Back to School 2010 Promotions Start Date

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mechanical13, Apr 17, 2010.

  1. mechanical13 macrumors newbie

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    I've been in the market for a MBP for almost 4 months now. Having waited such a long time, I am inclined to wait another month or two and buy it via the back to school promotion.:D

    Any news on whether Apple will have their annual back to school promotion this year. Any speculation on when this might start?

    It starts the last week of May each year,..correct?:apple::apple:
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    It hasn't been announced yet. Probably late May if history is any indication.
     
  3. Gator24765 macrumors 6502a

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    Can you get the student discount as well as get the free ipod?
     
  4. XjeffX macrumors member

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    That's how it's been in the past.
     
  5. macrumorsMaster macrumors 6502

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    umm..that's the ONLY way you can get it...as a student :D
     
  6. aznwar macrumors newbie

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    do you have to be in university? Im a middle schooler and i want to get a new MBP also.
     
  7. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    A new MBP for a middler schooler? Best of luck with that...........
     
  8. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Middle school students don't qualify.
     
  9. mechanical13 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Will the ipad be included in the discount?

    Any speculation on whether the iPad will be included?

    Doesn't Apple typically offloads old inventory during the BTS?

    Any history on this?
     
  10. Gator24765 macrumors 6502a

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    Well i mean, Of course you have to be a student. For example if i want to get a Macbook, students save $100.

    Do you get the $100 off as well as the free ipod?
     
  11. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    Yes, two years ago I purchased a MBP during the back to school promotion. I got the discount on the MBP plus a "free" 8GB ipod touch. I say "free" because I had to pay up front and then get a rebate.
     
  12. breathesrain macrumors regular

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    I'm so disappointed with the back to school thing- it means I have to buy from Apple instead of Amazon, and pay an extra hundred dollars. Still less money than I would spend on a new iPod, though...
     
  13. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    yes, pretty much every year the week the promo ends, apple has an event and they release the updated ipods/updated itunes.
    I think last year it was on the touch (free 8 gig) if you wanted a larger model you would pay the difference. (Its a mail in rebate kind of thing)
     
  14. longball11 macrumors 6502a

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    what about students who just graduated from college like me? :) I graduate first week of May.
     
  15. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Apple is very clear on this, with a valid student ID. My IDs always had a school year specified and with grad school the ID expired 3 years from date of issue.

    No. Question has been asked and answered here before. If you know Apple uses BTS to offload stock of say iPods and possibly printers, then why would you question if the iPad would be included?
     
  16. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    You're technically SOL. Although considering i just bought my new MBP from the online store with EDU discount and never had to prove my student status...........................
     
  17. longball11 macrumors 6502a

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    what do you mean sol? I can't do it?
     
  18. Alonzo84 macrumors 6502a

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    If you read the terms, it states that Apple does audits to make sure you are eligible for the discount. If they find out you're not, they charge the difference to your method of payment.
     
  19. brownpaw macrumors regular

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    I'm surprised no one has tried to do the math here.

    If you buy from MacConnection now, you can get the base model MBP for $1049 after mail in rebate. No tax (in most states), no shipping.

    If you wait to get the free iPod when they run that promotion again, you will pay the education price of $1099, plus tax. If we assume a middle-of-the-road 7% sales tax, that's about $1176 total.

    The $1176 you'd pay to Apple minus the $1049 you'd pay to MacConnection now is about $127. iPod Touches retail for $199, but you can oftentimes find them for about $150 with Bing Cash Back.

    To me, the $23 one would save isn't worth the extra month of utility of having a working MacBook Pro. The only thing that would maybe make it worth it in my opinion is if you're in one of the few states where MacConnection charges tax. OR if you're one of those on this board who are super concerned with not paying sales tax to online retailers.

    Notice that all numbers assume the base model 13", but I think they'd work out about the same way with bigger ones.

    stephen
     
  20. Gator24765 macrumors 6502a

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    lol be sure to pay cash then! haha

    My college Id doesnt have a date of expiration!
     
  21. hades1223 macrumors newbie

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    can you combine the back to school promotion along with an employee discount? cause i want the ipod touch and printer also.
     
  22. duky macrumors 6502

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    Well yes and no; you can't combine discounts but you can get the free printer promo and iPod deal at the same time.
     
  23. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    What about high school students?
     
  24. akkkmed macrumors 6502

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    I agree with you, but for me, I'm in it for the free printer, too. I know I can order now from Apple and get the free printer, but I might as well wait to get the free iPod, too. Then I'll sell either the new iPod or my old 1G Touch...
     
  25. akkkmed macrumors 6502

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    I'm not sure about the back to school sale, but the high schools in my area are under the education store/discount. I'm not sure why, or if it even gives you the discount, since our schools have always used Dells...
     

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