Originally Posted by sdskyle
It appears they have them at Amazon now, but it doesn't seem like the rebate is in effect for the upgraded iBooks.
By the way, I was wondering if Amazon is considered a certified reseller? I was thinking I could order my iBook there because it's cheaper than the student discount+tax and then get my iPod mini wherever I found the best deal. I know Fry's is certified. Maybe they don't charge tax for online orders?
Edit: nevermind. The mail in rebate might work. I was thinking Amazon automatically included the rebate in the price, but it would appear otherwise.
But I still have a question about whether or not Amazon is considered a certified reseller and would let me be elligible for the $179 rebate for students that buy a Mac and an iPod mini.
EDIT: On a third look, the ASN and Model numbers for the new generation of iBooks are different from the ones included in the rebate. At least for the 12". We might have to wait.
yeh,sorry about the mix up. i updated the rebate info in a thread dedicated to it, but forgot to change the info here. as u may have found out, the old iBooks are the ones still being offered w/ rebate. so the old 1.2Ghz 12" is going for $799 after rebate. as noted in the other post, once they sell thru the old stock, there will likely be rebates for the news ones. it's basically what happened w/ the PB refresh in January.
yes amazon is an authorized reseller. http://wheretobuy.apple.com/Catalog.html
BUT, for the student union rebate offers you need to purchase from an authorized ACADEMIC reseller, which means you have to go through the apple
edu store online, your local apple retailer, or your university's apple program (usually @ your university bookstore). also as noted in the terms and conditions of the student union deal, "You must purchase all qualifying Apple products at the same time on the same sales receipt to be eligible for the mail-in rebate." so,u can't just mix and match w/ wherever you find a good price. essentially u have to buy from apple. normally that'd suck being railroaded, but as noted the deal is actually pretty sweet. keep in mind, u can also use that $179 rebate toward a regular iPod purchase too!
FYI, i've calculated the student union deals for all of Apple's notebooks (+ sales tax of 8.25%) and compared them to the amazon deals (notebook + rebate + ipod mini) and the apple deal still beats the amazon offers. in sum for the combo deal apple edu has the best prices around. for just a notebook, amazon has the better deals for PBs and last gen iBooks, w/ similar deals for the news iBooks hopefully coming.