Apple Event Discounts - 10% iPods, iMac Discounts

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    The online version:

    http://store.apple.com/Catalog/US/Images/promo_ipod_discount112803.html

    Look on the main Apple Store page for "Save 10% on iPod & iPod Accessories" under the heading "Apple Promotions".

    1. This electronic discount entitles you to 10% off the purchase of iPods and iPod accessories available on the Apple Store as identified below.

    2. This offer is valid on November 28, 2003.

    3. Except as otherwise provided below, electronic discounts can be redeemed online at the U.S. Apple Store or over the phone at 1-800-MY-APPLE.

    4. Electronic discounts are valid at the Apple Store for Consumers, Apple Store for Business, and Apple Store for Canadian Consumers.

    5. Electronic discounts are NOT valid at the Apple Store for Education Individuals, Apple Store for Education Institutions, Apple Store for Resellers, Apple Store for Canada Resellers, Apple Government Stores, Apple Store for international locations (other than specifically indicated), any online custom store sponsored by Apple, or Apple Store retail locations.

    6. Electronic discounts cannot be used by resellers.

    7. This offer is not valid for used, refurbished, or demonstration products.
     
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    Here is a more readable version of the list of products eligible for the 10% discount at the online store:

    iPod - 10GB
    iPod - 20GB
    iPod - 40GB
    iPod Customized 10GB
    iPod Customized 20GB
    iPod Customized 40GB
    Altec Lansing inMotion Portable iPod Speakers
    Belkin Auto Charger w/Audio for iPod
    Belkin Battery Pack for iPod
    Belkin Digital FM Transmitter
    Belkin FireWire CardBus Adapter for Windows
    Belkin FireWire PCI Card (Windows only)
    Belkin iPod Media Reader
    Belkin iPod Voice Recorder
    Belkin Leather10/15/20 GB iPod Case
    Belkin TuneCast FM Transmitter for iPod
    Belkin TuneDok Car Holder for iPod
    Creative TravelSound Portable Speakers
    Extra Apple iPod Power Adapter
    Griffin iTrip - FM Transmitter for iPod
    Griffin iTrip for new iPod
    iCable for iPod Stereo 7ft.
    Incase Belt for iPod
    Incase Folio for New iPod
    Incase Sleeve for iPod
    Incase Sleeve for iPod
    iPod Carrying Case with Belt Clip
    iPod Dock
    iPod Dock Connector to FireWire and USB 2.0 Cable (Windows PC only)
    iPod Dock Connector to FireWire Cable
    iPod Remote & Earphones
    iPod Stereo Connection Kit with Monster Cable
    iSee iPod Case for 5, 10 and 20GB iPod
    Jam Jacket 10/15/20GB Clear
    Jam Jacket 30/40GB Clear
    JBL Creature 2.1 Speakers - White
    Marware iPod Sportsuit Basic - Black
    Marware Sportsuit Convertible - Black
    Marware Sportsuit Convertible - Graphite
    Marware Sportsuit Convertible - Red
    Marware SportSuit Convertible iPod Sleeve - Black
    Monster iCharger for iPod
    Monster iSplitter for iPod
    NaviPod IR Remote for New iPod
    NaviPod IR Remote for Original iPod
    SendStation PocketDock
    Showcase for new iPods
    Sony CPA-9C Car Cassette Adapter
    Sony MDR-EX71SL Fontopia Headphones
    Sony SRS-T77 Folding Travel Speakers
    World Travel Adapter Kit
    XtremeMac - Car Charger for New iPods
    XtremeMac - Get Connected Kit for new iPod
    XtremeMac Firewire Car Charger for iPod
    XtremeMac Get Connected Kit
    XtremeMac Hip Tunes iPod Case Bundle
    XtremeMac iPod Case Black
    XtremeMac iPod Case Brown
     
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    Too bad they don't have these discounts at the Education Store. I might have convinced myself to get a 10GB iPod if it were 10% off education prices, but it's just 10% off normal prices (which is 10cents more than what education prices allways are for that iPod anyway).
     
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    :( I was hoping for a cheep Christmas iPod. I have a 15 for me but I need to buy one for someone eles...Ohh well Mybe next year.
     
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    I met 5 folks going to buy iPods today because of the 10% off sale today.

    $269.10 isn't too bad of discount.

    Most folks are going to the stores to get freebies as well.
     
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    I stopped in the Roosevelt Field, NY store earlier today and was there for about 45 minutes. Picked up a few new accessories. Saw about a dozen iPods and 3 20" iMacs sold while I was there. Was very tempted to buy the 20" iMac but I'm holding out for a G5 (maybe at MWSF) or a price drop in January.
     
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    That's good to hear. I might have to stop by the Roosevelt Field store, as I live pretty close to it.
     
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    Ok, this is ridiculous.

    I realise today is the day after thanksgiving and the traditional start of christmas shopping for the USA and all, but come on Apple, give the rest of the world a freakin' break!

    The 10gb ipod is currently £250 (presently ~$420, yes, over 400 ...) yet no sign of any promotion anywhere this side of the pond.

    Grrrrrrrrrr

    Enjoy it while you can you guys :(
     
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    Just stopped at the Apple Store in Germantown, TN to pick up an iTrip. Works great, but no freebies though...very disappointed. :(
     
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    Glad you mentioned it, I was going to stop buy this afternoon. Thanks for the heads up at the Germantown store.
     
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    Hmmm. I wonder why they elected to give 10% off of the JBL speakers and not on the Klipsch speakers I just ordered.
     
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    I wish I knew wether or not I was getting an iPod for Christmas! Then I would take charge of some of these accessori deals. Does the iTrip work well?
     
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    Its sad that the 10% is only today and not for the rest of the Christmas season.

    Oh well
     
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    Welcome to the wonderful US world of Tax Not Included.
    UK Store: Prices are inclusive of 17.5% VAT
    The approximate price before VAT would be about £210, or ~$356.74.

    You're better off buying a 20GB iPod, which is only about $25 more than the US price given current exchange rates.
     
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    Very true :)

    But my beef wasn't with the 20gb, it was more the fact this promotion is a US only one. Sucks to be among the other 95% population of the world.
     
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    How tragic I wasn't born in America.

    This means Apple will take my money and give me tasters of what I could get (Sherlock, (iPhoto), iTunes music store) had I been born stateside.

    But the big iPod and extras orders I'd like to make will wait longer and could well never happen after receiving another international finger.
     
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    Canada your in LUCK

    The Canadian Apple Store website also is doing the 10% off of all iPod goods. So this apparently a North American promo not just a US promo.
     
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    When Apple opens more retail stores overseas next yr I can bet you, you guys will get more promo's and probably some promo's for your country only.
     
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    This is the Big Music Event?

    I think this event is pretty LAME. OK so there's no $99 ipod, that rumor wasn't really believable. But given it's the first day of the xmas shopping season, and how Apple is trying to position itself with regard to Music, and the potential BILLION DOLLAR McDonalds deal and ONE HUNDRED MILLION Pepsi deal about to launch in January...

    And the best they can do for holiday sales is offer a 10% discount on ONE DAY? How many people will even know about this event? And it's not being advertised on Apple.com? Add in my 8% sales tax and I'm netting a whopping 2% -- talk about slashing prices!

    This is the most un-maclike promotion I've ever seen. I can only guess that this means they're just trying to unload some more ipods over the holidays before announcing the next gen units at Macworld SF.
     
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    The iTrip we've got works just fine. That's not a statistically significant sample size, of course. But count that as one YES vote.

    Did anybody get freebies at an Apple Store? If so, what were they?
     
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    Re: This is the Big Music Event?

    Since you don't figure in the 8% sales tax on the item without the 10% off you must live in a state where they only charge sales tax on sale items, can you tell me where to buy a house?
     
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    They were suppose to have t-shirts and cds but they probably ran out early if they even had them.
     
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    Nothing being given away, at least in the Long Island store.

    (edit) They did have iTunes Windows CDs there and also in CompUSA.
     
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    Re: Re: This is the Big Music Event?

    Actually I usually buy online from out-of-state retailers so I don't pay sales tax. There would have to be a significant benefit to purchasing something directly from an Apple store, and this certainly isn't it. Plus when you buy a computer from Macwarehouse or the other online retailers, they usually throw in RAM, a printer, etc. AND with no sales tax, it's always a much better deal than the Apple store (even with today's $100 off deal). I'm not bashing Apple or the store, because I know the stores have been vital for marketing and education. But the big music event was, I think, a missed opportunity and a lot of hype.
     

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