Deals: B&H Photo Discounts 2017 MacBook Pro and 12.9-Inch iPad Pro to New Low Prices

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    In a new flash sale that began today, B&H Photo is offering the 2017 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (3.1 GHz, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD) for $1,599.00, down from $1,999.00. This is a custom configuration of the older MacBook Pro, and a solid discount for anyone willing purchase a previous generation model and not the latest 2018 MacBook Pro.

    Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.

    Also at B&H Photo, the retailer has numerous versions of older 2017 models of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, with discounts reaching to as much as $330 off original prices for both Wi-Fi Only and Wi-Fi + Cellular models.

    These represent the lowest-ever prices for every iPad Pro listed below, so be sure to visit B&H Photo and check out the sale before it ends later this week. We've listed the models currently available for order as of writing, but the full list (including those on backorder) can be found in our Deals Roundup.


    Wi-Fi + Cellular
    [*]64 GB, Gold - $649.00, down from $929.00
    [*]64 GB, Silver - $649.00, down from $929.00
    [*]64 GB, Space Gray - $649.00, down from $929.00
    [*]512 GB, Space Gray - $999.00, down from $1,279.99
    Wi-Fi Only
    [*]256 GB, Gold - $719.00, down from $949.00
    [*]256 GB, Silver - $719.00, down from $949.00
    [*]256 GB, Space Gray - $719.00, down from $949.00
    [*]512 GB, Gold - $899.00, down from $1,149.00
    [*]512 GB, Silver - $899.00, down from $1,149.00 There are a few other flash sales happening today at Best Buy and Woot. To start, at Best Buy you can get the Beats Pill+ portable speaker in Black for $108.99. The Pill+ is currently priced around $129.99 at places like B&H Photo and Walmart, and was originally $229.99 when it launched in 2015.


    At Woot, you can buy refurbished models of the iPhone X at discounted prices, with the 64GB marked down to $659.99, from $999.99. The 256GB model is available for $749.99, down from $1,149.99. Woot explains that these iPhone X models "are expected to have a moderate level of wear & tear including (but not limited to) scratches, dents, and dings. Outside of their physical appearance, they have been tested to be in full working condition."

    Be sure to keep an eye on our full Deals Roundup as you shop around this holiday season.

    Article Link: Deals: B&H Photo Discounts 2017 MacBook Pro and 12.9-Inch iPad Pro to New Low Prices
  2. vicviper789 macrumors regular

    Jun 5, 2013
    Bummer for anyone who just bought one full price..I’d feel jipped
  3. rulymammoth macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2015
    That's kind of how sales always are though?
  4. max.ine macrumors regular


    Aug 16, 2016
  5. rotax, Dec 4, 2018
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2018

    rotax macrumors regular

    May 17, 2010
    I ordered a 2018 Mac Book Air from B&H because of the discount. Get an email right away with my receipt for my Apple Pay purchase. They charged the credit immediately. 5 Minutes later, another email - We regret to inform you that due to a system error the ordered merchandise is not in stock.
    I call over the next few days and they cannot tell you at all when you can expect the item to be in stock and ship. Not tomorrow, next week, next month. Nothing. So I cancelled. Took 3 days to get the refund on the credit card. Discounts can be found elsewhere, for me I used the newly opened Apple Military / Veteran store.
  6. likegadgets macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2008
    Buyer beware with this vendor (B&H). I ordered a MBP on Cyber-Monday at $500 discount. They charged the credit card right away, plus extra for 1 day shipping. Great price, but they did not ship. When calling them, they just said they were very busy with the holidays and would not commit to any shipment date - only that they would do the best that they can. I Cancelled and they said to wait 5 business days for the credit (sure sounds like they are playing with the cash flow). AMEX reverted the charge for no shipment wight away. Same thing happened this year with a camera and an Apple Watch. Since I have been a customer for more than a decade I accepted the two prior times where glitches - not anymore. It is not the same professional business they used to be. I rather pay more and by Apple or Amazon with no aggravation. Buyer beware
  7. Westside guy macrumors 603

    Westside guy

    Oct 15, 2003
    The soggy side of the Pacific NW
    I, on the other hand, have spent many thousands of dollars with B&H over the past 15 years or so - on Apple gear, cameras, and especially lenses - and have always had a good experience.
  8. likegadgets macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2008
    So did I, for years and years. I only noticed the deterioration starting in 2018. Three in a row... What was great customer service, unresponsive now. Perhaps competition is getting to them, perhaps the labor disputes that have been reported in the press. I hope they correct it - more competition is better..... Checked the consumer affairs site - tons of similar experiences - something recent has gone wrong
  9. pdaholic macrumors 65816


    Jun 22, 2011
    Add me to the happy B&H customer group. I have seen several complaints though on these boards over the years. I just bought an iPad Pro 11” and keyboard. Arrived in 3 days as promised. I know you shouldn’t have to, but if you guys are worried about arrival time, maybe call B&H before purchase and make sure they indeed have stock?
  10. macduke macrumors G3


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
    Same. They did this with my Sony a7R III around this time last year. They said they couldn't find it. Said they were too busy to do anything about it even though I had just paid for a $3200 camera. Spent hours being sent around to different departments. Said they couldn't find it in the shipping system as having left the building. Didn't cancel because the preorders were sold out everywhere else. Eventually it turned up weeks late. I think they oversold their preorders even though I ordered within minutes of it becoming available and instead of saying it was sold out, they basically put us all on backorders without telling us. Either that or they're really incompetent losing cameras worth thousands. I had stopped shopping with them because of problems like these and for stupid reasons like their website actually closing for holidays about every week. I mean, why even close your website? The website is still online, so somebody has to be monitoring the site, right? So why can't the orders just go into the queue in the database if you give your employees vacations all the time? Doesn't make logical sense. Anyway, I only went with B&H because they had a Sandisk 64GB UHS-II 300MB/s SD card free with the camera. It was like a $150 memory card at the time. They seem desperate for customers. I think most people only order from there because there is no sales tax if you don't live in New York, but that should be changing soon after the supreme court ruling on internet sales tax. Hopefully I don't get banned for saying the word supreme court outside of PSRI but I felt it gave important context to what I'm saying. It's sad that I even have to write this.
  11. MacManiac1 macrumors member


    Sep 7, 2017
    Lots of places are like this - process the charge immediately. Refunds take two or three days. I think fair is fair and if there is no issue, they should refund as quickly as they charge you.
  12. ricktat macrumors 65816

    Feb 18, 2013
    $579 wi-fi silver 64GB is showing back in stock now.

    2 weeks ago B&H started the LTE 256GB at $749 and showing more on the way. Now the same 256GB LTE is back in stock at the same price.

    B&H must have bought a literal truckload of leftover 2017 12.9 inch iPads.

    So hopefully these ship without issue
  13. vicviper789 macrumors regular

    Jun 5, 2013
    Instead of treating it as an interest free loan

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