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[Lenovo Canada] ThinkPad & IdeaPad - EPP Discounted

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Feb 12, 2012
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Looks like eBates is offering 9% CB on Lenovo Canada purchases now...it was 6% earlier this morning.
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Stealth22 wrote: Potentially looking at a T480s in the next couple of months... it's at 25% off right now, but I know Lenovo runs 30% off sales often.

Does anyone know if the T series ever hits 40% off?
best bet will be BTS sale.
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Lenovo is starting to clear out the T480 series though, and early looks of the T490 aren't great. Higher MSRP, more soldered parts, etc.

I pulled the trigger on it last night...the SMB store had 30% off. With 9% ebates, the total discount came out to 36%.
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Stealth22 wrote: Lenovo is starting to clear out the T480 series though, and early looks of the T490 aren't great. Higher MSRP, more soldered parts, etc.

I pulled the trigger on it last night...the SMB store had 30% off. With 9% ebates, the total discount came out to 36%.
Sorry, what's SMB?
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Stealth22 wrote: Lenovo is starting to clear out the T480 series though, and early looks of the T490 aren't great. Higher MSRP, more soldered parts, etc.

I pulled the trigger on it last night...the SMB store had 30% off. With 9% ebates, the total discount came out to 36%.
SMB store? I’ve been waiting for the T480 to come on a good sale
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hackoder wrote: No guarantees obviously, but on https://www.ebates.ca/lenovo-canada, it shows the following:

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If you click on the shop now button, it takes you to the SMB site.
You have to register a LenovoPRO ID in order to be able to shop there, and if Lenovo discovers that you are not a SMB, they will cancel the order. I mean doesnt hurt to try i guess.
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evergreen71 wrote: SMB store? I’ve been waiting for the T480 to come on a good sale
Hitnake wrote: Are you sure Ebates works with SMB?
hackoder wrote: No guarantees obviously, but on https://www.ebates.ca/lenovo-canada, it shows the following:

If you click on the shop now button, it takes you to the SMB site.
angel_wing0 wrote: You have to register a LenovoPRO ID in order to be able to shop there, and if Lenovo discovers that you are not a SMB, they will cancel the order. I mean doesnt hurt to try i guess.
I own a business, so I was able to register for a LenovoPRO account without worrying about the order potentially being cancelled. You can TRY registering if you really want to, but I don't know if your order would end up being cancelled.

To answer the other question, my ebates credit did not initially show up, but I don't know if that was because I ordered on Friday night after everybody at eBates and Lenovo went home for the weekend. I did chat with an eBates agent yesterday, because I was paranoid about not receiving the rebate, but she applied the rebate to my account without asking me any questions, which I can see in my account now.
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evergreen71 wrote: SMB store? I’ve been waiting for the T480 to come on a good sale
FYI, if you don't mind not having Windows 10 Pro, they have a T480 model on for 39% off. It's only on that particular version, though, and it doesn't have the WQHD display.

https://www.lenovo.com/ca/en/laptops/th ... rentmodels

I wanted the slimmer T480s, and I absolutely wanted the WQHD (1440p) display. The cost of the TopSeller models with that display (over $2K) necessitated a custom configuration, and despite being in IT for a living, I don't see the need to spend hundreds on the Core i7 upgrade when the Core i5 chips they offer on these models are so similar.

I would have waited, but I wanted to keep the total cost around $15~1600 all in, and waiting for a loaded model to come on for 40% off (like the X1 Carbon last week) would have meant waiting for a while, and spending $3~400 more. The T series being more than 35% off (especially for custom models) is pretty rare from what I've seen, so the 9% ebates making it a total of 36% was the deciding factor.
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I have SMB and they come out to a few % cheaper than EPP on MSRP or if both have same sale going on.
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looking at a P1/X1E to replace my 2013 15" MBP

based on experience, when would be a good time,to buy? any recommended config?
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ah_long wrote: looking at a P1/X1E to replace my 2013 15" MBP

based on experience, when would be a good time,to buy? any recommended config?
When there is a "price error". It happens all the time.

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