Deals: Save on Certified Refurbished Apple Watch Series 3, 2017 MacBooks, Anker Chargers, and More

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Best Buy's one-day sale today is discounting a collection of Apple Watch Series 3 models (GPS + Cellular) that have been officially refurbished by Geek Squad. Prices for the aluminum models are as low as $299.25 in 38mm and $321.75 in 42mm, both hitting around $100 below the original prices of the smartwatches. You can check out the sale today by visiting Best Buy's Daily Deals page.

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Best Buy is also discounting a few configurations of Apple's MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro from Mid 2017 in another sale. The newest 2018 MacBook Pro models are included in this sale, but for those models you'll find better prices at Adorama, which has the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (2.3 GHz, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) for $1,599.00, down from $1,799.00 and the 15-inch MacBook pro with Touch Bar (2.2 GHz, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD) for $2,099.00, down from $2,399.00

You can find a few of the MacBooks on sale at Best Buy below, and visit the company's website for the full list. As a note, most of the prices for the 2017 models are being matched at B&H Photo.

[*]13-inch MacBook Air, 1.8 GHz, 8GB RAM, 128GB HD - $899.99, down from $999.99 (matched at B&H)
[*]13-inch MacBook Pro, 2.3 GHz, 8GB RAM, 128GB HD - $1,199.99, down from $1,299.99 (matched at B&H)
[*]13-inch MacBook Pro, 2.3 GHz, 8GB RAM, 256GB HD - $1,399.99, down from $1,499.99 (matched at B&H)
[*]12-inch Macbook, 1.3 GHz, 8GB RAM, 512GB HD - $1,499.99, down from $1,599.99 (matched at B&H) Anker has a special Gold Box deal on Amazon today only, including up to 40 percent off wall chargers, car chargers, power banks, and more. There are also a few Anker discount codes that will be expiring over the weekend, which we've listed below:


[*]PowerPort Wireless 5 Pad - $14.39 with code 10WIRELESS, down from $15.99 (exp. 9/22)
[*]PowerPort Wireless 5 Stand - $15.74 with code 10WIRELESS, down from $17.49 (exp. 9/22)
[*]PowerPort Wireless 10 - $19.79 with code 10WIRELESS, down from $21.99 (exp. 9/22)
[*]7.5W Fast Wireless Charger with QC Adapter - $41.39 with code 10WIRELESS, down from $45.99 (exp. 9/22)
[*]7.5W Fast Wireless Charging Stand with QC Adapter - $44.99 with code 10WIRELESS, down from $49.99 (exp. 9/22)
[*]PowerPort Wireless 5 Pad and Stand - $35.99 with code 10WIRELESS, down from $39.99 (exp. 9/22)
[*]5W Wireless Charger Charging Pad - $8.99 with code 10WIRELESS, down from $9.99 (exp. 9/22)
[*]7.5W Fast Wireless Charging Stand - $26.99 with code 10WIRELESS, down from $29.99 (exp. 9/22)
[*]Zolo Liberty Total-Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds - $79.99 with code ZOLOPRO7, down from $98.95 (exp. 9/22) Lastly, accessory company Choetech has a charging discount today, for a fast wireless stand charger that works with Apple's iPhone X, 8, 8 Plus, XS, XS Max, and upcoming XR. If you're interested, head over to Amazon, add the charger to your cart, and enter the code MACHO524 at checkout to get the accessory for $9.99, down from $17.99.


More of the latest sales can be found in our Deals Roundup, including 10 percent off any order you place with Pad & Quill.

Article Link: Deals: Save on Certified Refurbished Apple Watch Series 3, 2017 MacBooks, Anker Chargers, and More
 

Sedulous

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Stay strong :) I can't say I would have planted my flag on that given where most of the industry is going, but I wish you the best.
As far as I am aware, outside of Apple, it is rare that professional computer product has soldered everything. Not sure why Apple felt it beneficial to move away from the SSD blades. RAM, yeah I kinda get it. SSD makes no sense.
 

MadDawg2020

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Stay strong :) I can't say I would have planted my flag on that given where most of the industry is going, but I wish you the best.
When was the last time you removed the drive from your computer..? My guess is never.
 

justperry

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When was the last time you removed the drive from your computer..? My guess is never.
Cost of fixing a failed non soldered SSD $200
Cost of soldered SSD $700

The prices are just shown so you can see the difference, they are more or less guessed, but I am sure a soldered SSD is much more expensive than a non soldered one, reason, whole motherboard has to be replaced on the soldered one.
 

rodpascoe

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Cost of fixing a failed non soldered SSD $200
Cost of soldered SSD $700

The prices are just shown so you can see the difference, they are more or less guessed, but I am sure a soldered SSD is much more expensive than a non soldered one, reason, whole motherboard has to be replaced on the soldered one.
When you say ‘more or less guessed’ you mean completely made up and way off then?

Had one done in the U.K. for £185 (about $205)
 

justperry

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When you say ‘more or less guessed’ you mean completely made up and way off then?

Had one done in the U.K. for £185 (about $205)

What was done?

You don't have a mainboard for that price, 100% sure, it has to be replaced if the drive fails, if you are inside your warranty period your ok, else pay up.
 
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