New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

Buy thru school or wait for back to school?


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
saysana13b

 
Member Since: Oct 21, 2010
Posts: 23
saysana13b is on a distinguished road

saysana13b is offline
Hey guys,

I heard news that Apple was going to do their Back to school promotions starting next week.

Makes sense, considering my school's special on Apple products is expiring in three days.

I want to weigh the options, but I need a little more info. I am a bit unfamiliar with Apple's back to school promotion. Would the savings be better than my school's deal?

I am looking at the lowest spec'd MBP ($1,199). I can get it through my school for $1,232, and it comes with:
MBP i5
3yr Applecare
Apple TV
HP3050 Printer ($80).
Its a $230 savings if I bought it all separate.

Basically, I want to know if I were to wait for the Apple Back to School promotion in a week, and if I sold the iPod Touch, would I get the MBP for cheaper WITH applecare? (I could care less about the printer).

What are your thoughts?
QUOTE Thanks
CrimsonRequiem

 
CrimsonRequiem's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 24, 2008
Posts: 6,006
CrimsonRequiem is a name known to allCrimsonRequiem is a name known to allCrimsonRequiem is a name known to allCrimsonRequiem is a name known to allCrimsonRequiem is a name known to allCrimsonRequiem is a name known to allCrimsonRequiem is a name known to all
Mac Specs: MBP 2.3 Ghz 4GB RAM 860 GB SSD, iMac 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7 32GB RAM, Fusion Drive 1TB

CrimsonRequiem is offline
Hard to say...depends on how much of a profit you make off the sale of said device.

死神はリンゴしか食べない。
QUOTE Thanks
saysana13b

 
Member Since: Oct 21, 2010
Posts: 23
saysana13b is on a distinguished road

saysana13b is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by CrimsonRequiem View Post
Hard to say...depends on how much of a profit you make off the sale of said device.
I would assume at least $150 for the iPod Touch.

I could sell the Apple TV for $80 or so?

I feel like buying through my school is a better deal than Apple's deal, but I just heard how people felt ripped off when they bought through my school.
QUOTE Thanks
ivanmarkchang

 
Member Since: May 19, 2011
Posts: 6
ivanmarkchang is on a distinguished road

ivanmarkchang is offline
your school promotion looks pretty hefty. I'd go with that. the 3 yr AppleCare isn't cheap, and they'll take care of you
QUOTE Thanks
EvenStranger

 
EvenStranger's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 09, 2010
Location: Virginia
Posts: 845
EvenStranger is just really niceEvenStranger is just really niceEvenStranger is just really niceEvenStranger is just really niceEvenStranger is just really nice
Mac Specs: Currently 13" Late 2010 MBA, 4GB/128GB; Early 2011 13" MBP, dual core i7 2.7ghz, 4gb ram, 500gb hd

EvenStranger is offline
Your education discount through the Apple Store would deduct about 1/3 from AppleCare, so the $249 package would cost about $180. You'd get $100 off the computer. You'd have to buy the iPod Touch up front and have the rebate processed, which would take 8-10 weeks.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Kernal Panic | PowerBook G4 Hard Freezes »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
I dislike... abouttandoutt Community Suggestions and Feedback 15 10-22-2009 11:07 AM
Advice Please - buy Powerbook now or wait ryebread Switcher Hangout 16 07-11-2005 03:15 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:12 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?