Cram & Jam: Apple offers $200 rebate to Education customers ...

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Jul 8, 2004.

  1. millhouse_man macrumors member

    Apr 8, 2004
    Lawrence, KS
    This is awesome for me, since I'm planning on buying a PowerBook and and iPod in the next couple of weeks.

    Hopefully this will attract more students and help set off any losses from the imac delay.
  2. Stella macrumors 604


    Apr 21, 2003
    If apple offered such deals to the majority of the World, maybe Macs would be more popular outside the usa.

    But no...

    Apple don't care about market share, right?
  3. drizahy4 macrumors member

    Jul 23, 2002
    cough* cough* Extremely loud voice...
    Advertise this sale more. Great idea may pick one up since my g4 ibook is going south. But Apple needs to make an ad. Do something. Parents will love this for there kids but unless they go to then go to education they won't find out. What gives? No way to get new users.
  4. nagromme macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    Looks like Minis don't qualify. Makes sense--Apple can't make enough of those anyway!

    With this deal, you get the student pricing AND the $200. So the 15 GB iPod is just $69.

    Great! I'm jealous of education buyers, as usual.
  5. gwangung macrumors 65816

    Apr 9, 2003
    And get retailers even MORE pissed at Apple? I don't think so....
  6. TomSmithMacEd macrumors 6502

    Nov 5, 2003
    Fargo, ND
    Didn't they do this last year? This is a very good deal, I already have an iPod though... Hmm... Maybe I could get a 12" powerbook for 1399, with a 15gb iPod.... keep the 15gb iPod..... Sell my 10gb on ebay.... sell my eMac .... put my iPod/emac money towards the powerbook.... and I get a 12" powerbook for like a couple hundred dollar, plus an external monitor I would need for home. :)
  7. jimthorn macrumors 6502a


    Apr 24, 2003
    Huntington Beach, CA, USA
    Nice! I've been wanting to step up from my G3 iBook to a 12" Powerbook, and I've been wanting a bigger iPod. Combined with the already good educational discounts, this is a great deal! $200 (ed disc on PB) + $40 (ed disc on iPod) + $200 (cram n jam) = $440 off!
  8. J-Squire macrumors regular

    Nov 10, 2003
    Before you self destruct...

    Apple does offer these kind of offers in other parts of the world. But it's often up to the Apple office in that country to initiate. Apple Australia has had a promotion exactly like this each year for the last couple of years around the time that students go back to school.
    Apple U.S shouldn't be responsible for coming up with world-wide marketing campaigns (other than introducing new products) that may work in some areas but not in others. The local Apple division has the responsibility of guaging what kind of deals will appeal to the demographics in that area.
  9. themadchemist macrumors 68030


    Jan 31, 2003
    Chi Town
    does it even matter? it's not like the major retailers are doing that great of a job.
  10. Superhob macrumors regular

    Jan 8, 2004
    :( Dang it! I bought my powerbook on July 1 and I called apple sales to see if I could take advantage of this offer and they said NO! I'm disappointed, plus the fact that I was transferred six times before someone could give me a solid answer. Oh well....

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