Buy a Mac. Get a free iPod mini.

ipacmm

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Jun 17, 2003
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I was just on the Apple EDU site and saw this:

Buy a Mac. Get a free iPod mini. And with your everyday student discount save up to $479.* But act now. This offer is good only through September 24, 2005.
Here's how:

Shop for your Mac.
The following computers qualify for this offer: all PowerBook models, all iMac models, all Power Mac models, and all iBook models excluding the 12-inch iBook CD.
Shop for your iPod.
You can choose a 4GB iPod mini in any color. Or purchase a 6GB iPod mini, 20GB or 60GB iPod, or a 20GB iPod U2 Special Edition and save $179 after mail-in rebate.
Send in the rebate coupon.
Download the rebate coupon. After you receive your order, just follow the instructions on the form and mail it in and you'll receive a check from Apple for $179.
Now start enjoying your new Mac, new iPod and all
that extra cash you saved.
*Your everyday student discount entitles you to big savings throughout the Apple Store — as much as $300 on a new Mac. This special offer saves you an additional $179 on a new iPod.

Read the terms and conditions of this special offer.

I might buy my new Power Mac now and take advantage of the new ipods that just came out as well.
 

cleanup

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Jun 26, 2005
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Are these amalgamated iPod/iPod photos considered 5G iPods... ? Or has the iPod line been discontinued and the iPod photo line renamed the iPod line?

Either way, I want a regular iPod now, not a mini. :( And I can't believe I bought my iMac at regular price...
 

amac4me

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Apr 26, 2005
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Students: - Buy a Mac get a free iPod

FYI

The Apple Store is offering free iPods for students with the purchase of a new Mac. This offer is great as you can still use the Education discount on the purchase of your Mac. The offer ends on September 24, 2005.
 

amac4me

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Apr 26, 2005
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From the site:

"You can choose a 4GB iPod mini in any color. Or purchase a 6GB iPod mini, 20GB or 60GB iPod, or a 20GB iPod U2 Special Edition and save $179 after mail-in rebate."
 

pulsewidth947

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Jan 25, 2005
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Its US only then.

Thats an awesome bit of PR work on Apple's behalf. Its always nice getting something for nothing, and that something being an iPod is even better!

Well done Apple, although you lose 5 points for it being exclusive to US :)
 

ashon3611

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Aug 8, 2004
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timmyb said:
The 30GB iPod is no longer available.
The 30GB is included in the deal...
Click on Special Deals in the Education Store and under the 30GB iPod it says

"Product is eligible for Back to School Promotion offer"
 

everybodylikepi

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:mad: I purchased my powerbook YESTERDAY! how didn't I know something like this was going to happen?! Anyway, I called Apple to ask them if I could still get the iPod rebate and they said they'd have no cancel and resend my order. So if anyone else had an order pending from yesterday or before....that seems to be the answer.
 

Zeekium

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May 30, 2005
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Hold on! the site says college students....is this true? However the rebate form has a question at the bottom asking what shcool year your going into and the choices are freshmen, sophmore, junior, senior, graduate...i thought this meant HIGHSCHOOL! DAMN!
 

MUCKYFINGERS

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Jun 7, 2005
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Zeekium said:
Hold on! the site says college students....is this true? However the rebate form has a question at the bottom asking what shcool year your going into and the choices are freshmen, sophmore, junior, senior, graduate...i thought this meant HIGHSCHOOL! DAMN!
Can't you try choosing your K-12 school from the education website?

If it's only for college students, then yeah, that blows.
 

Zeekium

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May 30, 2005
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im afraid its only college students....but my mom is a teacher and when i click k-12 teacher or staff and get her school the deal still comes up at the top of the page...weird i need an answer to this... And they took out k-12 student option on the educational discount page....ugghh
 

michaelrjohnson

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everybodylikepi said:
:mad: I purchased my powerbook YESTERDAY! how didn't I know something like this was going to happen?! Anyway, I called Apple to ask them if I could still get the iPod rebate and they said they'd have no cancel and resend my order. So if anyone else had an order pending from yesterday or before....that seems to be the answer.
This happened to me one year ago when I purchased a 12in PB and an HP printer (rebate)...

The next day, Cram & Jam started. So I "returned" my PB, and bought an iPod instead of the HP printer.

The next week, 4G iPods were released. So I did it again.

It took me over 2 weeks to get it all straightened out, and at a slight cost to me. But I ended up with a great 12in PB and a 20gb iPod. So it all worked out in the end. Oh yeah, then they rejected my rebate. F-u-n.
 

mxpiazza

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Apr 22, 2003
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i love that they give you a $179 rebate and you can use it on whatever iPod you want, i love having a choice instead of having the lowest-end iPod shoved down your throat... not that i wouldn't welcome a free iPod down my throat, but you get my point :)
 

tsk

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Jan 14, 2004
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crowdaddy said:
What if I have the Student ADC thing? Do you think I can get this deal through the back door?
Do you mean can up apply the Student ADC and get the free iPod rebate on top?

Then the answer is no. The rebate I'm sure specifically mentiones it must be purchased from the Apple store (which means no ADC).
 

wiseguy27

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Apr 30, 2005
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sweet!

This is a much sweeter deal than the 'Go Save' $100 rebate that ended on June 25th. :)

It helps reduce inventory numbers for the second quarter too.
 

michaelrjohnson

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mxpiazza said:
i love that they give you a $179 rebate and you can use it on whatever iPod you want, i love having a choice instead of having the lowest-end iPod shoved down your throat... not that i wouldn't welcome a free iPod down my throat, but you get my point :)
Even a shuffle would be hard to digest. :D
 

mxpiazza

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Apr 22, 2003
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cleveland, oh
michaelrjohnson said:
Even a shuffle would be hard to digest. :D
i wonder if anyone could swallow a shuffle without choking... hmmm...

even if they could, i'm sure it would provide some digestion problems.