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BuyVia Helps you Find the Perfect Graduation Gifts

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Graduation season is upon us and the BuyVia team came up with our top three gifts for grads this year. Deciding what to get a high school or college graduate is a difficult decision because you want to ensure they can enjoy it now and into the future. Whether the grad you’re shopping for will be enrolling in higher education, beginning a career, or taking some time out to travel we have a few great Graduation Gift ideas that are available at affordable prices.

The Job Seeker

For the graduate who is finishing college and looking to jumpstart their career, help them get their foot in the door with a subscription to LinkedIn’s Job Seeker Premium service. Through this upgraded service their profile will be highlighted as a featured application, they’ll be able to see who is viewing their profile, and they will have access to the Job Seeker Group for support and additional advice. At just $19.95 a month, this service is a great way to help your grad quickly transition from college student to working professional.

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BuyVia Survey Reveals Web Surfing, Email and Gaming Are Most Popular Uses for Tablets

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Today BuyVia released our Tablet Survey results revealing that the top three functions consumers use their tablets for are web surfing, email and games.  The three functions consumers use the least are video conferencing, taking pictures/videos and listening to music. As the tablet market continues to expand, it’s interesting to see how consumers are interacting with their devices and which devices they choose for different things.

Our survey found that the majority (65%) of survey respondents own a tablet, including the iPad, Kindle Fire, Google Nexus or Samsung Galaxy Note, 23% own an e-Reader, including the basic Amazon Kindle or Nook, and 27% do not own a tablet or an e-reader. To see additional survey results, be sure to check out the official press release.

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BuyVia’s Top 4 Mother’s Day Gifts

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In honor of Mother’s Day, the BuyVia team put together our top four favorite gifts for Mom this year. Although you love and appreciate your mom all year round, why not spoil her a little more one day a year? Whether it’s the businesswoman, the mom on the go, the fashionista, or the bookworm, we have the perfect gift at an affordable price.

 

The Business Mom

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BuyVia Survey Reveals Consumer Wish List for Smartphone Features [infographic]

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Smartphone Deals

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    Expiring Today: Anker SoundCore Bluetooth Speaker Sale $22.94 + Free Shipping

    #1 seller. Amazon has an Anker SoundCore Bluetooth Speaker Sale, only $22.94 with Free Shipping on orders over $25 or with Prime. Expires Soon - Highly rated at 4.5 out of 5 stars.

    In Black

    • 24-hour / 500-song playtime powered by a built-in high capacity Li-ion battery
    • Compatible with all Bluetooth-enabled devices. Instantly connect to your smartphone or tablet from up to 66 feet away. SoundCore reconnects automatically to the last device used. Built-in mic for hands-free calls.
    • Bluetooth 4.0 Technology
    Sales tax in: All Except AK, DE, MT, NH, OR
    Posted: January 18, 2019 8:30 AM PST


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    Expiring Today: iPhone 7 Unlocked 32GB Refurbished Smartphone Sale $259.50 + Free Shipping

    Over 3000 bought. eBay (buyspry, 166,000 feedback) has an iPhone 7 Unlocked 32GB Refurbished Smartphone Sale, $259.50 - free shipping. Tax only in MD. 2% back in eBay bucks.  Only in Pink.

    iPhone 7 128GB Black Refurbished $259.99 Free Shipping.

    Just say no to a $749 iPhone!

    • Faster
    • Better Battery Life
    • Waterproof
    • New and improved camera (f1.8)
    • Optical image stabilization
    • No Headphone Jack (Comes with lightning adapter cable)

    Important Information:

    Perfect for T-Mobile, StraightTalk or AT&T Wireless. Add a line or replace and older phone.

    Consider purchasing an unlocked cell phone if you are on AT&T or T-Mobile and want a new Smartphone without a contract. Unlocked Smartphones allow you to subscribe to low cost carriers mentioned below and function internationally, so you can use the same phone abroad.

    Learn: No-Contract Plans, Unlocked Smartphones

    Choosing the right plan for you is time consuming and can also be a hassle. We've done the research and you may save over $1,000 each year! Be sure to check out our no-contract Smartphone plan article: How to Find the Best No Contract Smartphone Plans where we compare all of the major network carriers. Check out our How to Buy an Unlocked iPhone article to learn what it means to have an "Unlocked" Smartphone.

    About Apple iPhone 7:

    The Apple iPhone 7 comes with a new faster Apple A10 Fusion processor and runs on iOS 10. It has a a longer, larger 4.7" Retina display with a fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating. Cnet calls the redesign "sharp, slim, and feather-light."

    Apple iOS 10 includes Airdrop, Siri, Family Sharing, QuickType Keyboard and more.

    However the iPhone 7's new improved Lightning connector makes older docks and chargers obsolete. On the plus side, the new connector is a bit smaller, a little more rugged and easier to use than the previous one.

    Reviews:
    CNet gives the Apple iPhone 7 a 4.5 out of 5 rating.

    Apple iPhone 7 Specifications:

    • 12Mpixel iSight rear camera f1.8, 7Mpixel Facetime camera
    • 1080p HD video recording (30 fps or 60 fps)
    • 4K video recording at 30 fps
    • Apple A10 Fusion quad-core 1.30GHz processor
    • Apple M8 motion coprocessor
    • iOS 11
    • 4.7" Retina HD 1334x750 resolution touchscreen @ 326ppi
    • Wide color display (P3)
    • Bluetooth 4.0
    • 1400:1 contrast ratio
    • 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi
    • NFC
    • IP67 Rating: Splash, Water & Dust Resistant
    • upto 14 hr talk time on 3G, upto 10 days standby
    • 4.87 ounces (138 grams)
    • 5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 inches
    • 2G Network: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 + CDMA 800 / 1900 / 2100
    • 3G Network: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 + CDMA2000 1xEV-DO & TD-SCDMA
    • 4G Network: LTE Band 1(2100) / 2(1900) / 3(1800) / 4(1700/2100) / 5(850) / 7(2600) / 8(900) / 12(700) / 13(700) / 17(700) / 18(800) / 19(800) / 20(800) / 25(1900) / 26(850) / 27(800) / 28(700) / 29(700) / 30(2300) / 38(2600) / 39(1900) / 40(2300) / 41(2500)

    Low Cost Service Plan with Unlimited Talk, Text, and Data

    T-Mobile offers a web exclusive pre-paid plan great for unlocked phones:

    • $40/mo for Unlimited Talk & Text with 3GB of LTE Data

    Straight Talk, a prepaid carrier that is owned by Tracfone and Walmart, sells micro SIM cards for the that cost $14.99 + Free Shipping.  You can pop these into any AT&T-compatible, T-Mobile-compatible, or unlocked GSM phone.

    • $45 a month buys you unlimited talk, text and 5GB high speed data with no contract or credit check
    Sales tax in: Depends on seller
    Posted: January 17, 2019 9:40 AM PST


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    Expiring Today: Apple Watch Nike+ Series 3 Sale $279.00 + Free Shipping

    Rare Sale. B&H Photo has an Apple Watch Nike+ Series 3 Sale. 38mm GPS+ Cellular costs $279.00 , Free Shipping. Tax in NJ, NY.

    • Free Glass Screen protector ($20 value)

    42mm GPS+Cellular $299 Free Shipping

    • Other models available, most are $100 off retail
    • This model will work with the new upgraded AppleWatch  operating system.

    Apple Sports Watch 3 Includes:

    • Brand New Apple Watch Sport Aluminum Case with Sport Band iWatch (Please Choose Color Desired When Making Purchase)
    • Magnetic Charging Cable
    • Sport Band
    Sales tax in: NJ, NY
    Posted: January 17, 2019 6:10 AM PST



  • Posted by: The Chief

    Lease an iPhone XR, XS, XS Max Sprint, Get an XR Free

    Time toSswitch to a better carrier with Unlimited.. Lease an iPhone XR, XS, XS Max Sprint, Get an XR Free when you activate New service.  Requires 18 mo. lease, new line or eligible upgrade. On approved credit. Expires Soon

    How to Get Deal

    Click Shop Now

    Click Details next to: Tis the season! Get the iPhone XR on us

    • Lease an iPhone XR, iPhone Xs Max, iPhone Xs or iPhone X and get an iPhone XR on us (or save more than $550 towards the iPhone Xs Max, Xs or X).

    If you cancel wireless service, remaining balance on device becomes due. approved credit. Monthly bill credit starts within 2 bills. Excludes tax.

    • New Unlimited Plans from $60/month.  Expires Soon

    Unlock your credit report if you locked it.

    iPhone XR Specifications

    • 6 different colors
    • 6.1" Super Retina Edge-to-Edge 1792x828 (326ppi) Screen
    • Super fast A12 Bionic Chip CPU
    • Single 12MPixel rear camera with Optical Image Stabilization
    • 7MPixel front camera with Retina Flash
    • Wireless charging using Qi industry standard
    • FaceID to unlock phone
    • iOS 12

    ’Tis the season! Get the iPhone XR on us.

    Lease an iPhone XR, iPhone Xs Max, iPhone Xs or iPhone X and get an iPhone XR on us (or save more than $550 towards the iPhone Xs Max, Xs or X).

    Sales tax in: Most States
    Posted: January 17, 2019 12:00 AM PST


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Today BuyVia released our Smartphone Survey results revealing what features consumers want in their next Smartphone. As Apple, Samsung, Blackberry and Windows continually release enhanced devices, it’s always exciting to see what brands, operating systems and feature sets top the ‘most wanted’ lists.

How will the recently released Samsung Galaxy S4 stand up to the iPhone? Does the new Blackberry 10 even stand a chance? Check out the infographic below to see the hottest features, how often people are upgrading, whether or not they plan to switch from Android to iOS or vice versa, and what people do with their old devices.

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More Than Checking Prices — How to Get the Most Out of A Store UPC Barcode Scanner

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UPC barcode

Since last 2012, the BuyVia team has had insight into what features our users are interacting with the most.  It quickly became clear that in-store barcode scanners are very popular. These scanning capabilities have literally put the world in your hand by empowering you to quickly compare prices of products you’re searching for to guarantee that you’re truly getting the best deal.

Sometimes when you use a barcode scanner to scan a product, you may experience a scanning error.  We’ve discovered that a large number of UPC scanning errors stem from the various barcode formats available and proprietary products—some of which are specific to certain vendors.

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BuyVia Survey Reveals Consumer Wish List for Apple iWatch and Lower Cost iPhone [infographic]

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Today BuyVia released our Apple Rumors Survey results revealing what consumers want in the rumored Apple “iWatch” and lower cost iPhone. As tech experts, we’re always curious about what products and features will be in the next generation iPhone or what new product Apple will release next. More importantly, we’re always interested in what will resonate most with consumers.

Will Apple’s next products be a hit or miss? The infographic below details the top five most coveted Apple iWatch features, the top features consumers would give up/would not give up for a cheaper iPhone, the price points consumers want the cheaper iPhone to be, etc.

Are you interested in either of these products?

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New BuyVia.com Website Features

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We recently rolled out a large website update!

New Features

Coupon section - Coupons for all the latest discounts from top online stores.

Account unification with our mobile apps.  One account works on all devices.  Save searches from your iPhone/Android and see them on a Tablet or at BuyVia.com.

History is also logged and shared with your devices - If you barcode scan an item in a store, you can see it when you log in to your account on the website. You can then search for a lower price or purchase the item quickly because you are on a much larger screen.

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The BuyVia Two Cents Blog is Here!

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BuyVia App for iOS and Android

By Norman Fong, CEO and co-founder of BuyVia

Welcome to our first BuyVia Two Cents blog post! We are excited to launch our blog.  But we won’t be like just any other blog.  Consider it your very own shopping concierge and advice forum. Now you won’t only find an abundance of daily deals and coupons on our website and via the BuyVia app, but you’ll also get exclusive shopping tips and the latest and greatest shopping resources for both in store and online shopping.

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