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MacRumors
May 28, 2009, 11:34 AM
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In something of a surprise move, Apple has launched its annual Back to School promotion for education customers in a number of its international online stores alongside the U.S. and Canadian promotion (http://www.macrumors.com/2009/05/27/apple-launches-u-s-back-to-school-promo-does-not-include-iphone/). Apple has typically offered the promotion outside of the United States and Canada later in the calendar year.

The promotion is available to education customers purchasing a Mac and an iPod on the same receipt through September 8th. In many cases, Apple's offer appears to be better than in previous years. For example, this year's UK promotion is offering rebates of up to 145, while last year's promo (http://www.macrumors.com/2008/09/15/u-k-back-to-school-promo-begins-rebate-on-new-ipods/) topped out at 95.

The full list of country-specific stores now advertising the promotion includes: Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and United States.

Article Link: Apple Launches Additional Back-to-School Promotions Internationally (http://www.macrumors.com/2009/05/28/apple-launches-additional-back-to-school-promotions-internationally/)



flopticalcube
May 28, 2009, 11:37 AM
Probably lots of excess stock due to the slow economy.

Snowcat001
May 28, 2009, 11:37 AM
Add Belgium to the list, we have one too!
Reduction up to 199euro on a mbp

talkingfuture
May 28, 2009, 12:09 PM
Thats a first, they normally make us wait until spetember, when everyone is going back to school for this offer over here.

foobarbaz
May 28, 2009, 01:07 PM
Really unusual. Looks like they don't want us to get the new iPods with our rebate this year. Hmm. This is less rebate than we got last year (on the same MacBooks and iPods), even when including the printer promo...

WildCowboy
May 28, 2009, 01:24 PM
Add Belgium to the list, we have one too!
Reduction up to 199euro on a mbp

That's not the iPod promo though, right?

Eidorian
May 28, 2009, 01:26 PM
Are the P7450 based WhiteBooks available outside the US yet?

WildCowboy
May 28, 2009, 01:34 PM
Are the P7450 based WhiteBooks available outside the US yet?

Yes, they're certainly in the UK store (they bumped the price 30 as well), and I assume they're in other countries' stores as well. Too busy to check through them all now.

flopticalcube
May 28, 2009, 02:21 PM
Are the P7450 based WhiteBooks available outside the US yet?
Most countries got them at the same time as the US save for those in Europe which had to wait a day.

Eidorian
May 28, 2009, 02:22 PM
Yes, they're certainly in the UK store (they bumped the price 30 as well), and I assume they're in other countries' stores as well. Too busy to check through them all now.

Most countries got them at the same time as the US save for those in Europe which had to wait a day.Thank you for the update and clarification on that situation.

Snowcat001
May 28, 2009, 03:58 PM
That's not the iPod promo though, right?

Correct.
The 199 is on the mbp (student discount), the iPod promo is 185.

iStudentUK
May 28, 2009, 04:42 PM
Yeah!!!

Wasn't expecting the BTS in UK until September.

Was going to have to get the White MB in a few weeks, so an extra 25 (the 30 becomes 25 with student discount) for better laptop and 20 for iPod touch! I'll take that!

The Samurai
May 28, 2009, 05:53 PM
They probably decided to do this because last year, when the new Macbooks were launched - the UK store had the 'backtoschool' promo running whilst the US store didn't. The UK SBU must of lost quite a bit with people buying the new units with a heafty discount on top of it.

Looks like new product launches may become the norms in October'ish - once the promo's are finished with.

Wing
May 30, 2009, 05:37 AM
I am planning to buy a 20" iMac in the UK, how much I can rebate for an iPod?