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I often come across deals that I think are really good. Both used and new. Often Im not in the market to buy at the time or its not what Im looking for.

So, why not a thread where we tip each other about good deals and discounts. 

Disclaimer: I have no affiliation, connection or any other reason than feeling like it to why I share this.

Recently I tipped the forum about Cyberphoto who are selling a Samsung NX1 + S Zoom + Battery Grip with warranty for a good price.

Now its about them again.

Yesterday they had an  "Evening Deal" for just a few hours. It was 10% off on the E-M1ii. Today its an a6000.

My guess this will be a reappearing type of deal.

This is the same store that sent out 20% off on the NX1 and GX80 when they where brand new. The G7 was almost down to€200 at one point.

So, it could be worth keeping an eye on.

www.cyberphoto.se

Both times the Evening Deal has been at the very top. To make it easier to spot in the future just look for the word "Kvällskampanj".

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Yeah, you made me look into Scandinavian prices some time ago and I noticed funnily enough electronics can be had quite cheap there (just about everything else is pretty much expensive). Even managed to pick up a G7 on the cheap in person just before store closure at FotoKungen, Stockholm (quite late in the day, folks at Rajala didn't have stock but were nice enough to point me in their direction). Over the last few years I must've been in Gothenburg, Stockholm, Helsinki and Oslo countless times... unfortunately those days seem over. I posted about a sick deal on Rajala around Black Friday/Cyber Monday: http://www.eoshd.com/comments/topic/21128-last-minute-deal-for-swedes-upd-extended/ , but talking to them, they referred me to the Finnish site instead; which of course didn't have any good deals going on, in fact it was more expensive than here locally. fml

Not sure, but I think all these stores have a policy not to ship anything elsewhere? See, Cyberphoto seems the same... https://www.cyberphoto.se/leveransvillkor#leveransinformation-utom-sverige . Btw, for fun you should follow the links to the .no and .fi domains and see what happens.

See, I am now in the market for a Huawei Mate 9 Pro which has the dual Leica cam set-up. It sells in Central/Western Europe under Porsche Design licence at 1395,- EUR. Yup. That's right, your eyes aren't deceiving you. Luckily you guys up north don't give in to such foolishness, so I've noticed on YouTube that Huawei Denmark, Norway, Sweden & Finland are promoting the Huawei version (earlier it was thought to be China released only). I made accounts at multiple Scandinavian shops... yet all won't allow it to be shipped to your address in e.g. Austria. I mean, I know a guy from Norway and another from Denmark that are bound visit home at some point this or next month and could probably organize me one. But otherwise it's pretty tough luck it seems.

For someone who wants to undertake ordering something from abroad, but shops don't send items to your country... there are some forwarding services. I'll name a few: https://www.shipito.com (US -> ..) | http://www.borderlinx.com (US -> ..) | https://www.bpm-lux.com (US/UK/BE/LX/DE/IT/ES -> ..) | https://mailboxde.com (DE -> ..) | http://www.logoix.com (DE -> EU) | http://www.huifkarverzendservice.nl (DE -> NL) | http://www.cssbuy.com (CN -> ..) | http://www.mistertao.com (CN -> ..) | http://www.tenso.com/en/ (JP -> ..) | http://global.rakuten.com/en/ (JP -> ..) | etc. There's also some other type of new and upcoming way to get your deliveries. It's a sort of UBER/Lyft model, so more like a p2p kinda of thing, but instead of being with driver and passenger it's sender and receiver... try it own risk: https://www.parcl.comhttp://airnshop.com .

Some sites that might be worth checking out for deals: basically the same thing but for the different regions: https://www.prisjakt.nu (Sweden) | https://www.prisjakt.no (Norway) | https://hintaopas.fi (Finland) | https://pricespy.co.uk (UK) | https://pricespy.ie (IE) | https://pagomeno.it (IT) | https://pricespy.co.nz (NZ). There's also: http://www.pricerunner.dk (Denmark) | http://www.pricerunner.co.uk (UK) | http://www.pricerunner.de (DE) | http://www.pricerunner.at (AT) | http://www.pricerunner.fr (FR) . Others: https://www.pepper.com (worldwide deals) | http://geizhals.eu (EU (DE, AT, UK, PL)) | https://tweakers.net/pricewatch (NL) | http://www.voordeelmuis.nl (NL) | https://en.toppreise.ch (Switzerland). Of course sites like Idealo and Kelkoo. Don't forget your local Google Shopping site (e.g. https://www.google.com/shoppinghttps://www.google.de/shoppinghttps://www.google.nl/shopping | .. ) either.

There are some shops that import stuff from all over the world for cheap and might be able to give you a fair deal, like http://www.eglobalcentral.com . There's also stores in Hong Kong that export stuff, some stores offer customers from certain countries a tax free guarantee, for example: http://www.onestop-digital.com/index.php?dispatch=pages.view&page_id=8&currency=EUR&sl=en ('At the moment, this VAT Free guarantee only applies to orders shipped to Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States'). My Nikon AI-s 28mm f/2.8 MF came from http://www.aclub.com , initially found them on eBay. You can e-mail them and negotiate a little on the price. No guarantees, but it did fly under the radar with customs. For accessories, a good place to check is always http://www.linkdelight.comhttp://www.camfere.com or one of the many other China webshops . Many of which, btw, are behind some eBay stores.

So, eBay, right!? It's a great place to roam around (sure many of you have bought something from http://stores.ebay.com/roxsen at some point in time), for example if you need lens adapters, I highly recommend the ones from K&F (Kent & Faith) Concept (listings on eBay usually have the black box with orange accents in them, there's another brand 'Leinox' which is pretty good as well, they're shown with thumbnails of the adapter and a black box with brownish/copper accents). One of my best kept secrets I'll share with you today: http://www.ebay.com/usr/artemstore . If you want a Russian vintage lens, he will hook you up. Somehow he always manages to find NOS (New Old Stock) or special series lenses as well. Such a great source.

Btw. I just want to highlight something I found out about eBay. E.g. take a look at this: http://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?_odkw=&_ssn=zedigital&_armrs=1&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_nkw=lens+adapter&_sacat=0 VS http://www.ebay.at/sch/m.html?_odkw=&_ssn=zedigital&_armrs=1&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_nkw=lens+adapter&_sacat=0 . Same link, just changed the domain extension. The one gets 475 results, the other a mere 175. I usually use http://www.ebay.com.au/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_sacat=0&_nkw=putthethingyouwanttofindhere&LH_PrefLoc=2&_sop=15 to increase my chances of finding something, over time I've learned that gets me the best and most understandable results. In this case it comes up with 477 results and... it's English so you understand it: http://www.ebay.com.au/sch/m.html?_odkw=&_ssn=zedigital&_armrs=1&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_nkw=lens+adapter&_sacat=0 .

Also try http://aliexpress.com , home of a lot of manufacturers as well (there's an app in your smartphone's app store, a lot can be had with a discount buying through the app). Did you know Aputure runs an offical store there for example? https://aputure.aliexpress.com . Need stuff for your GoPro? Have a look at TELESIN: https://www.aliexpress.com/store/630476 for example. A lot of brands have official stores on Amazon too (which always is a nice place to check, as some of the lightning deals involve camera gear and could get interesting from time to time). Or like Lilliput and Zhong Yi they might even have their own distribution channels, e.g.: http://lilliputdirect.comhttp://www.zyoptics.net/purchase-online/ .

Also. Don't forget, sometimes just subscribing to a newsletter gets you a nice welcome bonus. Also make sure to hit up a site like https://www.retailmenot.com before you purchase anything, there might be a good discount in it for you.

So. Yeah! I'm all for good deals. But we just need to make sure we are able to get it somehow! I'm always keeping my eyes open, I'm a sucker for good deals as my G.A.S. history would show. :yum:

DISCLAIMER: if you import something from abroad, make sure you know your national regulations and be aware that import duties might apply to your shipment

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9 hours ago, Cinegain said:

So. Yeah! I'm all for good deals. But we just need to make sure we are able to get it somehow! I'm always keeping my eyes open, I'm a sucker for good deals as my G.A.S. history would show. :yum:

For sure, but even if I see a deal for US thats not available to me I would post it here. Because someone else might be able to.

So lets keep all the deals coming. Ebay, local, mom n pop store, flee market, what ever :)

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I'm done with camera bodies till the 8K revolution is full on swing... But Im very interested in other stuff (lights, supports, lenses, laptops/PC, monitors, recorders, mics and speakers). May be there should be a sub forum for all deals and discounts.

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24 minutes ago, mkabi said:

I'm done with camera bodies till the 8K revolution is full on swing... But Im very interested in other stuff (lights, supports, lenses, laptops/PC, monitors, recorders, mics and speakers). May be there should be a sub forum for all deals and discounts.

I think a thread is enough. Nothing kills forums faster than sub forums.

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I do this and catch a lot.

This is for U.S. deals

slickdeals.com, setup deal alerts for stuff you are looking for.

they also have mobile apps, which is great.

i.e. "Panasonic" "gh5" "canon" "Nikon" "mefoto" "manfroto" "MacBook"  etc.

I also have Do Not Disturb on my sleeping hours on my phone, so I'm not getting alerts at night. (I'm just not the type of person to get up in the middle of the night to catch a deal, unless I knew beforehand)

 

example: just in today is MeFOTO WalkAbout Aluminum Monopod at BHphoto Orange for $29.00, free shipping. I didn't have to go to bhphoto to know this.

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Cyberphoto still has the a great deal on a NX1. Its used but Mint and with warranty.

Please someone buy it before I do :)

-NX1 + 2 batteries + 16-50 S + Vertical Grip + external Charger € 1200

Its a bit more than I paid for my last two NX1 kits but still very good price imo.

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1 hour ago, Mattias Burling said:

Cyberphoto still has the a great deal on a NX1. Its used but Mint and with warranty.

Please someone buy it before I do :)

-NX1 + 2 batteries + 16-50 S + Vertical Grip + external Charger € 1200

Its a bit more than I paid for my last two NX1 kits but still very good price imo.

I just checked your instagram for the first time in ages, was curious to see how Gunpowder the Dog was doing, and this photograph of ducks is incredible.

 

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1 hour ago, Flynn said:

I just checked your instagram for the first time in ages, was curious to see how Gunpowder the Dog was doing, and this photograph of ducks is incredible.

 

Thanks, yeah the ducks was quite friendly that day. And Gunpowder is smashing, good as new :)

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armor_ii_nx1_hero.jpgThe Infamous NX-1 Varavon  Armor II Cage is back on sale...   Only $50 (US) YEAH!.... $30 shipping...BOO....  $83 delivered... I just wish they made that has the battery grip option....

Also the NX-1 Armor II Pro Cage... its the same but has a C 100 style Rosette Adjustable Grip $60(US)

http://varavon.com/collections/hot-deal-zone/products/armor-ii-nx1-pro-cage?variant=4096862915 

http://varavon.com/products/armor-nx1?variant=1176714847

Also various other cages.  A7s, 7D Mk2 BMPCC, Various prices...

http://varavon.com/collections/hot-deal-zone

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21 hours ago, Mattias Burling said:

Thanks, yeah the ducks was quite friendly that day. And Gunpowder is smashing, good as new :)

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Last off topic post on this thread, but you should submit a pic to @dog_rates, my favorite twitter account. They have over a million followers. That picture of her looking over the fence for her best friend might not be your best pic, but the story that goes along with it is just too cute.

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2 hours ago, IronFilm said:

Sub forums is ok, but I think the traffic here at EOSHD would need to triple to justify thinking about expanding out. 

Yup, its already a bit to big for the traffic. Problem comes if the forum gets big, gets lots of sub forums and then for what ever reason experiences a drop in numbers. Then it dies pretty much over night.

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lol... I try to live by the Idea it never hurts to ask... worst they can say is no!

Tried to get Photodiox to match the price of Varvon NX-1 cage sale....($50)

Here is my email..

Hi I am a Samsung NX-1 camera user and the camera is a dead system. I am a fan of your products I have a few adapters which are great. 

I've noticed that your competitor Varavon Has been offing products similar to your shark cage for the NX-1 at reduced prices I figured before I buy it I would rather get your product if the price is the same.

http://varavon.com/collections/hot-deal-zone/products/armor-nx1?variant=1176714847

would much rather buy yours. would you sell me one of your back stock NX-1 Shark Cages and match this price?

It seems reasonable as there will never be another Samsung NX product.

 

Here is their response:

Thank you for your inquiry, but unfortunately we are not able to match the price of the cage that is listed in the link provided. The best price we can offer you is $215 for the Sharkcage. Please let us know if you are interested in purchasing the Sharkcage at $215.

Kind Regards,

Fotodiox, Inc.

 

Eh not that great of a deal but I got $85 off. Its listed as $300 on their site

https://fotodioxpro.com/products/sharkcage-nx1

 

Still to rich for my blood but if anybody is interested email them: [email protected] 

 

Man I bet if we put our buying power together on things like a groupon type buy we could negotiate some good discounts...

Imagine if we were to for example order 20 GH5's in one bulk shot I bet we could get a serious discount.

 

 

Now logistically it would be a nightmare... and what about returns and shit... ah

Ahh it would never work....

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On 2017-01-30 at 11:16 PM, Juxx989 said:

Man I bet if we put our buying power together on things like a groupon type buy we could negotiate some good discounts...

Totally doable, Ive seen it happen on other forums many times. Logistically its not a problem, they would still ship individually.

And I've also done what you did by emailing. I asked a retailer in Sweden if I could get $500 of on the A7sii because they had earlier had such a discount. They said yes. 

So these "limited" time discounts aren't ver limited at all.

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