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    The PS4 Pro bundle with Red Dead Redemption 2 is this week’s best deal

    The PS4 Pro bundle with Red Dead Redemption 2 is this week’s best deal


    The anticipated game comes free with purchase

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    Most deals come and go rather quickly, like eBay’s day-long 15 percent off special on Thursday, but some stick around for a while. Case in point: the week’s best ongoing deal is Sony’s new PS4 Pro Bundle, which includes the 1TB, 4K-ready console, a DualShock 4 controller, and Red Dead Redemption 2 for $399.

    This is the normal price for a PS4 Pro without a game tossed in, so getting Rockstar Games’ latest for free sweetens the pot. Some bemoan that this PS4 Pro doesn’t feature a custom design, like we’ve seen with Spider-Man or Destiny 2, but you’ll probably be too enraptured with the game to care once it arrives.

    You can preorder this bundle at Amazon, GameStop, Walmart, and Best Buy

    Most of Amazon’s set-top boxes have been served up at a discount this week at both Amazon’s store and Best Buy, including the $29 Amazon Fire TV Stick (usually $39) and the $79 Amazon Fire TV Cube (usually $119).

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    Barbary Station, the debut novel from R.E. Stearns, is available on Kindle for $4.99. In The Verge’s review, Andrew Liptak spoke highly of the title, saying “R.E. Stearns drops her readers into the midst of a thrilling heist of a colonial spaceship traveling through the solar system — and that’s just the first chapter. What follows is a fantastic, lightning-fast space opera that serves as both a fantastic thriller with a cast of well-drawn characters, and a wonderful sandbox of a world that I can’t wait to revisit over and over again.”

    For $19.89 with offer code 510FP199A used at checkout, you can get this backpack from Kopack at Amazon. We haven’t tested it, but it’s well-reviewed, looks good for the price, has a load of pockets to fit all of your tech, and most interestingly, an external USB Type-A coupler that lets you easily plug and detach from a power bank connected inside without trying to fish for cables.

    Lastly, you can save a lot of money choosing to buy used over new when it comes to smartphones. Check out Verge video director Becca Farsace above to see how and where to find a lightly used phone, and where to recycle your broken one.