Does the 20% amazon coupon apply to 2011 15' mbp?

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  1. cnalbert macrumors newbie

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    Some people in other threads about MBA say that the KSO coupon is not valid for MBP any more, but talking to a sale rep may help. No 100% guarantee. Anyone has successfully done it? I am thinking about returning my newly bought 13' MBP and getting a new 15 from amazon, with the 20% off.

    Thanks a lot!
     
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  4. Jovu517 macrumors newbie

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    Talk to an Amazon CSR through chat and ask them to manually apply the KSO 20% off laptop promotion to your MBP of choice. This will only work if you have a registered kindle on your account.

    I was able to order my MBP 15" 2.2 last night.
     
  5. cnalbert thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Really?! Thank you for the information! So I need to call my friend and ask him to complete (talk to a sale rep) and pay the order for me?
     
  6. Maschil macrumors 6502a

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    thats the easiest way even though they let me do it on my account even tough my friend registered his on another account
     
  7. cnalbert thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just chatted with an online sales rep, and he replied:

    Prasanth:When you try to place the order for laptop from your friends account using the above code, please use this link below which has all the eligible list of laptops:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=amb_link_353347042_4?ie=UTF8&docId=1000711201
    Me:So not all laptops
    Only laptops in this list?
    Prasanth:Yes, this has the list of 40 laptops which are eligible for the promotion.

    The promotional code only applies to the 40 listed products?!!
     
  8. keno190 macrumors newbie

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    Whoa. That sucks. I'm glad I ordered my MBP 2011 early enough with the KSO.
     
  9. aeboi macrumors 65816

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    Before, when Amazon didn't have exclusions, all the Macbooks were eligible. Now after the exclusions, only 1 old Macbook Air is eligible. IF you can convince a rep to give you the 20% off manually, it would work for any Macbook since it's just a manual override.
     
  10. cnalbert thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hmm.. Now I am thinking about how to convince them... The email I got says that the procedure is to first add a qualifying laptop from a list, and the list in the email contains all laptops, including MBP. Will this be sufficient because they later changed the rules?
     
  11. Naimfan macrumors 68040

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    No.
     
  12. hcho3 macrumors 68030

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    Did you honestly believe that these kind of deals would last forever?

    Amazon is taking a huge hit on selling these MBPs and MBAs.

    They probably faced overwhelming amount of orders from Amazon shoppers.

    This is a back to school season. You cannot hesitate on this kind of deal.

    I only passed this deal because you cannot order MBP with higher resolution. But, if you really wanted that 15 inch MBP, then you should have jumped on board long time ago.
     
  13. cnalbert thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Do you know any other ways to convince them?

    I am desperate for the discount!:(:(:(:apple:
     
  14. aeboi macrumors 65816

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    You'll probably have to try many reps before being successful and nothing is guaranteed obviously. Apparently quite a few have been successful but Amazon is probably getting less lenient (or at least the reps are).
     
  15. Naimfan macrumors 68040

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    Save more.

    Or buy the version down from what you were going to get.

    I don't mean to be cold, but you either have to jump on them immediately or watch them sail on by.
     
  16. Queen of Spades macrumors 68030

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    Just keep the laptop you have or save some more money. Going from a 13" to a 15" is not life or death. Amazon realized their mistake and corrected it, they were losing buckets of money before they fixed it.
     

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