Apple screwed me...

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by zvitali, Oct 2, 2003.

  1. zvitali macrumors member

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    Not really, but I am still disappointed. I purchased a Tibook 867 2 months ago from my University Store and also got an Ipod hoping to get $200 rebate (get a bundle, get a bundle back promotion). I can't remember what the exact conditions of the rebate were, but they have send me the letter saying that my purchase doesn't qualify for rebate because:

    1) My Tibook is not among the listed in the rebate conditions. Really? That must have being a really fine print.

    2) Since I got a special pricing through my University, my purchase will not qualify for rebate. I agree that it was a very good deal, but still can't rememeber if the rebate conditions mentioned this case.

    Is anybody else in the same condition? Anyway, if anybody has a rebate form, please post a link for me. I want to read the terms and conditions again. Still feel kinda cheated and very disappointed.
     
  2. LimeLite macrumors 6502a

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    From reading the promotion conditions that were linked, your computer should have at least qualified. Let me see if there's anything in there about special pricing.
     
  3. MacFan26 macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, I think Sun Baked posted the rebate you were looking for. If you download the "rebate coupon" on that website you can read the rest of the terms and conditions. I also had that rebate, and I got a TiBook 1 GHz. I got my check a few weeks ago.
     
  4. LimeLite macrumors 6502a

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    Well, it does state that "This offer is not valid with the purchase of Apple education promotional bundles."
     
  5. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    uh, yeah, this is why you read the fine print. what were they supposed to do, babysit you through the entire purchase process? it's your responsibility, not theirs, to make sure you qualify buy purchasing things the correct way...

    pnw
     
  6. Toeknee macrumors regular

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    hmm 2 months ago thats when i was in hawaii and i talked to the apple store guy there and he said that i would get the promotion the iPod w/ the educational discount.... i guess what apple meant is that you cant get it through the school but either from their stores or online.
     
  7. idea_hamster macrumors 65816

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    Nice -- nothing's quite so bad that it can't be made worse by pointing out how it's someone's own fault.

    IMO, zvitali's post wasn't really an I'm-such-a-victim post, but more of a Gee-that-sucked-and-I'd-like-to-commizerate post.

    I think we can agree that something along the lines of "Yeah, we consumers really have to keep in mind that caveat emptor principle" might have worked just as well.
     
  8. ExoticFish macrumors 6502a

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    oh man i hope that edu store thing isn't right, cause i ordered my powerbook and ipod through my edu's apple store. the apple store guy mentioned me getting a rebate too... hhhmmmm.....
     
  9. Toeknee macrumors regular

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    well im pretty sure if the guy told you that it was cool then it should be. If not if you get that 'this rebate doesnt fly' deal i would take it to the apple store and complain, b/c he told you that you were gonna get the rebate. Chances are you will b/c alot of people have gotten it.
     
  10. oldschool macrumors 65816

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    Yeah but if you read the top of the page, it says its valid with the education discount.

    its just not valid with any other similar bundles.
     
  11. LimeLite macrumors 6502a

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    Right, but if he got a good price from his school store because it was already in a price reduced bundle, then he wouldn't be eligible for the discount, because the bundle he got was already discounted.
     
  12. Dippo macrumors 65816

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    Whether he actually qualified for the rebate or not, I think Apple was splitting hairs on this one.

    It sucks, sorry.
     
  13. nickfit macrumors member

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    I think they messed up with the classifacation of your tibook, since the rebate only says that two ibooks do not qualify, otherwise all powerbooks qualify. You might be able to get them to correct that, butI suspect that it is the promotion you got that sunk you. I suspect that your deal was above and beyond the normal educational discount.
     
  14. zvitali thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks a lot for replies, guys. I should have read the fine print. I knew it sounded too good to be true, but never thought that my purchase would be considered a bundle. My bad...

    Actually, I almost always read the fine print. Don't know what happened to me this time.
     

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