(ENDED) 30% to 50% off Dell Refurbished Store computers

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(OLDER POST) Amazon teases Electronics and Cameras themes for Monday and Tuesday respectively

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New Apple Sales at B&H: Desktop, iMac, Laptops

These are not daily deals, but B&H Photo has launched a new wave of Apple sales:

+ Apple 15.4″ MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (Late 2016) (4 options, $2400 to $2800) plus $100 B&H gift card and Canon PIXMA MX922 Wireless Color All-in-One printer
+ Apple 13.3″ MacBook Pro Late 2016 (14 options, $1400 to $2500; some get B&H gift cards)

+ Apple Mac Pro Desktop Computer (Six-Core, Late 2013), two options, $2800 or $3700
+ Apple 21.5″ iMacs (12 options; $1400 to $1419)
+ Apple 27″ iMacs (21 options; $1200 to $7904)

+ Apple MacBook Pro 13.3″ & 15.4″ w/ Retina (21 options; $1180 to $2550)
+ Apple 13.3 MacBook Air (5 options; $900 to $1400)
+ Apple 12″ MacBook (12 options; $1200 to $1750)

+ Apple 12.9″ iPad Pro (10 options; $729 to $1097)
+ Apple 9.7″ iPad Pro (6 options; $580 to $880)

30-inch Monoprice 11441 Monitor for $299 w/coupon

The Monoprice website is offering the 30-inch Monoprice IPS Monitor, Product ID 11441, for $299 with free standard US shipping when you use Promo Code IPS30 over there until 12/31/16. This is a WQXGA 2560×1600, with Dual Link DVI-D.

(ENDED) Anker PowerCore 10000 for $18 (external power bank)

This offer expired… One of the day-long Gold Box deals of the day is a sale on Anker products headlined by this Anker PowerCore 10000 a 10,000mAh External Battery Bank for $18. This is optimized for “smallness of size”. It includes a microUSB cable and travel pouch. Limit up to 30 per item per customer. Offer ends by 3am ET on Friday.

Oculus Rift VR Headset + $100 Gift Card for $599

A $100 plastic Amazon plastic gift card (inside a greeting card format) is included for FREE for a limited time with the Oculus Rift VR Headset for the same price of $599 with free shipping. This is a limited time offer (expiration unknown to me).

Wacom Intuos Photo Pen and Touch digital photo editing tablet (Small; CTH490PK) for $81 (limit 5)

The “Small” Wacom Intuos Photo Pen and Touch digital photo editing tablet (model CTH490PK) is currently on sale for $81 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself. Limit up to five per customer. This is not a lightning deal, so there’s no ticking clock on the price.

It is the usual “market driven” price which means it can change in the next millisecond or stay like that for the next 50,000 years. Most of the times it’s somewhere in-between 🙂 #ExpertAnalysis

(ENDED) Tuesday: Drobo 5C for $299, a trio of 27″ monitors ($125AR to $380), Etc

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(ENDED) Apple MacBook Pro 13″, Intel i5 2.0GHz, 256GB SSD, 8GB RAM, W/3 Yr Applecare for $1500

This daily deal expired… The current Adorama daily deal, good until 12pm ET on Friday (or earlier if sold out) is the new condition Apple MacBook Pro 13″, Intel i5 2.0GHz, 256GB SSD, 8GB RAM, with 3-Year Applecare (Intel Iris, 2560 x 1600, etc) for $1500 with free shipping…

For more action check the Adorama Cyber Week Specials and Clearance and Sales pages…

Prime Benefit: Three New Sample Boxes

And now something fun! If you are an Amazon Prime member, Cyber Monday has more utilitarian benefits for you as well. Amazon launched a new trio of sample boxes. You buy the sample box at the listed price, and a week later you receive a credit in the same amount to spend on a future purchase of similar items (from a predetermined list; the shopping cart will tell you whether an item qualifies). Of camera & photo interest, these can be handy if you are a roar warrior or if you want more supplies at the studio and use as needed.

(ENDED) 40% to 50% off Dell Refurbished Computers (ends Tue 9am CT)

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Dell Refurbished, aka Dell Financial Services, offering many refurbished computers off-lease and through other sources, is having a Cyber Monday coupon promotion until Tuesday at 9am Central time. Coupon code SAVECYBER50 gets you 50% off Dell laptops or desktops, while coupon code SAVECYBER40 gets you 40% off everything else. I don’t know if Workstations (Desktop or Mobile) qualify for the 50% coupon, but they do qualify for the 40% off for sure since it covers everything in the store. You can buy as many items as you like and you get free S&H.

(ENDED) Monday: 23.8″ IPS 1920 x 1080 monitor with VGA, HDMI, DVI-D for $90 [and Acer computers]

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First Year of Feedly PRO for $45

If you like to read a lot of online content via RSS and want a power user tool, and want to support the independent developers, Feedly PRO is having a Black Friday sale as well, you can get your first year of PRO for $45 instead of $65. After the first year, the annual fee is $65. You can also switch to month-to-month or downgrade to the free tier (losing some of the power user features), or cancel it.

Signing up is easy. Create an account, verify your email, and then it will take you to your Feedly page. From there, you will see a Black Friday offer at the top right corner. Click on that, enter credit card info, and that’s it, $45 later you are upgraded to PRO for one year.

Feedly finally has its own login system, you can sign up using an email address and password like any other website. Or login using 3rd-party services (eg Google, Facebook, Twitter, etc).

PS: I do not know when exactly the Black Friday promotion expires.

PS2: back when I was doing the “news cycle” non-stop camera news style blog, Feedly was an invaluable tool. I don’t think I would be able to do it without something like this. Which is why I am mentioning this in case some of you need a tool like this to keep up with different topics.

(ENDED) Tech Deal: Logitech G105 keyboard for $30

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(ENDED) Alexa Voice Order: Buy $20+ item, Get $10 Gift Card [Prime only]

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Apple Sale at B&H Photo (Macs, MacBooks, iPads, etc)

B&H Photo has also launched their Black Friday Apple sale featuring a variety of Macs, iMacs, MacBooks and iPads. That is an ever-scrolling page, keep pressing the orange “Load More” button to see more… This too is part of their Black Friday Specials

In-Stock Alert: Samsung’s Dalek ArtPC Pulse Desktop computers

It’s the attack of the Samsung Daleks! Their brand new cylindrical PCs that are also omni-directional speakers are now in-stock and ready to ship at Amazon by Amazon itself. There are two preset configurations, the i5 model (8GB, 256GB SSD, Radeon RX460) goes for $1200, while the i7 model (16GB, 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD, Radeon RX460) goes for $1600. From a distance, the various input ports on the side look like a built-in remote control 🙂 Some may point out that Apple had a cylindrical PC, so Samsung was compelled to do so as well 🙂

Monoprice Computer Monitor sale w/coupon

The Monoprice coupon EARLYBF (15% off most items) which ends on Sunday night (11/20/16) includes the following computer monitors (prices mentioned below are after the coupon discount)

+ 24-inch 1080p 144Hz LED Gaming Display for $179

+ 27-inch LED Backlit WQHD (2560×1440) Monitor for $269

+ 28-inch UHD Select Series Matte 4K 60Hz 5ms Monitor for $349

+ 27-inch IPS-ZERO-G Slim Monitor for $279

Speaking of computer-y things, good until 1:15am ET on Sunday you can get this Windows 10 Surface competitor, the Huawei MateBook W19 2-in-1 for $839 (Core m5, 8GB RAM, 512GB storage, 12″ 2160 x 1440; Stylus and Keyboard NOT included)

iPad PRO and MacBook Sale (4 options)

B&H Photo also has a limited time Apple-themed sale. The 9.7″ iPad PRO (32GB, Wifi + 4G LTE) goes for $599, while /BI/1515/KBID/2055/SID/cpd111516appl’>three MacBooks of three different screen sizes are on sale $1200 to $2300.

(ENDED) Dell E2416Hm 24″ Full HD LED Monitor for $100

This daily deal expired… On the utilitarian computer monitor front, the Adorama daily deal good until 11:59am ET on Friday 11/11/16 is the new condition Dell E2416Hm 24″ Full HD LED Monitor offered for $100 with free shipping and handling. This is 1920 x 1080 IPS, with VGA and Display Port inputs.

Speaking of Adorama, good until 11/12/16 they offer the new condition HP OfficeJet Pro 8710 Wireless All-in-One Thermal Inkjet Printer for $100 with free shipping ~ which is nice since printers cannot exactly fit into a flat rate box 🙂

Apple Mac PRO and iMac Closeout Sale (2015, 2014, 2013 models): $400 to $1700 with 60+ options

If you are a fan of Mac PROs (the cylindrical desktops) and iMac (all in ones), Adorama has a while-supplies-last type of a Closeout Sale featuring models from 2015, 2014 and 2013, with prices ranging from $400 to $1700. As of the time of writing, there are 21 cylindrical Mac PROs, and 41 iMacs.

Speaking of Adorama, they refreshed their general clearance page, now with 3170+ items featured. You can filter it using the various options on the left hand side over there, and adjust the volume and style of information presented using the bar in the main content column over there.

(ENDED) Thursday: ASUS Zenfone Zoom (3X Optical) + ZenWatch 2 Android Wear Watch for $300

The day is over and so is this bundle… If you are a fan of real optical zoom lenses on smartphones, the ASUS Zenfone Zoom (3X optical zoom lens; 5.5″, 4GB RAM, unlocked, USA warranty, 64GB storage, microSD, Android 5.0) is bundled with the ASUS ZenWatch 2 Android Wear Smartwatch at NewEgg for $300 with free shipping as one of their Thursday daily deals…

The Zoom ZenFone on its own goes for $250 at Amazon which itself appears to be a sale of sorts since Amazon has a limit of three per customer.

(ENDED) Monday: Aukey Smartphone Lenses (4 options, $10-$20)

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New MacBook PROs invade Amazon

The new MacBook PRO laptops are now available for pre-order at Amazon. Release date is not specified:

+ 15.4″ MLW82LL/A with i7, 512GB for $2800
+ 13.3″ MNQF2LL/A with i5, 512GB for $2000
+ same in silver, MNQG2LL/A for $2000
+ 13.3″ MLL42LL/A, i5, 256GB for $1500

Pre-order brand new MacBook Pro Laptops

In today’s live-streamed announcement, Apple finally revealed their new generation of MacBook Pro laptops, with their brand new “Touch Bar” technology. They are available in 13.3″ and 15.4″ sizes, with prices ranging from $1500 to $2800 and they are available for pre-orders at B&H Photo and MacMall and other authorized Apple dealers.

PS: I forgot about this event, so I wasn’t able to live-tweet it.

(ENDED) 50% off Refurbished Dell Precision Workstations

This 24-hour coupon expired… If you are a fan of Dell’s Precision workstations (desktops and laptops), and refurbished computers, for 24 hours only, the Dell Refurbished Store is offering 50% off any Dell Precision Laptop or Desktop Workstation with coupon code PRECISION50 and free shipping. The promotion runs from 10/25/2016 at 9am Central until 10/26/2016 at 9am Central.

Heads Up: Duracell Rewards offer returns 10/23

If you are a fan of single-use batteries, the Duracell brand, and the Office Depot / Office Max Rewards program, we have good news for you! The 1c Duracell Rewards promotion returns for the week of October 23-29 in 2016 at their stores. The offer may also be available online but we’ll know that for certain on Sunday when their Rewards page is updated.


(ENDED) Ugee UG-2150 21.5″ Pen Display Tablet Monitor HD IPS Screen with LCD Monitor Desk Mount and Screen Protector for $577

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(SOLD OUT) Hasselblad True Zoom Camera for Moto Z and Z Play drops to $200 [or FREE purchased with Moto Z phone for $700]

As of 10/11/16 AM re-check, this is sold out and cannot be ordered for $200. This often happens temporarily when Amazon runs out and pulls their own listing until a later time… Other 3rd-party sellers have it for $250+ but they are not eligible for the promotion…

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(ENDED) ASUS ZenFone 3X Optical Zoom Android Smartphone (Unlocked, 64GB, No Contract) for $209 [ends Sat 11pm ET]

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Pre-order new Pixel Phones [updated with more options]

Google generated some waves in multiple dimensions with today’s Google-centric Made-by-Google announcement (raw video stream which I was live-tweeting at high speed). One of those waves was a new flagship “made by HTC for Google” Pixel phone duo. Already this phone got reviewed by DxoMark which gave it the highest camera score ever for a smartphone camera.

The said phones are now available for pre-orders. If you prefer to go through a carrier, it is available through Verizon Wireless only which is running a trade-in credit promotion.

If you prefer an unlocked no-contracts no-obligations phone or to prefer the other carriers, you can purchase it from the Google Store (not to be confused with the Google Play Store) or through Project Fi. Yes, it is Project Fi compatible! They offer financing as well (through Symphony Bank) and for a limited time, you can get a free Daydream View VR headset for FREE ($79 value).

Prices are flagship prices here, the 5-inch model goes for $650 (32GB storage) while the 5.5-inch model goes for $770 (32GB). If you prefer the 128GB model is an extra $100 for each model. If you are used to Nexus pricing, it’s a bit of a sticker shock 🙂

UPDATE: Best Buy is offering pre-orders for the Verizon Wireless versions with a free $100 Best Buy Gift Card and a free Chromecast.

UPDATE #2: if you purchase the Unlocked Pixels, you can activate them with Republic Wireless using their budget-friendly BYOD plans (if you don’t need a lot of cellular data).

25% off select Dell Monitors (22″ to 34″)

If you are a fan of Dell computer monitors, they have a sale (no coupon needed) that gets you 25% off select Dell monitors with screen sizes ranging from 22 to 34 inches, with 4K and Curved Screen models included, along with Stands. Click on the red tag icon there to see them all. Sale ends 9/22/2016 11:59PM.

ASUS ZenFone Zoom ZX551M (64GB, 3X optical) and Zenwatch 2 and $50 Gift Card and Battery for $364 with coupon

There are hundreds of smartphones but still very few of them have a zoom lens, despite various attempts by manufacturers to differentiate their products. One of the zoom-lens models is the 64GB ASUS ZenFone Zoom ZX551ML (3x optical zoom, Black) and it has a special bundle for it at B&H Photo. Using coupon code ZOOMWACH drops the price of the bundle to $364 with free expedited shipping. The bundle is this:

+ 64GB ASUS ZenFone Zoom ZX551ML (Black; No Contract; Unlocked; Android)
+ ZenWatch 2 Smartwatch (rose gold, unlocked)
+ $50 B&H Photo Gift Card
+ one 10050 mah portable battery (choice of four colors)
+ limited time offer but expiration date unknown

11.6″ ASUS C201PA-DS02 Chromebook (4GB RAM, 16GB SSD) [supports Android Apps] for $159

UPDATE Thur 10:53pm ET: ships in 1-3 months, but still available for $159. Updated link below…

If you want to try your Android photo apps on a Chromebook (even Lightroom is on Google Play these days), AND you don’t want to wait for the IFA 2016 new ChromeOS announcements [see Trade Show Calendar], one of the devices that supports this new feature [running Google Play Android apps on ChromeOs devices] is on sale, the 11.6″ ASUS C201PA-DS02 (4GB RAM, 16GB SSD) for $159 with free shipping with a limit of three per customer. Other specs: 1366×768, no touchscreen, Rockchip 1.8 GHz Processor, TPM, promised long battery life, 2-years of 100GB Google Drive free, HDMI, USB, SD card reader (up to 128GB).

PS: with the web getting more bloated every day, and HTML5 replacing Flash (HTML5 can’t be blocked by blocking/turning-off Flash], 4GB RAM is minimum RAM even for a relatively minimalist OS like ChromeOS.

(ENDED) PC Accessories Sale including 128GB USB 3.0 tiny for $24, 500GB internal SSD for $120, 24″ monitor for $109 and more (25 options)

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LG Electronics 34UM68-P 34″ Class 21:9 FHD UltraWide IPS Monitor for $348

The LG Electronics 34UM68-P 34″ Class 21:9 FHD UltraWide IPS Monitor with a 2560×1080 resolution is currently on sale for $348 with free shipping at Adorama. No coupon, no rebate, but you have to click on the Price to see the price. Offer ends by 8/13/16.

While we are on the topic of computery items, the Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700 12″ Full HD+ Touchscreen Tablet with Keyboard is on sale for $500 with free shipping. Limit one per customer. Offer ends by 8/15/16.

Pre-order alert: Xbox One S starting at $300

Gaming consoles are not following the general technology cycle of a new model every year (or sooner), so it’s a bigger event when it happens, which brings us to the new Microsoft Xbox One S, whose reviews began popping out today (review embargo), and they are available for pre-order starting at $300 for the 500GB bundle and $350 for the 1TB bundle and $400 for the 2TB Launch Edition and $450 for the 2TB Gears of War bundle.

UPDATE: eBay seller AntOnline is offering the 2TB Launch Bundle for $400 with a $25 eBay Gift Card.

27-inch Samsung 398 Series C27F398 Curved LCD Monitor for $209

For a limited time only, B&H Photo is offering the 27-inch Samsung 398 Series C27F398 Curved LCD Monitor for $209 with free expedited shipping. This is 1920×1080, with DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI inputs, 72% NTSC 1976, etc. This is a newer model so not much is known about it review-wise.

Apple 12″ MacBook (Early 2015, Space Gray) for $999

If you are a Mac fan, B&H Photo has a special sale on the Apple 12″ MacBook (Early 2015, Space Gray) (1.3 GHz Intel Core M (Broadwell), 8GB RAM, 256GB PCIe, HD5300 Graphics, 2304 x 1440 IPS, USB-C, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, etc) bundled with Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac (OEM) for $999 with free expedited shipping.

(ENDED) Tue: Kowa TSN-601 60mm Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing, Requires Eyepiece) for $299

This daily deal expired… The latest B&H Photo Daily Deal is the Kowa TSN-601 60mm Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing, Requires Eyepiece) for $299 with free shipping. Offer ends Tuesday 11:59pm or earlier if sold out… For more action, check the latest B&H Featured Sales

16pk Duracell AA or AAA single-use batteries for 1c + Tax after Rewards [updated]

UPDATE: the affiliate links to Office Depot are not working for some reason. Except for Amazon, eBay, B&H and Adorama, the rest of the retailers are mostly clueless when it comes to affiliate programs 🙂 I replaced them with direct links.

If you are part of the Office Depot and Office Max Rewards program, among the Reward Offers for the week of Sunday July 24 until Saturday night fever July 30 in 2016, you can get up to two 16pks of Duracell single-use AA or AAA alkaline batteries for $0.01 after Rewards. Only these 16-packs are eligible. You can get two AA or two AAA or one of each. Maximum two 16pks total regardless of AA or AAA.

You pay $13.99 plus tax (if applicable) for one 16-pack. A few weeks later you will receive the equivalent of $13.98 in Office Depot rewards. Sales tax is not refunded. This offer is good online and also in-store. Make sure you show the reward card if buying in-store or you have the correct Rewards number linked to your online shopping account if buying online.

While there, they have a very nice deal on their website for this hybrid Solo Backpack/Briefcase for laptops. It has two sets of built-in straps, one to wear as a backpack and one to carry as a briefcase. The sale price is $25.

July 24-30: the Duracell Battery Rewards return at Office Depot and Office Max (limit 2)

For the week of July 24-30 in 2016, the Duracell battery promotion is back at Office Depot and Office Max stores. You can buy up to two 16-packs of single-use AA or AAA batteries for $13.99 each, and receive back the equivalent of $13.98 in the Office Depot-Max rewards program. You have to be a rewards member to take advantage of this offer.


Refurbished Apple Mac Pro Desktop FE253LL/A for $2199

If you are a fan of the it-came-from-space MacPros, B&H Photo has a limited time offer on the refurbished Apple Mac Pro Desktop Computer (FE253LL/A) for $2199 with free shipping. This is 3.7 GHz Intel Xeon E5 Quad-Core, with 12GB RAM, 256GB PCIe-based Flash Storage, Dual AMD FirePro D300 GPUs (2 x 2GB), etc. This is a late 2013 model and comes with a 1-year warranty. It is eligible for AppleCare which costs extra.

Wired Selfie Stick and FreedomPop GSM SIM and Free Trial to two Premium Services for $5 w/free S&H

This is an intermediate level promotion as it requires post-purchase actions. FreedomPop is a freemium service that offers free cellphone service and data over Sprint’s network and Wifi wherever it is available. But they are also expanding into GSM now using HSPA+ and 3G (but not 4G LTE) on AT&T and T-Mobile GSM networks. This is a GSM promotion. They are offering a free Wired Selfie Stick along with a 3-in-1 FreedomPop SIM (one modular card that fits the three most popular SIM sizes of most of today’s phones) and a free trial to two of their premium services for $5 with free shipping from the FreedomPop website.

Once your order ships (it is slow shipping), the 30-day free trial of the two premium services begins. If you don’t want to get charged anything, you have to make sure you downgrade the phone plan to the free tier (200 talk minutes, 500 texts, 200MB data per month) and cancel the other premium service before the 30 days are over. The clock ticks when the order ships, not when you receive it.

You can easily cancel/downgrade using the Freedompop website, but if you run into problems, contact their customer service or post in their forums to have it fixed. Get a new phone number, don’t port your own until you are certain Freedompop works well for you and you get reception at all the places you plan to use it (since it is not 4G LTE).

(ENDED) Prime Only: Portable Power Banks and Chargers from RAV Power

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(ENDED) 24-inch Acer KA240H bd Monitor for $90 (DVI, VGA, no HDMI) {Prime only!}

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(ENDED) Various Anker USB and Portable Chargers (by Fri 3amET)

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(ENDED) LG Google Nexus 5X Unlocked for $230

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Wacom Cintiq Companion 2 (Intel Core i7, 512GB) drops to $2300

The Wacom Cintiq Companion 2 (Intel Core i7, 512GB) is currently on sale for $2300 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself. This is not a lightning deal. This is both a graphics tablet and a tablet-tablet.

(ENDED) Sat only: 10% off VPNs at Stacksocial with coupon

This flash coupon expired… If your photography adventures take you to place where VPNs are a good idea, coupon code VPN10 takes 10% off the current prices of VPNs offered at Stacksocial. Offer is good for Saturday 6/4/16.