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Old Jul 1, 2013, 03:54 PM   #1
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Best Buy mbAir with 8gb RAM?

I'm looking to purchase a new MB Air from Best Buy with their $100 student discount, but can't seem to find an option to upgrade the RAM to 8GB. Does anyone know if there's a method for ordering one of the 8GB models through BestBuy, or do they only carry the 4GB models that are visible on their site?

I don't have a BestBuy near me, so I'm not sure if they carry those models in their brick and mortar stores.

Sorry in advance if this is in the wrong forum or if I caused any inconvenience.
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Old Jul 1, 2013, 04:07 PM   #2
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I'm looking to purchase a new MB Air from Best Buy with their $100 student discount, but can't seem to find an option to upgrade the RAM to 8GB. Does anyone know if there's a method for ordering one of the 8GB models through BestBuy, or do they only carry the 4GB models that are visible on their site?

I don't have a BestBuy near me, so I'm not sure if they carry those models in their brick and mortar stores.

Sorry in advance if this is in the wrong forum or if I caused any inconvenience.
Why not just get it from apple?
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Old Jul 1, 2013, 04:32 PM   #3
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I have never seen Best Buy carry the custom order models, only the stock configuration.
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Old Jul 5, 2013, 05:02 PM   #4
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Thanks

Thanks--it doesn't seem as though it's possible, just wanted to know if anyone had any luck in the past through any other avenues.
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Old Jul 6, 2013, 09:05 AM   #5
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You can also look into B&H, which is carrying some custom models, as well as other bonuses and matching discounts from Apple.
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Old Jul 8, 2013, 12:56 AM   #6
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I got $150 off + $100 App store card today @ the Apple Store doing an education purchase.

Now it was the stock 13" but still.
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Old Jul 9, 2013, 08:45 AM   #7
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I got $150 off + $100 App store card today @ the Apple Store doing an education purchase.

Now it was the stock 13" but still.
That is a great deal, $949. Apple.com shows the educational pricing as $1,049. What location did you buy it at?

Oh, I get it, $949 for laptop + $100 for app store card. Good way to circumvent some sales tax.
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Old Jul 16, 2013, 11:15 PM   #8
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That is a great deal, $949. Apple.com shows the educational pricing as $1,049. What location did you buy it at?

Oh, I get it, $949 for laptop + $100 for app store card. Good way to circumvent some sales tax.
you buy it on amazon and save on tax. I rather save 100 bucks on tax then get a free app store card. I live in Boston so it's 7% and best thing you don't have to lie that your still a student.
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Ughhhhh I wish I lived near a no-tax state.
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That's a great deal. It's always fun to juggle Edu vs. tax and/or free shipping to find the best price. Congrats.
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