Free iPod for already purchased computers

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by alphaod, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. alphaod macrumors Core

    alphaod

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    Hey I just came from the Apple Store today; if someone you have read, my computer was warping and I got a replacement 2 days ago.

    Well any case I wanted to tell everyone that if you bought a computer before today with a student discount and you are still within your return/exchange period, you can go back to the store and buy an iPod nano/touch and still get the rebate on it!

    Just bring your receipt, show them that you bought the computer recently and it's still within the return/exchange period and they will allow you to buy an iPod nano/touch and you can apply for the rebate.

    This should answer your question on if you can get a free iPod if you bought/order a new computer recently!

    Cheers!
     
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    If it was me I would get it in writing from the store as beacuse the T&Cs state

    and

     
  3. alphaod thread starter macrumors Core

    alphaod

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    Yes how it works is they buy back the computer and resell you the same computer so it's on the same receipt. ;)

    So the receipt will also say the new purchase date.

    So technically if you bought a computer yesterday, and you want a 4 weeks exchange you go in 2 weeks for the iPod and then your exchange gets extended for 2 weeks... in case new computer comes out after June 22nd.
     
  4. Watabou macrumors 68040

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    I just called the Apple to find out and the lady said that as long as i bought my computer in the last 14 days, I am qualified for the promotion/.

    Too bad for me. I bought it right after the new Penryns came out :(
     
  5. farmerku macrumors regular

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    couple questions though I'm not sure if you all can answer...

    First- I bought my computer from Best Buy 13 days ago today though I used my educational discount... does this mean if I go buy an ipod touch tomorrow I am able to receive a rebate in the mail?

    Second- does anyone know how long it takes for apple to send you the rebate check?

    I don't really think I need the touch but if I am eligible and it is only a matter of a few weeks to wait for the rebate then its not a bad deal!
     
  6. shinchook macrumors regular

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    I got my rebate from apple pretty quick last time they ran something like this.
     
  7. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    How would you get a student discount at Best Buy, I don't think that's possible.
     
  8. jeffrossb macrumors newbie

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    I had purchased my mbp online about 10 days ago, as I needed it for grad school starting early this month. When I called Apple and explained the situation, the phone rep simply added an ipod touch to my previous order. Now all I have to do is send in the rebate.

    This should work for anybody who ordered a computer through the online store within 14 days of the promotion.
     
  9. farmerku macrumors regular

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    well I asked for the manager and told him I was going to take my business elsewhere... he gave in immediately :cool:
     
  10. mchoi32 macrumors newbie

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    If you bought your mac at an apple retailer before May 20th, you are still qualified for the promotion.

    I am not sure how close to May 20 you had to have bought it but I bought mine on the 17th and they gave me the promotion.

    I bought my mac from an apple store. And I believe it still works!
     
  11. beautyfades macrumors newbie

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    I got mine on the 19th- I hope it works! When I found out about the deal this week, I was super bummed. I would've waited if I knew.

    I'm going to go in tomorrow... let's hope it works.
     

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