Rokinon 50mm f1.4 AF (Sony E) for $485 w/free S&H

According to the Amazon shopping cart, there is one unit left of the new condition Rokinon AF 50mm F1.4 Auto Focus Lens (IO50AF-E) bundled with some free accessories for $485 with free shipping, sold and shipped by Focus Camera. This is not eligible for Prime shipping – it will ship directly from Focus.

Used Sony a7r III body for $2860+

Today’s main development after the latest update of the Stock Status Update is on the Sony a7r III body only front. More used options at prices under $3000 have surfaced as follows:

+ at B&H Photo used prices starting at $2860 in “Condition 9+”. Check the “In the Box” section of each individual listing for more details on what’s included. They come with a 90-day B&H warranty
+ note: if/when the used options sell out, the used listings at B&H may redirect automatically to the new condition listing!

+ at Amazon Warehouse Deals prices start at $2989 from 3rd party seller “Cardinal Camera”

On the new condition front, the camera is now in-stock at B&H Photo as well, at its starting price of $3200.

Of the other cameras, the main change is that the Panasonic G9 is now in-stock at Adorama as well for $1700.

Imported Sony a7r II Body w/1-YR Seller Warranty for $1900

The all new Sony a7r iii body only is now in-stock at multiple authorized dealers, but if you prefer the previous generation model, the Sony a7r ii body only, and you are comfortable with imported grey-market cameras…

… then to the eBay Deals we go, where eBay seller “Department Store NYC” (99%, Queens Village) is offering the new condition imported grey-market a7r II body only for $1900 with free shipping and a 1-year seller warranty (not Sony USA warranty). Limit three per customer. Over 420 of these have been sold so far per the eBay listing…

(OLDER POST) Used Sony a7r III body for $3019 + S&H

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Refurb Sony 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS w/1-YR warranty for $189

Zoom-zoom E-system fans! BuyDIG is offering for a limited time the factory reconditioned Sony 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS lens (model SEL55210) in the black color scheme for $189 with free shipping and a 1-year extended warranty.

(ENDED) 7artisans 25mm F1.8 Manual Focus Lens for $52 [Sony E]

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Running in the Gold Box until 11:30am ET on Thursday is the new condition 7artisans 25mm F1.8 Manual Focus Prime for Sony E-system for $56 with free shipping (sold by 3rd-party seller and fulfilled by Amazon). But there’s also a $4 green clip-on coupon on the listing, dropping it to $52. The price before the sale was $70 last night when I posted the lightning deals schedule.

Pre-order on Wednesday: new Sony 18-135 OIS and silver a6300

Sony is striking first in CES 2018 in this small “pre CES 2018” window [see Trade Show Calendar] with a couple of new products that will be available for pre-ordering on Wednesday January 10 at 11am eastern:

+ Sony E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS for $598 at B&H Photo and Adorama

+ silver Sony a6300: body for $898, with 16-50mm for $998 at B&H Photo and Adorama

Sony a7r II Body with Choice of Freebies for $2400

The new condition Sony a7r II body only goes for $2400 at various authorized dealers, which are allowed to include free items with purchase, and different retailers offer different useful free items as follows:

+ B&H Photo with free 4TB WD Passport USB 3.0 portable hard drive

+ B&H Photo with free 1-year Adobe Photographer Cloud subscription

+ Adorama with free Tascam DR-10S Mic

+ Adorama with free Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6

(SOLD OUT) Used Sony a7r III body for $3134

This sold out as of a Saturday 5:12pm ET recheck… For future updates check the Stock Status Tracker

and we have a legitimate used Sony a7r III body only listing for $3134~ with free shipping at Adorama in “Used – Demo” condition.

Used items come with a 90-day Adorama warranty and a 30-day return policy (no questions asked). It goes for $3200 in new condition and it is in-stock at many authorized dealers.

The Sony a7r III Floodgates have opened: IN-STOCK at Many Authorized Dealers for $3200

I just updated the Stock Status Tracker, and we have great news for Sony a7r III hunters! The camera is now in-stock for its starting price of $3200 at various authorized Sony USA dealers:

+ Adorama with FREE Overnight Delivery

+ B&H Photo with FREE Next Day Delivery

+ Various at Amazon including Murphy’s (fulfilled by Amazon), Cameta and Focus

+ Various Authorized on eBay including Beach, Photo Craft, and more

+ I will add a more detailed list in the Stock Status Tracker later today when I’ll be using a full size keyboard

Sony Serious Mirrorless Bundle Sale (43 options, $1422 to $3705)

The B&H 2-Day Sale is getting more mega with the addition of 43 (forty three) Sony Mirrorless Camera Bundles featuring select a6300 and a6500 bundles, along with a feast of 35mm full frame a-series model bundles. Prices range from $1422 to $3705.

The a7r III is not participating in this sale. Check the Stock Status Tracker for existential answers about its stock situation 🙂

Kamlan 50mm f1.1 APS-C Lens for $130 [X/m43/E/EF-M]

If you are a fan of Prime lenses made by non-mainstream lens manufacturers, the membership website MassDrop is offering the new condition Kamlan 50mm F/1.1 APS-C Prime Lens for $130 with free shipping for USA shoppers. Shipping is extra for non-USA shoppers. The lens is available in Canon EF-M, Fuji X, M43rds and Sony E. You select the option at checkout. It comes with a 1-year warranty. All sales are final. These will ship in late January 2018. There is no express shipping option!

If you are not familiar with MassDrop, think of them as a group buy shopping club. You have to create an account (free to join, no annual/membership fees) to see the prices and details of a product. Orders do not ship right away like Amazon. It’s the opposite of Prime. Orders can take weeks to months before they ship because of the nature of group buys. Sales are final. Some items come with a manufacturer warranty, others don’t. Some are purchased directly from the manufacturer, others through third parties.

If you hate waiting, then mayhaps it’s not for you. You can instead go for near-instant gratification with the B&H FREE Next Day delivery of various products 🙂

IN-STOCK: Sony a7r III body for $3200 with FREE Next Day Delivery

An update fo the Stock Status Tracker also revealed the Sony a7r III body only being in-stock at more places than ever, for its starting price of $3200 with free shipping:

+ Adorama with free OVERNIGHT shipping!

+ B&H Photo with free NEXT DAY delivery!

In-Stock Now: Sony a7r III for $3200 [updated]

Another update of the Stock Status Tracker shows the Sony a7r III body only in-stock for $3200 by Kenmore Camera on eBAY as of 12/25/17 at 6:30pm ET…

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(SOLD OUT) In-Stock: Sony a7r III body for $3200

For the latest updates, check the Stock Status Tracker

This listing sold out: and we have good news for the Sony a7r III body only hunters, there are two units of the camera in-stock by authorized dealer Samy’s Camera of Southern California for $3200 with free shipping and handling. Don’t forget to use eBay gift cards, eBay Bucks, and PayPal coupons if you have any available!

(SOLD OUT) Used Sony a7r III body for $2958

As of a 6:15pm ET recheck (30 minutes after posting this), this sold out at Amazon Warehouse Deals from Amazon itself… AVOID the unknown 3rd-party sellers unless you are looking for trouble…

For the big picture, check the just-updated Stock Status Tracker

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(SOLD OUT) In-stock now: Sony a7r III body for $3200 with FREE NEXT DAY delivery (orders by 4pm ET today)

As of a 6:37pm ET recheck this is back-ordered again… For the big picture, check the just-updated Stock Status Tracker

Rejoice Sony a7r III body fans! As of the time of writing, the camera is in-stock and ready to ship at B&H Photo with free next day delivery for orders placed before 4pm eastern ~ while the camera remains in-stock ~ they can’t ship overnight something when it’s out of stock…

PS: your purchases through our various affiliate links is our primary source of funding. IF you find our stock status tracking useful, then please consider making your purchases through our links!

PS2: speaking of the Stock Status Tracker, the used Fuji X100F prices went up across the board. Mayhaps a side-effect of holiday season and end of year Section 179 buying?

SLR Magic CINE 50mm F1.1 + SLR Magic 52mm variable ND filter II for $339 [Sony E]

The SLR Magic CINE 50mm F1.1 for the Sony E system is bundled with the SLR Magic 52mm variable ND filter II, together going for $339 with free expedited shipping along with $6.78 in promotional rewards at Adorama.

If you don’t want/need the variable ND filter, the lens on its own goes for $279 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.

Sony a6500 with $50 B&H Gift Card and Free Accessories and Free Next Day Delivery

A number of Sony cameras and other products are eligible for Free Next Day Delivery at B&H Photo, including these Sony a6000 kits:

+ Sony Alpha a6500 Body with $50 B&H Photo Gift Card and Sony Leather Body Case and 64GB Sandisk Extreme SD and extra battery and shoulder bag for $1198 with FREE Next DAY delivery

+ Sony Alpha a6500 with 16-50mm with $50 B&H Photo Gift Card and Sony Leather Body Case and 64GB Sandisk Extreme SD and extra battery and shoulder bag for $1298 with FREE Next DAY delivery

+ Sony Alpha a6500 with 16-50 and 55-210 with $50 B&H Photo Gift Card and Sony Leather Body Case and 64GB Sandisk Extreme SD and extra battery and shoulder bag for $1446 with FREE Next DAY delivery

Sony a6300 with $50 Gift Card and Extra Accessories and Free Next Day Delivery

A number of Sony cameras and other products are eligible for Free Next Day Delivery at B&H Photo, including these Sony a6000 kits:

+ Sony a6300 with 16-50mm and $50 B&H Photo Gift Card and 64GB Sandisk Extreme SD card and Extra Battery and Bag for $848 with FREE Next DAY delivery

+ Sony a6300 with 16-50 and 55-210 and $50 B&H Photo Gift Card and 64GB Sandisk Extreme SD card and Extra Battery and Bag for $996 with FREE Next DAY delivery

+ Sony a6300 body only with $50 B&H Photo Gift card and 4% promotional rewards for $748 with FREE Next DAY delivery
+ no free accessories with this option but you get 4% promotional rewards ($30~ to be used in future B&H purchases)

Sony a6000 with 16-50 and $50 Gift Card and Extras for $498 with Free Next Day Delivery

A number of Sony cameras and other products are eligible for Free Next Day Delivery at B&H Photo, including these Sony a6000 kits:

+ Sony a6000 with 16-50mm with $50 B&H Photo Gift Card and Extra Battery and Bag (B&H house brand battery and bag) for $498 with FREE NEXT DAY DELIVERY!
+ all four color schemes are eligible, but the black color scheme gets a bonus 32GB SD card as well
+ this is only $50 more than the body only, so you can always sell, gift, trade or experiment upon the lens

+ Sony a6000 body only (black color scheme ONLY) with $50 B&H Photo Gift Card and Extra Battery and Bag (B&H house brand battery and bag) for $448 with FREE NEXT DAY DELIVERY!

Sony a7r II Body with Free Sony Battery Grip for $2400

Thanks to one of our readers for the alert for this one! The Best Buy website includes a FREE Sony battery grip with the purchase of the Sony a7r II body only at its standard price of $2400. If you are not familiar with the Best Buy website, there is a tiny “Includes Free: 2 items” link on their page, and also a blue banner that says “Free Battery Grip”.

If you don’t want/need the battery grip, for the same price, B&H Photo is offering either a free 4TB external HDD or a 12-month Photographer Creative Cloud, plus the official Sony Soft Carrying Case.

In-Stock Oddities: USED New Sony a7r III body for $3200 (updated)

UPDATE 12/12/17 at 10:20am ET
Stranger in a stranger land. Now the same seller has a USED listing through Amazon which says it is brand new. Here’s a screenshot…

This is bizarre, I’d say wait for the more well-known retailers to have it in-stock 🙂

ORIGINAL POST
I just updated the Stock Status Tracker and there are some promising news, the camera is shown as in-stock for its starting price of $3200 by seller “Cardinal Photo” through Amazon. This ships directly from Cardinal Photo, and it is not eligible for Prime shipping.

The shipping estimates will vary depending on how near/far you are to the shipping routes as they intersect with Cardinal’s location.

(ENDED) Friday: 15% off USED Sony Gear with Coupon

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In-Stock Now: Sony 16/1.4 DC DN (E, m43) and Canon 135/4L TS-E Macro Tilt-Shift Lens

More new lenses are now in-stock and ready to ship at B&H Photo, let’s round them all together for a 2-for-1 in blog post savings 🙂

+ Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN for $449 in Sony E and Micro Four Thirds

+ Canon TS-E 135mm f/4L Macro Tilt-Shift Lens for $2199
+ yes, the dream of the 90s is alive, macro tilt-shift for the EF system!
+ the other two are still in pre-order status: TS-E 90mm f/2.8L Macro Tilt-Shift and TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro Tilt-Shift. Each going for $2199. A used Honda Civic gets you all three 🙂

(ENDED) Sony a7r III gets a December 7 estimate

As of a 12/5/17 at 8:33pm ET, the estimate has moved from December 7 to December 18. This is likely because more pre-orders came in to eat up the upcoming inventory or something changed infrastructure-wise (eg delays at the ports and such).

For the big picture, check the Stock Status Tracker

The Sony a7r III body only now has a December 7 estimate (as of the time of writing) at B&H Photo. Keep in mind, estimates can change over time…

Sony a7r III not out yet

If you missed it earlier today, you can rewatch it at any time, the previously mentioned 1-hour 5-person panel by B&H Photo on the Sony a7r III camera.

There was a November 30 in-stock estimated date mentioned a couple of weeks ago, before the Black-Cyber Friday-Monday madness began.

The camera itself, as of the time of writing, is not in-stock. At Amazon by Amazon itself it is in the ubiquitous “temporarily out of stock” status. At Adorama it is in pre-order status and so is at B&H Photo. It is currently ranked the #1 new release in Mirrorless Cameras, but before you schedule a victory parade, keep in mind that Amazon’s rankings are only as good as their product categorization and classification :

Watch (FREE): Sony a7r III B&H Photo Discussion

Ooops, I didn’t post this early enough when it went live, but you can watch it at any time! It is the B&H Photo Sony a7r III Video Stream. The five person panel discussion starts around the 10 minute mark. You can also find it YouTube-embedded below:

(ENDED) Samyang 24mm T1.5 VDSLR II Cine Lens for $545 (Sony E) and $623 (Sony A) [ends Fri 2:19am ET]

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Rokinon 12mm f2.8 Fisheye for $349 [C/N/K/E]

If you are a fan of fish and eyes, you may also be a fan of fisheye lenses! The Rokinon 12mm f/2.8 ED AS IF NCS UMC Fisheye is on sale for $349 with free expedited shipping and 2% promotional rewards (around $7~) at B&H Photo in the Canon, Nikon and Pentax SLR systems, and the Sony E mirrornyet systems.

Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 50mm f0.95 with FREE MZ Lens Hood for $599 [Sony E]

How do you create an anime name for a lens manufacturer? You replace the last “n” with a “u”! Another B&H Photo Cyber Monday deal, the new condition Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 lens for the Sony E-system, bundled with the Mitakon Zhongyi Lens Hood for Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 for FREE for a limited time, is offered for $599 with free expedited shipping. Mitakou Assemble!

Lensbaby Limited Edition Velvet & Twist Gift Set for $1000 [C/N/E]

Lensbabies have been growing up and getting fancier, if you are a fan of, you are in luck, because B&H Photo has the Lensbaby Limited Edition Velvet & Twist Gift Set on sale for $1000 with free expedited shipping in the Canon, Nikon DSLR systems, and the Sony E mirrornyet system. This set includes two custom cases, the 60 Optic with straight body, and the Velvet 56/1.6 and 85/1.8 lenses, along with a strap and cleaning cloth.

Zeiss Batis Full Lens Kit with Zeiss UV Filters (Sony E) for $5096

Zeiss temptations! One of the B&H Cyber Monday Specials is the new condition Zeiss Batis Full Lens Kit with UV Filters for Sony E set offered for $5096 with free expedited shipping.

The set includes the four Batis lenses, 18/2.8, 25/2, 85/1.8 and 135/2.8 along with four Carl Zeiss T* UV filters. One 77mm and three 67mm. The filters on their own go for $400. The lenses purchased individually total for $5096 BUT they don’t come with the Zeiss T* UV filters. So the bundle gets you the four CZ T* UV filters versus buying the lenses individually.

Rokinon 8mm f2.8 UMC Fisheye II for $249 [X/E/EF-M]

From Macros to Fisheyes! The Rokinon 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye II lens is on sale for $249 in three different mirrorless systems, Fuji X, Sony E, and Canon EF-M by Amazon itself and Adorama and B&H Photo.

Rokinon AF Sony E Lenses: 14/2.8 for $499, 50/1.4 for $399

Rokinon has discovered autofocusing technology and now they are ready to conquer the universe! Two of their autofocus Sony E system, FE lenses, are on sale as part of the Black Friday festivities, the 14mm f2.8 FE AF goes for $499 with free expedited shipping, while the 50mm f1.4 FE AF goes for $399 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.

Rokinon 24, 35, 50, 85mm T1.5 Cine DS Lens Bundle for $1649

The two Rokinon lightning deals go live at 7:05pm ET and 8:20pm ET tonight, but there’s more Rokinon action, not a lightning deal but a Black Friday bundle, the Rokinon 24, 35, 50, 85mm T1.5 Cine DS Lens Bundle is discounted to $1649 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo in the Nikon, Canon, Sony E and M43rds. That’s $412.50 per lens 🙂

Sony a7 body with extras for $798

35mm Full frame for $800! A new low as far as I can recall for a new condition camera from an authorized USA dealer! It’s the good old Sony a7 body only, down to $798 with free shipping at Adorama (with free accessories) and at B&H Photo (two free accessories) and at Amazon itself.

Full frame parties 🙂 This went for $1000 a couple of weeks ago when I posted the 35mm Full Frame Camera Price Charts.

Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 35mm f0.95 Mark II for $449 (Sony E) or $479 (EF-M or Fuji X)

If bright primes are you thing, the new condition Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 Mark II lens is on sale for $449 in the Sony E system, and $479 in the Fuji X or Canon EF-M in the black color schemes at B&H Photo, another one of their 110+ just launched Black Friday Sales.

Zeiss Batis 25mm f2 for $1105 [Sony E]

Mirrorless Zeiss action now, the new condition Zeiss Batis 25mm f2 lens is on sale for $1105 with free shipping at B&H Photo. The price on Wednesday was a very flowing $1234. This lens is only available in the Sony E system… For more action, check all the B&H Photo Black Friday sales

(ENDED) RAVpower 2-Slot Charger with Two Batteries for $21 (replacements for Sony NP-FW50)

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Sony a7R II Body with One Serious Freebie (choices LR6, 4TB HDD, Creative Cloud, Tascam Mic) for $2398

The Sony a7r II was going for $2900 when I posted the Mirrorless Price Charts two weeks ago, but the combination of the impending release of the a7r III and the various Instant Savings offers have dropped its price down to $2400 and that’s not all, you also get free items with purchase!

At B&H Photo, you have a choice of serious freebies: either a 4TB WD MyPassport External HDD or a free 1-Year Photographer Creative Cloud subscription.

At Adorama you have a choice of freebies as well, either Lightroom 6 software or Tascam DR-10S Mic or the customary bundle of photo accessories.

Amazon is stingy on the freebies (none) but if you pay for it with a Prime VISA you will get 5% as a statement credit (that’s $120).

Reminder: Sony a7r III expected November 30 for $3200

Reminder, lost in the Black Friday madness: the new deputy of the Sony E-system, coming in at $3200 [see Mirrorless Price Charts], the Sony a7r III is scheduled to be released on Thursday November 30 in 2017 with pre-orders accepted at Amazon by Amazon actual and Adorama and B&H Photo.

I will integrate it in the Stock Status Tracker after Cyber Monday madness cools off.

If you are not mesmerized by the a7r III or its starting price, there are sales on the a7S II, for $2500 you can get it with the Rokinon 35/2.8 FE or for $2400 you can get the a7S II body only.

(ENDED) Meike 35mm f1.7 (Sony E) sale

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(ENDED) Meike 35mm f1.7 (Sony E) for $72

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Sony a6500 with 16-50mm and Sigma 30/1.4 DC DN for $1469

The Sony a6500 dropped to $1200 body only or $1300 with the 16-50mm as part of this week’s Instant Savings madness.

BUT IF you want to buy the Sony a6500 with 16-50mm kit and a prime lens too, more specifically the Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC DN (E-mount of course), you get them together as a bundle for $1469 at BuyDIG.com. Just add to cart and proceed to checkout. No coupons, no rebates.

The Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC DN lens on its own goes for $339 with freebies at Adorama or with 4% rewards at B&H Photo.

So with the BuyDIG bundle, you are adding the 30/1.4 lens for $170 more, half off its on-its-own price.

Sony a7S II body with Rokinon 35mm f2.8 FE for $2500

The Sony a7S II body only is now down to $2400 BUT if you also want to buy a prime lens, more specifically the Rokinon 35mm f2.8 FE (IO35AF-E) autofocus lens, you can get them together as a bundle for $2500 with free shipping at BuyDIG.com. No coupon needed, just add to cart and checkout.

Sony a7S II Body down to $2400 (with freebies)

The Sony a7S II body only went for $2700 a couple of weeks when I posted the Mirrorless Price Charts. This week’s Instant Savings Madness dropped the price down to $2400 at authorized dealers with the option of various freebies:

+ At Adorama (keep paging down to see them all) you get either a free Lightroom 6 OR free Tascam Shotgun Mic OR the usual free accessories

+ At B&H Photo you can get a 4TB WD External HDD or a Rode Video Mic (the other free option on the listing)

+ At Amazon various 3rd-party sellers are offering their own bundles

Sony a6500 body only drops to $1200 [corrected]

CORRECTION 11/20/17 the blog post title originally said $1100 instead of $1200. Those sneaky $1199 prices still trick me 🙁

The Sony a6500 body went for $1500 a couple of weeks ago when I posted the Mirrorless Price Charts but as of today’s massive Instant Savings madness, it is now down to $1200 with free shipping at authorized dealers as follows:

+ At Amazon where you can also see all the instant savings bundles with participating lenses; 5% cashback with Prime VISA or Prime Store card

+ At Adorama with free Corel software, 16GB SD, 24/7 TC holster, etc

+ At B&H Photo with a 64GB Sandisk SDXC card and shoulder bag

On the same listings shown above at the above retailers you will find the “a6500 with 16-50mm” kit going for $1300, and the two lens kit (16-50, 55-210) going for $1450, and the “with 18-105” for $1750, and the “with 16-70” for $2100.

SLR Magic Cine E-mount: 25/1.4 for $299, 35/1.2 for $300, 50/1.1 for $279, 75/1.4 for $299

Bright primes have their own cult following, after all, photography is all about the light! A number of SLR Magic Cine E-mount primes are now on sale as follows:

+ 25mm f1.4 for $299 at B&H Photo

+ 35mm f1.2 FE for $300 at B&H Photo

+ 50mm f1.1 for $279 at B&H Photo

+ 75mm f1.4 FE for $299 at B&H Photo

+ yes, it still doesn’t get old, a company named “SLR Magic” that mostly makes mirrorless gear 🙂

Rokinon 12mm f2 for $284 [X, m43, E]

Prime time now, the Rokinon 12mm F/2.0 Ultra Wide lens is on sale for $284 with free shipping in the Fuji X system, Micro Four Thirds and Sony E in the silver color scheme at Adorama (with 2% rewards) and at Amazon.

We’ve been posting a lot more, if you don’t want to go through the blog archives, you can also check our running Black Friday Deals summary.