new macbook vs. macbook student deal?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Jono21, Aug 22, 2008.

  1. Jono21 macrumors newbie

    Aug 22, 2008
    i am new to this forum and i just can't seem to find anything related to my question, if anyone can give me a link to a thread that would be great

    to my knowledge the student deal consist: with the purchase of the macbook you get an ipod touch and an hp printer.

    i've read some threads about the new macbook but i havn't really found any information as to how different this macbook is. I know its' rumored to be realeased around september.

    my question is will this new macbook just come with the new macbook? or will it also have the student deal, replacing the old macbook?

    all in all should i buy the student deal now taht comes with the ipod touch and the printer? or should i just wait for the new macbook that might or might not have a student deal?
  2. soberbrain macrumors 65816


    May 9, 2008
    Most likely, a new MacBook will be announced after the student promo expires. Apple uses promos to clear inventory of older models. They don't need to have a promo for new models, because people will buy them just because they are new.

    Use the promo if you need a touch or printer. Also you don't "get" a touch and printer. You buy them along with the Mac and get rebates later.

    You can also buy Refurbs at the Apple Online store if you want to save money.

    Search the forums with MRoogle.
  3. .:R2theT macrumors 6502

    Jul 1, 2007
    The printer deal seems to run forever so that shouldn't be a concern.

    If you want the free the iPod Touch and the MacBook suits your needs you should jump on the deal. It is quite a good value.

    You definitely won't get the iPod deal with the new MacBook. Rumors are saying new MacBooks and new iPods. So if you are one of those people that has to have the newest in new then you should wait and spend more money.

    You will probably be able to get a 64GB iPod Touch and an Aluminum MacBook by this time next month(or they at least will be announced), but it''ll cost you.
  4. ukitali macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2008
    Personally I'm going to go for the Macbook, Ipod, printer deal and then if I'm really wowed by the new Macbook I'll sell the old one and put that money towards the new Macbook.
  5. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030


    Oct 7, 2007
    DFW, TX
    I'm thinking about buying a the BTS promo deal on the last day possible, not open it, and hope apple announces or released the new MB before 2 weeks is up.

    If i like what the new one offers, then I'll just return my BTS stuff, if i don't, then i get a great deal...
  6. Wee Beastie macrumors regular

    Aug 20, 2007
    In the snow with Rosebud
    You know, that's not a bad idea. But it's going to be hard to have all that new hardware sitting around and not use it. At least it would be for me...

    Not a bad plan though..
  7. Jono21 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 22, 2008
    thx for the info and ideas, i think the best idea is probably what drumjim85 said.
  8. urbanskywalker macrumors 6502

    Apr 30, 2007
    One thing I noticed on the Canada Apple site it that the ipod deal is not just for students, educators also qualify. I have never seen this mentioned before.
  9. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020


    Jun 14, 2008
    New Hampshire
    It is the same on the U.S. site- if you click the "Learn More" link on the front page, the first line on the next page is:

    "Choose your Mac.
    If you’re a student, teacher, or staff member and you buy a Mac with your education discount between June 3 and September 15, 2008, you can get a free iPod touch or iPod nano after rebate.*"
  10. B1rdman macrumors newbie

    Jul 6, 2008
    I was thinking of doing something like this...only problem (as I think the guy below you it would be impossible not to open)...

    AND besides, you really think apple would allow that? I seriously doubt it would work actually now that I think about it...
  11. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030


    Oct 7, 2007
    DFW, TX
    why wouldn't apple allow that?? You're allowed to return your purchase for 2 weeks after you buy it (returning the whole purchase, including the iPod)
  12. jokun macrumors member

    Jul 16, 2008
    I can't see why he wouldn't be able to return it. The only problem would be no more bts promotion. Once that stuff is returned, it's past the deadline and no more ipod rebate.
  13. Jono21 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 22, 2008
    yeah i'm kinda confused now.... so if you buy it at like september 14 and you havn't opened anything can't you return it after the 2 weeks?
  14. Winter Charm macrumors 6502a

    Winter Charm

    Jul 31, 2008
    if you can wait... please do so.... the new macbooks should be a LOT better...

    and if you HAVE to get one NOW
    then its ok
    cuz the current macbooks are still 1 inch thin BEASTS :D
    verry fast, light.

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