Macbook Air 13.3 for 974.99 @ Best Buy

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  1. lee714 macrumors newbie

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    Is this a good deal? And would I be seeing anything cheaper than this?
     
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  5. lee714 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Already got mine, thanks though! $175 off, not to shabby!?!??!
     
  6. Lancetx macrumors 68000

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    They're going to be $949.99 on Black Friday at Best Buy, so wait until then.
     

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  7. lee714 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Isn't this a better deal? I'm getting $175 off the retail pricing. Also the student discount coupon does not apply on the day of black friday. Makes me wonder why Best Buy would do this deal right before the week of black friday? Anyone have any assumptions?
     
  8. Lancetx macrumors 68000

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    Not everyone qualifies for student pricing.
     
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  10. rmhop81 macrumors 68020

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    for $25, it beats not having to deal with black friday

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    of course it's a great deal. i'm typing on mine right now that i got back in August for $899 from best buy. Same model. Great deal.
     
  11. rmhop81 macrumors 68020

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    for some reason they have been doing this on and off since August when I bought 2 of them. When i bought them, they had $100 student discount not the $50 like you got. Less discount as sales price though. Worked out to $899 after i put down a $25 reward zone cert.
     
  12. Jpeppard macrumors newbie

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    The macbook air pricing at best buy is going to be 28th through the 30th, it is not a doorbuster and I don't see them selling out in that time frame.

    Most of the black friday crowd are after the terrible Celeron Windows units.
     
  13. UbuntuFu macrumors regular

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    I just got this from Best Buy with an extra $50 off student coupon. Also, I used an AMEX card so that's another $25 off. Total with tax was about $1001 (8.75%), 976 after the 25 credit back from amex.

    I was on trying to decide on the Macbook Pro retina $1399 edu price at my university bookstore because I kind of wanted the 8gb RAM and the better display but with tax it would have been $1525. For 525 I could pick up a real nice IPS monitor and some other accessories.

    So far I'm liking the MBA a lot, seems to run fine, I will install Windows 7 on Boot camp tomorrow.
     
  14. Lancetx macrumors 68000

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    For those that qualify for the student discount, they're better off buying now, but for the majority that do not, they're better off waiting. The $150 off will be available online next week as well, so it's not really a hassle at all. Plus the $150 off will be good on all models, not just the entry level 13" as well.
     
  15. Tfb macrumors member

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    The base model is $929 for refurbished from Apple, which is always my preference.
     
  16. lee714 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I would rather have it new, wouldn't you?
     
  17. filmbuff macrumors 6502a

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    My friend just got one of these. Even though he specifically asked for the student discount they told him it wasn't available. The laptop also came with Mountain Lion installed so it must have been sitting on the shelf for a while. Needless to say he's going back to speak with the manager. They also tried to upsell him with:

    $50 virus removal services (I was literally LOLing)
    $100 software tech support for a year (on a laptop that already comes with Applecare)
    $89 for a Seagate hard drive because "you need a Seagate hard drive if you want to transfer your files from your old computer"

    $974 is still the best deal around on a 2013 macbook though.
     
  18. ougum macrumors regular

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    For those who prefer buying from Apple Store, they price match. That's how I got mine. They price matched Best Buy. I prefer burying from Apple Store.
     
  19. lee714 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Will they price match the 974 and give me a student discount?
     
  20. ougum macrumors regular

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    Don't know. You should call them and ask.
     
  21. Tfb macrumors member

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    No not really. Why?
     
  22. Fallingreason macrumors newbie

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    Resale value and ease of sale.
     
  23. rmhop81 macrumors 68020

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    The discount is with a coupon code. Buy online and pickup in store....no need to get hassled
     
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  25. DanTSX macrumors regular

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    No.
    Better quality control checks on the refurb
    Not having to deal with Black Friday traffic and people
    Toss it on my existing apple financing if I want to
    $20 less is another $20 I can spend on apps or random stupid stuff.

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    I use my computers from 3-7 years. Resale or residual value is low priority. And little affected by refurb status ( if at all)
     

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