Macbook delivery times and printer rebate deals

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by domcole, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. domcole macrumors regular

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    Hi all,

    I'm so close to ordering my Macbook Aluminum 2.4Ghz and I just have a few queries before I place my order.

    1/ If I chose the standard configuration, it says it will be shipped within 24hours. If I order it tomorrow (Sunday), does anyone know when it would arrive in the UK?

    2/ I don't really understand this printer rebate deal, could anyone explain this to me?


    Thanks in advanced,
    Dominic.
     
  2. pellets007 macrumors 6502a

    pellets007

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    Rebates work on the sole thought that some customers either forget or don't want the hassle of sending in the rebate itself. Essentially, Apple will add on another $100 to the configuration, and you get a $100 printer. You then print out the rebate they send you, fill it out, and mail it. Within no given time frame they will send you $100 back. It's basically a free printer if you can live without the $100 for awhile.
     
  3. The Samurai macrumors 68000

    The Samurai

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    Go with the printer - you are getting a free printer.

    If I am not mistaken, you have to spent £60 on the printer initially and then when you fill in the online forms (through the Apple website) you get your £60 back via cheque or bank transfer. Its really easy.

    Apple give you £60 off any printer, but at the time when I bought my Macbook - they had an HP printer priced at £59.99... so I just bought it and then claimed the £60 back. It then got flung on eBay :D
     
  4. andrew upstairs macrumors 6502

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    It took about a week to get my $100 rebate. :)
     
  5. domcole thread starter macrumors regular

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    Quick update

    Hi all,

    I added the HP Photosmart C4580 which should cost £99.95

    It says- With rebate: £39.95

    When I add it to my basket it comes up as £86.91

    Is this correct? I thought it would be £39.95?


    Thanks in advanced.
     
  6. kolax macrumors G3

    kolax

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    £86.91 + 15% VAT = £99.95.

    It'll be £39.95 when you get your £60 rebate back.
     
  7. domcole thread starter macrumors regular

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    Got'cha.

    Please excuse my ignorance!

    EDIT: Also, does anyone know how long a Macbook takes to get to a UK address?
     
  8. alphaod macrumors Core

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    It depends on what speed you chose.
     
  9. surfer144 macrumors newbie

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    Does the printer deal stack with the student discount?
     
  10. domcole thread starter macrumors regular

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    2.4GHz

    Can I just confirm you can definitely fill out the rebate form online during the order?


    I appreciate all of your help.
     

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