Petco -Where the Pets Go

What do most DealDashers have in common? Pets!!

At least, reading people’s little bios and looking at so many different pet avatars it would seem like most DealDashers have at least one pet, if not more. I’ve seen bios referring to cats, dogs, birds, and even some more exotic pets like lizards and goats! I don’t personally have any exotic pets like that, but I do have two tanks of saltwater fish. And I don’t know about you, but the very first place I think of when it comes to getting pet supplies is Petco!

Petco has just about every item that I have ever needed or wanted, and even more items that I didn’t even know existed until I saw them in the store. They have pet supplies for just about every pet including your average cat, dog, and fish but also ferrets, rats, turtles, hermit crabs, and more!

When you think of a national chain pet store you might think that their offices are only thinking about the “bottom line”, but Petco is actually has a “Think Adoption First” philosophy, which means they always recommend that anyone who is looking to add a new pet to their family to first consider adopting a companion animal in need of a new home, rather than purchasing one – even from a Petco store. Petco and the Petco Foundation work with more than 8,000 local animal-welfare partners to find homes for more than 250,000 animals every year through in-store adoption events. Petco has never sold dogs or cats. They do however have ferrets, hamsters, bunnies, and more available to purchase.

In case this is the first time that you have heard about the Petco Foundation, They are an independent nonprofit organization, and they have raised more than $125 million since it was created in 1999 to help promote and improve the welfare of companion animals. Petco and the Petco Foundation work with and support thousands of local animal welfare groups across the country to host in-store adoption events and help find homes for adoptable dogs, cats, and other companion animals. That’s what I call “Thinking Adoption First.”

My favorite thing about Petco versus the other major pet retailer in my area is that Petco actually has saltwater fish and corals. I can get the exact same type of Clownfish (Ocellaris) for $10 at Petco that I could also get at my local fish store, except they charge almost double the price! I will go with the $10 Petco Clownfish every time. Also, Petco has consistently lower prices on dry goods such as salt mix, fish food, and fish medications. I foolishly bought a coral medication at my local fish store over the weekend for $24.99, and when I compared the price at Petco today I realized that I could have gotten it $5 cheaper. Lesson learned – check the Petco price before buying anything at a local shop.

$10 PETCO Gift Cards

Luckily for us pet-loving DealDashers DealDash now has Petco gift cards available! They come in $10 and $25 denominations, and you can spend the gift cards in store as well as online. They are really convenient, and since I know that I am always going to have an occasion to spend $10 or $25 in Petco I always bid them up to the limit. Give it a try, you never know when you might get lucky!

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Are You “Ready 2 Fish?”

Now that we have finally entered the thralls of Summer it’s time for a time-honored summer tradition…Fishing!

“Are You Ready 2 Fish?” was the questions that I posed in the title, and if you are an avid fisher you must know that I am referring to the “Ready 2 Fish” sporting goods company. Ready 2 Fish has all sorts of different fishing supplies that are an integral part of the fishing hobby.

The Ready2Fish company has been around for quite some time, they created the original and complete combo fishing system over 20 years ago to help make fishing affordable, fun and easy for families and the casual fisher. Fishing is the simple, inexpensive way to enjoy the outdoors with family and friends. Luckily for us, Ready 2 Fish makes it hassle and worry-free so you can focus on the fun, the fish and the great memories you create with your family.

Not only does Ready 2 Fish help the average family be able to afford to outfit the whole family with affordable gear, they also have a philanthropic side, as well. Ready 2 Fish helps empower women by donating a portion of every pink Ready 2 Fish product purchase to the Bright Pink organization. This contribution will further support the Bright Pink mission of breast and ovarian health education while providing women a new way to be active and enjoy their life even more for a better, brighter future. Now isn’t that something special?

Ready 2 Fish Pink Spin Combo with Kit

A lovely example of one of the Ready 2 Fish pink products would be the The Pink Spin Combo Ready 2 Fish performance series kit. This particular combo was designed for the female angler.The rod is 5-ft 6-in, and is a 2-pc Medium/Light Spin Rod. This rod has a Split Grip Handle. The reel is even pre-spooled to make things even easier to get started.

South Bend Ready To Fish 136-Piece 2 Tray Tackle Box

If you’re just getting started into the fishing hobby, one of the first thing that you are going to need besides a rod and reel is a tackle box. The Ready To Fish 136-Piece 2 Tray Tackle Box would be a great place to start. The pack includes just about everything that you need to get started – 136 sturdy pieces that includes various sizes of  tackle box with various trays, jig heads, 3/0 & 7 split shot, poly stringer, lures, 30 size 2 bait holder hooks, two 6″ curl tail worms, various sizes of  curl tail grubs, 31 each size 4 & 6 bait holder hooks, one hook disgorger, weights, swivels, and floats. All the pieces are neatly arranged in a box. Now that’s a lot of fishing fun waiting to be had right there!

 

If you would like to introduce your family to a great family-friendly hobby, how about starting with a Ready 2 Fish product? Head on over to DealDash and check out the upcoming Ready 2 Fish auctions. If you see one you are interested in, go ahead and hit the blue “Alert Me” button and DealDash will send you a quick email when one becomes available. Good luck and happy bidding everyone, set your Bid Buddies and go out and enjoy the beautiful summer weather!

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Nikon, the Grandfather of Modern Photography

Nikon has been a cornerstone brand of the photography industry for decades. Isn’t it time you picked one up?

Nikon has been around for YEARS. It was actually originally founded in 1917 under the name Japan Optical Industries Co., Ltd, but they changed their name to Nikon in 1988 after the huge successes that they had with their cameras. And talk about success! For nearly 30 years, Nikon’s F-series SLRs were the most widely used small-format cameras among professional photographers as well as by the U.S. space program. Nikon popularized many features in professional SLR photography, such as the modular camera system with interchangeable lenses, viewfinders, motor drives, and data backs; integrated light metering and lens indexing; electronic strobe flashguns instead of expendable flashbulbs; electronic shutter control; evaluative multi-zone “matrix” metering; and built-in motorized film advance. Basically, when you think of any film-based SLR camera, Nikon was there first, offering the features that we all care about.

Nikon D3300 DSLR with AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm, Red

Let’s talk about the different Nikons that are available. My personal dream camera is the Nikon D3300 DSLR camera. Being kind of a girly-girl, I absolutely adore the fact that this camera comes in a beautiful red color. But besides the colors, it comes with an awesome AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II lens. This lens is capable of capturing things with ease, right down to the tiniest detail, it captures high-resolution images up to 6000 x 4000 pixels. That’s way more pixels than you will ever need, no matter how many birthdays, graduations, or vacations you might be attending and be “VolunTold” to take pictures of with your awesome Nikon camera. This particular camera also has a 3″ LCD screen, records in HD video, and has Optical Image Stabilization to reduce the effects of camera shake and vibration to minimize blurring in your shots.

After you have gotten your Nikon camera, be it the D3300, the D3200, or whichever model you are interested in, the next step you might want to take is to get some different lenses for your new camera. The lens that your Nikon comes with will be a great all-purpose lens, but if you need something more specialized, here are a few choices available from DealDash:

Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8 Lens

Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Zoom Lens

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Telephoto Zoom Lens

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Standard Zoom Lens

If you are interested in a Nikon camera or any of it’s many accessories such as an external flash,  head on over to DealDash. You can find Nikon cameras in different models, book your Bid Buddy, and sit back and enjoy the watching and bidding in the auction. However, also remember, if you have bid up the auction to the point of retail price you should go ahead and hit the “Buy It Now” (BIN) button, because when you BIN the item for the retail price you get every single one of your bids back, immediately. You can then use the bids all over again to try and win another auction. Good luck and Happy Bidding, everyone!

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Everyone Loves to Ride a Schwinn

Raise your hand if you’ve been around since 1895. No? No one? Well, Schwinn has!

In 1895 Ignaz Schwinn (with a little help from Adolph Frederick and William Arnold) founded the Arnold, Schwinn & Company. Schwinn’s new company coincided with a sudden bicycle craze in America. Chicago became the center of the American bicycle industry, with thirty factories turning out thousands of bikes every day. Bicycle output in the United States grew to over a million bikes per year by the turn of the 20th century.

There were quite a few ups and downs through the Great Depression years, but by 1950, Schwinn had decided the time was right to grow their brand. In that era, most bicycle manufacturers in the United States sold in bulk to department stores, which in turn sold them as store brand models. Schwinn decided to try something different. With the exception of B. F. Goodrich bicycles, sold in tire stores, Schwinn eliminated the practice of rebranding in 1950, insisting that the Schwinn brand and Schwinn guarantee appear on all products. In exchange for ensuring the presence of the Schwinn name, distributors retained the right to distribute Schwinn bikes to any hardware store, toy store, or bicycle shop that ordered them.

Now that you know a little about the history of Schwinn bicycles, let’s decide which one is the right Schwinn for you. If you’re into the rough and tough outdoors thing, how about a 26-inch Schwinn Sidewinder Mountain Bike? The 26-inch Schwinn mountain bike is ideal for biking on different kinds of terrains, especially rough and uneven trails. There are 7 speeds on this mountain bike.

26-Inch Schwinn Fairhaven Women's Cruiser Bike

If mountains and rough trails aren’t your thing, how about a Women’s Fairhaven 26″ Cruiser? There’s a spring saddle for a comfortable and upright riding position, and swept-back cruiser handlebars for your riding comfort. It has super cute teal-colored wheels, and the seat has contrasting teal and brown colors.

16-Inch Schwinn Cosmo Boys' Bike

Lastly, if you know a kid who has had a great school year this year, how about rewarding them with a Cosmo 16″ Boys’ Bike? Made with a steel frame, this Schwinn boys’ bike will hold up to daily use, ride after ride, and includes fenders to keep his legs dry from road splashes. Kid’s will love the red and blue design, and they will be able to take those training wheels off in no time!

That’s just a small sampling of all of the Schwinn products that DealDash has up for auction regularly. There are also elliptical machines, tricycles for kids and adults , and even safety equipment.

So the next time you are in the market for a new bicycle or any of the other fine Schwinn products that DealDash has to offer you should head on over, book your Bid Buddy, and sit back and enjoy the thrill of the auction. And remember, if you have bid up the auction to the point of retail price you should go ahead and hit the “Buy It Now” (BIN) button, because when you BIN the item for the retail price you get every single one of your bids back, immediately. You can then use them all over again to try and win another auction. Good luck and Happy Bidding, eveyone!

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Playstation Rules the Gaming World

Has the word “PlayStation” invaded your vocabulary? Do you have a child over the age of about 5? Let’s Play!

Who among us has never played a PlayStation game, be it with your child, your buddies, or even just to blow off some steam of a hard day’s work? Let’s just say that you enjoy the Sony PlayStation because your children like it. I don’t know about your kids, but my son is crazy for the Disney INFINITY video game series. Here’s how it works:

You can star in an original Disney adventure, in which you’ll battle enemies, solve puzzles, conquer obstacles and complete a variety of other exciting quests, all by placing your INFINITY figures onto the Base. As easy as that you can transport yourself to the worlds of your favorite Disney movies! There are all kinds to choose from, in the example in the above paragraph, Mr. Incredible from The Incredibles, Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean and Sulley from Monsters Inc are all included in the set. You can mix and match unique combinations of characters, buildings, weapons, gadgets and more in the virtual Toy Box to build an entire new game world of your own imagination. It’s really a lot of fun, you can play with 1-4 players age 6+.

Disney INFINITY Starter Pack for PlayStation 3

If children’s games aren’t your cup of tea, and you thirst for adventure instead, how about picking up a copy of The Last of Us for PlayStation? The Last of Us blends elements of survival and action, and defines the survival adventure genre by placing you in the heart of the adventure to outlast a modern plague on your journey across the decimated United States. You play as Joel, a survivor, and Ellie, a teenage girl, you must work together to fend off dangerous foes, terrifying enemies and other survivors who will do anything to save themselves.

The Last of Us for PlayStation 3

Of course, maybe you aren’t interested in children’s games or adventure– How about sports? PlayStation has one of the best selection of sports titles, there’s EA SPORTS UFCGran Turismo 5 (if you are the sort that thinks racing is a sport!), or Madden NFL 25 just to name a few.

Madden NFL 25 for PlayStation 3

Sony gives us such a great variety of games, and they also don’t disappoint on accessories! There’s a  PlayStation Camera for the PS4, a DUALSHOCK 4 Controller, a Controller Charging Station, and many more.

Almost everyone knows that PlayStation is a Sony brand, but did you know that the “PlayStation” brand was first introduced on December 3, 1994 (in Japan) with the launch of the original PlayStation console? The Playstation (PS2) was released 6 years later in the year 2000. Since then we have seen two more new PlayStation consoles, the PS3 in 2006, and the PS4 in 2013, where it sold 1 million consoles in its first 24 hours available, becoming the fastest selling console in history. Now that’s a lot of PlayStation fun!

If you love games, why don’t you head on over to DealDash and see what PlayStation auctions are currently running? Not a day goes by that I don’t see at least one PlayStation product, be it a game or an accessory. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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Oster – Affordable and Quality Kitchenware

Oster makes high-quality kitchenware that won’t leave your wallet burning like your Mother-in-Law’s cooking.

Thinking about last night’s dinner, how about we imagine what Oster kitchenware you might have used to prepare it. Did you use your 22-piece Oster Baldwyn knife set to chop your veggies? This is really a beautiful stainless steel knife set that would look great in any modern kitchen. Here’s what’s included:

  • 6-1/2″ santoku knife, 8″ chef knife, 6″ chef knife, 8″ carving knife, 3″ bird’s beak paring knife, 3-1/2″ paring knife, 6″ utility knife, 6″ boning knife, 6″ cleaver
  • Eight 4-1/2″ steak knives
  • 6″ fork, scissors
  • Sharpening steel, rubberwood block

Oster Baldwyn 22-Piece Knife Set, Stainless-Steel

After chopping your veggies you might have realized that you just couldn’t get your herbs chopped up fine enough so you brought out your Oster 12-Speed Metallic Gray Blender with 3-Cup Food Processor. That was a wise move on your part, because you can chop and grind with the sharp, resilient stainless steel blade, and it even has 450 watts of power! It also has a an all-metal drive system, instead of plastic, to make the Oster blender more durable and long lasting. The BPA-free food processor accessory features a large-capacity, 3-cup bowl, perfect for chopping, mixing and mincing vegetables, nuts and more.

Oster 12-Speed Metallic Gray Blender with 3-Cup Food Processor

After everything was chopped and ready to go you tossed it all into the 12″ x 12″ Oster DuraCeramic electric skillet and let Oster help you finish up dinner. You love how the DuraCeramic coating resists flaking and peeling to ensure lasting use, facilitates food removal, and is even PFOA- and PTFE-free to keep your family safe.

Oster DuraCeramic 12x12 Electric Skillet, Charcoal

Dinner is served! Delicious!

Whatever dinner you might have been craving Oster has the tool to help you create it.

If you’re interested in learning a little history about the Oster company, you might be interested to know that Oster started out as The John Oster Manufacturing Company, they were a  maker of small appliances. The Oster brand is continued today as a trademark of Sunbeam Products.

The company was started in 1924 by John Oster, manufacturing manually powered hair clippers designed to cut men’s hair. John Oster Manufacturing Company was established in the garage of John Oster in Racine, WI.

In 1946, in order to diversify, the John Oster Manufacturing Company bought the Stevens Electric Company, which had received a patent on the liquefying blender in 1922. After the acquisition, the brand “Osterizer” was adopted for these blenders. In 1960, Oster Manufacturing was acquired by Sunbeam.

I hope you and your family enjoy Oster products as much as my family does. Head on over to DealDash and check out what Oster products are coming up soon. And remember, if you don’t end up winning the product you want you can always BIN (Buy it Now) and get all of your bids back. Good luck everyone!

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All-Season Gardening with Gardman and DealDash

Do you know what can help make a great summer even better? Awesome outdoor gardening items from Gardman!

Do you have a garden or a small greenhouse in your yard? Gardman has a super selection of different outdoor gardening products – there’s the Four Tier Mini Greenhouse, the Walk-In 4X6 Greenhouse, the R700 5-Shelf Steel Frame Greenhouse, and finally the  Foldaway R616 Garden Kneeler Seat for when you’re feeling like you need a little comfort. I’ve seen for myself that their greenhouses are durable, hold up to the elements, are easy to put together, and can grow amazing amounts of plants and flowers in a relatively small space.

If you’re interested in the background of Gardman, Gardman USA is a wholly owned subsidiary of Gardman Ltd., the UK’s leading supplier of lawn and garden, and wild bird care products. They are known for innovative and high quality products without breaking the bank to buy them. Gardman USA has established itself as one of the key suppliers to the independent garden center trade. Gardman closely follows the design trends in Europe but keeps an eye toward American tastes. Gardman USA also follows market trends in Australia, China, and the UK for inspiration on new product development.

Gardman 4-Tier Mini Greenhouse

If you’re just starting to get the idea that you would like to get a greenhouse, might I suggest that you start with the Gardman Four Tier Mini Greenhouse? It’s great because you can see if you like having a greenhouse in your garden, but it really doesn’t take up that much space at all, pretty much any size garden can accommodate this multi-tier mini greenhouse. You can put the Gardman Four Tier Mini Greenhouse on a deck, patio, or balcony. It has a sturdy, tubular steel frame and a removable, clear plastic cover with full length roll up zippered access. Inside, there are shelves for pots and seed trays. You can propagate your seeds while adding a little decoration to your garden with this  multi-tier mini greenhouse.

Gardman Walk-In 4 x 6 ft. Greenhouse with Shelving

If you have moved past the mini greenhouse stage and are ready for something a little bigger, the Walk-In 4X6 Greenhouse with shelving might be right up your alley. This greenhouse offers plenty of space for pots and gardening tools and comes with multiple open shelves.Design-wise it has a heavy-duty reinforced cover and a roll-up door. Pegs and guy ropes are included for additional stability. No tools are required for assembly of this unique structure. In addition to that, Gardman even offers a 1 year warranty on this greenhouse!

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If you’re ready to take the plunge into owning a greenhouse, DealDash offers a variety of Gardman greenhouses for your bidding pleasure. You can set your Bid Buddy and get one of these great products for a fraction of the cost! If you don’t happen to win the auction, though, you can still be a winner by using BIN (Buy it Now). When you BIN you get the product that you wanted, all of your bids back, free shipping, and keep all of the bids that you won as being the highest bidder. Good luck and happy bidding everyone.