B&H Photo Launches New Apple Sale: Save on MacBook Pro and Air, iMac and iMac Pro, and More

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    Apple device reseller B&H Photo today opened up a new Apple sale, which includes instant savings on products like the MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, iMac Pro, and more. As usual, B&H Photo doesn't collect sales tax on orders shipped to addresses outside of New York and New Jersey, and most orders over $49 will qualify for free expedited shipping (ranging between 1-3 days depending on the state).

    Many of the prices for the various Macs are the best currently available online, while a few are reaching all-time-lows for certain configurations. Specifically, the 15-inch model of the Mid 2017 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar with 256GB and 512GB solid state drives have each been discounted to their lowest prices ever by B&H Photo today.

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    Check out the lists below for some of the computers on sale, and note that all of the products listed represent the latest, Mid 2017 refreshes of each Mac.

    MacBook Pro without Touch Bar
    [*]13-inch, 2.3 GHz, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD - $1,099.00, down from $1,299.00
    [*]13-inch, 2.3 GHz, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD - $1,299.00, down from $1,499.00
    MacBook Pro with Touch Bar
    [*]13-inch, 3.1 GHz, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD - $1,599.00, down from $1,799.00
    [*]15-inch, 2.8 GHz, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD - $1,999.00, down from $2,399.00
    [*]15-inch, 2.9 GHz, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD - $2,399.00, down from $2,799.00
    13-inch MacBook Air
    [*]1.8 GHz, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD - $799.00, down from $999.00
    [*]1.8 GHz, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD - $999.00, down from $1,199.00
    iMac
    [*]21.5-inch 4K, 2.0 GHz, 8GB RAM, 1TB HD - $1,099.00, down from $1,299.00
    [*]27-inch 5K, 3.4 GHz, 8GB RAM, 1TB Fusion Drive - $1,549.00, down from $1,799.00
    iMac Pro
    [*]27-inch 5K, 3.2 GHz, 32GB RAM, 1 TB SSD - $4,499.00, down from $4,999.00
    [*]27-inch, 3.2 GHz, 64GB RAM, 1TB SSD - $5,999.00, down from $6,399.00 The biggest discount in the sale is $1,300 off a custom configuration of the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar from 2016, marked down to $2,999.00. Other products in the sale include Mac mini, Mac Pro, and the 12-inch MacBook, so be sure to head over to B&H Photo for the full list of computers on sale and then visit our Deals Roundup for other savings happening this week.

    Article Link: B&H Photo Launches New Apple Sale: Save on MacBook Pro and Air, iMac and iMac Pro, and More
     
  2. MallardDuck macrumors 6502

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    Beware of the true but misleading statement on sales tax. They don’t collect it but they do notify your local state of the purchases (many now require it) so you still owe it, and then have to file a separate use tax statement. It’s a major pain in the rear.

    There’s no net savings, so just buy either from amazon or support a local store and buy at home.
     
  3. Westside guy macrumors 603

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    The low-end iMac listed still has an 100% old spinning-rust had drive - no thanks. HOWEVER the Fusion drive version with a 3.4GHz i5 is also on sale at $1299.

    We’ve been quite happy with that model, one of which we purchased from B&H during an earlier sale months ago.
     
  4. Combi06 macrumors newbie

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    Damn. I was talking myself out of getting the base 15" (w/ touchbar) for $2,399...at $1,999 is hard to pass on it. I need an upgrade from my 2013 13" :/
     
  5. Sedulous macrumors 68020

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    nope, still do not want. If Apple wants to design disposable devices they need to be priced accordingly.
     
  6. jacjustjac macrumors regular

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    Ever since I made my own fusion drive with a Mac mini, I’d hesitate to buy an iMac with a fusion drive less than 2TB, because the 1TB comes with only 24GB SSD now. That’s barely enough to hold the base applications. The 2TB has 128GB and is recommended if you have 16GB of RAM or more because when the computer goes to sleep it writes the RAM to the hard drive, in which case most of that 24GB would be reserved for that.
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    I’ve been considering buying this because I do lots of video editing and also have a large iCloud Photo Library. However, the 2017 1TB SSD is also discounted to the same price, so I’m thinking it might be better to have the extra power and continue to deal with external SSDs. I really hate having to edit on an external SSD because I often edit in transit but I supposed I could deal with it for a faster machine.
     
  7. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Of course this would happen after I spent $2,400 + sales tax on a new 15" MBP at an Apple Store last week.
     
  8. ross1998 macrumors 6502a

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    You're still in the return window.
     
  9. lec0rsaire macrumors 65816

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    Take it back!!! You have 14 days to do so whether used or sealed! It’s not too late man!
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    I would definitely have jumped on the $2400 2017 15” if I didn’t have a 2016 already. It’s not going to get cheaper than that for a brand new machine from a store. The iMac Pro prices are great for anyone already in the market for one. Obviously $4-500 isn’t going to change anyone’s mind but a discount is a discount.
     
  10. Westside guy macrumors 603

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    While I do agree with you - it's silly that Apple is so chintzy with the SSD storage in the fusion drive - in practice it does make a big difference just having the core OS and apps on the SSD.

    But I'd prefer all-SSD storage, since then everything is fast.
     
  11. sirozha macrumors 6502a

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    Let me tell you. No one pays that tax except for you. If your state wants to collect the tax, it should require that any online retailer collect it. We live in a country that enforces the laws, so any online retailer would comply with such a requirement.
     
  12. alm macrumors newbie

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    Hi there, how long is the Apple sale going on for?
     
  13. jimthing macrumors 65816

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    Why is it the US always gets these great discounts (yes I know Apple is a flipping US company) from third party resellers, but here in Blighty (UK) and pretty much everywhere non-US we get sweet FA in discounts from third party resellers????

    To make matters worse, we pay much higher relative prices for them in the first place – what with VAT/duties (and Apple just feels like making it more expensive tax, lol!).

    Really pissing me off every time I see "(US retailer) offering large discounts on all Apple's current stuff!" articles every single month.
     
  14. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Thanks, just ordered from B&H this morning and will return mine to the Apple Store. Bit of a hassle, but 600 bucks is 600 bucks.

    The thing that annoys me is, I even called Apple last night to see if they would retroactively price match and give me a credit, and I would just eat the sales tax (blah blah blah I know I'm supposed to pay it when I buy from B&H. Shut up, who are you, the IRS? If you are, where's my damn tax refund? ;)). It saves everyone a bit of hassle. The answer was no, their price match is only for brick and mortar stores (guess I'd have to live in NY to price match B&H) and only up to 10% the cost of the item, so $250.

    The 2017 base 15s retail on the refurb store for $2,000. So, once I return mine, they are going to pay for the time, materials and labor to refurb it, then sell it for $400 less. Or they could have just given me $400. Seems like that would have been the cheaper option for them, oh well.
     
  15. fathergll macrumors 65816

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    What states are auditing individuals(non businesses) for credit card purchases from a New York business?
     
  16. lec0rsaire macrumors 65816

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    Make sure you can really live with a 256 GB drive. It’s really worth the extra for 512 if you can do it. You’ll probably use it for years and regret not having a larger internal drive.
    I didn’t even know Apple price matched! I always thought of them as a boutique. The price is the price. Good to know! $600 is definitely worth the hassle! B&H is a quality store. Their main store is a couple of blocks up from the flagship Macy’s on 34th St. While it takes up a whole block, it still feels like a mom & pop. Their salesmen actually know all of the product.
     
  17. ajmicek macrumors newbie

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    Does anybody know how long B&H sales like this usually last? 24 hours? A week?
     
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    FedEx guy dropped off my new MacBook Pro from B&H at 8 AM this morning. Everything's copied over, old one is reset and I'm taking it back to the Apple Store during lunch, thanks for the tip!

    Minor hassle, but definitely worth the 600 bucks. Plus having to sign for a delivery was a good excuse to work from home today.
     
  20. fathergll macrumors 65816

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    This times 1000.

    256GB in 2018 is like 128GB used to be 5 years ago.

    512GB would be my minimum for a new laptop in 2018 especially when you are spending that much money.
     
  21. lec0rsaire macrumors 65816

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    That was fast! Glad you were able to save a decent chunk of cash.
     
  22. jimthing macrumors 65816

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    ...unlike anyone in Europe or elsewhere globally outside of the US.
     

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