Couldn't use the movers coupon on the rMBP 13"

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  1. danielme macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    Yesterday, I went to the bestbuy store with an edu disscount and a movers coupon in order to buy me a new rMBP 13". (8/256) They woudn't let me to use the movers coupon on the macbook (they said that the coupon can't be used for macs and they even tried to scan it and it didn't work) after 30 minutes of talking with all the managers (which all said the same - that i can't use this coupon for the macbook) and saying that I read in macrumors that a lot of people used both of the coupons I eventually bought it only with the edu disscount. (1275+tax)

    Does anyone has an advice of how can I get also the movers disscount?or why they woudn't let me to use it?

    Thanks,
    Daniel


    btw, here is my coupon, maybe its not the legit one?
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  2. maflynn Moderator

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    What does the details on the back say? Anything about it being valid for Best Buy?

    I mean its doesn't look like a Best Buy coupon, so why would they honor it?
     
  3. fenderbass146 macrumors 65816

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    It looks like a Best Buy coupon...look at font and color. However I worked there as of 2v months ago and never saw that.
     
  4. ND40oz macrumors newbie

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    I used the one from the movers guide website without any issues, guy didn't think it would work but scanned it anyway and it worked fine.
     
  5. hj123456 macrumors newbie

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    It is a Best Buy coupon, it's provided in the USPS change of address/mover's packet. Anyone can grab it from the post office. I've been hearing from a lot of people that they had no problem using this with the student coupon, but all that was at least a few days ago. This person however claims that he/she tried it yesterday and it didn't work....I'm wondering if Best Buy changed their system recently so that the mover's coupon doesn't work on macs? I hope they didn't though, I was planning on using it soon :(
     
  6. Mac7 macrumors 6502a

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    Did you have to fill out the application to get the coupon?
     
  7. kwijbo macrumors regular

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    The coupon does work if they scan it, most likely they were instructed to not combine them. Try another BB.
     
  8. danielme thread starter macrumors newbie

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    They scanned it and it didn't work..
    the pic i uploaded is the legit movers coupon? They said its not legit for Apple computers.
     
  9. danielme thread starter macrumors newbie

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    They said that macs are UMRP products and the coupon isn't legit for UMRP products.
     
  10. g4cube macrumors 6502a

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    Also check the expiration date. The one my son got did have one.
     
  11. Yoshi Yogurt macrumors regular

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    I used a mover's coupon on the $2600 model that was on sale for $2470.

    Ended up getting it for $2220 + $135 tax.

    No idea why they won't take it. Only thing they wouldn't do was take my $150 student discount because I already had the 10% coupon. Woulda had it for $2070...
     
  12. gbkrip macrumors member

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    I just used a mover's coupon to purchase an iPad. My memory is foggy, but that does not look like the coupon I had. Perhaps it is an outdated version (which would explain why it didn't work?). Visit a local USPS office and grab a mover's packet to compare. I think there is no reason it shouldn't work for a macbook.
     
  13. ND40oz macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, you fill out the application, pay the $1.05, get the coupon(s) that you want and then don't complete the move application.

    The coupons do stack, just use the edu one first and then the movers one.
     
  14. hj123456 macrumors newbie

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    I just grabbed one from the post office like two days ago, mine looks like that. If yours looked different, this is most likely the newest/updated coupon.

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    What is UMRP?
     
  15. Rhyno37 macrumors regular

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    Huh, that's weird. The website one says it excludes UMRP (Unilateral Minimum Resale Price) items, which would most likely be Apple products.
     
  16. capathy21 macrumors 65816

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    It is odd that it didn't scan in their system. I've used 2 with no problem on either one. As someone else stated, grab another one from the Post Office and try again at a different Best Buy if possible.
     
  17. ND40oz macrumors newbie

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    I'd guess that the system doesn't have them flagged as UMRP items then, so if they scan the coupon it works. The fine print has restrictions, but the only Apple products listed in it are Apple branded accessories.

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/regular...050002.c?id=pcmcat322300050002&DCMP=rdr121433
     
  18. maflynn Moderator

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    I never heard of such coupons :eek:

    So it is a bestbuy, wow. Too bad the OP had issues with it then
     
  19. Trvlngnrs macrumors 6502

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  20. capathy21 macrumors 65816

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    The mover's coupon is not able to be entered online. When I got my rMBP, I also had a 10 percent off coupon that was able to be used online. I tried to stack it with my student discount and the online system would not allow me to combine. I ended up just going to the store and purchasing where I had no problems.

    It is starting to look like they have blocked the ability to stack these coupons though. Several others are stating it no longer works when they try in store.
     
  21. hj123456 macrumors newbie

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    I don't understand the UMRP policy completely, but if Apple products are considered UMRP products how can Best Buy hold a sale on them? From my understanding it just seems that they have blocked the ability to stack both coupons, not that 10% coupon excludes macbooks. Man I really hope this isn't true though I was planning on trying to use both coupons :(
     
  22. Ahuynh616 macrumors newbie

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    On the $150 edu coupon there is fine print saying you cannot combine the coupon with other offers. That's the reasoning the sales guy gave me for not letting me use the movers coupon also.
     
  23. DaSamAy, Aug 1, 2014
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    DaSamAy macrumors newbie

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    It Worked...
    I just used the Movers Coupon for Best Buy. I got the coupon from the post office this morning and just used it online to purchase a Mid 2014 rMBP. The coupon gave me 10% off. Now I am just waiting for the text to tell me that its ready for pickup. :)

    Edit:
    Got It! My First Macbook Pro! So Happy...
     
  24. nostresshere macrumors 68030

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    That coupon looks just like the one I got from USPS this week. No cost. Nothing to fill out. Just ask at the counter.

    Used the code online for 10% discount.

    Then tried to add EDUC code. No work. Tried EDUC code only, all is fine. Try to add movers and will not add/stack.
     
  25. infernoguy macrumors regular

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    Yep

    Just used one today that I picked up from the post office before I went to BB. Knocked $109 from a 1099 rMBP...
     

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