Posts Tagged ‘sale’

Sony Sells Half Its Stake in Olympus for Cash, Now No Longer Largest Shareholder

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Sony became the largest shareholder in Olympus back in 2012 after investing $645 million in the company in exchange for a reported 11.5% of shares. It’s not the largest anymore.

The company has just sold about half of its remaining shares in Olympus to the bank JPMorgan, reducing its stake from 10% to 5%.
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Deal Alert: Amazon Prime on Sale for $77, Today Only

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There’s a sweet (and rare) deal going on today that many photographers may find beneficial: Amazon is discounting its Amazon Prime membership for one day only. It costs just $72 today through a special promotion, compared to the ordinary price tag of $99.
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Deal Alert: Pelican Cases Are Amazon’s Gold Box Deal of the Day with Price Cuts of 60%+

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If you’ve been eyeing a Pelican hard case for transporting your camera gear to and from photo shoots, today is your lucky day. Amazon is offering large discounts on Pelican camera cases for one day only (December 26th, 2014) as its Gold Box Deal of the Day. While supplies last, you can snag a highly reviewed case for between 59-65% off list price.
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Peter Lik Print Sells for $6.5 Million, Shattering Record for Most Expensive Photo

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Australian landscape photographer Peter Lik has taken the crown for most expensive photo ever sold. “Phantom,” the picture shown above, was sold to a private collector for a staggering $6.5 million. The record was previously held by Andreas Gursky’s “Rhein II”, which sold for $4.3 million back in 2011.
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Magnum Photographers Rescue Their Favorite Unpublished Photos for a Special Signed Print Sale

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Attics were scoured, basements searched and hard drives dusted off for a very exciting print sale from the storied Magnum Photos agency. Dubbed the Square Print Sale [Note: Some images are NSFW], Magnum is giving you a chance to own signed prints of previously un-published and un-seen photographs by some of the best photographers to ever use a camera. Read more…

Con Artist Scams Photog Out of Prints and Money Using Distance and Anonymity

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Austin-based photographer Polly Chandler was recently the victim of an Internet sales scam that took advantage of distance and anonymity to create the perfect storm of events that led to her being out a few thousand dollars. Read more…

Google Glass Becomes Available to the US Public for a Cool $1.5K

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If you’ve wanting to get your paws on a pair of Google Glass, your chances have been few and far between… until now. As of today, Google is opening up the sales of the Google Glass headset to all of the United States, assuming they’re in stock and you have $1.5k to burn. Read more…

Aaron Huey Uses an Instagram Print Sale to Teach a New Generation the Value of Prints

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National Geographic photographer Aaron Huey made $10K selling prints on Instagram earlier this week, but it wasn’t because he needed the money. The incredibly talented photog wants to bring the joy of prints to a whole new generation because, in his own words, “Prints make the world a better place. Period.” Read more…

Hashbag: A New Site that Turns Instagram Into the World’s Weirdest Shopping Mall

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Narcissism and obsessive personal documentation are all fine and good, but sometimes you just want to buy and sell stuff. A new site promises to make that considerably easier to do just that through Instagram by restricting searches to postings with a #forsale hashtag and providing a simplified transaction system. Read more…

The Tale of Pamela: A Nigerian Scamming Story Involving a Camera Sale

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This little story started after I’d bought a Ricoh GRD IV and GV-2 viewfinder. Due to some unforeseen financial issues, I realized I had to sell it. I didn’t think this would be a problem since I’d only used it around three or four times. So optimistically, I went about advertising on eBay, Gumtree and Craigslist. The next day I received an email via the Craigslist ad from ‘Pamela Richard’ asking for me to reply “asap”. This is where it all began.
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