cheapest way to get ilife 05

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  1. swingerofbirch macrumors 68030

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    Hi,

    The cheapest deal for ilife 05 i know of is $59 through apple education....

    can anyone tell me how to beat that?

    do you think apple will give educators a steeper discount later on like they did with keynote 1 and ilife before (i think they had some combo deal where you got it really cheap)......
     
  2. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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    if you don't qualify for an educational discount you shouldn't use it at all. They do randomly check for those types of things, Last year I purchased an iPod and ilife at seperate times and got two phone calls. They did keynote + ilife two years ago, but back then all the ilife except idvd were free upgrades. I rememeber it exactly, apple was going to charge for it but there was a huge lash back when the rumors of $50 hit the streets and he dropped the plan until a year later.
     
  3. swingerofbirch thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I'm a student and my dad is a prof, didn't mean to imply I was going about it in a sketchy way.
     
  4. yippy macrumors 68020

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    Check through your university, often they have deals beyond the educational discount. Mine has iLife 05 and iWork for $39 each.
     
  5. t300 macrumors 6502a

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    There is no cheaper way...Unless you hide one under your jacket and make a run for it.
     
  6. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    While you're at it, might as well nab a Mac Mini, too... :rolleyes:
     
  7. the_mole1314 macrumors 6502a

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    Get iLife '04 for education discount, then upgrade.
     
  8. mrgreen4242 macrumors 601

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    There isn't an '04 -> '05 upgrade edition, so that will end up costing you more money.

    Which reminds me, since iLife '05 is a "full" product (not an upgrade edition), You could legally give someone with an older Mac that doesn't have iLife your '04 copy, no?

    Rob
     
  9. the_mole1314 macrumors 6502a

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    You're right, I looked it up, but the program wasn't an upgrade, just something for those who recently bought a Mac, much like what they did with Panther last year.
     
  10. iJon macrumors 604

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    There is an upgrade edition and it will cost you 19.95 to get the new '05 if you purchased '04 on or after January 11th.

    jon
     
  11. thequicksilver macrumors 6502a

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    I'm getting it half price (£25) from the UK Higher Education store. This is entirely legit as I'm a university student. The standard Education store price was more like £40. Is there such a thing as the online HE store in the US? If so, and you are/know a university student, that's your answer.
     
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  13. mrgreen4242 macrumors 601

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    First off, you can't buy iLife '04 from Apple after Jan 11th (go look at store.apple.com). I am sure a third party retailer will sell you a copy of '04, probably really cheap too, but Apple won't be giving you any update discount. There will likely be a free voucher for iLife '05 if you buy a computer after the 11th that has '04 on (it will take a little time to get the retail chain fully updated). They will probably offer people who bought a new Mac and MAYBE iLife '04 after December 11th and before January 11th an upgrade off for $19.95, so far I haven't seen anything official.

    In other words, if you didn't either buy a new computer or a stand alone copy of iLife '04 within a month before Jan 11th, or you aren't buying a new machine after Jan 11th, you will have to pay either $80 or $60 for iLife '05 depending on wether you are a student or not.

    Rob
     
  14. jhomayne macrumors regular

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    is that the store that you have to ring up to use?
     
  15. Littleodie914 macrumors 68000

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    Hate to be a bugger, (but while we're on the subject), I couldn't actually find the "qualifications" concerning this on Apple's website... Do you have to be an educator to qualify for the educational discount, or can you be a student? (A high school student, more specifically.) Thanks! :)
     
  16. drive428 macrumors member

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    I just bought a iBook from amazon, on the 11th, will I get iLife 05, or will I get 04
     
  17. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Your local DVD pirate at school...

    Of course you can always tell us where you'll be, and we'll be glad to send somebody over and beat you up.

    Edit: er, i hope I didn't get those questions mixed up. :eek:
     
  18. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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    it should ship with ilife o4 andthen the ilife 05 update is 19.95 via the up-to-date program
     
  19. Jsmit macrumors regular

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    Sorry, but high-school students are not eligible for the educational discount. For more complete info check out the Sales and Refund Policy of the store of education.
     
  20. maya macrumors 68040

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    Five Finger Discount. ;) :) <-- I would also like if you can get me a PMG5 dial 2.5GHz, while you are at it. ;) :)
     
  21. maya macrumors 68040

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    Hang outside an Apple Retail Store and follow someone who purchases iLife '05 and tell them sharing is good. ;) :)
     
  22. Earendil macrumors 68000

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    Since when? I'm pretty sure as a High school student, (and Home schooled at that!), That I got and educational discount of $300 last year when I bought my Powerbook...
    Is it different in places outside the US?

    ~Tyler
     
  23. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Some companies do offer discounts to home schooled students/parents.
     
  24. mrgreen4242 macrumors 601

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    High school students do NOT get an EDU discount. College students and any teacher get the EDU price. Home schooled students get a discount as well, but it is actually a seperate program.

    Rob
     

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