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Thursday, May 31, 2007

Best Buy's Reward Zone now has free membership!

Best Buy's Reward Zone now has free membership! No annual fee! You get $5 in in-store discount certificates for every $250 in purchases. Essentially 2% of your purchase back. Details at BestBuy.com and at MyRewardZone.com... Can't complain with free :-)

Camera Rewards Review: American Express Membership Rewards!

This is Rewards options Review of the American Express Membership Rewards with regards to the Cameras and Optics section. Time-permitting I will review other segments as well.

Whether you have stockpiled Amex rewards points and don't know how to spend them, or if you are planning to get or use an AMEX card, this post is for you! ... Under the regular AMEX rewards program you earn 1 point for every dollar, but there are always special offers to earn more. Check the American Express website for all the details. I am only reviewing the rewards options, not the rewards program.

The numbers at the end of each listing are the number of points needed to redeem that model. The good values and bargains will be denoted right after the number with these:

  • more bang (for your points!) This gives you the most bang for your reward points among the available rewards options... Please note that this does not compare to current retail prices, just to the available reward options.
  • hot item: indicates a popular and trendy camera, not necessarily the best value or more bang for your points, but a camera that will make you look like a trendy gadget freak :)

    Digital Cameras (in some cases model numbers were not given)
  • Nikon no model number given but it has 6mp, 3x optical, 2.4" LCD, uses AA batteries, SD slot, + 512mb SD card for 24000 pts
  • HP M527 for 25000 pts
  • Sony 7mp, 3x optical, 2" LCD, 24mb internal memory for 27000
  • Pentax Option E30 (7mp, 3x, 2007 model) for 27000
  • Nikon 7mp, 3x optical, 2.5" LCD, SD slot, AA, + 1gb SD memory card for 31000 pts
  • Sony 7mp, 3x optical, 2.4" LCD, 24mb internal memory for 31000
  • Canon A-series, 7mp, 4x optical, + 512mb SD card for 32000 pts more bang!
  • Sanyo Xacti S60 (6mp, 3x optical, 2.5" LCD) for 32000 pts
  • Casio EX-Z series, 7mp, 3x optical, 2.6" LCD, LiIon, + 512mb SD card, for 35000
  • Pentax Optio W30: There is some confusion as to what point value the W30 has. There are two entries for it, one with the right picture and one with the wrong picture and lower price. Please contact AMEX for details before selecting this!
  • Nikon S-series, 6mp, 3x optical, 2.5" LCD, + 512mb SD for 38000 pts
  • Panasonic LZ-series, 7mp, 6x optical, MegaOIS, for 39000 pts
  • Canon A-series, 7mp, 4x optical with IS (image stabilizaton), 2.5" LCD for 40000 pts more bang!
  • Panasonic FX-series, 7mp, 2.5" LCD, MegaOIS, 41000 pts for a limited time more bang!
  • Nikon 7mp, 5x optical, 2.5" LCD, AA batteries, + 512mb SD card, 44000
  • HP R927, 44000
  • Canon SD-series (Elph, Ixus, Ixy) 7mp, 3.8x optical with IS (image stabilization), 2.5" LCD, + 512mb SD card for 46000 pts for a limited time. More Bang!!!!!
  • Canon SD-series (Elph, Ixus, Ixy) 7mp, 3x optical, 2.5" LCD, + 1gb SD card for 46000 pts, More bang!
  • Canon A-series, 8mp 1/1.8" sensor, 4x optical, 2.5" LCD, + 1gb SD card for 47000
  • Nikon S-series, 7mp, 3x optical VR (Nikon's optical stabilization), 3" LCD, + 512mb SD card for 49000
  • Panasonic FZ-series, 7mp, 12x optical MegaOIS, 2.5" LCD for 50000 More bang!!!
  • Sony 7mp, 3x optical, fd, with 512mb MS Duo card for 52000
  • Panasonic TZ3 (7mp, 10x MegaOIS) for 53000 Hot item!
  • Panasonic FX-series, 7mp, 28-100mm equivalent, 54000 pts
  • Canon A-series 10mp 1/1.8", 4x optical, +1gb sd card, 55000 pts
  • Nikon S10, 6mp, 10x optical, swivel body reminiscent of the good old days of Coolpix, 57000 pts
  • Sony W90 (8mp, 3x optical), silver or black, + 2gb MS Duo Pro for 59500
  • Pentax T30 (2007 model) for 59500 pts
  • Pentax A30 for 59500 pts
  • Canon A-series, 7mp, 6x optical with IS, 2.5" LCD, + 512mb SD card 60000. More Bang!
  • Canon SD-series (Elph, Ixus, Ixy) with 10mp, 3x optical + 1gb SD card, 61000 pts
  • Kodak V-series dual-lens/dual-CCD camera, 5mp, 5x optical combined (23mm, + regular zoom), 62900. Great idea, not so the implementation
  • Canon SD-series (Elph) with 6mp, 4x optical IS, + 512mb SD card for 74000 pts
  • Sony T100 with 8mp, 5x optical, 3" LCD, fd, 3 colors for 74100. Hot Item!
  • Sony H7 (2007 model) 8mp, 15x optical, Steady Shot (Sony's image stabilizaton), + 2gb MS Duo Pro for 85500
  • Sony T-series, 7mp, 3x optical, 3" LCD, 86000
  • Nikon DSLR (2" LCD, 2.5 fps, no other specs given!!!), with 18-55 DX kit lens and 1gb SD card for 95000.
  • Sony A100 DSLR with 18-70 kit lens for 128000
  • Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi (400D) with 18-55 kit lens, + 2gb memory card for 149000
  • Canon 8mp DSLR with 18-55 digital lens, 2.5" LCD, DIGIC II, 9pt wide area AF, + 2gb CF card *cough* 30D *cough* for 235000
  • Canon 5D for 505000 pts
  • That's all folks! If you found this listing useful, please feel free to support this blog :)

    Memory Cards
  • 512mb Lexar SD card, 6000
  • 512mb Sony MS Pro, 8000
  • 1gb Sony MS Pro, 9300 more bang!
  • 2gb Sony MS Pro Duo + Sony-branded Cybershot carrying case, 12900, more bang!
  • 2gb Lexar platinum SD card, 13000 more bang!
  • 2gb Lexar professional series 133x CF card, 17500
  • if you are not familiar with the differences between the various Memory Sticks (MS), please visit a Sony or Sony fan site to learn all about it.


  • Ritz Camera stores TV ad

    A TV ad running for Ritz and Wolf stores has the following deals advertised:

  • Sony S700 (7mp, 3x optical, AA) with bonus case and batteries, along with free photo printer after mail-in rebate for $170. This also included the Ritz Digital Xtra package valued by Ritz at $300 (although to you it may be worth nothing if you don't need/use any of the things they offer; it does include however free classes and prints and such)
  • Olympus Stylus weatherproof digital cameras starting at $250 and available in delicious colors. Includes 1000 bonus ...frequent flyer miles. I kid you not folks. They are giving 1000 frequent flyer miles with the purchase of a camera. What next? A coupon for a pizza? This deal also qualifies for the free printer after mail-in rebate and the Ritz Digital eXtra package (valued at $300 by Ritz)

  • MicroCenter email ad!

  • 20 (2 ten-packs) of Windata 8x DVD+R Dual Layer (DL) blanks for $15 (comes out to 75c per blank). I am not familiar with this dvd brand.
  • Vivitek 46D1 46" LCD HDTV with table top stand $1000 with coupon
  • Winbook 40D1 40" LCD HDTV with table top stand $800 after mail-in rebate ($100)
  • 4gb Excalibur USB Micro Hard Drive for $25
  • 2gb SD card in bulk packaging for just, yes just $16, 1gb for $10
  • 2gb CF card in bulk packaging for just $22, 1gb for $15
  • 2gb USB flash drive in bulk packaging for just $16, 1gb for $10

    And if you are confused about the different rewriteable media types, here is a very simplistic explanation offered by Microcenter's Geek Candy

  • Wednesday, May 30, 2007

    Today at Amazon

    movers and shakers

  • HP Photosmart R927 8MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom and HP Photosmart 6221 Premium Camera Dock $306
  • Sony ACCSHA Shooting Accessory Kit $26
  • Vivitar 285HV Auto Professional Flash $89 via Adorama
  • Energizer NH22BP ACCU 9-Volt Rechargeable Battery $9
  • Case Logic TBC-4 Camcorder Bag (Black/Grey) $16
  • Hoya 58CIR 58mm Circular Polarized Filter $20.50 via Adorama camera
  • Sony T50 silver, $307, available June 1st, 2007
  • Tamron SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) Lens with hood for Canon DSLR Cameras $450 via Ritz Camera
  • Sunpak Super 383 Flash $83
  • Meade 60AZT 60mm f/5.8 Refracting Telescope $39
  • Matsunichi Photoblitz 7" 16:9 Digital Picture Frame $70
  • Kodak V803 silver argent, $200
  • Lenmar Equivalent Canon BP-315 Camcorder Battery $17.50
  • Sunpak 6601UT Tripod with Extra Quick-Release Mounting Plate $28
  • Fuji S6000, $315
  • Nikon D80 body only, $911
  • Polaroid One600 Pro Instant Camera $48
  • Tamron 18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 AF Di-II LD Aspherical (IF) Macro Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras $493
  • Bogen-Manfrotto 725B Digi Tripod with Integrated Ball Head with Dove Tail Plate and Carrying Bag (Black) $113 via OneCall of Spokane

    top sellers
  • Canon continues to dominate the top 25 with the usual suspects, the Canon SD1000, SD800 IS, A710IS, S3 IS, A550, A630 (just $193!!!), and SD750.
  • The first non-Canon in the top 25 is the Sony S650, followed by the W55 (three colors), the Nikon D40 with kit lens, Olympus 770SW, Panasonic TZ3 black, Fuji V10 gray, and Casio EX-Z75 black.
  • The Canon Digital Rebel XTi (400D) with kit lens continues to be the top selling DSLR - no surprise really!
  • Other noteable cameras in the Top 50: Nikon D40x, Sony T100 in multiple colors, Fuji S6000 and Panasonic FZ8.
  • Noteable cameras in the Top 75: Sony H2 (got more popular after the dpreview review of the Sony H9 perhaps), Nikon D80, low-noise Fuji F20, Nikon P5000 (price dropping), $100 camera Samsung S630 (6mp, 3x optical), and Pentax Optio W30
  • Noteables in the Top 100: Canon 30D, Leica D-Lux 3, Fuji F31fd, Sony H9, Olympus SP-550 ultra zoom, and at #100 the unique Pentax K10D.

    If you find these listings useful, you can encourage this blog to continue posting them by making your Amazon.com purchases via the affiliate link here or the Amazon logos in the blog.

  • Babylon 5 DVD sets $20 each at Best Buy!

    Best Buy has a limited time offer, they are offering Babylon 5 single-season dvd sets for $20 only! Offer available both online and in-store. Check their website or your local story for inventory and availability. The DVDs are usually around $40-$50 online!

    New deals at Camera Town!

    Check the latest digital camera deals at CameraTown, including brand name 4gb memory cards at $50, a Nikon D80 deal, lots of accessories and a Samsung market-share-grabbing-priced camera. Visit Cameratown for all the details.

    Tuesday, May 29, 2007

    Today at Amazon

    movers and shakers

  • Cameta Camera offers an interesting bundle for $360: Olympus Stylus 770 SW 7.1 Megapixel Waterproof Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom + Olympus xD-Picture Card Reader/Writer + Spare Li-40B Battery + Digital Camera Case
  • The Sony A100 body only is $598 at Cameta camera as well
  • Want a refurbished Pentax E10? You can get one for $70 via J&R World
  • Feeling like spending a lot? $3025 to be precise? That can get you a Sony HDR-FX1 3-CCD HDV High Definition Camcorder w/12x Optical Zoom
  • Or if you feel thrifty, $12 will get you a Canon 67mm UV Haze Filter from Adorama

    If you find these listings useful, you can encourage this blog to continue posting them by making your Amazon.com purchases via the affiliate link here or the Amazon logos in the blog.

    top sellers
  • Canon continues to dominate the best sellers list with the Elphs (SD-series, aka Ixus or Ixy), and the S3 IS and of course the storied A-series, and the Digital Rebel line-up.
  • The only non-Canons in the Top 25 are the Sony W55 and S650, the Panasonic TZ3 black, the Olympus Stylus 750 and 770SW, the Fuji V10 gray and the one mentioned below:
  • The Nikon D40 with 18-55 DX kit lens is the first non-Canon DSLR in the best sellers list.

  • Monday, May 28, 2007

    Run to Fry's today!!! (Memorial Day)

  • Run to Fry's today!!! (Memorial Day)!!!! No rebates on the following deals, unless otherwise indicated
  • 27" Olevia HDTV LCD $300
  • 37" Olevia HDTV LCD $547
  • AMD Sempron 3200+ laptop, 512mb, 40gbhdd, cdrw/dvd-rom, 802.11b/g, 15.4" WXGA, GQ brand, $350.
  • Seasons 1, 2.0 and 2.5 of Battlestar Galactica just $18 each!
  • Seasons 1 thru 4 of MacGuyver for $14 each!
  • Sony progressive scan dvd player $60
  • Free after rebate: JWorld PVR-TV 305U analog TV tuner stick
  • 19" unnamed brand LCD monitor for $120 after mail-in rebate
  • 2gb USB flash drive $10 after mail-in rebate
  • 1gb PQi mp3 player $20
  • and more...

  • Sunday, May 27, 2007

    Memorial Day deals at Circuit City! Wow!

  • Unadvertised online specials at online!
  • No interest storewide until 2009 on all purchases $299 and up (read the fineprint first!)

    TVs and movies
  • 26" Element HDTV LCD $400, no rebates!
  • 32" Olevia HDTV LCD $500, no rebates, WebID: 232V 500 LCD HDTV
  • 42" Vizio plasma HDTV $900, no rebates
  • digital labs portable dvd player $100
  • $13 DVDs including Borat, Eragon, Peter Pan, Smokin Aces, and Cars
  • Zenith 5.1 home theater system at $80, no rebates
  • 26" Panasonic LCD HDTV $800, 32" for $1000.
  • 26" Samsung LCD HDTV $810, 32" for $1080 (ha!)
  • Samsung LCD/BluRay bundle! for $3300: 46" 1080p LCD HDTV and 1080p Blu-Ray disc player
  • Toshiba HD-DVD player (HD-A2) $300 + five free movies by mail-in rebate
  • Sony BluRay disc player $800 (who are they kidding with these prices?)
  • philips progressive scan dvd player with divx $40
  • Zenith dvd recorder with built-in 4-head VCR $160
  • 2 for $20 DVDs including all six Star Wars movies, Blood diamonds, backdraft, miami vice, king kong, snakes on a plane, etc
  • apocalypto, epic movie dvds for $20
  • 20% off dvd boxed sets of $35 or more

    Digital cameras
  • Olympus Style 730 silver (7mp, 3x optical, 3" LCD) $200
  • Kodak Z712 IS $280
  • Kodak V803 fashionably red $200
  • Buy any kodak camera and save an additional $30 on an 8" kodak digital frame or 4x6 photo printer
  • olympus stylus 770sw $350 (is that a sale even?)
  • canon sd750 $275
  • olympus sp510uz $260
  • siren 7" digital photo frame $100 after mail-in rebate ($50)
  • HP 6mp digital camera + printer bundle $100. Closeout! $100 camera deal!
  • Sony S650 $130 nice price!
  • lowerpro compact camera bag, black, ridge 30 series
  • CityDeal for the Canon Digital Rebel XT (aka 350D): Camera + 2-lens kit (18-55 EF-S and 75-300 regular) for $800, add extra battery, bag and filter for $50 more. Add the 430 EX flash to the $800 CityDeal mentioned above for an additional $200
  • free Canon photo printer with purchase of any Canon powershot digital camera
  • various memory card deals
  • Sony S700 + free 512mb memory card $150 nice price!!!
  • Polaroid 5mp camera, no optical zoom, + 512mb SD card for $80
  • 1gb sandisk ultra II SD $20,no rebates

  • Toshiba satellite notebook with built-in dvd burner, pentium dual core processor T2080, windows vista premium, 802.11b/g, 1gb ddr2 ram memory, 120gb hdd, media card reader, $600 after mail-in rebate ($100).
  • Compaq Presario notebook with mobile AMD Sempron 3500+, Vista Basic, 802.11b/g, cdrw/dvd-rom, 512mb ddr2, 100gb, hp total care for $400 after mail-in rebates ($180)
  • Acer desktop pc with amd athlon 64 processor 6500+, 512mb ddr2 memory, 160gb hard disk drive, dvd+r dual layer drive, windows vista home basic edition, 9-in-1 memory card reader, and 16" viewable image area flat screen CRT monitor for $370, no rebates!
  • Toshiba Satellite notebook with intel celeron m processor 520, microsoft windows vista basic edition, 802.11b/g, burns and plays dvds/cds, 512mb ddr2 memory, 80gb hard disk for $450 after mail-in rebates ($130 total)
  • 22" widescreen lcd flat panel monitor from Proview $200 afgter mail-in rebate
  • 17" viewsonic flat panel lcd monitor 720p compatible $170 after mail-in rebate
  • 19" LG widescreen flat panel lcd monitor $220, 2ms refresh rate, 3000:1 contrast ratio, 1440x900 max resolution

    Music and mp3 players
  • RCA mp3 player, a Circuit City exclusive, $25, web id: emusic1
  • All CDs on sale for $10 (but read the fineprint)
  • Siruis Stiletto 100 $220
  • Sandisk sansa e260 4gb mp3 player $130
  • microshaft zune 30gb with fm tuner, $200
  • sandisk sansa c240 1gb mp3 with fm tuner and color screen $70. Goodbye iPod shuffle!
  • Sony 2gb sports digital music player with stopwatch, calorie counter and such $60
  • 1gb ipod shuffle for $80 in many edible colors
  • 1gb creative labs stone $40, half the price of the iPod Shuffle. Buy two of these instead :-)
  • $7 for the Almost CD, $8 for young jeezy and USDA

    Everything else
  • Mio portable touchscreen navigation $180
  • 2pack of 1gb USB flash drives from PNY $28, no rebates
  • 160gb seagate internal eide hard drive $30 after mail in rebates
  • sandisk 2gb usb 2.0 cruzer micro flash drive $25
  • 50pk nexxtech dvd-r or dvd+r blanks for $9, no rebates (18c per blank)

  • Saturday, May 26, 2007

    Fry's Memorial Day weekend ads


  • 6mp Samsung digital camera with 3x optical, 2.5" LCD, limit 1 per customer, $97 (sounds like a S630). $100 camera deal alert!
  • Canon A570IS $217 7mp, 4x IS lens, AA, 2.5" LCD, SD, Nice!!!
  • Canon A550 $157
  • Canon SD750 $277
  • Olympus FE-210 + free camera starter kit $137 Nice price!
  • Sony A100 + free starter kit $750 (no mention if kit lens is included)
  • Panasonic FX10 silver $180
  • Panasonic FX12 silver $200
  • Panasonic FX- $320
  • Casio EX-Z1050 black $250
  • Casio EX-Z7 $347, make sure you check the dpreview revie first!!!!!!!!!
  • Corel Paintshop Pro XI (11) $20 after mail-in rebate Wow!
  • 1gb Lexar MS Pro Duo Platinum II $10 after mail-in rebate
  • 2gb Kingston SD $20, no rebate
  • 2gb Transcend CF $20, no rebate
  • USB webcam $8
  • 1gb Olympus xD card type-H, $20
  • 7 inch digital photo picture frame with 3-in-1 card reader and 16mb sd card included (huh?) $100
  • 5.6" PBNdigital photo frame, 2 interchangeable $100

    Free after Rebate software - WOW! WOW! WOW! - if you don't mind the mail-in rebate process
  • Nero 7 ultra edition enhanced
  • McAfee internet security suite 2007
  • Zone Alarm Internet security suite
  • Trend Micro PC Cillin Internet security 2007
  • Sony Sound Forge Audio Studio
  • Sony Acid Music Studio
  • Webroot Window washer/spysweeper
  • System Shield 3 internet security
  • Kasperksy's internet security 6.0
  • system care professional
  • Sony Vegas movie studio+dvd
  • Art explosion seasons, events and holidays
  • Drive Erase Pro
  • Panda Antivirus+ firewall
  • StompSoft Registry Repair
  • MediaPilot something
  • Sage Peachetree 2007 pro accounting
  • Berlitz spanish or english premier
  • TurboCAD designer
  • Mavis Beacon typing
  • Norton Antivirus 2007 free after mail-in rebate

  • 15pk GQ DVD-R DL 4x $16.50 (1 per customer)
  • 100pk slim line colorful jewel cases from Memorex $10 after mail-in rebate
  • 1gb Kingston Datatraveler USB2.0 flash drive $10 after mail-in rebate
  • Lexar 2gb Jumpdrive 360 USB flash drive $15 after mail-in rebate
  • 50pk GQ DVD+R 16x $9.50 (19c per blank)
  • USB 2 memory card reader $8 (ad says reads all formats)
  • 200 dvd wallet $18 (1 per customer)
  • kingston 512mb usb flash drive $8, 1 per customer
  • pqi 2gb usb flash drive $15 after mail-in rebate, 1 per customer
  • pqi 4gb usb flash drive $35, 1 per customer, no rebate

  • iPod digital FM transmitter $20]
  • MacAlly iPod USB charger $13 (1 per customer)
  • 2gb Apple iPod Nano silver with transmitter and car charger $150 (1 per customer)
  • Sandisk Sansa 4gb mp3 with built-in wifi, 2.2" TFT screen, microSD slot, $230, no rebate
  • Creative Labs Zen Stone 1gb mp3 player black, $38, no rebates Hot Deal!
  • Creative Labs Zen V Plus 2gb, fm radio, $80 after mail-in rebate, 1 per customer
  • Creative Labs Zen V plus 4gb, 1.5" OLED display, FM radio, voice recorder, $100 after mail-in rebate
  • 80gb Apple iPod video black with speakers $350
  • Apple iPod shuffle 1gb green with 4pk cases $80
  • samsung 2gb YP-K3JQB $100 with 1.8" OLED color, FM tuner, LiPo (lithium polymer rechargeable battery)
  • RCA lyra jukebox 5gb $80 after mail-in rebate
  • generic 2gb personal mp3 player $30, no rebates
  • universal ipod/mp3 music dock, $20
  • sandisk sansa E280 8gb mp3 player black, $170
  • creative v100 2gb mp3 player, VR, lyric display $50 after mail-in rebate ($10)

  • Envision 19" LCD flat panel monitor $140 after mail-in rebate
  • Envision 22" widescreen LCD monitor, 700:1 contrast ratio, 5ms response time, 300cd/m2, $250 after mail-in rebate
  • HP AMD Turion 64 X2 Dual Core TL50, Windows Vista Home basic, 512mb DDR2, 80gb HDD, DVD-RW with double layer, 802.11b/g wireless LAN, 15.4" WXGA HD screen for $600 after mail-in rebate
  • Compaq Presario SR5010NX desktop with Intel Celeron D 360 with Compaq W17Q 17" =widescreen lcd monitor, Vista Home basic, 512mb pc2-4200 ddr2 sdram, 120gb 7200rpm SATA hard drive, lightscribe double layer 16x DVD+/- burner, $400 after mail-in rebate
  • GQ 6310 desktop with AMD Sempron 3000+ with Envision 17" LCD monitor, Windows Vista Basic, 100gb hard drive, dvdrw/cdrw, $350 after mail-in rebate ($20)
  • Compaq Intel Celeron M processor 520 laptop with Vista Home Basic, 512mb ddr2, 80gb hdd, dvd/cdrw, 802.11 b/g, 15.4" WXGA HD screen, $420 after mail-in rebate ($30)

  • Scrubs Season 5 $27
  • Kyle XY Seaso 1 $29
  • Letters from Iwo Jima, various options
  • Roots, 30th anniversary edition, $38
  • Sienfeld seasons 1 through 7, $17 per season
  • Music DVDs at $9 including Ozzy Osbourne, Beach Boys, Maroon 5, Bravery
  • 007 Ultimate edition #1 thru #4, $35 each set
  • Kids movies such as Toy Story, Bugs Life, Incredibles $12
  • Borat $15

    Everything Else
  • Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiyah Volume #1 $39 (1 per customer)
  • philips 20x external usb dvd-rw drive $60 after mail-in rebate
  • Corel Paintshop Pro XI (11) $20 after mail-in rebate Wow!
  • Maxtor 160gb ultra dma/100 or serial ata/300 $40
  • Seagate 400gb serial ata/300 $100
  • 2.5" usb 2.0 hard drive enclosure, free after mail-in rebate
  • Samsung dvd/vcr combo player $79, 480p
  • Sony DVP-NS75H upconversion dvd player $100, HDMI, 1080i upconversion, cinema progressive, multiformat
  • memorex 16x16 external dual format dvd drive $30 after mail in rebate, 1 per customer
  • LG Super Blu dvd player $1200 (Ouch!!!), plays both BluRay and HD-DVD. Suckers please feel free to buy at this price :)

  • Friday, May 25, 2007

    Sears Memorial Day digital camera special

    Office Depot hot deals for Memorial Day!

  • Run to Office Depot on the Memorial Day weekend! Here are some hot deals

    Digital Cameras
  • Panasonic TZ3 $275 after $75 mail-in rebate, Hot Deal!
  • Sony W80 $175 after $75 mail-in rebate Hot Deal!
  • Kodak Z612 $175 after $75 mail-in rebate, Hot Deal!
  • Sony H7 $325 after $75 mail-in rebate
  • HP R927 (8mp, 3x optical, LiIon, 3" LCD) $205 after $75 mail-in rebate
  • Kodak C743 $130 after $20 mail-in rebate
  • Canon SD750 $225 after $75 mail-in rebate, Hot Deal!
  • free photo printer (Epson R260) after mail-in rebates with combined digital camera purchase

    Computers, Monitors and TVs
  • Toshiba Satellite Notebook with Intel Celeron M 440 $400 after $150 mail-in rebate. Quantities limited. In-store only! Minimum 5 per store!
  • RCA progressive scan DVD player $20 after $30 mail-in rebate Hot price!
  • Toshiba Satellite Notebook with Intel Pentium Dual Core T2060 $450 after $150 mail-in rebate. Quantities limited. In-store only! Minimum 5 per store!
  • Desktop computer Lenovo 3000 J115 with AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core $500 after combine mail-in savings of $400. 1 year warranty backed by IBM’s award winning service and support. 3800+ for TRUE Multi-tasking with a 19" Wide LCD monitor included. 1024MB DDR2 memory, 250GB hard drive, Reads & Writes DVDs & CDs via the Double Layer drive, 8-in-1 memory card reader, Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium Edition, Tower-Monitor J115
  • Mustek 8.5" LCD portable dvd player $90 after $60 mail-in rebate
  • Acer 22" analog/digital widescreen LCD monitor $200 after mail-in savings.
  • Magnavox 32" LCD HDTV $600
  • Olevia 37" LCD HDTV $700
  • HP internal 18x Lightscribe dvd+rw/-rw drive $30 after $30 mail-in rebate
  • HP Pavilion Notebook Computer with AMD Turion™ 64 X2 Dual-Core Mobile Technology TL-50, $520 after two mail-in rebates, 15.4" BRIGHTVIEW WIDESCREEN, AMD Turion 64 X2 Dual Core Processor delivers true multi-tasking capabilities and longer battery life, 512MB DDR2 memory, 80GB hard drive, Reads & writes DVDs & CDs via the double layer support, Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Basic Edition, Integrated 802.11b/g wireless LAN, Model DV6305US
  • Compaq Presario Desktop Computer with Intel® Celeron® D Processor 360 with a color printer, $249.98, PC & Printer Only, After $220 in (3) Mail-In Savings, In Store Price $469.98, 512MB DDR2 memory, 120GB hard drive, Reads & Writes DVDs & CDs plus LightScribe™ Direct Disc Labeling, Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Basic Edition Tower SR5010NX 626555/ Printer DJ1341 947679

  • Office Depot branded 50pk of DVD-R or DVD+R for $8 (16c per blank disc)
  • Office Depot branded 75pk of DVD-R or DVD+R + 25pk of CD-R for $8 after $12 mail-in rebate. Hot price!
  • Office Depot branded 100pk of CD-R for $10 (10c per blank disc)

  • Sandisk Sansa 4gb mp3 player for $130, model e260, up to 20 hours of continous playback
  • McAfee Total Protection $1 after mail-in rebates
  • Berlitz Language Line Software $1 each, various languages, after mail-in rebates
  • Office Depot brand single use 35mm film cameras with flash $5 each

  • Thursday, May 24, 2007

    New money savings savings blog!

    A new blog offering saving tips on a variety of items and topics, link here

    Memorial Day deals at Amazon!

    ome of them are:

  • Sanyo GES-MQH02WU-S 1 Hour Super Quick Charger w/ 4 AA Batteries for just $17
  • Olympus Stylus 750 silver or black for $200
  • Sony ACCDVDP2 Accessory Kit for DCR-DVD 203, 403, 105, 205, 305, 405 & 505 Camcorders, $30
  • Joby GP1-00EN Gorillapod Flexible Tripod $22
  • Samsung GX-1S 6.3MP Digital SLR Camera with Schneider D-XENON 18-55mm Lens $451
  • many more at Memorial Day Camera & Photo deals at Amazon!
  • Memorial Day digital camera deals at Amazon!

  • Gateway $600 notebook offer

    Featuring a Tungsten-colored finish, brushed-aluminum palm-rest inlay, polished metal ports and a 15.4" Widescreen, the stylish NX570X Notebook gives you durability and high-performance features.
    • Genuine Windows Vista™ Home Premium¹
    • Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual-Core Mobile Processor T2060²
    • Integrated 802.11a/b/g wireless for improved network connectivity

    Circuit City web-only digital camera specials!

  • Up to a $50 eGift card instantly plus, web only: save up to 12% on digital cameras
    no interest until October 2008 on all digital cameras $299 & up
  • Cameras included in the offer listed here: Casio EX-Z75 black, EX-Z1050 pink, Panasonic FZ7 silver, FX50 silver, FX7 silver, Samsung L700 black, Kodak EasyShare Z650 + printer dock series 3 bundle, Olympus Stylus 750 green. Visit their website for all the details

  • MicroCenter deals!

    The latest MicroCenter deals, in their latest email newsletter have some exciting deals:

  • 1gb Flash Drive or SD memory card for $8 (yes, just $8!)
  • 2gb Flash Drive or SD memory card for $14 (yes, just $14!)
  • 1gb CF card $15 or 2gb CF $22 (in bulk packaging)

  • Great Acer notebook computer deal for $400, the Acer Aspire 3680-2633
    - Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Basic
    - Intel® Celeron® M Processor 520
    - 512MB PC4200 DDR2 RAM
    - 80GB 4200RPM Ultra ATA Hard Drive
    - Combo DVD-ROM/CD-RW Drive
    - 14.1" Widescreen XGA CrystalBrite Display
    - 802.11b/g Wireless Network

  • Camera Town deals!

    Latest deals from Camera Town, including the Canon Digital Rebel XT and XTi, Lowerpro Sling Shot 200 AW camera bag, Epson Media Viewer, Sony S700, Canon A710IS, Olympus FE-240, and many more. Visit their site for all the details!

    Sunday, May 20, 2007

    Today at Amazon

    Movers and Shakers

  • Tamrac 5515 Adventure Zoom 5 (Gray/Black) $24 via a 3rd party seller
  • Samsung i6 black $190 via Adorama Camera
  • NIKON Gadget Bag for the D50 and D70s $28 via Cameta Camera
  • Tamron AF70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Lens with hood for Canon DSLR Cameras $168
  • Sony CyberShot DSC-W55 7.2 Megapixel Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom (Pink) + Sony Cyber-Shot DSCW55 Soft Carrying Case (Pink/Black) + Sony Cyber-Shot USB 2.0 Memory Stick MS Pro Duo Card Reader (Pink) $240 via Cameta Camera
  • Sony W80 white $250
  • Fuji S9000 $372 via Beach Camera
  • Sunpak Mini-PRO Plus Table Tripod with 3-Way Pan Head & Pan Handle - Black Anodized Finish (extends to 12.2") $18 via Adorama
  • Nikon P3 $250 via Beach Camera
  • Kodak P880 Lens Adapter $28
  • Tamrac 3536 Express 6 Camera Bag (Black) $35 via Calumet
  • Kodak C530 $90 via TigerDirect $100 camera deal alert!
  • Joby GP3-01EN Gorillapod SLR-Zoom Flexible Tripod for Digital SLR Cameras $50
  • Sony T50 silver $300 via J&R World
  • Sony A100 body-only $600 via J&R World
  • Nikon Digital & Film SLR System Case Gadget Bag for D200, D80, D40, D100, D70s, D70, D50, N55, N65, N75, N80, N90s & F100 via Cameta Camera
  • Panasonic TZ1 silver $180 via Vanns of Montana
  • HP R927 (8mp, 3x) $172

    Top Sellers
  • The Nikon D40 with 18-55 DX kit lens jumps to #11, partially thanks to a price of $525 via Adorama
  • The Panasonic TZ3 black continues to remain in the Top 15
  • The Casio EX-Z75 black jumps into the Top 25, and so does the Panasonic FZ8 black but just barely at #25
  • The silver Olympus Stylus 750 at $200 stands in the middle of the top 100 (at #50)

    If you find these listings useful, you can encourage this blog to continue posting them by making your Amazon.com purchases via the affiliate link here or the Amazon logos in the blog.

  • $400 26" LCD HDTV at Circuit City!

  • Today's Circuit City ad insert in the Sunday paper features a $400 (no rebates) 26" LCD HDTV from one of their "home" brands. This is probably a new low price-wise for a 26" LCD HDTV! The brand is "Element". I do not know anything about this TV, but I like the price :-) Circuit City page for this model, which lists the following specs: 720p, 16:9 widescreen, 800:1 contrast ratio, ATSC/NTSC tuner, 1 HDMI, 2 component and 1 S-video, 2 composite, and 2 RF inputs, 12 months parts/labor warranty... It has one customer rating so far with an overall rating of 4.3.

  • They also advertise a 37" LCD HDTV that doubles as a PC monitor as well for $730. No brand name mentioned.

  • And since we are talking Circuit City, they have a selection of DVDs for just $4 each, including Munich, Bourne Identity, Bourne Supremacy, Armageddon, Double Jeopardy, One Hour Photo, Amistad, Anna and the king, The wood, as good as it gets, barbershop 2, anger management, 48 hours, hook, enemy at the gates and many more. Just $4 !!!

  • Toshiba HD-DVD player + 5 free HD movies for $300

    Toshiba HD-DVD player (model HD-A2) and 5 free HD-DVD movies for $300 at Circuit City! This is a good price, however make sure you understand that there are two competing formats for high definition movies at the moment, HD-DVD and Blu-Ray and it is possible that one format may disappear in the future. So there is definately a risk with either one. But it's your money :-)

    Circuit City product details page

    Shop Amazon Best Sellers!

    Saturday, May 19, 2007

    Today at Amazon

    Movers and Shakers

  • Panasonic FX10A (blue) at just $181 (WoW!)
  • Tamrac 3548 Express Pack 8 (Khaki), $59 via Ritz Camera
  • Tamrac 5766 Velocity 6x Compact Sling Pack (Black) $39 via Adorama Camera
  • Panasonic FX03 black at $207
  • Panasonic FZ8 silver at $300
  • Fuji S5200 $245 via Adorama
  • Case Logic TBC-3 Camera Bag $10
  • Sony HDR-FX1 3-CCD HDV High Definition Camcorder w/12x Optical Zoom $3024
  • Panasonic DMC-L1 7.5MP Digital SLR Camera with Leica 14-50mm Mega O.I.S. Lens, $1068
  • Casio Exilim EX-S770 7.2MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom (Silver Grey) $259
  • CTA Digital AAA NiMH 4-pk Batteries w/charger ( DC-1AAA ) $10 via a 3rd party
  • Nikon D200 10.2MP Digital SLR Camera with 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S VR DX Nikkor Zoom Lens $2350 via Cameta Camera
  • Tamron 18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 AF Di-II LD Aspherical (IF) Macro Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras $500 via OneCall
  • Kodak C875 $176
  • Olympus Stylus 730 7.1MP Digital Camera with Digital Image Stabilized 3x Optical Zoom (Silver), $190 via Adorama Camera
  • Sunpak 620-760 Unpadded Tripod Carrying Case for UT Series Tripods $20
  • Holga 120CFN Medium Format Fixed Focus Camera with Lens and Built-in Flash with Color Filter Wheel $33.50 via Adorama Camera
  • JVC GRD770 MiniDV Camcorder with 34x Optical Zoom $250 via J&R World
  • Panasonic DMW-CT3-K Leather Case for Panasonic TZ3 Digital Camera $45
  • Epson P-3000 40GB Multimedia Storage Drive, Viewer, and Audio-Video Player w/ 4-Inch LCD $400 after rebate
  • Samsung S630 black, $97, $100 camera deal

    Top SellerS
  • Canon continues to dominate the chart with the Elphs, A-series and the S3-IS.
  • Fuji V10 gray is the first non-Canon at #9, and the Sony S650 at #10.
  • The Canon Digital Rebel XTi with kit lens, black finish is the top selling DSLR, with the Nikon D40 with kit lens being the 2nd one.
  • Other non-Canons in the Top 25: Sony W55 black and pink and silver and Panasonic TZ3 black.
  • Others making noise in the Top 50: Panasonic FZ8 black, Olympus 770SW, Kodak C875, Sony H2, Fuji F20, Nikon P5000 (recently reviewed at dpreview), Panasonic LZ7 black, Sony W55 blue, Sony T100 silver and black, Sony N2, Casio EX-Z75 delicious edible blue, Fuji S700,
  • In the Top 75, we have the Pentax Optio W30, Kodak Z612, Fuji F31fd, Sony T100 red, Casio EX-Z75 black and pink, and EX-Z1050, Sony H9, H7 and H5, Samsung S630, Sony W90 black and W80, HP R927, Nikon L10, Fuji A700 and Kodak V705
  • In the Top 100, Nikon S50 black, Olympus SP510, 720SW and Stylus 750 black and silver and 1000, Kodak C743, Casio EX-Z75 silver, Fuji S6000, Panasonic FZ50 black, Leica D-Lux 3, Nikon D200, Panasonic TZ1 silver, Sony W80 black, W55 pink, Nikon L11, Kodak V610
  • That's all folks!

    If you find these listings useful, you can encourage this blog to continue posting them by making your Amazon.com purchases via the affiliate link here or the Amazon logos in the blog.

  • Next week at Staples (starting Sunday May 20, 2007)

    Digital Cameras

  • Nikon D40 with 18-55 DX lens + free 1gb Sandisk memory card $600
  • Canon SD750 + free 512mb SD card $300
  • Kodak V1003 + free 512mb SD card $250
  • Sony W80 + free 1gb MS Duo memory card $250
  • Olympus FE230 ++ free 512mb SD card $200
  • Nikon L11 $140
  • Sony S650 $130
  • PNY 2gb SD card for $25 (no rebates)
  • other memory card deals as well

    Everything Else
  • Free Panda Internet Security software after mail-in rebate(s)
  • Staples® photo plus 4" x 6" paper, gloss, 60/pack, #648177, $2.98 after easy rebate
  • Samsung® 22" wide-screen LCD monitor, #661899,$299.98 after easy rebate
  • 100pk HP DVD-R or DVD+R $23 after easy rebate
  • $10 in-store PC tunerup
  • Staples® retractable ballpoint pens, assorted, 50/pack, $7 (14c per pen, almost disposable)
  • BIC® Round Stic™ ballpoint pens, medium, black, #442901, $2.72
  • ANY Post-it® tape flag, save 25%

  • Adorama email specials

    Adorama has email specials for those signed up to their mailing list. Here are some items that might be of interest to you, the cameraholic :)

  • 90-second hardbound book kit for $100 (introductory price)
  • Adorama Quick Pod, Arm Extending Self Portrait Device with Legs, with Clips and Carry Bag for $25
  • Canon photo printer specials
  • Samsung i6 (6mp, 3x, 2.5" LCD) PMP SE $190
  • Gretag Macbeth Eye-One Display 2, Complete Monitor Color Profiling Solution $190 before rebate
  • The delicious-looking Casio EX-Z1050BE (blue-ish) for $235
  • memory card deals after mail-in rebates
  • and many more
  • For more details visit Adorama.com

  • Friday, May 18, 2007

    Today at Amazon

    Movers and Shakers

  • Canon EOS 30D 8.2MP Digital SLR Camera Kit with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens $1190 via Adorama Camera
  • Canon Rebel T2 35mm SLR Camera with the EF 28-90mm f/4-5.6 III Zoom Lens $271
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS2 5 MP Digital Camera with 3x Image Stabilized Zoom $130
  • Vivitar 285HV Auto Professional Flash $89 via Adorama Camera
  • Casio Exilim EX-S770RD 7.2MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom (Red) $266
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX12K 7.2MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom (Black) $175 via Beach Camera
  • Sunpak 6601UT Tripod with Extra Quick-Release Mounting Plate $28
  • Tamron SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) Lens with hood for Canon DSLR Cameras $450 via J&R World
  • Sony W200 silver (12mp, 3x) hot pre-order item! at $399
  • Kodak Easyshare SV-710 7-inch Digital Picture Frame $130
  • Kenko DG Auto Extension Tube Set for the Canon EOS AF Mount $160 via Adorama Camera
  • Nikon Digital SLR Accessory Kit for Nikon D40 and D40x Digital SLR Camera $61

    Best Sellers
  • Canon continues to dominate the top selling charts, with the SD1000 (Elph/Ixus/Ixy) taking the #1 spot.
  • The top long zoom camera is the Canon S3 IS (#3)
  • The top DSLR is the Canon 400d (Digital Rebel XTi) with kit lens, black finish (#6). The first non-Canon DSLR is the Nikon D40 with 18-55 DX kit lens. The first non-Canon/Nikon DSLR is
  • The only non-Canon in the Top 10 is the Fuji V10 Gray at $139.
  • The only non-Canon in the Top 25 are the Sony S650, W55 (silver, black and pink), Nikon D40 with 18-55 DX kit lens, Panasonic TZ3 black and the Olympus 770SW.
  • Other non-Canon cameras in the Top 50: Kodak C875, Casio EX-Z75 black, Sony H2, N2, W55 blue, W80 silver and T100 (silver, black and red), Pentax Optio W30, Panasonic FZ8, Nikon P5000, Fuji F20, Kodak V610 and Z612
  • Others in the Top 100: Fuji A700 at $123 at #51, Sony H5 at $387 at #56, Olympus Stylus 760 black at $200, Panasonic FZ50 black at $480, Sony W90 black at $287

  • Wednesday, May 16, 2007

    Amazon to sell mp3s without any copy protection!

    Attempting to regain street cred among a new generation of internet users, Amazon is planning to open a music store that sells mp3 music without any copy protection. This is really a common sense and practical thing, and Amazon should be applauded for this.

    Sunday, May 13, 2007

    More on the Postal Rate change on Monday!

    CNN has a new story on the new postal rate hike that goes into effect on Monday, May 14, 2007. A good read if you are not familiar with the changes taking place. It's not just a higher rate, but the way items are categorized has changed. Read on...

    Today on Amazon

    Movers and Shakers

  • Bogen-Manfrotto Three Section Monopod, Black Anodized $42 via Adorama Camera
  • Canon S5 IS, $500 hot pre-order!
  • AMBICO V-0615 Extendable Mini Tripod $7
  • Nikon S9 silver, $200 via Ritz Camera
  • Sony S700, $150
  • Opteka Battery Pack Grip for Canon EOS Digital Rebel Xti & Rebel XT $70 via 47th Street Photo
  • Samsung SC-X300L Flash Memory Divx Camcorder with 10x Optical Zoom and Wired External Camera, $330 via J&R World
  • Kodak V803 black, $180 via J&R World
  • Westinghouse 5.6" LCD Digital Photo Frame $75 via Crutchfield
  • Fuji V10 gray $127 (price keeps dropping!)
  • Olympus Evolt E500 8MP Digital SLR with 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6 & 40-150mm f/3.5-4.5 Zuiko Lenses, $600 via J&R World
  • Olympus Stylus 760 blue, $209 via Beach Camera

    Top Sellers
  • The gray Fuji V10 continues to threaten Canon's world domination of the chart as it remains at the #3 spot. The Panasonic TZ3 remains a Top 10 regular, while Sony mounts a counterattack with the S650 (#12), W55 pink bundle (#18), T100 silver (#20), and the W55 black and silver (#22 and #23). The Kodak Z712 is the last non-Canon in the top 25 at #24
  • The black Digital Rebel XTi (400D) with kit lens continues to be the top selling DSLR. The first non-Canon is the Nikon D40 with kit lens. The first non-Canon/Nikon DSLR is outside the Top 100.
  • Meanwhile at #40 Samsung is almost giving away the S630 (6mp,3x) at $91!
  • The recently released Sony H9 is discounted from $500 at #53

  • Saturday, May 12, 2007

    $1 per month dual-tuner DVR rental from Comcast!

    Comcast has a special offer going on right now. For $1 a month for 12 months, you can rent their dual-tuner standard-definition 80gb DVR from Pace, the Pace TDC-575D, also known as Vegas. This offer is separate from any other offers they may have (eg it can be combined with other special promotions). More details on this DVR here

    Kingston SD cards bargain at buy.com!

    Four 1gb Kingston SD cards for $23 at buy.com. Details in this dpreview forum discussion!

    Stamp prices go up on Monday!

    Stamp prices go up on Monday!, but there are some more changes happening to the different postal service categories. There are some price cuts even for some categories, but the general trend is increased prices. (not a surprise really).

    Staples this week starting Sunday May 13

  • 50pk of Maxell DVD-R or DVD+R for $10 (20c per blank dvd)
  • Sony S650 $130 only!
  • 1gb PNY memory cards just $15 (no rebates)
  • Free software after mail-in rebates: Webroot SpySweeper with Antivirus, CA Internet Security 2007 for 3-users and Microsoft Windows Live 2007 OneCare

  • Friday, May 11, 2007

    Samsung BluRay BD-P1200 player gets reviewed

    HDGuru.com has an exclusive review of the Samsung BluRay high-definition dvd player BD-P1200, which is available at Amazon for $700 (price as of right now)...

    This review was spotlighted in a recent Samsung newsletter.

    Latest CameraTown deals!

    Enjoy the latest Camera Town Deals, including a 2gb SD card, Sony A100, Canon S3 IS, Gary Fong, Creative Labs Zen and more. Visit their website for details

    Thursday, May 10, 2007

    Rebates, rebates, rebates, love them or hate them?

  • Rebates rebates rebates! An interesting discussion in the dpreview Open Talk forum
  • Mentioned in this discussion is an AOL Finance story on rebates
  • From my personal experience, the best rebate systems right now are online submission of rebates using data from the cash register receipt. My award goes to Staples and Rite Aid for their online rebate systems. I wish the other retailers and manufacturers followed suit. (Please note not everything sold there can be submitted online, check each rebate form before buying and submitting).

  • Rebates, rebates, rebates, love them or hate them?

    That is the question!

    Sanyo Eneloops on Amazon! (Eneloop)

    Eneloops are new rechargeable NiMH batteries from Sanyo that retain almost all of their charge over a long period of time (low rate of current discharge). This is a significant advantage over current and previous rechargeable NiMH batteries that lost their charge a lot faster than Li-Ion batteries.

    They are available on Amazon in three packages at the moment. Click on the pictures for the links to Amazon and if you wish to support this blog, you can make a purchase through the link :-)

    Claims made by GE/Sanyo of energy efficiency of rechargeable Eneloops AA NiMH compared to traditional rechargeable AA NiMHs:

  • All Sanyo Eneloops at Amazon
  • GE/Sanyo Charger with 4-pack of AA Eneloop NiMH for $25
  • Compact charger + 2-pack AA Eneloop NiMH for $20
  • 8pk AA Eneloop NiMH for $20 (down from $25).
  • 4pk AA Eneloop NiMH for $13.
  • 4pk AAA Eneloop NiMH for $13

  • Wednesday, May 09, 2007

    Checking digital camera prices at StreetPrices.com

    You can checking digital camera prices at StreetPrices.com. StreetPrices.com is a lightweight Linux-based server, with just the necessary information you need when price-searching, and without the annoying fluff you get at some of the other sites... But it's not just digital cameras, you can also check prices of other goods and electronics! If you like efficient and lightweight websites, this one is for you!

    Tuesday, May 08, 2007

    Today at Amazon

    Movers and Shakers

  • The fashionably loud Sony T20 pink is at $330
  • The HP M527 (6mp, 3x, AA) is at $100 via Beach Camera $100 Camera deal alert!
  • The Sony W55 special pink bundle with a case and a memory card reader may be a nice Mother's day gift at $200!
  • The Samsung S630 black (6mp, 3x optical) is at $97. $100 Camera deal alert!
  • The Panasonic TZ1 silver at $180 via OneCall is not a bad price at all
  • Pentax A20 (10mp, 3x optical, anti-shake) at $225
  • Kodak Z712 (7mp, 12x IS) $300
  • Sony A100K with 18-70 DT lens at $700 via J&R World
  • Canon Coach Case for the HV10 High Definition Camcorder $100
  • Pentax K110D with kit lens $400 via Beach Camera
  • Holga 120N Medium Format Fixed Focus Camera with Lens $17 via Adorama camera
  • Panasonic LX2 black, $400 via J&R World

    Top Sellers
  • Canon's world domination is threatened by the Fuji V10 gray reaching the #3 spot at $140... The Canon SD800 IS is the top selling camera, followed by the SD1000 and the S3 IS at #4.
  • The Sony W55 black is the next non-Canon at #9, followed by the Panasonic TZ3 black at #12, the Sony W55 silver, S650, N2, T100 silver at #15, #16, #19, #21 respectively. The last non-Canon in the top 25 is the Casio EX-Z75 black at #23.
  • The Canon Digital Rebel XTi (400D) black, with kit lens is the first DSLR at #11, followed by the Nikon D40 with 18-55 DX kit lens at #25 at $539.
  • The recently released Sony H9 is at #35 at $480, $20 off the starting price of $500

  • Monday, May 07, 2007

    eBay Motors: 50c insertion fee (Tuesday only!)

    eBay is having a special 50c insertion fee for eBay Motors items for Tuesday May 8, 2007. Check their website for all the details.

    Amazon Daily Deal: Canon HV10 for $700

    Today (Monday) Amazon's Daily Deal is as follows, the Canon HV10 a 3mp, 10x optical MiniDV, HD camcorder for $700 and free shipping, along with a coupon for free 20-page Shutterfly photobook... For more details click on the links to the Amazon pages.

    Sunday, May 06, 2007

    Sunday paper ad: Ritz Camera Mother's Day specials

    A jam-packed ad from Wolf and Ritz Camera Stores this week in the Sunday paper! Here are some items of interest broken down by category. Please keep in mind that the online version of Wolf/Ritz is not interoperable with the brick and mortal stores since the online part is operated by another company! Shame on Ritz for deceiving the consumers with such a tactic! Anyways, here are the deals:

    Digital Cameras

  • Samsung S630 (6mp, 3x) $100 $100 camera deal!
  • Canon A460 (5mp, 4x) + free $10 gift card, $130
  • Nikon L11 (6mp, 3x), $130
  • Olympus FE-210 (7mp, 3x, 2.5" LCD) + free $10 gift card, $150
  • Canon A550 (7mp, 4x), + free $15 gift card, $180
  • Fuji A900 (9mp, 4x, 2.5" LCD) $200
  • Samsung S850 (8mp, 5x, 2.5" LCD) + free $20 gift card, $200
  • Sony S700 (7mp, 3x, 2.4" LCD) $200
  • Fuji S5700 (7mp, 10x, 2.5" LCD) $230
  • Olympus Stylus 760 (7mp, 3x, 2.5" LCD) + free $20 gift card, $250
  • Panasonic TZ1 black + free $20 gift card, $250
  • Nikon S50 (7mp, 3x) $280
  • Sony W90 (8mp, 3x, 2.5" LCD) + free $25 gift card, $300
  • Olympus Stylus 770SW + free $25 gift card, $380
  • Casio EX-V7, + $20 gift card $400
  • Sony H9 + free $20 gift $480
  • Olympus SP-550 + free $20 gift $500
  • Bonus $50 mail-in rebate if you buy a Nikon DSLR and a Nikon non-DSLR camera. Offer expires 6/30/2007.

  • Special Nikon D40 two-lens kit (18-55, 50-200) with bonus Nikon gadget bag and Nikon Photography School DVDs for $800
  • Special Nikon D40x two-lens kit (18-55, 50-200) with bonus Nikon gadget bag and Nikon Photography School DVDs for $1000
  • Bonus $50 mail-in rebate if you buy a Nikon DSLR and a Nikon non-DSLR camera. Offer expires 6/30/2007.
  • Olympus E500 + 2-lens kit (14-45, 40-150) + free 1gb xD card $680
  • Sony A100 + 18-70 lens $700
  • Nikon D80 + 18-55 + $50 gift card, $1100
  • Canon Digital Rebel XTi with 18-55 $850

  • Tamron 18-200 f3.5-5.6 XR Di II, $400, (C, N, M)
  • Quantaray 18-200 f3.5-6.3, 5 year warranty, $370, (C, N, M)

    Memory Cards
  • 3-pack of 1gb Big Print SD cards for $39 (comes out to $13 per card)

    Everything else
  • Sanyo 15-minute charger + 4 AA batteries $30
  • Magic Lantern Guide Books $20, DVDs for $25, Briefs (not underwear) $10
  • Quantaray eBox portable photo studio $100
  • Canon Pixma MP100 8x10 all-in-one printer with any digital camera purchase is free after two mail-in rebates.
  • Free Polaroid 4x6 printer in the Digital Xtra Package (after mail-in rebates), along with 20 free digital prints at RitzPix.com, in addition to the free Canon printer mentioned above
  • Digital Xtra Package is free with every digital camera purchase at Ritz/Wolf stores.
  • An Optional program with annual membership-fee, Image Rewards Club earns you rewards with every purchase
  • Platinum photo book $30 (20 page hardcover)
  • Quantaray QSX-7001 DX tripod $40
  • Lowerpro Z5 camera pouch $10
  • Quantaray Sunpak QF30 digital flash $100 (C, N)
  • Sunpak flexpod (copycats of gorillapods) $15 or pro for $35

  • Thursday, May 03, 2007

    Pentax K100D $400 after rebate at Adorama!

    A nice deal, $395 after rebate you get the 100D Pentax, Adorama at. Okay, too much Yoda-speak there, but you get the message. This is of course for the body only configuration. Details at 11 (or at the Adorama website)

    Wednesday, May 02, 2007

    Today at Amazon

    Movers and Shakers

  • The new low price of $500 has skyrocketed sales of the hybrid-bijou Canon TX-1!
  • Coby DP562 5.6" Digital Photo Frame with MP3 Player, $74
  • APE Case Mini Digital Camera Case by Victory Multimedia, $10
  • Lomographic Holga Starter Kit, $59 via Adorama Camera
  • DANE-ELEC DACF4096R 4GB Compact Flash Card, $32
  • Axion AXN-9805M 8-Inch Widescreen LCD Digital Picture Frame/Multimedia Player $128
  • Kata Ergo-Tech Series Sensitivity V Personal Gear Backpack for Digital Camera and 12" Laptop Computer, $95
  • Pentax K110D 6.1MP Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens $400 via Beach Camera

    Top Sellers
  • The lower price allowed the Fuji V10 gray to break into the Top 5
  • The Panasonic TZ3 black broke into the Top 10
  • Four Sonys and one Kodak are the only other non-Canons in the Top 25
  • As its price goes down, the Canon TX1 (currently at $500) jumps into the top 25
  • The black D-Rebel XTi with lens kit continues to be the top DSLR, with the Nikon D80 18-135 following it.
  • The Nikon P5000 is just outside the top 30, chasing the Canon G7
  • The Samsung S630 black crashes the top 50 (thank you low price)

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