Who's waiting for the free iPod deal?

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  1. Benz63amg macrumors 68020

    Benz63amg

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    Hey all, as u know, for students only. Around may 26, apple will give free iPod touches with new iMac purchases so I want to see how Many people are not buying the iMac now and waiting 3 weeks.

    Post here if u are waiting, I don't know of I should wait or buy my iMac this Saturday lol
     
  2. yustas macrumors regular

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    I am waiting, but I would like to know if you get a free iPod and a student discount, or do you have to choose between a student discount of a free iPod?
     
  3. Benz63amg thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I didn't think about that, do u really need to choose between the iPod and the student discount? If I have to choose then ill take the student discount.
     
  4. philwa2 macrumors member

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    No need to choose, you get both :)
     
  5. yustas macrumors regular

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    Wow, that is great. Does the amount of the student discount depend on school, or is it the same regardless? Also, I called Apple store and they told me that the student discount is anywhere from $50 to $200. I configured the iMac online (Apple's site Education Store) and the difference between a regular price and the student price is $135. $2,349 (reg. price) vs. $2,214 (student price). What am I missing? 3.4GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7, 2TB Serial ATA Drive, everything else is default.
     
  6. Dute macrumors member

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    The low end 21" gets a $50 discount, the rest get a $100.

    MBP's get a $100 discount for the 13" and base 15" model. The higher end 15" and 17" models get a $200 discount.

    I picked up a 27" yesterday, and received the $100 education discount.
     
  7. yustas macrumors regular

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    Hmm, that is even more confusing because I got the $134 education discount on the Apple's site. :confused:
     
  8. Dute macrumors member

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    Those numbers don't sound right. $2349? Apple doesn't sell anything at that price point unless you have 27" configured with some BTO
     
  9. Entourage12 macrumors member

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    May have added Applecare? I know students get a pretty heavy discount on it.

    Also waiting for the free iPod deal too.. using it as a little subsidy cause as a student quite a tight budget, going for the base 27, selling the iPod, should be able to net it for ~1600 after tax :)
     
  10. yustas macrumors regular

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    Yep, it is 27" 3.4GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7, 2TB Serial ATA Drive, everything else is default.
     
  11. yustas macrumors regular

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    No, no Applecare, just 27" 3.4GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7, 2TB Serial ATA Drive, everything else is default. Speaking of iPods, what kind are we going to get?
     
  12. Entourage12 macrumors member

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    If I remember correctly (bought 3 years ago with the deal) you can buy any of the iPods but you get a rebate amount based on the 8GB iTouch (less of a rebate if you go with the classic, in which case you get a rebate for that retail price)

    Can anyone actually confirm this? I do believe we still actually pay taxes on the iPod which the rebate does not refund also.
     
  13. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    that's the way it was with me when i bought a mbp some years back. i paid for the computer and the ipod but got a rebate (i still paid taxes) for $200 a couple weeks later.
     
  14. Entourage12 macrumors member

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    Just checked it out seems like you get a $20 education discount on the processor upgrade and a $15 discount for doing the HD compared to no discount
     
  15. Benz63amg thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Well u can't upgrade the processor in the base 27 anyway so doesn't matter


    What is the discount for AppleCare?
     
  16. Entourage12 macrumors member

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    $139 for a student and $199 without

    Worth every penny IMO, sent in my 3 year old 24 inch yesterday because of a screen issue, they are replacing the screen and giving me a new hard drive because of some bad sectors (upgraded it to a free 500gb too instead of 320gb), $784 without Applecare, free :)
     
  17. Saroyan macrumors newbie

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    Does the promotion definitely start at the end of May? I graduate June 12, so there's a limited window in which I can still take advantage of the student deals (and my 2007 MacBook is on its way out).
     
  18. Entourage12 macrumors member

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    2008 - Tuesday June 3rd
    2009 - Tuesday May 26th
    2010 - Tuesday May 25th

    Best bet for 2011 would be either the 24th of May or the 31st of May based on the historic dates
     
  19. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    Also waiting... :) My current iPod 5G Video just stopped playing sound out of both channels, what a coincidence.. Still ordered a new jack stick though, 3£ including shipping from Hong Kong, that's manageable.. :D

    But a new iPod for waiting 3 weeks, oh yeah.. I'll also have time to read about the new models in the mean time.
     
  20. Benz63amg thread starter macrumors 68020

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    well for me theres nothing more to read about the imac and im going to buy mine tomorrow and not wait 3 more weeks, again ,its not like its super easy and super free, u have to pay for it and then wait for a rebate.
     
  21. Icaras macrumors 603

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

    My experience with Apple and rebates is that they're quite fast. You submit electronically and you can get your rebate within 2-3 weeks.
     
  22. Benz63amg thread starter macrumors 68020

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    yea but i dont want to wait another 3 weeks for that deal to come besides i dont need an ipod.
     
  23. Entourage12 macrumors member

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    Yeah if I wasn't on a tight budget i'd buy mine already, but even though i'm not going to use the iPod, paying taxes (~$33) for it in Canada and reselling it for just under Apple's price you'll end up getting the iMac for near $300 cheaper including the student discount.
     
  24. Benz63amg thread starter macrumors 68020

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    doesnt matter , im on a tight budget and i dont have another 240 dollars to pay along with the a $1700 i have to pay for my imac.
     
  25. Entourage12 macrumors member

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    I'm not trying to argue with you, i'm sure in every thread you see on Macrumors they will say if you need it now, buy it now. I've been waiting about 6 months for this update and another 3 weeks is nothing as my setup works fine.

    The LOGICAL thing to do if you've got a setup that works is to wait for the iPod and sell it, if you want to save money. I also don't have the extra money for the iPod, just happened to know someone looking to buy one of them and they were willing to wait to get it for ~25% off.
     

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