NewEgg launched a massive open-box and clearance sale featuring over 2800 items. Many of them need the promo code shown on the listings to get the discount. The promo code requires an email address before you can enter it. The coupons expire on Monday night.
KEH Camera has a 3-Day Canon Coupon that runs until Friday 11:59pm ET. The coupon code CANON10A gets you a discount depending on the product category:
+ 5% off Canon Cameras
+ 10% off Canon Lenses
+ 15% off Canon Accessories
Over 1000 items are eligible for the coupon. As usual, the shopping cart is the ultimate decider on what qualifies for what. You can enter items of interest to your cart, enter the coupon code, and see what happens. Enter state/zipcode to get a S&H estimate. You don’t have to login or create an account with them to test the coupons!
PS: if you are interested in buying Canon accessories before Wednesday 11:59pm ET, try also the general 20% off accessories coupon. They are not stackable, but 20% off is better than 15% off.
Online shopping got a bit stale in terms of innovation before the explosion of mobile, and now, the much tighter integration of digital and “real world” is bringing more crazy things, like Amazon’s Treasure Truck.
NewEgg doesn’t have Amazon-type of real world infrastructure, but they have YouTube technology! Every Thursday at 1pm ET, they are starting a NewEgg NOW Live Stream talking about various tech products and services, and while that stream is running, below it, a variety of tech deals are offered.
They require a promo code, which means they’ll want an email address in order to use the coupon codes. Currently they have a couple of Surfaces, a couple of MSI laptops and more. This is the first time I’ve seen this, so I don’t know what to expect from it. Only time will tell!
You can also watch their live stream on YouTube, embedded below:
The Sony RX100 V rawsumer goes for $1000 at authorized dealers, which are allowed to be bundle it with things. B&H Photo is bundling it with a $50 B&H Photo e-gift card.
If you prefer an accessor-a-palooza instead, Beach Camera thru Amazon offers a boatload of free accessories (including useful things like 64GB Sandisk Extreme SDXC and extra charger/batteries), and so does Cameta thru Amazon.
But if you prefer a lower out of pocket price, and you are comfortable with open-box, then to the eBay Deals we go, where the official Best Buy eBay store is offering it in open box condition for $80 with free shipping. Limit three per customer.
If 3TB is your favorite storage option, the BuyDig Rakuten store is offering the 3TB Seagate Backup Plus USB 3.0 External Hard Drive for $73 with free shipping after you enter promo code BYD9 at checkout. The price before the coupon is $83. Coupon expires 10/23/17 PM or earlier if sold out.
Speaking of Rakuten, the Dell Rakuten store (yes, Dell opened a Rakuten store) is offering the Dell UltraSharp 24 Wireless Connect Monitor for $230 with free shipping after promo code DELL30 entered in the shopping cart. Coupon ends 10/22/2017.
If you don’t want to pay Samsung and Apple and iGoogle nearly four figures for their latest flagships, but still want to get a solid smartphone, the fourth generation of the Moto X is rolling out for $400. But if you are a Prime member and don’t object to seeing Lockscreen Offers and Ads, Amazon is offering this model for $70 less, you can get the Lenovorola Moto X4 for $330 in either color scheme. Limit one per color per customer. It will come out October 26 (2017).
This is an all-carrier phone, it works with all four major US carriers (AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon), which will likely (other things equal) help with its resale value as long as most phones sold are not all-carrier phones.
Of photography interest, it has dual rear cameras and microSD slot and IP68 water resistant. With 3GB RAM and Snapdragon 630 and 32GB on-board and 5.2″ 1080p screen.
If you like to buy books at the Barnes and Noble website, they have a new promotion running until 10/20/17 at 11:59PM, coupon code GOBIG gets you a discount depending on your order total:
+ 10% off orders of $35+
+ 15% off orders of $60+
+ the usual coupon exclusions apply
Independently of the coupon, a redistribution of the old Apple Price Fixing e-Book Settlement is in progress, so if you find small store credits in your e-book seller accounts, this is probably it.
Strategically this is good for books and such that have the same price everywhere, whether they are big photography books or camera guides, or instructional guides. Publishers love having price control, so coupons like this are a good way to get a discount on books that are price fixed.
At the Rakuten website, good until Thursday 11:59pm pacific time, you can get 15% back in Rakuten Rewards Points over there. You have to be member of their Rewards program in order to get the rewards points. You pay the price you see on the screen. This is not a checkout discount. You can them spend the Rakuten Points in future purchases at the Rakuten website.
Promotion details at the bottom of Promotional page. It’s funny how companies use tiny fineprint on Terms and Conditions on the web, where there is INFINITE scrolling space 🙂
A brand new week has arrived which means another round of featured USED Weekly Sales at KEH has been added. These are eligible for 25% off with permanent coupon KEHDEALS and continue until Friday night of the same week. [removed the specific date since this is another point of introducing an error ~ by forgetting to update the date].
To the eBay Deals we go where the DJI Mavic Pro Drone with 4K HD Camera is offered in certified refurbished condition with a 1-year DJI warranty for $779 with free shipping by authorized DJI dealer “Drone Superstore” (99.2%, New York).
Limit up to five units per customer. Over 320 units have been sold so far from this eBay listing.
If you are interested in this, don’t forget to first activate the 8% eBay Bucks limited time promotion if you are eigible for it.
Jump in the Bay of Fees! This is YMMV ~ I do not know if eBay offers this to everyone or a subset of their registered users. Good until Thursday at 11:59pm pacific time (10/19/17), you earn 8% eBay Bucks on your purchases. No minimum purchase required.
First you have to manually activate the offer from the eBay email or your eBay messages (if invited/selected to participate). Some exclusions apply as usual and the maximum rewards you can earn is $100 per transaction, and $500 during the promotional period.
A good place to look for ideas are the eBay Deals along with the Trending Deals (shows only 100 trending deals, less overwhelming to look at than their main deals page). There’s also a dedicated search box there that searches only the Deals, not everything else on eBay.
This is a weeklong sale without coupons (and not eligible for coupons) at Dell Refurbished, the Section 31 of the Dell website that resells off-lease computers with 100-day warranty. Good until 10/24/17 at 11:59pm central time, you can get any available Dell Latitude E5430 Laptop for $199 with free ground shipping while supplies last. Coupons are not valid on this offer.
Good until Wednesday at 11:59pm ET, coupon code ACC10A gets you 20% off Accessories at KEH Camera. Over 7000 items are eligible for this coupon. Their shopping cart is the ultimate decider of what qualifies as an Accessory.
You can test the coupon and get a shipping and handling estimate by adding items to the shopping cart, entering a coupon and a state/zipcode (for S&H). You don’t have to sign up for a KEH account or login to a KEH account in order to test the coupon and get a S&H estimate!
B&H is back after the holidays and with it are the new Canon M100 mirrorless kits, available in various kits with the M100 w/15-45mm going for $599 in black or white, while the two lens kit (15-45, 55-200) goes for $949 in the same two color schemes.
Google and Amazon have a complicated relationship. They are the definition of frenemies on so many levels. Case in point, Amazon is offering a $50 Google Play Gift Card for $45 with free shipping. This is a plastic gift card delivered by mail. Prime members get free 2-day shipping or if it is available in your region, it also qualifies for free 1-day delivery. This is a 10% straight up discount.
Another option this week: 20% back in Plenti Points at Rite Aid
But IF you are a participating in the Plenti rewards program, this shopping week you can get 500 Plenti points back on a $25 Google Play gift card at Rite Aid brick and mortar stores. So you getting 20% back in points, but you pay full price at checkout.
You can’t use Plenti points to buy gift cards, so you can’t roll over the same balance for more gift card promotions. You can spend the Plenti points in future purchases at Rite Aid and other participating locations (eg Exxon-Mobil gas stations, Macy’s, etc). Limit two per customer for this week which expires Saturday 10/21/17.
PRO TIP: Google Play gift cards are a great way to get roundabout discounts on monthly subscriptions that never get discounted. Nowadays you can pay for subscriptions on Google Play using your Google Gift Card Balance, you don’t have to pay using a credit card. So you can load up your Google account with gift cards, and pay for your Netflix and HBO Now and Google Music / YouTube Red and everything else that offers subscriptions through Google Play! You can even pay for the darned “CBS All Access” subscription if you want to watch the new Star Trek: Discovery.
Some DRACAST models are today’s B&H daily deal but there are more lighting-related gear that are currently on sale, for a limited time at B&H Photo, but they are not part of the daily deals so they will last longer:
The Canon 6D body only (first generation) goes for $1400 at authorized dealers (eg Adorama or Amazon itself). Or it goes for $1200 in manufacturer refurbished condition with a 1-year warranty at the Canon Outlet store…
… but if you prefer to save some more, off to the eBay Deals we go where eBay seller 6ave (98.9%, New Jersey) is offering it for $1000 with free shipping in imported grey-market condition with a 1-year seller warranty. Limit up to three units per customer…
With the newest second generation model, the Canon 6D II body going for $2000 in new condition at authorized dealers, you’d be paying half for the previous generation.
Three models in the Benro BV-series of aluminum tripods are on sale for a limited time at B&H Photo with prices ranging from $699 to $899. Two are leg kits (BV8, BV10), while the more expensive includes a ball head.
For more sales, now that B&H is back after the Sukkot holiday, check their Featured Sales. Any previously placed orders should be getting processed and on their way to you by now.
If you qualify for the “Prime Student” membership, you can sign up for a Prime Student Membership for $49 per year (half off the regular Prime membership). But if you prefer to pay month to month, or you only want to use Prime a few months per year (like a Netflix subscription you can start/stop at any month), at the above page, there is an option for month to month. Click on the “See More Plans” box over there:
In terms of value, the annual membership costs less than month to month, and at the moment, if you haven’t done a Prime Student membership before, they also have a free six month trial for annual memberships ~ co-sponsored by SPRINT apparently. There are many Prime Benefits but it’s up to you to decide whether they are worth the price of admission.
This lightning deal expired… If you missed it, fear not, YI camera gear are recurring “guests” of the Lightning Deals…
Happening now in the Amazon Gold Box, good until 2:05pm ET today, you can get the new condition YI Lite Action Camera for the very specific price of $81.59 with free shipping, sold by YI with the orders fulfilled by Amazon so they are Prime eligible. The price before the sale was $100 last night. It averages 4.2 out of 5 based on 22 customer reviews.
The sensors are increasing in RAWsumers, and so are the prices! Canon finally decided to go APS-C with their storied G-series. The brand new Canon G1 X III (aka third generation) has an APS-C sensor, and a pre-order price of $1300, both on the uptick. The lens glued to the body is a 24-72mm (eq) f2.8-5.6 with OIS.
It’s the Attack of the Anamorphs! A new original movie on SYFY? Or an SLR Magic product? The new condition SLR Magic Anamorphot-40 1.33x Anamorphic Adapter is on sale for a limited time for $599 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. This mounts to lenses with a 52mm Front Thread.
Manufacturer-created Lens bundles are all the rage these days. Nikon has a Landscape and Macro DX bundle with the 40mm f/2.8 MACRO and 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6G VR lenses, both DX (APS-C), on sale for $547 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.
This is a “Coming Soon” item, it is not in-stock yet! The 40/2.8 goes for $277 on its own, while the 10-20/4.5-5.6 goes for $307 on its own, for a total of $584 if purchased separately.
Hide your E-wallets E-system E-photographers, a prime temptation wants to take a macro look into your wallet! The new condition Voigtlander 65mm f2 Macro APO-LANTHAR for the Sony E-System is on sale for $999 with free expedited shipping for a limited time at B&H Photo…
A mini dive into the Amazon Warehouse Deals fishes out a lens accessory. The “digital camo” color scheme of the LensCoat LC5002DC made for the Canon 500 f/4 IS II lens is available in “Used – Like New” condition (damaged original packaging) for $51.79 with free shipping.
PS: a description of “Used – Like New” condition (damaged original packaging)” is usually a good sign at Amazon Warehouse Deals, but as always, each used purchase is an individual transaction, it’s like a box of chocolates, so there’s always a higher risk than buying new condition.
Adorama has a super bundle but it remains at $1199 and includes the Fuji X-T20 with 16-50 and 50-230 and Fuji hand grip and Lowepro 140 and 16GB Sandisk Extreme and ProOptic filter kit, Corel software bundle, Lowepro lens case, and a few more lens-a-ccessories.
Despite the new Fuji Instant Savings, the Fuji X100F holds steady at $1300 in new condition at authorized dealers. If you are comfortable with USED condition though, the price has dropped to $1137~ in both colors, by Amazon Warehouse deals itself. Other 3rd-party sellers there have it for less but if you are not familiar with them, it’s a higher risk!
Sundays are the starts of new “shopping weeks” and promotions at retailers and also by manufacturers through their MAP-controlled “Instant Savings” promotions. This Sunday we have two new instant savings promotions going live, nicely organized by B&H Photo as follows:
Adobe gets the lion share of the attention and the profits from the world of digital photo imaging but they are certainly not the only company making software out there. One of The Others has a new product release, the Pinnacle Studio 21 software is in-stock and shipping in a software box/disc by mail, going for $60 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself.
As of a 10/17/17 AM re-check, this sale is over; the camera is back to $1400…
A Clash of the Shopping Titans! The new condition Sony a6500 body only is currently on sale for the very specific price of $1218 with free shipping at Walmart by Walmart itself and also at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit three per customer).
Both places have open marketplaces, so make sure you pay attention to who the actual seller in the listings you are looking at is [such a tortured sentence!]. The new condition price at other dealers is $1400 (eg Adorama).