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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

...flippin' nuts...


we have a new toy we love.  ALOT. and if you love your family or care about documenting your life then you must go purchase this... (i'm helping you to justify this purchase--- you DO love your family, don't you?)

our camcorder is broken. every time we record something it shows thick gray lines across the screen. so we've been considering a pure digital FLIP ever since they came out.  these are little mini camcorders the size of a small digital camera, and they record up to 30 or 60 minutes of video. since most of the video segments we record are just a few minutes or less, i think this will work just fine. (we'll have to borrow or buy another fancy expensive camcorder for the school performances and such). once you've recorded your junk, you just pop out the usb port connector and download it straight onto your computer or a website. voila. easy as pie.

what will this small wonder set you back? at full price you'll pay 150 bucks. but if your internet savvy (i suppose you are if you are reading a blog), then you can find it for alot less. we actually bought ours from Dell for 50 BUCKS WITH FREE SHIPPING. 
how did we find the deal? one of my favorite sites on the internet-- slickdeals.net.  "the most frequently updated and complete deal site on the web."  they have the days hottest deals, so you have to check frequently to see the latest finds. (alot of times they expire quickly because of the large amount of traffic they receive after the deal is posted.)

with all that said, expect to see lots of fab videos.  in fact, i borrowed a friend's flip for the video of the girls in the earlier post. also, put slick deals on your toolbar! it's the best way to find great deals on things you probably don't really need, but can't resist because of the ridiculously low prices...

anyone else out there have a flip? 
even better question- anyone out there gonna go buy one now? :)

6 comments:

matt and ashley said...

good find, R. what a great idea :)

L said...

uh oh, you know i'm going to have to buy one now. I've been saying 'whatever happened to camcorders?'

RobbieRob said...

hey cool idea! we actually have a FLIP too. neat stuff! TTYL GIRLFRIEND!!!

Tammy H said...

Randel...
I want one too! Can you get me one, and I will send you a check via my personal account! I have to borrow Dylan's camcorder for all K-homes movies and stuff, and this would be awesome to have.... especially for 50. Is it too late?

ziondreamer said...

OMG - I love the new blog banner. I'm bored with mine. You inspire me....

laurakirkland said...

Make me a banner. I want a flip.