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What cheap items to buy in October

Finally, it’s October. The best part of the month isn’t the cool temperatures, comfy fall fashions or Halloween, although you have to love all those things.

No, the best part of the month is that you can save lots of money. It’s the time of year when retailers are unloading summer clothes and outdoor items like barbecues and beach chairs.

Plus, online retailers and brick-and-mortar stores need to clear their shelves so they can replenish them with the hottest gifts and toys of the Christmas shopping season. All that clearing out can mean only one thing: Bargains!

We’ve got some incredible deals to tell you about today. But, keep reading We will regularly alert you to huge savings on gifts and digital devices for you right up to Christmas Eve.

Fire HD 10 Tablet with Alexa Hands-Free

Stop! Before you buy yourself or anyone a tablet, you must read this! (Plus, don’t skip Kim’s bonus below – You will not believe how versatile a tablet can be.)

If you ever purchased an Apple iPad, you know it can bust the bank. You can easily spend hundreds of dollars if not more than $1,000.

You may think that’s worth it, especially if you live your life on the run, as most of us do these days. Tablets are great because they’re versatile and useful.

You have the best of your smartphone, like apps that you use every day at work and your busy life. You also have the functionality of a laptop, when you need it.

Do you have documents you need to write or contracts you need someone to sign? You can do it all from a tablet in your car, on a plane or while you’re waiting to pick up your kids or grandchildren from school.

Note: Pre-order it now for October delivery.

The new Fire HD is about $80 LESS than previous versions. Yet, it has a lot more features.

It has a 10.1-inch HD screen, with more than 2 million pixels. It has 2GB of RAM. It comes in two versions: 32 GB of internal storage or 64 GB, which is expandable to 256 GB with a microSD card. It uses 802.11ac Wi-Fi.

Its battery lasts up to 10 hours on a single charge. The Fire HD 10 runs on a 1.8 GHz quad-core processor.

But that’s not the best part about it. Do you use Alexa? That’s Amazon’s virtual, voice-activated assistant that you might be using on Echo. You can use Alexa to get the weather, hear sports scores, play your music and videos, open your apps and a lot more.

Now, you can use Alexa on the Fire HD 10. Incredible!

Fire HD 10 Tablet with Alexa Hands-Free, pre-order $164.99 (coming out October 11) on Amazon


It’s funny to think back to the early days of Amazon. You might remember your neighbors in the early 2000s suddenly getting lots of boxes delivered to their front doors.

It was Amazon delivering books, as in hardcover books and paperbacks that you might still love reading. I do. In this digital age, books are a treasured escape from digital screens for many people.

Plus, it’s fun to get them delivered directly to you and collect them on your bookshelves when you’re finished reading them. Then, go onto the next one.

In October, Amazon will have loads of deals on books. These include the latest novel from “The Da Vinci Code” author Dan Brown. His “Origin: A Novel” comes out October 2. You can save $11.98 now on the hardcover ($17.97).

Books coming in October, prices and savings vary on Amazon

Origin: A Novel by [Brown, Dan]

$5 Albums

Do you love listening to music? Most of us do.

It’s exciting to listen to music from your favorite artists. It might even make you a little nervous to listen to each new song. Will you love it? Will you like your favorite singer less than you did before?

Or you get a warm, nostalgic feeling when you listen to old favorites and holiday classics. These songs transport you back to a simpler, happier and more carefree time in your life.

Great news, music fans. Amazon almost always has great deals, like $5 digital albums.

$5 Digital Albums on Amazon

Talk about huge savings. How’d you like to save hundreds of dollars on high-quality tech gadgets and accessories for your family, friends and you?

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