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Greetings, Arsians! The Dealmaster is back again with a new round of discounts and price drops. We'll admit, though, that we're in the calm before the Black Friday storm. With more and more retailers detailing their holiday sales plans, the number of worthwhile deals available right now has understandably shrunk. Tons of games, gear, and gadgets are still on sale, but the Dealmaster is hesitant to recommend various items that'll drop further in a couple of weeks.

That said, the deals landscape isn't totally barren for those who would rather shop before the holiday rush. Today's roundup is highlighted by a $15 discount on Apple's new AirPods Pro earbuds (albeit with a fairly sizable shipping wait as of this writing), an offer for new Xbox Game Pass Ultimate users to get three months of service for $1, and sales on a few well-regarded board games, including Catan, Pandemic, and 7 Wonders. Beyond that, we've also got deals on USB-C hubs and chargers, various discounts on Amazon services like Audible and Music Unlimited, a nice drop on Bose's wired SoundSport earphones, and more. Have a look at the full list for yourself below.

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Top 10 deals of the day

  • New users only: Xbox Game Pass Ultimate 3-month membership for $1 at Microsoft (normally $44.99).
  • New users only: Amazon Music Unlimited four-month membership for $0.99 at Amazon (normally $39.96).
  • Apple AirPods Pro true wireless noise-cancelling headphones for $234.98 at Amazon (shipping in 1-3 months – normally $249).
  • Anker Premium 5-in-1 USB-C Hub – 3x USB-A (data only), SD slot, 5Gbps for $14.99 at Amazon (use code: ANKERA771 – normally $25.99).
  • Apple Smart Battery Case for iPhone XS for $79 at Walmart (normally $119.99).
  • Bose SoundSport wired in-ear sports headphones for $34 at Walmart (normally $49).
  • TP-Link RE220 AC750 Wi-Fi range extender for $18.99 at Amazon (clip $5 coupon and use code: 20BLKFRDY – normally $29.99).
  • Amazon Kindle Unlimited six-month membership for $29.97 at Amazon (normally $59.94).
  • Catan board game for $29.99 at Walmart (normally $39.99).
  • Pandemic board game for $23.99 at Amazon (normally $35.99).

Laptop and desktop PC deals

  • Asus ROG Strix G gaming laptop – Intel Core i5-9300H, 15.6-inch 1080p 120Hz, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, GTX 1660 Ti 6GB + Asus ROG Gladius II gaming mouse for $899 at Walmart (normally $1,299).
  • Apple MacBook Pro (latest model) laptop – 1.4GHz Intel Core i5-8257U, 13.3-inch 2560×1600, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD for $1,299.99 at Amazon (normally $1,429).
  • 24-inch Dell UltraSharp U2415 monitor – 1920×1200, IPS, 60Hz for $199.90 at Amazon (normally $214.99).

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