By Zachary Verstraete
The JCCC Bookstore is now stuck with an excess of iPods left over from the previous semester — and that surplus means savings for the shopper. An exclusive deal at the bookstore gives customers the opportunity for a free iPod with an electronic purchase.
“We’re running a promotion right now where anyone who spends $599 or more on technology products gets an iPod,” bookstore employee Ashawnte Thompson, said of the Apple promotion. “We are almost out of them, so the promotion won’t last long,” Thompson went on to explain.
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The JCCC Bookstore is no longer carrying Apple products in the electronics section. In the past, the school has been an authorized Apple dealer.
“JCCC did not to renew their contract with Apple this semester and has decided to go with alternative technology products,” Thompson said.
It may come as a shock to some students who are expecting to buy an Apple product in the school’s bookstore. Students who want Apple products will have to turn to alternative brands like Windows or Samsung if they want to buy from the bookstore.
“I came in looking for an Apple laptop, but I am here to buy a new Beats laptop today,” Victoria Rattanavong, student, said about not finding Apple products. “It doesn’t affect me much.”
Employees at the bookstore are listening to students’ demands and feel like going in an alternative direction is the correct decision.
“Whatever it is that the student demands, we will try to get it for them.” Thompson explained.
The bookstore is located on the first floor of the Student Center. The bookstore is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, and closed on the weekends for the summer. You can reach a sales representative for by calling (913)469-3822 or by visiting the bookstore’s website.