Apple Special Offers

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by aethier, Nov 21, 2003.

  1. aethier macrumors 6502a

    aethier

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    hello, i was just wondering, i have a 15inch aluminum powerbok, and am wondering if i am able to use the "software update" coupons, to purchase final cut express, at the rebate price. or if it is strictly only when you get the new mac.

    aethier
     
  2. jxyama macrumors 68040

    jxyama

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    it's only when you buy a new mac...

    those coupons are useless, unfortunately. dunno why they come with new macs to begin with...
     
  3. aethier thread starter macrumors 6502a

    aethier

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    Darn, well that is too bad, time to save my money, or get a job... yeah eh, those coupons are useless.

    thanks anyways

    aethier
     
  4. strider42 macrumors 65816

    strider42

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    they are there just in case apple upgrades some software that would be eligible for an up-to-date program based on date of purchase. They don't necessarily know when the computer will be sold, or when they might release an OS upgrade (pretty much the only thing those coupons can be used for usually), so they just include them. If they only icnluded thes coupons nearing the time of an OS upgrade, everyone would know its coming all of a sudden, and some machines sitting on the shelf for a while wouldn't have them even if they were eligible for the up to date program.

    Though I don't know why they can't just go by the date on the receipt and forget the coupons all together.
     
  5. jxyama macrumors 68040

    jxyama

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    dunno, those coupons are not dated at all. if they weren't useful for getting updated OS/OS-bundled Apps for free or reduced price, i don't see what's the use at all... :confused:

    just giving all the Mac newbies a hope, i guess... :D

    (no offense, i was excited when i got my PB - then found out rather quickly that those coupons have been very useless since forever.)
     
  6. aethier thread starter macrumors 6502a

    aethier

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    YEs.. i am a mac "newbie" </sarcasm> by the looks of your sig, you have a 1 ghz emac, meaning you've had a mac for about 1-2years, i have a mac plus, got it in 1987. that is 16 years ago...

    anyways..

    aethier
     

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