Archives for May 2019

$10 off CreativeLIVE purchase (ends Fri PM)

You can make your own deal until the end of May (that is Friday night at 11:59pm ET) at Creative LIVE: use coupon code 10FORMAY to get $10 off your next order. Terms and restrictions apply as usual.

Weekend (B&H): TTP Lens Changer, LG 27″, Etc

And just like that, it’s Friday again, and with it we have a new round of B&H Photo deals running until Saturday at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out). Note also, that as usual, B&H is closed for ordering between Friday PM and Saturday PM per Sabbath rules…

+ THINK TANK PHOTO Lens Changer 35 V2.0 for $12.75
+ for the speed-readers out there, this is a chaNger not a chaRger 🙂

+ LG 27″ 16:9 FreeSync LCD Monitor for $140
+ model 27BK400H-B, 27″ TN, HDMI 1.4, VGAm 1920 x 1080 @ 75 Hz, 1000:1 Contrast Ratio, etc

+ ANSMANN 2-Bay 9V Lithium Ion Charger Set for $40
+ two 9V rechargeables are included

+ ALVA Nanoface 12-Channel USB Audio/MIDI Interface
17 for $50

Meanwhile at the Amazon USA Gold Box, until Friday 11:59pm pacific (or earlier if sold out) they are having an HP Omen gaming laptop sale with prices ranging from $850 to $1270. Screen sizes are of the 15 and 17 inch kind. There’s also a BIC writing instruments sale ~ we need to practice writing with a pen ~ otherwise we’ll forget how to write 🙂

Thursday: Manfrotto Nitro N8, Westcott uLite, IDX CUE, Etc

Thursday is upon is and with it we have a new quartet of B&H daily deals running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ MAnfrotto Nitrotech N8 Video Head & 546B Pro Tripod with Mid-Level Spreader for $449

+ WEstCott uLite LED 2-Light Collapsible Softbox Kit for $140

+ IDX CUE-D150 147Wh V-Mount 2-Battery Kit with Dual-Battery Charger for $449

+ various USB hubs, $10 to $15

1-Year Prepaid Netflix-Style Creative LIVE subscription for $199 after limited-time coupon

If you prefer the Netflix-style viewing of photography classes instead of the digital-ownership style, CreativeLIVE has brought back their $100 coupon promotion on their 1-Year Prepaid Season Pass. Using coupon code CREATECP1003 you drop the price of the 1-year prepaid pass from $299 to $199. This is a limited time coupon but I do not know the exact expiration time.

During your prepaid membership you can watch almost all the classes there (and most of the new ones to be added in the future) as many times as you want. However, once your paying membership ends, you don’t get to keep any of them (unless you previously purchased them individually or in bundles).

NOTE that some instructors and classes are excluded due to prior agreements between Creative LIVE and the instructors. See them all at the Exclusions page

On the other hand, if you prefer not to part with your money, keep tabs on the free-to-stream ON-AIR Schedule that has live recordings of new classes and playback of previously recorded classes on a rotating schedule.

Wedn: 27″ iMac Retina 5K, DraCast, Porta Brace, Etc

Wednesday is upon us with a new quartet of B&H Photo daily deals running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out) today:

+ 27″ iMac with Retina 5K Display (Mid 2017) for $1599
+ 3.8 GHz i5 Quad, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 2TB Fusion Drive, 27″ 5120 x 2880 IPS Retina 5K Display, AMD Radeon Pro 580 Graphics Card (8GB) etc

+ DraCast S-Series Plus Bi-Color LED1000 Panel with V-Mount Battery Plate
for $315

+ Porta Brace Cargo Case Camera Edition (Black) for $90

+ also: JBL bluetooth headphones for $50

Tuesday: Sirui CF Tripod, Rotolight NEO 2, EVGA GeForce, 31.5″ LG IPS

Tuesday brings us another quartet of diverse B&H Photo daily deals running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out) as follows:

+ Sirui N-3204X Carbon Fiber Tripod for $180

+ RotoLight NEO 2 Explorer Kit for $829

+ EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 XC GAMING Graphics Card for $439 after a $40 mail-in rebate (also free Wolfenstein)

+ LG 32BK50Q-W 31.5″ 16:9 FreeSync IPS Monitor for $209

Meanwhile at the Best Buy dailies you can get (among others) the Corel PaintShop Pro 2019 Ultimate (Windows) software for $35. This is in physical format, not a digital download…

KEH Memorial Day coupon extended until Tuesday night

The previously mentioned Memorial Day 2019 coupon promotion at KEH Camera has been extended by 24 hours. You now have until Tuesday at 11:59pm eastern time instead of Monday night.

It’s the same coupon, code MEM5A gets you 10% off cameras and lenses and 20% off accessories. Excluded are Leica branded products, NEW condition and “Like New” (LN) products. Their shopping cart is the ultimate decider on what qualifies…

Memorial Day Sale at Dell Home

If you are a fan of all things Dell, the Dell Home deals sub-domain is running a Memorial Day sale for today featuring a parade of laptops, desktops, AiOs, gaming laptops, computer monitors, TVs, and various other tech/electronics accessories and mo(i)re!

Memorial Day: 20% off entire B&N order coupon

If you are a fan of Barnes and Noble, online or in-store, good for Memorial Day 2019 coupon code MEMORIALDAY20 gets you 20% off your entire order at the Barnes & Noble website or you can select a printable coupon for 20% off at their B&M stores. Exclusions apply to both the online and B&M coupons ~ details over there…

Monday: 1TB Samsung NVMe, Dracast BiC LED, Etc

Another Monday has arrived with a new quartet of B&H Photo daily deals as follows:

+ Samsung 1TB 970 EVO NVMe M.2 Internal SSD
for $209

+ DraCast LED500 Silq Bi-Color LED Panel for $239
+ DraGons not included!

+ Samson BT30 30-Pin Bluetooth Adapter/Receiver for $14

+ Samsung Xpress C480FW Color All-in-One Laser Printer for $170

Sunday: Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F4.0-5.6 R for $100 [m43]

Good until Sunday at 11:59pm central time, Woot Electronics is offering the new condition Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F4.0-5.6 R lens in the silver color scheme for $100 with a 1-year Olympus warranty. Limit up to ten per customer [that’s what they are all getting for Christmas, after they received budget M43rds cameras the year before]. Shipping is free for Prime members (you have to connect your Prime and Woot accounts ~ a one time activity) or $6 flat for non-members…

Memorial Day coupon at KEH: 10% off Cameras/Lenses, 20% off Accessories

KEH Camera is running a 48 Hour Memorial Day sale as follows: using coupon code MEM5A you get a discount depending on the product type:

+ 10% off Cameras & Lenses


+ 20% off Accessories

As usual, excluded are Leica-branded products, NEW condition products and “LN” (Like New) products.

The good expires on Memorial Day Monday May 27 in 2019 at 11:59pm eastern time…

Bag The KEH Bags with 20% off coupon [Accessories too] (ends Friday PM)

It’s the return of the “Bag the Bags” but this time the sale moves on to KEH Camera where coupon code ACC5A gets you 20% off camera bags and accessories at KEH Camera.

Excluded are: Camera Film, Warranties, New Memory Cards, Leica brand products, and KEH models 378462, 378309, 378461, 274523…

Extended until Friday PM: 20% off KEH Camera Overstock sale

Good news for people who like good coupon news ~ this promotion has been extended until Friday 5/24/19 at 11:59pm eastern time: KEH Camera continues their Overstock Camera Gear sale. Using coupon code OVER5A you get a 20% off discount on the camera gear designated by the KEH website as Overstock. Overstock is an inventory designation, gear can be in any condition. The usual coupon exclusions apply: no Leica, no NEW condition, no “Like New” (LN).

Friday: Huion Graphic Tablets, 11.6″ HP Chromebooks, Etc

Meanwhile good until Friday 11:59pm pacific time at the Amazon USA Gold Box there’s a sale on Huion graphics tablets with two options for $269~ (13.3 inch) and $374~ (19.5 inch) respectively.

In Woot Landia, under “Computers” they have 11.6″ HP Chromebooks from $140 to $150 with the all important 4GB RAM because ChromeOS (as it almost always happens with operating systems) is getting more bloated features ^_^ The $150 model is convertible while the $140 is not…

And at the Best Buy dailies the headliner is an $800 15.6″ Dell gaming laptop (i5, 8GB RAM,NVidia GTX 1050 Ti, 128GB SSD and 1TB HHD, etc).

Weekend (B&H): Sirui tripod, ONA bag, Etc

As usual, the Friday B&H daily deals go for 48 hours, this quartet good until Saturday at 11:59pm eastern time (or earlier if sold out) ~ with the usual B&H closing between Friday PM to Saturday PM for Passover. Exact times are shown at their website…

+ Sirui T-1004X Traveler Aluminum Tripod
for $60

+ ONA Bowery Camera Bag (Canvas, Camouflage) for $99

+ Energizer Multi-Fit LCD Timer Remote Shutter Release for $18

+ OOMA home security options from $80 to $170

Thursday: Porta Brace, 17″ Lenovo Xeon Mobile Workstation, Etc

Another quartet is the Thursday B&H daily deals set, set to expire at 11:59pm eastern [or earlier for anything that may sell out ahead of its designated expiration time]:

+ PORTA BRACE MB-1B Matte Box Case (Black) for $135

+ LENOVO 17.3″ ThinkPad P71 Mobile Workstation for $2199
+ 2.9 GHz Xeon E3-1535M v6 Quad-Core, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB PCIe M.2 SSD, 17.3″ 4K 3840 x 2160 IPS, NVIDIA Quadro P5000, etc, etc, etc

+ DRACAST BoltRay LED400 Bi-Color Light for $95

+ LG 27MK430H-B 27″ 16:9 FreeSync IPS Monitor for $100
+ IPS, VGA Inputs, 1920 x 1080, 1000:1 Static Contrast Ratio, etc

Woot-OFF until Wednesday 10pm ET

It’s a mid-day Woot-OFF that is happening at Shirt, Gourmet and of potential camera/tech interest at Woot Clearance, formerly known as Woot Sellout. As usual, new items appear when they sellout or when 30 minutes pass, whichever happens first. I have no idea what’s comping up, it’s like a box of chocolates. This iteration of the Woot-OFF ends on Wednesday May 22nd at 9pm central time, which should be 10pm eastern according to my calculations.

EU: Neewer Mini Travel Tabletop Tripod (up to 24″) for 20 euro

Usually the Amazon USA has better prices but in this case, Amazon Germany handily defeats it. For just 20 euro (shipping depends on location and Prime status), you can get the new condition Neewer Mini Travel Tabletop tripod fulfilled by (a trio of sellers offer it at this price, one appears to be in the UK judging by the name). Note that this only has two customer reviews of its own. The other 70 belong to a phone-size travel tripod.

This is an actual tripod, it’s just small in size ~ it ranges from 12 to 24 inches and can handle up to five kilos (around 11 pounds ~ the product title is wrong when it says 25 pounds but it says correctly 11 later in the product description)

This goes for $30 at where it averages 5 out of 5 based on five customer reviews…

Wedn: Interfit Monolight w/TTL remote, SmallHD Focus OLED, Feiyu G5, Etc

Another hump day is upon us and with it it brings a new quartet of B&H Photo dailies running until 11:59pm eastern (or earlier if sold out):

+ INTERFIT 500Ws HSS TTL Battery-Powered Monolight for $399 with FREE Interfit S1 TTL Remote in your choice of system (Canon, NighCon, Sony)

+ FEIYU G5 Handheld Gimbal for GoPro HERO7/6/5/4 & HERO 2018
for $99

+ Senal AWS-2000 Camera-Mount Wireless Omni Lavalier Microphone System Kit (A: 522 to 554 MHz) for $200

+ SmallHD FOCUS OLED for $459 in your choice of Panasonic, Canon, Sony and Gimbal
+ check product descriptions for specific camera compatibility and such

EU: AmazonBasics GoPro Carrying Case (Large) for 10e

And now something for our friends in the EU. Amazon Germany is offering the large option of the AmazonBasics GoPro Carrying Case for the very specific price of 9.59 euro with up to five per customer at the sale price. This is the largest of the three options. Check the product descriptions and filter the customer reviews and the answered-questions for more details…

400GB Sandisk Ultra microSDXC for $55 [limit 4]

If you are in the market for a 400GB microSDXC memory card, the new condition Sandisk Ultra UHS-I Class 10 A1 with a full size SD adapter is currently on sale for the very specific price of $54.60 with free US shipping by Amazon itself with up to four per customer at the sale price. This is not a lightning deal, so expiration time is unknown…

Tuesday: Manfrotto Nitro, Lowepro DroneGuard, Gaming Accessories, Kodak SSDs, Etc

Tuesday is upon us and with it a new quartet of B&H Photo daily deals, but as of the time of writing, one of the four has sold out (spherical camera for iPhone)…

+ Manfrotto Nitrotech N12 Video Head for $350

+ LowePRO DroneGuard CS 400 for $35

+ TP Link Touch P5 Dual-Band Wireless-AC1900 Touch Screen Gigabit Router for $50

Meanwhile in Woot Landia, the main Woot has a selection of Kodak-branded SSDs, while Clearance has Celestron binoculars…

And at the Amazon USA Gold Box they have another variation of the Computer Gaming Accessories sale featuring products from Corsair and Logitech and Razer and D-Link and an Acer 27″ monitor and an HP Envy laptop… Among them, if you need a non-mechanical gaming keyboard (with extra buttons and pretty lights) the new condition CORSAIR K55 RGB Gaming Keyboard is part of the sale for $40, with up to three per customer at the sale price. They also have a couple of “Combo meals” there with a mouse or mousepad included…

Monday: Tokina 11-16/2.8 DX-II PRO (C/N) for $329, Feiyu 3-Axis, 34″ LG, OnC Light

Hooray! A lens is headlining the Monday B&H Photo daily deals running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8 for $329 in your choice of Canon or Nikon DSLR systems (the “DX II”)

+ FEIYU AK4000 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer for $380

+ CORE SWX TorchLED Bolt 250W On-Camera Light for $150

+ LG 34CB99-W 34″ 21:9 UltraWide Curved IPS Monitor for $649
+ IPS, HDMI & DisplayPort Inputsm 3440 x 1440, 1000:1 Contrast Ratio, etc

20% off KEH Camera Overstock sale (ends Tue PM)

Good until Tuesday 5/21/19 at 11:59pm eastern time, long after the Game Of Thrones series finale airs and the internet e-riots in shock and disbelief, KEH Camera is running an Overstock Camera Gear sale. Using coupon code OVER5A you get a 20% off discount on the camera gear designated by the KEH website as Overstock. Overstock is an inventory designation, gear can be in any condition. The usual coupon exclusions apply: no Leica, no NEW condition, no “Like New” (LN).

Sunday: Jill-E, Incase, Tiffen for DJi, Etc

Sunday is here and with it we have a new round of B&H Photo daily deals running until 11:59pm ET tonight or earlier if sold out:

+ JILL-E DESIGNS E-Go Camera Insert for $13

= INCASE DESIGNS CORP Smart Luggage Tracker (Black) for $13

+ Tiffen 6-Filter Neutral Density and ND/Polarizer Kit for DJI Mavic Air for $29

+ and $60 Lorex security camera

Friday: Pelican Case sale (32 options, $108 to $292)

It’s bag time once again at the Amazon USA Gold Box, this time, running until Friday at 11:59pm pacific (or earlier if sold out) they have a sale on Pelican cases with a total of 32 options available and prices ranging from $108 to $292. Limit two per option per customer but some are available in multiple colors, so you may be able to work around the two item limit by selecting different color schemes…

Weekend (B&H): Core SWX, Polsen, Jill-E, Etc

The Friday B&H daily deals, as usual, last for 48 hour, so this group lasts until Saturday at 11:59pm eastern (or earlier if sold out):

+ CORE SWX Fleet Micro 3A Digital Quad Charger for Gold Mount Batteries for $599

+ Polsen PCR-65 Cardioid Condenser Microphone for $40

+ Jill-E DESIGNS Watson Leather Passport Holder for $8

+ and $35 NuForce bluetooth earphones

Thursday: Studio Essentials, Glyph Tech, Samsung The Frame, Etc

Thursday brings us another quartet in the B&H daily deals running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ STUDIO ESSENTIALS 100W LED Monolight 2-Light Kit with Stands and Softboxes for $250

+ GLYPH TECHNOLOGIES Atom RAID 4TB USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C External SSD (2 x 2TB, Gray) for $700

+ Samsung The Frame LS03 43″ Class HDR UHD Smart LED TV for $700

+ Polsen ULWS-16 16-Channel UHF Wireless Lavalier Microphone System (584.400 to 602.450 MHz) for $120

Meanwhile under Woot Computers there’s a sale of refurbished Dell Ultrasharps from $90 to $139 at the 23-24 inch range…

And at Amazon Germany, there’s a 20% off sale on select AmazonBasics gear

KEH Camera Coupon: 12% most cameras (ends Thur PM)

KEH fans, unite and take over! A new promotion is running at KEH Cameras until Thursday at 11:59pm eastern – use coupon code CAM5A t o get 12% off most cameras they sell on their website . Most because excluded are Leicas, and cameras in “NEW” and “Like New” (LN) conditions.

As usual, you can test the coupon by adding items of interest to le shopping carteaux, and then entering le couponeaux in le shopping carteaux. You don’t need to login or create une accounteaux to testeux le couponeaux 🙂

iPads: Adobe accepting Beta Testers for Photoshop CC (iPad)

According to the interwebs, Adobe is taking in beta testers for its upcoming release of Photoshop CC for the iPad devices. The invitations were sent to select Creative Cloud subscribers but they use Google Forms to collect candidates and the Google Forms are open to everyone. Not sure if during the selection they might be filtering for subscriber/invited emails. I’m sure now that this news is making the internet rounds, they’ll see a spike in beta-tester applications. And a new wave of iPad upgrades among photographers. Or mayhaps it’s a viral marketing attempt to get photographers to buy the latest iPads 😉

Wedn: Manfrotto Nitro, Dracast LED, Dry Cabinets (30L to 600L)

Mid-week brings us another four-pack of B&H Photo daily deals including a couple of items that look like they could be used for happy hour beverages but they are for camera gear 🙂

+ Manfrotto Nitrotech N8 Head & Carbon Fiber Twin Leg Video Tripod Kit (100/75mm, Mid-Level Spreader) for $500

+ Dracast LED500 Yoga Daylight Flexible Panel for $150

+ Ruggard Electronic Dry Cabinet, 120L to 600L capacities, from $250 to $1000

+ Ruggard Electronic Dry Cabinet, 30L to 80L capacities, from $90 to $150

And if you buy these dry cabinets, might as well start collecting puerh tea and/or cigars, and stack the dry cabinets with your humidors 😉

Tuesday: Olympus PEN-F body only for $680

The dream of the PEN digital camera is alive at Woot until 11:59pm central time (or earlier if sold out) on May 14 in 2019. It is the new condition Olympus PEN-F body only, in the black color scheme, going for $680 with free US shipping for Prime members (or $6 flat shipping) and it comes with a 1-year Olympus warranty. You can buy up to ten per customer at the sale price.

Speaking of daily deals, the Best Buy daily deals are headlined by another variant of the Sandisk sale, featuring a total of 24 products, a mix of WD and Sandisk, including the 128GB Extreme PLUS SDXC (or microSDXC) for $30 each

Tuesday: Lowepro PRO, Westcott, TeraDEK, LG, Etc

Tuesday is here and with it it brings a new quartet of B&H daily deals as follows:

+ LOWEPRO Pro Trekker 650 AW Camera and Laptop Backpack for $200

+ Westcott Halo Softbox (45″) for $60

+ Teradek Bolt 1000 XT 3G-SDI/HDMI Wireless Transmitter and Receiver Set for $3590

+ LG 24BK550Y-I 23.8″ TAA-Compliant Full HD IPS Monitor for $130

Monday: Oben Tripod, SmallHD Kits, BushNell, Etc

Happy Monday! But can a Monday really be happy if it’s the start of your work week? Details at 11!

In the meantime, you have the new round of B&H Photo dailies, another quartet running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if and only if they sell out):

+ OBEN AT-3565 Aluminum Tripod and BZ-217T Triple-Action Ball Head for $90

+ SmallHD kits for $429 to $479 (three options)

+ BushNell Trophy Cam HD Aggressor Low-Glow Trail Camera (Camo) for $99

+ Xerox VersaLink C400/DN Color Laser Printer for $279

Sunday: Timbuk2 Sale (50 options) [also $88 Chromebook with 4GB RAM]

It’s a Timbuktu invasion at the Amazon USA Gold Box for Sunday May 12 in 2019 AD. A total of 50 Timbuk2 bags are part of a “30% off sale” that runs until 11:59pm pacific time [or earlier for any that sell out]. Prices range from $12~ to $141~.

Meanwhile in WootLandia, under “Computers”, there’s a $88 refurbished “scratch & Dent” 11.6″ Lenovo Chromebook. The nice thing about this is that it has the all important 4GB of RAM, which is becoming almost a must for ChromeOS these days ~ especially if you are using Google Play and/or Linux Beta or are a power-web-user…

EU: 128GB Samsung EVO Plus microSDXC for 18 EU

For a limited time, Amazon Germany is offering the new condition 128GB Samsung EVO Plus microSDXC memory card (U3, C10, up to 100MB/sec, with SD adapter) for 18 euro with up to five cards per customer at the sale price. Free shipping within Germany with 29+ euro orders.

NOTE that the price of these cards changes often, so it may be all over the place by the time you read this post…

Sunday: Vello Diffuser, Jill-E, Mophie, Kwilt, Etc

The Sunday daily deals bring us a new quartet of offerings running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Vello Flash Multiplier-Diffuser Attachment for $20 (five options)

+ JILL-E DESIGNS Smart Tablet Purse for $40 (two color options)

+ Mophie 20,100mAh Encore Plus 20K Portable Power Bank (with Built-In Lightning & Micro USB Cables) for $25

+ Kwilt Kwilt3 Personal Cloud Hub for $85

Sony 12mm f2 NCS CS MF for $249 [E/X/m43/EF-M]

For a limited time, Adorama is having a flash sale on the new condition Rokinon 12mm f2 NCS CS MF manual focus lens going for $249 with free US shipping in the Sony E, Fuji X, M43rds and Canon EF-M in the black color scheme. Additionally, the Sony E version is also on sale for $249 in the silver color while, while the silver Fuji X and M43rds go for $20 more…

Speaking of Adorama, they are having a limited time Studio/Lighting gear sale of their house brands (along with a few name brands like iKAN) for the weekend…

Weekend (B&H): Removu K1 Gimbal, XIT, Ansmann, Etc

The Friday B&H daily deals, as always, last for 48 hours instead of the usual 24, so this set is good until Saturday at 11:59pm ET as follows:

+ REMOVU K1 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal with 4K Camera for $190
+ the brand name may sound like something you buy at a Cosmetics store but it’s really a handheld gimbal!

+ XIT Elite Series Locking LCD Viewfinder for 3″ DSLR Screens for $20

+ Ansmann Energy 8 Plus Charger and maxE PRO AA NiMH Battery Kit for $30

+ Porta Brace Padded 4″ and 7″ Lens Cups (Set of Two) for $20

12% off Used Lenses with KEH Camera coupon (ends Fri PM)

Good until Friday May 10 in 2019 AD, up until 11:59pm ET, coupon code LENS5A gets you 12% off Used Lenses at KEH Camera. The offer excludes ‘NEW’ and ‘Like New’ (LN) products. Leica branded lenses are also excluded.

As usual, the ultimate decider for what qualifies for the coupon is their shopping cart. You can “test” the coupon without having to login or create a KEH account: just add items of interest in the shopping cart and enter the coupon code and see what happens…

Thursday: Manfrotto Nitro, Porta Brace, Lens Coats, Etc

It’s not an Audi Quattro but it is four daily deals for Thursday at B&H Photo expiring at 11:59pm ET tonite [or earlier for any that manage to sell out ahead of time]:

+ Manfrotto Nitrotech N12 Head & Carbon Fiber Twin Leg Video Tripod Kit (100/75mm, Mid-Level Spreader) for $550

+ PORTA BRACE ACB-3B Assistant Camera Pouch with Belt (Large, Midnight Black) for $100

+ Celemony Melodyne Essential 4 – Pitch Shifting/Time Stretching Software (Download) for $49

+ LENSCOAT RainCoat Sleeves for $28 to $40 (three sizes)

Wednesday: Zhiyun for Mirrorless, InCase, iKan, Etc

No lens(e) [ha!] in the Wednesday B&H Photo dailies but we have this quartet running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier IF they sell out):

+ Zhiyun WEEBILL LAB Handheld Stabilizer for Mirrorless Cameras for $499

+ Incase City Duffel Bag for $30

+ iKAN Traveler Series Li-Ion Pro 14.8V 192Wh Two-Part Battery (Gold Mount) for $200

+ TPLINK SR20 Smart Home Router & Hub Kit with CS100 Door Sensor and MS100 Smart Motion Sensor for $90

And you can buy these without paying-paying sales-tax using the brand new B&H PayBoo credit card. Say Boo to the Sales Tax 🙂

Meanwhile in WootLandia, another variant of the Anker accessories sale hits the main Woot, while the Electronics promotes Tenergy batteries of different kinds, and the “Computers” sub-Woot features various HP gaming desktop computers…

B&H Photo Boldly Goes: new PayBoo store credit card pays you back the USA State Sales Tax

Sales Tax is a wallet-biter for internet shoppers in the USA these days. B&H Photo has a new option if you want to pay sales-tax without taking the hit in your wallet. And of course very legally doing so.

They have just launched the B&H PayBoo store credit card. You make online or in-store or by-phone purchases and pay the amount plus any appropriate sales tax. At the same time, the credit card rewards your account with the sales-tax amount, so the net balance of your credit card is without the sales tax amount.

For example, let’s say you purchased Hypothetical 50mm f0.005 IS Macro Tilt-Shift for $100. Sales tax in your state is $7. The credit card charges you $107, so you have paid your sales tax. At the same time, the B&H PayBoo store credit card credits $7 to your account. So the balance you have to pay is $100.

You have to apply and get accepted to the credit card (instant decisions available). It is managed by the Synchrony Bank.

NOTE that this benefit is only available to customers who reside in USA states where:
+ there is sales tax
+ B&H is required by law to collect it at purchase
+ there are no state laws prohibiting this practice

NOTE also that if you change the delivery address (eg different state), the credit amount and whether you get the credit may be impacted as different states have different percentages and laws and some-do and some-don’t collect sales tax.

There is no benefit/reward for international purchases. You will not get back customs or other fees. This benefit is only for US state-tax where eligible/possible.

This is a “house” credit card, it can only be used for B&H purchases at B&H, be it online or in-store or by phone or using the B&H apps or by raven.

NOTE also that you must make the FULL payment using this credit card. If it’s a partial payment with any other payment method, you will not receive the benefits.

Overall, this sounds like a promising idea, assuming you plan your purchases wisely and check what your purchasing/finance APRs are in case you are planning to make payments over time ~ especially if there are no special 0% financing offers available at the time of purchase.

This however creates complications if you frequently use or receive B&H Gift Card and/or B&H Rewards, so that’s something to consider. Some states may not collect sales-tax on digital downloads/services (eg CreativeCloud, software purchases, cloud subscriptions), so in those cases, you may be able to pay for them using your B&H gift cards.

Or you can re-gift the B&H gift cards or sell/trade them on the gift card market (plenty of sites and options these days for gift cards)…

Tuesday: HP Tango and Sprocket for $180 (Two Printer Bundle)

Printer action that is a bit of a surprise in the Amazon USA Gold Box, for the price of $180 you get an HP 2-Printer bundle:

+ HP Tango smart home printer (sorry, the printer cannot dance unless you put it on a very shaky surface while printing)

+ HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer (sprocket yes, but Hot Pockets are not included!

Limit two bundles per customer. Reviews can be found on the individual product pages of each printer ~ shown further down the Amazon product page…

Tuesday: Sigma 40/1.4 DG HSM ART for $999 (C/N/E), Benro Tripods, Etc

A lens, a prime lens at that, headlines the Tuesday quartet of B&H Photo daily deals running until 11:59pm ET today [or earlier for any that may sell out ahead of time]:

+ Sigma 40mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art for $999 in Canon, Nikon and Sony E

+ BENRO Tripster Travel Tripods, five options, $49 to $149

+ Xerox WorkCentre 6515/DN All-in-One Color Laser Printer for $180

+ INCASE Travel Passport Wallet for $15

Monday: Manfrotto NX backpack for $30, NixPlay digiframes

Digital picture frames are the dessert of the day at the Amazon USA Gold Box, where Gold Box favorites “NixPlay” are available for $104~ to $146~ for the 10-inch and 13-inch sizes respectively. It is a group listing, so filter through individual reviews. The total score of the 3300+ customer reviews is for all four options in the listing. Amazon really needs to fix their multi-option listings. These work best when an item differs based on color and other cosmetic non-essential factors. When you have different actual products, you need to separate them!

Meanwhile in the land of Best Minnnnesssssoooottttta Buy, they are offering the Manfrotto NX camera backpack for $30 with free store pickup or free delivery if the preconditions are met (certain Reward membership level or order-total)…

Monday: Lowepro Photostream, SmallHD, Nuance, Etc

Monday is here with a new set of B&H daily deals running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Lowepro PhotoStream RL 150 Roller for $80 after a $50 mail-in rebate

+ Nuance Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 Premium for $50

+ SmallHD FOCUS options, $380 to $430 (three options)

+ Blizzard LB Hex Unplugged RGBAW+UV Battery-Powered LED PAR Fixture for $140

Sunday: Jill-E, RucPac, Pelican, HP Z and PRO, Etc

Another Sunday is upon us and with it a new round of B&H dailies running until Sunday at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if any of them manages to sell out ahead of its scheduled ending):

+ JILL-E DESIGNS JACK Smart Laptop Backpack for $50

+ RUCPAC Slide Camera Strap for $25

+ Pelican 2620 HeadsUp Lite Headlamp for $14

+ HP ProDesk 600 G3 Microtower Desktop for $469
+ 3.4 GHz i5-7500 Quad, 8GB of 2400 MHz DDR4 RAM, Intel HD 630, 256GB NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD, etc
+ nice to see off-the-shelf sub-$500 desktops with 8GB RAM and SSD; I still remember paying $2,000 for a mid-range (at the time) desktop a few centuries ago [literally because it was in the 90s]

Speaking of computers, under “Computers” in Wootlandia there’s refurbished HP Z-Books going $640 to $690…

And at the Best Buy dailies it’s the return of the Vivitar action camera for $25, along with the Insignia single-use battery sale including the 48-packs for $8 each (either AA or AAA). There’s also a 4-pack of A23 for $3…

Friday: GoPRO Fusion 360 camera for $300

The headliner of the Best Buy dailies is the new condition GoPRO Fusion 360 camera going for $300 with free US shipping or free store pickup where available/possible…

Also part of the deal is the 2TB Sandisk Extreme USB 3.1 Type-C Gen II going for $300 with free shipping. There’s also a 15.6″ ASUS going for $300 (a nice 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, AMD A12). And there’s a 10,000 mAh Otterbox for $25, and such…