Archives for November 10, 2017

Black Friday Ads Digest updated with latest BF Ads!

Task #1 of this weekend’s blog plan has been completed [the Price charts series].

As of 10:44pm ET, Task #2 has been completed: we digested the Black Friday ads that came out this week. You can find them all integrated into the Black Friday Ads digest.

+ Best Buy
+ HP, Big Lots, NewEgg
+ Jet, Dollar General
+ Macy’s and Sam’s Club
+ Meijer and BJ’s
+ CVS and Walgreens
+ Sears and K-Mart
+ Staples and Office Depot/MAX
+ Walmart

The new offers found in those ads will be integrated into the Black Friday Ads digest. Because of MAP, many offers are similar or the same across retailers.

It is faster to read a single line that shows every retailer offering the same deal, rather than having half a dozen separate entries for the same thing under each retailer. Here’s an example of the space-saving benefits:

Now Posted: the November 2017 Serious Fixed Lens Cameras (RAWsumers) Price Charts

Mission accomplished! The November 2017 Camera Price Charts series is now complete! I just published the last of the four installments, the Fixed Lens Cameras Price Chart, aka the RAWsumers. This is a segment whose doom was foretold many times, yet they are alive and kicking against all odds. Rah-rah-rah-rah 🙂


+ 35mm Full Frame Cameras
+ Mirrorless Cameras
+ Fixed Lens Cameras

Adorama Early Access Black Friday Sale

Adorama just launched an Early Access Black Friday sale. This is just an alert. I will “digest” these after lunch [pun intended].

Pre-order new Surface Book 2 in 13.5″ and 15″ screen sizes

Microsoft has unveiled their brand new “Surface Book 2″ 2-in-1 laptops with screens of 13.5″ and 15”. Prices start at $1500 for the 13.5″ and $2500 for the 15″ and top at $3000 and $3300 respectively. Pre-orders are accepted as follows with a November 16 release estimate (next Thursday):

+ 13.5″ Surface 2 Book at Microsoft Store and Amazon itself and Adorama and B&H Photo

+ 15″ Surface 2 Book at Microsoft Store and Amazon itself and B&H Photo and Adorama

There are three product lines now. The Surface tablets, the Surface Books (2-in-1s) and the Surface Laptops. Surface Phone where are you? 🙂

5% off 18 Zeiss Lenses with coupon (E/C/N]

Good until 11/22/17, coupon code ZEISS5 (ZEISS and the number 5) get you 5% off eighteen Zeiss lenses at BuyDig. Options include lenses from the Batis, Loxia, and Otus lines. Most of them are Sony E-mount, with the rest Nikon F and Canon EF.

PrimaPhoto Big Travel Kit Tripod for $50 w/free S&H

Adorama launched another limited time doorbuster, it is the new condition PrimaPhoto Big Travel Kit Tripod offered for $50 with free shipping. No coupons, no rebates, just add to cart and proceed.

For more Adorama action, check their:
+ Overstock Sale (over 7800 items)

+ CLEARANCE sale on USED items (15000+ items)

+ Open Box sale (over 9100 options)

+ the 100 Year Nikon Anniversary items

Blog Plan for Black Friday Season

Just like the Cylons (ha!), we have a plan! A plan for the Black Friday season which is upon us already – just two weeks away from Black Friday.

This year we are taking more of a sequential approach. Here is the Plan, approved by #6:

  1. finish the Price Charts series – only one is left, the Fixed Lens Cameras. The price-checking and spreadsheet are done, as evidenced by the flurry of RAWsumer deals posted last night. The write-up is coming later today. Since this is so close to the July 2017 installment, and Black Friday is upon us, I won’t do the “Bonus Comparisons”
  2. Digest the waves of Black Friday ads that came out the last couple of days in the BF Ads Digest
  3. Start the Black Friday Situation Room at the Main Blog!
  4. all these should happen by Sunday night. If not, then please cancel the Patreons as punishment 🙂

40% off Canvas and Aluminum and Large Prints with coupon at Amazon Prints

Amazon has photo prints too these days. And until November 18 in 2017, coupon code HolidayDecor40 gets you 40% off Canvas and Aluminum and Large Prints. Prime members get free shipping without a minimum purchase required. Non-Prime members need a $15+ order to get free shipping.

The Print Options eligible for this coupon are, according to the Terms and Conditions:

  • Canvas: 8×10, 11×14, 16×16, 16×20, 20×24
  • Aluminum: 11×14, 12×12, 16×20
  • Large Prints: 11×14, 12×18, 16×20, 20×30
  • measurements above are in inches

The coupon can be used only once per customer during this promotional period, BUT the maximum discount is $2,500. So you can place up to a $6,250 [recalc] print order and get a 40% off discount 🙂

Friday: Usual Camera/Photo accessories, Etc

There are over 45 items listed in the Camera & Photo lightning deals of the Amazon Gold Box.

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(ENDED) K&F Concept Lens Mount Adapter (Nikon lenses to M43 cameras) for $18 with free S&H from China

As of a 11/12/17 AM re-check, the sale is over…

More 11/11 festivities, the new condition K&F CONCEPT Lens Mount Adapter for Nikon G AF-S F lenses to M43 cameras is offered for $18 with free shipping from China (19-39 days estimate), sold by the K&F Concept store at Ali Express.