Archives for August 19, 2020

10% Back on select Sony Cameras and Lenses when paying with the B&H PayBoo card

The B&H PayBoo card is B&H’s online store credit card that has a special benefit. If you online-shop from a state that charges sales tax on online purchases, and you pay for the B&H purchase with the PayBoo store card, you get an instant discount/credit on the PayBoo card that is equal of the sales tax you would have paid. In other words, B&H pays the sales tax for you. You can check whether your state is eligible by clicking on the “Check Savings” links over there. It opens up, asks for your zipcode and tells you the percentage. Obviously if you live in a state without a sales tax, you won’t get anything discounted. The card is from Symphony Bank. It is only a store card that can be used at B&H, not a general-use VISA/Mastercard/etc…

And now to the actual deal running until August 25 in 2020. In addition to the aforementioned sales-tax credit, you will get an additional 10% back on your card with the purchase of select Sony Cameras and Lenses that you see listed over there. They include A-series full-frames, a-series APS-C cameras, f2.8 PRO zooms, bright primes and various other lenses and bundles…

To keep the example simple, I am using round numbers and a fictional state. Let’s say you live in the great state of Denial, famous for its beautiful reflective lakes and its wholesome gentle and thrifty people, so they charge a 1% sales tax. You want to buy a Sony a6400 kit that costs $998. And you pay for your purchase in whole with the B&H PayBoo card.

You will be charged $998 [the camera price] plus 1% sales tax [$9.98] but the PayBoo card will automatically credit your account for $9.98, making your out of pocket $998. And because you are buying a camera participating in this Sony promotion, you will get a separate 10% credit [10% of $998 = $99.8] on your PayBoo B&H card…

I hope this example is actually not making things more confusing 🙂

Wedn: Lexar, ASUS, Porta Brace w/Lens Cups, Gimbal Tripod Head, 27″ ASUS, 12.9″ iPad PRO (previous gen)

Never fear, Hump Day is here and with it we have a new string quartet of B&H dailies good until 11:59pm ET [or earlier if sold out] as follows:

+ Porta Brace Hard Case with Six 4″ Lens Cups for $100

+ MoVo GH800 Carbon Fiber Professional Gimbal Tripod Head for $130

+ ASUS Designo MZ27AQL 27″ 16:9 IPS Monitor for $279
+ HDMI + DisplayPort Inputs, 2560 x 1440 Resolution, 1000:1 Static Contrast Ratio, etc

+ 64GB iPad Pro 12.9″ with Wi-Fi and 4G LTE, the previous generation model, for $669
+ additional options for $more$: with Apple Care, with the Magic Mystical Surreal and Whimsical Keyboard and both together

The ASUS party continues at the Best Buy dailies where the headliner is the $470 ASUS X512DA-BTS2020RL laptop [they need better names!] with Ryzen 5 3500U, 8GB RAM, 512GB PCIe SSD, 1920 x 1080, Vega 8, Windows Goodbye [okay, Hello], etc… Also in the Best Buy offerings is a 2TB WD external USB 3.0 portable hard drive going for $55, while the 1TB WD SSD external for $100 has sold out…

Among the Amazon USA Gold Box options there’s the slim Anker 10,000 mAh portable power bank going for $20. The defining feature here is that it is a slim powerbank…

Meanwhile at the Adorama daily deals [end by Thursday 10am ET] they have a mini Lexar theme:

+ 128GB Lexar CFexpress Type B with Lexar reader for $170

+ 32GB Lexar USB 3.1 flash drive for $7.50

This is not a daily deal but it’s too small to garner an individual post, among the Top 20 of Woot best sellers is a sale on 2-packs of Centon microSD cards. The 64GB duo goes for $30 while the 32GB duo goes for $22. Sale ends in about 12 days or earlier if sold out….