Best Buy match Apple Ipad Deal for Students?

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  1. Gator24765, Jun 14, 2012
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    Does anyone know if Best Buy will match Apples deal for Students?

    Basically if you buy an iPad you get a $50 gift card?

    I have seen some people price match Apples student thing at Best Buy with Macbooks..


    Thanks
     
  2. -TYLER macrumors regular

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    Why not just buy it from apple then?
     
  3. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    No, retail stores rarely if ever price match an offer for gift cards. In fact stores like Walmart don't price match their own online deals. Like Tyler said deal with Apple and use that $50 GC towards a case or some iTunes money. :)
     
  4. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    You're better off ordering from an online store that doesn't charge tax for your location. It'll be about even when considering the gift card value. BHPhotoVideo, and MacMall come to mind :)
     
  5. Gator24765 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I have a best buy gift card.

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    Best Buy matches the Macbook Pro deal with gift card, don't see why this would be any different.
     
  6. qCzar macrumors regular

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    They did last year, I would assume they would this year.
     
  7. Gator24765 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That didn't say anything about iPads..
     
  8. qCzar macrumors regular

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    Nor did Apples offer include iPads. Since iPads are included this year by Apple then there's likely reason Best Buy would too.

    I must admit, that was my fault for not clarifying iPads weren't part of the Back-To-School offer last year. I was merely pointing out that Best Buy matched Apples offer.
     
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    It really depends. BB also gives reward Zone points (up to 4% of the purchase price) so that add a bit as well. I'm fortunate that I can buy in a state that has no sales tax as well; others may not have that option.

    My experience with BB is they will match Apple's offer but each store may or may not do so readily. Best bet is to email their corporate customer service number and ask them for the official answer.
     
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    I guess it would be, but then again, whats the purpose of a forum.. This thread was made when the store was closed..
     
  12. BFizzzle macrumors 68020

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    wellllll.


    best buy matched apple last year when i bought my macbook from them. i got a giftcard
     
  13. poloponies macrumors 68030

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    I can tell you what the forum isn't about -- clairvoyance. There are lots of questions that can be answered her and many that cannot. Asking about what Best Buy will do in an exceptional situation leans more toward clairvoyance.
     
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    :p, I do that sometimes too, post on a forum instead of calling haha
     
  15. Gator24765 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You never know maybe someone would know. Chill
     
  16. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    So back on topic, what happened at BB?
     
  17. Gator24765 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Long story short. People at best buy are a bunch of morons.

    I got three different stories. It would be nice if they were all on the same page. Basically they were all just guessing.

    They had no clue about the iPad thing let alone the student discount on the MacBooks.
     
  18. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    Yeah sorry to hear that. BB is a giant lottery, sometimes if you get the right person things will work out for you. You may want to try different BB in your area.
     
  19. idencustom macrumors member

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    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1385410&highlight=students


    No matter how hard I try tho.... I can't get anyone to give me the $50.00 off of an ipad. Tried three different stores. I have however successfully purchased three macbook airs with the student discount.
     
  20. Redjericho macrumors 6502a

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    Best buy is a pretty respectable store, if anybody would match it it'd be them.
     
  21. lsquare macrumors 6502

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    B&H doesn't allow iPads to be purchased online.
     
  22. Firesign3394 macrumors regular

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    Best Buy is not matching the gift card for iPads. If they do, it's on a store by store basis.
     

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