The first thing you should do is to join Apple’s mailing list. They will sometimes send special offers to subscribers of the list. You should sign up with other computer retailers that sell Macs also.
Next, you need to figure out which Mac you are interested in. Think about what you will be using the computer for. Do your homework and compare the pros and cons of each system and which one would best suit your needs.
It is also a good idea to follow when Apple is releasing their newer systems. Most people want the latest and greatest and not last year’s model. But for the budget minded consumer, there are great deals to be found and you can get an awesome Apple system at a budget price this way.
Done your homework? Know which Mac is right for you? Well then its time to get shopping! Check out retail stores that sell Apple computers as well as dealers online. Keep a log of what you find and where so that you don’t lose track of where you found the best price.
Got your list? Now its time to compare prices. Don’t forget to factor in the cost of shipping and any extra accessories you may need for your new Mac.
If you are dealing directly with Apple, whether at the Apple Store or online, be sure to let them know if you or anyone in your household is a student. You will get a special student discount.
Be patient in the hunt for your new Mac and good luck!