Apple leases iBooks for £7.58 a week to UK students.

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by peter2002, Oct 15, 2002.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    Apple leases iBooks for £7.58 a week to UK students with an option to buy for £50 afterwards. The lease program is called iStudent. Students can lease for 1, 2, or 3 year periods with an option to buy. I don't see this offer for other countries, too bad.

    Peter

    http://www.apple.com/uk/education/istudent/
     
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    madamimadam

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    UNTIL I read the thread and specifically where it says "they have the option to purchase for £50" I thought it was pretty dodgy but that is REALLY good.

    Renting an iBook for £7 would be a bit to pricey but overall you would be so well off at the end.

    There is an Apple finance scheme but I have not seen one directed at students.

    Total cost for the unit would be £1232.48. An iBook in the UK starts at £999 so I think that is a good deal. Obviously you are going to pay more than the cost of the item RRP but you are not paying much more on that deal
     
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    gotohamish

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    The actual deal is for a 12" CDRW iBook, which actually is NOT a machine currently offered in the Uk (or US?) and the article doesn't state what speed the machine will be, suggesting it could be an overstock of a previous CDRW model. Interesting all the same, even though I've just graduated! ;)
     
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    madamimadam

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    HHHMMM.... that is interesting

    As someone who was more recently a student I still think that is a nice deal.
     

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