News and updates to our site.
It is our goal at Blind Bargains to report news events accurately as they happen. Last week, we originally reported that several Serotek employees had been fired when in fact they had resigned or otherwise left the company. The story was corrected later that evening after we were informed of our error. We know many of you rely on Blind Bargains for credible news coverage in the assistive technology industry and beyond, and so we apologize for falling short in this instance. There's a lot still to tell in the Serotek narrative, and as the story unfolds, we'll do our best to present the most accurate information possible. As always, if you find an error in a story we publish, please don't hesitate to send us a message.
Amazon offers the Mobile Edge 17 Inch Laptop Backpack, model no. MEBPP3, for $60.97 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $4. It fits laptops with screens up to 17 inches and features protection compartments, padded pockets, and reflective safety stitching.
MobilePros1 via eBay offers the refurbished Unlocked Apple iPhone 5 32GB GSM Smartphone in Black or White for $309.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we've seen for a refurb unlocked 32GB iPhone 5. (It's also $158 below the best price we could find for a new one.) This GSM smartphone features an Apple A6 processor, 640x1136 Retina 4 inch display, front- and rear-facing cameras, 8-megapixel camera with LED flash, 1080p video, 802.11n, and 1GB RAM.
Satisfaction Assured via eBay offers the iRulu 7 Inch 8GB WiFi Android Tablet in nine colors for $42.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $4. (It's also a very low price for a new 7 inch 8GB Android tablet in general.) Features include a 7 inch 800x400 touchscreen LCD, Allwinner A23 Dual Core 1.5GHz processor, 512MB RAM, 8GB flash storage, microSD card slot, micro USB, 802.11g wireless, 2,800mAh battery, and Android 4.2 OS (Jelly Bean).
We wanted to alert you to a scam involving fake Paypal transaction notices via Email which was reported by one of our users.
The message was pretending to be an official notice from Paypal that payment was sent for an ad. It included several red flags, however including this sentence which perhaps was the most obvious: "payment has been deducted from the buyer's account and has been "APPROVED"but
will not be credited to your account until the shipment reference/tracking number
is sent to us for shipment verification and this is done to secure both the buyer
and the seller against any fraudulent activities."" Paypal would not hold your money until a tracking number has been sent. If you receive a payment notice from Paypal or another service and are unsure if it is legitimate, log into the website directly and look through your recent transactions to verify the purchase.
While these types of scams are nothing new, it's always good to exercise due diligence when receiving Email related to a amoxicillin over the counter to ensure it is not a fraud. The text of the message is below. Names have been removed for security.
As a reminder, you can win a Moshi Travel Alarm Clock by following us on Twitter. All you have to do to enter is
Follow blindbargains on Twitter. If you're already following us, great! You're already entered. On October 20 at around 5 PM eastern, we'll take all current Twitter followers and randomly select one to win the Moshi.
We hope you'll join us on Twitter, and be the first to see our latest deals, articles, and news.
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After a bit of a break over the summer, we've returned to bring you the deals, news, and resources you've come to expect. Watch for new features, improvements, and much more in the coming year. Welcome back to another exciting year of Blind Bargains.
Thanks to reader Nancy, we've fixed some of our pages when browsing through past deals. Formerly, you couldn't browse through more than one page of old deals. The links at the bottom of the page now work, however, so you can browse through deals back to our beginning in 2006.
In an effort to help you find what you're looking for more quickly, we've introduced several new categories. If you're looking for a place to keep your files, try the hard drives, memory cards, and flash drives categories under storage. Our computers/hardware category now includes sections for desktops, laptops, portable devices, peripherals, and printers and embossers. There's a special cell phone category under phones. And finally, the useful websites and links we often post will now fall in our new resources category. You can view posts by category by selecting the browse link from the menu at the top of any page.
If you're a Daily Deals subscriber, you may have noticed a new feature. We now include the five most popular deals at the bottom of each newsletter with links to jump to them directly. If you're not a Daily Deals subscriber, use the link on this post to join the announce-only list.
We've made it easier for you to submit items for sale, deals, and business information. Our new user submission wizard will guide you to the appropriate forms and help you get published on our site. Try it out, and let us know what you think.
We are currently having problems delivering mail to AT&T and Belsouth users, because their server is blocking our mail as spam. We are doing what we can to get the block removed, though we also encourage any effected users to call and complain as well. We recommend signing up for Daily Deals using GMail or another service with sensible spam-blocking practices. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
We've expanded our search page to include more results. Now, in addition to items from our site, we'll run a search on many popular online stores to find additional results. This means you can now search for just about anything and get a result. We're working on the layout of the other results, as they come from a third-party site and aren't as pretty as we'd like. Try it out, and let us know how it works out for you.
For nearly two years, the Blind Bargains Auction Gateway has provided an easy way for people to find blindness-related items on EBay in dozens of categories. Today, we've extended this functionality to three additional EBay sites. The gateway's same useful features are now available for EBay Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom. You can use links near the bottom of the page to change your country at any at any time. If you've never used the gateway before, it lets you search for items on EBay in categories ranging from braille printers to talking watches andcalculators.
If you're looking to add something cool to your own website, don't forget about our Blind Bargains latest deals feed. With a simple cut and paste of code, you can add the latest five headlines, or some other number you choose, to any page on your site. Plus, it's totally free. Check the link on this post for details. If you add the code, let us know and we may feature your site in an upcoming post.
If you're going to the CSUN technology conference this March and are interested in helping us cover the proceedings, please send us a note. No prior experience is necessary. Write us for details.
We're posting more and more bargains and news items to our site, so you may have missed something, especially if you haven't stopped by in awhile. Now, look for the page 2 link at the bottom of the deals on the home page. It's right above the "Most Popular" heading. It'll take you to another page with the next 50 news items so you can catch up. Also, don't forget about our RSS feed and Email newsletter, both available under the "Other Features" heading on the home page.
We are still hearing from people who are either having trouble subscribing or receiving our Daily Deals newsletter. If you fall into either of these categories, please send us a note so we can see what's going on.
J.J. and Matt from Blind Bargains were guests on this week's Main Menu Live, which focused on the 2008 ATIA conference in Orlando. Listen to this two hour show to hear replays of some of the audio interviews from the conference, listener questions, and discussions of what we saw at the conference. Main Menu is a weekly technology show heard on ACB Radio Mainstream.
We thought you may be interested in seeing this press release from Applian Technologies, makers of Replay AV, regarding their nomination in the Blind Bargains Access Awards. We're glad to see a mainstream company recognized by blind and visually impaired computer users for their accessibility efforts.
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