Best Buy educational pricing confusion

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by macbook123, Jul 14, 2012.

  1. macbook123 macrumors 68000

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    I am confused about Best Buy pricing for the higher end RMBP. They currently have a sale ongoing for $2659.99, off from $2799. The representative on the phone, who seemed knowledgeable, told me that there is no additional educational discount of gift card that can be applied to this as the sale price is already below the educational discount.

    But that makes this much more expensive than the equivalent at the Apple store. There it costs $2599 with the educational discount, and comes with an additional $100 Back to school gift card, so is effectively $160 less expensive than at Best Buy at $2499.

    Is this all correct?
     
  2. Slivortal macrumors 6502

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    Pretty much. You can try and get BB to price-match with Apple for you, but they won't double-dip, and consider yourself lucky if you'd get any kind of reimbursement for not getting the Apple gift card.

    If you're a student, getting your computers from Apple for the education discount is usually the best way to do it.
     
  3. ugp macrumors 65816

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    My Best Buy refused to offer any discounts in store. They directed me to a website that I have to use a valid EDU email address. The college my wife goes to they do not issue emails for students. So I was left with nothing off.
     
  4. Greg M macrumors 6502

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    I found a retina at a best buy that wouldn't discount it so I bought it and took the receipt to another BB where I knew that they were discounting it. They did a refund of the difference at the second BB. It's up to the whim of the store manager.
     
  5. deerfaced macrumors regular

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    I forgot that the misses is a student, any chance apple would issue a refund for the discount, or is that wishful thinking?
     
  6. unibility macrumors 6502

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    the most i've received off 2011 MBP was $380 off. $200 for educational and it was on sale. unfortunately the mid-range rMBP, i was only able to get $200 off. thus end price was $2599. no additional gift card or sale price applied. :eek:
     

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