How to get a cheaper Incase sleeve for the MBA?

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  1. RichardF macrumors 6502a

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    I want the Incase MacBook Air sleeve but would like to find a discount code or similar method to lower the $35 price-tag when ordering it.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    eBay, search coupon sites, froogle...

    The most you'd probably get off it would be about $5 anyway.
     
  3. RichardF thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yep, done all that.

    You are right though, an e-bay seller has it for $29.99 but I would rather buy from Apple, Incase or a local BB or CC store.
     
  4. SLCentral macrumors regular

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    I can tell you that wholesale cost of one of these cases is ~$15. Hope that helps with the search.
     
  5. RichardF thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you, it's good to know.

    I am afraid, I couldn't buy them from a wholesaler and in retail no one will care I know their margin though.

    Last year I found a great deal on the Incase case for 15" MBP right in the Apple stores. Perhaps I'll wait to see what they'll offer this year.

    Just as a point of reference: Goincase.com won't charge me sales tax to ship to NY but want $34.95 + $8.62 shipping (UPS ground) + $1 handling = $44.57!
     
  6. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    I picked up a nice Case Logic 13" at MWSF '08 for about $15 plus tax and they were selling for $34.99. I also picked up a nice Higher Ground Laptrap 13" for $55, that way my MBA doesn't get smashed while it's in my backpack (at the time I used it for my MB). Don't want any undue pressure on my MBA...:p
     
  7. RichardF thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, the CaseLogic sleeve is good too it seems (reversible) but I prefer the simplicity of the Incase.
     
  8. abzme macrumors newbie

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    I work for a garment company in NYC and made my own with Neoprene fabric and two easy stitches. I didn't like the zipper and instead made it like a sock, snuggly wrapping my Air. It's great. I like it cause it's still not bulky in my bag.

    I was gonna sell them for $10 bucks but never got around to it. I'll sell them for $5 (for the sewing and material) if you're interested. Just email me.

    I'd put pictures up to show you but every time I try to it says 'upload fail' so who knows why....
     
  9. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    I took a close look at the InCase sleeve as well, and it seemed to have a nice snug fit for the MBA. Whichever you choose, I hope you get a good price. All these sleeves seem to have gone up in price since MWSF '08... Good luck.:cool:
     
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