Staff Picks: The Best of the Best

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When you see a Staff Pick deal, you know someone at Castle DealNews has declared it a particularly noteworthy bargain. So allow us to quickly highlight some of the... um... highlights. (Of what are already highlights. It recurs.)

Pro Deal Tip: There's many more Staff Pick deals beyond the ones we've highlighted here. Keep scrollin' to see them all.


Nike Jordan Flash SaleNike Jordan Flash Sale
Store: Nike
Discount: Up to 50% off + extra 25% off for members via code "EXTRA25"
Shipping: $5 s&h, or free shipping w/ $50

I'll be honest. Working at DealNews dot com has had one very adverse affect on me which is: always being aware of things that are on sale. Which means buying a lot of things. But that's never quite developed into a shopping addiction (oniomania), unlike my aunt Regina. She could shop like it was an Olympic sport — like there was a prize at the end of the it. She could shop I tell you, and I'll tell you this too: it ruined her. Marriages, family relationships, businesses, they all fell apart, and she still couldn't help herself. Heck, she'd try to shop the pain away.

Suffice to say, she eventually hit rock bottom, as any addict to any thrill will eventually do. And as she reached her lowest of lows, we made sure to still be there for dear Aunt Regina, because blood is thicker than bankruptcy. We put her into a program, and by god, she made a go of it. She went through therapy, and believe you me, she went a month without overspending. She went two months. She went three months, six months, and she even went a year. We thought we had Aunt Regina back for good, her worst impulse buys under control. But hope is fleeting in this world.

One day she happened across a garage sale in her neighborhood, and what should she see there, but an old wooden radio, exactly like the one her dad — my beloved grandfather — had listened to back when she was knee-high to a pig's eye. It was pristine, immaculate, and incredibly overpriced, but the owner warned my aunt that it had one major flaw. "I have to tell you," they said to her, "I'll give it to you at a $10 discount, and I'll tell you for why: the volume control has been stuck on full since I can remember."

"Well," said Aunt Regina. "I can't turn that down."

Hey, it's a Nike sale.



Amazon Prime Day 2024: July 16 and 17Amazon Prime Day 2024: July 16 and 17
Store: Amazon
Expiration: July 18

Prime Day, is it? July 16 and 17, is it? Well how about this: you, getting Primed, by us, in the form of deals and savings, as we bring you the best of Prime Day, both on the days themselves, and in the "Early Prime Day Deal" three-week run-up to the event.



HP 13th-Gen. i7 15.6" LaptopHP 13th-Gen. i7 15.6" Laptop
Store: HP
Price: $479.99
Shipping: Free shipping
Lowest By: $420

A new laptop is always exciting — that specific smell of new computer blowing out of the fan, spending the first three months slowly remembering all of the software and browser extensions you had been using for extremely specific but forgettable purposes, and then settling into a new comfortable status quo that will only be broken by the inevitable march of technological progress threatening to leave you in the dust because your CPU doesn't support the new Windows security measures or some such. Exciting, I say, and that's why this laptop dropping to almost half-price is also exciting. Does HP stand for half-price? Readers of a certain age will creakingly raise an objecting hand, insisting that it stands for "Hewlett Packard", but our bold new world of synergistic branding opportunities says "Get with the times, gramps — HP stands for nothing, and everything, and for the purposes of this conversation, half-price (almost)."



Wade Logan Campney Upholstered Murphy BedWade Logan Campney Upholstered Murphy Bed
Store: Wayfair
Price: $329.99
Shipping: Free shipping
Lowest By: $679

I think it's fair to say that "Wade Logan Campney Murphy" sounds like it should be the name of a British cricket player circa 1973. But instead: it's this bed. Less likely to hit a six, but also less likely to object to your sleeping on top of it. It's also at its best-ever price, which is important to mention. It's also both a desk and a bed, complete with drawer and filing cabinet, making it a dangerous combination for the dangerously overtired remote worker, but a convenient two-fer for most other folk.