Archives for April 30, 2018

Olympus Outlet store refilled [32 items now]

The official Olympus Outlet Store has been refilled! As of the time of writing, the number of offered items have increased to 32! The recent turnaround of items going in and out of stock got my short-term memory confused, so I don’t know which ones are the new additions…

Deal Follow-Up: the $2 Phone Tripod from Jan-2018 still hasn’t shipped

This is a deal follow-up! In late January 2018 there was a $2 doorbuster sale on a mobile/smartphone tripod for $2, sold and shipped by Amazon. As of this recheck, this has not yet shipped and it does not have a shipping estimate. So why hasn’t it shipped even though it’s offered for sale at

That’s because it’s a different seller. The $2 doorbuster was offered by Amazon itself, while the current listing over there is offered by a 3rd-party sellers. Items purchased on Amazon are from an individual, specific seller, so if that seller doesn’t have it, they can’t force other sellers to ship it you and honor their prices [imagine if you sell your camera, you wouldn’t want Amazon to force you to sell it for a crazy price].

I am cancelling my order, so I won’t have any future updates for it. Three months is more than a reasonable time to wait for it 🙂

AmazonBasics Li-Ion Replacement Battery (for Nikon EN-EL5) for $1.43 (up to three per customer)

The falling knife sale continues! As of the time of writing you can get the new condition AmazonBasics Li-Ion Replacement Battery (for Nikon EN-EL5) for $1.43 with free shipping with up to three per customer at the sale price. It is an Add-On item, so you must have a $25+ purchase, otherwise the Amazon shopping cart won’t let you buy it.

B&N Website Coupon: $5 off orders of $30+

Good until Wednesday night, coupon code SPRINGTOIT (translation: SPRING TO IT) gets you $5 off orders of $30+ at the Barnes & Noble website. Exclusions apply to the coupon as usual. Some product types (ebooks, LEGOs, Nooks, gift cards, etc) are excluded from general purpose couponization.

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.

CreativeLIVE Sale includes $9 iPhone X Class

CreativeLIVE is having a Mystery Monday sale with a handful of classes on sale, with prices ranging from $9 to $30. The $9 class is a short class by Chase Jarvis himself on “iPhone X: The Quick Guide to Great Photos + Video”.

On the free-to-watch front, the CreativeLIVE On-AIR Schedule starting at 12pm ET includes “The Wedding Story: Capture Creative and Authentic” class, a podcasting class (in case you want to start your own photography or camera gear podcast), and a continuation of the long-running “Adobe Lightroom Classic: The Complete Guide” by Ben Willmore.