New B2School MAC promotion... what a RIP!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ShootingStars, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. ShootingStars macrumors member

    May 13, 2011
    Free itunes $100 giftcard (NOW) VS Free ipod touch (OLD)
  2. basesloaded190 macrumors 68030


    Oct 16, 2007
    Stop bitching and be happy Apple is giving you $100
  3. awer25 macrumors 65816


    Apr 30, 2011
    What an amazing deal!

    Free itunes $100 giftcard (NOW) VS nothing (2 yrs ago)
  4. gorskiegangsta macrumors 65816


    Mar 13, 2011
    Brooklyn, NY
    What did you expect, a free car? :rolleyes:
    Stop complaining and be happy for what they offer you.
  5. MacsOnAnabolics macrumors regular


    Jul 31, 2009
    Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Finally something! I just returned my 15" MBP today (last day of the 14-day return policy). I was waiting for this promotion.

    I think i'll spend it all on itunes.
  6. lasuther macrumors 6502a

    Feb 13, 2004
    Grand Haven, Michigan
    iPod was never free. You paid money for it plus tax, then put in for a rebate which covers part of it. I have an iPhone anyway, so buying a iPod I don't need is a waste. I'll take the free money.
  7. maclaptop macrumors 65816


    Apr 8, 2011
    Western Hemisphere
    Very true.

    Apple is the biggest tightwad of all tech companies. This one is keeping Steve up at night :eek:
  8. hcho3 macrumors 68030

    May 13, 2010
    Wait a sec...

    Those of you who are bitching about this Mac promotion. Are you all even a student or faculty member in College?

    I doubt all of you are students or even eligible for this promo...

    If apple ain't doing iPod touch promotion, it could be many reasons.

    1. Apple is certainly facing shortages with battery and other parts from Japan's Tsunami.

    2. Apple usually offer iPod or iPod touch promo to get rid of their current stock. Based on history, they try to prepare to new ipod touch and clear the old models. This tells me that apple is not interested in getting rid of current ipods.

    3. Or they are just cocky because people will buy macs no matter what.
  9. Mak47 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 27, 2011
    Harrisburg, PA

    I've been waiting for an update to the MBA, I'm guessing it'll come out during this promo. If it does, and the promo was a free iPod Touch that I had to pay for up front, I would've gotten no benefits. Rebate or not, I'm not going to pay out $200+ for a product I don't need or want and then wait to get my money back in the mail.

    This is a much better promo that will benefit everyone who buys a mac for school.
  10. gorskiegangsta macrumors 65816


    Mar 13, 2011
    Brooklyn, NY
    That, actually, is exactly what went through my head once I heard this year's promotion wouldn't include "free" iPod Touch. I'm thinking it could be an indication that there will be no refresh of the iPods this coming fall. I guess Apple can potentially dedicate their Fall event to unveiling their next gen iPhone.
    Anyway, I hope you'll excuse my rambling. I've no intention of hijacking this thread :D
  11. 42streetsdown macrumors 6502a


    Feb 12, 2011
    Gallifrey, 5124
    4. Using this to promote their new Mac App Store in order to strengthen their Mac ecosystem.
  12. Surely Guest


    Oct 27, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    It's also possible that they've sold more iPods than usual and don't have a need to clear inventory.
  13. Surfing@Blacks macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2007
    lmao at losers complaining about this.... fak i rather have this... final cut pro x just got 100 bucks cheaper without me wasting time selling a ipod to a market flooded with them, and might be LUCKY to get 150 for it.

    and no rebate......
  14. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030


    Mar 22, 2011
    Tokyo, Japan
    What ever it is, i dont care because they r giving me free stuff.
  15. gorskiegangsta macrumors 65816


    Mar 13, 2011
    Brooklyn, NY
    Possibly. Although, if my memory serves me correctly, before the 4th gen Touch, Apple always had a cheaper 8gb model of the previous generation and those are the ones they used in the "back to school" sale. Since the 4th gen Touch, Apple totally ditched all previous gen models and just updated all (8gb, 32gb and 64gb) models.
  16. BlaqkAudio macrumors 6502

    Jun 24, 2008
    New York
    Not true. Only the 8 GB "3rd gen" pulled this stunt. Since the 2nd gen and 3rd gen looked the same, the 8 GB "3rd gen" was actually an 8 GB 2nd gen.
  17. s.hasan546 macrumors 6502

    Feb 26, 2011
    we're not bitching. We're just disappointed in apple's greedy choice. But thats ok. This decided it for me. Im getting the Samsung series 9 over the current Macbook Air 13". Cheaper + Free Xbox 360.
  18. HikariYuki macrumors regular

    Jun 29, 2009
    Ok have fun with your Xbox.
  19. theSeb macrumors 604


    Aug 10, 2010
    Poole, England
    Some of you kids are greedy and ungrateful little bastards. Do you also complain on forums when your parents didn't buy you the exact gift you wanted? I love the culture of entitlement that has been instilled in our youth.
  20. Aldaris macrumors 68000


    Sep 7, 2004
    Salt Lake
    Before you still had to buy the iPod and wait for a rebate check, for $199, the $100 gift card is up front, and you can use on ITMS & MAS, why not fill up your mac with media and software.

    If you ask me this is a pretty good deal, along with your discounted Mac:rolleyes:
  21. DWBurke811 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2011
    Boca Raton, FL
    their greedy choice to not only give you a discount, but give you a $100 gift card on top. yeah, that really sucks...:rolleyes:
  22. PackFan macrumors 6502


    Apr 22, 2009
    Twin Cities, MN
    Hopefully the XBox will help distract you from the inferior computer you bought... ;)
  23. theSeb macrumors 604


    Aug 10, 2010
    Poole, England
    What a bunch of rip off conmen!
  24. oButto macrumors member

    Apr 23, 2011
    I love how some people think that age makes you "smarter" than others. Sorry but your incorrect. Your statement is filled with so much ignorance that it's pathetic. He wants to buy a 9 series. I respect his decision. I don't understand why him buying a 9 series makes him an ungrateful little bastard. Normally, a human being will go towards a better deal. Why blame him? He weighed his Pros/Cons and it seems that the 9 Series won after the new B2S promotion. I almost bought that laptop as well if it wasn't for Microcenter's sales.

    Also you just contradicted yourself with your latest post. Think before making dumbass posts.

    The 9 Series is actually the superior laptop in terms of specs as of now.
  25. ThirtyThr33 macrumors 6502


    Jun 13, 2011
    Boulder, Colorado
    It was nice of them to offer such a gift in the first place although it's kinda cheesey. They're giving you money that you will have to spend of them. It's like giving your wife a giftcard to your favorite restaurant.

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