My Dumb Luck #2: This Top Shelf Lap Top on Best Buy’s Clearance Shelf

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My Dumb Luck #3: Slick New Laptop for Only $480

  • THE  ITEM: Dell Inspiron 15 7000




I wasn’t actively looking for a new computer.  But after I bought this website from some awesome dude named Jason, it became evident to me that I was about to commit a lot of time on a computer.  And although my computer at the time was mediocre, I planted a thought in my mind that I might need to buy a new computer at some point.  And in case you haven’t picked up on it, this is a dumb luck story about buying a nice computer for cheap.

And if there’s anything that you can take away from this tale of dumb luck, it’s that Best Buy has a clearance section that sometimes has great deals.

 Best Buy has a clearance section that sometimes has great deals.

And Here’s My Dumb Luck Story…

It’s not much of a story, since I already gave away the details.  But typically, for purchases over $15, I need a lot of time to mull and contemplate how much I actually need that item.  However, on one fateful evening, I stumbled across this excellent lap top at a severely discounted price.

I was grazing through Best Buy, waiting for my wife to finish her grazing through a discounted clothing store.  I was glancing at their lap tops on display, trying to put some thought to the computer purchase I thought I may make in the future.  Everything was nice, but over priced.

But then I remembered that Best Buy also has a clearance shelf for computers.  So I sauteed into that aisle, until I finally noticed the computer that I ended up buying.  And this laptop was PACKED:

  • Intel Core i5 Processor
  • 8 GB of RAM
  • 500 GB of memory
  • Touch Screen, and 360 degree swivel screen
  • bluetooth
  • Waves MaxxAudio Pro

This laptop was discounted from $700 to $480.

Here’s an excellent review of the lap top: (and if you watch the review in Youtube, you’ll see I have the top comment)

But What A Score!

I know that 33% isn’t that big of a savings.  But, considering my stinginess, how long it takes me to consider a purchase, I was reluctant to find this deal.  So I made the purchase that night, without putting too much though to it.

And if there’s anything to be learned from this experience, it’s that never ignore Best Buy’s clearance items.