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hcho3
Nov 4, 2010, 06:33 PM
Please tell me so that I can get the best price out of MBA. I can afford to pay 100-200 dollars more or less, but if you feel that you have gotten good deals from apple or any other 3rd party retailers, please share them.

What MBA did you buy? 11 or 13 inch with what configuration?
Where and who did you buy from?
And How much was your total?

I am looking to buy 13 inch MBA with 4GB ram. Thanks.



littlepooch21
Nov 4, 2010, 06:36 PM
i got a base 11 inch w/ Mobile Me for 1101.00 at the apple store

Pipper99
Nov 4, 2010, 06:58 PM
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Ultimate 13" from apple online for $1795 after tax

arwyn80
Nov 4, 2010, 07:18 PM
Base 11.6 from the Apple store for $1081 with tax. Changed my mind and ordered a 11.6/4gb RAM/128 (only thing not upgraded was the processor) for $1334 with tax from Apple over the phone.

Durious
Nov 4, 2010, 07:22 PM
$1,558.27 for MBA 11.6" Ultimate.. includes student "discount"

Dammit Cubs
Nov 4, 2010, 07:24 PM
1430 after 8% discount: MBA 1.6/4/128GB Ultimate setup

wirelessmacuser
Nov 4, 2010, 07:24 PM
Mine is a 13" 2.13 GHz / 4GB / 256GB

I paid a price that I could afford.

gonzoguy24
Nov 4, 2010, 07:48 PM
I got the 13.3" with 4GB Ram upgrade and the stock 128 SSD.

With corporate discount i got it for $1,393 and change, shipped.

bossxii
Nov 4, 2010, 07:52 PM
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Ultimate 13" from apple online for $1795 after tax

Rebate? Cheap taxes? That is about $200 less than I am looking at when buying direct from Apple. Great price.

Zackmd1
Nov 4, 2010, 08:00 PM
Baseline 13inch macbook air. Bought from Best Buy (apple store was out of stock) $1300 without tax, with tax $1376.

hcho3
Nov 4, 2010, 09:04 PM
I was going to really wait until Black Friday, but I cannot wait any longer. Longer I wait the worse this will be. I am not MBA owner yet, but I will be in few days.

Ordered from Macmall.

Macbook Air 13.3 inch/ 1.86 GHZ with 4GB ram and 128 SSD

Final price: 1308.53
My state doesn't get charged for tax, so that's a plus. I was trying to get it cheaper, but I doubt I will be able too. Hopefully, this will be the purchase that I won't regret.

FAsnakes
Nov 4, 2010, 09:12 PM
Retail - 8% corporate discount for the 1.6

JodyK
Nov 4, 2010, 09:14 PM
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$950 for 11 inch base model from a guy on craigslist who sold it because he thought it was too small.

NOTE: I agree and am also selling it! If you are in the Atlanta area PM me.

Pipper99
Nov 4, 2010, 09:16 PM
Rebate? Cheap taxes? That is about $200 less than I am looking at when buying direct from Apple. Great price.

I told the Apple rep that I wouldn't have to pay tax if I ordered it from macmall, so he dropped the price enough that apple's price with tax would be close to macmall's price without tax. I didn't think that they would do this for me, but it didn't hurt to ask, and apple surprised me. :)

The Toddfather
Nov 4, 2010, 09:25 PM
$1399 for the 11.6 maxed out.

bossxii
Nov 4, 2010, 09:35 PM
I told the Apple rep that I wouldn't have to pay tax if I ordered it from macmall, so he dropped the price enough that apple's price with tax would be close to macmall's price without tax. I didn't think that they would do this for me, but it didn't hurt to ask, and apple surprised me. :)

WoW! That's a sweet deal. I'm looking at $1,979 after tax on the Apple site, maybe time to try and deal with someone on the phone. Thanks for the heads up.

drvelocity
Nov 4, 2010, 10:46 PM
Just over $1600 for a maxed out 13". Macmall.com has it at 1750, minus another 3% coupon (appleinsider), minus 5% credit card cashback on tech purchases (Citibank). And no tax to my state.

jeznav
Nov 4, 2010, 10:59 PM
Maxed 11", $1362 with employee discount before taxes.

ImperialX
Nov 4, 2010, 11:06 PM
$1339, as shown in my sig. On Educational Discount.

Platypusman99
Nov 5, 2010, 12:08 AM
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13, 1.8 Gh, 128 GB, 4 GB, $1404.98 delivered, from Small Dog Electronics, tomorrow morning. :-)

madoka
Nov 5, 2010, 12:36 AM
Paid $929 shipped for the base 11".

rubberwheels
Nov 5, 2010, 12:47 AM
Paid $929 shipped for the base 11".

may i know where? that's like the cheapest i've heard.

madoka
Nov 5, 2010, 01:03 AM
may i know where? that's like the cheapest i've heard.

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1041880&highlight=

pfjellman
Nov 5, 2010, 01:29 AM
13" MacBook Air 1.86GHz / 4GB RAM / 128GB SSD - $1339 (student discount + no tax in Oregon)

rylin
Nov 5, 2010, 03:24 AM
11.6/1.6/4/128.

$650 US or thereabouts, in a country with one of the world's highest income and sales tax levels ;-)

ImperialX
Nov 5, 2010, 04:05 AM
13" MacBook Air 1.86GHz / 4GB RAM / 128GB SSD - $1339 (student discount + no tax in Oregon)

I bought mine in CA and there is tax here. How come I paid the same as you?

tomdelay
Nov 5, 2010, 05:29 AM
I got 13'' 4GB, 256 on edu pricing in UK with Applecare for 1298

nfl46
Nov 5, 2010, 05:55 AM
I paid $1,382 with tax for my base 13", 1.86Ghz, 128GB, 2GB ram at Best Buy. I could have ordered online and got it cheaper, but oh well. Lol. The taxes took up a majority of it.

rkahl
Nov 5, 2010, 06:04 AM
I got the 13" Max'd out from the Apple Store for $1429 +tax (Government and Apple Discount included).

mattpreston11
Nov 5, 2010, 06:17 AM
base 11'' with education discount for 729


729 = 1'181.50 US$

bowlerman625
Nov 5, 2010, 10:02 AM
11.6 ultimate
Apple.com
1399.00

Pipper99
Nov 5, 2010, 11:08 AM
WoW! That's a sweet deal. I'm looking at $1,979 after tax on the Apple site, maybe time to try and deal with someone on the phone. Thanks for the heads up.

You're welcome! My local Apple store had them, and they were $1,947 after tax, and of course, they wouldn't negotiate on the price, so I took a chance and called Apple online last Sunday. The rep started off by saying that they were required to charge tax, so I had to explain that I was wanting an after tax price equal to MacMall's no tax price. He said, "let me see what I can do".

It's on the Fedex truck for delivery today! :)

Pipper99
Nov 5, 2010, 11:10 AM
I got the 13" Max'd out from the Apple Store for $1429 +tax (Government and Apple Discount included).

Wow! That's $200+ better than my deal. Sweet!

tigres
Nov 5, 2010, 11:15 AM
I got the 13" Max'd out from the Apple Store for $1429 +tax (Government and Apple Discount included).

:eek:

runnin17
Nov 5, 2010, 11:48 AM
I got the 13" Max'd out from the Apple Store for $1429 +tax (Government and Apple Discount included).

By "apple discount" do you mean the employee discount? I'm confused.

gwsat
Nov 5, 2010, 12:00 PM
I bought my 13 inch MBA with the 2.13Ghz processor, 4GB of RAM, and 256GB of flash storage from the Apple Store Penn Square, Oklahoma City. I didn't qualify for any discounts and the sales tax was 8.0375 percent. Do the math.:)

rkahl
Nov 5, 2010, 12:13 PM
By "apple discount" do you mean the employee discount? I'm confused.

I got a Government discount, then when FedEx lost my package, Apple gave me $300 off. Instead of having to wait for another MBA to arrive, apple let me go to the apple store and get the MBA that I really wanted. When the CTO arrived from China, I returned that one to the Apple store.

BTW - How many profiles can somebody have at one time on MacRumors?

http://gallery.me.com/rkahl/100062/MBA


Sent from my iPad

runnin17
Nov 5, 2010, 12:30 PM
I bought my 13 inch MBA with the 2.13Ghz processor, 4GB of RAM, and 256GB of flash storage from the Apple Store Penn Square, Oklahoma City. I didn't qualify for any discounts and the sales tax was 8.0375 percent. Do the math.:)

That is the same store that I bought my wife's MBA. LOL

alflavor
Nov 5, 2010, 12:34 PM
Paid 849 from UK Apple Store online, base model! Love it !

ufkdo
Nov 5, 2010, 12:54 PM
In Turkey, they've not come yet, price of 11 inch 64 GB MBA will be around $1650 :) because of damned distibutor.

pfjellman
Nov 5, 2010, 01:02 PM
I bought mine in CA and there is tax here. How come I paid the same as you?

erm, i have no idea? that makes absolutely no sense though... you pay $1299 for the base 13" model, minus $50 for education discount, + $90 for the RAM upgrade = $1,339. you must have paid more than that when you factor in the tax.

Simonuk
Nov 5, 2010, 01:26 PM
I got 13'' 4GB, 256 on edu pricing in UK with Applecare for 1298

Is that with a 1.86 or 2.13 processor? How much was it without apple care?

gwsat
Nov 5, 2010, 01:27 PM
That is the same store that I bought my wife's MBA. LOL
The place is a zoo, isn't it? I have learned the hard way to never, ever, go there on Saturday.

I called the Apple Store Penn Square the day before I actually got my MBA and was told they had the model I wanted. I got in my car, drove to Penn Square, entered the store and after waiting 15 minutes to be helped by an MBA guy was told, sorry, they didn't have that model, after all. Arrrg! The only good news out of all that is that I live only about a mile and a half from the mall.

All's well that ends well though. I called again the next day and this time talked to the products manager who found my computer in stock, told me he had it in his hands and would put my name on it. This time when I got the the store, the products manager met me at the Genius Bar with my computer in hand. I then realized that he had also sold me my iPad.:)

runnin17
Nov 5, 2010, 01:41 PM
The place is a zoo, isn't it? I have learned the hard way to never, ever, go there on Saturday.

I called the Apple Store Penn Square the day before I actually got my MBA and was told they had the model I wanted. I got in my car, drove to Penn Square, entered the store and after waiting 15 minutes to be helped by an MBA guy was told, sorry, they didn't have that model, after all. Arrrg! The only good news out of all that is that I live only about a mile and a half from the mall.

All's well that ends well though. I called again the next day and this time talked to the products manager who found my computer in stock, told me he had it in his hands and would put my name on it. This time when I got the the store, the products manager met me at the Genius Bar with my computer in hand. I then realized that he had also sold me my iPad.:)

I was in there about a week after launch and the only maxxed out version they had was an 11". When we went back to buy my wife a base 13" MBA they had the maxxed out 13", but I already had an order placed via macmall. I have since canceled that order and ordered it from apple online. I am pretty happy since I have got to play around with my wife's while I am waiting for mine.

ingramLee
Nov 5, 2010, 02:05 PM
$1,015.43 base 11" model with student discount & tax : NJ

SamTheeGeek
Nov 5, 2010, 02:54 PM
Maxed Out 13.3" macbook air + ilife '11 2,060$ + NY Tax which is total ownage!

and i got the paul smith case 67 pounds

gwsat
Nov 5, 2010, 03:42 PM
I was in there about a week after launch and the only maxxed out version they had was an 11". When we went back to buy my wife a base 13" MBA they had the maxxed out 13", but I already had an order placed via macmall. I have since canceled that order and ordered it from apple online. I am pretty happy since I have got to play around with my wife's while I am waiting for mine.
When I got my loaded 13 inch none of the online sites had them yet. I don't mind paying our extortionate sales tax if it is on a transaction where I can go into a local store and buy what I want but I draw the line at ordering BTO Macs from the online Apple Store, having to wait for it to be built, shipped, and delivered, and still have to pay sales tax in the bargain. Thus, I felt fortunate to find exactly what I wanted at the Apple Store and paid full retail plus sales tax on it with a smile on my face.

soldierblue
Nov 5, 2010, 10:33 PM
$949. Base model + education discount, Oregon, so no tax.

cherry su
Nov 5, 2010, 10:44 PM
$1308 for MBA 13/1.86/4/128 from MacMall + additional 3% discount from AppleInsider advertisement.

rubberwheels
Nov 6, 2010, 01:11 AM
For me, I'm still trying to figure it out. I've checked Macmall, Macconnection and the Apple store. Each one charges tax to NY but free shipping. So far with the Education discount from Apple, the macbook air goes for 949.99 so it's 1,033 after taxes. cheaper than the rest.

fuzzielitlpanda
Nov 6, 2010, 03:54 AM
I was able to get Apple to price match Mac Connection for the 13" 1.8GHz/128GB/4GB unit. The price was 1395 shipped (including CA tax). I had to go through 2 different sales reps to get this though.

I was able to buy a $761 Apple gift card from someone for $700 and use it towards my purchase, so the final price is $1334.