Monday, November 30, 2009

Hitachi C10FSH 10-Inch Sliding Compound Miter Saw: $399. It's got freakin' lasers!

Definitely not a piece of photography equipment, but this is a great deal on a compound miter saw by Hitachi. The list price is $1,015, but it's down to $399 with no tax and free shipping. That's 61% off. Put up your own crown molding or just cut wood for fun...this baby is the Lexus of miter saws.

Canon XL-H1A 3CCD HDV High Definition Professional Camcorder: $5,499 Shipped

Amazon has the Canon XL-H1A 3CCD HDV High Definition Professional Camcorder with 20x HD Video Zoom Lens III for $5,499 with free shipping and no tax. That's a savings of $1,500.99, or 21% off the list price of $6,999.99. You can make your own movies with this baby.

Best Price on a Canon 50d with Lens: $1,129.95

A few people have taken me up on my offer to try and find the best price for a camera or camcorder. They've sent an email to dave.michael@rocketmail.com with the make and model they are looking for. Today I received a note from someone looking for a Canon 50d.
If you simply put the model in Google or Bing, many of the lowest prices that are advertised are from fake bait and switch websites. You simply have to use common sense. There are several legitimate websites, such as Adorama and B&H, that have been around for a long, long time and you'll have no problem whatsoever. Others, however, are completely fraudulent enterprises.
Delta Camera, a fraudulent bait and switch operation run by criminals, lists the body only for $789. You’ll never get it for that price from these thieves.

Amazon lists the Canon 50D, with lens, for $1,129.95; the body only is $940.89.
Camera with lens:



The body only from Amazon is $940.89.


Other bait and switch sites that purportedly offer the camera for unbelievable low prices include thundercameras.com and stopandshopdigital.com. Don’t waste your time; they are simply trying to rip you off and will never, ever sell you the camera for the advertised price unless you agree to purchase over priced accessories that negate any "deal" that they offer.

So who do I recommend? Amazon.com. And not just because I get a kick back if you purchase through the links above. I just bought my Canon Xsi from them and got an unbelievable deal, with no tax and free shipping. Full Canon warranty, generous return policy, etc. Not only do they have the best legitimate prices, but they actually send you the item that you purchased online…a novel concept that the cretins in Brooklyn should investigate.

Canon VIXIA HFS10 HD: $999 Shipped

20% Off on Holiday Gifts at RedEnvelope

Save up to 20% on Holiday Gifts at RedEnvelope

Wii Console for $199.99, Plus a Free $20 Amazon Gift Card

Both the Wii console and the gift card must be purchased directly from Amazon, and you have to add each to your shopping cart.
Wii

Amazon.com $20 Gift Card (0141)

Apple iPod touch 8 GB: $158 Shipped

This will sell out quickly.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Top of the Line Tripod: The Manfrotto 055CXPRO3: $399.90

So you spent close to a grand on your camera.  Now it's time to step up to a pro-quality tripod. I found an ad for the Manfrotto 055CX in American Photo Magazine, and this thing is awesome.  It's made of carbon fiber with magnesium castings, so it's amazingly light, but also incredibly strong.  You need this thing.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 12.1MP: $662.97 (17% Off)

The Lumix G1 was chosen 2008 Camera of the Year by Popular Photography Magazine.  It comes with a Lumix G Vario 14-45 mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH Mega OIS Lens.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Sony Cybershot DSC-W180: $89.98

Nikon Coolpix P90 12.1MP Digital Camera: $274.99 Shipped (List price is $399.95)

Amazon has the Nikon Coolpix P90 12.1MP Digital Camera with 24x Wide Angle Optical Vibration Reduction (VR) Zoom and 3 inch Tilt LCD for $244.95 shipped, with no tax in most states.
 

Nikon Coolpix P90 is a 12.1-megapixel SLRlike camera features 24x optical wide-angle (35mm equivalent: 26-624mm) Zoom-Nikkor ED glass lens, EXPEED image processor, 4-Way VR Image Stabilization, Continuous Scene Mode for shooting at up to 15fps, and a 3.0-inch Vari-Angle LCD screen. The camera measures Height: 3.3 in. (83mm) x Width: 4.53 in. (114mm) x Depth: 3.9 in. (99mm) and weighs 16.2 oz. (400g).

Canon Canon EOS Rebel T1i 15.1 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 3-Inch LCD (Body Only): $608.17 Shipped

Red hot deal from Amazon on the Canon EOS Rebel T1i, body only.  $608.17 shipped, no tax in most states.



If you need a lens, it's only $699, which is even a better deal.  Click here:

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Best Buy: Panasonic VIERA 50" 1080p Plasma: $897.99

This is a great deal on a massive plasma television.  It's $502 off the normal price.  Model TC-P50S1. Click here:  
BestBuy.com Re-Direct Link

Schecter BlackJack V-1 Electric Guitar: $429.99 Shipped

Alright, I know I said I'd stick to cameras and camcorders, but this falls under "cool stuff," and it's an awesome deal.  It's 57% off the list price.  Rock on, dude, rock on!

Nikon D700 Body Only: $2,399 Shipped

Amazon has the Nikon D700, body only, for $2,399.00.  Free shipping, no taxes in most states.

They also have $200 off qualifying the Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED IF AF-S VR Zoom Nikkor Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras.  The list price is $669, but it's currently discounted to $511.92.  Once you get to checkout, an addition $200 is deducted, so you're getting the lens for $311.92.  Final out the door price is $2,710.92.

Big Discounts on Magellan GPS Devices

Magellan GPS Discounts

Logitech MX 1100 Cordless Laser Mouse: $19.99 After $10 Rebate

This is nearly their top-of-the line mouse that normally sells for $79.99.  It's $29.99 shipped, but there is a ten dollar rebate.

Apple Macbook 13.3" for $884.98 Shipped from Amazon

Normal price is $999.  Will these be cheaper directly from Apple on Friday?  Who knows.

Apple Mac Mini $550 Shipped, No Tax/Shipping

Amazon has the Apple Mac mini MC238LL/A Desktop for $550 shipped.

  • 2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor
  • 160GB SATA Hard Drive, DVD SuperDrive, 2GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM
  • NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics
  • Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard Operating System 

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 12.1MP Digital Camera with Lumix G Vario 14-45 mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH Mega OIS Lens: $651.87

The normal price is $799.97, so this is a 19% discount after taking $148.10.  Free shipping, no tax in most states, so it's $651.87 shipped.  4 1/2 stars from 40 reviews. Read an in-depth review here.  Click here to buy:

New Egg Black Friday Deals

The NewEgg Black Friday deals just went live, but their site is extremely slow.  Some of the better deals are a Nikon D40 Black 6.1 MP 2.5" 230K LCD Digital SLR Camera w/AF-S DX NIKKOR ED 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G II Lens for $439; an OLYMPUS FE-4000 Dark Gray 12.0 MP 2.7" 230K LCD 4X Optical Zoom Wide Angle Digital Camera for $99.99, and a Flip Video Ultra Camcorder 2nd Generation with 120 minutes, for $99 after adding it to your cart.  Click here and then search for the products:
BLACK FRIDAY! Ready, Set, Shop at Newegg.com, expires 11/29

Best Buy Black Friday Deal: TomTom XXL 540S GPS Receiver: $149.99 (Half Off)

This deal is valid from Thanksgiving day at 12:01 a.m. until Saturday.  It includes free shipping.
Thursday - Saturday Only: $150 Off TomTom XXL 540S GPS Receiver, Sale $149.99, Plus Free Shipping. Valid 11/26-11/28

Black Friday Deal: Monitors as Low as $79.99 at Best Buy

Thursday - Saturday Only: Monitors As Low As $79.99. Valid 11/26-11/28

Summary of Best Buy Black Friday Camera/Camcorder Deals: Up to 40% Off Camcorders and Cameras

Thursday - Saturday Only: 5% - 40% Off Select Digital Cameras, Plus Free Shipping. Valid 11/26-11/28

Thursday - Saturday Only: 5% - 40% Off Select Digital Camcorders, Plus Free Shipping. Valid 11/26-11/28

Thursday - Saturday Only: Free Memory Card (Shipping Extra) with Select Digital Cameras, Plus Free Shipping. Valid 11/26-11/28

Thursday - Saturday Only: $50 Off Olympus 12.0MP Digital Camera, Plus Free Shipping. Valid 11/26-11/28

Office Space Fans: Red Stapler: $16.89 (50% Off)

I know I said I focus on cameras and camcorders, but this is a great deal on a shiny RED STAPLER.  Half off, with no tax, and eligible for free shipping.  I'm thinking it would be a cool Christmas present for an Office Space fan.  Click here:

Canon Directional Mic for Canon Camcorders: $139 Shipped (30% Off)

This is the DM 50 directional microphone for Canon camcorders that use the Advanced Access Shoe (such as the Canon Vixia HV series).  I've got the HV30 and the built in microphone is weak.  This definitely picks up sound a lot better.  Four out of five stars from 30 reviewers.

LG BD270 Blu-Ray Disc Player: $99 Shipped

Amazon has the LG BD270 Blu-ray Disc Player for $99, which is half off the normal price.  Free shipping, no tax in most states.
LG BD270 Blu-ray Disc Player

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Fujifilm FinePix J28 10MP Digital Camera w/ free 2 gb SD Card and Case: $79.99

Amazon has got a good deal on a small digital camera.  The Fujifilm FinePix J28 10MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom lists for $129.95, but you can buy it for $79.95 with free shipping and no tax.  You'll also get a free memory card and case, BUT YOU MUST ADD THEM TO YOUR CARD SEPARATELY.  Click all of the following links, adding each to your cart, and you'll see the discount at checkout.
Fujifilm FinePix J28 10MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom

Fujifilm 2 GB SD Flash Memory Card

Case Logic DCB-16 Compact Camera Case (BLUE)

D3000 10MP Digital SLR Camera w/ 18-55mm Lens: $450, add a 55-200mm Lens for $566 shipped

Amazon has the D3000 10MP Digital SLR Camera w/ 18-55mm Lens plus the 55-200mm Lens for $566, with free shipping and no tax in most states.
First, add the camera and 18-55 lens (at a cost of $450) to your shopping cart:



Next, add the $216.20 Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED IF AF-S DX VR [Vibration Reduction] Zoom Nikkor Lens


$100 will be taken off at checkout, bringing it down to $566.  Remember, the actual seller has to be Amazon, not a third party!

Black Friday Deal: Toshiba Laptop for $299 + 3 accessories

Black Friday 1-Hour Doorbuster - Toshiba Satellite® L500 just $299+3 FREE accessories! Valid 11/27/09 9-10am PST or while supplies last.

TAG Heuer Men's 2000 Aquaracer Watch: $799 (43% off!)

TAG Heuer Men's 2000 Aquaracer Quartz Watch #WAF1110.BA0800.  List price is $1,400.