Back to School Promo including iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Unprocessed1, Apr 21, 2010.

  1. Unprocessed1 macrumors 65816

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    What are the odds that Apple will offer a ~$200 voucher to be used on the iPad in addition to any of their ipod products?

    It would make sense for Apple: lure people to buy a Macbook AND and ipad instead of just an iPad (cannibalizing the MBP) or just a MBP.
     
  2. Zepaw macrumors 65816

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    My school has had a free iPod Touch 8GB and a printer with a MB purchase the past couple years.
     
  3. TheMacBookPro macrumors 68020

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    The Apple Edu site has that promo every summer, it's not limited to your school.

    @OP Not sure, sorry.
     
  4. jb1280 macrumors 6502a

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    I doubt that the iPad will have worldwide release by the time Back to School starts in the States. As a result, I would say that iPad will not be included. One rationale for the Back to School promo is to clear out inventory before the Fall refresh.

    we won't know until they announce it though.
     
  5. Zepaw macrumors 65816

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    Makes sense. My school's bookstore must make a decent cut because they advertise it a lot. :p
     
  6. broncopde macrumors 6502

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    I think they're very low. I think one of the most important factors in the back to school promo is that Apple is selling tons of nearly year-old hardware (think cheaper) right before they release new hardware (think more expensive). This would obviously be exactly in the opposite in the case of the iPad.
     
  7. Unprocessed1 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    True, but I can imagine that a lot of college kids would pick a $300 ipad over a free ipod touch.
     
  8. Zepaw macrumors 65816

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    Exactly. A lot of people who were going to buy an iPod Touch had by the time they made them into a promotional item. I could see them having some kind of iPad deal eventually, but not for a year or two.
     
  9. Aboo macrumors 6502a

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    Apple reps I have spoken to have repeatedly said no discounts on iPads. The institution I work for has huge purchasing power with Apple, and recently placed an order for 5000 ipad units. All at full retail just like the iPhone. My bet is that ipad will not be offered in the BTS promo
     
  10. Blacklabel34 macrumors 6502

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    +1.....heck my mbp is going on 3+ years now I wouldnt mind a 2nd iPad :D
     
  11. pjgeer macrumors member

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    Being an Edu reseller of Apple, we and they don't make a decent cut, believe me. We make more money on a toshiba laptop, then an Apple/printer and ipod combined.

    We are not told what the promo is or if there will even be one until perhaps the day before, actually we normally find out when it is posted on Apple's site. Being in Canada, some years we get a heads up form the US site, although last year it started on both sites at that same time.


    Pj
     

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