My Plans on geting my free Nano

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by FatDaddy 64.5, Aug 22, 2006.

  1. FatDaddy 64.5 macrumors newbie

    Jul 31, 2006
    Okay I want a MBP with Memron and I also want my free i Pod Nano. Memron is due who knows when in September. My plans are..... I plan on buying a Mac Mini and turning in my free i Pod Nano sertificate. Then when the newer MBP's come out exchange my unopened Mac Mini and keep my free i Pod. Yeah I thought about this when I woke up from a dead sleep last night around 3:00 a.m. My wife thinks Im crazy. I just want my new MBP with Memron 64 bit. Oh and my free Nano.:)
  2. milo macrumors 604

    Sep 23, 2003
    The mini isn't eligible. And even if you did this with a macbook or MBP, you probably have to send in a proof of purchase, which would be either a paper inside the box or part of the box itself. Don't bother, it's not going to happen.
  3. gman71882 macrumors 6502


    Jan 12, 2005
    Houston, Tx
    The Mini isnt elligble,
    YOU have till Sept 16th when the Ipod rebate offer ends so thats a month from now. Hopefully they will announce the Switch to Merom the first week of Sept!!!!
  4. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    Yep...several problems with your plan:

    1. The Mac mini is not eligible for the promotion.
    2. You have to cut out the UPC on whatever computer you did buy in order to send in the iPod rebate...that'll make it awfully tough to exchange it.

    By the way, it's "Merom" and "iPod"...
  5. applerocks macrumors regular

    Jun 7, 2005
    You could leave the UPC on the first box, exchange it, and send in the rebate info after you have exchanged the first computer with the UPC from the second.

    That gets around that problem, but it still won't work.

    The computer and the iPod have to be on the same receipt. If you exchange it, you'll get a new receipt for the MacBook Pro with Merom, but it won't have the iPod nano on it. Even if it does have the iPod nano on it, the date would be late.

    That's why it won't work (other than the Mac mini issue)

  6. gauchogolfer macrumors 603


    Jan 28, 2005
    American Riviera
    If it's more than 14 days after purchase wouldn't you be paying a restocking fee as well? I don't know the policy for sure on unopened boxes...
  7. AppleIntelRock macrumors 65816


    Aug 14, 2006
    no, appleintelrock!
  8. milo macrumors 604

    Sep 23, 2003
    Which still wouldn't work. The upc wouldn't match the receipt (unless you got a new receipt, which as you say would have the wrong date). And they'd know from the UPC what model it was, giving away that it wasn't an eligible machine.

    If I understand it right, the return policy is 14 days, period. Restocking fee if it's open, no fee if the box is still sealed.
  9. ChickenSwartz macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2006
    Life advice in general: You should never try and trick the Rebate Fairy, you will get burned.
  10. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040


    Mar 24, 2006
    Just buy a MBP now and be happy with what you have and get the nano (it definitely runs like the wind for me) or take a chance and wait that you might miss out on the nano but you get your merom MBP.
  11. screensaver400 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 28, 2005
    Based on some internet reports I've been seeing, Merom is not much to wait for. The performance gains are relatively minor, and the heat/power requirements are about the same or a bit worse.

    Me, I'll stick with my Yonah.
  12. swingerofbirch macrumors 68030

    Oct 24, 2003
    The Amalgamated States of Central North America
    It's always possible they will extend the promotion.

    Also there are promotions online you can do (they're a pain, but some are legitimate) to get free iPods.

    I got a free Shuffle for opening a credit card account with Charles Schwabb and making a purchase.
  13. stagi macrumors 65816


    Feb 18, 2006
    you can get free ipods

    There are legit sites out there that you can get free ipods from. I have done a bunch and have actually recieved 5 free ipods. By far the quickest and best site out there I found was http://www.flashipods*****.com/ they are operated by a company called Trainn and have always been promt to ship your item once you get the number of people to sign up)

    These sites are pretty easy, you basically sign up and complete and advertisers offer (like blockbuster online, netflix, some book club, etc...) so you spend a few bucks on that and then get a few friends to do the same. They make money from the advertisers and then use that to ship you the iPod.

    There are even sites out there that you can get free laptops and computers.
    One just released a Mac Pro computer you can get here:

    It does take some work and a few dollars but in the end a nice way to get
    an iPod.

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