If you’re in the market for a new laptop and you’re a fan of Apple products, you’re in luck. As The Verge and Business Insider reported, Best Buy is having a huge $200 off sale on all MacBook Air Laptops. It’s causing a bit of an uproar as Apple products are rarely, if ever, allowed to be discounted by retailers.
I can’t believe Apple allowing retailers to discount like this. Cheapens brand and will make harder to hold prices businessinsider.com/macbook-air-sa…
— Henry Blodget (@hblodget) January 25, 2013
Even this past Black Friday 2012, Apple only discounted its MacBook Air laptops by $100. The new MacBook Air’s are rumored to be coming out in June 2013, so perhaps Apple is allowing retailers to clear merchandise. Either way, it’s good for business owners and consumers.
Here are your MacBook Air options:
- Apple MacBook Air – 13.3″ Display – 256GB Flash Storage – Sale Price: $1,299.99 Normal Price: $1,499.99
- Apple MacBook Air – 13.3″ Display – 128GB Flash Storage - Sale Price: $999.99 Normal Price: $1,199.99
- Apple MacBook Air – 11.6″ Display – 128GB Flash Storage - Sale Price: $899.99 Normal Price: $1,099.99
- Apple MacBook Air – 11.6″ Display – 64GB Flash Storage - Sale Price: $799.99 Normal Price: $999.99
The Verge also reported that at one point, Amazon matched Best Buy’s price for the $799 11-inch MacBook Air model, but it doesn’t seem to be the case anymore.
If you’re interested, you better hurry as the sale ends today or while supplies last. Good luck and happy shopping! Let us know in the comments below if you picked one up.
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