• How Amazon’s Whole Foods compares to Walmart after today’s price cuts

    How Amazon’s Whole Foods compares to Walmart after today’s price cuts

    Amazon closed on Whole Foods today and began slashing the chain’s grocery prices this morning as a result. The goal with the price cuts is to bring Whole Foods more in line with rival stores. But even with Amazon willing to slim its margins on Whole Foods’ groceries, can it really expect to compete with its top competitor Walmart when it comes to affordable groceries? Read More

  • Exclusive Cyber Monday Wrist Watch Deals is offering five special watch discounts on a few name brand high-end watches through for Cyber Monday. Prices are additional discounts off their already lowered prices. The watches offered are a Tag Heuer, Zenith, Hamilton, Locman, and Raymond Weil. The special prices are available only on Monday November 29, 2010. Read More

  • Shock Claim: Video Game Prices Have Never Been Lower

    Upset that the limited edition (PC version) of Medal of Honor will set you back $59.99 when it comes out next week? I am. Well, in an abstract sense; in a very real sense I’ll probably just wait for the annual Steam Thanksgiving and Christmas sales to see if it ends up there. Lord knows I can wait a few weeks to play yet another first-person shooter. But put all of that aside, for… Read More

  • How much is that RAM in the window?

    ExtremeTech, using an advanced scientific method called “math”, has reduced the price of RAM down to the cost-per-megabyte level, revealing some interesting information. According to their crack squad of investigators, “DDR3-1600 kits triple channel kits offer a lower cost-per-gigabyte than dual-channel kits.” But wait before you rush off to stuff triple channel kits… Read More

  • You're probably paying too much for your cellphone

    A study is about to be released that says consumers are paying a hell of a lot more than they need to for cellphone access. The average person in San Diego—let’s assume the data can be extrapolated to the rest of the country—pays $3.02 per minute for cellphone service; removing outliers from the equation—people who pay for a ton of minutes but only use a few of… Read More

  • ASUS notebook, netbook price increases? [UPDATE]

    Australian site ARN is reporting that “ASUS has announced an increase in prices of up to 20 per cent on all existing and upcoming notebooks and Eee Family products, effective March 1, 2009,” citing, you guessed it, the economy. Read More

  • Yup, Sirius XM price hike confirmed

    So yeah, that rumored Sirius XM price hike is totally going to happen. Go ahead and call Sirius XM and you’ll get the customer service guy trying to get you to “lock in” your current rates by buying a lifetime subscription. Time to break out the pitchforks. Read More

  • Nintendo doesn't need to cut the price of the Wii, but let's speculate anyway

    Let’s speculate! Several manufacturers have approached Nintendo about producing the Wii’s accelerometer, presumably for less money than current suppliers do. So, a cheaper accelerometer means a cheaper Wii, right? We need to face the facts that Nintendo is currently selling as many Wiis as it can ship. (It sold 800,000 Thanksgiving week alone, as Sony and Microsoft fought for… Read More

  • Apple now does price matching at its retail stores

    Apple retail stores will now price match any item that can be found more cheaply somewhere else. So, if Amazon is selling, say, the iPod touch for $100, you can walk into your nearest Apple store, printout in hand, and get the same price then and there. This price matching only applies to authorized sellers of Apple products—the guy on the corner of the street selling MacBooks for $200 a… Read More

  • Rumors help drive down prices of Nikon DSLRs

    Endless and incessant rumors regarding Nikon’s next move make the world go ’round; they also help lower the price of the company’s existing line of cameras. For example, you can now grab a D40X with an 18-135mm lens for around $819. Times being what they are and all, that’s still a fair amount of money, but it’s a lot cheaper than the $1,000 you once would… Read More

  • As the dollar gets stronger, Acer and HP raise prices

    U.S. Dollar to British Pound Exchange Rate When I was in London in May, I paid $30 per day for internet access at my hotel, $4 for a large regular coffee at the Starbucks across the street, and $10 per pint at the pub around the corner. The dollar was weak, weak, weak – roughly half the value of the British pound. The dollar is a little stronger now at $1.75 per pound, which is good… Read More

  • Warner Bros. to drop price of Blu-ray movies this fall

    Warner Bros., the movie studio that single-handedly killed HD DVD some time ago, will release budget-priced Blu-ray discs starting this fall. By selling certain titles to retailers for as little as $11, Warner Bros. is helping to bring down the price that you and I pay for their movies on Blu-ray. Discounted movies could include the likes of The Shining, Enter the Dragon, and I am Legend. This… Read More

  • AT&T's text messages cost $1,310 per megabyte

    Check out the prices for a text message plan on AT&T, the exclusive carrier of the iPhone 3G in the United States. AT&T wants twenty cents ($0.20) per text message if you don’t sign up for a plan. A text message is nothing more than 160 bytes of data. The max is 160 characters, and one character equals one byte of data. Great. Again, AT&T is charging you twenty cents for… Read More

  • Is now the time to buy a first gen iPhone on the cheap?

    Has the announcement of the iPhone 3G, and its $200 starting price, affected prices for the current iPhone? Eh, not really. A quick scan of the Internet—yes, all of it—shows no real deal trends. Gearfuse was able to find one current gen iPhone going for less than $200, and one for $200; the rest are all over the place. The second-hand iPhone market should pick up once July 11… Read More

  • Productivity: Save money on gas by driving more efficiently

    Our ground-breaking series on productivity continues today with a quick look at making your car as fuel-efficient as possible, or just how to save yourself some money while driving around town. For whatever reason, be it merely supply and demand or the sinister result of speculators speculating wildly, fuel prices are at an all-time high. Right now, oil trades for $130, up more than 100… Read More

  • PMA 2008: Big Price Cuts for Big HP Printers

    Yes, even though PMA ended on Saturday, we’re still digging news out of the show. Here’s a good one for any photographer considering buying one of HP’s well-reviewed — including in this publication — wide-format Z-Series printers which are seeing some significant price cuts. Usually this means a new model is on the way, but after meeting with HP at the show… Read More

  • Apple updates refurb website

    Anyone looking for a great deal on refurbished Apple equipment should look no further than Apple’s own site. Sporting a fresh new design, you can now browse by categories like Mac, iPod and Special offers. Aside from great deals, you’ll find that Apple is being more open about its pre-owned hardware. The home page of the refurb website states: Guaranteed Apple quality. Before we put… Read More

  • Buying an iPod nano in Brazil costs nearly eleventeen zillion dollars

    The cheapest place to buy a 4GB iPod nano is Hong Kong ($148.12), while the most expensive place is Brazil ($369.61). Crazy stuff. Yup, Reuters went out of its way to compile a list of worldwide nano prices, using it as a sort of price index. Why? I don’t know. Something about tariffs, currency undervaluation, lolcatz. Here’s the top 10 most expensive 1. Brazil $369.61 2. Read More

  • Thorough Investigation Alert: Video Game Prices Are Increasing

    There’s no way in hell I’m paying $200 for a video game. It ain’t happening. At the same time, let’s not ignore the fact that video game prices do seem to be increasing. Makes sense to me: we paid $40 for PSone games and $50 for PS2 games. Basically, Next Gen conducted a Newsweek-like investigation into the topic of increasing video game prices. The online magazine… Read More

  • Motorola To Make A Killing Off You Through Cost Cutting

    We all should know by now that the way a business makes money is by manufacturing a product at a low cost, then inflating the price by 200% and selling it to consumers. But Motorola doesn’t just want your money, it wants to cut costs on cheap mobile phones by $2 to $5 so that each phone they sell nets them an extra $2 to $5 per sale. Sad, but true. CEO Ed Zander has said, “We want… Read More