Archives for September 15, 2017

Saturday: Nixplay, Usual Camera/Photo accessories

There are over 30 items listed in the Camera & Photo lightning deals (old format) or Full Page format (faster to navigate on Desktop) of the Amazon Gold Box. Due to time constraints I cannot create a detailed listing of them all. The usual assortment of accessories are running throughout the day.

AmazonBasics Holster Camera Case for $7 [limit 3]

The AmazonBasics Cleaning Kit hasn’t been discounted to doorbuster pricing again, but we have another AmazonBasics camera bag that is currently discounted. It is the new condition AmazonBasics Holster Camera Case going for the very specific price of $6.94, with up to three per customer at the sale price.

Check reviews (4.3 out of 5 on 880+) and answered questions (91 of them) and the product description and galleries to get a feel for what it can and what it cannot fit.

HOWEVER, this is currently an ADD-ON item. Anyone can buy it, unlike the orange DSLR gadget bag, this one can be purchased by all customers, not just Prime members. But because it is an ADD-ON item, you must have a $25+ order in your shopping cart. This applies to everyone, since the main reason of the ADD-ON program was to curb Prime members’ enthusiasm [HA!] ~ eg, buying a $1 trinket and getting FREE 2-day shipping coast to coast 🙂

If you are looking for ideas on how to get to $25+, here are some

+ our previous AmazonBasics posts

+ 315pk Avery round color coding labels for $1.12 [limit 9]
+ color-coding can work wonders if one develops a system and sticks with it

+ 30pk Mead Press-It Seal-It 6X9 Envelopes for $2.29 [limit 90 sets]

+ 2pk Hot Wheels Star Wars for $3.13 (one Tie Fighter, one X-Wing) [limit 30 sets per customer]

+ 11oz New England Coffee Chocolate Cappuccino (Ground Coffee) for $3.78 [limit 10]

+ AmazonBasics External Hard Drive Carrying Case for $5

+ 16 oz Wonderful Pistachios (Roasted, Salted) for $6 (limit ten per customer)

+ Samsung brand Wireless Charging Pad for $15

+ 6pk AmazonBasics 100W-EQ Daylight LED Light Bulbs A21 for $20
+ ships in 3-5 months though; 1400 lumens; 5000 Kelvin; 14W actual

AmazonBasics Medium DSLR Gadget Bag for $15 [limit 5; PRIME ONLY]

Orange is the new discount! For Prime members only, Amazon is offering the orange-interior version of their AmazonBasics Medium DSLR Gadget Bag for $15 with free shipping (since only Prime members can buy it) and a maximum of five bags per customer.

There are two sizes on the page, so page attention to that if you are reading reviews and answered questions. All together, they average 4.6 out of 5 based on 3000+ customer reviews, and have nearly 300 answered questions.

Check the pictures and descriptions for measurements to get a feel for what you can fit in. Here’s a screenshot of one of the many gallery pictures over there. The 80-second video is a general AmazonBasics branding video, not for this bag in particular.

Pre-order the new Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Per the Mobile OS Fairness Doctrine, having mentioned the new iPhones, we now have to mention the flagship Android phone with its dual OIS cameras, which, what a coincidence, is also available for pre-order!


If you prefer factory unlocked, with USA warranty and no carrier strings attached, you can get it for $930 in two color options at B&H Photo and Amazon itself.

Samsung’s own store offers it both factory unlocked, and also in six carrier configurations (the Big Four, plus US Cellular and Comcast/Xfinity) for $930. They also have an optional $300 Trade-In Promotion of qualifying/eligible trade-in phones.

UPDATE: if you are a fan of eBay shopping, they have a variety of listings. Keep in mind, eBay is an open marketplace with all kinds of product conditions and authorized dealer status and international models and such, so be sure to scrutinize each listing before buying!


Carriers have a variety of offers with their terms and conditions and restrictions and pitfalls, so be sure to read and understand them before jumping aboard a particular carrier…

There are also some promotions that get you free accessories with early pre-orders. Check each carrier’s various options for details.

AT&T offers a 30-month installment plan with 0% APR on approved credit and such, for $31.67 per month. They have an up to $300 trade-in promotion, fineprint buried at the bottom of that page.

T-Mobile offers an old fashioned “Buy One, Get One FREE” promotion, with their own set of prerequisites and requirements for the promotion.

SPRINT has a “Switch to Sprint” promotion that is $20 per month on the 18-month Sprint FLEX Lease program with monthly bill credits on approved credit, with their prerequisites and restrictions. Note that this is a lease promotion, not a purchase promotion.

Verizon Wireless has a Trade-IN promotion that gets you up to 50% off Galaxy Note 8 with select trade-ins and a monthly payment plan and with other requirements. The 50% off is reserved for ten models (S7*, S8*, iPhone 7*, Pixel XL, etc), while the 35% off is with previous previous generation flagships, and 25% off is three times previous generation models.

Flashpoint Photo/Video 19″ AC Powered 600W 5500K Fluorescent Ring Light With Bag for $70 w/free S&H

Adorama has launched another limited time lighting sale, it is the new condition Flashpoint Photo/Video 19″ AC Powered 600W 5500K Fluorescent Ring Light With Bag going for $70 with free expedited shipping.

For more Adorama action, check their:

+ Tripod sale (50 options)

+ Camera Bag sale (240 options)

+ New Releases and New Pre-orders page

Pre-order iPhone 8 and Apple TV 4K and Watch 3

The first wave of the new products Apple revealed at their 9/12/17 presentation at the new UFO building are now available for pre-ordering. The iPhone X is not part of this round, pre-orders will open later in the year.


We start with the 4K Apple TV which is a simple “add to cart” purchase without complications. There is a 32GB model for $179 and a 64GB for $199 with pre-orders available at B&H Photo and Adorama and MacMall


+ Apple Watch Series 3 for $359 (four options)
+ Apple Watch Series 3 with CELLULAR for $429 (seven options) unlocked at B&H Photo OR for $400 at Verizon Wireless (requirements)
+ more expensive options also available – check all 34 options


Be sure to read all the terms and conditions for the carrier promotions, as each carrier has their own terminology and fineprint!

At Sprint, their Best Trade-IN offer is 50% off the price of an iPhone 8 or 8 PLUS with a string of prerequisites including Sprint FLEX, and eligible trade-in, with new line or qualifying upgrade, etc, etc. Check all the details there.

At AT&T Wireless they offer a 30-month 0% APR installment plan on approved credit with their own set of prerequisites.

At T-Mobile, everyone gets a giant splash of magenta for FREE 😉 They too have a trade in promotion with up to $300 in 24 bill credits with eligible trade-in and their own prerequisites. They actually created a readable FAQ on the Trade-In offer, which all carriers should be required to provide instead of hiding all the terms in tiny online fineprint and anachronistic terminology 🙂 [T-Mobile does this too, not just the other three, but in this case, the FAQ is a nice touch]

Verizon Wireless has a trade-in promotion for the iPhone 8 and also the iPhone 8 PLUS that gets you $100 or $200 or $300 depending on which phone you are trading in. Only specific models are eligible for the trade-in bonus:


These were not announced this week, but since we have an Apple-centric post, this is a good place to post them…

+ Apple MacBook, iMac, Mini, iPad sales at B&H Photo

+ Sales and Price-Checks on the latest models at MacMall

+ MacMall Super Sale

+ Adorama Apple Sale as well with 21 participating products

(ENDED) Mango Spot Lens-Shaped Coffee Cup (Leica 180 f3.4 Homage) for $10

This lightning deal expired…

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(SOLD OUT) Lightning Deals: 1TB Rugged HDD for $42; 12″ NixPlay DigiFrame for $136

Despite running on late Saturday, both of these lightning deals SOLD OUT before their 6-hour expiration window closed…

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(ENDED) 256GB Sandisk Cruzer Glide USB 2.0 Flash Drive for $45 w/free S&H

As of a 9/17/17 recheck, the price increased to $50…

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