There are some interesting new deals to kick off the weekend of March 11. For those of you who haven’t yet picked up a copy of the very well reviewed Gran Turismo 7 and want to upgrade the experience with a racing wheel and pedals set, there’s a deal today that gets you both in one shot. In other deal news, pick up a manufacturer refurbished Oculus Quest 2 VR headset with original 1 year warranty for $100 less than buying new. There’s also an excellent 2021 75″ Hisense TV for $100 off and you get a bonus $100 gift card of your choice. These deals and more below.
ThrustMaster T248 Racing Wheel and Pedals + Gran Turismo 7 Launch Edition Bundle
If you were going to pick up a nice racing wheel set for the newly released Gran Turismo 7 game, you might as well get a bit of a discount by getting both at the same time. Pick up the Thrustmaster T248 racing wheel and pedal set ($400 MSRP) and you essentially get a free copy of Gran Turismo 7. The ThrustMaster T248 is one the best racing wheel and pedal sets under $500 you can get for the PS5. Notable features include a revamped sturdy pedal board, leather-wrapped steering wheel with 25 action buttons and a small status display, magnetic paddle shifters, and dynamic force feedback.
75″ Hisense U6G 4K Quantum Series ULED TV
with Bonus $100 Gift Card
The Hisense U6G is a 2021 model that offers excellent image quality for its price. This TV supports both Dolby Vision and HDR10+, which is pretty uncommon for a 75″ TV under $1K. The QLED panel boasts full-array LED backlighting with 48 local dimming zones. It also has a very high peak brightness of 600nits, which is even good enough to handle glare.
To make the deal even sweeter, Amazon is including a $100 gift card of your choice from the following merchants: Papa John’s, Instacart, Uber Eats, Domino’s, Grub Hub or Door Dash.
Oculus Quest 2 VR Headset (Refurb with Warranty)
Walmart is offering a manufacturer refurbished Oculus Quest 2 VR headset for $100 off the MSRP of buying a new Quest 2. The best thing about this headset (besides the discounted price) is the fact that it includes the same 1 year Oculus warranty as if you were to buy it new. Reviews have reported that theses refurbished models look identical to a new unit, with no cosmetic or functional imperfections whatsoever. The only problem is that Walmart doesn’t carry many in stock; it’s almost always unavailable.
50″ Vizio M6 4K QLED Smart TV
The 2021 Vizio M6 QLED TV has been marked down from $530 all the way to $328. That’s a fantastic deal for an excellent TV that boasts a quantum LED panel with full-array LED backlighting and variable refresh rate. It’s also compatible with both Google Chromecast and Apple AirPlay 2. Note that although this TV is advertised as having HDMI 2.1 inputs, it can output 4K @ 60Hz, not 120Hz.
65″ LG C1 4K OLED Smart Gaming TV
If money isn’t an object, OLED TVs are considered the best TVs you can buy right now. Compared to traditional LED LCD TVs, they offer better image quality, deeper blacks, better contrast ratio, wider color gamut, and super fast response times. They excel at both gaming and viewing 4K HDR content. In terms of general usability, they consume less power and they’re very thin and sit flusher against the wall. Amongst OLED TVs, the LG C1 is oft considered the flag bearer; it’s the one TV that all other OLED TVs are compared against. The LG OLED TV boasts several generations of optimizations under its belt and the latest C1 model is future proofed with technology like HDMI 2.1 (4K @ 120Hz), variable refresh rate, G-SYNC, the newest LG A9 Gen4 processor and a revamped webOS smart TV interface.
WD Black SN850 1TB M.2 SSD
There’s a new price drop this week that brings the WD SN850 1TB model down to $149.99 without heatsink and $168.99 with heatsink, the lowest prices we’ve seen. The WD SN850 is still one of the most highly recommended SSDs to get for your PS5 storage upgrade. It’s definitely a blazing fast drive with transfer speeds rated at up to 7,000 MB/s and PCIe Gen4.
Mar10 (Mario) Day Sale
Save up to 40% off popular Nintendo Switch video games featuring the titular hero, including Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Mario Maker, Super Mario 3D World, and more. There are a few discounted Switch titles that star some other iconic Nintendo masctos as well, like Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Luigi’s Mansion 3.
Nintendo Switch OLED In & Out of Stock
The newest Nintendo Switch OLED model has been incredibly difficult to find throughout the holiday season. It’s back today on Amazon for a very limited time. This Switch features a larger, more vibrant OLED touchscreen display, an upgrade to the terrible OG kickstand, an ethernet port on the docking station, and of course new Joy-Con colors.
Gigabyte Aorus 15″ RTX 3080 Gaming Laptop
We haven’t seen an RTX 3080 equipped gaming laptop for a cheaper price, but you’ll need to submit a $300 mail-in rebate to get this deal. The Gigabyte laptop pairs the RTX 3080 video card (105W max TDP) with a 15″ 1080p 300Hz IPS display, 11th gen Intel Core i7 processor, 32GB of RAM, and 1TB PCIe x4 SSD with 5,000MB/s rated transfer speed.
Gigabyte G5 15″ RTX 3050 Ti Gaming Laptop
There’s one more Gigabyte gaming laptop from Newegg that deserves attention. This Gigabyte G5 model features an Intel Core i5 processor and RTX 3050 Ti video card for a mere $599 after rebate. This is the lowest price we’ve seen for an RTX 3050 Ti gaming laptop by at least $100. This is a Newegg Shell Shocker deal so it will expire end of day March 11.
Alienware AW3423DW 34″ QD-OLED Gaming Monitor
The first QD-OLED panel on the market
After much anticipation, Dell is now offering the Alienware AW3423DW 34″ QD-OLED gaming monitor for $1299.99 on its website. Although by no means inexpensive, this is the first ever QD-OLED monitor we’ve seen and thus the price point is surprisingly reasonable for the new tech. Undoubtedly due to the hype, it has been going in and out of stock throughout the day, so don’t hesitate if you’ve been waiting for this release. The estimated delivery date has already been extended all the way out to June 1.
17% Off Dell XPS Alder Lake RTX 30XX Gaming PC
Compared to the previous generation, the new Dell XPS gaming PC is larger in volume (27L vs 19L) and provides more clearance for the CPU and GPU area for much better airflow. That’s important because the new 12th generation Alder Lake processors can run hot under intense loads. The Alder Lake CPU is currently the king of gaming processors; it eclipses all similarly priced AMD processors in gaming and (in most cases) workstation performance. Additionally, the new Dell XPS boasts an Intel Z960 chipset motherboard, DDR5 RAM, and a PCI-E 5.0 bus for your RTX 30 series video card. Your video cards in these two configs are no slouches either: the RTX 3070 is the ultimate card for gaming at 1440p at 144fps or higher, and the RTX 3080 Ti is pretty much the best 4K/VR gaming card out there.
Note that these two deals are from Dell Small Business. Fret not, everyone can purchase from the Dell Small Business website. All you have to do is use guest checkout.
10% Off Lowes Gift Cards at Best Buy
You save a lot of money by being your own handyman, and a quick trip to a home improvement store could save you hundreds, if not thousands, compared to hiring a professional. Gift card discounts like these are just icing on the cake, but they come along rarely, so it’s best to stock up when you see one of these deals. Best Buy has both $25 and $100 Lowes gift cards, and they’re both 10% off today.
WD Elements 16TB USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive
If you need every bit of storage space, the biggest hard drives offer the best bang for your buck. In this case, Amazon is offering a WD Elements 16TB hard drive for only $269.99, the lowest price we’ve seen so far this year. That averages out to only $16.87 per terabyte.
LG Ultragear 27GL850 27″ 2560×1440 1ms 144Hz G-SYNC Nano IPS Gaming Monitor
This particular LG Ultragear monitor is a pretty high-end 27″ gaming monitor at a very reasonable price. The 2560×1440 resolution is nice and sharp on the 27″ display, yet it’s forgiving enough to allow mid-range cards like the RTX 3060 Ti or RTX 3070 to handle it beautifully, even at the maximum 144Hz refresh rate for many games. The Nano IPS display is LG’s version of QLED, and it allows for better color handling and higher contrast ratio. It’s also certified G-SYNC compatible, like any high-end gaming should be.
Alienware Aurora R10 RTX 3070 PC for $1499.99
This is the first time we’ve seen an Alienware Aurora gaming PC equipped with an RTX 3070 priced at under $1500. The RTX 3070 is even more powerful than the previous generation’s fastest video card, the RTX 2080 Ti. This is the card to get if you want to push 144Hz frame rates or ultra high settings (or both) at up to 1440p. It’s powerful enough to handle most 4K gaming as well. It’s paired with some great specs, like a liquid cooled AMD Ryzen 7 5800 processor, 16GB of RAM, and 512GB SSD.
Alienware Aurora R12 RTX 3080 PC for $2199.99
The RTX 3080 is way more powerful than the previous generation’s best video card, the RTX 2080 Ti, and is the best recommended video card for 4K gaming. The RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3090 are the only cards that are (very slightly) more powerful, but they cost hundreds of dollars more. The RTX 3080 is paired with an AMD Ryzen 9 5900 CPU, which is one of the best processors you can get at the moment, whether it be for gaming or for workstation purposes. It’s been upgraded with liquid cooling as well. The rig is ready to go out of the box with 16GB of DD4-3200MHz RAM and a generously sized 1TB M.2 PCIe NVME SSD. Don’t worry, even the power supply is up to snuff with an ample 1000W rating.
Arcade1Up The Simpsons Arcade Cabinet
The Simpsons cabinet is a 3:4 replica of the arcade original, making it approximately 4 feet tall. That said, a matching riser is included which raises the height by another 1 foot, giving you the option of both sitting and standing play. Up to 4 players can join in on the classic Simpsons side-scrolling arcade game as Homer, Marge, Bart, and Lisa. If you don’t have a buddy around to play with, you can hop onto the live WiFi (no subscription required) to play with other remote Arcade1Up players. In addition to the core The Simpsons game, The Simpsons Bowling is also preloaded.
Arcade1Up Mortal Kombat Arcade Cabinet
Starting today at Walmart, the Arcade1Up Mortal Kombat has also dropped in price. Arcade1Up is known for releasing high-quality recreations of your favorite arcade games, and the Mortal Kombat cabinet (or is it Kabinet?) is no exception. In addition to the classic fighting game, the cabinet comes with 11 other games on board. This model doesn’t include a riser.
New Humble Choice PC Bundle: Get Mass Effect Legendary Edition and 7 Other Games for $12
Starting today, you can pick up a copy of Mass Effect Legendary Edition and 7 other PC games for only $11.99. Mass Effect Legendary Edition currently sells for $60 on Steam, so getting that game alone for $12 would already be a fantastic deal. Humble Choice gives you additional perks like access to their Humble Games Collection and up to 20% off Humble Store purchases for the rest of the month. You can cancel your subscription anytime.
85″ Sony X91J 4K Full Array LED Google TV (2021)
Projectors are out. You can score one of Sony’s higher-end full-array LED TVs of 2021 – at a massive size no less – for under $2000. A true (not simulated) 4K projector costs upwards for $4K+ and even at the price it couldn’t touch the image quality like you would on this TV. Compared to a “regular” 65″ TV set, the size difference is huge. An 85″ TV boasts a whopping 70% larger viewing area than a 65″ TV. You definitely won’t get a bigger screen AND amazing image quality for the same price anywhere else right now. It also boasts HDMI 2.1 for 4K @ 120Hz and VRR and it looks good in HDR thanks to its wide color gamut and full array LED backlighting with local dimming.
RTX 30 Series Video Card Bundles at Newegg
If you prefer to build your own gaming PC instead and you absolutely cannot wait any longer for an RTX series video card, check out these combo bundles at Newegg. Pick up an RTX 3060, RTX 3070, or RTX 3080 video card bundled with a motherboard, SSD, RAM, computer case, or PSU. You’ll get a lot more value than spending the same amount (or more) on just the video card alone from a scalper on eBay.
Nintendo Switch Online Membership
One of the biggest advantages of the Nintendo Switch Online membership over PS Plus or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is that it is way, way cheaper. That said, any extra discount helps. Nintendo Switch Online is required for online play in games like Super Mario Kart or Splatoon, downloading custom maps in Super Mario Maker 2, playing free retro SNES games, saving your game data to the cloud, and much more.
Funko POP TV: Peacemaker Figures
The figures run the gamut, but they’re all very fun and very silly. We’ve got one of Peacemaker holding his trusty pet Eagly. We’ve got Vigilante and Judomasater. We’ve got Peacemaker in his tighty whities. And we have not one but two versions Eagly. There’s the standard one and an Amazon-exclusive “flocked” variant.
Most of these Peacemaker Funkos are set to release in July, though Peacemaker with Eagly is currently scheduled for August. Not sure why, and that could always change before the date rolls around.
Author: Eric Song.