MacBook Air pricing advice

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by DJinTX, Nov 18, 2014.

  1. DJinTX macrumors 6502

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    Hi all,

    I am trying to find the absolute best deal on a 2014 MacBook Air 13 inch (8GB ram, 256GB) with AppleCare. I am closely watching the Appleinsider deals page as they show the Macs + AppleCare bundles at Adoroma and B&H, and currently they have this MBA + AppleCare for $1330 at Adorama (basically $219 off). However, I have never bought anything through them before, so am a bit cautious of their return policies or customer service after the sale.

    I am also hesitant because I have seen better deals on the new iMacs and other Macs where the deal is AppleCare for free which would be great. Sometimes they even throw in a $25-50 iTunes card. I am also okay with buying the computer from one source and AppleCare from another, although these bundles seem to offer the lowest price.

    Basically, I just need some guidance from anyone out there who might know more about the usual timing of these offers so I can decide whether I should jump on the current deal or if there might be better deals coming either related to black Friday, cyber Monday, or even approaching Christmas. I can wait a bit if I can get a better deal. I just don’t know what to expect. Any advice?



    Thanks!
     
  2. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    Its hard to tell with the 3rd party vendors. It would seem there would be some up and coming deals during BF. Ultimately there will always been a better deal coming. The only reason to really delay a purchase is when a newer model is imminent.
     
  3. crzdcolombian macrumors 6502a

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    900 at best buy and if you get a student to give you their coupon its $50 bucks off that. Discover gives you 5% cash back at Best buy and 5% cash back on online shopping and yes they do add them both up if you buy from the discover site. I purchased a iMac for my dad last X-mas got 5% cash back for online shopping and 5% for buying at Best buy from the discover site.

    I am not sure if Chase or other cash back cards do that as well. Thinking of getting my fiancé a macbook air for X-mas
     

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