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Old Jan 15, 2008, 03:00 PM   #1
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Apple UK government employee discount?

Does anybody know what measure of discount Apple offers for Government employees in the UK?

I can't find anything on their UK site.

Hoping someone here has experience of purchasing with Government discount.

Thanks in advance.
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Old Jan 15, 2008, 03:21 PM   #2
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Not sure about the UK but in the US it is 6%. I had to go into a store and ask about it.
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Old Jan 16, 2008, 04:25 PM   #3
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Yes, it's a little over 6%. Try giving them a call.
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Old May 9, 2008, 02:31 PM   #4
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I have tried and tested it. It works really well and you may need to show your works id if you're in an apple store. And if you do it via the internet, it's an obscure website. something like promo.euro.apple.com/epp.
Cannot find the exact title of the site right now, as this was from a 2006 discount brochure. But it is still valid and the (UK government) employee purchase programme still works.

Hope that helps
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Old May 9, 2008, 06:43 PM   #5
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all student and work related discounts are 8%, higher education (purchasing in an on campus store or from your uni network) is 14%
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Old May 9, 2008, 06:45 PM   #6
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Depends what kind of work you do for the Government - I'm surprised any of them even need it, with the likes of MP's getting 15,000 extra a year.
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Old May 10, 2008, 01:05 AM   #7
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Government purchase programme

kilamite wrote "Depends what kind of work you do for the Government - I'm surprised any of them even need it, with the likes of MP's getting 15,000 extra a year."

Not deviating from the thread, quite a few employees IN LONDON earn just 15000 in TOTAL (MP's and Senior Civil Service are different) and have to claim other benefits to survive! I am one of them and am hugely grateful for the Employee Purchase Programme.
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Old Aug 4, 2009, 10:10 AM   #8
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http://promo.euro.apple.com/epp/gov/uk/
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Old Aug 4, 2009, 10:37 AM   #9
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Depends what kind of work you do for the Government - I'm surprised any of them even need it, with the likes of MP's getting 15,000 extra a year.
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Old Aug 4, 2009, 04:31 PM   #10
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How can you tell if you work for a branch of the government which qualifies you for this discount?

The terms and conditions don't give any clue and i wouldn't expect anyone at work to have the foggiest idea!

I work for the DWP btw.
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Old Aug 4, 2009, 05:38 PM   #11
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I work for the DWP btw.
Ring them and find out. I work at a local Council, but work for Capita seems I was covered under both cases. Though would've got 12.5% off at John Lewis had they actually stocked the bleeding Mac Mini I wanted (ie not the bloody expensive one).
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Old Aug 5, 2009, 12:55 AM   #12
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Apple website - you must be a Government Employee though

http://promo.euro.apple.com/epp/gov/uk/
And to Mark, for the DWP, you are covered.

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They're Government ministers, so it's more like a combination of Angelica from RugRats and a braindead zombie.
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Old Aug 5, 2009, 11:17 AM   #14
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WOW i never knew as a government employee I could get Apple Store discounts. I really wish I knew about this years ago, I could have saved a small fortune! I'm guessing if DWP are ok for discounts HMRC will be as well?
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Old Aug 5, 2009, 04:25 PM   #15
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Yep, discounts from Apple and many other hardware and software companies are available to:
  • Government departments and employees,
  • education organisations, teachers and students,
  • non-profit organisations and employees,
  • retired people and pensioners,
  • department and employees of the appropriate company,
  • resller companies and employees,
  • other computer companies and their employees.
There are two provisos with all of these though:
  • you can not purchase the equipment for profit making business use, e.g. a student can't buy an cheap iMac and Adobe software and then set-up their own home-based desktop publishing / web-publishing business.
  • There is often a limit as to how many computers, etc. an individual person can buy in one year. This is to stop greedy scum simply buying and then re-selling on eBay.

This discounting is also available in many other business sectors. For example, I know someone who works for a book publisher. They get 50% discount on that publisher's books and 30% discount on many other publisher's books.

On top of this there are of course the usual store sales, end-of-lines, bundle deals, etc. In fact, only incredibly stupid people actually ever pay the full "Recommended Retail Price" for almost anything.
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Old Mar 11, 2010, 08:41 AM   #16
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Hi, I'm looking to buy an iMac,

I've read the T&C's on the site listed above, it says that a govt employee can sponser purchases for their family members. My sister works for the Corporation of London which I think is the local government for London, (ie like any other local council I guess). As far as I know this is termed as a local government employee. Does anyone know if local government employees are eligible for this discount?

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Old Mar 12, 2010, 12:16 AM   #17
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Local government discount

Hiya, the discount ordinarily applies only to the Home Civil Service. The best way to find out if LOCAL government Officers are covered is by contacting Apple Sales , but I do not think they are included
Good luck.
NB: If the Apple site stated that you can "sponsor" a Mac to a family member, then it must be you, as the sponsor, who must be Civil Service. Your relative can work anywhere. I think you can buy up to 6 Macs a year at Gov't discount rate.

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