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Chate 12-17-2011 11:56 AM

Macbook Open Box- 10% off PLUS $100 off- YMMV
 
Hola,
BestBuy at Topanga Westfield (woodland hills area) has 10% off plus an additional $100 off all open box Macbooks. YMMV at other locations.

I picked up a MC965ll/a Macbook Air 13" (newest model) and the breakdown is:

REG 1299.99
$65 Sale Disc
123.50 10% disc
100.00 Disc

=1011.49 Plus tax (88.51) so $1106.00 Out the door, after 6 dollars CA waste fee.

I'm not a mac user AT ALL, i just like the way this thing looks, and well for the first time in my I can afford one so I went for it...Please let me know if this was a good deal, their return policy is 14 days :P

Happy Shopping!

1fortheteam 12-17-2011 12:06 PM

So you saved $120 on a open box/ used/ pawed by bestbuy customers macbook......

Sorry. Crappy deal.. Its $1234 new at Amazon and other places everyday

And the $120 on a $1200 item suddenly made it affordable for you????

I assume you shop at Bestbuy a lot.....

eepster 12-17-2011 12:06 PM

Once you go Mac, You don't go back!!
 
Sounds good, You're going to love your new toy!!

Chate 12-17-2011 12:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by laphroaigh (Post 46103318)
So you saved $120 on a open box/ used/ pawed by bestbuy customers macbook......

Sorry. Crappy deal.. Its $1234 new at Amazon and other places everyday

And the $120 on a $1200 item suddenly made it affordable for you????

I assume you shop at Bestbuy a lot.....


So $128 discount.

And no, the discount PLUS my newly obtained 6 figure salary made it finally affordable... just because I CAN buy it at retail doesn't mean I want to.

I assume you assume a lot...

uknowsana 12-17-2011 12:20 PM

I think BestBuy guys make him fool. I feel sorry about him :(

arrarrgee 12-17-2011 12:22 PM

http://www.macrumors.com/2011/11/...n-1q-2012/

You might wanna think again..esp since a new version is on its way...Q1 2012 the rumor mills say

575rider 12-17-2011 12:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by arrarrgee (Post 46103670)
http://www.macrumors.com/2011/11/...n-1q-2012/

You might wanna think again..esp since a new version is on its way...Q1 2012 the rumor mills say

I'm excited about a 15" model, but what does your post have to do with what you responded to? :confused:

arrarrgee 12-17-2011 12:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 575rider (Post 46103712)
I'm excited about a 15" model, but what does your post have to do with what you responded to? :confused:

Since OP mentioned abt bestbuy's return policy...i am thinking he is not averse to returning the product if he thinks its not a good deal....esp since a refresh of the line is in the works...atleast i wud wait for couple more months instead of pulling in the trigger now....

1fortheteam 12-17-2011 12:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chate (Post 46103610)
So $128 discount.

And no, the discount PLUS my newly obtained 6 figure salary made it finally affordable... just because I CAN buy it at retail doesn't mean I want to.

I assume you assume a lot...


Well someone smart enough to have a six figure salary can figure out this is a bad deal. You are saving $128 for a used item.........buy it NEW from Amazon

Yuniverse 12-17-2011 12:41 PM

It's a good price for the model, even if it is a open-boxed item. Retail on these are $1300.
However, if you want a new unit, the best price that I can find is $1,210.22 from MacMall. For me, Amazon charges 9.5% tax, so MacMall without tax is the best option.

(link removed)
I'm not, in any way, affiliated with this site. I'm just a customer. :)

pclstyle 12-17-2011 12:43 PM

all this trash-talking... just TU or TD and move along.

Chate 12-17-2011 12:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by laphroaigh (Post 46103318)
So you saved $120 on a open box/ used/ pawed by bestbuy customers macbook......

Sorry. Crappy deal.. Its $1234 new at Amazon and other places everyday

And the $120 on a $1200 item suddenly made it affordable for you????

I assume you shop at Bestbuy a lot.....

Quote:

Originally Posted by Yuniverse (Post 46104120)
It's a good price for the model, even if it is a open-boxed item. Retail on these are $1300.
However, if you want a new unit, the best price that I can find is $1,210.22 from MacMall. For me, Amazon charges 9.5% tax, so MacMall without tax is the best option.

Go through this link. [macmall.com] I'm not, in any way, affiliated with this site. I'm just a customer. :)

Thanks! $100 bucks more or so, eh, i'm the first person to register mine w. apple and their records show original purchase date is today so i think i'll keep it unless a deal comes out for 100 less than i paid

Conanc 12-17-2011 12:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chate (Post 46104278)
Thanks! $100 bucks more or so, eh, i'm the first person to register mine w. apple and their records show original purchase date is today so i think i'll keep it unless a deal comes out for 100 less than i paid

Thanks for the heads up. I am going to head over tomorrow to take a look at what my local store has. I looked into purchasing an open box in October but decided to wait. I am new to Apple products, too -- but I just bought an iPhone 4S and LOVE it! I do have a question....is there any way to know in the store if you are first to register an open box with Apple? Did you buy AppleCare?

Enjoy your Macbook!!

nuprin1 12-17-2011 03:53 PM

How did you get the additional $100 off?? I know there was a coupon a few weeks back for OB items at BB, but I'm curious how you got it. Did they just offer it to you (unlikely), was there a coupon or ad posted for the additional $100 off?

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chate (Post 46104278)
Thanks! $100 bucks more or so, eh, i'm the first person to register mine w. apple and their records show original purchase date is today so i think i'll keep it unless a deal comes out for 100 less than i paid


Chate 12-17-2011 10:44 PM

There is a sign posted for the add'l 100 off, the sign is in the cage where the computers are, i believe there is 50 off open box ipad and 25 off open box ipod as well.

sierrahiker 12-18-2011 12:48 AM

You got a very good deal on a great laptop! I did the same thing a month ago or so. I bought a total of open box 4 Mac laptops and kept 2 that I liked best. The other 2 I sold I made a little profit on. One of them I used for 2 moths before selling it. You could probably sell this laptop for about $1190 right now on CL.
The ones I bought were like new, one had only 1 battery cycle. The warranty covers it from the day of your purchase. In one case I had to email Apple the copy of my Best Buy receipt and they made the warranty effective the day I bought it.
This is also my 1st Mac and I love it. No buyer's remorse here.
Those who tell you this was a crappy deal should let you know where you can buy this laptop for the same price with a full 12 month warranty.
Enjoy!

nabilm92 12-18-2011 12:59 AM

Best deal is to buy it from B&H photo. They have it for $1235 with no tax for most of us and free shipping. The good thing though is that if you buy AppleCare when you buy the Macbook, you get it for $95. Can't beat AppleCare for $95 on top of a competitive price that has no tax. Just my 2c anyways.

eVilfRidAy 12-18-2011 01:31 PM

Apple MacBook Pro/Air/iMac (Open Box) $200+ Off YMMV @ Best Buy B&M
 
Best Buy currently has an open box (OB) sale where you can get $100 off any OB MacBook Pro/Air/iMac in addition to the standard 10% off on all OB products. This can give you a $200+* saving over the original price of the computer!

There are two ways to check open box products at Best Buy B&M stores:
1. Follow this link [bestbuy.com] and find your store, then click on the Open Box Items link under the "Special Products" section of your stores link.
2. Use the Best Buy mobile app to do the above.
Note: Using the second option (mobile app), you are more likely to find out the prices rather than being given the message "Visit store for details"

* If you happen to find an older generation Apple product (as I did), you can get more than $200 off the original price of the computer. This is because Best Buy discounts products that are no longer in their system (such as older generation MacBook Pro's). So that is a $100 discount from being an older generation model, another 10% for being an open box item, and finally another $100 for the current open box sale.

My result: I bought an Apple MacBook Pro MC700LL/A for $850 OTD ($800 + tax). Calculation: $1,099.99 - $99 (discount for being a deleted product) - $100 (10% off for being an open box item) - $100 (open box sale coupon) = 800.99 :woot:

EDIT: Sorry, here is the link to the coupon [bestbuy.com].

stangnation305 12-18-2011 01:36 PM

i checked for mine...but it said to go in-store to check the price :thumbdow: ...and i;m too lazy to go change, get on my car and drive to BB..so maybe some other time.... :reading:

Am_I_Evil 12-18-2011 01:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eVilfRidAy (Post 46131442)
$100 (open box sale coupon) = 800.99[/B] :woot:

link to the coupon?

nevermind...found it....

cyborg95 12-18-2011 01:59 PM

i still dont see it..
Quote:

Originally Posted by Am_I_Evil (Post 46131732)
link to the coupon?

nevermind...found it....


antec5150 12-18-2011 02:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cyborg95 (Post 46132082)
i still dont see it..


http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Elect...=71&loc=01

edit :nevermind this coupon expired in july

el31415 12-18-2011 02:10 PM

how is life under a rock ?

Am_I_Evil 12-18-2011 02:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cyborg95 (Post 46132082)
i still dont see it..


deals pl.us /bestbuy-coupons/359645p

delete the spaces

ehphone 12-18-2011 02:12 PM

I got an open box macbook pro 2.4ghz i5 today with 500GB hard drive and 4GB ram for $850 plus tax. They had this one as open box and I got 10% off lowest price sold then another $100 off for coupon. Nice machine for the price.

eVilfRidAy 12-18-2011 02:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cyborg95 (Post 46132082)
i still dont see it..

Sorry! Added the link to the coupon.

Quote:

Originally Posted by ehphone (Post 46132306)
I got an open box macbook pro 2.4ghz i5 today with 500GB hard drive and 4GB ram for $850 plus tax. They had this one as open box and I got 10% off lowest price sold then another $100 off for coupon. Nice machine for the price.

Sweet :cool:

jbfickler 12-18-2011 03:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ehphone (Post 46132306)
I got an open box macbook pro 2.4ghz i5 today with 500GB hard drive and 4GB ram for $850 plus tax. They had this one as open box and I got 10% off lowest price sold then another $100 off for coupon. Nice machine for the price.


What comes with the laptop? Everything you would get if you went to the apple store...ie box, power cord, software...etc

how do you like it? hows the condition?

eVilfRidAy 12-18-2011 03:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jbfickler (Post 46133536)
What comes with the laptop? Everything you would get if you went to the apple store...ie box, power cord, software...etc

how do you like it? hows the condition?

Mine was a returned item (from before the extended holiday return policy, so it had to have been returned within 14 days), and everything was included in the box. The booklet and cloth were actually still wrapped in the original wrapping :)

ehphone 12-18-2011 03:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jbfickler (Post 46133536)
What comes with the laptop? Everything you would get if you went to the apple store...ie box, power cord, software...etc

how do you like it? hows the condition?

Came with everything that ordinarily came in the box. Wall charger, computer, paperwork. I booted it up. I also checked when it was registered with Apple and it was only out of the store for about a week or so. It appears to be in mint condition.

Quote:

Originally Posted by ehphone (Post 46133728)
Came with everything that ordinarily came in the box. Wall charger, computer, paperwork. I booted it up. I also checked when it was registered with Apple and it was only out of the store for about a week or so. It appears to be in mint condition.

P.S. Had a macbook which I traded into best buy which allowed me to get a Macbook air. Did not love the air, only because of HD constraints. It is a great machine (really nice physically) but until they increase the SSD size it is limiting. So I am switching it for the macbook pro. So I got the pro, with slightly better specs than the air, for about $200 cheaper. Nice deal.

ehphone 12-18-2011 03:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eVilfRidAy (Post 46133594)
Mine was a returned item (from before the extended holiday return policy, so it had to have been returned within 14 days), and everything was included in the box. The booklet and cloth were actually still wrapped in the original wrapping :)


Sounds about the same as mine. In excellent condition. Booklet still in plastic, etc. the macbook itself appears to be in perfect condition. No scratches, etc.

cyborg95 12-18-2011 03:23 PM

Thank you sir.
Quote:

Originally Posted by antec5150 (Post 46132230)
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Elect...=71&loc=01

edit :nevermind this coupon expired in july

Thank you.
Quote:

Originally Posted by eVilfRidAy (Post 46132374)
Sorry! Added the link to the coupon.



Sweet :cool:


ehphone 12-18-2011 03:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nabilm92 (Post 46119606)
Best deal is to buy it from B&H photo. They have it for $1235 with no tax for most of us and free shipping. The good thing though is that if you buy AppleCare when you buy the Macbook, you get it for $95. Can't beat AppleCare for $95 on top of a competitive price that has no tax. Just my 2c anyways.


I bought an open box macbook today. [Edit Macbook Pro (MBP) 13"] It is $1,138 at Best Buy new. This is close to the price on Amazon, etc. with no tax for most. However, I got it for $850 + Tax. That is worth the difference for a mint condition open box. I checked it thoroughly and it is in perfect condition. So for me the savings was well worth it. Even with tax it is a saving of over $200 or 20%.

lawgs 12-18-2011 03:57 PM

hows the one year warranty from Apple?

spathh91 12-18-2011 03:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lawgs (Post 46134516)
hows the one year warranty from Apple?

i feel like apple has one of the best warranty service. I have never had a single complaint with them, and it is always fast. Usually send out chargers and ipod with 1-day shipping. This is from an objective consumer.

lawgs 12-18-2011 04:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by spathh91 (Post 46134558)
i feel like apple has one of the best warranty service. I have never had a single complaint with them, and it is always fast. Usually send out chargers and ipod with 1-day shipping. This is from an objective consumer.

Sorry, what I meant was: do we get the first one year warranty & eligibility to Apple Care just like when you buy it from Apple Store?

Am_I_Evil 12-18-2011 04:21 PM

damn....by the time I got to any of my locals everything was gone...well at least the stuff I'm interested in...

at leat this coupon lasts into the new year...maybe there'll be some good returns after Christmas...

GMoney77 12-18-2011 04:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ehphone (Post 46133922)
I bought an open box macbook today. It is $1,138 at Best Buy new. This is close to the price on Amazon, etc. with no tax for most. However, I got it for $850 + Tax. That is worth the difference for a mint condition open box. I checked it thoroughly and it is in perfect condition. So for me the savings was well worth it. Even with tax it is a saving of over $200 or 20%.

How'd you get it for $850? I checked my local BB and it is $1099. Maybe I need to check more stores.

nuprin1 12-18-2011 07:07 PM

Is this for the 13" MBA? The new price I see is $1235, not $1138. But I agree if you got an OB MBA for $850, that's a steal!

Quote:

Originally Posted by ehphone (Post 46133922)
I bought an open box macbook today. It is $1,138 at Best Buy new. This is close to the price on Amazon, etc. with no tax for most. However, I got it for $850 + Tax. That is worth the difference for a mint condition open box. I checked it thoroughly and it is in perfect condition. So for me the savings was well worth it. Even with tax it is a saving of over $200 or 20%.


ehphone 12-18-2011 08:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nuprin1 (Post 46138900)
Is this for the 13" MBA? The new price I see is $1235, not $1138. But I agree if you got an OB MBA for $850, that's a steal!

Sorry, no its the MBP. I got an air that I am returning. I paid $1070 for that including tax.

Quote:

Originally Posted by GMoney77 (Post 46135284)
How'd you get it for $850? I checked my local BB and it is $1099. Maybe I need to check more stores.

Was MBP Macbook pro, not MBA.

ehphone 12-18-2011 08:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lawgs (Post 46134738)
Sorry, what I meant was: do we get the first one year warranty & eligibility to Apple Care just like when you buy it from Apple Store?

yes you do. you an check your warranty status here:

https://selfsolve.apple.com/agree...Dynamic.do

If it has been registered then you can submit proof that you just bought it and they will reset the warranty to one year from the date you bought it. I have done it, it works perfectly.

PhillyEagles 12-18-2011 09:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chate (Post 46103610)
So $128 discount.

And no, the discount PLUS my newly obtained 6 figure salary made it finally affordable... just because I CAN buy it at retail doesn't mean I want to.

I assume you assume a lot...

Whats does your salary have anything to do with this thread or anything at all?

Typical Yuppie! :bonk:

Chate 12-18-2011 09:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by laphroaigh (Post 46103318)
So you saved $120 on a open box/ used/ pawed by bestbuy customers macbook......

Sorry. Crappy deal.. Its $1234 new at Amazon and other places everyday

And the $120 on a $1200 item suddenly made it affordable for you????

I assume you shop at Bestbuy a lot.....

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chate (Post 46103610)
So $128 discount.

And no, the discount PLUS my newly obtained 6 figure salary made it finally affordable... just because I CAN buy it at retail doesn't mean I want to.

I assume you assume a lot...

Quote:

Originally Posted by PhillyEagles (Post 46141730)
Whats does your salary have anything to do with this thread or anything at all?

Typical Yuppie! :bonk:


;) just responding to that first guy. You just wish u were a yuppie.:woot:

PhillyEagles 12-18-2011 09:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chate (Post 46142148)
;) just responding to that first guy. You just wish u were a yuppie.:woot:

Cool story bro

BlueTangClam 12-18-2011 10:26 PM

You asked people for their opinion whether you got a good deal or not but then bash all the ones that said you got a bad deal. Getting 10% off on an open box is a pretty crappy deal.

buyyoudrink 12-18-2011 10:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eepster (Post 46103322)
Sounds good, You're going to love your new toy!!

i got 3 mac never use for 2 hour mac os. only install windows. just don't have right apps for me

ozmotion 12-18-2011 10:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by buyyoudrink (Post 46144480)
i got 3 mac never use for 2 hour mac os. only install windows. just don't have right apps for me

just wondering, but what apps do you use?

the only 'apps' i ever use windows for, are games

Am_I_Evil 12-18-2011 11:11 PM

ended up calling and finding a 13-inch MacBook pro a little farther out then I wanted to go but for $799 before tax it was totally worth it...not the newest one but the one right before...i5, 4gb ram, 320gb HDD, etc....

Chate 12-19-2011 06:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BlueTangClam (Post 46144402)
You asked people for their opinion whether you got a good deal or not but then bash all the ones that said you got a bad deal. Getting 10% off on an open box is a pretty crappy deal.


I only bashed the crappy deal police who dont provide a link or evidence to their conclusion... if you're gonna say its crappy just tell me where i can find a better one...we're all here to save some $, so I'll :heart: u if u gimme a link...and some ppl have and they were thanked!! :)

keysh2oboy 12-20-2011 08:34 PM

Took in my receipt for an open box 13 in MacBook air I got 2 weeks for $910

Showed them the $100 coupon.

Did a return and repurchase.

Thanks. Saved me $100.


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