The price of the 100pk of AC Delco single-use AA batteries is now down to $13.12 at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of one set per customer during the sale. Or you can set up a “Subscribe and Save” which further drops the price, but keep in mind, future Subscribe-and-Save deliveries will be at the future time-of-shipment price, not the current price. You can adjust, postpone or cancel Subscribe-and-Save any time without hassle. These average 4.4 out of 5 based on 900+ customer reviews. This is 7.62 batteries per dollar with the standard purchase and even more with the Subscribe-and-Save price.
It looks like the AmazonBasics AA 100-pack is chasing them downhill in price, they are now going for $13.74 with up to three 100-packs per customer. These come out to 7.28 batteries per dollar.
OSHA disclaimer: you can only use whole batteries. Fractional batteries are mentioned above only for the express purpose of price comparison between the various offers. Do not use fractional batteries. Do not try this at home. Do not eat batteries. Properly recycle or dispose of at the appropriate facilities. Restrictions may apply. This is an out of control paragraph that is totally unnecessary and I need to stop writing it and press publish NOW 🙂
Speaking of which, for two days only, the this Dell XPS 27″ AiO computer (4K Ultra HD Touchscreen All-in-One Computer, Core i7-6700 3.4GHz, 16GB RAM, 2TB HDD, AMD R9 M485X 4GB GDDR5, Windows 10 Home) is on sale for $2000 with free shipping.
Bag the bag! The Case Logic DCB-308 SLR Camera Sling is currently on sale for the very specific price of $34 [WAS $37.84] at Amazon by Amazon itself. This is not a lightning deal. Limit one per customer at this point. It averages 4.4 out of 5 based on 510 customer reviews.
As of this update (late 4/27/17), the price is below $35, so non-Prime members have to add a filler item to get to $35+. Look at the ADD-ON section of the latest lightning deals post for ideas.
Batteries are included! The 12-pack of Fujitsu AA 2000 mAh 2100 Cycles Ni-MH Pre-Charged Rechargeable Batteries (Made in Japan) are on sale for $18 at NewEgg Business until 5/2/17 (or earlier if sold out). You can buy as many as you like during the sale.
If you want to convert your favorite bag into a camera base, or further subsection a larger bag or storage case or any other DIY thing you want/need, this 3-position S-Zone waterproof camera insert goes for $14, with the order fulfilled by Amazon. The dividers are removable and repositionable. It averages 4.5 out of 5 based on 29 customer reviews. There’s more like this from other brands, the more time you spend digging through them at Amazon, the more you will find. A repositionable rabbit hole 🙂
The same brand is offering an Earth Day style waterproof canvas camera bag with PU-leather trim for $24. Note that the inside is not an earth-color, it is Coldplay-yellow 🙂
The Sunpak 6601UT 620-060 Tripod with 3-Way Panhead, Bubble Level and Quick-Release is on sale for the next few days for $25 with free shipping at NewEgg by NewEgg actual as one of their non-shellshocker daily deals. Free shipping is the key here.
But if you are planning to place a B&H Photo order of $49+, you can get this with free shipping, and the B&H Photo price is $21.54 with a free Sunpak medium tripod case included by B&H for free. If your B&H order total is under $49, you have to pay shipping for it, and tripods are too big for USPS First Class Mail or standard Priority Mail boxes 🙂
If you are a fan of the Fujitsu chargers, the Fujitsu Ni-MH Quick Charger is on sale for $20 with free shipping at NewEgg with a limit of up to five units per customer. You get a 4-slot 4-hour (for four AAs) charger, with four pre-charged NiMH batteries included.
Also part of the NAB 2017 sale-a-brations, Adorama has launched a diverse but video-centric NAB sale featuring Rokinon Cine lenses, a variety of lightning and studio equipment, various video-friendly cameras and camcorders, tripods, computers and more. Lots of products are offered, too many to list here individually.
In parallel, there is a freebie promotion on select LaCIE Thunderbolt Storage Arrays, you get a FREE Pelican case and a FREE Apple adapter. Eight options are available and prices range from $2999 all the way up to $9999.
UPDATE: they have also launched a 48-Hour Sale featuring a pot-pouri of camera and photo gear (a total of 33 options).
The new condition GoPro LCD Touch BacPac is on sale for a limited time for $58 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo… For more offers, check their Featured Sales… The B&H website will begin accepting orders again at 9pm ET tonight…
Batteries are included in this item. In fact, it is batteries 🙂 The 100-pack of AmazonBasics single-use AA batteries is currently on sale for the very specific price of $16.52 at Amazon by Amazon actual with a limit of up to 27 100-packs per customer. This is not a lightning deal, so expiration time/date unknown. It comes out to six batteries per dollar, which is pretty good. Free shipping for Prime members or with a $35+ order.
Speaking of 100-packs from AmazonBasics, they have a 100-pack of 1.0mm Ballpoint pens for $4.06, half of the pens are blue, half are black. This is an Add-On item, so a $25+ order is a must. It comes out to almost 25 pens per dollar. Useful if pens keep disappearing at the studio or if you want to donate at a local school or non-profit. For more Amazon-y things, check the Elsewhere at Amazon section in the almost-daily lightning deal round-ups.
If you like to boldly-go and try new battery chargers, the AC Delco 4-slot AA/AAA slow-moving charger bundled with two AA 2000 mAh low self-discharge batteries is currently on sale for $9~ by Amazon itself or for even less if you buy it with “Subscribe and Save”. Food items are not the only ones eligible for “Subscribe and Save”, consumables (in a broader sense) are participating too. It has no customer reviews, so you can be the one to boldly go and inform the masses 🙂 Batteries must be charged in pairs. This is a slow-moving / overnight type of a charger which is a plus or minus depending on what you prefer/need.
To the Land of the Tripods we go with another Manfrotto offering, this one at Adorama, it is the Manfrotto Befree One Aluminum Ultra-Compact and Lightweight Tripod offered for $100 with free shipping in three color schemes, in the Gray color or the Red color or the Black color. This is a weekend sale (or earlier if sold out). The different colors can be handy if you want to separate their use (eg one color for outdoor use, one color for indoor use (eg schools or hospitals where you don’t want to bring in manure from the cow photography project), one color for in-house/in-studio work.
Also running at Adorama (until 4/27/17 or earlier if sold out) is a sale on the refurbished-by-Lenovo Lenovo Flex 4 15.6″ Signature Edition 2-in-1 laptop (1080p IPS Touchscreen, i7-7500U 2.7GHz, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, AMD Radeon R7 M460, Windows 10) for $639 with free expedited shipping. It comes with a 90-day Lenovo warranty. Trade-offs of flexibility and battery life as you get a Core U processor with SSD storage and dedicated graphics card.
And now a few more sale items from B&H, grouped together so I won’t create another half a dozen short posts. First up, bags! The Think Tank Photo CityWalker 30 Messenger Bag in the blue slate color-scheme is on sale for $80 with free expedited shipping, with a limit of up to three units per customer.
If you are interested in one of them Wacom graphics tablets but don’t want to break the bank, the Wacom Intuos Pro Professional Pen & Touch Tablet (Black, Small) is offered in refurbished condition for $179 with free expedited shipping. Offer ends 4/23/17 at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out).
Messenger bags and iPads go hand in hand (the aforementioned Think Tank has a compartment for up to a 15″ laptop, which should fit the iPad fine ~ you can also put the iPad in a case or a sleeve for double protection), which brings us to the Apple 9.7″ iPad Pro (256GB, Wi-Fi Only, Space Gray) offered for $750 with free shipping until 4/30/17 or earlier if sold out.
Speaking of Apple, the 27″ iMac with Retina 5K Display (Late 2015), model Z0SC-MK48259-BH, is on sale for $3850 with free expedited shipping until 3/24/17 or earlier if sold out. This one definitely does NOT fit in the CityWalker messenger bag. You’ll have to use something bigger if you want to take this to Starbucks and become a social media sensation 😉
The screens on tablets and computers are fine, but sometimes you need to go next level with your computer monitors. B&H is offering until 4/21/17 the NEC PA272W-BK-SV 27″ 16:9 IPS Monitor with SpectraView II for $1149 with free expedited shipping. You have to add-to-cart in order to see the discounted price.
You can certainly use this to trim coupons, but it would be the definition of overkill 🙂 On the other hand, if you have photographic reasons for it, the Dahle 554 Professional Rolling Trimmer (28-1/4″) is on sale for $160 with free expedited shipping.
PS: QUESTION: do you prefer more posts grouped together like this one or posted individually? Opine in los commentos or le contact formeaux.
B&H is back after the Holidays and to celebrate that, they have a mini e-doorbuster, the Benro MIS28ABR0 iStudio Aluminum Monopod Kit with BR0 Ball Head goes for $20 with free shipping. The free shipping gets upgraded to free expedited shipping if your order total is $49+. Limit three units per customer. Offer ends 4/23/17 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out.
There are convertible cars and laptops, but there are also convertible camera bags. In this case, this Vanguard Quovio 44 Convertible Backpack/Sling converts between a backpack and a sling bag, a rather “widescreen” sling. See gallery pictures for more on this, which is on sale for $120 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.
The dark brown and light brown color-schemes of the MegaGear “Ever Ready” Leather Case for select Sony a6* mirrorless cameras is currently on sale for $25 with a limit of up to ten per color per customer at Amazon by Amazon itself. The usual free shipping terms apply (Prime or $35+).
If you want single-use batteries but don’t want to deal with Office Depot Rewards, there are a couple of Maxell sales at Amazon, but these too have their gotchas ~ they are either PrimePantry or Add-ON!
+ 48pk of Maxell AA for $10 (4.8 batteries per dollar)
+ PRIME PANTRY (must make a PrimePantry purchase)
+ you can get free PrimePantry shipping if you buy five or more units from select qualifying products ~ any combination works, five of the same item, or five different items, or three of this and two of that
+ otherwise Prime Pantry has a $6 flat shipping for every PrimePantry box you fill-up
+ you may have a $5 PrimePantry credit in your account ~ these are a result of selecting No Rush Shipping instead of 2-day Prime shippingon Prime-eligible purchases. You can check your available credits and expiration dates anytime by going to amazon.com/norushcredits
+ easy way to remember is “no rush credits” and then append these words (without the spaces) to amazon.com/
+ 36pk of Maxell AAA for $7.21 (almost 5 batteries per dollar)
+ ADD-ON ITEM (must place a $25+ order regardless)
+ everyone can buy this, not restricted to Prime members
+ 36pk of Maxell AAA for $7.61
+ PRIME PANTRY (only Prime members can make Prime Pantry purchases)
PS: check the Comprehensive Guide to Prime Benefits if you want to detangle the different Amazon shopping options these days.
If you are a fan of the Office Depot and Office MAX Duracell battery rewards, there is another round and this time they are “upgrading” to the 20pk of Quantum batteries instead of the 16pk of Copppertops. This new offer runs between April 16-22 (2017). You can find it at the Office Depot Rewards page (fifth row).
The graphic above says “online only” while the terms at the bottom of the page (appended at the bottom of the post below) say good online or by phone/fax. To be on the safe side, do online-only unless you are certain phone/fax orders will qualify as well.
The link there points to these two eligible Quantum 20-pack options (AA or AAA). Per the terms, you have a limit of (up to) three for this shopping week. You can get any combination, eg [two AA and one AAA] or [three AAA] or [three AA] or [one AA] or [two AAA] or [one AA and one AAA] or any other combo that totals up to three.
You pay the full price ($14.99 per 20-pack) plus sales tax (if applicable). Shipping is free with a $35+ order. A few weeks later, your Office Depot Rewards account will have a $14.99 reward for every 20-pack you buy.
Because these are “Bonus Rewards”, they will be issued separately from the monthly Depot rewards (so they are not subject to the multiples of $10 evil restriction). They don’t always send emails when rewards are loaded, so you have to check manually. Sales tax is NOT included in the Rewards, that’s out of your pocket regardless.
Office Depot rewards do NOT roll. If you pay for this order with Rewards, you will NOT earn rewards. You must needs use “fresh money” (credit, debit, gift card, cash, etc).
“Bonus Rewards: 100% Back in Rewards on select Duracell® Quantum Alkaline Batteries: Valid online, by phone or fax from 4/16/17 – 4/22/17 11:59 PM ET or while supplies last, whichever occurs first. Limit 3 offers per member. This offer cannot be combined with other Bonus Reward offers on the same or similar products and services.”
More new camera-related accessories from the AmazonBasics brand, the black and blue color schemes of the AmazonBasics Trekker Camera Backpack are on sale for $51 with free shipping. The orange option is not on sale, it remains at $60. They are so new they have 12 customer reviews with a 4 out of 5.
Low-priced items can only have small discounts (otherwise they’d be free) which brings us to the 62mm AmazonBasics UV Protection Lens Filter on sale for $4.52 instead of its regular price of $2 more. Limit ten per customer. This is not an ADD-ON item, so as a Prime member you can get this in 2~ days for free (or if it’s eligible you can select slow-shipping and get a $1 digital credit or any other promotion they may have ~ sometimes they don’t on small items).
If not a Prime member, it’s an appetizer if you are planning a larger order, or if you are close to $35+ and need another small thing t to you free shipping. This is not a lightning deal. The AmazonBasics product line continues to expand, they have over 900 products now.
If you are comfortable with 3rd-party battery chargers, the PowerExtra Charger with Two Batteries (replacements for Canon LP-E17) is on sale for $18, sold by Powerextra’s Amazon store with the order fufilled by Amazon, so Prime members get 2-day free shipping on this. A car charger and a cleaning cloth are also included. It averages 3.9 out of 5 based on 9 customer reviews. The one unhappy 1-star review said the batteries did not work with the M3. Per the product description there (definitely read it before buying), these are not fully decoded, and you have to confirm in the camera’s menu that they are not genuine Canon before you can use them.
This sale is back on again, To the eBay Deals where the Best Buy eBay store is having a marriage of accessories in a bundle. You get the Lowepro Format 160 Camera Bag AND the Joby GorillaPod SLR-Zoom with Ball-Head Tripod, together as a bundle for $40 with free shipping or in-store pickup. Limit three bundles per customer.
The Dostyle Light Meter (Range: 0.1 ~ 200,000 Lux and 0.01 ~ 20,000 Fc) is on sale for $19 as of 4/19/17 [WAS $16] by the maker (“Dostyle Online”) with the orders fulfilled by Amazon, so you get free 2-day shipping if a Prime member. Otherwise, the usual $35+ limit. Limit up to eight units per customer. This averages 5 out of 5 based on 11 customer reviews, and it is currently the #1 best seller in newly-released Light Meters (there’s only seven of them listed though).