Deal Alert: Drobo for $299

B&H is back with another round of markdowns on Drobo units and kits.  The 4-bay Drobo has a $100 discount and rings in at $299, while other Drobo units have serious markdowns as well.  This time around B&H beats Amazon’s $332 price by a good margin.  The full list is below. [Read more...]

Nikon DSLR Instant Rebates

Several Nikon DSLR and lens combos have solid instant rebates available, which make for a heckuva deal in time for the holidays.  These rebates run through December 12, 2009.

All you have to do to take advantage of the rebate is order one of the camera and lens combos noted below.  The following links take you to Amazon.com.  You have to add both products to your shopping cart and Amazon will automatically apply a $200 or $100 discount (depending on the combo) at checkout.

Nikon D5000 (body only) and Nikon 70-300mm VR lens = $200 instant rebate

Nikon D5000 w/18-55mm VR kit lens and Nikon 70-300mm VR lens = $200 instant rebate

Nikon D3000 w/18-55mm VR kit lens and Nikon 55-200mm lens = $100 instant rebate

Nikon D3000 w/18-55mm VR kit lens and Nikon 55-200mm VR lens = $100 instant rebate

Nikon D90 and Nikon 70-300mm VR lens = $200 instant rebate

Nikon D90 w/ 18-105mm VR kit lens and Nikon 70-300mm VR lens = $200 instant rebate

Nikon D300s and Nikon 70-300mm VR lens = $200 instant rebate

Nikon D700 and Nikon 70-300mm VR lens = $200 instant rebate

Additional detail are available on the respective product pages on Amazon.com.

How Much Does Your Gear Matter?

How many of you out there can honestly say that your camera does more work than you do? With PhotoPlus Expo close approaching here in New York City and vendors prepping with meetings with all of us, it may be worthwhile to check out the education lectures and information sessions being offered. Of course, some cameras are more capable than others so there may very well be two sides of this fence that are well defended.

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Weekend Deals at Buy.com

Here’s the latest and greatest deals from Buy.com. This weekend, Canon printers seem to be the sale of choice. I can vouch for the deal on the MX310 printer. I recently picked one up for my home office from Amazon and paid about $15 more there.

Canon Pixma MX700 Office All-in-One Printer
FREE BUDGET SHIPPING
List Price: $179.99
You Save: (38%) $68.00
Buy.com price: $111.99
*(limited qty)

Canon PIXMA MX310 Multifunction Photo Printer
FREE BUDGET SHIPPING
List Price: $109.00
You Save: (36%) $39.01
Buy.com price: $69.99
*(limited qty)

Canon PIXMA MP480 Color Inkjet All-In-One Photo Printer
List Price: $99.99
You Save: (20%) $20.00
Buy.com price: $68.89

The following deals end on January 19th:

Westinghouse 26″ Widescreen 1080P LCD Monitor, 1920X1200, HDMI/HDCP, 60Hz – Black
FREE BUDGET SHIPPING
List price: $699.99
SAVE 61%
Buy.com price: $269.99

Verbatim 250GB USB Portable Hard Drive
FREE BUDGET SHIPPING
List price: $140.78
SAVE $72.99
Buy.com price: $67.79

Wacom Intuos3 4×6 Widescreen Pen Tablet PtZ431W
FREE BUDGET SHIPPING
List price: $229.99
Buy.com price: $199.00
$40.00 Mail-in Rebate
$159.00 After Rebate