To the eBay Deals we return, where eBay has revealed their first “Mystery Deal of the Day” for 2015, sold by Adorama’s own eBay store, it is the 13.3″ Samsung ATIV Book 9 Ultrabook for $1300 with free shipping, with a limit of five per buyer. It has Core i7-4500U (Haswell), 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 3200 x 1800 native resolution, Windows 8.1, etc.
PS: Intel just revealed their Broadwell line-up at CES 2015. You can find a very helpful write-up on the Intel Core processors at Ars Technica.
Buydig.com is offering a Two Pack of 16GB Samsung PRO SDHC memory cards for $22 with free shipping, which comes out to $11 per 16GB SDHC card. You can buy as many as you like. No coupon code needed. Offer ends by 1/9/15.
Meanwhile coupon DIG5 ($5 off an order of $99+) has been extended until 1/31/15 and works on the BuyDig Holiday Clearance Sale with free shipping site-wide.
The Samsung Galaxy NX body only is currently on sale for $857 with free shipping at B&H Photo after you add it to the shopping cart. Shipping estimate is 7-14 business days.
Alternately you can get it for $850 with free shipping by Roberts Camera fulfilled by Amazon. Amazon’s own price is $857.
This is over! the camera price doubled (!) as of 1/5/15 recheck…
If you are NX-system curious, Amazon has another temptation for you to consider. For $408, you get the black Samsung NX300 with 18-55 and a $75 plastic Amazon Gift Card included automatically. Limit three per customer during this promotion.
This limited time offer expired, but if you missed it, fear not; the NX cameras are recurring in the Lightning Deals (but I have no clue if/when they will re-appear)…
Continue reading (ENDED) Ends Mon 3:50pm ET: Samsung NX3000 w/16-50mm for $300
More Samsung NX action, this time of the Mini variety, the brown NX Mini with the 9mm prime lens is bundled with a $75 plastic Amazon Gift Card for $314 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself.
On the other hand, if you happen to need Lightroom 5 and like white cameras, the white NX Mini with the 9mm prime along with Lightroom 5 and 32GB card is offered for $300 at BuyDig (you have to add to cart and do the whole song and dance to see the price).
If of all the Samsung NX cameras it is the NX300 with 18-55mm kit that you want, it is currently offered with a bonus $75 plastic Amazon Gift Card included for $408 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself. It goes for $400 without the $75 gift card.
The Samsung NX3000 with the 20-50mm kit lens is down to $330 with free shipping, in either the black or the white color configuration at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of two per customer. In parallel, the NX3000 w/16-50mm in black or white, almost matches Friday’s lightning deal price, it goes for $360 instead of $350… These are not part of the lightning deals.
This daily deal expired…
Never a dull moment! The bonus deal of the day at the Amazon Gold Box is a sale on Samsung NX3000 with 16-50mm kits. Prices range from $350 to $360 depending on color/combination. Limit three of each option per customer. Offer ends by 3am ET on Sat 12/13/14 or earlier if sold out.
The 64GB Samsung PRO Class 10 SDXC (up to 90MB/sec read, up to 80MB/sec write) is currently on sale for $36 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of five per customer. The 32GB version goes for $20 and the 16GB for $12. They are all on the same product page. Limit five of each. They are not part of the lightning deals, so I don’t know when prices will change. The 64GB is model MB-SG64D/AM. For the other two, replace 64 with 32 and 16 and you get their model numbers.
Samsung’s first real flagship NX mirrorless cameras, the NX1 body only kit is now in-stock and ready to ship for $1500 with free 2-day shipping and 4% promotional rewards (= $60 rewards) at Adorama [corrected link! I accidentally “ate” a letter from the url]. This arrived in-stock earlier today… It is also in-stock for $2800 in the NX1 with 16-50mm f2-2.8 kit.
This daily deal expired…
The secondary Amazon Gold Box deal of the day for Thursday is a sale on Samsung SDHC memory cards, with the 64GB Pro Class 10 SDXC (up to 90MB/sec) going for $30 with a limit of three per shopping cart. The 32GB goes for $17. There are both SDHC and microSD cards in that page and they look similar if you are speed-reading. Offer ends by 3am ET on Friday or earlier if sold out.
Three days ago we spotted the unusual Black Friday Deals preorders (! [preorders of existing products; not unreleased products]) at Amazon but it turns out, this is not an Amazon “innovation” but a Samsung innovation. Similar Black Friday HDTV Deal “pre-orders” can be found at Samsung’s own website and at B&H Photo.
So far this consists of Samsung HDTVs. I don’t know if it will expand to digital cameras this year or in future years. But it is a new trend to watch as retailers are perhaps trying to zero in on shoppers who want good deals but don’t want the hassle of brick and mortar lines or deal-chasing on the internets when they can instead spend Thanksgiving weekend getting grilled by the Mother In Law
This is only a heads up of yet another twist in the way Black Friday deals are offered. Apparently Amazon.com is trying a new experiment, you can pre-order (!) some of the Black Friday Deals. You will pay the lower price. This experiment is done with these four Samsung HDTVs. This is the first time I see this. I don’t know if other items will be offered in this fashion… So here’s a concrete example, using this 55″ Samsung HDTV as the Guinea pig: it sells for $850 if you want it right now. Or you can “pre-order” it for Black Friday for $800 and it will ship after 11/23/14.
The white Samsung WB350F Wifi Superzoom digital camera (conventional digital camera, not Galaxy Android) is currently on sale for $140 with a free Lowepro case and 8GB microSDHC card at Best Buy. Please note this camera takes microSD cards, not full size SD cards… It is also going for $140 at Amazon (limit 2) but no freebies there.
If a flipping screen that can twist to the front of the camera (eg the subject can see the screen) is a high priority feature, the Samsung NX300M with 18-55mm is down to $650 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon herself in all three color schemes… If that’s not a priority, the older NX300 w/18-55mm goes for under $500.
On the value frontier at the eBay Deals, you can get four 8GB Samsung microSDs with SD adapter for $15 with free shipping total. These are Class 4 cards. These are standard microSD cards, not waterproof/elementproof. These are sold by BuyDig’s eBay store with a limit of five 4-packs per customer. Over 1100 4-packs sold so far from this eBay listing.
In recent weeks, Fry’s is trying a new digital-analog strategy to get people to shop at their stores. People subscribed to their email newsletters are receiving unique (personal) promo codes by email. They can use those promo codes at the Fry’s brick and mortar stores to purchase select items at a discount. They can only be used in-store, not at their website. The email that just came out today, a weekend 4-day sale, includes the following items of Camera and Photo interest:
+ Canon Pixma MX532 for $50
+ 100pk 4×6 inch Canon photo paper for $5 (limit 2)
+ Fuji JX500P pink P&S camera for $50
+ pay $20, get $25 iTunes Gift Card (limit 2; 25% discount)
+ 512GB Samsung 850 Pro SSD for $300 (goes for $360 at Amazon)
+ limit 1 of each item unless otherwise indicated
Want to try out an Android powered digital camera with cellular data capabilities but don’t want to be hog-tied to a contract or want the impurities of a carrier-locked device? B&H Photo has the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom (white color, factory unlocked, international version) model SM-C105 on sale for $260 with free shipping. This is like a Samsung Galaxy smartphone but it has a 10x optical zoom lens (24-240mm f3.1-6.3 eq). It looks like a phone from the front and like a P&S camera on the back.
If you want to get an entry-point into the Samsung NX system without waiting for Black Friday doorbusters, the black certified refurbished Samsung NX2000 with 20-50mm is currently offered for $250 with free shipping by Dealfisher fulfilled by Amazon.com… The white goes for $10 more… It currently goes for $320 in new condition…
If you are a fan of the yellow SanDisk Extreme U3 UHS-I Class 10 SDHC memory cards, there is a sale at Amazon by Amazon herself – the 64GB version goes for $42 while the 32GB version goes for $25 and the 16GB version goes for $16. You can buy as many as you like. This is not part of the lightning deals.
On the microSD front, a variety of Kingston cards are on sale, with the 32GB C10 microSD with fullsize SD adapter for $15, the 16GB for $8 and the 8GB for $5 (the 8GB is part of the Add-On program).
In other storage-related promotions:
+ Samsung EVO Waterproof SDHC cards (various)
+ PNY USB flash drives of various sizes
Woot Plus has a refurbished camera sale featuring mostly old and refurbished cameras, including the refurb Sony NEX-3 with 18-55 for $240, refurb Sony a3000 w/18-55 for $250 (limit 1) – note that it currently goes for $300 in new condition at Amazon (limit 2) – refurbished Fuji S4830 superzoom for $80, and a few other superzooms and P&S cameras (Samsung, Sony, Pentax, Fuji, JVC). They also feature Gitzo and Manfrotto tripods and camera bags and Monster brand memory cards (Dr. Dre not included!), and these are new condition. Shipping is $5 flat regardless of how many you buy. Promotion ends on 11/1/14 at 12am CT (I don’t know if they mean 11:59pm or 12:01am) or earlier for any items that sell out.