Apple Back to School sale

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by saintforlife, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. saintforlife macrumors 65816

    Feb 25, 2011
    When does Apple usually have their back to school sales where they give $100-200 off of the laptops and also throw in an iPod touch or something like that?
  2. drbf macrumors member

    Feb 27, 2011
    Usually around June/July
  3. celticpride678

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boston, MA
    Last year it started at the end of May and ended in early September.
  4. simeezee macrumors member

    Jun 18, 2009
    yeah, i remembered it's a really long period of time.
  5. kag28 macrumors newbie

    May 12, 2011
    I heard from an Apple representative that they aren't sure if they are going to do the back to school sale this year, and that was just the other day. Wouldn't they know by now if they were going to do it (if they were going to start in June)?
  6. aramosc macrumors regular


    May 4, 2011
    San Diego, CA
  7. Xgm541 macrumors 65816

    May 3, 2011
    i dont see the benefit of not doing back to school sale.

    even though the profit margin might be lower than apple accepts, they bring in a lot of sales at that time.
  8. vincenz macrumors 601


    Oct 20, 2008
    If it was just some apple rep in a store, I doubt he/she would know for sure. There's no reason why apple wouldn't do it again this year.
  9. ZipZap macrumors 603

    Dec 14, 2007
    Makes sense why give up profits when they dont have too... Greed is Good.
  10. EEXOOO macrumors regular

    Aug 1, 2009
    The BSS started before WWDC for previous 2 years. Where did you get that info from ?
  11. Ridley macrumors regular

    Mar 28, 2011
    In the past few years they release a new iPod touch right after the back to school promotion ends. So it allows them to clear out their old inventory of the 8 gig model (which doesn't sell as well), and boosts their computer sales (by giving people extra incentive to buy), for which they have much higher margins on computers than iPods.

    No one gives up profits, or does things out of the goodness of their hearts. There is always a rationale and business case behind it.

    My ideal situation would be a Sandy Bridge Air in June + free printer + educational discount + free ipod touch.
  12. chrfr, May 13, 2011
    Last edited: May 13, 2011

    chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    I heard the same, from an Apple rep not involved with retail. The concern is the availability of the Sony Li-ion batteries in the iPod touch which are made in a plant in Japan affected by the earthquake/tsunami.
  13. blevins321 macrumors 68030

    Dec 24, 2010
    Winnipeg, MB
    They do the educational discount throughout the entire year. The "sale" that you are mentioning is the free iPod Touch after rebate, along with $100 rebate towards a printer purchase. You can get the discount and the rebate in the same transaction. It usually starts towards the end of this month.
  14. karatekidk macrumors regular

    Nov 30, 2008
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    Well, the back to school deal is currently going on in Japan (school starts in April there), and they excluded 11" Air from the promotion.

    I guess it will be the same in the US? That would be a real bummer because I am specifically looking at 11", hopefully after the rumored refresh.
  15. Patrick946 macrumors regular

    Jun 21, 2009
    using my education discount on the Apple website, it shows $100 off of Macbook Pros and $50 off of Macbook Airs. Is that the same during the back to school sale? I was really hoping to get $100 off.
  16. blevins321 macrumors 68030

    Dec 24, 2010
    Winnipeg, MB
    Yes, it's always the same. The BTS 'sale' is the iPod promotion. Nothing more, nothing less. The $100 printer rebate is year-round.
  17. icemanchanx macrumors newbie

    May 13, 2011
  18. sleepy3192 macrumors newbie

    May 14, 2011
  19. Kungshi macrumors member

    May 11, 2011
    That is the page Apple posted in September right after the sale ended. If you look at the links on the page, some refer to where to go to submit the rebate forms. The rebates expired after so many days, so that means this is just an old page that has been left on the site. If Apple intends to bring the offer back, the current page will be changed to look something like the Japanese promo page.
  20. sleepy3192 macrumors newbie

    May 14, 2011
    don't know if it's since september, i looked it up and found it. i hope they have the sale though...i want the discount ! hahha
  21. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000


    Jan 8, 2008
    Tampa, Florida
    Also, if you look at the pictures, specifically the iPod touch, you'll see that it's the model from last year. It's just an old page.
  22. Variant macrumors 6502


    Oct 22, 2005
    Can't wait to get an Air!

    I don't need one, I just WANT one, so I am waiting for...

    1. Air Update.
    2. Lion.
    3. Back-to-School promotion.

    Luckily, they should all occur during roughly the same time!!
  23. Oli3000 macrumors regular

    Apr 20, 2009
  24. MacVirgin2011 macrumors newbie

    Dec 25, 2010
    After losing my Ipod last month I have been formulating a cunning plan.

    [In the voice of Newman] I have a 13" MBA which I got with student discount in Jan. I shall now sell this on the open market at the current second hand market price, a price which is the same price I paid for it originally. After recouping what I paid in Jan I'll use that dirty money to buy a new MBA 13" and get the much needed Ipod Touch free.

  25. Oli3000 macrumors regular

    Apr 20, 2009
    SHHHHHT! You are revealing the secret student plan... Because... obviously... I had NO intention of doing the same thing...

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