Curse you Apple!!!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Fugabutacus, May 25, 2010.

  1. Fugabutacus macrumors regular

    May 10, 2010
    I bought a MacBook Pro on my birthday, SIXTEEN days before Apple decided to introduce an offer, "Buy a Mac, get an iPod Touch free." What timing!!

  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    If you had done your research you'd have known that the BTS promotion was probably imminent.
  3. eawmp1 macrumors 601


    Feb 19, 2008
    Yes, curse Apple for you not knowing about a promotion thay've done yearly for as long as I can remember.
  4. Bombercoach macrumors newbie

    Jul 6, 2008
    Richland, WA
    Yeah, I knew it was coming but had to pull the trigger yesterday on a purchase for work (bought a mac pro & a MBP), and do feel bad that we didn't get them but at the same time is wasn't my money and would need to justify the reordering of the equipment just to get them. Which I'm not going to mess with. I feel more pissed off knowing that we pulled the trigger on a very expensive mac pro just to have better ones show up at WWDC.
  5. beaner454 macrumors regular

    Apr 22, 2003
    This seems more like an unfortunate timing issue, rather than a curse you Apple!!! issue.
  6. dhjapple89 macrumors member

    Apr 19, 2010
    Waco, TX

    You can do a "false" return. Take your receipt to an Apple store, and tell the you are with the 14-day return period and then they will refund your order and then you repurchase the same items with the included promotion. I happened to me last year, and it worked.

    I didn't even have to bring the products back to the store.
  7. thomashw macrumors newbie

    May 25, 2010
    Like dhjapple89 said, just return it and re-buy it.
  8. Bombercoach macrumors newbie

    Jul 6, 2008
    Richland, WA
    It was purchased with a purchase order not a credit card or cash does that matter?
  9. Grimace macrumors 68040


    Feb 17, 2003
    with Hamburglar.
    Right, but it is more than 14 days now and the date of purchase is on the receipt.

    You may be able to return/rebuy it, but you'll have to find the right person, and do it today.
  10. andiwm2003 macrumors 601


    Mar 29, 2004
    Boston, MA
    go to an apple store and try to rebuy. i give you a 50% chance that they help you out. it's worth a try and it would be not illegal nor immoral.
  11. Spulture macrumors member

    Dec 14, 2009
    Wow, that really sucks. I was fortunate enough to be in the eligibility period, I got my MPB just a few days before the promotion began.

    I called my Apple store and they said that if you purchased a Mac for college, I believe they said that if you purchased it within fourteen days than you are still eligible to receive the iPod touch.
  12. obafgkm macrumors member

    Jun 2, 2006
    If it is for work (and "wasn't your money"), how would you even be eligible for the education promotion?

    As for the timing of the purchase and the WWDC coming up, I agree :( .
  13. Liam8 macrumors 6502


    Mar 15, 2009
    This deal happens every year with the exact same amount of money in credit
  14. Bombercoach macrumors newbie

    Jul 6, 2008
    Richland, WA
    I work for a school and it was purchased for the class that I'm teaching. We had to use the money by a certain date so we had to pull the trigger and I would have loved to get two touches for the class to use too, but oh well not the end of the world. I would have rather got the updated Mac Pro since that is what we bought.

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