Best Buy MacBook Pro Retina for $1259 Clearance!

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  1. dpace32 macrumors regular

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    I posted this to the Mac Mini news post from earlier but thought it would be helpfult o start a new thread too.... BestBuy has the 15" Macbook Pro Retina for $1259 Retail stores must be clearing out Apple computers across the board for a major refresh before back to school... BestBuy has the 15" MBPr i7 for $1249 (regular price of $2099!) BestBuy Link

    Apple® MacBook® Pro with Retina Display - Intel® Core™ i7 Processor - 15.4" Display - 8GB Memory - 256GB Flash Storage
     
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  3. dpace32 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Cambridge, MA store had it too... have to search around
     
  4. gentleman00 macrumors 6502

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    Must be a returned Macbook, or someone at BestBuy entered the wrong price.:rolleyes:
     
  5. polyun macrumors member

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    Got one...

    Just bought one from the Burbank store. Was waiting for the 13 inch Haswell. Is this a good deal?
     
  6. dpace32 thread starter macrumors regular

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    A ton of bestbuys have these in stock! I dont think its just a one of returned... plus it says new!
     
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    Probably a great deal, unless you need the portability of the 13".
     
  8. applepie555 macrumors regular

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    Indeed, it is under the open box/clearance section
     
  9. gentleman00 macrumors 6502

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    That is what I thought. It still might be a good deal, if it comes with Apple's one year warranty. :rolleyes:
     
  10. JMcN macrumors newbie

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    Is this the current generation (the one about to be replaced by the Haswell MBP)? or something prior to that?
     
  11. applepie555 macrumors regular

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    It's the 2.3ghz version

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    Actually it's a clearance item, not open box, which implies that it is new...weird

    Kinda suspicious, you'd think if they were trying to get rid of the inventory it would be available in more stores and online...
     
  12. gentleman00 macrumors 6502

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    Well, some BestBuy employee may have some explaining to do. :D
     
  13. gt94 macrumors member

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    So these are new, right? It says clearance, not open box.
     
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    i seriously consider buying one...
    its cheaper then the 13"...
     
  16. Handzy macrumors newbie

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    Yes Open Box and Clearance items are returnable! You have 14 days.
     
  17. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    I may buy one to hold myself over until Haswell then break even on the sale...
     
  18. applepie555 macrumors regular

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    I was considering getting a 2.6/512/8gb ram model. The lowest price I could find was $2019 at Apple (refurb, tax not included) and $2150 (b&h, no tax in my state).

    Saw this thread so I looked around at stores near me to see what they had. After digging around I found the model I was looking for, at a store somewhat far away (about 40 mins drive one way), at an amazing deal at $1499.99 (which is $1642 with tax --if you want to include gas it is probably $1665ish). If you use the $1665 cost, it is $485 off from the second cheapest price (B&H).

    Incredible.

    However I am a bit skeptical...it seems odd that it would be this cheap. Does anybody know for a fact that these are indeed brand new, can be returned, and have apple's full 1 year warranty?

    I'm also intrested why they are clearance. It seems pretty much certain that the haswell update will be in mid september or later. Maybe it's because they are the older (June 2012) versions so they are "outdated"?
     
  19. lsutiger694 macrumors newbie

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    First time owner here...

    I got one in baton rouge and have the 2nd one ordered and holding for my pickup tomorrow. I saw this deal earlier and ordered. 5 canceled orders later I at least have 1. be sure to go into the store. They are canceling online orders for this pro and both the 13" and 11" air models. They will be gone fast. My local store has a couple of each left.

    good luck!

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    Yes they are brand new and can be returned within 15 days according to the receipt. I am sitting with mine here still sealed.
     
  20. gentleman00 macrumors 6502

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    Did you call, check online or walk-in and ask about their availability?
     
  21. gt94, Jul 25, 2013
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    Did they cancel your order after the store had confirmed they had one available for pickup?

    EDIT: I ordered online and won't be able to pick it up for a few days. They said they are holding it till early August sometime.
     
  22. mmberry1 macrumors member

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    Just grabbed a new one from Best Buy for $1159 plus tax. They applied the student promotion (extra 100 off) which they should not because it excludes open box and clearance but the manager was nice so YMMV.
     
  23. Handzy, Jul 25, 2013
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    Is this an in store special only? I can't find it online. Can anyone share the link?
    Thanks

    Edit: nvm i missed the link! I wish I could get that deal in Canada
     
  24. applepie555 macrumors regular

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    I called and the person was no use. Ordered on website-order canceled
    Currently heading to a closer store, so they can directly contact the store and confirm avaliablity
     
  25. tgi macrumors 65816

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    Just ordered "Apple® - MacBook Pro® with Retina Display - 15.4" Display - 8GB Memory - 512GB Flash Storage" for $1,499 + tax. Costs after taxes is about as much a refurbished base 15" rMBP. $1,000 savings! No idea what's going on.

    I had to search about 10 BB stores in the SF bay area.
     

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