Apple Student Discount at Apple Store?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by Krizoitz, Apr 23, 2004.

  1. Krizoitz macrumors 6502a

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    Is it possible to use your Apple Student Developers Discount at the Apple Stores? I'd love to be able to walk out with a PowerBook from an AppleStore, but I can save over $500 with the Developer Discount.
     
  2. t300 macrumors 6502a

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    Please tell me details about the Student Developer's kit...I know it costs $99 and you get a one time discount, but how much? I am getting ready to buy a new Powerbook and I want to know if I should go this route or the education discount?
     
  3. RBMaraman macrumors 65816

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    I believe it's 20% off your total price.
     
  4. t300 macrumors 6502a

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    Is that off regular price or can you can that off education prices, because, I mean, if you are getting the student development kit, then you are obviously a student...?
     
  5. Gherkin macrumors 6502

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    I'm pretty sure you CANNOT double up using the Developer Discount and the Education Discount on the same order.
     
  6. Gherkin macrumors 6502

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    Holy Cow! This rocks. I am definitely signing up for the Developer Program thing. Here's my comparison for the upcoming laptop I will be buying:

    Developer Discount:
    15" PB, 128MB video memory, 80 GB 5400 rpm HD, Combo Drive = $2,019.20 (this is with $100 entry fee included)

    Education Discount:
    15" PB, 128MB video memory, 80 GB 5400 rpm HD, Combo Drive = $2,209.00

    That's nearly $200 in savings. AWESOME.
     
  7. Krizoitz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Go here. Click on the link that says HARDWARE PURCHASE PROGRAM STORE (USA).
    That will take you to a store with all the prices.

    It looks like the eMacs and iBooks are 10% off while iMacs, PowerPC's, and PowerBooks are all 20%. It doesn't look like you end up saving much on the low end machines. The lower discount plus low price plus $99 don't make buying one much worth it.

    If you are at all interested in an iPod its a good place to buy one as well, you only get the one discount so it might be worth saving $60-$100 bringing a 40gb pod down to the 20gb price. Displays are 20% off too.
     
  8. Calvinatir macrumors 6502

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    you HAVE to do it online...you CANNOT do it in the store...
     
  9. stoid macrumors 601

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    I know that you cannot purchase Education discounted software from the store, but I don't know about hardware. I have always made my purchases online.
     

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