Archives for July 14, 2019

New Sony E-mount (and more) Instant Savings are LIVE!

Sony is back with another round of manufacturer-initiated instant savings promotions and you can find them all nicely organized at the B&H Photo website

The offers include (among others):

+ a7 II with 28-70 and extras for $1600
+ a7R III with extras for $2500
+ a7R III with 24-105 and extras for $4200

+ VG-C3EM Vertical Grip for $298

+ FE 24-105mm f/4 Lens with UV Filter Kit for $1400
+ 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens with UV Filter Kit for $600

And LOTS more. You can use the various tabs and price-range filters at the Promotional page for items of interest. For example, the big RX10 IV monster is down to $1598 with free accessories as well. The RX10 IV is the “(forum) dream of the 90s” ~ to paraphrase Portlandia 🙂

Get Ready: Prime Day 2019 is Monday AND Tuesday

Get ready! Fire up your e-wallets, update your addresses and credit cards on file because Prime Day 2019 is a two-day event, Monday and Tuesday July 15 and 16! We will have extended coverage to go with the festivities…

IF you want to participate in the festivities hut you are not a Prime member, fear not! There is a way, you can start a FREE 30 Day Prime Trial membership and be able to buy all the Prime deals. That’s after all one of the reasons they are doing “Prime Day”. If you don’t like the various features of the Prime membership, you can always cancel it before the 30 days are over ~ if not cancelled, it will automatically convert into a paying recurring 1-year membership [I almost wrote “1 yarn” a flashback to the 70s Battlestar Galactica]…

In the meantime to get you warmed up, Woot is running its own little section of Prime Deals. As of the time of writing, they have great deals on the good old Kindle Voyage e-reader for $75 to $80 (used-refurbished, with 90-day warranty). and a few more things.

20% off with Barnes & Noble coupon

Barnes and Noble is not going to let Amazon run “unopposed” during Prime Day, so the Barnes & Noble website is offering 20% off your order using coupon code JUNEREADS until 7/16/19. The usual restrictions and exclusions apply. There is no minimum order amount for this promotion…

For bargain book ideas [think of the B&M bookstore “clearance section” with those giant colorful coffee table books], check their Outlet page and if you don’t feel like digging into the various categories, check their Photography Section

1-Year of Adobe CC Training Bundle for $29 [Stacksocial]

Stacksocial has another Adobe-related bundle, this time they are offering the The Complete Adobe CC Training Bundle for $29. This bundle consists of seven courses with a total of 247 lessons between them all. These are “Beginner to Advanced” type of classes and include Photoshop, Premiere, After Effects, Animation, Illustrator, Flash and InDesign. The classes are offered by “Academy of Design”.

NOTE that this is a 1-year subscription to the courses. You do not have lifetime access to them but one year only (365 days from purchase/activation).

REI Outlet: $20 off $100+ order until 7/22

REI fans, unite and take over! Good until 7/22/19, orders of $100+ at the REI Outlet will get an automatic shopping cart discount of $20 off. Terms, conditions and restrictions apply…

Separately, they have a seasonal sale on North Face products. Sorry to say but fans of “East Face” and “West Face” and “South Face” will have to wait for a future sale ^_^

PS: REI is a (hippy) co-op, so unlike annual membership plans, with REI, you pay a one-time fee to join the cult collective, and then you are a lifetime member. You also earn annual dividends on select (non-sale) purchases…

Sunday: GoPRO HERO7 Silver for $200, Pixma TS8120 for $50

There is some Sunday action at the Best Buy daily deals, in the central time zone, with the following items:

+ GoPRO HERO 7 Silver HD waterproof action camera for $200
+ keep in mind the camera colors are _different_ models with GoPRO; because life should never be easy 😉
+ it currently goes for $215 at B&H, Amazon, Ado with the “add to cart” song and dance

+ Canon PIXMA TS8120 Wireless AiO Printer (Red color scheme) for $50

Sunday: 360 Rize Pano Cam $119, Luxli BiC OnC LED $70, Etc

Sunday is upon us and with it, 7/14/19 brings us a neuvo quartet of B&H daily deals as follows:

+ 360 Rize 360Penguin Panoramic Camera for $119

+ Luxli CNS-40B Constructor Large Block Bi-Color On-Camera LED Light for $70

+ Ruggard Five Pocket Filter Pouch (up to 4 x 6″) for $15

+ HPRC Watertight/Waterproof Hard-Shell Case for DJI Mavic 2 Pro/Zoom (Black) for $74~