To the eBay Deals we go where eBay seller Red Tag Camera (99.9%, ships from Brooklyn) is offering the new condition imported grey-market Nikon D810 body only for $2380 with free shipping. This only gets a 30-day seller warranty and that’s it. This may have been part of a kit with a lens, with the lens removed (to be sold separately for more $profits$).
The offer may be for more high risk offers, if you happen to need accessories or Lightroom 6, you may be better off paying $2800 for the new condition with Nikon USA warranty from Adorama that has three different bundles with free items going for $2800:
+ lots of accessories but no LR6: Green Extreme Extra Battery, 66-inch Takama tripod, Flashpoint remote shutter thing, Flashpoint release cable thing, Lowepro Nova 17L AW shoulder bag, and Corel Software Bundle (five titles including Aftershot PRO 2 and Paintshop PRO X8
+ you get either a 32GB Lexar SDHC or a 32GB Sandisk Extreme microSDXC, there’s conflicting info
+ lots of accessories: replaces Lowepro bag with cleaning kit (I think)
We just updated the Stock Status Tracker and we have good news for Nikon and Canon shooters, both Nikon D500 and both Nikon D5 and both Canon 1D X II kits are currently in-stock at their starting flagship prices… Meanwhile the Pentax K-1 remains in back-order/pre-order status, for example the B&H Photo estimate is July 2016. Well, we K-waited for 10+ years, what’s a few more weeks [sea salt on the open wound!]…
UPDATE 5/26/16: This L840 offer expired, but the rest of the items from the the eBay Deals Top 100 continue…
Not only did we forget about Dre, we also forgot about the eBay Deals Top 100 where BuyDig’s eBay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon Coolpix L840 compact-zoom (38x optical, four AA) offered for $139 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer. It comes with a 90 day Nikon USA warranty.
If you like to buy photography or camera books, especially ones that rarely get discounted, one way around it is to find a gift card at a discount. Which brings us to this plastic gift card delivered for free by mail, Pay $88, Get $100 Barnes and Noble Gift Card with free shipping to your front door. Limit three per customer.
While there, there’s also a plastic gift card by mail promotion, of interest if you use the CVS photo services mayhaps, Pay $88, Get $100 CVS Gift Card with free shipping to your front door. Limit three per customer.
But wait there’s more! Here’s some other potentially interesting six degrees of separation items:
+ Google Chromecast Audio (latest model) for $30 with free shipping by Google’s own eBay store (yes, they have an eBay store now, launched a few days ago) ~ limit 5 per customer
+ NOTE: the other one sold out but the Audio version continues
+ 2TB Seagate Expansion Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 Model STEA2000400 for $73 with free shipping by NewEgg’s eBay store (limit 5)
+ 28″ Dell S2817Q UHD LED 4K Monitor, 3840 x 2160, for $400 w/free S&H by Adorama’s eBay store (limit 5)
+ DJI Phantom 3 Standard with 2.7K Camera and 3-Axis Gimbal CP.PT.000168 for $399 with free shipping (limit 5) by Cookie Electronics
Good news for people who like good in-stock news. We just updated the Stock Status Tracker and we have two in-stock alerts!
The Canon 1D X II CFAST Kit is now in-stock for $6000 at B&H Photo, the same price as the body only without the CFAST Kit (card and reader).
The Pentax K-1 body only continues to not be in-stock.
I just updated the Stock Status tracking page and as of this update, these cameras are in-stock at their standard prices at at least one major retailer: Nikon D500 w/16-50, Nikon D5 (both), Canon 1D X II Body Only (CFast bundle). The CFast bundle currently goes for the same price as the standard 1D X II body-only.
Adorama has a Spring Wedding sale, and among the items bubbling there is a new twist on the Nikon Macro & Portrait Two Lens Kit (35mm f1.8 DX, 85mm f3.5G DX VR Micro), you get $20 promotional rewards with it, while still paying the standard price of this bundle of $497. Free expedited shipping.
The promotional rewards can be used in future Adorama purchases. If you are not familiar with Adorama’s Promotional Rewards, here’s a quick TL;DR:
- 40 days after shipment, your Rewards will automatically convert into a promotional code that can be used on a future purchase of any item sold by Adorama
- Once issued, the promotional code will be valid for six months
- click on the “Get $19.88 Reward” blue link over there to see the detailed Terms and Conditions
On the Nikon side of things, the Nikon AF-S 24-120mm f4G ED VR lens is available in refurbished condition at B&H Photo for $535 with free expedited shipping and a 90 day warranty from B&H Photo (not Nikon).
The new Nikon B500 superzoom (40x optical), a rebooting of the old L-series naming scheme, is now in-stock and ready to ship and at the same time it has its first itty bitty discount, you can get it for $292~ by Amazon itself and $291~ by Kellards through the Amazon website (look on the sidebar under “Other Sellers”).
It’s free accessories with the purchase of the Nikon Coolpix S3700 (8x optical zoom) digital camera. It gets these freebies: Lowepro pouch, 16GB Toshiba SD, and cleaning kit, while it still sells for $107 with free shipping which is the standard Nikon-blessed price at the moment. These bundles are available at Adorama in either the red S3700 color or the pink S3700 color. With lower priced cameras, the free accessories are a much higher value percentage versus buying a $2000 dSLR and getting a bag and card and cleaning kit. Mayhaps a starting kit for kids of all ages?
We just updated the Stock Status Tracking page and we have another new in-stock alert! If you are looking to get the new Nikon D500 APS-C flagship bundled with the 16-80mm f2.8-4E ED VR AF-S DX Lens, that kit is in-stock and ready to ship at its starting price of $3067 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.
Spring may be an excuse to convince the spouse CFO to “authorize” the purchase of a waterproof camera and if so, and if you are also interested in the Corel imaging software without breaking the bank, Adorama is offering a number of free accessories with the Nikon Coolpix AW130 for the same price of $277 with free expedited shipping: the Corel Software Bundle which includes AfterShot PRO 2 and Paintshop PRO X8 (total of five titles), a floater strap, a 16GB SD card, a Lowepro pouch, and a cleaning kit. This is available in Coldplay Yellow, Blue or Black. Page down over there to locate these among the list of options.
eBay is currently having a semi-curated Nikon Camera Gear sale featuring around 300 items, a mix of new and refurbished, authorized and not. Unfortunately I am not a 64-thread AI, so I can’t “digest” 300 items on the fly, so this is a YMMV adventure if interested in Nikon gear.
PS: I call it “semi-curated” because I don’t know how this gets assembled (how much human and how much computer input).
Just updated the recently returned
Jon Snow Stock Status Tracker and through that we have a new in-stock alert! The XQD version of the Nikon D5 flagship DSLR is now in-stock and ready to ship for its starting price of $6500 at B&H Photo. A Nikon XQD card / reader is included automatically by B&H.
PS: the Compactflash versions of the Nikon D5 have been steadily in-stock (you can find them at the Stock Status Tracker as well.
Back to the eBay Top 100 Deals we geaux, where BuyDig’s eBaY StoRe striKes again with another manufacturer-refurbished Nikon product with a 90-day warranty, it is the Nikon 55-300mm f4.5-5.6G ED DX VR [corrected] going for $189 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer.
PS: now that we are posting more posts per day, if you want to quickly catch up on something specific, you can use the Categories and Tag links below each post, for example, this eBay Camera Deals tag will show you all the previously posted eBay deals. I manually add these tags to each post, so human miscategorization errors are statistically unavoidable 🙂
Part of the Cinco de Mayo celebrations, Adorama is offering 5% promotional rewards on select DSLRs and Mirrorless models. The offer is good until 5/9/16. The promotional rewards are in addition to any other free accessories the camera may be eligible for. Participating kits include the Nikon D5300 and D5500 and J5, the Canon D-Rebel T5 and T5i, and the Panasonic GM5.
Back to the eBay Deals Top 100 we go where eBay seller “PhotoVideo4Less” (99.9%, ships from Brooklyn) is offering the imported grey-market new condition Nikon 50mm f1.8D lens for $99 with free shipping, with a limit of 50 per customer. No warranty is mentioned in the listing.
In contrast, this goes for $130~ at authorized dealers (eg Adorama).
Speaking of eBay, celebrating Star Wars Day, the The Force Awakens Blu-Ray/DVD/DigitalHD set is on sale for $17 with free shipping (ships from Kentucky; limit 5 per customer; Calipari not included!).
Hide your wallets, or empty your wallets, because the Compactflash edition of the new Nikon D5 flagship DSLR is now in-stock and ready to ship to your front door for its starting price of $6500 at Adorama.
Look under your chairs Nikon full frame photographers. You get a battery grip, and you get a battery grip, and you get a battery trip! If you are not a Nikon photographer, you get a limited edition box of Oprah Chai 🙂
The above paragraph, in case it wasn’t obvious, it was a joke, but this offer is not a joke. You get the Nikon D610 body only along with the official Nikon MB-D14 battery grip along with a 16GB Sandisk Extreme card, a shoulder bag and an extra Watson-brand EN-EL15 compatible battery, along with 4% promotional rewards (around $60 to be used in the future), all together for the regular price of the D610 body only of $1500 at B&H Photo.
For more action, check their latest Mother’s Day Specials good until 5/8/16 (some require coupon code MOMDAY16).
B&H Photo is back and a new wave of specials has been unleashed. We start full frame with the Nikon D810 body only bundled with the official Nikon MB-D12 battery grip, along with a 32GB Sandisk Extreme PRO card, a shoulder bag and an extra Watson-brand EN-EL15 compatible battery, all together for the regular price of the D810 body only of $2800.
For more action, check their latest Mother’s Day Specials good until 5/8/16 (some require coupon code MOMDAY16).
This daily deal expired…
More imported camera gear action at the eBay Deals, with a Nikon prime. eBay seller “PhotoVideo4Less” (99.9%, Brooklyn::NewYork) is offering the new condition imported Nikon 50mm f1.8G lens for $168 with free shipping. There is no warranty mentioned in the eBay listing, so assume it gets no warranty.
This lens goes for $218 with free accessories at authorized Nikon USA dealers such as B&H Photo and Adorama (including the Corel software bundle). So it’s up to you to trade off the manufacturer warranty and the free accessories versus paying $50 less.
Friday is over and so are these daily deals…
Bubbling around in the eBay Top 100 trending deals is yet another manufacturer refurbished Nikon DSLR promotion with a 90 day Nikon USA warranty. It is the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D3300 with the 18-55 and 55-200 DX VR II lenses (both lenses are VR) going for $350 with free shipping, with a limit of two per customer by Beach Camera on eBay. This is available in either black or red D3300. Over 760 units got sold so far from this eBay listing per the numbers shown there.
There are many and more Nikon DSLR kits floating out there, it’s a buyers market, with the silver lining being option overload. But I’m pretty sure the people who paid $2000 for an APS-C DSLR thirteen years ago would be willing to trade choice overload for 1/7th the price 🙂
Another compact zoom sale, the black Nikon Coolpix S7000 (20x optical, Wifi) is available in certified refurbished condition with a 90 day warranty for $123 with free shipping by Beach Camera thru Amazon. The new condition price at authorized dealers is $200 with free accessories (eg Adorama).
This ships from a Beach Camera facility, but if you are a Prime member, you still get free Prime shipping. This is because of a recent expansion of the Prime program benefits where some retailers for some products (such as Beach Camera and recently Adorama) also offer fast shipping for Prime members. The downside of this is that you have to pay even more attention to the product listings to notice all these distinctions. Annotated screenshot crop below highlighting the points to look at:
Among the many NAB Specials at B&H there are some DSLR Video bundles that include accessories help with DSLR Audio/Video, such as mics and such. There are bundles centered around three different DSLRs, the Nikon D750 kits and the Canon 7D Mark II kits and the Canon 5D Mark III kits. Most of the NAB specials expire 4/21.
Also note that B&H offices will be closed starting 7pm ET on 4/21/16 and will reopen 5/1/16 at 10am.
We mentioned some of these earlier on, but I don’t think I got through them all, as of the time of writing there are 37 manufacturer refurbished Nikon DSLRs and Lenses on sale at Adorama. You can use the left sidebar and the menu sorting options to filter through them. There are three pages of items. They come with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty… These too are part of their Warehouse Clearance sales…
Costco is a non-profit company, so all their profits go towards the never-ending supply of free food samples 😉 If you are a member, $1300 will get you the Nikon D7200 with the 18-55 and 55-300 DX VR lenses, a 2-year extended warranty on the camera only, a camera bag, an extra EN-EL15 battery, a 32GB memory card, and a $5 off Costco coupon. Sorry, rotisserie chicken not included (it would leak and mess up the camera anyway). If you are not a member, you can purchase it but you have to pay a 5% surcharge (+$65). Details at the Costco product page.
The Nikon 24-70mm f2.8G ED-IF AF-S goes for $1800 in new condition at authorized Nikon dealers, while the VR version goes for $2400. If you don’t want the VR version, you might as well save by going refurbished on the non-VR, it is going for $1400 at Adorama with a 90 day Nikon USA warranty.
If you want to save some more, and don’t object to imported grey-market gear without a warranty, you can get it in new condition for $1200 with free shipping as one of the eBay Deals by eBay seller RedTag Camera on eBay (99.9%, limit 5). Nearly 350 units got sold from this listing as of the time of writing.
The Nikon D750 body only goes for $2000 at authorized Nikon dealers which are allowed to bundle it with free accessories (eg free RodeMic OR Lightroom 6 at Adorama or free 4TB external HDD and other extras at B&H Photo).
On the other hand, if you are comfortable with imported grey-market DSLRs, among the latest buzzing eBay Deals, eBay seller “Electronics Valley” (99.5%, New Jersey) is offering new condition imported grey-market Nikon D750 body only dSLRs with a 1-year seller warranty (not Nikon USA) for $1300 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer. Nearly 200 units got sold so far per the eBay listing number there.
As usual with situations like these, it is up to you to decide based on whatever makes you feel comfortable and won’t keep you up at night. Make sure you understand the trade-offs and risks of buying authorized dealer vs imported if you are not already familiar with them.
Imported Nikon 35mm f1.8 for $149 _VS_ $197 in new condition with Nikon USA warranty and Extras and Corel Software
A quick look at the eBay Deals shows a prime lens offer if you are not risk averse. The eBay store of PhotoVideo4Less (99.9%) is offering new condition imported grey-market Nikon 35mm f1.8 DX lenses for $149 with free shipping. There is no manufacturer warranty on this. In fact there is no mention of warranty, so you can assume that you get no warranty (unless you find out otherwise). Limit five per customer. Over 2000 units got sold so far from this eBay listing. This is a simple prime lens, which reduces the risks of issues, but again, do whatever helps you sleep better at night 🙂
On the other hand, if you prefer Nikon USA blessed items and you have use for Corel’s imaging (and other software) Adorama is offering the new condition version of the Nikon 35mm f1.8 DX lens along with the Corel software bundle (includes AfterShot PRO and Paintshop PRO among others), along with a 52mm MC UV filter, a tether, and a cleaning kit, along with $4~ in promotional rewards for $197 with free shipping. This is temporarily on backorder, but you can order it if you like the offer and don’t object to waiting.
There are many options in Nikon APS-C dSLRs out there these days. If the one you want is the Nikon D5100 body only or you are shopping for a price point without the need of the 18-55 kit lens, Adorama is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D5100 body only for $280 with free shipping and a 90 day Nikon USA warranty… To do a little bit of a theater of absurd, you can get seven of these for the price of the brand new D500 flagship APS-C… This too is one of the 2000 items on sale at Adorama. I’m only on page #17 but slowly making progress 🙂
The Nikon 16-35mm f4G ED VR II is currently on sale for $900 with free shipping with a limit of ten units per customer at Amazon by Amazon itself. This is not a lightning deal, so I do not know when it ends.
The Nikon 55-200mm DX VR II lens is available in manufacturer refurbished condition for $110 with free shipping with a 90-day B&H warranty from B&H Photo.
You can even get an APS-C dSLR for under $200 now-a-days. It is the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D3000 body only (yes, that’s pretty old by today’s standards) going for $165 with free shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty by Adorama among their 3200+ clearance sale items… Optionally you can buy this DSLR with various camera accessories for a combined purchase discount. Expand the yellow “Special Offer” section there to see the available options…