Will the MBA go on sale at Best Buy again?

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  1. Drock93 macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys, I feel as if I missed my opportunity. The MBA 13" base model was on sale for $849 last week, and now its back at $949 at Best Buy. I have a $100 off student coupon and 10% movers coupon to use, and am looking for the best price. Do you guys think BB will drop the price to at least $899 again, if not $849?
     
  2. capathy21 macrumors 65816

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    I'm sure. Every other week or so they seem to adjust the prices up or down. Last month they were 150 off, then 50 off, then back to normal, then 150 off, now 50 off. Just keep watching them.

    Also, check for open box Mac's in your local stores. If you get lucky, you can find a great deal and stack your coupons on top of the open boxed price.
     
  3. mtreys macrumors member

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    They will drop the price at some point. It's just a matter of how badly you need it. If you can't wait then go ahead and jump. If you can wait then it'll go down within a relatively short time period. Give it a couple weeks if you're not in a hurry.
     
  4. cshel24 macrumors member

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    The deal happened twice over the summer... if I had to speculate, I would say it is likely to happen again. This is the deal that I got on on, minus the student coupon. I used to movers coupon, the AMEX credit card deal, and a GC I got for bringing in my crappy old tablet over the summer. I was out the door for a little over $700 by the time tax was added on.
     
  5. twoehr macrumors member

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    What is the Amex CC Deal?
     
  6. idelgado782 macrumors newbie

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    I would definitely look for open box units as well. That's how I got mines and I paid 700 for it. I was at to find a 13in 256gb for 999 which was practically brand new. I used the 10% movers coupon and the 150 student coupon as well as some rewards coupons I had. If you don't need it right now I'd say shop around for open box and wait for the prices to drop again.
     
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  9. capathy21 macrumors 65816

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    Surprisingly enough, the 13 inch is 5 dollars cheaper than the 11 inch!
     
  10. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    A friend of mine got $100 additional off the sales price for buying an open box Air. He was very happy.
     
  11. azure247 macrumors 6502

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    I am kind of upset how the MBA 13 is the same price as the 11! But I cannot for the life of me go back to the 13 because I don't need the extra screen estate and the 11 is such a perfect size. It makes the 13 look like a giant. I wish the 11 had a sale price that was less than 850...
     
  12. tritonv3pro macrumors member

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    Best Buy open box sale

    Check your local best buy open box items online. I picked up a 32gb retina mini for $315. It was practically brand new. They had several macbooks reduced done >30% and one of the sales guys said all of their open box items are being marked down over 30%. I wasn't able to use the edu $50 off coupon (the system wouldn't take it) but did use the mover's coupon.
     
  13. aryan118 macrumors regular

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    MBA 13 is back on sale at 849$

    so after the student discount will cost 749$
     
  14. 212rikanmofo, Aug 11, 2014
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    How long does this sale usually last? I did the college student email thing, and its been over an hour and I haven't received my promo code yet. Sigh. I hope the price won't change anytime soon.

    Is it possible to buy the computer today and when I receive the code I can go back to the store and have them do price adjustment?
     
  15. aryan118 macrumors regular

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    When you go back and try to do it they will refuse, order it with the code and avoid the hassle of price match. The code should be in spam or junk folder, if you are using gmail then it would be under PROMOTIONS tab

    You need to confirm your .edu email before you can get the email with all the coupons in it.
     
  16. 212rikanmofo macrumors 65816

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    What do you mean confirm your .edu email? I just went to the bestbuy.com college student URL and it asks to enter in my .edu email, i entered it in, and it accepted it.

    So shouldn't I be receiving it by now?
     
  17. Drock93 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well shoot, it jumped back up to $899 from $849. I though it was gonna stay at that price for the week. Any chance it dives back down, or should I go for it?
     
  18. nightspd macrumors newbie

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    Yeah bummer, I walked in to get it at the $849 price, but it had shot back up. Luckily I had the Education coupon and the mover's coupon. Total before tax $722.

    I say pull the trigger, if it goes back on sale in the next 15 days, Best Buy will give you the difference back.

    BTW, writing this on my new MacBook Air (first modern Mac in 10 years) and I'm soooo impressed w/the build quality.
     
  19. citivolus macrumors 6502a

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    I noticed this as well...been waiting days for the coupons from best buy after entering my .edu email which it said it accepted. anyone else experience this delay?
     
  20. joshlalonde macrumors 6502

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    Consider getting your laptop at FutureShop; they are owned by Best Buy, have Geek Squad and all that. They're basically the same except right now, they have a $100 off promotion on the MBA and BB doesn't.
     
  21. capathy21 macrumors 65816

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    It should not take days. They are almost instant. Have you tried multiple times?
     
  22. citivolus macrumors 6502a

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    thanks, I tried again...looking to use the discount to get a MBA for my mom since it's such a good deal!
     

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