Whether you’re aware of it or not, you’re most likely paying your internet service provider an extra $8-$12 per month to rent a cable modem. Alternatively, you could buy your own modem today for as a little as $20 and drop that recurring cost from your cable bill. Amazon has the Linksys DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem (model DPC3008) on sale for $19.99, which is nearly half-off its regular price. This model is by no means the latest and greatest in terms of sheer technology, but it’s a decent unit for everyday use.
It’s dropped this low before and sold out quickly, so don’t sleep on this deal. If you’re looking for something a bit newer and more full-featured, Newegg’s official eBay store is selling the ARRIS SURFboard DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem (model SB6183) in refurbished condition for $39.99. That’s $10 below its typical price and a 50% less than it’d cost you to buy one new from Amazon.