16GB Sandisk SDHC Class 4 for $6.45 with free S&H [and other eBay Offers]

To the Trending eBay Deals we go, where you can get the new condition 16GB Sandisk SDHC Class 4 memory card, model SDSDB-016G-B35, for $6.45 with free shipping. Over 1370 units have been sold so far. It ships from California by eBay seller “allizwell2k10” (99.9%).

Speaking of eBay and storage, the NewEgg eBay store is offering the new condition 4TB Seagate Backup Plus Portable External Hard Drive (with 200GB of Cloud Storage) for $105 with free shipping. Limit five per customer. Nearly 300 units have been sold so far.

Speaking of eBay, the current featured Daily Deal there is the new condition Surface PRO 3 (i7, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, model PU2-00017) offered for $830 with free shipping by eBay seller “Always.Deals” (98%, New Jersey). Over 175 units sold so far per the listing over there.

Might as well turn this post into an eBay round-up. eBay seller “DigJungle” (99.2%, undisclosed USA location) is offering the new condition imported grey-market Canon 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS STM lens for $149 with free shipping. There is no mention of warranty in the listing, so assume there is none!

Imported Canon 5D Mark IV Body Only with 1yr Seller Warranty for $2799

The Canon 5D Mark IV Body Only goes for $3500 at authorized Canon USA dealers, such as Adorama which offers 2% promotional rewards with it.

On the other hand, if you are a risk-tolerant shopper, to the Trending eBay Deals we go, where eBay seller “Electronics Valley” (99.7%, New Jersey) is offering the new condition imported grey-market Canon 5D Mark IV Body Only for $2799 with free shipping and a 1-year warranty from the seller (not Canon USA). Limit up to five per customer. Over 420 cameras were sold through this ebay listing.

Imported Nikon D750 body only for $1299

The Nikon D750 body only currently goes for $1900 at authorized Nikon USA dealers, some of which bundle it with a variety of free accessories (eg Adorama).

But if you are comfortable with imported grey-market items, off to the eBay deals we go, where the PhotoVideo4Less store (100%, New York) is offering the new condition imported grey-market Nikon D750 body only for $1299 with free shipping. There is no mention of any warranty coverage on the listing. Optionally they have a “Save when you bundle related items” promotion on the page over there.

Imported Canon EF 50mm f1.8 STM w/1yr seller warranty for $92

Also bubbling under in the Trending ebay deals, eBay seller is back again with another offer, they have the new condition imported grey-market Canon 50mm f1.8 STM EF lens for $92 with free shipping, with a limit of up to five per customer. This comes with a 1-year warranty from the seller, not Canon USA. Given the price and the simplicity of 50mm lenses, this is a lower risk grey-marekt purchase.

Imported Sony a7S II body w/1yr seller warranty for $2199

Back to the Trending eBay deals, if you are comfortable with imported grey-market digital cameras with a 1-year warranty from the seller (not Sony USA), you can get the new condition Sony a7s II body only for $2199 with free shipping, with a limit of up to five units per customer, by ebay seller “Deals ALL Year” (99.9%, New Jersey).

At authorized Sony USA dealers, you can get this for $2700 with a variety of free accessory bundles. For example, at Adorama you can get a $200 Adorama gift certificate, or a Tascam shotgun mic, or a bundle of other accessories.

Imported Canon 24-70mm f2.8L II w/1yr seller warranty for $1399

The new condition from authorized dealers Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8L II USM goes for $1750 bundled with free accessories (eg Adorama) or free 4% promotional rewards to be used in future purchases (eg B&H Photo). But if you are more of a risk taker…

… among the latest Trending eBay Deals, you can get this lens in new condition as an imported grey-market model for $1399 with a 1-year warranty from the seller 6ave on ebay. Limit five units per buyer.

Imported Nikon D7200 body w/1yr seller warranty for $700

The new condition Nikon D7200 body only goes for $1000 at authorized dealers which include some free accessories (eg Adorama)…

… but if you are comfortable with imported grey-market DSLRs with a 1-year warranty from the seller (instead of Nikon USA), to the Trending EBay Deals we go where you can get the new condition imported grey-market Nikon D7200 body only for $700 with free shipping from eBay seller “Electronics Valley” (99.7%, New Jersey) with a limit of five per buyer.

Imported Nikon 18-140mm f3.5-5.6G ED VR DX for $250

More eBay Deals, now it is imported grey-market time, the “Deals All Year” eBay store is offering the new condition imported grey-market Nikon 18-140mm f3.5-5.6G ED VR DX for $250 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer. Limit one year warranty by the seller, not Nikon USA.

On the other hand, if you prefer a model with the blessings of Nikon USA, you can get it in manufacturer-refurbished with 90-day Nikon USA for $270 with free shipping by Adorama.

Imported Nikon D750 body w/30-day seller warranty for $1299

The Nikon D750 body only goes for $1800 at authorized dealers who include various free accessories (eg Adorama) but if you are comfortable with higher-risk imported items…

… among the Trending eBay Deals, eBay seller Red Tag Camera (99.9%, Brooklyn) is offering the new condition imported grey-market Nikon D750 body only for $1299 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer. Nearly 1700 units got sold from this eBay listing so far. This only comes with a 30-day seller warranty, no warranty from Nikon USA, so this is for the higher-risk-taking shoppers.

Imported Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USB (N) for $770

The imported grey-market parade continues in the eBay Deals, you can get the new condition Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD in the Nikon mount for $770 with free shipping by eBay seller “QuickNDone” (99.9%). This ships from Ontario, Canada. Canadians get the 6-year Tamron warranty. Non-Canadians get a 1-year international Tamron warranty.

(SOLD OUT) Friday: Canon D-Rebel T6 w/18-55 and 75-300 for $399 with Meh warranty

As of 8:21pm ET recheck, this sold out…

The Meh deal of the day for Black Friday is usurping the official Black Friday Ads by offering the Canon D-Rebel T6 two-lens kit (18-55, 75-300) for $50 less. They can do this because they are not authorized Canon dealers, so their kit comes with a 1-year warranty from Meh, not Canon USA.

The Canon USA blessed kit goes for $450 by various sellers that offer a variety of free accessories.

The way Meh explains the whole MAP thing is very refreshing:

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Imported Canon 5D Mark III Body for $1800 w/1yr seller warranty

To the latest eBay deals we check-upon where we find the imported grey-market new condition Canon 5D Mark III body only offered for $1800 with free shipping and a 1-year warranty by the seller (not Canon USA). The seller is “Electronics Valley” (99.7%, New Jersey, limit 3 per customer)… For price research, check the 35mm Full Frame Price Charts

UPDATE 11/22/16: the price dropped from $1850 to $1800

Nikon D500 Body with MB-D17 Grip and Extras for $1800

Nikon is slowly trying to bring the price of their APS-C flagship closer to earth, it is more expensive than the entry-point 35mm full frame DSLRs of the three major systems [see 35mm FF Price Chart], and now they are bundling it with the official Nikon MB-D17 battery grip along with other assorted accessories at authorized dealer discretion…

At Adorama you additional get the Corel Software Bundle (including Aftershot PRO X2, PSP X8), a 32GB Sandisk SDHC, a 24/7 holster, and three small accessories (cleaning kit, memory card wallet, table-top mini tripod)… At B&H Photo, you additionally receive a 64GB Sandisk EXTreMe PRO SDXC, a Lowepro hatchback (not a car, a camera bag), and 2% promotional rewards ($36~ to be used in future purchases at B&H)…

On the other hand, if you want to optimize for a lower price, and you don’t want/need the battery grip or the other extra accessories, then to the eBay Deals we go, where the new condition imported grey-market Nikon D500 body only is offered for $1450 with free shipping by eBay seller Electronics Valley (99.7%, New Jersey) with a 1-year warranty from the seller (not Nikon USA). Limit five per customer.

Imported Nikon D810 body w/seller warranty for $1999

The Nikon D810 body only is bundled with the official battery grip and other accessories at authorized dealers for $2500. However, if you don’t want/need the grip and the free accessories, and you want to optimize for a lower price, and you are comfortable with imported grey-market camera gear…

… among the latest eBay Deals, you can get the new condition imported grey-market with a 1-year seller warranty (not Nikon USA) Nikon D810 body only for $1999 with free shipping by eBay seller “Department_Store_NYC” (99.3%, New York) with a limit of five units per buyer.

Imported Sigma 35mm f1.4 DG HSM Art for $779 (Nikon)

The Sigma 35mm f1.4 DG HSM Art prime lens currently goes for $900 with free accessories at authorized dealers (eg Adorama) but if you are comfortable with imported grey-market lenses…

… to the eBay Deals we return where the “Deals All Year” eBay store (99.8%, New Jersey) is offering the new condition imported grey-market Sigma 35mm f1.4 DG HSM Art lens for $779 with free shipping and a 1-year warranty from the seller (not Sigma). Limit nine per customer.

Imported Sony A7R II Body for $2700 w/1yr seller warranty

The Sony A7R II body only goes for $3200 at authorized dealers (eg Amazon) but if you are comfortable with imported grey market cameras…

… to the Trending eBay Deals we go where eBay seller “Electronics Valley” (New Jersey, 99.7%) is offering the new condition imported grey-market Sony A7R II Body Only for $2700 with free shipping with a 1-year warranty from the seller (not from Sony USA. Over 70 units got sold so far from this listing.

Imported Nikon 50mm f1.8G with 1-Year Seller Warranty for $172

The Nikon 50mm f1.8G full frame lens goes for $217 at authorized dealers that also include free accessories OR promotional rewards with it (eg various options at Adorama).

But if you are comfortable with imported grey-market lenses, and you don’t need the extra accessories/rewards, then off to the Trending eBay Deals we go, where eBay seller “Deals All Year” (99.8%, New Jersey) is offering the new condition imported grey-market Nikon 50mm f1.8G for $172 with free shipping and a 1-year seller warranty (not a Nikon USA warranty). Limit 9 per customer. Over 560 units got sold so far from this listing per the stats there.

Imported Panasonic GH4 Body for $900

The Panasonic GH4 goes for $1300 with a $200 house gift card at some authorized dealers such as B&H Photo and Adorama but if you are comfortable buying imported cameras with a 1-year seller (not manufacturer) warranty then…

… to the eBay Deals we revisit, where the “Electronics Valley” eBay store (99.7%, New Jersey) is offering the new condition imported grey-market Panasonic GH4 body only for $900 with free shipping with a limit of five units per buyer.

Imported Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 for $650 OR Certified Refurbished w/full warranty for $720 (Canon)

The Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 DC DSLR lens goes for $800 in new condition at authorized Shiguma dealers which are allowed to offer promotional rewards or bundle it with various free accessories (eg Adorama).

Alternately you can get it in certified refurbished condition with full warranty for $720 with free shipping by Beach Camera thru Amazon (not Prime eligible).

Or if you are willing to take on even more risk, among the latest Trending eBay Deals, Hong-Kong seller “e-Infinity Shop” (99.7%, ships from Hong Kong) is offering the Canon version of the Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 DC for $650 with free shipping with a 1-year warranty from the seller (not Sigma). This ships from Hong Kong.

Imported grey-market Canon 5D Mark IV Body w/1yr seller warranty for $3344

Back to the eBay Deals we go where we may have the first sighting of an imported grey-market Canon 5D Mark IV body only, with a 1-year warranty from the seller Electronics Valley on eBay (99.7%, New Jersey) going for $3344 with free shipping instead of the authorized-dealer price of $3500. It is in-stock at authorized dealers for $3500, check the Stock Tracking page for that.

Imported grey-market Nikon D5300 body for $360

The Nikon D5300 body only currently goes for $600 at authorized dealers which are allowed to add some free accessories (eg Adorama) or you can get it for $490 manufacturer-refurbished at Adorama.

However, if you are willing to take on more risk, among the latest eBay Trending Deals, eBay seller “PhotoVideo4Less” (100%, Brooklyn) is offering the new condition imported grey-market Nikon D5300 body only for $360 with free shipping. There is no warranty on this, so it is a higher risk. Limit 50 per customer. Over 300 units got sold so far from this listing.

Imported Fuji X-T1 body w/1-yr seller warranty for $679

The new condition authorized by Fuji-USA Fuji X-T1 body only currently goes for $1000 with the official Fuji battery grip included for FREE by Adorama and B&H Photo but if you are comfortable buying imported camera gear with a 1-year seller warranty (instead of Fuji USA)…

… among the latest eBay Deals, seller “Electronics Valley” (99.6%, New Jersey) is offering the new condition imported grey-market with a 1-year warranty from the seller Fuji X-T1 body only for $679 with free shipping with a limit of five units per customer. This is the standard X-T1 body only kit, the Battery Grip is NOT included.

Imported Canon 6D Body w/1yr seller warranty for $1100

Back to the eBay Deals, this time we have an imported grey-market new condition full frame DSLR with a 1-year warranty from the seller, not Canon USA. It is the imported Grey-market Canon 6D Body Only going for $1099 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer by eBay seller “Electronics Valley” (99.7%, New Jersey).

This goes for $1500 in new condition at authorized Canon dealers with a Canon USA warranty, but they are allowed to include some free accessories and rewards, such as Adorama (various bundles with free accessories) and B&H Photo.

Somewhere in-between in price is an open-box Canon 6D body only for $1269 with a 1-year Canon USA warranty but no free accessories at Adorama where it is back-ordered but you can place an order if you like the price.

The 6D is also participating in various Pixma PRO printer bundles that involve traditional mail-in rebates, so that’s another alternative if you need the printer and/or do not object to the mail-in rebate and AMEX gift card process.

Imported Canon 50mm f1.8 STM with 1-Year Seller Warranty for $99 with free shipping

Back to the eBay Deals action we go, where eBay seller DealsAllYear (99.8%, New Jersey) is offering new condition imported grey-market with a 1-year seller warranty (not Canon USA) Canon 50mm f1.8 STM lenses for $99 with free shipping with a limit of ten per customer. Given the low price, and simplicity of 50mm prime lens designs, this is a fairly lower risk purchase if you are going to go for an imported/grey-market item. Over 600 units got sold so far.

In comparison, this lens goes for $125 with free shipping at authorized dealers, eg Adorama (with $5 promotional rewards).

Imported Nikon D7200 body for $750 or Refurb with 55-200 for $850

The Nikon D7200 body only goes for $1050 with a handful of freebies at authorized dealers (eg Adorama). But if you are comfortable with imported grey-market gear without a warranty, you can get it for $750 with free shipping by Photo4Less on eBay (99.9%, New York) with a limit of five per customer. Over 500 units got sold from this listing so far.

The above is a high risk purchase, a happy medium for some may be going the manufacturer-refurbished route, you can get the D7200 body only along with the 55-200m f4-5.6 DX VR II lens and the Wu-1a wireless thing for $850 with a 90 day Nikon warranty by Adorama. All included items are manufacturer refurbished. You can always sell/trade/gift/experiment-upon the 55-200 lens if you don’t want/need it.

Imported Fuji X-T1 body only for $679

In mid-June, the new condition from authorized Fuji USA dealers Fuji X-T1 body-only went for $1000, but as of right now, it goes for $1300 (eg Amazon, B&H Photo). With the upcoming X-T2 body only having a starting price of $1600, perhaps Fuji is trying to herd/encourage new X-T buyers towards the X-T2. But if one is interested in the X-T1 specifically, perhaps the used or imported market may be of interest…

… because right now, eBay seller “Electronics Valley” (99.6%, New Jersey) is offering the imported Fuji X-T1 body only with a 1-year seller warranty (not Fuji USA) for $679 with free shipping. That’s almost half of the new condition Fuji X-T1.

Refurbished Nikon D810 body for $2280, Imported for $2370

The new condition from authorized Nikon USA dealers Nikon D810 body only currently goes for $2800 with free accessories, eg B&H Photo. But if you want to save, there are a couple of alternatives:

+ manufacturer refurbished with 90-day Nikon USA warranty for $2279 at Adorama

+ imported grey-market new condition with a 30-day seller warranty for $2369 by RedTag Camera on eBay (99.9%, New York, 400 units sold so far)

+ as usual it’s up to each individual for each individual purchase to decide how much risk they are willing to take for a discount over the new condition price. Every decision is different, we blog, you decide!

Imported Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary for $786 (C)

The Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary lens goes for $990 with 4% rewards and a free Sigma USB Dock in new condition at Adorama but if you are comfortable with imported grey-market new condition lenses, among the latest eBay Deals, eBay seller 6ave (99.2%, ships from New Jersey) is offering the lens in new condition as an imported model with 1-year seller warranty (not Sigma USA warranty) for $786 with free shipping and handling. Limit five per buyer.

Imported Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS II for $1650

The Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS II goes for $2100 at authorized dealers which are allowed to bundle it with various free accessories and/or promotional rewards (eg Adorama).

But if you are comfortable with imported grey-market items that come with a 1-year seller warranty (not Canon USA warranty), off to the eBay Deals we go where eBay seller “Electronics Valley” (99.6%, New Jersey) is offering the new condition imported grey-market with 1-year seller warranty Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS II lens for $1650 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer.

Imported Nikon D7100 body only for $530

To the eBay Deals if and only if you are comfortable with imported grey-market cameras without a manufacturer warranty. eBay seller Photo4Less (99.9%, New York) is offering the new condition imported grey market Nikon D7100 body only for $530 with free shipping with a limit of five per buyer. There is no mention of warranty, so assume none comes with it.

Imported Nikon D7200 Body Only for $750

Back to the eBay Deals again, with another imported camera promotion. eBay seller Photo4Less (99.9%, New York) is offering the imported grey-market Nikon D7200 body only for $750 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer. There is no mention of warranty in the listing, so assume no warranty whatsoever. Over 330 units got sold so far.

At authorized dealers, the D7200 body only kit goes for $1100 and gets various free accessories, such as at Adorama.

Imported Canon 5D Mark III Body for $1999

Some more eBay Deals action, if you are interested in imported grey-market camera gear, the new condition with 1-year seller warranty (not Canon USA) Canon 5D Mark III body only is offering for $1999 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer by eBay seller “Electronics Valley” (99.6%, ships from New Jersey).

Imported Fuji X-T1 Body w/1yr Seller Warranty for $679

The Fuji X-T1 body only goes for $1000 in new condition at authorized Fuji USA dealers which are allowed to include free items with it, for example, B&H Photo includes the official Fuji battery grip for it, while Adorama includes a variety of general-purpose accessories.

But if you are comfortable with buying imported grey-market items that come with a 1-year seller warranty (not from Fuji USA), then to the Trending eBay Deals we go where eBay seller “Electronics Valley” (99.6%, ships from New Jersey) is offering the new condition imported grey-market Fuji X-T1 Body Only for $679 with free shipping with a limit of five units per customer.

As usual with imported items, it is up to you to decide on a per item basis whether the risk is worth the lower price. We blog, you decide!

Imported grey market Canon 7D II Body Only with 1yr seller warranty for $1150

The Canon 7D II body only goes for $1500 at authorized dealers with free accessories or free Lightroom 6.

But if you are comfortable with imported grey-market items that come with a 1-year seller warranty (not from Canon USA), you can get it for $1150 with free shipping by Electronics Valley on eBay (99.6%, ships from New Jersey). Limit five per buyer.

Nikon D810 Body: $2380 imported or $2800 with lots of freebies and Nikon USA warranty

To the eBay Deals we go where eBay seller Red Tag Camera (99.9%, ships from Brooklyn) is offering the new condition imported grey-market Nikon D810 body only for $2380 with free shipping. This only gets a 30-day seller warranty and that’s it. This may have been part of a kit with a lens, with the lens removed (to be sold separately for more $profits$).

The offer may be for more high risk offers, if you happen to need accessories or Lightroom 6, you may be better off paying $2800 for the new condition with Nikon USA warranty from Adorama that has three different bundles with free items going for $2800:

+ with Lightroom 6

+ lots of accessories but no LR6: Green Extreme Extra Battery, 66-inch Takama tripod, Flashpoint remote shutter thing, Flashpoint release cable thing, Lowepro Nova 17L AW shoulder bag, and Corel Software Bundle (five titles including Aftershot PRO 2 and Paintshop PRO X8
+ you get either a 32GB Lexar SDHC or a 32GB Sandisk Extreme microSDXC, there’s conflicting info

+ lots of accessories: replaces Lowepro bag with cleaning kit (I think)

Imported Grey Market Fuji X-PRO2 Body for $1500

The Fuji X-PRO2 goes for $1700 with free accessories at authorized dealers, eg Adorama (Corel imaging software included).

But if you are comfortable with imported grey-market items with a 1-year seller warranty (instead of Fuji USA warranty), among the latest eBay Deals, eBay seller “Electronics Valley” (99.6%, ships from New Jersey) is offering new condition imported grey-market Fuji X-PRO2 Body Only for $1500 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer.

Imported Grey Market Canon 80D Body for $900

To the Chaos and Disorder that is the eBay Deals we return, where eBay seller “Electronics Valley” (99.6%, ships from New Jersey) is offering new condition imported grey-market Canon 80D body only with a 1-year warranty from the seller (not Canon USA) for $900 with free shipping with a limit of five units per customer.

So you are trading off $300 for the Canon USA warranty. It’s a numbers and risk tolerance type of a decision. Also a sleep better at night type of a decision 🙂 The new condition from authorized dealers goes for $1200 with free accessories.

Imported Canon 6D body only for $1100

Import cameras are frequent “guests” at the eBay Deals and we have another one of those bubbling around now. eBay seller “Get It Digital” (99.4%, ships from Brooklyn) is offering the new condition imported grey-market Canon 6D body only for $1100 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer. There is no mention of any warranty of this in the eBay listing.

At authorized dealers, this goes for $1400 with a variety of free accessories and/or rewards, eg B&H Photo (4 freebies including free Oben alumin(i)um monopod) and Adorama (free Lightroom 6).

Imported Nikon 50mm f1.8D for $99

Back to the eBay Deals Top 100 we go where eBay seller “PhotoVideo4Less” (99.9%, ships from Brooklyn) is offering the imported grey-market new condition Nikon 50mm f1.8D lens for $99 with free shipping, with a limit of 50 per customer. No warranty is mentioned in the listing.

In contrast, this goes for $130~ at authorized dealers (eg Adorama).

Speaking of eBay, celebrating Star Wars Day, the The Force Awakens Blu-Ray/DVD/DigitalHD set is on sale for $17 with free shipping (ships from Kentucky; limit 5 per customer; Calipari not included!).

Imported Fuji X-T1 body only for $700 (or w/18-55 for $1150)

The Fuji X-T1 body only goes for $1300 at authorized dealers, while the kit with the 18-55mm goes for $1700. Authorized dealers are allowed to bundle it with free accessories and promotional rewards, eg Adorama.

But if you are more of a risk taker and comfortable with imported grey-market items, among the latest eBay Deals, eBay seller “Electronics Valley” (99.6%) is offering the new condition imported grey-market with a 1-year seller warranty (not Fuji USA) Fuji X-T1 body only for $700 with free shipping. On that listing, you can also select the X-T1 with 18-55mm for $1150. Change the “MPN” option in the menu to switch between the two. It shows product numbers instead of human-readable model names, but there are only two options, 16421452 (Body Only),16432786 (Body+18-135mm Lens).

Kudos to this eBay seller for clearly filling in the warranty details in the eBay “Item Specifics” where it specifies that it does not come with a manufacturer warranty and that it is an import item with a 1-year seller warranty. Also kudos for having a big banner further down the product description saying this is an “IMPORT MODEL”. Annotated screenshot crop below:

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This is a step in the right direction for retailers: giving the consumer all the information needed to make an informed decision.

Imported Nikon 50mm f1.8G for $168

More imported camera gear action at the eBay Deals, with a Nikon prime. eBay seller “PhotoVideo4Less” (99.9%, Brooklyn::NewYork) is offering the new condition imported Nikon 50mm f1.8G lens for $168 with free shipping. There is no warranty mentioned in the eBay listing, so assume it gets no warranty.

This lens goes for $218 with free accessories at authorized Nikon USA dealers such as B&H Photo and Adorama (including the Corel software bundle). So it’s up to you to trade off the manufacturer warranty and the free accessories versus paying $50 less.

Panasonic GH4 body and $150 Gift Card for $1300 [OR Imported GH4 body only for $900]

The Panasonic GH4 body only goes for $1300 at authorized Panasonic USA dealers, but they are allowed to bundle it with various free accessories. Adorama has a bundle with a $150 Adorama Gift Card and a 32GB card going for the same price of $1300… They also have other bundles that include different combinations of accessories (video-priority accessories)… Of audio-video interest, they have a bundle of the GH4 + DMW-YAGH Interface Unit + Rode Microphones VideoMic for $1700, the same price as without the free accessories…

On the other hand, if are comfortable with imported items with a 1-year seller warranty, making its way into the eBay Deals Hot 100, eBay seller “Electronics Valley” (99.6%, New Jersey) is offering the new condition imported grey-market with a 1-year seller warranty (not Panasonic USA) Panasonic GH4 body only for $900 with free shipping.

Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USB (Nikon only) for $769 with Canada Warranty only

To the Trending eBay Deals we go now where we find Canadian retailer QuickNDone (99.8%, Ontario::Canada) offering the new condition Tamron SP 24-70mm F2.8 Di VC USD in the Nikon mount only for $769 with free shipping. This ships to Canada and the USA. People buying in Canada get a 6-year Tamron Canada warranty. Limit 18 per customer (or that’s how many they are left in this offer).

Imported Sony a7S II body w/1yr seller warranty for $2400

The Sony a7S II body only goes for $3000 at authorized Sony USA dealers bundled with free items (eg free Lightroom 6 at Adorama).

On the other hand, if you are comfortable with grey-market products that get a 1-year warranty from the Seller, not the Manufacturer, among the latest Trending eBay Deals you can get the new condition imported grey-market Sony a7S II body only for $2400 with free shipping and a 1-year warranty from the seller, not Sony USA. Limit five per customer. The seller is “Electronics Valley” (99.6%, ships from Somerset, New Jersey).

Imported Fuji X-T10 body only with 1-Year seller warranty for $500

The Fuji X-T10 body only goes for $800 or for $900 with the 16-50 at authorized Fuji USA dealers (eg Adorama).

But if you are more of a risk taker, among the latest eBay Deals, seller “Electronics Valley” (99.5%, New Jersey) is offering the new condition imported grey-market Fuji X-T10 body only for $500 with free shipping, in black or silver, with a 1-year warranty from the seller (not from Fuji USA).

I don’t mean to sound like a broken record, but when buying imported items, don’t just buy them because it’s a much lower price. Make sure you are comfortable with the risks and trade-offs of such purchases. Ultimately you are the one who is going to have to sleep and live with the decision and as such, you are the ultimate decider of what’s an acceptable risk to take. (all apologies if this may sound a little Nanny-State-ish but some people may not be familiar with the whole imported vs authorized kerfuffle. In situations like this it is mayhaps better to err on the side of caution).

Imported Nikon 24-70mm f2.8 non-VR for $1200 [or refurb w/90-day Nikon USA warranty for $1400]

The Nikon 24-70mm f2.8G ED-IF AF-S goes for $1800 in new condition at authorized Nikon dealers, while the VR version goes for $2400. If you don’t want the VR version, you might as well save by going refurbished on the non-VR, it is going for $1400 at Adorama with a 90 day Nikon USA warranty.

If you want to save some more, and don’t object to imported grey-market gear without a warranty, you can get it in new condition for $1200 with free shipping as one of the eBay Deals by eBay seller RedTag Camera on eBay (99.9%, limit 5). Nearly 350 units got sold from this listing as of the time of writing.

Imported Nikon D750 body w/1yr seller warranty for $1300

The Nikon D750 body only goes for $2000 at authorized Nikon dealers which are allowed to bundle it with free accessories (eg free RodeMic OR Lightroom 6 at Adorama or free 4TB external HDD and other extras at B&H Photo).

On the other hand, if you are comfortable with imported grey-market DSLRs, among the latest buzzing eBay Deals, eBay seller “Electronics Valley” (99.5%, New Jersey) is offering new condition imported grey-market Nikon D750 body only dSLRs with a 1-year seller warranty (not Nikon USA) for $1300 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer. Nearly 200 units got sold so far per the eBay listing number there.

As usual with situations like these, it is up to you to decide based on whatever makes you feel comfortable and won’t keep you up at night. Make sure you understand the trade-offs and risks of buying authorized dealer vs imported if you are not already familiar with them.

Imported Nikon 35mm f1.8 for $149 _VS_ $197 in new condition with Nikon USA warranty and Extras and Corel Software

A quick look at the eBay Deals shows a prime lens offer if you are not risk averse. The eBay store of PhotoVideo4Less (99.9%) is offering new condition imported grey-market Nikon 35mm f1.8 DX lenses for $149 with free shipping. There is no manufacturer warranty on this. In fact there is no mention of warranty, so you can assume that you get no warranty (unless you find out otherwise). Limit five per customer. Over 2000 units got sold so far from this eBay listing. This is a simple prime lens, which reduces the risks of issues, but again, do whatever helps you sleep better at night 🙂

On the other hand, if you prefer Nikon USA blessed items and you have use for Corel’s imaging (and other software) Adorama is offering the new condition version of the Nikon 35mm f1.8 DX lens along with the Corel software bundle (includes AfterShot PRO and Paintshop PRO among others), along with a 52mm MC UV filter, a tether, and a cleaning kit, along with $4~ in promotional rewards for $197 with free shipping. This is temporarily on backorder, but you can order it if you like the offer and don’t object to waiting.

Imported White Box Canon 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM for $229 (limit 5; 30-day seller warranty)

For the risk takers out there, the eBay Deals have an imported lens at a big discount, with just a 30-day seller’s warranty. It is the new condition imported grey-market white-box Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM offered for $229 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer by eBay seller “Red Tag Camera” (99.9%). It ships from Brooklyn (NY) with over 600 units sold from this listing per the eBay data over there.

White box typically is when they take a lens out of a DSLR kit. Typically Lens + DSLR kits sell for less than buying them separately, and imported gear sell for less than authorized dealer gear. So there’s a double discount on this, the imported discount and the disassembling the kit discount.

Speaking of eBay, the Star Wars The Force Awakens BluRay + DVD + Digital set continues to sell for $17 with free shipping and free returns by Target’s eBay store. Over 11,500 units sold so far.