Free Nano NOW! What the CRAP!?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Bloo Ice, Jun 6, 2006.

  1. Bloo Ice macrumors regular

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    My sister just got her macbook in today!! Exciting stuff, seeing as how I am the one who got it. I'm on it right now, she hasn't even seen it. He he. Anyway, college students buy a mac now and get a free nano......NOW. Not last week when she ordered it. Is there ANY way possible to get them to let it slide and give her...ahem, me that nano? thanks
     
  2. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    Call them up, I think there's a 7 day policy or something like that. and the worst that can happen is they say no:cool:
     
  3. Steve Jobless macrumors 6502

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    actually you pay up front, its a mail in rebate, but call apple they should help.
     
  4. Bloo Ice thread starter macrumors regular

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    It was ordered the 28. But I'll give them a call.
     
  5. p0intblank macrumors 68030

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    Didn't someone else on here just have a similar experience? If I'm not mistaken, Apple dediced to give him/her the free iPod nano.

    Keep us updated! :D
     
  6. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    No offense if you had any foresight and prior knowledge about education packages you would have known to wait for this. Last year they had the ipod mini deal. If I were apple, I would see no reason to give you a rebate check especially since you bought it under that assumption that there was no free nano and agree to pay for what you purchased.

    By your logic, apple could never update their computers for they would always piss off those who got the older version for the same price.

    However best of luck I do hope you get it for it would be nice
     
  7. count chocula macrumors 6502a

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    you might be referring to me. i ordered my macbook on saturday, gave them a call on monday, and it arrived today. well, was supposed to arrive today, nobody was here. i guess i'll have to tell them to leave it at the door tomorrow, seeing as nobody will be here then either. give them a call, they might help you out.
     
  8. mortey macrumors member

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    Nice title buddy.

    Anyways, give them a call. The worst they could say is "no". Best of luck.
     
  9. bodeh6 macrumors 6502a

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    BTS FAQ

    I would read that. According to it, no you would not be eligible.
     
  10. stuuke macrumors regular

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    Yup, sounds like a Dukie. :p
     
  11. chairguru22 macrumors 6502a

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    i read the apple policy on that since i got my macbook a week ago... and you cant get the rebate unless you buy it post-June 5th along with an ipod. ill call though and maybe theyll be nice. i already have a video ipod but a free nano is a free nano.
     
  12. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    Any reason as to why they just don't send you the nano for free to begin with. The whole rebate thing kinda sucks. I guess apple just wants some people to forget about the rebate and keep the money lol.
     
  13. bodeh6 macrumors 6502a

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    That is the whole reason companies do rebates. It guarentees that some people will not get it due to not sending it in, sending incomplete forms, etc. Every company out for a profit know this.
     
  14. TechnoPagan macrumors regular

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    Speaking as an idiot who screwed up the 2004 iPod/laptop rebate, sometimes time just gets away from you. And that's exactly what the company expects to happen more often than not.

    (Speaking of which, I have three rebates--totaling $330--to do this weekend)

    In my defense, I hate cutting the boxes. I get the rationale, I just hate doing it. There ought to be a card or a punch out (like on a DVD) or something.
     
  15. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    That is the #1 reason why they do a rebate and not the actual item up front. I forget the number, but it is a very high number of people who forget to send in their rebates. I would venture to guess that I have at least $300 worth of rebates that are owed to me that I forget to collect on. That is not including one for a laptop that I bought and sold 6 months later for my Apple. The rebate was $500. When I sold the laptop I sold the box and therefore no rebate. I still had time too.
     

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