30-inch Monoprice IPS WQXGA 2560×1600 for $550 (limit 1)

If you are fond of the Monoprice brand, their 30-inch IPS WQXGA 2560×1600 computer monitor is currently on sale for $550 with a limit of one per customer. This is Monoprice Product ID 10734. It has DisplayPort (v1.2), DVI-D (Dual Link only), VGA, HDMI inputs. Specs and reviews over there. Offer ends by 11:59pm PST on 1/29/15.

With the same expiration date, you can get their DSLR Camera and 15.6″ Laptop Backpack for $35 with Free Shipping. This is product ID 11747.

(ENDED) Fire Phone (Unlocked GSM) with One Year of Prime for $200

This sale ended once again, but if history repeats itself, at some point in the future, the Amazon Fire Phone will be on sale again…

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(ENDED) Sat only: Amazon Prime for $72 (first year; new members only)

This limited time offer expired. I don’t know if/when it will return again… For Saturday only, Amazon is offering one year of Amazon Prime for $72. This offer is only good for new Prime members and only for the first year (first 12 months) of subscription. After the first year, the renewal rate will be the then current rate (the current rate is $99).

10% Amazon Gift Card bonus with Turbo Tax

If you shop at Amazon often, and you are expecting a tax refund this year, Amazon and Turbo Tax have a new promotion for this tax year that might be of interest. If you purchase one of the eligible Turbo Tax products, and file your taxes, you can apply some (or all) of your Federal Refund towards the purchase of Amazon Gift Cards and get a 5% to 10% bonus on the Amazon gift cards. So you can convert a $100 refund into a $110 Amazon Gift card. The offer applies to amounts in multiples of $100 (eg $100, $200, $300, $400, etc).

10% is for the Turbo Tax Deluxe or Premiere or Home & Business products. 5% is for Basic. Turbo Tax Business is not eligible. See more details on the promotion.

In addition to the above, they offer some product discounts that include Kingston memory products and Corel software products (and other non-camera related items). See more details.

NOTE: based on the customer reviews over there, it looks like Turbo Tax features have been downgraded in some versions this year, so check the specs and reviews for more details if you are not familiar with the 2014 Turbo Tax line-up. They are getting hammered in the customer reviews over this.

(ENDED) Refurbished Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Wi-Fi Quadricopter for $185

This daily deal expired… The Woot OFF ended after its usual 48 hours. The new Woot deal of the day ending by 1am ET on Friday, is the factory reconditioned Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Wi-Fi Quadricopter, model PF721000SE, offered for $180 plus $5 flat shipping. Limit 3 per customer.

Three MacBook specials at B&H

B&H Photo has a trio of MacBook laptop specials as follows:

+ 11.6″ MacBook Air (MD712LL/A) for $850
+ 13.3″ MacBook Pro (Late 2013, ME864LL/A) for $1070
+ 13.3″ MacBook Pro with Retina Display (Mid 2014, model MGX72LL/A) for $1200
+ they come with a six month Parallels Access 2.0 subscription

(ENDED) New Woot-OFF started Tue 1am ET (also: Duracell and Seagate deals of the day)

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(ENDED) Wedn only: Unlocked Fire Phone with One Year Amazon Prime for $190 total

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13.3″ Samsung ATIV Book 9 Ultrabook (i7-4500U) for $1300

To the eBay Deals we return, where eBay has revealed their first “Mystery Deal of the Day” for 2015, sold by Adorama’s own eBay store, it is the 13.3″ Samsung ATIV Book 9 Ultrabook for $1300 with free shipping, with a limit of five per buyer. It has Core i7-4500U (Haswell), 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 3200 x 1800 native resolution, Windows 8.1, etc.

PS: Intel just revealed their Broadwell line-up at CES 2015. You can find a very helpful write-up on the Intel Core processors at Ars Technica.

(ENDED) 13.3″ Apple MacBook Pro (late 2013, ME867LL/A) for $1450 w/free Next Day delivery

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(ENDED) Monday: 75% off Hostgator hosting from 1am to 4am ET and 11am ET to 2pm ET

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Free Gift Box with Free 1-Day shipping on select Amazon Gift Cards

If you prefer to give physical gift cards instead of emailable certificates, or if you want to stock up on some “emergency” physical gifts for the Holidays (gifts which you can always use yourself in 2015 if not needed), Amazon is back with their usual Free 1-Day Shipping and Free Gift Box Gift Card promotion. Simply select which designs you want and the amounts, which range from $50 to $2000 per gift card. This is a limited time offer in the runup to Christmas.

This promotion should not be confused with the two-step electronic gift card promotion that gets you a $50 promotional credit toward select DSLRs if you buy the “Amazon Camera” electronic gift card design with $0.50 or more.

Apple Mac Pro 12-Core Cylindrical Desktop for $8800 (11 options, starting at $2600)

You could get a used Honda Accord for this price, but it won’t help you power through your workflow at lightning speed. For a limited time, B&H Photo has a sale on the space-age cylindrical Apple Mac Pro desktops, headlined by the 12-core 2.7 GHz Intel Xeon E5 model (with 64GB RAM, 1TB Flash Storage, Dual AMD FirePro D700 GPUs (2 x 6GB), lots of ports, etc) for $8800 with free expedited shipping. A total of eleven models are on sale, with prices starting at $2600.

Speaking of Apple, the new 27-inch iMac Retina 5K are $200 off their regular prices ($2300 i5 and $3150 i7).

PS: if you are just now catching up, we are keeping a running (and sprawling) summary of the latest deals at the Latest Deals Summary Situation Room.

Now shipping: Aries BlackBird X10 Quadcopter for $700

For the early adopters and quadcoptographers, the new Aries BlackBird X10 Quadcopter is now in-stock and ready to ship for $700 with free expedited shipping at Adorama.

Chromecast for $30 w/free S&H with $20 Google Play credit

For a limited time only, you can get the Google Chromecast for $30 with free standard shipping for all (not just Prime members) at Amazon by Amazon itself. In parallel, Google has a promotion that gets you $20 promotional Google Play credit. You have to activate the Chromecast by a certain date in order to get the $20 Play credit. Details at the Amazon promotion page and the chromecast.com/offers website… There are a number of apps and ways to use a Chromecast for photography-related purposes…

NOTE: if you are not a Prime member, you must select Standard Shipping when buying at Amazon in order to get the free shipping during this promotion. (different people have different default shipping options, so you may not need to do this).

Pixelstick for $310

To the eBay Daily Deals we go where we have something for the boldly-going early-adopters and explorers, the Pixelstick, made by Bitbanger Labs (sold by them on eBay), is offered for $310 with free shipping. Limit five per buyer. There is a description of the product in the Item Description over there.

(ENDED) Pay $90, Get $100 electronic eBay Gift Card (limit 1) [updated]

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(ENDED) Ends by Tue 3am ET: Amazon Fire TV for $69 (limited time)

This limited time offer expired… For a limited time only, the Amazon Fire TV is on sale for $69 with free S&H as the spotlight Amazon Gold Box deal of the day. Photography-related apps include Amazon’s Cloud Drive, Plex, Vimeo, Smugmug, and 3rd-party apps for SkyDrive (OneDrive), Picasa, G+, Facebook, Flickr, Google Drive, and such… Speaking of Amazon, the Fire Phone continues to be offered for $200, unlocked, no contract, and comes with one year of Amazon Prime (existing members get an extra year added to the expiration date).

B&H offers: Mac Pro MD878LL/A for $3500, WD, SmallHD, etc

And now let’s roundup some of the many and more B&H Photo Cyber Monday specials:

+ Apple Mac Pro MD878LL/A for $3500 (limit 4; late 2013; six core, 16GB, 256GB flash, Dual AMD FirePro D500 GPUs, etc)
+ 10% off SmallHD on-camera field monitors
+ 1.5TB WD MyPassport Ultra Portable Hard Drive for $70
+ 2TB WD My Book VelociRaptor Duo Thunderbolt Desktop Hard Drive for $320
+ Brenthaven BX2 Convertible Shoulder Bag for $50

27-inch NEC PA272W-BK-SV SpectraViewII monitor for $1150 w/coupon

On the professional computer monitor front, for a limited time only, B&H Photo is offering the 27-inch NEC PA272W-BK-SV SpectraViewII computer monitor for $1150 with free shipping when you enter coupon code SHOPPCME in the shopping cart over there.

(ENDED) Google Chromecast for $23 (limit 3)

This limited time offer ended… On the stocking stuffer front, the Google Chromecast, in new condition, is on sale for $23 at Amazon by Amazon herself with a limit of three per shopping cart. A variety of camera/photo apps and of course Chrome works with this.

PS: if you are just now catching up to the madness, you can also check the latest deals summary at the Cyber Monday Situation Room.

(ENDED) Refurbished Nikon D5300 w/18-55 for $585 (ends Mon 1am ET )

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(ENDED) 1TB of Cloud for 2 years + 13.3″ ASUS Chromebook for $150 total

This limited time offer ended…

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One Year of Prime and Unlocked 32GB Fire Phone for $200 total (no contract)

If you want to try out the Prime membership or extend your existing Prime membership and you also need an unlocked no-contract GSM phone, Amazon has just started a …fire sale on their 32GB Fire Phone (GSM, unlocked, no contract) for $200. So $200 gets you the phone, unlocked, without contract AND one year of Amazon Prime membership (new members or add one full year to your existing Prime membership).

(ENDED) Ends Thur 3am ET: 30-inch Monoprice IPS WQXGA for $552

This limited time offer expired… The Monoprice website has a flash sale that includes this 30″ IPS LED Backlit Computer Monitor with WQXGA 2560×1600 resolution for $552 with free shipping with a limit of 10 per customer. It has Dual Link DVI-D, VGA, HDMI, and DisplayPort. It averages 88% based on 63 customer reviews. It is Monoprice product number 10734. Promotion ends by 3am ET on Thursday 11/27/2014.

27-inch Monoprice 110489 2560×1440 monitor for $300

The eBay Deals are starting to wake up, one of the featured offers is the new condition 27-inch Monoprice 110489 2560×1440 monitor offered for $300 with free shipping by Monoprice’s own eBay store. This goes for $460+ on their own website and Amazon. Limit one per buyer during this limited time offer. Nearly 500 monitors got sold so far from this listing.

Black Friday Trends: The Pre-Order thing is a Samsung innovation

Three days ago we spotted the unusual Black Friday Deals preorders (! [preorders of existing products; not unreleased products]) at Amazon but it turns out, this is not an Amazon “innovation” but a Samsung innovation. Similar Black Friday HDTV Deal “pre-orders” can be found at Samsung’s own website and at B&H Photo.

So far this consists of Samsung HDTVs. I don’t know if it will expand to digital cameras this year or in future years. But it is a new trend to watch as retailers are perhaps trying to zero in on shoppers who want good deals but don’t want the hassle of brick and mortar lines or deal-chasing on the internets when they can instead spend Thanksgiving weekend getting grilled by the Mother In Law 🙂

Wacom Bamboo Capture Pen Tablet CTH470 for $69

To the land of the eBay Deals we return, where we find the new condition Wacom Bamboo Capture Pen Tablet, model CTH470 offered for $69 with free shipping, by BuyDig’s eBay store.

Refurbished Roku 3 for $70 w/free S&H

The Roku 3 is the current flagship in their line-up and it is currently available refurbished with a 90 day warranty for $70 with free shipping at NewEggFlash.com. It includes the Roku “puck”, a remote, an HDMI cable, and earphones… The new condition is on sale for $85 at Amazon… The Roku has a number of photography apps (channels), including Flickr, Picasa, Phanfare, Shutterfly, Smugmug, Facebook Photos, plus ways to access your pictures physically (via external storage) or through your computer network (Roku Media Player, Plex, etc).

Stacksocial: Extreme Micro Drone 2.0 w/Aerial Camera and Duracell AA/AAAs

Two new offers went live at social-shopping site Stacksocial. First up, the Extreme Micro Drone 2.0 + Aerial Camera goes for $75 with free 2-4 week shipping and 90 day warranty. And a Duracell single-use battery bundle, 100 AAs and 52 AAAs for $60 with free shipping. Batteries “expire” in 2019.

Optionally, you can get this limited time 20% off Stacksocial coupon and apply it to their offers. You must follow them and tweet/post about the offer on Twitter or Facebook in order to get the 20% off coupon (and a free design bundle). This coupon promotion ends in about five days from today.

Now shipping: Nexus 9 for $400

If you are a fan of Pure Android, the brand new 9-inch Google Nexus 9 tablet made by HTC is now in-stock and ready to ship for $400 in the 16GB configuration at Amazon by Amazon herself. Also in-stock is the 32GB version for $480.

Preorder Limited Edition Code Black Drone + HD Camera for $90

Drone photography in double figures. Stacksocial is accepting pre-orders for this Limited Edition Code Black Drone + HD Camera for $90 with free shipping. Limit 3 per customer. Orders will ship in December. No refunds. Powered by four AAAs… This week’s South Park episode with Drone satire not included 🙂

Speaking of Stacksocial, ending in about two days (from blog-posting date) is this Adobe Knowhow training course with over 27 hours runtime for $30. It comes with a 30 day refund policy and lifetime access to the courses [see previous post for a more detailed breakdown].

Apple specials for PDN by B&H including 27″ iMac 5K Retina

For fans of the Apple persuasion, the B&H Photo PDN specials include:

NEC Professional Wide Gamut Computer Monitors on sale

For a limited time, B&H Photo has a sale on NEC Professional Wide Gamum Computer Monitors. As of the time of writing, seven models are included. Free expedited shipping is included.

Staying at B&H, if you are a Nexus fan but don’t want the giant screen or the $600+ price of the new Nexus 6, B&H is offering the Nexus 5 (16GB, D820, unlocked) for $360 with free expedited shipping.

(ENDED) Prime members only (ends Oct 29 at 9am ET): new Amazon Fire TV Stick for $19 [limit 2]

This 48 hour promotion ended… Everyone now pays $39 for pre-ordering the Amazon Fire TV stick

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11.6″ Apple MacBook Air MD711LL/B for $840 [limit 3]

If you are a fan of the SSD powered 11.6-inch Apple MBAs (MacBook Airs), model MD711LL/B is currently on sale for $840 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon herself. Limit three per customer during this sale. Quick specs rundown: Intel Core i5, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Intel HD Graphics 5000, 11.6″ screen, 1366 x 768 resolution, etc. I don’t know when this sale ends.

(ENDED) 24-hour Hostgator Web Hosting sale

This 24 hour promotion ended, but if you missed it, fear not – they return every few months…

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Pre-order new 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K (14.7mp) for $2500

Of pixel-peeping interest, last week’s Apple announcement brought a new iMac with a 5K Retina display, that’s 5120 x 2880 pixels on the screen, so you can pixel-peep a 14mp image without any zooming. The base model goes for $2500 and comes with an Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB Fusion drive, AMD Radeon R9 M290X graphics (with 2GB DDR5), SDXC card slot, four USB 3.0 ports, two Thunderbolts, etc. This is model MF886LL/A and it is available for pre-order for $2500 at Amazon.com and MacMall.com.

Wacom 21″ Interactive Pen LCD Display (DTK2100VM) for $1100

MacMall.com is currently offering the Wacom 21″ Interactive Pen LCD Display (DTK2100VM) for $1100 with free shipping and handling.

They also have a variety of savings, discounts, along pre-orders of the new Apple products at their Apple Launching Savings page.

(ENDED) Refurbished Roku 3 for $65 (limit 3) + $5 flat S&H

This daily deal expired… The Roku 3 is currently the Roku flagship, and it is available factory reconditioned for $65 (limit 3 per customer) plus $5 flat shipping as the Woot deal of the day ending by 1am ET on Saturday 10/18/14… Roku has a number of photography-related apps/channels, including Flickr, Plex, Shutterfly, Picasa, Smugmug, Phanfare, Stuck in Customs, Facebook Photos, the Roku Media Player, and more.

(ENDED) Starts 4pm / 4:30pm ET: Jumbl High-Resolution 22MP Scanner/Digitizer

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(SOLD OUT) 13.3″ MacBookPro Model ME864LZ/A for $1000

As of a PM recheck, this sold out with 93 units picked up during the sale… Meanwhile the Mystery Deal of the Day for Monday at the eBay Deals is the new condition 13.3″ MacBookPro Model ME864LZ/A offered for $1000 with free shipping by NewEgg’s eBay store. Limit five per customer. It has 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, 2560 x 1600, Mac OS X v10.9 Mavericks, 3.5 lbs, etc… As with all eBay Deals, this is a limited time offer…