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#162: Best in Showroom | February 2013


The Burlington
By Jonny Wanser

Hey there pups, Jonny here!

As we enter the climax of winter and the temperatures reach those unbearable points, it’s safe to say most of us pups will be inside hanging out with our beloved Apple products. (Well, at least this guy will be!)

As we revel in gifts donned on us this past holiday season, there may be some things that could really take your Apple experience up a notch! Small Dog has everything from new cases for the new iPods and iPads to that perfect Valentine’s gift for someone special.

To all of you pups in southern Vermont who have to travel 2+ hours to see us, you need not fret; our Rutland store opening is only a couple of months away, and we’re just as excited as you are! Be sure to check the progress on our Facebook page and our website.

We have transitioned into winter hours in S. Burlington:

  • Mon-Thurs: 9am – 7pm
  • Fri: 9am – 7:30pm
  • Sat: 10am – 7pm
  • Sun: 10am – 5pm

New to the Apple game, or want to hone your skills? We offer half hour to an hour, one-on-one lessons on anything you want to learn about your new product! Just give us a call here at the store at 802.862.1316 and we’ll be happy to set something up for you. Hope to see you soon.

Jonny Wanser, S. Burlington Retail Manager

Buy an AT&T iPad, Get $100 Off!
By Jonny Wanser

Are you in the market for an iPad? The holidays might be over, but the savings aren’t! You can still save $100 on the purchase of a new iPad instantly when you sign up for a 2-year data plan with AT&T’s mobile share!

In the next 5 years, you will see most phone plans shift to models just like mobile share. With smartphones taking over the market, these plans are based around data usage, which, of course, means the internet usage on your phone, while talk and texting remain unlimited.

These plans are really great if you have multiple smartphone or tablets that need access to the internet, essential for families who run off smartphones! In the long run, you save money in comparison to family plans.

Here is a breakdown of the setup of these plans:

1. What you need to do is buy a base data rate. The rates per month are as follows:

  • 1GB – $40
  • 4GB – $70
  • 6GB – $90
  • 10GB – $120
  • 15GB – $160
  • 20GB – $200

2. After that, these are the rates to add smartphones a month:

  • 1GB – $45
  • 4GB – $40
  • 6GB – $35
  • 10GB – $30
  • 15GB – $30
  • 20GB – $30

3. If you want to add a tablet, laptop, gaming device, mobile hotspot, netbook or basic phones, these are the rates for any of the base data options:

  • Tablets/Gaming Devices – $10
  • Laptops, Mobile Hotspots, Netbooks – $20
  • Basic Phones – $30

Now, let’s bring this all together to show you the benefits.

Let’s say there’s a family with two smartphones and one tablet on a 4GB data plan. $70 + 40 + 40 + 10 = $160 a month to have internet on each device anywhere and have unlimited talk and text to anyone in the country! The higher the data plan, the less it is to add a phone. If you’re a huge family that needs a huge amount of data, it saves you tons of money in the long run.

Visit any of our retail stores to ask about this iPad deal or to get more info about mobile share plans.

Stay Connected & Frostbite Free
By Jonny Wanser

Getting cut off from the world is never fun. (Same goes for losing limbs.) That’s why we started carrying SwypeGear.

With its innovative new palm skins infused with conductive fibers, SwypeGear Gloves allow you to operate your touch-sensitive screens and devices with ten finger flawless precision while keeping your digits toasty warm.

As silly as the task of taking off your gloves to change the song on your device is, it really makes quite the difference. I’m someone who rides the bus every day and I can’t tell you how nice it is to kill time in those freezing temperatures now that I have them. They have really kept me in the loop, since I’m able to easily check my work emails on my phone.

Not only are they great to keep you entertained and simultaneously warm, they also have helped me stay productive. Can’t beat that. With our $5 off deal this month (check the column on the right), there’s absolutely no reason you shouldn’t own these! Just mention that you saw it in Best in Showroom!


February Specials

Come in to browse for yourself or for your sweetie!

All SwypeGear Gloves $5 Off!

Want to use your phone outside without catching frostbite?

Grab a pair of SwypeGear Gloves and continue to stay connected!

All LaCie Drives $10 Off!

It’s never a bad time to back up your system.

Grab a LaCie hard drive and make sure that if your worst nightmare comes true and your system crashes, you’re covered!

Just having that extra space for files never hurts.

All iPhone 5 Cases $5 Off!

Protect that phone you waited for so long to get!

From small and sleek to super protection — you’ll be covered in style!

Save $5 on Turbo Tax Deluxe

Tax season is upon us.

For those of you so inclined to get your taxes done early, we are here to help.

Turbo Tax Deluxe is the perfect choice for the do-it-yourself tax payer. Easy to use, with maximum returns.

MacBook Bundles

We have a fresh stock of used MacBooks from early 2009.

To get these machines up to speed, we are offering different bundles with RAM and/or hard drive upgrades.

MacBooks start at $699.99!

One-on-One Lessons

We’ve begun to offer one-on-one lessons in S. Burlington.

Our lessons are $39.99 for an hour with one of our well-trained associates.

To book a lesson, swing through the store or give us a ring.

Lessons are scheduled M-F from 11am – 5pm.

They are a perfect way to learn how to use your fun new Apple device!