Thread DetailsLast Edited by NewtonFine July 25, 2014 at 06:40 PM
I was at a nearby Staples B&M close to closing time on Saturday (07/19), and a couple of EasyTechs were prepping the store for the following day/week. Amongst the newest clearance labels, there was a freshly-printed label at $449.90 for the recently "replaced" Microsoft Surface Pro 2.
I sorely was in need for an upgrade for my aging Samsung tabby, so I returned Monday (07/21) to seal the deal.
The product SKUs for this model are 308852 (display/demo SKU) and 308853 (NEW). You'll need to have someone at Staples (800-333-3330) run an inventory check on your surrounding area to look for stock, as none of the inventory checkers seem to bring anything up. In reverence of the SlickDeals "do not call" rule, please be considerate of your fellow SDers and DO NOT CALL YOUR LOCAL STORE!!! (Those that ignore this golden rule, most likely end up just ruining any potential SlickDeal for either themselves or another local SDer on his/her way to the same store.)
Most likely all you may end up finding is a display model, as all of the new stock appears to be "RTW" back to Staples online (.com). As such, you are at liberty to ask for a markdown on the display model. Usually, 5% to 10% is the going rate. The guys at the store only had the tablet (in mint condition) and could not find the power adaptor, box, etc. for mine, so the MoD exercised his discretion at 15%. (I bought the type cover (SKU: 130419), a new, boxed MS 48W power adaptor (SKU: 153966), and a SquareTrade 2-year accidental protection warranty (SKU: 207417) separately to complete the package.)
NOTE: The demo/display units are usually marked "demo, do not sell". They CAN be sold NOW, since this item is now a CLEARANCE item. As a wannabe Buddhist, I implore nonviolence, but try not to take NO for an ANSWER.
ALSO: Some coupons to consider that may work on this (and that...) on up until the end of the day today/tomorrow (07/22), look HERE and HERE. SAME COUPON CODES EXTENDED FOR THIS WEEK (07/20 - 07/26...w/grace...)
P.S. - If you don't like shopping at Staples but can appreciate this deal, there is a viable alternative deal HERE .
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