Refurbished Canon DSLR Lenses on Sale

In addition to the various refurbished cameras, the official Canon USA outlet store has a number of lens related offers:

+ Refurbished Lenses Sale featuring 90+ options, mostly lenses with a few binos at the end of the list
+ multiple pages of options ~ switch to 72 items per page if you don’t want to keep slideshow clicking

+ Instant Savings on 16 refurbished items including lenses, Speedlites and binos
+ including 50mm f1.8 STM for $80, etc

+ various free gifts with these eight lenses (close-up lens or lens hood)
+ this is a mix of refurbished and new condition lenses

PSA: O’Reilly’s will no longer sell eBooks individually on their website

O’Reilly specializes in technical books and ebooks, including some camera and imaging related (eg Photoshop and LR and such). They were the vanguard of DRM-free ebooks. They are NOT going out of the ebook market, but they will stop selling ebooks individually on their website. They are instead focusing on their Netflix-style subscription service where you can read as much and as many as you want as long as you are a paying subscriber.

Existing O’Reilly purchases will continue to be available. They also have options to download and send-to-cloud your existing ebooks. They will continue to sell ebooks individually through the various online ebookstores (Kindle, etc).

More details and analysis at The Digital Reader, a great website to bookmark and read if you are interested in all things e-publishing and e-reading.

Pay $15, Get $40 to spend through Google Express (new users only)

Speaking of Price Club / Costco (for those not old enough to remember 1993, they merged in 1993), they are among the retailers that are participating in Google Express, along with Fry’s, Tarjay, Staples, etc. For first time Google Express customers, Groupon has a Pay $15, Get $40 to spend thru Google Express promotion. That is a pretty good discount, especially if you can keep your order close to the minimum.

Limit one for you and another one as a gift. The offer is for new Google Express users. I haven’t made a Google Express purchase yet, but I believe tipping for the delivery is expected?

Costco (members only): GoPro HERO5 Session Action Camera Bundle for $290

Your membership dollars are hard at work! This offer is restricted to Costco members only. If you are not a member, you cannot buy it with the usual 5% surcharge. You must needs be a member to buy. It is the GoPro HERO5 Session Action Camera Bundle going for $290 with free shipping and with the usual Costco purchase benefits. It is a “bundle” as it includes a handful of action-y accessories.