Refurbished Garmin Virb XE Action Cam for $220

The Garmin Virb XE action camera is available in certified refurbished condition for $220 with free shipping, sold and shipped by “The GPS store” through Amazon. Even though it ships directly from “The GPS store”, Prime members can get it with Prime-like delivery speed. This is not a lightning deal. [speaking of which, the YI Lightning Deals continue until 2:05pm ET].

This is one of the lesser known Prime benefits. To figure this out, you have to look at the listing while logged on to your Amazon account. Visual cues in the annotated screenshot below:

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eBay and Drones Combo Round-Up: DJI Mavic PRO, Yuneec, Osmo, Gift Cards, ASUS 3X Zoom, Etc

This post morphed into a combo round-up of things on eBay and drone/stabilizery things 🙂

I am now using the broad “Other Cameras” category to mark all non-camera cameras. Meaning action cameras, cameraphones/smartphones, 360 cameras, VR, drones, lifestyle cameras, etc.

Which brings us to the eBay Deals where eBay seller “Drone Superstore” (98.8%, New York) is offering the manufacturer refurbished DJI Mavic PRO Drone with 4K HD Camera for $669 with free shipping and a 1-year warranty. Maximum five per customer.

Speaking of camera drones, good until Tuesday at 1am ET woot is offering the factory reconditioned Yuneec Typhoon Q500 4K Quadcopter with a case and a second battery for $380 or $400 (different case options). Shipping is free for Prime or $5 flat. Maximum ten per customer.

Speaking of DJI, their official eBay store is offering the new condition DJI Osmo Handheld Gimbal System with X3 Camera + 2 Free Batteries for $300 with free shipping and a 1-year warranty. Maximum five bundles per customer.

While we are on eBay, if you have a soft spot for Android smartphones with an actual (internal) 3X zoom lens, the new condition ASUS ZenFone Zoom ZX551ML with 128GB on-board storage and 4GB RAM goes for $159 with free shipping and a 1-year ASUS USA warranty. Note that this is an older device despite the 4GB/128GB specs.

And speaking of eBay, there are a number of gift card offers in progress:

+ Pay $200, Get $220 LOWES e-Gift Card by e-mail from PayPal Digital Gifts (maximum five)

+ Pay $88, Get $100 GROUPON e-Gift Card by e-mail from PayPal Digital Gifts (maximum five)

+ Pay $80, Get $100 CABELLA plastic Gift Card by mail with free shipping from SVW Gift Cards (Illinois; maximum three)

Huawei Mate 10 PRO (dual Leica camera) drops to $700

The new condition, factory unlocked, with USA warranty Huawei Mate 10 PRO with its dual Leica camera on the back is now down to $700 with free shipping by Amazon itself (maximum four per color per customer) and at B&H Photo.

Note that a number of three-letter US security agencies have issued a warning against Huawei and ZTE devices, so it’s up to you to decide, especially if you are working on things that you wouldn’t want potentially falling into the hands of China. Others argue that this is politics and lobbying by Huawei’s competitors. We blog, you decide!

Kodak EKTRA 32GB Smartphone with Case and Remote for $120

If you are feeling Kodak nostalgic and need an Android smartphone as well, B&H Photo is offering the new condition Kodak EKTRA 32GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Black) for $120 with free shipping and TWO free accessories: a Kodak leather case for the camera phone and a Kodak remote shutter release.

The phone has a 5″ FHD (1920 x 1080) display with 3GB RAM, the Helio X10 ten core processor, 32GB storage, USB-C, NFC (so you can pay with your cameraphone too), 21mp f2 OIS lens, and a DSLR Dial simulated on the touchscreen using vibrations.

GoPro Omni (All Inclusive) for $1999

You get a GoPro! You get a GoPro! Repeat four more times! B&H Photo is offering the GoPro Omni (All Inclusive) spherical rig which includes six GoPRO HERO4 Black Cameras, along with the Omni rig and a variety of accessories necessary to configure it as a six-camera critter.

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YI Discovery 4K Action Camera for $50 w/free S&H [add waterproof case for +$20]

Never a dull moment with YI cameras. The new condition YI Discovery 4K Action Camera is currently going for $53 with free shipping at Amazon. Not a lightning deal. It also has a $3 off clip-on coupon, making it $50. This is sold by a 3rd-party seller (not YI) with the order fulfilled by Amazon (Prime eligible).

Optionally, if you buy the camera together with the Waterproof case, you will get 50% off the price of the waterproof case as a combined purchase discount (drops from $40 to $20). Both must by purchased from the same seller for the 50% off waterproof case coupon to activate.

DJI Spark Mini FLY MORE Combo for $465

The official DJI store on Amazon is offering the DJI SPARK in its “Fly More Combo” for $465~ with free shipping (fulfilled by Amazon) in the Green color scheme and the Blue color scheme and the Yellow color scheme. This is not a lightning deal…

DJI Mavic Air Drone for $720 after coupon

Back to the eBay Deals we go, where coupon code PLAYMAD (a March Madness themed coupon, yes, it’s already that time of the year!) gets you the new condition DJI Mavic Air quad-copter, in the onyx-black color-scheme for $720 with free shipping from eBay seller “Consumer Electronics Cost Savers” (Philly; cheesesteak not included). The coupon is a 10% off orders of $25+ with a maximum discount of $100 this time (it’s usually $50 max discount). The coupon expires 3/12/18.

Pre-order new Z CAM K1 Pro Cinematic VR180 Camera

Another new “alternative camera” is now available for pre-ordering. It is the Z CAM K1 Pro Cinematic VR180 Camera going for $2995 with free shipping at B&H Photo. The shipping estimate is “coming soon”…

For more pre-order alerts, check our … pre-order alerts posts 🙂

GoPro HERO5 Session for $199

The new condition GoPro HERO5 Session is now down to $199 at a number of sellers including MooseJaw (earn $20 in Moosejaw rewards) and Adorama and Amazon itself (max three per customer) and Abt (eBay)… Already, B&H Photo has sold out…

Speaking of action cameras, there are a couple of active sales on YI action cameras at the moment..

YI 4K+ Sports and Action Camera for $238 [limit 2]

Separately and independently from the YI Lite action camera being a lightning deal, the official YI Amazon store has also put on sale (not a lightning deal) the new condition YI 4K+ Sports and Action Camera with 4K/60fps Resolution, EIS, Live Stream, Voice Control and 12MP Raw Image for $238 with free shipping. Limit up to two per customer. This being an “old fashioned sale”, I do not know if/when it ends…

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B&H now offers Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S9* pre-orders

We rounded up the various carrier options for the brand new Samsung Galaxy S9* earlier today, but if you are a fan of factory unlocked with US warranty purchased from independent retailers, you are in luck! B&H Photo now has them available for pre-ordering as follows:

+ Samsung Galaxy S9 for $720 in four color schemes

+ Samsung Galaxy S9 PLUS for $840 in three color schemes

Refurbished DJI Mavic PRO for $679 w/free S&H

DJI is opening up stores everywhere, eBay, NewEgg, Amazon, etc. Their Amazon store is currently offering the certified refurbished DJI MAVIC PRO mini quadcopter for the the very specific price of $679.15 with free shipping. It ships directly from DJI and it is not Prime eligible.

Pre-order the new Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ today

The Mobile World Congress party is over but the Samsung Galaxy S9* party has just began! Today is the first time pre-orders are accepted for the new Snapdragon 845 duo [remember, only the S9+ gets the dual camera], with orders shipping/delivered two weeks from today (March 16).

+ Samsung’s own website offers the S9 for $720 and the S9 Plus for $840, unlocked with USA warranty
+ optional financing available on 24 or 36 month plans
+ up to $350 trade-in credit of eligible phones
+ Unlocked with USA warranty is the best way to buy it unless you prefer a carrier or their leasing/buying/upgrade options
+ Samsung also offers carrier versions of the phone, sometimes with lower prices than the carrier themselves if you plan to buy it outright (the carriers are favoring the 18-month and 24-month plans and leases instead of outright purchases)

+ Unlocked not available for purchase yet at 3rd-party retailers like B&H and Amazon (phone manufacturers and their carrier friends intentionally delay them because … carriers)

+ Verizon Galaxy S9 for $800 outright or $33.33/mo on 24 month plan
+ Verizon Galaxy S9 PLUS for $930 outright or $38.74/mo on 24 month plan
+ up to $350 trade-in credit on eligible phones; $150 if you switch to Verizon
+ $150 off if you buy it together with a Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch

+ AT&T Galaxy S9 for $$790 outright or $26.34/mo on 30-month plan;
+ AT&T Galaxy S9 PLUS for $915 out right or $30.50/mo on 30-month plan
+ AT&T NEXT options also available;
+ up to $350 trade-in credit on eligible phones; $150 if you switch to AT&T

+ T-Mobile Galaxy S9 for $720 outright or $30/mo for 24 months
+ T-Mobile Galaxy S9 PLUS for $840 outright or $120 down plus $30/mo on 24 months
+ up to $360 trade-in o eligible phones
+ all you can eat magenta is FREE 🙂

+ Sprint Galaxy S9 for $792 outright or with 18-month Flex Lease plans
+ Sprint Galaxy S9 PLUS for $912 outright or with 18-month Flex Lease plans
+ up to $350 trade-in credit; $150 prepaid VISA if you switch to Sprint
+ note that Sprint lease plans do not pay the full price of the phone; at the end of the lease you have to pay the difference if you want to keep the phone

+ Xfinity Galaxy S9 for $720 outright or $30/mo on 24 months
+ Xfinity Galaxy S9 PLUS for $840 outright or $35/mo on 24 months

+ other regional and emerging carriers should also be announcing their offers

+ as usual, the carriers have a variety of terms, conditions, restrictions and traps when you sign up for their installment plans, so be sure to read through it all!

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Now shipping: Google Clips camera for $249

If you don’t find Google’s data hoarding of everything creepy, then you may be thrilled to know that their brand new lifestyle “Google Clips” camera is now in-stock and shipping at its starting price of $249 with expedited shipping at B&H Photo 🙂

Petcube Bites Wifi Pet Camera for $100 (Treasure Truck)

Amazon has a million different ways of shopping these days. If you want to chase around town Amazon’s Treasure Truck, its current offer is the Petcube Bites Wifi Pet Camera for $100. You can only get to this from the official Amazon app, not their website. Then reserve it and claim it from the treasure truck. Eventually the treasure truck offers will also move to Whole Foods stores, much easier to find and they rarely move 🙂

Treasure Trucks are only available in select cities, the app will tell you. This goes for $200+ at the Amazon website (if you want to read reviews, description, answered questions, etc).

DJI SPARK (Fly More Combo) for $499

Crutchfield too upon occasion sells on Amazon, and right now they are leading the charge on the new condition DJI SPARK (Fly More Combos) offering them for $499 with free shipping in various different color schemes. This is not a lightning deal so expiration time is unknown to me. The “Fly More” combo includes …more than just the remote controller.

DJI Mavic PRO + Remote Controller + Extras for $840

Flying among the Adorama WPPI specials is a DJI Mavic Pro with Remote Controller and free accessories bundle for $840 with free expedited shipping. You get the Mavic PRO, the Remote Controller, the DJI hard backpack, the FS Labs bracket protector, sunhood, landing pad, and a 32GB Sandisk Extreme microSDHC.

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Pre-order the new Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ on March 2nd

The Samsung S9/S9+ was officially revealed earlier today and pre-orders are scheduled for March 2nd, and they include trade-in offers if you are willing to part with your existing smartphones (at least the ones eligible for the trade-in promotions). You can reserve and be notified but the actual pre-orders will happen on March 2nd. Which may sound like it’s in the future but it’s actually Friday at 12:01am ET! Shipment and in-store availability is March 16 (two weeks later, also a Friday obviously).

+ Samsung’s own website offers the S9 for $720 and the S9 Plus for $840, unlocked with USA warranty
+ their website will also offer carrier versions of the phone when they become available

+ AT&T offers it through their NEXT plan on a 30-month installment plan of $26~ and $30~ per month respectively

+ T-Mobile offers them on a 24-month $30/month installment plan; the S9+ has $120 down, while the S9 does not

+ Sprint offers them on a 24-month installment plan of $33/mo and $38/mo respectively

+ Verizon has 24-month installments of $33~ and $39~ per month respectively

+ other regional and emerging carriers should also be announcing their offers

+ as usual, the carriers have a variety of terms, conditions, restrictions and traps when you sign up for their installment plans, so be sure to read through it all!

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DJI Spark Mini + Remote Controller for $349 w/FS

Flying time! The DJI Spark Mini drone is bundled with the DJI Part 4 Remote Controller (goes for $100 on its own), together going for $349 with free shipping at Adorama in all color scheme, and in the green color scheme at B&H Photo (orders accepted again at 7pm eastern tonight).

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Yuneec Typhoon H RTF Hexacopter Drone with CGO3+ 4K Camera + Wizard Wand + SkyView FPV for $699 after coupon

Coupon time on the drone front! Coupon code SOAR drops the price of the new condition Yuneec Typhoon H RTF Hexacopter Drone with CGO3+ 4K Camera + Wizard Wand + SkyView FPV for $899 to $699 with free shipping at BuyDig. Coupon ends 2/25/18 or earlier if sold out.

In-Stock Now: RED Cinema Raven Brain w/4.5K Dragon Sensor (Canon EF)

It’s not the Year of the Dragon, but the RED DIGITAL CINEMA RAVEN BRAIN with 4.5K DRAGON Sensor (Canon EF Mount) is now in-stock and ready to ship for $8950 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. Note that this camera is non-returnable!

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Pre-order Essential Phone with new super-tiny 360 camera add-on for $500

Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone is back with a new super-tiny 360 degree camera (optional accessory, $218 on its own), and a new color of the phone, the Halo Gray with a pre-order price of $450 (ships 2/21/18).

Better yet, if you want both the phone and the new super-tiny 360-degree camera, you can buy them together as a bundle for $500 in the new Halo Gray and the existing Pure White color scheme (this combo is shipping already).

(ENDED) Distianert Trail Game Camera Wildlife Hunting Camera with Infrared Night Vision for $20

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Refurbished Parrot Rolling Spider Helicopter with HD Camera for $15 w/free S&H

From the Four Figure Fujis we go back to something you can pay for with an ATM Vomit Paper ($20 or less). I hope no one reading this is eating 🙂 Clearance/refurbished specialist Tanga is offering the refurbished Parrot Rolling Spider Helicopter with HD Camera for $15 with free shipping and free returns. It is available in white or blue color schemes. It comes with a 90-day warranty or optionally you can purchase a replacement plan for +$4 (1 year) or +$5 (2 years).

Activeon CX Action Camera for $28 w/free S&H

I must have seen that infomercial one too many times because every time I see the “ActiveON” name, all I can think about is “apply directly to the forehead”. Which actually you can do if you have/buy an action camera head strap 🙂

Which brings us to the new condition Activeon CX Action Camera currently on sale for $28 with free shipping, sold by a 3rd-party seller with the orders fulfilled by Amazon. This is not a lightning deal, so expiration time is unknown. It averages 3.8 out of 5 based on 132 customer reviews and has almost as many answered questions.

APEMAN Trail Camera 12MP 1080P for $46 w/free S&H

On the hunterography front (new term for trail camera photography?) Amazon itself is offering the self-described new version of the APEMAN Trail Camera 12MP 1080P (2.4″ LCD Game & Hunting Cameram with 940nm Upgrading IR LEDs Night Vision, up to 65ft/20m IP66 Spray Water Protected Design) for the very specific price of $46.48 with free shipping. It is “temporarily out of stock” but you can purchase it if you like the price.

PS: in terms of blog organization, I am now using the broad category of “Other Cameras” to include everything that is not a camera-camera: smartphones, action cameras, drones, 360 cameras, VR cameras, lightfield creatures, trail cameras, pet cameras, spaceship cameras, etc) 🙂

GoPRO OMNI (All Inclusive) for $2499

B&H Photo is currently offering the new condition GoPRO OMNI (All Inclusive) (it comes with six HERO4 action cameras) for $2499 with free expedited shipping. In addition to the Omni rig and the six action-cams, the All Inclusive bundle includes a variety of other accessories and software that help in making the most of this BORG CUBE 🙂

Refurbished GoPRO Hero5 Session w/1-YR W for $160

Back to the eBay Deals we go where the official GoPRO eBay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished GoPRO Hero5 Session for $160 with free shipping and a 1-year warranty from GoPRO. Limit up to five per customer at the sale price. The new condition price is $200.

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(ENDED) Essential 360 Degree Camera for $50

This seems to be yo-yo-ing between $50 and $80+, so YMMV depending on when you check…

The Essential 360 degree camera for the Essential smartphone is currently on sale for $50 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of one per customer. Of interest to current Essential phone owners!

Cheerwing Syma X5SW Wifi FPV Drone with Camera and Two Extra Batteries for $44 with free S&H

On the budget side of things, the new condition Cheerwing Syma X5SW Wifi FPV Drone with Camera and two extra batteries included is currently on sale for $44 with free shipping in your choice of black or white color scheme at Amazon by Amazon itself with up to three per color per customer. This is not a lightning deal, so expiration time unknown.