It’s been about four months since the Duke Technology Center hosted its first faculty and staff sale on Apple products. With the second one set for April 21, Duke Stores Associate General Manager John Gorsuch said his team has figured out how to make this sale even better for customers.
“We’ve taken a guess that this will be significantly bigger than the first time we did it, and we’ve stocked up enough inventory to back that up,” he said. “We are trying hard not to disappoint.”
The event, which is open to Duke faculty and staff with their DukeCard ID, will feature new iPads, iMacs and MacBooks sold well below the Duke Technology Center’s regular prices. The savings add up. Customers can save between $99-135 on iMacs, $67-207 on MacBooks and $46-78 on iPads.
“The educational price, what it is normally, is the lowest price in the marketplace to buy a Mac,” Gorsuch said. “… This one-day sale takes that to a different level. It’s an additional eight percent off.”
When the Duke Technology Center in the lower level of the Bryan Center held a similar sale in December, iPads sold out quickly and, by day’s end, some MacBook models were out of stock as well. Gorsuch said there are considerably more products in stock this time.
Customers can reserve items ahead of time by calling the Duke Technology Center. As of late last week, several dozen items had already been put on hold, said Gorsuch, who recommended that shoppers who know what they want call ahead.
To reserve a Mac or iPad, call 919-684-8956 by 12 p.m. Wednesday, April 19. If the item is available, it will be held until 1 p.m. April 21. If a product isn’t picked up, it will be made available to other customers.
The store is working with the Duke Credit Union, which will have a representative on site during the sale to offer financing options to employees.
“They were very happy to work with us to offer a computer loan that could be payroll deducted,” Gorsuch said.
To learn more about the Duke Credit Union’s payroll deduction program, call 919-684-6704 or visit dukefcu.org.