(ENDED) Refurbished Nikon 55-300mm DX VR for $180

This limited time offer ended… It’s not just DSLRs kits, there are also lenses in the refurbished Nikon eBay party. BuyDig’s eBay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon 55-300mm DX VR lens for $180 with free shipping and a 90 day warranty, with a limit of five per customer.

Refurbished Nikon D3100 w/18-55 & 55-200 (not stabilized) for $320

The refurbished Nikon DSLR party continues at the eBay Deals where Adorama’s eBay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D3100 w/18-55 & 55-200 DX kit (these are not stabilized (VR) lenses) for $320 with free shipping and a limit of 50 per customer. They are refurbished by Nikon USA with a 90 day warranty.

(ENDED) 128GB iPad Air (T-Mobile) for $530

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Refurbished Nikon D3300 w/18-55 & 55-200 (both VR) for $450

To the eBay Deals we check upon again where we find the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D3300 with 18-55 and 55-200 (both DX VR) kit offered for $450 with free shipping by Beach Camera’s eBay store. Limit five per customer.

Speaking of eBay, NewEgg’s eBay store is offering the new condition 4TB SAMSUNG D3 Station 3.5″ Desktop External Hard Drive, model STSHX-D401TDB, USB 3.0, for $100 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer.

(ENDED) New Woot-OFF continues for Day #2

This Woot-OFF ended after 48 hours… A new WOOT-OFF started as of 1am ET on Monday, and continues for Day #2. Participating is the main Woot and many of the other sub-Woots but not Electronics or Computers or Sellout. These typically last 48 hours, but not always so. [updated Tue at 1:04am ET]

(ENDED) Ends Tue 3am ET: Sandisk Storage Sale (SD*, CF, etc)

These daily deals expired, but Sandisk offers are recurring at various at various retailers every few weeks…

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(ENDED) Monday Lightning Deals: Nikon D7000 w/Sigma 18-200 OS, Sony SD*, etc

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

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(ENDED) Gura Gear Chobe 19-24L Shoulder Bag Kit for $150

This limited time offer expired… The B&H Photo Deal of the Day good until 11:59pm ET on Sunday 3/15/15 is the Gura Gear Chobe 19-24L Shoulder Bag Kit (black) offered for $150 with free shipping.

Refurbished Nikon D800 body only for $1700

Also part of the eBay Deals, under the Cameras sub-section, the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D800 body only is offered for $1700 by Roberts Camera on eBay, an authorized Nikon dealer. This was refurbished by Nikon USA and comes with a six month Roberts Camera warranty – per the listing.

256GB PNY Elite Performance Class 10 SDXC for $100 (was $90)

The 256GB PNY Elite Performance SDXC Class 10 UHS-1 memory card, model P-SDX256U1H-GE, is on sale for $100 (was $90 earlier) per card at Tigerdirect itself.

As of a 3/14/15 recheck, the prices at the following places went above $90: Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 5) and by Tigerdirect on eBay (limit 5)

(ENDED) 8×10″ Collage Prints for 99c with coupon

This limited time offer expired but Walgreens has frequent photo print coupons… Coupon code COLLAGEPIC99 gets you an 8×10 inch collage print for 99 cents at Walgreens. Limit five uses per customer. Only the 8×10″ collage print option is discounted by this coupon which expires by the end of day on Saturday 3/14/15.

(ENDED) Friday Lightning Deals: Ape camera bag, Schneider step-down, $30 Lumia 635

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

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(ENDED) Prolite Bouncer Kit with Cinch Strap for $13 w/free S&H

This daily deal expired… The B&H Photo Deal of the Day good until 11:59pm ET on Saturday is the Prolite Bouncer Kit with Cinch Strap offered for $13 with free shipping, with a limit of three per customer.

(ENDED) Fuji X-M1 w/16-50mm for $380

This item is out of stock per the listing as of a 3/14/15 re-check…

More action at the eBay Deals, this time we have the new condition black Fuji X-M1 with 16-50mm offered for $380 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer, by NewEgg’s eBay store. You have to “See product details at checkout” in order to see the price. This is a limited time offer (I don’t know when it expires).

REI Members (YMMV): 10% promotional bonus on GoPro Hero 4 (in addition to 10% dividend)

If you are an REI member and you have received an email invitation for this promotion and you are also interested in getting either one of the GoPro Hero 4 Black cameras for $500 or one of the GoPro Hero 4 Silver cameras for $400, REI will match your 10% dividend with a 10% promotional reward as part of a limited time promotion (this page has all the details). Offer ends 3/25/15.

Here is an example: you pay $500 for the Go Pro 4 Hero. You receive a 10% (= $50) annual REI dividend as usual. With this promotion, you also receive a 10% (= $50) single-use promotional gift card from REI. This promotional gift card will be emailed 4/10/15 and must be used between 4/14 and 5/12 in 2015.

NOTE #1: this offer is only available to paying REI members who have received email or other invitations to join in.

NOTE #2: REI membership is for life and you only pay once, a one time fee of $20. Not an annual subscription! With a 10% annual dividend on your purchases, if you make a big ticket purchase or shop there frequently, it pays for itself.

NOTE #3: I don’t know if every REI member has received an email about this promotion, that’s why I put YMMV in the title. I have no way of checking that.

Canon 7D body for $750 or w/28-135 for $850 or w/18-135 for $1100

B&H Photo has a sale on the Canon 7D DSLR kits! This is a while supplies last type of a promotion! These are new condition with the usual Canon USA warranty:

+ 7D body only for $750
+ 7D w/28-135 for $850
+ 7D w/18-135 for $1100
+ these are eligible for the Pixma printer prepaid AMEX Gift Card mail-in rebate (look for these in the Combination Offers page of the PDF of the mail-in rebate; chow mein not included!)
+ BLOG-POST CORRECTION: this is the 7D, not the 70D!

(ENDED) 5TB Seagate Expansion Desktop External HDD for $120 (limit 10)

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(ENDED) Ikan ELE-FGK Follow Focus Cine-Kit for $250

This daily deal expired… The B&H Photo Deal of the Day, good until 11:59pm ET on Wednesday (or earlier if sold out) is the Ikan ELE-FGK Follow Focus Cine-Kit offered for $250 with free shipping.

(ENDED) Wednesday Lightning Deals: ePhoto, Fotodiox, GI

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

We had an interesting contrast with Wednesday’s deals. The ePhoto lighting kit was 100% claimed, while the General Imaging action camera was totally dissed by the shoppers, 0% claimed! The invisible hand of the market has spoken 😉

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Refurbished Olympus XZ-2 compact with RAW for $240

If you are interested in the black Olympus XZ-2 compact with RAW but don’t want to wait to see whether it ever returns at Amazon under $250 in new condition with USA warranty, you can get it for $240 as certified refurbished at the official Olympus Outlet store where you can find more of their refurbished offerings.

Speaking of the official Olympus store, their new condition E-System Builder Savings Promotion (buy one camera, get up to four lenses for combined savings up to $1000) continues.

Various Lighting Sales at Adorama: Westcott, Sunpak, Flashpoint, Dracast, etc

Adorama is celebrating Daylight Savings Time by offering various Lighting products on sale. Among the items offered:

+ Westcott Strobelite Studio Kit, with One 150 Watt Second Monolight, Umbrella, Light Stand & 5-in-1 Reflector for $150
+ Flashpoint 198 LED – Bi Color on Camera Light for $80
+ Sunpak PZ-42X and XN for $119
+ Flashpoint Zooms (various)
+ CorbaCrane Mounts starting at $200 (eight options)
+ Lowel Omni Light, Standard Multi-voltage Focusing Quartz Light, 12v, 30v, 120v, 220/240v; 100-500w for $135
+ Flashpoint Cool Light 7 Socket Fluorescent Lamp Unit with Softbox for $300
+ Flashpoint StreakLight 180 Ws Flash with Blast Power Pack for $350
+ Flashpoint StreakLight 360 Ws Flash with Blast Power Pack with Freebies for $400
+ Dracast LED1000 Pro Daylight 5600K LED Light Panel with V-Mount Battery Plate for $800
+ Limelite Studiolite SLED 4 DMX LED Lightbank, 5400K Daylight Color Temperature, 60W Tubes Light for $1300

Rokinon 14mm f2.8 (Canon) for $270 {limit 2}

To the eBay Deals we go where we find the new condition Rokinon 14mm f2.8 IF ED MC lens for Canon offered for $270 with free shipping by Adorama’s ebay store with a limit of two per buyer.

Speaking of eBay Deals, NewEgg’s ebay store is offering the new condition 6TB Seagate Backup Plus USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive, model STDT6000100, for $220 with free shipping, with a limit of five per buyer.

UPDATE: Adorama has another featured eBay Deal, it is the new condition GoPro HERO4 Black Action Camera #CHDHX-401 for $400 with free S&H (limit 5).

Canon MG2520 AiO printer for $35 w/free S&H

BuyDig is offering the white Canon MG2520 All In One Inkjet Printer for $35 with free shipping. Offer ends by 3/15/15.

Speaking of BuyDig, coupon DIG5 gets you $5 off an order of $99 or more at their Blowout Sale Savings. Coupon ends 3/31/15.

20% off on select Samsung NX lenses

Instant savings time on the NX front, fourteen different Samsung NX lenses have a 20% off instant savings discount at Amazon.

(ENDED) Tuesday Lightning Deals: Sony NEX-5TL two-lens kit, etc

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(ENDED) Targeted: up to 4X eBay Bucks (ends Wedn 3am ET)

This particular promotion expired, but eBay launches bonus bucks offers every few days/weeks… Expired offer after the jump…

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(ENDED) 32GB Fuji Class 10 SDHC for $10 w/free S&H {limit 10}

This daily deal expired… The B&H Photo Deal of the Day, good until 11:59pm ET on Tuesday (or earlier if sold out) is the 32GB Fuji Class 10 SD memory card offered for $10 with free shipping. Limit up to ten per customer during this sale. Even if you buy one, you still get free shipping. Shipping gets upgraded to Expedited shipping with an order total of $49 or more.

(ENDED) Refurbished DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ v2.0 Quadcopter with Gimbal-Stabilized for $700

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(ENDED) Monday Lightning Deals: DJI Ronin 3-Axis, Leica Vintage case, Veho, Hubsan

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(ENDED) Adobe Photoshop Elements 13 for $50 [ends Sun 3am ET]

This daily deal expired… The Amazon Gold Box deal of the day for Saturday 3/7/15 is the Adobe Photoshop Elements 13 software for $50 with free shipping. It is available as a software box by mail (PC/Mac) or as a digital download (PC or Mac). The offer ends at 3am ET on Sun (digital downloads very rarely “sell out” – on rare occasion when they run out of licenses for fast-selling doorbusters).

8GB Toshiba microSD w/SD & USB for $6 shipped (also refurb D3200 $300, 18-55 non-VR $70)

On the single figure shipped front, among the featured eBay Deals, we find the new condition 8GB Toshiba microSD card with both USB and full-SD adapters included for $6 with free shipping. Limit five sets per customer. This is offered by eBay seller QualityCellz (99%). If nothing else, you can turn them into an Etsy art project 😉

Speaking of eBay deals, first generation 32GB Wifi-only Nexus 7 is offered manufacturer refurbished for $100 with free S&H by DrivenGPS (98.9%) with a limit of five per customer.

Speaking of eBay, they have a Refurbished Tech Sale that includes Camera Gear including the refurb Nikon 18-55 DX non-VR for $70 and refurb D3200 body only for $300 – both of these . sold by BuyDig’s eBay store (authorized dealer).

(ENDED) Friday: Samsung WB350F Wifi Zoom (21x) for $130

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(ENDED) Fuji XF1 red for $150 (ends by 3pm ET Friday)

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One Year of Prime + Unlocked Fire Phone for $200

The Fire Phone discount is back at Amazon by Amazon itself. You get one year of Amazon Prime (good for new members or renewals of existing Prime subscriptions) along with the 32GB Fire Phone (GSM, Unlocked, No Contract) for $200 total. One year of Prime costs $100, so essentially you are getting a free unlocked GSM phone for $100. Limit five per customer during this promotion. This is a limited time promotion but they do not specify the expiration date.

UPDATE: speaking of Amazon, the new condition Roku 3 streaming box is on sale for $85.50.

Nikon D5100 w/18-55 DX VR for $400 [Imported / Grey Market]

More eBay Deals action, if you are comfortable with Imported (Grey Market; no manufacturer warranty) cameras, the new condition Nikon D5100 w/18-55 DX VR (Imported/GrayMarket) is offered for $400 with free shipping, with a limit of five per buyer, by eBay seller “bigvalueinc” (98.9%). The seller offers a one year warranty. Not the manufacturer.

There are three newer cameras (D5200, D5300, D5500) in the Nikon D5xxx line-up, so it’s trade-offs and features and price!

Caution when buying on eBay: “1yr US warranty” does not necessarily mean Authorized Dealer

eBay is the wild west of the civilized shopping internet, and as such, one must needs pay more attention to the fineprint of listings, because pretty much everyone can sell on eBay, and the level of professionalism among eBay sellers runs the whole gamut. Even among the featured eBay Deals.

One semi-disturbing trend is that some un-authorized sellers are using tricky language (accidentally or intentionally) when describing the warranty situation. For example, when one reads “1yr US warranty”, they may equate it with a manufacturer’s warranty. But that’s not necessarily so. In some cases, what a seller may be saying is that the seller is physically in the US and they are providing an equivalent warranty to the manufacturer warranty, and the people providing the warranty are residing in the US. But the camera is an import model. Sometimes this is explained further down in the listings, sometimes it is not.

For example, here is an annotated screenshot of a listing of this nature, explaining it:

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Needless to say, the whole authorized dealer status situation is a complicated topic. This post is only intended to help consumers protect themselves from confusing verbiage, it is not intended to be an exhaustive analysis of the situation.

eBay could help the situation if they insist that sellers describe this clearly in the listing title and not bury it in fineprint. For example, if a camera is an import model, write “Imported” or “Grey Market” or something self-explanatory in the product title of the listing.

If you are not sure about the authorized dealer status of a seller, look it up on the manufacturers website, or call the manufacturer’s customer support, or search photography forums or use search engines. The higher the price of an item, the bigger the potential risk.

ADDED: as S. W. Anderson points out in the comments below, paying attention to the reputation and history of the grey market seller/importer is another thing to consider in your risk matrix.

Refurbished Nikon D7100 body for $700

If the price of the brand new Nikon D7200 body only ($1200) is too high, but the good old D7000 ($500~) is deemed too old in DSLR years, one possible way to triangulate between the two is the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D7100, currently on sale as such for $700 with free shipping by Adorama. This is “blessed” by Nikon USA with a 90 day warranty.

Adorama has a number of other refurbished Nikon DSLRs on sale. Peruse the listings looking for prices printed in red ink instead of the usual black ink (on the right side of the page in the aforelinked search listings).

Panasonic GH4 with free Rode mic for $1500

The Panasonic GH4 body only kit is currently bundled with a free Rode VideoMic Pro Compact Shotgun Microphone for $1500 with 4% promotional rewards (= $60 rewards) at B&H Photo and Adorama. The free item is included automatically while this promotion is running (= you see this offer mentioned on the product page while the promotion is running).

Speaking of the GH4, if you happen to want both the GH4 body only and the FL580L flash, you can save a little bitty bit by buying them together as a bundle for $2000 at the Panasonic Store 3-day sale which ends at the end of day on 3/7/15.

Speaking of Panasonic M43rds, the GF6 with 14-42mm continues to go for $330 by Roberts on Amazon. Amazon’s own price is $340. Used prices by Amazon Warehouse Deals start at $250.

(ENDED) Friday Lighting Deals: Bower LED light, ePhoto Lighting kits, Altura filters

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(ENDED) Sony a3000 w/18-55 & Photoshop Elements 12 for $250

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(ENDED) Vello FreeWave Plus Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Canon for $30

This daily deal expired… The B&H Photo Deal of the Day good until 11:59pm ET on Saturday 3/7/15 (or earlier if sold out) is the Vello FreeWave Plus Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Canon offered for $30 with free shipping.

Speaking of B&H, they have a number of WPPI Specials to coincide with the wedding trade show.

Canon 6D body + Pixma Pro 100 + Paper + Extras for $1330 after $250 MIR

BuyDig.com has Canon 6D bundles, which require mail-in rebates (prepaid American Express gift card). You have to add to the shopping cart to see the sale prices (you don’t need to login). You get the Canon 6D (body or with 24-105), the Pixma Pro 100 printer, 50pk of Canon 13×19 photo paper, 32GB card and camera case.

For the Canon 6D body only bundle the price displayed on the page is $1798 before rebate (and $1548 after rebate). After you add it to the shopping cart, the price before rebate is $1579. When you submit/receive the $250 MIR, it will become $1329 after MIR.

A similar offer is available for the 6D with 24-105 bundle with the after add-to-cart and after MIR price of $1830.

These in-cart discounts expire 3/8/15. The mail-in rebate promotions continue per Canon’s schedule.

(ENDED) Sony AS100 action camera for $150 ($220 with remote; 64GB Sony microSD for $26)

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(ENDED) Thur Lighting Deals: Clamp, Holy Stone Quadcopter

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(ENDED) Hoya 82mm Variable Neutral Density Filter for $80

This daily deal expired… The B&H Photo Deal of the Day good until 11:59pm ET on Thursday 3/5/15 (or earlier if sold out) is the Hoya 82mm Variable Neutral Density Filter offered for $80 with free shipping.

Speaking of B&H, they have a number of WPPI Specials to coincide with the wedding trade show.

(ENDED) Ends Thur PM: 2-Day Camera Sale at Best Buy

This 2-day sale ended… The Best Buy website has launched a 2-day Camera Sale featuring a variety of items. The sale ends Thursday night. Among other things, you get a $60 Best Buy gift card with the flagship GoPro at $500. They have various DSLR and P&S bundles, accessories and such.

Pre-order six new Sony E-mount lenses and converters

Sony has just announced four new E-mount lenses and four converter lenses, headlined by the 35mm f1.4 ZA Zeiss ($1600) and the 90mm f2.8 OSS G macro ($1100), along with the 24mm f2 prime ($450), and the 24-240mm f3.5-6.3 OSS ($1000), along with four converters for various primes lenses. You can find them all available for pre-order at Adorama.

Facetune app for $0.10 (Google Play)

Google Play is celebrating its three year birthday, and as part of the celebrations, they are offering various digital items at heavily discounted prices including the Facetune app for just 10 cents. They have a variety of other non-photography specials, check your Android device or the Google Play website for more.

UPDATE (3/6/15): Google added more freebies, the Transformers HD movie and latest Coldplay album (Ghost Stories). These are limited time offers!

JPEGmini Pro Photo Optimization Software for $80

Adobe is not the only one making digital imaging related software. B&H Photo is currently offering the digital download of JPEGmini Pro Photo Optimization Software for $80. This will be delivered via email in 1-3 business days. This is part of their WPPI specials.

Blackmagic Pocket (M43) + Pana 14-140 OIS + extras for $1000

As part of their WPPI specials B&H Photo has a bundle centered around the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera, Micro Four Thirds edition. You get the camera body only kit, the Panasonic 14-140mm f4-5.8 HD OIS lens, an extra battery, and a 64GB Sandisk Extreme Pro SDXC for $1000 with free expedited shipping.