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udflyer
Nov 20, 2011, 06:47 AM
Now $1099 on sale....so....tempting.....



altecXP
Nov 20, 2011, 09:08 AM
Thanks for the heads up. I might go buy one today!

Trav29
Nov 20, 2011, 09:44 AM
Is the 11 inch 128 gb on sale?

altecXP
Nov 20, 2011, 09:50 AM
Is the 11 inch 128 gb on sale?

Sale:$1,139.99

Trav29
Nov 20, 2011, 10:05 AM
Sale:$1,139.99

Haha what a deal!

Christopher387A
Nov 20, 2011, 10:15 AM
Figures, I just bought one for $1,234 from them on Friday! Any way I can take my receipt back and get a refund for the difference short of returning the laptop and paying the restocking fee, then repurchasing it?

altecXP
Nov 20, 2011, 10:18 AM
Figures, I just bought one for $1,234 from them on Friday! Any way I can take my receipt back and get a refund for the difference short of returning the laptop and paying the restocking fee, then repurchasing it?

You might have to pay open box, but it might work.

Lancetx
Nov 20, 2011, 10:22 AM
Figures, I just bought one for $1,234 from them on Friday! Any way I can take my receipt back and get a refund for the difference short of returning the laptop and paying the restocking fee, then repurchasing it?

They'll do a price match for the difference at the service desk. I've done that on many items at Best Buy before, including Macs, and have never had a problem as long as you're still within the return policy/price match window (which you obviously are if you just bought it on Friday).

normandy7
Nov 20, 2011, 10:49 AM
They'll do a price match for the difference at the service desk. I've done that on many items at Best Buy before, including Macs, and have never had a problem as long as you're still within the return policy/price match window (which you obviously are if you just bought it on Friday).

What is the return policy/price match window? I bought my 13 for $1234 on October 30th.

Lancetx
Nov 20, 2011, 10:52 AM
What is the return policy/price match window? I bought my 13 for $1234 on October 30th.

Looking at the back of a receipt I have, it's 14 days for computers unless you're a Reward Zone Premier Silver member, in which case it's extended to 45 days.

deepakvrao
Nov 20, 2011, 11:39 AM
Now $1099 on sale....so....tempting.....

This is the latest version right/ Am about to order. Any catch?

Spencer Reynen
Nov 20, 2011, 11:59 AM
I really wish I had $1099 right now. That's a steal!!!

Koodauw
Nov 20, 2011, 12:03 PM
Man, I bought mine from there a little over two weeks ago. Better check my receipt if I can get a price match!

johnhurley
Nov 20, 2011, 12:40 PM
Figures, I just bought one for $1,234 from them on Friday! Any way I can take my receipt back and get a refund for the difference short of returning the laptop and paying the restocking fee, then repurchasing it?

Just be nice and they will do it for you ... think they price match within a week any competitors price ( including them as their own competitor ).

Aras87
Nov 20, 2011, 12:48 PM
great price! Don't miss it people!

altecXP
Nov 20, 2011, 12:55 PM
Just bought one! It's the i5 128GB 13in no catches, just a great deal!

paulrbeers
Nov 20, 2011, 02:23 PM
This has got to be better than any of the Black Friday Deals! Even with Tax it only cost me about $1166! Been watching and was planning to wait until Black Friday, but based on last year's black friday prices I wasn't expecting much more than $100. Even with Tax this is even cheaper! I was thinking about the 256GB model, but this price is too good to pass up.

altecXP
Nov 20, 2011, 02:27 PM
This has got to be better than any of the Black Friday Deals! Even with Tax it only cost me about $1166! Been watching and was planning to wait until Black Friday, but based on last year's black friday prices I wasn't expecting much more than $100. Even with Tax this is even cheaper! I was thinking about the 256GB model, but this price is too good to pass up.

Same, luckily I live by Delaware so I didn't have to pay tax. Leave me more money for a case, and maybe a OWC SATA3 SSD.

Surely
Nov 20, 2011, 03:05 PM
Very tempting.....I'd prefer the 11" though, so I'm hoping for an even further discount on it at some point this week. I may have to reconsider the 13".....

elpmas
Nov 20, 2011, 03:17 PM
I really wish I had $1099 right now. That's a steal!!!

Lol. :D

Trav29
Nov 20, 2011, 03:23 PM
Trying to see if MacMall does price match's. The rep sent me a link to authorized Apple reseller's and Best Buy isn't on the list.

KylePowers
Nov 20, 2011, 03:32 PM
Gah, such a great deal. Wish I had $1099!

Not sure if I'd prefer it over my 11in though... #FirstWorldProblems

Trav29
Nov 20, 2011, 03:34 PM
MacMall would only price match if I went to their retail store. Oh well it was worth a shot.

Akack
Nov 20, 2011, 03:34 PM
Nice price BBY.

philxor
Nov 20, 2011, 04:13 PM
Really wish this was the 256gb model. I have a 2010 MBA which recently broke and cannot to be fixed or covered under AppleCare and I think this would be just as fast but I was using about 150gigs on the old one... I did just buy a case to turn my old ssd into an external drive. Can the 2010 ssd be put into the 2011 model?
Also is there a big hit between i5 and i7? I'm not doing anything all that CPU intensive.

altecXP
Nov 20, 2011, 04:15 PM
It sure can!

philxor
Nov 20, 2011, 04:23 PM
It sure can!

Is a dramatic speed hit to use the 2010 ssd?

nizmoz
Nov 20, 2011, 05:11 PM
I went back to BB and got a refund on the difference for my MBA today. :) Woot. $130 back in my pocket! :)

altecXP
Nov 20, 2011, 05:15 PM
Is a dramatic speed hit to use the 2010 ssd?
Nope, it's the same as the 2011.

Koodauw
Nov 20, 2011, 05:16 PM
I went back to BB and got a refund on the difference for my MBA today. :) Woot. $130 back in my pocket! :)

Same here! Thank you MR for saving me $142.XX after tax. (Used part of the proceeds to buy a rice maker though, which was on sale for $10 at target. $9 off! Such a good day!

Trav29
Nov 20, 2011, 05:25 PM
If only I wasn't a college student on a budget. :mad:

jkim3691
Nov 20, 2011, 05:31 PM
Really wish this was for the 256gb version. 128 isn't going to cut it for me...

Lancetx
Nov 20, 2011, 05:51 PM
Trying to see if MacMall does price match's. The rep sent me a link to authorized Apple reseller's and Best Buy isn't on the list.

Regardless of what MacMall says, Best Buy is most definitely an authorized Apple reseller. Sounds like they just don't want to price match them.

paulrbeers
Nov 20, 2011, 06:39 PM
Really wish this was the 256gb model. I have a 2010 MBA which recently broke and cannot to be fixed or covered under AppleCare and I think this would be just as fast but I was using about 150gigs on the old one... I did just buy a case to turn my old ssd into an external drive. Can the 2010 ssd be put into the 2011 model?
Also is there a big hit between i5 and i7? I'm not doing anything all that CPU intensive.

The Sandy Bridge processors blow the old Core2Duo's out of the water and yes the SSD in the 2010 can be put in the 2011. See OWC. They have blade SSD's that work in both models so I think it is safe to assume you can swap them.

deepakvrao
Nov 20, 2011, 06:53 PM
Thanks guys. Just ordered to friend in NY. Reaches India at Christmas though :-(

philxor
Nov 20, 2011, 06:59 PM
Well I went ahead and ordered one from BB will go pick it up tomorrow.

Right now planning to swap in my 2010 256g ssd somehow guess it will take some research. I have the external enclosure on order as well wil use the 128 in that.

nizmoz
Nov 20, 2011, 08:14 PM
Really wish this was for the 256gb version. 128 isn't going to cut it for me...

Hmm, it would cut it for anyone. I have Win XP Virtual setup, and tons of software including CS5, Office 2011 and still have around 90 gig left. You get an external to put pictures or music on.

jkim3691
Nov 20, 2011, 08:55 PM
Hmm, it would cut it for anyone. I have Win XP Virtual setup, and tons of software including CS5, Office 2011 and still have around 90 gig left. You get an external to put pictures or music on.

Well, if you put it that way I can just store everything I have on an external harddrive. But that's just stupid. I want everything on my laptop. I don't want to carry around another extra thing.

jterp7
Nov 20, 2011, 09:13 PM
Really wish this was the 256gb model. I have a 2010 MBA which recently broke and cannot to be fixed or covered under AppleCare and I think this would be just as fast but I was using about 150gigs on the old one... I did just buy a case to turn my old ssd into an external drive. Can the 2010 ssd be put into the 2011 model?
Also is there a big hit between i5 and i7? I'm not doing anything all that CPU intensive.

if you don't need i5 and backlit keyboard, macmall has the 2010 256 for $50 more.

CharlesMc
Nov 20, 2011, 09:40 PM
Thanks for the heads up on the sale price. Just ordered the base 13" air. I will pick it up tomorrow.

Kyllle
Nov 20, 2011, 09:46 PM
If only this deal would last until Christmas...

KPOM
Nov 20, 2011, 09:55 PM
Nice. I'm guessing this is a "pre-Black Friday" promotion. In any case, it's a lot better than the "Touchpad for $150 if you buy an HP laptop" promotion a few weeks ago. :D

Weinersnitzelz
Nov 20, 2011, 11:17 PM
I just bought the 13" about 10 days ago, but i got the Toshiba SSD could I take this one back and exchange it for a new one with the lower price and hope I get the Sammy?

yauzers619
Nov 20, 2011, 11:57 PM
I just bought the 13" about 10 days ago, but i got the Toshiba SSD could I take this one back and exchange it for a new one with the lower price and hope I get the Sammy?

Take into consideration ALL the work/time (copying over data, driving, waiting for the exchange) that will have to go into this for a CHANCE that you get a samsung SSD.

Speed gains will be negligible.

Caliber26
Nov 21, 2011, 12:05 AM
Anybody know when this sale ends?

yauzers619
Nov 21, 2011, 12:09 AM
Anybody know when this sale ends?

The weekly ad says Nov 23.

Akack
Nov 21, 2011, 12:09 AM
Anybody know when this sale ends?

Believe this wed. BBY also has the extended holiday returns through Jan 24 but not sure if laptops follow this same extended policy.

Caliber26
Nov 21, 2011, 12:33 AM
The weekly ad says Nov 23.

Believe this wed. BBY also has the extended holiday returns through Jan 24 but not sure if laptops follow this same extended policy.

Thanks! :)

kulimer
Nov 21, 2011, 02:14 AM
Are these laptops unopened box, as in brand new? Can someone verify through their software installation date, or AppleCare warranty?

newdeal
Nov 21, 2011, 07:01 AM
Well, if you put it that way I can just store everything I have on an external harddrive. But that's just stupid. I want everything on my laptop. I don't want to carry around another extra thing.

most people don't need all their media on their computer when away from their house and you can just get a network attached storage device at home to keep your media on. Sure people could fill their airs with music and photos and movies but how often are you really going to need those things when you are not at home

Ccrew
Nov 21, 2011, 07:08 AM
Are these laptops unopened box, as in brand new? Can someone verify through their software installation date, or AppleCare warranty?


They're brand new in sealed boxes. FYI (and I've had it happen) if you need warranty and their record conflicts with your receipt the receipt wins.

nizmoz
Nov 21, 2011, 07:32 AM
Well, if you put it that way I can just store everything I have on an external harddrive. But that's just stupid. I want everything on my laptop. I don't want to carry around another extra thing.

True but why would you need to carry that much data with you on an ongoing basis seriously? I am in IT and use way more than anyone else would need to do, and it works just fine for me.

johnhurley
Nov 21, 2011, 07:43 AM
Sure people could fill their airs with music and photos and movies but how often are you really going to need those things when you are not at home

Maybe we need a couple hundred gb for an Oracle database project we are working on?

If and when the macbook air 15 comes out I am going to be seriously tempted for a setup with a 512 ssd ... once you have the space you can always fill it up!

jterp7
Nov 21, 2011, 08:55 AM
Take into consideration ALL the work/time (copying over data, driving, waiting for the exchange) that will have to go into this for a CHANCE that you get a samsung SSD.

Speed gains will be negligible.

Somehow I doubt they will exchange mine since i only paid 900...though technically i can only go up having lg and toshiba

Weinersnitzelz
Nov 21, 2011, 09:33 AM
Take into consideration ALL the work/time (copying over data, driving, waiting for the exchange) that will have to go into this for a CHANCE that you get a samsung SSD.

Speed gains will be negligible.

True.

altecXP
Nov 21, 2011, 09:43 AM
Are these laptops unopened box, as in brand new? Can someone verify through their software installation date, or AppleCare warranty?

They are new unopened, I watched the guy pull it off the rack. It even had the original shrink wrap.

jkim3691
Nov 21, 2011, 09:48 AM
most people don't need all their media on their computer when away from their house and you can just get a network attached storage device at home to keep your media on. Sure people could fill their airs with music and photos and movies but how often are you really going to need those things when you are not at home

I only have like 4 gigs of music. The thought of not having everything I need in one place is absurd. I don't use that much memory considering 256 serves me well. I've never had a need for an external harddrive.

Smileyboy
Nov 21, 2011, 10:32 PM
Seriously considering a i5 128 do I really need a i7?

Maven1975
Nov 21, 2011, 10:43 PM
Seriously considering a i5 128 do I really need a i7?

In an iMac yes, MBA... nah.

Lara F
Nov 22, 2011, 12:41 AM
I wanted to wait for Ivy Bridge to upgrade my +4 year old Macbook but this is really too good to pass up, especially without tax.

Ordered and should be ready for pickup tomorrow. :D Can't wait!

SmithErick
Nov 22, 2011, 07:54 AM
Without tax?

tburk32
Nov 22, 2011, 08:28 AM
Is there any chance an apple store would match this price? There arent any best buys near me that sell macbook airs according to my best buy app and id rather buy it from apple anyways.

Lara F
Nov 22, 2011, 10:12 AM
Without tax?

Tax free state. Sorry, I know not everyone has that. :(

er2429
Nov 22, 2011, 11:20 AM
Is there any chance an apple store would match this price? There arent any best buys near me that sell macbook airs according to my best buy app and id rather buy it from apple anyways.

I had about $600 in gift cards to the Apple store, so I didn't want to purchase at Best Buy. I went down to the Apple Store, showed them the online ad, and they gave me the $200 discount. It took the manager to get approval, but I got no push back and a MacBook Air from the Apple Store for $1099. They just needed to verify that the part numbers matched. I've never seen the Air discounted this much ever before, so I think I got a great deal.

Wick12
Nov 22, 2011, 12:19 PM
Do any of you have a link to the ad? I can't seem to find it.

yauzers619
Nov 22, 2011, 12:24 PM
Do any of you have a link to the ad? I can't seem to find it.

Search 13" Macbook Air in the search field on the Best Buy Site and add to cart to see the $1099 price or click the weekly ad link at the top of the Best Buy Site.

kulimer
Nov 22, 2011, 12:36 PM
They are new unopened, I watched the guy pull it off the rack. It even had the original shrink wrap.

darn it, I paid the full price at Apple in Sept, is there any way I can return it?

MastaK
Nov 22, 2011, 01:50 PM
Thanks for the heads up.

Now I'm $1200~ poorer and my wife will be happy.

Old Muley
Nov 22, 2011, 02:41 PM
My wife saw the ad for this in Sunday's paper. She looked long and hard at it and even asked my opinion. Then she thought better of it and decided that our 2010 Macbook Pro still has a lot of life left. I hope Best Buy does this again next year, 'cause it might be time to think about an upgrade by then.

paulrbeers
Nov 22, 2011, 03:21 PM
darn it, I paid the full price at Apple in Sept, is there any way I can return it?

Really?!?! You got 2 months worth of use for $200... Call it a wash.

Remember, Karma is a b*tch.

soco
Nov 22, 2011, 03:23 PM
It's hilarious when people get angry at sales after they've bought something. Like they're the first and only ones to ever buy something at the tail end of it's product cycle or coincidental sale.

JerryCards
Nov 22, 2011, 03:26 PM
Now $1099 on sale....so....tempting.....

Almost pull the trigger.

nick2
Nov 22, 2011, 03:52 PM
Parents bought me one for Christmas yesterday!
Now waiting until December 17th... :cool:

jkim3691
Nov 22, 2011, 04:01 PM
Got a 256gig for $100 extra.

Trav29
Nov 22, 2011, 04:10 PM
Parents bought me one for Christmas yesterday!
Now waiting until December 17th... :cool:

Why December 17th?

tburk32
Nov 22, 2011, 05:14 PM
Got a 256gig for $100 extra.
How did you manage this? I'm interested!

CaleM3
Nov 22, 2011, 05:26 PM
Ahhh, I don't know what to do!!! I just ordered a refurb 15" MBP from the refurb store and it's expected to be delivered next week. I already have a SSD and 8GB RAM waiting for it (Not opened yet), but I don't really do too much CPU intensive, but wanted the 15" screen. I am giving my PC to my mother and because of this need something now, but I am debating returning the refurb and getting in on this BBY deal.....If they come out with a 15" air/thin pro, I'll be all over that, but would like to minimize my loss by buying the MBA and returning the 15" MBP. I think I could live with a 13" screen with a high res screen, but this will be my first apple computer since the mac my parents bought on Christmas when I was a kid in '92. Sorry for the rant, but I can't make up my mind - good thing I have some options.

altecXP
Nov 22, 2011, 05:32 PM
Ahhh, I don't know what to do!!! I just ordered a refurb 15" MBP from the refurb store and it's expected to be delivered next week. I already have a SSD and 8GB RAM waiting for it (Not opened yet), but I don't really do too much CPU intensive, but wanted the 15" screen. I am giving my PC to my mother and because of this need something now, but I am debating returning the refurb and getting in on this BBY deal.....If they come out with a 15" air/thin pro, I'll be all over that, but would like to minimize my loss by buying the MBA and returning the 15" MBP. I think I could live with a 13" screen with a high res screen, but this will be my first apple computer since the mac my parents bought on Christmas when I was a kid in '92. Sorry for the rant, but I can't make up my mind - good thing I have some options.

I say keep the 15in you ordered. Aside from the weight you aren't missing anything. I have both the 13in Air and 15in Pro. While I love my Air. I would give it up before my 15in with 8GB and SSD.

CaleM3
Nov 22, 2011, 05:38 PM
I say keep the 15in you ordered. Aside from the weight you aren't missing anything. I have both the 13in Air and 15in Pro. While I love my Air. I would give it up before my 15in with 8GB and SSD.

Cool, thanks for the input. I really would like to wait for the new 15" MBP/Air, but with me giving up my current Lenovo to my mom, I need something now...I may actually wait until the refresh in 2013 to let Apple work out the kinks if it is redesigned.

Lindenhurst
Nov 22, 2011, 05:43 PM
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There is. No restocking or open box fee at Beatbuy. The did away with it . I purchased a MacBook pro 13 from them last month and then returned it after string a better deal on an apple refurb. It was open and used and there was no fee.

Smileyboy
Nov 22, 2011, 06:26 PM
How did you manage this? I'm interested!

NO WAY!!... I don't believe it:rolleyes:

jkim3691
Nov 22, 2011, 06:47 PM
How did you manage this? I'm interested!

I know someone who works at Apple. 25% off.

kulimer
Nov 22, 2011, 07:16 PM
Really?!?! You got 2 months worth of use for $200... Call it a wash.

Remember, Karma is a b*tch.

HAhhahaha, wait, what? how is that a karma? This is my first Apple product. Ok, I see where Apple and I are going next, it definitely ain't getting a penny of mine anymore.

Lancetx
Nov 22, 2011, 08:32 PM
HAhhahaha, wait, what? how is that a karma? This is my first Apple product. Ok, I see where Apple and I are going next, it definitely ain't getting a penny of mine anymore.

Well, good luck then finding any manufacturer that will let you return a computer 2+ months later after making a purchase from them simply because Best Buy had the gall to put it on sale for less than what you paid. :rolleyes:

kulimer
Nov 22, 2011, 09:01 PM
Well, good luck then finding any manufacturer that will let you return a computer 2+ months later after making a purchase from them simply because Best Buy had the gall to put it on sale for less than what you paid. :rolleyes:

yeah, I know you'll probably say, so what? It's only $200 in less than 2 months. That's nothing for what I make at Wall Street.

Ok, please, refrain yourself, Mr.One percent! It's only 1%, watch me make to the top 0.0001% one day.BUT, I am still upset at this.

altecXP
Nov 22, 2011, 09:11 PM
yeah, I know you'll probably say, so what? It's only $200 in less than 2 months. That's nothing for what I make at Wall Street.

Ok, please, refrain yourself, Mr.One percent! It's only 1%, watch me make to the top 0.0001% one day.BUT, I am still upset at this.
99% !!!!!

Haha. I had to do it.

Christopher387A
Nov 22, 2011, 10:26 PM
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There is. No restocking or open box fee at Beatbuy. The did away with it . I purchased a MacBook pro 13 from them last month and then returned it after string a better deal on an apple refurb. It was open and used and there was no fee.

Really? My receipt from last Friday shows a restocking fee for computers. I believe it was 10%. Curious to know if this is true or if there is no restocking fee now. :confused:

aeboi
Nov 22, 2011, 10:33 PM
Best Buy did away with the restocking fees ever since Dec 2010 I believe.

dmk1974
Nov 22, 2011, 11:00 PM
I sold my 2011 MBP tonighht and went right over to Best Buy and got my brand new MBA MC965LL/A. Very happy even though it has a Toshiba SSD.

kulimer
Nov 22, 2011, 11:40 PM
99% !!!!!

Haha. I had to do it.

99%!!

HAhahah, high5, he can't pepper spray me in MacRumors.

Maven1975
Nov 22, 2011, 11:47 PM
I sold my 2011 MBP tonighht and went right over to Best Buy and got my brand new MBA MC965LL/A. Very happy even though it has a Toshiba SSD.

Get this... I just received my new 2010 13" Ultimate and it has a Samsung drive! My 11" Ultimate 2011 I purchased last week has a Toshiba.

Go figure! ~MacMall is giving 2010's away!

I wish Apple would allow you to configure a i7 128GB.

Sith Vol
Nov 23, 2011, 12:06 AM
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I sold my 2011 MBP tonighht and went right over to Best Buy and got my brand new MBA MC965LL/A. Very happy even though it has a Toshiba SSD.

Get this... I just received my new 2010 13" Ultimate and it has a Samsung drive! My 11" Ultimate 2011 I purchased last week has a Toshiba.

Go figure! ~MacMall is giving 2010's away!

I wish Apple would allow you to configure a i7 128GB.

How exactly can you purchase an i7? On the Apple website I don't see the option. Am I missing something? All I see is i5 for all 4 models.

Maven1975
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How exactly can you purchase an i7? On the Apple website I don't see the option. Am I missing something? All I see is i5 for all 4 models.

You have to select the $1599 256 version. You can upgrade the processor to an i7 when configuring it.

JudgeKenny
Nov 23, 2011, 01:46 AM
Does anyone know if Best Buy will extend this offer past the 23rd? Maybe keep it through the Holiday shopping season?

mj1108
Nov 23, 2011, 03:00 AM
Picked up one yesterday...or should I say I caved. Hard. Been looking at getting one for the last few months and kept putting it off. This deal was the dealbreaker for me. Every store around here was out except for one store 70 miles away. Well worth the drive/time.

Love it, love it, LOVE IT!!!! Well worth the wait. Even ended up with a Samsung SSD to boot. Woohoo!

Now to figure out what sleeve/case to get for it.:D

Chillviper
Nov 23, 2011, 07:57 AM
I went and checked them out yesterday. Awesome deal for sure. I'm not so worried about which SSD it has in it. Speed difference is not that significant and I may get an OWC 6G which will kill either the Samsung or Toshiba. The real issue is which display you get. The LG is CLEARLY inferior, at least to my eyes, to the Samsung. I know there is a custom color file for the LG. Tried to install it at Best Buy but didn't have their administrative password.

nick2
Nov 23, 2011, 10:47 AM
Why December 17th?

We leave on vacation on the 22nd and I convinced them I need time to load software.

daftpunkstu
Nov 23, 2011, 01:34 PM
if only our country had a best buy

mj1108
Nov 23, 2011, 02:37 PM
Does anyone know if Best Buy will extend this offer past the 23rd? Maybe keep it through the Holiday shopping season?

Doubt it...but you never know.

Sith Vol
Nov 23, 2011, 03:36 PM
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Just purchased my first ever Apple computer. :)

Took me a damn hour of waiting to get it though.

jterp7
Nov 23, 2011, 03:46 PM
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Just purchased my first ever Apple computer. :)

Took me a damn hour of waiting to get it though.

I only bought mine because of the open box deal @ BB a couple weeks ago. Hard to believe this is apple's "cheapest" computer

EuStoN
Nov 23, 2011, 05:04 PM
I bought 2 today!!! buy it while it lasts!!!!! :)

Sith Vol
Nov 23, 2011, 06:14 PM
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Just purchased my first ever Apple computer. :)

Took me a damn hour of waiting to get it though.

I only bought mine because of the open box deal @ BB a couple weeks ago. Hard to believe this is apple's "cheapest" computer

Are you saying that's a good thing because of what you got or you are not satisfied with it? Or you're referring to it being expensive??

CharlesMc
Nov 23, 2011, 09:05 PM
I picked mine up Monday night. Did the software update Monday night but have not had a chance to use it until today. I am impressed with it.

spacepower7
Nov 23, 2011, 10:57 PM
Bought one today.

2 things:
No restocking fee
Option to return by Jan 24th 2012, a full 60 day return policy, crazy.

sean12321
Nov 23, 2011, 11:23 PM
Does Best Buy allow custom configurations? I don't see the 256GB 11" model on the web site - does anyone know if this is available in stores or online somehow?

jterp7
Nov 23, 2011, 11:37 PM
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Are you saying that's a good thing because of what you got or you are not satisfied with it? Or you're referring to it being expensive??

1) My personal price point for the air was under 1000 in a decent config. The base 13 fit that.

2) Considering the price of the 1st gen air and what you got compared to the 2011 and then becoming the lowest macbook it's quite amazing really.

3) yes to most apple computers are $$$. 900 isn't cheap, but considering the pc competition couldn't beat it in terms of build quality or price it was a deal.

Sith Vol
Nov 24, 2011, 01:11 AM
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Bought one today.

2 things:
No restocking fee
Option to return by Jan 24th 2012, a full 60 day return policy, crazy.

Wow. Best Buy really stepped up on this deal. I was about 80/20 for MBA vs MBP. I pulled the trigger on the MBA today due to the amazing deal BB had. Good to know I have basically 2 months to return/exchange for a Pro if I somehow decided I would rather have the Pro.

Sith Vol
Nov 24, 2011, 01:12 AM
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Are you saying that's a good thing because of what you got or you are not satisfied with it? Or you're referring to it being expensive??

1) My personal price point for the air was under 1000 in a decent config. The base 13 fit that.

2) Considering the price of the 1st gen air and what you got compared to the 2011 and then becoming the lowest macbook it's quite amazing really.

3) yes to most apple computers are $$$. 900 isn't cheap, but considering the pc competition couldn't beat it in terms of build quality or price it was a deal.

Oh ok. I was excited to see the BB deal. The 128gb 13in model was the one I wanted. The 256gb model was a little out of my price range and figured I could do without the extra storage.

spacepower7
Nov 24, 2011, 01:40 AM
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Wow. Best Buy really stepped up on this deal. I was about 80/20 for MBA vs MBP. I pulled the trigger on the MBA today due to the amazing deal BB had. Good to know I have basically 2 months to return/exchange for a Pro if I somehow decided I would rather have the Pro.

I was debating, MBP 15 or MBA 13 plus refurb iMac. So far the later is better bc my test on the MBP 2.2 early 2011 make the computer sound like and airplane taking off, agrees my brother whose computer it is and designs engines for a living ;)

mastaofdisasta
Nov 24, 2011, 01:43 AM
Ahhhhh I was actually about to jump on this deal, but when I looked up the deal, the ad said it expired on Wednesday :(

michaelrp
Nov 24, 2011, 07:31 AM
I keep hoping Amazon has a black friday deal. Anybody know if Amazon typically has black friday deals on Apple products?

Lancetx
Nov 24, 2011, 08:38 AM
The deal on the 13" model has now expired, but I just noticed a new deal this morning at Best Buy, they currently have the base 11" MacBook Air for $150 off making it $849.99 now.

Chillviper
Nov 24, 2011, 08:58 AM
I jumped on the 13" deal in store. Now, BB has more Mac specials. Good job BB! They really have stepped up to making it totally worth buying from them. Although, AppleCare is still a killer deal from B&H!

antonchigurh
Nov 24, 2011, 10:06 AM
The 13" i5 4GB 256GB is still on sale at BB for $1,499. While not quite as good a deal as the base MBP, I have yet to find anyplace offering this configuration for less.

GizmoDVD
Nov 24, 2011, 10:27 AM
The deal on the 13" model has now expired, but I just noticed a new deal this morning at Best Buy, they currently have the base 11" MacBook Air for $150 off making it $849.99 now.

$850 is damn tempting.

tburk32
Nov 24, 2011, 01:40 PM
I ordered mine last night after going to the apple store and being rejected for the price match as the local best buy stores don't stock MacBooks. I paid for express shipping which was $23 but now the macbook air is back ordered. It didnt alert me that this was the case so I'm kind of disappointed but oh well.

Ccrew
Nov 24, 2011, 04:12 PM
Just be nice and they will do it for you ... think they price match within a week any competitors price ( including them as their own competitor ).

My experience with them is they'll price match it anytime within the return window.

Surely
Nov 24, 2011, 04:15 PM
Amazon is now offering the base 11" MBA for $849.

rebscb
Nov 25, 2011, 04:50 PM
I purchased an MBA 11.6 2gb 64gb base model online last at their sale price of $849.99. I picked it up today and discovered that the sealed box was a configured (custom) 11.6 4gb 128gb model. Wow! Is this due to Apple - Best Buy Black Friday volume shipping? This is for my wife and what a deal: we saved - in a sense - nearly $450? Thank you Apple and Best Buy! Best Buy does not deal in custom configs; do they?

mj1108
Nov 25, 2011, 04:52 PM
I purchased an MBA 11.6 2gb 64gb base model online last at their sale price of $849.99. I picked it up today and discovered that the sealed box was a configured (custom) 11.6 4gb 128gb model. Wow! Is this due to Apple - Best Buy Black Friday volume shipping? This is for my wife and what a deal: we saved - in a sense - nearly $450? Thank you Apple and Best Buy! Best Buy does not deal in custom configs; do they?

Nope, they don't deal in custom configs. Are you sure it's not the previous MBA model?

rebscb
Nov 25, 2011, 05:06 PM
Positive: 11.6 Core i5 1.6 4 gb 128gb.

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My math is off: today we saved $250 and on a normal pricing day we would have saved $350.

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And not custom config - my apologies... No i7: looks like someone put the wrong box in or they ran out of the base model and merely substituted.

Surely
Nov 25, 2011, 05:12 PM
I purchased an MBA 11.6 2gb 64gb base model online last at their sale price of $849.99. I picked it up today and discovered that the sealed box was a configured (custom) 11.6 4gb 128gb model. Wow! Is this due to Apple - Best Buy Black Friday volume shipping? This is for my wife and what a deal: we saved - in a sense - nearly $450? Thank you Apple and Best Buy! Best Buy does not deal in custom configs; do they?

It was most likely a packaging error. It happened to me when I ordered the latest iPod nano when it first came out.....I ordered the 8GB version and Amazon sent me the 16GB version.

Oh, and btw, the 11.6/4/128 isn't a custom configuration....it's just the next tier 11" MBA (http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/shop_mac/family/macbook_air/select).:)