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#120: Best in Showroom | December 2009



The holiday retail season is well under way and it is unbelievable that we will be entering into the next decade in fewer than 30 days. The retail staff at both stores has been busy rearranging displays, showcasing specials and putting everything into ship-shape.

Our purchasing department worked extremely hard during the fall months loading Small Dog to the rafters with many fine and diverse gifts for your friends and families. If you are like me, you will probably find something cool for yourself as well.

The holidays also bring the beginning of winter sports season in Vermont. Many of us moved to the Mad River Valley and Vermont in general to take advantage of the extraordinary winter sport opportunities that the Green Mountains offer.

Our Waitsfield retail showroom is located an easy 10 minute drive to both the Mad River Glen and Sugarbush ski areas while Stowe is less than 1 hour north and Killington is 1 hour south. Snowshoers, dog teams, and snowmobilers are often seen enjoying the groomed VAST trails behind our offices.

Stop by and say hi the next time you are passing by on the way to the mountain!



Holiday Bundles!
By Emily Dolloff, Assistant Manager, Waitsfield

This month we have great bundles on computers and iPods for the holiday season.

iPod nano 5G bundles

  • 16GB iPod nano w/video + AppleCare, an iPod case and a RapCap microphone for $209.99.
  • 8GB iPod nano w/video bundles start at $149.99 and include a free RapCap microphone.

Mac bundles
We have Mac bundles with discounts on AppleCare and fantastic rebates.

Buy any Mac and AppleCare and get:

  • a FREE HP Officejet J4680 wireless all-in-one (printer/scanner/copier) via mail-in rebates ($60 HP rebate and matched $60 SDE rebate)


  • a 500GB LaCie Neil Poulton USB hard drive for just $19.99. Add a 1TB LaCie Neil Poulton drive instead for just $40 more!

Chill Pill bundles

  • Save $20 when you buy three Chill Pill speakers
  • Buy a pair of black Chill Pill speakers and get a free RapCap

The specials go on and on, so check out our holiday specials page at or stop into either our Waitsfield or S. Burlington Vermont retail locations for exclusive in-store specials!

Meet the Consultants Day: Round 2!
By Katie Wilhite

Since the demand was so high at our “Meet the Consultants Day” last month, we decided to do it again!

Please join us on Saturday, December 12th from 10am – 3pm to meet our consultants Rebecca Kraemer and Jason Hyerstay.

You can talk to the Consultants about any questions that have been bothering you, future consults, software questions, or everyday pointers!

This time we encourage you to call ahead and schedule your free 15-minute session before the 12th. Contact us at to sign up! Walk-ins are also welcome!

See you on the 12th!


Product of the Month: December 2009

Small Dog Euro T-Shirts
100% organic cotton!

In the following sizes:

Womens’, $17.99
Mens’, $19.99
Kids’ (2T, 3T and 4T), $11.99

Save $5 on (2) or more until 12/31 with the coupon below!

Burlington Free Press Holiday Guides

The “My Horrible Holiday Sweater Contest” is still going until Dec. 6!

Readers can submit pictures of themselves in their most unattractive Holiday Sweater (the ’80s, anyone?) with the chance to win $250.00 to the Burlington Town Center.

To enter, send your picture, name, and contact information to:

See contest details here.
See the BFP Holiday Guides here.

December Class Schedule

We’re now offering classes in Waitsfield as well as S. Burlington!
See all classes and curriculum here.

Mac Basics Level Two:
Sunday, December 13th, 2009 (South Burlington Store)

Please Note: Classes are from 5:15pm6:45pm. Absolute Mac Basics classes are scheduled in January 2010—stay tuned for exact dates.

Sign up here!

December Specials

There’s much more in-store, but here’s a preview of what we have on sale for the holidays. See more at as well!

Save on AppleCare!
Save up to $50 on AppleCare!

$30.00 Mail in Rebate on iWork and MobileMe!
When you purchase a new Mac with iWork ’09 or MobileMe – receive a $30 mail in rebate on the software.

*BONUS: When you buy a new Mac with Applecare – you’re eligible for one of the two awesome deals below:

- FREE HP J4680 Wireless Printer/Scanner/Copier/Fax


- Get a Lacie 500GB Hard Drive for just $19.99!
(both after mail-in-rebates)