NEW LOCATION OPEN! Reach us at 541-944-4835 today (phones not up yet)

Connecting Point's new home: 1251 E. McAndrews Rd., MedfordWe’re open in our new McAndrews Rd location, but no phone service yet! To reach us today, please call GM Jeff Thomas’ cell: 541-944-4835. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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

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 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.

It’s not too late to give Mom something special. Make it an iPad from Connecting Point…and save!

For Mother's Day, save $30 on iPad from Connecting Point

$30 Connecting Point Gift Card
with purchase of any new iPad

Connecting Point Gift CardOffer good through Sunday, May 10th, 2015. Apple, the Apple logo, and iPad Air are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Touch ID is a trademark of Apple Inc.

Deal of the Week | May 8th, 2015: iEssentials Dual USB Charger for $5.99 (reg. $19.99)

Dual USB charger for $5.99 as Connecting Point's Deal of the WeekBack in February, we featured this little guy for our weekly Deal.

It turned out to be one crazy-popular offer, and we sold out in no time. Then we had customers coming in the rest of the week, looking to take advantage, only to be disappointed.

Well, here at Connecting Point, we’re just not into disappointment. So we’re bringing back this dual USB charger, and once again slashing the price from 20 bucks to less than six. It’s made by noted accessory manufacturer iEssentials, designed to work seamlessly and last a long, long time.

This is one of our most popular chargers, heartily endorsed by Medford sales lead Scott Farmer. “I’ve sold tons of these, and they never come back,” Scott says. “Our customers love ’em.”

This charger works with your iPhone, iPad, MP3 player, camera, or whatever USB-chargeable device you might have. Don’t miss out this time: come in for your iEssentials Dual USB Charger today!

NEW ARRIVAL: Apple MacBook 12-inch, now in stock at both stores…and it’s a beauty.

12-inch Apple MacBook now in stock at Connecting PointJust a hair over a half-inch thick (at its thickest point). Just a smidge over two pounds.

It can only be the all-new Apple MacBook. With its groundbreaking new ultra-slim design, razor-sharp Retina display and innovative USB-C multi-purpose port, the new MacBook is unlike any other notebook. It’s the lightest, most compact Mac notebook ever. It even comes in three different colors: Silver, Space Gray (shown) and Gold. And we’ve just gotten them in stock,* at both Connecting Point locations.

You really have to see, touch, and lift this stunning new design to appreciate it. So come down and check out the latest from Apple, at the place that knows Apple best: Connecting Point Computer Centers…For four decades, your local, independent experts.

*Not every model and color is in stock, and supplies are still constrained. Shop early for best selection.