Apple higher education discount info

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Yougotcarved, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2012
    #1
    Hey all so I just chatted to an Apple rep, not sure if this is common knowledge or not but apparently its perfectly legal to use somebody elses student discount!

    The catch is that you can only buy 1 desktop and 1 laptop per academic year. But really thats not too much of a problem any of the students I know dont buy that many apple products per year.

    So basically you can save loads of money if you just find a student willing to give you their discount! And its perfectly legal, you save a ton of cash, up to 15%!

    You could even offer the student 50 quid or something youd still save hundreds!
     
  2. macrumors member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2012
    #2
    I think many people know this as often use friends etc. mine is shipping to me direct but used a friends discount
     
  3. macrumors member

    EPiCDiNGO

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2012
    #3
  4. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2012
    Location:
    New York, NY
    #4
    I go to school but mine didn't ask me to verify anything :confused:
     
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2012
    #5
    Haha ok cool, yeah thought I'd risk looking a fool if everyone knew this but worth the risk if someone can save a few hundred quid!
     
  6. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2007
    #6
    ... Oh, wow, it looks like in the UK you really do. Didn't believe you until I checked for myself.

    In Canada the edu store only gives the normal 1-year warranty (although AppleCare is offered at a discounted price).
     
  7. macrumors member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2012
    #7

    I think the standard edu discount is about 5-6%
    - it's worth finding someone at uni as He discount is about 13%. I got high end 27" with top CPU & GPU as well as Magic Trackpad and paid 1796, think would be about 2100 otherwise.
     
  8. macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2012
    #8
    I thought it was only $100 off? I did not know they gave a % off? :confused:
     
  9. thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2012
    #9
    Nah its a % though its a bit more complicated, BTO options have different discounts depending on which uni etc.

    Put it in perspective, the BTO option I want normally is £3019, but with my relatives discount from a typical UK uni it goes down to £2700!!
     
  10. macrumors member

    EPiCDiNGO

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2012
    #10
    I dont know I got a big discount from that link the price i paid was
    £1,495.20 incl. VAT for the "27 iMac with Fusion 1TB when the price from the standard store would have been £1,699.01 incl. VAT :apple:

    ----------

    Add on the extra 2 year warranty and its a big saving :D
     
  11. thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2012
    #11
    Why the heck does apple happily let you do this? I literally asked the rep "can I give my cousin the money to buy my iMac" and they said SUUURE ITS FINE

    Arent they losing so much money because of this?!
     
  12. macrumors 65816

    reclusive46

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2011
    Location:
    England
    #12
    They don't pay for it. They get the money back basically from the government. (Or it just comes out of their taxes they have to pay)
     
  13. thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2012
    #13
    Damn...so is it immoral to use someone elses discount?
     
  14. macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2009
    #14
    They just take a lower margin on educational buyers. The number of computers any one person can buy per year is limited. Government has nothing to do with it.
     
  15. macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2008
    Location:
    (UK) Hampshire / London
    #15
    Works out at 18% if you buy from the refurb store (13-15%) and through quidco (3%) - http://www.quidco.com/user/382726/

    Obviously if you don't mind waiting for the mac you want to pop up etc...
     
  16. thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2012
    #16
    Quidco says you cant get cashback for iMacs
     
  17. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2012
    #17
    I bought two 27inch iMacs with the education discount at one time and had no issues. Your only supposed to get one a year but they shipped them both no issues.
     
  18. macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2008
    Location:
    (UK) Hampshire / London
    #18
    Yep the 'new' iMac at full price - this will probably change once its been out for a while. You can get the previous model imac- a bargain in the refurb + quidco cashback works for the refurb store (but not nus extra)

    It's usually all macs etc... I always buy apple refurb or off eBay
     
  19. thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2012
    #19
    How does it work? Can you pay or did your friend pay and you give him the money?
     
  20. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2012
    #20
    Yeah it doesn't ask you for verification. In the store a employee might ask you for your school ID.
     
  21. macrumors member

    EPiCDiNGO

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2012
    #21
    I love the discount from Apple from the educational store and it just goes to show how great Apple are for allowing this for people :apple:
     
  22. macrumors member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2012
    #22
    I gave my friend the money but its shipping to me

    Note that in store you don't get 3 year warranty so best to do online
     
  23. macrumors member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2012
    Location:
    Isle of Man
    #23
    I purchased my MBP 17 late 2009 with Higher EDU discount. I needed to only provide the name of a student and where they studied.

    Awesome :D
     
  24. macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2008
    #24
    I'm retired military and always get the government discount. Apple has never checked either. Student/military or not, it's a great way to save money. The worst thing that will happen is that they will simply charge your credit card the extra amount if you can't prove anything.
     
  25. macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2011
    #25
    They write it off, as well as the fact that they're already overcharging you by over 100 percent. They're not losing anything.
     

Share This Page