The Panasonic GX85 is currently getting a free Panasonic 45-150 lens, but the Panasonic GX8 camera is getting a different FREE lens at select authorized Panasonic dealers. It is instead getting the Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-60mm f3.5-5.6 Power O.I.S. lens. This is a limited time offer. The offer is running as long as you see it mentioned on the retailer pages. If you no longer see it, it means the offer expired.
The Panasonic GX8 body only is available with the 12-60mm lens for $1000 at Adorama (along with $40 promotional rewards) and B&H Photo (also $40 promotional rewards) and Amazon itself.
Amazon does not offer promotional rewards BUT if you are a Prime member and pay with either the Amazon Prime Store card or the Amazon Chase VISA credit card, you will receive a 5% statement credit on your credit card account ~ $50 in this case.
If you are interested in the Panasonic GX85 camera, at select authorized dealers, there is a promotion running where you get the Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-150mm f4.0-5.6 ASPH Lens for FREE if purchases together with an eligible GX85 camera kit.
The free lens is included automatically by the retailers and it is mentioned prominently on the product page while this promotion is running. If you don’t see the free lens mentioned on the product page, it means the promotion expired!
+ GX85 body only with free 45-150 for $600 at Adorama
+ GX85 with 12-32mm f3.5-5.6 with free 45-150 for $700 by Amazon itself and Adorama and B&H Photo
On the higher end of the Panasonic ZS-series, the ZS100 superzoom is bundled with a handful of free accessories for $648 with free shipping at Adorama in the black color scheme and the silver color scheme. The freebies included by Adorama are a Lowepro camera pouch, a 16GB Lexar SD, a Sunpak Flexpod Pro gripper, a Slinger memory card wallet, a cleaning kit, and the Corel software bundle.
The Panasonic ZS60 superzoom was a “CES 2016 baby” but it’s almost gone now. However, if of all the superzoom options out there this is the one you want, you can get it in new condition for $300 with free shipping at Costco’s website. If you are not a Costco member, you can buy it for 5% more ($315 instead of $300).
PRO TIP: even if you are not a Costco member, you can buy a variety of gift cards at the Costco website. You may not even have to pay the 5% surcharge on gift cards. A lot of the gift cards offered are nicely discounted, many 20% off, others a bit more. Most of them are of the food and gifting ideas type.
The new condition GoPro Hero5 Black Action Camera is currently on sale for $350 with free shipping at the Bass Pro Shops website. If you select store pickup (by 6/18/17), on orders of $50+ (such as this one), you will automatically receive a $10 promo code when you pick up your order at a local Bass Pro Shop. The promo code can be used in future orders, not on this one.
Third-party seller “Big Value Inc” through the Rakuten website has two coupon codes towards the DJI Mavic PRO quadcopters.
Coupon code BIGVALUE120 gets you $120 off the DJI Mavic PRO Aerial Drone with free shipping, dropping the price from $1000 to $880.
Meanwhile coupon code BIGVALUE200 gets you $200 off the DJI Mavic PRO Fly More Combo with free shipping, dropping the price from $1300 to $1100.
Coupon expires 6/5/2017. Don’t forget the 5% Rewards promo as well.
We just updated the Stock Status Tracker with the following action:
+ Silver Fuji X100F IN-STOCK for $1300 by Best Buy (eBay) and Kenmore (eBay)
+ Grey Market Panasonic GH5 for $1893 by 6ave on eBay
+ Make a Best Offer on the new condition Panasonic GH5 by Willoughby’s (eBay)
+ eBay’s BEST OFFER allows you to haggle/negotiate the price officially using eBay’s Make Offer system
+ Fuji X-T2 body only for $1600 at Adorama and OneCall and Amazon itself
+ USED Fuji X-T2 Graphite for $1504 at Amazon Warehouse Deals by Amazon itself
+ Fuji X-T2 Graphite for $1800 at OneCall and various at Amazon
+ Fuji GFX-50S for $6500 at B&H Photo and Amazon + Various
If you are a fan of shopping at The Rakuten (no, it’s not an anime show, it’s Buy.com’s parent company), coupon code REWARDME gets you 5% back in rewards at the Rakuten website. This is month-long coupon, it expires 6/30/17.
The Canon 5D Mark IV body only goes for $3300 at authorized dealers which are allowed to offer a variety of free accessories, for example, various sellers at Amazon or B&H Photo (4TB HDD, 64GB SDXC), but if you are comfortable with imported grey-market DSLRs…
… to the eBay Deals we go where eBay seller “Electronics Valley” (99.7%, New Jersey) is offering an imported grey-market Canon 5D Mark IV body only with a 1-year seller warranty (not Canon USA) for $2800 with free shipping. Limit three units per buyer.
Another new elementproof/waterproof digital camera emerged, as these cannot be easily replicated by smartphones. It is the new Nikon Coolpix W300 P&S digital camera, available in three different colors, with a pre-order price of $390 at Amazon and B&H Photo.
This poor camera hasn’t even come out yet, and it’s getting trolled in yet another daily bloviation at The Verge 🙂
Monoprice is having a Remanufactured Epson Ink Sale featuring 193 different options. The price you see is the price you pay. The sale prices are factored in. Free standard US shipping with orders over $50.
With the Supreme court slapping Lexmark with a wet inked hand for their practice of using patents to sue ink remanufacturers/refillers, we may see a more healthy ink market in the next few months.
While at eBay Deals, the NewEgg eBay store is offering the new condition 240GB SanDisk Extreme 500 USB 3.0 Portable Solid State Drive for $90 with free shipping. You have to do the “see price in cart” song and dance to see the price. Limit five per customer. As usual, these are limited time offers but the exact expiration time is unknown.
Sears sells camera gear on its own, but also featured a number of 3rd-party sellers on its website as well, a group of well-known camera retailers that you also see on eBay and Amazon and NewEgg and Worst Buy. If interested in Sears purchases (of any kind, not just cameras), to the eBay Deals we go…
… where PayPal’s Digital Gifts is offering $100 Sears Gift Cards (delivered by email) for $85 with free delivery. Limit five per customer while this promotion is running. The math is easy, it is a 15% off discount on the gift card, thus, a 15% off discount on everything you buy using the discounted gift cards 🙂 This is a limited time offer!
Another 15% off coupon went live at the Barnes and Noble website, get 15% Off one Item With Code 15JUNE17 by the end of day on 6/4/17. Strategically this is good for items that have the same prices everywhere or rarely go on sale. Free shipping with $25+ orders or if you are a paying member ($25/year).
The Clearance section is another place to look for deals. You can drill down the sub-categories or go directly to the Photography Clearance section.
The following Dell Refurbished coupons (Dell’s service that specializes on off-lease computer gear) are good until June 30 (2017) as follows:
+ 40% off any Dell OptiPlex 9010 Desktop with coupon code JUNEDEAL4
+ 40% off any Dell Latitude E6330 Laptop with Coupon Code JUNEDEAL3
+ 35% off any Dell Latitude E7440 Laptop with Coupon Code JUNEDEAL2
+ Clearance items are excluded
+ free ground shipping