10% off Camcorders for .Mac Subscribers

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Apple contiunes to add benefits for .Mac subscribers.

The latest promotion offers 10% off Camcorders at Apple Retail stores.

We're making filmmaking even easier with this timely digital camcorder discount for .Mac members, now through March 31, 2004 only at the Apple Retail Stores. You'll need to present a printout of this .Mac page to get the 10 percent discount on any digital camcorder in stock, including the latest models from Canon, Sony and JVC. (Note: This discount is subject to camcorder availability.)
Terms and Conditions apply. This represents the first .Mac-exclusive discount on retail products. Previous hints have suggested that Apple may offer similar discounts for software purchases for .Mac subscribers.
 

johnnyjibbs

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Now we're starting to get talking. If the London Apple Store was built and I have renewed my .Mac (trial) membership then I'd love to take advantage of this offer. I couldn't care for most of their incentives, and I still think .Mac needs a big overhaul, but things like this may give me more of an incentive..
 

arn

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Apr 9, 2001
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Originally posted by johnnyjibbs
Damn! Incentive blown then!
well, it's not that they are 10% more expensive than retail. It's just that they are sold at retail prices... and if you shop around, you can find them for less than retail.

arn
 

xtekdiver

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That's nice, but the only problem is that Apple's prices for these types of items are at the top of the price spectrum, so 10% still doesn't make them competitive with other retailers. Why pay $700 for a item you can get for a little over $500? 20% would be better and more of an incentive. Even Dell offers better deals. I can accept paying top dollar for the best computer on the planet, but when it comes to high dollar accesorries, the Apple Store is just not the best place to shop.
 

sabbath999

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I actually bought my Cannon GL2 from the Apple store. They were running a $500 instant rebate a while back, which put the camera at the price of Cannon authorized mail-order dealers... I decided I would rather give Apple the money. I could have paid a "lot" less for a gray market version, but I am sure glad I didn't. The camera had to go in and get a complete new drivetrain under warranty.
 

FriarTuck

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A Sony TRV38 is $699 at the Apple Retail Store., or $630 with the .Mac discount.

It is $650 at Amazon.com.

It is $620 at B & H.

So the discount makes Apple Retail Stores at least competitive.
 

billyboy

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Originally posted by johnnyjibbs
I couldn't care for most of their incentives, and I still think .Mac needs a big overhaul, but things like this may give me more of an incentive..
Those free jigsaws they are giving away with .Mac are awesome. Hundreds of hours of fun - luckily I dont mind going blind and mad faffing around on puzzles. Your mileage may vary.
 

~Shard~

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I'm not a .Mac subscriber, but with more and more incentives such as this, I am getting closer to giving it a try. Apple still needs to make .Mac a little more lucrative and worthwhile though to get my money...
 

IronChef

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Originally posted by FriarTuck
A Sony TRV38 is $699 at the Apple Retail Store., or $630 with the .Mac discount.

It is $650 at Amazon.com.

It is $620 at B & H.

So the discount makes Apple Retail Stores at least competitive.

Well with CA sales tax, it's still cheaper for me to buy it from Amazon or B&H.

10% is nice but it's not going to bring out the flood of shoppers, that's for sure.
 

Photorun

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How about $50 off the Mini iPod for a .Mac subscription making it $199 and the price it should have been all along?!
 

MCCFR

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Aaaaaargh!

Originally posted by Photorun
How about $50 off the Mini iPod for a .Mac subscription making it $199 and the price it should have been all along?!
Please change the record!

The price it should be is the price people are willing to pay!

From what we can see, 100,000 people are willing to pay $249 - but cos you're a bone-fide genius, you would rather that Apple would have lost $5 million dollars in sales.

Please send me your CV that shows all of your sales/marketing qualifications, so I can be sure never to employ you in the future.

:confused:
 

NicoMan

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Re: Aaaaaargh!

Originally posted by MCCFR
Please change the record!

The price it should be is the price people are willing to pay!

From what we can see, 100,000 people are willing to pay $249 - but cos you're a bone-fide genius, you would rather that Apple would have lost $5 million dollars in sales.

Please send me your CV that shows all of your sales/marketing qualifications, so I can be sure never to employ you in the future.

:confused:
A trifle harsh, but nonetheless true...
 

Chupa Chupa

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Jul 16, 2002
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In the web Apple Store, the iSight is included in the video camera selection. So, anyone know if the retails stores classify it this way, or as a web cam? 10% off the iSight isn't hot, but not cold either. It could tempt me at least.
 

NicoMan

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Originally posted by Bram
Now the only thing I need is an Apple Store in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. :)
That's another benefit that we international users are going to have to sit on...
Oh well, it's not like I was going to take advantage of it anyway... (end of rant)
 

fenlyn

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Nov 10, 2003
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What prevents non-.Mac subscribers from printing out this discount? If it is only for .Mac subscribers, perhaps the page to print should be hidden behind a password-protected area? Any numbnut with a printer can take part in this, and that cheapens the value of our membership.
 

FriarTuck

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Originally posted by IronChef
Well with CA sales tax, it's still cheaper for me to buy it from Amazon or B&H.

10% is nice but it's not going to bring out the flood of shoppers, that's for sure.
Are you admitting you don't submit regular payments to the State of California to account for sales tax on internet purchases from out of state sellers?

The Governator is going to come looking for you.
 

Totalshock

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Originally posted by fenlyn
What prevents non-.Mac subscribers from printing out this discount? If it is only for .Mac subscribers, perhaps the page to print should be hidden behind a password-protected area? Any numbnut with a printer can take part in this, and that cheapens the value of our membership.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think you have to bring in a printout of the .Mac homepage, which shows your logged-in .Mac user account, to get the discount, and they check it against your username to make sure that it's a) a valid, full .Mac membership and b) it hasn't been used for a previous discount.

At least I assume so.

And to echo previous comments, useless for those of us who live outside of the U.S. Not that this surprises any Canadian Mac user, to be dis-included in a promotion, product or activity.
 

mkjj

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Jun 2, 2003
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Discount

Very useful here in the UK... not!
With the figures that have just come out that states that 1 in every 6 (i think it was something like that!) iPods are bought here in Blighty then you think Apple would give us more than F@*%in' jigsaw bleedin' puzzles!

Also they gave up on finding a printer in Europe for the photo books iPhoto so now they will be sent from the States at a hughly inflated cost no doubt.

Humbug!

Just going for a lie down in a dark room now before i explode.
 

Chip NoVaMac

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Dec 25, 2003
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Originally posted by cc bcc
Too bad that camcorders at the Applestore are at least 10% more expensive. ;)
Depending on how one shops the prices at Apple are not 10% higher then most retail outlets (at least when looking at Canon video).

There are exceptions like the Elura 50 (which i believe is discontinued).
 
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