Just Ordered--Possible to get Lion/free ipod touch if announced next week?

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  1. himmunity macrumors newbie

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    Long-time lurker, first-time poster. :D

    Ordered an iMac May 4 (3.4 i7/8G/2TB+256SSD/2GB VR)---upgrading from an 8-year-old PowerMac G5 1.6 GHZ. Extremely excited.

    As Lion is being announced (and possibly released) next week, do you think it will be easy to convince a customer service rep to, if not for free, give me a discount on it?

    Also, if they start the back-to-school sales next week, can I still get a free iPod touch?

    The iMac is not scheduled to ship until June 16.

    Thanks for any advice!
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    Maybe for lion, not likely, and almost certainly not for the touch.
     
  3. eagandale4114 macrumors 65816

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    No harm in trying though. But wait till WWDC to finish.
     
  4. Bat6111 macrumors member

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    thats for sure, you can get Lion but not the Touch because they all have to be in the same receipt.
     
  5. iMikeT macrumors 68020

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    You could have joined the many conversations about this topic, a simple search through the forum would have helped you do that.

    At this point, no one else but Apple knows what's going on. If an announcement happens, call Apple and ask, no harm in that.
     
  6. CHSeifert, Jun 1, 2011
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    CHSeifert macrumors 6502

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    I will also get my iMac in late June. If they refuse to give me Lion and the free iPod - I just tell them: 'Fine, then I'll unpack it, use it for 13 days and then return it through TNT (gives me another week) and buy the same iMac but with the student free iPod and Lion. No problemo ;-)
     
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    Last time when they released Snow Leopard, they gave a discount to customers that had recently purchased their iMacs/MBPs/etc. I believe it was like $9.99 (since that is what I paid in 2009). I imagine that they might do something similar for the release of Lion.

    Tough luck on the iPod touch though :/
     
  9. Bat6111 macrumors member

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    Thats what I had before when I purchased the 24'' iMac. Its impossible to get the iPod Touch. If you really want it, return it or cancel it then.
     
  10. reclusive46 macrumors 65816

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    If it's within the 14 days. Just call apple care and tell them you return it and get a new one if they don't give you one for free.
     
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  12. Bat6111 macrumors member

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    supported by their parent
     
  13. wxman2003 Suspended

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    I would bet Lion will be $50 or less for the upgrade. The money is not in the OS, it's everything else, and icloud announcement will be the money maker along with the app store. Lion will get more people in icloud and app store, so they will offer Lion dirt cheap.
     
  14. Dkrogh macrumors member

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    medical research studies like those at cetero research (pracs.com). :eek: :apple:
     
  15. himmunity thread starter macrumors newbie

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    liquidation.

    selling my car :)
     
  16. iMikeT macrumors 68020

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    How does an iMac go for $3250 even with the educational discount?
     
  17. Bat6111 macrumors member

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    it goes up there when u max out everything :D

    you can try on BTO page :p
     
  18. reclusive46 macrumors 65816

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    I wish I could have afforded $3000 iMacs when I was in college lol.
     

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