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This weekend AppleInsider is highlighting a number of exclusive offers -- some new and some about to expire -- such as $100-$200 discounts on a dozen additional mid-2014 MacBook Pro models, free 3-year AppleCare Protection Plans with the purchase of any Mac, and a $20 cash trade-in bonus on any iPad valued at $75 or more.

MacBook Pro


$100-$200 off 17 mid-2014 MacBook Pros
Earlier this week we noted aggressive price reductions on mid-2014 MacBook Pros within Apple's authorized reseller channel. One reseller, MacMall, offers AI readers an additional 3% off those reduced prices when using the links below or in the Price Guides and then applying Promo / Coupon Code APPLEINSIDER01. This translated to the most advantageous pricing ever for stock configuration MacBook Pros so shortly after their introduction. Since then, MacMall has extended those discounts to a number of CTO models, many of which are either in stock or shipping within 2-5 days. Some of the highlights are listed below with their savings off Apple's MSRP. Those savings don't factor in the additional $100-$250 that many readers will save since MacMall will only collect sales tax on orders shipped to CA, CO, GA, IL, MN, NC, NY, TN, and WI.

13-inch 2.6GHz, 8GB, 128GB for $1,197.94* $101 savings
13-inch 2.6GHz, 8GB, 256GB for $1,382.24* $116 savings
13-inch 2.8GHz, 8GB, 512GB for $1,658.69* $140 savings
13-inch 2.8GHz, 8GB, 1TB for $2,182.49* $116 savings
13-inch 2.8GHz, 16GB, 512GB for $1,891.49* $107 savings
13-inch 3.0GHz, 16GB, 512GB for $2,085.49* $113 savings
13-inch 3.0GHz, 16GB, 1TB for $2,570.49* $128 savings
15-inch 2.2GHz, 16GB, 256GB for $1,842.99 $156 savings
15-inch 2.2GHz, 16GB, 512GB for $2,163.09* $136 savings
15-inch 2.5GHz, 16GB, 256GB for $1,969.09* $130 savings
15-inch 2.5GHz, 16GB, 512GB for $2,230.99* $168 savings
15-inch 2.5GHz, 16GB, 512GB, 750M for $2,303.74* $195 savings
15-inch 2.5GHz, 16GB, 1TB, 750M for $2,842.09* $157 savings
15-inch 2.8GHz, 16GB, 256GB for $2,182.49* $116 savings
15-inch 2.8GHz, 16GB, 512GB for $2,182.49* $145 savings
15-inch 2.8GHz, 16GB, 512GB, 750M for $2,551.09* $148 savings
15-inch 2.8GHz, 16GB, 1TB, 750M for $3,036.09* $163 savings
* Price after applying Promo/Coupon Code APPLEINSIDER01


2014 MacBook Pros with no tax outside NY
For those readers who live in one of the states where MacMall collects sales tax, Apple Authorized Reseller B&H Photo offers comparable savings on these stock models and only collects sales tax on orders shipped to its home state of New York:

13-inch 2.6GHz, 8GB, 128GB for 1,197.00+ $102 savings
13-inch 2.6GHz, 8GB, 256GB for $1,379.00+ $120 savings
13-inch 2.8GHz, 8GB, 512GB for 1,658.00* $141 savings
15-inch 2.2GHz, 16GB, 256GB for $1,842.00 $157 savings
15-inch 2.5GHz, 16GB, 512GB, 750M for $2,374.99* $124 savings
+ No sales tax on orders shipped outside NY.


2013 MacBook Pros with no tax outside NY

15-inch 2.0GHz, 8GB, 256GB for $1,599.00+ $400 savings
13-inch 2.6GHz, 8GB, 512GB for $2,199.00+ $400 savings
+ No sales tax on orders shipped outside NY.


AppleCare for Mac

Free AppleCare
For those readers who prefer to purchase an extended protection plan with their new Mac, AppleInsider has been teamed up Apple Authorized Reseller Adorama to give away 3-Year AppleCare Protection Plans with the purchase of each Mac from now till Aug. 10th. When combined with instant discounts of up to $250 on the Macs themselves, plus added tax-savings benefits in 48 of 50 states (Adorama only collects in NY & NJ), the average savings from this promotion range from $300 and $800 off MSRP.

To take advantage of this limited time offer, check out our Illustrated Step-by-Step Help Guide to Getting AppleCare Free with each Mac and then hop on over to our New Macs with AppleCare Price Guide.

Trade-in Price Guide


iPad Trade-ins
Finally, AI readers looking to get a jumpstart on locking in their iPad trade-in quote can head on over to our Trade-in Cash Payout Guide (or use this link) to get an extra $20 cash bonus on any iPad trade-in valued at $75 or more. The prices listed in the trade-in price guide do not include the $20 bonus. The $20 bonus will be added to your trade in quote after you select your model and click the orange "Get Paid" button.
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Am I only one that read that as 17" mid-2014 MacBook Pros?

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Count the list: 17, not 17 inch
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After following the directions here precisely, I see the following error at step 8 (when entering coupon code AP08072014):

 

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Sorry! We can't apply this promo. Please re-enter code

 

I successfully set up and logged into a VIP account on Adorama before adding the item to my cart, and I’m trying to ship to CA.

 

Anyone else have any luck?

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Am I only one that read that as 17" mid-2014 MacBook Pros?

Heh, I was wondering why the article made me think of the old 17" MBP. It was subliminal for me...

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I also got the same error message after exactly following the outlined steps.
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The 2009 era macbook pro has stood the test of time, and doesn't have any soldier issues like some of the new models.   Anytime I need a new laptop I get one of the 17" 2009 models from Amazon for $600 to $800 - no app I run has a noticeable speed difference.

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The Adorama and BH deals are great!   I wouldn't buy ANYTHING from MacMall.   They are like the sleazy used car salesmen of Apple products.   

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The Adorama and BH deals are great!   I wouldn't buy ANYTHING from MacMall.   They are like the sleazy used car salesmen of Apple products.   

 

I bought two MBPs and 2 MBA from MacMall over the years because they offered the lowest prices and they ship fast. The only issue I had with them is the telemarketing calls after the sale. I asked them to not call me unless it is something directly related to an order and they stopped calling.

 

Now I am will be buying my MBP from someone else.. someone who does not collect taxes in my state :D  Maybe Adorama or B&H.

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I am also unable to use the promotion code for Adorama.   I talked to a sales representative today and they were also unable to enter the promotion code.   

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I tried to price them all for a new 13", 8gb, 512 with 3yr applecare -
Adorama=$1968, MacMall=$1907 and B&H =$1837 ( and that included a free parallels 9 = $59)

Went with B&H seems like a good deal......
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I tried to order a mid-2014 MacBook Pro from Adorama today, and I think I may have stumbled upon the reason why my code didn't work, either.

 

When I found that the code didn't work on the site, I contacted Adorama; their customer service rep said the price listed on the site was correct and no other discounts were necessary. I checked the original AppleInsider article written on August 4 to confirm the deadline was August 12, and it was. Then I checked the follow-up article written on August 9, and the deadline had changed. Near the end of the August 12 article I found this buried near the end of the article:

 

For those readers who prefer to purchase an extended protection plan with their new Mac,AppleInsider has been teamed up Apple Authorized Reseller Adorama to give away 3-Year AppleCare Protection Plans with the purchase of each Mac from now till Aug. 10th. 

 

So it seems the deadline was moved up two days between August 4 and 9. I've contacted Adorama to delete my account and I don't expect to purchase any Mac products from an AppleInsider offer again.

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It would be a very nice addition to a very nice intention if, when posting these offers, AI could just ensure they work…after all, someone went to a very great deal of trouble to create the price lists and the step-by-step guides, so just that tiny extra bit would have been nice.

I'd have liked to purchase my daughter's new MBPro from Adorama - more machine, fewer dollars - but, after 20 or so tries, with numerous drawbacks - from not presenting the join/sign in box so that the special offer could be tried, to Adorama curiously adding 2 or even 3 computers instead of one, as well as the already complained-about issue of the code not being accepted - I'm throwing in the towel…thanks, Adorama!!!

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