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  • Black November Is On: Wal-Mart Starts Offering Free Shipping

    Black November Is On: Wal-Mart Starts Offering Free Shipping

    Today Wal-Mart is offering free shipping with no minimum on walmart.com on around 60,000 items. The deal will run until December 20th and may continue until Christmas. This is, in short, an attempt to grab commerce through this lucrative month and into the next from other retailers like Amazon and Toys'r'Us. The holidays are usually an extremely brisk time for online sales and retailers are… Read More

  • JackThreads Gets A Makeover In Time For the Holidays (And They Want You As a Member)

    JackThreads Gets A Makeover In Time For the Holidays (And They Want You As a Member)

    Members-only shopping site JackThreads.com just got a redesign and has begun selling more gadgetry including headphones and Nooka watches. We wrote about these boys back when Thrillist bought the company in May. Similar to Gilt Group, the company sells “hot” and “exciting” items popular with the “kids” for up to 80% off, ensuring that legions of web developers… Read More

  • Tecca, Best Buy's Secret Weapon Against Competition

    On the surface, Tecca looks like a pretty cool service. You download an app, browse it for devices you're looking at in store, and figure out if the price is right. How? By checking out online prices, most notably the prices available from Best Buy, one of the investors in Fuse Capital, creator of Tecca. Even if the app brings up 50 other prices from 50 other stores, the assumption here is that BB… Read More

  • UK braces itself for Best Buy invasion this spring

    UK braces itself for Best Buy invasion this spring

    Best Buy's move to the UK has been known for a little while now, but, to quote Jim Ross, business has just picked up. Other stores in the UK are planning how to best confront the store when it makes its debut this spring. (The first one opens in May.) Luckily for the local guys, Best Buy doesn't exactly have the best reputation out there. Fair or not, that's the way things are. Read More

  • Printed coupons are from New Jersey, online coupons are from New York

    Printed coupons are from New Jersey, online coupons are from New York

    RetailMeNot.com, "a top consumer destination for coupons, discounts and promotional codes for merchandise, groceries, travel and services", shared some interesting statistics about consumer coupon use for the first month of 2010. New Jersey loves printing off coupons for use in brick-and-mortar stores, while New York prefers online coupon codes. Almost 15 million people visited RetailMeNot.com in… Read More

  • Two-week iMac rentals for $8.56 per day?

    Two-week iMac rentals for $8.56 per day?

    I noticed the fellas from PoketyPoke each carrying around an iMac box after the Digital Experience event at CES last week. “Wow, you guys really went all out,” said I. “Yeah,” said they, “Did you know you can rent an iMac for two weeks for $120?” Read More

  • PSA: Double check your ‘guaranteed Christmas delivery’ online orders

    PSA: Double check your ‘guaranteed Christmas delivery’ online orders

    A tale of holiday woe for your enjoyment. I just logged into my BestBuy.com account to make sure that the gift I ordered for someone on my list would indeed arrive by Christmas. It will not. Could be Best Buy’s fault, could be UPS’ fault – either way, the train went off the tracks. Read More

  • Coremetrics Says Online Retailers See 14 Percent Rise In Cyber Monday Sales

    Coremetrics Says Online Retailers See 14 Percent Rise In Cyber Monday Sales

    Cyber Monday might have turned out to be better than expected. Online retailers saw a 13.7 percent increase in sales compared to last year, and 24.1 percent more than on Black Friday 2009. The latest data comes from Coremetrics, a Web analytics service used by more than 500 retailers including Abercrombie & Fitch, Bath & Body Works, Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Office Depot… Read More

  • Transformers 2 sells 7.5 million DVD & Blu-ray discs. Can't you people find a better movie to buy?

    Transformers 2 sells 7.5 million DVD & Blu-ray discs. Can't you people find a better movie to buy?

    This is just wrong. I'll admit, I didn't enjoy "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen". I thought the plot was weak and contrived, and I was slightly offended by the dumbing down of the film (robot urination and racial stereotypes? give me a break). I realize that the original "Transformers" wasn't exactly the height of cinematic art, but it was better then the sequel. Read More

  • Microsoft Store PC's won't have bloatware

    Microsoft Store PC's won't have bloatware

    In an ironic twist, it’s coming to light that computers purchased from the Microsoft retail stores will not contain the ‘trialware’ that was typically included in new PC’s. This answers one of the criticisms that Apple users typically had about new PC’s. This has been confirmed by both employees and witnesses. Microsoft has stated that the machines sold in their… Read More