Various Tech Deals continue (the Refurbished Nikon Coolipx L840 (38x option) for $139 ENDED)

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

In-stock now: Nikon D500 Body for $2000

The time has come, the Nikon D500 body only is now in-stock and ready to ship for $2000 at Adorama… You can see the latest situation at the just-updated Stock Status Tracking page

Panasonic GM1 w/12-32 and $15 Rewards for $370

If of the many Micro Four Thirds camera options out there it is the Panasonic GM1 with the 12-32mm kit, in new condition, the one you want, you can get it for $369 with free shipping and $15~ in promotional rewards at Adorama in either the blue GM1 kit or the orange GM1 kit. Offer ends 6/1/16…

Optionally you can triple the original 1-year warranty by submitting a mail-in rebate to Panasonic. Details on that offer at Adorama ~ here’s the PDF file. For the speed readers out there, the expiration date of the warranty tripling offer is 3/31/17, not 3/31/16 šŸ™‚

Fuji S9900W (50x optical) superzoom for $170

Picking a superzoom digital camera is no easy task if you do not like to swim in a flotilla of choices. Among the newest choices is the Fuji S9900W (50x optical), currently on sale for $170 with free shipping and $6.80 in promotional rewards (to be used on future purchases) at Adorama. Offer ends 6/1/16.

Think Tank Retrospective 50 Shoulder Bag for $90

More bag action, this time we have a “while supplies last” type of a sale, it is the Think Tank Retrospective 50 Shoulder Bag going for $90 with free expedited shipping at Adorama.

Canon 100ES EOS DSLR Camera Gadget Bag for $10 w/free S&H

Bag time! The Canon 100ES EOS DSLR Camera Gadget Bag is on sale for $10 with free shipping at Focus Camera. The price is also $10 at Adorama with free expedited shipping IF your order total is $49+ (eg if you are planning other items in the same shopping cart).

In-stock now: Canon 1D X II CFast Kit and Nikon D5 xQD

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 Nikon D5 xQD version is now in-stock as well at its starting price of $6500 at Adorama
B&H Photo.

The Pentax K-1 body only continues to not be in-stock.

Pre-order Olympus Portrait Lens Kit (45/1.8, 75/1.8) for $999

Olympus has launched a new Olympus Portrait Lens Kit that is comprised of the M. Zuiko Digital 45mm f1.8 and M. Zuiko Digital ED 75mm f1.8 Micro Four Thirds lenses, along with appropriately matched Lens Hoods and Lens Cases for each lens. This kit is now available for pre-order for $999 with free shipping at Adorama.

Pre-order Olympus Travel Lens Kit (14-150, 17/1.8) for $799

Manufacturer initiated lens bundles are a new trend these days, and Olympus is jumping aboard this hype train with the “Olympus Travel Lens Kit”, bundling the M.Zuiko 14-150mm f4.5-6.6 II Black lens along with the M. Zuiko 17mm f1.8 Black lens, along with appropriately sized lens hoods and more importantly lens cases (it’s a travel kit after all!). This is available for pre-order for $799 with free S&H at Adorama.

Shopping News: Amazon stopping soft 7-day price-drop refunds on non-TVs

Amazon has an official 30-day low-price guarantee policy on HDTVs. For other items, the last few years, their customer service representatives would often make “one time exceptions” if an item you purchased dropped in price within 7 days after purchase (and you contacted them asking for a refund of the difference).

This soft benefit is apparently going away now according to Re/Code.net which speculates that part of the decision to do so is motivated by a number of 3rd-party services that offer to automatically track price drops of items you purchased and notify you to take advantage of price guarantees. Some of these services require logins to your shopping accounts to do the price-tracking automatically, while others need access to your email. The Amazon representative contacted by Re/Code took a customer security angle to this.

I’m gonna venture a guess that it’s not just security. Security is a very valid concern, I would never let a 3rd-party (especially newly launched startups) have access to my email or shopping accounts. But no doubt about it, this is also a dollars and sense type of thing, if millions of people keep getting small refunds on millions of purchases, it’s goodbye quarterly profits for Amazon and back to losing money šŸ™‚

More discussion via Techmeme.

Pre-order new Olympus Stylus Tough TG-Tracker for $350

Olympus is jumping into the Action Camera segment with their brand new Olympus Stylus Tough TG-Tracker available now for pre-order for $350 in two different colors schemes:

+ black: Adorama and B&H Photo

+ black/green: Adorama and B&H Photo

(ENDED) Wednesday Lightning Deals: Mpow, Silicon Power, Etc

These lighting deals expired… For future ones in the future, check the Amazon Gold Box and Camera & Photo page

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(SOLD OUT) Wednesday only: 128GB iPad Air 2 (Wifi) for $499

As of 2pm ET recheck, as expected, all three colors are sold out and cannot be ordered…

The latest B&H Photo Deal is the 128GB Apple iPad Air 2 (Wifi only) for $499 with free shipping in the Space Gray and Silver color and the Gold Color… Offer ends Wednesday at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out (there are good chances these may sell out early)…

For more action, check the B&H Photo Featured Deals page

Adorama Memorial Day Sale Savings Event

Adorama has now launched their Memorial Day Savings Event featuring a variety of products. In due time I will digest these, but if you don’t want to wait for me, you can boldly go and explore the sale.

Fuji X-T1 kits with FREE Fuji VG-XT1 Battery Grip and Either More Free Accessories OR 4% Rewards at Standard prices

The Fuji X-T1 kits are on sale as part of the Fuji instant savings, but that’s not all! Adorama is bundling a handful of free accessories at the same prices as the standard kits without the free accessories. And the free accessories in this case are not trinkets! You get the Fuji VG-XT1 Battery Grip, which goes for $200 on its own.

Depending on the kit, in addition to the battery grip, you can either get 4% promotional rewards or even more free accessories, varying slightly by kit: an extra battery, a Sandisk Memory Vault, a lens filter (for the kits with lenses), a shoulder camera bag, a cable and cleaning kit. Check the different kits on each camera by clicking on the various product option tabs over there.

Kits that get these freebies include the black X-T1 body only for $1000 (battery grip and other extras) and the Graphite Silver X-T1 body only for $1200 (only the battery grip, 4% rewards) and the black X-T1 with 18-55 for $1400 (battery grip plus 4% rewards OR other free accessories) and the black X-T1 with 18-135 for $1600 (battery grip plus 4% rewards OR other free accessories)

Fuji X-System Instant Savings: Cameras and Lenses

Fuji has a new round of instant savings on various items in their X-System, good until 7/2/16.

On the camera front, among others, the X-T10 body only goes for $600, X-T10 with 16-50 for $700, the X-T10 two lens kit for $800, the X-T1 body only for $1000, the X-T1 Graphite for $1200, the X-PRO1 for $500, and more. You can see all the available kits at B&H Photo and Adorama.

In parallel, they have a sale on a variety of X System lenses, a total of 22 lenses are participating (some are different colors of the same lens), a mix of primes and zooms. You can see all the lenses at B&H Photo and Adorama (page down to find the lenses).

Sandisk Memory Card Sale (20 options)

We have a series of memory card sales today at B&H Photo. We start with their Sandisk Memory Card sale with 20 different options available in SD*, microSD* and Compactflash. Some of the options are 2-packs.

Among the options there, the 64GB Extreme Plus SDXC goes for $47 with free shipping, the 32GB for $26, and the 16GB for $20. On the Compactflash front, their 64GB Extreme 2-pack goes for $90 while the 128GB 2-pack goes for $170.

Offers end 5/26/16 or earlier if sold out.

Sony Memory Card sale: 32GB SD for $10, 64GB SD for $15 {shipping depends}

B&H Photo also has a Sony Memory Card sale featuring 16 different products, a mix of SD*, microSD*, SRM and profeessional video storage options. Of SD* interest, the 32GB cards start at $10, the 64GB (up to 70MB/sec) for $15, the 256GB (up to 70MB/sec) for $80. Free shipping with an order of $49+.

64GB Samsung PRO+ UHS-I U3 SDXC for $40 w/free S&H [or 32GB for $25 w/free S&H]

B&H Photo has a Samsung Memory Card sale featuring 13 items. Of mainstream digital camera interest, the 64GB PRO+ UHS-I U3 SDXC goes for $40, while the 32GB goes for $25. Free shipping for these two cards. They have a variety of microSD cards on sale as well going from 16GB to 128GB. The SD cards are in the third row over there. Offer ends 6/4/16.

32GB Sony XQD G Series (QDG32A/J) for $65

Some discounting on the XQD memory card front, the 32GB Sony XQD Memory Card G Series 400MB/s (model QDG32A/J) is on sale for $65 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of five per customer. This significantly “defeats” (in GB/$) the 64GB and 128GB versions which go for $150+ and $300+ respectively.

Giveaway: Five Years of Adobe Creative Cloud membership

I normally don’t post Giveaways here, but this one might be of interest, you can win one Five Year Adobe Creative Cloud membership that includes all the Adobe software (not just the Photography Plan). It is a $3000 value, which is probably what the tax liability will be. It is offered at Stacksocial. Click on the “Read official rules” over there for the Terms/conditions of the Giveaway. This ends in about 21 days from today (around May 44, which translates to mid June 2016).

New Groupon customers only: 50% off one Local Deal (Photo Print offers are there)

If you are a brand new Groupon customer, for today only (Monday 5/23/16), coupon code HALFSIES gets you 50% off one unit of one Local Deal at the Groupon website. Local Deals is where many of the photo print service offers live (canvas, wood, metal, photo books, mugs, gifts, phone cases, etc). Maximum discount is $25 with this coupon.

PNY Sale (18 options in SD* and microSD*, up to 256GB)

B&H Photo is running a PNY SD* and microSD* sale until 5/28/16 featuring 18 different products with storage capacities ranging from 16GB to 256GB. They include the “PRO Elite” (32GB for $20, 64GB for $30) and “Elite Performance” (Water / Shock / Magnet Proof) lines of PNY storage cards.

The 256GB Elite SDXC goes for $80, while the 128GB for $45, the 64GB for $23, the 32GB for $13, the 16GB for $8. So the bang for the buck is in capacity order, 256GB “wins”. Free shipping with orders of $49+ unless a particular card is participating in a free shipping promotion (eg the 1286GB Elite SDXC).

Impact Quikbox Softbox Kit (24 x 24″) for $120

The Impact Quikbox Softbox Kit (24 x 24″) is on sale for $120 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. Impact is one of their house brands.

In-stock now: Nikon D500 w/16-80 for $3067

Just updated the Stock Status Tracker and we have good news if you are looking for the Nikon D500 with 16-80mm f2.8-4E ED VR kit, it is in-stock and ready to ship at its starting price of $3067 with free expedited shipping from B&H Photo.

Pentax DA 55-300mm f4-5.8 ED WR for $326

K-zoom-zoom now, the Pentax DA 55-300mm f4-5.8 ED WR is on sale for $326~ with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. Offer ends 5/31/16 or earlier if there is a breakthrough in Pentax proselytization.

Bower SLY 358C 8mm f3.5 Fisheye for $150 (C)

One of the benefits of going with a Canon/Nikon SLR system is that it’s raining lenses from all kinds of manufacturers, so if you are a experimentalist lensaholic, you may have many and more choices. Which brings us to the Bower SLY 358C 8mm f3.5 Fisheye lens on sale for $150 with free shipping in the Canon mount at B&H Photo. Only the Canon version is on sale. The other two (Nikon, Four Thirds) go for $200+.

50% off Canvas Prints at CVS with coupon

A new weekly coupon at CVS offers 50% off the purchase of Canvas Prints of 11×14 or 16×20 or 24×36 inch size with coupon code MAYCANVAS entered at checkout. Free shipping to a CVS store of your choice. Orders must be placed online, not at a CVS store/kiosk. Offer ends 5/28/16. Annotated screenshot from their email below:

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(ENDED) 50% off Walgreens Photo with coupon (ends Wedn PM)

This limited time coupon expired (and I forgot to post it sooner)…

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(ENDED) Tuesday Lightning Deals: Portrait Studio Bundle, Nixplay, Silicon Power, Etc

These lighting deals expired… For future ones in the future, check the Amazon Gold Box and Camera & Photo page

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Monday: Ruggard Thunderhead 75 DSLR & Laptop Backpack for $100

The latest B&H Photo Deal is a sale on the Ruggard Thunderhead 75 DSLR & Laptop Backpack on sale for $100 with free shipping. Offer ends Monday at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out… For more action, check the B&H Photo Featured Deals page

Metal Prints with Free Shipping: $10 to $20 depending on size (10×7 to 16×20 inch)

Time for some metal! Not heavy metal, but heavy enough to hold the prints. Groupon Goods is having a PrinterPix Metal Prints offer with Free Shipping. The prices are $10 for a 10×7 inch metal print or $15 for a 11×14 inch or $20 for a 16×20 inch. Check the listing for details, terms, restrictions, etc.

Ends Sun PM: 15% off Monoprice with coupon

Coupon code PLUG15 gets you 15% off on almost everything at the Monoprice website. Excluded are items already on sale, items whose manufacturers do not allow couponing, items that cannot be couponized by law, etc. When you enter the coupon code in the shopping cart, click on “Details” to see the list of all the excluded items. The coupon ends Sunday night 5/22/16.

MHD Sport 2.0 Wi-Fi Action Camera + Live View RF Wrist Remote for $100

The MHD Sport 2.0 Wi-Fi Action Camera + Live View RF Wrist Remote is on sale for $100 with free standard shipping at the Monoprice website. The coupon PLUG15 (15% off, ends 5/22/16) does NOT work on this since it is already on sale.

(ENDED) DJI Phantom 3 Advanced Quadcopter Drone with 2.7K HD Video Camera for $679 {ends 4pm ET} [updated]

This 4-hour lighting deal expired…

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Oben AC-1441 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-111 Ball Head for $115

One more tripod that I forgot to post in the previous “Land of the Tripods” burst, it is the Oben AC-1441 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-111 Ball Head goign for $115 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo, good until 5/22/16 at 11:59pm ET.

FREE Soft Beauty Dish and OCF ring with purchase of Profoto B1 or B2 Kit

Adorama has a promotion on Profoto B1 and K2 bundles that include a free Soft Beauty Dish and OCF ring among others. Expand the “kit includes” on the individual product pages to see what’s included. No coupon, no rebate needed, all the items come in the bundles. Prices range from $2695 to $4213.

Vello Battery Grips and Remote Control Accessory Bundles (31 options for various cameras)

B&H Photo is having a sale on Vello Battery Grips and Remote Control Accessory Bundles. A total of 31 different options are available, custom for a variety of cameras such as Sony a7*, Canon 60D/70D/80D/7D, Panasonic GH4, D-Rebels, Nikon APS-Cs and full frames, Fuji X-T1 and more. Offer ends 5/25/16.

Savage Air Flow Tech Table Tethered Photography Essentials Kit for $85

The Savage Air Flow Tech Table Tethered Photography Essentials Kit is on sale for $85 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. Offer ends on 5/22/16 at 11:59pm ET.

Refurbished 27-inch BenQ SW2700PT for $457

If you are looking for a computer-monitor for photography, the 27-inch BenQ SW2700PT is available in refurbished condition for $457 at the BenQ online store. This is a 2560×1440 monitor with DVI-DL, HDMI 1.4, DP1.2 inputs, 99% Adobe RGB Coverage, 14-bit 3D LUT & Delta Eā‰¤2, 109 ppi, shading hood, low blue light mode, and more.

This goes for $600 in new condition at B&H Photo where it is backordered.

Thanks to one of our readers for the email alert!

This ended: Speaking of monitors, there is a refurbished Samsung Monitor sale at Amazon, fulfilled by Woot, good until Sunday 3am ET, featuring three 1920 x 1080 models going $90 to $170.