B&H Photo and Expercom Offering Year-End Sales on Macs and iPads

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    For those of you who are planning a purchase of a new Mac, iPad, or other Apple accessory, both Expercom and B&H Photo are offering year-end sales that are worth checking out.


    Expercom has deals on the 15-inch MacBook Pro, the iMac, the 13-inch MacBook Pro, the iPad Pro, the iMac Pro, and the Mac mini, with a list available below.

    [*]All 15-inch MacBook Pro models - $200 to $662 off, depending on configuration
    [*]All 2018 iPad Pro models with AppleCare+ - $90 off
    [*]27-inch iMac 3.8GHz/32GB RAM, 2TB Fusion - $2499, down from $2899
    [*]27-inch iMac 4.2GHz/32GB/512GB SSD - $3299, down from $3699
    [*]27-inch iMac 4.2GHz/32GB/3TB Fusion - $2799, down from $3199
    [*]13-inch MacBook Pro 2.3GHz/8GB RAM/128GB SSD - $1199, down from $1299
    [*]13-inch MacBook Pro Touch Bar 2.3GHz/8GB RAM/256GB SSD - $1699, down from $1799
    [*]iMac Pro 3.2GHz/32GB/1TB - $4699, down from $4999
    [*]Mac mini 3GHz/32GB/256GB SSD - $1408, down from $1699

    Expercom's discounts will be available through 12/31/18 or while supplies last.

    B&H Photo is also offering discounts on a huge range of products, including Apple's Macs and 2017 iPad Pro models. Some of the best discounts are listed below.

    [*]2018 15-inch MacBook Pro 2.6GHz/16GB/512GB SSD - $2399, down from $2799
    [*]2018 15-inch MacBook Pro 2.2GHz/16GB/256GB SSD - $2049, down from $2399
    [*]2018 15-inch MacBook Pro 2.9GHz/32GB/1TB SSD - $3399, down from $3899
    [*]2018 13-inch MacBook Pro 2.3GHz/16GB/512GB SSD - $1949, down from $2199
    [*]2018 MacBook Air 1.6GHz/8GB/128GB SSD - $999, down from $1199
    [*]2018 MacBook Air 1.6GHz/16GB RAM/512GB SSD - $1599, down from $1799
    [*]2017 MacBook Air - $799, down from $999
    [*]2017 12.9-inch iPad Pro 256GB - $699, down from $949
    [*]2017 12.9-inch iPad Pro 64GB LTE - $599, down from $929

    A full range of B&H's discounts can be found on the B&H website, and more deals are available in our dedicated Deals Roundup. B&H's deals will last through December 28 at 4:30 p.m. ET.

    Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.

    Article Link: B&H Photo and Expercom Offering Year-End Sales on Macs and iPads
  2. oneMadRssn macrumors 601


    Sep 8, 2011
    New England
    The $599 BHPhoto deal for a 12.9" 64GB LTE iPad Pro is pretty great - better than the same spec used iPads go for on Swappa.
  3. PhoenixDown macrumors regular

    Oct 12, 2012
    Is it me or is extra $ for the Mac Pro a way better deal than the new Mac Air given the better specs?
  4. CheesePuff macrumors 6502a

    Sep 3, 2008
    Southwest Florida, USA
    Great deals at B&H for the $2799 15" MBP for $2399, and the $3899 spec'd up 15" for $3399.
  5. JayMysterio macrumors 6502


    Apr 24, 2010
    Rock Ridge, California
    What are the opinions/reviews of Expercom, and their own memory vs. Apple memory?

    Anyone deal with them?
  6. Darmok N Jalad macrumors 65816

    Darmok N Jalad

    Sep 26, 2017
    I suspect we will see more of these sales now. This might be Plan B for Apple’s higher pricing across the board. They save face by not making official price cuts, while retailers still get to pick up the sales.
  7. SoN1NjA macrumors 68000


    Feb 3, 2016
    the pool
    Thank you MR for putting this out there, even after Apple’s military discount we saved on a 15” MBP

    Coincidence I’ll take!
  8. sevoneone macrumors 6502

    May 16, 2010
    More than likely Apple requires retailers to purchase varying amounts of inventory in order to be able to order any at all or for the ability to order certain configurations. For instance, B&H has configurations that are normally build to order in stock all the time, like the base 13” MBP with touchbar, i5 256GB but with 16GB of RAM. In order to be able to order these special configurations, they likely have to order a higher quantity of standard off the shelf configurations, including some that will not sell as well to their more professional leaning customer base. Those stock configurations they have to discount deeper to sell and make up the profit on the other configurations.

    For example, the above mentioned 13” MBP configuration with 16GB of RAM is discounted only $150 by B&H while the standard config 8GB model is marked down $300. They know that a pro/semi-pro photographer/videographer is going to be willing to eat the $150 of extra savings to get more memory in a laptop that can’t be upgraded.
  9. SoN1NjA macrumors 68000


    Feb 3, 2016
    the pool
    I’ve thought that as well, they’ve done that with other products — many other retailers offering good discounts on new products, while Apple themselves hold out
  10. predation macrumors 65816

    Apr 3, 2013
    Wish they would extend this into 2019. That’s when I’m getting my companion pass. Lol
  11. sza macrumors 6502

    Dec 21, 2010
    Most of these products on sale are previous models. 3rd party sites have been discounting on previous products for years. This is their plan A.
  12. mlody macrumors 6502a

    Nov 11, 2012
    Windy City
    unrelated to the B & H Photo deal, but I picked up 10.5" iPad Pro 64Gb for $499 at a local Micro Center. I do not believe I have seen 10.5 iPads going for anything less than $500 in the past, so this was a great deal for me.
  13. DigitalLA macrumors newbie

    Dec 21, 2017
    They are fantastic. I have been buying computers from them for years.
  14. chainmailr macrumors member


    Nov 24, 2018
    California, USA
    Funny thing about B&H is somehow you can buy without sales tax from them, so besides their nice deals, the cost ends up appearing to be less. Can be a $150 difference. But (at least in CA) you're supposed to report that and pay "use tax" which is basically the same. Except nobody seems to know that.
  15. ThunderSkunk, Dec 29, 2018
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2018

    ThunderSkunk macrumors 68030


    Dec 31, 2007
    Milwaukee Area
    Things I'm in the market for:
    a 17" macbook pro
    an iPad mini compatible with the apple pencil 2
    a 15-17" ipad pro running OSX.

  16. SoN1NjA macrumors 68000


    Feb 3, 2016
    the pool
    I just learned about filing it on your taxes after on, though I’m a dependent so I don’t have to file that

    Also yeah Expercom doesn’t have a store or warehouse in my state so we didn’t pay taxes upfront
  17. prasand macrumors 6502


    Mar 24, 2015
    UES, New York
    Online retailers don't have to charge sales tax, unless the buyer is in the same state (the product is being shipped to the state) that the company physically conducts business in. So in NY we have to pay sales tax when shopping at B&H, be it online or not. With some companies I can avoid avoid that by instead shipping it to my NJ house, but with B&H that's not possible because they have warehouses in Jersey also. Instead I end up going with Amazon Prime / Amazon Warehouse handled items from sellers not in the same state. Although Amazon also has warehouses and offices in NJ & NY, the seller themselves isn't in NJ or NY and so no sales tax is charged. That's why on an Amazon listing some sellers will have sales tax while others don't. The ones with sales tax listed next to their price, are in your state.

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