Back-to-School Sale in USA?

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  1. millk18 macrumors member

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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?
     
  2. Old Muley macrumors 6502a

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    You're not even allowed to say "Back to School Sale" until at least August 1st!!
     
  3. millk18 thread starter macrumors member

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    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!
     
  4. rdrr macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  5. millk18 thread starter macrumors member

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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!
     
  6. mtruland macrumors newbie

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    I'm also in the boat of looking into a new MacBook, but can't decide if it's worth waiting, or not.
     
  7. Caliao macrumors newbie

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    Just want the BTS sale to be announced. I need my Macbook Pro ... I start school on August 3rd!
     
  8. iKnowMr.Jobs macrumors regular

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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
     
  9. Caliao macrumors newbie

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    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
     
  10. Rmpaul211 macrumors newbie

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    What's the requirements for the going back to school sale?
     
  11. millk18 thread starter macrumors member

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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.
     
  12. millk18 thread starter macrumors member

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

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    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
     
  14. mtruland macrumors newbie

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    I hope this isn't true!
     

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