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World Cup Fallout, Frozen Britain and Bully Drops 10 Deals!

“Snow is falling, all around me!”

Unless you have literally been living under a rock this week then you will have, in some way or another, been affected by this snow! What better way to sum that up than in the immortal words of Shakin’ Stevens! Dabs has been affected too with some members of staff not being able to get in and so its all hands on deck – so you’ll be pleased to know (Debra) it’s a short blog today!

The whole country has been gripped by the Snow this week with not only the transport network and school infrastructure grinding to a holt but as usual the news networks went weather crazy! If you didn’t watch the Charlie Brooker’s Newswipe News Coverage Of “Frozen Britain” piece from earlier in the year, then this is a perfect time to check it out! General slippy hilarity and the over-exaggerated media view of the cold snap!

Away from being typically British and chatting about the weather, the rest of the week has been dominated by two pieces of news:  Julian Assange becoming a household name with the most recent secret file leaks via the WikiLeaks website, and of course the news that despite having a “excellent remarkable presentation” (Sepp Blatter’s words) they opted to give World Cup 2018 to Russia…there are no words.

Onto the good news now, and its all dabs.com related! Last week’s month end FREEBIE FRENZY went so well we have decided to carry on with one of them and bring in a new one!

  • FREE Delivery on ALL External Hard Drives during December
  • FREE Microsoft Compact Mouse with ALL Laptops and Netbooks (worth £18)

Once again, these are limited time offers, so be quick and capitalise in time for Christmas! As if that wasn’t enough, we are SO committed to getting you the best deals and the best prices that we have reintroduced the Price Match Challenge in time for Christmas!

 

PRODUCT NEWS!

It’s been another busy week for new products hitting the web in time for Christmas; first up we have the two new Seagate Barracuda Green 3.5” Hard Drives with SATA 6Gb/s interface – available in 2TB and 1.5TB capacities. The new Barracuda LP family offer a low-power drive with rock-solid performance and whisper-quiet, super-cool operation.

Also made available this week is the new range of ReadyNAS Ultra 2’s from Netgear. The ReadyNAS Ultra series are twice as fast as legacy ReadyNAS products and offer the most flexibility for those who want to store, share and protect your prized multimedia collections. The Diskless model starts at £289.99.

Zotac have also released new additions to their Z-Box Mini-PC/Barebone range including the DVD-RW versions of their hugely successful Blu-Ray models – the full range can now be seen here.

 

PRODUCT DEALS –  KEEP CHALLENING DUNC!

The machine that is Challenge Dunc rolled on against this week with both ‘Price Match Challenges’ and specific deal requests coming to the email inbox – keep them coming, Christmas is looming!

Bully is all fired up this weekend as a little bird told him this weekend was gonna be a stonker for online sales so he’s rolled out the big guns for you!

Iiiiiin 1! Freecom 320GB XXS Mobile Drive, was £55, now under £37!

Iiiiiin 2! Gigabyte Ultimate Self-Build PC Bundle, now with £70 off, just £379.98!

Iiiiiin 3! Kingston HyperX 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 Memory, currently £99.99, get £30 off with Bully!

Iiiiiin 4! Synology DS210J 2-Bay NAS Server , £10 Off already and now, £5 extra off – under £135!

Iiiiiin 5! Samsung 1.5TB G3 Station Desktop Hard Drive, currently £64.99 – now with £5 off!

Iiiiiin 6! OCZ Technology 120GB Vertex 2 Solid State Drive, currently £169.99 – now with £5 off!

Iiiiiin 7! Asus GeForce GTX 470 Graphics Card, currently £179.99 – get £5 off this weekend!

Iiiiiin 8! Asus O!Play HD2 HD Media Player, currently £99.99 – stream for less with £5 off!

Iiiiiin 9! Iomega 500GB eGo Portable Ruby Red USB 3.0 currently £59.99, yours with £5 off!

Iiiiiin 10! Asus Intel Ultimate Motherboard & CPU Bundle, with £10 off, now £339.98!

Keep spreading the word of the blog, offers and dabs in general, and remember that if you buy a deal you could WIN A BUNDLE (see last week for details) – send me examples of you getting the word out and I’ll send you a download code for Lost Planet 2!


DON’T CALL ME SHIRLEY!

Enjoy one of the last few weekends before Christmas, and the snow while you don’t have to travel to work! If you do get snowed in, or want to hide from the cold weather, then ensure you keep warm with our HOT Christmas deals in the Christmas Store.

This weekend I intend to mourn not only the failed World Cup bid but also a comic legend! Time to dust off my copies of Airplane and the Naked Gun films and pay tribute to the legend Leslie Nielson who sadly died this week at the age of 84 – hence the quote!

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Freebie Frenzy, Great Giveaways and Bootiful Month End Deals!

“Did someone say FREE Stuff?”

Coca ColaWhile the rest of us try and keep warm during this cold snap, plan Christmas, and enjoy the fact that the Coca-Cola advert is back on the TV to mark the real start of the festive season – the two Korea’s decided it was a good time for some Winter War Games!  Can’t we all just watch the Ashes and drink Mulled wine?!

As well as the start of the Ashes, this week also saw the announcement of the much anticipated Royal Wedding date; April 29th 2011 – which is now to be a Bank Holiday (wahey!) – which has prompted most of dabs, and indeed the country, to take the days between as holiday! I for one was already off, as my best mate is getting married that very same day and I am to be on Best Man duties – so sorry Will, I’ll have to decline your offer to be at the Abbey that day!

Those of you who monitor press releases, and get our emails, will already be aware by now that we are marking THIS weekend as THE weekend to get all your Christmas Shopping sorted! For most of us it’s the last payday before Christmas, and as such, we have decided to have a FREEBIE FRENZY!

As the press release states: “Our deals are open to everyone and are not just reserved for lunchtimes or Friday’s, what’s more they’re on products that people actually want to buy. It’s simply our way of rewarding our valued customers and spreading a little bit of Christmas cheer.”

Be quick though, these deals are strictly until the end of November, we won’t be able to hold our directors and CEO at bay for long – they are coming for us – I hear them now!!


PRODUCT NEWS!

The Kingston Memory promotion continues this week – as it will until Christmas – so lookout for an email if you’ve bought any qualifying Kingston or Kingston ValueRAM Range products, as you may end up with a 128GB SSDNow V100 Solid State Drive Desktop Bundle worth £169.98! If you haven’t ordered memory yet, then what are you waiting for? Click here for details!

DLink NASIf you are looking to dip your toe into the Network Attached Storage arena this Christmas, then D-Link have just released the product for you! The brand new DNS-320 ShareCenter Pulse is a 2-Bay NAS option that offers backup and media features that make it ideal for storing and sharing photos, music, movies and work files on a home network. Not only that, but at £79.99 it’s a price not to be missed! Take a look, and use the bundles to bag yourself some Hard Drives for less!

Many of you* have already been taking advantage of the new Asus AMD Gamer bundle on dabs.com that features the Asus M4A87TD EVO Motherboard, AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition & 4GB DDR3 Patriot Memory for less than £300. It’s now even more compelling as, while stocks last, I’ve added a bonus where you can claim Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 for PC! *This includes Chris from our Internal dabs.com Technical Support team who gave me this killer quote; “Put this together and all I can say is OMG. Makes my previous dual core look like a pocket calculator!”

This week also saw the Intel FREE Lost Planet 2 Game Download Promotion go where, on selected Intel Core i7 and Core i5 processors, 80GB, 120GB and 160GB Solid State Drives and Intel Extreme motherboards, you can claim a download of Lost Planet 2 – see the included products here.

 

PRODUCT DEALS – WIN A BUNDLE, KEEP CHALLENING DUNC!

It’s been another massive week for Challenge Dunc and ‘Price Match Challenges’ via the email inbox – so thanks to everyone that got in touch and took advantage! Special thanks go to “Cmdrx3” from our forum who dropped his comments in this thread. Not only did he get a great deal, but I also threw in a free game as a thank you for deciding to shop with dabs.com!

Bully is ready to deliver the top 5 deals of the week ,and as with last week, any orders of these deals could put you in with the chance of winning an Asus M4A87TD EVO and a AMD Phenom II X6 1075T 3.0Ghz Processor – worth over £220. Simply click through, buy one of the deals and then email via duncsdeals@dabs.com with your order number and I will put you in the draw! Spread the word of the blog and the deals and send me examples of you getting the word out and ill send you a download code for Lost Planet 2!

Iiiiiin 1! LG Electronics N1T1 1TB NAS With DVDRW, was £129.99, now under £110!

Iiiiiin 2! Western Digital 1TB Elements Desktop Hard Drive, now with £10 off, just £49.98!

Iiiiiin 3! Asus GTX 470 Graphics Card is already at an unbelievable £179.98 – with this link you get £10 off that!

Iiiiiin 4! If your tempted by SSD then get £10 off this OCZ Technology 120GB Vertex 2! Usually £179.98, via this link you can buy for £169.98!

Iiiiiin 5! If you’re looking for the PERFECT Stocking Filler, the bag the Buffalo 500GB JustStore 2.5″ Hard Drive, already with £5 off at £44.99, available for you today for less than £40!

Keep spreading the word of the blog, offers and dabs in general, and remember that if you buy a deal you could WIN A BUNDLE – send me examples of you getting the word out and I’ll send you a download code for Lost Planet 2!

 

COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS & BERNARD MATTHEWS

Well that’s it, the final blog of November – which means it really is Christmas in 27 days – ARGGGHHHHH! Scary! Make sure you use our dabs.com Christmas Store and Catalogue to get the very best deals before they run out!

In the countdown to the most Turkey-Tastic time of year, it was a shock to hear yesterday – which ironically was also Turkey Day (Thanksgiving) in America – that one of most iconic men in food, Bernard Matthews, has passed away. Having coined the catchprase “Bootiful” and took turkey to the masses he will be remembered by many… even vegetarians and Turkey Twizzler botherer Jamie Oliver!

Enjoy your weekends* and even though its set to be cold don’t do what Michelle in our marketing team did last week and walk over hot coals for charity! No seriously, she did, watch the video! They raised a grand though, fair play!

*I’m praying for some snow but it looks like it will just be cold and icy – brrrrrrrilliant!

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Knighted Beef, Scooby Doo, World Toilet Day, Pudsey & WIN An AMD Bundle!

“And I would have gotten away with it, too, if it weren’t for you meddling kids” 

In a week where fashion faux pas and Mike’s hair have dominated the headlines in the office, the wider world has had its eyes on the upcoming Royal Nuptials – and Jason Manford seeing sense and quitting The One Show. 

TowerAs if the scare of Mike’s new bonce, and Jag and Michelle’s matching jumpers wasn’t enough , I – the ever fearless and intrepid Dunc – spent Wednesday evening in a Hoghton Tower ( the 3rd most haunted house in Britain apparently). Now, I’m no Yvette Fielding – and definitely no Derek Acorah (who still owes me an evening of my life and £25 quid after the shambles at Manchester Opera House years ago) – but if you’re ever wondering what to do on a cold, miserable winter evening; get yourself down to your local paranormal abode. Mulled wine, open fires and steak pie, intermixed with a wander through a 16th Century home to follow in the footsteps of William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens and King James I – who is said to have famously knighted a loin of beef, thus becoming ‘Sir Loin’. What a great way to spend a midweek evening! Alas, no spectres to report nor any Scooby Doo villains masquerading as ghosts that needed to be unmasked. 

In other office news, Christmas is now in full effect with the Christmas Store open, and this week we’ve added the digital edition of the Catalogue and our Stocking Filler suggestions – make sure you take a look this week! 

In other news, if you have been reading Dunc’s Deals since Day Dot then you will recall the Old Spice references in the very first edition “Helloooo….is it me you’re looking for?” Well today the winners of the .net Awards 2010 have been announced and the Viral campaign of the year rightly went to the guys from Old Spice – I’m still on a horse

WinnerLast week I announced that Luke Patchesa had won the 8GB iPod Touch right here on the blog! This week I have been spreading the joy to winning customers of the Dunc’s Deals “Buy & Win” promotions that are scattered across the site. Terry Corbett was the winner of the Intel 40GB SSD that we had up for grabs for Intel Processor orders during October. Terry said of the win; “This has come has a big surprise. I have used Dabs.com for a number of years and always get excellent service and value for money.” So there you have it, folks – it really does pay to be a Dunc’s Deals reader!

I contacted Mick Hewitt to share the news that he was the winner of the Intel 160GB SSD that we had up for grabs for those who bought our ASUS Intel Self-Build Bundles. “The components that I bought in my order were competitively priced, arrived extremely quickly, very well packaged and have built me a good, solid, fast system. This little gem will make it even faster,” Mick said. 

As Terry and Mick will testify, you sometimes get a little bit extra when you buy from dabs – we are always worth a visit! That leads me nicely into a Christmas “Buy & Win” promotion… 

 

PRODUCT NEWS! 

…from Kingston! Having launched their new SSDNow V100 Series last week, we have secured SIX units of the new 128GB SSDNow V100 Solid State Drive Desktop Bundle worth £169.98 and each week will be giving one away to customers. To stand a chance of winning you just have to order an item from our Kingston or Kingston ValueRAM Range and each Monday a customer from the past 7 days orders will be selected and contacted. Spread the word! 

As if that wasn’t enough,  Laura in our Product Management Team has just launched an Optical Deals Bonanza showcasing our best deals from across the range – so whether its External DVD Drives, Internal SATA Drives, LightScribe Drives or Slim Drives – we’ve got you covered… for less than you might think! 

The first stock of the anticipated Western Digital WD TV® Live Hub™ 1TB arrived yesterday,  and promptly shot straight out of the door! This fantastic new product will be back in stock soon so ensure you get your orders on now to secure stock before Christmas. Click here to find out how the Hub helps “Bring Your Life To Life.” In the meantime, we’ve dropped the price of the WD TV HD Live Media Player to under £80 – a perfect stocking filler. 

 

PRODUCT DEALS – BUY & WIN: AMD SELF-BUILD BUNDLE! 

This week has been my busiest yet for ‘Price Match Challenges’ and deal requests! One extremely happy customer was Alex who asked for a customised Intel Self-Build Bundle and ended up getting a special deal on a FULL system build just by emailing in! Keep them coming in! 

It’s Deal Time once again and Bully returns to deliver the top 5 deals of the week – with a twist! If you buy from this page using the special link then you qualify to go into a draw to win an Asus M4A87TD EVO Motherboard and a AMD Phenom II X6 1075T 3.0Ghz Processor – worth over £220. Simply click through, buy one of the deals and then email via duncsdeals@dabs.com with your order number and I will put you in the draw! Spread the word and send me examples of you getting the word out and ill send you a download code for Lost Planet 2! 

Iiiiiin 1! LG Electronics N2R1 NAS 2TB (2 x 1TB) With DVDRW final reduction, now under £190

Iiiiiin 2! Buffalo 1TB MiniStation Shockproof Portable Hard Drive, currently £79.99, you can have £5 off now just £74.98

Iiiiiin 3! This week I’ve dropped the OCZ Technology 128GB Onyx SSD to under £140, this is now at a not to be missed price!

Iiiiiin 4! The new Asus O!Play HD2 HD Media Player with USB 3.0 is already less than £100 but you can grab it with £10 off!

Iiiiiin 5! The new Sapphire Technology ATI Radeon 6870 is already under £190 but today you can buy it for £179.98!

Once again spread the word of these deals and the WIN A BUNDLE offer and send me examples of you getting the word out and ill send you a download code for Lost Planet 2! 


  

PUDSEY, WORLD TOILET DAY, CASTLES & PHIL NEVILLE

First up, something which has caught the eye today is the launch of the Domestic “Flush Tracker” to celebrate World Toilet day. If you’ve ever wondered “How far does your flush go” then fear not as now you can track from anywhere in the world – distance travelled and velocity are all covered in this little beauty! Thomas Crapper would be proud! 

If any of you heeded my suggestion last week and checked your attic to see if there is a small fortunes worth of Chinese porcelain lying around, then you might be in the financial position to snap up Phil Neville’s three-storey apartment in Manchester’s tallest building. The three bedroom property is thought to be the most expensive of its kind in Manchester and is on the market for a cool £4million! Perhaps he’s moving into brother Gary’s Telly Tubby house

In honour of the aforementioned engagement of Prince William and Kate Middleton (about which my missus Caroline has been far too excited about*) RightMove have also released a list of suitable homes they could choose from, don’t know about you but I’ve always quite fancied a castle! 

Finally, tonight is Children In Need, and to celebrate we are donating up to £10 to this fantastic cause when you buy any model of the BT Verve 410 Cordless Phones , before November 21st! Take advantage of a great new handset and ensure you help make a difference to a great charity! 

*The answer is still no, we aren’t having any tatty marital merchandise of the day, I wont have my home filled with the same tat all our parents did when the last one took place!