Wedn: 64GB Samsung PRO Endurance microSDXC for $18 [or buy them in 2-packs for $33]

It’s been a while since we visited the NewEgg shellshockers and what a coincidence, today they have a special on the Samsung Endurance microSDXC cards. IF you buy one new condition 64GB Samsung PRO Endurance microSDXC memory card (UHS-I, U1, up to 100MB/sec, MB-MJ64GA/AM) you pay $18. Limit up to three per customer. These are sold and shipped by NewEgg not marketplace sellers.

BUT wait, there’s more! You can buy them as a 2-pack for $33, that brings the individual card price down to $16.50. So it’s better to buy the 2-packs instead of two individual cards. Limit up to three 2-packs per customer as well…

This is a daily deal for Wednesday August 21 in 2019… We are just three months away from Black Friday 2019. Are your wish lists and shopping lists and your budgets ready for the madness?

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (International / US compatible) for $600

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is going to be officially revealed next month, but if you do not want to wait and/or pay four figures for the next Note flagship, B&H Photo has a “buy it now” proposition. For $600 you can get the new condition international version (US compatible) Samsung Galaxy Note 9, model SM-N960FD, with Samsung Adaptive Fast-Charging Wall Charger and a Google Fi (formerly known “Project FI” SIM kit). It comes with a 1-year B&H warranty.

This model has dual cameras, 6GB RAM, SnapDragon 845, 128GB storage, micro-SD slot, the S-Pen included of course [hint hint Microsoft Surface], dual SIM, etc…

Wednesday: 3pk of 64GB Samsung microSDXC for $30

I am mostly using Samsung microSD cards these days, I have had zero issues with them ~ the same cannot be said with other brands I had previously used (Lexar, PNY, etc). Of course I am not a consumer reports test lab, so it’s only a small data point…

Which brings us to the Wednesday Woot Computers deal of the day a 3pk of 64GB Samsung microSDXC memory cards o the EVO Select kind (UHS-I, U3, C10, 4K UHD video, up to 100MB/sec read and up to 60MB/sec write) for $30 with free shipping for Prime members or $6 flat for non-members. It comes out to *calculating* *calculating* $10 per card ๐Ÿ™‚

You can buy up to ten 3-packs per customer at the sale price. They come with a 10-year Samsung warranty. These are the 4-Proof kind (water, extreme temperatures, X-Ray, magnetic fields).

MEANWHILE at the main Woot, their deal du jour is a sale on various iPad PROs: the 12.9″ 2017 and 2018 models, and the 11″ 2018 model. Prices range from $570 to $1060… And at “Electronics” there’s the refurbished scratch&dent LG V20 former-flagship Android smartphone going for $100 with a 3-month Woot warranty…

EU: 128GB Samsung EVO Plus microSDXC for 18 EU

For a limited time, Amazon Germany is offering the new condition 128GB Samsung EVO Plus microSDXC memory card (U3, C10, up to 100MB/sec, with SD adapter) for 18 euro with up to five cards per customer at the sale price. Free shipping within Germany with 29+ euro orders.

NOTE that the price of these cards changes often, so it may be all over the place by the time you read this post…

EU: 128GB Samsung EVO Plus microSDXC for 20 euro

And now a storage sale for the other side of Le Pond! Amazon Germany is offering the new condition 128GB Samsung EVO Plus microSDXC for 20 euro. You can buy as many as you like. This is an organic sale, not a lightning deal, so expiration unknown. It includes a full-size SD adapters. It is a UHS-I U3 Class 10 card.

Sunday: World Storage Day sale featuring WD, Sandisk, Samsung, Synology, Kingston, etc

March 31 is World Storage Day and to sale-a-brate this day, the Amazon USA Gold Box has a big storage-themed sale featuring memory cards, hard drives, NAS, SSD, and flash drives too!

A total of 27 items are participating including:

+ 128GB Sandisk Extreme PRO for $32, 256GB for $56, 512GB for $160

+ 128GB Samsung Endurance PRO microSDXC for $30
+ 256GB Sandisk Extreme microSDXC for $53

+ 2TB Samsung T5 portable SSD for $330

+ 2TB WD external hard drive for $63, 6TB for $100
+ 1TB Toshiba for $40, 2TB for $52,

+ internal hard drives from Seagate and ToshiBa

+ flash drives from Kingston

+ LaCie backup for DJI

+ NAS options from Synology and QNAP

You can find all the options at the Amazon USA Gold Box… Limit of up to two per item during this sale…

Monday: Samsung Chromebook sale ($200 to $400)

It’s Chromebook time of the Samsung kind. Along with the Levis jeans sale, the Monday Amazon USA Gold Box has a Samsung Chromebooks sale, with three models ranging from $200 to $400 with something for everyone!

The $200 model is the Chromebook 3 with a 11.6″ screen, 4GB RAM, 64GB on-board and Celery N3060 processor…

The other two models are 2-in-1s with touchscreens and with included Samsung S-Pens that are nestled inside the laptop body.

The PLUS has a 12.2″ screen (1920 x 1200, 4GB RAM, 64GB on-board, microSD slot with up to 400GB cards, Celery 3965Y, support for Google Play in parallel to ChromeOS [can be turned off is not needed]. This is the second generation (V2) model. This adds a USB-A port to the first generations two USB-C ports, so that’s one less dongle to carry. For HDMI or Ethernet, you need a USB-C/USB-A dongle.. It averages 4.7 out of 5 based on 21 customer reviews and it has nearly 50 answered questions… I haz the first generation and it’s really a great value for money if you can stomach Google-everywhere ๐Ÿ™‚

The $400 model is the PRO in the line but it is the first generation with a 3.8 out of 5 based on 404 [foreboding number?] customer reviews. It has a 12.3″ screen with 2400 x 1600 [but Samsung recommends running it at a lower resolution for optimal performance] with 4GB RAM, 32GB on-board, Core M3-6Y30, 12.3″ display, etc.

When upgraded to the latest OS versions, you should also see an option for “Linux Beta”.

Limit two of each option per customer at the sale price. Sale ends on Tuesday at 3am ET or earlier for any that sell out.

On the other hand, if you don’t need the extra features (eg S-Pen), and you feel like a boldly-going explorer of a new brand, the Amazon page recommended this $250 Poin2 Chromebook (Poin2 is the brand name) with 4GB RAM, 32GB storage, 14-inch screen, 180-degree hinge, IPS, touchscreen, MediaTek quadcore, SD card reader, HDMI, USB 3.0 Type A, USB-C, etc. There’s also a $3.47 off discount if you select “No Rush Shipping”… This is the first time I heard of this brand, so this is strictly for the boldly-going types…

Samsung EVO Select microSDXC cards: 64GB for $11, 128GB for $21, 256GB for $48

According to the internets, the “EVO Select” is an Amazon-exclusive brand of Samsung memory cards, giving Amazon the flexibility to play with the price without being beholden to the MAP situation of the “EVO Plus” cards…

… which brings us to the 256GB Samsung EVO Select microSDXC card (U3, UHS-I, with SD adapter) going for $48 with free US shipping. Limit one per customer at the sale price. It is not a lightning deal…

If you don’t need the 256GB size, on the same listing you will find the 128GB version for $21 and that you can buy as many as you like… The 64GB goes for $11 [which I bought for $20 in April of last year according to the Amazon page]…

EU: [SDXC]: 128GB Ultra for 20e, 64GB Extreme for 16e, [microSDXC]: 128GB Samsung for 23e

Another wave of price drops in name-brand memory card prices at Amazon Germany, with the following low prices as of the time of writing:

+ 64GB Sandisk Extreme SDXC for 16 euro

+ 128GB Sandisk Ultra SDXC for 20 euro

+ 128GB Samsung EVO Select microSDXC for 23 euro

+ the above three have a limit of up to five cards of each option per shopping cart

With more memory cards added to the arsenal, more memory card readers are not a bad idea, this USB-mountable Transcend RDF5 USB 3.0 card reader is back down to 7 euro in the black color scheme. It has two dedicated slots, one for SD* and one for microSD*…

Wedn: Toshiba HDDs, 64GB Samsung microSDXC for $10, Etc

The Wednesday Amazon Gold Box daily deals are headlined by a Storage and Networking sale that includes:

+ 64GB Samsung EVO Select microSDXC for $10 (the green one; as many as you want)

+ 64GB Kingston Canvas React microSDXC for $12
+ 128GB for $25

+ various Toshiba internal and external hard drives including 1TB Canvio Advance for $40, 2TB for $56; also 5TB desktop/gaming 7200rpm HDD for $100, 8TB for $159 and more

+ also Seagate internal hard drives and QNAP multi-bay performance NAS ($1799 to $2199)

On the networking front, they have options from NetGear, TrendNET, TP-Link, ARRIS, and ASUS

Also on sale are LAUNCH auto diagnostic tools and a Dyson Animal…

64GB Samsung EVO Select microSD for $11

If 64GB is your favorite microSD size, the 64GB Samsung EVO Select microSD card is currently on sale for $11 each, with up to five per customer, at Amazon by Amazon itself… In terms of bang for the buck though, the 128GB goes for $20 each, while in terms of low price, the 32GB goes for $6 but it is an Add-On item… Meanwhile the 256GB option goes for $45… This is not a lightning deal, so expiration time and price-change is unknown [especially if prices are determined by Amazon’s AI/bots]…

B&M (NoCal) [starts Friday]: 128GB Samsung EVO Plus microSD for $15

This starts on Friday, the actual Black Friday!

This is a brick and mortar offer! If you are in Northern California or happen to be traveling there for work/etc, the Central Computers stores have a B&M doorbuster: the 128GB Samsung EVO Plus microSDXC card for $15. Limit two per customer, so if you need more, be sure to keep a few disguises ready in your car ๐Ÿ˜‰

PS: these are the rest of their Black Friday offers

32GB Samsung EVO+ microSDHC for $10

Memory card doorbuster time at B&H Photo. They are offering the new condition 32GB Samsung EVO+ microSDHC card (UHS-I, U1, C10, with full size adapter) for $10. You can buy up to twenty of these at the sale price per shopping cart. As with most cards in this Samsung line, they are multi-proof (X-Ray, water, magnet), but keep in mind, nothing is totally indestructible ~ more so fragile little memory chips ๐Ÿ™‚

64GB Samsung EVO Select microSDXC returns to $20

If you are a fan of the Samsung green-gray (“EVO Select”) microSD cards, their 64GB UHS-3 card has oscillated back down to $20 at Amazon by Amazon itself with up to ten per customer at the sale price. It comes with a full SD adapter. The 128GB goes for $40, and these two “defeat” the 256GB and 32GB options in this line in $/GB.

On the other hand if you are a fan of the Sandisk, their 64GB Ultra microSDXC [CORRECTED LINK!] UHS-I A1 also goes for $20, so price is a wash, you can decide on the merits of each card. Their 128GB goes for $39 which actually defeats in $/GB their 200GB Ultra microSDXC which goes for $65. [MATH CORRECTED]

None of these are lightning deals, so expiration time is unknown…

64GB Samsung or Sandisk Ultra microSDXC for $20 each

We have dueling 64GB microSDXC memory cards for $20 each, both popular options that you can’t go wrong with. It is the Samsung EVO Select (green-ish) and the Sandisk Ultra A1 (A1 for faster app performance). Both come with a full-size SD adapter. Limit up to five for the Samsung, up to thirty for the Sandisk. These are not lightning deals. Free shipping for Prime members or with a $25+ order (check Add-Ons and $5 Gadget for ideas)…

Refurbished Samsung Monitor Sale (45 options, $70 to $1500)

Woot Plus has launched a sale on refurbished Samsung Computer Monitors. As of the time of writing, 45 models are in-stock and five of them are sold out. The sale continues until 4/16/18 or earlier for any individual models that sell out.

They come with a 90-day Samsung warranty. Prices of the in-stock options range from $70 to $1500, and screen sizes range from $19″ to 75″. Free shipping for Prime members, or $5 flat shipping for non-members for everything purchased during a Woot shopping day (= the Central time zone).

(ENDED) Tuesday (B&H): Samsung Smart TVs, Etc

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64GB Samsung EVO Select microSDXC for $20

It has flattened to $20 again, the popular kiwi-lime (green color scheme) 64GB Samsung EVO Select microSDXC memory card (U3, Class 10), sold and shipped by Amazon itself. This is not a lightning deal, so expiration time unknown.

128GB Samsung EVO Select microSDXC for $40 w/FS

On the lime-kiwi front, the green color scheme of the Samsung microSD cards, the EVO Select [I am giving them fruit-color names as an easier way to remember them; not sure it helps :)] in the 128GB storage option, is trapped in this convoluted sentence. Okay, it is currently down to $40 at Amazon by Amazon itself. It includes a full size SD adapter and a ten year warranty on the card storage. This is a Class 10 UHS-3. It is not a lightning deal, so expiration unknown. It “defeats” the other options (16GB to 256GB) in its line.

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

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

+ 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!

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!

(ENDED) Thursday Daily Deals: Storage, Networking, Samsung Curved Monitors

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Samsung EVO microSDXC U3: 64GB for $20, 128GB for $40

It’s kiwi-lime time once again! The green Samsung microSDXC EVO Select U3 with full size SD adapter is on sale for $20 (64GB option) or $40 (128GB option), sold and shipped by Amazon itself. It comes with a ten year warranty and various “proofnessess” (water, temperatures, etc). Free shipping for Prime members or with a $25+ order…

32GB Samsung PRO+ microSD for $27 w/free S&H

Best Buy has this for $40 as a daily deal but their price is destroyed by a sale from the Beach Camera group of companies. “This” refers to the 32GB Samsung PRO+ microSDHC memory card, model MB-MD32DA/AM going for $27 with free shipping by Beach through Amazon and Buydig directly and by BuyDIG’s eBay store.

Meanwhile they have the 64GB version for $49 with free shipping.

64GB Samsung EVO Select microSD for $20

It has drip-dropped by another $1 since the last time we posted about it. It is back to $20 as of 1/31/18 recheck…

It is the new condition 64GB Samsung EVO Select microSD card (model MB-ME64GA/AM) on sale for $20 sold and shipped by Amazon itself. You can buy as many as you like. This is not a lightning deal. This defeats (in terms of GB/$) the other options of this line. Free shipping for Prime members or with a $25+ order.

64GB Samsung EVO Select microSD w/adapter (Green) for $20

If you are a fan of the Samsung green elementproof microSD memory cards, it is the turn of the 64GB EVO Select model to be on sale, going for $20 at Amazon by Amazon itself. You can buy as many as you like (limit 30 per customer). Free shipping for Prime members or with a $25+ order. This is not a lightning deal, so expiration time unknown. It comes with a full-size SD adapter and a 10-year warranty on the memory card.

64GB Samsung microSDXC EVO Plus for $20 w/FS [limit 3]

To the eBay Deals we go, where for a limited time the Best Buy eBay store is offering the new condition 64GB Samsung EVO Plus microSDXC card, aka the red one, for $20 with free shipping. Limit up to three per buyer.

No color is left behind as Samsung has microSD cards in red, orange-cream, green, blue, and black ๐Ÿ™‚

128GB Samsung EVO Select microSD for $40 w/free S&H

If you are a fan of the green Samsung EVO Select microSD cards, the 128GB version is currently “defeating” the 64GB and 32GB version in $/GB, as it goes for $40 with free shipping, while the other two go for $23 and $12 respectively. It comes with a full size SD charger and 10-year warranty on the card itself. This is not a lightning deal. Up to 100MB/s & 90MB/s read & write speeds respectively; Class 10 UHS 3. These come with 4-proof protection (temperatures, water, magnetic fields, etc).

32GB Samsung EVO Select microSD for $10 [limit ten]

Last time it was the orange-cream on sale, now it’s the kiwi-cream! It’s the 32GB green EVO Select Samsung microSD card, 95MB/s (U1),. model MB-ME32GA/AM, on sale for $10 each, in new condition and with a full size SD adapter at Amazon by Amazon itself with up to ten of them per customer at the moment. Free shipping for Prime members or with a $25+ order.

Of the same line of cards, the 64GB goes for $20, the 128GB goes for $37, and the 256GB goes for $130.

The orange cream is not discounted.

FREE 27″ Samsung CF398 Curved Monitor with select Samsung Notebook 9 PRO laptop purchases ($850 to $1200)

A trio of Notebook 9 PRO laptops are eligible for FREE 27″ Samsung CF398 Curved Monitor at the Samsung website. Use your browser’s search function to search for “CF398” on that page, or slowly skim and scan the info dump to find them ๐Ÿ™‚ The three eligible laptops range from $850 to $1200. The monitor is added automatically to your shopping cart for FREE while this promotion is running. There’s no coupon, no rebate!

If you want to research the monitor, this is its product page. Do not add the monitor to the shopping cart from this page. I’m only including it for reference. If you page further down on that page, you’ll also find the PDF user manual of the monitor.

As far as I can tell, only these three models are eligible for the free monitor.

(SOLD OUT) Samsung Chromebook PRO + $50 Gift Card + 6mo Netflix + $20 GPLAY GC + 100GB GDrive for $500

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(ENDED) 32GB Samsung microSD (Orange/Cream) for $8

As of a late 12/19/17 recheck, this sale ended…

If you need 32GB microSD memory cards, you are in luck! The orange-cream 32GB Samsung 95MB/s (U1) MicroSD EVO Memory Card with full size SD Adapter, model MB-MP32GA/AM, is on sale for $8 at Amazon by Amazon itself with up to five per customer at the sale price. They are not “Add-On” items, so you don’t need a $25+ minimum order to buy them! Prime members get free 2-day shipping even with one card.

They are not a lightning deal, so expiration time is unknown. The other two storage options are not on sale.

(SOLD OUT) Samsung Chromebook PRO + $50 Gift Card for $500

As of a 12/14/17 recheck, both Samsung Chromebooks are sold out and cannot be purchased from Amazon with this promotion. I will be monitoring the situation to see if/when they return…

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Tuesday: Samsung EVO+ MicroSD sale: 128GB for $45, 64GB for $25, 32GB for $13

One of the Tuesday daily deals at Best Buy is a sale on orange cream memory cards, more specifically the Samsung EVO PLUS with the 128GB going for $45, the 64GB for $25, and the 32GB for $13. The sale is also available by the Best Buy eBay store if you have eBay Bucks or Gift Cards or other PayPal promotions to use, more specifically the 64GB version and the 128GB version. Limit three per buyer. Free shipping even if you buy one memory card.

128GB Samsung 100MB/s (U3) MicroSDXC EVO Select for $37

There are back on sale again, these are the green soda (not the orange cream soda), it is the 128GB Samsung 100MB/s (U3) MicroSDXC EVO Select goes for $37. On the same listing, the 64GB version goes for $20, and the 32GB goes for $10. They come with a full size SD adapter. Limit up to ten per customer. These are sold and shipped by Amazon, with free shipping for Prime members or with a $25+ order.

Speaking of Samsung and storage, their 500GB Samsung T5 Portable External SSD, model MU-PA500B/AM, is on sale for $150 with free shipping with up to three units per customer.

64GB Samsung EVO Orange Cream microSDXC for $20 w/FS

It’s an orange-cream soda price match, the new condition 64GB Samsung 100MB/s (U3) MicroSD EVO Memory Card with Adapter (MB-MP64GA/AM) is going for $20 with free shipping at Walmart by Walmart itself (limit 2) and at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 10; free Prime or $25+ shipping). It comes with a full size microSD adapter.

PSA: 6 Months of Netflix, $20 Google Play Gift Credit with Samsung Chromebook Plus or PRO purchased between 2/12 and 12/31 in 2017

UPDATE: Google added another freebie to their Chromebook Offers page, you also get six months of Netflix for FREE. This is the $11/month plan. You can alternately apply the value of this towards other Netflix plans. This offer is available for Pixelbooks, and Samsung Chromebook Plus and PRO. You must redeem by 12/31/17 and redeem it from the eligible Chromebook and Pixelbook. This is pretty good!

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Samsung Galaxy S8 for $574, S8+ for $674, Note 8 for $800

If you are not already waiting in line for the new Samsung Galaxy S9, there are sales on the current S8 duo. The S8 goes $574 in new condition, unlocked, with USA warranty by Amazon itself (limit 2) and at B&H Photo.

In a parallel sale, the larger S8+ goes for $674 in new condition, unlocked, with USA warranty at B&H Photo and by Amazon itself (limit 2).

Meanwhile the Galaxy Note 8 (unlocked, USA warranty) has upticked from $780 to $800 at Amazon itself and B&H Photo.

At both places, if you are surfing around the listings, make sure you are looking at the North American variant (if that’s the one you want).

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (USA Warranty, Unlocked) for $780

SURPRISE! The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has a big sale, the Midnight Black color scheme goes for $780 while the Orchid Gray goes for $800. These are new condition, with USA warranty, unlocked, no contract, sold & shipped by Amazon itself with up to two per color per customer! This is not a lightning deal… UPDATE: Both colors go for $780 at B&H Photo. Make sure you are buying the “North American” variant because their listing has International models too…

(SOLD OUT) 128GB Samsung EVO+ UHS-I microSDXC for $30 w/FS

I was too sleepy to grab one last night, and now it’s gone, sold out and cannot be ordered as of 11/23/17 at 11am ET recheck… But wipe those tears away, other offers are running at the B&H Photo Black Friday sales..

If you love the Samsung EVO orange-cream microSD cards, it’s time to nom-nom, the new condition 128GB Samsung EVO+ UHS-I microSDXC Memory Card, model MB-MC128GA/AM, is on sale for $30 with free shipping at B&H Photo… .

Samsung Chromebook Plus for $349

And so it begins, today’s madness of posts with the Samsung Chromebook Plus discount that was promised. It is now down to $349 in new condition at Amazon by Amazon itself and Samsung itself and Office Depot and B&H Photo and Adorama.

This is a great combo if you want both a new ChromeOS touchscreen laptop and an Android tablet with a 3:2 aspect ratio and a built-in stylus. If the included stylus is too small for some of your pixel peeping, fear not, there is also a Samsung-blessed made-in-Germany Staedtler Noris Digital Samsung Pencil (EMR Technology, Yellow Black, GP-U999ERIPAAB) that is now on sale for $17 in new condition. IF the color scheme is familiar, it is the famous German pencil manufacturer. It averages 4.3 out of 5 based on 74 customer reviews. This not only works with these Chromebooks but also various other Samsung Note phones, tablets and laptops.

Speaking of others, the Samsung Chromebook PRO with the Intel processor had a parallel discount, dropping to $450 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit five) and at B&H Photo and Samsung itself.

PS: the Amazon same-day delivery window closes in a couple of hours, the PLUS is calling me at this price ๐Ÿ™‚ And the discount on the Staedtler stylus is a sign ๐Ÿ™‚ #Temptation

PS2: note that these only have two multi-purpose USB-C ports (one on each side) and a microSD slot. There are no full-size USB ports, no HDMI, no Ethernet.

Cameraphone Deals: Note 8 for $908, Essential back to $450, Moto G5 Plus (2/32) for $170

The cameras in smartphones keep getting better and better, they are no longer an afterthought or a marketing gimmick to lure consumers in with a bigger than the competitor megapixel number. Newer models are climbing all over each other in the DxoMark rankings. (as usual, it should go without saying, the Dxomark measurement are only one part of the equation, benchmarks are never the whole answer).

The Orchid Gray version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is now down to $908~ at Amazon by Amazon itself. That’s the lowest I’ve seen it there for the US warranty, US unlocked version.

Meanwhile the Essential Phone by Android’s Andy Rubin is down to $450 again in either color scheme.

Cutting the price even further, you can get the new condition Motorola Moto G5 Plus in the 2/32 configuration (2GB RAM, 32GB storage) for $170 at Costco (members only) and by Amazon itself (limit 3 per customer). This creates an oddball situation at Amazon where the model with Prime Ads actually costs more ๐Ÿ™‚

Note that the 64GB version of the Moto G5 Plus has 4GB of RAM (instead of 2GB), that’s part of the price difference, sale or no sale. As with previous generations, these are “all carrier” phones, they work on all four major US carriers.

PSA: Samsung Chromebook PRO and PLUS dropping to $450 and $350 next week

I mentioned these earlier in the week in the Chromebook posts, but we have an update on them today!

The official Samsung Black Friday Ad has been revealed and it in they reveal that starting on Saturday their Samsung Chromebook PRO (Intel) will drop to $450 and their PLUS (custom OP1 ARM for ChromeOS) will drop to $350. Both comes with an S-Pen stylus, touchscreen, 360 degree, two USB-C ports (no full size USB), Google Play integration, 3:2 aspect ratio, microoSD card, etc.

So this is the price to meet or beat right now! This give us five more days to research it and decide whether to jump in or not. I am definitely tempted! Both my Chromebook and Android tablet belong in a technology history museum, so this could replace both devices, and would let me do more serious blogging work on the go, not just lightweight stuff.

PS: one lesser known feature of ChromeOS is that you can login to multiple Google accounts at the same time, without having to logout and login over and over. You can even move Windows between the two accounts. Handy if you have work and personal accounts and/or multiple people in the same household using the computer interchangeably (eg during TV binging marathons). See Help page for details.

(ENDED) Wednesday: refurb 28″ 4K Samsung LED Monitor for $230, Etc

These daily deals expired…

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In-Stock Now: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Factory Unlocked USA version) for $950

Flagship time! Hide your wallets! The new condition factory-unlocked USA version with USA warranty of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 smartphone flagship with dual OIS back cameras, in the Orchid Gray color scheme, is, as of the time of writing, in-stock and ready to ship to your front door for $950 at Amazon by Amazon itself. The other color (“Midnight Black”) is only in-stock by 3rd-party sellers.

It is very important when buying phones at Amazon to pay attention to the seller of record and the listing, and also double-check to verify. It is chaos and disorder when it comes to the 3rd-party sellers over there ๐Ÿ™‚

But that’s not all. If “Orchid Gray” is not your thing, and you are comfortable with International Variants (not the US model with US warranty but compatible with some GSM carriers – check carrier and frequencies before buying), the “Maple Gold” is in-stock for $950 at B&H Photo, while the “Midnight Black” goes for $1000. These are International versions!

The US versions are not yet in-stock at B&H Photo. B&H Photo will begin accepting orders again Saturday night, so they won’t sell out, giving you time to research the phones ๐Ÿ™‚

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (US version) TOOS at Amazon

The US version with US warranty, factory unlocked, of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 flagship smartphone with its dual OIS back cameras, in the Orchid Gray color scheme is now at the all-encompassing “Temporarily out of stock” status at Amazon, sold and shipped by Amazon itself. This is a step in the right direction (over Pre-Order status without a date) but still not a concrete date. But it’s getting there!

Meanwhile the B&H Photo listings remain in “New Item – Coming Soon” condition. Note that the B&H page has a mix of North American and International variants, so make sure you are looking at the correct model you are interested in.

Speaking of flagships, the Essential Phone is now down to $599 (from $699) in both color schemes, in the new condition factory unlocked with USA warranty model.

BANG FOR THE BUCK ALTERNATIVE

This if you want an uber flagship smartphone. If not, for the same price, you can buy 3-4 units of the Moto G5 Plus with “all carrier” support (the Big Four in the US market) for $240 with Prime Lockscreen Ads or for $300 Factory Unlocked. Note [no pun intended] that the $185/$235 model is with 2GB RAM / 32GB storage, while this $240/$300 model is with 4GB RAM / 64GB storage. The extra RAM is more important, especially if you plan on keeping/using the phone throughout its lifecycle, since apps get more and more bloated as time goes by (even if you don’t upgrade to a newer OS version).

Refurbished Samsung WB1100F superzoom for $150, DJI Phantom 3 Standard for $314, Etc

NewEgg launched what they call the Ultimate Refurbished Sale and it includes:

+ manufacturer refurbished DJI Phantom 3 Standard Quadcopter Aircraft with 3-Axis Gimbal and 2.7k CamerA for $314
+ sold by the official DJI store on NewEgg
+ limit three per customer

+ various refurbished Parrot drones prices ranging from $20 to $70

+ some $100-ish refurbished Chromebooks in the middle of the page

+ and a blast from the past towards the bottom, the refurbished red Samsung WB1100F superzoom for $150 by RedTagCamera thru NewEgg (35x optical zoom)

Samsung Gear 360 VR camera for $89

The new condition Samsung Gear 360 VR is now down to $89 with free shipping and handling, sold by various 3rd-parties sellers with the orders fulfilled by Amazon, so you get free 2-day Prime shipping if a member. It averages 3.6 out of 5 based on 270+ customer reviews and has almost 200 answered questions.

Samsung EVO Select U3 microSDXC: 32GB for $13, 64GB for $23, 128GB for $45

If you are a fan of the Samsung EVO Select U3 microSDXC cards, they are currently on sale at amazon.com. The 64GB version goes for $23, while the 32GB version goes for $13, and the 128GB goes for $45. This is the card with SD adapter option. The option with the card readers go for more.