Buyer's Guide: Discounts on MacBook Air, Retina MacBook Pro, AppleCare, and Apple Accessories

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

    MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors.

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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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    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...
     
  9. macrumors newbie

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    Mac Pro

    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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    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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