash Button Review: One Click for the Incredible Bulk

    When the Amazon Dash button was originally announced earlier this year, I shared the belief, with many others, in that it must have been an early April Fool’s joke. Why in the world would anyone want a button...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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    The Amazon Dash button Has Arrived: Rip-off or Good Deal?

    Made available today exclusively to Amazon Prime members, the Amazon Dash button is a physical button that you mount in your home and press it when you run out of a specific product. Limited to certain brands, you...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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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 1 month 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 month 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 month 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 2 months 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 months 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 months ago
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