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Is it true that Apple never has any sales or discount offers? Where does everyone find their Apple products @ cheaper prices?
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1) Wrong board
2) Yes, you won't find Apple products at substantially lower than retail prices. You might get small discounts from going to MacMall..going to the Apple Refurb store is one way of getting things at a pretty good discount..

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Is it true that Apple never has any sales or discount offers? Where does everyone find their Apple products @ cheaper prices?
It is mostly true. Black Friday (last Friday)...Apple had very modest discounts on some items...and sometimes before college starts in the Fall...Apple may have some sort of Student Discount/Back to School Promotion.

Other retailers (on-line & off-line) will occasionally undercut Apples prices...but not by much.

There really is no "Walmart" for Apple products. The price...pretty much is the price.

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Agree . . . no really big discounts.

Having said that, I generally buy my Macs from Amazon (typically get 5% off and no sales tax) and save a couple of hundred dollars. Just make sure that you are buying direct from Amazon and not a 3rd party seller marketing through Amazon (who may not be an Authorized reseller).

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Military exchanges do. My wife just bought me a 64GB 3G iPad 2 for less than $690 and no sales tax. She has another coupon which I plan on using to buy her iPad for Christmas.

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The military exchanges are generally the best place to purchase Apple products discounted because of no sales tax. Problem is that Apple products are so popular they sell out quickly. Our Navy Exchange here in Fort Worth has been out of all iPod models for a month now.
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The military exchanges are generally the best place to purchase Apple products discounted because of no sales tax. Problem is that Apple products are so popular they sell out quickly. Our Navy Exchange here in Fort Worth has been out of all iPod models for a month now.
It's tough to compete with a bunch of 18-22 year-olds...who live in on base housing, eat in the mess hall, and have almost their whole paycheck to spend on beer, cars, girls, and iPods!!!

Of course this is at the beginning of the month...by the end of the month everyone is broke as broke can be...like a three-legged dog with one leg in the pawn shop!!!

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The best thing I like about Apple products is they hold their value. You will not find Apple products on sale and if you do it is normally 3 to 5 percent off. I bought my Imac for $1129 and consider that a good price.
Refurbished products you will save but those are second hand and normally you will save 10 to 15 percent but I'd rather just buy new.
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If you are a teacher or student, you can get a discount at the Apple Education Store. Apple Education Store - Find Your School and Shop - Apple Store for Education (U.S.)

I got $100 off my wife's Macbook Pro at my local Apple store, since she is a teacher. I had to show a copy of my wife's teacher I.D.

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When I bought my iMac last year through the Apple Store On-Line I got 8% off as a Federal/Military member. But the 15% we got off at our local BX was an unexpected surprise since the Apple Store still charged me state sales tax which wiped out the discount.

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As a bit of a summation...yes there are some ways to get Apple products a bit cheaper:

- military discounts
- teacher discounts
- student discounts
- very small discounts from some retailers

But for the vast majority of folks shopping for Apple products...the price is the price!

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p.s. The BEST way to save money on a Macintosh computer (directly from Apple)...is to get a refurbished unit. They are just like new...and come with a full 12 months of Applecare.

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... And there are corporate discounts too. Sufficeth to say, their pricing model is fairly static

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As expensive as they are, if you take care of them, you get your money back when you sell them. I have personally sold on Craigslist:

18 month old white polycarb MacBook $800
18 month old iPhone 16GB 3GS $375
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... And there are corporate discounts too. Sufficeth to say, their pricing model is fairly static
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