Best Buy mbAir with 8gb RAM?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by musicnut90, Jul 1, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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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.
     
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    rabidz7

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    Why not just get it from apple?
     
  3. macrumors P6

    Weaselboy

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    I have never seen Best Buy carry the custom order models, only the stock configuration.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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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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    mmomega

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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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  7. macrumors member

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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.
     
  8. macrumors 6502a

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    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. :D
     
  9. macrumors 6502

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    Ughhhhh I wish I lived near a no-tax state.
     
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    designs216

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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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