anyone familiar with microcenter's christams sales (this year, or prior years??)

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by shyam09, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. shyam09 macrumors 68000

    shyam09

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    planning to buy the MBP 13" at microcenter, but was wondering if they have any Christmas sales or post Christmas sales?
     
  2. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    Based on their Black Friday sale, I doubt you'll see anything better than the fairly usual $999 base MBP13 price ($200 off).

    If you're patient, best bet is watch the website of your local Microcenter for an openbox system to pop up -- they take another 10% off, making it $899. If it says "complete" then it is, and is typically a system someone bought and returned in the seven day return window. What I was told was their service dept wipes the system / reloads OSX and verifies everything's good.

    This is what I did in November; had to wait a few days 'til an openbox popped up. I could tell someone had opened the box, but otherwise my MBP13 was pristine. Started with the Welcome/language selection intro of a fresh OSX install. The warranty started a week before I bought it, but that's worth saving $100. I had the opportunity to inspect the system (visually) and plug the serial # into Apple's warranty check website via my iPhone before committing to the purchase. Just about the best deal out there. BTW, mine included iLife11 as a pack-in disc in case you were wondering.

    IMHO, if a base MBP13 fits your needs this is a fantastic way to pick one up for effectively 25% off list price ($900 vs $1200).
     
  3. Vantage Point macrumors 65816

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    Go to their website and select a category of interest. On the left will be a bunch of sub-categroes and at the top is "Hot Ad Deals" and "Closeouts" those are the deals and they change.

    Earlier this week I bought a 2TB WD Caviar Green for $99. But the next day Amazon dropped their price to $89 :eek:
     

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