Apple Store Edu Question

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    applemacdude

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    What happens when you order a mac through the apple store through edu? What information dows apple need from you to do the order? Teacher and student
     
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    They didn't ask me any information when buying my Dual 2GHz G5 through the education store at all.

    --Waluigi
     
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    I just got off the phone about an hour ago with the apple store. I ordered a new powerbook. I ordered on the Education discount and all they asked is what school I go to.
     
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    Nothing!

    I went to the apple store in my town, and had the apple guy take me step by step through the ordering on the education store online. He never asked me for proof of my educational status. I work for a public school and am in charge of all the computers in the district (well, my boss is really in charge, I just like to think I am). No one called my house to ask for proof, and they didn't even ask whom my employer was or if I was a student/professor/teacher. That’s just my experience.

    --Waluigi
     
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    All I did was go to apple.com, go to Education, Apple Store for Education, then put the zip code of my school in and clicked on it from the list and that was it. They seriously do not ask for any proof or anything. I don't think anyone does, in fact. I remember ordering a Dell for my parents over the summer and the only difference between ordering it through the education pricing is by clicking the link that says "for education" and you instantly get a lower base price along with lower upgrade pricing for everything. It's nice...the PowerBooks are an extra $300 cheaper through education and to upgrade to th 5400 rpm HD was an extra $80 cheaper!
     
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    I have a question too... does the rule that you can only buy one CPU per year on an edu discount still apply? Do they check? Do they care?

    I ask because earlier this year I used my edu discount to buy an emac for my mother and brother. And before you say I shouldn't have done that, he's a student and she's a teacher, so it was totally legit. The only reason I used my discount was that I was the one who went to the Apple Store, so it was just easiest.

    Now I'm considering buying a computer myself... will I be able to buy it with an edu discount? It would be on a different credit card than was used for the emac, if that matters...

    edit: hmm, seems I will not have any trouble at all, eh?
     
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    It doesn't seem like it would be any trouble, but then again, this is only the second Mac I have ever purchased in the 4 1/3 years I've been a Mac user.
     
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    When I bought my dual 1ghz quicksilver in feb 2002, and my rev a 12" pb three months ago, both times the fashion valley apple store asked me for proof I was attending my school. The first time I showed them my student id, the second time with the powerbook I forgot my ID but had a copy of my class schedule. Just depends I guess.
     
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    I've made several purchases with the online edu store both as a student and not. The only thing that is important is that either a student pays for it or it is shipped to the students name. Nothing else matters.
     
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    Yeah, they can't really ask that you show proof online. I just sent the bill home and the computer to the school. I really hope it gets here, though. A lot of people get confused when delivering to this address since the school has such an odd one. Not to mention, the mailroom takes forever to put the package slip into your mailbox so even though I will get my PowerBook next week, knowing the school, it will be two weeks before they tell me it's here. :mad:
     
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    applemacdude

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    So i am not a college student can i "cheat" the system? My cousin is a teacher can i use her or is it not necessary? Thanks a lot though
     
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    When I got my PowerBook G3 in 1999, I was just a high school student. The guy on the phone asked me what college I was thinking of attending and I just mentioned a random college off the top of my head and he went "Oh! My cousin went there. Really cool, all right, so anything else you want with your education discount?" I really doubt they can be that strict about it if they don't really care. At the Apple Store in my mall they even give it to me automatically without even asking on top of my normal mall discount since I worked there for a year at the info desk.
     
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    Yes you can use your cousin no problem. For example I always work my order up online but then place the order with a live person over the phone. This ensures the order is done right and there is recourse in case something is screwed up. In any case I haven't been a student for a while and I explained that to the person I was talking to but also told them that I had a friend that was. They said no problem we'll just include there name on the shipping label.

    Just be sure your cousin agrees to it because it means they can't buy a computer at the educational discount until next school year.
     
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    Apple's education discount is like IRS audits.

    The man power to check every education order would more than eat up profits catching people who fradulantly purchased through their education program. So they've found a middle ground between checking and trusting.

    They won't nessecarily ask for confirmation on the spot, but there's a chance they will "audit" you, and so you'd better be able to show proof that you are a student or faculty member. Just like you can cheat on your taxes, and the IRS might not notice, but if you do cheat and are caught it's a real mess and commotion for everyone involved.
     
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    So what happens if i get cought? Criminal actions?
     
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    Do you have to be a college student or can you be K-12? It asks if you are one one of the below people, but I've heard of a lot of high school students buying through there. I'm confused.
     
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    As a student, you must be a College Student, A Home School Student, or just been Accepted to a College.
    Hope that Helps,

    TEG
     
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    As long as the order was done through someone that was a student you are perfectly legal. All this requires is asking the student permission and having their name on the order someplace. That simple.
     
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    applemacdude

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    But if you get cought not being a college student?
     
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    Try it and if you get caught, tell us what they do!! :p
     
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    If you aren't in college and you don't know someone in college then it would be theft.
     
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    Vector

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    When i ordered my wallstreet in 99' i had to send proof of enrollment, but that was 4 years ago.
     
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    When I ordered my Lombard in 99 all the guy asked me was what college I was thinking of applying to (I mentioned I was still in high school but going to college after graduation) and that was it. No other proof was needed besides that simple question. This time around I did it online so there was no way they could ask, but then again, I put "Flagler College" on the shipping label so I guess that's a big tip off that I am a college student.
     
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    By Apple accepting "unconfirmed student orders" wouldn't that just boost their overall sales in the education department, thus their edu sales figures would look better?
     

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