Say “goodbye” to summer…and “hello!” to savings on computers, HP toner and ink cartridges

Connecting Point's "Say Goodbye to Summer Sale" - though September 30th, 2013It’s time.

Time to turn our backs on long, sunny days. Time to bid farewell to warm lakes and tanlines and charcoal-grilled burgers. It’s time to say “so long” – to summer.

And Connecting Point wants to say it with a sale

  • Get a $30 gift card of your choice (TJX, Home Depot, or Dairy Queen) when you buy two of the same qualifying HP LaserJet toner cartridges.*
  • Get $20 mail-in rebate when you buy an HP LaserJet toner cartridge with the purchase of a qualifying HP LaserJet or ColorJet laser printer.*
  • Get a $15 Kohl’s gift card with purchase of $99 or more in eligible HP ink cartridges.*
  • And buy a new computer – any new computer, Mac or PC – with a new printer or all-in-one and get a $75 Connecting Point Gift Card.**

So let’s say “goodbye” to summer – but say “hello” to savings during Connecting Point’s “So Long to Summer Sale.” But you’ll need to hurry – like the leaves clinging to the trees, this sale won’t be around for long: It all ends on Monday, September 30th.

* Some restrictions apply. See in-store for details.  **Gift Card may not be used toward initial purchase. We will mail it to you within 48 hours of your qualifying purchase.

Deal of the Week | September 27, 2013: Assorted Whimsical, Blind-Boxed 2GB USB Flash Drives for $4.99 each

Assorted Mimobot BLOTz whisical 2GB USB flash drives for $4.99 eachOK, this week’s DOTW is a tad…odd.

Just a tad. We’re admitting that, right up front.

We’re embracing our inner whimsy here, offering up an unusual collection of character-driven USB flash drives (now there’s a sentence you don’t read every day). There are 15 different versions – you can’t tell which one is in the box until you open it. Described by their creators – the possibly-off-their-meds folks at Wish Come True – like this (we have purposely avoided editing a single word, punctuation mark, or trademark symbol):

Wish Come True BLOTz™ is a premiere collection of MIMOBOT designer USB flash drives presented in a blind assortment! Each individual box contains 1 of 15 brilliant drives, from the world of Wish Come True designed by our super-crack Artist Series collaborators, FriendsWithYou™ of sunny Miami, Florida. Unbox 2GB of friendly flash memory and store your data in style with MIMOBOT BLOTz!

Mimobot BLOTz USB flash drive detailSo if you’re looking to brighten up your desk or jump bag with a splash of colorful insanity, have we got a USB flash drive for you! Best of all, they’re only $4.99 each – a great deal, since they normally sell for $19.99. If you’re a completist, you’ll want to collect all 15.

Learn more about this week’s deal here. And in closing, we’d like to leave you with this (utterly, completely bonkers) video:

Deal of the Week | September 20, 2013: 6-in1 Digital Media Card Reader for $2.99

6-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader for $2.99Never has something so useful and convenient come so cheap.

If your computer doesn’t have a built-in card reader, we have a great DOTW for you this week. For less than the price of a Diet Coke at the local cineplex, you can have this compact, tidy device.

It supports all the usual suspects: CompactFlash, SD, MMC, MicroDrive, Memory Stick, and xD. It plays nice with both Mac and PC systems. And it requires no external power, so it makes a nice addition to your notebook’s accessory collection.

Normally, this little guy sells for 20 bucks. But from now through Thursday (or while supplies last), you can get one for just $2.99.

To find out more about our latest Deal of the Week, click here.

Deal of the Week | September 13, 2013: 10-foot M/M HDMI cable for $3.99

10-foot HDMI cable for $3.99One of the better recent technical innovations has been the introduction and popularization of the HDMI standard. One cable carries very high quality digital audio and video. Plug it in to the two devices you’re trying to connect, and BAM!

Done. Easy peasey.

The one drawback? HDMI cables are usually spendy. It’s not unusual to see a 10-foot cable like this one selling for $40 to $60. Our regular price, in fact, is $29.99. But this week, you catch a break. This week, you get the Good Guy Deal.

This week, we’re selling a 10-foot HDMI cable for a ridiculous $3.99. To find out more about our Deal of the Week, click here.

Apple press event Tuesday, Sept. 10, 10am PDT: Follow it LIVE at these links

Apple press event invitation - September 10, 2013

Apple will be hosting a press event Tuesday morning at its Cupertino campus. The invitations featured the above graphic, hinting at something…well, colorful? The rumor mills have been grinding away for weeks, with most knowledgeable sources believing the event will offer up new iPhone news.

For the record, Apple had this to say about it: __________________________.

It doesn’t look like the press event will be streamed live, although a recorded version may be posted later to Apple’s site. But fear not – a veritable army of mainstream and tech journalists will be in the audience, equipped with the heavy artillery of their trade: camera phones, laptops, pen and paper – and typically tenuous Wi-Fi and cellular networks.

Want to track the proceedings at 4 Infinite Loop Town Hall in real time? We recommend one or more (hurrah for multiple tabs and windows in your browser!) of these links:

Apple may buck recent trends and offer coverage of its own – possibly even live streaming video. You should be able to navigate to it via the “Apple Events” page of its website.

UPDATE 09.10.13 2:35PM: As expected, Apple has posted a video of the entire event to its site. You may view it here.