Buyer's Guide: Discounts on Retina MacBook Pro, iPad mini, Beats Headphones, and More

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There are some great deals on Apple-related accessories and services this week, as well as some decent discounts on the iPad mini and the 13 and 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro.

Beats Studio over-ear headphones can be purchased (in six colors) for $180 through Groupon, which is $89 off the price when purchased directly from Beats. Target is also offering 25 percent off Beats Music gift cards, dropping the $50 card to $37.50 and the $25 card to $18.75, essentially dropping the price of a yearly subscription from $99 to $75.

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Speck's CandyShell Case for the iPad mini/Retina iPad mini can be purchased through Groupon for $14.99, a discount of $30. The iHealth Blood Pressure Monitor for iOS devices can also be purchased from Groupon for $30, a discount of $70.

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Best Buy is offering the 16GB non-Retina iPad mini for $199, a discount of $100 from the standard $299 price. It's available in both white and space gray. Best Buy is also offering a $25 iTunes gift card with the purchase of a $99 Apple TV.

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The higher-end 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro with 256GB of storage and 8GB of RAM is available for $1,399 from Amazon, which is a $100 discount and one of the lowest prices we've seen on that configuration.

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The lower-end 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage can be purchased for $1,849.99 from Amazon, Adorama, and B&H, a $150 discount. The higher-end Retina MacBook Pro with 512GB of storage and 16GB of RAM can be purchased for $2,449 from Amazon, Adorama, and B&H, also a discount of $150.

Customers in many states may find it preferable to order from Adorama or B&H, as these sites only charge sales tax in New York/New Jersey and New York, respectively.

Before making a purchase of a Mac or iOS device, make sure to consult our Buyer's Guide to find out if it's a good time to buy. For example, while there are some good deals to be had on the current iMac, our Buyer's Guide does not recommend a purchase at this time because an update is coming soon -- and prices will drop even lower.

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Top Rated Comments

GeneralChang Avatar
86 months ago

Ugh why spend $180 on the outdated Beats Studio when you can get the Audio-Technica M50x (http://georiot.co/AudioTechnicaM50x) for the same price. Do yourself a favor.

Not Stylish enough for you? No active noise-cancellation? You can get the Logitech UE6000 (http://amzn.to/1laxCrE) for next to nothing now that they've been sadly discontinued. They put the old Studios to shame. You're welcome.


Oh for the love… Don’t start this again.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Parasprite Avatar
86 months ago

Why oh WHY do we need to include BEATS HEADPHONES in a MAC BUYER'S GUIDE.

[LIST=1]
* You can use them with a Mac
* They are pretty big discounts
* Apple owns Beats now
* iPads aren't Macs either
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SchneiderMan Avatar
86 months ago
Ugh why spend $180 on the outdated Beats Studio when you can get the Audio-Technica M50x (http://georiot.co/AudioTechnicaM50x) for the same price. Do yourself a favor.

Not Stylish enough for you? No active noise-cancellation? You can get the Logitech UE6000 (http://amzn.to/1laxCrE) for next to nothing now that they've been sadly discontinued. They put the old Studios to shame. You're welcome.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GFLPraxis Avatar
86 months ago

The lower-end 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro with 8GB of memory and 256GB of RAM can be purchased for $1,849.99


I'll take a MacBook Pro with 256 GB of RAM please!

Edit: That was a fast edit, Arn ;)
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
djtech42 Avatar
86 months ago

Oh for the love… Don’t start this again.


Advice for buying the best products is bad?
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
wiz329 Avatar
86 months ago

[LIST=1]
* You can use them with a Mac
* They are pretty big discounts
* Apple owns Beats now
* iPads aren't Macs either

1. There are are in infinite amount of accessories you can use with a mac
2. Oh look, there's an external drive almost 50% off MSRP on amazon!
http://www.amazon.com/Passport-Ultra-Portable-External-Backup/dp/B00E83X9P8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1402707881&sr=8-1&keywords=external+hard+drive
3. Doesn't matter, they're still a distinct company and their products aren't designed or made my apple.
4. Yeah, but at least they're an Apple product. Beats is a distinct company owned by Apple. Beats headphones are still Beats headphones, not Apple headphones.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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