The stars aligned for me yesterday and I was fortunate enough to have $1500 to buy a new MacBook Pro. I initially was going to just go for this deal (second deal listed), but I was able to come up with a few hundred extra dollars. That said, I haven't found this listed on any deal website and I just stumbled upon it since BestBuy is my goto for 70% of my tech purchases. I was able to find last years 2.9 Ghz Touch Bar MacBook Pro which they have discounted $300. Pretty on par with other deals, until you realize they are offering a $125 student discount on top of 300. This brings the prices of each down to: (Click on either to get their respective BestBuy listings) 2.9 Ghz, 8 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD - 1,499 - 125 = $1374 2.9 Ghz, 8 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD - 1,699 - 125 = $1574 Both colors are available as well. All you have to do for the student discount is sign up for their newsletter. That is all. 5-10 minutes later you get an email with a link to a promo code. Not bad! This is a particularly nice deal if you need 512 GB of space. I myself went with the 512 GB model and I'm super happy with the price. I was also considering Apple's education store discount + Beats. The models I was looking at were the 2.3 non-touch bar with either 16GB of RAM or 512 GB SSD, and it was going to be marginally more expensive. It may have even been a better value, technically, since the Beats Solo 3 are $300 from Apple (though I was able to find them for around $150 on eBay). I don't need the headphones, and I really, really, like that touch bar so this was the best route for me. I just wanted to pass this along, hopefully some other readers will be able to take advantage of this deal!