B&H Launches BILD Expo Special Offers

B&H Photo’s 50 year anniversary will be highlighted at a special event in NYC September 6-7 in 2023 but for fans of deals out there, they have already launched their first wave of BILD Trade Show offerings. New deals will be added there daily!

There are way too many to list here individually, so it’s a DIY adventure!

Open Box Offers at Adorama (1686 in Photography)

Adorama is launching a new round of Open-Box Offers with over 7500 items participating as of the time of writing!

The Photography Category has 1686 items as of the time of writing. Of those, there are 53 Cameras and 74 lenses. If you are not familiar with the used price ranges of specific gear, be sure to also look them up at KEH Camera.

Apart from Photography, photo-related items reside in other categories as well, such as Drones, Video, Optics/Binos, Tech/Computers, etc, etc, etc…

Per the Adorama condition descriptions, open box gear come with the manufacturer warranty or the Adorama warranty for house-brand or grey-market products. Apple products however do not come with AppleCare and are not eligible for AppleCare. Because Apple 🙂

Meanwhile the Adorama dailies continue to be in “Top Deals” mode…

Prime Dayz Top Buzzworthy deals

We are outsourcing discovery to Amazon’s AI and algorithms! If you are looking for unusual or unexpected offerings, these are the Top Buzzworthy Deals of this year’s Prime Day.

PS: I’m not posting a link to Day #2 because it’s currently underwear and chicken wings sauce! LOL

Day #2 (and last) of Prime Dayz 2023 is here: Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra for $850+

Day #2 aka the last day of the 2023 incarnation of Prime Dayz is here! As one of the Amazon website banners says, shop now, sleep later 🙂

One of the headliners of the sale at this very moment is a big Samsung phone sale with over 120 products, headlined by the new condition US version factory-unlocked Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra (S-Pen included) going for $850 in the 256GB variant and $980 in the 512GB variant. Available in multiple color options.

Please feel free to send me an S23 Ultra or two as an early XMas present 😉

The big Samsung sale also includes the Flips and Folds (if you like to pay big bucks to beta test Samsung’s R&D LOL {but please feel free to send me one of each!}), some of the budget A-series phones, and a variety of Samsung-branded “canon” accessories.

Top Trending Deals of Prime Dayz 2023

I can’t chase all the Prime Day deals. That’s what Amazon’s AI bots and infinite servers and bloated software are for 😉

These are the Top 350+ Trending Electronics according to their computers. The #1 is the Fire Stick 4K for $23, followed by the Galaxy Watch 5 40mm for $160.

There’s plenty of AirPods – actual Apple Airpods, not 3rd-party clones! High in the charts is the Kindle Paperwhite (8GB, 6.8″, Lockscreen Ads) for $90. As y’all know, I’m a champion of e-ink e-book e-reading 🙂

There’s the 9th generation iPad for $250, a $90 10-inch Fire HD tablet (2021 model), Razer charging stands for gaming consoles, and such.

If you prefer a more standard way of browsing the top sellers, here is a conventional page-by-page list of the Trending Electronics.

Because there’s so much noise in the “Cameras” Amazon category (security cameras, crappy P&S, etc, etc), we have to dig into the Mirrorless sub-category and the DSLRs category and the Instant category to find actual name-brand cameras 🙂

If you are fond of Amazon’s own brands, this is the Top 120+ of Amazon branded products. Yes, we have reached peak Amazon, #5 in the chart is a 30-pack of 2-ply toilet paper for $23, followed for a 12-pack of paper towels for the same price 😉

Interested in other product categories? Check the Best Sellers and Movers and Shakers in the central Best Sellers page

And because I can’t be a proper troll without doing this, these are the top trending products of super-star influencer Paris Hilton 🙂

Become a Lifetime REI member kinda FREE (you need to make two purchases, total $80+)

Unlike Netflix and Amazon Prime and Creative LIVE that have monthly and annual subscriptions, the Hippies Collective that is REI has a lifetime membership. You pay once, and you are a member for life!

And through July 13 in 2023, they have a promotion that gets you an REI membership kinda free if you are willing to shop at their website at least two times. Let me explain:

+ make a purchase of $50+ at the REI website by the end of day 7/13/23

+ in the same order, add the $30 REI lifetime membership card

+ after your purchase, receive via email a $30 REI Bonus Card to be spent on a future purchase, within 30 days of receiving the $30 REI Bonus card.

In addition to becoming a lifetime REI hippy, they have plenty of other members-only benefits, such as free US shipping, free labor on bicycle flat tire repair, different kinds of special offers, REI member rewards program, extended returns, and lots more. Especially if you are the outdoorsy kind.

Prime Day 2023 is here starring iPad 10, Apple Watches, Etc

If you are a paying Amazon Prime member, or on a free trial, or you do not object to starting right now a 30-day FREE TRIAL, you can participate in the two day festivities for Tuesday and Wednesday July 11 and 12 in 2023 that are the …

… the Prime Dayz Deals of 2023

Too many to list here individually, but we’ll start with a pointer to the Camera and Photo sub-category with seven pages of offerings!

Some of the early stars of the sale are Apple products:

+ iPad (10th generation) for $380 (64GB) or $530 (with cellular) or $680 (256GB with cellular)

+ Apple Watch Series 8 starting at $280 and going up up and away depending on options

+ Apple Watch SE (2nd Gen) for $200

+ all sorts of Amazon and Amazon-related and six degrees of Amazon separation hardware and services and such

+ most of the Prime Dayz offers are for Prime members!
+ if you see something you must have, you can 30-day FREE TRIAL and shop shop shop 😉

+ if you signed up for any of the “By Invite” offers, and you want to buy them, don’t forget to follow up on them!!!

Adorama VIP Rewards: Bonus Rewards on $500+ or $1000+ purchases

If you are a member of the Adorama VIP Rewards program, or don’t object to joining in, they have a promotion in progress, running until 7/21/23:

+ if you make a purchase of $500+, you get $20 in VIP Rewards

+ if you make a purchase of $1000+, you get $50 in VIP Rewards

The current Adorama VIP Rewards program
The current Adorama VIP Rewards program has evolved since its incarnation. Now it has three tiers!

The entry-point tier, “VIP” is open to all and FREE.

The next level is “VIP Perks” and you can only reach this when you spend $1500+ in the current member year. Or as some photographers like to call it, another professional lens 🙂

The final and the top tier is “VIP PRO” and this costs $50 per year, and it’s sort of their Prime variant as you get free 2-day shipping, free extended returns (60 days and free return shipping), and free 1-year accidental spills and drops (exclusions apply!).

The Rewards Tiers have other differences as well, you can find them nicely organized in a very readable table at the Adorama VIP Rewards page.

4th of July Sale at Monoprice: 20% off coupon (three uses per customer)

It’s a coupon that keeps on giving, that’s the 4th of July sale gift at the Monoprice website. Coupon code MPS20 gets you 20% off most products sold at the Monoprice website. Some exclusions and restrictions and limitations apply. They even have a page with all the exclusions.

The coupon runs from June 30 until the end of day on the 4th of July in 2023. With so many days, there are multiple opportunities to e-shop, so this coupon is good for three (3) uses per customer. The maximum discount per order using this coupon is $2000. Cannot be combined with other coupons in the same order. As usual, the shopping cart is the ultimate decider on what works and what doesn’t.

IF you are looking for ideas on what to buy, they even have a page that lists the latest new products.

AND in case you missed it, Monoprice has a rewards program, it is free to participate. This is based on customer ID and calculated automagically by their computers. See our previous post] about it.

It’s smartphone-related action at the Adorama daily deals good until Friday 6/30/23 at 11:59pm pacific, or as the calendar fiends call it, the end of the month:

+ Pictar 4-In-1 Smart Lens Kit for $90

+ Pictar Waterproof Smartphone Case for $25

THE Amazon hardware party continues at the Amazon USA Gold Box as we (inevitably) get closer and closer to Prime Dayz 2023… And if you like e-book e-reading, there’s another 100-pack of Kindle daily deals

Adorama VIP Rewards: 5X points on USED (ends 7/5/23)

IF you are a member of the Adorama VIP Rewards program, or don’t object to joining in, good until 7/5/23, they are offering five points per dollar spent on USED items at the Adorama USED shop. Terms, conditions, restrictions, etc, etc – as usual – apply…

Prime Cards Only: 10% back on AmazonBasics (573 options)

If you have a Prime membership AND a Prime credit or store card (VISA or Amazon’s own), then for a limited time you can get 10% back on the purchase of select AmazonBasics products. As of the time of writing there are 573 options available including batteries, light bulbs, cables, memory cards, tripods, etc. Many of these can be found in the 101 Electronics category of AmazonBasics products.

I’ve used a lot of AmazonBasics products through the years, overall, when the price is favorable, they are not a bad deal. Except for the exception – when they are lemons 🙂 That’s why they have the customer reviews and ratings and Q&A sections!

Monoprice coupon: 15% off a $50+ order

If you are a fan of the Monoprice way of life, for a limited time, coupon code EXTRA15OFF gets you 15% off a purchase of $50+ at the Monoprice website. Terms, conditions, restrictions, etc, etc, etc apply…

Monoprice coupons: $5/$25+ or $25/$100+

Coupon time at the Monoprice website, good until 2/20/23 they have these two coupon promotions:

+ $5 off $25+ with coupon PRES

+ $25 off $100+ with coupon DAY

+ terms, conditions, restrictions, limitations and laywerese apply 🙂

Speaking of Monoprice, they are running a Clearance and Overstock sale with 563 participating items as of the time of writing and they are also running a President’s Day sale as well.

B&H Depth of Field Special Offers

To sale-a-brate the Depth of Field Conference, B&H Photo, as it is customary, is also running in parallel Trade Show Special Offers. Some offers may need coupon code BHDOF23 for the offer to activate.

Free Shipping at Drop.com with coupon

If you’ve always wanted to buy things from Drop (artist formerly known as Massdrop) but didn’t want to pay shipping, you are in luck! Until 1/29/23 at 11:59pm pacific time, coupon code NOMOREOUTAGES (all in one word) gets you free shipping at the Drop website. And if your order total is $125+ [their usual free shipping threshold] you get free FASTER shipping.

ImagingUSA 2023 Adorama specials

Sale-a-brating the 2023 Imaging USA trade show and conference is Adorama as well with their own Trade Show specials. The offers run until 1/29/23 when the trade show ends. They include products from various product categories, too many to list here individually…

Imaging USA Conference specials w/coupon

To sale-a-brate the Imaging USA 2023 photo conference, B&H Photo is running limited time Imaging USA Conference specials. Some of them require coupon code IMAGING23 to get the special offer. Too many to list here individually…

Speaking of specials, if you are a fan of the Monoprice Way, they are currently running a limited time flash sale of various products…

Adorama Year End Clearance Sale

Adorama is currently running a Year-End Clearance Sale with over 5000 items participating. The Photography category alone has over 2000 items.

Needless to say, these are too many to list here individually, but you can use the various filters at the Adorama sales pages to filter by various options (brand, type, price range, etc, etc, etc)…

The B&H Deal Zone All-Star Game is Here (1569 options)

It’s time for an All Star Game! No, not the basketball kind, but the daily deals kind! B&H Photo has brought back their MEGA DEAL ZONE, where many of the previously featured daily deals are LIVE, all TOGETHER, at the SAME TIME! As of the time of writing there are 1569 options! Over time, the number may decrease if some of the offers sell-out/run-out.

You can filter them using the left-hand side categories over there, for example there are 713 options under the Photography category and 156 under the Lighting category.

These run in 24 hour increments. I do not know how many days these will last. Some of the offers expire 12/29/22 which may be a clue. Best case scenario, B&H has their usual Friday Sabbath closing, so they could end on Friday. This is speculation on my part, I do not have inside knowledge.

Check them all at the MEGA DEAL ZONE page. After this promotion expires, they will return to their usual daily deals (which currently redirect to the MEGA DEAL ZONE)…

Cyber Monday is here!

Yes, Cyber Monday is officially here, although, it’s really just one giant Friday to Monday Black Cyber weekend! Let’s take a look at some of the retailers participating:

+ B&H Photo Cyber Monday with all kinds of offers, scroll-down in an ever-scroll format or filter by categories and brands

+ Adorama Cyber Monday in a cool blue website color-scheme, broken down by various categories and such

+ Amazon Cyber Monday, it’s like the regular Gold Box but Cyber-Monday’ed. Use the usual filters on the left-hand side to narrow things down to product categories of interest, eg Camera and Photo
+ PRO-TIP: when you are in the Cyber Monday Gold Box, the Amazon search box up at the top of their page is pre-filtered to search for the Cyber Monday deals specifically (you can adjust it as you please though to search sitewide, or within specific product categories)

+ NewEGG Cyber Monday – back in our time kids, the NewEgg website would always crash at the Black Friday reveals. Nowadays, both the web servers and the customers have grown up 😉

+ 1-Year prepaid Netflix-style CreativeLIVE subscription for $99 after coupon code CYBERSAVE
+ or $20 off class orders of $40+ with coupon CYBER20

+ sales and coupons at 6 Dollar Shirts, I bought many times from them before, and they have stood the test of time, considering/despite the $6+ price 🙂

+ Woot sale-a-brates with a “best of woot” sale and cyber week deals

+ Best Buy sale-a-brates with a “Cyber Monday is Here” theme 🙂

Black Friday officially dawns at Amazon, NewEgg, Etc

Black Friday is here and in the pacific time zone, and pretty soon in Hawai’iii too, so more websites are officially and formally “dressing up” their websites in Black Friday gear!

More specifically, the NewEgg website is now a Black Friday crash test for your browser and phone and tablet and laptop. Yes, it’s that bad 🙂 Save any open files before going there 🙂

Amazon too has updated their Black Friday page, which looks pretty much like a special edition of their usual Gold Box 🙂 Another browser crashing test! Speaking of which, there’s another drop of 230+ Kindle ebooks on offer. Because reading is FUN-da-MENTAL!

Already in Black Friday mode are the websites of B&H Photo and Adorama and
Monoprice and KEH Camera and many and more…

On a blog-related note, I have temporarily increased the number of posts that show on the home page from 30 to 50, so you can see all the recently-posted deals on a single page, so you don’t have to navigate 2nd and 3rd pages. It may slow down access a bit but probably not ~ unless for some strange reason this blog goes viral with the web or the forums or the search engines (unlikely LOL).

And one last thing, which I should have mentioned at the start of Black Friday week (yes, I’ve become very rusty), we have a FREE Full-Text RSS Feed with Feedburner if you want to keep up with the offers using your favorite RSS readers and such. If we had Patreon, this would have been a great Patreon reward tier, but back in our time, we didn’t have such things on the internets, we just had text-based browsers and dial-up 🙂

Amazon launches Black Friday sales too

Amazon too has pushed out their Black Friday offers using their usual Gold Box format. The sale includes 270+ Kindle eBooks including the 4th book in Brandon Sanderson’s The Stormlight Archive. He writes book at a crazy 20fps speed 😉

Speaking of Amazon, which is usually reserved in allowing outside payment options, they are now accepting Venmo, part of the PayPal family!

Costco and Groupon launch their Black Fridays

If you are a Costco member (I am not, so I do not have full visibility), they too have launched their online Black Friday specials. It pains me to say, no free food sampling stations on their website – unless only members can see them 😉

For post-economy sake, we include this here, we have the launch of the Groupon Black Friday sales. Yes, Groupon managed to survive while other more grounded retailers haven’t 🙂 [OOOPS, we’re not supposed to make snarky comments on Thanksgiving Day according to Miss Manners]

Black Friday at NEWEGG!

It’s Black Friday time at the NewEGG website as well with a variety of tech products and discounts. You can use the various filters on their website to narrow it down to the products and brands of interest. Way too many to list here individually 🙂

Adorama adds more to their Black Friday sale

Adorama has added more offers to their Black Friday is ON sale. Too many to list here individually, but you can use the various categories and sub-categories and such to filter them through by your area(s) of interest…

Black Friday arrives at Monoprice

The party is already in progress at the Monoprice Black Friday sale that features a number of their home-made monitors (Zero-G and Dark Matter lines), Monolith audio, cables, charging gear, and the usual assortment of the techie gear they specialize in.

As part of the promotions, coupon code WM20 gets you 20% off Wall Mounts – there’s a soccer world cup in progress after all.

Separately they have a promotion that gets you December coupons if you make qualifying purchase over preset amounts.

B&H launches Black Friday pricing on Cameras and Lenses

The party has began! B&H Photo has launched Black Friday pricing on various cameras and lenses from most of the major manufacturers including Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fuji, Pentax, Olympus, Panasonica, Zeiss Zeiss Baby, Shiguma, Tammy “Tamron” Wynette, Voigtlander, Rokinon, etc… No Leica however 🙂

Too many to list here individually, more on these later on as I start digesting things and getting into Black Friday mode 🙂

PS: as with all previous years, B&H goes early/earlier with their Black Friday, because every week they are closed on the Sabbath, which is Friday PM to Saturday PM. So plan your purchases accordingly!

Starts Monday 1pm ET: Day #2 of B&H Optic West 2022

Day #2 of the B&H Optic West (Monterey, California) free event begins on Monday 11/7/22 at 1pm eastern time! This consists of the Main stage and the Explorer stage. You can find them all at the trade show’s YouTube Playlist. Or for your convenience you can find the YouTube-embed of the Main Stage at the bottom of this post.

To sale-a-brate the event, there are OPTIC Show Special Offers in-progress as well. Some of them require coupon code OPTICW22.

B&H Optic West Conference In Progress (with Specials)

The B&H Photo OPTIC West Conference is live in progress. IT is a two-day event. Day #1 has already taken place!

And of course, there are OPTIC Show Special Offers in-progress as well. Some of them require coupon code OPTICW22.

Each day has two live stages and you can live-stream and rewatch them in this YouTube Playlist.

Below you will find YouTube-embedded Day #1 of the Main Stage, nearly eight hours long!

B&H launches Holiday Head Start sale

If you like to get a …head start on your holiday shopping season, well, B&H has created a sale just for you, the …Holiday Head Start sale. Because Halloween is over and now the 2022 Black Friday and Holiday Shopping season is …inevitable 🙂