when does microcenter sale ends?

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  1. pcomac macrumors regular

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    so im going to buy MBP 13 from them because of the sale they have. the thing is, i wont be able to go there until next week. usually sales dont last long in stores so im really worried that this sale wont last. does anyone know when does the microcenter sale/deal ends?
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    it has been going on forever. i wouldnt worry
     
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  4. jesterscourt macrumors regular

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    It ends today in Atlanta, as I asked the manager, thinking about buying another MBP as a gift.
     
  5. pcomac thread starter macrumors regular

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    ^ :eek::eek::eek: what about the one in duluth?
    on the website it says "in-store pick up only". does it mean you have to order online and cant buy this deal in stores?
     
  6. The Mad Mule, Jul 3, 2011
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    What. This better not be true! :eek:

    EDIT: I just called the SoCal store, in the Apple department. The guy said that there's no way of knowing until tomorrow, which is when the prices for the week are set. Sooo shoot, looks like some of us will have to rush out there and get one today.
     
  7. jmjm003 macrumors newbie

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    You can buy in store too. I picked mine up last week at their Marietta location.
     
  8. jesterscourt macrumors regular

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    I was referring to that one, the one off of Pleasant Hill. I'd suggest you head over ASAP. In-store pickup only means you need to go and pick it up to get that deal, they aren't going to ship it to you for that price. You can basically pay for it online, and it'll be ready to pickup in 18 minutes at the front.
     
  9. pcomac thread starter macrumors regular

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    noooooooooooooo! :(
    why?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :( :( :(
    do you think there will be another sale coming before end of august?
     
  10. The Mad Mule, Jul 3, 2011
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    The Mad Mule macrumors regular

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    Do you know how long they hold it for? I assume 24 hours? Possibly 12?

    EDIT: Oh, they hold it for three business days. Probably not at the price it was at during the time though.
     
  11. Kyllle macrumors 6502

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    I'm pretty sure they just say that to make you buy one, especially if they know you're considering buying and not just browsing.

    Same thing when sales say "Limit _ per customer." They want you to think the sale is really good, so you'll buy more then just 1 item, since there's a "limit." Obviously there are some exceptions to this, such as Black Friday, when stores lose money on most of the super good deals. In most cases though, they'd rather you buy more.

    But about the Microcenter sale, I doubt it will end this week after they've had it for months. I guess you never know, it's just unlikely.
     
  12. awer25 macrumors 65816

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    Yes, at that price. If you order online for in-store pickup, you have X amount of days to pick it up. They won't charge you more if the price changes, b/c you already paid. I'm assuming you looked it up and X=3 days.
     
  13. pcomac thread starter macrumors regular

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    i dont understand how they are making money by selling it at a lower price than apple. dont they get their things from apple? hmmm........... is the quality different?
     
  14. awer25 macrumors 65816

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    It's the exact same, and they could be losing some money on it but they hope you'll buy more stuff while you're there. That's why it's in-store only. When you go to Microcenter you'll see - it's too awesome of a store not to buy anything else (which is what they're banking on).
     
  15. soco macrumors 68030

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    They're making money because fellas like you are likely to go, "Oh boy! It's on sale!" and plop down a thousand bucks and get one.

    Basic marketing. Company A offers the same product as Company B, but at a lower price. The hope is that they will sell 20 of that product at 5% less than Company B sells 10 of that product at regular price.

    In the end, Company A made more money.
     
  16. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    There will be more $999 Microcenter sales ... they seem to have them on sale more than not
     
  17. Kyllle macrumors 6502

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    I'm pretty sure they just say that to make you buy one, especially if they know you're considering buying and not just browsing.

    Same thing when sales say "Limit _ per customer." They want you to think the sale is really good, so you'll buy more then just 1 item, since there's a "limit." Obviously there are some exceptions to this, such as Black Friday, when stores lose money on most of the super good deals. In most cases though, they'd rather you buy more.

    But about the Microcenter sale, I doubt it will end this week after they've had it for months. I guess you never know, it's just unlikely.
     
  18. 2ndname macrumors member

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    Another option is, if there's a Best Buy within 20 miles away from the closest Micro Center you will be able to price match. Unsure what the range is for Apple stores.
     
  19. jesterscourt macrumors regular

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    I was curious about this, and went to the MC site a few hours ago. Still listed at 999. So I stand corrected. Willing to admit my ignorance. :cool:
     

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