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29% (30%) Discounts On Leap Day From Likes Of Expedia.

by Anura Guruge


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Click image to start with “Huff Post” list which is pretty comprehensive. Google for more. “MarketWatch.com” has a list too.


You can make out like a bandit if you an id that says you were born on a Leap Day, i.e., February 29. There are thought to be about 200,000 born on Leap Days.


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by Anura Guruge


I Get A Refurbished PowerShot G1 X, From Canon, For $269.

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by Anura Guruge


No flash, HDR-mode with Lumix FZ1000.

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could be next camera.
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>> Got a Panasonic Lumix FZ1000.

** Canon G3X is ugly.
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Canon G3X: 80% my next camera.
** ‘Camera Labs’
review
of Canon G3X.
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Sony RX10 II vs
Canon PowerShot G3X.

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Click to ENLARGE. From the ever excellent ‘dpreview.com’ at: http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canong1x/2


I have been hankering for a ‘powerful’ compact to augment my Panasonic Lumix FZ1000. [Check out my FZ1000 blog for new pictures.] I want a small camera that I will carry around as much as possible — possibly even on my run.

That is why I was considering the new, quite impressive Canon G5 X.

But since I bought, last August, a refurbished Canon Rebel T3i, from Canon, they send me quite a few offers a week hoping to tempt me into buying another Canon from them. I got such an e-mail today. I knew that there would be no discounts on the G5 X. But I was curious what they had. It was a 3-page e-mail. Then I saw this $269 offer on page 3.

Of course it is NOT perfect. But neither was the FZ1000. All cameras are a compromise. But for $269 I can AFFORD to compromise quite a bit. What swung the deal is that it has a BIG sensor, even slightly bigger than 1″. So for $269 I am willing to give it a try. The cheapest I can find on Amazon is $358 — for used. Refurbished from Canon, I think, is a better deal.

I will keep you posted. So now I will have the challenge of trying to master two new cameras in tandem.

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With the Lumix FZ1000 last night — at first Halloween party of 2015. See yesterday’s post.


Canon Slashing Prices On Other PowerShots, Inc. G3 X and G9 X, Ahead Of The G5 X.

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by Anura Guruge


Other Related posts:
>> Canon G5X
could be next camera.
>>
Lumix FZ1000 stunning pictures.
>>
Lumix FZ1000 blog.
>> Got a Panasonic Lumix FZ1000.

** Canon G3X is ugly.
** 
Canon G3X: 80% my next camera.
** ‘Camera Labs’
review
of Canon G3X.
**
Sony RX10 II vs
Canon PowerShot G3X.

>> Search ‘Sony’, ‘Panasonic’ & ‘Canon’  for other related posts >>>>


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The message seems to be quite blatant. They want the runway clear for the G5 X — though the G3 X with its 24 to 600mm zoom is in a different class (despite its glaring lack of an electronic view finder).

The Canon discounts are already being reflected at Amazon.

Amazon is also offering the Canon G5 X as of October 23, 2015. That is soon. I will have to make up my mind soon.

Keeping you abreast, as promised. 


‘Jet.com’ Is Up & Running: Sure The Prices Are Discounted, But Selection Limited & A $35 Cap On Free Shipping.

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by Anura Guruge



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Well, just past midnight, with another chapter of the latest book done and dusted I decided to check whether ‘Jet.com‘ was online — as it was supposed to be.

It was. Though I had not received my promised e-mail giving me 3-months free membership that offer was available to all — as an introductory inducement. Jet interests me on multiple fronts. We buy a fair amount of stuff from Amazon. At a minimum we get 3 deliveries a month from Amazon, and often 3 deliveries a week. So if I can really save 10% to 15% that could start adding up. Plus I own a couple of shares of Amazon (here and there) and I write a LOT of Amazon options — and I mean A LOT! So anything that can influence AMZN stock prices has my undivided attention.

I started by checking on cameras since that would give me a true oranges-to-oranges comparison. First thing I discovered and I suspected that this would be the case. Selection is VERY LIMITED. Very limited. So that is a bummer. Unless this gets better Jet will never really challenge AMZN.

So lets start with this Fuji camera.

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It is $799 with Prime at Amazon & $798 .95 (with free shipping) at Buydig.com. That is one heck of a SERIOUS discount — and in this case they don’t even show the Amazon equivalent. This could make a difference. If I am buying a $800 camera a $47 discount CANNOT be sneezed at.

So here is another, this one having the comparison pre-listed to make it easy.

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$23.94 off a $399 camera. A 6% discount. NOT the 10% to 15% promised BUT $23.94 is worth saving.

And then this and I am in the market for one of these (to store all the pictures that we take with about 6 different devices in ONE PLACE).

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That they only carry, as yet, a limited selection of products is a definite drawback. But they will be definite bad news for Buydig.com. I feel bad for them since they try hard.

Well over the coming weeks I will always check Jet before I buy anything from Amazon. But as an AMZN shareholder I am not too worried right this minute. That could change. Amazon might start discounting their products!


I Just Signed Up For ‘Jet.com’, With 3 Months, Free, Though I Thought My Affection For Amazon Was Boundless.

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by Anura Guruge


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jetsignawdsadI had never heard of Jet.com! Yikes! Not sure how that happened. I just read about them while scanning the investor news on Amazon on ‘MarketWatch‘. Yes, I have a couple of shares of AMZN.

Wow. They reckon that they can undercut Amazon by 10% to 15% — after you part with a $50 membership. I think I just got 3 months FREE membership. I pay $99 for Amazon Prime and I will probably keep on paying that JUST for the free video. So I am cool with that.

Given that we do 95% of our non-grocery shopping online, and 95% of that is on Amazon, 10% to 15% savings can add up for us. But to get back the $50 membership you have to first spend around $450 (depending on whether the savings are 15% or 10%). So I need to think about that AFTER the free membership. Yes, a new camera might be in my future. A 10% saving on a camera will definitely pay for the membership and more.

So I will keep you posted. They go live tomorrow from what I can see. Sign up now. You can still get free membership.