SEMINAR: Come meet macOS Sierra – and save on a new Mac

Free macOS Sierra seminar Connecting Point Medford OregonJoin us for an exclusive seminar to learn about what your Mac can do now with macOS Sierra.

We’d like to invite you to an informal look at the Mac’s current operating system, macOS Sierra. Even if you think you know your Mac® well, you may be overlooking some of the cool new things your Mac can do. REGISTER TODAY.

WHAT CAN YOUR MAC DO NOW?

  • Siri
  • Photos
  • iTunes
  • Picture in Picture
  • Tabs
  • Optimized Storage
  • Using macOS® Sierra with other Apple devices and services

WHEN AND WHERE

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017, from 5:30 to (approx.) 6 p.m. at Connecting Point‘s new home:

1251 E. McAndrews Rd., Suite 114
Medford, OR 97504

Seating is limited and by invitation only. Registration and confirmation are required to attend. There is no cost to attend this event. Once you register, you’ll receive a confirmation email with additional details. CLICK HERE or call 541-773-9861 to reserve your spot. All attendees will be issued a coupon at seminar’s end, good for discounts of up to $250 on a new Mac, as well as substantial savings on AppleCare®.


Apple, the Apple logo, Mac, and macOS are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. AppleCare is a service mark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

Deal of the Week | PopSockets Expanding Grip/Stand for Smartphones/Tablets $10.99 (reg. $19.99)

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DOTW PopSockets expanding grip/stand for smartphones/tablet $10.99 (reg. $19.99) Connecting Point Medford ORTHIS WEEK’S DOTW: PopSockets Expanding Grip/Stand for Smartphones and Tablets for $10.99 (reg. $19.99)

Get a grip, man (and a stand)! Easily attaches to most phones, tablets, and cases. Add a single PopSocket, or a pair to the back of almost any mobile device to transform its capabilities. PopSockets “pop” accordion-style whenever you need a grip, a stand, an earbud-management system, or just something to play with. Remove your PopSocket by pulling slowly on the base; you can reposition and reattach time and time again. You’ll always have the exact grip or stand you need – and at a seriously discounted price (while supplies last).

  • Pop, tilt, wrap, prop, collapse, grip, repeat – PopSockets are great for enhancing the grip and capabilities of your phone
  • Secure grips for texting, calling, photos, and selfies – compatible with all smartphones and tablets
  • Works in landscape and portrait modes for watching videos, web surfing, texting, gaming, group photos, FaceTime, and Skype
  • Allows your hand to relax while securely holding your phone – never drop your phone again from lost grip
  • Advanced reusable adhesive – repositionable, washable adhesive sticks to most devices and cases (will not stick to some waterproof cases or silicone)
  • Choose from purple, black, blue, or red PopSockets

This offer runs from Friday, March 17th through Thursday, March 23rd, 2017, or while supplies last. Sorry, no rain checks.

Deal of the Week | 3-Foot USB to Lightning Cable $4.99 (reg. $14.99)

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DOTW, Deal of the Week, Lightning cable, Connecting PointTHIS WEEK’S DOTW: 3-Foot USB to Lightning Cable $4.99 (reg. $14.99)

High-quality Lightning cable for Apple devices, at a fraction of brand-name price. Constructed from neither plastics nor polycarbonate sheathing, but instead uses an especially high-tensile nylon shell. The cable is circled by the nylon fiber cloth, which brings both superior durability and increased flexibility. And we guarantee its compatibility (see list below).

Now you can afford to keep spare cables wherever you may need them: in your purse, your backpack, your briefcase, your car, your yacht, your Gulfstream jet… well, you get the idea. Time to stock up!

COMPATIBILITY:

  • iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6s plus /6s/ 6 plus /6
  • iPhone 5s / 5c / 5 / SE
  • iPad Air / Air 2
  • iPad Pro/iPad mini / mini 2 / mini 3 / mini 4
  • iPod nano (7th generation)/iPod touch (5th generation)

UPDATE 03.14.17: Sorry, but this item has sold out.


This offer runs from Friday, March 10th through Thursday, March 16th, 2017, or while supplies last. Sorry, no rain checks.

HOLIDAY HOURS: Connecting Point closing at 5pm New Year’s Eve

IRS Form 4562 for claiming the Section 179 deduction

Connecting Point will remain open until 5 pm 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

IRS Form 4562 for claiming a Section 179 tax deductionWhat 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 usually be written off on their 2015 tax return. In fact, this year Congress raised the ceiling on the Section 179 deduction limit to $500,000.

So don’t miss out – talk to your financial advisor right away. If it makes sense, pick up the computer systems, devices, and peripherals your business needs to remain strong and competitive in the coming year. And Connecting Point will remain open until 5 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. We strongly advise talking to a qualified tax professional before making any decisions.

This year, Connecting Point is doing an “Un-Black Friday.”

Crater Lake, Oregon in winter

What happened, anyway?

It was never supposed to be all about scoring the best possible deals on merch. It used to be about something entirely different. Something about peace on earth. Something about goodwill toward men and women. And joy.

We like joy.

To that end, Connecting Point would like to offer shelter. Offer respite. Offer a small but welcome pause in the hustle and bustle that have overtaken this very special time of year.

First of all, we won’t be open Thanksgiving Day. And on Friday, we’ll be open our regular weekday hours, 8 am to 6:30 pm. Connecting Point SERVICE (the region’s only Apple Premium Service Provider, as well as an authorized service center for HP and Compaq) will be open for business as usual. The music will be soothing, the coffee hot, the cookies sweet. We’ll probably have the big game on. So we invite you to drop by and check out our fully remodeled sales floor. We think you’ll like it.

While you’re out shopping, you may want to pick up an new, unwrapped gift for the wonderful Toys for Tots program that the USMC Reserve puts on every year. We have a drop box right here in our store.

And yes, we will have some delightful special offers**:

  • Up to $250 off a new Mac™ with AppleCare
  • Get a $50 Connecting Point gift card* with any Beats™ headphone purchase
  • Get a $25 Connecting Point gift card* with any Apple Watch® or Apple TV® purchase
  • 50% off all speakers in stock
  • And $100 off select iPad™ models.

You can even, with your good credit, take up to 18 months to pay, interest-free.

We’ll also have lots of other, unadvertised, surprise bargains across our entire product line. It’ll be fun.

Best of all, we’ll be holding these offers all weekend long, including Small Business Saturday. So take a breath, take a break, and visit the folks that have been your local, independent tech experts for over four decades.


Apple, the Apple logo, Mac, iPad, Apple Watch, and Apple TV are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. AppleCare is a service mark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Beats is a trademark of Beats Electronics, LLC.

*Gift cards may not be applied to initial purchase. **May be limited to stock on hand.

DADS AND GRADS MAC SALE kicks off tomorrow; Hot 98.9 remote, Disneyland vacation promo Sat., May 30

So here we are: Graduation and Father’s Day. What’s the best gift for your dad or grad?Connecting Point's DADS AND GRADS MAC SALE - May 29th-June 1st, 2015

Connecting Point has a simple solution for both: A new Mac!

College-bound grads get a competitive edge with a new MacBook, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro.

And Dad gets something he’ll use and appreciate all year ‘round with a portable Mac — or maybe he’d prefer the sleek, all-in-one brilliance of an iMac desktop.

Connecting Point Gift CardConnecting Point wants to make it easy. This weekend, buy any new Mac with AppleCare, and get a $50 Connecting Point gift card.

EPSON Expression XP-310 All-in-OneYou may also opt to get a highly capable $100 EPSON Expression XP-310 All-in-One printer/scanner/copier/fax for half price!*

Original Apple iMac from 1998, in Bondi blueAnd if you bring in your old computer, Mac or PC, working or not, we’ll give you an additional $50 credit toward your new Mac. And yes, you can combine this with both of the first two offers, saving yourself $150 in the process.

Get your new Mac from the the experts who know Apple best. Connecting Point offers four decades experience, introductory classes, free iCoach sessions, special financing, and complimentary up-and-running tech support.

It’s the DADS AND GRADS MAC SALE at Connecting Point, this weekend, Friday, May 29th through Monday, June 1st.

Disneyland Family Vacation for four giveaway, courtesy Connecting Point and Hot 98.9 FMAnd right smack in the middle of the sale, on Saturday, May 30th, we’ll be hosting a live radio remote with Hot 98.9 FM from 11 am to 1 pm. During the broadcast, stop by in person to enter for a chance to win a Disneyland Family Vacation Giveaway, a vacation package for four that includes three-day/one park-per-day Park Hopper passes, a $500 Visa card credit, $800 lodging and airfare. (See official contest rules here.)


Apple, the Apple logo, Mac, MacBook, MacBook Air, andMacBook Pro are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. AppleCare is a service mark of Apple Inc.