With Best Buy closeouts scheduled to hit 50 of the electronic retailer's locations, attorneys looking to upgrade their law offices could be in for a score.
"Could" is the operative word here. Savvy shoppers know that closeout sales usually yield the worst deals. In the case of Best Buy, most of the big ticket items (like TVs and laptops) are slated to be shipped to other locations.
But that doesn't mean it's all bad. Generally, smaller items will still get good mark downs. So money-conscious lawyers should look out for the following office necessities. They may not be the most exciting buys, but they make billing hours much easier.
What better way to update a stodgy conference room than by mounting a flat-screen on the wall? Keep an eye out for this Rocketfish mount. It can handle most 32-70 inch televisions and retails normally for about $130.
Most firms have shared centralized printers. While the trek to get your papers does your body good, when responses are due in five minutes you'd probably prefer convenience. This Brother printer can shoot out 27 pages a minute and it's wireless ready. It normally goes for $150, so look out for it.
Yes, some RAM brands are better than others. But you're not running "Crysis 2" on your office rig, you're typing discovery motions. This means 2 GBs of memory is enough to keep your desktop going silky smooth. Just make sure your PC can handle the upgrade first.
It's hard to have a functioning conference room without a solid speakerphone. You've no doubt seen this device in every office you've ever visited. There's a reason for that. It retails for $500, so grab one if you see it for cheap.
As with RAM, the rule here is the higher the capacity, the better. These four brands have received consistent top marks in reliability and speed. So if you see any marked down at your local Best Buy closeout sale, be a smart attorney and pick them up.
- Best Buy Plans to Close 50 Big-Box Stores, Focus on Smaller, Mobile Stores (San Jose Mercury News)
- 5 Must-Have Legal Gadgets for Every Attorney (FindLaw's Technologist)
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