Archives for April 16, 2017

MegaGear “Ever Ready” Leather Case for Sony a6* for $25

The dark brown and light brown color-schemes of the MegaGear “Ever Ready” Leather Case for select Sony a6* mirrorless cameras is currently on sale for $25 with a limit of up to ten per color per customer at Amazon by Amazon itself. The usual free shipping terms apply (Prime or $35+).

Refurbished Nikon D3400 w/18-55 and 70-300mm DX non-VR for $440

There are many ways to get into the Nikon DSLR system these days, especially if you consider refurbished kits, which brings us to the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D3400 bundled with the 18-55 DX VR and the 70-300mm f4.5-6.3G ED DX non-VR lenses, with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty, all together going for $440 with free shipping at Adorama.

This bundle goes for $600 in new condition with some free accessories included by Amazon and Adorama.

Corel AfterShot Pro 3 for $30

The Corel AfterShot Pro 3 software, delivered by mail (not a digital download) is on sale for $30 at Amazon by Amazon itself again. Free shipping for Prime members or with a $35+ order. This is not a lightning deal but a recurring sale.

48pk of Maxell AA single-use batteries for $10 [etc]

If you want single-use batteries but don’t want to deal with Office Depot Rewards, there are a couple of Maxell sales at Amazon, but these too have their gotchas ~ they are either PrimePantry or Add-ON!

+ 48pk of Maxell AA for $10 (4.8 batteries per dollar)
+ PRIME PANTRY (must make a PrimePantry purchase)
+ you can get free PrimePantry shipping if you buy five or more units from select qualifying products ~ any combination works, five of the same item, or five different items, or three of this and two of that
+ otherwise Prime Pantry has a $6 flat shipping for every PrimePantry box you fill-up
+ you may have a $5 PrimePantry credit in your account ~ these are a result of selecting No Rush Shipping instead of 2-day Prime shippingon Prime-eligible purchases. You can check your available credits and expiration dates anytime by going to
+ easy way to remember is “no rush credits” and then append these words (without the spaces) to

+ 36pk of Maxell AAA for $7.21 (almost 5 batteries per dollar)
+ ADD-ON ITEM (must place a $25+ order regardless)
+ everyone can buy this, not restricted to Prime members

+ 36pk of Maxell AAA for $7.61
+ PRIME PANTRY (only Prime members can make Prime Pantry purchases)

PS: check the Comprehensive Guide to Prime Benefits if you want to detangle the different Amazon shopping options these days.

In-Stock Now: Canon D-Rebel T7i (all three kits at normal prices)

All three official kits of the new Canon Digital Rebel T7i DSLR are now in-stock at a combination of Amazon (two of the three) and B&H Photo (all three) and Adorama (two of the three).

The three official kits are body only for $750, with 18-55 for $900, and with 18-135 for $1300. Additionally, B&H Photo has created two kits of its own that add the 55-250 lens to the 18-55 and 18-135 kits for +$150 more on each.

NOTE: B&H and Adorama orders will begin shipping on Wednesday April 19 regardless of shipping method selected.

64GB PNY Elite Performance C10 UHS-I U3 SDXC for $27

The 64GB PNY Elite Performance C10 UHS-I U3 SDXC, model P-SDX64U395-GE (with the (up to) “95MB/sec” written on the card), is on sale for $27 each at Free shipping with an order of $45 or more (eg two of these cards).

LG 360 CAM Spherical Camera for $130

On the 360-degree spherical camera front, the new condition LG 360 CAM Spherical Camera, model LGR105ATMOTS, is on sale for a limited time for $130 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo… For more action, check the B&H Photo Featured Sales… Orders will ship April 19+ regardless of shipping method…

100% Duracell Battery Rewards at Office Depot/Max now offers 20pk of Quantum (instead of 16pk Coppertop)

If you are a fan of the Office Depot and Office MAX Duracell battery rewards, there is another round and this time they are “upgrading” to the 20pk of Quantum batteries instead of the 16pk of Copppertops. This new offer runs between April 16-22 (2017). You can find it at the Office Depot Rewards page (fifth row).

The graphic above says “online only” while the terms at the bottom of the page (appended at the bottom of the post below) say good online or by phone/fax. To be on the safe side, do online-only unless you are certain phone/fax orders will qualify as well.

The link there points to these two eligible Quantum 20-pack options (AA or AAA). Per the terms, you have a limit of (up to) three for this shopping week. You can get any combination, eg [two AA and one AAA] or [three AAA] or [three AA] or [one AA] or [two AAA] or [one AA and one AAA] or any other combo that totals up to three.

You pay the full price ($14.99 per 20-pack) plus sales tax (if applicable). Shipping is free with a $35+ order. A few weeks later, your Office Depot Rewards account will have a $14.99 reward for every 20-pack you buy.

Because these are “Bonus Rewards”, they will be issued separately from the monthly Depot rewards (so they are not subject to the multiples of $10 evil restriction). They don’t always send emails when rewards are loaded, so you have to check manually. Sales tax is NOT included in the Rewards, that’s out of your pocket regardless.

Office Depot rewards do NOT roll. If you pay for this order with Rewards, you will NOT earn rewards. You must needs use “fresh money” (credit, debit, gift card, cash, etc).

“Bonus Rewards: 100% Back in Rewards on select Duracell® Quantum Alkaline Batteries: Valid online, by phone or fax from 4/16/17 – 4/22/17 11:59 PM ET or while supplies last, whichever occurs first. Limit 3 offers per member. This offer cannot be combined with other Bonus Reward offers on the same or similar products and services.”

$50 off select 27 and 28 inch Monoprice monitors with coupon

For a limited time, coupon code MONITOR50 gets you $50 off the purchase of the following computer monitors (coupon expiration date unspecified):

+ 27-inch Monoprice LED Backlit WQHD (2560×1440) Monitor (DisplayPort HDMI DVI-DL VGA) for $320 ($270 after coupon)
+ 28-inch Monoprice UHD Premium Series Matte 4K 60Hz 5ms Monitor (DisplayPort HDMI, DVI, VGA, Pixel Perfect Display)for $350 ($300 after coupon)
+ 28-inch Monoprice CrystalPro LED 4K 60Hz Monitor (DisplayPort HDMI/MHL DVI-DL) for $350 ($300 after coupon); limit one per customer
+ free standard US shipping for these monitors

+ NOTE: shipping is too expensive for the small things if you buy them on their own, but if you buy an item that qualifies for free standard US shipping (eg the monitors above), then the small items (like the HDMI cable below) will likely get free shipping as well.
+ Unfortunately Monoprice does not have simple free shipping rules like Amazon or Best Buy or Walmart, so figuring out shipping fees is an extra step for Monoprice orders unless you are buying only items that come with free shipping

+ 6ft 30AWG High Speed HDMI Cable for $0.99 + shipping

+ 77mm Center Pinch Lens Cap for $0.93 plus shipping

+ Monoprice Small Neoprene Lens Cap for $0.98 + shipping

+ Monoprice Medium Neoprene Lens Cap for $1.06 + shipping

+ Monoprice Large Neoprene Lens Cap for $1.17 + shipping

+ Monoprice Compact Camera Extender for $2.21 + shipping

+ 63-inch Lightweight Aluminum Portable Monopod (model (aka PID) 10264) for $5.48 + shipping

+ Camera Skate Dolly 11″ Arm for $8.20 plus shipping

+ LED Video Camcorder Light with 140 Pieces LED and 1000 Lumens Brightness With Adjustable Color Temperature for $18~ plus shipping

+ Aluminum Tripod Expert Series – Small for $24~ plus shipping

+ Photo Studio

+ Hubsan X4 H107D: FPV Mini Quadcopter Drone with Live Video Feed Controller for $52.55 + shipping

+ NOTE: except for the HDMI cable above, the camera-n-photo items above are all clearance items

+ open-box and refurbished products

(ENDED) More Storage Sales: WD External, Drobo, Seagate

As of 4/19/17 recheck, most of these offers expired… You can find the “survivors” in the “Elsewhere at Amazon” sections of the almost-daily Lightning Deal round-ups

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(ENDED) Monday Lightning Deals: Rokinon 12mm f2, Accessories, Etc

These lighting deals expired… For future ones in the future, check the Amazon Gold Box and Camera & Photo page

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(ENDED) Monday: 20% off a $300+ Monoprice order

Monday is over and so are its coupons… It’s a repeat of the Friday discount, coupon code MONDAY20 gets you 20% off orders of $300+ at the Monoprice website for Monday 4/17/17. Some brands and some sale items and some newly released items are excluded. You can test coupon and get S&H fee estimates without logging-in or creating an account. These should not work with the $50 off Computer Monitor coupon.

(ENDED) Various Sandisk Storage and Various Tech Sales

As of 4/19/17 recheck, most of these offers expired… You can find the “survivors” in the “Elsewhere at Amazon” sections of the almost-daily Lightning Deal round-ups

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