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The Best and Worst Things to Buy in September

With summer ending and Black Friday season not yet here, September is an odd time for deals; but it's not without its charms! We've mined the extensive DealNews archives of sales, coupons, and individual products from the past few summers to find out what are the best and worst things to buy in September.

Best HDTV Deals: 3 Name-Brand TV Gift Card Bundles From $300

Proving it can compete with its big-box rivals, Dell Home takes control of this week's best TV deals with three exceptional name-brand TV and gift card bundles. We also have a deal on PC Mag's favorite 40" budget TV and a 43" plasma for $300.

10 Reasons Why You Should Book a Puerto Rico Vacation Right Now

Puerto Rico has long been on our radar as a destination worth checking out, but prices can often be prohibitive. This week we found some of the best prices we've seen all year for a 4-night vacation package for two in Puerto Rico. From hiking through a rain forest to kayaking in bioluminescent bays, here are our favorite reasons why this is a must-book deal.

Sales Tax and Gift Cards: Have You Been Duped?

Gift cards should never be taxed at sale, but some retailers are breaking state and even their own rules on the matter, or finding loopholes. While not federally mandated or explicitly spelled out in every state, we outline the best evidence we could find on tax-free gift cards, and as for your experiences.

Tooling Around: $165 off a 250pc Craftsman Set, Black&Decker Drill for $35

We recently gathered all of our best tool and hardware advice onto one easy-to-reach page, so you're probably busting with DIY enthusiasm. But before you go build a deck for the whole world, make sure you've got the right equipment for the job: check out our roundup of the week's best tool deals. Save $165 on a Craftsman mechanics tool set, grab a Black & Decker drill for $35, and get $33 off a Ridgid wet/dry vacuum bundle.

Best Casual Shoes: Save $35 on Sperry Loafers, Teva Sneakers for $20

Comfortable shoes are an autumn shopper's best friend (after the DealNews app, of course), so it's imperative that you break in a good pair now. In order to help you find the perfect fall footwear, we've rounded up the week's best casual shoe deals. Grab a pair of Teva running shoes for just $20, save $35 on Sperry Top-Sider loafers, and get up to 50% off TOMS shoes at Nordstrom.

Empty the Garage, Fill Your Wallet: 7 Tips to Super Charge Your Garage Sale

If your closets hold abundant junk, your garage spills over with stuff, and those toddler clothes no longer fit your pre-teen, you're a prime candidate for staging a yard sale or garage sale. We spoke with a personal finance expert to get tips on staging a profitable and stress-free garage sale.

Best Tablet Deals: See the First Surface Pro 3 Price Drop Since May

Among this week's best tablet deals, you'll find some history-making price lows. Students can score the first real price drop on a Microsoft Surface Pro 3, while everyone else can get a Sony Xperia Tablet Z at $250 off list, or an iPad mini for just $199.

All of Our Tools & Hardware Buying Guides, in One Place

DealNews is always bringing you the best tool and hardware deals; and now, we've compiled all of our tool-buying guides into one place. Whether you want to know more about drills, ladders, or an emergency automotive kit, check out our tools and hardware hub.

You Won't Believe This Rumor About Star Wars ... Because We Don't!

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple iPhones, YouTube, Star Wars, and more? Well, neither are we! Hooray! That's why we put all the latest biz-buzz from the internet into one place, the Rumor Roundup!

Fear of Committment? These Unlocked and No-Contract Phones Get You

Shopping for a new phone can be the worst if you're not looking for a new contract to go with it. Despite the efforts of carriers like Virgin and T-Mobile, most phone companies would still rather sell you a phone at a subsidized price with a long contract attached. In the interest of giving our contract-shy readers a helping hand, we've rounded up the week's best unlocked and no-contract phone deals. Grab a no-contract Nokia Lumia 521 for $49, save $58 on an unlocked Sony Xperia Z Ultra, or get $100 off an unlocked iPhone 5.

What to Expect from 2014 Labor Day Sales

Pack up the grills and bust out the sweaters, folks: Labor Day heralds the end of summer! Labor Day sales are a great time to score end-of-summer travel deals and patio furniture clearance. Unfortunately, September's relative proximity to November means you're bound to run into some pre-Black Friday price increases — which is why Labor Day isn't the time to buy a plasma TV.

Guess Which Popular Laptop Brand Actually Offers Amazing TV Deals

Dell's name is synonymous with budget computers, so it's no surprise that the home of the Inspiron is the last place you'd turn to for TV deals. However, although Dell lacks the physical presence of its brick-and-mortar rivals, it's beating both Best Buy and Walmart in the art of the TV deal.

Sorry Amazon, We Already Figured Out the Whole 'Drone Delivery' Thing

Apparently, Amazon wasn't joking when it said it wanted to develop a drone delivery service; the mega-retailer is reportedly seeking federal approval to begin testing. However, Amazon isn't the first company to jump on the drone bandwagon.

Top Audio: Save Up to $170 on Editors' Choice Headphones & Speakers

Whether you're outfitting your ears or your living room, you don't have to settle for second-best audio equipment just because you're on a budget. This week's roundup of Editors' Choice audio deals includes high quality headphones and speakers at bargain basement prices. Snag a pair of AKG noise-cancelling headphones at $170 off, grab the Sol Republic Tracks for $50 under everybody else's price, and score a Panasonic Bluetooth soundbar for just $59.

Best Laptop Deals: Save Hundreds on 3 Premium Svelte Ultraportables

The year's top-performing ultraportables have commandeered this week's best laptop deals kicking off with the Editors' Choice 2014 MacBook Air 13" for $750. We've also got the remarkable Acer S7 and Dell XPS 13, both of which pack 1080p screens, from $899. Not everyone wants an ultraportable, so we've dug up deals on beefier systems like the Lenovo Z50 and HP TouchSmart 15t-j100 Quad Edition all from $705.

VIDEO: Is August Too Early for Pumpkin Spice Lattes?

This year, Starbucks is going to start selling the Pumpkin Spice Latte on August 25. That's almost a full month before fall officially begins! In this video, our experts discuss pumpkin spice flavored things and whether or not "holiday creep" leads to fatigue and ruins the special-ness of a Pumpkin Spiced Latte.

Not Sure What to Watch on Netflix? Here Are Our Favorite Movies & TV Shows

Summer is almost over, but if you're anything like us, you might still be suffering from the boredom that comes when your favorite shows are on hiatus. That's when your trusty Netflix subscription can come in handy. We polled the DealNews staff for their favorite TV and movie suggestions so you can dive into something new. Do you agree with our picks?

Best Coupons of the Week: Get $10 off $20 at ThinkGeek, 20% off at GMG

In this day and age, who's got the time to search for a coupon? We do! To help you stay on top of all things discount, we've rounded up the 10 best coupons of the week. Get $10 off a $20 order at ThinkGeek, score an extra 50% off at Nautica, and take 20% off game downloads from Green Man Gaming.

Laptop Buying Guide: What to Know Before You Make a Purchase

Shopping for a new laptop can be tough. What kind of processor is best? Should you go for an ultrabook or a hybrid? How much RAM do you need anyway? Fear not, we're here to help with our laptop buying guide.

Why You Probably Shouldn't Spend More Than $600 on a Laptop for College

Many students actually have fairly light needs when it comes to computing. All the bells and whistles can push laptops into the $1,000+ price territory, but do you need it? We look at which students might have heavier needs, and which can be satisfied with most mainstream laptops, in our college laptop buying guide.

Why Do Big Retailers Like Best Buy Have Storefronts on eBay and Amazon?

A few years ago, a store with a website was considered cutting edge. But today, brick-and-mortar stores are opening "storefronts" on host retailers like Amazon and eBay. We turned to former Microsoft exec and Indix founder Sanjay Parthasarathy to get some answers on the retailer-marketplace phenomenon.

Keurig Will Raise K-Cup Prices by 9% as New DRM Machines Limit Competition

Coffee drinkers take note, the price of your morning brew is about to go up. Starting this November, Keurig will raise the cost of its K-cup packets by up to 9% while simultaneously launching new DRM-style machines that only work with Keurig-approved pods.

'Antiques Roadshow' Appraised a 2008 Flatscreen TV and It's Hilarious

A journalist brought his 2008 Toshiba TV to Antiques Roadshow to be appraised, and the results are kind of hilarious.

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