Black Friday "Deals"

ExpensiveHobbyExpensiveHobby Posts: 27Member
edited November 2014 in General Discussions
I happened to catch that Best Buy and Target have already released their adds for the up and coming madness. Some of the usb sticks and sandisk memory cards seem reasonably priced at Best Buy.

http://blackfriday.bestbuy.com/?category=cameras+amp+camcorders4
http://www.target.com/c/target-black-friday/-/N-5q0f2

Does anyone else comparison shop around this time of year or just find shopping at different times of year to purchase electronics related items to be a safer bet?
D7000 | D70s |Nikkor 18-70mm | 16-85 VR | 80-200 2.8 D | 50 1.8G | 50 1.4 (manual) | Tamron 200-500 | Sigma 10-20 f3.5 | SB-800 | Manfrotto 190XPROB + 486RC2 Ball |
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  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 4,537Member
    Always price shop for any thing over $100. I have a list of places that I always shop plus I use My Simon to help find the better deals.
    D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
    |SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
  • ExpensiveHobbyExpensiveHobby Posts: 27Member
    Thanks, I had not heard of mySimon. I use pcpartpicker when searching for computer related components.

    In the Best Buy ad, I saw some of the sdxc USH 1 cards for $40 for 64GB or less depending on size, and that seems to me like a good deal, but I haven't been keeping up with the transfer rates or capacity technologies lately.
    D7000 | D70s |Nikkor 18-70mm | 16-85 VR | 80-200 2.8 D | 50 1.8G | 50 1.4 (manual) | Tamron 200-500 | Sigma 10-20 f3.5 | SB-800 | Manfrotto 190XPROB + 486RC2 Ball |
  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 4,537Member
    My only comment on BB memory cards...know what you getting. They tend to sell low and mid range memory cards and not the fast ones. However, saying that, I have seen a few fast cards at the local store but thin inventory. Size is one thing (64GB, 32GB, 16GB) but speed is something different.
    D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
    |SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
  • ExpensiveHobbyExpensiveHobby Posts: 27Member
    Totally agree with you on that, and that is part of my concern with the apparent "cheap" prices. Do you use any of the sandisk extreme plus or pro series cards? I have older extreme pro UHS 1 cards but they can only reach 45MB/s.
    D7000 | D70s |Nikkor 18-70mm | 16-85 VR | 80-200 2.8 D | 50 1.8G | 50 1.4 (manual) | Tamron 200-500 | Sigma 10-20 f3.5 | SB-800 | Manfrotto 190XPROB + 486RC2 Ball |
  • tcole1983tcole1983 Posts: 981Member
    Egh...doesn't sound like a stellar price. I know Amazon had the d7100 for $799 last year which I should have bought and didn't. Unless you want some tv that probably isn't that great anyway I haven't noticed any great black Friday deals that seem better than what you can normally find with some patience and looking.

    I got some Samsung cards a little while back for under $20 for 32gb and $10 for 16 gb.
    D5200, D5000, S31, 18-55 VR, 17-55 F2.8, 35 F1.8G, 105 F2.8 VR, 300 F4 AF-S (Previously owned 18-200 VRI, Tokina 12-24 F4 II)
  • NSXTypeRNSXTypeR Posts: 2,042Member
    For today only Sony memory cards are cheap on Amazon.
    Nikon D7000/ Nikon D40/ Nikon FM2/ 18-135 AF-S/ 35mm 1.8 AF-S/ 105mm Macro AF-S/ 50mm 1.2 AI-S
  • Golf007sdGolf007sd Posts: 2,840Moderator
    edited November 2014
    For today only Sony memory cards are cheap on Amazon.
    Lets hope they will do that with their new XQD memory cards...if so will order a few.
    Post edited by Golf007sd on
    D4 & D7000 | Nikon Holy Trinity Set + 105 2.8 Mico + 200 F2 VR II | 300 2.8G VR II, 10.5 Fish-eye, 24 & 50 1.4G, 35 & 85 1.8G, 18-200 3.5-5.6 VR I SB-400 & 700 | TC 1.4E III, 1.7 & 2.0E III, 1.7 | Sigma 35 & 50 1.4 DG HSM | RRS Ballhead & Tripods Gear | Gitzo Monopod | Lowepro Gear | HDR via Promote Control System |
  • tcole1983tcole1983 Posts: 981Member
    I take it back. The extreme plus prices are pretty good. 80 MB/s - 32GB cards for $20 seems pretty good.
    D5200, D5000, S31, 18-55 VR, 17-55 F2.8, 35 F1.8G, 105 F2.8 VR, 300 F4 AF-S (Previously owned 18-200 VRI, Tokina 12-24 F4 II)
  • tcole1983tcole1983 Posts: 981Member
    edited November 2014
    Never mind and the links from my phone are whacky on the desktop.
    Post edited by tcole1983 on
    D5200, D5000, S31, 18-55 VR, 17-55 F2.8, 35 F1.8G, 105 F2.8 VR, 300 F4 AF-S (Previously owned 18-200 VRI, Tokina 12-24 F4 II)
  • spraynprayspraynpray Posts: 6,030Moderator
    Only 60mb/s though so not really that cheap. Extreme pro 95mb/s are $48
    Always learning.
  • NSXTypeRNSXTypeR Posts: 2,042Member
    edited November 2014
    There's a D7000 deal at Best Buy for the D7000 with 18-140 for $800, which is a damn good deal if you don't mind getting an older body.

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/promo/nikon-d7000-dslr-offer-11161119

    The $800 deal has a code- D7000DEAL

    The 2 lens includes the 18-140 and the 55-300 for $1100 kit has this code- NIKONDEAL

    I don't know how well the 55-300 performs though.

    Edit- looks like the 2 lens kit includes a free 32 gig Sandisk card and a Lowepro Format 160 bag. That's quite a deal.
    Post edited by NSXTypeR on
    Nikon D7000/ Nikon D40/ Nikon FM2/ 18-135 AF-S/ 35mm 1.8 AF-S/ 105mm Macro AF-S/ 50mm 1.2 AI-S
  • tcole1983tcole1983 Posts: 981Member
    I haven't paid attention where it is but there is a body only deal for $550ish going on. If the mods don't mind I can link deals I am seeing.
    D5200, D5000, S31, 18-55 VR, 17-55 F2.8, 35 F1.8G, 105 F2.8 VR, 300 F4 AF-S (Previously owned 18-200 VRI, Tokina 12-24 F4 II)
  • Golf007sdGolf007sd Posts: 2,840Moderator
    I do not mind posting good deals you guys come across, but please make sure they are from respectable sellers and hyperlink the content. Please give a description of the item and then attach the link. Please reframe from just pasting a URL.

    Thank you :D
    D4 & D7000 | Nikon Holy Trinity Set + 105 2.8 Mico + 200 F2 VR II | 300 2.8G VR II, 10.5 Fish-eye, 24 & 50 1.4G, 35 & 85 1.8G, 18-200 3.5-5.6 VR I SB-400 & 700 | TC 1.4E III, 1.7 & 2.0E III, 1.7 | Sigma 35 & 50 1.4 DG HSM | RRS Ballhead & Tripods Gear | Gitzo Monopod | Lowepro Gear | HDR via Promote Control System |
  • NSXTypeRNSXTypeR Posts: 2,042Member
    I do not mind posting good deals you guys come across, but please make sure they are from respectable sellers and hyperlink the content. Please give a description of the item and then attach the link. Please reframe from just pasting a URL.

    Thank you :D
    Fixed. I was just too lazy to type the codes in.

    Nikon D7000/ Nikon D40/ Nikon FM2/ 18-135 AF-S/ 35mm 1.8 AF-S/ 105mm Macro AF-S/ 50mm 1.2 AI-S
  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 4,537Member
    edited November 2014
    Nikon D750 Gray Market. $1,846.95
    Import - 1 year NON Nikon warranty
    free: soft case and SanDisk 16GB Ultra memory card
    Free shipping

    This is the first I have seen a price on a gray market D750.
    Edited to add this note: Years ago Ritz Camera was good, but as Peter said, they have filed for bankruptcy twice. Therefore, I urge caution if your considering this deal. You may want to check eBay prices first.
    Post edited by Photobug on
    D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
    |SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
  • tcole1983tcole1983 Posts: 981Member
    edited November 2014

    Post edited by Golf007sd on
    D5200, D5000, S31, 18-55 VR, 17-55 F2.8, 35 F1.8G, 105 F2.8 VR, 300 F4 AF-S (Previously owned 18-200 VRI, Tokina 12-24 F4 II)
  • Golf007sdGolf007sd Posts: 2,840Moderator
    For those seeking some tripod deals...here is what RRS has going for Black Friday.
    D4 & D7000 | Nikon Holy Trinity Set + 105 2.8 Mico + 200 F2 VR II | 300 2.8G VR II, 10.5 Fish-eye, 24 & 50 1.4G, 35 & 85 1.8G, 18-200 3.5-5.6 VR I SB-400 & 700 | TC 1.4E III, 1.7 & 2.0E III, 1.7 | Sigma 35 & 50 1.4 DG HSM | RRS Ballhead & Tripods Gear | Gitzo Monopod | Lowepro Gear | HDR via Promote Control System |
  • spraynprayspraynpray Posts: 6,030Moderator
    Grrr! They're all sold out Ali!
    Always learning.
  • Golf007sdGolf007sd Posts: 2,840Moderator
    "Get real. The gear you have now is already way better than you. Save your money. Take a class. Or a trip."

    http://newcameranews.com/2014/11/25/the-definitive-black-friday-camera-buying-guide/

    Probably the best advice I have read in a long time. ;)
    D4 & D7000 | Nikon Holy Trinity Set + 105 2.8 Mico + 200 F2 VR II | 300 2.8G VR II, 10.5 Fish-eye, 24 & 50 1.4G, 35 & 85 1.8G, 18-200 3.5-5.6 VR I SB-400 & 700 | TC 1.4E III, 1.7 & 2.0E III, 1.7 | Sigma 35 & 50 1.4 DG HSM | RRS Ballhead & Tripods Gear | Gitzo Monopod | Lowepro Gear | HDR via Promote Control System |
  • manhattanboymanhattanboy Posts: 984Member
    "Get real. The gear you have now is already way better than you. Save your money. Take a class. Or a trip."

    http://newcameranews.com/2014/11/25/the-definitive-black-friday-camera-buying-guide/

    Probably the best advice I have read in a long time. ;)
    This article is so funny about the dark side of Black Friday:
    http://newcameranews.com/2013/11/29/darker-side-black-friday/
    Fickle
    Even brand new cameras aren’t safe, just ask Nikon D600, purchased just a few months ago. “I was so happy to be chosen by Owner. He seemed like a real camera guy. I made a lot of friends with Owner’s other cameras, a Nikon D300, a Fuji X100, even an old Nikon FM. Oh, the stories the FM told about the PD (Pre-Digital) days.”

    Owner and D600 took a lot of photos at first, often with another camera. “It was a lot of fun. We’d all go out in a big bag, and we’d take photos of brick walls, leaves, and tree bark. Back home, Owner would set up a home studio and we’d take turns taking pictures of newspapers and dolls.” D600 sits back, think a little, then adds, “Yeah, I know…we weren’t jumping out of a helicopter in a conflict zone or capturing the winning touchdown, but I was out a lot, getting some exercise and a lot of light.”

    Despite the activity, D600 has some nagging doubts about how long this will last. “The other cameras and I talk a lot on our trips. They’re happy enough, but I can see it in their sensors; there’s something missing. Lately, I’ve seen Owner reading reviews of the Nikon Df, and I can see the glint in his eye. On the message boards, he writes about needing a ‘backup body,’ but who are we kidding; we all know what that means.” He’s trying to hide it, but D600 is obviously anxious, spitting as he speaks.

    D600 is ambivalent about his future. “Yeah, it’s nice enough here. But to be honest, I was hoping for a little more adventure, if you know what I mean. We’ll see what happens on Black Friday. It’s a camera eat camera world out there.”
  • Golf007sdGolf007sd Posts: 2,840Moderator
    Grrr! They're all sold out Ali!
    They are now back in stock :P
    D4 & D7000 | Nikon Holy Trinity Set + 105 2.8 Mico + 200 F2 VR II | 300 2.8G VR II, 10.5 Fish-eye, 24 & 50 1.4G, 35 & 85 1.8G, 18-200 3.5-5.6 VR I SB-400 & 700 | TC 1.4E III, 1.7 & 2.0E III, 1.7 | Sigma 35 & 50 1.4 DG HSM | RRS Ballhead & Tripods Gear | Gitzo Monopod | Lowepro Gear | HDR via Promote Control System |
  • tcole1983tcole1983 Posts: 981Member
    On my phone but refurbished d7100 with bag and two 64GB sd cards. $799 w/ free shipping via adorama/EBay
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/390981635413?redirect=mobile
    D5200, D5000, S31, 18-55 VR, 17-55 F2.8, 35 F1.8G, 105 F2.8 VR, 300 F4 AF-S (Previously owned 18-200 VRI, Tokina 12-24 F4 II)
  • sevencrossingsevencrossing Posts: 2,800Member
    Amazon UK are offering £0.99 off a D750
  • bald_eaglebald_eagle Posts: 97Member
    Amazon UK are offering £0.99 off a D750
    Really 99pence off.. how generous of them.. ;) :D

    Baldy ;)
  • sevencrossingsevencrossing Posts: 2,800Member
    edited November 2014
    Amazing scenes in the uK
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-30241459
    a few years ago, Black Friday was when you put the sprouts on for Christmas
    ordering online is tricky, as many sites have crashed
    I wonder if my local has any deals on for a pint of beer
    Post edited by sevencrossing on
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