$380 Apple Gift Token - what would you buy?!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Hello.there, Feb 28, 2008.

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$380 Apple Gift Token - What would you buy?

  1. .Mac

    2 vote(s)
    7.4%
  2. Time Capsule (have Airport Extreme Base Station)

    8 vote(s)
    29.6%
  3. iPod Nano (have iPod Touch)

    1 vote(s)
    3.7%
  4. Wireless Apple keyboard (have wired)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Use towards gift of iMac or MacBook for 15-yr-old nephew

    1 vote(s)
    3.7%
  6. Better speakers (have Logitech Z4i)

    1 vote(s)
    3.7%
  7. Camcorder (or is Apple site a rip-off on these prices?)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Keep it until you NEED it for something!

    12 vote(s)
    44.4%
  9. Other

    2 vote(s)
    7.4%
  1. Hello.there macrumors 6502a

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    Okay, I was told tonight that I'm getting a E250 ($380) Apple gift token as a very lovely thank you for some work I did for my sister-in-law recently (I refused payment, but she obviously heard of my Apple obsession :eek:).

    I have my iMac, MacBook, iPod Touch and Apple TV and all the software I think I need/want.....so what do you recommend? What toy should I add to my collection? Or should I be sensible and tuck it away until I actually need something? (Even though it will burn a hole in my pocket).
     
  2. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    Do you have .mac? It could be useful with 10.5 and Back to My Mac, as you have more than one Apple computer.
     
  3. Hello.there thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Jeez, great idea, never thought of it. Considered signing up for .mac before but I was too broke, definitely worth thinking about now. Thanks so much.
     
  4. amanda kathryn macrumors regular

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    bose sound dock.

    although i do have a dot mac account and refuse to live without it. be prepared to renew next year if you get it.
     
  5. krye macrumors 68000

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    .mac is awesome. 10G of online storage for anything you want. Now you can sync you iMac to your Macbook and have all your stuff on the go. Take advantage of back-to-my-mac and have an ad-free place to store your iWeb sites, and web galleries. I'm a big fan of .mac and use all it's features.

    What about a Time Capsule? Any use for one? Old or new iMac? Maybe pickup that new keyboard or a wireless Mighty Mouse? iTunes gift cards? Maybe a cool laptop case your your MacBook?
     
  6. krye macrumors 68000

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    Don't forget, Amazon always has it for $69.99. So you'll save $30 next year.
     
  7. amanda kathryn macrumors regular

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    hmm i wish i knew that when i paid $99, haha.
     
  8. zelmo macrumors 603

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    Is Time Capsule available to you over there?

    EDIT - yes it is. a 500GB Capsule and .Mac would burn up that gift card and a wee bit more.
     
  9. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040

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    I would put it towards a new Mac Mini to use as a media center with the phenomenal OSXBMC. :D
     
  10. chrismac00 macrumors 6502a

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    I say get Time Capsule and a case for your MacBook!:D:D
     
  11. cherry su macrumors 65816

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  12. Erendiox macrumors 6502a

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    I'm gunna be the odd man out here and recommend that you hold onto it. It seems like you're set on cool apple stuff for the moment. You'll really appreciate $380 off your next computer or the next cool gadget that apple rolls out *cough*touchscreentabletmac*cough*. :D

    At least, that's what i'd do, but go ahead and splurge if you want. :)
     
  13. bluvision macrumors newbie

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    how about time capsule?
     
  14. natharvey macrumors member

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    i'd go either .mac or time capsule

    you cant really go wrong with either one. both have great features, although i would get time capsule cuz i already have .mac
     
  15. Batt macrumors 65816

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  16. jbg232 macrumors 65816

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    I think you should add a poll to this post. I would get a time capsule if you don't have backup right now as they can back up both your computers.
     
  17. zephead macrumors 68000

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    I'd use it as $380 off an iPhone, then all you'd have to pay is $20+tax. :cool:
     
  18. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    The OP already has an Apple TV. ;)

    OP, what accessories do you have? Do you need a new keyboard/mouse? Display? External storage? Printer?

    250 Euros can go far in smaller purchases that might make your everyday computing easier.

    If you have everything you need, just save it. I assume the card has no expiration date (or a very long one at the least) so you can keep it for when you need to replace something important.
     
  19. Hello.there thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh jeez, so many brilliant suggestions my head hurts :(

    Okay, I've added a poll.....go for it, whatever you the people decide will be good enough for me. :)
     
  20. Shotgun OS macrumors 6502a

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    Keep it. What's the point on wasting it on something you dont need or don't even really want?
     
  21. cherry su macrumors 65816

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    Whoops, I just glanced at OP's sig ;)

    Back on topic -- get a nice sleeve/bag for the MacBook
     
  22. stainlessliquid macrumors 68000

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    http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APP...es/mice_keyboards&nplm=TQ871LL/A&mco=12B8DD56 for your laptop

    http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APP...es/mice_keyboards&nplm=TN987LL/A&mco=AB528EF2 for your desktop

    If you are using a mighty mouse then you seriously dont know what youre missing. Definitely get the larger MX Revolution, its one of those things that are just so expensive and luxurious that its hard to buy one for yourself unless its a gift.

    With the left over money get a nice pair of headphones.
     
  23. Hello.there thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    :eek: Have one (a crumpler).

    :eek: I have the MX Revolution mouse.

    (Now I'm beginning to feel really embarrassed).
     
  24. dpcott macrumors newbie

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    Do you have Applecare already? That is the first thing I buy.
     

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