This year, Connecting Point is doing an “Un-Black Friday.”

Crater Lake, Oregon in winter

What happened, anyway?

It was never supposed to be all about scoring the best possible deals on merch. It used to be about something entirely different. Something about peace on earth. Something about goodwill toward men and women. And joy.

We like joy.

To that end, Connecting Point would like to offer shelter. Offer respite. Offer a small but welcome pause in the hustle and bustle that have overtaken this very special time of year.

First of all, we won’t be open Thanksgiving Day. And on Friday, we’ll be open our regular weekday hours, 8 am to 6:30 pm. Connecting Point SERVICE (the region’s only Apple Premium Service Provider, as well as an authorized service center for HP and Compaq) will be open for business as usual. The music will be soothing, the coffee hot, the cookies sweet. We’ll probably have the big game on. So we invite you to drop by and check out our fully remodeled sales floor. We think you’ll like it.

While you’re out shopping, you may want to pick up an new, unwrapped gift for the wonderful Toys for Tots program that the USMC Reserve puts on every year. We have a drop box right here in our store.

And yes, we will have some delightful special offers**:

  • Up to $250 off a new Mac™ with AppleCare
  • Get a $50 Connecting Point gift card* with any Beats™ headphone purchase
  • Get a $25 Connecting Point gift card* with any Apple Watch® or Apple TV® purchase
  • 50% off all speakers in stock
  • And $100 off select iPad™ models.

You can even, with your good credit, take up to 18 months to pay, interest-free.

We’ll also have lots of other, unadvertised, surprise bargains across our entire product line. It’ll be fun.

Best of all, we’ll be holding these offers all weekend long, including Small Business Saturday. So take a breath, take a break, and visit the folks that have been your local, independent tech experts for over four decades.


Apple, the Apple logo, Mac, iPad, Apple Watch, and Apple TV are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. AppleCare is a service mark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Beats is a trademark of Beats Electronics, LLC.

*Gift cards may not be applied to initial purchase. **May be limited to stock on hand.

Deal of the Week | Nov. 13th, 2015: Flash Drive PC App Packs for $4.99 (reg. $20-$50)

Flash Drive App Packs for PC for $4.99 eachNothing superstitious about our Friday the 13th offer: These are great educational and productivity software collections for your PC… for a song!

These 2GB and 4GB USB flash drives come pre-installed with highly useful app collections.

(SIDE NOTE: These would make excellent stocking stuffers. *hint, hint*)

App collections on sale this week:

  • Teacher’s Pet Pre-K Collection Includes Book House, Science House, Time & Place House, Math House, and Thinkin’ Things (Ages 3-6)
  • Teacher’s Pet Early Elementary Collection Includes Zoombinis Island Odyssey, Typing Instructor Platinum, Mighty Math Carnival Countdown, Reader Rabbit 1st Grade, and Reader Rabbit 2nd Grade (Ages 5-9)
  • Teacher’s Pet Upper Elementary Collection Includes Thinkin’ Things Collection 3, Mighty Math Number Heroes, Mighty Math Calculating Crew, Oregon Trail, and Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? (Age 8-12+)
  • Software Essentials v.2 Includes Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2, Laplink Everywhere, PCmover Professional, Roboform Password Manager & Form Filler, HOYLE Puzzle & Board Games, PCsync, ACT!, and System Mechanic 9
  • Software Suite Deluxe Includes AnyTime Organizer, AquaZone Desktop Garden, Cook’n Deluxe 6.0, Cyber Patrol Parental Controls, Family Tree Heritage, Laplink Everywhere, Mahjongg – Ancient Mayas, MuCheckBook, NovaBACKUP 11 Professional, ResumeMaker Professional 16.0, RoboForm Password Manager & Form Filler, Stuffit Deluxe, Soduko Kakuro and Friends, System Mechanic, and World’s Best Board Games

These award-winning collections are compatible with Windows 7 and above, and normally retail for $19.99 to $49.99. This week, it’s your choice for $4.99 each.


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Bring a new, unwrapped toy to our store for the USMC Reserve ‘Toys for Tots’ program

LOGO Train logo for USMC Reserve 'Toys for Tots' program


POSTER - USMC Reserve Toys for TotsThe U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program collects new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distributes those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community.

Connecting Point has a Toys for Tots collection box right at our front entrance. We invite you to contribute to this fine cause and help disadvantaged kids in the Rogue Valley.

The collection box will be in place until December 16th.

Deal of the Week | Nov. 6th, 2015: USB-Powered LED Stars for 99¢ (reg. $19.99)

Color-cycling USB-powered LED stars for 99 cents (reg. $19.99)Just in time for holiday decorating!

Look around your office, be it at home or work. Or your dorm room. Or that spot in the kitchen or den where the family computer lives. Or anywhere a spare USB phone charger could plug in (like, say, a Christmas tree). Now imagine this location brightened by a series of eight brightly-lit, color-cycling stars. Imagine the smiles, the uplift, the raising of spirits of you and everyone around you. A priceless reaction – but one you can own for under a buck.

This nine-foot light chain is affixed with eight LED-driven clear stars. No batteries or AC outlets are necessary, since it draws all the power it needs from any USB port. And the colors – the colors! Each star cycles through five different colors (red, green, purple, blue, and yellow). That’s a lot of environmental enhancement for 99 pennies!

  • Nine-foot cord (will reach up to nine feet)
  • Eight individual star-shaped lights
  • Cycles through five vivid colors: red, green, purple, blue, and yellow
  • Bright colors but virtually no heat, thanks to cool, long-lasting LED technology
  • Great gift item for friends, family, co-workers (and if you’re already doing some holiday shopping, an ideal stocking stuffer)
  • Plug ‘n’ Play – and it shuts off when you shut down your computer
  • The USB-Powered Star-Shaped Light Chain with Color-Cycling LEDs retails for $19.99. This week, it can be yours for an insanely low 99¢.

This offer runs from Friday, November 6th through Thursday, November 12th, 2015, or while supplies last. Sorry, no rainchecks.

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