retina MBP and Best Buy

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ppone, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. ppone macrumors regular

    Sep 1, 2011
    Has anyone managed to beat a price of 1989.99 for the base RMBP with the education coupon through bargaining or whatever?
  2. beamer8912 macrumors 65816

    May 30, 2009
  3. Interstella5555 macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
    "Bartering" doesn't usually work well in straight capitalism.
  4. Vctr macrumors regular

    May 24, 2012
    Some Best Buys around me have open box specials on the Retina already ... Those came out to $1889.99. Depends on if you're okay with buying a second hand laptop.
  5. GoSooners macrumors member

    Jul 26, 2011
    I went to one Best Buy and was ready to purchase, had the coupon, but my student ID was not with me (travelling at the time).

    I purchased at a Best Buy in my hometown (came at 9:30 pm 30 min before close on a Sat night) and they didn't ask for ID, had my $100 coupon in hand. Got the 1989.99+tax price. No gift cards.

    Looks like the sale is going on for a 3rd week now and the coupon is valid until Sept since it's a back-to-school discount.
  6. jterp7 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2011
    best I've seen on MR is 1749, mine was 1799 but creaked something terrible. Took it to the apple store and no more creaking. If you're very careful with your stuff and don't want complications I would say that it's not worth the savings especially now that the shipping dates on are down to 1-2 weeks
  7. ppone thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 1, 2011
    1799?, was it an open box?

  8. jterp7 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2011
    yes. Use the bestbuy iphone app to get more accurate results than the bestbuy site. It make take more time to locate one at a good price than getting it straight from though so ask yourself if the 1 to 2 bills saved is really worth it to you (compared to student price + $100 itunes card).

    Another thing to mention is that I previously though the itunes card could be used on products at the store. And was even informed by an employee that all I needed to do was DL the app to pull funds from the itunes account. Later , that was corrected to state that it only worked with credit cards. In that sense, the $100 card could potentially be less useful to you than say the best buy gift card (comparing new purchases).
  9. dsciel macrumors regular

    Jul 13, 2011
    They allow you use the coupon on top of their sales price?
  10. Dammit Cubs macrumors 68000

    Dammit Cubs

    Jul 31, 2007
    For me.

    No. Best buy after taxes was 2000 dollars. They took off a good 400 because of student discounts. And I was able to charge it on my BB card and get 0% so I'll be paying that off in the 3 months. :)
  11. GoSooners macrumors member

    Jul 26, 2011
    Yes, it's basically the current promotion which is $2089.99 - $100 (student discount). That's the best I could do in the Houston area. No gift card.

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