(ENDED) Tue: Kowa Prominar PFC 3.5″ Spotting Scope for $1400

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Monoprice 10594 Graphic Drawing Tablet for $40 w/free s&h

Back to the eBay Deals where the Monoprice eBay store is offering their new condition Monoprice 10594 Graphic Drawing Tablet, model 10594, 10 by 6.25 inches, for $40 with free shipping, with a limit of 50 per customer. Over 430 of these got sold the last 24 hours according to the eBay page.

Dell Monitor Bundle sale (ends 6/18 AM)

The Dell website is having a sale on computer monitor bundles, if you want to have two monitors side by side with the holding arm included, or one monitor with a compatible holding arm. Free shipping. Check computer and monitor specs to make sure compatible ports or ways of connecting them are available. Countless hours of A/B pixel-peeping are NOT included 😉 Offer ends 6/18/15 at 8am eastern.

Speaking of Dell, they have another 7 Days of Sales on computer and tech items.

(ENDED) Mon: 13.3″ Apple MacBook Air ( MF068LL/A) for $1250

This daily deal expired… The B&H Photo Deal of the Day for Monday 7/13/15 is the new condition 13.3″ Apple MacBook Air, model MF068LL/A, offered for $1250 with free expedited shipping. This is an i7 (Haswell), 8GB RAM, 512GB flash storage, 1440 x 900, USB 3.0, Thunderbolt, SDXC slot, Intel HD 5000, etc.

27-inch LG IPS 1920×1080 Monitor for $150 after $50 MIR

If you are not afraid of mail-in rebates, and are looking for a 27-inch monitor, Adorama is offering the 27-inch LG 27MP57HT-P computer monitor for $150 after a $50 mail-in rebate, delivered as a prepaid gift card. Here is the rebate PDF information. Rebate offer is only good for Adorama, and runs 7/10 to 7/19 in 2015. This is a 1920 x 1080 IPS monitor, with 2 HDMI and one VGA inputs, sRGB 72%, 250 cd/ m2, etc. (you can get DVI to HDMI cables for under $5).

IF you are looking for an Ultra Wide (21:9) IPS computer monitor, without mail-in rebates, Adorama is offering the 34-inch LG 34UM65-P computer monitor for $430 with free shipping as a closeout special. Offer ends by 7/13/15. This is sRGB 99%, 2560 x 1080, has DisplayPort, DVI-D, two HDMI inputs, etc.

27-inch NEC PA272W-BK LED Backlit Wide Gamut LCD Display for $1000 (and other B&H specials)

There’s some computer monitor action at B&H Photo as well, they are offering the 27-inch NEC PA272W-BK LED Backlit Wide Gamut LCD for $1000 with free shipping. This is 2560 x 1440, with 99.3% coverage of the AdobeRGB color space, DisplayPort, Mini DisplayPort, HDMI, and DVI-D Dual-Link inputs, 14-bit programmable lookup tables (LUTs), etc.

Speaking of screens, B&H is also offering the 64GB iPad Air with T-Mobile cellular (no contract) for $430 with free expedited shipping. T-Mobile offers free 200MB/month. Their plans start at $20/mo (1GB) or $10/mo if you attach it to a post-paid phone plan. They also offer a 10GB one-time bonus good until the end of 2015. After you eat up the 10GB block, you can start rolling over unused data. But you don’t have to decide that now since this is a no-contract device.

Speaking of Apple, B&H offers the 13.3″ MacBook Air (early 2014 model, MD760LL/B) for $820 with free shipping and free Parallels 10 on OEM CD-ROM.

Speaking of computers, B&H is offering the 4TB WD Elements External Desktop Hard Disk Drive for $110 with free shipping (USB 3/2).

Speaking of B&H, this is where they have their latest rolling featured special offers.

In-stock nao: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge (unlocked GSM) for $820

Early adopters mobile temptation time. The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, unlocked and without contract, with an f1.9 lens and optical image stabilization and 4K UHD video recording, model SM-G925F, with 64GB on-board storage and no microSD, is now in-stock and ready to ship for $820 at B&H Photo in black, and also in gold platinum.

(ENDED) Fire Phone with 1yr Prime Membership for $160

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11.6″ Apple MacBook Air (i7, 8GB, 512GB) with TWO extras for $1000 (choice of 1TB HDD, AfterShot Pro 2, DVD burner)

If you are interested in the MacBook Airs, Adorama is offering the new condition 11.6″ MacBook Air (MF067LLA1) for $1000 with free shipping. This has i7, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 2014 model. You also get TWO free items from a choice of five. The five choices include a Corel Software bundle (that includes Aftershot Pro 2), an LG External DVD burner, a 1TB WD portable hard drive, a Microsoft Bluetooth mouse and a USB hub. Simply click the blue “Add to bundle” blue button on two of the five choices.

Note: to be allowed to buy Apple products online at Adorama, you must needs be a member of their VIP program which is FREE to join.


Pay $180, Get One Year Of Prime and Unlocked GSM Fire Phone

If you are looking to start a new Prime membership or extend your existing Prime membership by a year (12 months aka 365 days), the 32GB Unlocked GSM Fire Phone is back on sale again for $180. This is no contract, no carrier lock, you own the phone. If you value the Prime membership at its full price, you are essentially getting the phone for $80. Limit five per customer.

(ENDED) Motorola Moto G (Verizon, no contract) for $20

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In-stock Nao: 5.5″ flagship ASUS ZenFone 2 for $300 (unlocked, 4G RAM)

If you are the early adopter type and are looking for a new budget-flagship unlocked Android smartphone without a contract and no commitments to a carrier, the 5.5 inch ASUS Zenfone 2 is now available as a North American product from ASUS, and it is in-stock and ready to ship for $300 at Amazon in either the silver color scheme or red color scheme. It has a 13mp f2 camera, 4GB of RAM (I think the first, or one of the first), 64-bit Intel Atom processor, 64GB storage, microSD (up to 64GB), 1920×1080 Gorilla Glass 3 IPS display, Android 5.0, dual SIM (of interest to traveling photographers), compatible with GSM networks (4G LTE), 60% charge in 39 minutes, etc.

UPDATE: it is also shipping from Groupon Goods which is celebrating this launch with an ASUS Technology Sale Event (over 50 items included).

NOTE: if you are searching at Amazon, there are a lot of international/imported models listed there as well.

If you are curious about it, B&H Photo will have a live-streaming panel talking about it on Tuesday 5/19/15 at 1pm eastern. In the meantime, there is a technical preview at Anandtech (with benchmarks and such) and a review with camera samples at Tom’s Guide.

95+ Visual Responsive WordPress Themes for $50 total (lifetime updates, unlimited sites)

While researching various WordPress themes for this blog, I found this offer at Stacksocial that looks very promising if you want to create visual blogs (eg photography or digital art or other creative endeavors). For $50, you get 95+ Premium Responsive WordPress themes with lifetime updates of the themes and use on unlimited blogs by Dessign LLC. They have a GPLv2 license. All sales are final. The regular price of this bundle is $100. Offer ends in about three days from today (unless it gets extended).

You can see them all at their ever-scrolling themes page. Each one has a “live demo” (look for the light blue button on the individual theme page) so you can see it on an actual blog.

PS: At this rate, I may be ready to start a WordPress Themes review blog 😉

Imported (Grey Market) Canon 5DMk3 w/24-105 for $2600

If you are a fan of grey areas, you may also be a fan of grey market (imported) camera gear 😉 Among the latest eBay Deals, eBay Seller “Get It Digital” (99.5%) is offering the new condition Canon 5D Mark III with 24-105mm f4L IS for $2600 with free shipping, with a limit of one per customer. This does NOT come with a Canon USA warranty. Instead, the seller GetItDigital offers a similar warranty of their own.

The 5DMk3 w/24-105 goes for $3100 at authorized Canon dealers, but they offer a variety of free accessories and promotional rewards, such as B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazonia.

As usual, the trade-off of $500 vs USA warranty and free accessories is up to each individual to make based on their own preferences and circumstances and such.

Speaking of eBay, the current pole position deal of the day over there is the 13.3″ Apple Macbook Pro MF840LL/A (8GB, 256GB) for $1300 with free shipping with a limit of two per customer, offered by eBay seller “digjungle” (99.3%).

Speaking of speaking of eBay, NewEgg’s ebay store is offering the new condition 3TB SAMSUNG D3 Station (USB 3.0, 3.5″ Desktop External Hard Drive, model STSHX-D301TDB Bl) for $80 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer. [this was appended to a post yesterday that expired/buried]

(ENDED) Thursday: Computer Accessories sale

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(ENDED) Wedn: HTC One M8 (no contract) for $300

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One Year of Amazon Prime + 32GB Unlocked Fire Phone for $190

It is back in-stock and ready to ship. The unlocked no-contract 32GB Amazon Fire Phone with One Year of Amazon Prime service is going for $190 at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit five per customer). The One Year of Prime is good for new members, but also good for existing members – it extends an existing Prime membership by 12 months. You can optionally use the phone on any GSM network but this is a no-contract phone, you can also just use it as a Wifi-only device.

55% off Hostgator hosting with coupon

If you are looking for a shared web hosting service for your website or blog, Hostgator (which we use for the current iteration of the main blog, and previously used for the “camera reviews stream”) has a 55% off standard price sale when you use coupon REDCROSS15 until Wednesday May 6 at 11:59pm central. Coupon name is such because they are sponsoring the Red Cross Tour du Rouge Houston to New Orleans benefit.

IMPORTANT: The discount applies to the first payment you make. If you purchase a month to month plan, you get a discount on the first month and nothing more. If you purchase a prepaid plan (up to three years in length), your first payment is the total amount covering the whole period, and the 55% off is on the total amount. So if you are going month to month, this is a very small discount. On the other hand, if you are planning on a longer term plan, it’s a good discount.

Speaking of web related matters, Stacksocial’s Pay What You Want WordPress Theme Bundle gets you 15 WordPress themes if you meet or beat the average price of $7.84, and includes some photography-friendly themes. Here are the live-demo pages of those: Photex and Elevation and Magma and Novelti.

15.6″ Toshiba C55-C5240 laptop for $450

Among the buzzworthy deals at Amazon at the moment, this 15.6″ Toshiba C55-C5240 laptop is going for $450 with free shipping and no purchase quantity limits. It has 8GB RAM, 1TB 5400rpm hard drive, 5th Generation Intel Core i5-5200U 2.2 GHz, runs Windows 8.1 (and will get Windows 10 free), 7 hour battery life estimate, sadly 1366×768 resolution, Mobile Intel HD graphics, 4.8 lbs, DVD burner, SD card reader, one USB 3.0 and two 2.0, HDMI, Ethernet, Bluetooth, Wifi, etc. No touchscreen as far as I can tell.

Google Chromecast for $25

Google’s little Chromecast gadget is on sale again, you can get it for $25 at Staples.com. Delivery options include Store PickUp (if in-stock) or Free Ship-to-Store or Free shipping if you are a Rewards member.

PS: I don’t know if the $25 price is also available if you buy at brick and mortar (alternately you can buy from the website in-store using their kiosk or using your phone).

Photex WordPress photography theme for $8~ (15 WP themes total)

If you are interested in getting a photography-centric WordPress Theme, more specifically the Photex from Theme Kingdom (here is a live demo website running it), you can get it for around $8 as part of this 15 theme WordPress bundle at Stacksocial. To get the Photex and the other 14 you must meet or beat the average price, which, as of the time of writing is $7.94. These include a commercial license and no restrictions in use. 10% of proceeds to go charity. Over 6500 of them got sold so far. Offer ends in about 4 days from today.

One Year of Prime + Unlocked Fire Phone (GSM) for $190

The sale is back, the unlocked 32GB Fire Phone (GSM) is back on sale for $190 with free shipping by Amazon herself and it includes one year of Amazon Prime membership which can be appended to existing Prime memberships or for new members. No contract. Limit five per customer.

128GB iPad Air with 4G LTE for $530 (also a couple of 15.4″ MacBook Pros)

Of Apple computer-y interest among the latest NAB offers you can get the 128GB iPad Air with 4G LTE for $530 (ends 4/19/15). There’s also a couple of mid-2014 15.4″ MacBook Pros discounted further (up to $160 off) with coupon BHNAB2015 entered at checkout. The coupon is only for the Macbooks.

13.3″ 128GB Apple MacBook Air MJVE2LL/A (2015) for $950

The 13.3-inch 128GB solid state Apple Macbook Air, model MJVE2LL/A, a 2015 model, is currently on sale for $950 with free shipping at B&H Photo and Best Buy and Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 3).

(ENDED) Pay $85, Get $100 Sears Emailable Gift Card (limit 2)

This ended with 5000+ units sold but they are recurring deals, so they may return in the future… The action continues at the eBay Deals, PayPal Digital Gifts is offering a $100 Sears Electronic Gift Card for $85. This is delivered by email. Limit two per customer. A number of camera retailers also sell on Sears, in addition to Sears actual. These can be used at Sears and K-Mart stores and their websites. As usual, it is a limited time offer of unknown exact expiration date.

(ENDED) 128GB iPad Air (T-Mobile) for $530

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One Year of Prime + Unlocked Fire Phone for $200

The Fire Phone discount is back at Amazon by Amazon itself. You get one year of Amazon Prime (good for new members or renewals of existing Prime subscriptions) along with the 32GB Fire Phone (GSM, Unlocked, No Contract) for $200 total. One year of Prime costs $100, so essentially you are getting a free unlocked GSM phone for $100. Limit five per customer during this promotion. This is a limited time promotion but they do not specify the expiration date.

UPDATE: speaking of Amazon, the new condition Roku 3 streaming box is on sale for $85.50.

(ENDED) Ends Tue 3am ET: Gold Box on Hard Disks, SSDs, Monitors, USB Flash drives, etc

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(SOLD OUT) B&H Daily Deal: 10″ 64GB iPad Air (Wifi, Sprint 4G LTE) for $400

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Pay $200, Get One Year of Prime and Fire Phone (unlocked, no contract)

The Amazon Fire Phone is discounted again, currently going for $200 in new condition (unlocked GSM, no contract, 32GB). It includes one full year of Prime (365 days). Existing Prime members will get an additional 12 months added to their membership. New members get 12 months of Prime. This sale is limit five phones per customer.

In-stock now: Wacom Cintiq 27QHD Creative Pen Display for $2300

The Wacom Cintiq 27QHD Creative Pen Display, model DTK2700, is now in-stock and ready to ship at its starting price of $2300 at MacMall.com. The only other major retailer I found to have it on their website is B&H Photo but it is in pre-order state.

The DTH2700 model with the touch-screen display ($2800) is still in pre-order state at both MacMall and B&H Photo.

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

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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