Fuji X-A3 with 16-50 and 50-230 for $699

On the Fuji front, the Fuji X-A3 is bundled with the Fuji 16-50mm and 50-230mm lenses for $699 with free shipping at B&H Photo. This offer is available in all three color schemes, pink, silver and brown.

Meanwhile the Fuji X-T1 with 18-135mm is on sale for $1399 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards which means you will have $56~ to spend in the future at B&H.

Pentax K-1 Body with D-BG6 Battery Grip for $1784

The Pentax K-1 Body only is bundled with the Pentax D-BG6 battery grip, together going for $1784 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. The K-1 was one only a few cameras to actually go up in price after it came out at $1800. But right now it’s slightly below its original price (and that’s before you factor in the value of the battery grip included for FREE for a limited time).

Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM Contemporary with USB Dock, 72mm Filter, Close-Up Lens, $20 Rewards for $500 (C/N/A/P/Si)

Zoom-zoom! The Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM Contemporary lens is bundled with the Sigma USB Dock, the Sigma 72mm protective filter, the Sigma AML72-01 Close-Up Lens and $20~ promotional reward for $499 with free shipping at B&H Photo. The Canon, Nikon and Sigma versions get OS while the Sony A and Pentax do not.

Canon D-Rebel T6 w/18-55 & 75-300 & Extras for $449

Canon too has a two-lens kit sale in the run-up to Mother’s Day and Grads and Dads. The Canon D-Rebel T6 two lens kit with the 18-55mm EF-S IS II and 75-300mm non-USM non-IS lenses is bundled with a 16GB Sandisk Extreme SDHC card and a Zeiss lens care kit along with 4% promotional rewards ($18~ to be used in future purchases) at B&H Photo.

Speaking of Canon DSLRs, they are offering the D-Rebel T6i w/18-55 IS STM and $26~ promotional rewards and 16GB Sandisk Extreme and Canon EOS shoulder camera bag for $649 with free shipping.

Nikon D3400 w/18-55 and Extras for $400 (add 70-300 for $100 more)

More action at B&H, the Nikon D3400 with 18-55 DX VR is bundled with a Lowepro Passport Sling camera bag and a 16GB Sandisk Extreme SD card and 2% promotional rewards (around $8 to spend in future purchases at B&H).

Or you can get a two-lens kit that adds the 70-300 DX non-VR for $100 more. Instead of the Lowepro bag, you get a Nikon DSLR Value Pack with Nikon School DVD and a Nikon cleaning kit. The 2% promotional rewards in this case yield a $10~ promotional reward.

Students and Educators ONLY: 10% off Sony a6000, RX100 III, a7 II

These discounts at B&H Photo are only available for Students and Educators, not the general population. They are 10% off discounts on the current prices of the following cameras:

+ Sony a6000 Body only for $493~ after discount
+ Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III for $673~ after discount
+ Sony Alpha a7 II body only for $1528~ after discount

In-Stock Now: Panasonic GH5 for $2000

If you are chasing the Panasonic GH5 body only, it is currently in-stock and ready to ship for $2000 (actual price is $1998 but I’m rounding things for simplicity) at Amazon by Amazon itself. The page says it may take 1-2 extra days to ship.

If you are a Prime member and pay with either the Amazon Chase VISA card or the Prime Store credit card, you earn 5% back as a statement credit, which in this case is a cool $100 🙂

I will do a full update of the Stock Status Tracker at some point on Sunday, on a time permitting basis, but you can use it to do a quick DIY check at any time.

Amazon lowers Free Shipping Minimum to $25 again (Experiment or Permanent?)

If you like to shop at Amazon, but don’t want to sign up for a Prime membership [list of benefits], and don’t want to place $35+ orders, we have some good news for you. It looks like Amazon has lowered the free shipping threshold from $35 to $25. While price-checking some of the Bag The Bags, this came up, the minimum shown is $25 instead of $35. This showed up when not logged on to an Amazon account, and also if logged on to a non-Prime account.

If you want practice/test this, here’s a sub-$25 item, screenshot of which can be seen below:

I don’t know if this is a limited time or limited scope experiment (Amazon LOVES to experiment) or this is permanent. (permanent until they change it again that is).

In the previous iterations, books got free shipping with $25+ orders, presumably price-matching the long-standing Barnes & Noble offer. If this sticks, it means books and non-books get free shipping on $25+ orders.

Epson WF-2760 All-in-One Wireless Printer for $60

Print time, the Epson WF-2760 All-in-One Wireless printer with NFC and Wi-fi Direct too is on sale for $60 with free shipping, with a limit of up to four units per customer at Amazon by Amazon actual.

Speaking of Amazon, good until 10:39pm ET tonight, the NEEWER CN-216 216PCS LED Dimmable Ultra High Power Panel Digital Camera / Camcorder LED Light is on sale for $33~ as one of many Neewer lightning deals running in the Saturday Gold Box. The price before the sale was $41.

YMMV 8% eBay Bucks on $50+ items (ends Sun PM)

This is YMMV ~ I do not know if eBay offers this to everyone or a subset of their registered users. Good until Sunday night (5/7/17 at 11:59pm pacific), you earn 8% on $50+ items purchased during this promotional period. Some exclusions apply as usual and the maximum rewards you can earn is $100 per transaction, and $500 during the promotional period.

eBay could do a better job describing these promotions in the emails since they do not clearly outline the difference between a “$50+ item” and a “$50+ purchase”. The former is clear that it has to be reached with a single item. The latter is confusing since eBay now has a proper shopping cart and you can reach $50+ with 100 $0.50 widgets. I’m assuming this promotion is for the former (individual items priced $50+ individually).

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.

Bag the Bags: AmazonBasics Trekker Camera Backpack for $44, and Many More! (Lowepro, Thule, Tenba, Ape, Manfrotto, etc)

And now the moment you have (probably not) been waiting for. A new “Bag the Bags” round-up, in fast-paced format. Free shipping unless otherwise indicated below (keeps the entries shorter and more readable/skimmable)

+ AmazonBasics Trekker Camera Backpack for $44~ in black, blue or orange (limit ten per color per customer) at Amazon by Amazon itself

+ Lowepro Slingshot Edge 250 for $60 at B&H Photo and Adorama

+ Thule Perspektiv Compact Sling for $40 at B&H Photo

+ Lowepro Scout SH 100 Shoulder Bag for $10 at Adorama
+ Lowepro Scout SH 120 Shoulder Bag for $15 at Adorama

+ Ape Case ACPRO346W Metro Collection Large Camera Case for $27 at Amazon itself (limit 10)
+ free S&H with Prime or $35+ order

+ Lowepro Rezo TLZ-10 Holster-style Bag for $10 at Adorama

+ Manfrotto MB MS-SB-IGR Shoulder Bag for $46 by Amazon itself (limit 10)

+ Lowepro Top Loader Pro 70 AW for $40 at B&H Photo

+ Tenba Discovery: Large Photo/Laptop Daypack (Sage/Khaki for $80 at B&H Photo

+ Timbuk2 Snoop Camera Messenger Bag for $60 at Adorama

+ Lowepro Streamline 250 shoulder bag for $20 at B&H Photo

+ 3-position S-Zone waterproof camera insert for $14 by Amazon itself
+ insert only, not a full bag
+ free S&H with Prime or $35+ order

+ Vanguard Quovio 44 Convertible Backpack/Sling for $110 at B&H Photo

+ Lowepro FORMAT160 Multi-Device Shoulder Camera Bag for $25 by Brandsmart USA on eBay

+ the previously mentioned Case Logic DCB-308 sold out as of this recheck

(ENDED) iBUYPOWER AM500G Gaming Desktop for $959

This daily deal expired…

Ending by 2:45am ET on Sunday, the iBUYPOWER AM500G Gaming Desktop is on sale for $959 with free shipping by Amazon itself. The price before the sale was $1139 last night when I posted the lightning deals schedule. Specs summary: Intel i7-6700 Quad Core 3.4GHz, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB HDD, 24X DVD, NVIDIA GTX 1060 6GB, Wi-Fi USB Adapter, Windows 10 Home 64-Bit. It is 13% claimed as of 9:29pm ET.