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Old Jun 10, 2013, 01:52 PM   #1
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When does the Back to School promo usually start each year?

I'm ready to buy the MBA!
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Old Jun 10, 2013, 02:11 PM   #2
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would like to know this too!

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Last year it started right after WWDC 2012. Shame it isn't the same this year....

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Old Jun 10, 2013, 02:15 PM   #3
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Last year it was from 6/11 to 9/21.
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Old Jun 10, 2013, 03:32 PM   #4
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would like to know this too!

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Last year it started right after WWDC 2012. Shame it isn't the same this year....
Hmm hopefully it will be soon. Can't wait to buy it lol
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Old Jun 10, 2013, 03:46 PM   #5
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would like to know this too!

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Last year it started right after WWDC 2012. Shame it isn't the same this year....
WWDC is not over yet
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Old Jun 10, 2013, 03:48 PM   #6
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i want to know too, i think we all want to know. i hope it's and ipod touch or something like. what do you all think it will be this year? im also thinking of buying a mba 13" with 126gb and 8gb ram for 1,139$
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Old Jun 10, 2013, 05:47 PM   #7
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i want to know too, i think we all want to know. i hope it's and ipod touch or something like. what do you all think it will be this year? im also thinking of buying a mba 13" with 126gb and 8gb ram for 1,139$
I think it will still be a $100 gift card to the apple store.
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Old Jun 10, 2013, 05:58 PM   #8
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I think it will still be a $100 gift card to the apple store.
That was last years, though. Hmmm
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Old Jun 11, 2013, 03:30 AM   #9
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Lol, I just checked out the discount for students in the apple website. $50 dollars off :/ I hope they give out a touch or something for the promo, so I could sell it!
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Old Jun 11, 2013, 06:53 AM   #10
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Lol, I just checked out the discount for students in the apple website. $50 dollars off :/ I hope they give out a touch or something for the promo, so I could sell it!
it's $50 off the base price. all of the upgrades are cheaper and so is the APP

pretty generous iyam. i wouldn't hold my breath for a "free" touch though
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Old Jun 11, 2013, 11:23 AM   #11
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I really thought they would announce the promotion on the same day of the keynote as like last year. I'm ready to buy right now too, but will probably wait until the promotion starts.

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Old Jun 11, 2013, 06:50 PM   #12
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I'm also waiting for the promotion to start before picking up the new air. I've been without mine for a few weeks now and I'm really itching to get the replacement already.
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Old Jun 11, 2013, 07:08 PM   #13
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Do they only offer the promo on the official apple site? Or at other places such as best buy?
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Old Jun 12, 2013, 04:11 AM   #15
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Maybe it will come after Father's Day?
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Old Jun 12, 2013, 04:54 AM   #16
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I think students in the UK are among the luckiest when it comes to discounts.

14% discount on Macs, free 3-year warranty, plus the 70 Store voucher. I can't wait for Back to School so I can buy the new 13" MBA.
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Old Jun 12, 2013, 10:19 AM   #17
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Very nice discount! Seems that the UK is certainly paying a premium on the regular prices, however. The entry level MBA is $999 in the US vs 849 in the UK which translates to $1329!!
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Old Jun 12, 2013, 11:01 AM   #18
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Beginning of back to school:

2008: 3 June
2009: 27 May
2010: 25 May
2011: 16 June
2012: 11 June

Shouldn't be too long now...

As for UK prices, it is because we pay 20% VAT. And not to launch a debate, we do get better public services too, so I guess you get what you pay for .

The student discount, and esp. the free 3 year warranty, is so good that the "I'll get a PC because Macs are overpriced" argument is largely moot over here. No wonder all you see are Macs around campus.
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Old Jun 12, 2013, 12:00 PM   #19
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Thank you for putting together the yearly back to school dates!! Very helpful
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Is BTS available in all countries in which is Apple Store at least online?
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Old Jun 12, 2013, 06:16 PM   #21
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Is BTS available in all countries in which is Apple Store at least online?
Not sure about that. Which country specifically?
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Old Jun 13, 2013, 01:01 AM   #22
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Old Jun 13, 2013, 12:05 PM   #23
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Is BTS available in all countries in which is Apple Store at least online?
Last year, 2012:
The offer is available in the following countries, with gift card amounts varying based on local currency: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and United States.

So it looks like Poland is out of luck.

When the hell is this promotion going to start? I REALLY need an MBA like right now - the 70 is just a nice bonus which would be stupid not to get.

Could get free CoD Black Ops (35), Mavericks when it comes out (14), and other Apps too.
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No news yet. Maybe no more BTS?
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Old Jun 14, 2013, 08:44 AM   #25
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No news yet. Maybe no more BTS?
I've decided - if BTS does not happen by Monday the 17th (which would be the latest ever), I'm ordering a 13 MBA. Sick of waiting now.
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