13" MacBook Air for $749 through Best Buy * Still Available 8/17 **

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  1. dpace32, Aug 10, 2014
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    too bad it is the 4GB model. I wish we could just add another $100 for the 8GB.
     
  3. twoehr macrumors member

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    That is the one bummer of buying at Best Buy, no upgraded models. If I could've bought an 8 GB RAM Air there I think I'd have one by now.

    And while I think 128 GB storage is rather small. I couldn't convince myself to pay $200 more for 256 GB, the delta at the current sale prices.
     
  4. sracer macrumors 603

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    Depending upon how you'll use the MBA, I find the base models of the 11" and 13" to offer the best value.

    For anyone who has some hardware laying around that they aren't using, Best Buy also has a trade-in service. You can find out what they'll offer by going to their website. Like any trade-in service values seem wildly inconsistent. But if you have something that they'll take and you're happy with the price, it can help defray the cost further and get rid of a device that's just collecting dust.

    I used the $150 .edu discount, $150 off Best Buy sale, and $200 trade-in for my Surface 2 to pick up an 11" MBA 128GB/4G RAM for $450 out the door.
     
  5. dpace32 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I thought it was $100 not $150 for the edu discount?
     
  6. capathy21 macrumors 65816

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    A couple of months back the BB student discount was 150. I got mine when it was 150. They have since changed it to 100 off.
     
  7. Meister Suspended

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    For most users that model is by far the best bargain.
     
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  9. aryan118 macrumors regular

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    Discount changes almost everyday, just monitor the link and buy it when the discount is back to 150$
     
  10. Handle macrumors regular

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    The price is now $899.


    Is there any way to "fudge" the student discount? :D I was a student last month, but not anymore :(
     
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    If you are asking if you have to be a current student the answer is no. However, you have to figure out a way to get an "edu" email address for them to send the discount to. Friends/Family etc will do.
     
  12. Handle macrumors regular

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    The price went up to $899. With the student discount I got it for $799 plus sales tax, came out to $855. Pretty good deal, thanks for the thread.
     
  13. Bosox3 macrumors regular

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    The deal is now back to 849.... So with school discount, it now drops to 749
     
  14. dpace32 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Good catch! I updated the title, back at the great price!!
     
  15. Handle macrumors regular

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    I ordered it last night at $899. I chose in-store pickup, it's waiting at the local BestBuy (they don't open until 11 AM today).

    What recourse do I have to get the extra $50 off??
     
  16. Bosox3 macrumors regular

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    If you mention to them that its now on sale... they should price adjust it for you and give it to you for the sale price.
    I had this happen to me a few times w/ them and everything went smoothly
     
  17. aryan118 macrumors regular

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    They won't price match it. Had the same trouble a few days ago so I just returned the expensive one and got a new one. But then I had an extra student code so I could do that..
     
  18. Bosox3 macrumors regular

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    They wouldn't give you the difference since it just went on sale a day after buying it? I did this many times at the one near me...never had any issues
     
  19. Handle macrumors regular

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    I called and they said that I could get it fixed in the store. When I went into the store the woman said I had to call lol. But I argued and she started calling for me, but before she got thru she found out that the computer let her give it to me for the lower price. So it's all clear.
     
  20. aryan118 macrumors regular

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    That's good I had issues with it so I don't know...
     
  21. Handle macrumors regular

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    Yell for the manager, that usually clears issues up :p
     
  22. JohnnyComeLatly macrumors member

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    Or just politely ask, keeping your voice at a normal volume, in a calm collected manner. :)
     
  23. Handle macrumors regular

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    Asking politely is what you do first. Then after the kid who doesn't like his job refuses to help, you start yelling for the manager, who clears it right up and apologizes.
     
  24. mexxx macrumors newbie

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    this is a great deal and i jumped on the apple wagon. i ended returning my lenovo yoga pro 2 for various reasons besides the yellow color issue on their QHD display/spotty wifi/ screen bleeding on the bottom edges and windows 8.1

    i do miss the touch screen and all the wonderful specs on the yoga pro 2 but i decided to keep my desktop (windows 7) and also learn a new OS. so far i like the MBA and it was a great buy! i think the base specs are perfect for my needs.

    now a question.. whats a good alternative to MS word.
     
  25. Handle macrumors regular

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    Your MBA should have come with a few office type programs. Pages is the word processor, Numbers is the spreadsheet app, etc.

    Personally, I use Open Office. It's free and seems to work fine for me.
     

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