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7 Ways to Save BIG on Apple Products
Guys, I love my Apple products, and while they're not cheap in the beginning, in my experience they've been so worth the money (if they're in your budget!).
And, although there aren't a ton of ways to save on Apple products, there are a few things you can do that really do help.
Curious what to watch for? Here are 7 tips to save money on Apple products!
1. Watch for specials from specific retailers attached to a data plan.
While most Apple products have set retail prices, occasionally a store or company will offer a “promo” to entice you to buy specific Apple devices.
2. BUT, before you buy, still do the math.
While you may get a better price opting into a service plan with a carrier like Verizon or AT&T, your total out of pocket cost over the course of the 2 year contract may actually be considerably more than buying the phone outright.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page HERE to see how the math may workout depending on the cost of your service plan and phone purchase price ~ you could actually save $700 over the course of 2 years by choosing to pay full price for your phone!
Also, check out this crazy cool wireless service plan savings calculator at the Wall Street Journal. (I was shocked at how much the savings were – for the usage we use TMobile was $90 less per month than AT&T?)
Definitely worth checking out to make sure you're really getting the best price before diving in.
3. Take advantage of the Apple Trade In Program and trade your old device.
If you're hoping to upgrade, take your iPhone to your apple store and get instant credit when you trade it in. Your savings will be given to you on an Apple gift card, which you can then use to apply to your next Apple purchase. You can also get an estimate online so you know what to expect. Even if your old item is unable to be traded in, they'll offer to recycle it for you for free (which is nice!).
4. Buy used, buy an older model, or take advantage of the Apple Refurbished program
If there aren't any special savings going on when you're in the market to buy, consider purchasing used. I highly recommend this for your child's first phone (we've done this for our older kids), and it's saved a bundle.
Years ago, we chose the very oldest model of iPhone for $59 when getting my daughter one for Christmas, and it's been perfect. It works fine, if she loses or drops it we're not out hundreds of dollars on a phone, and because it is an older model it's slow enough that she doesn't want to spend hours on it. (A definite bonus for our family!)
Buying refurbished often comes with at least a year warranty as well, so keep that in mind as you're looking at these Apple offers. It's a great way to get an iPhone, iPad, iPad Pro, Macbook pro, or Macbook air without spending the full cost (and it's a great idea for college students to get a quality product to start).
5. Wait for a sale.
We see sales on Apple Watches nearly every week and sometimes we even will get bonus savings. Very often on Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales there will be extra savings included in Apple Products.
6. Take advantage of tax free weekends.
This time of year, several states offer tax free weekends which will save you the cost of your tax on a Mac products (if that's included in your states provisions for tax free weekend.) You won't save tons, but if you're planning to purchase a computer, this could easily save you $80+.
7. Take advantage of the Apple Student Discount
If you are a student or teacher, you can save 8% at the Mac Education Store with the education discount. All you need to do is sign into the Mac Education store with your own or your child's school and you'll get discounted savings on Mac and Apple products.
Do you know other great ways to save on Apple products? I'd love to hear your tips – I know these are always a big ticket item, so any opportunity to save is worth checking into!
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Holly Oswald says
I have owned multiple apple products and multiple other brands – I am happy to spend full price for apple products ( will only buy at an apple store) . My last MacBook Air I used for 5 years , never a problem just wanted more speed so got a MacBook Pro. We hand down our older iPhones to the kids and grandkids ( they all still work). Our Lenovo, Panasonic, HP laptops last barely 18 month. I am still using an iPad mini 2( 4 years old) while other tablets die in 6-9 months.
Apple is worth the money, lasts and free upgrades for 4-5 years. I don’t have to buy a ton of stuff or software for them. Plus if you have a question about how to do something on an apple ( phone to lap top to smart watch) there are tons of people who can help you. Not true on other phone brands.
You can buy refurbished products from the apple website which comes with a warranty and could be considerably cheaper. You could also use rebate websites like savingstar or ebates . It usually gives 1% cash back .