Expire 10/25/14: Canon DSLR Gear Mail-In and Instant Savings

Expiring on Saturday October 25 in 2014 is the current round of Canon DSLR gear promotions that include both mail-in rebates and instant savings. You can see the available options nicely organized at B&H Photo, the DSLR Bundles and the lens and flash options.

Sony a3000 w/18-55mm for $300 (NEX)

The Sony a3000 E-Mount (don’t-call-me-NEX) camera kit with the 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 kit lens is currently on sale for $300 with free shipping at B&H Photo when you add it to the shopping cart and do the login to your B&H account song and dance.

Nikon D750 with 24-120mm f4 VR drops to $3000

On the new full frame front, the Nikon D750 with the 24-120mm f4G VR lens bundle is now down to $3000 at various authorized Nikon dealers including B&H Photo and Amazon by Amazon itself (limit two).

GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition for $344 to $350

The GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition action camera (previous generation) is now going for $344 with free shipping by AltaTac on eBay and $350 with free shipping by Amazon herself.

Caniam 70-200mm Lens Coffee Mug for $10 w/free S&H (from China)

Do you want to be fashionably late to the Lens-shaped coffee cup trend? If so, and if you can wait an extra 2-3 weeks, Meritline is offering the Caniam 70-200mm Lens Coffee Mug [corrected link!!!] for $10 with free shipping from China (takes 2-3 weeks) when you use coupon code MLCE21SN over there. The price before the coupon is $20. Coupon offer expires 10/23/14 at 3am ET. This is an “homage” to the Canon 70-200mm f4 lens. It holds around 280ml, which is around 9.5oz, so not a good idea for Starbucks.

Pre-order new Canon EOS C100 Mark II Super35 camera for $5500

Hot off the e-presses, for video fans, the brand new Canon EOS C100 Mark II Super35 camera with the dual-pixel CMOS AF technology is available for pre-order in body only configuration for $5500 at B&H Photo and Adorama with an early December 2014 release estimate. This has a Super 35mm 8.3MP CMOS Sensor and an EF Mount.

Now shipping: the Ricoh WG-M1 space-age action camera for $300

The new Ricoh WG-M1 space-age action-camera that looks like something about of RDM’s Battlestar Galactica is now in-stock and ready to ship for $300 at Adorama in your choice of black color scheme or orange is the new black color scheme… Speaking of Ricoh and elementproof cameras, Adorama is accepting preorders for the more conventional looking WG-30 elementproof camera for $277 in your choice of carbon gray or flame orange

Free shipping at National Geographic store (almost everything)

National Geographic fans, the National Geographic store has a site-wide free ground shipping promotion good until October 23 at 11:59pm pacific time. No coupon code needed. There are some restrictions:

“Offer excludes framed maps, CafePress merchandise, Genographic Kits, Around the World in 125 Years – 3-Volume Collector’s Edition Book from TASCHEN, mounted maps, and globes. U.S. standard delivery only. Additional charges apply for expedited and non-U.S. shipping. Cannot be combined with other offers; not valid on previous orders. Applicable for online orders only. Prices not valid in the National Geographic UK Online Store or Road Less Traveled Store.”

In a separate promotion, if you spend $100 or more, you can buy the Best of National Geographic Channel 8-DVD Collection, Volume 5 (660 minute runtime) for $20. No coupon code needed. No expiration date mentioned.

Their prices can be all over the place, so if you are not familiar with a particular product’s prices, you may want to price check at Amazon or other price search engines.

(ENDED) Woot-OFF Continues for Day #2 (started Tue 1am ET)

After the customary 48 hours, this incarnation of the Woot-OFF ended on Thursday at 1am ET… If you missed it, it will likely return at some point next month (or earlier if they have a surprise-Woot-OFF)…

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Photography Course bundle from AdobeKnowHow for $30

A brand new photography course bundle has gone live at Stacksocial for $30. It is offered by a company by the name of “Adobe KnowHow” and includes these four lessons:

+ Night Photography Unlocked Video Course (4 hours)
+ Mastering Adobe Photoshop CC: A Definitive Course (13 hours)
+ EasyDSLR Beginners Photography Course (4 hours)
+ The Art Of Black & White Photography (6.5 hours)
+ 30 day refund policy
+ unlimited access to courses forever
+ licensed on a per user basis

Speaking of Stacksocial, if you are looking to host a blog/website/etc, they are offering one year of JustHost web hosting for $30 total. This gets you 12 months of service. JustHost offers only one shared web hosting plan, so it can’t scale up if you are planning to produce viral content and such. The usual caveats of using shared web hosting apply.

Sandisk Sale at Adorama: CFast, Connect Wireless, 64GB microSD C10 for $29

Adorama is back after the Sukkos holiday, so if you have any pending orders, they should start getting processed now. They currently have a few Sandisk storage product promotions.

First up, good until 11:59pm eastern on Tuesday 10/21/14, they have:
+ 64GB Sandisk Ultra microSDXC Class 10 UHS-I with full size SD adapter for $29
+ you can buy as many as you like
+ free shipping

Next up, Sandisk Connect Wireless USB drives, with free shipping
+ 32GB Connect Wireless for $45
+ 64GB Connect Wireless for $70
+ these offers end by 10/25/14

Next up, we go into Warp Drive mode with some CFast discount 2.0 Compact Flash card discounts:
+ 60GB Extreme PRO CFast 2.0 CompactFlash card for $400
+ 120GB Extreme PRO CFast 2.0 CompactFlash card for $800
+ SanDisk Extreme Pro CFast 2.0 Reader/Writer for $50

Last but not least, for the early adopters, they are accepting pre-orders for these two:
+ 64GB ExtremePRO CFast 2.0 Card for $400
+ 128GB ExtremePRO CFast 2.0 Card for $800

(ENDED) 24-hour Hostgator Web Hosting sale

This 24 hour promotion ended, but if you missed it, fear not – they return every few months…

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Westcott uLite with 26″ Octabox Kit for $56 w/free S&H

B&H Photo has re-opened after the Sukkoth holiday, so any recently placed orders you may have placed will start moving soon. And they have a new offer, the Westcott uLite with 26″ Octabox Kit is on sale for $56 with the all-important free expedited shipping since studio/lightning equipment can both take space and weigh quite a bit. This is a limited time offer.

Ends Tue PM (Mac OS X): Corel AfterShot Pro 2 and seven more titles for $30 total

Ending by 11:59pm ET on Tuesday 10/21/14, for just $30, at Stacksocial, you can get their The Mac To The Future Software Bundle that includes Corel’s AfterShot Pro 2, along with seven other Mac OS X software titles, and a Mac OS X development course. The software are digital downloads (shortly after your purchase), there is no box-in-the-mail option. All sales are final. $30 buys them all. You can use them all or just the ones you are interested in. Note: this offer is only available for Mac OS X.

Pre-order new 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K (14.7mp) for $2500

Of pixel-peeping interest, last week’s Apple announcement brought a new iMac with a 5K Retina display, that’s 5120 x 2880 pixels on the screen, so you can pixel-peep a 14mp image without any zooming. The base model goes for $2500 and comes with an Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB Fusion drive, AMD Radeon R9 M290X graphics (with 2GB DDR5), SDXC card slot, four USB 3.0 ports, two Thunderbolts, etc. This is model MF886LL/A and it is available for pre-order for $2500 at Amazon.com and MacMall.com.

Olympus M43rds Combined Purchase discounts: one camera (OMDs, E-P5, E-PL7), up to 4 lenses (choice of 15) in same transaction [max savings $800]

Olympus is currently running a Micro Four Thirds combined purchase promotion. Purchase one camera (eligible options are the OM-Ds (E-M1, E-M5, E-M10), the E-P5, the E-PL7) and up to four lenses from a choice of 15 lenses. Each lens added to the cart has a discount of either $100 or $200 attached to it. You can add up to four lenses for a maximum savings of $800 per shopping cart! Eligible lenses are high and low, from the 12-40/2.8 to the 14-42/3.5-5.6 II R. It’s a mix of zooms and primes, including one pancake. I didn’t find a promotion-wide expiration date, but the prices of the individual products are good until 11/1/14, so we can perhaps assume that’s the expiration date of this promotion.

In a separate promotion, you can get the VF-4 viewfinder for $100 if you purchase it together with the E-P5 body only. This VF4 promotion ends 10/25/14.

In yet another promotion, Olympus offers free 2-day shipping with orders of $50 or more. This shipping promotion ends 10/23/14.

Wacom 21″ Interactive Pen LCD Display (DTK2100VM) for $1100

MacMall.com is currently offering the Wacom 21″ Interactive Pen LCD Display (DTK2100VM) for $1100 with free shipping and handling.

They also have a variety of savings, discounts, along pre-orders of the new Apple products at their Apple Launching Savings page.

Refurbished Sony Cybershot HX300 superzoom for $281

Back to the eBy Deals where Sony’s eBay store is offering the refurbished Sony Cybershot HX300 superzoom for $281 with free shipping. Limit 50 per buyer (in case you want to buy everyone the same present?).

Tigerdirect: $27 off a $270+ with personalized coupon

Tigerdirect is celebrating its 27 year anniversary, and to celebrate that, they have a $27 off a purchase of $270 or more promotion. This promotion is a two step. First you request the coupon to be sent to your email address. Then you wait a few seconds and check your email. Your email from Tigerdirect will include a personalized link that includes a long-ass unique coupon code. You click on that link, and the discount is automatically activated. Then, as the activation page explains: “you place an order online over $270 (not including sales tax and shipping) and $27 will automatically be deducted from your order total in your shopping cart.”… It looks like more retailers are dabbling more in “personalized” (unique) coupon codes instead of general purpose coupons…

(ENDED) Camera Bag Lightning Deals (Tue): Ape, Lowepro, Naneu, etc

These limited time offers expired… Check back on Fridays and Mondays (or any days that end in “y” for that matter) for potential new offers from the Amazon Gold Box Lightning Deals… Expired items after the jump…

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Seven Photography Classes Bundle by Udemy for $49 total

Stacksocial is offering the Seven Photography Classes by Udemy for $49 total. This offers lifetime access to the seven courses included in this bundle. You can watch on a computer, iPad or iPhone. It is licensed on a per user basis. You also get a 30 day money back guarantee if you don’t like them. The seven courses included are:

  • EasyDSLR Digital Photography Course: Advanced
  • Learn To Creating Stunning HDR Photos
  • iPhone Photography Secrets
  • The Art of Black and White Photography
  • Portrait Photography With Simple Gear
  • The Art of Travel Photography
  • Photo Restoration with Photoshop Tutorial
  • offer ends around 13 days from blog-posting date

FaceFilter3 Photo Retouching software for $20 (Mac OS X 10.7 & later)

For Mac OS X 10.7 or later versions, Stacksocial is offering the FaceFilter3 Photo Retouching software for $20. This is a digital download and is available shortly after payment. All sales are final. Limit two per customer. It is made by Reallusion Inc. Offer ends in about two days from blog-posting date.

Free software with social media connection: CollageIt Pro for PC or Mac

Stacksocial is offering the CollageIt Pro software for FREE IF and only IF you follow them on social media (choice of Twitter, Google+ or Facebook) and then share the promotion on social media. They offer either the PC / Windows or the Mac / Apple. The offer ends in about three days from blog-posting date.

(ENDED) Camera & Photo Lightning Deals (Mon): Sony AS30V action camera, Vanguard, etc

These limited time offers expired… Check back on Fridays and Mondays (or any days that end in “y” for that matter) for potential new offers from the Amazon Gold Box Lightning Deals… Expired items after the jump…

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Panasonic 45-150mm black (H-FS45150K) for $256 [limit 2]

The black Panasonic 45-150mm, model H-FS45150K, M43rds of course, is currently on sale for $256 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon herself with a limit of two per shopping cart during this time.

10% off when you buy two or more SLR/iLC Lenses of same brand + mount

The Roberts Imaging eBay store has a limited time offer, save 10% off when you buy two or more lenses of the same kind. For example, two or more Nikon AF lenses, or two or more Olympus Digital Lenses or two or more Canon EF lenses and things like that. There are lots of mounts and similar-product promotions of the “buy two or more, get 10% off” kind. Page down over there to see them all. An expiration date is not mentioned… If you are not certain, add the times to your shopping cart, and see what happens to the prices…

Fry’s B&M with Personal Promo code: Lightroom 5 full version for $100

If you are signed up for the Fry’s Electronics email newsletter, their latest newsletter that comes with the “personal promo codes” includes the full version of Lightroom 5 for $100 after using the promo code in-store. The promo code offer is in-store only. This is a 3-day sale per their email. Here is a screenshot crop of that offer…

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Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 Macro HSM OS for $250 (C/N/A/P)

More action at the eBay Deals, this time we find the new condition Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 Macro HSM OS lens offered for $250 with free shipping by BuyDig on eBay. It is available in the Nikon, Canon, Sony-Alpha-Minolta, and Pentax K SLR mounts. Limit five per buyer.

Monoprice: free shipping on orders of $25+

Good from now until the end of day on Sunday 10/19/14, Monoprice.com is offering shipping on orders of $25 or more in participating items. They have a lot of affordable Camera & Photo accessories along with various other general purpose computer and technology accessories (eg HDMI cables). The free shipping promotion has a limit of three units of the same item, so three units of HDMI cable XYZ, three units of tripod ABCD, three of tripod DEFG, etc, etc, etc. No coupon code needed.

Some other potentially interesting items on sale:
+ 27″ IPS-Glass Panel Pro LED Monitor WQHD 2560×1440 monitor for $400
+ 10X6.25 Inches Graphic Drawing Tablet for $40

(ENDED) Refurbished Roku 3 for $65 (limit 3) + $5 flat S&H

This daily deal expired… The Roku 3 is currently the Roku flagship, and it is available factory reconditioned for $65 (limit 3 per customer) plus $5 flat shipping as the Woot deal of the day ending by 1am ET on Saturday 10/18/14… Roku has a number of photography-related apps/channels, including Flickr, Plex, Shutterfly, Picasa, Smugmug, Phanfare, Stuck in Customs, Facebook Photos, the Roku Media Player, and more.

(ENDED) Camera & Photo Lightning Deals (Fri): ePhoto, Vanguard, Lowepro, GoScope, Formatt-Hitech, etc

These limited time offers expired… Check back on Fridays and Mondays (or any days that end in “y” for that matter) for potential new offers from the Amazon Gold Box Lightning Deals… Expired items after the jump…

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Refurbished Nikon D3200 body only for $300 [limit 5]

DSLR action returns to the eBay Deals where authorized Nikon Dealer “BuyDig” (the online discount imprint of Beach Camera) is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D3200 body only for $300 with free shipping with limit five per buyer. The body only kits are typically a good deal if you don’t want/need the 18-55 kit lens (or don’t want to deal with selling/trading it)… As with all eBay featured offers, they are limited time things, but the exact expiration date is not predictable.

AmazonBasics camera bags discounted (limit 3 each for on-sale items)

I’m not sure exactly when the discounts happened, but I was just looking at the best selling camera cases at Amazon, and some of their house brand “AmazonBasics” are discounted. Their Sling Backpack goes for $25 each (limit 3), while their top-selling Backpack for SLR/DSLRs goes for $30 (limit 3) and averages 4.6 out of 5 based on over 2300 customer reviews. They come in frustration-free packaging, so no fighting shrink-wraps or other packaging annoyances. Meanwhile their large DSLR gadget bag goes for $21.50 each (limit 3), while their holster goes for $16 each (limit 30).

Speaking of Amazon, if you are planning to place an order of $25 or more ($35+ if you want free shipping as a non-Prime member), you can get this eForCity leather hand grip for $4.20 each (that’s the actual price!). This is part of the Add-On program, so the shopping cart won’t allow you to buy it unless your order total is $25 or more. Regardless of Prime membership status. You can buy as many of these as you like. They average 3.5 out of 5 with nearly 600 customer reviews, so there are trade-offs.

Refurbished GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition for $290 [limit 5]

Back to the eBay Deals where we find the manufacturer refurbished GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition offered for $290 with free shipping with a limit of five per eBay shopper by eBay seller “premiumdirectllc” (99.5%). This ships from UPS and requires a signature per the eBay listing description.

Please note the GoPro Hero3+ is no longer the latest model. The new Hero4+ is now the latest model and as of a few days ago, it is in-stock and shipping.

Custom Leather Hardcover Photo Books w/free S&H

Free shipping offer now, regardless of purchase price. AmazonLocal has a Custom Leather Hardcover Photo Books offer from Printerpix. Prices vary by print size, by shipping is free regardless of order. The print sizes are:

+ 20-page 8×6 inch crushed-leather hardcover photo book for $12
+ same as above but 8.5×11 inch for $23
+ same as above but 12×12 inch for $29
+ limit 10 vouchers for the buyer
+ an extra 10 vouchers as gifts
+ one voucher per order when redeeming
+ free shipping
+ if you want more than 20 pages, pay extra for pages #21 and later
+ for more, check terms/conditions/details over there

Speaking of free shipping offers, in a separate offer over there from MyCustomCase.com, you pay $20 and get $45 to spend on custom smartphone cases (eg you can put your own pictures on the case). Check their website for details on which smartphone models are available for custom casing.

40% off canvas prints and posters with coupon at Walgreens

Good until the end of day on Saturday 10/18/14, you can get 40% off on canvas prints and posters at Walgreens.com when you enter coupon code CREATE4WALL over there. They also have a Same Day Pickup option for many of the print options. Some sizes are mail-delivery-only, but the more popular sizes are eligible for the same day pickup option.

First Time Buyers Only: Spend $100+ on Amazon Fine Art, Get $25 Gift Card bonus

If you like buying photography as art (or other art) and you never purchased any Fine Art items from Amazon before, they have a new promotion that gets you a free $25 Amazon Gift Card when you make a purchase of $100+ at Amazon Fine Art. The gift card will be emailed to you (not a plastic gift card by mail) at the end of the month you make your purchase in. An expiration date is not mentioned over there.

(ENDED) Starts 4pm / 4:30pm ET: Jumbl High-Resolution 22MP Scanner/Digitizer

These limited time offers expired… For potential new offers, check the Gold Box Lightning Deals… Expired items after the jump…

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Sony A77 II and A58 combined purchase discounts with select Lenses [and coupons]

A new variation of the combined purchase instant rebates is running for a couple of Sony Alpha pellicle-mirror dSLRs. You put one DSLR and one lens in your shopping cart, you enter the coupon code, and when you reach the checkout page, there is a combined purchase discount of $100 (either the 55-200 or 55-300 lenses) or $200 (the 18-135mm lens). This is a one-to-one promotion. If you put two lenses and/or two DSLRs and enter their coupons, you only get one discount. But you can buy them in separate transactions (I think – I obviously can’t buy them to test those type of limits).

So the eligible DSLRs for this promotion are the Sony a77 Mark II (either body only or with 16-50mm f2.8), and the A58 with 18-55mm kit. The coupon codes are listed over there. I won’t listen here because sometimes they change them, and I have no way of knowing that they changed.

The page does not specify an expiration date, so they are good until the coupon codes no longer work. Speaking of which, here is a screenshot crop example with the A58 w/18-55 and the 18-135mm added to the shopping cart. What you see is the top right corner of the Amazon Checkout page:

sony_a58_a77ii_coupon_savings

Google Chromecast down to $28

The Google Chromecast is on sale again, the lowest price as far as I can recall, $28 for the new condition. The Staples website (free ship-to-store or free shipping for Rewards members). You can use any available Staples Rewards partially or fully towards this. This is also priced-matched at Amazon.com (free shipping for Prime or with $35+ order)… This offers a number of ways to get your photographs, galleries, slideshows and videos to the big screen…

Sony HDR-AS30V action camera for $220

The Sony HDR-AS30V action camera is currently on sale for $220 with free shipping at B&H Photo. To see the sale price, you must needs add it to the shopping cart, and then login with your B&H Photo account. They also have other bundles if interested in specific accessories or uses (eg bicycle bundle)… Or for $250 you can get it with a bonus waterproof case (SPK-AS1) and replacement door (AKA-RD1) and 16GB microSD from BuyDig.

Imported Canon 5D Mark III body only for $2560 [Gray Market!]

Back to the eBay Deals party we go where the new condition Imported (Gray/Grey Market) Canon 5D Mark III body only is offered for $2560 with free shipping by eBay seller “getitdigital” (99.3%). Note this does NOT come with a Canon USA warranty. The seller (GetItDigital) offers their own one year warranty for this camera. If you are not sure what this means, do not buy until/unless you understand! Over 1400 5DMk3 units were sold so far from this listing.

Tue: Canon DSLR two lens bundles (T5i, T5, SL1)

The main Best Buy website deal of the day for Tuesday 10/14/14 is a trio of Canon DSLR bundles featuring the standard kits (w/18-55) along with the 55-250 lens and camera bag and 58mm UV filter and 16GB card. The DSLRs featured are the SL1 ($750 bundle), the T5 ($650 bundle) and the T5i ($850 bundle). Especially of interest if you have any Best Buy coupons, rewards, or other special promotions through their various rewards and such.

Ships 2-3 weeks: 82mm ExpoDisc 2.0 for $50

If you have lenses that take 82mm filters, rejoice! Shipping in 2-3 weeks is the brand new ExpoDisc 2.0 at 82mm and it has the same price as the 77mm version, $50, available for purchase at Amazon by Amazon herself. The listing says these are hand calibrated and made in USA.

(ENDED) 20% off Refurbished Olympus Gear with coupon (E-M5 w/12-50 for $600)

These limited time offers expired… Expired items after the jump…

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(ENDED) Camera & Photo Lightning Deals (Tue): Samsung NX30, NX3000, Sony NEX-6 again (?)

This bonus round of Amazon Camera and Photo Lightning Deals ended. The deals were worthy of their name this time! The NEX-6 w/16-50mm finally went live and it was at an even better price, $425! It was 97% claimed. So it turned out to be a good idea to wait for the Lightning Deal to finally materialize (in retrospect, it’s easy to say that).

The Samsung NX30 w/18-35 (so easy to mistype 18-55) went for $680 and was 100% claimed, while the NX3000 w/16-50mm went for $425 and was 53% claimed. Wouldn’t it be nice if every lightning deal round was filled with cameras like that? :)… Expired offers after the jump for the deal historians…

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(ENDED) Samsung NX Mini with 9mm lens for $250

This limited time offer expired…

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Olympus E-P1 silver w/14-42mm for $220

NewEgg launched its own Groupon-style service called NewEggFlash and a new offer that went live today (expiring by 10/19/14) offers the Olympus PEN E-P1 Silver w/14-42mm for $220 with free shipping. The bottom of the page says this is covered by the Photo-4-Now return policy, which we can assume means that Photo-4-Now is the seller.

New twist: Prime Members get 30 minute Early Access to some (but not all) Amazon Lightning Deals

Amazon revealed a new twist today, a new feature for Prime members. For some of the items in the traditional Gold Box Lightning Deals, Amazon Prime members will get access to them 30 minutes before the general population does. It’s easier to explain with an example, look at the annotated screenshot crop of the Ape camera case below (click on the picture or open in new tab/window to see it at full size)…

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As you can see, the Ape case has the “Prime Early Access Deal” line. Only Lightning Deals that show this line are going to be available to Prime members for 30 minutes early. All the other items will go live at the same time for everybody. Here is an annotated screenshot example below of Upcoming Lightning Deals, some are Prime Early Access, some are not (click on the picture or open in new tab/window to see it at full size)…

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(SOLD OUT) 13.3″ MacBookPro Model ME864LZ/A for $1000

As of a PM recheck, this sold out with 93 units picked up during the sale… Meanwhile the Mystery Deal of the Day for Monday at the eBay Deals is the new condition 13.3″ MacBookPro Model ME864LZ/A offered for $1000 with free shipping by NewEgg’s eBay store. Limit five per customer. It has 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, 2560 x 1600, Mac OS X v10.9 Mavericks, 3.5 lbs, etc… As with all eBay Deals, this is a limited time offer…