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Feb 1, 2013, 02:30 PM
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http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2013/02/savembp.jpgBest Buy is offering special two-day pricing (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/searchpage.jsp?_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1&id=pcat17071&type=page&ks=960&st=Macbook_Pros_On_Sale&sc=Global&cp=1&sp=%2Bcurrentprice+skuid&qp=q4d6163626f6f6b5f50726f735f4f6e5f53616c65~~cabcat0500000%23%231%23%238~~cabcat0502000%23%231%23%2 38~~ncpcmcat247400050001%23%230%23%238&list=y&usc=All+Categories&nrp=15&iht=n) on MacBook Pro models as part of its Winter Doorbuster sale (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Global-Promotions/Special-Sale/pcmcat185700050011.c?id=pcmcat185700050011), following on its $200 promotion earlier this week (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/01/25/best-buy-offers-200-off-macbook-airs-for-2-days/) on MacBook Air models.

Amazon has reduced pricing to compete with Best Buy, though purchasers should take sales tax and convenience into account when making a purchase decision. Best Buy is also offering $20 off (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/searchpage.jsp?_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1&id=pcat17071&type=page&ks=960&st=Macbook_Pros_On_Sale&sc=Global&cp=1&sp=%2Bcurrentprice+skuid&qp=q4d6163626f6f6b5f50726f735f4f6e5f53616c65~~cabcat0500000%23%231%23%238~~cabcat0502000%23%231%23%2 38~~ncpcmcat247400050001%23%230%23%238&list=y&usc=All+Categories&nrp=15&iht=n) for buyers who buy online and pick up in-store.

MacBook Pro 13" 2.5GHz / 4GB / 500GB - MD101LL/A
Apple: $1,199 (http://store.apple.com/us/configure/MD101LL/A?)
Amazon: $1,099.97 (http://www.amazon.com/Apple-MacBook-MD101LL-13-3-Inch-VERSION/dp/B0074703CM/)
Best Buy: $1,049.99 (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Apple%26%23174%3B+-+MacBook+Pro%AE+-+13.3%22+Display+-+4GB+Memory+-+500GB+Hard+Drive/5430505.p?id=1218646127726&skuId=5430505&st=Macbook_Pros_On_Sale&cp=1&lp=1)

MacBook Pro 13" 2.9GHz / 8GB / 750GB - MD102LL/A
Apple: $1,499 (http://store.apple.com/us/configure/MD102LL/A)
Amazon: $1,419.98 (http://www.amazon.com/Apple-MacBook-MD102LL-13-3-Inch-VERSION/dp/B007470SMM/)
Best Buy: $1,349.99 (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Apple%26%23174%3B+-+MacBook+Pro%AE+-+13.3%22+Display+-+8GB+Memory+-+750GB+Hard+Drive/3827134.p?id=1218434733272&skuId=3827134&st=Macbook_Pros_On_Sale&cp=1&lp=2)

MacBook Pro 15" - 2.3GHz / 4GB / 500GB - MD103LL/A

Apple: $1,799 (http://store.apple.com/us/configure/MD103LL/A)
Amazon: $1,709.98 (http://www.amazon.com/Apple-MacBook-MD103LL-15-4-Inch-VERSION/dp/B0074712UY/)
Best Buy: $1,649.99 (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Apple%26%23174%3B+-+MacBook+Pro%AE+-+15.4%22+Display+-+4GB+Memory+-+500GB+Hard+Drive/3827152.p?id=1218434722284&skuId=3827152&st=Macbook_Pros_On_Sale&cp=1&lp=4)

MacBook Pro 15" - 2.6GHz / 8GB / 750GB - MD104LL/A

Apple: $2,199 (http://store.apple.com/us/configure/MD104LL/A)
Amazon: $1,999.99 (http://www.amazon.com/Apple-MacBook-MD104LL-15-4-Inch-VERSION/dp/B007471D2Q/)
Best Buy: $1,999.99 (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Apple%26%23174%3B+-+MacBook+Pro%AE+-+15.4%22+Display+-+8GB+Memory+-+750GB+Hard+Drive/3827161.p?id=1218434728950&skuId=3827161&st=Macbook_Pros_On_Sale&cp=1&lp=7)

MacBook Pro 13" with Retina display - 2.5GHz / 8GB / 128SSD - MD212LL/A

Apple: $1,699 (http://store.apple.com/us/configure/MD212LL/A)
Amazon: $1,515.59 (http://www.amazon.com/Apple-MacBook-MD212LL-13-3-Inch-Display/dp/B007472CIK/)
Best Buy: $1,549.99 (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Apple%26%23174%3B+-+MacBook+Pro%AE+with+Retina+Display+-+13.3%22+Display+-+8GB+Memory+-+128GB+Flash+Storage/6936592.p?id=1218815253960&skuId=6936592&st=Macbook_Pros_On_Sale&cp=1&lp=3)

MacBook Pro 13" with Retina display - 2.5GHz / 8GB / 256SSD - MD213LL/A

Apple: $1,999 (http://store.apple.com/us/configure/MD213LL/A)
Amazon: $1,899.97 (http://www.amazon.com/Apple-MacBook-MD213LL-13-3-Inch-Display/dp/B007472SZ2/)
Best Buy: $1,799.99 (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Apple%26%23174%3B+-+MacBook+Pro%AE+with+Retina+Display+-+13.3%22+Display+-+8GB+Memory+-+256GB+Flash+Storage/6936556.p?id=1218815255411&skuId=6936556&st=Macbook_Pros_On_Sale&cp=1&lp=5)

MacBook Pro 15" with Retina display - 2.3GHz / 8GB / 256SSD - MC975LL/A

Apple: $2,199 (http://store.apple.com/us/configure/MC975LL/A)
Amazon: $1,999.99 (http://www.amazon.com/Apple-MacBook-MC975LL-15-4-Inch-Display/dp/B007471PZQ/)
Best Buy: $1,999.99 (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Apple%26%23174%3B+-+MacBook+Pro%AE+with+Retina+Display+-+15.4%22+Display+-+8GB+Memory+-+256GB+Flash+Storage/5430514.p?id=1218646126928&skuId=5430514&st=Macbook_Pros_On_Sale&cp=1&lp=6)

MacBook Pro 15" with Retina display - 2.6GHz / 8GB / 512SSD - MC976LL/A

Apple: $2,799 (http://store.apple.com/us/configure/MC976LL/A)
Amazon: $2,599.99 (http://www.amazon.com/Apple-MacBook-MC976LL-15-4-Inch-Display/dp/B0074721BI/)
Best Buy: $2,599.99 (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Apple%26%23174%3B+-+MacBook+Pro%AE+with+Retina+Display+-+15.4%22+Display+-+8GB+Memory+-+512GB+Flash+Storage/5430532.p?id=1218646127071&skuId=5430532&st=Macbook_Pros_On_Sale&cp=1&lp=8)

Article Link: Best Buy and Amazon Offer Special Pricing on MacBook Pro Models (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/02/01/best-buy-and-amazon-offer-special-pricing-on-macbook-pro-models/)



srxtr
Feb 1, 2013, 02:31 PM
Stop tempting me...

tevion5
Feb 1, 2013, 02:34 PM
Meh

powerslave12r
Feb 1, 2013, 02:35 PM
Stop tempting me...

To prevent temptation, just think about the next version that should be around the corner, that will have you salivating.

phinsup
Feb 1, 2013, 02:55 PM
I'll wait, if this was on the 16gb version I might have a harder time waiting.

tobefirst
Feb 1, 2013, 02:58 PM
I'm not positive, but I think this is what we paid for my wife's 13" MBP a week or two ago from Amazon. I'm not sure these prices are new.


EDIT: Yup. It's been this price since at least 1/21.

Macman45
Feb 1, 2013, 03:01 PM
To prevent temptation, just think about the next version that should be around the corner, that will have you salivating.

I just sold my 17" but I thin I too will wait for the refresh....Still have to selll my 2011 iMac...( 27") two on my desk means zero space!

technopimp
Feb 1, 2013, 03:14 PM
What I need is a $200 off sale on Thunderbolt displays. :)

jterp7
Feb 1, 2013, 03:21 PM
What I need is a $200 off sale on Thunderbolt displays. :)

try BB's OB, with the 10% you might even be able to do 300 off.

TallGuyGT
Feb 1, 2013, 03:30 PM
I don't really need a new laptop just yet, so I'm waiting for the Haswell refresh (whenever that comes). The GPU boost will be good with the retina display. But sales like this don't help my lack of patience!

canman4PM
Feb 1, 2013, 03:43 PM
I know I'm gonna sound like a rube asking this but doesn't Apple forbid discounting of their current line up? Don't they cut off any re-seller caught doing it?

ScruffyS
Feb 1, 2013, 03:53 PM
To prevent temptation, just think about the next version that should be around the corner, that will have you salivating.

Agreed.. Right now isn't all that great a time to buy much.. a month ago i was conpemplating buying a ps3, 360.. apple TV, or scrap it all and spring for a mbp..
*waits patiently and whimpers like a sad dog*
I just want to spend my paycheck.. stupid sensibility xD

Codyak
Feb 1, 2013, 03:59 PM
I know I'm gonna sound like a rube asking this but doesn't Apple forbid discounting of their current line up? Don't they cut off any re-seller caught doing it?

Seems like those that decide the prices at Best Buy would know whether or not this was allowed.

A Hebrew
Feb 1, 2013, 04:21 PM
If only I could get 16gb ram on the retina with that low of price....

canman4PM
Feb 1, 2013, 04:27 PM
Seems like those that decide the prices at Best Buy would know whether or not this was allowed.

One would think. But I do remember seeing something to that effect somewhere...

...it may have been a lie.

TouchMint.com
Feb 1, 2013, 04:49 PM
Still mega costly. I am pretty sure apple makes their ssd out of pure gold. It is the only thing that explains $300 for a 128gb jump. :confused:

JoeRito
Feb 1, 2013, 06:19 PM
Every little bit helps, but honestly, the price needs to come down some in this economy.

KPOM
Feb 2, 2013, 12:03 AM
I know I'm gonna sound like a rube asking this but doesn't Apple forbid discounting of their current line up? Don't they cut off any re-seller caught doing it?

My guess is that Apple approved of this. They may be experimenting to find the right price point for when this model goes mainstream.

Soulweaponry
Feb 2, 2013, 06:29 AM
Son of a bitch...I JUST bought a retail priced retina MacBook at the apple store because best buy had it for the same price yesterday. Now a day later it's $200 cheaper? Not cool. I could've saved $200 by waiting a day :-( nobody told me!

JarScott
Feb 2, 2013, 07:08 AM
Nope, still too expensive.

Buck987
Feb 2, 2013, 07:15 AM
Will Apple stores match these prices?

mattopotamus
Feb 2, 2013, 08:10 AM
Will Apple stores match these prices?

From my experience they never do price matching

Thunderhawks
Feb 2, 2013, 08:21 AM
Son of a bitch...I JUST bought a retail priced retina MacBook at the apple store because best buy had it for the same price yesterday. Now a day later it's $200 cheaper? Not cool. I could've saved $200 by waiting a day :-( nobody told me!

Take it back to apple and rebuy

thejadedmonkey
Feb 2, 2013, 08:34 AM
Seems like those that decide the prices at Best Buy would know whether or not this was allowed.

I know I'm gonna sound like a rube asking this but doesn't Apple forbid discounting of their current line up? Don't they cut off any re-seller caught doing it?

I seem to recall that the laws state that any store can sell anything for any price (assuming its not anti-competitive like Amazon was doing with the ebooks) but they can't advertise it at that price. They can say "On sale" but that's all they can tell you, until you walk into the store.

Seeing as this went out in an email, Apple approved of this. That tells me that they're incredibly responsive to their quarterly earning reports where sales fell 22%, and are trying to see how much they need to discount the next generation model to get product sales where they want it.

Buck987
Feb 2, 2013, 09:36 AM
From my experience they never do price matching

The last macbook pro I purchased the Apple store matched Microcenters price...about 2 1/2 years ago.

Not sure if policy has changed since then.

KPOM
Feb 2, 2013, 09:39 AM
Seeing as this went out in an email, Apple approved of this. That tells me that they're incredibly responsive to their quarterly earning reports where sales fell 22%, and are trying to see how much they need to discount the next generation model to get product sales where they want it.

Exactly. The 13" rMBP was the only "new" MacBook available for the holidays, and my guess is that while they knew it wouldn't be a volume seller, they were hoping for higher sales than what they got. I think $1499 for the base 13" and $1699 for the 256GB version would be "sweet spots," though that would break with Apple's typical price differential for NAND (their margins are as high as the manufacturer's, or even higher). I think we'll see a significant change to the rMBP price structure with the 2013 models, perhaps similar to what we saw for the late-2010 MacBook Air.

Soulweaponry
Feb 2, 2013, 10:04 AM
Take it back to apple and rebuy

Can't. I paid with a debit card. If I take it back to apple, I'd have to wait a few days for it to be credit back and then re buy at best buy hoping its the same price. What if I return it, wait a few days and best buy ups the price again anyway? Either way, I don't think I could let go of this thing for even a few days. No. Nu uh

e-coli
Feb 2, 2013, 10:23 AM
Quite possibly the worst product shot of all time. I'm shocked Apple allows it.

Rodster
Feb 2, 2013, 10:30 AM
Fellas i'm about to place my order but can't decide between the non-R 13.3 or 15.4" arrrrrgh !

I have $400 in Amazon credits plus I have 12 month 0% financing from Amazon. How heavy is the 15.4"? I like mobility but i'm concerned by the screen size of the 13.3" and the 15.4" has the nvidia 650m.

My payments are $107/mo 15.4 or $71 for the 13.3. HELP !!!!!!! :D

PinoyAko
Feb 2, 2013, 01:39 PM
Son of a bitch...I JUST bought a retail priced retina MacBook at the apple store because best buy had it for the same price yesterday. Now a day later it's $200 cheaper? Not cool. I could've saved $200 by waiting a day :-( nobody told me!

It happened to me. I was so pissed off that I wanted to return the iPad that I bought and just buy the cheaper one. I just felt guilty about it though :mad: so I didn't pursue.

grundoon
Feb 2, 2013, 04:45 PM
Son of a bitch...I JUST bought a retail priced retina MacBook at the apple store because best buy had it for the same price yesterday. Now a day later it's $200 cheaper? Not cool. I could've saved $200 by waiting a day :-( nobody told me!

It happened to me. I was so pissed off that I wanted to return the iPad that I bought and just buy the cheaper one. I just felt guilty about it though :mad: so I didn't pursue.

Has nobody heard of Apple Certified Refurbished Products?

mmcc
Feb 2, 2013, 06:48 PM
Every little bit helps, but honestly, the price needs to come down some in this economy.

Agreed, plus the lack of expandability for future needs makes me hesitate. I tend to prefer buying the middle of a line and then installing additional drive space and RAM as needed in the future, typically for far less money than buying it from Apple.

I already have 720 GB of SSD in my 17" Pro, but I'd love to have the option of a retina display plus the lighter weight of the current 15" -- but not at $2600 (and that's only 512 GB). :eek:

eric/
Feb 2, 2013, 07:12 PM
Poor BestBuy, trying to compete with Amazon on price.

Spink10
Feb 2, 2013, 07:20 PM
Poor BestBuy, trying to compete with Amazon on price.

sort of - Amazon price matched BB

twoodcc
Feb 2, 2013, 11:23 PM
i know that rmbp would be nice, but maybe i'll get it on the next go-around

KRB77
Feb 3, 2013, 02:50 PM
but interestingly, since the 17" MBP is no longer offered it doesn't even matter. I also love how there are some who constantly b*tch about how expensive MBPs are. Well a simple answer to that complaint is go purchase a ******* windowz machine and indulge in the cheap plastic crap. What is so hard to understand and articulate the fact that OS X IS A FULLY INTEGRATED PLATFORM?! NO other vendor offers the hardware and software from the same company with the exception of Apple - that's where that extra cost is going. What PC hardware does anyone else build with their software? Not many, hardly any at all point-of-fact.

burnout8488
Feb 3, 2013, 03:20 PM
I could have picked up a 13" rMBP for around $1250 after tax yesterday at my local best buy, open box. Worth checking their open box link for your local store to see what's in stock.

I went in to check it out, and it was absolutely mint with only a few fingerprints on the keyboard.

If I didn't just get my 13" Air for $999 from them a few days ago, I would have jumped on board. Don't really want to be such an early adopter of the 13" Retina screen though, in case there are screen issues down the road. That, and the fact that 90% of the internet is still very low res and looks blurry on the Retina panel.

mabhatter
Feb 3, 2013, 09:42 PM
I know I'm gonna sound like a rube asking this but doesn't Apple forbid discounting of their current line up? Don't they cut off any re-seller caught doing it?

MacMall always runs $50 low... Personally, it's Tax time and that means counting inventory. Macs are really expensive, that means they can turn over some quick cash even if they lose some money. I think this is more about Best Buy's cash position... Amazon sellers shouldn't try to copy them as Best Buy is not doing well now.

KS13
Feb 4, 2013, 08:15 AM
Is this still available? Checked BestBuy and the prices are higher now. :(

Also how come so many are waiting for the new MacBooks? The apple rep told me they go not come out until September??

Anyone have a rumored date of release?


Thanks.

Bigcase
Feb 4, 2013, 09:49 AM
Its still available on Amazon's website, just have best buy price match Amazon, the price is $1515.00. This is the only way I would feel comfortable buying the 13" retina, to me this is a closer to fair price. I had already purchased last week, printed off the amazon price, took it in, they price matched it, no problem. I'm really liking best buy price matching Amazon. Also picked up a Canon T4i camera for 649.00. Excellent deal.

F1 Fan
Feb 5, 2013, 03:57 AM
Also how come so many are waiting for the new MacBooks? The apple rep told me they go not come out until September??

Anyone have a rumored date of release?

No one actually knows when they will be out because Apple are so secretive, it's all just best guess and working from past experience. Some people don't like to buy the first generation of a new product in the hope that any issues with it will be sorted at the second generation. Also, Apple seem to update Macbooks at least once a year.

Then there's individual criteria such as "What do I have now?", "How much longer will it last?", "How much do I have to spend?", "When will I have enough to buy what I want?", "What do I need / want?", etc...

In this particular case, there's the fact that Intel's next generation of processors (Haswell) are currently expected to be out in June. It's a pretty safe bet that the next Macbooks will use Haswell so they won't be out until at least June. It'll probably be a couple of months beyond that...

Davemreed
Feb 10, 2013, 03:13 PM
In my experience, sales on Mac computers found on best buy and amazon usually precede the release of new models.

This is not necessarily a bad thing, however these bargain distributors don't exactly advertise this. One negative example of this practice is the flurry of sales that Appeared just before the release of the Thunderbolt port. True, not everyone stands to gain from this new tech, but every buyer should have the ability to make an informed choice on the matter.

So, buyer, please be vigilant: ask yourself if the $200 you are about to save is worth the advancements being introduced in the new models!

Check out MacRumors excellent buying guide (Http://http://buyersguide.macrumors.com/)