People sometimes ask me, "Rick, do you like refurbished electronics?" My response: "No. I love refurbished electronics!" This probably explains why I get invited to few parties. I really do love refurbished gear, though, especially when it's good as new but for a much lower price. Case in point: Amazon's Certified Refurbished sale has a handful of extra-good deals, three of which I've highlighted below. Here's where the love comes in: Each product here is inspected and tested to look and work like new. And each product is backed by a full one-year warranty, same as a new one. The only real difference is the packaging: refurbs typically come in non-descript brown boxes, not fancy, colorful retail ones. To my thinking that matters only if you're shopping for a gift for someone -- and even then it's not really a huge deal. (It's what's inside that counts, right?) Here are three don't-miss deals from today's sale. Certified Refurbished Echo Show 8 $70 (save $60) … [Read more...] about 3 don’t-miss deals from Amazon’s Certified Refurbished Sale
Apple's worldwide Mac shipments grew massively in the fourth quarter of 2020 after the launch of three new Macs with the M1 chip, according to new PC shipping estimates shared by Gartner . Apple shipped an estimated 6.9 million Macs, up from the 5.25 million it shipped at the same time in 2019, marking significant growth of 31.3 percent. In spite of the growth of Mac sales, Apple remained the fourth-top PC vendor globally. Lenovo was the number one PC vendor with 21.5 million PCs shipped, followed by HP, with 15.7 million PCs shipped, and Dell with 13.2 million PCs shipped. Gartner's Preliminary Worldwide PC Vendor Unit Shipment Estimates for 4Q20 (Thousands of Units) Nevertheless, Apple's market share continues to expand, with growth of 8.7 percent in the fourth quarter, up from 7.3 percent in the fourth quarter of 2019. Apple's Market Share Trend: 1Q06-4Q20 (Gartner) In the United States, Apple was similarly the fourth-top PC vendor with 2.7 million … [Read more...] about Mac Sales Skyrocketing After M1 Launch
The LSU Hilltop Arboretum will hold a Spring Fling Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 17. COVID-19 precautions will be in place to keep shoppers safe at the arboretum, 11855 Highland Road, between Bluebonnet and Siegen Lane. Those planning to attend are encouraged to review the site map, shopping guidelines, parking map and specialty vendor list at lsu.edu/hilltop . The sale will include over 5,000 plants, representing 600 different species. There will be trees, shrubs, perennials, vines, ferns, fruits, gingers, edibles, ornamental grasses and more that run the gamut from native and traditional to eclectic and electric newcomers. Plants are imported from a diversity of nurseries in Louisiana and Texas. A list of available plants will be posted at on the arboretum's site on the evening of Thursday, April 15. A small number of masked volunteers will shoppers with plant selections. Shoppers are responsible for managing their purchases and getting them to … [Read more...] about LSU Hilltop Arboretum to hold Spring Fling Plant Sale on April 17
Kindly Share This Story: By Gabriel Ewepu, Abuja The National Agricultural Seeds Council, NASC, warned against the sale of fake seeds to farmers as farming activities commence across the country. The warning was made by the Director-General, NASC, Dr Philip Ojo while speaking on the law guiding seed trade in the country as part of sensitisation activities carried out by the Council. According to Ojo the Seed Act prohibits criminal activities carried out by fake seed producer who deceives farmers and warned that it will be better for them to stop their evil activities of face the law. ALSO READ: Insecurity: Farmers urge govt on nonpayment of alleged ransom to bandits, kidnappers He said: “No person other than a person registered under the Seed Act shall produce or be engaged in the production, processing and marketing of seeds for commercial purpose (meaning registration with the Council is a must) according to Section 22 (1) of the Seed … [Read more...] about Agribusiness: NASC warns against sale of fake seeds to farmers
Prime Day is Amazon’s biggest sales event of the year. Since launching in 2015 to celebrate Amazon’s birthday, Prime Day deals have gone from strength to strength with 2020’s Prime Day achieving record-breaking sales up 45.2% on the previous year. With over $10 billion worth of goods bought globally during the sales event, it’s a fantastic time for you — the consumer — to dive in and pick up a great Prime Day deal. Read on as we look at exactly what goes on sale during the two-day sales event and what to expect from the big shopping event. What do I need to do to buy on Prime Day? Unlike other sales events, there is an exclusivity factor to Prime Day. Only Prime members can benefit from the savings going on during the two-day event although consumers partaking in a free 30-day trial of Prime can also be a part of the massive shopping event. Make sure you have a Prime membership in some form in time for the sale. What can I buy during Prime Day? Honestly, mostly everything. … [Read more...] about What goes on sale on Prime Day?