Nov 01

11-inch MacBook AirYou can save yourself $60 on the 11-inch 2011 MacBook Air at Amazon.com; the internet retailer is selling the ultra-thin notebook for $1139 rather than the MSRP of of $1199.  The model is MC969LL/A and features a 1.6 GHz Intel Core i5 dual-core CPU,  4 GB of DDR3 RAM, a 128 GB SSD, a 7-hour battery and Mac OS X 10.7 Lion.

Shipping is also free; no sales tax in most states.  Check out the deal here.

The 13-inch model with the same specs – other than a slightly faster 1.7GHz i5 CPU – can also be grabbed at substantial savings, $1234.

Prices subject to change at any time.

Sep 08

FoneMatrixFor the past few weeks I’ve been working on a new site that will be related to – but different from – Pocket PC Central. FoneMatrix.com will concern itself with smartphones, but only one aspect of the smartphone universe: price.

Rather than reviews, specs, tips, news and other information you may already have (hopefully from PPCC), FoneMatrix will be a simple, one-page portal that lists selected smartphones, their direct prices for that day, and the lowest prices available.  That’s it. 

My hope is that the site will be a fast, easy way to find the lowest price on the smartphone you want without having to search through pages and pages of related data on the Web.

The site is now up, but in its infancy, so be patient.  We have a lot of interesting things planned.

FoneMatrix also has a Twitter feed: @FoneMatrix

Mar 11

11" MacBook Air

The base model 11-inch MacBook Air sells for $999 at the Apple Store and many other online retailers, but Amazon.com has the super-thin notebook for $946 shipped.

This is the best price I can find on the 11” MacBook Air, and it may not last. 

Just wanted to pass it along.

Found a lower price?  Post in the comments section below.

Feb 22

Forget green; Go Prime

On my birthday in 2006, I purchased an Amazon Prime membership as a gift to myself.  At the time, the service was brand new, and I didn’t know quite what to expect as I typed in my credit card number.  What I did know was that  I loved Amazon, and the promise of free 2-day shipping proved irresistible. At the very least I figured it’d be an interesting experiment; maybe I would even use it enough to break even over the course of the next 365 days.

Today, coming up on five years later, Amazon Prime is as much a part of my purchasing life as anything else.  I use the service all the time (sometimes multiple times per day), and there’s no telling how much money I’ve saved on shipping alone (let alone savings from purchasing on Amazon versus another online store or local retailer).

If you’re an Amazon shopper, purchase from the retailer more than six times a year, and love getting things delivered quickly for no cost, Amazon Prime should be $79 you spend each year before you buy anything else online.

What is Amazon Prime?

In short, Amazon Prime is a member club for Amazon.com.  The price per year is $79. Membership provides free 2-day shipping and $3.99 overnight shipping for just about every product Amazon.com sells or ships directly (third-party retailers offering their products on Amazon.com that do not ship via Amazon are exempt).  There is no minimum purchase amount.  You can order for yourself, or as a gift, and orders can be shipped at these prices to any address in the U.S. (other than Alaska, Hawaii, U.S. territories).  Delivery is available on all days but Sunday.

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