(ENDED) Tuesday Lightning Deals: Canon 28-135 f3.5-5.6 IS, Rokinon (C), Tamron 70-300 (A), Datacolor, etc

Tuesday’s busy round of camera and photo deals expired. But only the future knows what the future will bring at the Amazon Camera & Photo Lightning Deals… Expired highlights after the jump…

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(ENDED) Monday Lightning Deals: Fuji X-S1, X-Rite (many), Tamron, Sigma, Samyang, Rokinon, Kodak Astro, Canon Elph, Corel, Dataspyder, PNY, Apurture, Contour and many more

Sunday and Monday were loaded with camera and photo deals. But only the future knows what the future will bring at the Amazon Camera & Photo Lightning Deals… Expired highlights after the jump…

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(ENDED) Sunday Lightning Deals: Canon, Rokinon, Bower, Induro, Vanguard, Tiffen, Lowepro, Spyder, X-Rite, etc

At this point in time, the lightning deals are pretty much happening on a round the clock basis at the Amazon Camera & Photo Lightning Deals… Expired highlights after the jump…

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(ENDED) Friday Lightning Deals: Sony NEX-5TL, Sigma 30/2.8 (E), Contour, Ape, Acme, iOptron, ePhoto, etc

At this point in time, the lightning deals are pretty much happening on a round the clock basis at the Amazon Camera & Photo Lightning Deals… Expired highlights after the jump…

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Black Friday Survivor Deals: LR5 + printer for $80 (and Ricoh GR, Nikon A, Pentax K50, Elph, Fire Phone, etc)

The Black Friday and Cyber Monday deal madness (thankfully) ended, but just like in a reality TV show, some deals managed to survive. Here are some potentially interesting survivors:

+ Lightroom 5 plus Canon MG-5520 printer together for $80 with free S&H at BuyDig.com (price drops to $80 after you add to cart; no login/account needed to check price; just add to cart)

+ various Pentax K-50 offers (37 total) at Adorama with freebies, rewards, etc. Prices start at $367 for the body onlies (or $400 with $50 Gift Card, or $400 with free flash and extras). Here is our earlier attempt to summarize. Variables are: camera color, lenses included, freebies included. That’s how you get to 37 different offers on a single camera. K-party 🙂

+ Ricoh GR plus GV-1 external EVF and 32GB SDHC for $600 at B&H Photo (ships 7-14 biz days but still orderable)

+ Nikon A black for $463 in either color by Norman Camera at Amazon

+ Nikon D7000 body only for $525 at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 3)

+ Canon Elph 150 IS (blue only) bundled with $20 plastic Amazon.com Gift Card for $100 total at Amazon (no limits)

+ expired: Unlocked Amazon Fire Phone (32GB GSM) with No-Contract plus One Year of Prime for $200 total at Amazon (ends 12/3/14; limit 5) (for existing Prime members, the membership renews for a year, so if your expiration was April 20, 2015, it will become April 20, 2016).

+ and many and more – you can find them all at the Holiday Deals Situation Room

(ENDED) Thursday Lightning Deals: ePhoto, Opteka, Sandisk, Ape, NIX

At this point in time, the lightning deals are pretty much happening on a round the clock basis at the Amazon Camera & Photo Lightning Deals… Expired highlights after the jump…

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(ENDED) Wednesday Lightning Deals: Manfrotto, Lowepro, Ikan, ePhoto, Zeiss Binos, etc

At this point in time, the lightning deals are pretty much happening on a round the clock basis at the Amazon Camera & Photo Lightning Deals… Expired highlights after the jump…

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(ENDED) Tuesday Lightning Deals: Fuji XF1, X-Rite, Manfrotto, Cowboy, Ape, MeFoto, etc

At this point in time, the lightning deals are pretty much happening on a round the clock basis at the Amazon Camera & Photo Lightning Deals… Expired highlights after the jump…

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(ENDED) New Cyber Monday Woot-OFF started Mon 1am ET

This Cyber Monday edition of the Woot-OFF expired… Cyber Monday is here and Woot has launched a near-sitewide Woot-Off including the main Woot and the Woot Sellout, the most likely places to feature camera and photo related items. The Electronics and Computers are not participating but most of the other sub.Woots are. This will last at least 24 hours. Woot-Off durations are typically in multiples of 24 hours… As usual, I have no way of knowing what will be offered or when or how much, so this is a YMMV adventure.

(ENDED) Cyber Monday Lightning Deals: Vanguard, Manfrotto, P&S Cameras (Nikon, Kodak), Corel, 256GB SDHC, etc

At this point in time, the lightning deals are pretty much happening on a round the clock basis at the Amazon Camera & Photo Lightning Deals… Expired highlights after the jump…

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(ENDED) Sun Lightning Deals: Elinchrom, Roki 12/2.2 m43, mefoto, ePhoto, refurb Coolpix S6500, etc

At this point in time, the lightning deals are pretty much happening on a round the clock basis at the Amazon Camera & Photo Lightning Deals… Expired highlights for Saturday after the jump…

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(ENDED) Pay $45, Get $50 eBay Gift Card (limit 3)

This limited time offer ended… A meta-deal at the eBay Deals, you pay $45 and get a $50 eBay electronic gift card (sent via email), with a limit of three per customer. This is essentially a 10% discount. Of interest if you frequently purchase gear on eBay. Limited time offer as usual.

(ENDED) Sat Lightning Deals: Sigma EF-610, Rokinon 12mm f2, Nikon L620, Ape, ePhoto, Aputure, etc

At this point in time, the lightning deals are pretty much happening on a round the clock basis at the Amazon Camera & Photo Lightning Deals… Expired highlights for Saturday after the jump…

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Adorama Black Friday pages go live [up and running again]

UPDATE (Fri 12:30am ET): as of this check, the Adorama website is up and running again… (Thur 11:48pm ET): the Adorama website is temporarily down…

The Adorama Black Friday Offer pages have gone live. There are many items listed in the various categories and sub-categories. For now it is a DIY adventure. I’ll try to go through some of them later today, but there’s only so much I can do during BF madness (and remain sane). Unfortunately I am not a hyper-threaded octa-core processor. I’m more of an overclocked single-threaded 500 MHz Celeron 😉

REMINDER: if you are just now catching up, you can get a summary of the latest deals at the Black Friday Situation Room at the main blog, or check the first 3-4 pages of this blog (there are ready to click links under the HOME button in the black menu bar at the top of this blog here).

B&M: Mike’s Camera Circular Ad coupon: $20 off $40+

The back of the Mike’s Camera weekly circular ad found in today’s mega-thick newspapers loaded with Black Friday ads has a coupon for $20 off on any single item with an in-store purchase of $40 or more. Coupon expires 11/29/14. Limit one per customer, cannot be combined with other offers. Not good towards gift cards.

(ENDED) Fri Lightning Deals: Rokinon, Manfrotto, XRite, ePhoto, Corel, Ricoh, etc

At this point in time, the lightning deals are pretty much happening on a round the clock basis at the Amazon Camera & Photo Lightning Deals… Expired highlights for Friday after the jump…

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(ENDED) Woot-OFF starts on Black Friday: Main and Sellout

This Woot-OFF lasted for Black Friday (actual day) only… More madness! Woot has started a new round of Woot-OFFs on Friday at 1am ET, including the Main Woot and Woot Sellout, the more likely places to find camera/photo-related items. As usual, I don’t know what the offers are going to be, so it is a YMMV adventure.

Best Buy launches select advertised Black Friday deals early using Promo Codes

If you are a member of the My Best Buy rewards program, they sent out an email saying that 20 of their advertised Black Friday deals are now available early by using the promo codes shown in the Black Friday Early Access page. Of camera and photo interest, the early access offers available are:

+ GoPro Hero3+ Silver plus 16GB card and LCD Touch Bacpac for $250
+ two Nikon D7000 bundles
+ cameraphone with microSD: no-contract Samsung Galaxy S III (S3) for Sprint Prepaid for $80
+ you must enter the coupon codes shown on the Black Friday Early Access page for the prices to drop

I don’t know if the coupon codes only work for MyBestBuy rewards members or everyone.

As a refresher these are the camera and photo offers mentioned in the Best Buy Circular Ad (main blog mega-post).

Ends Thur 3am ET: earn 5% eBay Bucks for items $150+

If you are a member of the eBay Bucks rewards program, check your eBay Messages or emails. There’s a new promotion that gets you 10% back in eBay Bucks for every individual item that is priced at $150 or higher on its own. The 10% promotion ends at 3am ET on Wednesday, at which point, the promotion switches to 5% in eBay Bucks and that ends at 3am ET on Thursday… A good place to start at the eBay Daily Deals or our eBay Deals posts.

(ENDED) YMMV Local Camera Stores part of the AMEX Small Business Saturday

This limited time offer ended… This is a YMMV situation depending on your location. On Saturday November 29, the day after Black Friday, American Express is having once again its Shop Small (shop at local B&M Small Businesses) promotion. This year the promotion gives you up to three $10 statement credits when you make purchases of $10+ at eligible participating local small businesses. More details at ShopSmall.com (click “Find” to see if there any eligible local stores near you). You have to pre-register for this promotion, either from the promotional page or if you logon to your AMEX account, go to the Offers For You tab and find the Small Business Saturday promotion. (You need to have an American Express card to register and get the statement credits).

NewEgg Promo Code 72 hour sale: Adobe Creative Cloud for $380 for 1yr, 5% sitewide

NewEgg has launched a 72 hour pre-Black-Friday sale where they guarantee prices won’t be lower on Black Friday (or they will price-match them). However, it is not clear whether they are price-matching their own website or the whole internet. Some of the deals require promo codes, and for those to work, you must be signed up to the NewEgg e-mail e-newsletters or be willing to sign-up for them. Of camera and photo interest:

+ Adobe Creative Cloud – Digital Membership [Prepaid 12 Month] for $380 with promo code
+ various hard disks
+ Expires Monday 11pm ET: 5% total order with promo code NAFBF14A at checkout
+ only one promo code will be applied per item per order (in other words, items with dedicated promo codes won’t be eligible to stack general purpose promo codes)
+ promo codes expire at 3am ET on 11/27/14 unless otherwise indicated over there

This sale ended: If you want to “test” their price-matching guarantee scheme, they offer Corel Paintshop Pro X7 for $40 with Promo code but it currently goes for $33 at Amazon.

Amazon teaser says DSLR two-lens kits under $500

In typical fashion, Amazon teased via press release some of their online doorbusters that will be offered by Black Friday. Of camera interest, the teaser says “Top selling DSLR with two-lenses for under $500”. They don’t say which, but we can theorize…

… if they follow the pattern of the brick and mortar circular ads, those repeatedly feature two sub-$500 two-lens DSLRs kits, the Nikon D3200 for $500 and the Canon D-Rebel T5 for $450. (in the ads, the D3200 two lens kit goes for $499.9x, which technically is under $500 – I round up prices for simplicity). So mayhaps these are the ones.

The press release also promises three “coveted” deals on “Thanksgiving at midnight” (nebulous when people say that – 11:59pm or 12:01am is much clearer!) and three more “coveted deals” on Black Friday. They will show up in their Black Friday page among many other places.

Black Friday Ad analysis updated with Target, Sears, Walmart

We updated the Black Friday Ad analysis mega-post at the main blog with a breakdown of the ads from Target, Sears and Walmart. The biggest discount perhaps is the Nikon Coolpix L330 compact-zoom (26x) offered for $100 at Target. They typically have one exclusive model number from Nikon they use as a doorbuster every year.

New B&H Photo specials: Westcott, Lowepro, Walimex, Seagate, Nikon S3600

B&H Photo has a new round of Featured Specials including the following (with free shipping):

AMEX Offers: Spend $500+, Get $100 Statement Credit at Showcase Photo

If you are an American Express card member, check the Offers section of their website for your account (while logged on – the “Amex Offers For You” tab). If you spend $500 or more at Showcase Photo and Video, you will receive $100 as a statement credit to your credit card. You must manually opt-in for the offer through your account. The offer ends 1/19/2015. More details under the offer over there.

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(ENDED) Camera & Photo Lightning Deals (Fri): ePhoto, Ape, Sony, Fotodiox, etc

These limited time offers expired… Check back on Fridays and Mondays (or any days that end in “y” for that matter) for potential new offers from the Amazon Gold Box Lightning Deals… Expired items after the jump…

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(ENDED) Camera & Photo Lightning Deals (Wedn): Corel, NIX, 1TB Buffalo, etc

These limited time offers expired… Check back on Fridays and Mondays (or any days that end in “y” for that matter) for potential new offers from the Amazon Gold Box Lightning Deals… Expired items after the jump…

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(ENDED) Camera & Photo Lightning Deals (Tue): Oly E-M5 body [only free bag], various ePhotos, PNY

These limited time offers expired… Check back on Fridays and Mondays (or any days that end in “y” for that matter) for potential new offers from the Amazon Gold Box Lightning Deals… Expired items after the jump…

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(ENDED) Camera & Photo Lightning Deals (Mon): Sigma EF-610, Roki 24/T1.5, ePhoto, etc [updated]

These limited time offers expired… Check back on Fridays and Mondays (or any days that end in “y” for that matter) for potential new offers from the Amazon Gold Box Lightning Deals… Expired items after the jump…

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(ENDED) Ends Wedn 3am ET: earn 5% eBay Bucks on $100+ purchases (must opt-in)

This expired… If you are a member of the eBay Bucks rewards program, a new promotion is running until 3am ET on Wednesday 11/19/14. This time you earn 5% eBay Bucks on purchases of $100 or more. You can do this multiple times during this promotion. You must manually opt-in/activate this offer. Check your email or eBay Messages for more details… A good place to start looking for deals are the eBay Daily Deals

(ENDED) Camera & Photo Lightning Deals (Fri): Polaroid, Fotodiox, ePhoto, Velsey, Coleman, etc

These limited time offers expired… Check back on Fridays and Mondays (or any days that end in “y” for that matter) for potential new offers from the Amazon Gold Box Lightning Deals… Expired items after the jump…

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(ENDED) Ends Fri 3am ET: 10% off one item at Groupon Goods

This limited time offer expired… Groupon Goods is running a limited time coupon promotion. Use coupon code SALE to get 10% off a single Groupon Goods item (this is where most cameras and electronics are), or 20% off a Local item. The coupon expires 3am ET on Friday 11/14/14. Limit one item per customer. Maximum discount is $50 (eg a purchase price of $500). Due to time constraints I cannot price-check Groupon offerings right now, but you can check their Groupon Goods page for ideas (Camera and Photo has its own sub-category on the left side of the page).

Black Friday: Best Buy stores open at 5pm Thanksgiving, re-open 8am Friday

If you are looking for an excuse to avoid annoying, drunk or pestering relatives/friends/commitments/obligations on Thanksgiving Night, Best Buy has a lifeboat for you 😉 They will be opening at 5pm local time on Thanksgiving night until 1am local time. They will reopen on Friday at 8am local time for more conventional madness. Hours may vary slightly by region/state/store. More at their doorbusters page.

Ends Thur 3am ET: Earn 3X eBay Bucks (no minimum order) [must opt-in]

If you are a member of the eBay Rewards program (eBay Bucks; free to join), a few hours ago they sent in another bonus rewards promotion. This time you earn 3X eBay Bucks but unlike previous times, there is no minimum purchase amount, so whether you buy a $12 item or a $255 item, you still earn 3X rewards. You must manually opt-in before you can earn the bonus rewards. Look for the email in your inbox or the eBay Messages section of their website. The promotion ends at 3am ET on Thursday 11/13/14… If you are looking for ideas on what to get, check the eBay Daily Deals (you can find this, and other links to daily deals pages on the right sidebar of this blog)…

(ENDED) New Woot-OFF started on Tue at 1am ET

This 48-hour Sellout Woot-OFF ended… A new surprise Woot-OFF went live (Tuesday at 1am ET) at Woot Sellout. Sellout is the only part of Woot that is currently having a Woot-OFF. These typically last 48 hours but since this is a bit unusual, only time will tell… As usual, a random variety of items will be featured, I have no way of knowing what/when/how-much, so this is a YMMV adventure (or a workaround against insomnia)…

(ENDED) Camera & Photo Lightning Deals (Mon): XRite, Opteka, etc

These limited time offers expired… Check back on Fridays and Mondays (or any days that end in “y” for that matter) for potential new offers from the Amazon Gold Box Lightning Deals… Expired items after the jump…

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B&M: New York November 12 Big Adorama In-Store Sale

On Sunday November 12, the Adorama brick and mortar store is going to be having a big discount event. This is at their B&M store, not the website, so you need to be physically present in New York or have one of your minions there. The event is 4:30pm to 10pm New York time. Because prices will be lower than usual, they cannot announce prices and products ahead of time. The manufacturers participating in the event include Canon, Lexar, Profoto, Sandisk, Manfrotto, Adorama’s house brands, and more. You must needs RSVP for the event. Did I mention food and open bar? 😉 I mean, there will be tech demos and galleries and giveaways 🙂

Frys In-Store Specials with Personal Promo Codes

In recent weeks, Fry’s is trying a new digital-analog strategy to get people to shop at their stores. People subscribed to their email newsletters are receiving unique (personal) promo codes by email. They can use those promo codes at the Fry’s brick and mortar stores to purchase select items at a discount. They can only be used in-store, not at their website. The email that just came out today, a weekend 4-day sale, includes the following items of Camera and Photo interest:

+ Canon Pixma MX532 for $50
+ 100pk 4×6 inch Canon photo paper for $5 (limit 2)
+ Fuji JX500P pink P&S camera for $50
+ pay $20, get $25 iTunes Gift Card (limit 2; 25% discount)
+ 512GB Samsung 850 Pro SSD for $300 (goes for $360 at Amazon)
+ limit 1 of each item unless otherwise indicated

Free w/social media actions: 20% off sitewide coupon and free Design Bundle at Stacksocial

Stacksocial has a new freebie promotion. This is a two for one. You receive a 20% off sitewide coupon code AND their Epic Design bundle for free, which includes a couple of Photoshop tutorials (poster, watercolors) and various design assets. The catch for the freebie is that you have to follow Stacksocial on social media (Twitter or Facebook) and tweet/post this promotion on your social media account. Check the promotion and details at Stacksocial. They have a comments section at the bottom and Stacksocial employees respond to most answerable questions.

(ENDED) Camera & Photo Lightning Deals (Fri): Roki 14mm T3.1, Nanuk, Nix, Polaroid, Coleman, Opteka, drone, etc

These limited time offers expired… Check back on Fridays and Mondays (or any days that end in “y” for that matter) for potential new offers from the Amazon Gold Box Lightning Deals… Expired items after the jump…

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Free Expedited shipping on $49+ orders at Adorama

If you like to get your items fairly quickly, just in time for the Holiday shopping season, Adorama has launched a Free Expedited Shipping (1-3 days depending on location, etc) promotion for orders of $49 or more. Almost all items qualify, with the usual exceptions of oversize and special delivery type of products. Just search for items of interest at the Adorama website and all eligible items will be mentioning this promotion on their individual product pages.

Ends Fri 3am ET: earn 4x eBay Bucks for every $100+ item (must opt-in)

eBay has another Bonus eBay Bucks promotion for members of their Rewards program (eBay Bucks) which is free to join. This promotion is opt-in, meaning you have to activate the promotion on your eBay account. Check your eBay Messages or the email associated with your eBay account for more details. This promotion gets you 4x eBay Bucks for every individual item priced $100 or more. Not an order total of various items totaling $100+, but individual products priced $100 or more on their own… No coupon is needed, but you must manually opt-in for the offer… The offer ends at 3am ET on Friday 11/7/14.

A good place to start looking for potentially interesting offers are the eBay Daily Deals… The usual restrictions apply for this offer – check your eBay Message or email for all the details.

Spend $100+ at NatGeo’s Store, Get $20 for a future purchase

The National Geographic Store has a special promotion, you can see it at the top of their website: if you spend $100 or more in a single transaction between 11/3 and 11/26 in 2014, you will automatically receive later on a $20 promotional code for a future purchase. To use the $20 promotional code, your next purchase must be $20.01 or more. Shipping, taxes and such do not count towards the limits. The promotional amount must be used by 12/31/14. Click on the link on the top of their page over there for the detailed terms and conditions.

YMMV: $25 back after a $100+ Sony Store/Online purchase with AMEX

This may be a targeted offer for some American Express credit card holders. I have no way of knowing how many people may be seeing this. When you logon to your AMEX account, look for the tab that says “Amex Offers For You”. One of the offers there is $25 back in statement credit when you make a purchase of $100 or more at Sony brick and mortar stores or the online Sony store. You must claim the offer (by clicking “Save Offer”) and then making the purchase. The promotion ends by 2/3/15. One credit per customer during this promotional period… Obnoxiously annotated screenshot crop right below…

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Terms and conditions pasted after the jump for your convenience…

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(ENDED) Camera & Photo Lightning Deals (Fri): Polaroid Action Camera

These limited time offers expired… Check back on Fridays and Mondays (or any days that end in “y” for that matter) for potential new offers from the Amazon Gold Box Lightning Deals… Expired items after the jump…

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Photo Plus 2014 Specials from B&H Photo

B&H Photo has launched a variety of specials to celebrate the Photo Plus 2014 Expo trade show in New York. You can find all there specials in one convenient PDN 2014 Specials page. You can check these on your own, without having to wait for me to “digest” them.

This Promotion ends on 10/31/14 at 11:59pm ET.

NOTE: for items that need a promo code, the promo code is BHPPE14 (it’s at the top of that page, before the storm of thumbnails).

20% off select clearance items w/coupon at BuyDig

BuyDig is having a clearance sale on their clearance items 🙂 Use coupon code CLOSEOUT20 to get 20% off the current prices of these 400+ clearance items. Use the Guided Search box (top of the left sidebar on their website) to further drill it down. They have various categories, for example, “Canon EOS Lenses”, “Compact System Cameras”, etc, so peruse the whole scrollable list to see any of the cameras, lenses or accessories of interest are there… Note that a lot of the items listed there are Open Box… The 20% off coupon code expires 11/2/14…

(ENDED) Camera & Photo Lightning Deals (Mon): Vanguard, NiX, Naneu, Ape, ePhoto, etc

These limited time offers expired… Check back on Fridays and Mondays (or any days that end in “y” for that matter) for potential new offers from the Amazon Gold Box Lightning Deals… Expired items after the jump…

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(ENDED) Camera & Photo Lightning Deals (Fri): X-Rite, ePhoto, Lowepro, Nanuk, Naneu, Ape, etc

These limited time offers expired… Check back on Fridays and Mondays (or any days that end in “y” for that matter) for potential new offers from the Amazon Gold Box Lightning Deals… Expired items after the jump…

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(ENDED) Woot-OFF Continues for Day #2 (started Tue 1am ET)

After the customary 48 hours, this incarnation of the Woot-OFF ended on Thursday at 1am ET… If you missed it, it will likely return at some point next month (or earlier if they have a surprise-Woot-OFF)…

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