Education discount - free ipod

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  1. john_satc macrumors 6502

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    Hey!
    Just wondering, does anyone know when the educational promotion beings this summer (the buy a mac, get a free ipod deal). Can anyone remember when the past couple years deals began?I fancy a new macbook now, but want to wait for the deal!


    Cheers
    Jon
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

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    There are other threads on this...no one knows when it will happen...
     
  3. liketom macrumors 601

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    the back to school promo does this right ? so before september if they are doing it again this year
     
  4. letswastetime macrumors regular

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    last year it began in june and ended in september. if they do it this year, it will probably be around the same time. but you'll have to wait till then to see what it is!
     
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  6. DarkNetworks macrumors 68000

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    Yeah the Back to School thingy last year. Was it Free iPod or iPod Mini / Nano?
     
  7. Diddiyo macrumors member

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    yeah you got a free ipod nano with a mail-in-rebate. i bought a macbook last august and got a black 2gb ipod nano for free.

    got the check a few weeks later. no problems at all.
     
  8. andy5000 macrumors regular

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    yeah when i got my macbook pro last july i had the offer of a free ipod nano or the option to pay the difference to get a bigger one.I got the 30gb one, wished i got the 80gb now but never mind.
     
  9. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Last year's promo ran from June 5th through September 16th in the US. Several other countries had similar promos in different timeframes.
     
  10. john_satc thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks everyone.
    You don't know when the UK timeframe was?Ta
     
  11. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    About July to October.
     
  12. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    August 1st through October 7th, to be exact. Rebates varied from £40-£100 depending on model of iPod purchased.
     
  13. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    This puts me to shame, I live in the UK and was buying a computer at the same time :eek:.
     
  14. Jebadiah macrumors newbie

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    Damn! I'm so waiting to get a Macbook this Fall. An Ipod with that would so great! Will we be able to upgrade to Leopard for free too because it's going to be released in October '07?
     
  15. tango554 macrumors member

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    Maybe, too good to be true, but if I buy a Macbook pro using a student's ADC discount, would a free ipod be an option? I mean, I am a student!
     
  16. aeiz macrumors member

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    That would be the icing on the cake. I would like to know the answer to that as I am buying a MBP through Student ADC as well. I'm guessing the answer is no though.:(
     
  17. stuff99 macrumors 6502

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    does it work with getting an imac instead of a macbook?
     
  18. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    It did last year, except for the stripped-down "EDU-only" iMac that was briefly available to individuals.

    Another note of warning: It also was NOT valid for Core 2 Duo iMacs and the new iPods introduced at the very tail end of the promotion.
     
  19. bearbo macrumors 68000

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    Most likely not.


    I'd think the back-to-school ipod deal has similar terms and conditions.
     
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  21. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Student developers...$99/year gets you a nice hardware discount. One per lifetime. Have a search through the threads here for more info.
     

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