Save on tech, desk supplies and dorm decor during Amazon’s back-to-school sale | CNN Underscored


Somehow it’s time for the first days of school again — we can’t believe it either. Here to help outfit your backpack, desk, locker and dorm room with all the essentials is, as ever, Amazon. Right now the e-retailer is having a huge back-to-school sale with mega discounts on essentials like pens and paper, smart watches, earbuds, dorm furniture and more.

Check out some of our favorite picks from the sale in the roundup below, and then get shopping before the first-day alarm rings.

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If your finances allow it, consider picking up a package of these essential teaching tools for your kids’ classroom — more than 50% off is a deal, especially with what classroom budgets are these days.

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Sharpies are incredibly useful but not the cheapest pen in the drawer — at 32% off, however, a 12-pack works out to just $1.11 per marker.

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An essential for storing handouts, homework, syllabi and whatever other papers the academic life brings you, 200 should keep you in-stock for a while for just about $7.

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Waterpiks are great for oral hygiene, and they’re way less annoying/painful to use than floss. Grab this large-tanked one for less than $60 while it’s on sale.

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If you’ve been thinking about a smartwatch, now’s the time. This Galaxy 4 tracks vitals like body fat, sleep and your heart — plus the calories burned and endurance gained during the workouts it monitors, too.

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Marshall’s highly rated bluetooth speaker is currently $50 off on Amazon right now, and the great design means it’s one you can display proudly on your nightstand or bookshelf, too.

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If you’re after a little extra storage for a cramped dorm room, this $25 bookshelf can double as a nightstand or end table and has three tiers for textbooks, plants and more.

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Notebook paper is an essential for classwork, essays and exams, and now you can pick up 500 lined sheets for $19.99, a cool $3.50 (or barista coffee) off.

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We love an almost-$1,000 discount, and right now you can get pretty close with $900 or 36% off LG’s five-star rated TV. The 65-inch screen means that your dorm room or flat will be the designated football-game viewing area, too, just so you’re warned.

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Drown out your chattering library tablemates’ conversation, roommate’s noisy movie and all the other B.S. of everyday life with $70 off Bose’s top-rated earbuds.

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For a high-powered toothbrush that can travel with you, this Genius X is currently more than $60 off and does a great job of cleaning those pearly whites. Each color (black, white and lilac) are on sale for slightly different amounts so you can choose the shade you prefer, too.

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If you don’t have the space for a coffee machine, a French press is a great option. With an easy-to-use two-step process, getting that caffeine fix is super-easy (and cheaper than the coffeeshop).

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This duo of bookshelves look great together — or separately if you and a flatmate want to split the purchase.

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Sure, this bar cabinet looks great as a place for your first-apartment liquor collection, but it’s also perfect for entryway storage or as compact storage in the kitchen or dining room.

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This princess edition of Garmin’s fitness watch for kids features chore management and encourages kids to get physically active by turning it into a game (it totals up steps, sleep and activity during the day, too). Plus, it beeps in with reminders to do homework, practice instruments and brush your teeth.

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