Will be "back to school"? again this year?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Buck1, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

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    Does Apple preparing as last year on september a discounts for students in campaign called "back to school"?

    Has anybody detailed information about that?
    Thank you very much.

    I would like to buy iPod and friend of mine would like to buy a new Air 11, 2012. So question is we would to wait...

    Thanks
     
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    GGJstudios

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    Did you consider visiting the Apple site?
    ScreenCap 2012-08-10 at Fri, Aug 10,12.24.13 PM .PNG
     
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    I got an email on Tuesday from Apple about the "Back to School" promo. I'll dig it up and look for details if you want, but I remember saying that if you buy a mac, you'll get $100 credit for the app store.

    As GGJ's link pointed to, it varies a bit. Also, sometimes buying refurbished can net you a better deal than the educational discount.
     
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  5. macrumors 6502a

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    Yep. I bought my MacBook Air with the Back to School promotion back in mid-June.
     
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    This is true unless you actually have a need for the gift card (buying the Pro apps on App store). I was looking at a refurb and new MBP. Price difference was $70 and thought to myself that this $70 is being used to get a $100 gift card. Not a bad deal.
     
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    Ok I understand. Thank you very much for replies. But I would like to by this way add other question. Its about MacBook AIR 11/ 2012.

    As it mentioned above the Apple is going to start discounts in case of "back to school" action.

    And my question is very simple. The last year Apple gave for stundets (with valid ISIC Card) a discounts to new MacBook AIRs in amount of 15%.

    And now I would like to ask if this year would be that action as well. Even I should more specify it. Is it necessary to be in every "back to school" action a discounts 15% from price MacBook AIRs 2012? Can I count with it? And waiting. Or it could happen that this discounts to new AIR 2012 couldnt be?

    Or it is not sure if it would be.

    Many Thanks.
     
  8. macrumors 6502

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    I'm not really 100% clear on what you're asking, but if it's about the amount of discount offered by Apple for the promotion, that can be found on their site. Click education pricing.

    http://apple.com
     
  9. thread starter macrumors member

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    question is. If the apple providing every year 15% discounts to MacBook AIR (2012) for students. So If I could count with that discounts this year as well? Or it wouldn t be?
     
  10. macrumors 65816

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    How would anyone on this site know the answer to your question?
     
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    When I bought my MacBook Air earlier this month I received $50 off the in-store price.
    So I paid $1,149 instead of $1,199.

    I then received a $100 App Store Gift Card.
    Out the door the cost was $1,235.54

    Those were the only discounts/add-ons that I received for "buying it for my nephew at LSU"

    Hope that answers a question.
     
  12. macrumors 68040

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    You will need to check the online Apple educational store for the country you'll be buying in to get the specific discount.

    In the US store it's $50 off, which is about 5% on the base 11" model. You also get a $100 iTunes/App Store gift card.
     
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    boto

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    I believe the message he's trying to ask is if Black Friday and Education discounts can be combined in getting $100 off, according to what he desires, the MBA 11". Although I highly doubt Apple would be willing to do that. If I got $300 off a rMBP I would be satisfied for the holidays.
     
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    For better understanding. I am student from czech republic. And the last year our sellers of apple here provided 15% discounts to macbook air 2011 in action called "back to school" And my question was if can I expect that same action- 15% discounts to air 2012 as last year. Or apple do not guarantee same discounts every year?

    Just from history you could answer, if the every year are the same discounts to same products from apple. Or rather do not count with that discounts to air 2012?
     
  15. macrumors 68040

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    Usually the discounts are about the same each year. We don't know specifically what your Apple sellers will do.

    Back to School has already started. You should call your Apple sellers to get better information.


    Here is the link for Apple's Czech education store with prices: http://store.apple.com/cz-edu

    Apple resellers may have different discounts.
     
  16. thread starter macrumors member

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    So. Basically if the last your was the 15% discounts to MacBook Air 11. This Year I can expect the same?
     
  17. macrumors 6502a

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    Nobody knows for sure what Apple is going to do, but it is very unlikely that they will reduce the price by 15%. Just buy one before the real back to school sale ends or you won't get the gift card.
     
  18. macrumors 68040

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    We don't know what your Mac sellers will do, or what they've done before.

    Apple themselves in the US and other countries don't give an extra discount during "Back to School". The student discount is available all year. The "Back to School" promotion here adds the $100 iTunes gift card.

    Since Back to School is already happening, you should call your local Apple seller and ask them what they are doing this year.
     
  19. macrumors newbie

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    Ummm, does that mean that I can just go into any Apple store and buy a MBA for "my nephew at UCLA" without any verification and get the educational pricing??? I thought one had to show some sort of college ID or enrollment letter of some sort. If that's the case....
     
  20. macrumors 6502a

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    When you buy in-store, you have to show proof. When you buy online you don't. However, Apple occasionally audits people and if you get caught, you'll be charged the balance.
    BTW, UCLA sucks. FIGHT ON!
     
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    He was with me this time and the Apple associate just entered his name from his Drivers License, didn't have to show his student ID card.
    When I bought his 13 MBP in 2010 his mom emailed me his acceptance letter and that was good enough, I just showed it to the salesperson on my iPhone.
     
  22. thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok. Now I fully understand that. Apple do not guarantee that same discounts qs every year in case of "back to school"? is it true? So if the last year ours sellers tehre in czech republic provided 15% discounts to AIRs 11 so in this year couldn t happen that?

    Am I right?
     
  23. macrumors 6502a

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    I've never seen Airs discounted at 15% from Apple Retail, but if what you say is true, I'm hopping on a plane to Czech it out myself.
     
  24. thread starter macrumors member

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    You should :))) Yes we ve got it this discounts to students last year. And question is if that action was there last year- would we predict that will be that year here as well, or dont be? Do repeat that same action apple every year?
     
  25. macrumors 68040

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    Well, you seem to be asking the same question over and over. The only way to really find out is to go and try to buy one.
     

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