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Today’s Best Deals: Mini Materials’ Desktop Distractions, 35% Off Spyderco’s Endela Pocket Knife & More

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This Mini Materials Pallet of Mini Cinder Blocks and Mini Pallet Jack Combo is the perfect office distraction. In case you aren’t clued in, Mini Materials makes the most realistic miniature building supplies — you can quite literally build a house with them. All Mini Materials building products are made using the same materials as their 1:1 counterparts are — and all here in the USA. That means this pallet of miniature cinder blocks, pallet and pallet jack are made from cement, American pin, and diecast metal. With this set, you can haul cinder blocks across your desk, or anywhere you like. This Mini Materials set is also a perfect “little” gift for the fellow you can never seem to find a good gift for. You can grab up these supplies at 15% off with the code GP15 — you could even get few sets to start building that addition you always talk about.

Buy Now: $50 $43

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Breville Barista Express Espresso Machine
Save $130: Making a decent espresso at home requires a lot. You need a scale to weigh out a proper shot, you need a burr grinder to ensure you’re using fresh grounds and you need an espresso maker to pull everything together. The alternative is to get an espresso maker with all that built-in, and then some. Something like Breville’s Barista Express.

Among Breville’s line of espresso makers, the Barista Express stands out — it’s got all the additive performance features of its higher-priced siblings, but it’s the only all-in-one maker that’s not $1,000 or more. It’s got a built-in grinder and dose control, plus it’s operable in automatic and manual modes. The machine also features a really, really impressive milk wand and comes with all the ancillary parts needed to make it all go (tamper, milk jug, razor trim and so on). — Will Price

Buy Now: $600 $470

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Weber Grills
Save Up to 25%: On Wayfair, nearly everything is on sale all the time. Exceptions typically include products from name brands — your KitchenAids, Brevilles and Staubs. Today, however, during the site’s annual Outdoor Sale, grilling’s biggest name brand has virtually its whole catalog of gas and charcoal grills marked down.

The majority of Weber’s grills are discounted anywhere from 15 to 30 percent off. The lot includes the compact Spirit II propane-fired grill, the most upgraded form of the classic kettle grill and others. — Will Price

Learn More: Here


Converse Jack Purcell Sneakers
Save 25%:Canadian badminton ace Jack Purcell designed his eponymous canvas sneaker back in the 1930s. Over the past eight decades, the style has gone essentially unchanged. It features a lightweight canvas upper, a rubber outsole with a signature ‘smile’ across the toe and medial eyelets for breathability. In the classic black colorway, it’s an essential spring sneaker: breathable, lightweight, casual. Normally $65, the style is 25 percent off at East Dane and now costs just $49. A range of sizes are still available but act fast because they’re selling quickly. — John Zientek

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Persol Aviators
Save 71%:If you’ve been waiting to invest in an iconic pair of Persol sunglasses, Nordstrom Rack has a deal for you. Right now, you can save 71 percent on three different Italian-made Persols: the Aviator, the Sartoria and the Pilot models. Normally $350, these shades are now just $100 while supplies last. — John Zientek

Learn More: Here

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Spyderco Endela Pocket Knife
Save 35%: Spyderco makes some of the most identifiable pocket knives available. It’s all thanks to that circular cutout, which founder Sal Glesser designed as a simple one-handed opening alternative to thumb studs and other add-ons. In the decades since he created it, it’s become iconic in the knife world and is present in every Spyderco pocket knife.

Spyderco’s Endela, which is currently on sale for 35 percent off at Drop, exerts that same essence of simplicity in all of its features. It has a 3.4-inch VG-10 stainless steel drop-point blade and a synthetic handle that keeps its overall weight low (3.1 ounces). It also uses a basic and well-executed lockback to keep the blade secure when it’s open. You can get it with a plain or serrated edge right now and save $43 while you’re at it. — Tanner Bowden

Buy Now: $123 $80


Adidas Solar Boost Sale
Save $50:Today you can pick up a pair of Adidas Solar Boosts for $50 off, which is a steal. These running shoes are great for the roads and the gym, so whether your workout of choice is lifting weights, running on the beach or hitting the trails, these sneakers will do it all. The Solar Boosts have the same beloved foam as the Ultraboosts, just with a more durable upper that won’t stretch as much with time. Pick up a pair today for only $110.
— Meg Lappe

Buy Now: $160 $110


2018 LG C8 OLED TV (65-inch)
Save 50%: LG’s 2018 C8 series of 4K OLED TVs are expensive. When they were released last past spring, a 65-inch model was going for $3,500. Almost a year later, however, that price has dropped over to around $2,597 — that’s over $1,000 off. But today eBay is running a deal on a brand-new C8 for $1,699 – that’s half off. Yes, it’s still expensive, but it’s not that bad considering that we’re talking about LG’s top-of-the-line 4K OLED TV. And LG makes the best 4K OLED TVs.

Buy Now: $3,500 $1,699 (eBay)Buy Now: $3,500 $2,597 (Amazon)


Bulova Computron Digital Watch
Save 40%: At this year’s Baselworld, Bulova released a re-edition of the Computron, a unique LED watch with an angled display that allowed for ease of reading while driving. One of the three variants is this steel-cased version with blue LED. Featuring a day-date display and well as dual time zones and water-resistant to 30m, this re-issue with its matching bracelet brings back an awesome, futuristic look from the 1970s, reimagined in a unique colorway. Use the code “FRIEND” to take a total of 40% off the MSRP of the Computron and grab one for just $210. — Oren Hartov

Buy Now: $350 $210

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