For all you tech junkies out there, RedTag.com brings some cool stuff right to your living room. It’s NOT your normal daily deal site. These guys offer high value items by manufacturers that you may have heard of in the past but have forgotten about. Some items are refurbished but still carry warranties.
“RedTag.com is a fixed-price marketplace featuring “The Deal of the Day” where a single high-value, low-priced item is available every day. We painstakingly select these items based on two criteria: First, it has to be a GREAT product, and second, our dedicated internet deal hunters can’t find a lower price anywhere.”
They are also a uBid powered site, meaning they are a sister site for uBid. Hence creating an unending virtual warehouse for Redtag.
Today’s deal features the PanImage 7 inch Android 2.2. This baby is not only a color eReader (for books) but also a multimedia tablet. It has a 7 inch touch screen LCD, 2 GigaByte memory. It’s also wifi ready so you can hang out by the beach and follow your stocks or download the latest Stephen King thriller. Cost – only $99. Add shipping and handling and it’s yours for under $101.00.
What is the catch you ask? First off, it’s NOT an Apple. Again the items offered may be excellent off brands loaded with features. This particular item has been recertified. No, that doesn’t mean it’s being admonished to the gadget psycho ward. The products are tested for workability and if you are worried about anything being compromised, of course RedTag offers a ‘protection plan’. Seems like everyone and their brother is going with those today.
Think that might be where the catch is? You bet! The protection plan on that iPad clone offers you a 3 year care plan with accident coverage. The coverage is handled by SquareTrade warranties. Not sure about the accident coverage – maybe they are worried the PanImage running head on into another tablet. Actually their data shows that 20% of electronics fail and they promise (cross their hearts hope to die) that if they can’t fix it, then they will pay for a new one. Cost to you the consumer for this add on: $170.99.
You got it, that’s where they get you, odds favor you will be one of the 80% that doesn’t need to activate the service plan. Hence that iPad wannabe just cost you under $285. Now I don’t know about you, but I see saving the $170.99 if the tablet breaks down, buy a new one. These service plans make me see Red.