Connecting Point will remain open until 5 pm today (December 31st). This includes both sales and service departments.
If you’re a business owner, that means you still have time to take advantage of the IRS‘ Section 179 deduction…
What is Section 179, anyway?
When your business buys certain types of equipment, it usually writes them off a bit at a time through depreciation. In other words, if your company spends $50,000 on a machine, it gets to write off (say) $10,000 a year for five years (these numbers are for illustrative purposes only).
Now, while it’s true that this is better than no write off at all, most business owners would prefer to write off the entire equipment purchase price for the year they buy it.
That’s the purpose behind Section 179: To stimulate the American economy (and your business) to move in a positive direction. For most small businesses, the entire cost can usually be written off on their 2015 tax return. In fact, this year Congress raised the ceiling on the Section 179 deduction limit to $500,000.
So don’t miss out – talk to your financial advisor right away. If it makes sense, pick up the computer systems, devices, and peripherals your business needs to remain strong and competitive in the coming year. And Connecting Point will remain open until 5 pm on New Year’s Eve to help make that possible. We can even offer up to 18 months interest-deferred financing for qualified applicants.
For more detailed information about Section 179, visit the Section179.org website. We strongly advise talking to a qualified tax professional before making any decisions.
THIS WEEK: AMP LifeBar 05 Portable Battery Charger for $10.99 (reg. $29.99)
All your devices will really get a charge out of this. Connect to this 5000 mAh portable battery charger, and give your devices the power they need. Featuring Smart IC, AMP’s exclusive intelligent charging circuit design automatically identifies and matches the fastest charging speed for your device (max 2A) for a quicker, more efficient charge. Designed to be taken everywhere, LifeBar 05‘s slim profile easily fits in your backpack, purse, or gym bag. The 1A and 2A USB ports rapidly charge two devices simultaneously, providing smartphones, MP3 players, cameras, or other USB gadgets with enough power to keep going throughout your busy day. With its built-in LED indicator and durable aluminum housing, LifeBar 05 is made to go wherever life takes you.
- Micro-USB DC input: DC5V / 1A
- USB DC Output: DC5V / 2A
- Dimensions: – 5.39″ x 2.81″ x 0.29″ (137 mm x 71.5 mm x 7.5 mm)
- mAh: 5000
- Standby Time: 400 hours
- Talk (3G): 13 hours
- Talk (2G): 17 hours
- Internet Time: 27 hours
- Audio Time Talk: 133 hours
- Video Time: 17 hours
The LifeBar 05 normally retails for $29.99. This week, it’s on sale for a shockingly low $10.99.
This offer runs from Friday, December 26th through Thursday, December 31st, 2015, or while supplies last. Sorry, no rainchecks.
12 DAYS OF SAVINGS | DAY 12 – Thursday, December 24th:
$100 OFF Apple Mac mini 2.8GHz Core i5 8GB 1TB Fusion
(Reg. $999.99 SALE $899.99)
The fastest, most capable stock Mac mini available, on sale today only. Mac mini now has fourth-generation Intel Core processors, increased graphics performance, and ultrafast 802.11ac wireless networking. It also features two Thunderbolt 2 ports, great built-in apps, and OS X El Capitan. And it’s still the world’s most power-efficient desktop.
- 2.8GHz dual-core Intel Core i5; Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz
- Intel Iris Graphics
- Two Thunderbolt 2 ports, four USB 3 ports, HDMI port, Gigabit Ethernet, SDXC card slot
- High-performance one TB Fusion Drive storage
- 8GB memory
This offer will be available all day Thursday, December 24th, 2015, or while supplies last. Sorry, no rain checks. PLEASE NOTE: Connecting Point will be closing at 5 pm today (Christmas Eve), and will be closed Christmas Day.
12 DAYS OF SAVINGS | DAY 11 – Wednesday, December 23rd:
$70 OFF Edifier Tick Tock Alarm Clock/FM Radio/Bluetooth Speaker
(Reg. $99.99 SALE $29.99)
Retro-inspired Bluetooth alarm clock speaker that’s simply irresistible.And with the capability of storing a whopping 24 preset FM channels and five preset alarms, it’s the perfect audio companion to jumpstart your morning routine.
- Bluetooth pairing capability with any Bluetooth enabled devices
- LCD display shows audio input, date, time, active alarms, as well as signal strength of Bluetooth connection and FM radio
- Two 360° omni-directional speakers are neatly disguised as twin classic speaker bells
- International FM radio frequency selection
- Five preset alarms with the choice of alarm repeat from Monday to Friday or from Monday to Sunday
- Alarm clock function with the choice of any of the FM preset channels
- SSI (Stocking Stuffability Index): OFF THE CHARTS!
This offer will be available all day Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015, or while supplies last. Sorry, no rain checks.
12 DAYS OF SAVINGS | DAY 10 – Tuesday, December 22nd:
$100 OFF Beats by Dr. Dre Studio 2.0 Over-Ear Headphones
(Reg. $299.99 SALE $199.99)
Studio 2.0 Over-Ear Headphones are designed for playing back audio as well as taking calls from your mobile devices. They feature Beats Adaptive Noise Cancelling technology, which can be used while listening to music or by itself to reduce background noise from your commute or environment. Their noise cancelling and DSP are powered by a built-in rechargeable battery, providing up to 20 hours of use per charge. The battery can be recharged via the included USB charging cable and USB power adapter. The headphones themselves have a foldable design for convenient storage and transport in the included hardshell case.
This offer will be available all day Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015, or while supplies last. Sorry, no rain checks.
12 DAYS OF SAVINGS | DAY 9 – Monday, December 21st:
$25 OFF Apple iPod nano
Reg. $149.99 SALE $149.99
iPod® nano comes in five stunning colors and is designed to provide hours of entertainment with maximum portability. Its 2.5-inch Multi-Touch display lets you see more of the music, photos, and videos you love1. And it has built-in FM radio as well as support for Fitness Walk + Run and Nike+.
- 2.5-inch Multi-Touch display1
- FM radio & video
- Built-in pedometer & Nike+
- Bluetooth 4.0
- Up to 30 hours audio playback2
- SSI (Stocking Stuffability Index): 10/10
This offer will be available all day Monday, December 21st, 2015, or while supplies last. Sorry, no rain checks.
iPod models are not available in all colors at all resellers.
1 Display size is measured diagonally.
2 Rechargeable batteries have a limited number of charge cycles and may
eventually need to be replaced. Battery life and number of charge cycles vary by use and settings. See http://www.apple.com/batteries for more information.
TM and © 2015 Apple Inc. All rights reserved.
12 DAYS OF SAVINGS | DAY 8 – Sunday, December 20th:
Up to $100 OFF Apple Time Capsule
(2TB Reg. $299.99 SALE $229.99 | 3TB Reg. $399.99 SALE $299.99)
Elegant backup solution for your Mac. Powerful, reliable base station for everything. Back up a lifetime’s worth of memories with AirPort Time Capsule, a wireless hard drive that works seamlessly with Time Machine in OS X. It’s also a full-featured Wi-Fi base station with the latest 802.11ac technology and simultaneous dual-band support – which means it plays nice with all your computers, electronics, and devices.
This offer will be available all day Sunday, December 20th, 2015, or while supplies last. Sorry, no rain checks.
12 DAYS OF SAVINGS | DAY 7 – Saturday, December 19th:
AppleJuce Screen and Device Cleaner 8-Ounce Pump Bottle
Reg. $10.99 SALE 99¢
The ultimate cleaner and polish for all your electronics. Not only does AppleJuce cleaner remove pesky stains and oils from all screens, but it also polishes the surfaces of all electronics. Best of all, AppleJuce cleaner has an organic green apple scent. One application of AppleJuce cleaner will have your computer clean and your home or office smelling great, too. 8-ounce travel pump is TSA approved.
SSI (Stocking Stuffability Index) of 10/10.
This offer will be available all day Saturday, December 18th, 2015, or while supplies last. Sorry, no rain checks.