Archives for November 22, 2018

Best Buy launches Black Friday offerings

Against all odds mayhaps Best Buy managed to survive the internet commerce, in spite and despite of themselves mayhaps 🙂

Which brings us to the numerous Best Buy Black Friday offers. Their B&M stores are open until 1am local time on Friday (from the Thursday opening), and open properly on Black Friday actual between 8am and 10pm local time. Some local/regional stores may have different schedules so check before going if you are not certain.

You can keep scrolling on their ever-scrolling BF page to see various offers, or you can use the various jump-off points to go to the categories of interest, por examplos the Cameras and Camcorders page

Friday (Prime members): Spend $25+ at Woot, Get $10 off Future

This is a benefit for Prime members only at the Woot website for Friday, aka Black Friday. This Prime-only promotion is a two-step:

+ Step #1: spend $25+ in a single order (excluding Shirts and Gourmet) during Black Friday on Woot
+ Step #2: if so, you will receive a coupon via email that gets you $10 off a purchase of $25+ at Woot between 11/26 and 12/1
+ Prime members only

Black Friday at Amazon Germany: Canon and Sony cameras, Action Cams, Surface PRO, Galaxy S8, S7, Huawei P20, Etc

Amazon Germany has launched their own Black Friday specials, and they are using a slightly different approach than the Amazon USA mothership. For example, the Germany Gold Box will have new offers every five minutes. If you prefer a different view of the offers, this is their other Gold Box view.

Of the new-deals-every-five-minutes I know nothing Jon Snow, but among the daily deals running all day Friday:

+ Canon APS-C camera sale with EOS 2000D with lens for $298, along with offers for the 200D, 77D, and the 80D

+ Sony cameras and lenses including the RX10 III for 999, a6300 with 16-50 for 588, 55-210 APS-C OSS for $199, 16-70/4 OSS Zeiss for 719, 50/1.8 for 159, 28/2 for 339 and more

+ Action Cameras from Sony, Parrot, Ricoh, GoPRO, Nikon Mission and a couple of good old camcorders thrown in for good measure
+ and some budget brand action cams

+ Microsoft Surface with PRO (12.3″, i5, 8GB, 128GB, W10 PRO) with Type Cover for 799

+ Samsung Galaxy smartphone sale including Galaxy S8 for 359, and Galaxy S7 for 259
+ Huaweii smartphone sale including P20 bundle for 399 euro
+ Honor smartphone sale including Honor 10 for 279, Honor 9 Lite for 129 euro
+ Sony XZ2 Compact for $430, XZ2 for 445

+ Samsung and Seagate storage including 128GB Samsung EVO select microSDXC for 30 euro, 32GB for 9, etc; also various Seagate and Samsung SSDs, and Seagate hard drives

+ also samsung UHD TVs, 50% off select laptops , various tech items, computer monitors and even whisky

+ Anker Power Banks – lots of options, from 17 to 45 euro; I have one of their previous generation non-QC models and they are pretty solid

+ Amazon Basics sale including 127cm tripod for 13 euro, DSLR backpack for 20 euro, orange general purpose backpack for 10, camera hiking backpack for 56, professional tripod for 55, and mo(i)re…

60% off at CreativeLIVE

Black Friday is here at Creative LIVE where they offer 60% off everything. The price you see is the price you pay. There’s no coupon code needed to enter to get the discount. This is a limited time offer…

KEH Camera Black Friday coupon: 15% off cameras/lenses, 35% off accessories [most things]

KEH Camera has just launched their Black Friday coupon promotion! Coupon code BLFR11A gets you 15% off site-wide and 35% off accessories. If you are not certain whether something qualifies as an accessory (35% off) or camera/lens (15% off), their shopping cart is (obviously) the ultimate decider…

As always, there are exceptions and restrictions. Leica products are NOT eligible. Products in NEW condition are NOT eligible [for obvious reasons]. Items in “Like New” condition are also NOT eligible…

This promotion is running until 11/25/18, it’s a three-day coupon promotion so there’s plenty of time to plan and ponder and such. Unless something’s available in small quantities and may disappear quickly. So planning ahead can pay off in terms of savings and also in terms of finding what you want/need in-stock…

Free shipping on orders of $49+ as usual…

Fuji Instax Mini 70 Instant Camera with 10 Exposures for $40

An instant camera doorbuster at B&H Photo, for a limited time only, for $40 with free shipping you can get the new condition Fuji INSTAX Mini 70 Instant Film Camera in the gold color scheme. It also includes a 10-pack of exposures (NYC first edition).

With the continuing popularity of instant cameras, Fuji mayhaps should consider launching an interchangeable lens instant camera system? #Sarcasm or #Opportunity? 🙂

Monoprice Black Friday includes 28″ Monitor for $200

The Monoprice website has launched their BF 2018 specials as well including a couple of house-brand MP-series computer monitors with free standard US shipping included:

+ Monoprice MP 28in 4K UHD Monitor for $200

+ Monoprice MP 32in QHD Monitor for $250

Don’t forget they are also running their two-parter promotion, spend $100+ by 12/2, get a coupon for $25 off $50+ to spend on 12/5 through 12/31/18. Restrictions and limitations apply – check their website for details.

They also have a clearance and overstock sale in progress, and their dedicated Black Friday sales page…

Sony a7 II body with FE 28-70/3.5-5.6 OSS for $998

The year is 2018 and now you can get “take pictures with” full frame camera kits for $1000! At the start of the century, at a very influential PMA trade show [I forgot the exact year – 2002?], we were all getting excited because APS-C DSLR body onlies could be had for under $2500 🙂

Good for a limited time only, during the Black Friday festivities, you can get the Sony a7 II full frame mirrorless camera with the 28-70 f3.5-5.6 OSS FE lens for $998 with free shipping at select Sony dealers:

+ at B&H Photo you also get a 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO and a camera bag

+ at Adorama you get all kinds of free accessories including a 32GB Extreme SD

+ at Amazon you get no freebies but if you pay with a Prime credit card you get 5% back (that’s $50~ to your credit card statement or cashback balance)

If you don’t want/need the 28-70 lens, the body only goes for $898. The lens currently goes for $400 on its own, so even if you don’t need the lens, you can sell/trade it or gift it.

Adorama launches CEO exclusive Black Friday Deals

Adorama has announced a CEO exclusive Black Friday deals, an email from the company’s CEO with handpicked deals including:

+ Canon 5D IV body bundle for $2799 after MIR
+ Nikon D3500 two-lens kit with extras for $497
+ Sony a6000 w/16-50 with extras for $448
+ Panasonic FZ1000 with lots of extras for $498

+ Vanguard ALTA PRO 2+ 264AT 4-Section Aluminum Tripod Gray W/Alta PH-32 Pan Head with freebie for $170
+ Flashpoint XPLOR 600 TTL Exclusive Kit for $749
+ Westcott 7′ Parabolic Umbrella 3 Pack Bundle for $199
+ 3Pod V3AH Aluminum Tripod with QR 2-Way Pan Head for $80

+ 2pk Lexar 64GB Professional UHS-II U3 SDXC for $50
+ Dell Inspiron 15.6″ 4K Gaming Notebook (i7-7700HQ, 16GB, 512GB SSD+1TB HDD, W10H) for $1200

Groupon launches Black Friday sales

Groupon too has launched their Black Friday sales including some action on the instant cameras and action camera fronts along with technology, goods, photo print offers [under LOCAL deals] and more! They also have their own deals of the day.

Fri/Sat (B&H): MacBook, Manfrotto, Zhiyun, Etc [PRICES CORRECTED!]

UPDATE: the prices have been corrected for Manfrotto and Zhigun. In the original post, they were their pre-sale prices…

Friday is here in the Eastern Time zone. It happens to be Black Friday BUT it is also yet another calendar day which means a new round of B&H Photo Daily Deals. Being a Friday, these means these offers are running until Saturday at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out).

+ Manfrotto Windsor Explorer bag for $30
+ Zhigun Crane-2 3-Axis Stabilizer with Follow Focus for $450 or dual handle for $550
+ Apple 15.4″ MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (Mid 2017) from $1699 to $2399
+ also Apple Watches, M-Audio speakers, TP-Link

+ flash sale ends Friday 6am ET: Peak Design CL-2 Clutch Camera Hand-Strap for $27

Black Friday Deals at Dell Home

Dell is running their share of Black Friday Deals including a $200 2-in-1 Chromebook with 4GB RAM, 11.6″ and Celery. In addition to the usual parade of laptops and desktops, they have monitor sales (including UltraSharp and gaming), along with TVs, gaming consoles, Electronics and more.

For fans of hourly doorbusters, starting at 10am eastern time on Black Friday they will be launching hourly specials. Their email also promises that a $120 laptop will materialize during those. There’s already a 4150 Chromebook running.

Black Friday Sale at DiscountMags

DiscountMAGS has launched their Black Friday sale featuring a variety of magazines. Of direct photography interest:

+ Outdoor Photographer or Digital Photo for $4.25 per magazine per year
+ Digital Photo PRO or Videomaker for $6.50 per magazine per year
+ various six degrees of separation magazines also available (sports, fashion, bridal, nature, food, etc)

Offers can be used for new subscriptions, gift subscriptions and renewals too. These are NOT auto-renewing subscriptions. They ship to US addresses. These are printed magazines, not digital subs.

Imported Canon EOS R body w/1-YR seller W for $1980

More eBay Deals action, this time of the imported/grey-market kind. eBay seller Deals-All-Year (99.7%) is offering the new condition imported grey-market Canon EOS R body only for $1980 with free shipping and a 1-year warranty from the seller… In new condition at authorized dealers this goes for $2300…

Refurbished GoPRO HERO5 Black w/1-YR W for $150

Among the latest eBay Deals which have a Black Friday flavor of course you can get the manufacturer refurbished GO PRO HERO5 Black action camera for $150 with free shipping and a 1-year warranty from GoPRO. Up to five per customer at the sale price. This is sold by the official GoPRO eBay store. Nearly 1000 units have been sold so far.

Manfrotto 190Go Aluminum Tripod + Lowepro 450AW Backpack for $190

Among the latest B&H Black Friday deals you can get this Manfrotto Combo Meal for $190 with free shipping. The combo meal is the Manfrotto 190go! Aluminum Tripod with the Lowepro ProTactic 450 AW Camera. No coupon, no rebate, just add to cart and proceed to checkout…

Heads Up: Black Friday Woot-OFF starts Friday 8am Central

Heads up! There will be a special Black Friday Woot-OFF at the Woot website starting at 8am central time on actual Black Friday and running until 10pm central time of that day. This per the Woot email teaser…

35% off AdoramaPIX with limited time coupon

For a limited time, coupon code EMTHANKS25 gets you 35% off all products at the AdoramaPIX website. Free shipping on orders over $49.

In another limited time offer, coupon code THNKSWD80 gets you 4×6 inch wood prints for $4 each with up to five per customer at the sale price.

Canon USA store Black Friday sales

The East Coast is less than 12 hours away from actual Black Friday, so things are heating up some more in terms of deals. The weather that’s another story. The official Canon USA store is running its own special offer, in their own ever-so-confusing website.

These are their refurbished camera sales (DSLRs and mirrorless) with 57 options available… They also have two refurbished lens sales, Sale #1 has 14 options, while Sale #2 has four options…

50% off everything at DXO

Adobe is not everything! Many and more others are making photography related apps. One such is DXO, the new proud owner of the Nik Collection. And as part of the Black Friday festivities, they are offering 50% off everything at the DXO online shop. No coupon is needed ~ the price you see is the price you pay…

HostGator early Black Friday deals live

If you are looking for some budget web-hosting, Host Gator has launched some of their early Black Friday deals. With these type of services, you get the better bang for the buck with 3-year prepaid services. We used Hostgator for a number of the Noisy blogs back when there were many and more 🙂

And starting on Black Friday are various Name Cheap hosting deals. This blog is now hosted by NameCheap.

Black Friday deals live at B&H

B&H Photo has just launched their Black Friday deals. Check the various categories and sub-categories for products and subjects of interest. More details on these later today!

KEH Camera doubles warranty from 180 to 365 days until 12/31/18

I haven’t mentioned this yet this year, so it’s a good time to mention it 🙂 Good until 12/31/18, KEH Camera is doubling their warranty from their usual 180 days to 365 days. This is a pretty good warranty duration for a USED product, in many times matching a new condition product. And KEH is a reliable place for fixing cameras to boot.

Only products that were previously eligible for a 180-day warranty are getting the 365-day warranty. Products that are “AS IS” are/were not eligible for any warranty. Products in conditions between “BGN” (bargain) and “LN” (Like New”) ARE eligible for the warranty. Details at the Warranty page

This happens automatically. There is no coupon code to enter. You are simply eligible for it based on the date of your purchase…

I don’t remember when this promotion began for the 2018 holiday shopping season. If you made a purchase before today that happened during the 365-day warranty window, you automatically get the 365-day warranty.

NewEgg reloads their Black Friday sale

NewEGG has reloaded their on-going Black Friday sale with many more products added. You can use the various categories on the left hand side to zero-down on products of interest, or browse the good old fashioned way… Their camera section is rather anemic unless you are a fan of Fuji instant film cameras, there are plenty of those…

Target launches Black Friday doorbusters

We are less than 16 hours away from the actual Black Friday 2018 “arriving” at the East Coast [unless you are a time traveler or a Time Lord with a sonic screwdriver], and the retailers are rushing to out-launch each other. Target has launched now over 400 Black Friday doorbusters. YMMV as I can’t check them all. I wish I was multi-threaded with dozens of i7 octacores ^_^

These are their Camera and Photo offers page featuring digital and of course instant cameras…

Doorbuster: Monoprice 10,000 mAh powerbank for $13 w/FS

A bit of a budget doorbuster from the Monoprice website, you can get the new condition Monoprice Select Series PowerBank of 10,000 mAh (a respectable amount) for just $13.22 with free standard US shipping. Limit up to twenty units per customer at the sale price. It averages 4.5 out of 5 based on nearly 600 customer reviews.

Up to 60% off at CreativeLIVE

CreativeLIVE is back with another sale on their website. This time the sale is up to 60% off. The price you see is the price you pay. There is no coupon to enter. Classes are discounted up to 60% off but I do not know how the percentages are determined…

B&N website: 20% off orders of $40+

Good until Sunday 11/25/18, coupon code BLKFRIDAY gets you 20% off orders of $40+ at the Barnes and Noble website.

On the other hand, if you only need one item, there is a B&M-only coupon you can print from their website that gets you 25% off one item at their B&M B&N stores.

In other action, they offer 50% off select Collectible and Gift books. No coupon is needed for this offer, the price you see is the price you pay.

Thur: Sandisk Sale, Choice Laptops, GoT, Etc

Happy Thanksgiving in the Pacific time zone as well with the Thursday round of the Amazon USA Gold Box offerings. More than usual offers, as it is often the case during the BF/CM week, with the following potentially interesting items:

+ Sandisk Storage Sale including:
++ 128GB Extreme SDXC for $30, 64GB for $18, 32GB for $11
++ 64GB Ultra microSDXC for $11.49, 128GB for $20
++ 400GB Ultra microSDXC for $80
++ various kinds of USB flash drives
++ many WD external hard drives, along with some from G-Tech and a couple of Sandisk SSDs

+ Amazon Choice Laptops, AiOs and Desktop from Acer, ASUS, Dell, from $300 to $700 (nine options)

+ Game Of Thrones Seasons 1-7 Set for $75 in BluRay + Digital and $70 in DVD
+ Season 8 starts April 2019, plenty of time to catch up a few times over 🙂

+ various other things, clothing, magazines, tea/coffee, kitchen, Lionel trains, Norton, car diagnostic tool, etc