Christmas promotions?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by mrpaperknife, Nov 8, 2004.

  1. mrpaperknife macrumors member

    Nov 8, 2004
    Louisville, the Derby city
    I was wondering if anyone might have any ideas about christmas promotions Apple might have up their sleeves? I bought my first mac in april 04 and havn't been aroung long enough to know if Apple does christmas promotions the same way all the other computer companies do.

    What kind of promotions has Apple done in the past? I did see the $200 mail-in rebate on purchase of an ibook and an ipod for the education crowd earlier this year. Any chance of a similar offer?
  2. aswitcher macrumors 603


    Oct 8, 2003
    Canberra OZ
    I think we should see something this month if they are going to do stuff. Obvious guess is iPod promos, and maybe run outs on software they will be superceding in January
  3. nina macrumors member

    May 27, 2004
    Well, according to ThinkSecret (, Apple expects to sell a LOT of iPods this holiday quarter (4 million!), and "a Christmas push the likes of which we've never seen is coming," regarding iPod promotions.

    I, for one, am hoping that ThinkSecret is right - I may finally get to spring for a new 20GB iPod and a dual 1.8 G5! :p
  4. Chaszmyr macrumors 601


    Aug 9, 2002
    ThinkSecret said there would be iPod promos, which means it is probably true (ThinkSecret is seldom wrong)... but I have a hard time believing it, Apple is going to have a hard time keeping up with demand.
  5. wdlove macrumors P6


    Oct 20, 2002
    I'm not sure what they will do for Christmas. An iPod promotion would not encourage me in any way. I'm looking forward to the Tiger release party, the last two times it has been a 10% discount on a CPU and your other purchases. A 10% discount at Christmas would be awesome.
  6. cmvsm macrumors 6502a


    Nov 12, 2004
    2004 Christmas Promos

    If Apple is going to do a 10% on all purchases or something similar, when do they usually do it? I'm thinking the day after Thanksgiving or something? Anyone know? If so, I'll wait to buy!
  7. Pixeled_Apple macrumors member

    Oct 24, 2004
    MeLbourne, Vic Aussiee!
  8. mrpaperknife thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 8, 2004
    Louisville, the Derby city
    Is that it?

    The day after Thanksgiving sale is over, and I'm wondering if that's all Apple has up its sleaves for Christmas?!
  9. dferigmu macrumors 6502

    Oct 3, 2004
    Washington, DC
    If Apple does do a Christmas promotion, around when would it be introduced? An iPod promotion is exactly what I'm waiting for since I want to buy an iMac and an iPod together.
  10. Blurb macrumors member

    May 7, 2004
    Apple doesn't usually do alot of Christmas promotions, other than what they do the Friday after Thanksgiving. There may be something more, but I wouldn't expect much.

    Apple does usually have a price break and related promotions traditionally at MWSF (MacWorld San Francisco), which is usually about 2 weeks after the holidays. That is when they will announce new products, both hardware and software. And with the new products come the price breaks.

    So, essentially, Christmas at Apple comes the 2nd week of January at their big shindig in SF.

    Hope that helps your decisions!
  11. StarbucksSam macrumors 65816


    Nov 21, 2004
    Washington, D.C.
    You just missed the one-day iMac/iPod sale yesterday. :( I'm going to say that IF they did it, it would have to be SOON because they need to be SHIPPED in time to GET THERE before Christmas.
  12. dferigmu macrumors 6502

    Oct 3, 2004
    Washington, DC
    I didn't miss it. I was at the Apple Store and asked if I could combine those savings with an education discount. The answer was no so I didn't buy anything. The education discount is slightly better than the sales last Friday.
  13. zim macrumors 65816


    Jan 5, 2002
    All except for the AirPort Express, of which I am now the proud owner of :D
  14. efoto macrumors 68030

    Nov 16, 2004
    Cloud 9 (-6)
    Spot on, I fully agree. If Apple does have something in mind they are most likely going to debut it quite soon because they would have to start shipping products yesterday to make sure all the products have ample time to get to their destinations.

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