Canon 50mm f1.8 II SLR lens for $83 (limit 5; maybe Imported/Grey)

To Los eBay Deals we geaux, where we find the Canon 50mm f1.8 II SLR lens offered for $83 with free shipping, in new condition, by Red Tag Camera, with a limit of five per buyer. There is no mention of a warranty, so to be on the safe side, assume it is a gray market (imported model). Still for many this may be a reasonable risk, a double figured simple prime lens is a much smaller risk than a complicated four figures lens. But it’s up to you – we blog, you decide!… Separately there is a promotion that saves you $5 for every 3 eligible items you buy, all offered by Red Tag Camera – you will see this offer right above the product picture over there…

Drobo 5N 5-Bay NAS Storage Array (DRDS4A21) for $360

Speaking of the eBay Deals, Adorama’s eBay store is offering one of the currently featured deals, a new condition Drobo 5N 5-Bay NAS Storage Array with Gigabit Ethernet, model DRDS4A21, for $360 with free shipping. Limit five per buyer during this sale… It goes for $480 at Amazon… Please note this is the Base Unit. No hard disks are included with this model…

Ends Thur 3am ET: Earn 3X eBay Bucks (no minimum order) [must opt-in]

If you are a member of the eBay Rewards program (eBay Bucks; free to join), a few hours ago they sent in another bonus rewards promotion. This time you earn 3X eBay Bucks but unlike previous times, there is no minimum purchase amount, so whether you buy a $12 item or a $255 item, you still earn 3X rewards. You must manually opt-in before you can earn the bonus rewards. Look for the email in your inbox or the eBay Messages section of their website. The promotion ends at 3am ET on Thursday 11/13/14… If you are looking for ideas on what to get, check the eBay Daily Deals (you can find this, and other links to daily deals pages on the right sidebar of this blog)…

(ENDED) Pay $80, Get $100 iTunes Electronic Gift Card (limit 2)

This limited time offer ended, but if you missed it, fear not. iTunes sales happen frequently on the interwebs and the brick and mortar world too… eBay Deal for today is this $100 iTunes Electronic Gift Card (delivery by email; not by snail mail) offered for $80 by PayPal Digital Gifts. Limit two per customer during this promotion. Nearly 2000 of them sold so far… This is a 20% discount, not the lowest ever, but if you happen to need one now, it’s better than full price :)… You can use this on a variety of camera and photo apps at iTunes (including Photoshop Touch), along with various photography e-books and everything else they digitally sell there. This is a limited time offer…

Refurbished Sony RX100 Mark II for $400

More eBay Deal action, this time we have a refurbished camera, it is the Sony RX100 Mark II (second generation or second of her name), offered for $400 with free shipping, with a limit of 10 per buyer, by Secondipity’s eBay store. They also include a 32GB card and case. The warranty is offered by Asset Recovery Division, LLC (“LSI”), a subsidiary of Liquidity Services, Inc. (see PDF file).

Refurbished GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition for $255 (w/1yr warranty)

The current spotlight eBay Deal action is an …action camera. The manufacturer refurbished GoPro HERO3 Black Edition with a manufacturer warranty is offered for $255 with free shipping by ebay seller “premiumdirectllc” (99.5%) with a limit of five per customer. This is a previous generation model. This was the “deputy” model to the then flagship “Hero 3+”. This one on offer is the Hero 3… I wish GoPro came up with a better way to describe model numbers, special characters and colors are confusing! But I’m digressing…

Nikon Coolpix P530 superzoom (imported model) for $230 [or refurbished authorized]

To the latest eBay Deals we geaux where we find the imported / gra market new condition Nikon Coolpix P530 superzoom offered for $230 with free shipping by eBay seller “bigvalueinc” (99.3%). Please note this does not come with a Nikon USA warranty because it was imported by the seller without their “blessings”. The seller offers their own one year warranty… The new condition price from authorized Nikon dealers is currently $350 (eg Amazonia)… Given the price difference, for some, this may be a reasonable risk. For others not so. We blog, you decide!

UPDATE: if you prefer the comfort of a blessed-by-Nikon USA model, you can get it for $230 with free shipping, in factory refurbished condition from BuyDig’s eBay store. So you can trade-off new/imported vs refurbished/authorized. Thanks to one of our readers for the email alert!

(ENDED) 3TB Seagate Backup Plus USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive for $80 (limit 5)

This limited time offer ended with over 5000 hard disks sold through it… All your gigabytes are belong to you! The latest eBay Deals feature the new condition 3TB Seagate Backup Plus USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive, model STDT3000100, offered for $80 with free shipping by NewEgg’s eBay store. Limit 5 per buyer during this sale. Over 2800 of these sold the last 24 hours per the eBay listing.

Refurbished 16GB red Lytro Light Field camera for $120

If you want to explore Lytro’s light field photography without breaking the bank, the 16GB red Lytro model is offered manufacturer refurbished for $120 with free economy shipping by eBay seller “voodublu” (99.1%). Limit five per buyer. A slip case is included… Note: the red model is 16GB, the other two colors are 8GB.

Four 8GB Samsung microSD cards w/SD adapter for $15 w/free S&H

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.

Refurbished Nikon D3300 w/18-55mm for $400

Back to the eBay Featured Deals we go where Beach Camera’s eBay store is offering manufacturer refurbished Nikon D3300 w/18-55 DX VR II kits for $400 with free shipping and handling and with a 90 day Nikon warranty. Limit five per buyer. As always, this is a limited time offer.

Ends Fri 3am ET: earn 4x eBay Bucks for every $100+ item (must opt-in)

eBay has another Bonus eBay Bucks promotion for members of their Rewards program (eBay Bucks) which is free to join. This promotion is opt-in, meaning you have to activate the promotion on your eBay account. Check your eBay Messages or the email associated with your eBay account for more details. This promotion gets you 4x eBay Bucks for every individual item priced $100 or more. Not an order total of various items totaling $100+, but individual products priced $100 or more on their own… No coupon is needed, but you must manually opt-in for the offer… The offer ends at 3am ET on Friday 11/7/14.

A good place to start looking for potentially interesting offers are the eBay Daily Deals… The usual restrictions apply for this offer – check your eBay Message or email for all the details.

(ENDED) Pay $94, get $100 eBay Electronic Gift Card

As of a 11/4/14 at 2:08am ET recheck, this offer ended with over 7000 electronic gift cards sold… It’s a meta deal at the eBay Deals, for a limited time you can pay $94, and get a $100 eBay Gift Certificate emailed to you. This is not a plastic gift card by mail. Limit one per eBay account. It is sold by eBay seller “paypal_digital_gifts” (99.5%). Over 1500 of these got sold so far.

Rokinon HD8M-C 8mm f3.5 HD Fisheye (Canon) for $233

The Canon DSLR version of the Rokinon HD8M-C 8mm f3.5 HD Fisheye lens with Removeable Hood is currently on sale for $233 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon herself (limit 2) and by Adorama on eBay.

Refurbished GoPro HERO3 Black Edition w/1yr warranty for $265

If you are GoPro-curious but don’t want to pay flagship prices, among the latest round of eBay Deals, you can find the manufacturer refurbished GoPro HERO3 Black Edition offered for $265 with free shipping, with a one year warranty, with a limit of five per customer. This is offered by eBay seller “premiumdirectllc” (99.5%). The listing states this is “FACTORY REFURBISHED, FACTORY SEALED”.

Refurbished 16GB Sandisk Ultra C10 SDHC for $5 w/free S&H (limit 50)

The action continues at the eBay Deals, this time it is of the $5 variety. eBay seller “a4c” (99%) is offering manufacturer refurbished 16GB Sandisk Ultra Class 10 (up to 30MB/s) memory cards for $5 with free shipping. If you buy three or more, you save 5% on the order. Limit 50 per customer during this sale. Over 2800 cards got sold the last 24 hours as part of this sale.

Pentax WG-20 elementproof P&S for $140

We checked upon the latest eBay Deals where we find the new condition black Pentax WG-20 elementproof camera on sale for $140 with free shipping by Buydig’s eBay store. Limit 5 per buyer. Pentax/Ricoh have dozens of models in this segment…

20% off sale on iTunes Electronic Gift Cards (think apps and ebooks)

Back to the land of the eBay Deals we go where we have a flexible 20% off sale on iTunes Electronic Gift Cards offered by eBay seller “paypal_digital_gifts” (99.6%). These will be delivered electronically, no plastic cards in the mail. The limit is four per customer. They are available in three denominations:

  • pay $20, get $25 electronic gift card
  • pay $40, get $50 electronic GC
  • pay $80, get $100 eGC

As always, these are limited time offers. Over 5000 got sold through this offer so far. Of photography interest, you can use these to buy any of the camera and photography apps (including Photoshop Touch) and the many camera and photography eBooks, some of which are iPad-exclusive/iPad-enhanced so that may be the only place to get them digitally.

Pay $170, Get $200 plastic Sears Gift Card (or pay $85 to get $100) [updated]

Update: 10/27/14 – this got further discounted, now it’s a 15% discount…

Back to the eBay Deals we go where for a limited time you can get a $200 Sears plastic gift card for $170 (was $180) with free shipping. This is sold by GiftCardMall on eBay (they stock up the gift card displays in many brick and mortar stores). Limit 1 per buyer. The Sears website offers products from many other third-party/marketplace retailers as well – same ones you may find on Amazon, eBay, NewEgg, Best Buy, etc, so that’s one way to get some camera gear on discount. The gift card discount is effectively 10% (10% of $200 = you pay $180). As always, this is a limited time offer.

UPDATE: there is also a parallel promotion from GiftCardMall on eBay, pay $85 (was $90) to get a $100 Sears plastic gift card with free shipping. This one has a limited of two per eBay shopper. The savings percentage is the same 10%.

Blog-post updated at 6:35pm ET.

TIP: these type of gift card deals can be useful when purchasing products that rarely get discounted…

Refurbished Nikon D5200 w/18-55 + Lightroom 5 full version for $430

We check upon the eBay Deals once again where we find a bundle deal of sorts offered by reputable camera dealer Beach Camera’s eBay store – for $430 with free shipping you get the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D5200 with 18-55mm PLUS Adobe Lightroom 5 full version. Limit five bundles per customer!

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.

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?).

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…

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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Refurbished Sony NEX-5TL with 16-50 & 55-210 for $450

The current wave of eBay Deals includes the manufacturer refurbished Sony NEX-5TL with 16-50 & 55-210 and a free bag for $450 with free shipping. This is sold by Secondipity’s eBay store and comes with a 90 day warranty and 30 day returns per the eBay listing.

Speaking of the eBay Deals, you can find a lot of last year’s flagship smartphones refurbished no-contract for under $250 (LG G2, HTC One M7, Moto X, etc).