We’ve got a bunch of rare discounts coming your way this Thursday or, as I like to call it, Friday, junior. Our deals begin with the Nintendo Switch OLED in its white colorway, which is currently discounted to $296 at eBay when you checkout with the code COUNTDOWN22, knocking roughly $50 off the price of Nintendo’s top-tier handheld. This rare deal on a factory mint Switch OLED comes to us courtesy of nationwidedistributors, a reputable eBay retailer. The Switch OLED includes a number of small improvements over the standard Switch, including a larger, seven-inch OLED screen, a wider kickstand for better tabletop stability, and slightly better speakers. Read our review.
Another blue-moon discount, Woot is currently offering refurbished models of the 24-inch M1 Apple iMac desktop for $1,079.99. Priced at $1,249, Woot’s discount only applies to the powder-blue colorway of the Apple desktop but is worth checking out if you’ve been trying to snag one for less than retail. The M1 iMac has a slick design, and its M1 processor provides excellent performance. While it’s possible to find desktops in the $1,000 price range that perform better than the M1 iMac, there aren’t many that look this good or offer a better experience out of the box. If you have any reservations about picking up a refurbished model, it’s worth noting that Apple typically replaces the majority of the components in its refurbished models and offers unmatched consistency with its secondhand products. Read our review.
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Moving on from desktops to tablets, the 128GB configuration of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S8 Plus is currently discounted to $609.99 in its rose gold colorway at Woot — the lowest price we’ve seen for this model of the 12.4-inch Android tablet. Just like other models in the Tab S8 lineup, the Plus comes packaged with the excellent S Pen stylus, is equipped with 8GB of RAM, and supports Wi-Fi 6E connectivity. The S8 Plus is lightweight and offers excellent performance, thanks to its Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 CPU. However, the S8 Plus still offers a sub-optimal experience with some Android apps due to poor optimization. Read our review.
Another solid Samsung discount, currently you can find the 256GB model of the Galaxy Z Flip 4 on sale for $851.43 in its black colorway, which just squeezes under its Prime Day price. One of the latest entries in Samsung’s lineup of foldables, the Z Flip 4 proves that this is more than just a gimmick by providing us with a phone that can actually fit in your pocket. While this isn’t a totally novel concept, the Z Flip 4 also sports solid battery life, an IPX8 weatherproof rating, and at the very least, makes for a cool conversation piece. Read our review.
When the device is folded, the Flip 4’s outer screen shows at-a-glance information, like notifications and weather widgets. To interact with the phone, you usually need to open it and use the inner 6.7-inch screen.
This deal isn’t as cool as a phone that can do crunches, but hear me out. Currently, Prime members can snag a three-pack of the Eero 6 Plus Wi-Fi mesh system for just $194 instead of its usual $299 price and $40 less than a two-pack. You also have the opportunity to knock off up to an additional 25 percent if you trade in an eligible router or networking system. Like other mesh systems, the Eero 6 Plus is an easy way to ensure adequate Wi-Fi coverage for a large area, with the single router and two access points capable of providing Wi-Fi 6 connectivity for up to 4,500 square feet. The 6 Plus also contains a Thread- and Zigbee-compatible smart home hub, allowing you to pair new devices with Alexa without the need for an intermediary device.
The Eero 6 Plus is a dual-band, gigabit system that supports over 75 simultaneously connected devices. It starts at $139 for one router covering up to 1,500 square feet, $239 for two to manage 3,000 square feet, and $299 for three for 4,500 square feet.
Hey, remember board games?
- Come for the epic space opera and stay for the space lions. The fourth edition of the galaxy-spanning Twilight Imperium is currently discounted to a little under $100 at Amazon when you use the eligible coupon. Normally, the massive game costs $164.99, making this offer on the massive board game just a little more tempting.
- Who doesn’t want to fit a bunch of cats together like Tetris pieces? The adorable board game The Isle of Cats is currently discounted to $22.50 at Amazon when you use the on-screen coupon.
- An asymmetric board game of galactic conquest with more plastic miniatures than you can shake a stick at. Star Wars: Rebellion is currently discounted to $87.99 at Amazon from its usual price of $109.99.