Rebates, Extras ending 8/31, what's next?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by rraposo, Aug 27, 2003.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Aug 27, 2003
    I will be buying a 17" Powerbook in the next few days.
    I've noticed most resellers that offer extras (free RAM, Printers etc..)
    have an expiration for those deals of 8/31.
    What typically happens after that? Do they just post new extras, rebates with a new expiration date? of do those deals dissapear for a few weeks?
  2. arn
    macrumors god


    Staff Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    I wouldn't count on it renewing.

    It's not like some resellers... these rebates tend to end when then end.

  3. macrumors 68000


    Sep 22, 2002
    New York
    The rebates will probably come back, in a different form.

    I remember when I first started looking at a new computer, one year ago, the free printer that was being given out by all the mall order catalogues was the Epson c80 (or maybe c82-definitely on of those).

    When I order my machine in December the free printer was a C42UX (which was horrible btw).

    Now it seems the rebate is a epson Photo 82- or an HP 5550 (looking at MacMall right now).

    So just because the end, doesn't mean the printer rebate concept is done with, but that model mine not qualify.

    And on a side note, I had a rebate postmarked 2 days late of the deadline, and ClubMac accepted it. It was a 100 rebate on a PowerBook battery. Pretty generous huh?

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