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You may have already seen Engadget posting reviews from our friends at The Wirecutter. Now, from time to time, we'll also be publishing their recommended deals on some of their top picks. Read on, and strike while the iron is hot -- some of these sales could expire mighty soon.
Street Price: $2000; MSRP: $2000; Deal Price: $1455
Since this deal is from Costco, you'll either have to have a membership or you can pay a $70 surcharge. Luckily, the 1-year membership to Costco is $55, meaning you can get the TV and a Costco membership for $1455 ($1400 + $55 for the membership). Even with the additional membership cost, it's still $140 cheaper than the current deal from Best Buy. It comes with free shipping, and is also available for in-store pickup, depending on local availability.
The Vizio P65-C1 is our top pick in our guide to the best TV. Since the 2017 model of this TV is coming out in a few weeks, we asked Chris Heinonen his thoughts, "The 2017 models only change the remote, replacing a tablet with a larger remote with a keypad, and an updated matte finish. The TV hardware remains the same and all the software changes, including being able to stream from the TV directly without a tablet, will roll out to the 2016 versions"
On the image quality, he wrote, "Of all the LED TVs we tested, the Vizio P65-C1 offers the best overall image quality across all types of content. The full-array local-dimming backlight provided superior contrast ratios and was the least noticeable in use with challenging content. Equipped with support for wide color gamut and high dynamic range, including both HDR standards, it's ready for current and upcoming HDR content. The preset Calibrated and Calibrated Dark modes do a good job of producing an accurate image without requiring any work."
Street Price: $80; MSRP: $110; Deal Price: $70
The Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB rarely drops below $80, so this discount to $70 is a solid one. If you've been procrastinating about backing up your data or just need the additional storage, time to take note.
The Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB is our top pick in our guide to the best portable hard drive. Justin Krajeski and Kimber Streams write, "The 2TB Seagate Backup Plus Slim is one of the lightest, thinnest hard drives we tested, and it was consistently faster than the competition in our multifile music and photo transfer tests. More importantly, it's reliable. The Slim was our top pick for two and a half years before being bested by the lighter, faster Seagate Backup Plus Ultra Slim. But the Ultra Slim's reported failure rate skyrocketed after we picked it, so we no longer recommend it. We've switched our pick back to the tried-and-true Slim, which has a low 6.5 percent reported failure rate among nearly 9,000 user reviews. We recommend the 2TB model because it's the best value. Seagate includes handy backup software and 200GB of free OneDrive storage for two years."
Street Price: $700; MSRP: $700; Deal Price: $600
We've only seen the Roomba 960 hit this price point once before, so this is a great price to pick it up. The only other time we've seen a deal matching this one was during Black Friday sales, so it's unlikely that this deal will last.
The Roomba 960 is our upgrade pick in our guide to the best robot vacuums. Liam McCabe wrote, "For tougher jobs, like cleaning a large home or digging a lot of pet hair out of carpets, we really like the iRobot Roomba 960. It has more cleaning power than our main pick or runners-up, and a sophisticated navigation system that lets it clean an entire level of your home, room by room, without missing any patches. It also works with a smartphone app, so you can control and monitor it when you're away from home. When we compare it with other high-end, full-featured robot vacuums, we think the Roomba 960 hits the right balance of price and performance."
Street Price: $125; MSRP: $130; Deal Price: $107
Another nice deal on our top carpet and upholstery cleaner pick, the Bissell SpotClean Pro, matching the price of the previous sale a few weeks back. While this deal doesn't quite hit the lowest price we've seen, it is within $10. Most of the sales we've seen on the SpotClean Pro tend to be brief, so this one may expire soon.
The Bissel SpotClean Professional Portable Carpet Cleaner is our top pick in our guide to the best portable carpet and upholstery cleaners. Tyler Wells Lynch wrote, "The Bissell SpotClean Pro is the best carpet and upholstery spot cleaner we tried. It was one of the only machines to completely remove stains from upholstery and it did a better job at minimizing stains on our white shag rug. It's less likely to damage fabric than a steam cleaner, cheaper than most competing devices, and fairly easy-to-use with very few safety hazards."
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