Apple Price Match???????

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Franktv415, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. Franktv415 macrumors member

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    Hello everyone,

    I see on micro center web site the i5 13" is $999. If i go to the apple store and show them the website Deal will they price match???

    Thanks
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    No, they will not, especially if there isn't a Micro Center nearby, as I believe that is in-store only.
     
  3. v66jack macrumors 6502a

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  4. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    Apple stores will not match the price, but best buy will.
     
  5. alent1234 macrumors 603

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    just buy it from micro center
     
  6. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    I'd call your Apple Store and ask.

    When I worked there, with managers consent, we could price match (up to $200) against someone else's *regular* price.
     
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  9. jlc1978 macrumors 68000

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    Best Buy, if the don't pricematch MC, will match Apple's educational price plus give a $100 BB Gift Card to bring the price to $999
     
  10. nafinator macrumors newbie

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    if there's a micro center in your area, the apple store will price match them. did this today but can't get anymore discounts or promos.
     
  11. Sailorloco macrumors member

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    Wow, and here i thought Apple didn't price match.
     
  12. ron1004 macrumors 6502

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    And you'll earn valuable loyalty points.
     
  13. iTouch.lover22 macrumors regular

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    Apple have an unpublished price match policy, they'll price match any reseller (atleast here in Australia). No need to ask the manager or anything, most of the time they already know about the place with the cheaper price so as soon as I mention it, they simply take the difference off the final price.
     
  14. rex450se macrumors regular

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    They price matched the one I purchased from Micro Center and had no problem doing it. I have the paid receipt to prove it. They said they would only price match Authorized Retailers, which Micro Center is. Don't listen to those saying they won't do it.

    Victor
     
  15. snoosh macrumors newbie

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    I priced match my current 13" MBP about a month a go. I also got the $100 gift card and the free printer(rebate) as well. The Apple Store that I went to was in San Francisco and the Micro Center that was closest was about 40mins away.

    Just go to your local Apple store and politely ask, you might get lucky! :D
     
  16. likegadgets macrumors 6502

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    Your experience may vary depending on the Apple store manager. If you work for a large company (or own your own) ask if there is a business discount that may apply to you.
     
  17. kellen macrumors 68020

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    So you got them to price match to 999 and got the 100 dollar gift card? Nicely done if so.
     
  18. flexbrah macrumors newbie

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    My apple store pricematched MC even though there are no micro-centers in FL. Picked up my MBP for 999 with the $100 gift card too.
     
  19. snoosh macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, I did. I just showed them the MBP in the Micro Center cart and all they did was check if they MBP was the same model. They didn't even check if the Micro Center was close or not! :D
     
  20. DaGreat01 macrumors 6502a

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    My local Apple Store said that they price match, but could only do up to 10% since the price different was so much. So I just went to MC

    Obviously it all depends on your store.
     
  21. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    I want to exchange my MB for the Pro, but I don't have the option of just leaving to go to MC because they will take $100 off my refund if I just return and leave (BTS promo, used the card). Will the price matching still work? The closest MC is only 10 minutes away from the apple store I am going to.
     
  22. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    It blows my mind that the OP got several INCORRECT responses initially.

    Apple price-matches Amazon with a restriction of 10% of the value of the device. So yes, web is a possibility for price-match. In fact, a user was able to get Amazon's 20% Kindle offer applied to their Apple Store Macbook Air.
     
  23. RolandNights macrumors 6502a

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    I actually tried this at Best Buy. Didn't work, but they did price match Apple's student discount + the $100 gift card. It was a gift for my brother, so he came back and used the gift card on a carrying case, a mouse, and two packs of printer ink. Since they have a promo where you get 20% each accessory if you buy four or more, it was a pretty good deal.
     
  24. aeboi macrumors 65816

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    It really depends, most Apple stores won't match but I've heard of a few cases where people got the price match.
     

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