Canon SL2 with 18-55 and 75-300 and 50/1.8 for $779 at Costco [non-members for $819]

The Canon SL2 with the 18-55 lens goes for $600 in new condition at authorized dealers (eg B&H Photo) but if you also want the Canon 50mm f1.8 STM and 75-300 f4-5.6 III non-USM lenses, you can get them all together as a bundle with a Canon bag, 32GB SD card for $780 at Costco. Non-members can buy it with a 5% surcharge (= $819).

This depends on whether you want all three lenses. The Canon 50mm f1.8 lens goes for $125 on its own, so is the 75-300mm non-USM and the bag/SD worth an extra $55 for you? Or an extra $94 if you are not a Costco member. Sales tax is extra as usual. I do not mention or calculate sales tax in the deal posts since it varies based on many factors.

Speaking of Costco, a number of gift cards for national and regional restaurants are available with nice discounts of around 20% and they are available to purchase for non-members as well. Many of these are delivered as multiple $20 or $25 gift cards, making it easier to split the order with friends and family or use them as gifts. Speaking of gifts, some of the toy drive folks often need gifts for older kids, and they say gift cards are one good option ~ in case you need ideas or reasons to buy these 🙂

Panasonic ZS100 with $80 Gift Card and $22 Rewards and Panasonic Travel Bundle (Charger, Battery) for $548

Another freebie has been added to this. The new condition Panasonic ZS100 superzoom (1″ sensor, 10x optical zoom) is offered in a bundle at Adorama for $548 with free shipping with these freebies:

+ $80 Adorama gift certificate
+ $22 Adorama promotional rewards
+ Panasonic DMW-BLG10 Li-Ion Battery & Charger Travel Bundle (which as the name suggests includes a charger and a battery)

The sale is good for the black or the silver color scheme.

A number of Panasonic gear continues to be offered with either free gift cards or free lenses, find those in our earlier Panasonic posts.

Imported Nikon D850 Body w/1-YR Seller W for $3775

If you really don’t want to wait for the Nikon D850 to come in-stock from authorized Nikon USA dealers for $3300 [check the Stock Status Tracker for that], and you are willing to pay a limited availability premium, and get a 1-year seller warranty (instead of a Nikon USA warranty), then…

… to the eBay Deals we go where eBay seller “Deals All Year” is offering the new condition Nikon D850 body only for $3775 with free shipping and a 1-year warranty from the seller, not Nikon USA. Limit one per buyer.

They sold 54 of these, so temptation won over 54 people so far. Personally I wouldn’t buy it, but I’m not the master of the universe, other people have different preferences and priorities 🙂

NewEgg’s Promo Codes for Green Monday sales

In addition to the previously mentioned Green Monday sale, NewEgg is also running a Promo Code Green Monday sale where the offers need the promo codes shown over there. You have to give them an email address in order to use the promo codes. The sales include 20% off select motherboards, 10% off select SSDs, select monitors, select internal or external HDDs, 15% off select RAM, along with software and firewall and optical burners. Too many to list here, this is a DIY adventure if interested 🙂

Some promo codes expire Monday night, others expire Wednesday night.

$20 off $100+ REI Garage orders

The REI Garage is the new name for the REI Outlet store. Until 12/20/17, automatically (no coupon code needed), their shopping cart will give you a $20 off discount if you purchase $100+ in REI Garage products. This discount only applies to item purchased from the “REI Garage” website, not the main REI website. They don’t have camera gear, but they have a lot of items of interest to photographers who spend a lot of time in nature.

Refurbished Canon EF-M Lenses: 18-150 for $180, 55-200 for $150 w/1-YR Warranty

The Canon EF-M mirrorless offers don’t sell out as fast as the Canon EF/EF-S DSLR cameras and lenses when they are put on sale at the official Canon USA outlet store with the 1-year Canon USA warranty. So it’s music to your EF-M ears. Which brings us to a refurbished Canon EF-M Lens sale with the following lenses in-stock as of the time of writing, all refurbished below:

+ EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM for $130
+ EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM Lens Graphite for $180
+ EF-M 55–200mm f/4.5–6.3 IS STM for $150
+ all refurbished

Smartphone Sales Round-Up (Unlocked with US warranty)

Not everyone wants to buy cameraphones with carrier ties, so if you are repulsed by our previous $300 off LG V30 or Pixel 2s Verizon post, we have a safe space for you in this post: these cameraphones are in new condition, factory unlocked with USA warranty…

+ Huawei Honor 6X Dual Camera for $150, three color options, up to three per color per customer
+ currently the #1 best seller in Unlocked Phones at Amazon ~ among the phones that are properly categorized that is 🙂

+ Huawei Mate 9 with Amazon Alexa and Leica Dual Camera for $400, in two colors, limit up to three per color per customer

+ Nokia 6 with Lockscreen Offers & Ads for $150 (limit one per color per customer)
+ Prime members only; the ones without ads go for $225

+ Samsung Galaxy Note 8 with $100 B&H Photo Gift card and Samsung Qi Charger for $929
+ not as good as the Black Friday deal of $780 to $800 but gets close
+ only two colors are US warranty. B&H also carries International models which are not eligible for the promotion. Only the North American models (Midnight Black or Orchid Gray). Not the Maple Syrup color!

+ the Essential Phone + 360 degree camera deal has not returned. The Black Friday sale decimated Amazon’s inventory 🙂

Walmart Green Monday sale

The Walmart Green Monday sale is also under way with a variety of technology products participating as well. You can use the various sub-categories on the left hand side over there to filter them further by areas of interest or price ranges.

$300 off the LG V30 or Google Pixel 2s with 24mo Verizon Installment Plan

Two of the top Android cameraphones at the moment are having a promotion running at Verizon Wireless. The promotion is a $300 off promo credit when you purchase either the LG V30 or the Pixel 2s (Pixel 2 or 2 XL) with a 24-month installment plan. The discount will be a monthly discount during each one of the 24 months. At the end of the 24 months, you will have a $300 off discount on the phone price. You own the phone at the end of the 24 months, it is not a lease. Credit check and Verizon plan required for this.

The discount is not available on an outright purchase of the phones. Only when purchased with a 24-month installment plan. These are the “Nu Contracts” 🙂

As usual, check terms, conditions, restrictions, etc before buying.

Green Monday: 15% off Regular Priced Items at ToysRUS

There are some camera-related items, of kids interest and instant cameras, among others, and they may be participating in the Toys R US website sale that gets you 15% off regularly priced items. The sale happens automatically during Green Monday on eligible products, no coupon is needed.

Adorama Green Monday sale under way

Adorama too is running their Green Monday sales today. More on them as I digest them in separate posts, while trying to fend off Windows from taking over the machine with their various “maintenance” and “upgrade in the background” tasks.

MacMall Green Monday sale

MacMall too is participating in the Green Monday festivities with a Green Deals of the Week sale featuring half a dozen different MacBooks.

They also have a Best Sellers sale featuring a mix of Apple and PC/Tech sales, living in harmony, side by side on their piano website!

For non-Apple-centric shoppers, they have their PC Mall Green Monday sale as well with various weekly offers.

Groupon Green Monday Crash The Site Sale

Groupon too is participating in the Green Monday festivities with a Crash the Site sale. Sorry to disappoint, but their website has not crashed yet. There are many and more products, this is a DIY adventure as I am not IBM’s Watson, I cannot spawn hundreds of background threads to digest it all 🙂

Olympus Outlet Store Watch: only three PRO items listed for Green Monday

Green Monday is well under way but the Olympus Outlet store has not been decorated like a Christmas tree with deals. Only the three previously aforementioned PRO camera gear are listed there. As a refresher:

+ refurb E-M1 II body for $1500 with coupon GREENDEALS
+ refurb 25mm f1.2 PRO for $900
+ refurb 12-140mm f4 IS PRO for $1050
+ 90-day Olympus USA warranty included
+ all three are in-stock as of the time of writing

Corel Green Monday Sale includes Aftershot PRO 3 with Free Plug-IN for $44

The Corel Green Monday sale includes the Aftershot PRO 3 software with the ParticleShop plug-in included for FREE, for $44 for the full edition or $33 for qualifying upgrade. Pay attention to the shopping cart as it automatically adds an optional service. Because Adobe does not have a monopoly on being assholes to consumers. Rant Ends 🙂

Some of their other software is also on sale, including Paint Shop PRO 2018 Ultimate with the aforementioned plug-in included for free for $70, a PaintShop Pro 2018 and VideoStudio Pro X10 bundle for $95, Painter and Corel Draw sales and more.

Target Green Monday: $20 off Every $100 you spent (max savings $100) [excludes DSLRs, Lenses, hot and popular brands)

DSLR and lenses are explicitly excluded from this promotion, along with many hot products and brands (Apple, Sonos, Google, Xbox, PS4, Samsung/LG TVs, and many more), but if what you want/need is not among the excluded items, you can save $20 off for every $100 you spend at the Target Green Monday sale. No coupon needed, it happens automatically when eligible items are in your shopping cart. Maximum savings from this offer is $100. In other words, if your order total is over $500, you get a flat $100 off discount.

The list of exclusions is in fine-print over there. I don’t know why they use fineprint (as in small font/text) on the internet since there is infinite space to make the important Terms and Conditions of an offer READABLE and VISIBLE. Sneaky retailer practices exposed 🙂 Offer ends Tuesday 3am ET. Rant ends 🙂

Dell Green Monday doorbusters at 11am ET

The Dell Home doorbusters will go live at the Dell Home deals website starting at 11am eastern time today!

B&H Green Monday Sales page goes live

The B&H Photo Green Monday sales page has now gone live with some of their latest offers, which include the loaded Monday deals of the day which are headlined by the new condition Canon D-Rebel T5i with 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens for $449 with free shipping.

Monday: KEH USED Coupon: 10% off Cameras, 15% Lenses, 20% off Accessories

It’s Green Monday with a new coupon promotion at KEH Camera. Coupon code GREEN17A gets you a discount depending on the product category:

+ 10% off Cameras
+ 15% off Lenses
+ 20% off Accessories
+ coupon works on USED items only
+ offer ends Monday at 11:59pm ET
+ used items purchased in “BGN” (or better) condition get a 365-day instead of a 180-day warranty

Monday: 20% off orders at Barnes & Noble with Free Shipping

Reading is fun-da-mental and the Barnes and Noble website is encouraging this with a pretty good Green Monday promotion: coupon code GIFTS4ALL gets you 20% Off Your Order, and you also get free standard shipping even if your order total is under $25 and you are not a B&N member. Strategically this is a good idea for books that have the same prices everywhere or rarely get discounted.

As usual, coupon exclusions apply. The 20% off coupon cannot be combined with the 12 Days of Christmas sales or any products or brands that do not allow couponing. Coupon expires on Tuesday at 3am ET.

Part of their 12 Days sale is a 30% Off Toys & Games sale. This sale is factored in on their website, there’s no coupon code to enter. You cannot combine it with the 20% off coupon.

The Clearance section is another place to look for deals. You can drill down the sub-categories or go directly to the Photography Clearance section. There’s also this 30% – 75% off Clearance page.

But wait, there’s more! Barnes and Noble has over 90 leather bound Collectible Editions of various classics old and new, from Jane Austen to Star Wars and Dune and Alice in Wonderland and Lovecraft and more.

50% off Dell Latitude E7440 with coupon

A new week-long coupon is now running at Dell Refurbished. You can get 50% off Dell Latitude E7440 Laptops (clearance models excluded as usual), using coupon code E7440DEAL4U until 12/17/17 at 11:59pm central time. Free US ground shipping is included. Prices start at $299 after the coupon discount. Cannot be combined with other offers.

AdoramaPIX Big Green Monday Coupon Sale: 16×20″ Photo Paper Prints for $6, 25% off Wood, 20% off Calendars, Cards

Go big at Adorama PIX with coupon code LGPRTEM getting you 16×20 inch Photo Prints for $6 each! This offer is only good for paper printing (not metal or other surfaces).

If you prefer Wood Prints, coupon code WDPRTEM gets you 25% off of those!

If you want to print Photo Greeting Cards, use coupon code 20CRDEM for 20% off those!

If you want to print Photo Calendars, use coupon code 20CALEM for 20% off those!

Enter the coupons during the Adorama PIX ordering process.

All these coupons expire Wednesday night 12/13/17 at 11:59pm pacific. Coupons cannot be combined with other offers. Free shipping with $49+ orders but note that the slowest free shipping is not guaranteed to arrive by Christmas 2017.

NewEgg Green Monday Sale (2000+ options)

NewEGG dropped their Green Monday sale with over 2000 participating. You can use the various categories and sub-categories on the left hand side of their desktop website to filter by areas of interest. This is a DIY adventure as I cannot digest 2000+ listings on the fly 🙂

Green Monday: 20% off most things at Monoprice

Monoprice is celebrating Green Monday with their best coupon, coupon code 20GREEN gets you 20% off most things at the Monoprice website. There are exclusions to the coupon as usual, but you can test the coupon and get a S&H estimate without logging in or creating an account. There is no minimum purchase amount for this coupon, that’s what makes it the best Monoprice coupon!

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Refurbished Canon M10 w/15-45mm + 1-YR W for $279 [also: refurb M3 w/18-55 for $349]

This went for $329 last week, but as of this recheck, you can get the manufacturer refurbished Canon M10 with 15-45mm for $279 with free shipping and a 1-year Canon USA warranty from the official Canon USA Outlet store. Of interest if interested in a “take pictures with” kit for the Canon mirrorless system. Both the black and the white color schemes are in-stock as of the time of writing.

UPDATE: another model has dropped since last week, the refurbished Canon M3 with 18-55 has dropped from $399 to $349. Both the black and the white color schemes are in-stock as of the time of writing.

Dell Home and Microsoft Store Green Monday offers

Dell is in with a Green Monday coupon at their Dell Deals website. Coupon code SAVEFIFTEEN gets you 15% off select Laptops, Desktops, Gaming PCs, XPS models, etc. They also have volume discounts (!) on computer monitors, including UltraSharp models, and doorbusters starting at 11am ET.

Speaking of computer-related offers, the official Microsoft Store is continuing their 12 Days of Deals along with their Green Monday specials.

Website Update: Trade Show Calendar for 2018 is Ready!

We have a website update! I just updated the Trade Show Calendar, adding the 2018 calendar year dates, with a lot of movements on the schedule, some a few days and some jumping around by months. And starting with 2019, Photokina will be happening in the month of May. But we are also getting the last September Photokina in September 2018.

2TB Zoolz Lifetime Cloud Storage for $30 (one time fee)

The previously mentioned Stacksocial coupons can get you the 2TB Zoolz Lifetime Cloud Storage Service for $30. The price on the page is $50, dropping to $30 with 40% off coupon GREEN40. This is a one-time fee, not an annual fee.

This service gets you 1TB of vault storage and 1TB of cold storage, with two users. On the same listing, there’s a 100GB option for the same price. The 100GB option is for “hot storage”, for example you can use it to stream movies you uploaded to the Zoolz cloud, it is more of a smartphone or tablet companion, and you only have one user. Check the Specs and License terms for their differences.

You can test the coupon without logging on or creating an account. Add the items of interest to the shopping cart, and look for the “Promo Code” little link on the right side of the page, below the “Order Summary”.

60% off Course Bundles at SkillWise with coupon

Skillwise is a parallel website to Stacksocial (same login) and as part of the Green Monday festivities, they are offering 60% off course bundles using coupon code GREEN60 over there. You can use the search box over there to look for topics of interest (eg photography, adobe, photoshop, etc).

On the other hand, if you prefer physical hardware products (not software or classes) coupon code GREEN20 gets you 20% off at their sister site Stacksocial. Stacksocial has coupon code GREEN40 for courses, apps, and software.

Refurbished Olympus E-M1 II body for $1500

The new condition Olympus E-M1 II body only goes for $1800 at authorized dealers such as Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon itself.

But if you want to save some, off to the Olympus USA Outlet store we go, where coupon code GREENMONDAY gets you the refurbished Olympus E-M1 II body for $1500 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty. The coupon drops the price from $1700 to $1500.

PS: the addition of the E-M1 II and the coupon seems to suggest that more things will be loaded to the Olympus USA store, but this is only my speculation…

Amazon’s own hardware sales return for Green Monday

Amazon’s own hardware devices are back on sale for Green Monday:

+ ECHO DOT (2nd Generation) for $30
+ ECHO DOT (2nd Gen) + Smart Plug for $35
+ ECHO (2nd Generation) for $80 (four colors) or $100 (three colors)
+ Amazon Tap for $80
+ ECHO PLUS with built-in Hub and Philips Hue for $120
+ ECHO SHOW for $150 (lower than Black Friday)

+ Fire TV with 4K Ultra HD with Alexa Remote for $55 or $70 with OTA antenna (lower than Black Friday)
+ Fire TV Stick with Alexa Remote for $35 (higher than Black Friday)

+ Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa for $30+
+ Fire HD 8 Tablet with Alexa for $50+
+ Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet for $80+ (higher than Black Friday)
+ Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet for $100+ (higher than Black Friday)
+ Fire HD 10 Tablet with Alexa for $120+ (higher than Black Friday)

+ USED Kindle Paperwhite for $45+
+ Certified Refurbished Kindle Oasis E-reader for $200+

+ Peets Coffee Dash Button for $0.99 (you still get a $5 credit after you place your first order with each individual button)

+ limits per item vary by product
+ prices mentioned as “$70+” means there are multiple options for the product, the lowest price is $70, but if you select more storage or without ads or with extra accessoreis, the price increases

+ arggghhh, this turned out a lot longer than I thought. The Sprawl is winning 🙂

Panasonic GX85 with 12-32 and 45-150 back to $598

The Panasonic GX85 with 12-32 and 45-150 goes for $598 at B&H Photo and Adorama.

As of 12/11/17 PM recheck, the price increased from $548 to $598 at at Amazon by Amazon itself with up to three cameras per color per customer. This WAS not a lightning deal, so expiration time WAS unknown.

Refurbished Olympus 12-100mm f4.0 IS PRO (m43) for $1050

Also in-stock as of the time of writing at the Olympus USA store is the manufacturer refurbished Olympus ED 12-100mm f4.0 IS PRO micro four thirds lens for $1050 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty.

This goes for $1300 in new condition at authorized dealers such as Adorama.

Refurbished Olympus 25mm f1.2 ED PRO (m43) for $900

Don’t stop believing Olympus M43rds fans! The manufacturer refurbished Olympus 25mm f1.2 ED PRO micro four thirds lens is now in-stock and shipping at the Olympus USA store for $900 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty. It had been out of stock earlier in the week.

This goes for $1200 in new condition at authorized dealers such as Adorama.

This is one of two lenses currently listed at the Olympus USA store. Mayhaps they are/were saving them for “Green Monday”? [total speculation]

DJI Mavic PRO for $800, Fly More Combo for $995 [updated]

The Adorama sale ended, but fear not, B&H Photo is now offering the new condition DJI Mavic PRO for $800 with free shipping, while the “Fly More” combo goes for $995.

GoPRO is not the only one having all the discounting fun with “Nu Photography”. The new condition DJI Mavic Pro with Remote Controller is on special as well, going for $801 with free expedited shipping at Adorama.

DJI Spark Mini Drone for $299

Doorbuster time at Abt Electronics! They are offering various colors of the new condition DJI Spark Mini drone for $299 with free shipping and the “Fly More” combos for $499. No coupon, no rebate, this is an old fashioned sale! Expiration date unknown.

That’s one of the benefit of smaller retailers, they can offer doorbusters and they can last for more than a few milliseconds compared to Amazon where there are too many millions of shoppers for “doorbusters” to survive for more than a few nanoseconds 🙂

Glow HexaPop 24″ Portable Softbox + Ring Adapter for $100

The Adorama Big Lighting Sale continues with over 100 of related products participating, including this Glow HexaPop 24″ Portable Softbox for $100 with free expedited shipping and your choice of a FREE ring adapter.

This may be hard to spot on their website if you are not familiar with their format, so here’s a screenshot crop of the relevant part. Click on the blue “Select Ring Adapter” and you will see options for your FREE ring. This is above the customary yellow “Special Offer”:

50% off select products at Nat Geo Store

The National Geographic Store is having a new promotion, 50% off select Books, DVDs and select Maps. Offer does not apply to Personalized Kids Books (2004403, 2004402, 2004404, 2004405). The discount is applied automatically at checkout. Offer expires 12/11/17 at 11:59pm pacific. Free shipping with orders of $75+.

128GB Samsung 100MB/s (U3) MicroSDXC EVO Select for $37

There are back on sale again, these are the green soda (not the orange cream soda), it is the 128GB Samsung 100MB/s (U3) MicroSDXC EVO Select goes for $37. On the same listing, the 64GB version goes for $20, and the 32GB goes for $10. They come with a full size SD adapter. Limit up to ten per customer. These are sold and shipped by Amazon, with free shipping for Prime members or with a $25+ order.

Speaking of Samsung and storage, their 500GB Samsung T5 Portable External SSD, model MU-PA500B/AM, is on sale for $150 with free shipping with up to three units per customer.

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Buy Canon M6 Kits, Get the EVF-DC1 for $100 more

The official Canon USA store, in NEW condition this time, is offering a Canon M6 combined purchase discount, if you buy one of the Canon M6 kits (four options, body, with 15-45, Video Kit, two lens kit) AND the Canon EVF-DC1 electronic viewfinder, together in the same shopping cart, you pay only $100 more for the EVF-DC1. These are new condition!

You can find this offer at some authorized dealers, for example, at Adorama, expand the yellow “Special Offer” section and you’ll see the option.

PSA: Monday is hyped as a “Green Monday”

There is some buzz generated by retailers about “Green Monday”, that’s tomorrow, Monday 12/11/17. It obviously won’t be like Cyber Monday, but there might be some good deals. YMMV, we will find out for sure tomorrow whether it’s buzz or actual actionable deals 🙂