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justmroth
2005-03-15, 13:37
Hi all!

I am looking to purchase my first Mac computer (probably a 15'' powerbook). I am a college student so I will use the educational discount, but I was wondering if Apple has offered any additional coupons (yeah, I know it might sound a little greedy :) ). Any help would be great! Thanks a lot!

Wraven
2005-03-15, 13:40
justmroth,
Yes they sometimes have a "Cram and Jam" special towards the middle of summer, in preparation for the upcoming school year. If you want to wait that long, it might be a good idea.

Brad
2005-03-15, 13:56
Go to http://store.apple.com. Click the "red tag" special deals link. :)

Apple Certified refurb units, Sales, Promos, and Rebates are all in one convenient area.

stonyc
2005-03-15, 14:34
Also, since you are in college you might find it worthwhile to look into joining the Apple Developer Connection as a Student Developer (more details here: http://developer.apple.com/students/). For an initial outlay of $99 you will not only get Tiger shipped to you for free as part of the program, but you will also qualify for a once-per-lifetime hardware discount that will save you something (for example on the 15" 1.67 w/SD) $160 on top of the educational discount ($260 less the $99 student developer fee).

Brad
2005-03-15, 14:40
And, for that, we have a lengthy discussion here: Student Developer vs. EDU Discount ?'s (http://forums.applenova.com/showthread.php?t=3800)

SonOfSylvanus
2005-03-15, 17:10
Also, sign up for Apple's mailings. They update you with offers all the time. For example (at the UK store):

http://www.sonofsylvanus.homechoice.co.uk/images/apple_coupon.jpg

justmroth
2005-03-15, 21:51
thanks for all of the advice! ill definately keep this in mind. :)