August 23, 2019
Today’s Best Deals: An Epic Dyson Sale, a Surprisingly Affordable Fender Guitar & More
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Fender Special Edition Standard Jaguar
Save $125: If you’re looking to add this unique guitar to your arsenal, head over to Guitar Center today — currently you can save $50 on a Fender Special Edition Standard Jaguar guitar. The instrument comes in a Daphne Blue finish and has an alder body, a 22-fret maple neck and a Pau Ferro fingerboard. Unlike some of the single-coil models produced a half-century ago, this guitar has two humbucking pickups and a modern C shape neck.
Normally $625, this guitar now costs $500 and includes free shipping. — John Zientek
Bose QuietComfort 20 In-Ear Headphones
Save $120: Even though there are a bunch of really good over-ear noise-canceling headphones – the Sony WH-1000XM3 being our new favorites, edging out the Bose QC35 II – there aren’t nearly as many good in-ear models. In fact, Bose makes the two best noise-canceling in-ear headphones out there. There’s the Bose QC20s ($250, wired) and the Bose QC30s ($300, wireless). Both are fairly expensive, but you can get a pretty good deal on the wired models if you go on eBay right now. There you’ll find the Bose QC20s for $129, which is $120 less than buying from Bose directly.
— Tucker Bowe
Symbol Audio Tabletop HiFi
Save $1,000: For those interested in beautiful hi-fi speakers, you’re going to want to check out this deal: Symbol Audio is selling its Tabletop HiFi, a normally $1,995 hi-fi speaker, for less than $1,000. That’s a crazy good deal, especially considering that Symbol Audio rarely discounts its speakers. The discount applies the Tabletop HiFi in any number of cabinet and front grille finishes; you can choose between finishes like jet black, glacier white (pictured) and natural walnut. — Tucker Bowe
Dyson Vacuums, Fans & More
Save Up to 55%: The newest Dyson will always be the best Dyson. The brand consistently iterates and improves on its product for future generations of vacuums. That said, newer Dysons typically costs well over $500 (at present, the current release is $700). That’s where deals like this Nordstrom Rack Dyson event come in.
The sale is largely manufacturer refurbs marked down up to 55 percent off. Choice picks include the cordless V6 and Ball Multi-Floor (both released just four years ago) vacuums, which are both more than 50 percent off full retail. If you’re wary of used products, Dyson says machines sold through its refurbishment program have been tested to meet “like-new performance standards” and that products may arrive with scratches or other imperfections that don’t impact performance. — Will Price
Outdoors and Fitness
Black Diamond Deploy Wind Shell
Save 20%: The lighter-and-more-packable story is one that’s often told in outdoor gear. Companies have been using it since Eddie Bauer (the man, not the company) invented the down jacket in the 1930s, and you can count on them to continue to champion the message for as long as gear is made. But the thing is, it never gets old. Especially when a company like Black Diamond creates something like the new Deploy Wind Shell, a wind-cutting shield of a layer that weighs only 1.7 ounces.
To put that into perspective, the iPhone SE, Apple’s smallest smartphone, weighs more than double that at four ounces. Hell, your keys probably weigh more than 1.7 ounces. The Deploy doesn’t fill an ultra-technical niche that’s only home to professional athletes either; it’s a versatile layer that has the potential for year-round use (windchill can be enough to cause cold-related injuries such as frostbite). Black Diamond was able to get to that low weigh-in by working closely with its fabric makers and by using YKK’s Super Lightweight Zipper.
The Deploy is new for 2019, but right now Backcountry is offering shoppers a discount on one full-priced item with the code TAKE20SUMMER, which means you can get it for 20 percent off. — Tanner Bowden
Reproduction Military Trainers
Save up to 70%: If you’re looking for a new pair of sneakers for fall and don’t want the ubiquitous styles offered at big-box stores, consider picking up a military trainer. Japanese footwear brand Reproduction of Found specializes in reproduction military trainers from a range of different countries and for a limited time, they’re on sale at Need Supply Co. Pick up familiar silhouettes from countries like Canada and the U.S. or step out of the box with styles from Russia and China. No matter the option, you’ll get a well-made sneaker that will differentiate you from the crowd. — John Zientek
Timex MkI Aluminum
Save 38%: The Timex MkI, modeled after a military reference from the Timex catalog, is light, inexpensive, handsome, and perfect for the outdoors. It features a 40mm anodized aluminum case, a 24-hour dial, an acrylic crystal, a quartz movement, Indiglo illumination and 30m of water resistance. Right now, you can grab this black version of the MkI for just $59, a 38% savings off the list price of $95.
— Zen Love