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Buy a MacBook, get a free iPod nano. (Pic!)
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Eug Wanker
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Jun 5, 2006, 09:39 AM
 
MacBook iPod deal

When you buy a Mac and iPod Nano by September 16, 2006, your iPod nano is free after mail-in rebate.* Or choose another iPod and enjoy big savings after mail-in rebate.* Plus, use your education discount on other products to save even more.



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Not (yet) available in Canada.
     
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Jun 5, 2006, 09:42 AM
 
wow I wish I would have waited a few weeks............
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Jun 5, 2006, 09:46 AM
 
Originally Posted by nickw311
wow I wish I would have waited a few weeks............
I was wondering if they'd do this. Last year I picked up an iPod mini and an iBook on this deal (in Canada). However, the sale was already active when the iBook was announced.

I had a strong suspicion they'd start this program again this year because apparently it was quite successful last year, but I couldn't wait, considering I had already sold the iBook and had no laptop at all. Thus, I'm almost glad they don't have this deal in Canada. I wouldn't be surprised to see it show up in a few weeks here though.
     
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Jun 5, 2006, 10:23 AM
 
Bummer man, I jumped too early too but then I'm not a student right now anyways. I'll be going back to night school this fall, but that means I don't have an valid student id, so even if waited I couldn't partake.
     
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Jun 5, 2006, 12:06 PM
 
GAH! *Rips his own hair*

I should have waited
     
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Jun 5, 2006, 12:25 PM
 
Still, you have to buy them both from Apple (or your campus store), which means no Amazon rebate and you also have to pay tax. So for people who were buying from Amazon, anyway, it's not that great a deal.
     
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Jun 5, 2006, 12:43 PM
 
Are the lenient at all on this? I bought my MacBook just two weeks ago.
     
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Jun 5, 2006, 01:06 PM
 
No way I don't suppose you have bought an iPod that day too.
     
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Jun 5, 2006, 01:16 PM
 
yeah since I got mine from MacMall I didnt have to pay taxes so the money saved would probably be negligible.... Plus I already have an iPod and technically I am not a student anymore :-)
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Jun 5, 2006, 01:27 PM
 
Does anyone think there is a chance they'll do this in UK too? I doubt it somehow, they always know they can get lots of money out of us already.
     
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Jun 5, 2006, 01:44 PM
 
Originally Posted by greenamp
Are the lenient at all on this? I bought my MacBook just two weeks ago.


i just called about this, i bought mine last week, they said they couldnt do anything about it because the serial number was in the computer already
     
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Jun 5, 2006, 01:49 PM
 
i heart the bookstore i bought mine from...

i purchased it last week and am receiving it today. they are going to do a return on the purchase, re-ring a brand new receipt for the macbook + nano. And its out of state, so I didnt have to pay tax on any of the purchase
     
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Jun 5, 2006, 01:52 PM
 
maybe i can just buy a new one and return it using my old receipt?
     
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Jun 5, 2006, 01:55 PM
 
monkeybrain, yes i think so - last year they did the iBook + iPod mini promo here in the UK. a little after they did it in the US.
     
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Jun 5, 2006, 01:55 PM
 
Yeah I remember the old deal, it came out right after I bought my iBook G4.
Sadly, the money's not here for a new MacBook, my iBook still works and hopefully it will last me another couple years.
     
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Jun 5, 2006, 01:57 PM
 
Suckiest thing EVER.

Guess who ordered his MacBook on Wednesday (with EDU) and RECEIVED IT TODAY?

That's right, me.

I've e-mailed my Apple rep. If I got the thing today, and they don't let me get this rebate, I'm going to FREAK OUT.

I have a 4th gen iPod. Really want to use Nike+iPod. This free Nano would've made my wildest dreams come true...
     
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Jun 5, 2006, 02:15 PM
 
Originally Posted by WinsOBoogi
Suckiest thing EVER.

Guess who ordered his MacBook on Wednesday (with EDU) and RECEIVED IT TODAY?
Well if you just ordered it (and you didn't choose the BTO options), then you can return it and then partake of the deal.

In the scope of things I wouldn't call it the Suckiest thing ever either. There's worse problems that could befall you.
     
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Jun 5, 2006, 02:20 PM
 
It's BTO. Ordered it Wednesday, got it today.

I consider it a $179 ripoff.
     
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Jun 5, 2006, 02:23 PM
 
Originally Posted by Icruise
Still, you have to buy them both from Apple (or your campus store), which means no Amazon rebate and you also have to pay tax. So for people who were buying from Amazon, anyway, it's not that great a deal.
I too think Amazon deal is still better since no tax and $100 rebate. It's just you have to wait so dam long for them to ship this
     
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Jun 5, 2006, 02:50 PM
 
Yeah that sucks, I wish they would do this when the machine is released so us early adaptors could get something extra for being a bit of a guinea pig.
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Jun 5, 2006, 03:14 PM
 
They better have this offer in canada by friday.

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Jun 5, 2006, 03:34 PM
 
Originally Posted by greenamp
Are the lenient at all on this? I bought my MacBook just two weeks ago.
I don't know if they'd be lenient on you, but last year I had ordered an iPod mini and an iBook on the same day... but separately. I called Apple and they confirmed it had to be on the same order, so I cancelled the two separate orders, and re-ordered both on the same order.

YMMV.

BTW, I'm a little bit surprised they put out the free iPod deal so early. I had kinda expected if they were going to have this at all, it would appear in late June or early July.
     
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Jun 5, 2006, 03:39 PM
 
Why do they have to tempt me with this...
this discount would make that 60GB ipod video i want a mere $180...

but i still have a year warranty on my Powerbook, and there's no Photoshop UB yet...

must resist apple purchase temptation syndrome!!
     
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Jun 5, 2006, 03:51 PM
 
ahhhh, i hate this

i bought the damn thing last tuesday and im still within the period where i can return it

maybe i can return it and buy it again along with the ipod and they wont charge me a 10% restocking fee?

Originally Posted by AGoglanian
Why do they have to tempt me with this...
this discount would make that 60GB ipod video i want a mere $180...

but i still have a year warranty on my Powerbook, and there's no Photoshop UB yet...

must resist apple purchase temptation syndrome!!
the deal goes through september, maybe they will release photoshop UB by then?
     
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Jun 5, 2006, 03:56 PM
 
Originally Posted by ael719
athe deal goes through september, maybe they will release photoshop UB by then?
Last I heard CS3 isn't hitting the streets until 2007 (second quarter I think). So no dice on that. While its a bummer, paying the restocking fee pretty much invalidates the free ipod deal.

anyways why tempt fate, if your machine is good, perfect even, your rolling the dice on getting a machine that may have mooing issues, or runs hotter, or a dead pixel (a or bunch of dead pixels)

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Jun 5, 2006, 04:07 PM
 
Does anybody remember if there seemed to be any relation between the timing of this deal and the release of new iPods, last time around?
     
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Jun 5, 2006, 04:52 PM
 
Originally Posted by WinsOBoogi
It's BTO. Ordered it Wednesday, got it today.

I consider it a $179 ripoff.
(hypothetical story incoming)
What if you ordered your MacBook a week before MacWorld San Fran, and they upgraded the processor from 2 GHz to 2.67 GHz, same price? Would it be a rip-off too?

Promotions and upgrades...nature of the business.
     
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Originally Posted by slugslugslug
Does anybody remember if there seemed to be any relation between the timing of this deal and the release of new iPods, last time around?
Yeah, it was right before they started selling the Nanos. They offered the iPod mini last time.
     
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Jun 5, 2006, 05:25 PM
 
Originally Posted by slugslugslug
Does anybody remember if there seemed to be any relation between the timing of this deal and the release of new iPods, last time around?
Well this offer is until september so I don't know if they want to give newly released products away for free.

If anything it smells like no new iPods till september.

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Jun 5, 2006, 05:34 PM
 
Well, I had thought that the deal last year meant that new iBooks might not come out until the deal was over. Fortunately, that wasn't the case.
     
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Jun 5, 2006, 05:42 PM
 
oh i know. i have the second to last gen 17" powerbook, and because i did BTO , i think it goes through a better inspection ( just speculating here )

I have had ZERO problems with my powerbook, it gets a bit hot under very heavy use, but then it cools down very promptly when i give it a moment to breathe.

i am very content with my laptop, i just ideally would like to get the macbook for its size. i would like a smaller laptop now that i have my g5 tower.

but like i've said before, until photoshop IS universal, i will not switch, plus, you never know, by that time hopefully th rev B macbook will be out, and i can get one of those.
     
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Jun 5, 2006, 06:30 PM
 
Stop complaining. So you missed the deal, oh heavens me.
     
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Jun 5, 2006, 06:35 PM
 
I ordered mine BTO the first and it still hasn't shipped but I called today and they said no go for me. If anyone has any more luck than the rest of us post here and how please!
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Jun 5, 2006, 06:42 PM
 
Originally Posted by WinsOBoogi
It's BTO. Ordered it Wednesday, got it today.

I consider it a $179 ripoff.
Good grief.

You ordered a machine that you considered worth the money you were prepared to spend.

If it's no longer worth the money you were prepared to spend, you're an idiot for spending too much money.

Chances are, it still is, and you're not.

You missed a sale.

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Jun 5, 2006, 10:00 PM
 
hehe.. i ordered this morning once i saw it.

macbook 2.0 white, and a black 30gig ipod video. =) after the rebate, my ipod video will be 90 bucks.

perfect timing i guess.
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Jun 5, 2006, 10:22 PM
 
I got a jones for a MacBook that won't quit, and now this!!! The FIENDS!!! (I just have to get my computer allowance worked out and I'm THERE!)

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I bought my printer and apple care stuff last Sunday because i thought they had a MacBook in stock, but they told me come back on tuesday. in order to get the rebate for my printer i needed it on the same receipt with my MacBook.

Went to the Apple Store this morning explained what happened, so they refunded everything onto a giftcard and let me buy the macbook and printer along with a new ipod

I am now the proud new owner of a 60gig ipod for $220
in retrospect 30gigs would have been good enough, but it was way to cheap to resist
     
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should have waited...oh well...i didnt expect it to come out this early either.
     
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damnit, i bought my macbook like three days ago. You think i can do anything about it?
     
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Jun 7, 2006, 06:32 AM
 
If the restocking fee is less than the cost of an ipod or you can argue away the restocking fee...go for it.
     
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On behalf of the various people with sense around here, I would like to thank DavidC and jzfae for not insisting that Apple is absolutely morally obligated to give them free iPods. Y'all are a class act. Or two.
     
   
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