If you don’t want to pay full price and don’t want to risk imported or used, one option is manufacturer refurbished and as such, Adorama is offering the manufacturer refurbished black Nikon D5300 w/18-55 DX VR for $490 with free shipping and a 90 day Nikon warranty and 2% promotional rewards (around $10).
eBay has created a featured Nikon camera gear sale with a total of 254 items participating. You can filter them using the options on the left hand side over there (DSLRs, bundles, compacts, lenses, flashes). Unfortunately my brain is a 900 MHz Celeron, I can’t go through 250+ items and price-check them like that, so this is a DIY adventure (in other words, if I wait until I can go through them all before I post this, I will probably never post this).
This eBay offer ended with 1600+ cameras sold through it per the eBay page…
If you prefer refurbished by Nikon USA dSLR kits, the Roberts Digital eBay store (99.4%) is now offering as part of the eBay Deals du Jour the refurbished Nikon D7100 two lens kit for $700 with free shipping.. This includes the 18-55 and 55-300 lenses, both VR. Limit one per customer. Over 300 units got sold in the last 24 hours according to the eBay page over there. As usual with these featured eBay Deals, they can last from a few hours to a few days – only the invisible hand of the market knows the exact expiration date 😉
If of all the Nikon dSLRs it is the D5200 the one you want, and you are okay with getting non-VR lenses, Adorama has Nikon D5200 bundles available in black dSLR color or red dSLR color for $530 with free shipping. For that, you get:
- D5200 with 18-55mm DX non-VR and 55-200mm DX non-VR
- WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter
- 16GB SD card, Nikon branded case, Nikon School DVD
- 2% promotional rewards = $10.60
- when you click on “Special Offers” and look for “Free Gift”, you can get a 1yr New Leaf Spills and Drops warranty to your shopping cart for FREE – you must manually add this item – the others mentioned here will be included automatically by Adorama
If you don’t like imported (grey market) camera gear but also don’t want to pay full new condition price, there is an alternative at the eBay Deals du jour: authorized Nikon dealers BuyDig of House Beach Camera is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D800 body only for $1650 with free shipping and a 90 day Nikon warranty, with a limit of five per customer.
The full frame imported grey market party continues at the eBay Deals, GetItDigital (99.8%) goes to the Nikon side of the aisle offering the imported (grey market) Nikon D750 body only for $1500 with free shipping, with a limit of five per buyer and a one year warranty from GetItDigital (not Nikon USA). Over 930 units sold so far from this listing.
At authorized dealers, this goes for $2000, with a variety of free accessories and 2% rewards (=$40~) offered by Adorama and B&H Photo. Free accessories but no 2% rewards at Amazon by Amazon where it is eligible for optional 0% APR 12-month financing or 5% Prime statement credit (these offers with the Amazon Store credit card, I believe they are mutually exclusive, either 0% APR or 5% but not both – unless they changed something recently).
If you are comfortable with imported (grey market, non-NikonUSA warranty) camera gear, eBay Deals have a temptation for you. Seller “GetItDigital” (99.7%) is offering the new condition Nikon D810 Body Only for $2100 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer. Over 180 units got sold so far from this listing. You get a 1-year warranty from the seller GetItDigital, not from Nikon USA!
Somewhere in-between these two options price-wise, Adorama is offering the refurbished D810 body only with three free accessories (extra EN-EL15, 32GB Lexar, Slinger bag) for $2450.
This offer ended but there are plenty refurbished Nikon dSLRs making the deal rounds…
The Nikon 50mm f1.8 D currently goes for around $130~ at authorized dealers (eg Adorama, B&H Photo). Since this is a simple low-priced 50mm prime lens, there is lower risk going grey-market (imported without manufacturer warranty). If so, you can get it for $99 with free shipping by Peach Photo on eBay (99.9%). Over 600 units got sold so far from this listing.
Don’t refurbish me bro! (okay, I am not sure where I am going with this joke attempt, so I am going to pretend I didn’t write it). Back to the eBay Deals, Beach Camera’s ebay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D3300 with 18-55 and 55-200 (both VR) for $450 with free shipping, and a 90 day Nikon warranty, with a limit of five per customer.
PS: the 55-200 is VR. There’s only one spot in a sub-heading that mentions 55-200 without VR (they probably ran out of space) but all the other mentions have VR. Also, the part number (Nikon part number 2166) is that of the 55-200 VR.
These daily deals ended…
Purple/plum cameras are not common, so if that color scheme is of interest, they are part of the action at the latest eBay Deals, BuyDig’s eBay store (authorized Nikon dealers) is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon Coolpix L830 (plum color scheme) (34x optical zoom) for $120 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer and a 90 day Nikon warranty.
Back to the eBay Deals where Beach Camera’s eBay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished silver Nikon Coolpix L29 for $34 with free shipping and a limit of five per customer. This is AA powered.
Speaking of eBay, Adorama’s eBay store is offering the new condition Dell Inspiron 3000 Desktop (i3-4150, 8GB RAM, 1TB, DVD burner, USB 3.0, W8.1, etc) for $360 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer. Over 500 units got sold through this listing already.
To the eBay Deals, where Roberts Digital (99.5%) is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D7100 w/18-55 and 55-300 lenses for $700 with free shipping and a 90 day Nikon warranty with a limit of ONE set per buyer. Over 1100 units got sold so far from this offer. The 18-55mm is DX non-VR. The 55-300 is DX VR. These ships in “Authorized Nikon Refurbished” boxes.
This offer ended with 180~ units sold…
Back to the eBay Deals with an if-the-stars-align type of a deal (if you have use for the DSLR and the DX lenses, eg the D7000 for you and bundle the DX lenses with older DSLRs to give to family/friends or trade with others), Beach Camera’s eBay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D7000 with 18-55 and 55-200 DX non-VR lenses for $500 with free shipping and a 90 day warranty. Limit five per customer.
Once upon a time, you could only get a non-zoom basic P&S digital camera from a non-major manufacturer for $100. Now you can get P&S zooms from brand name makers for under $50! Case in point, among the featured eBay Deals, you can get the manufacturer refurbished Nikon Coolpix S3600 (silver) (8x optical) for $40 with free shipping, with a limit of five per buyer. The seller is Beach Camera’s eBay store.
If you are interested in getting both a Nikon DSLR kit and at least or more of their SLR lenses, there is a brand new combined purchase instant savings promotion. You can bundle up to 17 different lenses, along with three flashes and two teleconverters. Many Nikon DSLRs are participating, including the D3200, D3300, D5200, D5300, D5500, D7100, D7200, D610, D750, D810, Df, and D4s. Find all the details and options nicely organized at B&H Photo. This round expires around 6/27/15 with the usual caveats of Instant Rebates getting extended/renewed/adjusted/etc.
This daily deal expired…
More Nikon action at the eBay Deals, this time of the dSLR variety, Adorama’s eBay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D3300 w/18-55 II DX VR for $370 with free shipping, and a 90 day Nikon warranty, and a limit of five per customer.
Speaking of eBay, PayPal’s Digital Gifts is offering $100 Sears Gift Cards (delivered by email) for $85, with a limit of two per customer. Essentially a 15% off discount of everything you buy using these gift cards. The Sears website features a number of well-known camera retailers that also sell on eBay and Amazon and NewEgg and Best Buy and Rakuten.
Back to the eBay Deals where we have two more refurbished Nikon dSLR offers. First up, Roberts Digital (authorized Nikon dealer) is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D7100 w/18-55 and 55-300 for $700 with free shipping, and a 90 day warranty with a limit ONE per buyer. The 55-300 is DX VR, while the 18-55 is just DX, no VR.