How to get free apple care thrown in at apple retail store

Discussion in 'iMac' started by chrisprobert, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. chrisprobert macrumors newbie

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    A colleague managed to get apple care thrown in when purchasing his new iMac at a retail store. Would something along the lines of this dialogue work?

    Me: Geee, I'd really like that 3.06Ghz model, but if I include apple care It's over my budget. Oh well, I guess I'll have to take the 2.8Ghz model.
    Salesman: Yeah.
    Me: If only Apple care didn't cost as much. Then I could purchase the more expensive computer...
    Salesman: hmm.. I suppose I could throw it in for free...

    Would it help if i had my girlfriend go and buy it for me? Maybe she could charm her way towards a free apple care?;)

    And while we're on the subject - has anyone ever had anything besides apple care bundled for free with their purchase? I'm thinking aperture...
     
  2. bluntone macrumors newbie

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    If you're paying ticketed price, yeh easy. Think of all Apple hardware as generally having a 10% mark up, (In Aus that's the general rule anyway), with Applecare having quite a large markup, so having it thrown in for free should be fairly easy to do. :)
     
  3. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    I got a friend free AppleCare by telling the sales guy, Amazon is offering a rebate, what will you do for us to buy it now. He offered MM at first and I said, AC would be better.
     
  4. Soxy macrumors member

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    In my experience the best way to get special offers/prices/free stuff is to tell whoever you're talking to that you can get a better deal elsewhere :p

    If you're spending so much money on an iMac, them throwing in AppleCare to stop you spending that $1800 somewhere else is a nobrainer on the side of the salesman ^^
     
  5. mhnajjar macrumors 6502a

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    Is this here in the US? :eek:

    I would be so embarrassed to even ask :eek:
     

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