There isn’t supposed to be food allowed in our office. It’s the smallest room in the house (excluding bathrooms), and includes thousands of dollars worth of wall-to-wall computers, music gear, and other electronics. So why do I find food “crud” on my keyboards? “Nobody” did it. When I finally catch Nobody, he’s in big trouble. Until then, I end up replacing the three keyboards every year.
This year, the kids’ main computer is going to get a Superman keyboard. I’m not sure how thrilled my daughters will be with it, but I know the boys are going to love it! It’s the new slim style, and is USB ported. Those two things were a must for us. At $14.99, it’s a decent price. Better than what I could get for something comparable at the local office supply store. Right now, it’s a steal – there’s a $14.99 rebate attached to it through NewEgg. Free! Just pay the (reasonable) shipping.
Can this deal be made better? That’s a silly question to ask a Frugal Queen, isn’t it? Add the Superman Optical Mouse for $12.99. $12.99? How is that a deal? It’s a deal because it also has a rebate attached that makes it net zero. It raises the shipping charge a buck and change if you’re already getting the keyboard. These are really cute, and the products have good ratings from people who’ve bought them. I just sent mine off. After rebate, it will cost me $7.43 for a food-free keyboard and mouse. I’ll drink to that – in the dining room, of course.
NewEgg has an almost perfect reseller rating, including honoring their rebates. It’s something I always check especially when there’s a rebate involved because there are those companies who search for ways to deny valid rebates. With more than 13,000 positive comments, it ranks as one of the best online retailers.