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Jan 25, 2013, 01:47 PM
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http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2013/01/bestbuysale.jpgBest Buy is having a Winter Doorbuster Days sale (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Global-Promotions/Special-Sale/pcmcat185700050011.c?id=pcmcat185700050011) on Friday, January 25 and Saturday, January 26, providing discounts on several products. Most notably, the retailer is offering $200 off on select MacBook Airs (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/searchpage.jsp?_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1&id=pcat17071&type=page&sc=Global&cp=1&nrp=15&sp=&qp=&list=n&iht=y&usc=All+Categories&ks=960&st=476 0675%2C+4775307%2C+4775291%2C+4775273_).

Both the 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air models are discounted, giving the entry level 11-inch Air with 4GB of RAM and a 64GB SSD a price tag of $799.99. The base model 13-inch MacBook Air, sporting 4GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD is $999.99.

Additional configurations with more storage space are also available, and the 13-inch MacBook Air with a 256GB SSD is $1299.99, while the 11-inch 128GB model is $899.99.

The sale is available both online and in stores, and while the 11-inch $799.99 variant is sold out online, it is possible that it is still available at retail locations.

Best Buy is also offering 30% off of all OtterBox cases (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/searchpage.jsp?_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1&id=pcat17071&type=page&st=Global_Sale_Otterbox_Cases_103615&sc=Global&cp=1&nrp=15&sp=&qp=&list=n&i ht=y&usc=All+Categories&ks=960&p=%5Bpromotion%2C+synonymns%5D&pu=defaultusr&pt=1359007201) and a free $20 gift card with the purchase of a 16GB iPod nano (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/searchpage.jsp?_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1&_dynSessConf=-2669517363007064060&id=pcat17071&type=page&ks=960&st=Select_iPod_Nanos_103709&sc=Global&cp=1&sp=-bestsellingsort+skuid&qp=q53656c6563745f69506f645f4e616e6f735f313033373039~~cabcat0200000%23%231%23% 23e~~cabcat0201000%23%232%23%23e~~ncabcat0201009%23%230%23%237&list=y&usc=All+Categories&nrp=15&iht= n).

Article Link: Best Buy Offers $200 off MacBook Airs For 2 Days (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/01/25/best-buy-offers-200-off-macbook-airs-for-2-days/)



pellets007
Jan 25, 2013, 01:51 PM
Just bought a refurb for $829! :(

Oh well. Nice deal!:)

QCassidy352
Jan 25, 2013, 02:09 PM
I would do this if I could get one with 8 gb ram. :-(

mrsir2009
Jan 25, 2013, 02:22 PM
Not bad...

ugahairydawgs
Jan 25, 2013, 02:28 PM
I would do this if I could get one with 8 gb ram. :-(

Buy from B&H. Deal ends up being about the same when you factor in the lack of sales tax.

criticalb
Jan 25, 2013, 02:31 PM
Didn't Apple retail start price matching big box retailers recently? Was that just for the holidays or can I get this deal at the Apple store too?

paulrbeers
Jan 25, 2013, 02:46 PM
I would do this if I could get one with 8 gb ram. :-(

Agreed. I already have a 2011 with only 4GB of RAM. I would love to get a 2012 13" w/ 8GB of RAM.

And no. Bhphotovideo is only a few bucks off for their 8GB configurations. Even with saving 6% in sales tax it wouldn't = $200....

Bodhi395
Jan 25, 2013, 02:55 PM
I literally bought MacBook Air 11 inch yesterday from Best Buy. Anyone know if they will price match because of this sale and give me back $100?

KPOM
Jan 25, 2013, 03:00 PM
Interesting. Tim Cook blamed the low Mac sales mostly on the iMac shortage, but I wonder if the general PC slowdown has started to affect MacBook Air sales, as well. It sounds like Best Buy got stuck with a lot of excess stock. As an authorized Apple reseller, they need Apple's consent to advertise a sale like this, so Apple must have approved it.

Stooby Mcdoobie
Jan 25, 2013, 03:02 PM
I literally bought MacBook Air 11 inch yesterday from Best Buy. Anyone know if they will price match because of this sale and give me back $100?

They probably will, but the only way to know for sure is to go check. They've been pretty fair with their price matching in my experience, and that was for competitors' prices. I don't see why they wouldn't price match their own sale.

Mr. Retrofire
Jan 25, 2013, 03:08 PM
Best Buy Offers $200 off MacBook Airs For 2 Days
Change this to

Best Buy Offers $200 MacBook Airs For 2 Days

;-)

paulrbeers
Jan 25, 2013, 03:09 PM
Interesting. Tim Cook blamed the low Mac sales mostly on the iMac shortage, but I wonder if the general PC slowdown has started to affect MacBook Air sales, as well. It sounds like Best Buy got stuck with a lot of excess stock. As an authorized Apple reseller, they need Apple's consent to advertise a sale like this, so Apple must have approved it.

It's actually not that "uncommon" for Best Buy. I bought my 2011 Macbook Air last October when they ran the exact (or close to) same offer. Instead of paying 1299, I only had to pay 1099 for mine and that was a week long sale if I remember correctly. Yes they probably have more stock than they expected, but they also use these sales to push their warranty plans, get you to buy a bunch of accessories, etc. etc...

53x12
Jan 25, 2013, 03:51 PM
Buy from B&H. Deal ends up being about the same when you factor in the lack of sales tax.

Sales tax won't make a $200 difference if you are comparing Apples to Apples.

Buck987
Jan 25, 2013, 04:56 PM
I literally bought MacBook Air 11 inch yesterday from Best Buy. Anyone know if they will price match because of this sale and give me back $100?

They will. Did it at lunch time ...only needed receipt.

hipnetic
Jan 25, 2013, 06:21 PM
Hmm...I just got my wife an open box 13" Air (128GB SSD) for $984 (I think) minus a 10% off coupon, so about $885 or so. Looks brand new and had a full warranty, but I do see that the same store which had a 2nd open box of the same model is now pricing that 2nd one about $30 less. I'm very slightly tempted to go there and try to get an added discount, but I'm pretty confident that it will turn into a long drawn-out affair with me leaving upset. The irony of it is that I could save myself some aggravation by just buying that 2nd one they've got and then returning the 1st one for a full refund, but I already registered the first one, so I'd like to be a nice guy (and save myself a bit of trouble) and get the difference refunded and keep what I've got. At this point, I think I'm just going to not bother at all and keep what I've got and not even try to get the difference refunded. If you've read this far, thank you for wasting 3 minutes of your life that you can't get back. ;)

burnout8488
Jan 25, 2013, 07:32 PM
Writing this from my 13" MBA just purchased at Best Buy. Thanks MacRumors! :cool:

In NY, it was $1079 after tax.

Spink10
Jan 25, 2013, 07:41 PM
Hmm...I just got my wife an open box 13" Air (128GB SSD) for $984 (I think) minus a 10% off coupon, so about $885 or so. Looks brand new and had a full warranty, but I do see that the same store which had a 2nd open box of the same model is now pricing that 2nd one about $30 less. I'm very slightly tempted to go there and try to get an added discount, but I'm pretty confident that it will turn into a long drawn-out affair with me leaving upset. The irony of it is that I could save myself some aggravation by just buying that 2nd one they've got and then returning the 1st one for a full refund, but I already registered the first one, so I'd like to be a nice guy (and save myself a bit of trouble) and get the difference refunded and keep what I've got. At this point, I think I'm just going to not bother at all and keep what I've got and not even try to get the difference refunded. If you've read this far, thank you for wasting 3 minutes of your life that you can't get back. ;)

I would go to BB and get some more $ back - thankfully I am a faster reader. Only wasted 2 minutes...opps...make that 3 minutes counting my reply.

balamw
Jan 25, 2013, 07:55 PM
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1Alec1
Jan 25, 2013, 08:00 PM
$800 was the price of a Motorola Xoom. I feel bad for anyone who bought that.

hipnetic
Jan 25, 2013, 09:12 PM
I would go to BB and get some more $ back - thankfully I am a faster reader. Only wasted 2 minutes...opps...make that 3 minutes counting my reply.Thanks for the encouragement. I believe I have 30 days (or whatever) to return the one I got. Maybe I'll just go and pick up the 2nd Air they've got for the discounted price. If my serial number isn't printed on the receipt, I can then go back later that day or the next day and return that 2nd model (with my 1st Air's receipt) so as to not have to bother wiping the HD of the 1st Air. But since I've only had it for a few days anyway, worst case, I wipe the whole thing and keep the 2nd Air. Even better would be if I can convince a manager to give me an added discount off of this 2nd Air since it's now priced (before I apply my extra 10% off coupon) awfully close to a brand new one.

vip007
Jan 25, 2013, 09:17 PM
For those of you who do not pay tax through Amazon, it's matched BB prices.

Dr Charter
Jan 25, 2013, 09:56 PM
I've had my eye on a base 11" for awhile and and now that Amazon just lowered theirs to $799, it might be time to grab one. Great price.

wesk702
Jan 25, 2013, 09:57 PM
Didn't Apple retail start price matching big box retailers recently? Was that just for the holidays or can I get this deal at the Apple store too?

Sorta, not really. They only match up to 10% max.

AmericanApplePi
Jan 25, 2013, 10:57 PM
I literally bought MacBook Air 11 inch yesterday from Best Buy. Anyone know if they will price match because of this sale and give me back $100?


Yes they will ! even though its presented as a 2 day sale. you are within your return policy. So just walk into any store straight to Customer service and tell them you need to do a price match for you mac air and tell them your price matching bestbuy there is a $100 difference. hope this helps.

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Hmm...I just got my wife an open box 13" Air (128GB SSD) for $984 (I think) minus a 10% off coupon, so about $885 or so. Looks brand new and had a full warranty, but I do see that the same store which had a 2nd open box of the same model is now pricing that 2nd one about $30 less. I'm very slightly tempted to go there and try to get an added discount, but I'm pretty confident that it will turn into a long drawn-out affair with me leaving upset. The irony of it is that I could save myself some aggravation by just buying that 2nd one they've got and then returning the 1st one for a full refund, but I already registered the first one, so I'd like to be a nice guy (and save myself a bit of trouble) and get the difference refunded and keep what I've got. At this point, I think I'm just going to not bother at all and keep what I've got and not even try to get the difference refunded. If you've read this far, thank you for wasting 3 minutes of your life that you can't get back. ;)

Most likely it will say does not work on Open box items. but your right if that was the response then you could return the 1st one and buy the second one. Also was the 2nd OBX that was $30 less equal to being the Original price minus $200 to get that price?

aziatiklover
Jan 25, 2013, 11:06 PM
For those of you who do not pay tax through Amazon, it's matched BB prices.

Too bad amazon started taxing in texas!

Stooby Mcdoobie
Jan 25, 2013, 11:26 PM
Too bad amazon started taxing in texas!

I know, right? I still order quite a bit from them because I have Prime and you can't beat the free two-day shipping, but I don't order near as many things as I used to.

majkom
Jan 26, 2013, 01:05 AM
Lol, cheapest air here in europe is for little more than 1400 usd...

macs4nw
Jan 26, 2013, 03:57 AM
Hmm...I just got my wife an open box 13" Air (128GB SSD) for $984 (I think) minus a 10% off coupon, so about $885 or so. Looks brand new and had a full warranty, but I do see that the same store which had a 2nd open box of the same model is now pricing that 2nd one about $30 less. I'm very slightly tempted to go there and try to get an added discount, but I'm pretty confident that it will turn into a long drawn-out affair with me leaving upset. The irony of it is that I could save myself some aggravation by just buying that 2nd one they've got and then returning the 1st one for a full refund, but I already registered the first one, so I'd like to be a nice guy (and save myself a bit of trouble) and get the difference refunded and keep what I've got. At this point, I think I'm just going to not bother at all and keep what I've got and not even try to get the difference refunded. If you've read this far, thank you for wasting 3 minutes of your life that you can't get back. ;)

We're speed-readers (approx 15 sec's), and we're sympathetic to your obviously troubled mind. ;)

Internaut
Jan 26, 2013, 06:58 AM
This never happens in Blighty (and needn't happen anywhere - MBAs don't need a discount to sell). Get them while they're hot!

mauka
Jan 26, 2013, 07:39 AM
Not seeing any price matching by Amazon:

Apple MacBook Air MD232LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop (NEWEST VERSION) $1,478.02, $20.98 or 1% discount.

hipnetic
Jan 26, 2013, 08:23 AM
Most likely it will say does not work on Open box items. but your right if that was the response then you could return the 1st one and buy the second one. Also was the 2nd OBX that was $30 less equal to being the Original price minus $200 to get that price?I'm not sure I follow what you're asking. When I purchased the $984 open box, there were two of them at that same price. These are the same 13" / 4GB / 128GB Airs that they're now selling new for $1000. Today, that 2nd open box Air is now showing up on their site as being reduced to $958. Minus the "10% off open box items" coupon brings it down to $862 vs the $886 I paid for mine, so a $24 savings. Not sure it's worth the trouble for that, but if I could talk the starting price down from $958 to something lower, it could be.

balamw
Jan 26, 2013, 08:31 AM
Sigh. Caved. Picked up the 4GB/128GB 11" I've had my eye on for a while to replace my 2008 unibody Macbook and augment the 2011 13" 4GB/128GB MBA.

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Buck987
Jan 26, 2013, 11:23 AM
Sigh. Caved. Picked up the 4GB/128GB 11" I've had my eye on for a while to replace my 2008 unibody Macbook and augment the 2011 13" 4GB/128GB MBA.

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Cool...all the best...

JSmoove05
Jan 26, 2013, 06:04 PM
I thought amazon would price match this whats the deal with that??

mjcxp
Jan 26, 2013, 07:08 PM
They did until last night. They ran out of stock of the 13 inch base model and both 11 inch models. I am not sure why the 13 inch $1499 model is not on sale for $1299.

Rad99004
Jan 26, 2013, 07:29 PM
Sales hmmm sounds like a new model will be released soon.

The rumors were wrong calling the IPhone 5's next model "MATH"

It's actually for the Mac Book Air.

"MATH" = MacBook Air ToucH or MacBook Air Touch Hybrid

Max_Walker
Jan 27, 2013, 02:23 AM
Sales hmmm sounds like a new model will be released soon.

The rumors were wrong calling the IPhone 5's next model "MATH"

It's actually for the Mac Book Air.

"MATH" = MacBook Air ToucH or MacBook Air Touch Hybrid

Would prefer Macbook Air Tv & Haptic

Rocco83
Jan 27, 2013, 07:56 PM
I bought one of the 11" 128GB SD ones and had a 10% discount coupon as well. Came in under $900. I couldn't be happier with my purchase.

gm713
Jan 27, 2013, 09:25 PM
I literally bought MacBook Air 11 inch yesterday from Best Buy. Anyone know if they will price match because of this sale and give me back $100?

They should. They have a 30 day price-match policy and 60 days for Reward Silver members.

designs216
Jan 28, 2013, 05:41 AM
Best Buy has refused to keep with the times and is on the same path that Circuit City has descended.

DaveN
Jan 28, 2013, 09:58 AM
Saw the article and was going to buy but I came down with a nasty case of the flu within hours and didn't make it to the store. Oh well. I really need 8 GB for my photo work so I'll buy a refurb from Apple.

serrada
Jan 28, 2013, 11:51 AM
Sales tax won't make a $200 difference if you are comparing Apples to Apples.

Saw the article and was going to buy but I came down with a nasty case of the flu within hours and didn't make it to the store. Oh well. I really need 8 GB for my photo work so I'll buy a refurb from Apple.

If you are going to purchase AppleCare, it is still a good deal at B&H just as long as you don't have to pay tax.

sseaton1971
Jan 28, 2013, 12:14 PM
Hmm...I just got my wife an open box 13" Air (128GB SSD) for $984 (I think) minus a 10% off coupon, so about $885 or so. Looks brand new and had a full warranty, but I do see that the same store which had a 2nd open box of the same model is now pricing that 2nd one about $30 less. I'm very slightly tempted to go there and try to get an added discount, but I'm pretty confident that it will turn into a long drawn-out affair with me leaving upset. The irony of it is that I could save myself some aggravation by just buying that 2nd one they've got and then returning the 1st one for a full refund, but I already registered the first one, so I'd like to be a nice guy (and save myself a bit of trouble) and get the difference refunded and keep what I've got. At this point, I think I'm just going to not bother at all and keep what I've got and not even try to get the difference refunded. If you've read this far, thank you for wasting 3 minutes of your life that you can't get back. ;)

Glad we could help you make this important decision! ;)

cclloyd
Jan 28, 2013, 09:50 PM
Should've bought one and resold it for $900-1000.


Or better yet, buy 5, sell for $1000 each, and have enough to get one for yourself :P

hipnetic
Jan 29, 2013, 09:46 AM
Glad we could help you make this important decision! ;)Actually, I missed out. Was running some errands near the Best Buy so I stopped in, but the other open box model must have gotten sold within the previous hour. At that point, I didn't really have any leverage. Oh well, no biggie. My wife loves it and the $886 (+ tax) that I paid was still a solid deal.

lixuelai
Jan 30, 2013, 10:47 AM
I wasn't home for the BB refurb deal or when Amazon had it in stock for $999. Anyway I purchased one from Amazon Warehouse for $950. Came with 0 cycles and successfully updated the purchase date to 1/26 for AppleCare coverage.

aapl-danial
Feb 9, 2013, 12:43 AM
WOw. Wish I'd of waited a bit.