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Monday, November 24, 2008, 07:00 am PT (10:00 am ET)

Best Buy cuts prices on Apple's Mac line for 4-day sale [u]

Looking to get a jump-start on the holiday shopping season, Best Buy is working with Apple to host a 4-day only sale that offers instant discounts across the entire Mac product line, including $100 - $150 off the latest MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro notebooks, and $50 - $150 off Mac minis, iMacs, and Mac Pros.

The specialty electronics reseller is said to have brought in "huge stock" over the weekend to support the promotion, which runs through Wednesday evening, and will be receiving additional stock sometime later today. In addition, Apple employees will be on hand at most Best Buy locations to interact with customers and help seal the deal.

The sale is also in effect through Best Buy online. In both cases, the retailer is offering no interest financing for 18 months. Anyone who purchases an Apple notebook will also qualify for two additional promotions, one which offers $39 - $70 off select printers, and another that offers 15% - 20% off notebook accessories.

Among the Mac offerings in stock and on sale are the following (prices after discount in parenthesis):

$100 off 2.0GHz Unibody MacBook ($1199.99)
$150 off 2.4GHz Unibody MacBook ($1449.99)
$100 off 2.1GHz White MacBook ($899.99)
$100 off 2.4GHz Unibody MacBook Pro ($1899.99)
$100 off 2.53GHz Unibody MacBook Pro ($2399.99)
$100 off 2.5GHz Aluminum 17-inch MacBook Pro ($2699.99)
$150 off 1.6GHz NVIDIA-baed MacBook Air ($1649.99)
$150 off 1.86GHz NVIDIA-baed MacBook Air ($2349.99)
$100 off 2.4GHz 20-inch iMac ($1099.99)
$100 off 2.66GHz 20-inch iMac ($1399.99)
$150 off 2.8GHz 24-inch iMac ($1649.99)
$50 off 1.83GHz Mac mini ($549.00)
$50 off 2.0GHz Mac mini ($749.00)
$150 off 2.8GH Mac Pro ($2649.99)

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Best Buy is also offering the original 1.6GHz MacBook Air for $1299.

Update: According to one reader, some Apple retail stores may be willing to price-match Best Buy for the next three days. "If you bring in a flyer or ad to an Apple Store, they will match the price after getting it approved through the manager," the reader said. Readers may be best suited to call their local Apple retail store ahead of time to inquire about their price-matching policies.