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Fry's - MSI GT72 Dominator Pro Intel Ci7-6700HQ 17.3" Laptop, 24GB Memory, 1TB Hard Drive + 256GB SSD, 980m 4gb GPU - $1779 after MIR (best deal in states w/ sales tax)

KnightOfArmenia 22 17 June 20, 2016 at 12:42 AM in Computers (8)
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So, this might require a bit of arguing with your local Fry's salesguy, but it worked for me and it's in their policy.

Fry's is offering this beast of a gaming laptop for $2099 with a $100 MIR, bringing the total to $1999. The SKU is 8604770. http://www.frys.com/product/8604770

Best Buy, however, is offering the same laptop for $1879. The SKU is 4556211. http://www.bestbuy.com/site/msi-g...Id=4556211

So, you can get the store to price match with Best Buy, then use the MIR to bring it down to $1779.

Now, for those of us in states with sales tax (Los Angeles, here, we're at about 9% sales tax), Fry's *also* has a deal going on where they pay the sales tax on certain laptops. This laptop qualifies under that. Note that you need a Fry's promo code in order to have the sales tax nixed. http://www.frys.com/tax

So, what I did was I had them price match with BestBuy.com (sales guy tried to fight with me here saying that my local Best Buys were out of stock so they couldn't, but BestBuy.com is not out of stock and is ready to ship, which is what the Fry's price match guarantee requires). Then, I had them apply the sales tax deal (note on the site, it says that they will meet anyone's internet price PLUS pay the sales tax, not OR pay the sales tax). And finally, MIR (that'll take a bit, admittedly). And voila - a 980m 17" gaming laptop with Skylake processor for 1779 (plus CA's $5 recycling fee, ugh).
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Nice job - really smart thinking. We lose our commission in the computer department at Fry's when we price-match, so that's why the sales associate was fighting so hard with you not to let the sale go through at that price. Also, if anyone else is doing this, be sure to show the price online at Bestbuy.com like the original poster did, and tell whichever employee you're talking to that it's ready to ship, even if the local Best Buy store closest to you is out of stock.
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I'm wondering why I'm getting TD? Ah well. Good luck to anyone else going for this, I'm loving the laptop.
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Quote from KnightOfArmenia View Post :
I'm wondering why I'm getting TD? Ah well. Good luck to anyone else going for this, I'm loving the laptop.
I have no idea why other people are giving you thumbs-down. Personally, I gave it a thumbs-up because I thought it was smart. Enjoy your new laptop!
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