Micro Center Stores Offering $200 Off New MacBook Air Starting Today

Micro Center retail stores are offering an impressive $200 off new MacBook Air models, including custom configurations, starting today. This is by far the best deal we've seen on the new MacBook Air just released this Wednesday.


A new base model MacBook Air with a 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, 128GB of SSD storage, and Intel UHD Graphics 617 is available for $999, down from Apple's regular price of $1,199. An upgraded model with 256GB of storage is available for $1,199, down from $1,399 regularly.


Micro Center says the deal is available at its retail stores only and not online, although an order can also be reserved online for in-store pickup. The official Apple Authorized Reseller has 25 locations across the United States, many of which appear to be open on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Micro Center says the deal is limited to one per household, and supplies are likely extremely limited, so we recommend calling ahead if you are planning on visiting one of their stores. There's no indication when the sale ends, so act fast.

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1 week ago
Should be this price at retail with the old model gone.
Rating: 11 Votes
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1 week ago
That kicks ass! You can grab it for the same price as the previous MBA!
Rating: 10 Votes
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1 week ago
Love microcenter they always have some great discounts on Apple products. And the one nearest me is in an area where sales tax is only 3.5%
Rating: 7 Votes
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1 week ago

Last I read was retailers don't earn any money on Apple devices. What they earn money on is the accessories people also buy when they buy one of the Apple devices.


Which feeds further into my point.

Price anchor high so sale prices can be immediately offered to get people buying units and, to your point, accessories.

Apple is a straight up nickel and dime operation these days.
Dongles, accessories, cases...remove included things and make people buy them standalone now.

Bean Counter Tim at his best
Rating: 6 Votes
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1 week ago

Finally MacRumors is actually reporting on MicroCenter, which I’ve been urging for years. They have excellent prices and customer service.

This is not the first time, I remember them having an article about deals on the iMac Pro just after Apple released them, $1000 off. (IIRC)

You can find the link down below.

iMac Pro is $1,000 Off at Micro Center Stores, Now $3,999 While Supplies Last ('https://www.macrumors.com/2018/01/13/imac-pro-3999-at-micro-center-stores/')
Rating: 5 Votes
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1 week ago
Maybe this is why the retail prices keep going up and up..
Apple perhaps just wants to price anchor higher so that retailers can offer "SALE!" prices straight away
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1 week ago

Loss leader for the $200 worth of cables you'll buy with it?


Consider it $100,000 to $200,000 spent on advertising the Micro Center brand.

It's far better than spending that same amount on printed flyers or Google AdWords.
Rating: 4 Votes
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1 week ago

Loss leader for the $200 worth of cables you'll buy with it?

You must not be familiar with Microcenter. That's not how they work. It's my go to store for electronics. They price everything aggressively.
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Does anyone know how does this actually work? Where's the logic here?

Do not take me wrong, this is amazing, these are the prices that people are more ready to pay, but how does this work?

Walk in the store. Purchase MBA. Walk out of store.
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1 week ago
Loss leader for the $200 worth of cables you'll buy with it?
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1 week ago
So I picked one up tonight to replace my wife’s old 2011 MacBook Air. The screen is very nice. It’s like a hybrid of the 12” MacBook and the MacBook Pro.
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