May 10, 2019
Today’s Best Deals: $80 Off Bose QuietComfort 35 II, a Massive Sale on Motorcycle Helmets & More
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Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Save $80: Bose’s QuietComfort 35 IIs are some of the best noise-canceling headphones you can buy. Even with stiff competition from the likes of Sony, Bowers & Wilkins and Sennheiser, the Bose QuietComfort 35 II stand out: they’re lighter and more comfortable than any other headphones in their class. The noise-canceling abilities are pretty damn good, too. And today, they’re $80 off.
The headphones are refurbished, but this is the best deal we’ve seen on the Bose QuietComfort 35 IIs in a long time. According to the eBay seller, the pair has “been tested and restored to full function, factory standard condition” and they come with free, 30-day returns. The discount only applies to black models. — Tucker Bowe
Seiko 5 SNK615k1
Save 77%: Who can argue with a $70 mechanical watch? You get a perfectly sized 38mm case, 30m of water resistance, a scratch-resistant Hardlex crystal and a beautiful blue dial with lumed hands and a combination of slim indices and Arabic hour markers. An automatic Seiko 7S26 movement gives you 40 hours of power reserve and a day-date complication, and you also get a matching steel bracelet.
— Oren Hartov
Red Wing Heritage Moc-Toe Boots
Save 36%: When you’re presented with the chance to save on Red Wing Heritage boots, you’d be foolish to pass it up. The brand’s boots are rarely on sale and when they are, sizes are often limited. But now at Nordstrom Rack, you can save 36 percent on a pair of classic Red Wing Heritage Moc-Toe boots available in sizes 7 to 13. This American-made style features Brown Boomer leather from the S.B. Foot Tanning Company in Minnesota and a non-marking outsole. What are you waiting for? — John Zientek
Italian-Made Oliver Peoples Sunglasses
Save 30%: If you’ve been waiting for a great sale to invest in a new pair of quality sunglasses, this is your chance. East Dane is currently offering 30 percent off a range of Italian-made shades from Oliver Peoples. At the sale, you can pick up both acetate and metal framed styles from the cult-favorite LA brand for as little as $266 — but sizes are selling quickly. — John Zientek
Gerber Center-Drive Plus Multi-Tool
Save 21%: After months of testing and evaluation, we recently published an updated version of our guide to the best multi-tools available. Our list includes one significant change in that our new Editor’s Pick is Leatherman’s Free P2, which unseated Gerber’s Center-Drive. Both tools rank highly because they’re incredibly easy to use with one hand, making them practical for a wide variety of jobs and tasks, but the Free P2 edged out the Center-Drive because each one of its tools deploys with one hand, not just the pliers.
The newest iteration of the Center-Drive, the Center-Drive Plus, comes equipped with scissors and a premium leather sheath. It’s 21 percent off at The Drop right now, bringing its price down to $100. — Tanner Bowden
Costa Farms Houseplants
Save 25%+: Thanks to a host of enormous horticulture companies enrolling as sellers, buying live plants on Amazon has become commonplace. One of the largest live plant operations in the world, Costa Farms sells a rotating stock of its 1,500-plus varieties on Amazon — some of which are on sale today.
The lot includes the flowering peace lily, a classic queen fern, succulents or, if you’re up for taking care of it, a bonsai tree. It’s worth noting that neither Costa Farms or Amazon is guaranteeing a Mother’s Day delivery, so tread carefully. All are at least 25 percent off and come pre-potted. — Will Price
Yamaha TT-S303 Turntable
Save $70: The Yamaha TT-S303 is a manual belt-drive turntable that sells for $450, but you can nab it for $380 at World Wide Stereo using the code GEAR at checkout. Aside from its good looks, the TT-S303 is a solid turntable for both vinyl lovers and those just getting into analog audio. The turntable has a built-in phono preamp, meaning you can hook it up directly to some bookshelf speakers and play; or you can turn off the built-in preamp and hook the TT-S303 up to your own amp or receiver, which caters it to more serious listeners. The turntable also comes with a pre-mounted cartridge so there’s no complicated installation process.
Arai Moptorcycle Helmets
Save up to $520: There’s a massive sale on Arai Helmets going on over at Revzilla where you can save up to $520 on certain models and sizes. Whether you’re preferred style is full-face helmets, three-quarter shell, or you prefer dirt, there’s an opportunity to save hundreds of dollars with most of the helmets upwards of 40% off. If you haven’t picked up a new lid for the 2019 riding season, now would be a good time to think about taking a look. — Bryan Campbell
United By Blue Warehouse Sale
Save 80%: Today starting at noon, you can shop United by Blue’s Warehouse sale where everything is over 50 percent off. The responsible brand will pick up one pound of trash from waterways for each product sold. Beyond buying a product, you can join the team on cleanups year round. And in the meantime, you can shop tees, jackets, boardshorts, hoodies and more at a seriously discounted price today. — Meg Lappe