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With the back-to-school shopping season nearing an end, some last minute offers include a couple of "killer deals" where you can save between $400- $600 on 2013 MacBook Pros that are essentially equivalent to 2014 models, $160-$250 off Mac Pros, $50 off iPad Airs and some iPad minis, up to $399 off certified iPhone 5 refurbs, and Apple's current 13-inch MacBook Air for $750 (Students Only).
Killer MacBook Pro Closeout Deals
As can be seen in our Price Guides, AI sponsor Adorama has slashed the price of a handful of 2013 MacBook Pros, which are available until supplies run out. In some cases, these closeout models are identical or near identical to the 2014 models that replaced them, given that they share the same architecture. For instance, Adorama has dropped the price of the 2013 13" MacBook Pro (2.8GHz, 8GB, 1TB) to $2,099.00, which is $400 off its original MSRP and $200 off the $2,299 price that Apple currently charges for the same exact specs on a mid-2014 branded model. And if you live outside NY & NJ, Adorama won't collect sales tax on your order. Adorama is an Apple Authorized Reseller and you must first take 20 seconds to register for a free VIP account before you can add a Mac to your cart. Similar highlights include:
! No tax collected on orders shipping outside NY & NJ.
MacMall also offers a number of 2013 MacBook Pro closeouts, several of which are down to their last few units. MacMall also offers AI Price Guide users an additional 3% off all its MacBook Air and MacBook Pro prices when using the links on AppleInsider and then applying promo/coupon code APPLEINSIDER01, yielding the lowest prices anywhere on these units:
13" MacBook Pro (2.4GHz, 16GB, 128GB) for $1,445.29* [$154 savings] 1 left
13" MacBook Pro (2.6GHz, 16GB, 512GB) $1,837.18* [$162 savings]
13" MacBook Pro (2.8GHz, 8GB, 256GB) for $1,610.19* [$189 savings]
13" MacBook Pro (2.8GHz, 8GB, 512GB) for $1,749.49* [$205 savings] 3 left
13" MacBook Pro (2.8GHz, 16GB, 512GB) for $1,978.79* [$220 savings] 4 left
15" MacBook Pro (2.6GHz, 16GB, 256GB) for $2,201.89* [$297 savings] 3 left
15" MacBook Pro (2.8GHz, 16GB, 768GB) for $2,327.99* [$721 savings] 5 left
* Price after applying Promo/Coupon Code APPLEINSIDER01
For additional models available at closeout savings, see the Certified Refurbs & Closeouts section of our Price Guides.
New 2014 MacBook Pros at the Lowest Prices Anywhere
Readers looking for the just-released mid-2014 MacBook Pros can also use MacMall coupon code APPLEINSIDER01 on all those models listed by the reseller in our Price Guides. These coupon discounts combined with MacMalls discounts have yielded early price cuts of $100-$141 off 13-inch 2014 MacBook Pros and $130 - $171 off 15-inch models, before any tax-savings are factored in (MacMall only collects sales tax on orders shipped to CA, CO, GA, IL, MN, NC, NY, TN, and WI). Some highlights include:
13-inch 2.6GHz, 8GB, 128GB for $1,197.94* $101 savings
13-inch 2.6GHz, 8GB, 256GB for $1,382.24* $116 savings
13-inch 2.8GHz, 8GB, 512GB for $1,658.69* $140 savings
13-inch 2.8GHz, 8GB, 1TB for $2,182.49* $116 savings
13-inch 2.8GHz, 16GB, 512GB for $1,891.49* $107 savings
13-inch 3.0GHz, 16GB, 512GB for $2,085.49* $113 savings
13-inch 3.0GHz, 16GB, 1TB for $2,570.49* $128 savings
15-inch 2.2GHz, 16GB, 256GB for $1,867.24 $132 savings
15-inch 2.2GHz, 16GB, 512GB for $2,163.09* $136 savings
15-inch 2.5GHz, 16GB, 256GB for $1,969.09* $130 savings
15-inch 2.5GHz, 16GB, 512GB for $2,230.99* $168 savings
15-inch 2.5GHz, 16GB, 512GB, 750M for $2,327.99* $171 savings
15-inch 2.5GHz, 16GB, 1TB, 750M for $2,842.09* $157 savings
15-inch 2.8GHz, 16GB, 512GB, 750M for $2,551.09* $148 savings
15-inch 2.8GHz, 16GB, 1TB, 750M for $3,036.09* $163 savings
* Price after applying Promo/Coupon Code APPLEINSIDER01
$50 off all iPad Airs at Target
Until midnight, Target is offering $50 off all the iPad Air models which they stock. In some cases this yields the lowest prices around for these models, though our iPad Price Guides indicate that Amazon currently maintains the lowest prices on most WiFi-Only models and several iPad minis with Retina Display. Students also get $50 off iPads at Best Buy. Keep reading below.
$749 2014 13" MacBook Air for Students
Students still have a limited time to take advantage of BestBuy's student promotion, dubbed College Tech Savings. It offers any student with a valid .EDU email address a handful of single use coupons, including one for $100 of MacBooks and iMacs, one for $50 off iPad Airs, and another for $50 off iPad minis with Retina display. Since BestBuy is also discounting Apple's current 13-inch MacBook Air (1.4GHz/4GB/128G) to $849.99 (down from $999), students can use the $100 Mac coupon during checkout to reduce this model to $749.99 — which is $250 off and the lowest price we could find in our Price Guides by $100.
To take advantage of the offer and retrieve the coupons, qualifying students can follow these steps:
1) Follow this link to Best Buy's College Tech Page.
2) Enter your .EDU email address into the field and submit (Best Buy promises not to spam you).
3) You'll then receive an e-mail from Best Buy asking you to confirm your email address. Click the "Confirm Now" button in the email.
4) You'll then receive a second email from Best Buy titled "College Tech Savings." It will include several coupons, including the MacBook and iPad coupons.
5) You can then print those coupons and bring them to a Best Buy retail store, or return to Best Buy.com to shop online and then apply the "Promotional Code" listed alongside each coupon when you check out.
$160-$260 of Mac Pros
In addition to the discounts already listed for CTO Mac Pros in our Price Guides, a handful of resellers this week have slashed the price on Apple's two standard retail configurations by $160-$260. They include:
+ No sales tax on orders shipped outside NY.
Apple Certified Refurbished iPhone 5 units
Also noted in our Certified Refurbs and Closeouts Price Guide, eBay and Apple have listed another batch of Apple Certified Refurbished iPhone 5 handsets in all 3 capacities and both colors while supplies last. They each come with a full one-year Apple Warranty, and they each have been completely restored, burn-in tested and professionally repackaged with a "final quality inspection performed by Apple.":
64GB White iPhone 5 (Factory Unlocked for GSM) for $499 $350 off MSRP
64GB Black iPhone 5 (Factory Unlocked for GSM) for $499 $350 off MSRP
32GB White iPhone 5 (Factory Unlocked for GSM) for $479 $270 off MSRP
32GB Black iPhone 5 (Factory Unlocked for GSM) for $479 $270 off MSRP
16GB White iPhone 5 (Factory Unlocked for GSM) for $449 $200 off MSRP
16GB Black iPhone 5 (Factory Unlocked for GSM) for $449 $200 off MSRP