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'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.

Online College Stores Charge 35% More for Laptops

Campus bookstores are renown for their price gouging, but it turns out textbooks aren't the only items they sell at a premium. We looked at the online bookstores of six universities and found that laptops and tablets are also sold at higher-than-average prices, sometimes costing up to 135% more than outside prices.

Here's Why You Should Never Pay Full-Price for an iTunes Gift Card

We turned our deal-finding microscopes to Apple's gift cards to see what kind of discounts you can expect for iTunes content. It turns out that iTunes gift card discounts are such a common and regular occurrence, that you probably shouldn't ever buy an iTunes card at face value.

ICYMI: How to Get the iPhone 6 for Free (Kind Of)

iPhones retain their value better than any other smartphone brand, but the value of older iPhones will fall immediately when the iPhone 6 is released, and it will keep on dropping as more and more people sell or trade-in their current iPhone in order to upgrade. To help you avoid this fate, we've compiled a guide to how to get the most for your old iPhone — which can in turn cover the subsidized cost of the next model.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in August

August is a fantastic month for shopping, but you still need to shop wisely. Back-to-school sales and state sales tax holidays mean laptop deals are hot — but watch out for Apple's notoriously bad discounts. That, plus travel, patio furniture, and more!

Deal Shoppers, This is Your Life: A Week in the Shoes of a Savvy Consumer

We took a look at traffic on our app, website, and emails, and unearthed some fascinating trends; like, for example, the fact that app usage spikes at noon. (Might you all be reading this during your lunch break?)

Why All the Perks? Because You'll Spend 68% More With Amazon Prime

Despite the fact that a recent poll found that Amazon Prime subscribers aren't all that interested in the program's non-shipping benefits, Amazon still offers a growing stable of perks to draw in more $99-per-year subscribers. In fact, every perk, every app, and even every piece of Amazon hardware is designed with a singular purpose: to draw you into the Amazon ecosystem, by way of a Prime subscription, so you can ultimately spend more money.

How to Get the Best Deal on a Back-to-School Laptop

Fortunately, shoppers can expect to find better-than-average laptop deals for back-to-school. But as with any big purchase, a little research and planning can go a long way to ensure you buy a system that's right for you. Follow our guide to see what you can expect from this summer's best sales.

VIDEO: Should Your Doctor Know What Groceries You Buy?

Should your doctors be allowed to look at your credit card purchases, in order to have a better picture of your health? Some people think so! In fact, hospitals in North and South Carolina are already compiling and sharing their patients' purchase histories, so doctors can head off future medical issues like emphysema and diabetes. Are you for or against this idea?

Even High-End 4K TVs Are Dropping to Bargain Bin Prices

4K TVs are dropping in price faster than we initially thought. And not just off-brand 4K TVs, but name-brand sets from the likes of Sony and LG. We've spotted a few deals and models we think early adopters should keep an eye on.

Planning a 4th of July Road Trip? Gas Prices Will Be at Their Highest Since 2008

Before we whip out our credit cards for those upcoming 4th of July sales, we're here to share some Independence Day-themed stats that are sure to pique curious consumer minds. For example: More people will take a road trip during the 4th of July weekend this year, but gas will be at its highest price since 2008.

The Best 4th of July Sales: A Holiday for Gamers, Fashionistas

The 4th of July is a great time to bust out the fireworks, grill up some hot dogs, celebrate our nation's birth — and, if you can find the time, do a bit of shopping. Wondering what you'll find in this year's 4th of July sales? We dug into our archives from 2012 and 2013 to get a preview.

VIDEO: Starbucks Raises Prices! (Frappu-CHA-CHING-o!)

Starbucks has raised its prices on several of their coffees by five to 10 cents. Outrageous! In this brief — yet lively — video, our experts discuss how much is too much to pay for a cup of coffee?

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in July

We published thousands of deals last July, which we've analyzed to offer our readers a bit of advice while planning purchases this month. In order to protect your wallet and spend your money wisely, be sure to read through our July buying guide below for everything you need to know to shop smart this month.

The Amazon Fire Phone Might Go on Sale Sooner Than You'd Expect

Although Amazon's 32GB Fire Phone is aggressively priced at $199, we rabid deal hunters are already trying to figure out how we can purchase it for less. To find out how long we have to wait for the first wave of deals, we examined deals on current Android smartphones along with price cuts on existing and previous-generation Amazon products.

Here's Why Your Next Laptop Should Have a Touchscreen

There are many practical reasons for wanting a laptop with a touchscreen display, but with deals that are over 50% cheaper than last year's, touchscreen notebooks are finally enjoying their moment in the spotlight. As back-to-school sales begin, here's what you can expect to pay and where to go for the best bargains.

Grocery Store Sushi vs. Restaurant Sushi: Which Has More Fish for the Money?

Today is International Sushi Day, and we're wondering which establishments offer the most bang for your buck when it comes to buying the delicious dish. Contrary to popular belief, our research shows that grocery stores like Whole Foods actually have more fish than most restaurants!

The Best Stores for Deals on Apple Laptops, iPads, and iPhones

Apple devices are some of the most sought-after products in the gadget world, but many consumers don't realize that where you buy your Apple gear largely determines how much you'll pay for it. We rated the retailers with the best deals on today's Apple tech from the iPhone to the iPad.

Apple Now Supports App Bundle Sales, But Shoppers Should Be Wary

Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference kicked off this week, and while we didn't see the budget iMac or Retina-based MacBook Air we had hoped for, the subdued event did usher in some major changes for Cupertino's infamous App Store — including the use of app bundles to promote sales.

State of Gaming 2014: PC Gaming Is on the Rise

Does the debut of the PS4 and Xbox One mean that mobile, PC, and Nintendo gaming faded further away? DealNews' 2014 gaming survey painted a picture of our gaming readers as more welcoming of non-console gaming, and more generous (but discriminating) with their money.

Apple Buys Beats Music: Are You Psyched, Depressed, or Indifferent?

Dr. Dre can now add Apple executive to his ever-diverse resume. The rap mogul, along with Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine, sold their Beats empire to Apple for a cool $3 billion. But some Beats fans aren't thrilled about the idea of Cupertino controlling their favorite streaming service. What do you think?

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in June

June is the month with the longest daylight hours of the year, which for the deal-hunter means that you have even more time to shop! But before you let the increasingly warm weather convince you to buy less-than-stellar deals, check out our latest buying guide.

Not Just Whole Foods: Increased Competition Makes Organic Food Cheaper

Despite the rising cost of food, the organic food industry continues to thrive. And with new contenders entering the arena, the organic food industry — which was once dominated by premium stores like Whole Foods — could finally see some serious competition. For consumers, that translates into more affordable prices.

This Might Explain Why There Have Been Such Great Samsung Galaxy S5 Deals

Leaked photos from tech blog PhoneArena have revealed what looks like the Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime, a rumored smartphone that pushes the limits of the current Galaxy S5. If true, the new phone could be the reason we've been seeing killer deals on the current Galaxy S5.

Samsung Galaxy S5 to Hit $0 Before Black Friday

The Samsung Galaxy S5, which has quickly become a media darling smartphone, will soon enter the DealNews hall of fame. It is on track to hit $0 (subsidized) before Black Friday, a feat that took its two predecessors much longer to accomplish.

8 Foods That May Be Too Expensive to Eat This Summer

We took a look at eight foods that may be in for a price hike this summer, and there's good and bad news. You aren't likely to starve, but you may need to seek out some budget-friendly alternatives to your usual fare.

The Cheapest Weekend to Visit Disney World This Summer is in August

Most kids would probably like to visit Disney World year round, but there's no denying the fact that a trip during the summer months, when kids are free from school, makes the most sense for many families. But just because you have to travel to the Happiest Place on Earth during the busy season doesn't mean you can't try to save money in the process.

Apple MacBook Air Refresh Will Yield Historically Low Prices for the 2013 Model

Apple slashed the price of its new MacBook Air laptops yesterday, and while that's fantastic for the consumer, we know that a lower MSRP for 2014 machines means that we will in turn see even cheaper prices on the 2013 MacBook Air. So how low could it go?

The Cost of Textbooks Is Rising Faster Than the Price of College Tuition

With textbook prices increasing faster than tuition, classroom materials can cost students hundreds of additional dollars every semester. And with professors mandating which books to buy, students are a captive market. But here are some ways to save on that necessary reading material.

VIDEO: Unnecessarily Censored April Buying Guide

We gave the "unnecessary censorship" treatment to our latest TV appearance! Come and find out what the best things to BLEEP in April are! (It's 100% SFW, we swear.)

Celebrate the Final Season of 'Mad Men' With Our Savings Game

While other sites are suggesting drinking games for this week's final season premiere of Mad Men, we here at DealNews think that saving money is the most fun activity of all.

Of the Latest Android Phones, the HTC One (M8) Comes Out On Top

We decided to take a look at how the current front-runners in the Android smartphone market — the HTC One (M8), the Samsung Galaxy S5, the Sony Xperia Z2, the LG G Pro 2, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, and the Moto X — measure up.