63-inch AmazonBasics Tripod/Monopod with Bag for $45

A price drop! The new condition AmazonBasics 63-Inch Lightweight Aluminum Travel Tripod/Monopod with Bag are now down to the very specific price of $45.47 with free shipping sold and shipped by Amazon itself. Up to three of these per customer at the sale price. They average 4 out of 5 based on 16 customer reviews.

For more Amazon action, check the new Randomalia round-ups

AmazonBasics Li-Ion Battery for Nikon EN-EL5 down to $4

We have a classic “falling knife” price! The new condition AmazonBasics Li-Ion replacement Battery for Nikon EN-EL5 is now down to $4 at Amazon by Amazon itself with a maximum of five per customer. This is however an Add-On item, so an order of $25+ is needed!

Speaking of AmazonBasics, the 12pk of AmazonBasics AAA rechargeables goes for $12, that’s $1 per battery… They also have the AmazonBasics Backpack for Laptops up to 17-inches for $30… If you are close to $25+, here’s 200 yards of Reach floss for $2.50…

AmazonBasics Head Strap Camera Mount for GoPro for $5.48

AmazonBasicsa (AB) as an Amazon house brand continues to expand, even though Amazon has launched a variety of other house-brand brands as well Another one of the AB products is on sale, the new condition AmazonBasics Head Strap Camera Mount for GoPro for $5.48 with up to three per customer at the sale price.

Don’t tell the Amazon price bots, this is not an Add-On item, so Prime members get free 2-day shipping or you can get a $1 “no rush credit” if you select the slow shipping option. But if you have other in-progress Amazon orders, the slow-shipping items may hitch a ride with them, so “slow shipping” is a worse case scenario, not a guarantee. Non-Prime members need the usual $25+ limit for free shipping.

Speaking of AB products, they are offering their AmazonBasics Universal 65 Watt Ultrabook Charger with multiple tips for the laptop end of the AC Power Adapter for the very specific price of $12.16. Maximum five of these per customer.

Speaking of random sales, Walmart is offering the Westworld Season 1 in The Maze Limited Edition red set for $28. This is the 4K Ultra HD + BluRay + Digital combo with HDR. Compatible equipment needed for 4K viewing.

AmazonBasics Li-Ion Battery for Nikon (EN-EL5) for $5.54

Further down it goes, the new condition AmazonBasics Li-Ion Battery for Nikon Cameras (EN-EL5) is now down to $5.54 in new condition with up to five per customer at the sale price. This is not a lightning deal, so expiration time unknown. It is an Add-ON item, so you need a $25+ order, otherwise the shopping cart won’t let you buy it.

For ideas on how to get to $25+, check our previous $5 Gadget and Add-On posts

(ENDED) 5pk of adjustable AmazonBasics Monitor Stands for $45 w/FS

As of a 3/29/18 AM recheck, this sale ended…

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AmazonBasics Li-Ion Battery (replaces Nikon EN-EL5) for $8.65

A battery is included with this purchase, because the battery is the purchase 🙂 The AmazonBasics replacement battery for the Nikon EN-EL5 is currently on sale for $8.65 with up a maximum of five batteries per customer at Amazon by Amazon itself. This is not a lightning deal. Free 2-day shipping for Prime members (or select slow-shipping to get the $1 digital credit).

(ENDED) AmazonBasics Hiker Camera & Laptop Backpack for $32 w/FS

Party’s over for now. As of a 3/30/18 recheck, the prices of all three colors returned to $80…

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Recall: quarter million AmazonBasics PowerBanks recalled

We have a product recall alert! Amazon is recalling over a quarter million AmazonBasics PowerBanks because of a fire risk. The recall says that consumers should stop using them and return them for a FULL REFUND! The specific models affected by this are: B00LRK8EVO, B00LRK8HJ8, B00LRK8I7O, B00LRK8IV0, B00LRK8JDC, and B00ZQ4JQAA. Search for these in your orders or email confirmations of orders if you are not certain if you purchased them or not.

Already Amazon has setup a website that automates the return of the affected products. More details via Consumer Reports

Powerbanks take longer to charge, so they are more likely to be left unattended, thus increasing the risk. It’s one thing to babysit a phone charging in a couple of hours, but something that may need 5-8 hours to fully charge is likely to happen overnight or when you are away from the charging area…

8pk AmazonBasics low self-discharge for $12.20

On the AA rechargeables front, Amazon is offering an 8pk of pre-charged AmazonBasics AAs for the very specific price of $12.20. This is not a lightning deal. You can buy as many as you like. They are also available through “Subscribe and Save”. Their stated capacity is 2000 mAh with minimum 1900 mAh. They are made in Japan and can recharge up to a theoretical 1000 times.

If you are close to $25 to get free shipping, check the $5 Gadget posts for a variety of random ideas 🙂

AmazonBasics 63-Inch Lightweight Aluminum Travel Tripod/Monopod with Bag for $77

The new condition AmazonBasics 63-Inch Lightweight Aluminum Travel Tripod/Monopod with Bag is currently on sale for $77 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself with up to three per customer at the sale price. They average 4.1 out of 5 based on 15 customer reviews.

AmazonBasics replacement batteries for Canon LP-E8 and Nikon EN-EL5 for under $12 each

AmazonBasics also sells replacement batteries for select cameras and right now they have a sale on the Canon LP-E8 replacement for the very specific price of $11.83 and the Nikon EN-EL5 replacement for the very specific price of $11.89. Limit up to five per customer. Free shipping for Prime members or with a $25+ order. These are not lightning deals.

AmazonBasics Hiker Camera & Laptop Backpack for $49 w/FS

You name it, AmazonBasics likely has it these days and that’s just one of Amazon’s many and multiplying house brands. Which brings us to the blue, very blue, AmazonBasics Hiker Camera & Laptop Backpack on sale for the very specific price of $49.32 with free shipping with up to three per customer at the sale price. The very orange goes for $56~. This is not a lightning deal so expiration time unknown. They average 3.9 out of 5 based on 63 customer reviews.

AmazonBasics Extending Stick w/Remote Housing for $6.35

Lots of four figure cameras were mentioned in our full frame spree, so now let’s balance things out with a single figures deal! The new condition AmazonBasics Extending Stick with Remote Housing for GoPro is down to $6.35 with up to three per customer at the sale price. It is however an Add-ON item, so you must needs place a $25+ order of eligible products shipped/fulfilled by Amazon, otherwise the shopping cart won’t let you buy it.

You don’t have to put a remote control in the remote housing. You could put M&Ms or almonds or memory cards 😉

One idea to help you get to $25+ is this new condition 34oz Bodum Pour Over Carafe with Permanent Filter for $15. You can even use the GoPRO on the Extending Stick to record the making of the pour over 🙂

16pk AmazonBasics 100W-equivalent A21 LED Light Bulbs for $46 (Daylight or Soft White)

The 100W equivalent LED light bulbs of the A21 kind are not easy to find or as cheap or subsidized like the 40W and 60W equivalent. If you happen to need them in multiples of 16, and you don’t need to receive them immediately, the AmazonBasics 16-packs are down to $45.29 in the Daylight (5000 Kelvin) and for $46.53 in the Soft White (2700 Kelvin). This puts each light bulb under $3.

If you don’t need that many or need them right away, the 6-packs are in-stock and ready to ship for $22~ in either Daylight or Soft White, making them $3.67 per light bulb.

AmazonBasics Carbon Fiber Monopod for $53 w/free S&H

With their AmazonBasics line, Amazon can discount them and adjust their prices as they see fit, they don’t have to play the whole MAP song and dance. Perhaps this is one of the many reasons more online retailers are having more products under their own house brands.

Which brings us to the new condition AmazonBasics Carbon Fiber Monopod on sale for the very specific price of $53.26 with free shipping with up to five per customer. Could also be useful if you want to cosplay Gandalf 🙂 This is not a lightning deal, so expiration time unknown.

12pk AmazonBasics single use D cells for $5~

D size batteries are hard to find on sale, but they are on sale now. One dozen AmazonBasics size D single-use batteries are on sale by Amazon itself for $5.12 with “Subscribe and Save” or $5.39 as a normal purchase. Limit up to three sets per customer during this sale. This is not a lightning deal, so the price can change or not change at any time. They are an add-on item, so you need a $25+ order.

Speaking of Add-On items, if you want to dabble in DIY lightning with consumer products, this 16 foot flexible light strip (cuttable and linkable, 300 total LEDs) is down to $2.19. You can buy as many as you want.

AmazonBasics Extending Stick with Remote Housing for GoPro for $8 [limit 3]

On the single figure accessories front, the new condition AmazonBasics Extending Stick with Remote Housing for GoPro is on sale for the very specific price of $7.83 by Amazon itself, with up to three per customer at the sale price. This is not a lightning deal, so expiration time unknown. It averages 3.8 out of 5 based on 170+ customer reviews. It is an Add-ON item, so you must place a $25+ order, otherwise their shopping cart won’t let you buy it.

Some ideas if you are close to $25+:

+ WriteDudes Pencil Sharpener with Eraser for $0.44 [limit 90]

+ 3.3ft USB 2.0 Extension Cable (Male to Female) for $1.67

+ 16ft Flexible Light Strip (cuttable/linkable) for $2.63 [limit 54]

+ GearBeast Smartphone Armband for $3.33 [limit 3]

+ 5pk of 1ft HDMI cables for $3.51 [limit 3]

+ Copco Desktop Stainless Steel Coffee Mug, 16-Ounce for $3.96 [limit 27]

+ Funko Yoda Star Wars Pop for $9 [limit 3]

60-Inch AmazonBasics Lightweight Tripod with Bag for $19

The new condition 60-Inch AmazonBasics Lightweight Tripod with Bag is on sale for the very specific price of $18.80 at Amazon by Amazon itself with up to three per customer at the sale price. HOWEVER, if you need two (or multiples of two), you are better off buying the two-pack on the same listing for $$29.75. Free shipping for Prime members or with $25+ orders for non-members. These average 4.5 out of 5 based on 6000+ customer reviews and they have over 1000 answered questions as well.

Speaking of AmazonBasics tripods, their AmazonBasics 63-Inch Lightweight Aluminum Travel Tripod/Monopod with Bag is on sale for the very specific price of $87.36 with free shipping with up to five per customer. It averages 4 out of 5 based on 14 customer reviews.

12pk AmazonBasics AAA batteries for $12

If you are a fan of rechargeable AAA batteries, the AmazonBasics 12-pack is currently going for $12 at Amazon by Amazon itself, that’s $1 per battery. These are low-self-discharge rated at 800 mAh. They average 4.2 out of 5 based on 3660+ customer reviews and have nearly 200 answered questions. You can buy as many as you like. This is an old fashioned sale, not a lightning deal. They ship in frustration-free packaging, in those sturdy AmazonBasics boxes that you can reuse. You can buy as many as you like.

Two 60-inch AmazonBasics Tripods with Bag for $26 total w/FS

If you need two tripods, or need to buy more tripods in multiples of two, Amazon is offering a 2-Pack of 60-inch AmazonBasics Tripods with Bag for $26 total with free shipping for all. That’s $13 per tripod. One goes for $23.48, so it’s almost a two for one. They average 4.5 out of 5 based on 5880+ customer reviews and they have over 1000 questions answered, so they are thoroughly vetted by the interwebs.

This model should not be confused with the 50-inch model with bag which goes for $13, also on sale.

Speaking of AmazonBasics, their 67-inch Monopod goes for the very specific price of $12.67 with free shipping for Prime members or with a $25+ order as usual.

Limit five of each of the ones mentioned above per shopping cart.

AmazonBasics Head Strap Camera Mount for GoPro for $5

Amazon has a sale on some of their own AmazonBasics products and among the sale you can get the new condition AmazonBasics Head Strap Camera Mount for GoPro for $5 with up to three per customer. These are Add-On items, so you must needs place an order of $25+ to get them. Speaking of which, their Small Size AmazonBasics Carrying Case for GoPro goes for $10 (limit five)… Per the search results there, there are over 1660 items under the AmazonBasics brand at the moment…

100pk AmazonBasics AAA Single-Use for $21

If you need a handful of single-use AAA batteries, the AmazonBasics 100 pack is on sale for $21 with free shipping for Prime members or with a $25+ order. You get just under 5 batteries per dollar. This is not a lightning deal, so the price is organically moving.

16pk AmazonBasics 100W-Equivalent LED A21 Light Bulbs for $46 (Soft White) or $47 (Daylight)

AmazonBasics previously had 6-packs of their 100W-equivalent LED A21 light bulbs that went for as low as $20 per 6-pack ($3.33 per bulb) in Soft White or Daylight. Now Amazon has created 16-packs of the same light bulbs, with even lower prices per bulb:

+ Soft White (2700 Kelvin) for $46
+ $2.88 per bulb

+ Daylight (5000 Kelvin) for $47
+ $2.94 per bulb

Note that all kinds of options are available on the same listing, so if you are checking them out, make sure you are still looking at the intended option.

AmazonBasics DSLR Backpack for $22 [limit 5]

One of the first AmazonBasics branded “blockbuster” products for Amazon is this AmazonBasics DSLR Backpack and it is currently on sale for the very specific price of $22.37 with up to five units per customer. The usual free shipping terms apply. It’s not a price-match since they are the only ones offering it. Unless they are price-matching Amazon from The Mirror Universe.

Some other AmazonBasics bags on sale as well:
+ Trekker Camera Backpack for $44 in three color options, so you can color-code them by task/event

+ Hiker Camera and Laptop Backpack for $64; only the black color scheme is on sale

+ Convertible Rolling Camera Backpack for $112

+ the Orangina AmazonBasics Large DSLR Gadget Bag for $20
++ Orangina as in orange interior, not the real Orangina

AmazonBasics sales round-up

AmazonBasics has gotten so big now that Amazon has created a fancy visual page for them. There are some sales, I will post them all below to save on posts. Once I go through those, then I’ll dig into the Lightning Deals and then Instant Savings [unless I get distracted by something else again]:

+ AmazonBasics Trekker Camera Backpack for $44 in black (limit 3)

+ AmazonBasics Hiker Camera and Laptop Backpack for $64 in black (limit 3)

+ 67mm AmazonBasics UV Protection Lens Filter for $6 (limit 5)

+ AmazonBasics 4-Piece Packing Cube Set (Slim) for $14+ depending on color

+ AmazonBasics 4-Piece Packing Cube Set (Medium) for $17.59+

+ AmazonBasics 4-Piece Packing Cube Set (Large) for $18 to $20 depending on color (limit 3 sets per color)

+ Okay, off to check the Lightning Deals now 🙂

LED Light Bulb Sale: 16pk Philips 60W-eq for $20+, 6pk AB 100W-eq for $20+

Light is light! On the budget side of lighting, a number of LED light bulbs are on sale:

+ 16 pack of Philips LED A19 (2700 Kelvin Soft White, 8.5W = 60W equivalent, E26 base) for $20~
+ limit five per customer

+ 16 pack of Philips LED A19 (5000 Kelvin Daylight, 8W = 60W equivalent, E26 base) for $21~
+ limit five per customer

+ 6 pack of AmazonBasics LED A21 (5000 Kelvin Daylight, 14W = 100W equivalent, 1400 lumens) for $20

+ 6 pack of AmazonBasics LED A21 (2700 Kelvin Soft White, 14W = 100W equivalent, 1300 lumens) for $22

+ the Philips are currently the Top Sellers at Amazon, while the Daylight AmazonBasics (AB) is in the Top 10

In-Stock: 6pk 100W eq AmazonBasics A21 LED Light Bulbs for $20

On the budget side of Lighting, we have light bulbs! The 100W-Equivalent 6-pack of A21 AmazonBasics LED light bulbs are back in-stock at Amazon in the Daylight (5000 Kelvin) for $20 and in the Soft White (2700 Kelvin) also for $20.

Free shipping for Prime members or with a $25+ order. If you need that extra $5 push to get to $25, check the “Other Sales at Amazon” segment further down the Lightning Deals round-ups.

12pk AmazonBasics AAA (800 mAh) rechargeables for $12

If you need a handful of AAA rechargeable batteries, the 12pk of AmazonBasics 800 mAh batteries is currently on sale for $12 at Amazon by Amazon itself. That’s $1 per battery. You can buy as many as you like. This is an old fashioned sale, not a lightning deal, not an Add-On.

Free 2-day shipping for Prime members, or with a $25+ order. Some ideas to get to $25+, sorted by price:

+ 10ft AmazonBasics Male to Female HDMI Extension Cable for $2~

+ 2 Quart Union 63181 Elephant Watering Can for $2.54

+ 4-pack Melitta Single Cup Pour Over Set for $5.69

+ Case Logic DCB-304 Compact System/Hybrid Camera Case for $7

+ 52oz Bubba Classic Insulated Mug for $8~

+ LensShifter Blue – Balanced Focus and Zoom Grip for $12 after green clip-on coupon [details]

+ AmazonBasics Medium DSLR Gadget Bag (Orange interior) for $13 (Prime only)

+ 50-inch AmazonBasics Lightweight Tripod with Bag for $13

AmazonBasics Medium DSLR Gadget Bag (Orange interior) for $13

More camera bags action, the new condition AmazonBasics Medium DSLR Gadget Bag (Orange interior) is on sale for $13 with a limit of up to three bags per customer. Free 2-day shipping for Prime members even if you get one and nothing more. Non-Prime members have the usual $25+ minimum (eg two of these).

Continuing on sale is the Case Logic DCB-304 Compact System/Hybrid Camera Case for $7 with a limit up to five per customer. This is an Add-On item, so you need a $25+ order to buy it regardless of Prime membership status.

If you are close to $25, check the previous AmazonBasics posts.

AmazonBasics Holster Camera Case for $7 [limit 3]

The AmazonBasics Cleaning Kit hasn’t been discounted to doorbuster pricing again, but we have another AmazonBasics camera bag that is currently discounted. It is the new condition AmazonBasics Holster Camera Case going for the very specific price of $6.94, with up to three per customer at the sale price.

Check reviews (4.3 out of 5 on 880+) and answered questions (91 of them) and the product description and galleries to get a feel for what it can and what it cannot fit.

HOWEVER, this is currently an ADD-ON item. Anyone can buy it, unlike the orange DSLR gadget bag, this one can be purchased by all customers, not just Prime members. But because it is an ADD-ON item, you must have a $25+ order in your shopping cart. This applies to everyone, since the main reason of the ADD-ON program was to curb Prime members’ enthusiasm [HA!] ~ eg, buying a $1 trinket and getting FREE 2-day shipping coast to coast 🙂

If you are looking for ideas on how to get to $25+, here are some

+ our previous AmazonBasics posts

+ 315pk Avery round color coding labels for $1.12 [limit 9]
+ color-coding can work wonders if one develops a system and sticks with it

+ 30pk Mead Press-It Seal-It 6X9 Envelopes for $2.29 [limit 90 sets]

+ 2pk Hot Wheels Star Wars for $3.13 (one Tie Fighter, one X-Wing) [limit 30 sets per customer]

+ 11oz New England Coffee Chocolate Cappuccino (Ground Coffee) for $3.78 [limit 10]

+ AmazonBasics External Hard Drive Carrying Case for $5

+ 16 oz Wonderful Pistachios (Roasted, Salted) for $6 (limit ten per customer)

+ Samsung brand Wireless Charging Pad for $15

+ 6pk AmazonBasics 100W-EQ Daylight LED Light Bulbs A21 for $20
+ ships in 3-5 months though; 1400 lumens; 5000 Kelvin; 14W actual

AmazonBasics Medium DSLR Gadget Bag for $15 [limit 5; PRIME ONLY]

Orange is the new discount! For Prime members only, Amazon is offering the orange-interior version of their AmazonBasics Medium DSLR Gadget Bag for $15 with free shipping (since only Prime members can buy it) and a maximum of five bags per customer.

There are two sizes on the page, so page attention to that if you are reading reviews and answered questions. All together, they average 4.6 out of 5 based on 3000+ customer reviews, and have nearly 300 answered questions.

Check the pictures and descriptions for measurements to get a feel for what you can fit in. Here’s a screenshot of one of the many gallery pictures over there. The 80-second video is a general AmazonBasics branding video, not for this bag in particular.

AmazonBasics Li-Ion Battery (Canon LP-E8 replacement) for $14

If you are a fan of the AmazonBasics brand and need 3rd-party Canon LP-E8 batteries, Amazon is offering their AmazonBasics Li-Ion Battery for Canon Cameras (LP-E8) for $14. Limit up to five units per customer. Free shipping for Prime members or with a $25+ order (eg two of these).

Per the gallery picture [screenshot below] the cell is made in Japan, and “further processed” (whatever that means) in China:

There is only one customer review so far, posted last week.

For more options, check our previous AmazonBasics round-up including the $23 Flash, along with a Backpack for 17″ laptops for $30 that is not in the round-up.

AmazonBasics Electronic Flash for $23 [limit 5]

It’s back on sale again! The new condition AmazonBasics Electronic Flash is down to $23.26 with free shipping for Prime members or with a $25+ order. Limit up to five flashes per customer at this sale price. This is not a lightning deal.

It averages 3.9 out of 5 based on 111 customer reviews and it has 60+ answered questions over there. Needless to say, don’t expect triple-figure performance from a $23 flash 🙂

If you are looking for ideas on how to get to $25+, here are some other AmazonBasics items on sale:

+ AmazonBasics 50-Inch Lightweight Tripod with Bag for $13 [limit 10]
+ averages 4 out of 5 on 1730+ customer reviews

+ various UV Lens Filters for $5+

+ Tripod mount for GOPRO for $6~ [limit 5]

+ 67-inch Monopod for $13 [limit 5]
+ averages 4.5 out of 5 based on 650+ customer reviews

+ Universal Waterproof Smartphone Pouch for $3.36

+ there is an insane number of AmazonBasics products these days, it’s hard to keep track of them all
+ such as iPhone 7 PLUS case for $1.68 [limit 3]
+ and all kinds of AmazonBasics bags

The good old Camera Cleaning Kit eventually sold out a few days ago. When it came back in-stock, the price was/is $9.

Order Appetizers (aka $5 Gadget): AmazonBasics Cleaning Kit for $1.94

It’s the modest return of another “$5 Gadget” post…

This is turning into the small AmazonBasics camera bag of a few months ago that kept getting discounting. The new condition AmazonBasics Cleaning Kit for DSLR Cameras and Sensitive Electronics is now down to $1.94 with a limit of three sets per customer.

Six items are included in this kit, check our detailed post on this 🙂

You must needs place a $25+ in order to buy it, because this is designated as an ADD-ON item. Check other AmazonBasics posts for ideas, along with some “fresh” ideas below:

+ AmazonBasics Over-Ear Headphone for $6.77 [limit 3; not Add-ON]

+ AmazonBasics 15.4-Inch Felt Laptop Sleeve for $5.26 [ADD-ON; no limits]

+ Battlestar Galactica 35 Year Anniversary Water Bottle for $3.49 [750ml around 25 fl oz; limit 3; Add-On; By Your Command!]

+ 11oz New England Coffee Chocolate Cappuccino Ground Coffee for $3.78 [limit 10; Add-On]

+ AmazonBasics Hypoallergenic Vinyl-Free Waterproof Mattress Protector, King for $7~ [limit 3; ADD-ON]

+ 6pk Balance Bar 1.75oZ Caramel Nut Blast bars for $3 after $2 Clip-ON coupon [Add-ON]

+ 6pk Two Moms 2oz Sprouted Almond Butter Truffles for $3.69 [limit 4; ADD-ON]

6pk AmazonBasics 100W-EQ A21 LED Light Bulbs for $19

On the budget side of lighting, the new condition 6-pack AmazonBasics 100W Equivalent A21 LED Light Bulbs is on sale for $19.24 and shipping in 1-2 days. This is the Soft White (2700 Kelvin). Meanwhile the Daylight (5000 Kelvin) 6-pack goes for $20 but the shipping estimate is “2-5 weeks”. You can buy as many as you want.

PS: if you are close to free shipping, check the previous AmazonBasics posts for ideas.

AmazonBasics Cleaning Kit for DSLR Cameras for $2.23

The craziness of Amazon pricing! The AmazonBasics Cleaning Kit for DSLR Cameras is now down to $2.23 per set. However, the limit is now three sets per customer. It was up to ten sets per customer when the price was hovering around $3.

This is still an ADD-ON item (you must needs place a $25+ order, elsewise the shopping cart won’t let you buy it – look for ideas to get to $25+ in the AmazonBasics posts.

You get six different cleaning accessories in each set, outlined here [the numbers in the picture below are indexed in the aforelinked post].

8pk AmazonBasics AAA Rechargeable Batteries for $10

If you are looking for AAA rechargeable batteries, the 8-pack AmazonBasics AAA Rechargeable Batteries (made in Japan) are on sale for $10 at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of 30 8-packs per customer.

If you prefer AA batteries, the AA 8-pack goes for $14 each.

If you are close to getting to $25+/$35+ for free shipping or need more accessories, here are some other AmazonBasics items on sale:

+ Cleaning Kit for $2.61 (price has minor fluctuations) – more details on this bundle

+ 50-Inch AmazonBasics Lightweight Tripod with Bag for $13

+ AmazonBasics Electronic Flash for $23.26

AmazonBasics Electronic Flash drops to $23

How long can you go? The regular price of the AmazonBasics Electronic Flash for DSLR Cameras is $28, but it’s currently on sale (not a lightning deal) for $23.26, in new condition, with up to ten units per customer. Prime members get free 2-day shipping. Non-Prime members need a $25+ order for free shipping…

… which brings us to the AmazonBasics Cleaning Kit for DSLR Cameras currently going for just under $3. Each set has six different products – see detailed post. One of this will get you over $25, and get you free shipping.

AmazonBasics Cleaning Kit for DSLR Cameras for $3 [limit 10 sets]

If you always run out of cleaning supplies, or you want to have a full set in every bag, car and location, Amazon has a sale on their AmazonBasics Cleaning Kit for DSLR Cameras for the very specific price of $3.27. You can buy up to ten sets per customer.

Each set includes (the number below corresponds to the mouse-written red number in the picture):

  1. 50 sheets of lens cleaning tissue
  2. refillable spray bottle
  3. retractable two-sided cleaning pen with brush and pad
  4. lens brush (looks like a makeup brush)
  5. air blower
  6. three microfiber 6×7 inch cleaning cloths

This set averages 3.9 out of 5 based on 30 customer reviews.

This is however an ADD-ON ITEM, so you must needs place a $25+ order, otherwise the Amazon shopping cart will not let you buy it. You can get to $25+ with any combination of eligible products, a mix of Add-ON and not, or ADD-ON only, eg eight of these will get you to $25+.

For other low-priced Add-ON items to help you get over $25, check the $5 Gadget posts.

Another way to jump over $25 is to get the $28 AmazonBasics Flash. This is its regular price, not a sale price. It averages 3.9 out of 5 based on 88 customer reviews and it is currently the #1 seller in Shoe-Mounted Flashes.

PS: keep in mind, Amazon’s best selling lists are only as good as their categorization of products. The more products they add and the more 3rd-party sellers are allowed to create listings, the bigger the mess it becomes. This is one of the reasons I stopped doing the Best Seller Charts blogs since more and more cameras were missing and more miscategorized products were included.

50-Inch AmazonBasics Lightweight Tripod with Bag for $13

The AmazonBasics Amazon house brand has quietly amassed over 120 camera and photo products, some of which randomly (?) go on a recurring sale, such as the new condition 50-Inch AmazonBasics Lightweight Tripod with Bag on sale for $13~ with a limit of up to ten units per customer. Free 2-day shipping for Prime members, or with a $25+ order (eg two of these).

It is on the same listing as the 60-inch version. Together they average 4.4 out of 5 with over 7000 customer reviews. There is no way to get review average sub-scores for each model ~ short of counting and averaging them manually!

(ENDED) Saturday: 99c Amazon Dash buttons include Rayovac and AmazonBasics and Ansmann batteries

This sale ended, but the 99c Dash Button deal is recurring every few weeks. It may return during the Prime Day festivities, I do not know but Amazon has ever-increasing focus on their own hardware devices and services these days…

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12pk AmazonBasics Rechargeable AAA for $12

To the rechargeable batteries we go, where the 12-pack of AmazonBasics pre-charged AAA rechargeable batteries is on sale for $12 by Amazon itself. You can buy as many as you like. It is not a lightning deal. It is also available through “Subscribe and Save”.

If you don’t need that many, the 8-pack goes for $10. They ship in the typical frustration-free AmazonBasics cardboard boxes which are almost always repurposable and recyclable.

6pk of 100 Watt Equivalent LED A21 Light Bulbs for $18 (Daylight) or $19 (Soft White)

If you are looking for 100 Watt Equivalent A21 LED light bulbs, and don’t need to receive them yesterday, Amazon has a pre-order sale on their upcoming 6-packs in the Daylight Color (5000 Kelvin; 1400 lumens) for $18.26, and in the Soft White Color (2700 Kelvin, 1300 lumens) for $19.24. They are rated 15,000 hours per light bulb.

The 2-packs are shipping but the 6-packs are currently in pre-order status. Amazon’s pricing is so crazy that the 2-packs cost more (!) than the 6-packs, eg a 2-pack of 100W Daylight goes for $22.49, but a 6-pack goes for $18.26. You also get to keep the sturdy cardboard container the 6-pack comes in ~ see gallery picture #3 over there.

A “Clear” light bulb option (2700 Kelvin, 1000 lumens) is available in the listing, but it’s neither available at 100W, nor it is on sale on par with the other two options.

100pk single-use AmazonBasics AA batteries for $16.52

Batteries are included in this item. In fact, it is batteries 🙂 The 100-pack of AmazonBasics single-use AA batteries is currently on sale for the very specific price of $16.52 at Amazon by Amazon actual with a limit of up to 27 100-packs per customer. This is not a lightning deal, so expiration time/date unknown. It comes out to six batteries per dollar, which is pretty good. Free shipping for Prime members or with a $35+ order.

Speaking of 100-packs from AmazonBasics, they have a 100-pack of 1.0mm Ballpoint pens for $4.06, half of the pens are blue, half are black. This is an Add-On item, so a $25+ order is a must. It comes out to almost 25 pens per dollar. Useful if pens keep disappearing at the studio or if you want to donate at a local school or non-profit. For more Amazon-y things, check the Elsewhere at Amazon section in the almost-daily lightning deal round-ups.

AmazonBasics Trekker Camera Backpack for $51

More new camera-related accessories from the AmazonBasics brand, the black and blue color schemes of the AmazonBasics Trekker Camera Backpack are on sale for $51 with free shipping. The orange option is not on sale, it remains at $60. They are so new they have 12 customer reviews with a 4 out of 5.

62mm AmazonBasics UV Protection Lens Filter for $4.52

Low-priced items can only have small discounts (otherwise they’d be free) which brings us to the 62mm AmazonBasics UV Protection Lens Filter on sale for $4.52 instead of its regular price of $2 more. Limit ten per customer. This is not an ADD-ON item, so as a Prime member you can get this in 2~ days for free (or if it’s eligible you can select slow-shipping and get a $1 digital credit or any other promotion they may have ~ sometimes they don’t on small items).

If not a Prime member, it’s an appetizer if you are planning a larger order, or if you are close to $35+ and need another small thing t to you free shipping. This is not a lightning deal. The AmazonBasics product line continues to expand, they have over 900 products now.

AmazonBasics Carbon Fiber Monopod for $59 (and more)

Amazon has a sale on a few of their AmazonBasics branded products including the following:

+ AmazonBasics Carbon Fiber Monopod for $59.49
+ AmazonBasics Trekker Camera Backpack for $51 (blue only; limit 10)
+ AmazonBasics DSLR and Laptop Backpack for $59.46
+ AmazonBasics LCD Monitor Riser for $32.12

(ENDED) 67-inch AmazonBasics Monopod for $12

This sale ended… If you are a fan of the AmazonBasics brand, the new condition 67-inch AmazonBasics is on sale for $12 by Amazon itself. Limit up to ten units per customer. It averages 4.6 out of 5 based on 580+ customer reviews and has 75+ questions answered. You can’t blame the internet for not being thorough on a $12 monopod 🙂 Free 2-day shipping for Prime members. The new-old-usual of $35+ gets free super-saver shipping for non-Prime members. This is not a lightning deal.