We start the week before Christmas with a number of bargains suitable for under the tree. First up is several unibody MacBook Pro laptops, starting at $1,019 for a 2.4GHz unit with a 13.3-inch screen. Next, a new crop of price cuts on iPhone apps from the App Store, including the adventure game “Where’s Waldo?” We wrap up our spotlight deals with a bargain on a 8GB iPod touch for just $195.
Along the way, we’ll also take a look at luxury cases for your iPad, an 83 percent-off offer on iPod touch cases, and deals on iPod classics, as well as iTunes gift cards. As usual, details on all of these items can be found at CoM’s “Daily Deals” page right after the jump.
Refurbished Unibody Apple MacBook Pro Laptops from $1,019 + free shipping
The Apple Store currently has stock of 22 factory-refurbished unibody MacBook Pro notebooks in its Special Deals section, with prices starting at $1,019. Combined with free shipping, that puts most systems at lowest-we’ve-seen prices. Sales tax is added where applicable. All come with a 1-year Apple warranty, the same as new Macs. Items are removed from Apple’s site when they sell out. Notable laptops:
Refurbished MacBook Pro MC374LL/A Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz 13.3’ for $1,019
refurbished MacBook Pro MC375LL/A Core 2 Duo 2.66GHz 13.3’ for $1,269
refurbished MacBook Pro MB226LL/A Core 2 Duo 2.8GHz 17’ for $1,649
refurbished MacBook Pro MB986LL/A Core 2 Duo 2.8GHz 15.4’ for $1,719
see all refurbished MacBook Pro laptops at The Apple Store
These items may arrive in time for Christmas.
Below are downloads of several applications which have dropped in price and are available for a limited time from Apple’s App Store. These apps are created for the iPhone and iPod touch; they’re also compatible with the iPad but will run at a significantly lower resolution. (Check the individual apps for further information.) Each is the best deal we’ve seen on that title. The deals:
Samurai II: Vengeance for 99 cents ($2 off): Action adventure game
Where’s Waldo? The Fantastic Journey for 99 cents ($2 off): Classic searching game
The Lord of the Rings: Middle-earth Defense for 99 cents ($6 off): Tower-defense game
Family Guy Time Warped for 99 cents ($4 off): Beat ‘em up game
Justin Bieber Revenge for 99 cents ($4 off): Music game
Checkbook HD for 99 cents ($3 off): Finance management
Press Your Luck for 99 cents ($6 off): Luck game
Cartoon Wars-Gunner for 99 cents ($1 off): Arcade-style action game
Lemonade Tycoon for 99 cents ($1 off): Business management game
Today only until 4:06 pm ET, Datavis via eBay Daily Deal offers the new, 4th-generation Apple iPod touch 8GB MP3 Player, model no. MC540LL/A, for $194.99 with free shipping. That’s tied with our mention from two weeks ago as the lowest total price we’ve seen for this recently-released model by $5. (It’s also a current low by $10.) It features a new high definition Retina Display, 3-axis gyro, iOS 4.1, front- and rear-facing cameras (the latter capable of HD recording), FaceTime, Game Center, and more. This item will arrive by December 23. Of note, as reported yesterday, this iPod is also available at Amazon.com bundled with a $25 Amazon Gift Card for $205. Or, get it at Walmart with a $50 iTunes Gift Card for $225.
HandHeldItems.com offers this Luxury Multi-Function Flip Stand 3D Leather Case For iPad in Black Carbon (pictured), Silver Carbon, or Leather for $26.99. Coupon code “convertibleipad” cuts it to $19.99. Plus, receive a $2 HHI credit for free in-cart. With $2.85 for shipping (and assuming you’ll use the credit), that’s tied with our mention from last week and the lowest total price we could find for the case alone by $2. It features an iPad screen protector, multi-functional flip stand, a built-in elastic strap, and more.
HandHeldItems.com knocks up to 83% off select 4th-generation Apple iPod touch cases. (Scroll down to see them all.) Plus, take an extra 20% off via coupon code “itouch4gcases20’. Even better, receive a $2 HHI store credit with your purchase. In all, over 250 items are discounted, most of which are at or near lowest-we’ve-seen prices. Shipping starts at $2.85, but free shipping applies to some. (If so, it’s marked on the product pages.) Deal ends December 31. A best bet is the Hybrid Dual-Layer Rubberized Shield Case for 4th-Generation Apple iPod Touch in four colors (Black/White pictured) with a $2 HHI store credit for $7.19 with $2.85 for shipping after the coupon code above. That’s a $2 drop and the lowest total price we’ve seen for this particular case.
Today only, CowBoom.com offers the 6th-generation, refurbished Apple iPod classic 80GB MP3 Player in Black, model no. MB147LL/A, for $99.99 plus $5 for shipping. That’s $44 under our June mention (which included a set of noise isolating headphones) and the lowest total price we could find for a new unit in any color by $158. Sales tax is added where applicable. This 4.9-oz. iPod features include an enhanced interface, Cover Flow, all-metal enclosure, and more. Note: No warranty information is provided.
ZAGG coupon: 20% off sitewide
ZAGG again knocks 20% off sitewide, including invisibleSHIELD, via coupon code “ZAGG20’. Although we’ve seen much stronger discounts from ZAGG in recent months (including a 50% off last month), it’s still among the better general-use coupons we’ve seen from ZAGG this year. Shipping starts at $2.99, or spend over $30 to net free shipping. ZAGG offers protection for phones, cameras, MP3 players, GPS devices, laptops, and more. Some exclusions apply.
Sony Style offers the factory-refurbished Sony Speaker Dock and Clock Radio for iPod / iPhone, model no. ICF-CS10IPBLK, for $49.99 with free shipping. (The discount shows in your shopping cart.) That’s the lowest total price we could find by $21, although we listed a new one for $23 more last week. Sales tax is added where applicable. Features include two 3.5-watt speakers, an AM/FM tuner, remote control, digital clock, sleep timer, alarm with three wake-up modes, and more. A 90-day Sony warranty applies. Orders placed today using the free upgrade to Special Holiday Standard Shipping will arrive by Christmas.
Best Buy offers the Apple iTunes $50 Gift Card (in styles one, two, and three) for $40 with free shipping. That’s $10 off and tied with Best Buy’s Black Friday deal for one of the best deals we’ve seen on iTunes gift cards this year.
JR.com offers the Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex HD Media Player, model no. STAJ100, for $79.99 with free shipping. That’s tied with our mention from a month ago and the lowest total price we could find by $6. This device allows you to watch streaming media directly from the Internet, your computer, and your USB devices. It features HDMI, Ethernet, two USB ports, and support for Dolby Digital and DTS audio. Deal ends December 26.