OK - NOW i am going to purchase? is it ok to do so?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by deepy, Sep 12, 2006.

  1. deepy macrumors regular

    Jun 28, 2006
    Today was the limit that i could wait before purchasing a macbook.

    I'm going to do so with the iPod rebate on a 30gb iPod. Is the 30gb iPod the same? ie the one i get with the rebate the same as the one in the normal store still?

    Also, anyone got any words of warning like "dont buy yet because...." then please shout out.


    (I waited so so long for c2d and here I am ordering a macbook anyway)
  2. miloblithe macrumors 68020


    Nov 14, 2003
    Washington, DC
    If today's really the limit then I don't see what you're waiting for and what you're asking. If it's not really the limit then that's another question.
  3. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

    Jiddick ExRex

    May 14, 2006
    Roskilde, DK
    Well why not get an almost free (old) iPod with you as well? The macbooks won't be updated anyway.
  4. deepy thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 28, 2006
    You're right ....it is the limit and i dunno what i'm on about! I guess months of waiting has gotten to my head. I should just be glad that I waited out the majority of the original macbook problems.
  5. vega07 macrumors 65816

    Aug 7, 2006
    I'll be buying mine today too. I'm pretty excited.

    Also the ipods have dropped in price, so that's a bonus.

    30GB video model for 70 bucks! IT's a steal!
  6. jessep28 macrumors 6502


    Sep 8, 2006
    Omaha, NE
    I was waiting for the Core 2 Duo chips on the Macbooks. But I am now going to get a iMac. I lived through my whole computing life w/o a notebook, what's another year going to do, right?
  7. deepy thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 28, 2006
    NOWWWWWWWW i am just peeeeeeeed off.

    its really hot.....apple never released the c2d anddddd the icing on the cake is......

    ....the "free engraving" on the 30GB iPod using the rebate offer costs £10 more!!!.......sort your stupid website out apple!!!
  8. manosaurus macrumors 6502


    Aug 22, 2006
    Don't buy yet because if you buy a macbook now all the computer is going to do is bitch to you that it's not a C2D!
  9. prady16 macrumors 6502


    Aug 24, 2006
    Right There --->
    patience my friend......hold on tight till the end of this month!
  10. deepy thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 28, 2006
    Can't do hence the limit. Need macbook intime for uni....uni in just over a week....macbook delivery time about a week.

    I just want apple the fix the website so i can get the "free engraving" for free.
  11. extraextra macrumors 68000


    Jun 29, 2006
    Haven't people been complaining about slow shipping times? Like, it says a week to ship but they've been waiting for like 2-3weeks. Or has that all been sorted out?
  12. deepy thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 28, 2006
    **** if its 2 or 3 weeks then i'm screwed
  13. Manzana macrumors 6502a


    Jul 19, 2004
    Orange County, CA
    i think you should wait until tomorrow @ 12pm eastern time...just sayin'...
  14. nmamur macrumors member

    Sep 8, 2006
    new york
    i bought mine already(its taking about a week and half to arrive:mad: ). I called apple to see if i can return it when i got it if a new MBP came out. The girl told me that it was definitly possible and they would arrange for a pickup time if neccessary. I hope it does come out cause if it gets here and theres no merom, than im done waiting.
  15. FFTT macrumors 68030


    Apr 17, 2004
    A Stoned Throw From Ground Zero
    MacBooks are extremely popular and the shipping times are slow.

    If you MUST have one soon, you best go to the Apple Store.

    Shipping is 5-7 business days = 9 days and then UPS or FedEx takes it from these.

    My daughter's MacBook sale confirmed yesterday the 11th
    Estimated ship, the 20th
    Estimated delivery the 27th.

    If you can survive with what you have,
    try to hang in there for a processor bump.
  16. JHacker macrumors 6502


    Aug 27, 2006
    East Coast
    You can't get the new iPods with the $179 rebate. Only the old ones. So you can't get the new 30gb iPod for a few bucks. It's going to be full price.
  17. FFTT macrumors 68030


    Apr 17, 2004
    A Stoned Throw From Ground Zero
    I know iPods are cool and all that, but your priority should be to get the best computer you can afford, with the correct amount of RAM and storage, and any software you'll need.
    If you're buying a notebook as your primary machine, you really need an external
    backup drive too.

    If you have ALL THAT together and still have money to burn, then what about
    a printer and the printer rebates?

    If you aren't bumming money for a lunch a Mickey D's after all this, then
    buy a new iPod.
  18. deepy thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 28, 2006
    the iPod after rebate is going to be sold to a friend to fund part of the macbook.

    they still havent sorted the website (UK education one anyway) so the "free engraving" is still not free!!!!! still cant order!
  19. wordmunger macrumors 603


    Sep 3, 2003
    North Carolina
    Why don't you call them and see if they can handle it over the phone?
  20. deepy thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 28, 2006
    i'm actually scared they'll get the engraving wrong :|

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