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Old Jul 11, 2014, 03:26 PM   #1
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Buyer's Guide: Discounts on Retina MacBook Pro, iPad, Apple Accessories, and More




There are some good deals on Apple-related accessories this week, as well as some decent discounts on the Retina MacBook Pro and an iPad deal from Target that includes free gift cards.

Retina MacBook Pro

Like last week, several retailers are offering $100 to $150 off most Retina MacBook Pro models. The 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro with 4GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage is $1,199 at Amazon, Adorama, and B&H Photo. The 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage is $1,399 at Amazon, Adorama, and B&H Photo. The lower-end 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro with 8GB of memory and 256GB of storage is $1,849.99 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.

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.

iMac

There aren't many deals on the iMac this week, but both Adorama and B&H Photo are offering the 21.5-inch iMac with 8GB of RAM and a 1TB hard drive for $1,349, a savings of $150 off the standard price.

MacBook Air

Apple's 11.6-inch MacBook Air with 4GB of RAM and 256GB of storage is available for $999 from Adorama, a savings of $100. The 13-inch MacBook Air with 4GB of RAM and 256GB of storage can be purchased at $1,099.99, a $100 savings, from Adorama or B&H Photo.

iPads and iPhones

Target is currently offering a $100 Target gift card for customers who purchase an iPad Air or a Retina iPad mini (WiFi or WiFi + Cellular) in any capacity. Though Target is charging full price at $499 and $399, respectively, the gift card is a good deal for regular Target customers.

Target is also offering a $20 Target gift card with the purchase of a 16GB iPhone 5s or 5c. The iPhone 5c is available from Target for $30 and the iPhone 5s is $100. Target's deals last through July 12.

Accessories

Jawbone's Jambox speaker can be purchased via Groupon for $89, a discount of $21, while Meh.com is offering the JBL OnBeat Micro Speaker dock for $15. The Apple TV is available for $89 through Best Buy, a $10 discount.

Apps

This week marks the sixth anniversary of the App Store, and several developers are offering sales on their apps. Popular games like Threesand Monument Valley are available at low prices, so make sure to check out our anniversary post to get a look at all the deals.

Before making a purchase of a Mac or iOS device, make sure to consult our Buyer's Guide to find out if it's a good time to buy. For example, because the MacBook Air was updated in April, the Buyer's Guide indicates that now is a good time to purchase.

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Old Jul 11, 2014, 03:31 PM   #2
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Will the Apple Store match the price of those retailers if you ask for it?
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Old Jul 11, 2014, 03:54 PM   #3
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Will the Apple Store match the price of those retailers if you ask for it?
Sometimes Apple Stores will do price matching, but it's usually for a limited amount. It seems to vary from store to store.

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Sorry guys, that one was a figment of my imagination.

It's been fixed!
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Dang it. Got a retina iPad 3 weeks ago at best buy!!
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Sorry guys, that one was a figment of my imagination.
Well I like your imagination. Apple needs to get on that.
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A friend got a price match at Apple. It was about 2 years ago.
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What is kind of sad is they actually still offer stock configs with 4GB. I wouldn't buy anything with less than 8GB standard.
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4GB ain't gonna cut it. 8GB is really the minimum going forward.
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What's Apple going to offer for the 6 1/2 year anniversary?
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Old Jul 13, 2014, 02:28 PM   #12
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These annual "bargains" are essentially cleaning out inventory for new models. Surprised more don't use the "Education Store" for hardware and AppleCare discounts (they don't check online, the stores barely care as they want the sale).

Wait for the new models and grab em via the Educ Store, why waste money on hardware that's already pacing a bit behind.
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There seems a lot of deals on hardware. I can't remember there being so many discounts on the high street. Even sore the iPad discounted on QVC at the weekend. Never seen Apple kit on QVC before. They must be really struggling with the sales numbers to be hitting the discounts so hard. I hope this spurs them on to release the new versions of Mac hardware sooner rather than later.
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Might go to Target get my mom a new iPad and take the $100 gift card and snag a free Apple TV.

Christmas shopping will be done.
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