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Best Buy - $849.99 Apple MacBook Air (Latest Model) - 13.3" Display - Intel Core i5 - 4GB Memory - 128GB ($799.99 with student code, even lower with movers or AMEX promos - YMMV)

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Last Edited by thelama January 15, 2015 at 05:08 AM
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Apple® - MacBook Air® (Latest Model) - 13.3" Display - Intel Core i5 - 4GB Memory - 128GB Flash Storage - Silver

$849.99 ($150 off) + can get extra $50 off with student coupon - free shipping

13.3" Link:
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/macbo...ed_vKmZCrA


11.6" also on sale for $829.99 or $779.99 after edu coupon: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/apple...Id=2711892
B&H has matched 11.6" price - no tax for many and FS, but I don't think they have $50 off student discount. Tax savings is better in most cases


Student coupon link: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/globa...6200050000

Best Buy Movers coupon stacking thread: http://slickdeals.net/f/7571106-macbooks-at-best-buy-how-to-stack-movers-and-edu-coupons-from-corporate?v=1

Handy price tool, appleinsider.com price comparison list: http://prices.appleinsider.com/

Here is what I've determined after trial and error and hearing from others. Others may have a different experience and the coupons are YMMV and stacking is extremely YMMV:

ONLINE Orders:
1. Online orders seem to work only for the .edu coupon code OR the newer USPS Movers coupon with the "online code", but not both stacked. This is also a good way to test that your .edu code will work before trying in store.
2. Your .edu or mover (with online code) will work on open box macbooks. This may be the best option of all and get you a macbook air for well under $700.

IN-STORE:
1. I've tried with the newer mover coupon (with online code) and doesn't seem to scan in-store, but does on-line. Strange and maybe it was just the 2 Best Buys I went to. If this is all you have (without an edu coupon too), then try another rep or even get the manager to see if they will override and give you the 10%. Worked for me on first one I bought (I've since returned it after I bought another with max discounts at $719.99). They first said it does not apply to macbooks, but not true. It doesnt apply to apple accessories.
2. You should not have any problem getting your .edu coupons to work (assuming they're valid), but many reps or managers will not let you stack with movers. Obviously the $85 you would get with the movers would be the better option and this is what I chose the first time.
3. Your best chance at getting the $719.99 pre tax macbook 13" price is have a current movers coupon that does not have an online code. The one I used said "Start Fresh, 10% off a single item" and expires 2/28/15. I used that first, then talked the rep into scanning the .edu coupon. Both loaded properly. He didn't let me pay until he cleared it with his manager. Luckily that manager said if the system took it he was safe and we were good to go.

Obviously stacking both is highly YMMV, but possible. It just may take multiple reps and/or multiple Best Buys until you find success. Good Luck, I think the sale ends after Saturday.
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was $799 around Christmas. Not a bad price though
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was $799 around Christmas. Not a bad price though
Same $799 deal here when you add the student $50 discount.
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Don't think I trust Best Buy enough to ever make a major purchase through them. They have proven themselves time and again to be one of the crappiest of retailers. Other than a DVD or two, I avoid them like the plague.
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The warranty is through Apple, not Best Buy. So you really do not have to deal with them after the sale. I never have issues returning things at Best Buy and I have returned lots of things over the years.

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Don't think I trust Best Buy enough to ever make a major purchase through them. They have proven themselves time and again to be one of the crappiest of retailers. Other than a DVD or two, I avoid them like the plague.
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Could possibly get it down to $720 by stacking movers 10% and student coupons - YMMV. Same as +18 deal before Christmas
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what are movers 10% and how do you get them? Thxs
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what are movers 10% and how do you get them? Thxs
Through the post office move packet usps
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So movers and student usually stack, plus any RZ certs, ibotta has $5 at BB, AmEx if you have a BB cash back, anyone stacking other things to make this even better?
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great deal.
got this at xmas with movers coupon and $50 off student coupon.
also used the 10% bonus off of gift card to get an extra $60 off.

net cost under $660 plus tax.
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Verify the order of the coupons...

I was able to get the pretax price down to $675 when they had the $150 off, $100 student discount, and 10% movers.

To get the stacking, you might want to get an accessory (you can easily return this later). If I recall correctly, I applied the student coupon first then handed the movers coupon to the cashier noting, "This should work for the accessories." They scanned no problem, although the sales rep did pause for a second (probably because they saw the "double stacking on the laptop"). No issues though (at BBY the checkout computer system is always right).
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great deal.
got this at xmas with movers coupon and $50 off student coupon.
also used the 10% bonus off of gift card to get an extra $60 off.

net cost under $660 plus tax.
Nice.
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Quote from nmehta211 View Post :
great deal.
got this at xmas with movers coupon and $50 off student coupon.
also used the 10% bonus off of gift card to get an extra $60 off.

net cost under $660 plus tax.
Wow you did get a great deal. Was that the gift card purchase from Kroger. Wonder if still avail. How do you like the Mac? Bought one for my wife at $799 but wondering if I can improve on that deal. Need to get the mover coupon and that gift card deal if possible
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Anybody want to give me a student coupon?
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Anybody want to give me a student coupon?
Sent you a pm.
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