Think Secret: Back-to-School promo returning next week?

amac4me

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According to Think Secret:

"Unconfirmed reports from insiders state that Apple will launch its Back-to-School promotion Monday, offering students and faculty members a $150 rebate when any Mac is purchased alongside an iPod through Apple education.

The promotion essentially offers students a free 1GB iPod nano, or a discount off a higher level iPod. Apple offered a similar promotion last year."


I would think that Apple would offer it closer to the start of the next academic year, not at the end of one. We'll just have to wait and see.

Here's the link
 

zap2

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last year u got a free 4Gb Mini...also i heard 179 price off(edu price of a iPod nano 2Gb educational)

Either way good news for students
 

ravenvii

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Maybe this will make the iPod HiFi actually worth buying.

This will probably push me to buy a MacBook, instead of waiting for the GMA 965 to get in there.
 

SamIchi

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Yea, this is more like Out-of-School, that Back-to-School. If this is true, this is good news for me. That can pay for my extra Ram. :D
 

jvan

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that sucks, i already have a nano.. don't need to buy another one for 150 rebate.. unless i take the 1gig nano ($150)
 

Zman5225

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yeah, last year it was $179 rebate and you could buy any iPod you wanted, which a lot of people got the iPod Mini's which in turn was free after mail in rebate. That same promo is what made me finally switch over to a mac user, and i'm glad they ran it. In fact, I might participate again this year!

Z
 

celebrian23

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This is actually a good time. As long as it continues through August because a lot of people buy computers during the summer, as well as for graduation presents. Too late for me though. Picking up my MBP monday unless there out of stock.
 

MUCKYFINGERS

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ThinkS**t lost a lot of its credibility in my eyes with their recent inaccuracies that plagued their website...
 

wako

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WTF?!



1gb iPod Nano?! I wont even be able to fit a tenth of my music collection on it!
 

devilot

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wako said:
1gb iPod Nano?! I wont even be able to fit a tenth of my music collection on it!
Well, that's why *if* this rumor is true and works like last year's promo, you can apply that same dollar amount toward another iPod.
 

devilot

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beloved84 said:
is it rebate and the education discount?
In the past yes, but there's still no guarantee that this rumor is any more than just that.
 

cyberdogl2

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wow sometimes i feel like apple is marketing to specifically me. i guess i'll have to buy that macbook after all mr. jobs. Thanks.
 

WildCowboy

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This is a bit early...last year's Student Union promo started on June 28th.
 

karichelle

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IMHO this would be a good time as well...I know among my friends and I, when we graduated high school five years ago, nobody bought their college computer in August. Pretty much everyone got theirs in June and used it at home for a while, then headed off to campus with it.

I just wish I would have been able to wait to buy mine this year so I could get in on this... ;)
 

devilot

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WildCowboy said:
This is a bit early...last year's Student Union promo started on June 28th.
Maybe they're hoping to clear out inventory of remaining PPC machines?
 

mortey

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I agree with karichelle in that most students buy their equipment in late june, early july. Let's hope this is true.
 

puckhead193

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mortey said:
I agree with karichelle in that most students buy their equipment in late june, early july. Let's hope this is true.
i got mine in early August....:eek: that i and i waited as long as possible to see if apple would release a rev D...
 

i4k20c

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puckhead193 said:
i got mine in early August....:eek: that i and i waited as long as possible to see if apple would release a rev D...
haha, same here, i got my equipment the last week of the promo, than didn't open anything until after the keynote to make sure there was no updates and than i opened my beatiful 12inch powerbook.. been loving it ever since =)
 

MattyMac

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wako said:
WTF?!



1gb iPod Nano?! I wont even be able to fit a tenth of my music collection on it!
I'm down...I have a 1gb, but I sure dont mind putting down 130 more for a 30gb video!

beloved84 said:
is it rebate and the education discount?
Yupppers!

WildCowboy said:
This is a bit early...last year's Student Union promo started on June 28th.
but previous years it had started at the end of may...