Archives for February 27, 2021

Sunday: Nanuk, Sandisk, White Balance Cards Set of Sets, Etc

We start with the great outdoors at the Meh daily deal where they offer the fUL Jenks Total Avalanche top loader backpack (general use, not a camera backpack) for $12. Free shipping for paying Meh-me-me-me-members! Available in multiple color options…

Next up we head on to a fresh 6-pack of daily deals at the B&H Photo website, good until Sunday at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out. Speaking of B&H, they are re-opening their B&M stores and warehouses/shipping on Sunday at 10am ET, so any orders you place the last 2-3 days will start shipping to y’all soon….

+ Vello White Balance Card Sets (Small, Medium, and Large) for $20
+ you get three sets (small, medium, large)
+ each set consists of three cards (black, white, 18% gray)

+ Nanuk 908 Hard Utility Case with Foam Insert for $40 in two color options

+ ApeXel Selfie Ring Light with 24″ Gooseneck Stand Cell Phone Holder for $20

+ RucPac Extreme Tech Gloves for $30 in three size options

+ 1st generation Google Pixel Buds for $49

+ 16GB Sandisk Ultra microSD with full-size adapter for $3.89
+ 5-pack for $19
+ 10-pack for $36

Shopping News: Best Buy laying off 5000, closing more stores

We have more breaking shopping news, this time the subject is Best Buy, but the good news is that they are not having same fate as Fry’s Electronics as we previously mentioned. Speaking of Fry’s, if you now go to the Fry’s website you will read their “after nearly 36 years in business…” letter, with guidance on what to do if you have anything pending with them (repairs, consignments, credit balances, etc)… The benefit of them having had their service contracts and credit cards ran by other companies comes in handy now that Fry’s is going away…

So to Best Buy now. The company has announced it is laying off 5000 (five thousand) employees and will close more stores than previously anticipated. COVID and overall trends and all, their online sales are now 40% of their total ~ this number doubled since two years ago.

More details and discussion on the Best Buy news via Techmeme

Considering the Fry’s and Best Buy news, this is a good time to do an inventory of your gift cards (physical or electronic or store credits or rewards balances) at various brick and mortar and online retailers and consider the risk situation of each retailer whose gift card you have. Amazon and Walmart and Starbucks and such may be too big to fail, but others may not be so lucky…

Three Magazines for $12 total for 1-Year (options include Outdoor Photographer)

If you want to subscribe to a minimum of three printed magazines (delivered to USA addresses, no auto-renewal), the Weekend Sale at DiscountMAGS is a good price, 3 titles for $12 total for 1-year, making it $4 per magazine per year.

Of photography interest, “Outdoor Photographer” is eligible for this promotion! An assortment of “six degrees of separation from photography” type of magazines are participating to help you get to three (or more). This includes WIRED, Popular Mechanics, various lifestyle and travel, Bazaar, Elle, Bridal Guide, hobby sports, Cosmo, Essence, Backpacker, Car & Driver, and more…

Saturday: Elements 2021, 512GB Sandisk, Rode Bundle, Etc

Adobe returns to the Saturday 2/27/21 Amazon USA Gold Box where they offer Photoshop Elements 2021 (disc or digital download) for $56… The sale today also includes the new condition Amazon Fire TV Cube (4K, Alexa, 2019 release) for $100…

Elsewhere at the NewEgg dailies they offer the 512GB Sandisk Ultra microSDXC for $60 after the limited time promo code shown there…

Last but not least at the Adorama dailies (change Sunday 10am ET) they offer the “Rode Mobile Phone Microphone Bundle” for $180 with free US shipping… Five different products are included in this kit including Rode, Shure and Manfrotto items…