8pk Panasonic Eneloop AA for $16

If you go loopy for Eneloop(s), the 8pk of Panasonic Eneloop AA 2000 mAh rechargeables, model BK-3MCCA8BA, is currently going for under $16 at Amazon by Amazon actual. You may be able to get them for slightly less if you sign-up for “Subscribe and Save”. Point of potential number confusion: it’s 2100 recharges, and 2000 mAh. It’s easy to get those two numbers confused 🙂

Refurbished Canon 80D with 18-135mm IS w/1yr warranty for $1149

If you are comfortable with manufacturer-refurbished DSLRs with a 1-year warranty, for just $49 more than the new condition Canon 80D body only, you can get the manufacturer refurbished Canon 80D with the 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 IS USM for $1149~ from the official Canon USA online store with a 1-year warranty.

Another option, if you also want one of the Canon Pixma PRO printers, is to look for or wait for DSLR + Pixma bundles that qualify for the American Express prepaid gift card mail-in rebates.

Pay $5, Get $10 Target eGift Card (YMMV maybe)

Groupon has a new doorbuster type of an offer, Pay $5, Get a $10 electronic Target Gift Card. You can also buy it as a gift for other people.

The page there says only those invited by email can get it. I checked my Groupon emails and I wasn’t invited but I can add to cart and go to the “Place Order” page, so maybe they opened up the offer to everyone. I don’t need a Tarjay gift card at the moment, and being a poor blogger, I can’t buy it just so I can test the offer 🙁

So, to cut a long story short, this may be YMMV.

Sunpak 423PX2 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod with Compact Pistol Grip Head for $90

So many cameras, not enough tripods? If that describes your situation, B&H Photo is offering the Sunpak 423PX2 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod with Compact Pistol Grip Head for $90 with free expedited shipping… This is among their latest Featured sales which include among others the new Google Chromecast Ultra for $59 with free expedited shipping…

In-Stock Now: Sigma SD Quattro H Mirrorless Camera for $1200

You could sell the Audi Quattro and buy the whole Sigma Foveon line-up. Just a thought 🙂 Which brings us to the Sigma SD Quattro H mirrorless camera, it is now in-stock and ready to ship for its starting price of $1200 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. Yes, Sigma has mirrorless APS-H cameras that take Sigma SA lenses. Yet Nikon insisted on the 1-inch system 🙂

PSA: AVOID Too Good To Be True “Just Launched” Amazon Sellers

It is human nature to be tempted by a deal that looks too good to be true, even if all the signs scream RED ALERT. Listen to those signs. An on-going scam at Amazon, that Amazon has not yet been able to block automatically, is “Just Launched” sellers offering high-demand electronics at a fraction of their price. They want you to pay them directly (which violates Amazon’s terms of service for sellers). Needless to say, you will never get the item and your personal and financial information will be at risk. Check various forums, people still fall for this crap and describe their adventures trying to sort this out. So to summarize, AVOID like the PLAGUE!

Here’s an example of the Olympus E-M1 II whose price is $2000 (or higher since it’s hard to find) at real retailers:

VISA Checkout: $25 off $100+ at Best Buy website

The VISA Checkout is back at Best Buy’s website. You get $25 off a purchase of $100+ or more until 2/22/17. Not available in-store.

The conditions and restrictions, from their page, simplified:

+ Discount will be automatically applied to a qualifying BestBuy.com purchase of $100 or more when you select Visa Checkout as your only payment method
+ offer can expire earlier ~ “at any time without notice”
+ not good on gift cards or prepaid cards or services or taxes
+ Excludes Amazon streaming players; Amazon Echo; Amazon Echo Dot; Google Wifi; Bose® audio products; Sonos; Polk Audio; Denon; select Samsung home audio, TVs, Sony audio, TVs and 3D glasses, select LG TVs and Blu-ray players; subscription software services; GoPro cameras and accessories; digital music services and download cards; select Dyson products; Pacific Sales products; and all Magnolia Home Theater products.

(SOLD OUT) Used Fuji X-T2 body only for $1399

As of a late 2/16/17 re-check, the used option got scooped up and is no longer available. Used supplies are typically limited, especially for new-release and hard-to-find cameras… For future updates, check the Stock Status Tracker… Original post after the jump for historical reference only…

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