Tuesday: Acer Computer-y sale ( options)

If you are a fan of Acer computer-y gear, head on over to the Amazon USA Gold Box where until Tuesday 8/10/21 at 11:59pm pacific time (or earlier if sold out) they are having an ACER computer-y sale featuring 19 products including:

  • four monitor options
  • four laptop options (two are ChromeOS)
  • one rugged 8-inch tablet
  • three computer-y bags
  • various other things like keyboards, mice, USB-C dock, headsets, etc

Up to three per item per customer…

Speaking of Amazon, they are having a sale on Amazon brand coffee and tea products (K-Cups, latte/cocoa pods, mixed nuts, tea bags, etc)…

Prime Day 2021 is here at Amazon USA!

*** LIVE UPDATE IN PROGRESS ***
*** MORE COMING UP ***

Prime Day 2021 is here, Day #1, Monday June 21 in 2021 at the Amazon website and the Prime Day Gold Box!

REMINDER!!! all offers marked as PRIME DAY are only available to Prime members. If you are not a current Prime member, you can still take advantage of the sales by starting a 30-day FREE TRIAL

+ Memory Card sale including Sandisk, PNY and Lexar, most of them SD and microSD options
+ a total of 30 options, $13.49 to $183

+ Chromebooks, 19 options, $190 (Samsung Chromebook 4, HP 11.6″) to $1149 (Google Pixelbook Go)

+ two pages of Computers and Monitors from $80 to $2000, including LG, Acer, HP, Lenova, Dell, Samsung, AOC, ASUS, etc
+ mostly laptops but also includes a Chromebox

+ unlocked Samsung Galaxy smartphones including S21 and S20 Ultra, Note 20 Ultra and regular, S21 and S21+, S20 FE, etc

+ two pages of desktops, monitors and tablets including Acer, Lenova, alienWare, Sceptre, ASUS, LG, ViewSonic, BenQ, etc

+ two pages of Razer gaming sales including keyboards and mice and a couple of Blade 15 laptops (on the 2nd page)

+ two pages of Samsung electronics including:
+ 256GB EVO Select microSD for $26, 512GB for $52
+ tablets of all price ranges
+ computer monitors
+ SSDs internal and external
+ 256GB EVO Plus SDXC for $25, PRO Plus for $30

+ three pages of PC Accessories components including Ryzen, WD, Intel, Crucial, TP-Link, ASUS, Cooler Master, Corsair, Gigabyte, MSI, Netgear, LG, Thermaltake, Toshiba, eVGA, PNY, etc

+ Big Smartphone sale with 31 options including Motorola (from Moto G to RAZR), TracFone, OnePlus, etc
+ prices $35 to $1160

+ five pages of AmazonBasics kitchen products

+ Nespresso sale for $100, three different machine options
+ some consider Nespresso to be half a step above Keurig
+ of course Keurig is a bit more chaotic in options than Nespresso, so it’s easier for Nespresso to quality-control their vendors

+ various sales on Kindle e-readers including the Basic Kindle ($55+), Paperwhite ($80 with Ads), Oasis ($205+), etc

+ FireTV Recast (1TB) for $180
+ DVR for cord-cutters with 1TB storage included

+ FireHD 10 tablets (2021 models) start at $80

*** LIVE UPDATE IN PROGRESS ***
*** MORE COMING UP ***

Thursday: PNY SDXC, microSDXC, flash drive sales

There’s a $40 Fire 7 tablet as one of the Thursday 2/18/21 Amazon USA deals du jour but the headliner of the day is a PNY storage sale with six options:

+ 256GB PNY Elite Performance SDXC for $32

+ 256GB Elite-X Class 10 microSDXC for $33
+ 128GB for $18 on the same listing

+ 512GB PNY Elite PRO microSDXC for $70

+ 512GB PNY Elite PRO USB 3 flash drive for $70

+ 128GB PNY Turbo Attache USB 3 flash drive for $13

+ 10pk of 16GB PNY Attache USB 2 flash drives for $28
+ these are USB 2.0 (two)
+ comes out to $2.80 per flash drive

+ limit two of each item per customer

Speaking of storage, at the Newegg daily deals they have the 256GB Team Group Elite microSDXC for $24, a $1299 Dell XPS Home & Entertainment desktop, and various other techie/computer-y things as usual…

Wedn: DJI Osmo Pocket Stabilizer with Camera for $199

DJI is one of the Amazon USA Gold Box deals of the day, running until Wednesday 2/3/21 at 11:59pm pacific time or earlier if sold out. They are offering the new condition DJI Osmo Pocket Stabilizer with Camera for $199 with free US shipping, sold and shipped by Amazon herself. Up to three per customer at the sale price…

Their other daily deals include another round of discounted on Amazon-branded hardware including the Fire Cube TV (2019, 4K, Alexa) for $105 and their Echo Auto (add Alexa to your car) for $25…

Meanwhile at the NewEgg daily deals it is the return of Samsung storage. This time around it is the new condition 256GB Samsung Fit Plus USB 3.1 Type-A flash drive, model MUF-256AB/AM, going for $31 with free US shipping, sold and shipped by NewEgg itself. Up to three per customer. As the borrowed-from-Sandisk name suggest, these are the compact type of flash drives.

Monday Camera and Photo Lightning Deals

It’s been a while since we dove into the Amazon USA Gold Box, more specifically to take a look at the Camera and Photo Lightning Deals. This is an “instant reaction post”, I’m writing it as I see it for the first time… << cue suspense music >>

And as of the time of writing there are 127 items participating. Now let’s see some highlights:

+ stabilizery things including sliders and gimbal stabilizers and tripods

+ LED panel lights

+ monocular-telescope creature

+ ring lights of different kinds including macro and selfie and twins

+ binoculars and action cams

+ studio background and lighting kits
+ if the sky is blue and water is wet, these are in the lighting deals too

+ monolights and on-camera flashes

+ green screen green suit for humans

+ generic camcorder and time-lapse camera

+ Neewer reigns supreme once again, challenging Cal Ripken Jr’s record πŸ˜‰

Saturday Camera & Photo Lightning Deals

Happy New Year with a new round of Amazon Camera and Photo Lightning Deals, 100 of them as of the time of writing, including:

+ studio, background and lightning gear galore!

+ actjon cams and kids digicams

+ on-camera monitors

+ ring lights

+ stabilizer-y things including tripods and sliders and Feiyu-Tech and GVM

+ digiframes

+ on-camera flash kit

+ Neewer still reigns supreme

Wednesday Camera & Photo Lightning Deals

And now lettuce take a lQQk at the Wednesday rolling Camera and Photo Lightning Deals at the Amazon mothership, 91 in their number as of the time of writing, including:

+ GVM motorized sliders, $260 to $315

+ background and studio and lightning kits as usual

+ stabilizer-y things like tripods and MOZA AirCross 2

+ monolights galore today

+ ring lights, light panels, on-camera flashes

+ on-camera monitors, camera backpack

+ action cams and binos

Tuesday Camera and Photo Lightning Deals [and Acer Nitro 5 for $669]

It is Tuesday 12/29/20 at the Amazon USA Gold Box and their headliner deal du jour is the new condition Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop going for $669 with free US shipping, sold and shipped by Amazon herself with up to two per customer at the sale price.

This is powered by the Core i5-10300H (which, as of the time of writing, ranks at #472 at the cpubenchmark.net). It has 8GB DDR4, 256GB NVMe SSD, NVidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti (4GB dedicated GDDR6), 15.6″ IPS 144Hz 1080p display, backlit keyboard, DTS X Ultra, slots for easy upgrades, Wifi 6, various USB-A and USB-C type of ports, HDMI 2.0, Ethernet port, around 5 lbs, etc, etc…

MEANwhile at the Camera and Photeaux Lightning Deals, as of the time of writing, they have 75 options running, including:

+ starts 7:20pm ET: Neewer 35mm f1.7 APS-C Manual Focus in the Sony E system once again
+ price before sale $63 once again

+ studio lighting kits

+ LED panels and ring lights including GVM

+ binos, generic camcorders and digicams, action cams

+ monolights and on-camera flashes

+ digiframes

+ stabilizer-y things

Monday: Camera & Photo Lightning Deals

Among the Monday 12/28/20 Amazon Gold Box deals of the day there is a return of the Office promotion variant. You get a $40 plastic Amazon gift card with the purchase of a 1-Year prepaid Microsoft 365 Family subscription for up to six separate users (up to six different Microsoft accounts, 1TB OneDrive per account)… This goes for $100… This is an auto-renewing subscription. The $40 gift card is only for this initial purchase, not every year…

NEXT up we dive into the Camera and Photo Lightning Deals where as of the time of writing there are 110 options including:

+ starts 6:50pm ET: Neewer 35mm f1.7 MF APS-C lens
+ only again Gold Box teaser points to the Sony E version, price before sale $70

+ binos

+ backgrounds, studio and lightning kits galore

+ kids cameras and generic P&S digicams

+ stabilizer-y things including FeiYu and Moza

+ light panels, ring light kits

+ monolights and on-camera flashes

+ action cams and generic camcorders

+ digiframes

+ Neewer is the new Cal Ripken

Sunday Camera & Photo Lightning Deals

UPDATE: at the Adorama daily deals which run until Monday 10am ET you can get:

+ 3Pod Orbit Tripod for DSLR Photo & Video Cameras, 4 Section Extension Legs, Bubble Level, with Bag. 69″, Carbon Fiber for $150

+ PanaCast 2 Panoramic-4K USB Plug-and-Play Video Camera with Wall Mount for $249

One of the Sunday deals of the day at Amazon Germany is the new condition Datacolor Spyder5PRO Monitor Calibration offered for 99 euro with free shipping in Germany-Austria. Price includes reduced VAT for Germany…

Then to Amazon USA we fly where we take a look at the Camera and Photo Lightning Deals where 119 options exist as of the time of writing, including:

+ action cams, generic camcorders, binos

+ studio, backgrounds and lightning kits

+ stabilizer-y things including tripodalia galore and FeiYu and MoZa

+ generic digicams

+ monolites and flashes

+ Neewer wins the day once again

Friday Camera and Photo Lightning Deals

LAST CALL: the previously mentioned Julie Adair-King, Nikon D3500 Dummies ebook for $4 Kindle daily deal expires on Friday at 3am eastern!

And now lettuce take a looxie @ the Camera and Photo Lightning Deals at Amazon, a total of 118 as of the time of writing:

+ starts 4:20pm ET: Neewer 35mm f1.7 manual focus for Sony E
+ only Sony E on the listing; price before sale $63
+ averages 4.5 out of 5 on 42 aottow (as of the time of writing)

+ Fotga touchscreen on-camera monitor for $159
+ later: 7-inch Neewer F100

+ stabilizer-y things including tripods and sliders and handhelds and such from Moza, Hohem, etc

+ studio and lightning and background kits galore as usual

+ on-camera flashes

+ digiframes, binos

+ generic P&S cameras, camcorders, action cams

+ ring lights of all sorts

+ Neewer camera backpack

+ CPL filter

+ and so on…

Wednesday Camera & Photo Lightning Deals

And now lettuce take a look at the Wednesday Camera & Photo Lightning Deals at Amazonia. As of the time of writing there are 79 participants, including:

+ light panels and selfie ring lights galore

+ stabilizer-y things include FeiYu and tripods

+ generic cameras and camcorders

+ binos and action cams and body cameras

+ monolights and on-camera flashes

+ on-camera monitors

+ background kits

+ Neewer wins once again

Tuesday Camera and Photo Lightning Deals including Neewer 35mm f1.7 MF

Tuesday action at the Amazon Camera and Photo Lightning Deals where, as of the time of writing, they have 121 items, among them:

+ starts 5pm ET: Neewer 35mm f1.7 manual focus lens
+ lightning deal once again points to Sony E version

+ action cams and binos and monos

+ lightning kits galore

+ generic kids cameras, P&S, camcorders

+ background and studio kits

+ monolites galore and on-camera flashes

+ digiframes and camera backpack

+ light meter and on-camera monitors

+ stabilizer-y things including sliders and FeiYu

Sunday: Neewer Battery Grip (BG-E8 replacement), Etc

At the rest of the Sunday daily deals, among the Best Buy offerings they have the 128GB Sandisk Ultra Plus microSDXC with full-size adapter for $25, a Microsoft full-size bluetooth keyboard for $40, a 114″ outdoor projection screen for $180, an Acer 28″ UKD monitor and a 75″ LG UHD television set… And a two-in-one coffee machine, one side is a conventional filter-basket electric coffee maker and the other side is a Keurig K-cup brewer. So you have choices and you can avoid a lot of intra-family debates and arguments about which one to get. This is for $100 by Keurig herself…

At the Woot website there’s a refurbished Pixels sale starting at $100 for the Pixel 2 and going up to $230 for the Pixel 3 XL… Me, personally, I’m holding on to my Nexus πŸ˜‰

Among the Amazon Gold Box offers there’s a COVIDalia sale that includes this 4-in-1 infrared thermometer for $18. This is a more compact design, not the Star Trek phaser style one… It takes two AAA batteries [not included]…

And now some thunderbolt and lightning, that is the Camera and Photo Lightning Deals, 96 as of the time of writing and they include, among others:

+ starts 3:54pm ET: Neewer Battery Grip replacement for Canon BG-E8
+ that’s for select Canon D-Rebel models, takes two LP-E8 or six AA
+ price before sale $28
+ averages 4.6 out of 5 on 2200+ customer ratings

+ ring lights galore

+ on-camera flashes and monolites

+ binos, action cams

+ stabilizer-y things including FeiYu and Zhiyun

+ lightning, studio and background kits
+ they have them only on days that end in “y” πŸ˜‰

+ assortment of generic digicams and camcorders

+ Neewer once again wins the day

Friday Camera and Photo Lightning Deals including Neewer 35mm f1.7 MF

As of the time of writing, 88 items are buzzing around in the Friday Amazon Camera and Photo Lightning Deals. Among them, of potential interest:

+ starts 11:45am ET: Neewer 35mm f1.7 manual focus lens
+ listing has a 10% off clip-on coupon on the Sony E APS-C
+ price before sale: Fuji X for $50, Sony E for $69, Canon EF-M for $73
+ the Gold Box teaser points to the Sony E version
+ UPDATE: the sale is the Sony E APS-C version for $58

+ lightning, studio and background kits – as always

+ stabilizer-y things including tripods

+ action cameras

+ generic P&S digital cameras and camcorders

+ monolights, ring lights (including selfie style)

+ digiframes, binos, etc

+ Neewer reigns supreme for another day

MEANWHILE at the Adorama daily deals [change Saturday 10am ET] they have this trio:

+ FotoPro X-Go Max 4-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod with Built-In Monopod, FPH-62Q Ball Head for $140

+ Minolta MN67Z super-zoom digital camera for $349

+ Minolta 10″ HD Smart Wi-Fi Digital Photo Frame for $90

Thursday: Storage sale including Samsung full-size SDXC cards [and Sandisk, Lexar, PNY, WD, Crucial, Kingston, 24 options]

It is yet another incarnation at the Amazon USA Gold Box until Thursday at 11:59pm pacific time or earlier for any item that may sell out ahead of its designated expiration time, it is Another Storage Sale featuring Sandisk, WD, Samsung, Lexar, Kingston, Crucial and PNY! A total of 24 options are available, including:

SDXC (full size) cards
+ 256GB Samsung EVO Plus SDXC for $32
+ 256GB Samsung PRO Plus SDXC for $38
+ a rare opportunity for a Samsung full size SD card on sale!

+ 512GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC for $120

+ 128GB Lexar PRO 2000x SDXC for $111
+ gold/black, UHS-II, V90

+ 2pk of 128GB Lexar PRO 1667x SDXC for $60
+ that’s $30 per card

microSDXC cards
+ 256GB Sandisk Ultra Plus microSDXC for $26.59
+ 512GB for $60, 200GB for $24

+ 512GB Sandisk Extreme microSDXC for $80

+ three PNY and three Lexar options and one Kingston as well, 128GB to 512GB options, $18 to $75

Other Storage
+ 12TB WD MyBook desktop external USB 3.0 HDD for $200

+ 128GB HP x900w USB 3.0 flash drive for $13.49

+ three Crucial portable external SSDs

+ also Sandisk Lightning flash drive and one WD Black game dock thunderbolt type thing

Find them all at the Thursday Amazon Storage sale good until 11:59pm pacific time on December 17 in 2020…

UPDATE: the current Adorama daily deals (changes Friday 10am ET) includes the Qnap TS-251D 2-Bay NAS Enclosure (Celery dual-core, 2GB RAM) for $230, a Pictar Smart 18mm wide angle smartphone lens for $40, and a JBL EON Compact AiO rechargeable personal PA for $499…

Wedn Camera and Photo Lightning Deals

Another variant of the Anker charging accessories sale returns to the Amazon USA Gold Box for Wednesday 12/16/20…

Meanwhile, as of the time of writing, there are 120+ Camera & Photo Lightning Deals, among which:

+ action cams and generic P&S cameras and camcorders and kids cameras

+ studio, lightning and background kits parade as usual

+ stabilizer-y things include sliders and tripods and Feiyu and Zhiyun

+ on-camera flashes and on-camera monitors

+ digiframes and binos too

UPDATE: the latest Adorama daily deals (change Thursday 10am ET) include:

+ Sirui 3T-35R 1-Section Aluminum Table Top Tripod for $50

+ Shoulderpod S1 Professional Smartphone Rig with Tripod Mount, Filmmaker Grip, and Traveler Stand for $23~

Tuesday Camera and Photo Lighting Deals

Thunderbolt and lightning very very e-frightening! Over 130 items are currently featured at the Camera and Photo Lightning Deals at Amazon USA Gold Box for Tuesday 12/15/20. Of potential interest:

+ starts 4:30pm ET: Neewer Charger with Two Batteries (replacement for Sony NP-FW50)
+ also has $3 off clip-on coupon
+ price before sale $27 after $3 off clip-on

+ studio, lightning and background kits as usual

+ generic camcorders, kids cameras, generic P&S cameras, action cams

+ stabilizer-y things including tripods and GVM sliders

+ on-camera flashes and monolights, from Neewer of course

+ digiframes, on-camera monitors

Monday Camera & Photo Lightning Deals include Neewer 85mm f1.8 MF (Canon APS-C)

Thunderbolt and Lightning! No, not a weather report, and not the technical connector standards either. Monday is here at the Amazon USA Camera & Photo Lightning Deals and as of the time of writing there are 129 listings, among them:

+ starts 12:30pm ET: Neewer 85mm f1.8 manual focus for Canon APS-C
+ price before sale $101
+ only the Canon version is on the listing
+ averages 4.3 out of 5 based on 356 ratings

+ starts 1:24pm ET: Neewer Battery Grip (replacement for Canon BG-E14)
+ price before sale $39

+ action cams, kids cameras
+ generic P&S cameras and camcorders
+ body camera too

+ stabilizer-y things including tripods and Feiyu

+ studio, lightning (including LED panels) and background kits

+ digiframes, binos, on-camera monitors

+ on-camera flashes, monolites, selfie ring lights

+ once again, Neewer reigns supreme

Sunday Camera & Photo Lightning Deals

The theme of the day for Sunday at the Amazon USA Gold Box is Amazon-branded products, which are harder to spot these days since they have a gazillion different sub-brands. Back in our time kids, when we had to go to school walking up the hill backwards in the blizzard under a scorching blood red sky, they only had AmazonBasics. Which is one of their sub-brands that is on sale today, along with “Daily Essentials” and Fire/Echos, etc…

Meanwhile at the 100+ Camera & Photo Lightning Deals, as of the time of writing, of potential interest, they have:

+ studio, lightning and background kits

+ action cams and generic P&S cameras & camcorders
+ and kids cameras too

+ on-camera flashes (Neewer of course)

+ stabilizer-y things including tripods

+ digiframes

+ monoculars and binoculars
+ sorry, no trinoculars πŸ˜‰

Saturday Camera & Photo Lightning Deals

Saturday is here and among the Amazon deals of the day there’s an $18 Fire TV Stick Lite and an $80 Echo Show 8, plus some Ring-Echo-etc bundles…

And a stroll down the Camera and Photo Lightning Deals finds 100+ items as of the time of writing including:

+ generic P&S digicams & camcorders and kids cameras

+ digiframes

+ stabilizer-y things including Zhiyun and Feiyu and needless to say all kinds of tripod-alia

+ the obligatory parade of studio, lightning and background kits

+ ring lights of different kinds

+ on-camera monitors

+ action cameras and body cameras and binoculars

+ on-camera flashes

+ tears of a unicorn; okay, not really, just testing to see how many have read the whole thing πŸ˜‰

UPDATE: the latest Adorama daily deals (change Sunday 10am ET) include the FotoPro UFO 2 Flexible Tripod with Smartphone and GoPro Adapter for $10… Actual alien UFOs not included… Nor music of the band UFO…

Friday Camera & Photo Lightning Deals

It’s Friday and The Cure at least, they are in love! But as of the time of writing there are 90+ Camera & Photo Lightning Deals at the Amazon USA Gold Bawx, including:

+ starts 9:09am ET: Neewer Charger with Two Batteries compatible with the Canon LP-E6
+ price before sale $31

+ starts 4:54pm ET: Neewer AF Extension Tube Set for M43rds with 10mm, 16mm and 21mm
+ price before sale $44

+ various Neewer flashes, on-camera lights, and monolights

+ action cams

+ studio and lightning and background kits

+ stabilizer-y things including tripods

+ digiframes, on-camera monitors

+ generic camcorders, kids cameras

UPDATE: the latest Adorama daily deals (change Saturday 10am ET) are a sale on Tiffen VND filters, from 72mm to 82mm, with prices ranging from $80 to $100 with the 77mm sitting in the middle for $90…

Wedn Camera & Photo Lightning Deals

COVIDalia [of course] is the headliner deal of the day at the Amazon USA Gold Box featuring all the usual suspects, single-use masks, cloth masks, wipes, sanitizers, hockey masks of sorts, and the all-important non-contact forehead thermometer ($17.47)…

Around 110 items are participating, as of the time of writing, in the Camera & Photo Lightning Deals including:

+ kids cameras, action cameras, binoculars

+ generic camcorders, generic Rosdeca P&S camera

+ studio and lightning and background kits

+ stabilizer-y things including Zhigyn Crane 3S

+ flashes and monolights, digiframes

+ various assorted and random accessories

+ Neewer still rules the day

Monday: Amazon’s Lighting Deals Wake Up with three Neewer Manual Focus Primes

Meanwhile at the Camera and Photo Lightning Deals at Amazon, as of the time of writing, there are over 100 listed items including:

+ starts 12:04pm ET: Neewer 35mm f1.7 manual focus lens for the Sony E system
+ price before sale $63
+ there’s only a Sony E option on this listing

+ starts 2:34pm ET: Neewer 25mm f1.8 manual focus lens for Canon EF-M
+ price before sale $70
+ there’s only the Canon EF-M option on this listing

+ starts 7:44pm ET: Neewer 25mm f1.8 manual focus lens for Sony E
+ price before sale $66
+ only the Sony E option is on the listing

+ starts 7:44pm ET: ATLI EON Time Lapse Camera
+ price before sale $199
+ the listing also has a 20% off clip-on coupon on the silver color scheme and a 10% off clip-on coupon on the black color scheme
+ clip-on coupon may be stackable with the Lightning Deal discount
+ Gold Box Teaser points to the black color scheme; we have no way of knowing ahead of time whether both color schemes will be a lightning deal

+ starts Tuesday 3:30am ET: Neewer Battery Grip (replacement for Canon BG-E14)
+ price before sale $39

+ studio and lightning kits galore from Neewer and GVM and friends

+ stabilizer-y things: tripods, monopods, phone/camera hand stabilizers, ball heads, holders, etc
+ includes FeiYu products

+ action cams, digi frames, etc

+ flashes, monolights, etc

+ items may get added, cancelled, or rescheduled without prior warning in the Gold Box

+ also, the more things I post, the higher the chances of me introducing errors (wrong times, wrong links, etc)

Wedn: 1-Year Microsoft 365 Family w/$50 Amazon GC for $100 [auto-renewal, up to 6 people]

If you want to check out the Microsoft 365 Family subscription at virtually half price, for Wednesday 12/2/20 in the pacific time zone, as their headliner Gold Box deal du jour is a 1-year prepaid auto-renewing family-style (up to six people/accounts participating) Microsoft 365 Family Subscription for $100 with a bonus of a $50 Amazon Gift Card. Limit two per customer.

The Microsoft 365 offer [interesting that they are now leveraging their brand name in the subscription] includes the usual Office apps (Excel, Word, etc) and 1TB of OneDrive per person. This is good for PCs, Macs, Android and iPhones/iPads/etc. So it works on a mix-and-match basis.

PRO TIP: if you have a personality that is split six ways, you can have six different Microsoft accounts that have 1TB OneDrive each, making it 6TB OneDrive total πŸ™‚

NOTE: this is an auto-renewing subscription. IF you don’t cancel it, it will auto-renew automatically at the future-renewal-rate. The $50 Amazon Gift Card offer is only for the initial 12-month period. You won’t be getting a $50 Amazon GC every year πŸ™‚

Elsewhere at Amazon they have:

+ Nikon Instant Savings promotion with 30 options, a mix of cameras and lenses of the DSLR and mirrorNYET kind

+ Sony Cameras Instant Savings promotion with seven options, a mix of APS-C and 35mmFF mirrornyets…

+ 6-month Audible Plus subscription for $5 per month; then it auto-renews at $8/month
+ this is a limited Netflix-style subscription, a departure from the usual ownership-style Audible subscription which costs more
+ this includes ONLY a subset of the audiobooks available on Audible
+ the “Premium Plus” subscription with a $15/month standard price includes the above “Plus” plus you get one free (to digitally own) audiobook per month [you can bank freebies to a certain extent if you don’t need any audiobook one particular month; but they do have limitations/expirations]

+ UPDATE: another promotion, spend $20+ on 300 select qualifying products and save $5
+ Amazon herself must needs be the seller of each eligible product
+ all items must be placed in the same shopping cart

Cyber Monday Camera and Photo Lightning Deals: GoPro Hero7, Neewer, And The Usual

As of the time of writing there are over 130 items in the Camera and Photo Lightning Deals of the Amazon Gold Box. Still no cameras and lenses but there is an older name brand action camera offered most likely by a 3rd party seller:

+ starts 12pm ET: GoPro HERO7 White – E-Commerce Packaging
+ note however that there are six different options on the same listing, and sometimes the Gold Box points to the “root item” instead of the item that will be on sale
+ sometimes more than one of the options is on sale, sometimes all of them, occasionally they get cancelled or rescheduled

+ the rest of the offers is the usual party of lightning kits of all kinds, tripods, camera bags, budget action cams, and such with the usual suspects, Neewer, Akaso, E-Mart, GVM, Geekfoto, etc

Cyber Monday at the Amazon Gold: NixPlay, Anker, Build Your Own PC, Etc

Cyber Monday has arrived at the Amazon Gold Box. No cameras or lenses, but some potentially interesting items. As usual, offers end at 11:59pm pacific time, or earlier for anything that sells out:

+ NixPlay digiframes, $115 to $180, multiple options on the same listing
+ Brookstone digiframes, $70 to $133, multiple options on the same listing as well

+ Laptops for Content Creators: ASUS Zen PRO, ConceptD and MSI Creator
+ HP computers
+ Gaming Laptops and Desktops and Monitors too, 18 options including ASUS/ROG, Acer, LG, Dell/Alienware, HP, Evoo, CyberPower, iBuyPower, Skytech, etc

+ Build Your Own PC, 24 options, including ASUS, Ryzen, Intel, Crucial, WD internals, Toshiba, Gigabyte, Thermaltake, MSI, EVGA and CoolerMaster

+ another Anker sale, 8 options, including four powerbanks, wall chargers, etc

+ Echo Show 5 for $45 among 160+ Amazon Hardware sales

+ electronics include 75″ and 82″ Samsung 4K UHD, Ring doorbell 3, Sabrent Internal & External storage, etc

+ other sales include RoboRock robotic vacuums, $80 9-in-1 Instant Pot [winter stews and such!], five pages of kitchen sales, etc

+ Samsung Androids including Galaxy S20* and Note10+ among others

+ two pages of Android phones from Moto, OnePlus, Sony, LG, Google Pixels, and budget-carrier phones

+ this is just a sampling, I can’t post them all, find them all at the Cider Monday Amazon Gold Box

PS: it becomes “Cider Monday” if you are drinking any kind of cider πŸ™‚

Sunday C&P Lightning Deals: Neewer and GVM party once again

In the Sunday Camera & Photo Lightning Deals it’s once again a Neewer and GVM party with lighting kits of all kinds, along with an Akaso action camera… Sadly no cameras/lenses πŸ™

UPDATE: here’s a potentially good deal, Hulu is offering a 12-month $2 per month subscription. After the first 12 months, it increases to the standard monthly fee ($6/mo) unless cancelled… These days streaming has gotten cable-like fragmented with so many streaming services splitting between them the various movies and TV shows…

Friday C&P Lightning Deals: Neewer, Zhiyun, no cameras/lenses

To the Amazon Gold box we geaux ~ as of the time of writing there are 131 items in the Camera & Photo Lightning Deals but none of them this year are a camera or lens. In previous years, even if we didn’t have a camera, you could count on some Samyang/Rokinon lenses. Mayhaps they too are too good for lightning deals now? πŸ™‚

Of potential interest, in order of scheduling:

+ Victure action camera for $34
+ GVM RGB Video Lights with APP Control, 50W Full Color Studio for $438
+ GVM GVM RGB LED Video Lighting Kit with APP Control, 50W 360Β° Full for $319
+ also more GVM and Neewer lighting kits
+ Neewer ball head, tripod, more RGB light kits
+ Mohoo backgrounds
+ Zhiyun Weebill S Gimbal Stabilizer
+ Neweer bi-color LED, Bowens-mount soft-box
+ Neweer T-shape support, 2pk Advanced lighting kit
+ K&F Concept 62″ tripod
+ various ring lights of all sorts
+ Akaso action cams
+ ZHIYUN Crane M2 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer for Light Mirrorless
+ etc

LAST CALL: Thursday’s Storage Sale at Amazon

This is a Last Call alert! Ending at the Amazon USA Gold Box on Thursday at 11:59pm pacific time are the previously mentioned Amazon Storage sales that include WD, Sandisk, Synology, LaCie, Seagate, etc… I won’t repeat them here, check the aforelinked link with all the deets [oh yes, we’re now Instagram 2012 trendy!]

Thurs Camera & Photo Lightning Deals: another Neewer Party!

And now let’s take a quick look at the Thursday Camera and Photo deals at Amazon. This is a select list of potentially interesting items in the order they are scheduled to go live. The ones that have a price next to them, they are already live…

+ Neewer VISION5 400Ws 2.4G TTL Flash Strobe Compatible with Canon DSLR Cameras for $262
+ 70% claimed with five hours to go (as of 1:11pm ET)

+ Neewer ring light and film making kit

+ some kind of camera-looking generic thing for $118

+ Neewer octagonal softbox

+ GVM 80W LED video light

+ Neewer tripods, softbox lighting kit, 150W LED monolight

+ tripods from K&F Concept and Geekoto

+ Zhiyun Crane Plus 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer

+ Neewer ring light, V-mount battery, 77-inch tripod, NW-670 TTL flash, backgrounds, 2-pack lighting kit

+ GVM 3-pack LED video lighting kit

+ more Neewer tripods and stabilizery things

Thursday: Huion Graphics Tablets (10 options, $28 to $560)

Wacom is the most famous but not the only one making graphics tablets. Hiding among the Thursday Amazon USA Gold Box deals du jour is a sale on ten Huion Graphics Tablets with prices ranging from $28 to $560, with six of the options being under $60.

In other deal du jour action, there’s this Keurig K-Cafe Special Edition Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee, Latte and Cappuccino Maker going for $190 in nickel or $170 in charcoal. It averages 4.7 out of 5 based on 10,700+ customer reviews as of the time of writing…

Thursday at Amazon Germany: Pentax KP, K70, Tamron, Etc

Thursday’s Amazon Germany Gold Box deals are here. Some of them are good for the day only, others continue during the Black-Cyber time period. Among them:

+ Pentax K70 body only for 450 euro

+ Pentax KP body only for 643 euro

+ Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f2.8 XR Di-II LD (IF) for Pentax K-mount for 210 euro

+ trio of Sony E-system zoom lenses

+ AmazonBasics 840D polyster cross camera bag for 24 euro

+ 12-month Adobe Creative Cloud (Photography Plan) for 88 euro

+ Tamron 70-300mm f4-5.6 Di LD macro for 60 euro in the Sony-Minolta A-mount

+ Tamron 90mm f2.8 Di Macro for 250 euro in the Sony-Minolta A-mount

+ X-Rite i1Display Pro Plus for 218 euro

+ Sandisk storage sale (SD, microSD, flash drives)

+ Sony RX100 IV but it seems to be in and out

+ Canon ZoeMini C instant digital camera for 57 euro

+ lots of camera and photo accessories including Joby, Lowepro, Manfrotto and National Geographic

PS: all prices in this post (and other EU deal posts) are obviously in euro but out of habit I may sometimes write the price in “$” instead πŸ™‚

Wedn Camera & Photo Lightning Deals: it’s a Neewer Party!

This post is a warm-up to the Madness that will start Thursday and continue until Tuesday. We are back at looking at the Camera & Photo Lightning Deals. These are some potentially interesting items scheduled to go live on Wednesday. They are posted in the order they are scheduled to go live:

+ Neewer F100 7″ IPS camera field monitor

+ ring light generic and also a Neewer

+ Neewer 2pk lighting kit

+ Neewer camera trolley case

+ Hohem iSteady X and FeiyuTech handheld gimbal stabilizer-y type things

+ Neewer macro ring light flash kit

+ even more GVM and Neewer lightning kits throughout the day

+ generic camcorders throughout the day

I am not posting times in this practice post for expediency reasons.

Keep in mind, as always with the Gold Box other products may also be offered unannounced, and some items may get added/deleted. The distinction of the unannounced is that Amazon doesn’t want millions of people sitting and waiting for a high-demand item and then getting furious because only X units were available. These are what we call in the business “known unknowns” πŸ˜‰

Tuesday: Nixplay Smart DigiFrames, WD, Bose, Etc

Digital picture frames are among the Tuesday Amazon USA Holiday Rash, they have various options of the new condition Nixplay Smart digital picture frames with prices ranging from $115 to $180…

The sales for the day also include four different Mr Coffee options, pourover, pods/capsules, espresso and even a hybrid “all occasions all in one” device… On the audio front, they have the BOSE QuietComfort 35 II wireless full-size headphones with the famous Bose noise cancellation technology for $199…

And at Newegg’s dailies they have among others:

+ 256GB A-Data Premier microSDXC for $26

+ 6TB WD Elements USB 3.0 desktop external HDD for $100 after $25 off promo code
+ 6TB WD performance desktop HDD for $180 after $20 off promo code

+ AMD Ryzen 5 2600X for $165 after $5 off promo code

+ Samsung Galaxy Book Iion laptop for $750 after $250 off promo code

+ and more of the usual techie stuff

Tuesday: Seagate HDD sale, 1TB to 10TB, $45 to $170

It’s Seagate USB 3.0 external hard drive time at the Tuesday 10/27/20 Amazon USA Gold Box as follows, up to three of each item per customer at the sale price from Amazon herself:

+ 5TB Backup Plus Slim for $98
+ 4TB Backup Plus Slim for $84
+ 2TB Backup Plus Slim for $53
+ 1TB Backup Plus Slim for $45

+ 8TB Desktop for $123

+ 10TB Expansion Desktop for $170

Starts Sunday 2:35pm ET: Lightdow 85mm f1.8 MF lens

Among the lightning deals of the Sunday Amazon USA Goldbox / Holiday Dash there is an upcoming LENS lightning deal!

+ starts 2:35pm ET: Lightdow 85mm f1.8 MF FF (price before sale $130)
+ the lightning deal listing points to the Nikon F, but on the same listing there’s also Canon EF and Sony MirrorNyet versions
+ as of the time of writing it averages 4 out of 5 based on 220+ customer ratings

UPDATE! And now the rest of the Sunday daily deals:

+ at Woot’s dailies there’s iPad PRO tablets ($600 to $1020) and a consumer-lighting clearance sale with 17 options (one has sold out so far) that includes various AmazonBasics LED light bulbs, and smart multi-color bulbs among other options…

+ at Amazon USA’s Gold Box there’s another Anker charging products sale and Samsonite luggage, and a $120 Nespresso kit (some suggest it is superior to Keurig’s K-Cup system {but moi, being a pour-over hippy I say pour-over is superior to all machines, even steampunk coffee machines πŸ˜‰ }), and for those of you tired of hoarding toilet paper every time there’s a crisis or an “act of nature”, there’s a sale on Bio Bidets with remote controls…

+ if you like the metal touch of the Samsung BAR Plus USB flash drives, the 256GB USB 3.1 version is on sale for $34 among the NewEgg deals du jour for Sunday…

UPDATE #2: per the “Post Deficit Reduction and WordPressian Responsibility Doctrine” I’m appending short one-liner posts to existing posts, so here is the latest Adorama daily deal (changes Monday 10am ET), the new condition Spiffy Gear Lumiee Wearable Light Combo Bundle (Lumiee Bi-Color Light Bracelet and Lumiee RGB Light Bracelet) going for $60 with free US shipping…

Thursday: E-Mart Lighting Gear Sale (16 options) and Kodak Instant Digital Camera & Printer (13 options)

The 2-Day Prime Day is over, but Amazon has already (!!!) entered the “Holiday Dash” season [hey, at least it’s not Christmas decorations in July at Dollar Tree] and surprise-surprise there are two (!!!) groups of camera and photo products at their Thursday 10/15/20 Gold Box / Holiday Dash daily deals as follows:

+ E-Mart Photo Accessories, 16 options, $15 to $139, including various background stands, backdrops, rectangular and ring lights, umbrella kits, crystal balls (!!!), and more

+ Kodak Smile Instant Print Digital Cameras, 13 options, $70 to $105; includes:

+ sale ends Thursday at 11:59pm pacific time (or earlier for anything that may sell out ahead of its designated expiration time)

Ends Wedn 1:05am ET: Rokinon 12mm f2 NCS CS (Fuji X) for $263 [UPDATED]

UPDATE: the price is $263…

After digging through the “Upcoming” Camera and Photo Lighting Deals of the gargantuan Amazon USA Gold Box, there is one lens currently on the “Upcoming” schedule, starting at 7:05am eastern on Wednesday, the Rokinon 12mm F2.0 NCS CS manual focus lens for the Fuji X system. The price before the sale is $329. The product listing only has the Fuji X, no other options.

You need to be a Prime member to get the sale price. If you are not, but you like the price when it goes live, you can start a 30 day free trial. Just make sure you put an alert in your calendar to cancel it if you don’t fall into the trap that millions of paying Prime subscribers fell into. Which is why they are very generous with the 30-day trials because a very satisfactory [for their accountants] percentage appears to become paying members for life (or at least for many years)…

For more action, check the on-going Prime Dayz Situation Room ~ without Wolf Blitzer πŸ™‚

Monday: “Picture This – How Pictures Work” Expanded Molly Bang classic for $3 [eBook]

The 1991 classic book “Picture This: How Pictures Work” by Molly Bang is now available in an expanded and revised edition (2016, 154pp, Chronicle Books), and it is one of the Monday 7/6/20 Kindle daily deals going for $3. It averages 4.3 out of 5 based on 170+ ratings [rating is the (weighted? who knows) sum of written reviews and plain star-ratings].

Speaking of Amazon, it’s a very busy day of tech in the Germany Gold Box where the sales including a stunna ASUS Zen Ultrabook for 899 euro, MSI gaming, TP-Link, 15 euro multimeter kit, Oppo’s Find X2 smartphone line (PRO, NEO, Lite), Huawei MateBook 13, EGLO lighting, refurbished iPhones, IBRA cables, Amazon hardware, SodaStream, Melitta shiny coffee machines, Fitbit, Sennheiser, Bosch and Samsung Galaxy M31 smartphones…

Monday: PNY sale: SD, microSD and USB Flash Drives of all kinds

In the Monday 6/15/20 Amazon USA Gold Box you can find a PNY storage sale featuring among others:

+ 32GB Elite Performance SD for $5.50
+ 64GB for $8.80

+ 5pk of 16GB Class 4 SD cards for $15
+ 5pk of 16GB Class 4 microSD cards for $15

+ 10pk of 32GB Attache USB 3.0 flash drives for $35

+ all kinds of other USB flash drives, including tiny ones (the “Fit” type) and “normal” and “scorpio” style and restractables and mo(i)re…

Tuesday: “Picture This: How Pictures Work” eBook for $3 [Molly Bang, August 2016, 154pg]

Among the Tuesday 4/28/20 Amazon Gold Box deals of the day is a photography ebook on sale for $3! It is the “Picture This: How Pictures Work” ebook by Molly Bang, 154 pages, published in August 2016. As of the time of writing, it averages 4.3 out of 5 based on 160 customer reviews…

You can read the first few pages of the ebook with the Kindle sample, or you can jump around inside the book when you use the “Look Inside” feature at the Print Book page

This book was originally published in 1991…

Sale ends on 4/28/20 at 11:59pm pacific time. eBooks do not sellout πŸ™‚

Tuesday: Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020 for $60

The headliner Amazon Gold Box deal of the day for Tuesday 3/24/20 is the Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020 going for $60 in your choice of digital download or Disc delivered by mail…

In other daily action, the Adorama daily deal (changes Wedn 10am ET) is the new condition Polar Pro Mavic 2 Pro Cinema Series Gradient Filter Collection (with ND8GR, ND164 & ND328) going for $50 with free US shipping…

Tuesday: Fire HD 8 Tablet starting at $50

Another Corona-inspired offer, if you and friends and family and kids and roommates are locked in, the more tablets the merrier appears to be the thinking in the Amazon Gold Box headliner deal of the day for Tuesday 3/17/20, it is the new condition Fire HD 8 tablet going for $50 with free US shipping. This is the base model (16GB storage, With Offers). A +$20 gets you from the 16GB to the 32GB model, and a +$15 removes the Special Offers. They are available in four color options, a great way to color-code the tablets of people living in the same house for ease of recognition [“it’s my tablet, MINE! not yours!!!!”] πŸ™‚

Note that these have microSD slots that can take up to 400GB cards, so the storage limitation of the on-board memory is only if you have any apps that refuse to use the microSD card…

Monday: 400GB Sandisk microSDXC for $53, Galaxy Note 9 for $600

Two potentially interesting deals in the Amazon USA Gold Bawx for Monday 3/16/2020 until 11:59pm pacifica time (or earlier for any that gets sold out):

+ 400GB Sandisk Ultra microSDXC for $53

+ Samsung Galaxy Note 9 for $600 (128GB) or $750 (512GB)
+ factory unlocked, USA warranty, sold and shipped by Amazon herself

Monday: DJI Pocket Handheld with 32GB microSD for $279

The headliner Amazon Gold Box deal du jour at Amazon USA is the new condition DJI Osmo Pocket Handheld bundled with a 32GB Sandisk Extreme microSD card for $279 with free US shipping, sold and shipped by Amazon itself which offers an optional 6-month offer on approved credit with the Amazon Store credit card. Limit up to three per customer at the sale price. It averages 4.3 out of 5 based on over 1000 customer reviews. Offer ends 11:59pm pacific or earlier if sold out…

UPDATE: the Adorama daily deal (ends by Tuesday at 10am ET) is the new condition MSI GF75 Thin 17.3″ Full HD Gaming Laptop (i5-9300H 2.4GHz, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX1650 with 4GB) for $649 with free US shipping…

Wedn: Lexar SDXC sale from 667x to 2000x

It’s another variant of the Computer Accessories Sale at the Amazon USA Gold Box good until Wednesday 1/29/20 at 11:59pm pacific (or earlier for anything that sells out). A total of 20 items are participating with prices ranging from $17 to $150. Up to three per item on offer.

Of camera and photo interest, the sale has the following memory cards:

SDXC memory cards
+ 128GB Lexar Professional SDXC (1667X, UHS-II, U3, up to 250MB/sec) for $30.59

+ 256GB of that but 1000X (up to 150MB/sec) for $39.40

+ 64GB Lexar Professional black/yellow (2000X, V90, UHS-II, U3, up to 300MB/sec) for $68

+ 256GB Lexar Professional (633X, up to 95MB/sec, V30, UHS-I, U3) for $32

+ as you can see, there are all kinds of speed options available

Other Items
+ 64GB Lexar microSDXC (1800X, V90, UHS-II) for $30.57

+ Lexar Multi-Card 25-in-1 card reader for $17

+ also keyboards, mice, headsets, etc

Tuesday: PNY Storage sale (SDXC, microSDXC, flash drives)

Another variant of the PNY storage sale is running at the Amazon USA Gold Box for Tuesday 1/14/20 as follows:

+ 128GB Elite Performance SDXC for $16
+ 128GB Elite-X black/green microSDXC for $16
+ 256GB PRO Elite microSDXC for $33

+ 128GB USB 3.0 flash drive for $15
+ 128GB Sync and Charge two-head for iPhone for $35
+ 256GB small USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type C for $40

+ up to three per item per customer

Meanwhile at the Best Buy dailies,they are offering the new condition 32GB Sandisk Ultra Plus microSDXC card for $10…

Tuesday: National Geographic Magazine for $9 [annual digital subscription]

One of the Tuesday Amazon USA Gold Box deals of the day is a sale on digital magazine subscriptions, one of which is an annual digital subscription to the National Geographic Magazine for $9, after a 28-day free trial. Note that this is an auto-renewing subscription, so it will renew automatically in the future, until or unless you cancel it.

PS: if you happen to have a print subscription, you can get the Kindle version for free if you verify your subscription through Amazon…

Monday: 512GB Sandisk Ultra microSDXC for $64 [EU: Sony E-system sale]

The Monday Amazon USA Gold Box includes yet another variant of the computer sale and of potential interest they have:

+ 512GB Sandisk Ultra microSDXC for $64

+ 5TB WD MyPassport portable external USB 3.0 HDD for $90
+ other HDD/NAS options from WD, Toshiba, Synology, etc

+ flash drives from Sandisk including a 10-pack of 128GB Ultra Flair USB 3.0 for $150

+ networking gear from TP-Link, ARRIS, D-Link, LinkSys, etc

+ limit one of each per customer; offer ends Tuesday at 3am eastern (or earlier for anything that sells out)

UPDATE: on Monday in the German time zone, it’s a very busy day at the Amazon Germany Gold Box and among the offers:

+ Sony cameras and lenses with A-series full frame E-system cameras, RX-series, and a mix of primes and zooms of the E-system including some Zeiss Zeiss Baby. There’s also a battery grip (VG-C3EM for 249 euro) and a camcorder. A total of 21 options, too many to list here individually..

While at Amazon GErmany there’s also another Amazon Basics sale with cables galore along with this AB Camera Shoulder Bag down to 15.50 euro (up to three per customer; averages 4.1 out of 5 based on 38 customer ratings at Amazon Chermany, while at the Amazon Mothership it averages 4.1 out of 5 based on 260+ ratings)…

PS: note that Amazon has been experimenting with showing the average for “ratings”, not always “reviews”. Ratings are everyone who rates a product, whether they write a review or not. In theory the review score is better but judging by the many 1-word/1-sentence reviews (or the nonsensical text of the review), mayhaps the difference between review and rating average is not by much…