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Some of these sales are over. Parallels sale remains ongoing (see below), Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/redirect?link_code=ur2&camp=1789&tag=linkcode-20&creative=9325&path=http%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2Fb%2Fref%3Damb_link_1418652_1%3Fie%3DUTF8%26node%3D565124%26pf_rd_m%3D ATVPDKIKX0DER%26pf_rd_s%3Dcenter-4%26pf_rd_r%3D10SNEZDNN927D23K6S2G%26pf_rd_t%3D101%26pf_rd_p%3D287956401%26pf_rd_i%3D565118) and MacMall (http://www.tkqlhce.com/click-462641-10380674) still have $75-$150 rebates on many Macs.

Popular online retailers such as BestBuy (http://www.bestbuy.com), CompUSA (http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tplclick?lid=41000000011362397&pubid=21000000000032556), CircuitCity.com (http://www.circuitcity.com), and Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fb%3Fie%3DUTF8%26node%3D548166%26pf%5Frd%5Fm%3DATVPDKIKX0DER%2 6pf%5Frd%5Fs%3Dcenter-5%26pf%5Frd%5Fr%3D1X7EFW8GEV3RS648H25W%26pf%5Frd%5Ft%3D101%26pf%5Frd%5Fp%3D319804801%26pf%5Frd%5Fi%3 D384082011&tag=weeno&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325) are now participating in online Black Friday sales.

Apple Store
Sale is Over
Apple's online store (http://store.apple.com ) and retail stores are participating as well. Apple's 5th Avenue Store was the first to open (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,312578,00.html) at midnight on the east coast. Prices on select Macs and iPods are discounted as follows:

iMac: $1148 ($51 off), $1398 ($101 off), $1698 ($101 off), $2198 ($101 off)
MacBook: $1048 ($51 off), $1198 ($101 off), $1398 ($101 off)
iPod Classic: $228 ($21 off), $318 ($31 off)
iPod Nano: $138 ($11 off), $188 ($11 off)
iPod shuffle: $68 ($11 off)

Free laser engraving on iPods. Also discounts on many accessories, including Airport Extreme Base Stations ($21 off) and Apple Wireless Mighty Mouse ($11 off). Discounts can not be stacked with educational discounts.

Apple Related Deals
The following deals are of genuine interest, but purchases made through the links will also support MacRumors.

MacMall (http://www.kqzyfj.com/click-462641-10517049 )
Sale is over but some discounts remain
Up to 22% off Macs and iPods in their 48 hour Thanksgiving sale (http://www.kqzyfj.com/click-462641-10517049). Pay attention what you are buying, however. The biggest discounts ("Closeouts") are on the previous versions of hardware, but even new hardware has reasonable discounts. For example, the older MacBook Pro can be had for $600 off, but even the newest MacBook Pro can be had for $300 off ($150 instant, $150 mail in). Discounts available for all Mac models and iPod models.

MacBook: $974 ($125 off), $1162 ($137 off), $1341 ($158 off)
iMac: $1135 ($64 off), $1354 ($145 off), $1628 ($171 off), $2099 ($200 off)
MacBook Pro: $1799 ($220 off), $2235 ($264 off), $2499 ($300 off)
Mac mini: $544 ($55 off), $744 ($55 off)
Mac Pro: $2235 ($264 off)
iPod Touch: $269.99 ($29.01 off), $359.99 ($39.01 off)

Update: If you can't get through to MacMall, Amazon has similar deals (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/redirect?link_code=ur2&camp=1789&tag=linkcode-20&creative=9325&path=http%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2Fb%2Fref%3Damb_link_1418652_1%3Fie%3DUTF8%26node%3D565124%26pf_rd_m%3D ATVPDKIKX0DER%26pf_rd_s%3Dcenter-4%26pf_rd_r%3D10SNEZDNN927D23K6S2G%26pf_rd_t%3D101%26pf_rd_p%3D287956401%26pf_rd_i%3D565118). Instant savings + Mail in Rebate.

Parallels (http://send.onenetworkdirect.net/z/13533/CD90867)
Through our affiliate vendor, Digital River, you can get $10 Off Parallels Desktop 3.0 (http://send.onenetworkdirect.net/z/16352/CD90867/) or $10 Off on Parallels 3.0 Upgrade (http://send.onenetworkdirect.net/z/13766/CD90867/).

$100 off Mac Office 2004 + Free Upgrade to Mac Office 2008 (http://blogs.msdn.com/macmojo/archive/2007/11/21/office-2008-for-mac-bfd.aspx)
Sale is Over
Microsoft's Business unit is offering (http://blogs.msdn.com/macmojo/archive/2007/11/21/office-2008-for-mac-bfd.aspx) a $100 rebate (rebate PDF (http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/8/c/68cb623d-fba3-4f58-8aad-3cc2a1bd9166/BFD_Rebate_Coupon.pdf)) in addition to the Super Suite Deal (http://www.microsoft.com/mac/go/promotions/supersuitedeal/) which lets you upgrade from Mac Office 2004 to Mac Office 2008 for the price of shipping and handling.

Details: November 23rd only (must be dated on receipt), buy Office 2004 Mac Standard (http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FMicrosoft-Office-2004-Mac-Standard%2Fdp%2FB0001WN0M2%3Fie%3DUTF8%26s%3Dsoftware%26qid%3D1195702838%26sr%3D1-2&tag=weeno&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325 ), Standard Upgrade (http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FMicrosoft-Office-2004-Standard-Upgrade%2Fdp%2FB0001WN0KY%3Fie%3DUTF8%26s%3Dsoftware%26qid%3D1195702838%26sr%3D1-3&tag=weeno&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325) or Student and Teacher (http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FMicrosoft-Office-2004-Student-Teacher%2Fdp%2FB0001WN16M%3Fie%3DUTF8%26s%3Dsoftware%26qid%3D1195702739%26sr%3D8-1&tag=weeno&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325 ) and send in $100 Mail in rebate (PDF) (http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/8/c/68cb623d-fba3-4f58-8aad-3cc2a1bd9166/BFD_Rebate_Coupon.pdf). Then submit the Super Suite Deal (http://www.microsoft.com/mac/go/promotions/supersuitedeal/) to upgrade to Office 2008 (when released) for shipping and handling.

Update 2: Parallels sale remains ongoing (see above), Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/redirect?link_code=ur2&camp=1789&tag=linkcode-20&creative=9325&path=http%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2Fb%2Fref%3Damb_link_1418652_1%3Fie%3DUTF8%26node%3D565124%26pf_rd_m%3D ATVPDKIKX0DER%26pf_rd_s%3Dcenter-4%26pf_rd_r%3D10SNEZDNN927D23K6S2G%26pf_rd_t%3D101%26pf_rd_p%3D287956401%26pf_rd_i%3D565118) and MacMall (http://www.tkqlhce.com/click-462641-10380674) still have $75-$150 rebates on many Macs.

Article Link: Apple (and Others) Black Friday 2007 Sales Prices and Links [Updatedx2] (http://www.macrumors.com/2007/11/21/apple-and-others-black-friday-2007-sales-prices-and-links/)



Jsimon9633
Nov 23, 2007, 02:47 AM
too bad this doesnt stack with student discount :/

may have gotten me an imac

rachaface
Nov 23, 2007, 02:49 AM
best deal of the day is that 200 bucks off of the sanyo camera. agh, if i only needed one! LOL but i asked for a sony cybershot to replace mine that broke this year instead.

surprised that theres no .mac deal like normal.

TurboSC
Nov 23, 2007, 02:54 AM
This year was quite the disappointment. Would have been smart to create buzz by discounting the iPhone / iPod Touch for at least Black Friday.

arn
Nov 23, 2007, 02:56 AM
This year was quite the disappointment. Would have been smart to create buzz by discounting the iPhone / iPod Touch for at least Black Friday.

iPod Touch discounts via macmall ($29-$39).

arn

840quadra
Nov 23, 2007, 02:57 AM
I took advantage of 100 off the price of the base MacBook last year. Not as good of a deal this year . Looks like I am going to an other store this year .

Taking little over $50 off the price hardly sounds worth it to me :( . At least last years discount was higher than the sales tax my state charges, this year not so much .

fluidedge
Nov 23, 2007, 03:00 AM
$51 off a $1200 iMac!!!!

You spoil us Apple, you really do!!

minik
Nov 23, 2007, 03:05 AM
Yeap. Not much of a special sale to me. Anyway, I will swing by to the local Apple Store at 8am as I have to see the Mac Genius.

davidjearly
Nov 23, 2007, 03:07 AM
This year was quite the disappointment. Would have been smart to create buzz by discounting the iPhone / iPod Touch for at least Black Friday.

Perhaps that could be an indication that Apple is happy with they amount of units they are selling.

David

Jetson
Nov 23, 2007, 03:10 AM
Apple is raking in money hand over fist.

You'd think they could throw us a bone with some meat on it.

:D

Gizwald
Nov 23, 2007, 03:10 AM
Yes sales are nice, but why have them all on Buy Nothing Day? Thats just silly and it totally misses the point of BND.

Clancycoop
Nov 23, 2007, 03:19 AM
Although most of us love Apple and the products they make, and Apple wants to make it's customers happy, they are a corporation, not a good friend.

If Apple wanted to give the best deals possible, they would sell iPhones for the cost of the materials only. But they don't. They need to make money. Does anyone else remember when Apple almost bit the dust due to bankruptcy?

I am fine with them wanting to make a substantial gain on the products they make.

It is very kind of them to give any discount whatsoever, as they don't owe us a thing.

alec
Nov 23, 2007, 04:30 AM
Bleh, sentiment shared with everyone else. Rather have a decent discount on iPod touch or another product then subpar discounts on every product.

Darkjenso
Nov 23, 2007, 04:30 AM
is this the same in UK apple stores too? if it is then i'll be getting a macbook pro today!

Pandaboots
Nov 23, 2007, 04:50 AM
huge disappointment..I mean their sales prices are everyday prices at other retailers (online). I agree, a few larger discounts on big tickets items vs. smaller discounts on small ticket items would have been more appealing and satisfying to new and old customers alike. (and probably more profitable) Photoshop Elements 4.0 must be really crappy software given the huge discount on it.

JesterJJZ
Nov 23, 2007, 04:54 AM
Meh...$11 off Nano? Lame. Got one anyway. Needed the RED one. Was hoping for like $50 off and expecting at least $25 off. :mad:

sportsnut
Nov 23, 2007, 05:01 AM
Although most of us love Apple and the products they make, and Apple wants to make it's customers happy, they are a corporation, not a good friend.

If Apple wanted to give the best deals possible, they would sell iPhones for the cost of the materials only. But they don't. They need to make money. Does anyone else remember when Apple almost bit the dust due to bankruptcy?

I am fine with them wanting to make a substantial gain on the products they make.

It is very kind of them to give any discount whatsoever, as they don't owe us a thing.
:)


Great Post


I remember when Apple almost went bankrupt :(

I'm glad that :apple: does not try to sell everything for everybody;)

scott523
Nov 23, 2007, 05:29 AM
Is it me, or does the taxes make the $11 discount very unappealing.. especially when you compare things with Amazon... referring to the iPod Nanos.

jackc
Nov 23, 2007, 05:37 AM
For that price I'll finally upgrade from my Office v. X. Only $25 for Office 2004 student and teacher edition on Amazon after rebate, then get the upgrade to 2008 Special Media Edition

skubish
Nov 23, 2007, 05:51 AM
These deals stack with my EPP store discount.
20" 2.4GHz iMac for $1308 here I come!:)

jzieske
Nov 23, 2007, 05:52 AM
For that price I'll finally upgrade from my Office v. X. Only $25 for Office 2004 student and teacher edition on Amazon after rebate, then get the upgrade to 2008 Special Media Edition

That is what I am doing. Say what you want about Microsoft but $25 for the newest edition, that is impossible to pass by!

Squire
Nov 23, 2007, 06:09 AM
For that price I'll finally upgrade from my Office v. X. Only $25 for Office 2004 student and teacher edition on Amazon after rebate, then get the upgrade to 2008 Special Media Edition

Does the $100 off MS Office only apply to US customers?

-Dave

b33k34
Nov 23, 2007, 06:17 AM
Does the $100 off MS Office only apply to US customers?

-Dave
Mail-in rebate offer valid in the 50 United States, D.C., all U.S. military bases with valid APO/FPO bases, and Puerto Rico.

:-(

zedsdead
Nov 23, 2007, 06:19 AM
The only deal I liked was on the iPhone V-Moda Headphones...I have been looking at them for a while (since they became fully functional with the iPhone) and the $21 off plus my $25 giftcard made me buy them.;)

Very happy. But yeah, Apple discounts really aren't much because they are so specialized anyway. Did anyone really expect the iPhone to be discounted today? It wasn't even in the ad. Isn't a $200 sale good enough?

KindredMAC
Nov 23, 2007, 06:24 AM
Wow....

VERY VERY unimpressed this year......

iLife is barely a deal.

Where is .Mac this year????

Why is Leopard not discounted????

The only thing I think my wife is going to hop on is the iPhone BT earpiece.

Feel like frickin Charlie Brown at Halloween..... "I got a rock....."

wnurse
Nov 23, 2007, 06:29 AM
:)


Great Post


I remember when Apple almost went bankrupt :(

I'm glad that :apple: does not try to sell everything for everybody;)

How is it a great post?.. it's kinda stating the obvious.. how about if i posted 1+1 =2. Would that be a great post too?. None of the retailers that offer black friday sales owe anybody anything. The point of black friday is so consumers get great deals. Everyone recognizes that apple does not have to discount.. people are merely disappointed by the discount amount.. personally, it's very little to be honest.. not enough to make me want to lineup outside a store at 4:00 am in the morning. Where is the excitement apple?.

Orng
Nov 23, 2007, 07:34 AM
Nice move by Microsoft to keep Office on lots of macs in spite of iWork. I mean, how could you not buy it? Well, I'm in Canada so I'm not invited, but still, enough of you go out and buy office for Mac today, that keeps market share up and theoretically, you might convince iWork users to go back to office down the road.

(edit: this assumes the student edition, where your final price ends up around $68)

Happy shopping, I'll be thinking of you all while I'm at work today! :)

Cheffy Dave
Nov 23, 2007, 07:45 AM
:cool:
$51 off a $1200 iMac!!!!

You spoil us Apple, you really do!!

Just had this discussion with my wife, some guy at work,his comment was, ifyou go to the Apple store to buy a laptop at those prices, Apple better damn well throw a i-pod in.
IMHO, whatever they offer off is nice frosting, but you want a Lexus, you pay the price:rolleyes:

tcoleman
Nov 23, 2007, 07:47 AM
I'm sure that the Canadians here have noticed it, but Apple is giving a $50 instant rebate on Office today. It's not as good as $100, but it also isn't a mail-in.

MonaLisa
Nov 23, 2007, 08:06 AM
Wow....

Where is .Mac this year????



Bye bye, .Mac. I was waiting to renew my .Mac if it was $68 today, but now I won't.

Orng
Nov 23, 2007, 08:14 AM
I'm sure that the Canadians here have noticed it, but Apple is giving a $50 instant rebate on Office today. It's not as good as $100, but it also isn't a mail-in.

If they really wanted to do us a favour, they'd lower the price of hardware to reflect the exchange rate. Then I'd THINK it was on sale and start shopping.

It's not 2002 anymore! The exchange rate ain't going back to where it was anytime soon. So let's just settle in and give me a MBP for $1999 already! Holy Cheeses!

bighairydoofus
Nov 23, 2007, 08:17 AM
despite the driver issues with the video "card" and the fact it comes with a combo drive, I was going to plunk down the cash and buy a base macbook, as a 101 dollar discount plus my corporate discount would have pushed the price below a grand. What do I see this morning? Fifty bucks?

Naaah. I'll wait to see what happens in January, apple.

:mad:

MagnusVonMagnum
Nov 23, 2007, 08:18 AM
The article here implies you get instant discounts PLUS a mail-in discount at MacMall, but it sure looks to me like their discounted price IS the price after the mail-in rebate (detailed description and ads make this VERY clear with the "*" notice). So you're *NOT* getting $300 off a new MBP or $600 off a closeout old model. You're getting $150 off maximum on the former and $300 on the latter. Here, I was getting halfway excited when I read the headline. It's just not true from what I can see.

Zolk
Nov 23, 2007, 08:23 AM
I'm a bit disappointed to see the Wireless Keyboard is not on sale, especially considering they included it in their promo graphics.

jnc
Nov 23, 2007, 08:23 AM
is this the same in UK apple stores too? if it is then i'll be getting a macbook pro today!

Does the UK do Thanksgiving and Black Friday? No.

Rezon
Nov 23, 2007, 08:29 AM
Can you use your employee discount on an iPhone?

arn
Nov 23, 2007, 08:32 AM
The article here implies you get instant discounts PLUS a mail-in discount at MacMall, but it sure looks to me like their discounted price IS the price after the mail-in rebate (detailed description and ads make this VERY clear with the "*" notice). So you're *NOT* getting $300 off a new MBP or $600 off a closeout old model. You're getting $150 off maximum on the former and $300 on the latter. Here, I was getting halfway excited when I read the headline. It's just not true from what I can see.

17" Apple MacBook Pro Retail Price: $2799
MacMall Price Today: $2649
After $150 Mail in Rebate: $2499

Retail Cost = $2799
Final cost = $2499
Difference = $300

arn

MacSA
Nov 23, 2007, 08:34 AM
is this the same in UK apple stores too? if it is then i'll be getting a macbook pro today!

No, the UK and other countries rather high prices probably subsidise this sale anyway lol

Jim82
Nov 23, 2007, 08:41 AM
Kind of a crappy sell really, but something is better then nothing. I had only planned to buy an AppleTV and the new gigabit airport extreme. 21.00 off is better then nothing, but I think the referb is cheaper. Really sad that the AppleTV was not on sale. The rumors said there would be "deep discounts" on the AppleTV. I guess that's why they are rumors.

powermac_daddy
Nov 23, 2007, 08:45 AM
this is called: apple's lame friday. $11 off here. $21 off there. etc etc.... come on. why even bother.

levitynyc
Nov 23, 2007, 08:46 AM
I have to say I am really disappointed that there is no .mac deal going on this year....

Darkroom
Nov 23, 2007, 08:50 AM
this is called: apple's lame friday. $11 off here. $21 off there. etc etc.... come on. why even bother.

seems to me that people complaining about the sale are still buying, so asking why bother is obvious - it's 'buy stuff day USA'... thanksgiving is pretty hardcore for you americans, it's like christmas then boxing day sales, but you do that too... big spenda'!

MagnusVonMagnum
Nov 23, 2007, 08:57 AM
17" Apple MacBook Pro Retail Price: $2799
MacMall Price Today: $2649
After $150 Mail in Rebate: $2499

Retail Cost = $2799
Final cost = $2499
Difference = $300

arn

"Price today" is "*" after mail-in rebate (read small print). You can't add the rebate on top of the SAME REBATE. '

In other words, their 'sale price' today is WITH the mail-in rebate included. You don't get to take the rebate twice!

Here's the correct breakdown:

MacMall Price Today: $2649
* That INCLUDES the $150 Mail in Rebate: (still $2649)

Retail Cost = $2799
Final cost = $2649
Difference = $150

I guess "*" advertising really DOES fool most people, just like the $2.99 9/10 trick at at the gas pumps.

milo
Nov 23, 2007, 08:58 AM
seems to me that people complaining about the sale are still buying, so asking why bother is obvious - it's 'buy stuff day USA'... thanksgiving is pretty hardcore for you americans, it's like christmas then boxing day sales, but you do that too... big spenda'!

Not buying from the apple store. Even with the sale, it's still quite a bit cheaper to just go to amazon or someone else.

Apple gets pretty hosed by having to charge sales tax for online orders, they can't compete with amazon on price for ipods.

macbookguy
Nov 23, 2007, 08:58 AM
seems to me that people complaining about the sale are still buying, so asking why bother is obvious - it's 'buy stuff day USA'... thanksgiving is pretty hardcore for you americans, it's like christmas then boxing day sales, but you do that too... big spenda'!

America doesn't celebrate Boxing Day... Canada does.

As for me, I was at least expecting .Mac. Total disappointment.

dylanwoo
Nov 23, 2007, 09:02 AM
Ouch....

Microsoft OLE DB Provider for ODBC Drivers error '80004005'
[Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][TCP/IP Sockets]General network error. Check your network documentation.
/include_en/lib_sourcecode.asp, line 53

luminosity
Nov 23, 2007, 09:12 AM
Not what I would call stellar deals, though I think most of us know that.

Jetson
Nov 23, 2007, 09:14 AM
Not buying from the apple store. Even with the sale, it's still quite a bit cheaper to just go to amazon or someone else.

Apple gets pretty hosed by having to charge sales tax for online orders, they can't compete with amazon on price for ipods.
Why does Apple have to charge sales tax on internet purchases, while Amazon does not?

I don't understand the internet tax schemes at all anymore. And it seems like state governments want you to pay them taxes that Amazon didn't collect.

We need a permanent exemption on internet taxes imo :)

MacCheetah3
Nov 23, 2007, 09:15 AM
Hi
Ouch....

Microsoft OLE DB Provider for ODBC Drivers error '80004005'
[Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][TCP/IP Sockets]General network error. Check your network documentation.
/include_en/lib_sourcecode.asp, line 53
Yep. V-e-r-y frustrating. M$ products are not something to be used in mission critical or otherwise high demand applications, especially their ill-designed OSs. I'm not talking spyware here either, namely performance or lack thereof.:mad::D

dylanwoo
Nov 23, 2007, 09:17 AM
Hi

Yep. V-e-r-y frustrating. M$ products are not something to be used in mission critical or otherwise high demand applications, especially their ill-designed OSs. I'm not talking spyware here either, namely performance or lack thereof.:mad::D

Lack thereof for sure

arn
Nov 23, 2007, 09:17 AM
Here's the correct breakdown:

MacMall Price Today: $2649
* That INCLUDES the $150 Mail in Rebate: (still $2649)

Retail Cost = $2799
Final cost = $2649
Difference = $150

I guess "*" advertising really DOES fool most people, just like the $2.99 9/10 trick at at the gas pumps.

Did you look at the screenshot I attached:

http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=92059&d=1195828363

What I wrote was correct. $150 off now. $150 rebate additional. (Total $300 off)

Are you not located in the U.S.?

arn

Surely
Nov 23, 2007, 09:18 AM
did you see the screenshot? Are you not located in the US?

What I wrote is correct

I'm not in the U.S., but I can see what you see on macmall.....

You are correct, sir.
http://www.charity.com/uploads/mda3-013_rt8460.jpg

McScooby
Nov 23, 2007, 09:21 AM
Does the UK do Thanksgiving and Black Friday? No.

there was a sale on the UK store with similar discounts across the board, I bagged .Mac for 49 so here's hoping it's the same this year, time for renewal and all!

Rezon
Nov 23, 2007, 09:22 AM
I'll ask my question again since I did not get an answer.

Can you use your Employee Discount on the iPhone? I seem to recall on launch day you couldn't.

MacCheetah3
Nov 23, 2007, 09:23 AM
Hi
Lack thereof for sure
On top of that, after 30+ minutes of attempts I finally got stuff to go in my Shopping Cart but now they need me to add an address -- probably because I haven't ordered from them in awhile -- and I get the error...

We apologize, there was a problem updating your account.
Please notify webmaster@macmall.com if there were additional problems with this page.If you need further assistance, you may contact us at (800) 622-6255

...When I try to submit one.

MagnusVonMagnum
Nov 23, 2007, 09:27 AM
Sorry, I didn't realize their normal price was only $4-5 less than retail. I don't get that breakdown screen on their site. In fact, it says point blank when I select the MBP I'm intersted in:

---
MacMall Part #: 7254324
Platform: Macintosh
Instant Discount(s): $0.00
Your Price: $1,929.00
Mail-In Rebate(s): $150.00
Net Price: $1,779.00
Availability: Usually Ships Same Day

---

To me this says mail-in discount only as the instant discount clearly says $0.00. The visual problem is further compounded by the fact their main page shows $1929 with a slash through it, which normally tells me this is the sale price, but in fact, the slashed-through price is simply the $1929 price with the rebate applied to it. In other words, it looks like $1929 is their normal every day price when you're telling me that's their sale price. In other words, their site is not very clear in several parts what their normal versus sale pricing is.

kenrobin
Nov 23, 2007, 09:31 AM
Are there any discounts todays for Apple's monitors?

sportsnut
Nov 23, 2007, 09:33 AM
I have to say I am really disappointed that there is no .mac deal going on this year....


If you hurry Amazon will sell you .mac for 69.99 :D

MagnusVonMagnum
Nov 23, 2007, 09:35 AM
As others have reported, MacMall's shopping cart system seems to have a problem. But I did find that Amazon has the same MBP config I was looking at for $1749.99 after rebate ($30 cheaper) with free shipping. Their site IS working. That does not include the free Parallels 3.0 software, printer and carrying case, though.

Is anyone else having sales on MBPs today?

Frankly, for $17xx range for a 2.2GHz/2GB/120GB 15" MBP, I see no reason to get a Macbook for only a few hundred less when it has such a poor GPU by comparison and no FW800. I guess I'm getting an MBP.

marting
Nov 23, 2007, 09:36 AM
Hi

On top of that, after 30+ minutes of attempts I finally got stuff to go in my Shopping Cart but now they need me to add an address -- probably because I haven't ordered from them in awhile -- and I get the error...

Looks like they just fixed it -- it is all snappy again.

cameronjpu
Nov 23, 2007, 09:37 AM
Meh...$11 off Nano? Lame. Got one anyway. Needed the RED one. Was hoping for like $50 off and expecting at least $25 off. :mad:

Ha!

I can't believe people expect hand-outs from a public company.

MacCheetah3
Nov 23, 2007, 09:38 AM
Hi
Are there any discounts todays for Apple's monitors?
It doesn't appear so directly through Apple but http://www.expercom.com/ does.

MacCheetah3
Nov 23, 2007, 09:42 AM
Hi
Looks like they just fixed it -- it is all snappy again.
I wish I could concur.

MacCheetah3
Nov 23, 2007, 09:46 AM
Hi
Is anyone else having sales on MBPs today?

Frankly, for $17xx range for a 2.2GHz/2GB/120GB 15" MBP, I see no reason to get a Macbook for only a few hundred less when it has such a poor GPU by comparison and no FW800. I guess I'm getting an MBP.
Browse through http://www.expercom.com/ deals and maybe you'll find something you like. I've made a few iPod and a couple of computer purchases using them with no complaints yet.

morespce54
Nov 23, 2007, 09:58 AM
Does the $100 off MS Office only apply to US customers?

-Dave

Actually, it seems to be only $50 off (mail-in) on the Canadian Store... WTF?

morespce54
Nov 23, 2007, 10:09 AM
Yes sales are nice, but why have them all on Buy Nothing Day? Thats just silly and it totally misses the point of BND.

maybe *that* is the reason there is no real deals... :D

For that price I'll finally upgrade from my Office v. X. Only $25 for Office 2004 student and teacher edition on Amazon after rebate, then get the upgrade to 2008 Special Media Edition

It's funny because Apple Store make it looks like Office is a better deal than iWork (promo speaking)... :eek::rolleyes:

Surely
Nov 23, 2007, 10:20 AM
The Photoshop Elements discount sucks in Canada:
Reg price: $129.95 Sale price:$99.95
(don't forget to tack on our lovely 14% sales tax)

versus the U.S. Store discount:
Reg price: $89.95 Sale price: $58.00

The discount in the Canadian Store doesn't even bring the price down to the U.S. Store's regular price.

Boo-urns.

/I said boo-urns....

Pandaboots
Nov 23, 2007, 10:25 AM
Bye bye, .Mac. I was waiting to renew my .Mac if it was $68 today, but now I won't.

So like there's this online web retailer (*cough* Amazon) that has like free shipping and doesn't require (at least me) to pay sales tax. See here (http://www.amazon.com/Apple-MA927Z-A-Mac-5-0/dp/B000BX7GAI/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=software&qid=1195834355&sr=8-1) for .Mac pricing. It's $69.99, thats $1.99 higher than your $68 price point, so I don't know if that's a deal breaker for you or not? Interesting that you would drop a "service" you currently have because it didn't go on sale (it didn't increase in price, like most services do). Utilize Safari and you'll be surprised at the things and "deals" you'll find out in cyberspace. :)

bighairydoofus
Nov 23, 2007, 10:29 AM
MacMall seems to have the prices to beat, I tried to order the base Macbook and couldn't. I guess they're just getting clobbered.

:(

kenrobin
Nov 23, 2007, 10:37 AM
Hi

It doesn't appear so directly through Apple but http://www.expercom.com/ does.

MacCheetah, thanks for the tip on monitor discounts.

MagnusVonMagnum
Nov 23, 2007, 10:40 AM
It's gotten worse here, not better. I get this on the main page now even when I try to bring up MacMall:

Microsoft OLE DB Provider for ODBC Drivers error '80004005'

[Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][TCP/IP Sockets]SQL Server does not exist or access denied.

/LM/W3SVC/1/ROOT/global.asa, line 789

bighairydoofus
Nov 23, 2007, 10:43 AM
Even though I hate mail in rebates, 974 bucks, no sales tax and free shipping...

Sold.

Whee! Anyone in the market for a 1Ghz 17" widescreen iMac?

:D

Orng
Nov 23, 2007, 10:49 AM
Yes sales are nice, but why have them all on Buy Nothing Day? Thats just silly and it totally misses the point of BND.

I'm going to give you the benefit of the doubt and assume you were being sarcastic!

For anyone who doesn't know, Buy Nothing Day was established in 1992 by anti-consumerism activists in Vancouver, but in 1997 it was moved to coincide with Black Friday in the US (on purpose) so you can all examine your consumption habits, and also ensuring that few US citizens will ever actually participate in it.

So, of course, Black Friday has nothing to do with missing or getting the point of BND, Black Friday ignores BND like it's a yappy dog.

MacCheetah3
Nov 23, 2007, 10:54 AM
Hi
It's gotten worse here, not better. I get this on the main page now even when I try to bring up MacMall:

Microsoft OLE DB Provider for ODBC Drivers error '80004005'

[Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][TCP/IP Sockets]SQL Server does not exist or access denied.

/LM/W3SVC/1/ROOT/global.asa, line 789
If it gives you any hope, after 2 hours and 45 minutes I finally got my iPod touch 16GB w/ free case ( after MIRs ) ordered. I wish I were exaggerating on the time frame.

P.S. Since when did MacMall start applying sales tax to all? :confused:

TMay
Nov 23, 2007, 11:08 AM
Walmart has deal saturday, 8:00 am for PS3 with 10 free blu-ray disks:

http://holiday.ri-walmart.com/?section=secret

Not a bad deal, but there are only a guaranteed 2 machines per store with this deal, and I suspect not all stores will honor it the same way.

I have a store just around the corner, so I'll give it a shot.

Apple deals don't look inviting to me.

tom

IzzyJG99
Nov 23, 2007, 11:13 AM
I haven't taken advantage of Apple Store's black friday sales since 2003 when they had 10-20% off various products. It was also their best black friday ever.

AtHomeBoy_2000
Nov 23, 2007, 11:15 AM
Ok, I need some gut feelings here. THat Macbook deal is VERY tempting since I was considering buying one in January anyways. However, i worry they will release an updated version at MacWorld. Anyone think they will??

dynamicd
Nov 23, 2007, 11:15 AM
I've been trying for the past hour or so to get onto the MacMall site with no luck. Anyone else having similar troubles?

DesignerOnMac
Nov 23, 2007, 11:16 AM
:cool:


Just had this discussion with my wife, some guy at work,his comment was, ifyou go to the Apple store to buy a laptop at those prices, Apple better damn well throw a i-pod in.
IMHO, whatever they offer off is nice frosting, but you want a Lexus, you pay the price:rolleyes:

We expect huge discounts on everything! Wake up people, why do you think we have illegals trying to get here? They full fill jobs none of us would do! And guess what? Notice the price of fresh vegetables and fruit has gone up? That is because farmers now don't have enough workers to harvest their product!

Be happy your getting ANY discounts, and if you don't like Apples sale prices go elsewhere.

MacCheetah3
Nov 23, 2007, 11:29 AM
Hi
Ok, I need some gut feelings here. THat Macbook deal is VERY tempting since I was considering buying one in January anyways. However, i worry they will release an updated version at MacWorld. Anyone think they will??
Since they were just released (http://buyersguide.macrumors.com/#MacBook), I would highly guess not. I wouldn't suspect until Spring ( May-ish ).

timewarp424
Nov 23, 2007, 11:34 AM
Ha!

I can't believe people expect hand-outs from a public company.


They aren't. They're expecting apple to be competitive with their discounts or they'll not buy and/or shop somewhere else.

I was expecting to buy some things today, but no way is there any incentive to buy anything. I am perfectly alright without living with these things. So, apple just lost a possible sale by not cutting the price. I am sure many others are doing the same.

ksz
Nov 23, 2007, 11:42 AM
These deals stack with my EPP store discount.
20" 2.4GHz iMac for $1308 here I come!:)
Yup! Very tempted by the iMac Extreme at $2060, which is $239 off the standard price of $2299. Now if only I lived in a no-sales-tax state.

MacCheetah3
Nov 23, 2007, 11:46 AM
Hi
Yup! Very tempted by the iMac Extreme at $2060, which is $239 off the standard price of $2299. Now if only I lived in a no-sales-tax state.
That's always a stickler with Apple's deals. Apparently, it is also now with MacMall :( Oh well.

MagnusVonMagnum
Nov 23, 2007, 11:50 AM
Seeing as I have to go to work in a couple of hours (and still need to get ready yet and won't be back home until after midnight), I guess MacMall lost a sale as their site refuses to work properly here. Maybe they should invest in more bandwidth and/or extend their sale another day because this is nothing short of ridiculous for an internet experience.

I like how their deal includes a free printer, carrying case and parallels 3.0, but the out of state sales tax + $30 cheaper price at Amazon + Amazon site actually WORKS means my hands are tied.

cameronjpu
Nov 23, 2007, 11:54 AM
They aren't. They're expecting apple to be competitive with their discounts or they'll not buy and/or shop somewhere else.

I was expecting to buy some things today, but no way is there any incentive to buy anything. I am perfectly alright without living with these things. So, apple just lost a possible sale by not cutting the price. I am sure many others are doing the same.

I bet. You'll probably wait til the sale ends and buy them in the Christmas run-up. Lock in the higher price ;) If the $100 discount you were hoping for makes the difference between buying and not buying a Mac, I'm wondering why you don't buy 3 Dells for the same price anyway?

ucfgrad93
Nov 23, 2007, 12:05 PM
Wow, a fairly mediocre Black Friday. I was hoping for a discount on the iPhone and Leopard OS. Oh well, guess I'll have to pay full price. ;)

CDphoto
Nov 23, 2007, 12:10 PM
Good old Apple, even with the Canadian dollar the way it is we still pay more then our American counterparts. These sale prices are a complete joke! Since it says "Some products or promotions are not available outside the U.S." I am not sure I could order from the US site. The SALE prices on the Canadian site are worse then the regular prices on the US. And that is before the favorable exchange!!! So why would I bother? I can order from the US site any day of the week and not be pressured into a sale over the perception of a deal. Canadian retailers are still selling product too high. I guess they might realize that when everyone does their christmas shopping down south.

phytonix
Nov 23, 2007, 12:10 PM
How Lame.

jpine
Nov 23, 2007, 12:20 PM
I've been trying for the past hour or so to get onto the MacMall site with no luck. Anyone else having similar troubles?

Troubles here too. Even thought I'd give Sears a try and use their plastic to (maybe) get a 10% discount off of a blue Nano. Their site is overwhelmed too.

rtdunham
Nov 23, 2007, 12:23 PM
... M$ products are not something to be used in mission critical or otherwise high demand applications, especially their ill-designed OSs. ..

the "server" was down for more than half an hour this morning at the apple store in cincinnati, making it impossible to ring up sales. wonder what OS they're using?

...Mail-in rebate offer valid in the 50 United States...

is anyone else having trouble printing the online coupons/rebate forms? I can print from Pages, from SnapZProX, and other apps, but trying to print the forms from Safari or just opening a PDF in Preview results in printing a blank page. Weird...

...The only thing I think my wife is going to hop on is the iPhone BT earpiece

it's a matter of personal preference, but the universally higher-rated, technically superior Jawbone BT earpiece is on sale for only $69 at Amazon--that's about half price!

...Not what I would call stellar deals, though I think most of us know that...

you're right. most people know now not to expect much in terms of sales at apple stores--or of apple gear generally. There were only about a dozen people in line when the apple store opened in my market this morning. I was there about 90 minutes and it didn't seem any busier than on a normal shopping day. as others have noted, as a stockholder i prefer this to a biz that has to discount constantly, or deeply, to get sales. that's clearly not an apple problem these days. i say more power to them.

...Why does Apple have to charge sales tax on internet purchases, while Amazon does not?...

i think biz's have to charge sales tax in states where they operate physically: apple has stores in many states so has to charge sales tax in those states; amazon does not.

MacCheetah3
Nov 23, 2007, 12:24 PM
Hi
Wow, a fairly mediocre Black Friday. I was hoping for a discount on the iPhone and Leopard OS. Oh well, guess I'll have to pay full price. ;)
Not unbelievable amounts but fairly good discounts on Leopard, iLife, iWork, .Mac, ... at http://www.expercom.com/ No, I don't get anything from you purchasing there but just trying to help everyone find the best deals they can.

They have some pretty impressive MB / MBP deals going on as well.

DMC-12
Nov 23, 2007, 12:28 PM
I've been trying for the past hour or so to get onto the MacMall site with no luck. Anyone else having similar troubles?

I had to use Internet Explorer to get to the checkout page at MacMall... Firefox wouldn't work.

Veritas&Equitas
Nov 23, 2007, 12:30 PM
Yeah, these deals are weak. Although, I've noticed nearly all the deals across all retailers are pretty weak this year...nothing really stands out as an incredible deal like there have been in years past.

MacCheetah3
Nov 23, 2007, 12:30 PM
hi
the "server" was down for more than half an hour this morning at the apple store in cincinnati, making it impossible to ring up sales. wonder what OS they're using?
Down ( not responding ) is one thing but it's -- to me -- 2x more frustrating with the server just choking and throwing up errors. Despite the hardware not being able to keep up, I still wouldn't trust an M$ OS -- from what I've seen -- for a server platform. Granted, I can't say from [lack of] experience if Mac OS X Server is better than Windows Server but I still wouldn't trust it.

danny_w
Nov 23, 2007, 12:39 PM
Wow, a fairly mediocre Black Friday. I was hoping for a discount on the iPhone and Leopard OS. Oh well, guess I'll have to pay full price. ;)
Amazon has (and has had) Leopard for $109 and a Leopard VMWare bundle for $146. The latter is a great deal if you wanted Fusion anyway. I'm tempted.

iDAG
Nov 23, 2007, 12:42 PM
I've been waiting for this day for a long time. Today my dad went to the Apple Store in Easton to buy me my new MacBook for Christmas, I had to pay for part of it though but I can't wait to use it!

Westside guy
Nov 23, 2007, 12:46 PM
At first, I thought the Microsoft Office deal looked pretty amazing - I was strongly tempted to buy the academic version (I work at a university), even though I'm trying to get away from Office. But then I realized there's a "gotcha!" in the licensing.

The academic version of Office comes with three licenses, so you can install it on three family computers. The Special Media Edition, however, only comes with ONE license. So next year I'd either have to buy another license, or else pick which person doesn't get the new version of Office...

dusanv
Nov 23, 2007, 12:46 PM
Where's the cheapest to get Toast 8 in Canada? US store is OK so long as I don't get hit with the ripoff brokerage.

trogdor!
Nov 23, 2007, 12:54 PM
Why does Apple have to charge sales tax on internet purchases, while Amazon does not?

I don't understand the internet tax schemes at all anymore. And it seems like state governments want you to pay them taxes that Amazon didn't collect.

We need a permanent exemption on internet taxes imo :)

Amazon does charge sales tax to some. Yah, I am one of those unfortunately few that have to pay sales tax at amazon. Online businesses normally only charge sales tax in states where they have an office, distribution, or some other related business venture. Basically, wherever they have business licenses to operate, they have to charge state sales tax.

So as much complaining there is about this sale, this is a blessing for us that have to pay sales tax at amazon, apple, macmall, etc.

twoodcc
Nov 23, 2007, 01:02 PM
well as usual, not much discount on apple products. :rolleyes:

danny_w
Nov 23, 2007, 01:11 PM
At first, I thought the Microsoft Office deal looked pretty amazing - I was strongly tempted to buy the academic version (I work at a university), even though I'm trying to get away from Office. But then I realized there's a "gotcha!" in the licensing.

The academic version of Office comes with three licenses, so you can install it on three family computers. The Special Media Edition, however, only comes with ONE license. So next year I'd either have to buy another license, or else pick which person doesn't get the new version of Office...
Thanks for that wake-up call. I was also tempted to buy it, although I already have a copy of S&T 2004. I figured I could sell the unopened copy for a few dollars and get the new version for basically free. I need at least 2 licenses though, so this wouldn't work.

mduser63
Nov 23, 2007, 01:16 PM
At first, I thought the Microsoft Office deal looked pretty amazing - I was strongly tempted to buy the academic version (I work at a university), even though I'm trying to get away from Office. But then I realized there's a "gotcha!" in the licensing.

The academic version of Office comes with three licenses, so you can install it on three family computers. The Special Media Edition, however, only comes with ONE license. So next year I'd either have to buy another license, or else pick which person doesn't get the new version of Office...

One of the MS employees posted in the comments on the blog entry on Mac Mojo detailing this sale that you'll have your choice of three S&T licenses of Office 2008 or one license for the Special Media Edition.

thevofl
Nov 23, 2007, 01:24 PM
Did ANYONE expect Apple to give any discount beyond an approximate 10%?

I mean really expect.

After Apple reduced the Education discounts to approximately 10% it is clear that they are tightening discounts. Notice that the Holiday discounts are a dollar or two (or three) off of Educational discounts. iLife is $68 today instead of $71 for education. A black MacBook is $1398 today versus the education $1399.

I'm off to Amazon.

Nall
Nov 23, 2007, 01:29 PM
One of the MS employees posted in the comments on the blog entry on Mac Mojo detailing this sale that you'll have your choice of three S&T licenses of Office 2008 or one license for the Special Media Edition.

For anyone else potentially worried about this:
I just looked at the mail-in PDF, and there are checkboxes where you can specify which of those you want to upgrade to.

ArmyKnight12
Nov 23, 2007, 01:32 PM
Yea, Amazon sells Office for Mac much cheaper than the Apple store. I will finally buy it. :apple:

wizard
Nov 23, 2007, 01:47 PM
$51 off a $1200 iMac!!!!

You spoil us Apple, you really do!!

What that is almost 5 percent, what do you want from Apple - reasonable prices!

By the way I agree a discount of 4.25 percent is not enough to cover taxes on the devices.

Dave

queshy
Nov 23, 2007, 01:55 PM
TOo bad you can't combine w/ edu discount...

Surely
Nov 23, 2007, 02:07 PM
One of the MS employees posted in the comments on the blog entry on Mac Mojo detailing this sale that you'll have your choice of three S&T licenses of Office 2008 or one license for the Special Media Edition.

There isn't going to be a Student and Teacher version of Office 08. It will now be a Home and Student version, so you won't need to show a school ID to buy it.

catracho
Nov 23, 2007, 02:11 PM
Apple 16 GB iPod touch $359.99 & this item ships for FREE

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000JNYWBG/

:):):)

Westside guy
Nov 23, 2007, 02:21 PM
One of the MS employees posted in the comments on the blog entry on Mac Mojo detailing this sale that you'll have your choice of three S&T licenses of Office 2008 or one license for the Special Media Edition.

For anyone else potentially worried about this:
I just looked at the mail-in PDF, and there are checkboxes where you can specify which of those you want to upgrade to.

Hmm... their online redemption page only allows you to order the Special Media Edition.

Is there a link to this "mail-in PDF" you're referring to?

iliketomac
Nov 23, 2007, 02:22 PM
Well.... most consumers interviewed say by now that Apple is greedy and stingy when it comes to sales events. Oh well... :(

ShiggyMiyamoto
Nov 23, 2007, 02:43 PM
Apple Store
Apple's online store (http://store.apple.com ) and retail stores are participating as well. Apple's 5th Avenue Store was the first to open at midnight on the east coast.

I haven't seen anyone else pick up on this. Unless it means that the 5th Ave retail store closed for a few hours, or unless it means that it was the online store...

morespce54
Nov 23, 2007, 02:45 PM
I had to use Internet Explorer to get to the checkout page at MacMall... Firefox wouldn't work.

Gee... I really don't know what you're still doing with Firefox when you got Internet Explorer installed on your machine... ;)

Westside guy
Nov 23, 2007, 02:51 PM
Yea, Amazon sells Office for Mac much cheaper than the Apple store. I will finally buy it. :apple:

If you haven't done so already, you might want to think twice. I started to order at Amazon, then (at checkout) was told "this won't arrive until after December 25th". Problem with that - if you want the $100 rebate, your forms have to be postmarked by the 23rd...

pank
Nov 23, 2007, 02:57 PM
If you haven't done so already, you might want to think twice. I started to order at Amazon, then (at checkout) was told "this won't arrive until after December 25th". Problem with that - if you want the $100 rebate, your forms have to be postmarked by the 23rd...

The default store choice is that J&R Music and Computer world. That is the one I chose and my ship date is pretty quick ;)

Shipping Details : J&R Music and Computer World
Order #:
***************
Shipping Method:
Standard
Shipping Preference:
Group my items into as few shipments as possible
Subtotal of Items:
*******
Shipping & Handling:
$6.21

------
Total for this Order:
********


Shipping estimate for these items: November 26, 2007 - November 27, 2007

1
"Microsoft Office 2004 *******"
Macintosh; CD-ROM; $***
Sold by: J&R Music and Computer World

So yeah, don't choose the amazon store as your choice.

Westside guy
Nov 23, 2007, 03:00 PM
The default store choice is that J&R Music and Computer world. That is the one I chose and my ship date is pretty quick ;)

You must've ordered ahead of me. Before choosing Amazon, I had chosen J&R - but at checkout I was told "this is no longer available". So then I loaded it from Amazon, and was told "will arrive after December 25th".

robby818
Nov 23, 2007, 03:04 PM
At first, I thought the Microsoft Office deal looked pretty amazing - I was strongly tempted to buy the academic version (I work at a university), even though I'm trying to get away from Office. But then I realized there's a "gotcha!" in the licensing.

The academic version of Office comes with three licenses, so you can install it on three family computers. The Special Media Edition, however, only comes with ONE license. So next year I'd either have to buy another license, or else pick which person doesn't get the new version of Office...

i thought the same thing but someone corrected me and pointed out that you can choose between the academic version of 2008 or the special media edition of 2008. So for $32, you can get an academic version of Office 2008. Great deal.

pank
Nov 23, 2007, 03:04 PM
Yeah, I just noticed that now. Not sure but I see tigerdirect as an option. Not sure about the ship dates on that though.

cwryn
Nov 23, 2007, 03:29 PM
not bad... I can get office 08 for 125 - 100 + 7... ~32$ for it... me likey.

ChrisA
Nov 23, 2007, 04:01 PM
Yeah, I just noticed that now. Not sure but I see tigerdirect as an option.


The Tiger Direct option sold out while I was on the Amazon.con site tring to place the order. No big deal because they had an even better deal for $118 if you hunt. They put their "featured sellers" on top but just below them are the ones with lower prices. I was going for one at $115 but it sold out between the time it appeared on m screen before I could buy it. So I had to go for the one that cost $3 more.

Still not a bad deal $118 - $100 rebate + $4 to ship = $22.
I don't really even need Office but for $22 why not. Then I can upgrade to
2008 for a total cost of $29

Maybe I'll sell the unopened Office 2008 box on eBay

jackc
Nov 23, 2007, 04:02 PM
If you haven't done so already, you might want to think twice. I started to order at Amazon, then (at checkout) was told "this won't arrive until after December 25th". Problem with that - if you want the $100 rebate, your forms have to be postmarked by the 23rd...

Mine says shipping estimate Nov. 28, and I picked the slower free shipping

KittyToy
Nov 23, 2007, 04:24 PM
Only In Apple's World Is 11 Bucks A Sale, Wtf

dazed
Nov 23, 2007, 04:58 PM
Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0) BlackBerry8700/4.1.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/107)

Is the $100 rebate on Office 2004 available in Canada?

Sorry if this question was asked already but I'm viewing this site on my phone and its hard to see every reply.

Spanky Deluxe
Nov 23, 2007, 05:04 PM
That is what I am doing. Say what you want about Microsoft but $25 for the newest edition, that is impossible to pass by!

Arse, why can't they do this over here? Even I would buy Office at that price!!

Nall
Nov 23, 2007, 05:30 PM
If you haven't done so already, you might want to think twice. I started to order at Amazon, then (at checkout) was told "this won't arrive until after December 25th". Problem with that - if you want the $100 rebate, your forms have to be postmarked by the 23rd...
I think I saw that too, if you want it reasonably soon, you can't use the default free shipping. So it's like an extra $5.

just02
Nov 23, 2007, 05:40 PM
There's also Newegg.com; they have Office '04 EDU for $129 (and $139, both qualify for the $100 rebate), free 3-day shipping, and no tax except for in CA, TN and NJ.


Has anyone had any luck with MacMall? I've been trying all day to get a MacBook for $974 :eek: :D to replace my 5.5-year-old iBook G3.

tuc
Nov 23, 2007, 06:07 PM
Hi

If it gives you any hope, after 2 hours and 45 minutes I finally got my iPod touch 16GB w/ free case ( after MIRs ) ordered. I wish I were exaggerating on the time frame.

P.S. Since when did MacMall start applying sales tax to all? :confused:

I tried macmall.com for about that long, but it still wasn't working so I ordered by telephone. How archaic. (Plus, I'll probably get the ugly free-after-rebate shoulder case instead of the semi-nice one.)

I don't know in which states MacMall has a presence but evidently not mine as they didn't charge me sales tax on my macbook (and I do pay sales tax when I buy groceries and such).

Hemingray
Nov 23, 2007, 06:21 PM
Thanks for the link MR!

That's amazing... I just got Office 2004 Student Edition (yes, I am a student!) for $125 - $100 rebate = $25! And I get the 2008 upgrade for about $10! Awesome!! :D

Cleverboy
Nov 23, 2007, 06:34 PM
Feel like frickin Charlie Brown at Halloween..... "I got a rock....."Tell me about. Got all excited to see the DEALS, only to see an average sale. Save $11!!! Well whoop-dee-freakin-do, Apple. I can get these kinds of sales by skipping lunch for the day. :p Look! iPhone on sale... $2 off list price!!! Get 'em while they're hot! PowerMacs on sale $4 off! Awwww, yeah baby! :rolleyes:

~ CB

John Musbach
Nov 23, 2007, 06:53 PM
Wow lots of good deals, this'll probably be more popular then usual due to the lead paint scare

jhendley
Nov 23, 2007, 07:02 PM
Has anyone had any luck with MacMall? I've been trying all day to get a MacBook for $974 :eek: :D to replace my 5.5-year-old iBook G3.

Try calling them (800-622-6255). I was having trouble with their website and gave them a call. Got connected in about 15 minutes through the queue and was able to order a new iMac for $200 off including a free printer (after rebate) and a free copy of Parallels (after rebate) and free shipping (after rebate). This is the best deal I have seen (and even better if you live outside of California - no sales tax).

MacCheetah3
Nov 23, 2007, 07:04 PM
Hi
I tried macmall.com for about that long, but it still wasn't working so I ordered by telephone. How archaic. (Plus, I'll probably get the ugly free-after-rebate shoulder case instead of the semi-nice one.)

I don't know in which states MacMall has a presence but evidently not mine as they didn't charge me sales tax on my macbook (and I do pay sales tax when I buy groceries and such).
I wonder what presence they have in MN. Too bad it isn't a warehouse so that I could get my iPod that much sooner. :D

I would have ordered by phone but thought it would be a headache to try and give all of my information ( street address, ... ) that needed to be updated.

This is the best deal I have seen (and even better if you live outside of California - no sales tax).
That was my thought and I don't think I got taxed last time that I ordered a few years back. However, this time I got stuck with the normal 7% MN sales tax ( calculating to $23.79 ). It was still the best deal i could find on an iPod touch but not quite as good as I was expecting.

Nall
Nov 23, 2007, 07:06 PM
There's also Newegg.com; they have Office '04 EDU for $129 (and $139, both qualify for the $100 rebate), free 3-day shipping, and no tax except for in CA, TN and NJ.
Did Amazon sell out all their current stock? They're now listing a 3-5 week shipping time or you can buy it from an Amazon partner for a little more.

MacCheetah3
Nov 23, 2007, 07:16 PM
Hi
Tell me about. Got all excited to see the DEALS, only to see an average sale. Save $11!!! Well whoop-dee-freakin-do, Apple. I can get these kinds of sales by skipping lunch for the day. :p Look! iPhone on sale... $2 off list price!!! Get 'em while they're hot! PowerMacs on sale $4 off! Awwww, yeah baby! :rolleyes:

~ CB
To be honest, I was waiting for Apple to post refurbished iPod touchs so that I could see the price. However, it looks that they haven't updated the refurbished section for a couple of months now. :( I don't know, what gives? Since I really didn't feel like waiting to see when they finally posted it and MacMall had a good price on one, I just went with it.

dbernie41
Nov 23, 2007, 07:28 PM
Did anyone buy a MBP from amazon?

Grimace
Nov 23, 2007, 07:43 PM
Geez...some people are serious whiners! "Apple, your completely voluntary sale isn't up to my personal shopping standards!"

There is some good stuff out there that we normally pay full price for (the other 364 days.) Glad to see Apple helping out a little bit when possible.

Di9it8
Nov 23, 2007, 07:49 PM
Does the UK do Thanksgiving and Black Friday? No.

The UK gets it next week:D:D

just02
Nov 23, 2007, 07:51 PM
Did Amazon sell out all their current stock? They're now listing a 3-5 week shipping time or you can buy it from an Amazon partner for a little more.


Not that I'm aware of, but yea... they have the 3-5 week estimated ship date. Plus tax since I live in Washington, so it was $135 total. I actually ordered it this morning from Amazon and they quoted me an arrival date of December 5-11.

I went over to check Newegg.com (great customer service, great prices) and they had it for 129.99, no shipping or tax (depending on your state of residence... NJ, CA, and TN I think have to pay up).

Westside guy
Nov 23, 2007, 08:29 PM
Geez...some people are serious whiners! "Apple, your completely voluntary sale isn't up to my personal shopping standards!

C'mon, Grimace, you're ruining a Black Friday tradition! Get in the spirit!

#%$*@ Apple! Where are the $199 Macbook Pros?

KindredMAC
Nov 23, 2007, 08:34 PM
We ended up making all of our purchases for Leopard, iLife and .Mac from Amazon.

Even though iLife was listed $1 cheaper at Apple than Amazon, we don't have to pay taxes to Amazon purchases like we do to Apple here in NY, so in the long run the $1 more at Amazon is actually cheaper.

PLUS .Mac is the same cost at Amazon that Apple charged last year.

Still can't believe that Apple let everyone down like this, this year.

SamIchi
Nov 23, 2007, 09:38 PM
Ended up still using Amazon to buy my iPod Classic. First I saw it on the Apple site. $31 not bad considering it's never on sale, then I saw MacMall, comes with "free" case and FM transmitter. But I came to the conclusion Amazon $29~ off with Prime shipping and no tax beat both of them. I didn't want to deal with MacMall's rebates.

Amazon Prime is has a free trial offer if anyone is shopping online this season. Just remember to cancel.

tick629
Nov 23, 2007, 09:49 PM
amazon.com is selling microsoft office 2004 with the rebate stated in the price. This rebate must be postmarked BY DECEMBER 23rd. The rebate requires you to send in the front cover of the product manual. Amazon says it wont arrive until AFTER DECEMBER 24th. I spoke to a rep on the phone from amazon and they agreed there is no way to get the rebate.

Dave00
Nov 23, 2007, 09:49 PM
Ugh, the frustration. Was going to sidle down to the apple store and use a gift card, but even with the gift card, the tax and difference in price is too great to make it a deal locally.

Amazon has the middle MacBook (reg $1299) for $1249 plus a $75 rebate comes to $1176. But it ships in, now, 3-5 weeks. Expected delivery AFTER Christmas. Yikes!

So, I'll try MacMall. Their price, after rebates, $1162. But their site is just choked. Keep trying to add to cart, various Microsoft OLE errors. I might try again in the middle of the night when things calm down, but it doesn't exactly inspire confidence about their ability to successfully fill my order.

So do I go back to square one? Buying from apple store, the price with tax is $1282. That's more than $100 more, but at least I get my machine and no rebates to fool with. Of course, amazon also has macbook pro for $1750 after rebates...

Dave

SkydiveGuy
Nov 23, 2007, 10:01 PM
I bought my MacBook 12 days ago and they discounted it $101 today.

I walked into the store and was greeted as I walked in and they immediately was sent to the register and was refunded the difference (plus sales tax) immediately becasue of their 14 day price match guarantee. No questions asked.

It didn't really work out as I planned though as I was "in the store" and decided to purchased a .Mac subcscription (-$30 to if you buy a new PC) but they honored the reduced price even though it was almost 2 weeks ago. so all in all after 2 trips to the store I look at it as saving $30 and getting a free year of .Mac.

I have nothing but very nice things to say about my local Apple Retail Store.

Thank you.

akadmon
Nov 23, 2007, 10:25 PM
You must've ordered ahead of me. Before choosing Amazon, I had chosen J&R - but at checkout I was told "this is no longer available". So then I loaded it from Amazon, and was told "will arrive after December 25th".

I ordered from Amazon around 11 am EST and my ship date is November 28th.

iPoodOverZune
Nov 23, 2007, 10:52 PM
amazon.com is selling microsoft office 2004 with the rebate stated in the price. This rebate must be postmarked BY DECEMBER 23rd. The rebate requires you to send in the front cover of the product manual. Amazon says it wont arrive until AFTER DECEMBER 24th. I spoke to a rep on the phone from amazon and they agreed there is no way to get the rebate.

As the rebate is not store specific, you can buy from Newegg as well for $124 (no tax, free shipping).
I already own Office 2004 for Mac for almost three years now but I went ahead and bought this for getting a good deal on Office 2008 (even though I have to deal with a rebate; I hope MS rebate won't go as bumpy as some of their products). :p
I hope I could do without MS but in collaborative research, you cant be a lone ranger.

DVNIEL
Nov 23, 2007, 10:54 PM
Went to my local Apple Store today just to see what was around. So I walk in and everyone practically greeted me and offered their assistance. I went to this express counter and asked them if .Mac was on sale, they unfortunately not. I gave them an awe and told them that I was looking forward to it like last year so I can assure my subscription for the next year. The gentlemen kindly went to his manager, said a few words, and both of them GLADLY offered me .Mac for $68.

I guess they're willing to do whatever it takes to keep .Mac subscribers. Great day it was today

Dave00
Nov 23, 2007, 11:22 PM
As the rebate is not store specific,

I'd be very careful on this. Clicking on the rebate for the MacBook has fine print that the rebate is not available for 3rd parties or other stores that sell through Amazon.

chilltown
Nov 23, 2007, 11:33 PM
A question from someone suffering from the Amazon.com late ship date:

I bought office 2004 from amazon.com today and received a ship date well after december 23. However, I already have a copy of office 2004. What if I sent in the front cover of THAT instruction manual and the receipt from the new copy? Or would microsoft check with amazon and see that I still hadn't received my new copy?

Thanks for the help!

stoutboy1
Nov 23, 2007, 11:38 PM
amazon.com is selling microsoft office 2004 with the rebate stated in the price. This rebate must be postmarked BY DECEMBER 23rd. The rebate requires you to send in the front cover of the product manual. Amazon says it wont arrive until AFTER DECEMBER 24th. I spoke to a rep on the phone from amazon and they agreed there is no way to get the rebate.

Mine says it'll be here by the 11th of December. :)

arn
Nov 24, 2007, 01:31 AM
macmall appears to be working again. :)

arn

Royale w/cheese
Nov 24, 2007, 01:50 AM
EPP and the sale, 4gb Nano for $129, well, I guess that would be about the price when they hit the refurb section. After taxes, I saved a little (but not much) over macmall and amazon. They really should hold the sale on Jan 19th:rolleyes:

just02
Nov 24, 2007, 01:55 AM
Six toasty minutes left for MacMall. I just picked up (11:47AM PST, 11/23) a Macbook, case, printer, and free shipping. After rebates, and after I sell the case and printer for about 50% of their value, the MacBook comes out to a total of $867! :eek: :D

ivan1234
Nov 24, 2007, 02:44 AM
some good savings, happy shopping everyone! :D

eastcoastsurfer
Nov 24, 2007, 08:22 AM
I ordered Office 2004 from Amazon at 9am EST and it ships from Amazon on the 26th. They should've been more clear to people who ordered later that they may not be able to get the rebate.

ErikAndre
Nov 24, 2007, 09:12 AM
I ordered Office 2004 from Amazon at 9am EST and it ships from Amazon on the 26th. They should've been more clear to people who ordered later that they may not be able to get the rebate.

I'm sayin'... i had no idea to check macrumors.com (figured it was a holiday for the site... oops)... i would have picked up a couple copies of office 2004 just for the upgrade later.

Unfortunately, I didn't find out about that discount until 8am this morning. Sheesh.

byeehaaw
Nov 24, 2007, 11:13 AM
after a few hours of trying to get an ipod touch form macmall i finally got thru at around 12:35am est. mannn it was a tidious process having to press back everytime and selecting it until it went thru. man

Thank you for ordering with MacMall!

We have received your order and have forwarded it for final processing.
Please save this message for future reference. Your order details are
listed below:

Order Number: W******

whew in for 269.99 now its more expensive

buffalo
Nov 24, 2007, 11:27 AM
A question from someone suffering from the Amazon.com late ship date:

I bought office 2004 from amazon.com today and received a ship date well after december 23. However, I already have a copy of office 2004. What if I sent in the front cover of THAT instruction manual and the receipt from the new copy? Or would microsoft check with amazon and see that I still hadn't received my new copy?

Thanks for the help!

I'm in the same boat. Already have Office 2004, and Amazon isn't shipping until around the 24th. It seems as though including the manual from the copy you already have would work. Maybe just cross out the estimated shipping date.

Is this the manual for which they want the first page?

http://img113.imageshack.us/img113/3759/officemanualqp2.jpg

pianoplayer1
Nov 24, 2007, 12:14 PM
Yea when I read the 3-5 week shipping for Amazon, I just got it from apple for 25 dollars more since I will get it probably Friday or Monday. I got scared with the manual thing because you have to postmark the rebate by Dec. 23...

theb3freak
Nov 24, 2007, 12:24 PM
I ordered Office 2004 from Amazon at 9am EST and it ships from Amazon on the 26th. They should've been more clear to people who ordered later that they may not be able to get the rebate.


Wow, what a difference a relatively few minutes makes. My order was 8:20 AM (11/23/07) and the shipping estimate is November 28, 2007.

Roy
Nov 24, 2007, 12:33 PM
Mine looks to be on schedule. I ordered mine Friday morning.

Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Student and Teacher [CD-ROM]

Order Placed: November 23, 2007
Amazon.com order number: 104-0673259-7575451
Order Total: $124.99

Shipment #1: Shipping Soon We are preparing these items for shipment and this portion of your order cannot be canceled or changed. Need information on returning an item?
Shipping estimate:November 28, 2007
Delivery estimate: December 5, 2007 - December 11, 2007

macridah
Nov 24, 2007, 01:15 PM
well, at least I used my iPhone $100 refund to buy an iPod nano and saved a whopping $11.

MagnusVonMagnum
Nov 24, 2007, 03:51 PM
Well, it's Saturday and I can finally get through to Mac Mall's site. It seems they've actually LOWERED the overall price of the MacBook Pro to match Amazon (now $1749 after rebate instead of $1779) PLUS you still get the free (after rebate) case, printer and Parallels (or Fusion for $20 after rebate).

My only problem now is that I really don't want a lousy 120GB hard drive in my MacBook Pro. On Apple's site you can upgrade the thing easily enough, but they don't have these deals there. I see an option on Mac Mall to have them upgrade your memory for you to either 3 or 4GB, so why don't they have an option to install a larger hard drive for you? I'd like a 250, ideally. 120 is terribly small for going on 2008, IMO and while I could use an external or network drive at home, the whole point of a Notebook is portability so I'd like a larger one internal for on the go (not have to lug one with me).

I assume if I change out the hard drive myself I'm looking at voiding the warranty, so what are my options?

I'm going to look around some other Mac stores and see if they have any deals with upgrade options. I only want the 2.2GHz Mac with 128 video memory because it's $500 cheaper than 2.4 with 160. That's only 9% faster (tests show no advantage to the extra video memory under normal conditions) and only a lousy extra 40GB of space. It's a $75 option to get the 160 on the 2.2 at Apple's site. I'd rather have a 2.2 with 160 than a 2.4 at that rate, but there is no such option on MacMall or Amazon.

Update:

Other World Computing has a 200GB 7200 RPM Hitachi for $214.99 plus they'll give you $40 back on your 120GB MBP drive. That seems like the way to go ($1925 total after rebates for a MBP 2.2 with 200@7200RPM drive an 2GB of memory), but is that going to void the Apple warranty?

glennsan
Nov 24, 2007, 04:43 PM
Well, it's Saturday and I can finally get through to Mac Mall's site. It seems they've actually LOWERED the overall price of the MacBook Pro to match Amazon (now $1749 after rebate instead of $1779) PLUS you still get the free (after rebate) case, printer and Parallels (or Fusion for $20 after rebate).

My only problem now is that I really don't want a lousy 120GB hard drive in my MacBook Pro. On Apple's site you can upgrade the thing easily enough, but they don't have these deals there. I see an option on Mac Mall to have them upgrade your memory for you to either 3 or 4GB, so why don't they have an option to install a larger hard drive for you? I'd like a 250, ideally. 120 is terribly small for going on 2008, IMO and while I could use an external or network drive at home, the whole point of a Notebook is portability so I'd like a larger one internal for on the go (not have to lug one with me).

I assume if I change out the hard drive myself I'm looking at voiding the warranty, so what are my options?

I'm going to look around some other Mac stores and see if they have any deals with upgrade options. I only want the 2.2GHz Mac with 128 video memory because it's $500 cheaper than 2.4 with 160. That's only 9% faster (tests show no advantage to the extra video memory under normal conditions) and only a lousy extra 40GB of space. It's a $75 option to get the 160 on the 2.2 at Apple's site. I'd rather have a 2.2 with 160 than a 2.4 at that rate, but there is no such option on MacMall or Amazon.

Update:

Other World Computing has a 200GB 7200 RPM Hitachi for $214.99 plus they'll give you $40 back on your 120GB MBP drive. That seems like the way to go ($1925 total after rebates for a MBP 2.2 with 200@7200RPM drive an 2GB of memory), but is that going to void the Apple warranty?


As long as they are an authorized Apple Service Center that would not void your warranty.

Glennsan

powerbook911
Nov 24, 2007, 04:45 PM
Hi Guys,

So last night I did the office deal $125 edu from amazon that way I get the $100 plus new version in 2008. it said ship few weeks, but has now already shipped. Of course ship date will be Nov 24 whereas the purchase date will be Nov 23. Think that will be ok for the rebate on the $100????

Next, what should I do with my old copy? If I uninstall the old copy on my machine, could I sell the old copy on ebay?

Finally, what do you guys send in for the 2008 upgrade? Do you send that rebate in already too? Do you send the bottom panel that has the UPC and stuff, it said "box top," which confused me cause the box bottom is what really has the details.

Thanks!

aliquis-
Nov 24, 2007, 05:05 PM
US only? Apple suck as usual.

stoutboy1
Nov 24, 2007, 05:19 PM
My office 2004 has shipped, looks like ill be getting the rebate after all.:D

MagnusVonMagnum
Nov 24, 2007, 06:01 PM
I just read about a dreaded keyboard bug where certain letters won't type (usually the first letter) and this problem has been ongoing for years, it seems and Apple has little to no interest in fixing it. A keyboard that won't type properly sounds like a deal killer to me. I don't think I can buy one knowing it's more than likely going to be screwed up in that department. Still reading the thread on Apple's site, but it doesn't sound good (LOOONG thread).

MacCheetah3
Nov 24, 2007, 06:48 PM
Hi
Well, it's Saturday and I can finally get through to Mac Mall's site. It seems they've actually LOWERED the overall price of the MacBook Pro to match Amazon (now $1749 after rebate instead of $1779) PLUS you still get the free (after rebate) case, printer and Parallels (or Fusion for $20 after rebate).

My only problem now is that I really don't want a lousy 120GB hard drive in my MacBook Pro. On Apple's site you can upgrade the thing easily enough, but they don't have these deals there. I see an option on Mac Mall to have them upgrade your memory for you to either 3 or 4GB, so why don't they have an option to install a larger hard drive for you? I'd like a 250, ideally. 120 is terribly small for going on 2008, IMO and while I could use an external or network drive at home, the whole point of a Notebook is portability so I'd like a larger one internal for on the go (not have to lug one with me).

I assume if I change out the hard drive myself I'm looking at voiding the warranty, so what are my options?

I'm going to look around some other Mac stores and see if they have any deals with upgrade options. I only want the 2.2GHz Mac with 128 video memory because it's $500 cheaper than 2.4 with 160. That's only 9% faster (tests show no advantage to the extra video memory under normal conditions) and only a lousy extra 40GB of space. It's a $75 option to get the 160 on the 2.2 at Apple's site. I'd rather have a 2.2 with 160 than a 2.4 at that rate, but there is no such option on MacMall or Amazon.

Update:

Other World Computing has a 200GB 7200 RPM Hitachi for $214.99 plus they'll give you $40 back on your 120GB MBP drive. That seems like the way to go ($1925 total after rebates for a MBP 2.2 with 200@7200RPM drive an 2GB of memory), but is that going to void the Apple warranty?
They'll do it for you by request ( phone order, of course ). The last I knew it was $39.95 plus the part. I can't find anything to confirm it on their web site, so you'd have to ask. Anywho... A 200GB Seagate Momentus 2.5" ( notebook ) SATA drive with 16MB cache and running at 7,200RPM is $210 (http://www.macmall.com/macmall/shop/detail.asp?dpno=7314380&Redir=1&description=Seagate-200GB%20MOMENTUS%207200.2-SATA%202.5IN%2016MB%20N-Internal%20Hard%20Drives) or a Hitachi Travelstar with the same features for $205 (http://www.macmall.com/macmall/shop/detail.asp?dpno=7266630&Redir=1&description=Hitachi%20GST-Travelstar%99%207K200%20200GB%207200RPM%2016MB%20BUFFER%20SERIAL%20ATA/15-Internal%20Hard%20Drives) or a 250GB Hitachi Travelstar 2.5" ( notebook ) SATA drive with 8MB cache and running at 5,400RPM for $193 (http://www.macmall.com/macmall/shop/detail.asp?dpno=7351129&Redir=1&description=Hitachi%20GST-TravelStar%205K250%20250GB%202.5%22%20Mobile%20Hard%20Drive-Internal%20Hard%20Drives) all from MacMall. The last two being some of the best in performance. The 250GB has such a high data density, that it should be notably faster than even the 120GB stock drive at 5,400RPM. While Hitachi may have slightly better fperformance and slightly less power consumption than comparable speced Seagate drives, Seagate's 5-year limited warranty is always nice for those who plan to keep the machine / drive that long.

P.S. If you can replace the drive without breaking anything or otherwise making it obvious that you serviced it, your warranty will be fine. Apple doesn't use any kind of warranty void sticker on 99.9% of components or the casing. Judge for yourself (http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Mac/MacBook-Pro-15-Inch-Core-2-Duo/Hard-Drive-Replacement/115/10/) if you are able to do it without issue.

MacCheetah3
Nov 24, 2007, 06:59 PM
Hi
We're all excited about our new toys...Oh...I mean tools. Anyone have their tracking number work who ordered from MacMall on Friday? I'm looking for an ETA. :D

MagnusVonMagnum
Nov 24, 2007, 07:54 PM
Hi

They'll do it for you by request ( phone order, of course ). The last I knew it was $39.95 plus the part. I can't find anything to confirm it on their web site, so you'd have to ask. Anywho... A 200GB Seagate Momentus 2.5" ( notebook ) SATA drive with 16MB cache and running at 7,200RPM is

...


I just called them and after waiting over 12 minutes to talk to someone, they told me they can only upgrade the memory (for 2x what I can do for myself by ordering the chips from Other World Computing and getting a $20 rebate back on the original chips) but they CANNOT do it for the hard drive as this will invalidate the warranty (odd for an authorized reseller; maybe they're not authorized repair/service, only reselling?). They said I'd have to do a custom build from Apple and wait until Apple ships it and no rebate would apply to the system (defeating the entire point of buying it right now).

So.... I guess I can either buy it now and take it to someone like CompUSA and let them put the hard drive in or do it myself and hope for the best (sigh). I don't know why everything always has to be so complicated. If they had just designed the thing like they did the Macbook, you could easily change it yourself without voiding the warranty.

SkydiveGuy
Nov 24, 2007, 08:09 PM
A question from someone suffering from the Amazon.com late ship date:

I bought office 2004 from amazon.com today and received a ship date well after december 23. However, I already have a copy of office 2004. What if I sent in the front cover of THAT instruction manual and the receipt from the new copy? Or would microsoft check with amazon and see that I still hadn't received my new copy?

Thanks for the help!

I am an Amazon Prime member and decided to get next day air on this offer.
Since Thursday was the holiday and we then have the weekend, I will be getting it on Monday (for $3.99 thanks to my membership).

I just checked the tracking and it is already arrived at the local distro center awaiting to be put on a truck on Monday.

Amazon Prime may be $80, but it is definitely worth it (IMHO). I only use it a few times a year, but the free second day air and $3.99 Next Day Air balances out over the year for my purchases.

MacCheetah3
Nov 24, 2007, 08:40 PM
Hi
I just called them and after waiting over 12 minutes to talk to someone, they told me they can only upgrade the memory (for 2x what I can do for myself by ordering the chips from Other World Computing and getting a $20 rebate back on the original chips) but they CANNOT do it for the hard drive as this will invalidate the warranty (odd for an authorized reseller; maybe they're not authorized repair/service, only reselling?).

...

If they had just designed the thing like they did the Macbook, you could easily change it yourself without voiding the warranty.
News to me. Anywho.. The MB hard drive is so easy to get at. :) Great design!

brewcitywi
Nov 25, 2007, 12:13 AM
Free iphones at all retail locations from 12:00-12:10am.

ivan1234
Nov 25, 2007, 12:54 AM
wow, the ms office deal is too good to pass up!

Hemingray
Nov 25, 2007, 12:58 AM
Mine says it'll be here by the 11th of December. :)

Same here. I was a little worried by the "3-5 weeks" quoted by Amazon, but in my order it said estimated ship date: November 29th, and the web site says estimated delivery December 6-12. No sweat. Oh, I ordered mine on Friday at 4:15PM PST.

Roy
Nov 25, 2007, 08:45 AM
wow, the ms office deal is too good to pass up!

Especially if you bought it on Friday, 11/23/07.

.michael
Nov 25, 2007, 04:33 PM
Bought iMac for $101.

In the future; betta discounts please.

Roy
Nov 25, 2007, 05:47 PM
Bought iMac for $101.

In the future; betta discounts please.

You certainly got the best deal of anyone. "Bought iMac for $101". That's about a 95 percent discount.:)

GoCubsGo
Nov 25, 2007, 05:53 PM
Bought iMac for $101.

In the future; betta discounts please.

You certainly got the best deal of anyone. "Bought iMac for $101". That's about a 95 percent discount.:)

LOL completely!

.michael, in the future you will see the same discount. Apple seems to be keeping true to form each year.

coffey7
Nov 25, 2007, 07:20 PM
Why is it OK(For Apple) to be all out for a profit and not other companies? I always thought the reason people went to college or saved money to start a business was to make money someday. Take a look at Microsoft, they get sued every week and have to pay up Billions of dollars. Apple is going to be sued by the European union most likely(over Ipod dominance) and they should start saving their money for the judgement. Of course it would be nice if Apple gave a little more of a discount, its just not to be.

Tom J
Nov 25, 2007, 08:16 PM
Brand value is very high on Apple's list. They are not going to cheapen the perception of the Apple name by being known as a discounter. It worked for Bose, it's working for Apple.

diamond.g
Nov 25, 2007, 08:27 PM
Brand value is very high on Apple's list. They are not going to cheapen the perception of the Apple name by being known as a discounter. It worked for Bose, it's working for Apple.
Hey, don't put Bose in the same sentence as Apple. Bose is crap. They have great marketing and nothing else. Apple actually has great products.

heisetax
Nov 25, 2007, 08:54 PM
Although most of us love Apple and the products they make, and Apple wants to make it's customers happy, they are a corporation, not a good friend.

If Apple wanted to give the best deals possible, they would sell iPhones for the cost of the materials only. But they don't. They need to make money. Does anyone else remember when Apple almost bit the dust due to bankruptcy?

I am fine with them wanting to make a substantial gain on the products they make.

It is very kind of them to give any discount whatsoever, as they don't owe us a thing.


In the same line we thus do not owe Apple anything. Thus like other companies, if the specials are not good enough, we don't purchase or don't purchase from them. Low discounts thus will equal lower sales for Apple or any other company. Apple, having a monopoly on Mac hardware as well as iPod & iPhone hardware would probably sell abut the same number of units without a special. For that reason the lack of really good specials is showing up this year.

heisetax
Nov 25, 2007, 09:11 PM
Nice move by Microsoft to keep Office on lots of macs in spite of iWork. I mean, how could you not buy it? Well, I'm in Canada so I'm not invited, but still, enough of you go out and buy office for Mac today, that keeps market share up and theoretically, you might convince iWork users to go back to office down the road.

(edit: this assumes the student edition, where your final price ends up around $68)

Happy shopping, I'll be thinking of you all while I'm at work today! :)

Amazon's price was $123 with a $6.99 upgrade to Office 2008 Special Edition. For me iWork won't do the job. Office will. At least one of the Open Office type programs will do the job for me. I just have to see how much work they will be to convert my Excel tax program to.

More market share would be lost to the anti MS group, in my opinion, than to those switching to iWork. I have iWork '08, I just can find nothing useful yet with Numbers. With upgrades coming I've tried, but either things would not work or they were so slow or extra time consuming that I have stopped using it until at least another upgrade. I mean upgrade, not just update.

Bill the TaxMan

MacCheetah3
Nov 25, 2007, 09:56 PM
Hi
Hey, don't put Bose in the same sentence as Apple. Bose is crap. They have great marketing and nothing else. Apple actually has great products.
Minor side 'vent' and than I'm done with the subject. All companies have clever marketing that succeed. Apple doesn't? Don't pretend not putting that blowfly up your nose. However, I'm tired of hearing -- no pun intended -- about Bose being "crap." Granted it it may not be the best thing you've ever heard or be as "lifelike' as they claim but it is by no means crap. Maybe overpriced but that's opinion and I'm not going to go into that. Opinion again yes but only so far...If you think that something of similar size with the same number of similar sized speakers sounds as good as something like the Bose Wave Radio, you're mistaken. I'm not claiming that they have some kind of phenomenally breathtaking technology. I'm most certainly not saying that there aren't better audio systems out there because there absolutely are. I'm saying for the size of the unit and speakers it does quite well. A home theater will sound better but that's like comparing a Mac mini to a Mac Pro. You may be "trippin'" but there's no way you could realistically think that some kind of $25 "boombox" or whatever those compact battery powered radios are called is comparable.

atarian90
Nov 26, 2007, 12:18 AM
I got a great deal at Amazon for a Mac Mini 2GHz for only $735 after rebate with free shipping and no tax. [Got tired of waiting at MacMall. Besides, I didn't care for the free printer or Parallels (I'm getting VMWare Fusion)]

I am a student at a local community college that sells Apple products and even with the student discount, after adding tax, I saved $110 going through Amazon instead. :eek: :D As much as I want to support my local community college, I couldn't pass up saving $110 off of an $800 product! :)

It looks like prices are back to normal now.

One thing I noticed thought that I didn't catch. The description says that the Mac Mini comes with Tiger instead of Leopard. :mad: I thought all Macs come with Leopard now. :confused: Could this be old stock? Could I still get Leopard from Apple if I do end up with Tiger instead? (That was one of the reasons why I waited to upgrade to an Intel Mac Mini - I wanted Leopard) Anyone have this type of experience before? :confused:

ankurr
Nov 26, 2007, 04:49 AM
Hi all,
I am about to buy my first mac in a few days. I was just doing some comparisons and it seems the education discount on Apple's site gets eroded anyway with the sales tax and if the other places dont charge tax then i guess there really isnt any reason to buy fron the Apple store.

So my issue is the same as that of another forum member who asked about hard disk replacement. I would certainly like the 7200rpm HDDs but it seems no one has those listed on their websites as part of the notebook or an upgrade.

Has anyone actually bought a notebook with the 7200rpm drive from any store ?

I may have to go to the physical apple store and buy my notebook so i had another question, would they have notebooks with the 7200 hdd in store or do they simply replace the HDD ?

thanks.

Digitalclips
Nov 26, 2007, 08:12 AM
Parallels (http://send.onenetworkdirect.net/z/13533/CD90867)
Through our affiliate vendor, Digital River, you can get $10 Off Parallels Desktop 3.0 (http://send.onenetworkdirect.net/z/16352/CD90867/) or $10 Off on Parallels 3.0 Upgrade (http://send.onenetworkdirect.net/z/13766/CD90867/).

I realize MacRumors is pushing Parallels but a brief comment about Parallels. After using it for a long time reasonably happily I tried VMWare (Free 30 day trial) this last weekend. I have to say it is far smoother in every respect. I did a parallel (pardon the pun) instal so I have both able to run, but you can also convert the Parallel's installation if required with an additional utility.

I suspect Parallels is not totally Leopard friendly (due to increased problems I have had since Leopard installation) whereas VMWare is. It is hard to put into words why it seems better. I would suggest anyone interested try the 30 day test run and see for themselves.

jackc
Nov 26, 2007, 08:18 AM
One thing I noticed thought that I didn't catch. The description says that the Mac Mini comes with Tiger instead of Leopard. :mad: I thought all Macs come with Leopard now. :confused: Could this be old stock? Could I still get Leopard from Apple if I do end up with Tiger instead? (That was one of the reasons why I waited to upgrade to an Intel Mac Mini - I wanted Leopard) Anyone have this type of experience before? :confused:

If it did have Tiger, you would be able to get Leopard from Apple
http://www.apple.com/macosx/uptodate/

ankurr
Nov 26, 2007, 08:41 AM
I realize MacRumors is pushing Parallels but a brief comment about Parallels. After using it for a long time reasonably happily I tried VMWare (Free 30 day trial) this last weekend. I have to say it is far smoother in every respect. I did a parallel (pardon the pun) instal so I have both able to run, but you can also convert the Parallel's installation if required with an additional utility.

I suspect Parallels is not totally Leopard friendly (due to increased problems I have had since Leopard installation) whereas VMWare is. It is hard to put into words why it seems better. I would suggest anyone interested try the 30 day test run and see for themselves.

I liked the Parallels concept of being able to run a win app transparently and within the Mac OS desktop (Coherence). Does VMware have something like it ?

happydude
Nov 26, 2007, 10:47 AM
sister and my best friend both ordered an imac on friday!!

Digitalclips
Nov 26, 2007, 11:40 AM
I liked the Parallels concept of being able to run a win app transparently and within the Mac OS desktop (Coherence). Does VMware have something like it ?

I do too, and VMWare has an even better implementation. As I said, I use Parallels and I am not knocking it. However I find VMW even better.

Stuipdboy1000
Nov 27, 2007, 11:32 AM
Apple Store UK are having the sale (if you can call it that) this Friday. Might see if I can get FCE4 cheap.:D

obibobi
Nov 28, 2007, 04:54 AM
Stuipdboy1000 wrote:Apple Store UK are having the sale (if you can call it that) this Friday.
Most european countries now have this on their apple sites.
We'll see how "generous" Apple will be to non-americans, maybe 1-2 % discount ?
Or a free Apple mousemat ?

.michael
Nov 28, 2007, 03:14 PM
Bought iMac for $101.

In the future; betta discounts please.

My fault. I should have added:

I meant to say better disounts on all of their products in general. I mean $11 off an iPod.

Roy
Nov 28, 2007, 09:37 PM
Mine looks to be on schedule. I ordered mine Friday morning.

Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Student and Teacher [CD-ROM]

Order Placed: November 23, 2007
Amazon.com order number: 104-0673259-7575451
Order Total: $124.99

Shipment #1: Shipping Soon We are preparing these items for shipment and this portion of your order cannot be canceled or changed. Need information on returning an item?
Shipping estimate:November 28, 2007
Delivery estimate: December 5, 2007 - December 11, 2007


Received my Office 2004 today! Wednesday the 28th of Nov., 2007. Much quicker than Amazon said and with free shipping.:)

Little Endian
Dec 29, 2007, 08:45 AM
WTF, when I went to check my rebate status for the $100 rebate on Microsoft office, I found that my rebate request was unqualified according to the http://rebatestatus.microsoft.young-america.com/entrypage.asp order status website. I ordered my office on November 23rd from Apple Store online and followed the directions for the rebate, I sent my emailed Apple Store invoice and the original front page of my MS office manual for the rebate. Anyone else receive a rebate yet? I have yet to find out why my request was rejected I will call soon or should get something in the the mail soon regarding my rejection as the MS website said they would be mailing me soon.

jackc
Dec 29, 2007, 09:16 AM
WTF, when I went to check my rebate status for the $100 rebate on Microsoft office, I found that my rebate request was unqualified according to the http://rebatestatus.microsoft.young-america.com/entrypage.asp order status website. I ordered my office on November 23rd from Apple Store online and followed the directions for the rebate, I sent my emailed Apple Store invoice and the original front page of my MS office manual for the rebate. Anyone else receive a rebate yet? I have yet to find out why my request was rejected I will call soon or should get something in the the mail soon regarding my rejection as the MS website said they would be mailing me soon.

Thanks for the link, I am relieved to find out my rebate apparently went through, it says my check is estimated to arrive on Jan. 25, 2008. Now I have to hope the 2008 upgrade goes smoothly. Good luck with yours

Roy
Dec 29, 2007, 12:01 PM
Thanks for the link, I am relieved to find out my rebate apparently went through, it says my check is estimated to arrive on Jan. 25, 2008. Now I have to hope the 2008 upgrade goes smoothly. Good luck with yours

Thanks also for the link. Looks like mine cleared and should be on the way in a few weeks.

Description: $100 Office 2004 for Mac Student&Teacher

Date Received: 12/06/2007

Date Check Mailed: 01/14/2008 (est.)

Estimated Check Arrival Date: 01/24/2008

Check Nbr/Cleared Date: 1xxxx8