problem: ibook instock but ipod mini not in stock! (opinion plz)
I was planning to get ibook 12" with an ipod mini ("free" after mail in rebates)
Tried to buy both at my university campus store but ibook 12" was out of stock so i called every few days to check if new shipments arrive!
now it's available for sale but they don't have ipod mini instock!
the employee on the phone told me i have 2 options:
1) pay for both, pick up ipod mini later when they are in stock but will not gurantee that ipod mini will be available before sept 26th (deadline of rebate). They will refund my money if i don't want it after sept 26th. but i will lose all chances of getting the rebate cuz both items have to be on receipt.
2) pay for upgraded version of ipod that are instock right now (either 6gig mini or 20 gig with color display) and just get rebate.
is there a chance that the mini will arrive before sept26th? I've also heard rumors that mini's harddrive will be replaced by flash memory early next year?
so... i'm pretty much stuck....
maybe i should buy next week and ask if they have it in stock then? :| I unno what to do! anxious to get it after 2 weeks of waiting!
if i get the ipod mini, i'm going to sell it to cut cost for ibook. but if i get the ipod 20gig (color screen), i may keep it for the ability to record lectures. But i dont see a practical side to it other than being able to record lectures and listen to music.... 20 gig is a lot and i doubt my music collection will be that much....