Amazon vs. Apple store back to school deal

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  1. crankin macrumors newbie

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    I am planning on purchasing a MBP 15 for my son for college. I have been waiting for the back to school promotion, but am wondering if buying from Amazon is a better deal with no sales tax. Does Amazon typically offer anything similar to the Apple back to school deal like a free iPod or similar?
    Thanks
     
  2. asdad123 macrumors regular

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    Amazon doesnt add an Ipod Touch as a part of the back to school deal if i recall correctly, but they may drop the price of their macbooks a little bit to make them more enticing to people.
     
  3. Apple Expert macrumors 65816

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    They did an offer similar back a few years ago. But if you need the iPod, the Apple offer is the best.
     
  4. motoracer1486 macrumors 6502a

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    I chatted with an Amazon rep a week ago and he said they would not be honoring the BTS offer.
     
  5. edifyingGerbil macrumors regular

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    Can't you purchase from the online Apple Store or the telephone service thus avoiding local sales tax?
     
  6. Surely Guest

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    No. Apple will collect the sales tax.

    Amazon does not collect sales tax, but technically you're supposed to declare it when you file your state income taxes. ;)
     
  7. Ach111es macrumors regular

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    You still get nailed with sales tax when you enter your location for shipping.
     
  8. edifyingGerbil macrumors regular

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    Oops, I better call my accountant :D

    Thanks for the heads up tho!
     
  9. Mac Noobling macrumors newbie

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    Dose anyone know when the BTS offer is coming back into play? I'm planing on getting a new MBP in the next couple of days but if the offer is soon I might just wait a bit.
     
  10. Ach111es macrumors regular

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    WWDC or whatever the next tech conference is called, steve will be there. Supposedly it will be announced then as no new hardware announcements are being made.
     
  11. Mac Noobling macrumors newbie

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    Do you know the date of the tech conference?
     
  12. Surely Guest

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    June 6.

    www.macrumors.com....right at the top.

    It is unknown if any new hardware will be announced.
     

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