Holiday Hours: Closing 6pm New Year’s Eve

Connecting Point will remain open until 6pm today (December 31st). This includes both sales and service departments. If you’re a business owner, that means you still have time to take advantage of the IRSSection 179 deduction.

Businesses may deduct the full amount for equipment purchases under Section 179What is Section 179, anyway?

When your business buys certain types of equipment, it usually writes them off a bit at a time through depreciation. In other words, if your company spends $50,000 on a machine, it gets to write off (say) $10,000 a year for five years (these numbers are for illustrative purposes only).

Now, while it’s true that this is better than no write off at all, most business owners would prefer to write off the entire equipment purchase price for the year they buy it.

That’s the purpose behind Section 179: To stimulate the American economy (and your business) to move in a positive direction. For most small businesses, the entire cost can be written off on their 2013 tax return.

So don’t miss out – talk to your financial advisor right away. If it makes sense, pick up the computer systems and peripherals your business needs to remain strong and competitive in the coming year. And Connecting Point will remain open until 6 pm on New Year’s Eve to help make that possible. We can even offer up to 18 months interest-deferred financing for qualified applicants.

For more detailed information about Section 179, visit the Section179.org website.

Deal of the Week | Dec. 27, 2013: Two Remote-Controlled Switch Sockets for $12.99

Remote controlled switched sockets for $12.99Getting up from a comfortable seat, moving to a location, and manually flicking a switch? Man, that is so 20th century.

We live in an age of remotes, of wireless magic, of click-here-and-it-gets-done-there wizardry. What if you could randomly pick a couple of lamps or appliances or tools to set up as remotely-activated devices? What if doing so was not only dead simple, but ridiculously affordable?

Think of the possibilities: Early morning, your alarm clock comes on. You slap it off, as usual – except now, because you went to Connecting Point this week, you can also slap on  the coffeemaker – without getting out of bed. By the time you stagger downstairs to the kitchen, steaming hot java awaits.

Paradise. Better still, paradise for less than 13 bucks.

Find out all about this unique DOTW by clicking on the bold blue text here.

‘12 Days of Savings 2013’ Day 12: $10 Off AirPort Express; $20 Off AirPort Extreme

This marks the final day of Connecting Point’s ‘12 Days of Savings.’

Connecting Point's '12 Days of Savings 2013' Day 12 - $10 Off AirPort Express; $20 Off AirPort ExtremeDay 12 (Dec. 21st): $10 Off Apple AirPort Express | $20 Off AirPort Extreme

AirPort Express makes it easy to set up and manage a secure home Wi-Fi network from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac. Simultaneous dual-band 802.11n automatically provides the fastest connections available for your Wi-Fi-enabled devices. AirPlay lets you wirelessly play your iTunes music on your stereo or speakers. And a USB port for your printer lets you wirelessly print from any computer in your home.1 And today, it’s on sale: you save $10 off its regular $99.99 price.

AirPort Extreme Base Station offers Wi-Fi speeds up to 3x faster than the previous generation. It features next-generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi, a powerful beamforming antenna array for higher performance and range, simultaneous dual-band support, and a new vertical design with a smaller footprint.* And AirPort Extreme is easy to set up and highly secure, letting you share your broadband Internet connection, a USB printer, or a hard drive. And today only, you can take $20 off its regular $199.99 price.

1 Wireless printing over USB requires a compatible printer and OS X v10.2.7 or later, Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows.
*Compared with the previous generation.

Well, folks, that’s it for Connecting Point’s ‘12 Days of Savings 2013.‘ If you’d like to hear about other offers like this, as well as cool deals, promos, tech bulletins, closeouts, and product intros – then please sign up for Connecting Point’s email newsletter.

All “12 Days of Savings” offers are limited to stock on hand, and will not be extended beyond the day they are featured. Offers and prices are not applicable to prior purchases.

Deal of the Week | Dec. 20, 2013: Compact 9-LED Red Pocket Flashlight for $4.99

Compact nine-LED red pocket flashlight for $4.99If you’re facing down a foggy Christmas Eve, and don’t happen to have a genetically-modified reindeer handy, this flashlight is the next best thing.

It’s tough. Constructed of aircraft-grade aluminum, with a sure-grip machine-knurled surface.

It’s bright. For a flashlight not much bigger than your thumb, this baby sheds an awful lot of lumens.

It’s handy. Small enough to place in your tackle box, glove compartment, bag, or next to the circuit breaker, without crowding.

It’s cheap. For less than five bucks, it’s one heck of a deal.

It’s seasonal. Wait, bright red, just like Santa’s garb or Rudolph’s nose? Nobody will be sorry to find one in their stocking!

Read all about this week’s DOTW here.

‘12 Days of Savings 2013’ Day 11: $10 Off Apple TV

‘12 Days of Savings’ runs through December 21st, with special deals every day!

Connecting Point's '12 Days of Savings 2013' Day 11 - $10 Off Apple TVDay 11 (Dec. 20th): 25% Off Select Mac Portable Accessories

Apple TV with 1080p HD gives you the best entertainment right on your widescreen TV. Choose from thousands of current and classic movies and TV shows on iTunes—many in amazing 1080p HD. Watch live sports in HD. Access content from Netflix, YouTube, Vimeo, and more.1 And with AirPlay, you can play video, show off photos, and enjoy music from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch on your TV.2 Best of all, today you can take a cool $10 off Apple TV’s regular $99.99 price.

1 Selected titles now available on Netflix. Subscription required for Netflix.
2 AirPlay is available on all devices running iOS 4.3 or later. Some features require the latest software. Requires second-generation Apple TV or later.

Find out about upcoming ‘12 Days of Savings 2013‘ bargains before anyone else – and lots of other cool deals, promos, special offers, tech bulletins, closeouts, and product intros – by signing up for Connecting Point’s email newsletter.

All “12 Days of Savings” offers are limited to stock on hand, and will not be extended beyond the day they are featured. Offers and prices are not applicable to prior purchases.

‘12 Days of Savings 2013’ Day 10: 25% Off Select Mac Portable Accessories

‘12 Days of Savings’ runs through December 21st, with special deals every day!

Connecting Point's '12 Days of Savings 2013' Day 10: - 25% Off Select Mac Portable AccessoriesDay 10 (Dec. 19th): 25% Off Select Mac Portable Accessories

Enhance the Mac portable experience. Be it cases, bags, shells, skins, adapters, mobile chargers, or travel accessories, Connecting Point has what it takes to help a MacBook be all it can be. And on this one day, the very best of those accessories can be yours for 25% off their regular prices.

Find out about upcoming ‘12 Days of Savings 2013‘ bargains before anyone else – and lots of other cool deals, promos, special offers, tech bulletins, closeouts, and product intros – by signing up for Connecting Point’s email newsletter.

All “12 Days of Savings” offers are limited to stock on hand, and will not be extended beyond the day they are featured. Offers and prices are not applicable to prior purchases.

The wait is nearly over: Place your order for the new Mac Pro starting tomorrow (Dec. 19th)

Apple Mac Pro 2013 - front and backMac Pro is the professional desktop computer reinvented from the inside out. Engineered around workstation graphics with dual GPUs, PCIe-based flash storage, high-performance Thunderbolt 2 I/O, new-generation Xeon processors, ultrafast memory, and support for 4K video, the new Mac Pro delivers state-of-the-art performance across the board.

Also, just look at it. This is clearly not your father’s world-beating workstation.

Prices start at $2999 for a configuration with 3.7GHz quad-core Intel Xeon E5 processor, dual AMD FirePro D300 graphics cards with 2GB dedicated video memory each, and 12GB DDR3 memory. Step up to a six-core 3.5GHz Intel Xeon E5 and dual AMD FirePro D500 graphics with 3GB video memory each, and the price goes to $3999. Both configurations come with 256GB PCIe-based flash storage, six Thunderbolt 2 ports, four USB 3 ports, HDMI 1.4 port, and dual Gigabit Ethernet ports. There are also expected to be many options for customization.

As an Apple Specialist, Connecting Point is uniquely qualified to sell, service, and support a high-end powerhouse like the new Mac Pro. If you’d like more information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch via our Contact Us page, or use the convenient form below.

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