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Old Jul 25, 2014, 03:35 PM   #1
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Buyer's Guide: Discounts on MacBook Air, Retina MacBook Pro, AppleCare, and Apple Accessories




This week's Buyer's Guide includes deals on the MacBook Air, the Retina MacBook Pro, and AppleCare, as well as an array of Apple-related accessories that are currently on sale.

MacBook Air

Apple's MacBook Air is currently available for up to $150 off at Best Buy, with Adorama, Amazon, and B&H Photo offering similar deals on some models.

The entry-level 11-inch MacBook Air with 128 GB of storage can be purchased for $799 from Best Buy, Adorama, or B&H Photo. The higher-end 11-inch MacBook Air with increased storage is available for $949 from Best Buy and Amazon.

The entry-level 13-inch MacBook Air with 128 GB of storage is available for $849 from Best Buy and the higher-end model with more storage can be purchased for $1,099 from Best Buy, Adorama, or B&H Photo.

Best Buy's MacBook Air discount is only available until July 26, but it can be combined with the site's educational deal that offers $100 off all Macs, making it a solid choice for students. Buying from Adorama and B&H Photo gives the benefit of no sales tax in many states, as these two stores only charge tax in New York/New Jersey and New York, respectively.

Retina MacBook Pro

Apple's Retina MacBook Pro has seen ongoing discounts for the past several weeks, with many of the price cuts, in the range of $100 to $150 off, still available this week.

The lower-end 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro with 4GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage is $1,199 at Adorama and B&H Photo. The lower-end 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro with 8GB of memory and 256GB of storage is $1,829.99 at Amazon, Adorama, and B&H Photo, while the higher-end model with 16GB of memory and 512GB of storage is $2,449 at Amazon, Adorama, and B&H Photo.

iMac

The end of July has brought some of the best iMac deals we've seen this month, with Best Buy offering the new low-cost 21.5-inch iMac for $949.99, a savings of $150. Best Buy is also offering the 21.5-inch 2.7GHz iMac for $1,149, while Best Buy, Adorama, and B&H Photo are offering the 21.5-inch 2.9GHz iMac for $1,349.99.

As for the 27-inch iMac, the 3.2GHz version is on sale for $1,649.99 at Best Buy and the 3.4GHz version is on sale for $1,849.99 at Best Buy and B&H Photo.

iPad

Best Buy is offering a discount on all of its 16GB fourth-generation iPads, both Wi-Fi and cellular, selling them for $329.99, a discount of $70.

AppleCare

Like last week, B&H Photo is offering several discounts on AppleCare. The AppleCare Protection Plan for the 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro and the 15-inch MacBook Pro is available for $244, $105 off Apple's regular price.

The AppleCare Protection Plan for the MacBook Air and the 13-inch Retina Macbook Pro is available for $174, $75 off Apple's regular price.

The AppleCare Protection Plan for the Mac Pro is available for $174, $75 off Apple's regular price, while the AppleCare Protection Plan for the iMac is available for $129, $40 off Apple's regular price.

Apple-Related Accessories

Best Buy is offering the Jawbone UP24 for $99.99, a discount of $50 off the regular price. Best Buy is also offering $100 iTunes gift cards for $85 and the site has refurbished AirPort Extreme Wireless Base Stations on sale for $120, a discount of $80.

The Mophie Juice Pack Helium rechargeable battery case for the iPhone 5/5s is available for $59.99 from Groupon, a savings of $20. Groupon also has a solid deal on a dual stylus/pen from Belkin, offering it for $9.99, a savings of $25.

Daily Steals has Apple EarPods on sale for $15, and the site is offering Apple's Lightning to 30-pin adapter for $15. Finally, Griffin has a sitewide sale going on, offering 25 percent off all products with the code GT25. The deal is only good today.

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Old Jul 25, 2014, 03:51 PM   #2
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The fact Best Buy sells "Geek Squad Certified Refurbished" AirPort Extremes at $199.99 - the same price as a brand new one (or currently $184.99 at Best Buy) is dumb as hell.

Who in their right mind would not buy the new one?
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The fact Best Buy sells "Geek Squad Certified Refurbished" AirPort Extremes at $199.99 - the same price as a brand new one (or currently $184.99 at Best Buy) is dumb as hell.

Who in their right mind would not buy the new one?
Best Buy's price on the refurbished AirPort Extreme is $119.99, where are you seeing $184.99?
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I haven't been in the market for buying a new Mac.

However, I do appreciate these updates on discounts, lets me know where things are at. Hope these buyers Guide discounts continue to be posted
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I should really get around to grabbing that discount rate AppleCare for my new MacBook Pro. I am glad to see that someone is continuing the trend of offering it at a discount.
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I don't particularly need a new Mac, and I mean to wait to see what thus 12" rumor is all about, but the deals in Airs is very tempting. Must be strong...
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Combined with the movers 10% off, the bestbuy student deals are insane. Just picked up the base model 11 inch air for $677 after taxes.

When the retinas finally come out I should be able to sell this used for about what I paid!
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Someone prove me wrong but pity we don't get much of this discounting in the UK...
It's an easy decision to buy for me personally, getting the HE discount & applecare I wouldn't bother with the normal route of somewhere like John Lewis...
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I scored my late 2013 15" rMBP for $2,100.00

I'm talking to 16/512 edition at Best Buy on Black Friday in Los Angeles, technically Covina.

I matched the Black Friday deal, plus my student discount, plus military discount which means no tax. Hoping to score a Mac Pro for $2,300 brand new this Black Friday.

It's totally worth it. More than worth it, it's a ****ing steal.

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Combined with the movers 10% off, the bestbuy student deals are insane. Just picked up the base model 11 inch air for $677 after taxes.

When the retinas finally come out I should be able to sell this used for about what I paid!

Ha, I should go in and score one without Taxes.
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Definitely need a laptop for back to school
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