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Oct 30, 2009 09:35 |  #1

Hello POTN members,

I just to touch base on Black Friday this year. Being that this will be my first Black Friday since gaining the great hobby of photography; where are the deals?

Do B&H support Black Friday specials at there brink & mortar location as well as web?

I'm looking at getting a deal on the 10-22 and/or 70-200l 2.8is. Hope all is well!


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Oct 30, 2009 11:07 |  #2

B&H doesn't usually do anything for Black Friday - their prices are so much better than most places anyway. You might find the regular retailers getting prices that approach the normal B&H/Adorama prices on the day.


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Oct 30, 2009 12:29 |  #3

B&H right now has a $50 instant savings deal on the 10-22 making it $739 +tax (Orig $789 - $50)...but I'd recommend Roberts Imaging as you can get it there for $749 ($799 - $50) with no tax and free shipping.

On another note, does anyone know what the big box chains (Best Buy, Walmart, etc.) plan to have in terms of DSLR or lens deals for Black Friday? What are the odds that Best Buy actually discounts the 7D or 1D-series? :confused:


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Oct 30, 2009 12:32 |  #4

robert's has some great pricing. got my 85 1.8 there for $70 cheaper than i could find it anyplace else at the time, and they were also selling the 35mm f/2 for $240 during the same sale.


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Oct 30, 2009 12:33 |  #5

I'd wait until about 2 weeks before Christmas. There are usually discounts added to the rebates, but they are not always advertised. Check out Amazon Gold Box and BIng cashback for a little extra savings.




  
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Oct 30, 2009 12:35 as a reply to  @ jubu's post |  #6

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Oct 30, 2009 13:56 |  #7

I didn't find any significant deals yet. Last year there were great deals on memory cards (after rebates) will definitely keep an eye out




  
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Oct 30, 2009 16:14 |  #8

yeah best buy only marks up their prices 200% on black friday compared to 250% regularly lol


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Oct 31, 2009 00:34 |  #9

js09 wrote in post #8925988 (external link)
yeah best buy only marks up their prices 200% on black friday compared to 250% regularly lol


Obviously you have never worked in retail.


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Oct 31, 2009 10:59 |  #10

turbo212003 wrote in post #8928133 (external link)
Obviously you have never worked in retail.

Most of us probably realize that the real profits are made in overpriced accessories and service plans, but Best Buy is not competitive when it comes to lenses and flashes. I seem to remember a 430EX II going for $329 several weeks ago when most online retailers had it around $260 or so. The only time you can ever get a good deal is if they've heavily discounted an open box item. And then it's only a deal if you really need it right then because by the time you pay tax (which for me is 9.25%), it's still cheaper new from Amazon, Adorama, etc.




  
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Oct 31, 2009 22:02 |  #11

Black Friday sales usually never involve high end stuff. Mostly cheap stuff for cheaper.




  
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Nov 01, 2009 08:57 |  #12

A lot of P&S will probably be on sale.




  
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Nov 01, 2009 11:34 |  #13

just buy a bunch of HDTV's and p&s's. those are the only things on black friday that youd actually get a good deal on. MAYBE netbooks. little things like memory cards go for cheap, but they're not the top quality stuff like extreme iv or lexar cards.


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Nov 03, 2009 17:48 |  #14

volfan1978 wrote in post #8929768 (external link)
Most of us probably realize that the real profits are made in overpriced accessories and service plans, but Best Buy is not competitive when it comes to lenses and flashes. I seem to remember a 430EX II going for $329 several weeks ago when most online retailers had it around $260 or so. The only time you can ever get a good deal is if they've heavily discounted an open box item. And then it's only a deal if you really need it right then because by the time you pay tax (which for me is 9.25%), it's still cheaper new from Amazon, Adorama, etc.

You still don't get it....


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Nov 03, 2009 18:27 |  #15

turbo212003 wrote in post #8928133 (external link)
Obviously you have never worked in retail.

volfan1978 wrote in post #8929768 (external link)
Most of us probably realize that the real profits are made in overpriced accessories and service plans, but Best Buy is not competitive when it comes to lenses and flashes. I seem to remember a 430EX II going for $329 several weeks ago when most online retailers had it around $260 or so. The only time you can ever get a good deal is if they've heavily discounted an open box item. And then it's only a deal if you really need it right then because by the time you pay tax (which for me is 9.25%), it's still cheaper new from Amazon, Adorama, etc.

turbo212003 wrote in post #8949366 (external link)
You still don't get it....


Please clarify. I read this as you, in retail, don't know the wholesale prices of items that you sell.

Or maybe you are commenting that a retail outlet won't discount camera equipment?

Your posts are rather vauge, some detail would be refreshing!


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