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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.com - 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 buying directly on BlackboxMyCar.com

But, because BlackboxMyCar.com is our own domain, there are benefits that we can offer you on our website and not anywhere else.

1. Web-exclusive promotion 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. For example, the much-anticipated Thinkware U1000 is scheduled to arrive in less than a couple week’s time and we are offering $149 worth of bonuses that is exclusive to pre-orders on our website.

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 Affirm 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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Awesome 😎

The shipping was fairly Quick. The package was as expected.
I would STRONGLY recommended it to everyone, and especially if you bought a new car or fairly recent. You won’t be disappointed!!

Dash cam

You guys exchange my viofo129 4k for the thinkware u1000 and am happier the service perfect blackboxmycar to the world just give them a try you won't regret it there right on point a head of the game 💯💯💪💪

VIOFO A129 Pro Duo 4k

VIOFO A129 Pro Duo 4K cam was easy to install. It provides a clear front and back view.

So far looks GREAT

Have not connected the rear camera yet but the front camera shoots wonderful, clear video, even in the evening with low light. I like a lot of the features on this unit and for the price seems a great deal. I do wish there was an option to just record with no time limit for road trip videos, but it does it's job VERY well and I'm satisfied. Shipping was FAST and product arrived well packed.

2 Ch THINKWARE Q800 Pro Install

Booked online, seamless process. Install done within promised timeframe. Clean install, courteous and informative staff. Will be bringing in my other car for another camera install.

Viofo a119 v3

Was debating for a while on a dashcam and settled on a Viofo a119v3. This cam was within my budjet, and after reading reviews I decided on this one.
I also read great reviews about blackboxmy car customer service and purchased from them. The camera itself seems to have great options and video quality is bar none...….only had for a week but very satisfied...Thanks Black box!

Great for my needs; minor software friction

First let me say that BlackboxMyCar has been fantastic throughout the process of choosing and installing my dash cams. The people behind that chat bubble know what they’re talking about, something I don’t usually expect from first-tier customer support.

Second: Overall I’m very happy with the VIOFO A129 Pro Duo. Video quality is sharp and clear, and it was easy to set up. The front camera is slightly smaller than I’d pictured it, which is nice. I’ve only had it a few weeks, but so far it’s working perfectly. Reliably fires up and starts recording when I get in the car and goes into parking mode when the car is off.

This is my first-ever dash cam and routing the cable through the headliner, A-pillar, etc., was tedious but not particularly difficult. Wiring the cameras into the car’s fusebox was also relatively straightforward, but get the circuit tester if you don’t already have one. It makes identifying always-on vs. ignition-switched a snap.

My only complaints—and these are minor nits—are mostly software issues.

The hardwire kit cable has a cylindrical ferrite bead near the connector, which makes it impossible (in my case) to hide that part of the cable—the bead won’t fit in the seam where I would otherwise stuff it.

Connecting to the camera from the iOS app requires enabling WiFi on the dash cam each time, and stopping the current recording. I’d love to be able to launch the iOS app and have it connect to the camera without having to jump through these extra hoops.

The other oddity that I haven’t really tracked down yet is that recordings using the H.265 codec play fine on my phone, but won’t play correctly when transferred to a computer. On the computer various apps appear to be playing around 1fps (maybe just showing keyframes?). I have yet to find an app that will interpret these files correctly—Final Cut Pro, Premiere, Adobe Media Encoder, QuickTime player—apps that otherwise understand and support H.265. The only way I’ve found to get usable H.265 files from the phone to the computer is to import them into iMovie on the phone and re-export them. (All of this could probably be avoided by setting the camera to use H.264 instead.)

Again, these are minor nits and overall I’m happy with the VIOFO.

Satisfied customer

Good dashcam for the price. I am happy with my purchase! Customer support was good. They answered all my stupid questions.

Great cam kit, fast delivery

I had a great experience with BlackBoxMyCar and would happily order electronics from them again! I guess I'll briefly document my journey:
1. Trying to decide which cameras to get, I contacted a support person on the chat. He was very courteous and helpful and did not try to up-sell me.
2. Fast delivery, got everything in perfect condition, tested it out using the lighter power cables, yay!
3. [mostly unrelated to the seller] I decided I am not competent enough to do a good install, so I hired a professional. Post-installation everything works great and no wires are exposed. It is a spiffy setup!

Note: I am not using the cloud features at all.

Hi Snowslider, I'm so glad that our team was able to help you out with everything that you needed. Please don't hesitate to reach out at anytime if you have any further questions regarding your dash cam.
Good camera

I wish it had a button to capture incidents and commit them to a file

Peace of Mind

I wouldn't recommend spending a thousand bucks on a dual-channel dashcam, but I do recommend spending within your budget on a solid dashcam. That's what I did, with the Thinkware U1000. It is a phenomenal piece of equipment and the customer service I received from Johnathan/Katrina was great. The installation team managed to get the dashcam installed on my Kona in less than 2.5 hours! If you are unsure of what to get and where to get a dashcam, I would 100% recommend going to BlackboxMyCar! :)

Hi Kevin, thank you for shopping at BlackboxMyCar. We're so glad to hear that our team was able to help you out. We hope you love your Thinkware U1000 - don't hesitate to ask us if you need further help in the future :)
Escort Max 360C Radar Detector

Excellent customer service. Ordered and received
with no issues.

Thanks for leaving a review, J. O.!
Done Right!

I booked appointment online. Got a reminder a couple of days ahead of appointment. Quickly processed at appointment check in. Installation was completed in less time than I expected. Installation has a professional look and I would recommend this business due to the service I received.

Hi Doug, thanks for leaving a review! Glad to hear your installation was smooth for you. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.
Doing the job

The first Dash cam I used had parking mode and although it had a setting to cut off automatically at 11.9 V after a time of about nine months it took it’s toll on my battery. This time around I’ve got a new dash cam also with parking mode but now I have the Cellink Neo battery in between my battery and dash cam and it’s working flawlessly I love the fact that my vehicles battery is not being taxed. Fully charged the Cellink Neo will last for 22 hours and that’s while running a 4K front camera and a 2k rear

Hi Edward, thank you for writing a detailed review for your Cellink NEO battery :) Glad to hear that it's working out well for you!
more then expected

After installation didn’t expect an explanation of the camera function. Made it easy to understand the features.

Hi Robert, glad to hear that the features were easy enough to understand. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.
Works good

Works good

Thanks for leaving a review, Donald!
Great dash cash well worth the investment!

Have you ever been wrongly cited in an auto accident because of the lack of witnesses or the other party says you were at fault? I purchased The VIOFO A129 Pro 4K dash w/ GPS for both of my vehicles. Now when I'm driving, I feel a sense of comfort and security knowing if something happens I have footage. I highly recommend this product. The company is great and there customer service is excellent! Don't wait until it's too late...

Awesome!

Awesome , super friendly and helpful staff. Will go there for all my dashcam needs.

Hi Steven, thanks for shopping at BlackboxMyCar!
Cheap. Super fast shipping. Real stuff

Real blackvue quality stuff. Shipping from Vancouver to Quebec city within one day
Thanks

Hi Martin, thank you for shopping with us. Glad to hear that your package got to you so quickly!
GREAT

WORKS GREAT

Thanks for leaving a review, Jeffrey!
convenient

I would come back and buy from blackboxmycar

Thanks Michael :) Your words made us blush. Come back anytime!
Quality help

No matter when I’ve had a problem they’ve always been there for me - i would never go anywhere else

Hi Wayne, thanks for leaving a review! Come back anytime :)
Over 30 hours of battery power for my devices!

I purchased a B-124E to add to my Blackvue and B-124X setup. I needed this additional battery power because I’m also running a Nighthawk M1 hotspot that is powered by the 5V/2.0A usb-A output of the B-124X. Works flawlessly. My camera is always connected to Blackvue Cloud and I am always notified of motion and/or impacts.
Amazing combo.

Hi Lauren, awesome review - thanks for leaving one! Your setup sounds great. Don't hesitate to contact us at anytime if you need help.
Every car should have one!

So far I have capture 2 near miss accidents, several on road incidents and a hit and run on my vehicle. It captured the vehicle license plate and my car is being repaired on their dime.
I’m the DR900S-2CH combined with the B-124X is a killer combination. Enough battery power to keep your camera powered - even though your vehicle is off.
I purchased the hardwire kit and did a custom install directly with the fuse box for a cleaner install and faster charging rate.

Hi Lauren, love the combination and the joy you're getting out of your BlackVue dash cam. We absolutely love hearing from customers like you who have had such great success with a dash cam. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you need anything else in the future!
Great cam for a great price

I bought the A129 Pro Duo 4K after watching numerous videos especially those from Black Box My Car. For me, it was a great way to get 4k quality on a budget without necessarily needing all the features of the U1000.

I still have to set up the wiring harness to my 2016 Jetta, but so far just powering it on the cigarette lighter has offered me a great piece of mind while driving.

The VIOFO app works decent, and you can wirelessly download or watch clips from the camera to your iPhone by connecting via WiFi to the cam while sitting in the car.

If you want 4K quality to protect yourself and your car in the case of an accident, I would definitely recommend this cam.