Archives for November 24, 2023

14″ MacBook Pro (M3 Pro, 18GB RAM, 512GB SSD) for $1749

Good until the end of day on 11/27/23, B&H Photo is offering a new M3 PRO Macbook too, not just previous year models! For $1749 you can get the Apple 14″ MacBook Pro (M3 Pro, Space Black) with 18GB unified RAM, 512GB SSD, 14-core GPU, 16-core Neural, 3024 x 1964 Liquid Retina XDR, 11-core M3 PRO processor, Wifi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3, Thunderbolt 4, MagSafe 3, SDXC slot, backlit keyboard, Touch ID sensor, etc, etc, etc.

eBay coupon: 20% off on select products

Good until the end of day on 11/27/23, eBay is offering 20% off on select products using coupon code HOLIDAYSAVES20 over there. The maximum discount is $500. You can use the coupon twice during the promotional period.e

Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 DC HSM ART w/FREE 72mm UV for $679 [C/Si] to $668 [N]

If you are looking for an APS-C f1.8 zoom lens, B&H comes to the rescue with the new condition Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 DC HSM Art lens for $679 in Canon EF and Sigma SA and $668 in Nikon F. With a FREE Sigma 72mm UV protection filter.

Capture One Pro 23 for $149

As part of the Black Friday festivities, B&H Photo is offering the Capture One Pro 23 for $149 as either a download or a box with a download card.

B&H Payboo Credit Card: Extra 5% to 10% off on Select Products

Payboo is a B&H Photo store credit card issued by Comenity Capital Bank. And until 11/28/23, B&H Photo has an extra savings promotion when paying with the PayBoo credit card. The savings are an extra 5% to 10% off. Maximum quantity of 2 per item for this promotion.

For more details, check the Paubpp card page

25% off Used Gear Purchases at BorrowLenses

BorrowLenses is having its Black Friday sale as well! Until 12/6/23, you automatically (no coupon needed) get 25% off on PURCHASES of Used Gear. You also get free US shipping.

PS: for the speed-readers out there, the coupon is for PURCHASES, not rentals 🙂

Black Friday Round-Up Part #3: B&N, Shutterfly, Monoprice, Walmart, Staples, Etc

And now lettuce round-up a few more of the Black Friday 2023 offerings!

We start with Shutterfly offering 50% off on almost everything on their website. BUT that’s not all. If you are part of their emailing list, you may have received an email that contains a one-time use coupon code [that’s why it’s a long string] that gets you $10 off an order of $10+. Shipping is extra and cannot be couponized.

The Monoprice website wouldn’t miss the party either! They offer $15 off on orders of $50+ using the very imaginative coupon code BF15 🙂

Just like Best Buy survived against all odds, so did Barnes and Noble, and they too are having a Black Friday with various promotions, including 50% off on some of the biggest book releases. They also have bonus offers for Rewards members, and all kinds of other things!

Despite wasting spending millions of dollars on the Lakers, Staples managed to survive 😉 And they too have a Black Friday sale. For Friday only, coupon code 63244 gets you 50% back in Staples Rewards on ALL ink purchases.

At Staples B&M stores ONLY (not listed online), they are offering the Fujifilm Instax Mini 12 instant camera for $70. Which becomes a better deal if you have Staples Rewards and/or Gift Cards to use/spend.

Next up we head on over to the Wal*Mart Black Friday where we find all kinds of deals for all budgets including $50 Gourmia shiny kitchen gadgets (air fryer, espresso machine, etc).

In terms of BF Cameras, they have some of the usual MAP offerings that you find in all retailers. Their headliner is a Fujifilm INSTAX Mini 7+ Bundle (10-Pack film, Album, Camera Case, Stickers) in three pastel color scheme options for $55. Camera IS included 🙂

And we close this round-up with the NameCheap offerings including domains (lesser known for $1/yr after coupon), web hosting deals from $10 to $30 (for the first year; future renewal at normal prices), and things like that.

Black Friday arrives at Amazon

Black Friday has also arrived at the chaotic Amazon Gold Box, a good test of your browser’s and computer’s crashing ability 😉

I already mentioned some of the offerings, let’s highlight a few for now, until we digest more of them later in the day:

+ Sandisk and Western Digital storage sale with SD, microSD, SSD, HDDs, flash sticks (including this 5pk of 128GB Ultra Fit USB 3.2 G1 Type A flash sticks for $60
+ 256GB Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I for $30
+ 256GB Extreme PRO CompactFlash UDMA7 for $135

+ Seagate and WD HDDs internal and external kind, along with LaCie
+ 20TB Seagate One Touch Hub for $330 (appears to include 4-months of Creative Cloud Photography Plan – I don’t know if it’s a free trial or appendable)

+ 21st century kitchen gadgets such as Air Fryers, Instant Pots, etc

+ 250+ Kindle ebooks because reading is fun-da-mental!

+ FREE to watch: first ever Black Friday NFL football game (NJ “GRRM” Jets vs Miami Dolphins) through the Prime Video apps and channels
+ all you need is an Amazon account, a Prime membership is not needed for this event

Black Friday at KEH Camera: 10% off with coupon on many things (EXCLUSIONS APPLY!)

The KEH Camera website is keeping their Black Friday sale simple: use coupon BF10 or BF10A and get 10% off many things at their website until 11/27/23 at 11:59pm eastern time.

EXCLUDED from the offer are gift cards, “NEW” condition items, “Used – Like New”, “Used Like New Minus” and Protection Plans. And some product models. Their shopping cart is the ultimate decider on what qualifies. This is typical of KEH coupon offers.

BUT if you are looking for some ideas on what to buy, they have created a Top Picks page. Note that items from this page may run out (eg different conditions unavailable) as KEH is selling used products that have small inventory (compared to retailers selling new condition products that have theoretically infinite inventory).

Lifetime Access to Rosetta Stone (25 languages) for $150 one-time payment [BF ONLY]

Photography means a lot of travel, planned and unplanned. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could have a way to learn a language as needed, depending on your travels?

For Black Friday ONLY (11/24/23) Rosetta Stone is offering a Lifetime Membership for $150. You pay once, and you have access to 25 languages for a lifetime! No renewals! The list of languages is shown over there when you click on the little question-mark on the yellow “Includes 25 languages” button.

PS: the list of 25 includes two Englishes (UK and USA) and two Spanishes (Spain and Latin America). Chinese is offered in Mandarin only and Portuguese in the Brazilian flava.

Black Friday arrives at Adorama (plus daily deals)

Black Friday is ON at Adorama as well, with the variety of offers featuring in their proprietary cinemascope stack of deals. Too many to list here individually, more on them later in the day.

Plus, they have their daily deals for Friday:

+ Adobe Creative Cloud 1-Year Subscription, Download for $330

+ Flashpoint XPLOR 600 R2 HSS TTL Battery-Powered All-In-One Outdoor Flash for $449

+ Sachtler FSB 8 MK II Fluid Head with 75/2 Aluminum Tripod and Mid-Level Spreader for $2150

+ ESET Internet Security 1-Year Software License, 1-Device, Download for $25

Black Friday Round-Up Part #2: Woot, Massdrop, Best Buy, Meh

And now to Part II of our Black Friday round-up starting with Woot, running a Best Of WOOT sale featuring a random assortment of technology, kitchen, outdoors, clothes, etc. For Friday only, Prime members can get an extra 10% off (maximum discount $20 off) if they use the official Woot app.

If you are not sure what to get, fear not, you can have the wisdom of the crowds, the Woot Best Sellers list, headlined by a $50 Kindle Paperwhite e-reader (2018, new condition, 1-yr warranty, with Ads), a 5pk of Lightning (RIP) cables for $9, phone cases, Energizer batteries and the like.

If you have a problem special interest in mechanical keyboards and audiophile products and such, Massdrop too is having its Black Friday sale with new site-busters added daily.

Against all odds, Best Buy managed to outlive most of the other electronics chain stores [the irony – in the golden age of technology, most of the electronics stores died], and they are having their Black Friday sale, with extra offers for members of their Rewards program. Somewhere in there you’ll also find their 7-hour flash sale.

Ever the trolls, the MEH website [CORRECTED LINK!!!] is selling an actual troll (!!!) as its Black Friday deal 🙂