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LG G7 ThinQ Smartphone
Save $100: The LG G7 ThinQ has only been available for a few months — we covered the smartphone’s launch event in early May — and today you buy a “factory unlocked” version on Amazon for $650, that’s $100 off what it was first going for. By all accounts, the LG G7 ThinQ is a very good smartphone with a big and bright display and built-in quad-DAC for hi-fi listening. — Tucker Bowe
Allen Edmonds Summer Savings Event
Save $64:According to a New York Times article published in 2011, only one percent of all shoes sold in the United States are actually produced here. Among the distinguished minority, you’ll find the Park Avenue, McAllister and Fifth Avenue oxford dress shoes from Allen Edmonds — all stalwarts in the Wisconsin brand’s legendary, 100-plus-year-old catalog. These classic models normally retail for $425 each but you can shave $64 (more than 15 percent) off retail during the Allen Edmonds Summer Savings Event, happening now. — Jack Seemer
Save 24%:The Roomba is and was so much better than its competitors it became a sort of generic trademark for its entire category of robo-vacuums. There are many models of Roomba — more affordable, less affordable, enormously powerful, sort of weak and so on.
The Roomba 960 falls into the category of enormously powerful and, typically, wholly unaffordable. Recommended as the “Upgrade Pick” by the super-reviewers at Wirecutter, it is heavy enough and totes enough suction to suck up dog hair, dust and whatever other particles float around one level of your home. Its iAdapt 2.0 Navigation program is able to differentiate change in elevation and act accordingly (it rolls up onto tall rugs to clean, but not down stairs) and it’s controllable via app or Alexa voice control.
Today the $700 robot vacuum is marked down 24 percent, good for its lowest price ever. — Will Price
Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Leather Boots
Save up to 44%: Well-made leather boots are a footwear option worth investing in. Though initially expensive, the quality materials and manufacturing will stand up to years of use, and offer a great value over time (e.g. a lower cost-per-wear). If you’ve been waiting for a substantial sale to spend on a nice pair of boots, Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale is for you. Customers can save up to 44 percent on brands like Red Wing, Allen Edmonds and Wolverine, among others. The sale ends August 5, so if you see a style you like, don’t put off the purchase. — John Zientek
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