When does the Back to School promo usually start each year?

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  1. unlimitedx macrumors 6502a

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    would like to know this too!

    Update:
    Last year it started right after WWDC 2012. Shame it isn't the same this year....
     
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  4. unlimitedx thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm hopefully it will be soon. Can't wait to buy it lol
     
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    WWDC is not over yet;)
     
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    i want to know too, i think we all want to know. i hope it's and ipod touch or something like. what do you all think it will be this year? im also thinking of buying a mba 13" with 126gb and 8gb ram for 1,139$
     
  7. unlimitedx thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I think it will still be a $100 gift card to the apple store.
     
  8. imjoee macrumors 6502

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    That was last years, though. Hmmm
     
  9. lv4q macrumors newbie

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    Lol, I just checked out the discount for students in the apple website. $50 dollars off :/ I hope they give out a touch or something for the promo, so I could sell it!
     
  10. DisplacedMic macrumors 65816

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    it's $50 off the base price. all of the upgrades are cheaper and so is the APP

    pretty generous iyam. i wouldn't hold my breath for a "free" touch though
     
  11. mcneilis, Jun 11, 2013
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    I really thought they would announce the promotion on the same day of the keynote as like last year. I'm ready to buy right now too, but will probably wait until the promotion starts.
     
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    I'm also waiting for the promotion to start before picking up the new air. I've been without mine for a few weeks now and I'm really itching to get the replacement already.
     
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    Do they only offer the promo on the official apple site? Or at other places such as best buy?
     
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    I think students in the UK are among the luckiest when it comes to discounts.

    14% discount on Macs, free 3-year warranty, plus the £70 Store voucher. I can't wait for Back to School so I can buy the new 13" MBA.
     
  17. unlimitedx thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Very nice discount! Seems that the UK is certainly paying a premium on the regular prices, however. The entry level MBA is $999 in the US vs £849 in the UK which translates to $1329!!
     
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    Beginning of back to school:

    2008: 3 June
    2009: 27 May
    2010: 25 May
    2011: 16 June
    2012: 11 June

    Shouldn't be too long now...

    As for UK prices, it is because we pay 20% VAT. And not to launch a debate, we do get better public services too, so I guess you get what you pay for :).

    The student discount, and esp. the free 3 year warranty, is so good that the "I'll get a PC because Macs are overpriced" argument is largely moot over here. No wonder all you see are Macs around campus.
     
  19. unlimitedx thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you for putting together the yearly back to school dates!! Very helpful :)
     
  20. enisala macrumors newbie

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    Is BTS available in all countries in which is Apple Store at least online?
     
  21. unlimitedx thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure about that. Which country specifically?
     
  22. r6mile macrumors 6502

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    Last year, 2012:
    The offer is available in the following countries, with gift card amounts varying based on local currency: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and United States.

    So it looks like Poland is out of luck.

    When the hell is this promotion going to start? I REALLY need an MBA like right now - the £70 is just a nice bonus which would be stupid not to get.

    Could get free CoD Black Ops (£35), Mavericks when it comes out (£14), and other Apps too.
     
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    I've decided - if BTS does not happen by Monday the 17th (which would be the latest ever), I'm ordering a 13 MBA. Sick of waiting now.
     

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