MacMall Stories November 5

expiredApple’s new MacBook Air gets first discount, iPad Pro $50 off (Tax only in select states)

MacMall is currently taking $50 off the latest MacBook Air models, with the entry-level configuration being discounted to $1,149 shipped. MacMall is currently quoting delivery in 10 days. With added tax benefits in some states, this is a nice way to grab Apple’s latest MacBook and offset some expenses until April. Today’s deal is also a match of Apple’s education pricing. This model sports a 1.6GHz Intel i5 processor, 128GB SSD, 8GB of RAM and two Thunderbolt 3 ports. Additional details can be found here in our event coverage.

The same $50 off deal is also being extended to the latest iPad Pros, which is a match of Apple’s .edu offer we told you about last week. You can grab the 11-inch Wi-Fi + Cellular 64GB model for $899 or the entry-level 12-inch Wi-Fi 64GB for $949. Both offers are the best price currently available. Learn more in our launch coverage.

Update 11/7 @ 2:00 PM: Costco is offering its members up to $50 off the latest iPad Pro. Prices start at $769.99 + $5 for shipping. Discount varies by model.

MacMall Stories November 24, 2015

Update: Black Friday is live

MacMall has probably one of the biggest Black Friday ‘catalogs’ with a lot of significant updates across the board – from Macs and iOS devices, peripherals and even some out-there gift ideas like drones and other unique items. Hit the 50 page gallery below for everything. The savings start at Noon PT tomorrow (3PM ET). Some sales starting early however check here for the latest. expand full story

MacMall Stories October 28, 2015

The launch of the new fourth-generation Apple TV has been interesting to say the least. Pre-orders started on Monday, but you’d hardly know it was available based on Apple’s site. As the first batch of orders are beginning to ship, other retailers are beginning to offer pre-orders as well.

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MacMall Stories June 3, 2015

Apple’s 12-inch MacBook has been backordered since it was unveiled back in March. The Silver and Space Gray models have come in and out of stock a couple times, but the Gold model has been nearly impossible to nail down.

But right now MacMall has a range of models in-stock and available for shipment as soon as today including both standard configuration Gold models. What’s more, each model is $10 below Apple’s price and MacMall only charges sales tax at the time of purchase for buyers in a handful of states.

If you were to order those models right now from Apple.com it would take upwards of 5 weeks to receive your new Mac. Shipping times from other resellers aren’t much better: Best Buy shows 4-7 weeks, Amazon just says “This item has not yet been released,” and B&H just lists “coming soon.”

MacMall has gotten a couple MacBook inventory refreshes over the past few months, but they always sell out quickly.

The all-new 12-inch MacBook features an ultra-thin design, Force Touch, Retina display, and a reengineered keyboard. Not sure the new MacBook is for you? Take a minute to read our review. expand full story

MacMall Stories November 25, 2014

ShopRunner one-year membership: two-day shipping from hundreds of retailers $7 (Reg. $79)

LivingSocial offers a ShopRunner one-year membership for $9, which is just over the cost of one month of service at full price. Coupon code SKIPTHELINES brings the final price down to $6.75 shipped. It is important to note that ShopRunner is available for free to all American Express customers, and they offer a 30-day trial as well if you just want to check it out.

A ShopRunner membership includes two-day shipping from hundreds of retailers such as Apple, Nike, MacMall and more. This is a great opportunity to get your holiday purchases delivered quicker than most websites offer with standard shipping.

In comparison, Amazon Prime will run you $99/year but includes access to Amazon’s music streaming service, Prime Instant Video and over 500,000 eBooks, in addition to two-day shipping on 20 million products.

Update (11/26 2:00pm): MacMall’s Black Friday 60 Hour Sale is now live.

Update (11/26 2:00am): We have added the entire MacMall Black Friday ad.

MacMall is a shopping mecca for Apple fans looking to save some money. With the biggest shopping day of the year coming up, there’s no doubt many of you have been waiting to get a peek at MacMall’s Black Friday plans. Well, we’ve finally got our hands on them and we can’t wait to share them with you.

MacMall offers deals on by far the largest selection of Apple products we’ve seen from any retailer this holiday season. Stores like Best Buy only stock standard configuration Macs, but MacMall carries high-end and custom configuration models. Also, keep in mind that MacMall only charges tax at the time of purchase for buyers in nine states (CA, CO, GA, IL, MN, NC, NY, TN, and WI).

That being said, here are all of the deals that MacMall is planning to kick off tomorrow, Wednesday 26th at 12:01 PM PST: expand full story

MacMall Stories August 12, 2014

expiredOlloclip 4-in-1 Lens System & Quick-Flip Case for iPhone 5/5s (white) $45 shipped (Reg. up to $100)

As part of its daily deals, MacMall is offering the Olloclip 4-in-1 Lens System & Quick-Flip Case for iPhone 5/5s (white) for $44.99 shipped. That’s $55 under the regular price, $33 under Amazon’s current listing, and the best price we’ve ever seen on the lens system without the included Quick-Flip case. Olloclip.com charges $99.99 for this kit.

While small enough to slide into your pocket, this 4-in-1 system snaps right on your 5/5s and comes with a fisheye, wide-angle and 2 macro lenses. You also get the handy Quick-Flip Case included which is made to work perfectly with the lens. For an in depth look at Olloclip’s 3-in-1 solutions, head over to our full review on 9to5Mac.

This particular kit (OCEA-IPH5-FW2M-SW-W) has received a positive 4.3/5 star rating on Amazon much like the rest of Olloclip’s lens options. Here are a few example shots taken with the Olloclip lens:

MacMall Stories May 6, 2014

MacMall is offering the 3D Systems Cube Personal 3D Printer (2nd Gen) in Silver for $999.99 as part of its deals of the day today. That’s $300 or 23% off the regular price from most trusted retailers and matching the lowest we’ve seen on this unit. Other trusted retailers like B&H and Staples have both recently price dropped this unit to $1000 as well. The Cube Personal 3D Printer is designed as an easy to use, ready to go right out of the box type unit, that is safe to have around the house as “the only 3D printer certified for safe at-home use by adults and children,” according to the manufacturer.

It features wireless printing, supports two printing materials including strong recyclable ABS and compostable PLA, prints 16 different colors including both vibrant and neutral tones as well as metallic silver and glow in the dark. It also comes with 25 professionally designed 3D files. And just in case you ever wanted to make your own Lightsaber, designer Ultimaker has released some free 3D printer files for the iconic Star Wars weapon in celebration of May the 4th Be With You.

You can find more Cube ABS and PLA cartridges here and be sure to check out Amazon’s 3D Printer Store for more accessories and options.

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MacMall Stories April 29, 2014

Apple’s newest MacBook Air models have landed at MacMall, one of our favorite authorized dealers. MacMall has all of the standard configurations available to ship now and several custom versions will be available in 5-7 business days. Every new model includes a $5 discount and free shipping. Sales tax is only charged at the time of purchase for California, Colorado, Illinois, New York, Tennessee, Minnesota, Georgia, North Carolina and Wisconsin.

The release of the new Airs has also trigged Apple to drop previous generation refurbished prices down to historical lows.

If you plan to protect your new Mac with Applecare you’ll find the best prices over at B&H.

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MacMall Stories March 12, 2014

MacMall has two models of the elusive new Mac Pro in stock and ready to ship. The updated Mac Pro has been hotly anticipated for years and as such most early-adopters have been steamrolled by estimated shipping times up to several months.

As of right now, MacMall has the following models available to ship today:

  • MD878LL/A $3,994.00: 3.5GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon E5, Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz, 16GB (4x4GB) 1866MHz DDR3 ECC SDRAM, 256GB PCIe-based flash storage, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0, Thunderbolt 2.
  • Z0P8-3.5-16-1TB-D500 custom configured $4,794.00: 3.5GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon E5, Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz, 16GB (4x4GB) 1866MHz DDR3 ECC SDRAM, 1TB PCIe-based flash storage, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0, Thunderbolt 2. Update (3/12 5:50 pm): This model is now sold out and will not ship until April.

Apple is currently quoting an estimated ship time of April for the aforementioned models.

If you need any other Apple gear be sure to check out MacMall’s St. Patrick’s Day blowout.

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MacMall Stories February 3, 2014

expiredWD 3TB My Book desktop hard drive for Mac: $100 shipped (Reg. $130)

Amazon is offering the 3TB WD My Book external hard drive for $100 shipped. That’s $70 off the original listing, $30 off most trusted retailer’s regular prices, the best current price we can find on a new model, and within $10 of the best priced 3TB external we’ve seen from a brand name. Along with the 3TB of storage you get USB 3.0 connectivity and it works great with your Mac and Time Machine right out of the box.

This drive has received a 4.4/5 star review among Amazon customers. If you’re in the market for a portable drive that handle a bit of a beating, you can use your savings here on a $120 manufacturer refurbished LaCie Rugged USB 3.0, Thunderbolt drive at MacMall (lowest on the refurb. Thunderbolt model).

WD 3TB My Book external hard drive: $100 (Reg. $129)

MacMall Stories January 29, 2014

expiredMonitor Deals: Dell 24″ w/DisplayPort (refurb): $165, Viewsonic 24″ monitors (refurb): $125

Update: The HP ZR2740w display is now sold out.

One of today’s tech woot is the factory refurbished 24-inch Dell P2414H LED-Backlit HD IPS monitor for $160 + $5 shipping. That’s 50% or $165 off the original listing, $55 better than Amazon’s current new price, better than most used prices and the best price on a manufacturer refurbished unit we can find. This thing features full 1920 x 1080 HD resolution with an ultra-wide 178° viewing angle, VGA, DisplayPort, DVI-D and USB connectivity and the ability to flip from landscape to portrait orientation. This ENERGY STAR Qualified display has received a 4.6/5 star rating among Amazon customers.

We also have two refurbed 24-inch ViewSonic monitors (above) from MacMall both listed at $125 shipped. First is the ViewSonic 24-inch 1080p LED-Lit display for $125 shipped, a savings of $135 off the original listing, $10 off the lowest new price we’ve ever seen and beats the next best refurb price because of the free shipping. This monitor features full 1080p, 10 million:1 dynamic contrast ratio, built-in speakers, and DVI and VGA inputs. MacMall also has another 24-inch model with very similar specs and a slightly different bezel shape available at $125 as well. Both monitors come with a 3 year warranty and have received a 4.4 and 4.3/5 star rating on Amazon respectively.

MacMall Stories October 28, 2013

expiredApple 4th gen. Time Capsules: 2TB $170 (Reg. $299), 3TB $229 (Reg. $399)

The newest Apple Time Capsules sport a new streamlined design and support for super-fast 802.11AC WiFi. If you can stand to forgo these luxuries you can grab the last generation at significant discounts. MacMall has just dropped the price of new, 4th generation Time Capsules down to $170 for the 2TB version and $230 for the 3TB. As a pricing comparison, Apple is charging $199/$299 for these same units in a refurbished condition.

Back up a lifetime’s worth of memories with Time Capsule, a wireless hard drive that works seamlessly with Time Machine in Mac OS X Leopard and Snow Leopard. It’s also a full-featured 802.11n Wi-Fi base station

MacMall Stories October 11, 2013

MacMall Stories September 25, 2013

Apple quietly updated their entire iMac lineup yesterday and they are pretty much the only game in town currently shipping the new desktop computers. This spells trouble for savvy buyers looking for a deal. It will take a week or so for authorized resellers (Best Buy, Newegg, B&H, etc) to stock each iMac model and only then will we start to see any sort of appreciable discount. It should be noted that MacMall is currently showing a $5 discount across the board but they are not specifying ship times. Amazon is also offering preorders.

Authorized resellers typically offer the best deals thanks to potential tax savings (at the time of purchase) and a higher propensity to offer discounts as way to be competitive. We saw $50 discounts only a month after the new Haswell MacBook Airs were released, so it shouldn’t be too long until the new iMacs see a price drop.

If you simply hold of purchasing a new iMac it is best to go directly through Apple and use any discounts that may apply to you (education, military, corporate, etc). If you are planning to add AppleCare to your new iMac be sure to grab it from an authorized reseller as their prices typically trump Apple direct.

MacMall Stories March 7, 2013

MacMall has three Apple iPad Smart Cover cases on sale today up to 38% off with free shipping. The Smart Cover for new iPad (2,3 and 4) in Dark Gray is $23.99, the Smart Cover for iPad with Retina display (3 and 4) and iPad 2 in Blue is $24.99 and the Smart Cover for new iPad (2 and 3) in green is $26.99. Still one of the best covers for iPad there is, you likely wont find better prices than these:

Smart Cover for new iPad (2,3 and 4) in Dark Gray $23.99

Smart Cover for iPad with Retina display (3 and 4) and iPad 2 in Blue $24.99

Smart Cover for new iPad (2 and 3) in green $26.99

MacMall has deals on other Smart Covers tooexpand full story

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