Macbook dillema

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by snakelda, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. snakelda macrumors 6502

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    Hi,I am in college and I have an HP and the LCD is practically falling from one side and it's pretty much breaking down.I wanted to buy a macbook but I have one question.
    Do I have to buy the iPod Touch and the macbook in apple.com or can I buy it from amazon directly and still get the iPod for free?I ask this because apple.com charges tax and amazon doesn't so it would be cheaper to buy it from amazon even with the student discount apple gives us.Thanks.
     
  2. bcburrows macrumors 6502

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    I believe it is just from apple - a cheaper option is joining the developer programme as a student - cost £99 but gives you an extra 5% discount!
     
  3. snakelda thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Alright thanks.I think I'll just buy it from my university.
     
  4. MacFanUK macrumors 6502a

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    How is that cheaper? On a base model 13" Macbook Pro, the HE price is £770. If you pay £99 for student developer membership, you save an extra £44.95, so you end up paying £824.05. I wouldn't call that cheaper. Even on the 17" at £1849, that extra 5% wouldn't be £99, so it's no advantage whatsoever.
     

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