Weekend Shopper: XMas is just around the corner!
With the Holidays just around the corner, it is time for another "Weekend Shopper"! There are some nice deals around at the moment. Here are some highlights:
+ We have a new round-up of cameras with free 2-day shipping that can get to you by December 24th. Check them out at the Camera Deals blog. Please double-check delivery estimates and times on each camera's product detail page as the post was written on Sunday morning, and as we get closer to XMas Day, the shipping window will start to close.
+ Panasonic G1 kit prices DROP! You can get the red for $663 and the blue for $683. The black version is more expensive though at $735+. All these include the 14-42mm lens.
+ Photoshop CS4 full version (Windows or Mac) for $597 at Adorama.
+ On-going deals at the Camera Deals blog which you can also access directly using the new shortcut url: NoisyDeals.com (not case sensitive).
+ One-year subscription of Popular Photography for $9 and American Photo for $8 at Amazon. This is after a $5 instant discount. The regular prices are $14 and $13 respectively. When you reach the Checkout Page, the top right corner will automatically subtract $5 for each qualifying subscription. Almost 150 general-interest magazines are participating and there are no limits to the $5 discount. You can subscribe to as many as you like with $5 off each. This includes Wired, Vanity Fair, GQ, Brides, Car & Driver, Popular Mechanics, ESPN, Men's Health, O, Discover, SciAm, EW, PC World, Forbes, Elle, Details, Sound & Vision, Essence, and a whole lot more!
+ Currently out-of-stock: Nikon D60 with a two-lens DX kit (18-55 VR, 55-200 non-VR) for $590 and with free shipping at B&H Photo
+ Sandisk rebate (prepaid Visa card) deals at Abe's of Maine with additional $10 off coupon. The best bang for the bang deal is when you buy three cards of the same type. Complete breakdown of the deal at the Camera Deals blog.
+ Free 2-day shipping on select cameras and technology items at Amazon.com
Hanukkah Gift Ideas
With eight gifts to buy, you have to be creative! Very few people can afford to buy someone a DSLR and seven constant-aperture lenses! So here are some suggestions on how to get to eight gifts without breaking the bank, and at the same time, give practical and value-packed gifts:
+ Amazon Gift Cards of any amount from $5 to $5000 - online delivery so you don't have to wait for shipment - also a great backup plan in case plans change
+ Popular Photography subscription (see above)
+ American Photo subscription (see above)
+ Memory cards
+ B&H Gift Cards, ranging from $20 to $1000
+ A good camera bag - plenty of special offers at Adorama
+ For kids or absolute beginners in photography, take a look at some $100 cameras.