MBA 11" 2011 drops even further in pricer $739.99

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  2. absolutic macrumors regular

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  3. dmk1974 macrumors 68000

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  4. idencustom thread starter macrumors member

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    Positive.....
     
  5. sammyman macrumors 6502a

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    Is this for a student discount?
     
  6. hypervish89 macrumors regular

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    Where does it say you get a $150 gift card?
     
  7. IFrederickI macrumors newbie

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    Where can I find more information on this. When I went online to buy it did not show any details for a $150 gift card?
     
  8. Higgs1 macrumors 6502

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    You go in and get the student discount. They match the discount by doing the $50 apple normally takes off + $100 apple gift card = $150 best buy gift card

    must be a student or a parent buying for a student or school faculty
     
  9. hypervish89 macrumors regular

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    That's friggin' awesome! I think I may just buy it. LOL

    Do you know how the 11" 2011 MBA will be on sale at $739.99 for?
     
  10. idencustom thread starter macrumors member

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    Not a special sale.............the value of the 2011 mba has just dropped (twice) since Monday.
     
  11. OSXjamel macrumors newbie

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  12. amd is the best macrumors member

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    DAMN! Makes it tough to sell mine at a decent price.
     
  13. idencustom thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm very new to MAC... but all I hear is how great the resale value is. I don' think that will be the case going forward. A new device comes out and the old device drops 25% that week.

    Yikes
     
  14. sammyman macrumors 6502a

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    Try 15%. And that price will be about the same for another year.

    Either way, try selling your PC within 25% of the purchase price a year or two after you bought it and let's see what happens :)
     
  15. Sounds Good macrumors 68000

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    Hmmm... makes me wonder if it's really worth buying the new Air. Thoughts??
     
  16. richlee111 macrumors regular

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    Hate to break this to you, but I don't think Best Buy matches Apple on the previous gen Airs b/c the Apple Store does not sell brand new 2011's anymore. Apple never offer student discounts or the gift card promo on their refurbs, which is the only way you can buy a 2011 Air right now. I have heard of some Best Buys offer gift cards to clear inventory, but that is usually on a store by store basis where the manager authorizes it.
     
  17. idencustom thread starter macrumors member

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    15% of 999 is 150.

    25% of 999 is 250.

    the current price is 739

    I was rounding down.
     
  18. sammyman macrumors 6502a

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    Why do you think last year's model retails for $999 when the brand new mba is $999?
     
  19. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68020

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    Not sure how easy it is going to be to find one of those. Sold out online and I couldn't find any close to me.
     
  20. idencustom thread starter macrumors member

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    Sale: $739.99
    Reg. Price: $999.99
     
  21. sammyman macrumors 6502a

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    Last year the regular price was $999. I hope you understand that now the new model is out, saying this is a $999 macbook air is not exactly accurate. Apple.com shows this mba retail at $899 which is much more realistic than the numbers you are using.

    http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/specialdeals/mac

    Anyway, I think this is an ok deal. I think I will be buying a 2012 with educational discount over this. I would rather get 8gb of RAM on my next mac. That 11" is enticing though.
     
  22. smithy1185 macrumors member

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    I was in BB on Saturday and one employee said I could get the $150 gift card. I went back that night to get one but another employee said the promo started on Sunday instead. I guess YMMV because people on here have said they got the student discount earlier in the week.

    I was really tempted to get one of these, but I'm now leaning towards a 2012 model for the 8gb ram
     
  23. bogatyr macrumors 65816

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    They do hold value. However if you want the most bang for your buck you have to sell prior to the new model coming out. Also Apple sell's refurbs at a 15% discount so if you want to sell used, you have to beat that price anyways.

    An Apple refurb (from their store, not elsewhere) comes with a full warranty and the ability to extend that warranty up to 3 years.
     
  24. jojo26 macrumors newbie

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    My store only had open box for $650 with $150 gift card.
    Instead I picked up an open box mbp late 2011 for $800 and got the $150 gift card. Only had 4 battery charges on it.
     
  25. GodWhomIsMike macrumors 6502a

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    2GB ram? No thanks.

    The $899 13" MBP looks like something that might interest me. Especially since 512GB SSD drives are about $400. :eek:
     

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