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Back-to-School Sale in USA?

millk18

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Jun 16, 2010
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Usually by this time we have heard about a back-to-school sale I've read and heard nothing.

Anybody have any insight?
 

millk18

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Jun 16, 2010
103
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You're not even allowed to say "Back to School Sale" until at least August 1st!!

Good one! I looked back to last year and see that MacRumors had an article on July 1 and had the promotion running through September 9.

My daugther's 2008 MacBook is gasping and may make it until then. She will certainly need a new one for college this fall.

I'll keep on alert for something on the back-to-school sale on July 1 I guess.

And there I go saying it again!
 

rdrr

macrumors 6502a
Nov 20, 2003
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NH
So it's post July 1st and no mention of the back to school program. Waiting to pull the trigger for my daughters rMBP. Hopefully they didn't decide to scrap the program. It has consistantly started July 1st in the past few years.
 

millk18

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Jun 16, 2010
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I'm waiting too. But not too long. My daughter's MacBook died. The power cord says green but it will not start, with or without the power cord. We have to figure out how to get data from dead MacBook. So... we need a new rMBP ASAP!

Come on, Apple!
 

iKnowMr.Jobs

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Oct 17, 2010
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Just want the BTS sale to be announced. I need my Macbook Pro ... I start school on August 3rd!

There's still plenty of time. Worst case scenario, you can still get a pretty good student discount at BestBuy. The downside is that you're stuck to pick between the channel configurations. You won't be able to get something like say: 13 Retina Pro with 16gb because thats not on a stock model.

If that won't pose an issue, you could jump on the deal they have going on this weekend
 
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Caliao

macrumors newbie
Jun 30, 2014
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Quebec, Canada
There's still plenty of time. Worst case scenario, you can still get a pretty good student discount at BestBuy. The downside is that you're stuck to pick between the channel configurations. You won't be able to get something like say: 13 Retina Pro with 16gb because thats not on a stock model.

If that won't pose an issue, you could jump on the deal they have going on this weekend
Too bad I live in Canada.. We never get that kind of discounts here..! Or if we do, then I don't know where to look for them :p
 

Rmpaul211

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Jun 30, 2015
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There's still plenty of time. Worst case scenario, you can still get a pretty good student discount at BestBuy. The downside is that you're stuck to pick between the channel configurations. You won't be able to get something like say: 13 Retina Pro with 16gb because thats not on a stock model.

If that won't pose an issue, you could jump on the deal they have going on this weekend
What's the requirements for the going back to school sale?
 

millk18

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Jun 16, 2010
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What's the requirements for the going back to school sale?

From Apple.com-
Shop the Apple Store for Education, save up to $200 on a new Mac, and up to $20 on a new iPad. Education pricing is available to college students, students accepted to college, parents buying for college students, faculty, homeschool teachers, and staff at all grade levels.*

The back-to-school sale usually involves a $100.00 gift card in addition these discounts. Now we wait.
 

millk18

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Jun 16, 2010
103
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From Apple.com-
Shop the Apple Store for Education, save up to $200 on a new Mac, and up to $20 on a new iPad. Education pricing is available to college students, students accepted to college, parents buying for college students, faculty, homeschool teachers, and staff at all grade levels.*

The back-to-school sale usually involves a $100.00 gift card in addition these discounts. Now we wait.

Clarification... I should say at least a $100.00 gift card, depending on your purchase.
 

Caliao

macrumors newbie
Jun 30, 2014
29
2
Quebec, Canada
A french apple news oriented website posted today something about the Apple Premium Reseller. Some of them started to offer the 0% interest rate if students buy their new mac with a financial program.

That website mentioned the Back To School sale would take place at the beginning of the school year, which is usually in September for most of us. Well now I'm scared. I start school in 3 weeks!

Source: MacGeneration
 

mtruland

macrumors newbie
Jul 2, 2015
9
0
New Hampshire
A french apple news oriented website posted today something about the Apple Premium Reseller. Some of them started to offer the 0% interest rate if students buy their new mac with a financial program.

That website mentioned the Back To School sale would take place at the beginning of the school year, which is usually in September for most of us. Well now I'm scared. I start school in 3 weeks!

Source: MacGeneration

I hope this isn't true!
 
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