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Best Buy offering discounted iPhones

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If you stopped by the Best Buy web page today, December 10, you will have noticed a discount on the iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S. Best Buy is offering $50 off any new iPhone 5 or iPhone 4S with a new two-year contract.

This price reduction will lower your initial costs for the iPhone 5 to $149.99 on the 16 GB model, $249.99 for the 32 GB model, and $349 for the 64 GB model. The iPhone 4S with 16 GB of memory will cost a consumer $49.99 with a new two-year agreement. These are the lowest prices for the new iPhone 5 yet.

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Best Buy Lowers Mac Prices

Best Buy put all Mac laptops and desktops on sale yesterday, Sunday May 13, 2012. Discounts range from $31 on Mac Minis to $280 on Mac Pros.

While Best Buy does discount their stock from time to time, the current discounts seem to be greater than previous weeks, especially on the laptop models. This sale appears to be online as well as in stores.

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Best Buy store closings identified

Back at the end of March, Best Buy announced that it would be closing 50 U.S. stores. Yesterday, a press release identified all of these stores. While two of the fifty stores closed in February (Kansas City, MO – Metro North and Scottsdale, AZ – Shea), the remaining locations are expected to permanently close their doors by May 12, 2012. California (7), Illinois (6), and Minnesota (6) were the hardest hit by the closures.

In Tennessee, only one store, the Hickory Hollow location in Antioch, is on the list. That leaves six stores in the state. Conducting a search for the nearest store with an Antioch zip code reveals that the Brentwood location is the closest Best Buy to the 37013 zip code. It is about 14 miles away from the Antioch location, but close to other shopping opportunities, which may help justify the extra distance for consumers.

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