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Buying a DJI Drone From SSE Photo & Video On Amazon

dji drones on amazonA question that I see being asked a lot is – Should I buy a DJI drone from SSE Photo & Video?

There isn’t a ton of information on the internet about individual 3rd party sellers on Amazon, so let’s start here:

First of all, let’s make sure you’ve looked through their current promotions and sale items. Sometimes items are listed separately as part of limited-time promotions. Currently, they do have a Save 20% off with purchase of another qualifying item promotion.

Click here to check specials and promotions for SSE Photo & Video on Amazon

So should you purchase a drone or other DJI product from SSE Photo & Video instead of other websites, or sellers on Amazon?


Authorized Dealer

The first thing to ask when buying any sort of DJI product – whether online, or in a physical store – should be: Is this seller an authorized DJI dealer?

As far as SSE Photo & Video is considered, the answer is yes. This is from DJI’s homepage:

SSE Photo & Video - authorized DJI reseller

They are listed as Power Photo Corp. (probably the parent company).

Buying from an authorized dealer is as important as getting a good price. If you don’t purchase from an authorized dealer, you won’t be entitled to the manufacturer warranty – even if the seller claims that you are.

Price and Shipping

There are a lot of online store selling DJI drones. Their prices are usually higher compared to Amazon, where shipping is almost always free too.

Let’s look at an example:

dji mavic pro from sse photo video

On other electronics websites, you can purchase this DJI Mavic Pro Collapsible Quadcopter Starters Backpack Bundle for around $1000-1100. Depending on which site you purchase from, and where you live, you can probably add another $20 or so on top of that for shipping – at least!

Here is the same DJI Mavic Pro Backpack Bundle sold by SSE Photo & Video on Amazon.

Pricing aside, you are still saving $20 or more on the shipping alone.

I showed one price example. You might be looking for a different model from DJI. If so, it’s really easy to find the best deal on Amazon. Just use the Amazon Discount Finder tool that appears at the top of this page (for desktop users). It looks something like this:

After you choose your desired country, click on the All Categories section, and in this case, choose Photo or Electronics, like this:

finding the best camera and drone deals on amazon

Then just type in DJI, and the model or type that you are looking for. You can choose your desired discount level if you wish to, but it’s not necessary. Then click on Search Discount. It should then bring up all of the models available, and at the top of the list will be those with the highest discount currently available on Amazon.

On a related side note, many online merchants also sell on Amazon. You’d be surprised by the amount of sellers/websites that sell their products for less on Amazon. With all the competition on Amazon, stores have to offer up their best price, in order to get the sale. They don’t have to be so generous on their own site, since you only see their price. Often times, a discount code will bring the cost down to the Amazon price.


Feedback

Feedback is an important thing on Amazon. It’s not a highlighted feature like it is on eBay, but it determines a seller’s success on Amazon behind the scenes. To have a successful store, a seller needs to maintain a high level of feedback history. Since most of us have never heard of some of the 3rd Party Sellers on Amazon, it’s easy to be skeptical. So take advantage of the fact that Amazon shows their feedback score.

As far as SSE Photo & Video is considered, they have a earned over 30,000 positive feedback ratings, with a current 97% overall score.

If an item even SLIGHTLY looks like it might be a counterfeit or knock-off, customers on Amazon will leave bad feedback. Any and all flaws will usually be reflected in a seller’s feedback as well.

Given their strong feedback history, SSE Photo & Video is definitely a well reputed seller on Amazon.

If you are interested, you can read more about SSE Photo & Video in this review.


Returns

If you purchase from a random website, the return/exchange guarantee period is always variable. Sometimes its 7-days, sometimes 14-days, etc. And they usually come with certain restrictions and limitations.

On Amazon, you get the A-to-z Guarantee when purchasing from a 3rd party seller, regardless of their return policy. You are entitled to a 30 day period – from the date you receive the item – to file your claim. It really does take the risk out of purchasing online, and makes you feel secure with your purchase. If you ever have any issues with your order, Amazon’s 24/7 customer service is there to help you.

If you have ever had to file a claim with your credit card company, or waited months for a refund on a return, you will appreciate Amazon’s A-to-z Guarantee.


Product 
Availability

Amazon is the largest retailer on the planet. No matter what brand or product you are looking for, chances are they will have it, and offer a number of options as well.

You can find any DJI product there, like a DJI Phantom 3 Quadcopter, or a DJI Spark mini drone, or even a DJI Phone Camera Gimbal, etc.


Ease of Use

Let’s face it – we all use Amazon. We’re familiar with the site, how to use it, how to check out – everything is where it should be, and everything works every time. It’s comfortable. And it’s fast!

On other websites, that’s not exactly the case. If you want to sort by brand, and then by price, it doesn’t work sometimes it doesn’t work as smoothly as you’d like. You’re left sorting through a bunch of results. Different brands, different categories, etc.

And if you try searching for a specific product, sometimes they load, other times they don’t. You’re left wanting much more functionality than they are able to deliver.


Amazon Authority

Feedback History3rd party sellers who sell on Amazon, want to remain in good standing with Amazon. As a seller, you have to meet very strict selling guidelines. You have to maintain a minimum performance rate in order to keep selling on Amazon. On top of that, you also want to receive positive feedback for all transactions.

In other words, you have to ship by the guaranteed ship by date, you have to deliver the item as described, and you have to process timely refunds (if they are initiated). You can’t take any liberties that you might on your own website.

You are pretty much guaranteed a consistently positive purchase every time you order something on Amazon. You can’t say the same about other websites or merchants.

Final Thoughts

We all want to find the best price available. For something on the expensive side, like a DJI drone, it pays to shop around. Check the Amazon Discount Finder tool above to find the best deals, and to find out what is currently on sale.

Normally, you have to click a few options to find what is currently discounted. And it’s not such an easy option to locate. The discount finder tool does all the hard work for you.

Buying a Canon Camera From SSE Photo & Video

buying a canon camera from sse photo & video on amazonA question that I see being asked a lot is – Should I buy a Canon camera (or camera lens) from SSE Photo & Video?

There isn’t a ton of information on the internet about individual 3rd party sellers on Amazon, so let’s start here:

First of all, let’s make sure you’ve looked through their current promotions and sale items. Sometimes items are listed separately as part of limited-time promotions. Currently, they do have a Save 15% off with purchase of another qualifying item promotion.

Click here to check specials and promotions for SSE Photo & Video on Amazon

So should you purchase a camera or other Canon product from SSE Photo & Video instead of other websites, or sellers on Amazon?


Authorized Dealer

The first thing to ask when buying any sort of Canon product – whether online, or in a physical store – should be: Is this seller an authorized Canon dealer?

Canon Authorized DealerAs far as SSE Photo & Video is considered, the answer is yes.

They are listed as Power Photo Corp. (probably the parent company).

Buying from an authorized dealer is as important as getting a good price. If you don’t purchase from an authorized dealer, you won’t be entitled to the manufacturer warranty – even if the seller claims that you are.

Price and Shipping

There are a lot of online store selling Canon cameras. Their prices are usually higher compared to Amazon, where shipping is almost always free too.

Let’s look at an example:

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III Digital Camera from sse photo video

On other electronics websites, you can purchase this Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III Digital Camera for around $1300-1400. Depending on which site you purchase from, and where you live, you can probably add another $15 or so on top of that for shipping – at least!

Here is the same Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III Camera – as part of a 9 piece accessory bundle sold by SSE Photo & Video on Amazon.

Pricing aside, you are still saving $15 or more on the shipping alone – not to mention the overall package of accessories included.

I showed one price example. You might be looking for a different model from Canon. If so, it’s really easy to find the best deal on Amazon. Just use the Amazon Discount Finder tool that appears at the top of this page (for desktop users). It looks something like this:

After you choose your desired country, click on the All Categories section, and in this case, choose Photo or Electronics, like this:

finding the best camera and drone deals on amazon

Then just type in Canon, and the model or type that you are looking for. You can choose your desired discount level if you wish to, but it’s not necessary. Then click on Search Discount. It should then bring up all of the models available, and at the top of the list will be those with the highest discount currently available on Amazon.

On a related side note, many online merchants also sell on Amazon. You’d be surprised by the amount of sellers/websites that sell their products for less on Amazon. With all the competition on Amazon, stores have to offer up their best price, in order to get the sale. They don’t have to be so generous on their own site, since you only see their price. Often times, a discount code will bring the cost down to the Amazon price.


Feedback

Feedback is an important thing on Amazon. It’s not a highlighted feature like it is on eBay, but it determines a seller’s success on Amazon behind the scenes. To have a successful store, a seller needs to maintain a high level of feedback history. Since most of us have never heard of some of the 3rd Party Sellers on Amazon, it’s easy to be skeptical. So take advantage of the fact that Amazon shows their feedback score.

As far as SSE Photo & Video is considered, they have a earned over 30,000 positive feedback ratings, with a current 97% overall score.

If an item even SLIGHTLY looks like it might be a counterfeit or knock-off, customers on Amazon will leave bad feedback. Any and all flaws will usually be reflected in a seller’s feedback as well.

Given their strong feedback history, SSE Photo & Video is definitely a well reputed seller on Amazon.

If you are interested, you can read more about SSE Photo & Video in this review.


Returns

If you purchase from a random website, the return/exchange guarantee period is always variable. Sometimes its 7-days, sometimes 14-days, etc. And they usually come with certain restrictions and limitations.

On Amazon, you get the A-to-z Guarantee when purchasing from a 3rd party seller, regardless of their return policy. You are entitled to a 30 day period – from the date you receive the item – to file your claim. It really does take the risk out of purchasing online, and makes you feel secure with your purchase. If you ever have any issues with your order, Amazon’s 24/7 customer service is there to help you.

If you have ever had to file a claim with your credit card company, or waited months for a refund on a return, you will appreciate Amazon’s A-to-z Guarantee.


Product 
Availability

Amazon is the largest retailer on the planet. No matter what brand or product you are looking for, chances are they will have it, and offer a number of options as well.

You can find any Canon product there, like a Canon EOS Rebel T6 Digital SLR Camera, or a Canon Speedlite 580EX Flash for Canon EOS SLR Digital Cameras, or even a Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM Telephoto Lens, etc.


Ease of Use

Let’s face it – we all use Amazon. We’re familiar with the site, how to use it, how to check out – everything is where it should be, and everything works every time. It’s comfortable. And it’s fast!

On other websites, that’s not exactly the case. If you want to sort by brand, and then by price, it doesn’t work sometimes it doesn’t work as smoothly as you’d like. You’re left sorting through a bunch of results. Different brands, different categories, etc.

And if you try searching for a specific product, sometimes they load, other times they don’t. You’re left wanting much more functionality than they are able to deliver.


Amazon Authority

Feedback History3rd party sellers who sell on Amazon, want to remain in good standing with Amazon. As a seller, you have to meet very strict selling guidelines. You have to maintain a minimum performance rate in order to keep selling on Amazon. On top of that, you also want to receive positive feedback for all transactions.

In other words, you have to ship by the guaranteed ship by date, you have to deliver the item as described, and you have to process timely refunds (if they are initiated). You can’t take any liberties that you might on your own website.

You are pretty much guaranteed a consistently positive purchase every time you order something on Amazon. You can’t say the same about other websites or merchants.

Final Thoughts

We all want to find the best price available. For something on the expensive side, like a Canon Digital DSLR Camera, it pays to shop around. Check the Amazon Discount Finder tool above to find the best deals, and to find out what is currently on sale.

Normally, you have to click a few options to find what is currently discounted. And it’s not such an easy option to locate. The discount finder tool does all the hard work for you.

Watchsavings Promos and Coupon Codes

Watchsavings coupon codesAre you searching for Watchsavings coupons or Watchsavings Promo Codes?

Did you know that Watchsavings also sells on Amazon? Their store on Amazon is called Watchsavings.

Click here to check out what specials and promotions they offer in their Amazon store.

So why should you purchase from their store on Amazon instead of their site? Let’s take a look at a few reasons you should consider Amazon:


Feedback

If you have read online reviews, you already know that Watchsavings is a very reputable seller. Watchsavings also has a very high reputation on Amazon. Currently, they have a 100% positive score, and have received about 60,000 positive feedback ratings. Over the past 12 months, they have had a 100% positive transaction rate.

Watchsavings feedback on amazon


Price and Shipping

Many web merchants also sell on Amazon. Their prices are usually the same, if not lower on Amazon. Shipping is almost always free too.

Let’s look at an example:

On the watchsavings.com website, you can purchase this Tag Heuer Carrera Mother of Pearl Dial Stainless Steel Ladies Watch for $2250. Depending on where you live, you can add another $10-15 on top of that for shipping.

Here is the same Tag Heuer Carrera Mother of Pearl Dial Watch sold on Amazon.

Pricing aside, you are still saving about $10-15 on the shipping. That’s like having a $15 off coupon code right?

I showed one price example. You might be looking for a different item. If so, it’s really easy to find the best deal on Amazon. Just use the Amazon Discount Finder tool that appears at the top of this page. It looks something like this:


After you choose your desired country, click on the All Categories section, and in this case, choose Apparel, or Shoes, or Watches, or another appropriate category.

Then just type in whatever brand and model  that you are looking for. You can choose your desired discount level if you wish to, but it’s not necessary. Then click on Search Discount. It should then bring up all of the models available, and at the top of the list will be those with the highest discount currently available on Amazon.

On a related side note, you’d be surprised by the amount of sellers/websites that sell their products for less on Amazon. With all the competition on Amazon, stores have to offer up their best price, in order to get the sale. They don’t have to be so generous on their own site, since you only see their price. Often times, a discount code will bring the cost down to the Amazon price.


Returns

If you purchase from watchsavings.com, the return/exchange guarantee period is not stated. It might be a week, it might be a month, who knows.

On Amazon, you get the A-to-z Guarantee when purchasing from a 3rd party seller, regardless of their return policy. You are entitled to a 30 day period – from the date you receive the item – to file your claim. It really does take the risk out of purchasing online, and makes you feel secure with your purchase. If you ever have any issues with your order, Amazon’s 24/7 customer service is there to help you.

If you have ever had to file a claim with your credit card company, or waited months for a refund on a return, you will appreciate Amazon’s A-to-z Guarantee.


Product 
Availability

You would think that the products available would be identical in both locations – but they aren’t. They have some products in their Amazon store that are actually not available on their own website.

For example, let’s say you’re looking for a Casio Men’s GA-110TS-1A4 G-Shock Analog-Digital Watch With Grey Resin Band. You’ll have to go their Amazon store for it – at the moment, they don’t carry it on the Watchsavings website.


Ease of Use

Let’s face it – we all use Amazon. We’re familiar with the site, how to use it, how to check out – everything is where it should be, and everything works every time. It’s comfortable. And it’s fast!

On the watchsavings.com website, that’s not exactly the case. If you want to sort by brand, and then by price, it doesn’t work. You’re left sorting through a bunch of results. Different brands, different categories, etc.

And if you try searching for a specific product, sometimes they load, other times they don’t. You’re left wanting much more functionality than they are able to deliver.


Amazon Authority

Feedback History3rd party sellers who sell on Amazon, want to remain in good standing with Amazon. As a seller, you have to meet very strict selling guidelines. You have to maintain a minimum performance rate in order to keep selling on Amazon. On top of that, you also want to receive positive feedback for all transactions.

In other words, you have to ship by the guaranteed ship by date, you have to deliver the item as described, and you have to process timely refunds (if they are initiated). You can’t take any liberties that you might on your own website.

You are pretty much guaranteed a consistently positive purchase every time you order something on Amazon. You can’t say the same about other websites or merchants.


Final Thoughts

Whichever way you decide to make your purchase, you can feel confident buying from Watchsavings. They are an authorized seller of all the brands that they carry. You will never receive grey market goods from Watchsavings.

If you are unfamiliar with the term “grey market”, it basically means products that are sold by an unauthorized seller. Grey market can include counterfeits, defects, blemishes, international versions, etc. These products do not carry the original manufacturer’s warranty (even if the seller states that they do). Stay safe – purchase from an authorized dealer!

Having been in business since 2003, Watchsavings has had a long selling history. They have had a file with the Better Business Bureau since 12/28/2005. Currently, they do have an A- rating with the BBB.

If you are interested, here is a review of the Watchsavings store on Amazon.

Buying a Tamron Lens From SSE Photo & Video

Tamron camera lensesA question that I see being asked a lot is – Should I buy a Tamron camera lens from SSE Photo & Video?

There isn’t a ton of information on the internet about individual 3rd party sellers on Amazon, so let’s start here:

First of all, let’s make sure you’ve looked through their current promotions and sale items. Sometimes items are listed separately as part of limited-time promotions. Currently, they do have a Save 20% off with purchase of another qualifying item promotion.

Click here to check specials and promotions for SSE Photo & Video on Amazon

So should you purchase a Tamron Lens from SSE Photo & Video instead of other websites, or sellers on Amazon?


Authorized Dealer

The first thing to ask when buying any sort of Tamron product – whether online, or in a physical store – should be: Is this seller an authorized Tamron dealer?

As far as SSE Photo & Video is considered, the answer is yes.

They are listed as Power Photo Corp. (probably the parent company).

Buying from an authorized dealer is as important as getting a good price. If you don’t purchase from an authorized dealer, you won’t be entitled to the manufacturer warranty – even if the seller claims that you are.

Price and Shipping

There are a lot of online store selling Tamron lenses. Their prices are usually higher compared to Amazon, where shipping is almost always free too.

Let’s look at an example:

Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 Lens for Canon

On other electronics websites, you can purchase this Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 Lens for Canon for around $1200. Depending on which site you purchase from, and where you live, you can probably add another $15 or so on top of that for shipping – at least!

Here is the same Tamron SP 150-600mm Canon Lens – as part of an 11 piece accessory bundle sold by SSE Photo & Video on Amazon.

Pricing aside, you are still saving $15 or more on the shipping alone – not to mention the overall package of accessories included.

I showed one price example. You might be looking for a different model from Tamron. If so, it’s really easy to find the best deal on Amazon. Just use the Amazon Discount Finder tool that appears at the top of this page (for desktop users). It looks something like this:

After you choose your desired country, click on the All Categories section, and in this case, choose Photo or Electronics, like this:

finding the best camera and drone deals on amazon

Then just type in Tamron, and the model or type that you are looking for. You can choose your desired discount level if you wish to, but it’s not necessary. Then click on Search Discount. It should then bring up all of the models available, and at the top of the list will be those with the highest discount currently available on Amazon.

On a related side note, many online merchants also sell on Amazon. You’d be surprised by the amount of sellers/websites that sell their products for less on Amazon. With all the competition on Amazon, stores have to offer up their best price, in order to get the sale. They don’t have to be so generous on their own site, since you only see their price. Often times, a discount code will bring the cost down to the Amazon price.


Feedback

Feedback is an important thing on Amazon. It’s not a highlighted feature like it is on eBay, but it determines a seller’s success on Amazon behind the scenes. To have a successful store, a seller needs to maintain a high level of feedback history. Since most of us have never heard of some of the 3rd Party Sellers on Amazon, it’s easy to be skeptical. So take advantage of the fact that Amazon shows their feedback score.

As far as SSE Photo & Video is considered, they have a earned over 30,000 positive feedback ratings, with a current 97% overall score.

If an item even SLIGHTLY looks like it might be a counterfeit or knock-off, customers on Amazon will leave bad feedback. Any and all flaws will usually be reflected in a seller’s feedback as well.

Given their strong feedback history, SSE Photo & Video is definitely a well reputed seller on Amazon.


Returns

If you purchase from a random website, the return/exchange guarantee period is always variable. Sometimes its 7-days, sometimes 14-days, etc. And they usually come with certain restrictions and limitations.

On Amazon, you get the A-to-z Guarantee when purchasing from a 3rd party seller, regardless of their return policy. You are entitled to a 30 day period – from the date you receive the item – to file your claim. It really does take the risk out of purchasing online, and makes you feel secure with your purchase. If you ever have any issues with your order, Amazon’s 24/7 customer service is there to help you.

If you have ever had to file a claim with your credit card company, or waited months for a refund on a return, you will appreciate Amazon’s A-to-z Guarantee.


Product 
Availability

Amazon is the largest retailer on the planet. No matter what brand or product you are looking for, chances are they will have it, and offer a number of options as well.

You can find any Tamron product there, like a Tamron 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di-II VC PZD All-In-One Zoom for Nikon DX DSLR Cameras, or even a Tamron AFA012N-700 SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Wide-Angle Lens for Nikon F(FX) Cameras, etc.


Ease of Use

Let’s face it – we all use Amazon. We’re familiar with the site, how to use it, how to check out – everything is where it should be, and everything works every time. It’s comfortable. And it’s fast!

On other websites, that’s not exactly the case. If you want to sort by brand, and then by price, it doesn’t work sometimes it doesn’t work as smoothly as you’d like. You’re left sorting through a bunch of results. Different brands, different categories, etc.

And if you try searching for a specific product, sometimes they load, other times they don’t. You’re left wanting much more functionality than they are able to deliver.


Amazon Authority

Feedback History3rd party sellers who sell on Amazon, want to remain in good standing with Amazon. As a seller, you have to meet very strict selling guidelines. You have to maintain a minimum performance rate in order to keep selling on Amazon. On top of that, you also want to receive positive feedback for all transactions.

In other words, you have to ship by the guaranteed ship by date, you have to deliver the item as described, and you have to process timely refunds (if they are initiated). You can’t take any liberties that you might on your own website.

You are pretty much guaranteed a consistently positive purchase every time you order something on Amazon. You can’t say the same about other websites or merchants.

Final Thoughts

We all want to find the best price available. For something on the expensive side, like a Tamron zoom lens, it pays to shop around. Check the Amazon Discount Finder tool above to find the best deals, and to find out what is currently on sale.

Normally, you have to click a few options to find what is currently discounted. And it’s not such an easy option to locate. The discount finder tool does all the hard work for you.

A note about Tamron:

Tamron is a Japanese company that has been around since 1951. Tamron lenses are a step up from brands like Rokinon, Tokina, Samyang, etc. They are better built, with sharper imaging capabilities. They aren’t quite on the level of something like Nikon or Canon, but they are definitely solid, both in workmanship, and optical quality.

Buying a Panasonic Lumix Camera From SSE Photo & Video

Panasonic Lumix from SSE Photo & Video on amazonA question that I see being asked a lot is – Should I buy a Panasonic Lumix camera from SSE Photo & Video?

There isn’t a ton of information on the internet about individual 3rd party sellers on Amazon, so let’s start here:

First of all, let’s make sure you’ve looked through their current promotions and sale items. Sometimes items are listed separately as part of limited-time promotions. Currently, they do have a Save 20% off with purchase of another qualifying item promotion.

Click here to check specials and promotions for SSE Photo & Video on Amazon

So should you purchase a camera or other Panasonic Lumix product from SSE Photo & Video instead of other websites, or sellers on Amazon?


Authorized Dealer

The first thing to ask when buying any sort of Panasonic Lumix product – whether online, or in a physical store – should be: Is this seller an authorized Panasonic Lumix dealer?

panasonic authorized reseller

As far as SSE Photo & Video is considered, the answer is yes.

They are listed as Power Photo Corp. (probably the parent company).

Buying from an authorized dealer is as important as getting a good price. If you don’t purchase from an authorized dealer, you won’t be entitled to the manufacturer warranty – even if the seller claims that you are.

Price and Shipping

There are a lot of online store selling Panasonic Lumix cameras. Their prices are usually higher compared to Amazon, where shipping is almost always free too.

Let’s look at an example:

panasonic lumix camera bundle from sse photo & video

On other electronics websites, you can purchase the pieces of this Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 Digital Camera 21PC Bundle for around $750-800. Depending on which site you purchase from, and where you live, you can probably add another $20 or so on top of that for shipping – at least!

Here is the same Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 Digital Camera 21PC Bundle sold by SSE Photo & Video on Amazon.

Pricing aside, you are still saving $20 or more on the shipping alone – not to mention the overall package of accessories included.

I showed one price example. You might be looking for a different model from Panasonic. If so, it’s really easy to find the best deal on Amazon. Just use the Amazon Discount Finder tool that appears at the top of this page (for desktop users). It looks something like this:

After you choose your desired country, click on the All Categories section, and in this case, choose Photo or Electronics, like this:

finding the best camera and drone deals on amazon

Then just type in Panasonic Lumix, and the model or type that you are looking for. You can choose your desired discount level if you wish to, but it’s not necessary. Then click on Search Discount. It should then bring up all of the models available, and at the top of the list will be those with the highest discount currently available on Amazon.

On a related side note, many online merchants also sell on Amazon. You’d be surprised by the amount of sellers/websites that sell their products for less on Amazon. With all the competition on Amazon, stores have to offer up their best price, in order to get the sale. They don’t have to be so generous on their own site, since you only see their price. Often times, a discount code will bring the cost down to the Amazon price.


Feedback

Feedback is an important thing on Amazon. It’s not a highlighted feature like it is on eBay, but it determines a seller’s success on Amazon behind the scenes. To have a successful store, a seller needs to maintain a high level of feedback history. Since most of us have never heard of some of the 3rd Party Sellers on Amazon, it’s easy to be skeptical. So take advantage of the fact that Amazon shows their feedback score.

As far as SSE Photo & Video is considered, they have a earned over 30,000 positive feedback ratings, with a current 97% overall score.

If an item even SLIGHTLY looks like it might be a counterfeit or knock-off, customers on Amazon will leave bad feedback. Any and all flaws will usually be reflected in a seller’s feedback as well.

Given their strong feedback history, SSE Photo & Video is definitely a well reputed seller on Amazon.


Returns

If you purchase from a random website, the return/exchange guarantee period is always variable. Sometimes its 7-days, sometimes 14-days, etc. And they usually come with certain restrictions and limitations.

On Amazon, you get the A-to-z Guarantee when purchasing from a 3rd party seller, regardless of their return policy. You are entitled to a 30 day period – from the date you receive the item – to file your claim. It really does take the risk out of purchasing online, and makes you feel secure with your purchase. If you ever have any issues with your order, Amazon’s 24/7 customer service is there to help you.

If you have ever had to file a claim with your credit card company, or waited months for a refund on a return, you will appreciate Amazon’s A-to-z Guarantee.


Product 
Availability

Amazon is the largest retailer on the planet. No matter what brand or product you are looking for, chances are they will have it, and offer a number of options as well.

You can find any Lumix product there, like a PANASONIC LUMIX GH5 Body 4K Mirrorless Camera, or a PANASONIC LUMIX G LEICA DG SUMMILUX LENS, or even a Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm f/4.0 ASPH. Lens – Micro Four Thirds Format, etc.


Ease of Use

Let’s face it – we all use Amazon. We’re familiar with the site, how to use it, how to check out – everything is where it should be, and everything works every time. It’s comfortable. And it’s fast!

On other websites, that’s not exactly the case. If you want to sort by brand, and then by price, it doesn’t work sometimes it doesn’t work as smoothly as you’d like. You’re left sorting through a bunch of results. Different brands, different categories, etc.

And if you try searching for a specific product, sometimes they load, other times they don’t. You’re left wanting much more functionality than they are able to deliver.


Amazon Authority

Feedback History3rd party sellers who sell on Amazon, want to remain in good standing with Amazon. As a seller, you have to meet very strict selling guidelines. You have to maintain a minimum performance rate in order to keep selling on Amazon. On top of that, you also want to receive positive feedback for all transactions.

In other words, you have to ship by the guaranteed ship by date, you have to deliver the item as described, and you have to process timely refunds (if they are initiated). You can’t take any liberties that you might on your own website.

You are pretty much guaranteed a consistently positive purchase every time you order something on Amazon. You can’t say the same about other websites or merchants.

Final Thoughts

We all want to find the best price available. For something on the expensive side, like a Panasonic Lumix Mirrorless Camera, it pays to shop around. Check the Amazon Discount Finder tool above to find the best deals, and to find out what is currently on sale.

Normally, you have to click a few options to find what is currently discounted. And it’s not such an easy option to locate. The discount finder tool does all the hard work for you.

A note about Panasonic cameras:

Panasonic is not just a titan of the camera industry, but also in the electronics industry as a whole. Their Lumix point and shoot digital cameras are actually something of a well-kept secret among amateur photographers, as their Leica lenses make them an exceptional value for the price.

AreaTrend Promos and Coupon Codes

Areatrend coupon codesAre you searching for AreaTrend coupons or AreaTrend Promo Codes?

Did you know that AreaTrend also sells on Amazon? Their store on Amazon is called AreaTrend.

Click here to check out what specials and promotions they offer in their Amazon store.

So why should you purchase from their store on Amazon instead of their site? Let’s take a look at a few reasons you should consider Amazon:


Feedback

If you have read online reviews, you already know that AreaTrend is a very reputable seller. AreaTrend also has a very high reputation on Amazon. Currently, they have a 94% positive score, and have received about 75,000 positive feedback ratings. Over the past 12 months, they have had a 95% positive transaction rate.

Areatrend Feedback on amazon


Price and Shipping

Many web merchants also sell on Amazon. Their prices are usually the same, if not lower on Amazon. Shipping is almost always free too.

Let’s look at an example:

On the areatrend.com website, you can purchase this Michael Kors Women’s Jet Set Travel Top Zip Saffiano Leather Bag for $295.20. Depending on where you live, you can add another $10-15 on top of that for shipping.

Here is the same Michael Kors Jet Set Leather Bag sold on Amazon.

Pricing aside, you are still saving about $10-15 on the shipping. That’s like having a $15 off coupon code right?

I showed one price example. You might be looking for a different item. If so, it’s really easy to find the best deal on Amazon. Just use the Amazon Discount Finder tool that appears at the top of this page. It looks something like this:


After you choose your desired country, click on the All Categories section, and in this case, choose Apparel, or Shoes, or Watches, or another appropriate category.

Then just type in whatever brand and model  that you are looking for. You can choose your desired discount level if you wish to, but it’s not necessary. Then click on Search Discount. It should then bring up all of the models available, and at the top of the list will be those with the highest discount currently available on Amazon.

On a related side note, you’d be surprised by the amount of sellers/websites that sell their products for less on Amazon. With all the competition on Amazon, stores have to offer up their best price, in order to get the sale. They don’t have to be so generous on their own site, since you only see their price. Often times, a discount code will bring the cost down to the Amazon price.


Returns

If you purchase from areatrend.com, the return/exchange guarantee period is 365 days, but they do charge you $6.95 for the use of their return label.

On Amazon, you get the A-to-z Guarantee when purchasing from a 3rd party seller, regardless of their return policy. You are entitled to a 30 day period – from the date you receive the item – to file your claim. It really does take the risk out of purchasing online, and makes you feel secure with your purchase. If you ever have any issues with your order, Amazon’s 24/7 customer service is there to help you.

If you have ever had to file a claim with your credit card company, or waited months for a refund on a return, you will appreciate Amazon’s A-to-z Guarantee.


Product 
Availability

You would think that the products available would be identical in both locations – but they aren’t. They have some products in their Amazon store that are actually not available on their own website.

For example, let’s say you’re looking for a Hunter Women’s Original Tall Gloss Rain Boot. You’ll have to go their Amazon store for it – at the moment, they don’t carry it on the AreaTrend website.


Ease of Use

Let’s face it – we all use Amazon. We’re familiar with the site, how to use it, how to check out – everything is where it should be, and everything works every time. It’s comfortable. And it’s fast!

On the areatrend.com website, that’s not exactly the case. If you want to sort by brand, and then by price, it doesn’t work. You’re left sorting through a bunch of results. Different brands, different categories, etc.

And if you try searching for a specific product, sometimes they load, other times they don’t. You’re left wanting much more functionality than they are able to deliver.


Amazon Authority

Feedback History3rd party sellers who sell on Amazon, want to remain in good standing with Amazon. As a seller, you have to meet very strict selling guidelines. You have to maintain a minimum performance rate in order to keep selling on Amazon. On top of that, you also want to receive positive feedback for all transactions.

In other words, you have to ship by the guaranteed ship by date, you have to deliver the item as described, and you have to process timely refunds (if they are initiated). You can’t take any liberties that you might on your own website.

You are pretty much guaranteed a consistently positive purchase every time you order something on Amazon. You can’t say the same about other websites or merchants.


Final Thoughts

Whichever way you decide to make your purchase, you can feel confident buying from AreaTrend. They are an authorized seller of all the brands that they carry. You will never receive grey market goods from AreaTrend.

If you are unfamiliar with the term “grey market”, it basically means products that are sold by an unauthorized seller. Grey market can include counterfeits, defects, blemishes, international versions, etc. These products do not carry the original manufacturer’s warranty (even if the seller states that they do). Stay safe – purchase from an authorized dealer!

Having been in business for awhile now, AreaTrend has had a long selling history. They have had a file with the Better Business Bureau since 07/23/2010.

If you are interested, here is a review of the AreaTrend store on Amazon.

Buying a Sony Camera From SSE Photo & Video

sony cameras from sse photo & video on amazonA question that I see being asked a lot is – Should I buy a Sony camera (or camera lens) from SSE Photo & Video?

There isn’t a ton of information on the internet about individual 3rd party sellers on Amazon, so let’s start here:

First of all, let’s make sure you’ve looked through their current promotions and sale items. Sometimes items are listed separately as part of limited-time promotions. Currently, they do have a Save 20% off with purchase of another qualifying item promotion.

Click here to check specials and promotions for SSE Photo & Video on Amazon

So should you purchase a camera or other Sony product from SSE Photo & Video instead of other websites, or sellers on Amazon?


Authorized Dealer

The first thing to ask when buying any sort of Sony product – whether online, or in a physical store – should be: Is this seller an authorized Sony dealer?

As far as SSE Photo & Video is considered, the answer is yes.

They are listed as Power Photo Corp. (probably the parent company).

Buying from an authorized dealer is as important as getting a good price. If you don’t purchase from an authorized dealer, you won’t be entitled to the manufacturer warranty – even if the seller claims that you are.

Price and Shipping

There are a lot of online store selling Sony cameras. Their prices are usually higher compared to Amazon, where shipping is almost always free too.

Let’s look at an example:

sony lenses from sse photo & video

On other electronics websites, you can purchase the pieces of this Sony E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS Lens (Silver) 10PC Accessory Bundle for around $350. Depending on which site you purchase from, and where you live, you can probably add another $15 or so on top of that for shipping – at least!

Here is the same Sony E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS Lens & Accessory Bundle sold by SSE Photo & Video on Amazon.

Pricing aside, you are still saving $15 or more on the shipping alone – not to mention the overall package of accessories included.

I showed one price example. You might be looking for a different model from Sony. If so, it’s really easy to find the best deal on Amazon. Just use the Amazon Discount Finder tool that appears at the top of this page (for desktop users). It looks something like this:

After you choose your desired country, click on the All Categories section, and in this case, choose Photo or Electronics, like this:

finding the best camera and drone deals on amazon

Then just type in Sony, and the model or type that you are looking for. You can choose your desired discount level if you wish to, but it’s not necessary. Then click on Search Discount. It should then bring up all of the models available, and at the top of the list will be those with the highest discount currently available on Amazon.

On a related side note, many online merchants also sell on Amazon. You’d be surprised by the amount of sellers/websites that sell their products for less on Amazon. With all the competition on Amazon, stores have to offer up their best price, in order to get the sale. They don’t have to be so generous on their own site, since you only see their price. Often times, a discount code will bring the cost down to the Amazon price.


Feedback

Feedback is an important thing on Amazon. It’s not a highlighted feature like it is on eBay, but it determines a seller’s success on Amazon behind the scenes. To have a successful store, a seller needs to maintain a high level of feedback history. Since most of us have never heard of some of the 3rd Party Sellers on Amazon, it’s easy to be skeptical. So take advantage of the fact that Amazon shows their feedback score.

As far as SSE Photo & Video is considered, they have a earned over 30,000 positive feedback ratings, with a current 97% overall score.

If an item even SLIGHTLY looks like it might be a counterfeit or knock-off, customers on Amazon will leave bad feedback. Any and all flaws will usually be reflected in a seller’s feedback as well.

Given their strong feedback history, SSE Photo & Video is definitely a well reputed seller on Amazon.

If you are interested, you can read more about SSE Photo & Video in this review.


Returns

If you purchase from a random website, the return/exchange guarantee period is always variable. Sometimes its 7-days, sometimes 14-days, etc. And they usually come with certain restrictions and limitations.

On Amazon, you get the A-to-z Guarantee when purchasing from a 3rd party seller, regardless of their return policy. You are entitled to a 30 day period – from the date you receive the item – to file your claim. It really does take the risk out of purchasing online, and makes you feel secure with your purchase. If you ever have any issues with your order, Amazon’s 24/7 customer service is there to help you.

If you have ever had to file a claim with your credit card company, or waited months for a refund on a return, you will appreciate Amazon’s A-to-z Guarantee.


Product 
Availability

Amazon is the largest retailer on the planet. No matter what brand or product you are looking for, chances are they will have it, and offer a number of options as well.

You can find any Sony product there, like a Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digitial Camera, or a Sony 4K HD Video Recording FDRAX33 Handycam Camcorder, or even a Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens 11PC Accessory Bundle, etc.


Ease of Use

Let’s face it – we all use Amazon. We’re familiar with the site, how to use it, how to check out – everything is where it should be, and everything works every time. It’s comfortable. And it’s fast!

On other websites, that’s not exactly the case. If you want to sort by brand, and then by price, it doesn’t work sometimes it doesn’t work as smoothly as you’d like. You’re left sorting through a bunch of results. Different brands, different categories, etc.

And if you try searching for a specific product, sometimes they load, other times they don’t. You’re left wanting much more functionality than they are able to deliver.


Amazon Authority

Feedback History3rd party sellers who sell on Amazon, want to remain in good standing with Amazon. As a seller, you have to meet very strict selling guidelines. You have to maintain a minimum performance rate in order to keep selling on Amazon. On top of that, you also want to receive positive feedback for all transactions.

In other words, you have to ship by the guaranteed ship by date, you have to deliver the item as described, and you have to process timely refunds (if they are initiated). You can’t take any liberties that you might on your own website.

You are pretty much guaranteed a consistently positive purchase every time you order something on Amazon. You can’t say the same about other websites or merchants.

Final Thoughts

We all want to find the best price available. For something on the expensive side, like a Sony Mirrorless Digital Camera, it pays to shop around. Check the Amazon Discount Finder tool above to find the best deals, and to find out what is currently on sale.

Normally, you have to click a few options to find what is currently discounted. And it’s not such an easy option to locate. The discount finder tool does all the hard work for you.

A note about Sony cameras:

The quality of Sony optics are second to none. There is a reason why Samsung phones have Sony lenses – they work…extremely well! Sony cameras get a bit lost in the Canon vs Nikon debate, but the truth is, you can’t go wrong with a Sony camera. The overall system is a bit different than why you might be used to with Canon or Nikon, but the end result will be just as spectacular.

Final-Score Athletics Promos and Coupon Codes

Final-Score Athletics coupon codesAre you searching for Final-Score Athletics coupons or Final-Score Athletics Promo Codes?

Did you know that Final-Score Athletics also sells on Amazon? Their store on Amazon is called Final-Score Athletics.

Click here to check out what specials and promotions they offer in their Amazon store.

So why should you purchase from their store on Amazon instead of their site? Let’s take a look at a few reasons you should consider Amazon:


Feedback

If you have read online reviews, you already know that Final-Score Athletics is a very reputable seller. Final-Score Athletics also has a very high reputation on Amazon. Currently, they have a 97% positive score, and have received about 13,000 positive feedback ratings. Over the past 12 months, they have had a 98% positive transaction rate.

Final-Score Athletics feedback on amazon


Price and Shipping

Many web merchants also sell on Amazon. Their prices are usually the same, if not lower on Amazon. Shipping is almost always free too.

Let’s look at an example:

On the final-score.com website, you can purchase this pair of Adidas Womens Training Climaheat Tights for $61. Depending on where you live, you can add another $5-10 on top of that for shipping.

Here is the same pair of Adidas Climaheat Tights sold on Amazon.

Pricing aside, you are still saving about $5-10 on the shipping. That’s like having a $10 off coupon code right?

I showed one price example. You might be looking for a different item. If so, it’s really easy to find the best deal on Amazon. Just use the Amazon Discount Finder tool that appears at the top of this page. It looks something like this:


After you choose your desired country, click on the All Categories section, and in this case, choose Sporting Goods.

Then just type in whatever brand and model  that you are looking for. You can choose your desired discount level if you wish to, but it’s not necessary. Then click on Search Discount. It should then bring up all of the models available, and at the top of the list will be those with the highest discount currently available on Amazon.

On a related side note, you’d be surprised by the amount of sellers/websites that sell their products for less on Amazon. With all the competition on Amazon, stores have to offer up their best price, in order to get the sale. They don’t have to be so generous on their own site, since you only see their price. Often times, a discount code will bring the cost down to the Amazon price.


Returns

If you purchase from final-score.com, the return/exchange guarantee period is a standard 30 days.

On Amazon, you get the A-to-z Guarantee when purchasing from a 3rd party seller, regardless of their return policy. You are entitled to a 30 day period – from the date you receive the item – to file your claim. It really does take the risk out of purchasing online, and makes you feel secure with your purchase. If you ever have any issues with your order, Amazon’s 24/7 customer service is there to help you.

If you have ever had to file a claim with your credit card company, or waited months for a refund on a return, you will appreciate Amazon’s A-to-z Guarantee.


Product 
Availability

You would think that the products available would be identical in both locations – but they aren’t. They have some products in their Amazon store that are actually not available on their own website.

For example, let’s say you’re looking for an Everlast Elite Leather Speed Bag. You’ll have to go their Amazon store for it – at the moment, they don’t carry it on the Final-Score Athletics website.


Ease of Use

Let’s face it – we all use Amazon. We’re familiar with the site, how to use it, how to check out – everything is where it should be, and everything works every time. It’s comfortable. And it’s fast!

On the final-score.com website, that’s not exactly the case. If you want to sort by brand, and then by price, it doesn’t work. You’re left sorting through a bunch of results. Different brands, different categories, etc.

And if you try searching for a specific product, sometimes they load, other times they don’t. You’re left wanting much more functionality than they are able to deliver.


Amazon Authority

Feedback History3rd party sellers who sell on Amazon, want to remain in good standing with Amazon. As a seller, you have to meet very strict selling guidelines. You have to maintain a minimum performance rate in order to keep selling on Amazon. On top of that, you also want to receive positive feedback for all transactions.

In other words, you have to ship by the guaranteed ship by date, you have to deliver the item as described, and you have to process timely refunds (if they are initiated). You can’t take any liberties that you might on your own website.

You are pretty much guaranteed a consistently positive purchase every time you order something on Amazon. You can’t say the same about other websites or merchants.


Final Thoughts

Whichever way you decide to make your purchase, you can feel confident buying from Final-Score Athletics. They are an authorized seller of all the brands that they carry. You will never receive grey market goods from Final-Score Athletics.

If you are unfamiliar with the term “grey market”, it basically means products that are sold by an unauthorized seller. Grey market can include counterfeits, defects, blemishes, international versions, etc. These products do not carry the original manufacturer’s warranty (even if the seller states that they do). Stay safe – purchase from an authorized dealer!

Having been in business for awhile now, Final-Score Athletics has had a long selling history. They have had a file with the Better Business Bureau since 08/18/2009.

If you are interested, here is a review of the Final-Score Athletics store on Amazon.

Buying a Sigma Lens From SSE Photo & Video

buying a sigma lens fom sse photo videoA question that I see being asked a lot is – Should I buy a Sigma camera lens from SSE Photo & Video?

There isn’t a ton of information on the internet about individual 3rd party sellers on Amazon, so let’s start here:

First of all, let’s make sure you’ve looked through their current promotions and sale items. Sometimes items are listed separately as part of limited-time promotions. Currently, they do have a Save 15% off with purchase of another qualifying item promotion.

Click here to check specials and promotions for SSE Photo & Video on Amazon

So should you purchase a Sigma camera lens from SSE Photo & Video instead of other websites, or sellers on Amazon?


Authorized Dealer

The first thing to ask when buying any sort of Sigma product – whether online, or in a physical store – should be: Is this seller an authorized Sigma dealer?

sigma authorized retailer

As far as SSE Photo & Video is considered, the answer is yes.

They are listed as Power Photo Corp. (probably the parent company).

Buying from an authorized dealer is as important as getting a good price. If you don’t purchase from an authorized dealer, you won’t be entitled to the manufacturer warranty – even if the seller claims that you are.

Price and Shipping

There are a lot of online store selling Sigma lenses. Their prices are usually higher compared to Amazon, where shipping is almost always free too.

Let’s look at an example:

Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro Lens for Canon EOS Cameras 14PC Accessory Kit

On other electronics websites, you can purchase the pieces of this Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro Lens for Canon EOS Cameras 14PC Accessory Kit for around $650. Depending on which site you purchase from, and where you live, you can probably add another $15 or so on top of that for shipping – at least!

Here is the same Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro Lens Accessory Kit sold by SSE Photo & Video on Amazon.

Pricing aside, you are still saving $15 or more on the shipping alone – not to mention the overall package of accessories included.

I showed one price example. You might be looking for a different model from Sigma. If so, it’s really easy to find the best deal on Amazon. Just use the Amazon Discount Finder tool that appears at the top of this page (for desktop users). It looks something like this:

After you choose your desired country, click on the All Categories section, and in this case, choose Photo or Electronics, like this:

finding the best camera and drone deals on amazon

Then just type in Sigma, and the model or type that you are looking for. You can choose your desired discount level if you wish to, but it’s not necessary. Then click on Search Discount. It should then bring up all of the models available, and at the top of the list will be those with the highest discount currently available on Amazon.

On a related side note, many online merchants also sell on Amazon. You’d be surprised by the amount of sellers/websites that sell their products for less on Amazon. With all the competition on Amazon, stores have to offer up their best price, in order to get the sale. They don’t have to be so generous on their own site, since you only see their price. Often times, a discount code will bring the cost down to the Amazon price.


Feedback

Feedback is an important thing on Amazon. It’s not a highlighted feature like it is on eBay, but it determines a seller’s success on Amazon behind the scenes. To have a successful store, a seller needs to maintain a high level of feedback history. Since most of us have never heard of some of the 3rd Party Sellers on Amazon, it’s easy to be skeptical. So take advantage of the fact that Amazon shows their feedback score.

As far as SSE Photo & Video is considered, they have a earned over 30,000 positive feedback ratings, with a current 97% overall score.

If an item even SLIGHTLY looks like it might be a counterfeit or knock-off, customers on Amazon will leave bad feedback. Any and all flaws will usually be reflected in a seller’s feedback as well.

Given their strong feedback history, SSE Photo & Video is definitely a well reputed seller on Amazon.


Returns

If you purchase from a random website, the return/exchange guarantee period is always variable. Sometimes its 7-days, sometimes 14-days, etc. And they usually come with certain restrictions and limitations.

On Amazon, you get the A-to-z Guarantee when purchasing from a 3rd party seller, regardless of their return policy. You are entitled to a 30 day period – from the date you receive the item – to file your claim. It really does take the risk out of purchasing online, and makes you feel secure with your purchase. If you ever have any issues with your order, Amazon’s 24/7 customer service is there to help you.

If you have ever had to file a claim with your credit card company, or waited months for a refund on a return, you will appreciate Amazon’s A-to-z Guarantee.


Product 
Availability

Amazon is the largest retailer on the planet. No matter what brand or product you are looking for, chances are they will have it, and offer a number of options as well.

You can find any Sigma lens there, like a Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM FLD Large Aperture Standard Zoom Lens, or a Sigma 150-600mm 5-6.3 Contemporary DG OS HSM Lens for Canon, or even a Sigma 30mm F1.4 Art DC HSM Lens for Nikon, etc.


Ease of Use

Let’s face it – we all use Amazon. We’re familiar with the site, how to use it, how to check out – everything is where it should be, and everything works every time. It’s comfortable. And it’s fast!

On other websites, that’s not exactly the case. If you want to sort by brand, and then by price, it doesn’t work sometimes it doesn’t work as smoothly as you’d like. You’re left sorting through a bunch of results. Different brands, different categories, etc.

And if you try searching for a specific product, sometimes they load, other times they don’t. You’re left wanting much more functionality than they are able to deliver.


Amazon Authority

Feedback History3rd party sellers who sell on Amazon, want to remain in good standing with Amazon. As a seller, you have to meet very strict selling guidelines. You have to maintain a minimum performance rate in order to keep selling on Amazon. On top of that, you also want to receive positive feedback for all transactions.

In other words, you have to ship by the guaranteed ship by date, you have to deliver the item as described, and you have to process timely refunds (if they are initiated). You can’t take any liberties that you might on your own website.

You are pretty much guaranteed a consistently positive purchase every time you order something on Amazon. You can’t say the same about other websites or merchants.

Final Thoughts

We all want to find the best price available. For something on the expensive side, like a Sigma camera lens, it pays to shop around. Check the Amazon Discount Finder tool above to find the best deals, and to find out what is currently on sale.

Normally, you have to click a few options to find what is currently discounted. And it’s not such an easy option to locate. The discount finder tool does all the hard work for you.

A note about Sigma cameras:

Sigma manufactures the highest number of camera lens models in the industry. While their lenses are relatively value priced, they range from budget models, to expensive professional models. Sigma lenses are known for their high quality, innovation, and selection.

Sigma lenses offer both excellent image quality, and sound engineering and material quality.

Helix Camera Promos and Coupon Codes

Helix Camera Coupon CodesAre you searching for Helix Camera coupons or Helix Camera Promo Codes?

Did you know that Helix Camera also sells on Amazon? Their store on Amazon is called Helix Camera.

Click here to check out what specials and promotions they offer in their Amazon store.

So why should you purchase from their store on Amazon instead of their site? Let’s take a look at a few reasons you should consider Amazon:


Feedback

If you have read online reviews, you already know that Helix Camera is a very reputable seller. Helix Camera also has a very high reputation on Amazon. Currently, they have a 98% positive score, and have received about 600 positive feedback ratings. Over the past 12 months, they have had a 99% positive transaction rate.

Helix Camera feedback on amazon


Price and Shipping

Many web merchants also sell on Amazon. Their prices are usually the same, if not lower on Amazon. Shipping is almost always free too.

Let’s look at an example:

On the helixcamera.com website, you can purchase this Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 4K Camera with 16X LEICA DC Vario-ELMARIT F2.8-4.0 Lens for $799. Depending on where you live, you can add another $10-15 on top of that for shipping.

Here is the same Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 Camera with Lens sold on Amazon.

Pricing aside, you are still saving about $10-15 on the shipping. That’s like having a $15 off coupon code right?

I showed one price example. You might be looking for a different item. If so, it’s really easy to find the best deal on Amazon. Just use the Amazon Discount Finder tool that appears at the top of this page. It looks something like this:


After you choose your desired country, click on the All Categories section, and in this case, choose Photo or Electronics.

Then just type in whatever brand and model  that you are looking for. You can choose your desired discount level if you wish to, but it’s not necessary. Then click on Search Discount. It should then bring up all of the models available, and at the top of the list will be those with the highest discount currently available on Amazon.

On a related side note, you’d be surprised by the amount of sellers/websites that sell their products for less on Amazon. With all the competition on Amazon, stores have to offer up their best price, in order to get the sale. They don’t have to be so generous on their own site, since you only see their price. Often times, a discount code will bring the cost down to the Amazon price.


Returns

If you purchase from helixcamera.com, the return/exchange guarantee period is not stated. It could be a week, it could be a month, who knows.

On Amazon, you get the A-to-z Guarantee when purchasing from a 3rd party seller, regardless of their return policy. You are entitled to a 30 day period – from the date you receive the item – to file your claim. It really does take the risk out of purchasing online, and makes you feel secure with your purchase. If you ever have any issues with your order, Amazon’s 24/7 customer service is there to help you.

If you have ever had to file a claim with your credit card company, or waited months for a refund on a return, you will appreciate Amazon’s A-to-z Guarantee.


Product 
Availability

You would think that the products available would be identical in both locations – but they aren’t. They have some products in their Amazon store that are actually not available on their own website.

For example, let’s say you’re looking for a Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM Wide-Angle Lens. You’ll have to go their Amazon store for it – at the moment, they don’t carry it on the Helix Camera website.


Ease of Use

Let’s face it – we all use Amazon. We’re familiar with the site, how to use it, how to check out – everything is where it should be, and everything works every time. It’s comfortable. And it’s fast!

On the helixcamera.com website, that’s not exactly the case. If you want to sort by brand, and then by price, it doesn’t work. You’re left sorting through a bunch of results. Different brands, different categories, etc.

And if you try searching for a specific product, sometimes they load, other times they don’t. You’re left wanting much more functionality than they are able to deliver.


Amazon Authority

Feedback History3rd party sellers who sell on Amazon, want to remain in good standing with Amazon. As a seller, you have to meet very strict selling guidelines. You have to maintain a minimum performance rate in order to keep selling on Amazon. On top of that, you also want to receive positive feedback for all transactions.

In other words, you have to ship by the guaranteed ship by date, you have to deliver the item as described, and you have to process timely refunds (if they are initiated). You can’t take any liberties that you might on your own website.

You are pretty much guaranteed a consistently positive purchase every time you order something on Amazon. You can’t say the same about other websites or merchants.

Trade In

Did you know that Amazon will buy your used camera gear (as well as other electronics)? Whether you have an old camera, watch, tv, tablet, etc., you can go to the Amazon Trade-In page, and get an instant quote on your old electronics. You just answer a few questions, like what condition the item is in, what accessories you have, etc., and Amazon will send you a label. You ship it to them, and they will send you an Amazon gift card that you can apply toward your next purchase(s).

When I traded in my old Nikon D3400, I received $275 for it. That was almost half the price of the new camera I was purchasing. I probably could have gotten a few dollars more by selling it on eBay, but I liked the fact that I didn’t have to list it myself, wait for a buyer, deal with questions, etc.


Final Thoughts

Whichever way you decide to make your purchase, you can feel confident buying from Helix Camera. They are an authorized seller of all the brands that they carry. You will never receive grey market goods from Helix Camera.

If you are unfamiliar with the term “grey market”, it basically means products that are sold by an unauthorized seller. Grey market can include counterfeits, defects, blemishes, international versions, etc. These products do not carry the original manufacturer’s warranty (even if the seller states that they do). Stay safe – purchase from an authorized dealer!

Having been in business for over 50 years now, Helix Camera has had a long selling history, both online, and locations in Illinois.

If you are interested, here is a review of the Helix Camera store on Amazon.