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Old Jun 12, 2012, 07:25 PM   #1
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Best Buy price matching education price & student offer.

I went to BB to buy the new 13" macbook air... it's listed as 1199 on best buy, but 1149 with my student discount at apple. The apple rep inside best buy said i would get a $150.00 best buy gift card if I purchased that one with a student ID or student email. Sweet deal.
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Old Jun 12, 2012, 07:43 PM   #2
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They had the new MacBook in stock?
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Old Jun 12, 2012, 07:46 PM   #3
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Last year they did $1149 with a $100 gift card. But you could probably talk to them and go either way.

But yup, sweet deal!

EDIT - Do they have the retina MBP on display yet at BB?
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Old Jun 12, 2012, 07:58 PM   #4
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They had the new MacBook in stock?

They just got there while I was there. All except the Retina one....

They were taking down the old display and marking the other previous macs down (I believe the 11" mba from 2011 was marked down to 839).

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Yes.. not on their page yet. I took some pictures... and hope they will attach.
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Old Jun 12, 2012, 08:33 PM   #5
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Old Jun 12, 2012, 08:36 PM   #6
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If only they had the 8gb RAM option...
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Old Jun 13, 2012, 12:26 AM   #7
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You get a 100 gift card and 50 off at the Apple store. At BB you get nothing off the price, but 150 BB gift card. The cool thing is that you can use that 150 to buy 175 worth of iTunes gift cards. So, I think you will come out slightly ahead with BB.
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Old Jun 13, 2012, 12:38 AM   #8
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If only they had the 8gb RAM option...
Agreed. I ordered already but I did so assuming they didn't have that option available. Unfortunate since I don't really need $100 iTunes/app gift card but it's better than nothing since I wanted upgraded RAM.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 05:31 AM   #9
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wow that was something nice i got to see. I suppose you are too tech savvy too. Well keep on looking for the latest updates for your product. You may also look for online tutoring sites for your home work queries now. As your system supports good content, you can download good e resources from the net from sites like 1to1 tutor and many like that.
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 12:44 AM   #10
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The mac book air suffer from a drawback that it has only one USB slot and you have to get the enhance connector in order to plug in more USB. I think this has been mainly done for making the slimmest mac book.

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Old Jan 21, 2013, 08:18 AM   #11
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The mac book air suffer from a drawback that it has only one USB slot and you have to get the enhance connector in order to plug in more USB. I think this has been mainly done for making the slimmest mac book.

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Uh, this is resoundingly false. The MacBook Air has 2 USB ports, and has since at least 2010.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 08:04 AM   #12
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That's technology at its best with Apple Inc. devising an air thin Mac and with same fine ability to handle extensive works.
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Old Jun 12, 2012, 07:47 PM   #13
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I just looked an they don't have the new models on their site yet.
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Old Jun 13, 2012, 02:58 PM   #14
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I just got mine from best buy. I was a little pissed because for a year they have all their MacBooks on sale for close to what you would get for apples Ed discount. But now all the new ones are full price. I should have waited until they go back on sale I guess.
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Old Jun 14, 2012, 12:12 AM   #15
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The official sku for the $150.00 education match is #5700826.

If the best buy folks don't know what they are doing.... give them that sku.
I would love that for the new MacBook pro 200.00 off retina
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Old Jun 14, 2012, 10:15 AM   #16
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Don't forget that both Apple.com and Bestbuy.com give 5% cashback if you go through ShopDiscover.com and use your Discover credit card.

I've successfully done this for each store. I went through the website, ordered for in-store pickup, and gotten the cash back.
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Old Jun 14, 2012, 10:17 AM   #17
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Don't forget that both Apple.com and Bestbuy.com give 5% cashback if you go through ShopDiscover.com and use your Discover credit card.

I've successfully done this for each store. I went through the website, ordered for in-store pickup, and gotten the cash back.
Can you order online to get the store pickup AND the student discount?
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Can you order online to get the store pickup AND the student discount?
For Apple.com I think you should be able to provided you don't mess up the cookies and directly go from shopdiscover.com's link to apple.com and then choose the Education store. Worst case, you get the Apple education discount and it doesn't cost you anything more, so why not give it a try.

As for BestBuy, if you have to get BB to pricematch Apple then it might not work to get the ShopDiscover discount. The key is it's got to be a clean online transaction patch from ShopDiscover through the store checkout using Discover.

In either event I'd screenshot each step of the process and file it away in case they bugger something up. Discover's customer service is pretty good and should take care of things if you have reasonable proof. (I bobbled the cookies on my Apple.com order and just had to fax in my Apple Order invoice to Discover, got my cashback)
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Old Jun 14, 2012, 08:39 PM   #19
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Red face Just want to make sure...

Will Best Buy match the education pricing, and give you a $150 dollar gift card? Or is it full price with the gift card? Thank in advance for the help
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Old Jun 19, 2012, 08:38 PM   #20
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I bought the base 11" 2012 MBA at my local Best Buy. They gave me $50 off AND a $150 BB GC.
Wow. That's not bad. Was that only on the 11" or was it for the 13" too?
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Old Jun 19, 2012, 08:49 PM   #21
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Wow. That's not bad. Was that only on the 11" or was it for the 13" too?
At Best Buy, I only inquired about the 11" that I was targeting to get. Maybe I got lucky, but just wondering if others got basically $200 off too instead of just the $150 GC.
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