New Amazon Feature: FREE Samples (not just Prime members)

If you had been a regular Amazon shopper, you may have noticed and participated in some of the more complicated ways Amazon was using to giveaway free samples (store credit promotions, etc). Now they’ve decided to simplify things even further. They have launched the Amazon Product Sampling feature that lets any Amazon shopper (not restricted to Prime members) to sign up and receive free product samples. The freebies will be sent to your default address, so make sure your default address is the one you want the samples to arrive at (mayhaps they are doing this to prevent abuse of the freebies?).

To join the program, you go to the Preferences page [link in the page above] and select the product categories you are interested in and save the choices to your Amazon account. You cannot select individual products, products will be randomly sent to you as determined by randomness and/or-probably Amazon’s ever-evolving-and-devolving AI 🙂

Joining this may put you in Amazon’s AI good graces and that may lead to invitations to participate in other more interesting Amazon programs and services ~ although this is pure speculation and there’s no guarantee that anything will come out of this…

Friday C&P Lightning Deals: Godox MS300, 15.4″ digiframe, stabilizer-y things, Etc

Lettuce take another looxie inside-y the Camera and Photo lightning deals section of the Amazon Gauld Bawx:

+++ in-progress as of the time of writing:

+ APEMan 4K action cam for $40

+ GVM lighting options from $68 to $255

+ Victure 4K action cam for $64

+ NEewer waterproof camera backpack for $21~

+ FotoPRO UFO2 [Bob Lazar NOT included] flex-pod-thing for $15

+ Feelworld F6 Plus 5.5″ on-camera monitor for $196~

+++ coming later today [as of the time of writing]

+ Hohem smartphone gimbal stabilizer 3-axis

+ Feelcare 10″ digiframe, 8″ generic digiframe, 15.4″ APESIN digiframe

+ Akaso V50 action cam, generic camcorder; Suptig housing for GoPRO

+ 3x10ft foil fringe curtain backdrop

+ GVM camera slider

+ SmilePowo, Neewer and generic charger/batteries for various Sonys

+ Godox MS300 studio strobe (300W, GN58, 5600K, Bowens)

+ E-Mart 10ft backdrop kit

Weekend (B&H): Browning Trail Cameras, RucPac Strap, Etc

Fright Day (Friday the 13th) was last week, this week it is plain old September 20 and this 4-pack of B&H dailies, as usual, lasts until Saturday at 11:59pm ET but note that B&H is closed between Friday PM and Saturday PM [check their website for exact times]:

+ Browning BTC-4P Command Ops Pro Trail Camera for $59

+ RucPac Sentinel Camera Strap for $30

+ Pelican 3rd-Generation 1910B LED Flashlight for $15

+ TP-Link Archer A6 AC1200 Wireless MU-MIMO Gigabit Wi-Fi Router (Refurbished) for $30

50% off site wide at Creative LIVE

It’s the return of the site-wide sale at Creative LIVE, it is a 50% off sale on the standard/list prices of the classes. The price you see is the price you pay during this promotion. There is no coupon code to enter. The strikethrough price is the one that is cut by 50% off. This is a limited time offer but I do not know when it expires…

Nik Collection 2 Plug-Ins for $79 [ends 9/23]

Good until September 23 (2019), the DXO online store is offering the Nik Collection 2 Plug-Ins for $79. A total of seven plug-ins are included. Note that Dxo PhotoLAB is NOT included in this offer, only the seven plug-ins.

Just like Motorola, the Nik Collection made a brief stay in GoogleLandia before the “Data Creepers” decided to sell it off elsewhere 🙂

Thursday C&P Lightning Deals: Stabilizers, Voking flash, Lighting, GVM slider dolly, Etc

Lettuce see what Thursday has planned in the Camera and Photo Lightning DealS of the Amazon USA Gold Bawx:

+ Tarion camera backpack

+ NEewer 24″ carbon fiber stabilizer, NW-FP550 and NW-FW50 charger/batteries, sling bag, 3-axis handheld gimbal stabilizer, 13-inch RGB ring light kit, etc

+ generic ring light, LCD projector, camcorder, P&S digicam, backdrop stand, telescope, etc

+ 79-inch Geekoto tripod/monopod

+ DBPOWER N5 PRO Wifi and Akaso action cams

+ Voking VK-430 E-TTL flash

+ ESDDI 5-inch field monitor with HDMI output

+ GVM camera slider dolly thing

+ Hohem iSteady PRO II 3-axis splashproof gimbal stabilizer thing

Thursday: Teradek RT Lens Control Kit, Vello Wifi Remote, Sony 55″ OLED, Genaray On-C Light

Thursday is here with four more new B&H dailies running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out) as follows:

+ TeraDek RT Single-Axis Super-Speed Wireless Lens Control Kit (Imperial) for $2500
+ is this something about of Star Wars? 🙂

+ VeLLO LW-100 Extendá Wi-Fi Camera Remote Control for Select Canon, Nikon & Sony for $80

+ GenAray Ultra-Thin Bicolor 288 SMD LED On-Camera Light for $60

+ SONY A8F 55″ Class HDR UHD Smart OLED TV for $1399

Amazon x AMEX: $30 off orders of $60+ with Rewards Redemption [YMMV/invited]

If you are an frequent shopper, and you have an American Express credit card that is participating in Membership Rewards (the green ones with the points, the “Blue” with the cash rewards), then you may eligible for a new promotion that gets you up to $30 off with a purchase of $60+. This is by invitation, so you must be logged-on to your Amazon account to see if you qualify [see link at the bottom]

You may also notice the banner appearing at the top of pages while you are logged on to your Amazon account if you are eligible for the promotion. The picture below is a screenshot crop of one such banner:

To get this discount you must:

  1. activate the offer in your account [see link below]
  2. you must put a $60+ in eligible products in your shopping cart
  3. you must pay (at least partially) by redeeming AMEX Membership Rewards (the rest will be paid by the AMEX credit card that is linked to the rewards points)
  4. the discount will appear at the final checkout page, right before you push the “Place Order” button

You can find the activation button and all the terms and condition at the Promotional page. The offer runs until 12/31/19.

NOTE that you can redeem as few or as many AMEX Rewards Points for the redemption promotion. You have that option in the shopping cart. For example, let’s say you are buying a $99 lens. You can select to redeem only 1,000 AMEX Rewards points [even though your AMEX Membership Rewards account has more points available], and pay the rest with the AMEX credit card. (I don’t remember what happens to the order of payment if you have a Gift Card or any promotional credits already sitting in your account).

Wednesday: 256GB Patriot microSDXC for $30 w/FS

“Memory Card Week” continues with another daily deal offering, this time it is at NewEgg, it is the new condition 256GB Patriot microSDXC (A1, V30, U3, UHS-I, Class 10, EP, up to 100GB/s read, up to 80MB/s write) going for $30 with free US shipping. Up to three per customer at the sale price. This is sold and shipped by NewEgg itself. Sale ends at 11:59pm pacific on 9/18/19 or earlier if sold out…

Flash sale: Pixel 3 for $400, Pixel 3 XL for $450 with Financing or Project Fi Activation [also new Project Fi Unlimited Plan]

The official online Google Store is running a couple of flash sale promotions for a limited time. The offers get you the new condition Pixel 3 smartphone for $400 or the Pixel 3 XL for $450. One offer is with Project-FI activation, while the other offer is with a 24-month financing plan. The FI store offers a financing option but you can also pay the phone right away at the $400/$450 price. As usual with these financing offers, check the terms, conditions and restrictions before jumping in.

NOTE however that Google has officially announced October 15 in 2019 as their big reveal date for their new Pixel phone (presumable the Pixel 4 line), so factor that in your decision…

A lot of other phones came out since the Pixel 3 was announced in the Fall of 2018 and as you can see at the Smartphone Rankings at Dxomark the Pixel 3 have “dropped” in the charts, just outside the Top 15. It should go without saying that an aggregate test score is by no means a complete evaluation of a device’s performance so be sure to read up on things if interested….

The above offers are coinciding with the announcement of the Project Fi Unlimited plan for $70/month but it is about as unlimited as the big carriers as it slows down to 256kbps after 22GB during the month. If you prefer to continue at high speed, you can pay $10/GB on the traffic above 22GB.

The prices per line improve as you add lines/people to the plan. Two lines are $60/line/mo, three lines are $50/line/mo, four (or more) lines are $45/line/mo. The 22GB limit applies per individual line, not for the whole plan. Depending on one’s situation, this may or may not beneficial ~ eg adding a 2nd line instead of using a separate mobile hotspot. Or you can buy a data SIM and use a 2nd phone but on a single line (it will still eat up data but won’t pay for an extra line ~ for phone calls though, you have to hack it through Voice/Hangouts – it’s been a while since I did this, I don’t remember the details).

NOTE also that video streaming with Unlimited is down to 480p (DVD quality), but mobile hotspot is allowed (again within the aggregate phone-data + hotspot 22GB/line/month).

Wednesday C&P Lightning Deals: Handheld Stabilizers, Action Cams, Lighting Kits, Etc

Let’s see what’s happening now at the Amazon Camera and Photo Lightning Deals for the next 24 hours or so…

+ Emart backdrop stand kit for $47~
+ NEewer Rollable Flex LED light 30x53cm for $93~
+ the above two are live as of the time of writing

+ Hohem iSteady PRO II 3-axis handheld gimbal

+ NEewer 2×160 LED dimmable lightning kit, 20″ ring light with stand kit, 700W 24×24 softboxes, etc

+ AKASO, Coooau, Victure 4K and Apeman A79 action cams
+ action cam accessory bundles

+ Zhigyun Smooth IV 3-axis stabilizer gimbals

+ E-Mart 8.5×10 ft backdrop kit

+ generic digiframes, binos, camcorders

+ Mpow selfie stick, Bagsmart shoulder bag

+ K&F Concept 62″ tripod

Wedn: X-Rite ColorChecker, 15.6″ Acer (i7, 12GB, 256GB, $579)

And just like that it is Hump Day and with it we have a new four-pack of B&H daily deals running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if soldout):

+ X-Rite ColorChecker Passport Photo (Black) for $65

+ ACER 15.6″ Aspire 5 Series Notebook for $579
+ 1.8 GHz Core i7-8565U Quad, 12GB DDR4 (nice!), 256GB SSD (no head crashes!), 15.6″ 1920 x 1080, Intel UHD 620, etc

+ SaraMoniIC SR-PMIC1 Supercardioid Unidirectional Condenser Microphone for $26

+ IndiPRO Micro-Series 98Wh Li-Ion Battery Kit with Dual Fusion Charger (V-Mount) for $449

18 classes for $18 each at CreativeLIVE

Another limited time offer is running at Creative LIVE, this time the offer is 18 classes for $18 each. No coupon code needed ~ the price you see is the price you pay during the offer period. Topics include posing, high volume, fine art portraiture, retouching, business, marketing, video-related, headshots, and more…

10TB Seagate 3.5″ Expansion Desktop External HDD for $190

For a limited time, another “snapshot deal”, Adorama is offering the new condition 10TB Seagate 3.5″ Expansion Desktop External Hard Drive for $190 with free expediting US shipping along with 1% promotional rewards.

10% to 15% off select Canon and Nikon w/KEH coupon

For a limited time coupon code CN9 and/or CN9A get you 10% to 15% select Canon and Nikon cameras at KEH Cameras…

Tuesday: Ride the P(o)NY at Amazon with SD, microSD, Flash

Yet another variant of the “Storage sale” is happening at the Amazon USA Gold Box, this one is a Ride the P(o)NY sale, or as normal people like to say, a sale on PNY storage products which includes:

+ 128GB Elite Performance SDxC (up to 95MB/sec, 29hr HD video, UHS-I, U3, etc) for $16
+ 256GB of that for $33
+ 512GB of that for $78
+ the 128GB “wins” the bang for the buck

+ 2-pack of 16GB PNY SDHC Class 4 for $7.49
+ I suppose if you have older cameras that can’t handle higher capacities and fast cards?

+ 128GB Elite microSDXC (black/green, V30, A1, UHS-I, U3, up to 100MB/s) for $16
+ 256GB for $33
+ again, 128GB “wins”

+ 250GB PNY PRO Elite USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type C SSD external/portable for $52
+ internal 250GB for $40

+ all sorts of USB flash drives, including 5-packs which can be handy if you prefer to hand off pictures to friends and clients and collaborators on flash storage instead of clouds and drop-boxes and OneDrives and TwoDrives and GoogleDrives 😉
+ 17 options total, including those tiny flash drives that you can leave in laptops and media players and such

Limit three of each item per customer. Sale ends at 11:59pm pacific on Tuesday 9/17/19 or earlier for any item that may sell out and before un-orderable at the sale price.

UPDATE: Best Buy is “counter-programming” this with Sandisk, they are offering the 512GB Ultra PLUS microSDXC (V10, A10, Class 10, UHS-I, I suppose I could add a few random letters and numbers here and no one would notice) for $125.

Tuesday C&P Lightning Deals: GoPRO Hero5, Tripods, LEDs, Etc

IT’s been a few days since we visited the Amazon USA Gold Box Camera and Photo Lightning Deals, so let’s take a look at what in-store for the next 24 hours or so:

+ GWM 50RS full color continuous light kits from $194 to $622
+ model APP-50RS has a $20 off clip-on coupon as well, goes for $204 before coupon and it is 50% claimed as of 1am ET

+ Mountdog 70-inch tripod for $30

+ professional underwater flashlight thing for $62~

+ the above are live as of the time of writing; the ones below are scheduled to go live later:

+ starts 6:49am ET: GoPro Hero5 Black (E-Commerce Packaging)
+ price before sale $183;

+ other action cams: Victure, CooAU, APEMAN, etc

+ Neewer 360-degree tripod, 63″ carbon fiber tripod, CN-160 dimmable LED panel, 64″ alum-alloy tripod,10ft adjustable stand, carbon fiber slider, etc

+ Mountdog ring light kit

+ generic camcorders, 14″ digiframe, etc
+ generic waterproof kids camera
+ generic smartphone gimbal stabilizer

+ Suptig tripod mount thing, Jaws flex-clamp thing

+ Beschol camera backpack

+ Gskyer travel scope
+ feelworld monitor

+ NixPlay Seed 10 and AAzomba digiframes (do they randomly pull names out of a hat to create the names?)

Tuesday: Axler Robin 20, 34″ WQHD LG, IndiPRO, Etc

Hello Tuesday with four new B&H dailies, good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ IndiPro PORTA-PAK Battery Kit for BMPCC 4K/6K Camera for $130

+ Axler Robin 20 Stabilizer S for $119

+ WirelessPrime 10″ Touchscreen DVR & 4 1080p Wireless Cameras with Night Vision for $299

+ LG 34BL850-W 34″ 21:9 HDR FreeSync IPS Monitor for $649
+ DisplayPort | HDMI | TB3 Inputs, 3440 x 1440 WQHD Resolution, 1000:1 Static CR, etc

Monday: 128GB Team microSDXC for $12.50 [limit 3]

One of the Monday deals du jour at Nuevo Huevo (or as normal people like to call it: NewEgg) is the new condition 128GB Team microSDXC memory card (UHS-I, U1, Class 10, up to 80MB/sec, with SD adapter, TUSDX128GUHS03) for $12.49 with free US shipping. Limit up to three per customer. No coupon code needed for this one.

Monday: Genaray Radiance, Celestron 203mm f/10, Mophie, Etc

It’s a new week, happy Monday to y’all with four new B&H dailies running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ GenAray Radiance Daylight LED Monolight for $449
+ not to be confused with the Stormlight Knights of Radiance

+ Celestron NexStar 8SE 203mm f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain GoTo Telescope for $899

+ Mophie 20,100mAh Encore Plus 20K Portable Power Bank with Built-In Lightning & Micro USB Cables for $25, USB-C option for $22

+ InFocus ScreenPlay SP2080HD Full HD Home Theater Projector for $599

Sunday: Performance Graphics Cards (31 options)

If you are looking for graphics cards, the Sunday Woot Computers deal of the day is a big sale on Performance Graphics cards with 31 options participating with prices ranging from $130 to $780 from MSI, ASUS, Gigabyte, and EVGA. Warranty varies by manufacturer ~ as usual check each individual listing for the pertinent details (condition, what’s include, warranty, description, etc). Sale ends at 11:59pm central (Texas) time on Sunday 9/15/19 [yes, September is half over already ~ Black Friday is coming Ned, I can feel it in my bones) or earlier for any that may manage to sell out ahead of their designated expiration time…

UPDATE: speaking of sales ending tonite, coupon code SAVE20 gets you 20% off select Clearance items at Groupon Goods.

UPDATE #2: the second to last day of the Amazon Germany End of Summer sale includes among many others:

+ XP-Pen graphics tablets from 21 to 418 euro (12 options)
+ more coffee machines (capsule type)
+ Honor and Samsung sub-250-euro smartphones
+ various UGREEN cables
+ Potensic drones (six options, 37 to 236 euro)

Sunday: Pentax 8×21, Manfrotto, MSQ6 QR Adapter w/plate, Etc

Sunday is here, rejoice with four new B&H dailies running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if and only if they get sold out):

+ ManFrotto MSQ6 Quick Release Adapter with Plate for $30~

+ PenTax 8×21 UCF R Binocular for $35

+ SMK-Link 3-Port USB 3.0 Type-A Hub with HDMI Port & USB Type-C Connector (White) for $12

+ Setton Bros 13″ Wool Felt Sleeve for MacBook (Gray) for $5

Sat (EU): Nikon D5600 body only for 455 euro

On the Amazon Germany front, as part of their end of summer daily deals, they are offering the new condition Nikon D5600 body only for 455 euro with free shipping for Prime members in Germany and Austria. Limit one per customer.

Also part of the gold box offers is a sale on various Holy Stone drone bundles with prices ranging from 28 to 224 euro with nine options available.

Meanwhile on the Amazon USA front, as part of the Kindle daily deals, you can get the “Under the Northern Lights” ebook by S.C Stephens for $1.99 [ebook is also part of Kindle Unlimited, so you can read it for free if a member]. Of interest here because the protagonist is a wild life photographer [you can “Look Inside” and/or get a Kindle sample if curious]:

“Mallory Reynolds is a driven woman fueled by her passion for photographing wild animals in remote locations. Every year she makes a trek deep into Alaska, but this time the unthinkable happens: she crash-lands after her plane stalls out in a storm. Injured, vulnerable, and threatened by the very creatures she loves…”

KEH Overstock sale: 15% to 20% off [ends 9/14pm]

Broken clocks and Ned Stark are guaranteed to be correct at least once per day/season, and Ned is right, winter is coming, so KEH Camera is launching their End of Summer Overstock sale. Enter coupon code SUM9A to get a discount of 15% or 20% off on products participating in the Overstock sale. Sale ends 9/14/19 at 11:59pm ET.

AS usual, there are exclusions and restrictions. No Leica-branded products, no NEW condition, no “Used – Like New”.

Minolta InstaPix 2 in 1 Bluetooth Camera and Printer for $110

Nothing lasts forever they say, but in the Walking Dead era, nothing stays dead forever either! Minolta (the brand name at least) is back with a camera! And it is the current Adorama “snapshot deal” which typically lasts for 24 hours or less. The sale is this [this phrase I picked up after all the repetition in Neil Gaiman’s American Gods [later adapted as a TV series on Starz]): the new condition Minolta InstaPix 2-in-1 Bluetooth Camera and Printer going for $110 with free US shipping for a limited time only. No coupon, no rebate, just add to cart and proceed to checkout while this limited-time promotion is running. You also earn 1% promotional rewards [free to join if you wish].

Speaking of Adorama, their latest deals and instant rebate offers number in the 5000+, so if you don’t have a wall-size screen [and the necessary time] to scroll through them all, you can filter them by manufacturer, price, product category, etc using the various options over there…

PS: this is indeed the first Minolta deal posted here since October 2014 when we moved this blog to WordPress. Wow, five years already 🙂

Friday (EU): Ten Samyang Primes, Seven Tamron Zooms, 20+ Printers, Panasonic GX800 w/12-32, Etc

And now something with the pre-Brexit sufferers! Among the Friday Amazon Germany gold-box deals du jour there is a Tamron and Samyang lens sale with a number of Rollei-branded camera accessories (including one action cam and a 3-axis gimbal] on sale as well as a lone camera, the Panasonic GX800 with 12-32mm going for 320 euro. There’s also a few Panasonic camcorders.

The lenses are too many to list here individually, there’s ten Samyang primes, seven Tamron zooms [maybe they divided the lens turf for this daily deal], and there’s a Wallimex 14mm f2.8 for 259 euro hiding in their mix.

When you scroll further into the gold box you will also find a big printer sale. Again too many to list here individually, there are over 20 printers from different brands (Canon, HP, Epson, Kyocera [lasers]) along with various inks and photo-papers. Some of the options are bundles of the above.

Friday: 5TB Seagate Backup Plus External HDD for $100 AC

The megapixels won’t automatically fully-backup [at least not with current technology], so secondary and tertiary and quadrangular and cingulangular backups are in need. Which brings us to the headliner of the NewEgg daily deals for Friday [it’s Friday already???] September Lucky-13 in 2019, the new condition 5TB Seagate Backup Plus Portable External Hard Drive (model STHP5000400, USB 3.0 ~ not sure anyone is still selling USB 2.0 anymore?) with a 1-year Mylio Create and a 2-month Adobe CC Photography plan, all together for $100 with free US shipping using coupon code 99RXP8 over there. This is sold and shipped by NuevoHuevo itself, not marketplace sellers.

PS: some of the words in this post may not be real [yet]

Weekend (B&H): ONA Brixton Messenger, Vello Bubble Levels

Friday is here and that means, among many other things, that the B&H dailies last until Saturday at 11:59pm ET BUT B&H is closed with regards to placing orders of any kind between Friday PM and Saturday PM [check their website for the exact times]. This four pack is:

+ ONA Brixton Camera/Laptop Messenger Bag (Leather, Black) for $199
+ I must say, it looks very stylish and this is coming from a digital-hippy 😉

+ ChargeWorx Magnetic Mount Kit for $10

+ TasCam TM-ST1 Mid-Side Stereo Microphone for $15

+ Vello Bubble Level for $6 to $10 (four options with different numbers of axises (okay axes (okay axis) ) )

Pre-order new 10.2-inch iPads starting at $329

A sign perhaps of Apple’s need to drive more sales among the “mere mortals”, this week saw the first official live-stream of a big Apple event in the modern era on YouTube and this was backed up by a Tim Cook statistics on the iPad ~ a lot of the iPad users are new and non-iPhone users, the iPad is bringing fresh blood in the shoppe.

Which brings us to the just-announced 10.2-inch iPads, they are now available to pre-order at B&H Photo with prices starting at $329 (Wifi, 32GB) and going +$100 for the jump to 128GB. For fans of 4G LTE, they have the usual +$130 on the Wifi-only model.

And there’s good reason iPads are keep getting bought up by non-platform users. Both Microsoft and Google tablets are in a state of non-existent confusion. Google can’t decide if they want Android or ChromeOS or both or neither for their tablets 🙂 Microsoft can’t decide which variant of “Windows Lite” to launch this month 😉

PS: if the CEO of Apple can get away with saying “eggspecially” can I also do it? Or is this too part of the Apple script to make the presentation feel more conversational/human/casual/relatable? I’m eggspecially interested in finding out!

20% off LensCoat lens covers (360+ options)

If you are a fan of the Lens Coat brand or lens covers as a product in general, good until 9/15/19 at 11:59pm ET, B&H Photo is having an in-cart special on LensCoat products. The price will drop by 20% off after you add it to the shopping cart. You don’t have to type in any coupon code. This is a while supplies last type of a promotion [in case of some models that may sell out ahead of time ~ or not].

Dell Outlet overstock sale, Monoprice Refurb/Open-box, Adorama Flash Sale

For the computer-inclined, the Dell Outlet is continuing its Overstock sale with various offerings as usual. The offers that require a promo code say so in their little virtual box that describes the offer.

Meanwhile the Dell Home store is continuing its semi-annual sale with 17% off savings on select items (some require promo code SAVE17). They also have optional 6-month financing offers on $499+ purchases (on approved credit, etc, etc, etc).

In other related action, MONOPRICE is having another refurbished and open-box sale with a variety of participating products. Monoprice, per their website, offers a 30-day money-back guarantee and a 90-day warranty on products in this category that are, per their website, inspected and tested. You can filter them by product category
and such on the left hand side of their website.

Speaking of Monoprice, they now have in-stock and shipping their new FORM technology backpacks with prices ranging from $60 to $90 with free US shipping.

And back to the camera front, ADORAMA is having another flash sale with over 650 camera and photo and accessories participating. The price you see is the price you pay as usual, with a number of the items having promotional rewards and/or free items with purchase.

256GB microSDXC cards: Sandisk Ultra for $38, Samsung EVO Select for $40

I’m still not sure what’s the difference between the “Plus” Sandisk memory cards sold at Best Buy [as seen in today’s earlier $45 256GB daily deal, but if you don’t want/need the PLUS, you can get the “regular” 256GB Sandisk Ultra microSDXC for $38~ by Amazon itself (up to 4 per customer).

Or if you prefer the way of Samsung, one of their many colors, the 256GB EVO Select (the green/lime) is going for $40 by Amazon itself.

Or if you prefer the 200GB storage option, the Sandisk Ultra goes for just a few pennies under $30 by Amazon itself [limit four per customer], or on the same listing you can jump to the 400GB card for $53.

These days I mostly get Samsung and Sandisk microSD cards. Samsung are the only ones so far that I have had zero problems with. (having said that, I probably jinxed myself and my Samsung card with the higher capacity and zero backups is going to go toast soon LOL]…

Thur (EU): select Sony Cameras & Lenses, Action Cams, Surface

The End of Summer sale continues on Thursday at the Amazon Germany (or “Chermany” in german-english) Gold Box (or ange bote in german-german) and among them you can find:

+ Sony cameras and lenses sale:
++ Sony RX10 III for 999 euro
++ Sony RX10 I for 609
+ reminder the RX10 IV is the one with the speed-demon autofocus

+ Cybershot HX95 superzoom for 379

+ Alpha a77 II APS-C body only [yes a DSLR] for 799

+ Sony a6500 with SEL-P18105 lens for 1529
+ Sony a7 II with SEL-2870 lens for 1119

+ 55-210mm lens in black or silver for 209 euro
+ 35mm f1.8 OSS (SEL35F18) for 329
+ 18200LE (18-200 f3.5-6.3) for 578

In non-Sony action:

+ various BlitzWolf (no relation to Wolf Blitzer’s beard?] hybrid selfie-stick/tripods (for small things, don’t put a FF PRO DSLR with a 100-400mm f0.95 lens on them!]

+ Crosstour action cams (24 to 83 euro, six options)

+ Surface PRO tablet under 800 euro [forgot the specs]

+ 128GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC (up to 170MB/sec) for 32
+ 200GB Sandisk Ultra microSDXC for 23~ euro
+ two flash drives and one internal SSD

Thursday: 256GB Sandisk Ultra Plus microSDXC for $45, 64GB Samsung BAR USB 3.1 flash for $13~

And now some storage action for Thursday, one of the Best Buy daily deals is the new condition 256GB Sandisk Ultra Plus microSDXC card (model SDSQUB3-256G-ANCMA) going for $45 with free US shipping and/or free store pickup where available/possible. Limit up to five per customer at the sale price.

Meanwhile at NewEgg, one of their scrambled eggs daily deals (better name than “ShellShocker” since no gets shocked by their prices?) is the new condition 64GB Samsung BAR Plus metal USB flash drive going for $12.59 using coupon code 99RXP4 in the shopping cart.

GoPRO HERO 7 White action camera for $170

The new condition GoPRO HERO7 white action camera is the headliner deal of the day at Best Buy for $170 but it is getting price-matched elsewhere as well by Amazon and by Adorama and B&H Photo. I don’t know if the price will remain $170 at the last three retailers after Thursday or not.

Thursday: Nissin i400 TTL Flash (5 systems, $80), LEDGo, Etc

Never fear, Thursday is here with its very own 4-pack of B&H dailies running until (LINGUIST ALERT: proposed new word: runtil (running until)] 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Nissin i400 TTL Flash for $80 in your choice of Nikon, Canon, Fuji, M43rds and Sony

+ LEDgo LG-E2686 Bi-Color LED Large Pad Light Kit with Eggcrate Grid and Bag for $99
+ very accurate name, LED kit to Go 🙂

+ Saramonic LavMic Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone with 2-Input Audio Mixer for $49

+ Lorex 6-Channel 1080p Wire-Free DVR with 32GB microSD Card and 2 1080p Wire-Free Night Vision Bullet Cameras for $100

Photography Bundles for $49 per CL bundle [16 options]

Creative LIVE is back with another offer, this time it is a sale of Photography Bundles. You have 16 options to select from, 16 different bundles of photography classes grouped together by topic or photographer. The number of classes in each bundle varies.

Topics include lighting, food photography, Adobe, compositing [not to be confused with composting], headshots, night photography, weddings [of course], architecture, portraiture, etc.

Photographer-centric bundles include Sue Bryce, Ben Willmore, Nigel Baker and more.

This is a limited time sale. The price you see is the price you pay. There’s no coupon code for the offer. When the sale ends, the prices will increase/adjust accordingly.

Wedn: Aukey USB-C Wall Chargers and Mechanical Keyboards

And we conclude the Hump Day daily deals with some charging action at the Amazon USA Gold Box, there is an Aukey Sale featuring their various USB-C wall chargers, along with mechanical keyboards and bluetooth speakers. Aukey is a brand that is competing with Anker on the affordable but fairly good quality electronics and computer accessories.

Per the Amazon product page, I purchased this $32 mechanical keyboard a couple of years ago. This has blue switches, and I of course did not purchase it for gaming but for blog-post typing. It certainly makes a difference over conventional keyboards ~ if nothing else the clickety-clack of the mechanical keys is some sort of a stress relief 🙂 The product description explains how to change the keyboard lights. You can also turn them off completely. Just press the Fn button with other keys together while standing on your left leg and singing jazz 😉

Woot Garage sale refilled (50pk Canon 4×6 for $15)

The Woot Garage sales have been refilled with some items. For example the Electronics Garage sale includes the 50pk Canon 4×6 photo paper (PT-101) for $15 with up to ten per customer. The red semi-gloss and the instax paper are sold out as of the time of writing. The sale ends on 9/17/19 but most Garage items sell out before their expiration time.

Also having a sale is the Computers Garage with various name-brand laptops, iPads, MacBooks, and various other computer-y accessories.

Wedn: refurbished Canon 5DS body only for $1380

35mm Full frame options abound these days and you can easily find new condition FF DSLRs under $1000. If of all those options out there it is the Canon 5DS body only the one you want, it is available in refurbished condition with a 90-day Woot warranty as one of the Woot deals of the day. Up to ten units per customer. Sale ends on Wednesday 9/11/19 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out.

Wedn (EU): another big tech day at

Another massive day of deals in the Amazon Germany Gold Box, as part of their “End of Summer” sale that runs until September 16 in 2019. Today’s offers include:

+ various Apeman action cams and wildlife cameras starting at 30 euro

+ DJI Mavic PRO combo platinum for 999 euro
+ DJI Osmo Action+ charging kit combo for 333

+ smartphones
+ Sony Xperia 1 [the new flagship], XZ2
+ Motorola G7 and One

+ Windows laptops, AiOs and desktops including Surface Book 2, MSI, HP, Acer, Lenova, Medion, ASUS in three separate listings
+ various computer monitors in two separate listings

+ TP-Link networking gear

+ LOTS of Thermos-branded products for those cold nights and early morning photo shoots in the great outdoors or the freezing indoors
+ 3 for 2 on 2000+ anime

Wedn: LitePanels Astra, MeFoto Backpacker, 500GB LaCie, Zoom H4n PRO

And just like that, Hump Day is upon us with another 4-pack of B&H dailies running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ LitePanels Astra Soft Bi-Color for $899

+ MeFoto BackPacker Air Travel Tripod for $50 in your choice of blue-camo or green-camo

+ LaCie 500GB Rugged Thunderbolt External SSD with USB Type-C Port for $180

+ Zoom H4n Pro 4-Input / 4-Track Portable Handy Recorder with Onboard X/Y Mic Capsule (Dark Brown) for $180

In-Stock Now: Nikon Coolpix W150 P&S digicam for $167

Don’t you forget about us sing the simple P&S digital cameras. Rare as they may be, camera manufacturer still release new models and one of these is now in-stock and ready to ship for $167, it is the Nikon Coolpix W150 in a white color scheme available and in-stock now at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon where we learn there’s apparently an international model with a flower-y design [it’s currently the second listing in the amazon search results] 🙂

Mac OS: Corel Software Bundle for $40 includes Aftershot PRO 3 and Toast 17 Platinum

This offer is only available for Mac OS computers! Stacksocial is running a Corel software bundle for $40 and for that you will digitally receive these four software titles:

  • Aftershot PRO 3
  • WinZip
  • Particle Shop
  • Toast 17 Platinum

Check the details and prerequisites of each software package further down the page over there…

10% eBay Bucks until Wednesday PM (YMMV, activation)

Another variant of this offer is back! If you are participating in eBay Bucks, check your emails/messages for a new offer to manually opt-in to that runs until SEPT-11-2019 at 11:59pm pacific time. With this offer you get 10% back in eBay Bucks. No minimum purchase amount required for this variant of the offer…

You must first opt-in to the offer, if you have been targeted for it. And you must be a member in the free to join eBay Bucks rewards program. Maximum rewards you can earn are $100 per transaction and $500 for the duration of this promotion. Terms, conditions and restrictions apply as always…

For ideas on what to buy, check the latest eBay Deals and the latest Trending Deals

Zoom H6 Recorder + Sennheiser MKE 600 Shotgun Microphone for $499

Adorama is back with another “snapshot deal”, an offer that runs for 24 hours or so in a limited time and limited quantity type of fashion. As of the time of writing, this “snapshot” is this Zoom H6 recorder bundle going for $499 with free US shipping and 499 reward points (100 reward points = $1 off future purchases). The bundle consists of:

+ Zoom H6 Handy Recorder
+ Sennheiser MKE 600 Shotgun Microphone

Tuesday (EU): lots of tech/electronics at

If you are in the EU or you can favorably shop from there, Amazon Germany is running an “End of Summer sale” for this week at the Gold Box (ange bote in German) and there are plenty of tech and electronics today:

+ various Huion graphics tablets from 51 to 509 euro (13 options)

+ 1TB LACie USB 3.0 external SSD 2.5″ for 56 euro
+ 4TB Samsung QVO SSD internal SSD for 419 eurodollars ~ or euro in short 😉

+ Samsung Galaxy M20 and Watch Active smartwatches

+ tablets from Huawei, Samsung and Lenova (8 options, 119 to 249, no flagships here)
+ various Amazon devices on sale (25e Fire TV stick, Echo Show whatever, etc)
+ HiSense 4K UltraHD televions

+ Logitech and JellyComb keyboards and mice
+ NOTE that most of the keyboards are Germany style QWERTZ

+ Anycubic 3D printers (3 options, plus 3 options of goo [okay, resin])

+ Varta single-use batteries
+ Anker powerbanks (14 to 43 euro)

+ various Kabeldirekt cables (very well reviewed cables)

+ also lots of kitchen and household and fashion/beauty products on sale

Tuesday: Lowepro ProTactic, Vortex 12×50, 2TB Sony AtomX SSDmini, Etc

Tuesday is upon us with four new B&H daily deals until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ LowePro ProTactic SH 180 AW Shoulder Bag for DSLR Camera & Lenses (Black) for $60

+ VorTex 12×50 Diamondback Binocular (Green/Black) for $160

+ Sony AtomX SSDmini (2TB) for $349

+ InFocus IN1116 2400-Lumen WXGA 3D DLP Projector for $399

Monday: RotoLight Interview Kit, Sachtler System Ace, 34″ curved LG, Etc

Another quartet of offers is running at B&H Photo until Monday at 11:59pm ET:

+ Sachtler System Ace XL MS AL with Fluid Head, Ace 75/2 D Tripod, Mid-Level Spreader & Bag for $600

+ RotoLight RL48 Interview Kit V2 for $100

+ LG 34BK95C-W 34″ 21:9 Curved UltraWide QHD Nano IPS Monitor for $770
+ HDMI + DisplayPort + USB Type-C, 3440 x 1440 Resolution, 1000:1 Contrast Ratio, etc

+ 14″ IdeaPad Flex Pro Multi-Touch 2-in-1 Laptop for $999
+ 1.8 GHz Core i7-8550U Quad-Core, 16GB DDR4, 512GB PCIe SSD, 360° Hinge, 14″ 3840 x 2160 Multi-Touch IPS, etc

Dell Semi-Annual online sale

If you are a fan of the “Way Of The Dell”, their Dell Home deals page has their semi-annual sale [there’s _always_ a reason to have a sale it seems] featuring their usual assortment of laptops, desktops, AiOs, computer monitors, TVs, accessories, etc. Use coupon code SAVE17 for 17% off on participating offers [the coupon is mentioned on each eligible offer]…