Treasure Hunt – Week of May 22nd, 2017 –

For the ultimate Father’s Day gift (hint hint to the wives reading this blog), this is absolutely a great value considering shipping is included in the price.

If you bought the bargain priced Whalen workbench from Costco and feel the need to complete the “look”, here are two matching tool chests with the same dark stained rubber wood to go with it.  The price is very good but the additional shipping charge is unfortunately (a whopping $200 for the 41″ tool chest) and absurdly high.


What’s new 24dad7 picks @ Costco Week of December 12th

If your child is into Minecraft, this is a great deal at the clearance price.  Mid $30s on

Looks like my vacuum is on sale again, however, I’ve only seen this promotion at one local Costco – Automation Parkway in San Jose.

Took this Sony speaker for a test drive and surprisingly, it sounded great and the bass was crisp and had little distortion.  I am not sure on the outdoor rating.

If you’re arms or hands are worn from opening to many wine bottles this holiday season, take a look at this electric wine set over at Automation Parkway.

This is probably the best deal I have seen for the Xbox One Elite controller.  Nowhere have I see it for less than $100 (Amazon $112.49).  Pick one up while you can if you’re an Xbox One owner.

I bought the 40z size that Costco carries and these insulated bottles are absolutely amazing at keeping drinks super cold for a crazy amount of time.  Costco is now offering the 24 oz which in my opinion is easier to carry with you than the 40z for short walks or to the gym.  I am thinking these will possibly go on sale ($4-$5 off) as spring approaches.

I am not sure on the original price on this lantern, but since the price ends in 0.97, it is for sure markdown.  I think this item is seasonal and will probably get discounted even more as we approach the end of the holiday season.  Make sure to check your local warehouse especially towards the walls where they place most of their season ending products.

So I’ve been reading up on Netgear’s Orbi and the reviews have been very good.  I have an extender right now but like with all current extenders, you only get half the bandwidth since the other half is used to connect to the router.  Definitely not the case with the Orbi system since it uses mesh style of networking to deliver the full bandwidth to each pod.  I want to get my hands on this, however, the price of entry is a little steep right now.  Here’s hoping it goes down in the next couple of months.  In the meantime you should check out the reviews on Amazon to see how impressive this wifi network is.

If you’re into selfies or just don’t want to bother strangers or risk giving your phone to someone who might run off with it instead of taking your picture, Costco is now offering a 3-pk (last year’s Black Friday was a 2 pack for the same price). Two of the sticks are bluetooth and one is wired.  See you on Facebook!

If you have Comcast Xfinity and still leasing your modem (why why?), you need to go to your nearest Costco and buy this.   16 download channels and 4 (or 8?) upload channels.  Like our car highway system the more channels the better it is for Internet traffic, which equates to faster speeds.  The modem also works with other Internet service providers.

I have these for my home and I hang them on my fence to illuminate my entire lot for both an aesthetic function as well as night time security.  They used to be about $20 and dropped to $15 and it seems they are clearing them out.  The only Costco as of today that has them at all (about 50 in stock) at this discounted price is the warehouse on Senter Road in South San Jose.  To be sure you should call them (option 1 and give them the item number).

Here is a Drone with really positive reviews on Amazon.  If you want to get into flying drones but don’t want to spend mucho bucks on say a DJI Phantom series, then start off with the Sky Thunder.  It has an 8MP HD camera.  It only has a flight range of 400 ft which is plenty far for beginners.

I love the Eneloop batteries but Costco always, and I mean always, sells them packaged with a charger. I don’t need 5 million chargers with my batteries especially since I have a high end charger already.  Thank goodness the corporate buyers at Costco recognize this and are offering the Eneloops by themselves. Saw these also at Senter Road Warehouse

This is probably one of the best deals I have seen for a door mount indoor mini hoop.  I would probably pay more and here’s why.  The rim itself oozes with quality (thick steel and spring loaded) and a heft to it that alone should be worth more than $20.   The whole system is miles ahead in quality than the previous SKLZ min basketball system that Costco carries.  I am actually using it for a project I am working on in my backyard so look for a post of it within the next couple of days.  Yes, it’s that good and I actually bought a second one at this discounted price.  Again at Senter Road so call for availability.  Get them while you can!!!