How would you use a $100 off $300 coupon?

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  1. RichardF macrumors 6502a

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    I would like to monetize a $100 off $300 or more (Exl. taxes/ shipping costs) coupon at the Apple Store (exl. the education store).

    How would you use a coupon like this?
     
  2. Wotan31 macrumors 6502

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    You simply present the coupon to the cashier at the time of checkout. Or in the case of an online transaction, there will be a field where you can populate the coupon code to receive the discount. It's very straightforward, not complicated at all.
     
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  4. RichardF thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I didn't realize the Time Capsule sold well.

    The coupon fine print excludes the iPhone and the Apple TV by the way.
     
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    Or buy an an Apple Store voucher. Sell it for just under the asking price. Got the money for the voucher.
     
  6. Wotan31 macrumors 6502

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    What are you asking? How to use the coupon to redeem your savings? Or are you asking us what item you should purchase?
     
  7. RichardF thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    How to monetize the $100 or what to buy at the Apple store using it.

    Ideally, I'd like to buy something and resell it to get some $$$ for it.
     
  8. Wotan31 macrumors 6502

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    Why do you need people to tell you want you want to buy? :confused:
     
  9. dmmcintyre3 macrumors 68020

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    Buy something $300, sell it for $250 = $50 for the effort
     
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    My guess you won't make much doing it. Why would someone take a chance on Craig's list to save up to $50 and what if you can't sell it on eBay- make sure whatever you buy you are alright owning if you can't sell it.
     
  11. RichardF thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    True dat'.


    Like you guys said, it may not be worth the effort/ aggravation in reality. It cannot even be stacked on top of the Educational Discount.

    I guess, I'll get an iPod Touch as a gift for someone then.

    Thank you everyone.
     
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    Depending on the expiration date, I would think you could sell the certificate for $50. (I would pay that amount for it)
     
  14. WotanAgain macrumors newbie

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    I have a $1.00 off coupon for General Mills brand breakfast cereals. Will you give me 50 cents for it then? :rolleyes:
     
  15. solchitlins macrumors regular

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    donate it to a broke college student that is saving up to buy his first Mac. refurbished "basic Mini" or possibly "basic Imac".




    Thats me btw.

    :)
     
  16. allmIne macrumors 6502a

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    Haha, nice try!

    As a British person, I had the hardest time understanding the title of this thread! Two prepositions together reads strangely at the best of times, but put them between two figures and I was stumped, lol.

    I got there, though... perhaps it's the late hour.
     
  17. RichardF thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    How would the money exchange work? PayPal?

    It expires on Dec. 26 2009, cannot be used on Apple or iTunes Gift Cards, iPhone, Apple TV, for orders in the USA only.



    The coupon is not stackable: it cannot be used in the Education Store



    Fixed. Thanks.
     
  18. yojimbo1 macrumors member

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    "How would the money exchange work? PayPal?

    It expires on Dec. 26 2009, cannot be used on Apple or iTunes Gift Cards, iPhone, Apple TV, for orders in the USA only."

    Sorry, expiration date makes this a no go for me. Craigslist might be a good option for you.
     
  19. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Get something you can't an educational discount on.
     
  20. DazBrowne macrumors member

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    Buy $300 worth of vouchers for $200 sell for face value $100 profit.:cool:
     
  21. solchitlins macrumors regular

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    I didn't really expect you to donate it to me.
    :)

    but can it be used on a refurbished Mac?

    That's what I'm planning on buying.

    Just haven't made up my mind on what model yet.
     
  22. RichardF thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, it should work if you buy it from the "regular store".

    But in your case I think you get a break if you buy it from the Education Store, correct?
     
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    That's the problem with you third-worlders. We try to teach you to speak proper American-- the world language-- but you insist on sticking with your queer native jibber-jabber. ;)
     
  24. solchitlins macrumors regular

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    I could go the education route on a new unit, but what I have been looking at is cheaper refurbished.

    So I'm probably going to go refurbished and not use the education discount.

    For example I could get a 2009 2.26ghz. Mac Mini with the smallest amount of ram and a tiny hard drive for $450 refurbished "if I'm lucky, they sell so fast" then upgrade the ram and hard drive myself later on.

    Or I could get the 2009 21.5" Imac for $999 refurbished
     
  25. RichardF thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Can't you get an Education Discount on refurbished items as well or are you saying it wouldn't be for as much as $100?
     

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