Should I buy a MBP 17" on Black Friday or before then if I am a student?

deathbyfugu

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If I were to wait until Black Friday to order from the Apple Store would the discount on MBP 17" models be worth waiting for (i.e. is it much better than the Student Discount?) and has the Black Friday discount ever been stackable with the Education pricing? Thanks in advance.

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maflynn

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Who knows.

Black Friday is a week away, just wait and see for yourself. There's plenty of rumors about what may and may not be on sale. Just wait 8 days and you'll see for yourself.
 
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kolax

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Get it with student discount. For a 17", it'll be around 15% off. Black Friday might be up to that much. But, you get 3 years AppleCare for only ~$100 with student discount, which is a big saving.

Not sure if there is any printer rebates on at the moment for students, worth checking.
 
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deathbyfugu

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Alright, sounds good! Sorry I probably sounds terribly impatient (because I am!), but I suppose that it is the best option for me.
 
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deathbyfugu

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Get it with student discount. For a 17", it'll be around 15% off. Black Friday might be up to that much. But, you get 3 years AppleCare for only ~$100 with student discount, which is a big saving.

Not sure if there is any printer rebates on at the moment for students, worth checking.
The Applecare is $240 with the Education Discount...
 
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kolax

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The Applecare is $240 with the Education Discount...
Are you just checking the education store? Or are you in "higher" education? To view the higher education store (which has much higher discounts) you need to access it from your campus network, assuming you are eligible for the higher education store (college/university).
 
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mdoog

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Are you just checking the education store? Or are you in "higher" education? To view the higher education store (which has much higher discounts) you need to access it from your campus network, assuming you are eligible for the higher education store (college/university).
It is $183 for my college. Not quite your ~$100
 
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kolax

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Well, it is £60 in the UK, which at current exchange rate is $100.

As I said, your college maybe isn't part of the Higher Education Store.. you can't view it unless you are on campus and specifically navigate to the HE Store, not just the education store..
 
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deathbyfugu

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Well, it is £60 in the UK, which at current exchange rate is $100.

As I said, your college maybe isn't part of the Higher Education Store.. you can't view it unless you are on campus and specifically navigate to the HE Store, not just the education store..
My college is part of the discount program, but apparently ours is tailored differently than yours.
 
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bmstrong

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Wait! You'll kick yourself if there is something. The EDU discount is always on, 365.
 
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deathbyfugu

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Wait! You'll kick yourself if there is something. The EDU discount is always on, 365.
I agree hehe! I'll wait and if it doesn't work out to be better, then I'll at least feel assured in my purchase or if it is better or is stackable, then I'll save a good penny.
 
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jayhawk11

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Well, it is £60 in the UK, which at current exchange rate is $100.

As I said, your college maybe isn't part of the Higher Education Store.. you can't view it unless you are on campus and specifically navigate to the HE Store, not just the education store..
The "Higher Education" program is specific to the UK. Universities in the US have their own personal Apple Online Store (Kansas, for example, has one that is clearly labeled "University of Kansas" at the top). AppleCare on a MacBook Pro is nowhere close to $100 in the states if you're getting it from Apple.
 
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spaceballl

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Typically the student discounts are always a bit better than the BF discounts. But in this case, we're talking about waiting 7 days to order. You might be able to save some money. Maybe not... but a week is not very much!
 
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kolax

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The "Higher Education" program is specific to the UK. Universities in the US have their own personal Apple Online Store (Kansas, for example, has one that is clearly labeled "University of Kansas" at the top). AppleCare on a MacBook Pro is nowhere close to $100 in the states if you're getting it from Apple.
Ah, wasn't aware of the US equivalent.

Makes a change for us Brits to be getting the better deals ;)
 
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deathbyfugu

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Typically the student discounts are always a bit better than the BF discounts. But in this case, we're talking about waiting 7 days to order. You might be able to save some money. Maybe not... but a week is not very much!
So just to confirm - the discount ARE NOT stackable, correct? That is on Friday I'll have to make the choice between my student discount and whatever Apple chooses to offer the rest of the U.S. populace?

Edit: And also seeing as these laptops are currently out and not being updated, if I choose to upgrade to the 7200 rpm hdd and have iWork preinstalled how fast do these machines typically get configured and shipped out?
 
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