Wednesday, February 27, 2008, 09:45 am PT (12:45 pm ET)
Free shuffle, $150 off new MacBook Pros, $100 off new MacBooksApple authorized resellers are taking advantage of the recent flurry of product announcements from the company, offering a series of deals that range from a free iPod shuffle with the purchase of an iPod touch, to $75 - $150 rebates on the brand new MacBook and MacBook Pros.
Free 1GB iPod shuffle
First off was online retailer Amazon.com which launched this week a new promotion offering shoppers a free 1GB iPod shuffle with each new order of a 32GB iPod touch.
"When you purchase a 32 GB iPod touch, you qualify for a free 1 GB iPod shuffle in green, silver, purple, or blue," the retailer says. "Just add both items to your cart and you will not be charged for the shuffle."
Complete terms and conditions of the offer are available on this product detail page.
Meanwhile, Apple's No. 1 direct reseller Mac Mall on Wednesday began offering considerable savings on both the just-announced Penryn-based MacBook and MacBook Pro.
In addition to rebates of between $75 and $100 off each new 13-inch MacBook, the reseller is throwing in free shipping and two other rebates good for a free copy the Parallels Desktop 3.0 Windows virtualization software and a free Epson Stylus Printer.
The offers reduce the cost of the entry level 2.1GHz white MacBook to just $1019.00 and the high-end 2.4GHz black model to just $1394.00.
Penryn-based MacBook Pros
Mac Mall's offerings on the new MacBook Pros are similar, including $75 rebates across the board, which similarly bundle free shipping and the same two aforementioned rebates good for a free copy the Parallels Desktop 3.0 and an Epson Stylus Printer.
The savings bring the cost of the entry-level 2.4GHz 15-inch MacBook Pro down to $1844.00 and the high-end 2.5GHz 17-inch model down to $2644.00.
MacMall is also offering $150 rebates on most previous-generation MacBook Pros and $50-$100 in rebates off the new MacBook Air.
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