Brand new MacBook at around $700!!!!!

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  1. cdhfootball macrumors member

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    $1099 MacBook (2.1ghz, 1gb RAM)
    -$100 Education discount
    -$300 iPod Touch (return to apple)
    -$100 printer (return to apple)

    COMES OUT TO $600 + TAX!!!!!!
     
  2. rfrankl macrumors 6502

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    I doubt you will be able to return the last 2 items to Apple, but I am sure you could get good prices selling them on eBay.
     
  3. DeaconGraves macrumors 65816

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    Correct. The rebates on the printer and the ipod require the UPC codes, which will make returning it tricky. (Not to mention fraud?)

    Just sell the ipod and the printer.
     
  4. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Correct on that, but good prices won't be retail either

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  5. cdhfootball thread starter macrumors member

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    i bought it online and then i returned it to the Apple Store and recieved full refund to my credit card.
     
  6. Abhorred macrumors member

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    *blink*.... No.

    Apple aren't giving you the iPod and printer for free; you buy them for their full price, then they rebate you the money.

    So let's revise.

    $1099 MacBook (2.1ghz, 1gb RAM)
    -$100 Education discount
    ------
    $999

    +$300 iPod Touch
    +$100 printer
    ------
    $1399

    -$300 iPod Touch rebate
    -$100 printer rebate
    ------
    $999

    If you return the products to Apple, I'm sure they'll gladly refund you the full balance of $0.
     
  7. DeaconGraves macrumors 65816

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    Has your rebate come in yet though? Chances are it won't process properly when the products come up as returned.
     
  8. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    He means after the rebate is applied he SELLS them to get more "off" the price of the MacBook.
     
  9. Abhorred macrumors member

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    Not so sure about that. "Return to Apple" doesn't tend to imply "sell independently."
     
  10. JML42691 macrumors 68020

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    Maybe I am completely missing something, but you are buying a computer that is discounted to $999, then purchasing a $299 iPod, and then a $100 printer. So before the rebates, you are paying $1398. Then they give you $399 on rebates bringing the price back down to $999. And if you return the iPod and printer, then you won't be able to get the rebates for them. You have to return the UPC code with the rebate, so in the end you will be paying $999.
     
  11. cdhfootball thread starter macrumors member

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    hahhahaa your telling me it doesnt work when i actually tried and it DID work.
     
  12. Abhorred macrumors member

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    *shrug* Okay. You got a good deal, so that's awesome.
     
  13. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    no it didnt.

    you have to buy the ipod and printer initially. they then refund you the money like 6 weeks later
     
  14. macworkerbee macrumors 6502

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    Ok, so you tried, and it worked, then you stole an ipod touch and a printer, way to go:mad:
     
  15. cdhfootball thread starter macrumors member

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    heres how i did it.

    i bought my macbook online with the ipod touch and the printer. a couple days later i submitted the online rebate. when it all came in the mail, i brought the printer and ipod to the Apple Store and they acepted my return and refunded the $400 back to my credit card.
     
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  17. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    why would apple accept a return on an ipod and printer with boxes that had been cut up to get the upc's to get the rebate? its not like they are stupid....
     
  18. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    What did you do with the UPC codes?
    That is the question

    If Apple indeed took it back then:

    1. The person taking it back at Apple was stupid
    2. You committed fraud

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  19. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Because they're online rebates now.
     
  20. number9 macrumors 6502

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    Correct... if you do it online then it just references your online order number and the associated order info.

    And yes, this technically is fraud.
     
  21. DeaconGraves macrumors 65816

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    Once again, I'll believe this once the OP actually gets his rebate check.

    Until then, he returend a printer and iPod. Woo-hoo.
     
  22. hotsauce macrumors 6502a

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    Dude, return the MacBook too while you're at it. Quit your job and do this about 5 times a month. That's 1500 a month. Probably more than you make now.
     
  23. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I think I saw an Infomercial on this at 2 a.m. one morning

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  24. DeaconGraves macrumors 65816

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    Hey look what I just found in the terms and conditions of the Back-to-School promo!

     
  25. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Ouch!! That's gonna leave a mark!

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