Archives for March 22, 2020

Monday: 2pk 32GB Sandisk Ultra microSD for $11 after coupon

If you need 32GB microSD cards, or you have older devices that don’t work with higher capacities, good until Monday 3/23/20 at 11:59pm central time (or earlier if sold out) Woot is offering a new condition 2pk of 32GB Sandisk Ultra microSD cards (A1, U1, Class 10, up to 98MB/sec transfer read) for $11 after using coupon code SANDISK in their shopping cart. It comes out to $5.50 per 32GB card after the coupon. The price before the coupon is $16. They come with the Sandisk Limited Warranty. Limit one offer per customer.

PS: another use, if you have higher capacity memory cards in devices that end up not using them, you can swap out the higher capacity cards and put the 32GB cards in them. You may think you’re gonna fill up the tablet’s 128GB microSD card but when you look six months later, it uses up just 12GB 🙂 Not that I’ve done this, this is purely an example for example purposes. Really! 🙂

Monday: Rokinon 14mm f2.8 for $249 [C/E] or $269 [N w/AE]; Sony CFast 2.0, Adobe, Etc

Hooray, it’s LENS DAY at the Monday 3/23/20 B&H daily deals running until 11:59pm ET or earlier for any that manages to sellout ahead of the designated expiration time…

+ 2pk 64GB Sony CFAST 2.0 G series memory card and Card Reader for $200

+ Rokinon 14mm f2.8 IF ED UMC for $249 in Canon EF or Sony E manual focus and $269 for Nikon with AE chip
+ ED is Extra-low Dispersion (does not need blue pills to function)

+ Adobe Premiere Elements 2020 for $60 in your choice of DVD or digital download

+ Impact Panel Frame Reflector Kit – Zebra Gold / Zebra Silver (43 x 67″) for $200

+ Ruggard Electronics dry cabinets, 8 options, $70 to $1000
+ consult with your gurus whether these work for cigars and/or puerh teas 🙂

+ Alesis Elevate 3 MKII – 20W 3″ Two-Way Active Desktop Studio Monitors (Pair) for $59
+ that’s a pretty good value per pound, they weigh 6.3 lbs (shipping weight 8.6 lbs) ~ if we were buying speakers like groceries 🙂

Best Buy launches Curbside PickUp (and other social distancing measures)

If you would like to purchase or pickup something from your local Best Buy stores, starting today they have introduced Curbside Pickup. You have to select this option in the shopping cart (where available/possible). Once you receive an order confirmation with pickup instructions, go to the designated place (with photo-ID and credit-card of payment) and open your car’s trunk for contactless delivery 🙂

As far as at home deliveries and installations, Best Buy employees will not enter your home no matter what. So installations and setups are being cancelled. Deliveries of items (even if heavy and hard to move) will be at your doorstep, not inside the house.

Patience is a virtue until all this is behind us…

… in the meantime, this is a great opportunity to start on all those resolution charts and lens calibration tests you had been postponing 🙂

Zhiyun Crane V2 3-Axis Brushless Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer for $326 [ends Mon 10am ET]

The latest Adorama Daily Deal (expires 10am ET Monday or earlier if sold out) is the new condition Zhiyun Crane V2 3-Axis Brushless Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer going for $326 with free US shipping…

And an update from Adorama’s shipping, the same-day shipping cut-off point for orders, whether they are regular or rush, will be 11:30am eastern time on Monday through Thursday and 10:30am ET on Friday.

REI Members: 20% off One Full Price and One Outlet Item

Outdoorsy photographers your time has come if you are a member of the REI Commune! A one-time $20 membership fee made you (or makes you if you sign up now) a lifetime member (no annual subscriptions, just a one-time fee!). And one of the perks of membership in the commune is discounts!

Coupon code MEMPERKS2020 until 4/6/20 gets you 20% off a single full price item [you won’t earn a dividend since it’s not full price], while the same coupon code gets you an additional 20% off on a single REI Outlet item (formerly REI Garage)…

Last but not least, you get 25% off on all REI branded products (except for bicycles). This one appears to be open to all, not just members. Expires 3/26/20…

Sunday (Free to Watch at 12pm ET): The Art of Wildlife Photography

The headliner of the free-to-watch online streaming classes at Creative LIVE On-AIR on Sunday 3/22/20 is the “The Art of Wildlife Photography” class by Tom Mangelsen. It has 24 lessons and runs for 10.5 hours.

The classes stream for 24 hours, so you can watch whenever it is convenient. Of course some may find it more helpful if they watch a class from start to end. Every day the new classes start at 9am pacific time. In the meantime, the classes from the previous day continue to stream. So in a way, if you wake up early or are in the eastern time zone, you can watch yesterday’s and today’s classes in marathon binge 🙂

Sunday: Tamrac Nagano, SpiderPRO, Xcellon USB Hub, Vanguard VEO2, Etc

Every day is like Sunday during the Corona Days but we have some excitement, six new B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier for any that sells out ahead of its designated time):

+ Tamrac Nagano 12L Camera Backpack for $50 in two color options

+ SpiderPro Hand Strap for $29

+ XCeLLon 7-Port USB 3.0 Hub² with Intelligent Charging for $30
+ five data ports, two charging ports, full size Type A all
+ NOTE: the 2 superscript appears to be part of the model name? Not sure 🙂 Just like the final “s”, these type of potentially confusing things are best avoided in product names 🙂

+ JarvisMobile Dual-Port USB Type-C PD + QC 3.0 Wall & Car Charger Kit for $20

+ also NetGear router and AKG wireless mic set ~ both with automatic add-to-cart discounts

MEANWHILE at the Adorama Daily Deal (changes daily 10am ET) they are offering the new condition Vanguard VEO 2 235CB 5-Section Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod for $110 with free US shippings…

UPDATE: reading is fun-da-mental at the Amazon Gold Box where the headliner deal of the day is a sale on 98 Kindle eBooks from a various of genres, fiction and non-fiction…

At the Best Buy dailies, there’s a refurbished Epson Workforce ES-50 sheetfed [memo to self: be careful with typos here!] scanner going for $70… and a 27″ Acer Predator XB272 LED G-Sync FHD computer monitor going for $350. Pretty soon, all communication will happen with TLAs! (Three Letter Acronyms]…