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Imported/Grey Market Nikon D610 body for $1200 (seller warranty)

Also one of the featured eBay Deals is the new condition imported/grey-marked Nikon D610 body offered for $1200 with free shipping, with a limit of five per buyer. The seller is bigvalueinc (99.4%). Over 120 cameras got sold through this eBay listing so far.

NOTE: this does not come with a manufacturer warranty. It comes with a one year warranty from the seller. This was part of the D610 with lens kit, but the lens removed. Selling the lens and body separately is more profitable since the bundle has a built-in discount. Some sellers use the term “broken kit” to describe this but it’s an unfortunate term because when a shopper reads “broken”, they run away scared :)

The standard Nikon D610 body only kit from authorized Nikon USA dealers goes for $1600 (eg Amazon, B&H Photo), so you have trade-offs, such as $400 vs manufacturer-warranty, authorized Nikon dealers vs eBay sellers and such. It’s up to you to triangulate your risk matrix on deals like this – there’s no one size fits all answer.

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Nikon 35mm f1.8 DX for $155 (no manufacturer warranty)

If you are comfortable buying prime lenses that don’t come with a manufacturer warranties, one of the featured eBay Deals is the new condition Nikon 35mm f1.8G DX lens offered for $155 with free shipping, with a limit of five per buyer. The seller is photovideo4less (99.8% [corrected; not 98.8%]). Nearly 500 lenses got sold through this eBay listing so far. Again, keep in mind this does not come with a manufacturer warranty. For some the risk may be acceptable, a low price simple prime lens is a much smaller risk than a $4000 tilt-shift lens :) For others, it may not. We blog, you decide! This is not a “nanny state” blog – we don’t decide for you ;-)

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ThankYou Rewards Cyber Monday only (Dec 1): Nikon L830 superzoom for 14800 Thank You Points (= $148 eq)

If you are part of the Citibank Thank You Rewards program (many of their credit cards are part of this program), they will have select merchandise redemption promotions on Cyber Monday (December 1st, 2014). Of the ones shown on their website, the Nikon Coolpix L830 will be offered for 50% off in redemption points. Normally this requires 29600 points to be redeemed, which is very unfavorable considering the camera goes for $200 at Amazon and will go for $170 with freebies during Black Friday. However, on Cyber Monday, you can redeem this for half the points, so 50% of 29600 = 14800 = $148 equivalent assuming a 1:1 points to pennies ratio.

This turned into a long post (I need to stop reading GRRM, it worsens my sprawling writing “condition”), more after the break…

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Refurbished Nikon J3 w/10-30 VR for $190

If you are curious about the Nikon CX 1-system but don’t want to break the bank, you can get the black factory refurbished Nikon J3 with 10-30mm VR for $190 with free shipping at BuyDig.com. Offer ends by 11/23/14.

For more sale items, check their November 2014 Blowout Sale (expires 11/30/14 or earlier for items that sell out).

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B&H Photo offers: Bower 16mm T2.2, refurb Nikon D610, Vanguard Legs, Oly E-M5, NIRs

B&H Photo has a new round of specials. We round them up in one post to keep things moving fast! All come with free shipping:

+ Vanguard Auctus 323AT Aluminum Tripod (Legs Only) for $150

+ Bower 16mm T2.2 Cine Lens for $300 in the Canon EF and EF-M, Nikon F, Sony Alpha A-mount and E-mount, Fuji X, M43rds, and Samsung NX flavors

+ Olympus E-M5 body only for $600, other kits price-adjusted accordingly; also promotional rewards and freebies
++ NOTE: the E-M5 body is going to be an Amazon Lightning Deal at 3am ET on Tuesday.

+ refurbished Nikon D610 body only for $1440

+ new condition Nikon D610 body only with various freebies (16GB, shoulder bag, Watson battery, shutter release, 2% rewards) for $1600

+ Nikon DSLR Instant Savings, the more you buy, the more you save (and obviously the more you pay total!)

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Refurbished Nikon D5300 w/18-55 for $630 (limit 2)

UPDATE (11/18/14): as of this update, this is marked as an “Item Under Review”. It will be unavailable for purchase for a few hours/days until it gets sorted out. It is not uncommon for this thing to show up on various Amazon.com listings.

Amazon is now selling refurbished products “natively” (on the main product page), not just the Warehouse Deals. One of the guinea pigs of this new development is the refurbished Nikon D5300 w/18-55 going for $630 with free shipping, with a limit of two per shopping cart. This is sold by Amazon herself, not marketplace sellers… An annotated screenshot crop of the product page showing all these is after the jump (it is a tall picture, so it’s not on the front page to prevent taking over the whole page).

NOTE: you may not see this format when you visit that page – the Amazon web servers often test different versions on different browsers, operating systems, screen sizes, and Viewports (the visible part in the actual browser window, which on a desktop may be significantly different from the screen size/resolution; that was a long way of saying, browser windows can be of many different sizes on a desktop, from full screen to tiny little boxes).

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Updated Nikon DSLR Instant Savings – add as many lenses as you like

Just in time for the holidays, the Nikon DSLR Instant Savings have been updated at B&H Photo, you can add as many lenses as you like and the savings will keep adding up. This is a one-DSLR and multiple-lenses purchased together in the same shopping cart promotion. Here is an example, a direct link to the Nikon D750 page over there. All those lenses scrolling down are eligible for this promotion.

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Nikon Coolpix P530 superzoom (imported model) for $230 [or refurbished authorized]

To the latest eBay Deals we geaux where we find the imported / gra market new condition Nikon Coolpix P530 superzoom offered for $230 with free shipping by eBay seller “bigvalueinc” (99.3%). Please note this does not come with a Nikon USA warranty because it was imported by the seller without their “blessings”. The seller offers their own one year warranty… The new condition price from authorized Nikon dealers is currently $350 (eg Amazonia)… Given the price difference, for some, this may be a reasonable risk. For others not so. We blog, you decide!

UPDATE: if you prefer the comfort of a blessed-by-Nikon USA model, you can get it for $230 with free shipping, in factory refurbished condition from BuyDig’s eBay store. So you can trade-off new/imported vs refurbished/authorized. Thanks to one of our readers for the email alert!

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Refurbished Nikon D3300 w/18-55mm for $400

Back to the eBay Featured Deals we go where Beach Camera’s eBay store is offering manufacturer refurbished Nikon D3300 w/18-55 DX VR II kits for $400 with free shipping and handling and with a 90 day Nikon warranty. Limit five per buyer. As always, this is a limited time offer.

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Nikon A camera with NF-CP1 OVF for $700

We are now starting to digest the B&H PDN Specials, starting with a nice Big Sensor Prime offer. The “Nikon A”, in new condition, is on sale for $700 and during this sale, B&H Photo will also include the Nikon DF-CP1 optical viewfinder for FREE! This is available in either black Nikon A bundle or silver Nikon A bundle. Promotion ends on 10/31/14 at 11:59pm ET.

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Refurbished Nikon L610 superzoom for $70 (or L620 for $85)

If you are looking for a double-figures superzoom that is powered by AA batteries and you are cool with manufacturer refurbished cameras, Adorama is offering the refurbished Nikon Coolpix L610 for $70 with free shipping (black or silver) and the refurbished Nikon Coolpix L620 (black) for $85 with free shipping. These are powered by two AA batteries.

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Nikon 16-85mm f3.5-5.6G DX ED VR with Hoya Filter and Tripod for $610

The Nikon 16-85mm f3.5-5.6G ED VR DX dSLR lens is currently on sale for $610 with free shipping and a 45-day return policy at BuyDig.com which also includes three bonus items: Hoya 67mm UV MC filter, 59-inch Bower tripod, and lens cleaning pen… It goes for $620 at Amazon with free 2-day shipping and $630 with a free three filter kit at Adorama… You may have to do the add-to-cart song-and-dance in order to see the prices…

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Nikon D7000 body only (Import/Gray) for $570 [updated]

There are plenty of Nikon APS-C dSLRs out there, but if you happen to be specifically looking for the good old Nikon D7000 body only, and you want it in new condition, you can get it as an Import Model (Gray Market) for $570 with free shipping at Abe’s of Maine. The Loyalty10/Loyalty15 do not work on this one.

On the other hand, if you prefer a Nikon USA “blessed” camera, and you are comfortable with manufacturer refurbished, you can get the D7000 body only for $590 by Adorama on eBay – thanks to Mark C. for spotting the lower price! (or $610 at Adorama with free expedited shipping.)

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Nikon D610 with free extras for $1700 (and eligible for Nikon SLR Instant Rebates)

B&H Photo is selling the Nikon D610 body only kit for $1700 full frame dollars and at this time, they are automatically including the following freebies with your order: Shoulder bag, 16GB Sandisk Ultra SDHC card, Watson extra battery, and 2% promotional rewards (= $34). You also get free Expedited shipping.

Optionally, the various Nikon D610 kits are eligible for the Nikon SLR Instant Savings. Simply go to the page of the D610 kit of interest, look for the “Savings Available” part of the page, and click on the tiny “View All Savings” link to see all available options.

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Refurbished Nikon D5200 w/18-55 + Lightroom 5 full version for $430

We check upon the eBay Deals once again where we find a bundle deal of sorts offered by reputable camera dealer Beach Camera’s eBay store – for $430 with free shipping you get the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D5200 with 18-55mm PLUS Adobe Lightroom 5 full version. Limit five bundles per customer!

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(ENDED) Refurbished Nikon D3000 w/18-55mm for $255

This daily deal expired… Also part of the Woot Electronics deal of the day, you can get the refurbished Nikon D3000 with 18-55mm for $250 plus $5 flat shipping. Limit 3 per customer. Offer ends by 1am ET on Saturday or earlier if sold out… Keep in mind, the D3000 is quite old in DSLR years…

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[DEAD] Refurbished Nikon 55-200mm f4-5.6G DX non-VR for $75 [updated]

The $75 Woot daily deal sold out before the 24 hours elapsed, but if you still want/need this lens at a double figure price point, you can get it for $90 with free shipping from Groupon Goods… Previous updates after the break…

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Nikon D750 with 24-120mm f4 VR drops to $3000

On the new full frame front, the Nikon D750 with the 24-120mm f4G VR lens bundle is now down to $3000 at various authorized Nikon dealers including B&H Photo and Amazon by Amazon itself (limit two).

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Refurbished Nikon D3200 body only for $300 [limit 5]

DSLR action returns to the eBay Deals where authorized Nikon Dealer “BuyDig” (the online discount imprint of Beach Camera) is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D3200 body only for $300 with free shipping with limit five per buyer. The body only kits are typically a good deal if you don’t want/need the 18-55 kit lens (or don’t want to deal with selling/trading it)… As with all eBay featured offers, they are limited time things, but the exact expiration date is not predictable.

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Refurbished Nikon D3100 w/18-55 & 55-200 (both non-VR) for $333

For a limited time, thanks to coupon code GOODS10 you can get the refurbished Nikon D3100 with 18-55mm DX non-VR and 55-200 DX non-VR lenses for $333 at Groupon Goods. The price is $370. The coupon is 10% off, $370 – $37 = $333. The coupon expires at 10/12/14 11:59pm central time (Groupon is central time). Note this is an older DSLR and neither of the lenses is stabilized (VR).

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