Is there a spring back to school promotion?

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  1. GhostMac24 macrumors 6502

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    Wanting to buy a new MBA for university work and figured I'd wait for the next promotion/sale/etc. Any idea when's the next big sale (historically)? TIA!
     
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Apple almost never does sales. Sometimes you get a gift card, but AFAIK they only do that in the fall before new products show up
     
  3. Bart Kela macrumors 6502a

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    People don't go back to school in the spring, hence no spring promotion.

    The only two Apple promotions that Apple has followed here in the USA are really the fall back to school one (August usually) and the Black Friday (day after Thanksgiving) event. Both now feature gift cards rather than cash back discounts.
     
  4. GhostMac24 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks Bart. I guess I missed out on the BF promotion. I'll have to keep an eye out for other retailers offering something as we get closer to xmas
     
  5. Bart Kela macrumors 6502a

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    Note that Apple's own discounts are very modest relative to other retailers, historically between 7-10%.

    If you are looking for a deeper discount, it is advisable to focus your attention to third-party retailers. The MacRumors front page frequently posts articles when discounted products are available.
     
  6. GhostMac24 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Good to know, thanks Bart. I'll keep an eye out. Cheers.
     

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