Archives for June 14, 2017

Samsung Chromebook Plus Convertible Touch Laptop drops to $379

Temptation time! The Samsung Chromebook PLUS (PLUS = ARM processor; PRO = Intel) Convertible Touch Laptop, model XE513C24-K01US, is on sale for $379 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of up to three per customer.

Of interest if you want a multi-purpose device, as you get a ChromeOS laptop that can officially run Android apps through Google PLAY, a touchscreen display, a built-in and included Samsung stylus (S-Pen), a non-widescreen aspect ratio, a 360-degree rotating screen, and more.

This will not replace a Photoshop machine, but you can use it for all kinds of other tasks. Also handy when on assignment or when working with others, you can put it in Guest mode or they can login with their own Google account and pick up quickly from where they left off.

The PRO (Intel) model remains at $550 and was the one that got delayed because of hardware and software issues.

PS: I don’t know if the included S-Pen is compatible with (or which) other Samsung devices that have their own version of the S-Pen (phones, tablets, laptops, etc).

PS2: one lesser known feature of ChromeOS is that you can login with multiple Google accounts at the same time and switch between them as needed. You don’t have to login and logout all the time. Handy if you use it for both personal and work, or have one account with paid subscriptions (eg YouTube RED or Music All Access or extra Google Drive storage).

Adorama 12 Hour Sale (almost 3500 items)

Adorama has just launched a new 12 Hour Sale featuring almost 3500 products! More on these later as unfortunately I am not IBM’s Watson, so it takes me a lot longer to “e-digest” them 🙂

DJI OSMO 4K with two Batteries and Mic for $492 [updated]

If you prefer to buy the DJI OSMO Handheld Fully Stabilized 4K 12MP Camera from a more recognizable dealer, then off to Adorama we go where for $492 with free shipping you get three freebies: two DJI Part 7 Intelligent Batteries and one DJI Part 44 FM-15 Flexi Microphone. This is backordered, so don’t order if you want to receive it by a specific date.

This offer expired: Good for 6/14/17 only, the new condition DJI OSMO Handheld Fully Stabilized 4K 12MP Camera is on sale for $440 by 6ave as one of the featured deals at Rakuten. The price is automatically discount to this by an automated coupon… Don’t forget of the 15% Rewards promotion (I don’t know for sure if they are stackable but doesn’t hurt to try)…

SanDisk Extreme Pro SDHC/SDXC UHS-II Card Reader/Writer for $15 with free S&H

Fast memory cards go hand in hand with fast memory card readers, which brings us to the SanDisk Extreme Pro SDHC/SDXC UHS-II Card Reader/Writer, model SDDR-329-A46, on sale for $15 with free shipping at B&H Photo. Limit 20 units per customer. You get upgraded to faster shipping if your order total is $49+ of any eligible items (not just this one)… For more action, check their Featured Sales

GoPro HERO4 Black with GoPro LCD Touch BacPac and GoPro Dual Battery Charger with Battery for $329

If the GoPro HERO4 Black is the action camera you want of the ever-increasing number of options out there, B&H Photo has a GoPro HERO4 Black bundle for $329 with free expedited shipping. You get the standard kit plus these two free items: the GoPro LCD Touch BacPac (goes for $80 on its own) and GoPro Dual Battery Charger with Battery (goes for $49 on its own). It is a two-slot battery charger and comes with an additional battery in the box. So between the standard kit and the charger kit, you have two batteries.

Canon 2-Lens Bundle (50/1.8 STM, 10-18 EF-S) with Free Extras for $319

The new official Canon 2-Lens Bundle featuring the EF 50/1.8 STM and 10-18 EF-S f4.5-5.6 lenses is on sale for $319 at authorized dealers, but that’s not all, for the same price, Adorama is bundling it with these free accessories: 49mm and 67mm UV lens filters, a small and a medium lens pouch, and the obligatory cleaning kit.

Likewise, the other Canon 2-Lens bundle with the EF 50mm f1.4 USM and EF 17-40mm f4L lenses goes for $850 at authorized dealers, but for the same price, Adorama is bundling it with these free accessories: 58mm and 77mm UV lens filters, and lens cleaning tissue paper.

Prima Photo Big Travel Tripod for $70

Tripod action now at B&H Photo, they are offering the Prima Photo Big Travel Tripod in the red or silver color schemes for $70 with free shipping for a limited time… For more action, check their Featured Sales

15% off Canvas and Custom Photo Books at AdoramaPIX with coupons

In addition to the three previously mentioned coupons (metal prints, paper prints, custom cards), there are two brand new coupons, also running until 6/18/17 at 11:59pm pacific time at AdoramaPIX, coupon PXABOOK15 gets you 15% off custom photo books. Meanwhile coupon code PXACANVAS15 gets you 15%5 off canvas prints.

Coupons cannot be combined with other offers. Free shipping if your order total (after the coupon discounts are factored in) is over $49 (before tax/shipping).

YMMV: 10% eBay Bucks (no minimum purchase)

This is YMMV ~ I do not know if eBay offers this to everyone or a subset of their registered users. Good until Saturday 3am eastern (6/17/17), you earn 10% eBay Bucks on your purchases. This time around there is no minimum purchase price per item. Even $1 items earn the bonus. 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.

One great way to take advantage of this promotion is the new condition factory unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8+ (Midnight Black) offered for $700 with free shipping by Samsung’s official eBay store. No contract, no obligation to any carrier, and you can use it on all four major US carriers (Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon) and their assorted sub-carriers (MetroPCS, Cricket, etc) and MVNOs (Page, Republic, TPO, etc). 10% of $700 = $70 in eBay Bucks to be spent in future eBay purchases!

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.

Another way to look for ideas is our eBay Archive posts.

Now shipping: 6pk of 100W Equivalent AmazonBasics LED A21 Bulbs: Daylight for $18, Soft White for $19

LED Light Bulbs, especially of the A21 kind are everywhere these days, but the ones you commonly find are of the 40W or 60W equivalent kind. If you want the 100W equivalent kind, the new 6-packs by AmazonBasics are now in-stock and shipping. A 6-pack of Soft White (2700K, 1300 lumens) goes for $19.24, while a 6-pack of Daylight (5000K, 1400 lumens) goes for $18.26. Limit three six-packs per option per customer during this sale. The 6-packs are priced very close to the 2-packs. This is not a lightning deal.

On the more conventional 60W equivalent kind, a 6-pack of TCP 9W (60W equivalent) in Daylight go for $10, and so does a 6-pack of Soft White. You may also find good deals locally at hardware stores for the 40W and 60W equivalent LED light bulbs, especially if there are any co-promotion/subsidies by the local utility company or state or any other organization involved in matters of energy and such.

(ENDED) 17oz Mango Spot Camera 70-200mm F2.8 IS Lens Mug for $12

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(ENDED) Friday: Bushnell Legend Ultra HD Bino for $155; refurbished 13.3″ MacBook PRO ($649 to $689)

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(ENDED) 16GB Sandisk Pixtor Class 10 SDHC for $6 with free S&H

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(ENDED) Thursday Lightning Deals: Neewer, Action Cams, 17oz Lens Mug, Etc

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(ENDED) Thursday: Anker 4-port USB Wall Charger for $19 (and more)

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(ENDED) Thursday: Impact 5-in-1 Collapsible Circular Reflector Disc, Ruggard, K-Tek

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(ENDED) Neewer Aluminum Film Movie Kit System Rig for $100

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