YMMV: 4x eBay Bucks on $100+ individual items

eBay rotates these type of offers, so they typically only cover a percentage of the participants in the eBay Rewards program (aka eBay Bucks). This new promotion, which started at 11am ET today and ends at 3am ET on Wednesday 10/14/15, requires, as usual, manual opt-in – you click the “Activate Now” in the offer email or message.

This offer gets you 4X eBay Bucks (= 8% of the purchase price) on individual items priced at $100 or more. You can use it as many times as you like during this promotion but the maximum rewards are $100 Rewards per single item, and $500 maximum Rewards total per customer.

The usual restrictions apply: “Qualifying purchase excludes all items in the following categories: Classifieds, Business & Industrial, Real Estate, eBay Gift Cards (within the Gift Cards & Coupons category), Bullion (within the Coins & Paper category), and eBay Motors”

eBay Rewards become available to you only if you have a balance of $5 or more, so if you are an occasional shopper or only buy low priced items, you may never see a penny out of them. Which is perhaps why they do these 4X promotions on more expensive items, since a single $100 item will get you $8 in rewards.

A few good places to start looking for deals:
+ the eBay Daily Deals
+ the eBay Trending Deals
+ our previous eBay Deals posts

(ENDED) Monday Fry’s Promo codes: 20pk 8.5×11 photo paper for $2, Canon MG5620 for $60, 22% off iTunes GC, etc

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(ENDED) Storage sale: Crucial SSD, Lexar 633x microSDXC, Lexar USB 3.0 Dual Slot reader (CF, SD) for $19.50

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(ENDED) Tuesday Lightning Deals: refurb Samsung NX30 w/18-55, etc

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(SOLD OUT) 2TB Toshiba Canvio Connect USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Black) for $65 (limit 2)

As of a 4:30pm ET recheck, this is already sold-out… For more action, check the B&H Featured Deals page

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Lightroom (iOS) now FREE for ALL

If you have an iOS 8.1 or later Apple device, and do not have a Creative Cloud subscription or a desktop Lightroom, you too now can use the iOS version of Lightroom for free without the prior restrictions. Adobe finally discovered they can use it as a “gateway software drug” instead of frustrating users and driving them into the arms of many of the thousands of other iOS photography apps :)

Lightroom has two versions available, one for the iPhone/iPod and for the iPads. With the new bigger and more powerful iPad Pro, things may get more interesting worfklow-wise.

More via Apple Insider et al.

Dolica TX570B150SL Ultra Compact Tripod with Professional Ball Head for $63 w/free S&H

The Dolica TX570B150SL Ultra Compact Tripod with Professional Ball Head is currently on sale for $63 with free shipping by Focus Camera on eBay. There are seven units available as of the time of writing.

Getting close enough in price, if you clip the “Clip Coupon & Save” $5 off coupon at Amazon by Amazon itself [corrected link], you can get it for $65 with free shipping. The coupon only works if Amazon itself is the seller, not 3rd-party sellers.

Walgreens Photo Coupons: $10 off $25+ Photo Gifts (also 40% photo cards)

Another week is here and Walgreens Photo has two new coupon prints offers, good until the end of day on Saturday 10/17/15. Limit five uses per coupon during the promotional period. Free pick-up at a local store. Shipping is extra (or whatever their current online shipping promotions are) for online shipments. The offers are:

+ $10 off an order of $25+ in Photo Gifts with coupon code GIFTS1025
+ “Photo Gifts” includes photo-books, calendars, posters, wood panels, bags, mugs, mouse pads, and phone/tablet cases (your picture dominates the case)

+ 40% off Photo Cards with coupon code CARDS4015
+ includes holiday cards, announcements, birthday cards, and, well, all kinds of photo cards :)

Refurbished Nikon D3300 with 18-55 DX VR II for $320

There are many Nikon dSLRs out there these days, making the choice more difficult especially if you are also open to refurbished or open-box or used (yes, I was tempted to write “open to open box”). One of the options is the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D3300 with 18-55mm DX VR II with a 90 day Nikon warranty and 2% promotional rewards (=$6.40) offered for $320 with free shipping by Adorama. Offer ends by 10/30/15 or earlier if sold out.

Adorama Sandisk SSD sale (120GB to 960GB)

Adorama has a sale on select Sandisk SSD drives. Offers end by 10/17/15 or earlier if sold out. Free shipping. They are, in price ascending order:

+ 120GB SanDisk Extreme 500 External SSD for $80
+ 240GB Sandisk Extreme 500 External SSD for $120
+ 960GB Sandisk Ultra II SSD and 2% rewards for $300
+ 960GB SanDisk Extreme PRO SSD and 2% rewards for $390

Canon MG2520 Inkjet AiO Printer for $20 w/free S&H

Adorama is also offering the Canon PIXMA MG2520 Inkjet Photo All-in-One Printer for $20 with free shipping. No coupons, no rebates, just add to cart and proceed. Offer ends 10/30/15 or earlier if sold out.

Canon MG2922 Wireless AiO Printer for $25 w/free S&H

And now we start another burst of posts in another “PM edition”. We start with printing action. Adorama is offering the Canon PIXMA MG2922 Wireless All-In-One Inkjet Printer for $25 with free expedited shipping. Expedited shipping is nice since printers are not exactly featherweight. Offer ends by 10/30/15 or earlier if sold out. No coupon, no rebate, just add to cart and checkout.

Pre-order the new DJI Osmo Handheld 4K Camera and 3-Axis Gimbal for $650

DJI is back with yet another new product, their DJI Osmo Handheld 4K Camera and 3-Axis Gimbal is now available for pre-order for $650 at B&H Photo. It has a late October 2015 release estimate.

(ENDED) Monday Lightning Deals: Panasonic ZS45, Contour Roam3, etc

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(ENDED) DxO OpticsPro 10 Elite Edition (DVD) for $120

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Speaking of Dxo, their DXo One 20mp camera for iOS devices is now in-stock and shipping for $600 from multiple retailers including Amazon and B&H Photo and Adorama and various on eBay (Buydig, NewEgg, Focus, etc).

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Pentax K-50 with 18-50 and 50-200 WR for $440

The BuyDig eBay Store is a gift that keeps on giving today. They are offering the new condition black Pentax K-50 with 18-50 and 50-200 WR lenses for $440 with free shipping. These are new condition with USA warranty. As of the time of writing, there are eight left.

Fuji X100T for $1100 (new, USA warranty, silver or black)

As of the time of writing there is ONLY ONE left in the silver color scheme, and you have to add to the shopping cart, and login with an eBay account to see the price, it is the new condition Fuji X100T offered for $1100 with free shipping, by Buydig’s eBay store.

To make sure I am not hallucinating or sleep-blogging, here’s an annotated screenshot crop of the eBay shopping cart:

UPDATE: if the above sells out, or if you prefer the black color scheme, the same $1100 price is also available from the BuyDig eBay store for the new condition black Fuji X100T. There are six left of this as of the time of writing.

Ricoh WG-M1 waterproof with lots of free extras for $129

More elementproof action at the eBay Deals where the BuyDig eBay store is offering a new condition orange Ricoh WG-M1 with lots of free accessories for $129 with free shipping. You can buy as many as you like. The extras include a 32GB memory card, camera bag, card reader, HDMI cable, lens cleaning kit, and a mini tripod (those that are strong enough to hold a mosquito but only before it eats). Joking aside, this is a pretty good bundle, especially for someone who doesn’t have much in accessories (eg gift for kids, which tend to break and drop things in the water and their food).

Refurbished Fuji X80 waterproof P&S for $129

To the eBay Deals we return where eBay seller “Deal Frenzy” (98.6%) is offering manufacturer refurbished Fuji XP80 waterproofs in either black, blue or yellow for $129 with free shipping and a 90 day Fuji warranty… The yellow is also available refurbished for the same price by Willoughby’s on Amazon (Coldplay not included!).

GoPro Hero4 Session with $40 Gift Card for $275

We have further discounting on the GoPro Hero4 Session. Its price is now down to $275 at Amazon, who also offers a free $40 plastic Amazon Gift Card. Simply add both the GoPro and the Gift Card, and at the top right corner of the checkout page, the total price will be adjusted with a -$40 to make the gift card free. The free gift card offer is only good when Amazon is the actual seller, not 3rd-party sellers.

PS: GoPro has earned enough “street cred” that you can now find a shortcut link to all the GoPro links at the top menu of this blog, under “Manufacturers”.

10% off select Windows 10 devices (limited time)

Amazon is celebrating 10/10 by offering 10% off select Windows 10 devices (laptops, desktops, AiOs).

Weekly Fry’s Promo Codes (Oct 11-17): Lowepro 350AW for $100, Wolverine, etc

The weekly promo code offers for Fry’s Electronics for the email subscribers (free to join their emailing list) for the week of October 11-17 (2015) include among others:

+ Lowepro Pro Tactic 350AW SLR backpack for $99 (limit 1)
+ Wolverine SNAP-20 20mp slides and negative film converter for $99 (limit 1)
+ 100pk Optimum DVD-R for $12 (limit 5)
+ Sunpak universal selfie wand with GoPro adapter for $5 (limit 1)
+ 4pk Tenergy AA single use batteries for 30c (limit 10; in-store only)

(ENDED) 3-year Pop Photo or Outdoor Photographer subscription for $13 each

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Prime Members: Free 4-Month Magazine subscriptions (includes Popular Photography)

If you are an Amazon Prime member, for a limited time (until 10/14/15), Amazon offers you free four month subscriptions on up to three magazines, from a choice of 22 options. Options include Popular Photography, Wired, Popular Science, and such.

THE CATCH is that after the first four months, the subscription converts to an auto-renewing subscription at $12 per magazine per year. So if you want to get those four free months but don’t want to pay later, make sure you cancel before it converts to a paying subscription. Existing subscribers are not eligible. More details at the Terms/Conditions over there.

Crazy deal on seller-refurbished unlocked HTC One M8 for $165

The latest Trending eBay Deals have a crazy low price on the 2014 HTC flagship smartphone/cameraphone, the One M8, with a microSD card, so you can many and more pictures without worrying about filling up the on-board storage.

NOTE: this is seller-refurbished, so they have a higher risk than manufacturer refurbished, so if you are risk-averse or a bit of a perfectionist, you may want to avoid them or at least approach with caution.

It is the seller refurbished 32GB HTC One M8 (6525), the Verizon model with its GSM part unlocked for use with any GSM provider. Check the bands and frequencies to make sure it works on your carriers of choice if planning to use it for cellular. Limit five per buyer. Over 4000 units sold so far. Only the gray color scheme remains. The other colors sold out. The M8 is one of the devices scheduled to get upgraded to Android 6.0.

They also have a couple of seller-refurbished Galaxy models, the S4 for $100 and the S5 for $180, at the Trending eBay Deals. No more microSD card with the new Galaxy S6 and its contemporaries.