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daftgem
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Join Date: Feb 2005
 
2006-02-28, 14:33

What gives? Only $20 off the regular price?

$599 is $579. Ok thats cool, its a decent discount relative to price.

BUT.....

$799 is $779. Man thats just lame.

You would think they would tier it a bit better than that.
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Stallion
 
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2006-02-28, 14:37

Especially considering the price for of the processors is a 40 dollar difference.
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morningstarrising
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2006-02-28, 14:37

Guess Apple wants a best mid-quarter profit ever...evil..
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stonyc
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2006-02-28, 14:41

Um, if I remember correctly the education discount for the old minis was only $20 as well. Why the griping now?
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neiltc13
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2006-02-28, 14:42

Interestingly the UK student discount is up to around $100 on the top model.
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BlueRabbit
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2006-02-28, 17:28

Wow, I think even the iPod has a larger student discount than that. ($30, IIRC)
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Robo
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2006-02-28, 17:40

The iPod also has a larger profit margin.

And the old discount for the mini was still only $20, so I don't see why we're griping now. Granted, the mini is a bit more, but Apple doesn't have to give student discounts in the first place. Griping that they're not big enough seems kinda greedy.

and i guess i've known it all along / the truth is, you have to be soft to be strong
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halo1982
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2006-02-28, 18:02

They're just not really proportional. iPod is $30, Nano is $20, iBook 12" is $50, 14" is $100, 12" PB is $100, 15" MBP is $200...mini at $599, $20, ok, I guess, kinda lame, but whatever...but for $800 it should at least go up to $30 or $40 =P
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