Buying your MBA from the Apple Education Sale is cheaper than buying from BHPhoto.

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  1. cookies! macrumors 6502

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    BH Photo:

    Macbook Air: $1,399 - $30 (money you would receive from selling Parallels on eBay) = $1,369.

    Apple Store:

    Macbook Air: $1,349 + $75 (sales tax for my area) - $80 (money you would receive from selling $100 app store gift card on eBay) = $1,344.

    Obviously, this might be different if you have a higher sales tax than I. And if you want Parallels, you should probably choose the BH.

    But these are my numbers, and I hope they save everyone here a little money and time! This is especially helpful if you just want to walk into a brick and mortar Apple Store to get your laptop ASAP!
     
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  3. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    This. And also, I want to know where OP lives where sales tax is only 5.5% :)
     
  4. cookies! thread starter macrumors 6502

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    In the deep south, where we rebels don't like to pay 'em :)
     
  5. Omnius macrumors 6502a

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    Delaware = no sales tax. What Delaware lacks in fun, it makes up for in a lack of sales tax.
     
  6. KylePowers macrumors 68000

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    I got my 2011 MBA from a Best Buy in New Hampshire, also no sales tax. They matched Apple's education sale price and also threw in a $100 Best Buy gift card.

    Totally. Awesome.
     
  7. Omnius macrumors 6502a

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    Another state with nothing going on that makes up for it with cheaper products.
     
  8. drsox macrumors 65816

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    Not so. Ever lived in NH ?
     
  9. kaldezar macrumors regular

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    Well i would hazard a guess that the crime rate is amongst the lowest!
     
  10. Omnius macrumors 6502a

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    It's unclear what you're trying to say based on the lack of context in your statement.
     
  11. drsox macrumors 65816

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    Really ? If you had lived in NH then you would have known that your original comment "nothing going on" was in error. Either you haven't or you had a bad impression when you were there.
     
  12. barrk macrumors member

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    NH has the biggest party school in the ivy league Dartmouth
     
  13. Omnius macrumors 6502a

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    Ah, allow me to clarify, as a New Yorker, most places have nothing going on by comparison.

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    That's really not saying much. By comparison, Delaware has the university of Delaware, a school that is often voted for having some of the best looking women and best parties. Saying a state has maybe one attraction isn't exactly going to make up for a lot of nothing.
     
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  15. BIS2 macrumors regular

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    Which Best Buy in NH?


    Which Best Buy in NH did you go to? And what did they ask for in terms of proof of being a student? Thanks-
     
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    Can you explain? Isn't sales tax a percentage of the product's price (so it higher the more expensive the product is)?
     
  18. barrk macrumors member

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    Yea so if you aren't paying sales tax (BHPhoto) and you want to buy a more expensive PC then you can save more money than if you bought it through Apple.
     
  19. KylePowers macrumors 68000

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    Nashua I think? And I'm not sure if they asked for proof or not, but I'm sure I had my student ID on me just in case.

    This year's different though. You go online and sign up for the education discount using a .edu address, then you get an email with coupons, which you can then use to get a discounted Mac ($50-$100 off I think?). I'm not sure if they're matching the $100 gift card anymore though =\
     

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