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What's in, what's out: Komando Shop closing, Academy and Community coming

What's in, what's out: Komando Shop closing, Academy and Community coming

Yep, I'm closing the Komando Shop. After 10 years of connecting you with gadgets, technology and fun stuff through my online store, we're shifting focus. We're shuttering our online storefront, and in its place, we're building an online social community and a virtual academy that I can't wait to tell you about. More on those in a minute.

This is the natural next step for us. After all, the Komando brand is about educating, informing and helping you stay informed about all things tech. Our mission is to inform you so you can live the best digital lifestyle and make smart purchases from Amazon, your local electronics store or wherever you shop for technology.

I want to thank all of you who have gone to my shop over the years and gotten gadgets that I hand-selected for you. It's been fun to see the latest in tech and bring it to you all in one spot. OK, now for the exciting stuff.

But I'm not going anywhere! We still have work to do, and I can't wait to tell you about it! But first, we have a warehouse of goods to sell, and we're doing it now through March 6, 2019.

SALE: Everything 50% off

Everything in the shop is 50% off. Yes, everything. Take advantage of this opportunity before everything is gone! The shop closes March 5, so get in while supplies last. Once an items sells out, it's gone for good! Click or tap here get your deals from shop.komando.com now!

Note: If you have an existing order, you can still log in and check the status. If you have questions or concerns about your order, contact us. All sales during our closeout are final. 

Komando Community coming very soon

We are "this" close to rolling out the new Komando Community. Many of you have already reserved your spot, and I thank you. I can't wait to see you there! If you haven't joined, here's where you can reserve your spot in the safe, secure Komando Community.

What is this Komando Community? It's a place where my listeners and followers can connect with each other and share interests without being tracked, or hassled or targeted with ads that they have no interest in. Sound like your kind of place? Me too!

Unlike open social media sites like Facebook, which track you and collect your data, Komando Community will be a place where you can socialize without worrying about data collection. You are in a safe environment.

Community members can join at three levels -- Techie, Pro and Guru. Techie memberships can share photos, connect with and make new friends for free. Pros can do all that plus start groups with people who share similar interests, write blog posts, share knowledge and get questions answered in the forum. Gurus can do those things plus have access to educational tools like Kim's eBooks and Academy classes.

Gurus and Pros will be able to watch and listen to The Kim Komando Show live or access previous shows. Guru annual membership is only $29.99 per year. Make sure you reserve your spot because this new community is something you don't want to miss.

What about Kim's Club?

Kim's Club members will be automatically moved over to the Komando Community at the highest Guru level where they can watch and listen to the Kim Komando show, gain new knowledge with the new Komando Academy classes, get free eBooks, read and post blogs about a multitude of topics or create your own topic.

Komando Academy to offer educational classes

A brand new learning experience is coming, called Komando Academy, and it will include classes you can subscribe to on a monthly or yearly basis. You'll be able to master everyday technology the easy way. You'll gain tips and learn things you can adopt in your digital lifestyle.

The subscription will give you access to in-depth and interactive classes and eBooks. If you're not on our mailing list, sign up here, so you can stay apprised of classes as they go live.

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