Just ordered a new iBook G4!!!

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  1. jrv3034 macrumors 6502a

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    Hello all! Just wanted to share with you all the wonderful news. I just ordered a new iBook G4 12" from MacMall for my fiancee as a birthday/Christmas/engagement/for-the-next-3-years present. I'm a little bummed that it's on a 7 to 10 day backorder right now, but she'll live (especially since she has no idea she's getting it!).

    I got what I think is a great deal:

    iBook 800 Mhz G4 12" screen - $1099
    512 MB RAM upgrade - $39.99 installation fee
    Epson Stylus CX3200 All-in-one printer - $FREE (after rebates)
    Targus carrying case - $FREE (after rebates)
    Shipping - $17 (after $30 rebate)
    Tax - $0

    This will be the first Mac I've ever bought (even though it's not for me), and also my fiancee's first Mac, so I guess I've gotten one person to do the switch! I'll let you know what it's like as soon as we get it!
     
  2. grrr223 macrumors regular

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    Congratulations!!! I'm jealous :).

    I think I'm going to buy from MacMall too when I purchase my new 15" Powerbook (if I ever get the money). They're amazing, their prices are the same as the Apple store BUT they include an extra 512 MB RAM, a free printer, and discounts on all sorts of software and accessories. It's amazing.

    I just ordered my aunt's E-mac for her from them, it was shipped incredibly fast, Macmall is great.
     
  3. joker2 macrumors 6502a

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  4. jrv3034 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know if they have educational pricing, but the $30 shipping rebate and no tax were (according to my calculations) a better deal than the $100 off for edu pricing at the Apple store, which does charge tax, though they do have free shipping...
     
  5. joker2 macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm. Might be worth it... though tax should only be around $60ish?
     
  6. Moxiemike macrumors 68020

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    I just bought a 12 inch PB (i love the portability... it feels like i have my lombard again.. didn't like the bulkiness of the 15 ti I had) but I was ALMOST swayed by the iBook g4... i saw on at compusa, and it's very nice. The construction looks tougher than the old ibooks, (feels almost like impact resistant rubber-y stuff from the lombard) and the screen is just KILLER.

    But no monitor spanning or ADC support pushed me to the aibook. But stil.. for 1099... .great deal. You'll love! :D
     
  7. cubist macrumors 68020

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    MacMall is a good place. They fill the order and ship it quickly, and their post-sales is good too.

    I've got to go see these machines, based on what Moxiemike said. I got an old TiBook to replace my old iBook, and it feels so delicate I'm afraid to take it anywhere.
     
  8. Ensoniq macrumors regular

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    Re: Just ordered a new iBook G4!!!

    Congrats on the new iBook. But if you don't ALSO want to be looking for a new fiance, I suggest you rethink your plan.

    There is NO way you can get away with not getting your fiance a birthday/Christmas present for the next 3 years. Regardless of how cool the iBook gift is. Trust me on this. :)
     
  9. jrv3034 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Re: Re: Just ordered a new iBook G4!!!

    Good point... Damn...

    If anyone has any spare change, I accept PayPal...

    The jrv3034 "save my engagement" program has officially begun!;)
     
  10. jrv3034 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    In New York City tax is 8.625%, which would be about $86.16 on a $999 computer with the edu pricing. However, MacMall also gets you the free printer, free carrying case, and $40 ram upgrade. I think it's a better deal, even if you qualify for edu pricing (at least if you live in NYC).
     
  11. joker2 macrumors 6502a

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    The RAM may be the deal-sealer... the case is nice, and I don't need a printer...

    Tax rate here is only 4.5%, so it wasn't that bad.

    and jrv3034: I second Ensoniq's comment that you wouldn't get away with it... :D
     

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