Student Union Promotion Help

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by THX, Jul 14, 2005.

  1. THX macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I am a Canadian about to make the switch to a Mac. I intend on buying a BTO 12" IBook Combo Drive (I thought long and hard about buying a Dell due to the waiting for an update, but what the heck). I was reading the fine print of the Mac + Ipod Mini Student Union Promotion coupon (Canadian) and it said that the 12" IBook CD ROOM is excluded from the promotion. I have never seen a CD-ROM IBook, thus I assumed it was referring to the 12" Ibook combo drive.

    I am not sure if the promotion is exactly the same in other countries, however I was wondering if anyone knew if the 12" IBook Combo Drive was in fact eligible and the reference to a 12" IBook CD ROM drive is of something different?

    I also have another question to ask. Assuming I purchase an IBook tonight and the IBook receives an update next Tuesday and my IBook has not shipped yet, will I receive the updated version? (in Canada it takes 5-7 business days to process; up from 2-4 days a week or so ago)

    Thank you very much for the help!
     
  2. Zman5225 macrumors 6502a

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    The iBook with cd is just that, it has a cdrom, not a combo drive, the one with the cdrom is the one not valid with the promotion.

    As for the shipping question, no clue, prolly depends on their inventory i'd assume.

    &*Z
     
  3. wide macrumors 6502a

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    For education customers Apple adds another model to the iBook lineup...it has a CDROM instead of a superdrive or combo drive. It's mostly purchased by institutions (schools) afaik.

    So the iBook (combo drive) that you are purchasing is eligible for the student union offer.

    If Apple releases new ibooks after you order yours, I do not think yours would be upgraded because apple has a lots of ibooks at hand (not sure about that) but, more likely, because you are ordering a custom ibook, apple will send you that ibook in particular. if you are only upgrading RAM, definately consider ordering from Crucial.com. it's much cheaper and the RAM is as good. it is not covered by apple's warranty but i believe crucial has a warranty of its own and a good support service in case it does not work. and if you are thinking about bluetooth, you should ask yourself if you really, really need it.
     
  4. THX thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for the help! I just placed my order, I am a glad switcher and I can thank the IPod and a good friend for my decision (I previously criticized Macs, but I saw the light; the IPod is awesome and I just loved my friend's 1ghz IBook) I decided upon the following upgrades:
    - 60gb HD
    - Bluetooth, I may end up using it so I decided to buy the upgrade.
    - (on my own, not through the store): an extra 256mb

    I will hate myself if they update the ibook within the next few weeks, but I needed to purchase one as the shipping time is too erratic for my liking and school is approaching rather fast. (I need one weeks prior to the Paris Expo, otherwise I would have waited) I hope I made the right decision.

    With the student union promotion, I decided to purchase a Pink Ipod Mini for my sister.

    Apple, here I come!
     

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