Best option - Student discount or Clearance

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  1. Mancmaniak macrumors newbie

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    I have decided to buy the base 21.5" iMac and am elligable for student discount. Is it better to wait for a good deal to appear on the clearance store or should I just go ahead and get the student discount?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Clearance store? Haven't heard of that one.

    The only 3 choices I see are the Apple Store, the Education Store and Apple Refurbished products.

    For this configuration (one step up from the base model):
    • iMac 21.5-inch 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    • ATI Radeon HD 4670 graphics with 256MB memory
    • 4GB memory
    • 1TB hard drive
    • 8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)

     
  3. iMacdude313 macrumors regular

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  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  6. iMacdude313 macrumors regular

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    Yeah I suppose you do :p

    To the OP, I'd say that the student discount would be a better deal. It'd be $100 off plus you can get an iPod up to $199 for free. So essentially its a $300 value. As opposed to the refurbished only $200 off (not eligible for iPod offer).
     
  7. Mancmaniak thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thats a good point, although i'm in the UK and the deal isn't quite as good it still puts it above the refurbished ones in terms of a better deal.
     
  8. iMacdude313 macrumors regular

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    Well if it turns out to be a better deal go for it. That's why I'm going with the student discount as opposed to the refurbished store. Me and my dad agreed, if I give him the iPod he will pitch in $200, and still throw in the $200 upfront to get the iPod (which he'll get back with rebate). You could easily sell a brand new iPod to somebody on craigslist or something similar in the UK.
     

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