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Got an Amazon Gift Card? Buy a Dash Cam!

Got an Amazon Gift Card? Buy a Dash Cam!

Got an Amazon gift card sitting in your purse or hiding underneath the mountain of papers in your cluttered junk drawer? It’s time to go shopping! No, we’re not talking about that ginormous inflatable green dinosaur, we’re talking about a dash cam!

You can easily find dash cams as cheap as $50 on Amazon’s Bestseller list, but can they be trusted? While dash cams are not considered a huge investment, your vehicle is and ensuring its safety whether parked or on the road is a serious task - that’s why it’s always better to buy from authorized dealers and trusted brands, like BlackboxMyCar.

But we know how much everyone loves Amazon, and we also know you really, really want to use that gift card towards a new dash cam - so, what are you waiting for? Head on over to the BlackboxMyCar store on Amazon?

Now comes the million-dollar question: Amazon store vs. BlackboxMyCar.ca - which will get you a better deal?

Well, it depends, and it has nothing to do with Amazon Prime shipping.

Say, you want to buy the 4K dash cam by BlackVue, the DR900S-2CH.

At the time of this writing, the BlackVue DR900S-2CH is priced at $499.99 on BlackboxMyCar.com, and it gives you the front and rear cameras, a 32GB microSD card and the Power Magic Pro hardwiring kit. You can pick up the same setup from the BlackboxMyCar Amazon store at the same price, but with a smaller 16GB microSD card.

So, just going by price alone, it’s difficult to say which one gets you a better deal. Now, let’s to look at the other benefits you get from each place.


Benefits of buying from BlackboxMyCar on Amazon:

We are talking about Amazon here, the biggest online retailer, so there has to be some benefits shopping with them.

1. Use gift cards to pay for purchase

If you have any Amazon gift cards or credits lying around, you can use them towards paying for your dash cam instead of putting the entire purchase onto your credit card.

2. Send dash cam as a gift using the Gift option

If you’re planning on sending a dash cam to your nephew or cousin across the continent, you can take advantage of Amazon’s This is a gift option. When selected, Amazon will allow you to add a free personalized gift message with the parcel. Amazon will also make sure no pricing information is sent along to your gift recipient.

3. Rebate or fundraising programs

If you are using Flipgive, Rakuten or other rebate or fundraising programs, your purchase on Amazon may earn you a few dollars.


Benefits of buying directly from BlackboxMyCar.ca:

But, because BlackboxMyCar.com is our own domain, there are benefits that you won’t find when shopping on our Amazon store or anywhere else.

1. Web-exclusive promotional specials

All of the promotional specials you see on our website and newsletters are web-exclusive. That means the discounts and coupon codes that you received from us in your inbox is only applicable on your purchase on our website.

2. Freebies and bonuses

We love dash cams and whenever a new product makes a landing on our shelves, we love to share our excitement by throwing in freebies and bonuses. But due to policies on the online marketplaces, we simply can't throw freebies and bonuses whenever we want to.

3. Mix-and-match options

You get more flexibility when shopping on our website. Say you need a larger memory card, an external battery pack, a filter for your camera lens and an extended warranty for your new dash cam, you can pick and choose the additional add-ons you need and we will package them in one convenient shipping parcel - no need to shop around or wait around for multiple deliveries.

4. Easy financing options

Premium dash cams come with a heavier price tag and paying for it in one transaction may be out of many’s budget. That's why we have partnered with PayBright to offer easy monthly installments on our website. Every drive deserves the protection of a dash cam, so if budget is the one thing that’s keeping you from getting the dash cam you want, perhaps we can help!

5. Real-time customer support via phone and Live Chat

Need help with your new dash cam? Want a second opinion on which dash cam fits your needs but not feeling typing out an email? Call us or Live Chat us for real-time assistance!


What about the faster-than-the-speed-of-light shipping that Amazon Prime offers? Perhaps you haven’t heard about our Rocket-Fast 1-3 Day Shipping. So, after all’s said and done, you’re getting about the same delivery time at the same price - Free!

But in all fairness, it doesn’t matter if you’re buying a dash cam from our website or our Amazon store, one thing’s for sure, you’re getting a quality product backed by our reliable customer service and customer happiness guarantee. But if you have Amazon gift cards lying around, the best way to use them is to get a dash cam. Because quite honestly, no one needs that ginormous inflatable green dinosaur, no one!

Until next time, Happy Dash Cam-Shopping!



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I don’t install yet

Less Strain On Car Battery (2020 Hyundai Kona Ultimate)

It has been 4 days since the installation of the Cellink NEO Battery, serviced by a fantastic installation team. The NEO gives me an ease of mind knowing that it has added an extra 13-15 hours of running time to my Dual Channel Thinkware U-1000 dash cam system whilst my vehicle is turned off (parking mode). First off, it has been less stressful for me when starting my car because I don't see the "Battery Discharged" warning anymore, knowing that the NEO has put less strain on my car battery. Additionally, with a 40 minute drive-to-charge time frame, it isn't bad at all as my commute to and from work equates to approximately 45 minutes. Therefore, I get a full charge on the NEO that gives me 20-22 hours of run-time on my dash cam. One advice I would give to potential dash-cam buyers in making the jump to buy this battery is: if you haven't gotten a dash cam yet and if you are opting for the installation service, purchase your dash cam and the NEO together and pay for just 1 installation. I made the mistake of having to pay for 2 separate installation services because I decided to buy the battery later on and could have saved $200.

Hi Kevin, thanks for leaving a review. Great advice! Hope you're loving your Cellink NEO. Come back anytime if you have any other questions.
Fits 2020 Rav4 XSE hybrid

I installed this on the small space right hand forward of the spare tire. The thickness of the Cell link Neo is just perfect. It it was a little bit thicker the rear cover will not be flush with the floor. Negative connection was done directly to the vehicle 12V accessory battery as it is mounted at the right rear tail. ACC input was connected to the accessory rear 12V outlet. Cell link Neo powers 2 Garmin dash cam minis.

I wish the Cell link Neo have an option to change the name in the app. I have another Neo battery on another vehicle and it is hard to remember the serial numbers. But overall it works great.

Hi there, thanks for leaving a detailed review. Glad to hear that the Cellink NEO is everything you're looking for :) let us know if you have any questions in the future.
Easy installation

Works as described

Hi Vinh, thanks for leaving a review!

Great service

Thanks for leaving a review, William!
Product and shipping

Shipping and blackboxmycar are great.

Product is expensive and 3m tape will not fit properly. For an expensive product from thinkware i would assume products would come with vehicle specific or general items to install properly. Other options than the 3m tape.

Keep in mind to take measurements for placing the main unit. It may not fit or able to be placed under your seat.

I have spent more money on a front stand and bolted the camera. The rear camera ive made brackets and bolted it.

Hi Blkhze, thanks for leaving a review! Sorry to hear that, but glad to see that you found a solution. If you have any future questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to us directly.
A pricey dash cam

Very pricey, yet not quite the "jump" in video quality I expected for the huge pricetag.
When the vehicle is not in motion, then video quality is very crisp and clear. However, as soon as your vehicle is in motion (driving...) the video becomes extremely "contrasted" almost like it is over-correcting for image quality, and in-turn making it worse. I had a rexing V1 (1080p) for 3 years, and saved me through 2 hit & runs... simple, good quality, cheap. I expected the jump to 4k to be huge... The video is "brighter" at best, but my Rexing V1 was definitely smoother while driving. Hopefully this is something a firmware update can fix. I have messed with the 2K @ 60fps, but the video quality drops noticeably... to worse than my 1080P Rexing V1. (Doesnt add up)
I have had my eyes on this camera since before it came out, but I am still hoping it can pull through...

Hi Kyle, thank you for leaving a review. We will definitely relay this feedback back to Thinkware. They're constantly working on new firmware for their models, especially the U1000, so we do expect it to get even better over time. That said, have you updated your dash cam to the latest firmware? If you need help, please don't hesitate to reach out to our team. We're here to help!
BlackboxMyCar is Excellent!

Incredibly fast service! Excellent price! Perfectly packaged! Thank you.

Hi Theo, thanks for leaving a review. We try our best! ;)
Excellent item

Bought this filter for my sister and my brother in law they both love it

Hi Michael, thanks for leaving a review! Glad to see that your sister and brother-in-law loves it.
Convenient

I purchased a spare ScanDisk SD card for my BlackVue. Not much to say.. Good quality and value.

Hi DJ, thanks for leaving a review!

[$50 OFF] Thinkware U1000 4K UHD Dual-Channel Cloud Dash Cam

Thanks for leaving the review, Pavlo!
Service

The best in customer service and advice.

Thanks for leaving a review, Alan. We try our best ;)
Awesome Product and Support

BackBoxMyCar helped me make figure out which Dash Cam system was best for my 2015 Lexus RX350. Their live chat team is great to work with and they made figuring out the best dash cam for me very easy. After having it installed I am very impressed with the reliability and capability of this product. Also it was shipped out to me in less then 3 business days, which I found really impressive. Going forward I will continue to purchase from BlackBox due to this wonderful experience.

Hi Ben, thanks for leaving a review! We try our best to help our customers, so we're glad to hear that you had a great time with us! Come back anytime.
Excellent Purchase and Service from BlackBoxMyCar

This radar module was a great addition to my Thinkware U1000 dash cam system. The setup was very straight forward and this accessory is a must for passive parking mode. BlackBoxMyCar helped me with decision to make this smart purchase through the help with one of there representatives on live chat. Their customer support team is world class and very helpful.

Hi Ben, thanks for leaving a review! We try our best to help our customers, so we're glad to hear that you had a great time with us! Come back anytime.
Fast shipping and great communication

I found this website after looking at youtube videos with vortexradar after searching for dash cameras. I have a 4 year old a119 that I have tried for hours and hours over the years to update the firmware on with no luck. It also isnt 4k and it doesn't have wifi. I find it a pain in the butt to take the memory card out and have to use the computer to download files. Now I can do it via wifi with my phone. Wifi is working fine for me with their app. I liked the a119 wedge shape and this is essentially the exact shape. The mounts are not compatible but not a big deal. This a129 pro has a much more substantial feel to it but isn't any bigger than the old model. I kind of wish I had ordered the rear camera bundle at the same time but I can always order the rear camera later. Everybody needs a dash camera to avoid the he said/she said bs that happens when there is an accident.

These guys ship fast. I am in Washington and ordered on a Monday. Camera arrived 2 days later on Wednesday. I had several texts and emails during that time keeping me updated on the progress of my order. I was so impressed that I am thinking about buying my next radar detector from them, the 360c. I am not sure if I am getting that one but that is the only one they carry.

Hi David, thanks for leaving a review. We hope you're staying safe out in Washington! We're glad to hear that you're loving your VIOFO and it's everything you need. Do reach out anytime if you have any other questions. One more thing, if you're interested in any other models of radar detectors, do reach out and ask. We may be able to source it for you at a great price. Thanks!

[LOW QUANTITY] VIOFO A119 V3 QHD+ Dash Cam

Hi Larry, thanks for leaving a review!

[$50 OFF] Thinkware U1000 4K UHD Dual-Channel Cloud Dash Cam

Hi Gerald, thanks for leaving a review!
The complete package!

I recently purchased a thinkware F800 front and rear camera combo for my M4. After researching, I heard that BMWs are sensitive to voltage drops when the camera is in parking mode.

I purchased the battery and searched youtube for a camera install video. Ironically the video I watched was a video blackbox my car made specifically for the BMW M4! Great products provided and great tutorials that helped me get it installed, thanks again Blackboxmycar!!

Thanks for leaving a review, and an image as well! We're glad to see that you had a great experience with us, Rob. If you have any questions, come back anytime!
A nice dash cam with GPS capabilities

I am very satisfied with the Viofo A119 V3 camera after using it for a week or so. It takes great video and is simple to operate. With the included GPS base I can select the speed and/or location to be recorded on the video. I just installed the optional wiring harness but have not experimented with the parking mode as of yet. Overall I am very satisfied with the build quality. The menu is easy to maneuver through and the buttons on the front are easy to use even when driving. I would definitely purchase this again!

Hi David, thanks for leaving a review! We're glad to hear that you're loving your VIOFO as much as we do.
Excellent cam

Good rear view cam with great picture. Awesome thank you!

Hi Raymond, thanks for leaving a review!
So far so good.

Good tracking notice. I’ve only had it for a short time so I’m still playing with it to get it figured out. Video is very good quality (I’ve only used it in daylight so I can speak for nighttime). Instructions are minimal but I was able to get it figured out since it is pretty simplistic (I had to search the internet to get the time zone properly set). As it stands now I would highly recommend it for anyone looking for a good and simple dash cam.

Hi Jeff, thank you for purchasing at BlackboxMyCar, and thank you for leaving a review! We're glad to hear that the VIOFO was everything you were looking for. That said, if you have questions in the future, please don't hesitate to reach out to our support team. We are always here to help!
Viofo 3 Hardwire Kit

Installation seamless and easy. Made for cleaner setup. Highly recommended over using the provided cigarette lighter/USB.

Hi Mark, thanks for leaving a review!
Alex

I wrote one over a week ago didn’t you bother to read it?

Let me know if you lost it!

Hi Jim, we definitely read it and responded to it ;) We have let our Marketing team know to adjust the amount of review requests that get sent out. Thank you for leaving another review regardless!
courteous and prompt communication, item shipped promptly

I ordered dash cams and accessories from blackboxmycar and have been very happy with their services. I had to communicate with them several times regarding my order, including talking to them over the phone and emailing them. Every single time I received very courteous response and satisfactory answers. The items were shipped promptly and I had them professionally installed. Overall, I am very satisfied. Thank you.

Hi Chin, thank you for shopping at BlackboxMyCar, and for visiting our office! Glad that our team was able to help you with everything that you needed.
Easy to install, easy to use!

BlackBoxMyCar sent everything I needed to install my Viofo A119 V3. A quick YouTube search gave me the easy steps for burying the wires and finding my fuse box for my F-150. And I was off and running! Thanks a bunch!

Hi Adam, thanks for leaving a review! Glad to hear that it all worked out for you :)