Best Buy ‘Flash Sale’: $150 Off MacBook Air, Retina MacBook Pro

Best Buy has a one-day ‘Flash Sale’ both in-store and online today, which includes $100-150 off the following Macs:

  • $1,049.99 (save $150) – Apple MacBook Air 13″ Dual-Core Intel Core i5 1.6GHz
  • $1,399.99 (save $150) – Apple MacBook Pro 13″ Dual-Core Intel Core i5 2.7GHz Laptop With Retina Display
  • $1,549.99 (save $100) – Apple iMac (MK442LL/A) 21.5″ Intel Core i5 Quad 2.8GHz

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While the savings aren’t tremendous by any means, they are not bad considering Apple rarely discounts their Macs. If you’ve been waiting for a sale, this may be it until Boxing Day arrives.

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  • MleB1

    Desperation may be settling in there. Now granted, the clerks don’t have that haggard “Oh god, I’m on commission’ look of their former Future Shop employees, but I was into the Best Buy attached to the Eaton Centre in Toronto at 11am today and stacks upon stacks of unsold ‘on sale’ products, but you could’a fired off a cannon and not hit a customer. Apple Flash Sale only really works if someone’s in the store and that’s the product they are looking for.

  • Not to mention standing around for 15 minutes waiting for someone who works there to pull your item from the cage or from behind glass. That annoys me the most. The guys in Surrey central are always in the car audio section about 7 of them all chatting away.

    I normally get impatient and start pulling laptop security tags to make the alarms go off, suddenly someone comes to help.

  • BigCat

    If you are considering an electronic type purchase you may want to make your purchase before January. Apparently, a lot of retails are suppressing price increases due to the low Canadian dollar, so as not to hurt their yearend numbers. Starting January things could be much different.

  • Bafoon


    You think increasing prices for inventory after a heavy sales period – during the low end of the season (Jan, Feb) is not going to hurt them?

  • Bafoon

    Agreed – is BB hard hit or what – but their stores are so sparse on employees, even though there is virtually no customer in the horizon?

  • BigCat

    I don’t know, but can only assume that selling less is never a good thing.

    Source: London Drugs Cameras & Electronics January price sheet. One of the distributors has indicated that he has heard similar stories.

    Possibly, these price increases will be mitigated with a lack of sales and discounts. Time will tell.