Archives for May 21, 2018

Get $300 Amazon Gift Card with select Huawei MateBook X PRO Signature Thin & Light laptops

For a limited time, Amazon itself is offering a $300 Amazon plastic gift card when you purchase the new condition Huawei MateBook X Pro Signature Edition Thin & Light Laptop for $1200. IT has a 13.9″ 3K Touch display, 8th Generation Intel i5-8250U, 8GB of RAM, 256 GB of SSD, 3:2 Aspect ratio, Office 365 Personal Included, model Mach-W19B. Limit two bundles per customer at the sale price.

On the same listing you will also find an i7-8550U with GeForce MX150 and twice the RAM and SSD for $300 more. This too eligible for the $300 gift card promotion.

Canon EF 70-200mm f4L IS for $1100 w/freebies

The new condition Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS lens is currently on sale for $1099 at authorized Canon dealers, some of which are offering freebies as well. At Adorama you get a free filter kit, Corel software bundle, and a few other free lens-y accessories (lens shade, tether, cleaning kit)… At B&H Photo you get 4% promotional rewards ($44~ to be used in future purchases there)… At Amazon, Prime members get a 5% statement credit ($55~) if you pay with one of the Prime credit cards…

Rakuten Coupon: $10 off $50+ (ends Tue PM)

Good until Tuesday at 11:59pm pacific time, the Rakuten website is offering $10 off purchases of $50+ with coupon code GET10 entered over there. Some exclusions and restrictions apply as usual. You can find those in the fineprint at the bottom of the aforelinked page.

Strategically this is good for items that have the same prices everywhere, or rarely go on sale. A number of 3rd-party camera deals also sell on Rakuten, so you are not limited to what they have on their own. Note also that Rakuten has both authorized and unauthorized 3rd-party sellers offering camera gear on their website, so be sure to research an unfamiliar seller before buying!

15% off purchases of $50+ with eBay coupon (includes Beach, Dell, and many more)

Coupons and rewards are one of eBay’s current favorite ways to offer temptations to potential buyers. And now we have another eBay coupon promotion. Coupon code PMEMDAY gets you 15% off purchase of items priced $50+ from a long list of eligible eBay sellers including Anker, aSavings (Focus Camera alternate name), Beach Camera (parent company of BuyDig), Daily Steals, Cuisinart (shiny kitchen appliances are a good test for difficult shooting/lightning situations?), Dell, eBags, Guess Outlet, Overstock, Reebok, Northwest Outdoors, Tech Rabbit, Timex, VM Innovations, Wilson Leather, and many more!

When you use the left sidebar over there to drill further down in the various categories, there are 450+ camera and photo items, but there are various others in other sub-categories and six degrees of separation and such.

This coupon offer expires on Friday May 25 in 2018 at 11:59pm pacific time.

You can combine this offer with the eBay Bonus Bucks promotion if you are eligible for that one and while they run in parallel until Tuesday night…

Imported Sony a7R III body w/1-YR Seller W for $2770

The new condition a7R III body only goes for $3200 at authorized Sony USA dealers which offer some freebies, eg $64 promotional rewards at B&H Photo or you can get various free accessories and software at Adorama

But if you are comfortable with imported/grey-market that come with a 1-year warranty from the seller (not Sony USA), then to the eBay Deals we go where eBay seller “Department Store NYC” is offering it in imported grey-market condition for $2700 with free shipping and a 1-year seller warranty from Dept Store NYC (not Sony). Up to three per customer at the sale price.

IF you are eligible for the limited time eBay Bucks bonus promotion, you can get $100 eBay Bucks on the purchase. The promotion has limits, so you don’t get unlimited 8%.

Monday: 25% off orders of $300+ at Monoprice

For Monday in the pacific time zone, coupon code 25MON gets you 25% off eligible items with a total of $300+ at the Monoprice website. Exclusions and restrictions apply but you can test the coupon and get a S&H estimate (free shipping is a luxury at Monoprice) without creating an account or logging in.

$5 off purchase of two books at B&N online

Good until Wednesday at 11:59pm pacific, coupon code BOOKISH gets you $5 off the purchase of TWO printed books at the Barnes & Noble website. Exclusions apply to the coupon as usual. Some product types (ebooks, LEGOs, Nooks, gift cards, etc) are excluded from general purpose couponization.

The Clearance section is another place to look for deals. You can drill down the sub-categories or go directly to the Photography Clearance section. There’s also this 30% – 75% off Clearance page.

YMMV eBay 8% to 10% eBay Bucks Rewards on $50+

Good until Tuesday 5/22/18 at 11:59pm pacific… This is YMMV as usual! The offer is being sent out via email and eBay messages, it is a new 8% eBay Bucks promotion, or 10% if you shop with the official eBay apps. This offer has a minimum purchase of $50+ to earn the bonus. Otherwise you earn the standard eBay bucks percentage. You must manually activate it before you earn the extra eBay Bucks. This has no minimum purchase amount. I do not know if every eBay Bucks member gets these offers or the eBay computers do their “targeting thing” (eg nudge people who haven’t shopped in a while to shop, and so forth).

A good place to look for ideas are the eBay Deals along with the Trending Deals (shows only 100 trending deals, less overwhelming to look at than their main deals page). There’s also a dedicated search box there that searches only the Deals, not everything else on eBay.

Another way to look for ideas is our eBay Category posts here, including the free Google Home Mini w/$150+ orders promotion running until 5/29/18.

As usual, there are limits to how much you can earn. You can earn $100 maximum for an individual transaction, and a maximum of $500 from multiple purchases made during this promotional period.

Monday Gold Box: ESSDI, Hohem, GVM, Lightdow, Camvate, Etc

There is some modest action in the Monday Amazon Gold Box as follows:

+ ends 12:30pm ET: ESDDI 176 LED Ultra Bright Dimmable Camera Light Panel for $26 minus $5 off green clip-on coupon = $21
+ 19% claimed as of 10:10am ET

+ ends 2:05pm ET: Hohem 3-Axis Wearable Gimbal Stabilizer for $144
+ 5% claimed as of 10:11am ET

+ ends 3:25pm ET: GVM LED Video Light 520 CRI97 Plus and TLCI 97 Plus 18500 lux @ Bi-color 3200-5600K for $127
+ 7% claimed as of 10:12am ET

+ starts 12:29pm ET: Photoolex Dual USB Charger with Two Rechargeable Batteries replacements for the Canon LP-E6* (price before sale $34)


+ starts 5:15pm ET: Lightdow 200W Photographic Equipment 20×28″ Softbox Continuous Output Lighting Photo Studio Soft Light Bundle(Model Number: LD-TZ005) (price before sale $30)

+ starts 5:24pm ET: CAMVATE Director’s Monitor Cage with Wireless Receivers and Multi-function Plate (price before sale $169)

+ starts 7:09pm ET: CRAPHY 2x125W 5500K Photography Studio Soft Box Lights Continuous Lighting Kit for Photo Video (20×28″ Softbox + 3 Muslin Backdrops (White Black Green) + Background Support Stand (10×6.5ft) (price before sale $103)

+ starts 8:35pm ET: Lightdow 200W Photographic Equipment Adjustable Overhead Lighting Boom Arm Softbox Kit(Model Number: LD-TZ008) (price before sale $40)


+ starts 3:55am ET: ESDDI 800W 20″X28″ Photography Softbox Light Lighting Kit Photo Equipment Soft Studio Light Softbox (price before sale $40)

+ starts 8:04am ET: KMASHI 20000mah External Battery QC3.0 Quick Charge Power Bank Backup Battery (price before sale $37)

+ starts 9:44am ET: Ring Light, ESDDI 18inch 100W LED Dimmable Ring Light, Adjustable Color Temperature 3200K-5800K, Stand Phone Holder, Hot Shoe Adapter (price before sale $120 minus $6 off clip-on coupon)

+ various action cams including Apeman

(ENDED) Tue (B&H): Westcott Octa $130, Wooden HotShoe Handle $99

These expired but for more action, check the B&H Featured Sales

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(SOLD OUT) In-Stock: USED Sony a7 III for $1658+, w/28-70 for $1934+

As of a 5/22/18 recheck, these sold out… For future updates, check the Stock Status Tracker

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