Joined: 08 Jun 2009
Location: Madison, NJ
|Posted: Tue May 11, 2010 8:46 am Post subject: When to buy with education discount?
|I'll be getting a new laptop for school this fall (have yet to decide between the MB and MBP). One of the perks of being a student (and I hope the run the offer again) is that when I purchase the computer, I get a free iPod. I would love to pick up the latest and greatest iPod, but according to the MacRumors buying guide, Apple tends to release the new iPods in September. Two things:
1) Does anyone remember how long Apple runs the free iPod promotion? If I am patient and can wait the first two weeks of school without a laptop, should I wait so I can get a new model iPod?
2) Since the promotion is a rebate, I have to buy the iPod first. If I recall correctly, a customer may return an item if a newer generation is released within 14 days of purchase? So, If I wait until August 31, and a new iPod is released on Sept 9, would I be able to take it back in exchange?
13" MBP 2.4GHz, 4GB, 250GB
mac mini 1.83 c2d 4gb crucial ram 500gb wd scorpio blue
Time Capsule 500gb
iPod Touch 2nd gen 32gb (dead, stupid washing machine incident)
iPod nano 1st gen 4gb