The Hasselblad True Zoom Camera modular add-on to the Moto Z phone line-up (Moto Z flagship, Z PLAY, Z Droid variants) is currently on sale, in new condition, for $200 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself. Limit up to three per customer. This is not a lightning deal. It has 10x optical zoom and shoots RAW.
On the VRography front (okay, VR cameras), the new condition Samsung 360 Gear VR camera is on sale for $190 with free shipping and free returns at Groupon Goods. The sale ends 2/24/17. This ships in two business days. Groupon is trying to improve their shipping speeds, which is a must in the era of Prime and Doordash and Google Express 🙂
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A big price cut since the previous time I posted about this in December 2016, trending at the Trending eBay Deals is another offer from the official DJI eBay store, offering the manufacturer refurbished DJI Phantom 3 Professional with 4K Video for $579 with free shipping and a 1-year DJI warranty. Limit up to five per customer.
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Another Black Friday 2016 offer is back on again, it’s the GoPro HERO5 Session bundled with a $45 Amazon plastic gift card, together going for $299 with free shipping.
The Yi action camera lightning deal sold out quickly, but here comes a sale (not a lightning deal) on a different one. The Veho Muvi K-Series K-2 NPNG kit, model VCC-006-K2NPNG, is on sale for $140 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself. This is a superset of the standard kit that includes a rugged carrying case, and about half a dozen additional accessories.
On the other hand, if you don’t need the extra accessories, the standard kit goes for $135 with free shipping at Adorama (eg if you have Adorama gift certificates or promotional rewards waiting to get spent). If you want to do a detailed comparison of what’s included between the two kits, compare the “What’s In The Box” section on the right side of the Adorama product page between the standard kit and the more expensive kit.
More eBay Deals action, it’s the attach of the drones, but without George Lucas involved, the official DJI ebay store is offering the manufacturer-refurbished with a 1-year warranty DJI Phantom 3 Standard with 2.7K Video for $399 with free shipping. Limit up to five units per customer. Over 1800 units got sold from this listing so far.
This lightning deal sold out long before its 6-hour lightning deal window expired. Yi has its own mini hype train these days 🙂
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As of a 2/10/17 recheck, they are out of used options…
If you are comfortable with used gear, the DJI Mavic Pro is available in “USED – Very Good” condition (item will come repackaged it says over there) at Amazon Warehouse Deals, with Warehouse Deals (Amazon’s used sales persona) being the actual seller. As usual, used supplies are limited and their prices can change.
The new condition USA warranty version of the Samsung Gear 360 VR camera is currently on sale for $226 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself. Limit up to three units per customer. This price is for Prime-members only at this point in time.
PS: I turned in-browser spell-checking back on again, so random misspellings should be cut down. I turned it off because the browser spell-checking can get jumpy spell-checking the long lightning deals posts (which are full of non-words, such as “href”). On the other hand, the two keyboard approach (mechanical in front for most of the text typing; and the previously mentioned Logitech G105 for macros, keypad, and night light) appears to have significantly improved the typing/writing aspects of doing this 🙂 The danger of this is falling into the mechanical keyboard addiction ~ I suppose I could start a mechanical keyboard blog if that happens 🙂
PS: all fixed-lens cameras that are not camera-cameras are now under the Other Cameras category (action cameras, smartphones, VR cameras, 360 cameras, drones, etc).
This Black Friday 2016 offer is back on again, you get the new condition GOPRO Hero5 Black action camera along with a $60 Amazon plastic gift card, together for $400 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself.
PS: in the very rare occasion where the item ships AFTER the gift card arrives at your door, you can use the gift card amount towards the purchase price of the item. The benefit of this is that you spend the gift card immediately, and pay $60 less “out of pocket” on the purchase.
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A new flash sale is flying at Adorama, it is the Hubsan X4 H107D 5.8GHz Mini FPV Quadcopter with 480p Camera, Transmitter Included going for $75 with free shipping, for a limited time.
Trendy at the Trending eBay Deals is, at the moment, the manufacturer refurbished GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition Camera going for $109 with free shipping and a 1-year warranty, sold by the official GoPRO store on ebay. Limit three units per customer. Almost 30,000 units got sold and the listing there says “more than 98% sold”.
While on eBay, on the budget side of lighting, a generic 12pk of LED 60W equivalent A19 light bulbs is on sale for $18 with free shipping by eBay seller “xpectmoreforless” (98.4%, Georgia (USA)). Limit five sets per customer with over 21,000 sold through this listing. This is Soft White 3000K light. The picture of the container is shown if you want to assess risk.
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The 3DR Solo Drone Quadcopter is currently on sale, in new condition, for $276 at Amazon. Amazon itself only offers this for Prime members, but a variety of 3rd-party sellers have this for $276 and everyone can buy it for them (a few of which are Prime-eligible (fulfilled by Amazon)).
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On the camera-phone front, the current Motorola flagship, the 64GB Moto Z, unlocked, without contract or installment plan requirements, is on sale for $500 with free shipping, with a limit of two per customer at Amazon by Amazon itself… This is a modular phone with optional add-ons/modules such as the Hasselblad 10X True Zoom… There is no combined purchase discount – if you want both, you may want to wait for future offers. The sale this time is on the phone, not the bundle…
Speaking of unlocked no-contract cameraphones, the dual lens Huawei Honor 6X is now shipping for $250.
This offer ended but the sales price-pattern of $150 has been established…
It’s back to Black Friday 2016 pricing for the GoPro HERO+ LCD [Ecommerce Packaging], it is on sale for $150 with free shipping, as a “surprise” lightning deal at Amazon by Amazon itself. Limit one per customer. Sale ends at 2:45am ET on Friday or earlier if sold out. It is 67% claimed as of Thursday 11:12pm ET.
This eBay offer is back on again… Flying over the Trending eBay Deals is another offer from the official DJI eBay store, offering the manfacturer refurbished DJI Phantom 3 Standard with 2.7K Video for $349 with free shipping and a 1-year DJI warranty. Limit up to five per customer. Over 1270 units got sold so far.
If you are a fan of Leica mobile cameras/lenses and are looking for an unlocked no-contract with USA-warranty Android flagship-level smartphone, the Huawei Mate 9 with dual Leica Cameras is now in-stock and ready to ship for $600 at Amazon by Amazon itself. With Google betraying the Nexus line-up with an iPhone-wannabe Pixel-Schmixel (#BitterNexusFans), it opens the door for Nexus fans to explore other unlocked options from the many other Android manufacturers that even have microSD cards 🙂
Slightly less threatening than a Borg Cube, the Polaroid Cube HD 1080p Lifestyle Action Video Camera is currently on sale for $60 with free shipping in three color schemes, with a limit of three units per color scheme per customer per Borg collective at Amazon by Amazon itself. This is not a lightning deal.
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I’m not sure when this went live, it’s not in the Gold Box Deals of the Day, but it’s hiding in the Lightning Deals page, good until 3am ET on Tuesday is the new condition GoPro HERO+ LCD [Ecommerce Packaging] offered for $150 with free shipping. Limit one per customer.
This eBay offer expired with over 1000 units sold…
Flying over the Trending eBay Deals is another offer from the official DJI eBay store, offering the manfacturer refurbished DJI Phantom 3 Standard with 2.7K Video for $349 with free shipping and a 1-year DJI warranty. Limit up to five per customer. Over 850 units got sold so far.
The GoPRO HERO5 Black black-friday offer was $400 with a $60 gift card (gift card of each particular seller), but now Best Buy is adding an additional freebie. In addition to getting a $60 Best Buy gift card, you also get a 64GB Sandisk Extreme PLUS microSDXC for FREE. Free shipping or free store pickup.
If you are of the LG persuasion, the new condition LG G5 Friends 360 CAM LG-R105 is currently going for $100 with free shipping, sold by Dealfisher, with the order fulfilled by Amazon, so it is Prime eligible. This is not a lightning deal.
If you prefer the previous generation, the new condition GoPro HERO4 Black is bundled with a $50 electronic B&H Gift Card, together for $329 with free shipping when you do the “add to cart” song and dance at B&H Photo… This one of their latest Featured sales…
Speaking of GoPRO, B&H offers the Lensbaby Circular 180+ Lens for GoProThe Other Cameras. Ben Linus not included 🙂
If you are curious about dual-camera phones, as part of the NewEgg TechMas sale (I do not have a monopoly on bad puns), you can get the new condition unlocked no-contract 32GB Huawei Hodor 8 Dual Camera smartphone for $300 with free shipping. You also get a few other freebies, including a selfie-stick, cables and adapters and such, and headphones).
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If you missed the “GoPRO HERO5 BLACK” Black Friday special, it is back at B&H Photo, it is the GoPro HERO5 Black along with a $60 B&H Photo gift card for $399 with free shipping.
UPDATE: this offer is also available at Amazon by Amazon itself with the gift card being a $60 plastic Amazon gift card instead.
Three different color schemes of the US Edition of the YI Action Camera are currently on sale for $80 at Amazon by Amazon itself. This is another upstart Chinese brand trying to compete on value and style, sort of Xiaomi-style. It has a Sony 16mp 1/2.3″ CMOS Exmor-R sensor among other things… They also have the US edition of their YI 4K Action Camera black or white for $210 with free shipping. The rose color goes for more…
Among the top shelf of the eBay Deals, the official GoPRO eBay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished GoPro HERO4 Black Edition Camera with a 1-year warranty for $299 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer. Over 2000 units got sold so far.
Speaking of the GoPro official eBay store, they are also offering the manufacturer refurbished GoPro HERO4 Silver Edition Camera with a 1-year warranty for $219 with free shipping.
The Holiday Shopping Situation Room update is now completed, and one last offer emerged from the price-checking, B&H Photo added one more freebie to their LG G5 Unlocked smartphone while remaining at $450: an LG Smartphone VR headset which goes for $170 on its own. The other three freebies continue, the LG Cam Plus (camera module) and extra charger and battery. This is model RS988, the unlocked North America variant with GSM and CDMA support. I like this trend of flagships being able to work with GSM and CDMA.
PS: check with your carrier(s) before buying though to be 100% certain it is compatible.