iMac Pro is $1,000 Off at Micro Center Stores, Now $3,999 While Supplies Last

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Micro Center stores are currently offering the base model iMac Pro for $3,999, a significant $1,000 discount off Apple's regular price, and by far the lowest price we've ever seen for the powerful desktop workstation since it was released a month ago.


Micro Center says the deal is available at its retail stores only and not online. The official Apple Authorized Reseller has 25 locations across the United States, many of which appear to be open this Saturday and Sunday.

The best deal we had previously seen on the base model iMac Pro, which starts at $4,999 from Apple, was a $250 discount from Best Buy that dropped the price to $4,749.99 earlier this week, so this is an impressive sale.


Micro Center says the deal is limited to one per household, and supplies are likely extremely limited, so we recommend calling ahead if you are planning on visiting one of their stores. There's no indication when the sale ends, so act fast.

The base model iMac Pro is equipped with a 27-inch 5K display, 3.2GHz 8-core Intel Xeon W processor, 32GB of ECC RAM, 1TB SSD storage, Radeon Pro Vega 56 graphics with 8GB HBM2 memory, 10Gb Ethernet, and four Thunderbolt 3 ports.

(Thanks to Steve, Johnny, and other readers who tipped us!)

Article Link: iMac Pro is $1,000 Off at Micro Center Stores, Now $3,999 While Supplies Last
 
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djcerla

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Speaks volumes.
Sales must be through the roof! Haha

I can't say I've ever seen such a discount on a brand new product.
Never heard of "Micro Center Stores" before.

The loss they will take on a small number of strongly sought-after products is paying for priceless articles on tech blogs. Way more cost-effective than, say, advertising their stores on Facebook.
 

Glockworkorange

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Wow. I still don’t have a use that would warrant, but I covet.

If I hadn’t just bought a 2017 i7....

I think it’s clear this is not selling well in brick and mortar.

Probably additional deals to come...
[doublepost=1515861994][/doublepost]Guess it makes sense—the kind of person who spends the coin to buys one of these will probably opt for BTO.
 

lec0rsaire

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The iMac Pro is just too expensive and overkill for typical, mainstream Apple customers. The professionals are not interested in the base configuration hence why the 20% discount this soon. Those guys are ordering more expensive custom spec ones. For those who can already afford a $5k machine, $10k is not a lot of money especially if they have high six figure salaries from pro work.
 

drowsier

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Never heard of "Micro Center Stores" before.

The loss they will take on a small number of strongly sought-after products is paying for priceless articles on tech blogs. Way more cost-effective than, say, advertising their stores on Facebook.
Microcenter is an awesome store — we have one in the Minneapolis area.

This is a great deal on the base. I wonder if upgraded versions are discounted
 

BGarza

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Much more tempting, but still, who wants to buy any high end computer with vulnerable processors to Spectre/Meltdown?

Laptops are many times an impulsive purchase. Workstations are investments. Also, w/o including a touchbar keyboard, an Apple Pencil compatible touchpad, and a lightning headphone jack, this red headed step child looks like it will fall victim to being last in line to receive updates.
 

69Mustang

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In between a rock and a hard place
The Space Grey accessories seem to be going for $600+ on eBay, bringing this down even further if you bring your own keyboard and mouse.
It's crazy that Apple didn't crank out the accessories for sale over the Xmas holidays considering they didn't have the HomePod on offer. I think they definitely would have sold a boatload. Especially the keyboard and trackpad. The mouse, not so much. Most videos I see with iMac Pros have a MX Master or some other multi-button mouse replacing Apple's low-rider.
 

Relentless Power

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Even if Apple were to discount the iMac Pro, I don't think it would even come close to $1000 off. Only drawback would likely be the locations of Microcenter for those who actually have one within reach. I don't have a MicroCenter, but I have like five Best Buy's in my city. I have heard good things about Microcenter.
 

69Mustang

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Even if Apple were to discount the iMac Pro, I don't think it would even come close to $1000 off. Only drawback would likely be the locations of Microcenter for those who actually have one within reach. I don't have a MicroCenter, but I have like five Best Buy's in my city. I have heard good things about Microcenter.
It's my favorite tech store. Most of the staff is knowledgeable and likes to help but they don't crawl up your butt when you enter the store. Best Buy often price matches but I doubt they'd be willing to price match $1000 off especially since it's in store only. Within a 5 mile radius of my house I have Microcenter, Best Buy, Fry's, Staples, and Office Depot. I used to cross shop all of them but Microcenter typically had the best price on a day to day basis.
 

Appleaker

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Glad to see it’s being offered at a much better price point already (even if it is for a limited discount). $3999/$3899 is probably the price point it should have been released at.
 

gijoeinla

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Never heard of "Micro Center Stores" before.

The loss they will take on a small number of strongly sought-after products is paying for priceless articles on tech blogs. Way more cost-effective than, say, advertising their stores on Facebook.
Bingo !

Hopefully others here will realize what’s behind this *deal* and not slumping sales.
 

DrJohnnyN

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It's my favorite tech store. Most of the staff is knowledgeable and likes to help but they don't crawl up your butt when you enter the store. Best Buy often price matches but I doubt they'd be willing to price match $1000 off especially since it's in store only. Within a 5 mile radius of my house I have Microcenter, Best Buy, Fry's, Staples, and Office Depot. I used to cross shop all of them but Microcenter typically had the best price on a day to day basis.
Yep, I love MC and there’s one 10 mins away! Way better than BB.