Apple Student Developer discount (20%)

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  1. Gherkin macrumors 6502

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    Hello, does Apple still offer the one time 20% discount on hardware with the Student Developer program?
     
  2. Gherkin thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Can you do it at an Apple Store, or only online?

    And if I buy online, will there be tax and shipping (I'm from Pennsylvania)?
     
  3. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    Only online through the ADC hardware store, and yes to tax and shipping.
     
  4. Gherkin thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I just put an iMac in my cart and it says 5-day shipping is free.
     
  5. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    Then it's free.
     
  6. n8236 macrumors 65816

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    Just to clarify, the ADC membership does cost $99, so tack that onto your cost. To get the best out of your 20%, make sure to buy the most expensive machine you can afford, otherwise you won't be maximizing its potential.

    Just doing some basic math, you get $200 off $1k, $400 off $2k. So if you build a $3k+ Mac Pro, u're looking at $600 which is more than half a brand new Macbook! If i'm correct, printers along w/ ur purchase also qualify for the 20% (at least for me it was). :)
     
  7. milozauckerman macrumors 6502

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    There isn't a straight 20% discount.

    A $2499 Mac Pro starts at $1999, but a $1999 24" iMac starts at $1899.
     
  8. weldon macrumors 6502a

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    Actually, the 24" iMac is $1799 through the Developer Connection Store. Of course, it's a wash with the regular $1899 student discount and the $99 ADC Student Membership.

    To see what I'm looking at, follow the link on this page to the ADC Hardware Purchase Program Store.
     
  9. Porscheboy16 macrumors member

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    Is it 20% Off one item or one order?

    I.e.

    20% off one Mac Pro or

    20% off an order with three Mac Pro's?
     
  10. macdaddy121 macrumors 6502a

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    Congratulations.....you are the 1,000,000 shopper and you get free ground shipping on any order over $100. Enjoy. :rolleyes:
     
  11. DXoverDY macrumors 6502a

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    Interesting... so If I am going to order a Mac Pro ... with an ATI X1900XT, and a 23" ACD... is it going to be cheaper to go with the Student Developer way or just use the student discount?

    I've been meaning to sign up for the student developer thing over ADC for awhile now but this might make my purchase cheaper so I'm game.

    Do they allow you to customize systems or no? I want the X1900XT and AE/BT.
     
  12. milozauckerman macrumors 6502

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    Oh, that's what I was thinking of, $100 off the student price, not retail.
     
  13. weldon macrumors 6502a

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    If you follow the link I provided, you'll see that the discount applies to one system (desktop or laptop) only, but any accessories that you order at the same time will also be discounted. It has to be on the same purchase.

    You can also configure a Mac Pro and compare the price against the student price or the regular price.
     
  14. DXoverDY macrumors 6502a

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    Ah thanks. I didn't realize it had a link to the store. Appreciate it. Looks like I'll save about $250 which is going to cover taxes. Too bad there aren't any bigger discounts on the displays. Oh well.
     
  15. ChickenSwartz macrumors 6502a

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    For some clairifcation:

    If I were to purchase a MBP using ADC student membership, could I later purchase AppleCare to go with it using my student discount. I ask becasue ADC cost: $349. Edu store cost: $239. I don't see why you couldn't do this, obviously you would buy the AppleCare later.

    So in the end, after the $99 membership I could save myself $101 on a low-end MBP.
     
  16. DXoverDY macrumors 6502a

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    Same question. $199 vs $249 for a Mac Pro w/ Display. I can find it on ebay for an additional ~$40 difference. So I think it's possible but want to verify.
     

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