Archives for December 11, 2017

In-Stock Oddities: USED New Sony a7r III body for $3200 (updated)

UPDATE 12/12/17 at 10:20am ET
Stranger in a stranger land. Now the same seller has a USED listing through Amazon which says it is brand new. Here’s a screenshot…

This is bizarre, I’d say wait for the more well-known retailers to have it in-stock πŸ™‚

I just updated the Stock Status Tracker and there are some promising news, the camera is shown as in-stock for its starting price of $3200 by seller “Cardinal Photo” through Amazon. This ships directly from Cardinal Photo, and it is not eligible for Prime shipping.

The shipping estimates will vary depending on how near/far you are to the shipping routes as they intersect with Cardinal’s location.

Expiring Green Monday Late Night Round-Up!

Monday is getting closer to its end. Some of the Green Monday offers will expire at 11:59pm eastern time (eg retailers who reside in the eastern time zone), others will expire at 3am ET (eg pacific time zone).

+ Canon D-Rebel T5i with 18-55 for $449 at B&H Photo

+ KEH Camera coupon code GREEN17A gets you:
+ 10% off Cameras
+ 15% off Lenses
+ 20% off Accessories
+ coupon works on USED items only
+ offer ends Monday at 11:59pm ET
+ used items purchased in β€œBGN” (or better) condition get a 365-day instead of a 180-day warranty

+ I don’t know the exact expiration time of these!

+ B&H Photo Green Monday sale and B&H Apple Sales

+ Adorama Green Monday Sale

+ 20% off every $100 spent at Target
+ max discount $100; DSLRs, lenses, popular brands/tech NOT eligible

+ 20% off storewide at Rakuten with coupon GREEN20

+ Dell Home Deals
+ Microsoft Store 12 Days of Green

+ 60% off at Skillwise with coupon GREEN60
+ Stacksocial: 20% off physical products with GREEN20, 40% off digital with GREEN40

+ I don’t know the exact expiration time of all of these!

+ 50% off ALL classes at CreativeLIVE

+ Walmart Green Monday sale

+ 15% off regularly priced items at Toys R US

+ MacMall Green Monday and Best Sellers and PC Mall Green Monday

+ Groupon Crash the Site (it hasn’t crashed)

+ 20% off at Barnes and Noble website with coupon GIFTS4ALL

+ 20% off at Monoprice with coupon 20GREEN

+ various Amazon Gold Box deals of the day

+ NewEGG Green Monday sale and Promo Code sale

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM with Extras for $449

On the zooming side of EF, the new condition Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM is on sale for $449 with free shipping and a handful of free accessories at Adorama: 67mm filters kit, Slinger neooprene lens pouch, a new Corel software bundle, a lens cap tether and a cleaning kit.

The new Corel software bundle is better for creatives, it has four titles, all for creatiives: AfterShot 3, Paintshop PRO X9, VideoStudio X9, and Painter Essentials 5. The previous Corel bundle had five titles but two of them were not for the creatives. Painter Essentials is the addition with the new version.

Apple price drops at Adorama

The retailers were not joking when they were hyping Green Monday, the volume of deals is such that I can’t keep up πŸ™‚ Adorama is running an Apple price drops sale featuring MacBooks with Touch Bar, iMacs with 5K Retina, iPad PROs, and more. A total of 93 items are participating in the sale, too many to list here individually… For more Adorama action, check their Green Monday sale

Dracast LED1500 Bi-Color LED Fresnel with Wi-Fi for $596

Everything has wifi these days. If light bulbs have wifi, surely professional photography lighting can haz them too! The new condition Dracast LED1500 Bi-Color LED Fresnel with Wi-Fi is on sale for $596~ with free standard shipping at B&H Photo until Wednesday at 11:59pm eastern time as another one of their Green Monday sales.

Bower 16mm T2.2 Cine Lens (Nikon F) for $199

This offer continues (or returned) as of a late 12/13/17 recheck…

The new condition Bower 16mm T2.2 Cine Lens for the Nikon F mount is on sale for $199 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo…

8TB Seagate External USB 3.0 HDDs for $150 (Expansion or BackUp Plus Hub)

Two different 8TB Seagate external USB 3.0 hard drives are on sale for $150 each at Amazon by Amazon itself as follows:

+ 8TB Seagate Backup Plus Hub External Desktop Hard Drive Storage (STEL8000100) for $150
+ same price for the Mac version
+ limit ten of each
+ went for $150 during Black Friday madness

+ 8TB Seagate Expansion Desktop External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STEB8000100) for $150
+ went for $142.50 during Black Friday madness
+ limit three per customer

The Trending Five: Green Monday Edition

We have over 30 deal posts posted today so far, and with all the chaos and noise, it is time for a “Trending Five”, spotlighting some of the trending offers and ones that got buried by the avalanche of new deals! As usual, I am restricting myself to only include five (although loopholes for more are possible) πŸ™‚

+ 50% off ALL classes at CreativeLIVE

+ 50% off select items at the National Geographic Store

+ Canon D-Rebel T5i with 18-55 for $449 at B&H Photo until Monday 11:59pm ET

+ Panasonic GX8 Silver with 25mm f1.7 Lens for $898 at B&H Photo

+ KEH Camera coupon code GREEN17A gets you:
+ 10% off Cameras
+ 15% off Lenses
+ 20% off Accessories
+ coupon works on USED items only
+ offer ends Monday at 11:59pm ET
+ used items purchased in β€œBGN” (or better) condition get a 365-day instead of a 180-day warranty

Green Monday is 50% off All Classes at Creative LIVE!

Oooops! I almost missed this one! The Green Monday promotion at Creative LIVE is a 50% off sale on all their classes! There is no coupon code to enter, the price is reflected automatically on their website while this promotion is running!

Canon PIXMA TS9020 printer for $50 w/free S&H

For our next magical trick, we have a Canon printer without a mail-in rebate πŸ™‚ The new condition Canon PIXMA TS9020 is a doorbuster sale at Adorama for $50 with free shipping. No coupon, no rebate, just add to cart and proceed to checkout!

For more action, check the Adorama Featured Sales along with their Green Monday sale.

Rakuten Green Monday is 20% off site-wide

Rakuten too is celebrating Green Monday with coupon code GREEN20 that gets you 20% off almost everything at the Rakuten website during Green Monday. As usual, some products and brands are excluded from the coupon discount for various reasons.

Canon SL2 with 18-55 and 75-300 and 50/1.8 for $779 at Costco [non-members for $819]

The Canon SL2 with the 18-55 lens goes for $600 in new condition at authorized dealers (eg B&H Photo) but if you also want the Canon 50mm f1.8 STM and 75-300 f4-5.6 III non-USM lenses, you can get them all together as a bundle with a Canon bag, 32GB SD card for $780 at Costco. Non-members can buy it with a 5% surcharge (= $819).

This depends on whether you want all three lenses. The Canon 50mm f1.8 lens goes for $125 on its own, so is the 75-300mm non-USM and the bag/SD worth an extra $55 for you? Or an extra $94 if you are not a Costco member. Sales tax is extra as usual. I do not mention or calculate sales tax in the deal posts since it varies based on many factors.

Speaking of Costco, a number of gift cards for national and regional restaurants are available with nice discounts of around 20% and they are available to purchase for non-members as well. Many of these are delivered as multiple $20 or $25 gift cards, making it easier to split the order with friends and family or use them as gifts. Speaking of gifts, some of the toy drive folks often need gifts for older kids, and they say gift cards are one good option ~ in case you need ideas or reasons to buy these πŸ™‚

Panasonic ZS100 with $80 Gift Card and $22 Rewards and Panasonic Travel Bundle (Charger, Battery) for $548

Another freebie has been added to this. The new condition Panasonic ZS100 superzoom (1″ sensor, 10x optical zoom) is offered in a bundle at Adorama for $548 with free shipping with these freebies:

+ $80 Adorama gift certificate
+ $22 Adorama promotional rewards
+ Panasonic DMW-BLG10 Li-Ion Battery & Charger Travel Bundle (which as the name suggests includes a charger and a battery)

The sale is good for the black or the silver color scheme.

A number of Panasonic gear continues to be offered with either free gift cards or free lenses, find those in our earlier Panasonic posts.

Imported Nikon D850 Body w/1-YR Seller W for $3775

If you really don’t want to wait for the Nikon D850 to come in-stock from authorized Nikon USA dealers for $3300 [check the Stock Status Tracker for that], and you are willing to pay a limited availability premium, and get a 1-year seller warranty (instead of a Nikon USA warranty), then…

… to the eBay Deals we go where eBay seller “Deals All Year” is offering the new condition Nikon D850 body only for $3775 with free shipping and a 1-year warranty from the seller, not Nikon USA. Limit one per buyer.

They sold 54 of these, so temptation won over 54 people so far. Personally I wouldn’t buy it, but I’m not the master of the universe, other people have different preferences and priorities πŸ™‚

NewEgg’s Promo Codes for Green Monday sales

In addition to the previously mentioned Green Monday sale, NewEgg is also running a Promo Code Green Monday sale where the offers need the promo codes shown over there. You have to give them an email address in order to use the promo codes. The sales include 20% off select motherboards, 10% off select SSDs, select monitors, select internal or external HDDs, 15% off select RAM, along with software and firewall and optical burners. Too many to list here, this is a DIY adventure if interested πŸ™‚

Some promo codes expire Monday night, others expire Wednesday night.

$20 off $100+ REI Garage orders

The REI Garage is the new name for the REI Outlet store. Until 12/20/17, automatically (no coupon code needed), their shopping cart will give you a $20 off discount if you purchase $100+ in REI Garage products. This discount only applies to item purchased from the “REI Garage” website, not the main REI website. They don’t have camera gear, but they have a lot of items of interest to photographers who spend a lot of time in nature.

Refurbished Canon EF-M Lenses: 18-150 for $180, 55-200 for $150 w/1-YR Warranty

The Canon EF-M mirrorless offers don’t sell out as fast as the Canon EF/EF-S DSLR cameras and lenses when they are put on sale at the official Canon USA outlet store with the 1-year Canon USA warranty. So it’s music to your EF-M ears. Which brings us to a refurbished Canon EF-M Lens sale with the following lenses in-stock as of the time of writing, all refurbished below:

+ EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM for $130
+ EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM Lens Graphite for $180
+ EF-M 55–200mm f/4.5–6.3 IS STM for $150
+ all refurbished

Smartphone Sales Round-Up (Unlocked with US warranty)

Not everyone wants to buy cameraphones with carrier ties, so if you are repulsed by our previous $300 off LG V30 or Pixel 2s Verizon post, we have a safe space for you in this post: these cameraphones are in new condition, factory unlocked with USA warranty…

+ Huawei Honor 6X Dual Camera for $150, three color options, up to three per color per customer
+ currently the #1 best seller in Unlocked Phones at Amazon ~ among the phones that are properly categorized that is πŸ™‚

+ Huawei Mate 9 with Amazon Alexa and Leica Dual Camera for $400, in two colors, limit up to three per color per customer

+ Nokia 6 with Lockscreen Offers & Ads for $150 (limit one per color per customer)
+ Prime members only; the ones without ads go for $225

+ Samsung Galaxy Note 8 with $100 B&H Photo Gift card and Samsung Qi Charger for $929
+ not as good as the Black Friday deal of $780 to $800 but gets close
+ only two colors are US warranty. B&H also carries International models which are not eligible for the promotion. Only the North American models (Midnight Black or Orchid Gray). Not the Maple Syrup color!

+ the Essential Phone + 360 degree camera deal has not returned. The Black Friday sale decimated Amazon’s inventory πŸ™‚

Walmart Green Monday sale

The Walmart Green Monday sale is also under way with a variety of technology products participating as well. You can use the various sub-categories on the left hand side over there to filter them further by areas of interest or price ranges.

$300 off the LG V30 or Google Pixel 2s with 24mo Verizon Installment Plan

Two of the top Android cameraphones at the moment are having a promotion running at Verizon Wireless. The promotion is a $300 off promo credit when you purchase either the LG V30 or the Pixel 2s (Pixel 2 or 2 XL) with a 24-month installment plan. The discount will be a monthly discount during each one of the 24 months. At the end of the 24 months, you will have a $300 off discount on the phone price. You own the phone at the end of the 24 months, it is not a lease. Credit check and Verizon plan required for this.

The discount is not available on an outright purchase of the phones. Only when purchased with a 24-month installment plan. These are the “Nu Contracts” πŸ™‚

As usual, check terms, conditions, restrictions, etc before buying.

Green Monday: 15% off Regular Priced Items at ToysRUS

There are some camera-related items, of kids interest and instant cameras, among others, and they may be participating in the Toys R US website sale that gets you 15% off regularly priced items. The sale happens automatically during Green Monday on eligible products, no coupon is needed.

Adorama Green Monday sale under way

Adorama too is running their Green Monday sales today. More on them as I digest them in separate posts, while trying to fend off Windows from taking over the machine with their various “maintenance” and “upgrade in the background” tasks.

MacMall Green Monday sale

MacMall too is participating in the Green Monday festivities with a Green Deals of the Week sale featuring half a dozen different MacBooks.

They also have a Best Sellers sale featuring a mix of Apple and PC/Tech sales, living in harmony, side by side on their piano website!

For non-Apple-centric shoppers, they have their PC Mall Green Monday sale as well with various weekly offers.

Groupon Green Monday Crash The Site Sale

Groupon too is participating in the Green Monday festivities with a Crash the Site sale. Sorry to disappoint, but their website has not crashed yet. There are many and more products, this is a DIY adventure as I am not IBM’s Watson, I cannot spawn hundreds of background threads to digest it all πŸ™‚

Olympus Outlet Store Watch: only three PRO items listed for Green Monday

Green Monday is well under way but the Olympus Outlet store has not been decorated like a Christmas tree with deals. Only the three previously aforementioned PRO camera gear are listed there. As a refresher:

+ refurb E-M1 II body for $1500 with coupon GREENDEALS
+ refurb 25mm f1.2 PRO for $900
+ refurb 12-140mm f4 IS PRO for $1050
+ 90-day Olympus USA warranty included
+ all three are in-stock as of the time of writing

Corel Green Monday Sale includes Aftershot PRO 3 with Free Plug-IN for $44

The Corel Green Monday sale includes the Aftershot PRO 3 software with the ParticleShop plug-in included for FREE, for $44 for the full edition or $33 for qualifying upgrade. Pay attention to the shopping cart as it automatically adds an optional service. Because Adobe does not have a monopoly on being assholes to consumers. Rant Ends πŸ™‚

Some of their other software is also on sale, including Paint Shop PRO 2018 Ultimate with the aforementioned plug-in included for free for $70, a PaintShop Pro 2018 and VideoStudio Pro X10 bundle for $95, Painter and Corel Draw sales and more.

Target Green Monday: $20 off Every $100 you spent (max savings $100) [excludes DSLRs, Lenses, hot and popular brands)

DSLR and lenses are explicitly excluded from this promotion, along with many hot products and brands (Apple, Sonos, Google, Xbox, PS4, Samsung/LG TVs, and many more), but if what you want/need is not among the excluded items, you can save $20 off for every $100 you spend at the Target Green Monday sale. No coupon needed, it happens automatically when eligible items are in your shopping cart. Maximum savings from this offer is $100. In other words, if your order total is over $500, you get a flat $100 off discount.

The list of exclusions is in fine-print over there. I don’t know why they use fineprint (as in small font/text) on the internet since there is infinite space to make the important Terms and Conditions of an offer READABLE and VISIBLE. Sneaky retailer practices exposed πŸ™‚ Offer ends Tuesday 3am ET. Rant ends πŸ™‚

Dell Green Monday doorbusters at 11am ET

The Dell Home doorbusters will go live at the Dell Home deals website starting at 11am eastern time today!

B&H Green Monday Sales page goes live

The B&H Photo Green Monday sales page has now gone live with some of their latest offers, which include the loaded Monday deals of the day which are headlined by the new condition Canon D-Rebel T5i with 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens for $449 with free shipping.

Monday: KEH USED Coupon: 10% off Cameras, 15% Lenses, 20% off Accessories

It’s Green Monday with a new coupon promotion at KEH Camera. Coupon code GREEN17A gets you a discount depending on the product category:

+ 10% off Cameras
+ 15% off Lenses
+ 20% off Accessories
+ coupon works on USED items only
+ offer ends Monday at 11:59pm ET
+ used items purchased in “BGN” (or better) condition get a 365-day instead of a 180-day warranty

Monday: 20% off orders at Barnes & Noble with Free Shipping

Reading is fun-da-mental and the Barnes and Noble website is encouraging this with a pretty good Green Monday promotion: coupon code GIFTS4ALL gets you 20% Off Your Order, and you also get free standard shipping even if your order total is under $25 and you are not a B&N member. Strategically this is a good idea for books that have the same prices everywhere or rarely get discounted.

As usual, coupon exclusions apply. The 20% off coupon cannot be combined with the 12 Days of Christmas sales or any products or brands that do not allow couponing. Coupon expires on Tuesday at 3am ET.

Part of their 12 Days sale is a 30% Off Toys & Games sale. This sale is factored in on their website, there’s no coupon code to enter. You cannot combine it with the 20% off coupon.

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. There’s also this 30% – 75% off Clearance page.

But wait, there’s more! Barnes and Noble has over 90 leather bound Collectible Editions of various classics old and new, from Jane Austen to Star Wars and Dune and Alice in Wonderland and Lovecraft and more.

50% off Dell Latitude E7440 with coupon

A new week-long coupon is now running at Dell Refurbished. You can get 50% off Dell Latitude E7440 Laptops (clearance models excluded as usual), using coupon code E7440DEAL4U until 12/17/17 at 11:59pm central time. Free US ground shipping is included. Prices start at $299 after the coupon discount. Cannot be combined with other offers.

AdoramaPIX Big Green Monday Coupon Sale: 16×20″ Photo Paper Prints for $6, 25% off Wood, 20% off Calendars, Cards

Go big at Adorama PIX with coupon code LGPRTEM getting you 16×20 inch Photo Prints for $6 each! This offer is only good for paper printing (not metal or other surfaces).

If you prefer Wood Prints, coupon code WDPRTEM gets you 25% off of those!

If you want to print Photo Greeting Cards, use coupon code 20CRDEM for 20% off those!

If you want to print Photo Calendars, use coupon code 20CALEM for 20% off those!

Enter the coupons during the Adorama PIX ordering process.

All these coupons expire Wednesday night 12/13/17 at 11:59pm pacific. Coupons cannot be combined with other offers. Free shipping with $49+ orders but note that the slowest free shipping is not guaranteed to arrive by Christmas 2017.

NewEgg Green Monday Sale (2000+ options)

NewEGG dropped their Green Monday sale with over 2000 participating. You can use the various categories and sub-categories on the left hand side of their desktop website to filter by areas of interest. This is a DIY adventure as I cannot digest 2000+ listings on the fly πŸ™‚

Green Monday: 20% off most things at Monoprice

Monoprice is celebrating Green Monday with their best coupon, coupon code 20GREEN gets you 20% off most things at the Monoprice website. There are exclusions to the coupon as usual, but you can test the coupon and get a S&H estimate without logging in or creating an account. There is no minimum purchase amount for this coupon, that’s what makes it the best Monoprice coupon!

(ENDED) Wednesday: Lowepro, IKAN, HDRsoft, Dell, Amimon, Etc

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