Results 1 to 13 of 13
  1. #1

    Stetwin's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 08, 2007
    Posts
    95
    Purchasing on September 29th Should I wait??
    Hey again

    Just a quick question really, I should be purchasing either a Black Macbook or a Macbook Pro on September 29th (My brother returns to university and is going to get it with HE Discount), Anyway my question is should I buy on the 29th of September or is it worth waiting that little bit longer to have it come pre-loaded with Leopard and the new edition of iLife?

  2. #2

    Interstellar's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 09, 2007
    Location
    Kalamazoo, MI
    Posts
    111
    Specs:
    24" iMac 2.4 Ghz 4GB RAM 320GB HD, 15" Macbook Pro 2.53 Ghz 4GB RAM 320 GB HDD
    It's really only a small upgrade fee, $129

    You will miss the 'Free iPod rebate' though, by ten days.

    Sorry man

  3. #3

    jhartford6's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 19, 2006
    Location
    Mountain View, CA
    Posts
    51
    Specs:
    MacBook Pro - 2.2GHz, 2GB RAM, 128MB 8600M GT
    Is he going to be a freshmen? If so, just take his acceptance letter in and they'll give you the discount...that or order it online and they don't even check.

  4. #4

    Stetwin's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 08, 2007
    Posts
    95
    Does the "free iPod" apply to the UK? Because although the offer is on the .com website its not on the .com/uk one

  5. #5

    hunkerpularama's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 02, 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    35
    Specs:
    15" MBP SR 2.2GHz
    unfortunately the ipod offer is only available in the US.
    Another example of bias against us Europeans

  6. #6


    Member Since
    Jun 24, 2007
    Posts
    146
    and the new edition of iLife

    whats going to be new in ilife?

  7. #7

    Stetwin's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 08, 2007
    Posts
    95
    Quote Originally Posted by hunkerpularama View Post
    unfortunately the ipod offer is only available in the US.
    Another example of bias against us Europeans
    Nothing new there then

    Quote Originally Posted by -Jack View Post
    whats going to be new in ilife?
    I don't know - but i was sure i had read that it was going to be updated for Leopard,

  8. #8

    coach_z's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 23, 2004
    Location
    North NJ
    Posts
    3,169
    Specs:
    i dont have no mac's
    i dont know, should you pay your credit card bill, go to the bathroom, or drive safely to work tomorrow?? that is all up to you, including the date you purchase a computer

    also when you do it dont use someone elses educational discount, its just not cool, and not what the educational discount is for
    -chris
    MoTM honor roll...
    when?
    i dont remember

  9. #9


    Member Since
    Jan 24, 2007
    Posts
    50
    Do they definately not check when ordering online and using the educational discount?

  10. #10


    Member Since
    May 13, 2007
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    119
    Specs:
    Macbook Pro 2.4 GHz, 160 GB at 7200rpms 4GB ram...iPhone 3G
    I'm pretty sure they check. My guess is they match up the student number to the school/ name to make sure it's legit. That's what I did. I used my sisters info, student number to order it. That's all you need.

  11. #11


    Member Since
    Jul 13, 2007
    Location
    New York, NY
    Posts
    8
    Plus its not cool that they will only let you buy one per academic year hahahah

  12. #12

    cgchambers's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 26, 2007
    Location
    Arlington VA
    Posts
    52
    Specs:
    MacBook Pro 2.6 w/4 gigs, Mac Pro Dual Quad 2.8's with 16 gigs of Ram, iMac 21" i5
    If you wait until September there will be something new bigger and better on the horizon, there always is. Buy the new machine when you are ready, don't let the market decide when you should buy the new machine.

    As for the student discount, they are not very good about checking it, even in the Apple Stores. However, if everyone starts short changing the system they might do away with the program, and it is very helpful to many college students out there. So in short, please don't cheat the system.

  13. #13

    Levi's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 06, 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    681
    Specs:
    MBP : 2.4GHz : 2GB RAM : 256MB VRAM : 160GB HDD
    Leopard will be 60 with a student discount here; so if you buy in September you'll have that to deal with.

    As for iLife, nothing has been confirmed about when the new version will debut (we expected it last January). Some people are saying when Leopard is released (from past "shipping this XXXXXXX" quotes it might not be 'til the end of October) then Apple will take the opportunity to introduce iLife, new iMacs etc etc, but Apple will announce them when they're ready... and since we don't even know what they're working on, we certainly can't say when they'll be released.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Purchasing: To wait or not to wait
    By mac2k in forum Apple Desktops
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-28-2007, 11:07 PM
  2. iPhone coming June 29th
    By D3v1L80Y in forum Apple Rumors and Reports
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: 06-06-2007, 11:13 PM
  3. April 29th @ the Apple Store
    By code777 in forum Schweb's Lounge
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-21-2005, 08:36 AM
  4. APRIL 29th!!!!!
    By vtupser in forum Apple Rumors and Reports
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-12-2005, 10:07 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •