Yet Another Back to School Thread

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Penguinwrangler, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. Penguinwrangler macrumors regular

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    Hey all,

    Quick question regarding Apple's Back-To-School promotion. My girlfriend is about to enter her third year of grad school and I'd like to get her a new MacBook Pro as a birthday present. My question is, can she still qualify for the promotion and the rebate if I put it on my plastic??

    Thanks!
     
  2. yoppie macrumors 6502a

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    I would think so. It's similar to a parent using their plastic to buy their college students a mac. The mac is hers, not yours.
     
  3. Penguinwrangler thread starter macrumors regular

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    Follow up...

    Does this mean I could not do it online?

    Thanks.
     
  4. syamauchi5 macrumors newbie

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    You probably couldn't do it online.
    Go to the store with her, then you should be OK.
     
  5. Penguinwrangler thread starter macrumors regular

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    Can you purchase BTO laptops in the store then? Or only the base models?

    Thanks.
     
  6. yoppie macrumors 6502a

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    Again, I don't see why not considering you're in the States. It's not like they're asking you to type in her ID #. I paid for my MacBook with my mom's card 3 years ago online and it wasn't a problem. Perhaps, things have changed?

    You cannot purchase BTO items in the store.
     
  7. mrj205 macrumors regular

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    do it online. you shouldn't have a problem.
     
  8. Ricanlegend macrumors 6502a

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    Order it online , everything will be alright , nobody will call the apple police on you :rolleyes:
     
  9. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    I don't see how it matters who is paying for it - what if her parents or grandparents were buying it for her? If it's an educational program, the student is still the one reaping the benefit - doesn't sound like a problem to me.

    The stores will upgrade RAM but nothing else - that's the experience I had.

    +1 - my wife is a teacher, but I paid for the computer with my credit card using the online store and using her discount. Didn't have a single problem.
     

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