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Old Jan 25, 2013, 01:47 PM   #1
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Best Buy Offers $200 off MacBook Airs For 2 Days




Best Buy is having a Winter Doorbuster Days sale 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.

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 and a free $20 gift card with the purchase of a 16GB iPod nano.

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Old Jan 25, 2013, 02:09 PM   #2
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I would do this if I could get one with 8 gb ram. :-(
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 02:28 PM   #3
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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.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 02:31 PM   #4
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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?
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 09:57 PM   #5
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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.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 03:51 PM   #6
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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.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 11:51 AM   #7
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Sales tax won't make a $200 difference if you are comparing Apples to Apples.
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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.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 10:47 AM   #8
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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.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 02:46 PM   #9
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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....
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 02:22 PM   #10
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 02:55 PM   #11
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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?
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 03:00 PM   #12
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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.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 03:09 PM   #13
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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...
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 03:02 PM   #14
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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.
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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.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 10:57 PM   #16
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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?
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 06:58 AM   #17
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This never happens in Blighty (and needn't happen anywhere - MBAs don't need a discount to sell). Get them while they're hot!
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 07:39 AM   #18
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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.
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 08:23 AM   #19
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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.
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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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Best Buy has refused to keep with the times and is on the same path that Circuit City has descended.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 09:58 AM   #23
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Missed it

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.
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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
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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.
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