14.00 dollars from iPod Video and Macbook order....

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by bobber205, Jun 5, 2006.

  1. bobber205 macrumors 68020

    bobber205

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    I just totaled up every penny I have for my college laptop...

    I have 1565 dollars. My order for my iPod Video and midrange Macbook is 1579. :eek: (no tax in Oregon)

    aah! I want to be able to order my computer this week. I will have it shipped to my mom's sister in Oregon. (we're moving there in a few days)

    So my question is this: is it worth waiting a couple of extra weeks to order?
    Do you think I will appreciate a iPod that much more? Will a iPod nano be just fine (4 gig model)

    Thanks for any comments. :cool:
     
  2. SamIchi macrumors 68030

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    Just wait to order what your really want. If that means a couple weeks, I think you can wait. If you are on that tight of a budget, that you can't find $14 then you should probably wait cause something else might come up, especially while you are moving. But if you really, really want it, can't you just ask a parent or sumthin? Borrow $14, it's just $14. That's like an expensive meal, say you'll treat them to a dinner when you get the money back.

    Did you hear about the promo that started this week? Free iPod Nano with a purchase of a computer.

    http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APP...wo/4.RSLID?mco=93D19870&nclm=BackToSchool2006
     
  3. Dreadnought macrumors 68020

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    Well, only if you use your ipod, then it is worth it! Also, since you are a student, you will have a 179 USD discount, have you looked at that already??
     
  4. pdpfilms macrumors 68020

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    Have you accounted for tax? It can be a kick in the face when buying computers.
     
  5. SamIchi macrumors 68030

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    :D Hell yes it does.
     
  6. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

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    Hell yes it CAN. :)
     
  7. bobber205 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I may just have to borrow the 14 dollars.

    This is accounting the discount. And I am planning on getting the rebate of course. ;)
    And there's no tax in Oregon....

    I may just get the Nano with an add-on. I'll have my MacBook for DVD viewing anyway.
     
  8. SamIchi macrumors 68030

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    Hmm... have you taken into account other various thingies you might need? More RAM possibly? (pss.. don't buy RAM from apple).
     
  9. celebrian23 macrumors 65816

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    How are you going to be able to afford a macbook pro at WWDC if you can't even afford a macbook on your own?
     
  10. bobber205 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Oh yeah. That one in my sig. That's old.
    I guess I should change it. ;)
     
  11. Natalia81 macrumors regular

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    You are counting the discount? In that case, you are still paying for your iPod upfront, and weeks later Apple will send you $179 for the rebate.
     
  12. ChrisBrightwell macrumors 68020

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    Did you account for the $179 rebate? And the student discount?
     
  13. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    I was going to mention this, its an important point. I believe the special deal is a Mail In Rebate, at least it has been in years past.
     
  14. iamhammill macrumors 6502

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    The 1GB upgrade from Apple seems reasonable. If you want 2GB, don't buy from Apple.
     
  15. bobber205 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I've downgraded my iPod to just a 4 gig nano. ;)

    I did have iWork and a 80 gig hard drive added to that price. I think I'll get rid of those two and put in the gig of ram. I'll have a DVD burner so I can back up stuff easily and delete it to free up space.

    All I need to decide now is what to put as the engraving on my pod.

    I was thinking

    alexwait AT alexwait.com (not that ;))
    Oregon Inst. of Tech.

    Something like that.
     
  16. Phobophobia macrumors 6502

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    Why didn't you just use a credit card etc...?
     
  17. ChrisBrightwell macrumors 68020

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    I'd recommend against it, since it makes them notoriously difficult to sell afterward and will cause delays any time you send it for repairs.
     
  18. bobber205 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I thought about getting one awhile ago, but I eventually decided against credit.
     
  19. 7on macrumors 601

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    Oh come on, it's soooo much fun knowing that you're worth NEGATIVE currency! ;)
     

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