Free Nano NOW! What the CRAP!?

Bloo Ice

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May 4, 2005
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My sister just got her macbook in today!! Exciting stuff, seeing as how I am the one who got it. I'm on it right now, she hasn't even seen it. He he. Anyway, college students buy a mac now and get a free nano......NOW. Not last week when she ordered it. Is there ANY way possible to get them to let it slide and give her...ahem, me that nano? thanks
 

p0intblank

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Sep 20, 2005
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Didn't someone else on here just have a similar experience? If I'm not mistaken, Apple dediced to give him/her the free iPod nano.

Keep us updated! :D
 

dukebound85

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Jul 17, 2005
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No offense if you had any foresight and prior knowledge about education packages you would have known to wait for this. Last year they had the ipod mini deal. If I were apple, I would see no reason to give you a rebate check especially since you bought it under that assumption that there was no free nano and agree to pay for what you purchased.

By your logic, apple could never update their computers for they would always piss off those who got the older version for the same price.

However best of luck I do hope you get it for it would be nice
 

count chocula

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p0intblank said:
Didn't someone else on here just have a similar experience? If I'm not mistaken, Apple dediced to give him/her the free iPod nano.

Keep us updated! :D
you might be referring to me. i ordered my macbook on saturday, gave them a call on monday, and it arrived today. well, was supposed to arrive today, nobody was here. i guess i'll have to tell them to leave it at the door tomorrow, seeing as nobody will be here then either. give them a call, they might help you out.
 

stuuke

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Apr 19, 2004
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No offense if you had any foresight and prior knowledge about education packages you would have known to wait for this. Last year they had the ipod mini deal. If I were apple, I would see no reason to give you a rebate check especially since you bought it under that assumption that there was no free nano and agree to pay for what you purchased.

By your logic, apple could never update their computers for they would always piss off those who got the older version for the same price.
Yup, sounds like a Dukie. :p
 

chairguru22

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May 31, 2006
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i read the apple policy on that since i got my macbook a week ago... and you cant get the rebate unless you buy it post-June 5th along with an ipod. ill call though and maybe theyll be nice. i already have a video ipod but a free nano is a free nano.
 

dukebound85

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Jul 17, 2005
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Any reason as to why they just don't send you the nano for free to begin with. The whole rebate thing kinda sucks. I guess apple just wants some people to forget about the rebate and keep the money lol.
 

bodeh6

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May 18, 2005
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dukebound85 said:
Any reason as to why they just don't send you the nano for free to begin with. The whole rebate thing kinda sucks. I guess apple just wants some people to forget about the rebate and keep the money lol.
That is the whole reason companies do rebates. It guarentees that some people will not get it due to not sending it in, sending incomplete forms, etc. Every company out for a profit know this.
 

TechnoPagan

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Feb 2, 2006
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Speaking as an idiot who screwed up the 2004 iPod/laptop rebate, sometimes time just gets away from you. And that's exactly what the company expects to happen more often than not.

(Speaking of which, I have three rebates--totaling $330--to do this weekend)

In my defense, I hate cutting the boxes. I get the rationale, I just hate doing it. There ought to be a card or a punch out (like on a DVD) or something.
 

GoCubsGo

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Feb 19, 2005
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dukebound85 said:
Any reason as to why they just don't send you the nano for free to begin with. The whole rebate thing kinda sucks. I guess apple just wants some people to forget about the rebate and keep the money lol.
That is the #1 reason why they do a rebate and not the actual item up front. I forget the number, but it is a very high number of people who forget to send in their rebates. I would venture to guess that I have at least $300 worth of rebates that are owed to me that I forget to collect on. That is not including one for a laptop that I bought and sold 6 months later for my Apple. The rebate was $500. When I sold the laptop I sold the box and therefore no rebate. I still had time too.