ADC Student Discount

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  1. macrumors regular

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    I am thinking of buying an Apple Developper Connection membership (for students) and I noticed that you supposedly get a discount on hardware. Could anyone tell me what the discount is for iMacs?
     
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    It's rougly 20% off the normal price. For student ADC members you can only do this once per lifetime and only one system. I believe normal ADC members ($500 or so a year) are allowed to use this discount once per year.
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    Go here and click the link that says "ADC Hardware Purchase Program Store." That's the store you make the purchase from. You'd need to be enrolled in the program before you can actually buy anything.

    More info.

    Edit: Oops. I see you're in Canada. Different link. Try here for the store.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the replies. Before when I was looking for the developer store I accidentally selected Premiere and it asked me for a login so I gave up. The iMac is only $50 less than it would be with my educational discount plus I'd have to fork out for the membership. I guess I won't bother. Now if I decided on a MacBook Pro then I'd get some big savings ($135CDN net) but I'd seem kinda weird using a laptop for notes at my high school.
     
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    KD7IWP

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    Are you in Grade 11 or 12? I had my Powerbook in high school and it wasn't really weird at all and if anything, people were jealous. Also worked great in really boring classes. I'd get the MBP, especially since you would likely continue to use it at college like I have done.
     
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    Abulia

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    I have a student ADC membership so I can buy the Mother of All PowerMacs (tm) when they're available. :D If the pricing is similar to the current PMs then it'll be something like $600 in savings. Worth it, I think.

    Plus you got a copy of Tiger with the membership and a t-shirt (!) so it was all good. Now I just need the Intel PMs to come out. ;)
     
  7. macrumors 65816

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    Sorry to bump an old thread but can anyone tell me how I find the UK pricing's on this scheme? I could be tempted to sign up for a new MB or MBP
     
  8. macrumors 6502

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    Ditto.
     
  9. macrumors 6502

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    Go here and click on "Europe." It looks like they're saying you'd have to speak to someone over the phone to find out what the discount is.
     
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    Sdashiki

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    you get any new software (OS) released during your year subscription.

    so if 10.5 is released, you get a fresh copy for free.
     
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    NATO

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    I always meant to find out when copies are sent out to ADC members. Did those who were members when 10.4 Tiger was released get their copies before release, or was it a significant time after the official release date?
     
  12. macrumors 6502

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    I believe you get a download k to get it. I'm not sure if beta copies are available to students - I guess not (unless you join the leopard developer thing like the panther/tiger equivalents for like $500). But once the final version is on sale you can download it form the ADC site.

    Uber
     
  13. macrumors 6502

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    It was about 2-3 weeks after the official release date, as I recall. Definitely not before.
     
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    NATO

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    Were you told you were getting it in advance, or did it just turn up one day?
     
  15. macrumors 6502

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    They sent this email after they sent upgrade version. I remember that the disc arrived in the mail the same day I got the email.

     
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    NATO

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    Wow, that's pretty impressive. I like the fact you could download the current build also, rather than waiting for the mailing to arrive. I'm always pretty keen to get my hands on the latest OS as soon as its available, rather than having to wait for weeks after the official public release.

    This is for Student ADC Membership btw?
     
  17. macrumors 6502

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    Yep, just the standard $99USD/year deal. Add in the hardware discount, and the membership totally pays for itself and then some.
     
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    Sdashiki

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    Only of course if you buy a more expensive machine.

    Minis, and most iMac configs arent worth it.

    id wait to use it on a MacPro

    :rolleyes:
     
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    Exactly. I used mine to get a loaded Dual 2.7, Geforce 6800 Ultra and a 23 ACD. Saved well over a $1000, and got two free copies of Tiger, and a couple t-shirts. Cool stuff all around.
     
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    Sdashiki

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    Its the shizzle.
     
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    Mammoth

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    I would assume that this membership is not meant for people my age? ;)
     
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    rickvanr

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    Nope. I'm pretty sure you have to be a university/ college student. Elementary student doesn't cut it.
     
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    supremedesigner

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    GRRRR! I never got any T-shirt! :mad: But I got Panther OS X for free (in 2003) heh. That was a while ago. I saved approx. 1,000 dollars when I purchased High-End G4 powermac and 2 17" display monitors back in 2003 RIGHT before they announced G5! Total was 5000 subtract 1,000 is approx. 4,000.
     

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