I know it´s creepy. Starting with an iPhone 3G, then selling it 14 month later, having a Google Nexus for 2 month, then switching back to an iPhone 3GS. At the same time buying an iMac. Then the iPad. And now, what´s missing? A MacBook exactly.
And guess what, Apple has begun their yearly „back-to-school“ promotion.
The deal is, you buy a Mac and an iPod and you get a cash-back. The amount depends on what kind of iPod you buy. So if you buy an iPod Touch 8GB you have to pay € 189,- but you get € 160,- back from Apple. It´s like paying € 29,- for an iPod and then being able to sell it on ebay to reduce the price of your Mac.
But you can make it even better. There is unimall.de.
They have the same „back-to-school“ thing and they give you a little extra. You can choose between a € 25,- gift card, Parallels 5, and other software. One even costs like € 99,- on ebay, it´s some music dj software.
So, let´s see how cheap we can make it:
MacBook Pro 13: 1056,-
iPod Touch: 189,-
Apple CashBack: 160,-
Selling iPod 150,-
Selling Software 75.-
€ 850,- for a new MacBook Pro 13. That´s a damn good price. Even if we shouldn´t get that much money for the software and iPod on ebay € 900,- would still be awesome.