Buying iPod Shuffle's in bulk? need 42 of them

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by MiamiFunk, Jan 31, 2007.

  1. MiamiFunk macrumors newbie

    Jan 31, 2007

    I'm trying to figure out the best (cheapest) way to buy 42 iPod Shuffles. Should I just order them online or will they work with me at the local Aplle Store? Wondering if they get commissions and have some room to hook me up.

    thanks for the help
  2. bearbo macrumors 68000


    Jul 20, 2006
    if i were to buy 42, i'd contact apple directly.
  3. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus


    Jan 15, 2006
    The Kop
    42 shuffles, hell you could buy a pretty decent mac pro with that money.

    Depends if you need them quickly or if you need them engraved. I remeber seeing somewhere on the apple site they might be able to do some corperate thingy for you. If you need them quickly go into an apple store and get someone and explain you want 42 shuffles and how much you are willing to pay, they barter with them.

    If there is no time considreation, phone up apple and barter over the phone, then get a price from the store, go for whatever is best.

    i'll try and find that link incase you need logos or whatever, i'm not sure if they do it for shuffles as it was a long time ago i found the page.

    Edit: robbieduncan manage to find the exact link i was looking for see below
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    Apple used to offer some sort of facility for bulk buying iPods for companies (staff gifts etc). No idea if there was a discount or if this ever extended down the range as far as the shuffles.

    Edit to add: Looks like it's still current...
  5. amoda macrumors 6502a

    Aug 9, 2006

    I'm just wondering if you wouldn't mind informing us what kind of discount they gave you?
  6. Acehigh macrumors 6502

    Mar 5, 2006
    Maybe you should conact MacConnection I know you wont have to pay Tax, plus you might get a discount.
  7. LastLine macrumors 65816

    Aug 24, 2005
    I've got to ask - you need 42 shuffles for what? :p
  8. Phobophobia macrumors 6502

    Dec 1, 2003
    In case he loses 41.
  9. flyfish29 macrumors 68020


    Feb 4, 2003
    New HAMpshire
    He is giving one to each starter appearing in the Superbowl...minus 6. Two starters already have iPods and the Kickers should only get Zunes (except for Adam V. who is the ONLY kicker who is not a headcase) :D
  10. phillipjfry macrumors 6502a


    Dec 12, 2006
    Peace in Plainfield
    You just made me "HA!" really loud in the middle of the library...Thanks a lot! :p
  11. MovieCutter macrumors 68040


    May 3, 2005
    Washington, DC
    They don't get commission, but talk to the local Apple Store. They have people who deal with bulk orders called Business Specialists and the like. They'll hook you up and probably get you a 3% discount on the bulk order.
  12. MiamiFunk thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 31, 2007
    I just sent Macconnection an email to see what they can do. The iPods are for a high school rowing regatta. The winners of 10 of the events will take home the iPods. Months ago when I spoke to Apple on the phone, they said they could give me a 4% discount if I ordered 50.

    thanks for the help, i'll keep you posted on what Apple, Apple Store and macconnection has to offer.
  13. California macrumors 68040


    Aug 21, 2004
  14. feelthefire macrumors 6502a

    Jun 13, 2006
    refurbs aren't really appropriate for awards, as they come in "used" style packaging- just a plain brown box, nothing good, and it's obvious they're not new from that.
  15. Acehigh macrumors 6502

    Mar 5, 2006

    When do you need them by? If you are buying it for a School. You wont have to pay tax. They should have a Tax ID. Also maybe buy direct from Apple so you can get them engraved. With the Event Name and date.

    so then we can see if any make it to ebay lol.
  16. MiamiFunk thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 31, 2007

    Do they not do engraving if i order them from the Apple Store? Also, we are a 501 c3 non-profit organization so I think we'r in the clear of taxes.
  17. MiamiFunk thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 31, 2007
    I just got off the phone with JEFF over at Apple (877)275-IPOD. What a jack ass that guy! Needless to say, they won't give me a discount for purchasing 42, I need to buy 50 for the break of 4%.
  18. Sdashiki macrumors 68040


    Aug 11, 2005
    Behind the lens
  19. devilot Moderator emeritus


    May 1, 2005
    Spoiled buggers. Lucky enough to row in high school. And even luckier that they can possibly win a shuffle. *sniff* :p
  20. Chiggs macrumors member

    Jan 4, 2007
    Corporate Discount

    I work for a large company that has an employee purchase plan pricing agreement with Apple. For the shuffle, the price is $74 each which is just over 6% less than the retail price. That price applies to any number of iPods so you should be able to have Apple match that price at the Apple Store on a large purchase.
  21. MiamiFunk thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 31, 2007
    Thanks for the info, I will mention that when I go.
  22. Acehigh macrumors 6502

    Mar 5, 2006
    So what did you do???

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