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Deals: 20% bonus on iOS trade-ins, more MacBook Pro discounts and Air bundles

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In this weekend's deal roundup: trade-in services are increasing payouts by as much as 20% for used iPads, iPhones and iPods ahead this year's product refreshes. Meanwhile, over a dozen new MacBook Air configs are in stock along with the return of the $999 MacBook Pro with optical drive. And some 13-inch Retina MacBook Pros are now discounted by $900-$1000.

iOS Device Trade-in Bounties Rise



It's within the months leading up to each new iOS device introduction that existing iPhones and iPads hold their highest trade-in resale values, and as such trade-in services are propositioning customers to lock in a quote for their own trade-ins if they can. To sweeten the pot, Gazelle is offering to pay AppleInsider readers an additional $10 on any trade-in item valued over $25 while NextWorth will give you an additional 20% in value for all iPads, iPhones and iPods when using Promo Code BONUS20 during the trade-in process.

Trade-in


13-inch MacBook Pro Retina Price Drops



Meanwhile, two of Apple's largest reseller partners -- MacMall and B&H Photo Video -- slashed prices on a handful of well-equipped 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina configurations over the past week. For instance, when using the links in our price guides and applying Promo Code APPLEINSIDER01, MacMall's final price on a 2.9GHz 13" MacBook Pro (8GB,512GB) is now just $1,695.99 (a $1003.01 savings off MSRP). Similarly, a 2.5GHz 13" MacBook Pro (8GB,512GB) is $1,598.99 ($901.01 off MSRP). And B&H Photo is selling the 2.5GHz 13" MacBook Pro (8GB,768GB) for $2,049.00 or for $2,228.99 with AppleCare (a savings of $950.00 and $1,019.01, respectively). Separately, eBay (via Coast Nationals) is selling Apple's current 13-inch MacBook Pro with optical drive for $999.00 ($200 savings) while supplies last.


Nineteen brand new mid-2013 MacBook Airs



Finally, shipments of Apple's new all-day power 11- and 13-inch MacBook Airs continue to make their way into the company's reseller channels this week, with 19-configurations now offered to readers via the Mac Price Guide at additional discount and tax-free in all but eight states.

MacBook Air


MacMall now has 14 different 2013 MacBook Air configurations in stock and ready to ship as of press time (models highlighted in green), with the remaining configurations shipping in just a few business days.

AppleInsider readers who choose to purchase from MacMall can use the links in our Price Guides or in the Price Guide inserts in this article to activate the Promo Code field on MacMall's product pages for all MacBook Airs, MacBook Pros and iMacs that they stock. Entering Promo Code APPLEINSIDER01 and then clicking "Apply" will knock an additional 3% off MacMall's already discounted pricing on these Macs.

The 3% discount is available only when ordering online and online orders are processed in the order they are received. It's also worth noting that unlike stores like Apple, Wal-Mart, and Target, MacMall only collects sales tax in CA, IL, NY, TN, MN, GA, NC, WI.

New MacBook Airs



New MacBook Airs with 3-years of AppleCare Protection



Meanwhile, readers who looking to bundle their new MacBook Air with 3-years of AppleCare Extended Warranty Protection can also use the links in our New Macs + AppleCare Price Guide for exclusive pricing on MacBook Air+AppleCare bundles from B&H (segment below). The Manhattan-based super store is the largest authorized Mac reseller by volume in all of Manhattan, and also only charges sales tax on orders shipped to its home operating state of New York. The prices in this price guide are for Macs with the cost of the discounted 3-Year AppleCare protection plan factored in.
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And there is it. The Sunday advertisement for the companies that are giving you a commission. Goes nicely with the hit whoring DED article every Saturday.

A non tech's thoughts on Apple stuff 

(She's family so I'm a little biased)

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A non tech's thoughts on Apple stuff 

(She's family so I'm a little biased)

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And there is it. The Sunday advertisement for the companies that are giving you a commission. Goes nicely with the hit whoring DED article every Saturday.

Do you expect the folks at ai to work for free? Or would you prefer to just pay for access? Or make donations? Send in your check and get everyone else to do the same and I bet they'll be happy to drop the ads and promotions
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And there is it. The Sunday advertisement for the companies that are giving you a commission. Goes nicely with the hit whoring DED article every Saturday.

Well just my 2 cents here for the sake of a discussion.

I must say, I really enjoy the DED articles as not much else is happening on the weekends [edit ~ in the tech news I mean] and it beats the heck out of reading about politics, religion, wars and mayhem (sadly the last three are one and the same most times).

As to AI pushing their sponsors I guess it's their right to do so. They are easy enough to ignore if not one's cup of tea.
Edited by digitalclips - 6/30/13 at 11:39am
Been using Apple since Apple ][ - Long on AAPL so biased
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nMac Pro 6 Core, MacBookPro i7, MacBookPro i5, iPhones 5 and 5s, iPad Air, 2013 Mac mini, SE30, IIFx, Towers; G4 & G3.
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I don't mind the advertisements and affiliate links, but I do think that AI should be responsible and give a disclaimer or something for full disclosure.

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Or would you prefer to just pay for access?

That'd get rid of the trolls, at least.

Originally posted by Marvin

Even if [the 5.5” iPhone] exists, it doesn’t deserve to.
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Originally posted by Marvin

Even if [the 5.5” iPhone] exists, it doesn’t deserve to.
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That'd get rid of the trolls, at least.

I doubt it, Scamsung would just pay them more ...
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I doubt it, Scamsung would just pay them more ...

I wonder what it's like to have an infinite marketing budget?
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I don't know what you are complaining about.  I use the AI price chart all the time.  It's way easier than checking each site individually.

 

It's saved me a ton of time, and allows me to watch the prices and buy at the right time.

 

It's a great feature if you ask me...

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I ordered  this Macbook Air today...I also ordered a Airport time capsule, extra power supply, Apple Care and some cables. I get a phone call telling me the date listed in Red is an estimate and if it is not there by the 3rd it should ship on the 24th. At that time he tried to "upsell me" on a discounted Mac Pro instead of the Air. Is this bait and switch sale stuff normal for Apple Insider/MacMall?

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Too funnee - here you are ordering an ultra portable and the salesman tries to sell you the least portable !
hahahahahahaha

Idk if that's normal for MacMall but would be inclined to think the salesman was several sausages short of a barbeque 1biggrin.gif
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