Date: Wednesday, December 30th, 2009, 05:09
Category: MacBook, retail
Sometimes there’s a decent deal to be had if you look for it.
According to MacNN, Apple has offered an educational discount on the current MacBook, dropping the price below US$899. Apple recently dropped the standard educational price by $50, on top of a previous price below the $999 retail cost via its educational store. At at least one school-specific Apple storefront however, the cost has been lowered to US$728. Shipping remains free.
The impetus for the price cuts remains unclear, though it seems likely that Apple just wants to clear out its holiday stock. Apple also sells to most of its educational customers in the run up to September, when many schools begin classes.
The company’s usual “Back to School” promotion offers money towards an iPod when buying a new Mac.