Apple offers a great discount on Desktops, Mac Mini, Laptops, Display's, and Software (Hardware quantity is limited to 1 per year) while the Display and Software discount is limited to 2 per year.
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Additional savings can be realized by shopping online, which allows you to avoid paying sales taxes on your purchases, along with free shipping. looking to buy a MacBook Pro, Mac Mini, Mac Pro, or iMac? Save, and have it shipped directly to your door.
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Another way to save is to consider buying RAM elswhere when configuring your Mac at the Apple Online Store. RAM can often be found much cheaper at other stores, and is easy to install. Also consider shopping around for additional Hard Drives, as they can be found cheaply as well.
Refurbished and Clearance Macs
Apple also has a Store selling refurbished, and clearance Macs for sale with a 1 year warranty which have been tested, and certified by Apple. Significant savings can be found here, but supplies are limited; so the need to act fast when you spot a great deal.
Apple Refurbished Mac Store
Apple Clearance Store
There you go! 5 ways to save money on a Mac. Did you find a great deal and saved money using these tips, or have some of your own? leave a comment.