Best Buy slashes $100 off new MacBook Air, deals as low as $650 with .EDU email

best-buy-macbook-air-dealThroughout this week, Best Buy has made each of the four standard configuration 2014 MacBook Air models available at a $100 discount. Anyone with access to a .edu email address can save an additional $150, which drops the entry level 11-inch model down to a staggering $650 with free shipping. There’s also an upgraded 11-inch and two 13-inch models starting at $899.99 (or $750 w/ .edu).

All you have to do to take advantage of the .edu discount is head to this special promo page, submit your email address, and then Best Buy will email you a unique promo code. If you don’t have access to a .edu email then we suggest being very nice to your friends that do ;).

Here’s the pricing breakdown by model:

  • 11.6-inch (MD711LL/B) 1.4Gz/4GB/128GB: $799.99 or $649.99 w/ .EDU (Reg. $899)
  • 11.6-inch (MD712LL/B) 1.4Gz/4GB/256GB: $999.99 or $849.99 w/ .EDU (Reg. $1,099)
  • 13.3-inch (MD760LL/B) 1.4Gz/4GB/128GB: $899.99 or $749.99 w/ .EDU (Reg. $999)
  • 13.3-inch (MD761LL/B) 1.4Gz/4GB/256GB: $1,099.99 or $949.99 w/ .EDU (Reg. $1,199)

There’s also a $50 iPad discount for .edu customers, which right now yields a Retina iPad mini starting at $329.99. That’s the lowest price we have ever seen for Apple’s newest 7-inch tablet.
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Samsung DVD Writer: $30, LG DVD+/-RW Drive: $29, Sony 50-disc DVD+R spindle pack: $9

Samsung USB 2.0 Ultra Portable External DVD WriterAmazon has the Samsung Ultra Portable External DVD Writer for only $29.99. That’s 20% off the list price and the lowest we could find. This DVD Writer is the #1 Best Seller on Amazon in its category and was given 4.3/5 stars by customers who bought it.

As an alternative to the Samsung DVD Writer, Amazon also offers the LG Electronics 8X Ultra Slim Portable DVD+/-RW External Drive for just $28.99. It’s $1 less and it has all the features and capabilities you will need to start your DVD burning adventures.Sony 50DPR47SP 16x DVD+R 4.7GB Recordable...  Sony 50DPR47SP 16x DVD+R 4.7GB RecordableAlong with your DVD writer, you’ll undoubtedly want to pick up blank media and start burning right away. We found the Sony 50-disc DVD+R spindle pack for an all time low of only $8.95.  That’s 70% off the regular and the lowest it has ever been. This Sony 50-pack of blank DVD’s are also the top seller in it’s category on Amazon.

They allow you to create and store digital video, audio and multimedia files and they store up to 4.7GB or more than two hours of MPEG2 video.

All of these item will ship for free (with Prime) or if you pad your order to $35 or more.

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Urge Basics Ultra Slim Bluetooth Keyboard $13 (Reg. $30)

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Staples is offering the Urge Basics Ultra Slim Bluetooth Keyboard for only $12.99. That’s $17 off the regular price, $12 less than Amazon, and the lowest we’ve ever seen.

The ultra slim keyboard has excellent key sensitivity, menu and media shortcut keys, and it’s compatible with iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab, and most other Bluetooth-enabled tablets and devices. It has an operating range of 33ft and and can run up to 8o hours. The keyboard is available in either black or silver.

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Harman Kardon CL Precision On-Ear Headphones $65 shipped (orig. $199)

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Update (6/19 8:30am): You’re in luck if you missed out on the 1-day Gold Box sale for these cans because it’s back and at the same low price of $64.99 shipped.

As its Gold Box deal of the day, Amazon offers the Harman Kardon CL Precision On-Ear Headphones with extended bass for $64.99 shipped. That’s $134 below the original list price, about $25 better than the average selling price, and a match for the best price we have ever seen for these highly-rated cans.

Get the most comfortable fit possible thanks to “user-exchangeable bows, self-adjusting housings, soft leather cups, and slow-retention ear-cup foam.” The three-button remote with mic is iOS compatible so you can control your music or take a phone call without having to dig through your pocket or bag. You can expect these headphones to sound as good as they look:

High-performance 1-5/8″ (40 mm) drivers produce an excellent frequency response (16Hz – 20kHz) for a natural tone. The wide dynamic range reproduces music with realism. A unique baffle creates air flow that extends low frequencies.

Don’t underestimate Harman Kardon. This is the same company that created the iconic Soundstick speakers.
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Samsung 840 EVO 2.5″ Solid State Drives 1TB $430 shipped (orig. $850)

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Update: The 250GB model is now sold out.

Adorama Camera via eBay Daily Deals has the 250GB Samsung 840 EVO Series 2.5″ SATA III Internal Solid State Drive for $120 shipped. That’s $15 below Amazon, $5 under our previous mention and the lowest we’ve this particular sized EVO go for. It can be a great way to get some extra performance out of your laptop with read/write speeds of up to 540 MB/s and 520 MB/s.

It has received a 4.7/5 star rating from over 2,500 Amazon customers.

Ebay also has the Samsung 840 EVO Series 1TB 2.5″ SATA III Solid State Drive for $429.99 shipped. That’s $30 under Amazon’s current price, the lowest price we can find and within $1 of the lowest we’ve seen this drive go for. It boasts the same read/write speed and high user rating as its smaller counterpart above.

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Seiki 50″ 4K UHDTV 120Hz LED w/ Free BT Soundbar $590 (Reg. $1200), Samsung 40″ Smart LED $460 (Reg. $700)

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Update (6/12 11:30am): Adorama Camera via eBay Daily Deals offers the Samsung 40″ 1080p HD Smart LED TV 120hz w/ 6′ HDMI cable for $459.99 with free shipping (reg. $700), which is a match for the best price we have ever seen. Rated 3.8 out of 5 stars from nearly 150 Amazon reviewers.

Newegg is offering the Seiki 50″ 4K Ultra HD 120Hz LED TV for only $589.99 shipped. That’s more than half off the list price, $50 less than Amazon, and the lowest we’ve seen for this UHDTV.

It features 4K Ultra-High Definition with 120Hz Refresh Rate, 4K @ 30Hz. A max resolution of 3840 x 2160 and a built-in 4K upscaler. It has 3 HDMI inputs, VGA, and USB. Also, while supplies last it comes with a Free Seiki SB102N sound bar with bluetooth.

Amazon customers gave it 4/5 stars and great reviews.

Also, the Seiki 39” 4K Ultra HD 120Hz LED TV for only $390 is still available.

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Home Deals: Dyson vacuums (refurb) $199, up to 50% off Panasonic electric shavers, patio furniture, kitchen items, more

Dyson DC23-sale-refurb-01Update: Walmart has the Neato XV-12 Robotic Vacuum w/ Bonus 2-Pack of Pet & Allergy Replacement Filters included for $199 shipped (Reg. $299+).

We’ve spotted a number of nice deals on items for around the house today, from Dyson vacuums and shelving units to patio furniture and electric shavers.

While Amazon is currently offering $100 off a large selection of Dyson vacuums, we frequently find these highly rated machines for much less on eBay refurbished directly by the manufacturer. Today you can grab the refurbished Dyson DC17 Cyclone Upright Vacuum Cleaner for $199 shipped. That’s $200 or 50% off the regular new price and the lowest refurbished price we can find. It comes along with a 3 year warranty and has received a 4/5 star rating from over 450 Amazon customers.

For those that aren’t interested in the upright style, eBay also has the refurbished Dyson DC23 TurbineHead Canister Vacuum for $199 shipped (Reg. $400 new and the lowest refurbished price we can find). Head below for more of today’s notable home deals.

Kitchen:

Personal Care:

***Be sure to hit the “Clip Coupon” button on the listing pages for the above shaver deals

Patio:

Other:

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Media: dozens of Blu-ray movies $5 each, iTunes HD movie bundles $15, Linkin Park & Tiesto hit iTunes First Play, more

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Update (6/13 8:45am):

Update (6/12 10:45am): FoxConnect is having a 50% off sitewide sale. Discount automatically taken at checkout.

Update (6/11 2:30pm): Best Buy has marked a selection of DVDs down to $2.99 each.

Update (6/11 10:00am): Pre-order X-Men Days of Future Past for $15.59 (Reg. $40) from FoxConnect w/ coupon code APOLOGY

Leading the way for this week’s best media deals, Best Buy has dozens of Blu-rays for $4.99 with free shipping on orders of $35 or more. Some discs are available for free in-store pickup if your order doesn’t meet the free shipping threshold. Many of these titles carry a list price of $19.99, which yields a savings of about 75% per movie.

As expected, Amazon has price matched many of these movies (Life of Pi, SkyFall, The Princess Bride, Office Space, and others), so if your a Prime member (free trial), then you should definitely check there before making your purchase from Best Buy.

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For a limited time, iTunes is selling HD movie bundles for just $14.99 each:

  • The Dark Knight Trilogy
  • The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
  • Ocean’s Trilogy
  • The Matrix Trilogy
  • Lethal Weapon (1-4)

Free iTunes First Plays:

The iTunes free single of the week is Colbie Caillat – Try

Head below for even more Blu-ray deals including discounted Disney flicks and the ESPN 30 for 30 Collector’s Set for $29

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Headphones: Audio Technica over-ears (refurb) $35 shipped (Reg. $120), more

Audio Technica (ATH-ANC27) noise canceling over-ear headphones-sale-01We’ve put together some discounted headphones today including the manufacturer refurbished Audio Technica (ATH-ANC27) noise canceling over-ear headphones for $34.99 shipped. That’s 71% or $85 off the original listing, $20 under Amazon, the lowest price we can find, and the best refurbished price we’ve seen manufacturer or otherwise. They feature QuietPoint active noise reduction, a 20-20,000 Hz frequency response, and a 3.9-ft audio cable. They have received a 3.7/5 star rating from over 700 Amazon customers.

Next, we have the Klipsch STATUS over-ear headphones with mic and remote (black or white) for $159.99 shipped. 

More notable headphone deals:

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Trade in your old console and get an Xbox One or PS4 for as low as $250

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Update: If it’s a PS4 you are interested in, GameStop is now also offering $150 in credit towards the purchase of a new PS4. “Trade any PS3 (20GB or Higher) or Xbox 360 (250GB or Higher) and get $150 toward the purchase of a new PS4.”

Microsoft made a few exciting announcements at this morning’s E3 event including the reveal of 4 player co-op for the new French Revolution set Assassin’s Creed: Unity, an Oct 28th release date for Sunset Overdrive, Crackdown 3 reveal, and a brand new IP from Platinum games called Scalebound. Just in time for all the new announcements, Best Buy has just launched a new Xbox trade-in program yielding the lowest price we’ve seen on a brand new Xbox One.

Best Buy is currently offering up to $150 towards a new Xbox One when trading in a fully functional “Xbox 360 250GB” or “Sony PlayStation 3 Slim.” With the release of the Kinect-free Xbox One today for $400, using the $150 credit will knock the total down to $250 which is easily the best price we’ve ever seen on Microsoft’s next gen gaming system. The credit can also be applied to the Xbox One bundled with Kinect.

Additionally, the retailer is offering $50 credit for any other working game console trade-in.

Compared to the trade in value from retailers like GameStop and Amazon, Best Buy is offering between $40 and $75 more with today’s promotion.

You can find out more about whether or not the new Kinect-free Xbox One is right for you in our analysis post and be sure to keep an eye on our daily game roundups for all the best Xbox deals.

Get MLB.TV for the rest of the 2014 baseball season for just $50 (orig. $130)

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MLB.TV Premium has dropped to just $49.99 for the remainder of the 2014 season. The original value of this package was $130, but it was lowered to $100 at the beginning of this month.

This subscription allows you watch every out-of-market regular season live on various devices including iPad, iPhone, Xbox, Roku, Apple TV. You can grab it for yourself or give it as a gift for Father’s Day.

Don’t forget to turn auto-renew after the season ends so you aren’t re-upped at the full price next season.

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Verizon FIOS Triple Play + $300 Visa Gift Card + LG G Pad Tablet: $79.99/mo

fios-triple-play-bundle-2012Verizon is offering a 2 year contract with Internet, Preferred HD TV, and Phone, plus a $300 Visa Gift Card price locked for 2 yrs. at only $79.99/mo. This is one of the best FIOS offers we have seen from Verizon. Also, As an extra bonus you will get a Free LG G Pad 8.3 LTE or up to $200 off any Tablet when you order any FIOS Internet or TV Plan (2yr wireless contract is required).

Sign up for a qualifying FiOS TV and/or Internet plan, within 30 days of FiOS Installation, a certificate will be mailed to your home that you can bring to Verizon Wireless store where you can activate the tablet on a new 2-year Verizon Wireless line of service

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New Best Buy .edu deals crush Apple’s iPad student pricing

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Less than two weeks ago, Apple began offering its education customers modest iPad discounts, but now Best Buy has stepped up and basically made them irrelevant. The new Best Buy student deals that launched yesterday extend a $50 discount to all iPad Air and Retina iPad mini models, which is up to two and a half times as much as Apple’s edu pricing.

You’ll need to furnish a .edu email address to qualify for these Best Buy discounts, but once you receive your unique coupon code you can choose to make your purchase online or at any retail location. Of course, we recommend following us closely to stay up with all the best iPad deals, but if there aren’t any current deals and you’re in desperate need of an iPad, then Best Buy’s edu pricing is likely your best bet.

Other promotions include $150 off Macs and 30% off Incase MacBook accessories.

Check out the full list of our iPad deals we found today.
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Free $100 gift card w/ iPad (4th generation) purchase at Walmart stores

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Walmart is bundling 4th generation full-size iPads with a free $100 gift card until June 15th and since Walmart sells everything from groceries to furniture, the gift card is as good as cash for most people.

A 16GB WiFi iPad becomes just $299 when you take into account the free gift card. According to the marketing materials we’ve received, over a dozen 4th gen. iPads qualify for this promo. The gift card can only be used towards a future purchase and the ad warns that quantities are limited. Here’s the product listing for reference, but you’ll have to trek out to a Walmart store to make your purchase.

It features a 9.7-inch Retina display, A6X chip, and a Lightning connector.

Looking for an iPad mini? Target still has the first generation model for $199.

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BT Speakers: Bowers & Wilkins Z2 $300 shipped (Reg. $400), more

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Amazon is offering the Jabra Solemate Mini Wireless Bluetooth speaker for $70 shipped today. 

Amazon is also offering the rarely discounted Bowers & Wilkins Z2 Wireless Music System for $299.99 shipped. That’s $100 off the regular price and within $3 of the lowest we’ve ever seen. It features a Lightning connector and Apple’s AirPlay so you can easily stream music from your iOS devices, Mac or PC. There are also further customization and set-up options through the free Bowers & Wilkins Control appIt has received a 4/5 star review on Amazon, 4.5/5 star on Apple.com and comes with a 2-year limited warranty.

More notable Bluetooth speaker deals:

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