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:

  • Fry’s Electronics is closing all stores, which also includes online shopping

    Blaming a lack of retail foot traffic from the COVID-19 pandemic, management at Fry’s Electronics has made the decision to close all 31 Fry’s Electronics retail locations in nine states within the U.S. The company ceased all...

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    What not to Buy on President’s Day (and what to buy instead!)

    Shopping on President’s Day this weekend? If so, we’ve got some great tips for you. Many of these deals can be found starting on Friday, Feb 12th and going all the way through President’s Day on Monday,...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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    9 Unique Computer Upgrades to Enhance Your Custom Battlestation

    Building a new desktop PC to play some of the latest games? Are you building a home media server to take advantage of Plex Pass or other HTPC software? Whatever your reasons are, there are a ton...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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    Amazon ends Prime Pantry service

    As of this week, Amazon has halted the Amazon Pantry service (also known as Prime Pantry), likely due to other popular options like Subscribe & Save as well as Amazon Fresh eliminating the need for it. The...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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    Here’s the Top 5 Credit Card Rewards for Q1 2021

    While plenty of retailers have their own credit cards to earn a percentage back on a purchase or 0% interest for 6 to 12 months (along with astronomical interest rates if you don’t pay it off each...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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    5 Products to help you Organize Junk Drawers

    The junk drawer, we all have one somewhere in our home. Maybe it’s in the kitchen or the front hallway. Maybe it’s in your office or a bedroom. But it’s there and it’s getting worse month after...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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    2020 Holiday Shipping Deadlines for 80+ Major Retailers

    If you are working on your holiday shopping or plan on knocking out everything a week before Christmas, we have compiled your go-to list of 50 shipping deadlines from major retailers as well as the top three shipping companies....

    • Posted 2 months ago
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    Walmart ends $35+ free shipping requirement for Walmart+ subscribers

    Starting on Friday, December 4, Walmart is removing the $35 minimum order requirement in order to qualify for free next-day and two-day shipping. This new policy is on everything Walmart sells accept for groceries. Grocery orders will...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Here’s the cheapest AirPods on Black Friday 2020

    Shopping for a set of AirPods this year? this Black Friday? We’ve looked through all the Black Friday ads and broken down where you can get the cheapest AirPods with charging case, AirPods with wireless charging case, the...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Here’s the cheapest LEGOs and LEGO sets on Black Friday 2020

    Shopping for boxes of LEGOs or specific LEGO sets this year? We’ve looked through all the Black Friday ads and broken down where you can get the cheapest sets of LEGOs (price per brick), the best overall...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Lowe’s announces holiday deals schedule, free Christmas tree delivery

    Starting on Thursday, October 22, Lowe’s is launching deals daily, online-only sales on tools, generators, pressure washers, patio sets, electronics, small appliances, floorcare, lighting and more through Wed, December 2. Other promotions include Up to $700 off...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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  • GameStop becomes next retailer to announce store closures for Thanksgiving

    Following in the footsteps of retail giants like Walmart and Target, GameStop has announced that all retail locations will be closed on Thanksgiving this year. This is a shift from previous years where many locations were required...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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