iPod mini preorder from costco.com

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  1. apple4life macrumors member

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    Just saw this on Costco's homepage.

    Apple iPod Mini
    With Click Wheel and Dock Station
    Up to 1,000 Songs
    $269.99

    Bundle Includes:
    Apple iPod Armband, AC Adapter, Belt Clip, Earphones and 15 iTunes
     
  2. StealthRider macrumors 65816

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    Comes with a dock and 15 iTunes for $269?! Damn that's nice...Christmas Presents for my sisters coming up!
     
  3. TranceClubMusic macrumors regular

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    Excellent Price! Blows away even an EDU Discount at the Apple Store! :eek:
     
  4. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    Wonder if there is a price reduction coming from Apple on Oct. 1st.
     
  5. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Wonder if the Dock Station bit is a mistake? If it is, I'd go and pick it up if you wanted one anyway. Legally, they have to give you a dock.

    Of course, even if a store made a mistake and I have a legal right to buy what they advertise if they have it in stock, normally I'd just let it go as it was a mistake. But if you don't mind pushing the fact that they advertised the product as including the Dock, you'll get it.

    If it wasn't a mistake.....sweet! :cool:
     
  6. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    For the work they did on the web page for the mini IPod, I doubt it is a mistake.
     
  7. Dave00 macrumors 6502a

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    Am I missing something? All you get is an armband (way overpriced at $29.99 at the apple store) and 15 itunes (worth $14.85) for an extra $20. Sure, it's nice if you want the armband, but if not, you're actually paying more than at the apple store.

    --D
     
  8. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    They are also including the dock, and that is extra cost from Apple.
     
  9. zelmo macrumors 603

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    The Dock is no longer listed as part of the offer.

    http://www.costco.com/Browse/Productgroup.aspx?prodid=11007099
     
  10. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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  11. vkapoormd macrumors member

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    Well for all of you that are not regular Costco shoppers- here is the advantage of buying the ipod from them- it's clearly not the price, but the return policy is awesome; i have taken back a camera, TV's, scanner, printers, etc etc up to 5 years after i purchased them there-they don't give you any flack. So when the IPOD battery runs out after a year or two, you can just take it back, get your money back, and order a new one. So for those of you who are looking to get one, i would go there over the apple store.
     
  12. zelmo macrumors 603

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    True story. I have taken back a few things to Costco over the years, TV, stereo, humidifier, among other things. It is amazing what they will allow you to return, no questions asked, and let you go pick a new one off the shelf to replace it. I will definitely get a Pink Mini for my wife at Costco instead of the Apple Store.
     

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