Possible sale on Macs at CompUSA 12/4/2004?

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  1. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    According to an email I just got, CompUSA is having a cost + 7% sale on all computers (and other things) on Saturday, December 4, from 8AM-11AM (local time, apparently).

    I have no idea if Macs are already sold at cost + 7% or not, but there's no disclaimer indicating that Apple's aren't on sale.

    Whether or not this is valid or useful, I thought I'd share it and let everyone (in the States) make up their own minds as to whether or not to go....
     

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    Well they do have 10% off everything else in store. Very nice.
     
  3. Artful Dodger macrumors 68020

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    I thought I saw or was told something about 7:30-9:00am that day so I held off on getting a new Mac just for this reason. Yes- my friend that works for Apple told me to wait(now I know why) and look at CompUsa on Macs. So I guess I can wait but I hope they giveMacs that same deal :p It will save me a good amount of money :cool:
    Thanks for the reminder and times to attend :)
     
  4. upperblue79 macrumors regular

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    Looks like Compusa is doing something just for apple Thursday Dec 2nd, 7 am - 9 am. Here is the link.
     
  5. photo-video macrumors member

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    What a joke


    I showed up this morning at my local Comp USA at 7:00 am. I was the only customer there at the time. I showed up and found that the Adobe software was discounted at 10% off, the iPod accessories discounted at 15%, and some VERY MINOR deals on useless stuff.

    What a waste of time. The way Comp USA was hyping this I thought it was going to be a good sale ... NOT
     
  6. wdlove macrumors P6

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    So how about the refreshments? If you were in need of iPod accessories the 15% is a good deal. Getting 10% off means that here in Massachusetts after Sales Tax you save 5%.
     
  7. jsw thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    But still, someone who went looking for decent deals might not be too happy after saving $6 on a few iPod accessories... I'm going on Saturday to the Salem, NH store to see if maybe, just maybe, the iBooks/PBs are on sale. If not, I'll just shop up north for a while.
     
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    LOL

    Apple computers at dealer cost plus 7% would mean they would be priced about 3% higher than Apple Store prices.... wattadeal!

    Thanks
    Trevor
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  9. jsw thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, I figured the margins were pretty slim... but, hell, I'll go anyway.
     
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    We had better hope that our Attorney General doesn't monitor these forums. :D He definitely is going after those that purchase cigarettes on the internet without paying taxes.
     
  11. ASP272 macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the notice. I just happen to need a new yo-yo adapter for my iBook, so maybe I can get an extra 10% off. I was planning on going Saturday morning anyway. Cool beans! :)
     
  12. BartoK macrumors newbie

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    I just spoke with the manager at my local CompUSA who was good enough to look up what the sale price will be on a 20" iMac G5 tomorrow morning. Don't hold your breath...

    He told me thatCompUSA will sell the 20 for $1888 in their "Cost + 7%" sale. A whopping $11 savings...hardly worth being up at 8am. :confused:

    Looks like I'll continue to look forward to the January Expo!

    My first post! I hope it's useful!
     
  13. jsw thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Good to know! I figured it'd be small savings, but $11 is less than I figured. In essence, the Black Friday sale was the one.

    But, of course, that implies you might save up to $20 on a new dual-2.5! :rolleyes:

    But maybe margins are different on different lines, so I might go anyway just to see. I mean, if there's a 0.5% savings on the iMac, who knows if the PB savings are better? My savings might even cover the cost of gas!
     
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    Yeah, just got back from Compusa about an hour ago and at the buffalo store the only way they will honor that sale is if you got an e-mail from them and bring in the print out of it. :mad:
    Looks like i'm off to the Apple store in the am to get my iBook there :D
     
  15. dotnina macrumors 6502a

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    During Thanksgiving, CompUSA had 10% off all computers $400+ on their website (maybe in store, too, but I didn’t go there). The discount included Apple -- I was pretty surprised. Hopefully they’ll do the same discount again soon. :)
     
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    Anybody have any idea how much the Canon SD200 camera would be with this sale? It is normally 300, and the nearest compusa is over an hour and a half away so I don't want to drive that far to get it if it's going to be over 250.
     

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