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AbeFroman77
Jul 21, 2011, 05:37 PM
I went to the Apple Store today and purchased a Macbook Air 11.6/1.8/4/256Flash. I was only given a $70 education discount. On the Apple Website with the same configuration it gives me a $100 discount. I called the store and they said I have to come back to the store. Now the store is sorta far and I'd end up paying almost $30 gas to go back to get my $30. Can't they do it over the phone?



kain125
Jul 21, 2011, 05:39 PM
usually for macbook airs its only 50 bucks off...

nissan.gtp
Jul 21, 2011, 05:40 PM
I got $50 plus the $100 gift card

Yumunum
Jul 21, 2011, 05:41 PM
I went to the Apple Store today and purchased a Macbook Air 11.6/1.8/4/256Flash. I was only given a $70 education discount. On the Apple Website with the same configuration it gives me a $100 discount. I called the store and they said I have to come back to the store. Now the store is sorta far and I'd end up paying almost $30 gas to go back to get my $30. Can't they do it over the phone?

Like the other poster said, $50. Not $100

kain125
Jul 21, 2011, 05:42 PM
Wait you can use that 100 dollar gift card towards the computer itself? I thought it was just for itunes/app store

PDFierro
Jul 21, 2011, 05:44 PM
The gift card is just for digital purchases, but I did get $100 off the Air using the student discount online. It's only 50 if you don't do any upgrades.

AbeFroman77
Jul 21, 2011, 05:45 PM
How come if I configure it on the website it gives me $100 off, from $1649 to $1549?

df2gadgetman
Jul 21, 2011, 05:47 PM
I just got back from the Apple Store and they gave me a $70 education discount and I opted for the $100 gift card to the Mac App Store.

My configuration: 13" MBA, 1.8ghz, 4gb DDR3, 256GB flash storage.

AbeFroman77
Jul 21, 2011, 05:49 PM
I just got back from the Apple Store and they gave me a $70 education discount and I opted for the $100 gift card to the Mac App Store.

I got the $70 education discount and the $100 gift card. But if I had bought it on the website it would have been $100 education discount and a $100 gift card.

I just got back from the Apple Store and they gave me a $70 education discount and I opted for the $100 gift card to the Mac App Store.

My configuration: 13" MBA, 1.8ghz, 4gb DDR3, 256GB flash storage.

Which Apple Store?

Apple Expert
Jul 21, 2011, 05:52 PM
I got $70 off mine. Purchased from Victoria Gardens.

nebulos
Jul 21, 2011, 05:52 PM
... some upgrades are also discounted for students. on the 11", the CPU upgrade is discounted, as well as the upgrade to 256GB.

scarboni21
Jul 21, 2011, 05:53 PM
How come if I configure it on the website it gives me $100 off, from $1649 to $1549?

Its only 1599 for the top end MBA

df2gadgetman
Jul 21, 2011, 05:54 PM
Which Apple Store?

My configuration is: 13 MBA, 1.8ghz i7, 4gb ddr3, and 256gb flash drive.

I bought mine from the Apple Store at St. Johns Town Center in Jacksonville FL.

jclardy
Jul 21, 2011, 05:56 PM
Like the other poster said, $50. Not $100

It looks like it should be $100. The education discount is not flat across all models, SSD and processor upgrades are discounted a small amount as well which is why this model should be $100 less.

PDFierro
Jul 21, 2011, 05:56 PM
Its only 1599 for the top end MBA

Not any longer.

AbeFroman77
Jul 21, 2011, 05:57 PM
Its only 1599 for the top end MBA

Top end 11" MBA is $1649. Upgraded CPU and SSD.

Does the Apple Store employee input the education discount or is automatically discounted when scanned?

nebulos
Jul 21, 2011, 05:59 PM
... either way, they screwed up. prices online = prices in store. they owe you $30. i would make some phone calls.

AbeFroman77
Jul 21, 2011, 06:00 PM
... either way, they screwed up. prices online = prices in store. they owe you $30. i would make a phone call.

I did and they told me I had to come back to the store. It's going to cost me almost $30 to get $30, ha.

nebulos
Jul 21, 2011, 06:06 PM
I did and they told me I had to come back to the store. It's going to cost me almost $30 to get $30, ha.

you can try the customer support 800 number. it's not your fault and you shouldn't have to make the absurd "30-30" drive back.

AbeFroman77
Jul 21, 2011, 06:07 PM
you can try the customer support 800 number. it's not your fault and you shouldn't have to make the absurd "30-30" drive back.

I called the 800 number and they said they only do tech support and would have to call the specific store.

The thing that sucked is I was put on hold for 10-15 mins at the Apple Store just to tell me I had to come back to the store when at the beginning I was told it could be done over the phone.

nebulos
Jul 21, 2011, 06:13 PM
I called the 800 number and they said they only do tech support and would have to call the specific store.

The thing that sucked is I was put on hold for 10-15 mins at the Apple Store just to tell me I had to come back to the store when at the beginning I was told it could be done over the phone.

:( sux. sorry.

AbeFroman77
Jul 21, 2011, 06:14 PM
Anyone know if it is necessary to go back to the Apple Store to fix this? Or are they just telling me that because they're really busy?

xkmxkmxlmx
Jul 21, 2011, 06:14 PM
Where are you guys seeing this $1649???

It is $1599 for the top 13" and $100 more for the Ultimate.

So you get $50 off the $1599 and and $10 more if you BTO.

JLatte
Jul 21, 2011, 06:15 PM
Anyone know if it is necessary to go back to the Apple Store to fix this? Or are they just telling me that because they're really busy?

I had the same issue, and when I called they said to just come back to the store. I think they might be busy, but I'd call back again if I were you and when they say that to say that it's far and if there's any way to do it over the phone.

It's on the way home from work for me, and I need to pick up a display adapter that I forgot so not too big of a deal for me. Good luck.

AbeFroman77
Jul 21, 2011, 06:16 PM
Where are you guys seeing this $1649???

It is $1599 for the top 13" and $100 more for the Ultimate.

So you get $50 off the $1599 and and $10 more if you BTO.

Try the 11".

BTW, can I return it for a full refund, after opening it, if by chance I decide I want the 13"?

Vihzel
Jul 21, 2011, 06:17 PM
I don't get it... I did the same set up (1.8 i7, AppleCare) online with education discount and got the same price as in store.

Edit: Actually... scratch that. My store purchase came to $25 cheaper.

Patriot24
Jul 21, 2011, 06:17 PM
My receipt shows a $150 "Individual Educator" discount. The employee must have keyed in the sale as if I was a teacher? I certainly didn't insinuate in any way that I was teaching. Maybe just a newer employee that doesn't know better?

Vihzel
Jul 21, 2011, 06:20 PM
BTW, can I return it for a full refund, after opening it, if by chance I decide I want the 13"?

Yes you can.

xkmxkmxlmx
Jul 21, 2011, 06:20 PM
Try the 11".

Sorry, I saw people talking about the 13 -_-

df2gadgetman
Jul 21, 2011, 06:20 PM
BTW, can I return it for a full refund, after opening it, if by chance I decide I want the 13"?

Yes you can return it with no restocking fees within 14 days.

JLatte
Jul 21, 2011, 06:22 PM
Where are you guys seeing this $1649???

It is $1599 for the top 13" and $100 more for the Ultimate.

So you get $50 off the $1599 and and $10 more if you BTO.

Go to the education discount on the store, select 11" top end macbook air, upgrade to i7 processor and 256gb hard drive.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-kzxWQgCoC-4/Tii0JVPRP1I/AAAAAAAAAxA/5-mmXUWIm64/s640/Screen%252520shot%2525202011-07-21%252520at%2525204.17.00%252520PM%252520%2525282%252529.png

petrucci666
Jul 21, 2011, 06:35 PM
Go to the education discount on the store, select 11" top end macbook air, upgrade to i7 processor and 256gb hard drive.

Image (https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-kzxWQgCoC-4/Tii0JVPRP1I/AAAAAAAAAxA/5-mmXUWIm64/s640/Screen%252520shot%2525202011-07-21%252520at%2525204.17.00%252520PM%252520%2525282%252529.png)

This isn't right! If you look at it, it charges you $100 for the Mac App Store gift card and then takes away $100 for it. But the laptop you're still paying in full, because where it says "Saving $100" down there, it's for the gift card.

WardC
Jul 21, 2011, 06:41 PM
The Ultimate configuration for me shows it is $1837.00 because there is an 8.25% sales tax for residents of Texas.

This is pretty high, isn't it?

PDFierro
Jul 21, 2011, 06:44 PM
It is right. Mine was $1,661.13 after student discount and taxes, and I also got the $100 gift card. The $100 gift card isn't the same $100 that is knocked off the price.

JLatte
Jul 21, 2011, 06:45 PM
This isn't right! If you look at it, it charges you $100 for the Mac App Store gift card and then takes away $100 for it. But the laptop you're still paying in full, because where it says "Saving $100" down there, it's for the gift card.

haha... you're right, and I'm an idiot. Ok, so if you remove the gift card from the store it comes out to $1,675.05, which is slightly more than what I paid in the physical store. :o

WontonX
Jul 21, 2011, 06:50 PM
I checked my receipt after seeing this post. There is definitely something funny going on with in-store vs online pricing. I ended up paying $10 less in store than I would have if I ordered online. Below are screen shots of my cart and in-store receipt.

AbeFroman77
Jul 21, 2011, 06:51 PM
I checked my receipt after seeing this post. There is definitely something funny going on with in-store vs online pricing. I ended up paying $10 less in store than I would have if I ordered online. Below are screen shots of my cart and in-store receipt.

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Image (https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/gMTQcRszLkxd1-KEOBc6sA?feat=directlink)

Links are broken.

WontonX
Jul 21, 2011, 07:02 PM
Links are broken.

Woops. These should work

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http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n297/pakman134/1.jpg

aristobrat
Jul 21, 2011, 07:42 PM
Does the Apple Store employee input the education discount or is automatically discounted when scanned?
They manually input the discount.

I did and they told me I had to come back to the store. It's going to cost me almost $30 to get $30, ha.
It requires your card information, which they're not supposed to take over the phone (in the stores).