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We know Apple like the back of our hands. If you’re like us, than you’re probably aware that Apple’s not the most generous company when it comes to discounting their products. Apple does participate in annual sales programs, of course, just like everyone else; but these events are infrequent and in some instances only last just a few hours.
Luckily, if you just so happen to be in the market for one of Apple’s newest computer offerings, then you have a few other options. These options can potentially save you anywhere from $10 to even a couple hundred on your next big Apple computer acquisition — depending, of course, on your desired model, configuration, and store of purchase.
Furthermore, several outlets offer special incentives in addition to deep discounts, such as free peripherals, AppleCare protection plans, and limited sales taxes that are only applied in select states.
So let’s take a look at some of the theoretical savings opportunities that are currently available within the Apple community.
Several companies like B&H Audio & Video, Adorama, and MacMall are notorious for offering generous discounts on the latest and greatest Mac gear. For example, one can currently save between $14 and $120 on the new 12” (2015) MacBook with retina display and ForceTouch, simply by ordering from Adorama or B&H.
At B&H you’ll also receive a free SuperDrive, USB hub, and USB type C adapter, as well as no sales tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ. And, in the case of the latter, you’ll forego the sales tax, as well, which is only applicable to orders shipped outside of NY state.
The savings make the base $1,299 model, in both instances drop down to $1,199. The most expensive configuration typically retails for $1,749, but is available through B&H for just $1,629.
Consumers who purchase the 27” iMac with retina 5K display at B&H can currently expect to save between $100 and $130 off the base model. They will also save up to $250 on the highest tier, the 3.5 GHz configuration.
How long are these deals valid?
That’s the blessing and the curse with these discounts. They can change at any time, or be adjusted to include a different assortment of free gifts. What doesn’t change, however, is the fact that they exist and that they’re there for your consideration, so do plenty of research online, and act fast to find the best deal possible.