Bestbuys open box deal on mbp

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Nychot, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. Nychot macrumors 6502a

    Aug 15, 2011
    Bb has a 14 day return policy no questions asked. They automatically reduce the price by 100 to 150 for resale after they thoroughly check for damage etc. Plus they recently emailed a coupon cutting open box prices by another $100 . I was in bb on saturday and they had a bunch of 11 inch airs that were returned -- too small. They had one 13 inch air But two base 2011 13 inch mbp, the one just before the latest speed bump. Perfect condiotion in box. Got it for a steal, $800. Has full apple warranty and 14 day return. Im taking it to the genius on tuesday to downgrade from lion to snow leopard so i can use certain sw not compatible with lion. Bottom line: if you are in the market for a mbp check open box deal at bb.
  2. refurbished macrumors member

    Nov 6, 2011
  3. tears2040 macrumors 6502

    Aug 27, 2010
    Anyway to check online which stores have open box deals? I never seen them in my local best buy :confused:
  4. pcgeek12345 macrumors regular

    Oct 9, 2011
    New Jersey
    I second this. If I can find a steal, I'll be happy!
  5. nospeed411 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 15, 2010
    east coast
    I got my 09 13" MBP that way...saved me 300 bones. I also picked up a slightly damaged MB Aluminum that way from was 3 yrs old and had never left the store. Got it for $649. It has been the best laptop I have ever owned. We gave it to my son for school last week and he is loving it.
  6. yauzers619 macrumors member

    May 22, 2011
    Had to google "open box deals at best buy (insert your city + state)" to find the site, but it legit. Found a MacBook Pro 15" 2.0 ghz for $1299 in San Diego.

    How'd you get the 30% off open boxed items?
  7. randomrazr macrumors 65816

    Jan 1, 2011
    1300 for a 2.0ghz??? seriously? i paid nearly 2 grand for mine :mad: lol
  8. dmk1974 macrumors 68020


    Sep 16, 2008
    I've recently done the same at my local Best Buy stores. Not as good at the OP, but I got a mint MC700LL/A for $835 pre-tax and a mint w/o box MC965LL/A MBA for $963 pre-tax. Now I just have to figure which one I want to keep :)
  9. Lee Adama macrumors regular

    Lee Adama

    Jul 28, 2011
    it pays to be friendly with the staff and let them know you're an Apple enthusiast. Leave your number and ask them to contact you when any special deals pop up. The aggressive sales people will do this.

    Open box deals, display deals always pop up, but they can happen at anytime so you have to watch for them deals.
  10. Mersailios macrumors regular

    Oct 23, 2011
    Congratulations on your purchase, you got a pretty good deal! I hope that you enjoy your MacBook Pro for years to come! :) :apple:
  11. Nychot thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 15, 2011
    the way i did it is to call your local best buys and just ask if they have any open box MacBooks and they check and tell which ones, config and how much. remember these have only been out of the store no longer than 14 days to be returned so they are NEW. right now bb is offering another $100 off. its a great deal.:D
  12. tdawg818 macrumors newbie

    Nov 6, 2011
    i recently got a 15" macbook pro 2.0 from best buy. It was a open box someone bought for his daughter but they never actually took the laptop out of the wrapper so it is brand new for open box price ;)
    i got 10% off and printed another 100 dollar off for open box on their website (till Nov. 19)

    This is my first mac and i am really glad i made the switch :)
  13. warvanov macrumors 6502a

    Oct 13, 2011
  14. tears2040 macrumors 6502

    Aug 27, 2010
    Just found the coupon and link to the section on bestbuy's website where you can locate stores in your area that have open box items.

    Many stores around me have everything!

    I wonder how the prices compare to apple refurbished?
  15. yauzers619 macrumors member

    May 22, 2011

    Please share the location of the coupon.
  16. tears2040, Nov 7, 2011
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2011
  17. tears2040 macrumors 6502

    Aug 27, 2010
    Just came back from a Best Buy and they sold the base model 13" to me for $987.04.

    I applied the $100 coupon and after taxes paid $940 for the laptop. Not sure if I got a good deal or not, but I have 14 days if anything to return for a full refund.

  18. Ccrew macrumors 68020

    Feb 28, 2011
    Not a bad deal. I got one Saturday but I think it was a booboo on BB's part. I wanted them to match the EDU discount which I qualified for to save me the 50 mile drive to the apple store. Their idea of matching the price was $100 off. So base 13" was $1038 on sale - $100 edu discount = $938 + tax. That was for a new (not open box) unit.
  19. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030


    Jun 11, 2011
    is this available in canada? is it just apple stuff?

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