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According to this report, Apple is set to announce a new back-to-school program that offers a free 8GB iPod Touch when you buy a qualifying Mac. That’s a pretty sweet deal, especially considering you can use the $299 towards a larger capacity iPod Touch.



"We've already ordered lots of iPod touches to be ready for [this] week," said one person familiar with the promotion. That person added that students will also have the option to apply the $299 credit towards the purchase of a higher capacity player, namely the $399 16GB iPod touch or a $499 32 GB iPod touch.
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saw that a few days ago...even with a free touch...apple easily makes a profit still....haha....ill pass flaming..thanks
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my bro is getting a macbook for university graduation and i've been telling my parents to wait a couple of days for back to school sales. i told them to wait until the next macworld conference (just in case) that's coming up next week or so.

They actually had the page up to buy it last week lol

i think he's gonna e-bay the touch b/c he already has one, and i have no use for it as i still have my 5g 30gb ipod and my cellphone for music as it is.
    
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"please, please, please buy our computers! you'll look cool and, here, have this free stuff!"
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Originally Posted by Johnny Utah View Post
"please, please, please buy our computers! you'll look cool and, here, have this free stuff!"
i'm as anti i-life ( i can't even believe they make reference to a lifestyle through a software suite, i mean COME ON) as the next windows user, but macbooks aren't that bad of a deal.

compared to other vendors, you might pay an extra $100-$200 for the mac, but they offer %10 off for a student discount which usually offsets that.. the ipod touch only sweetens the deal
    
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Except the touch part of the iPod Touch is useless because it's a friggin' MP3 player and not a palm pilot! I'd get the free player and sell it.
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i have an 8gig touch. only reason i like it is for web browsing and even then you miss out on a lot with no flash. I don't love the controls for music. i was much happier with my zen vision: m.
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Can't i just return the mac, keep the Ipod Touch and get a Lenovo ThinkPad X300?
    
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Originally Posted by Jman_345 View Post
Can't i just return the mac, keep the Ipod Touch and get a Lenovo ThinkPad X300?
hopefully a joke.
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