Does Apple verify that you're a student to get the Student Discount?

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  1. macrumors newbie

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    And if so, what kind of proof do you have to show?

    thanks
     
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    MacDawg

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    Yes
    Student ID

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    unless it is online
     
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    spaceboots06

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    Apparently there's like a x in y chance that they somehow make sure you're a student. Can't verify this but I read it on here.
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    yes, some sort of student ID.

    when i got mine i was only at college (FE) so didn't get as good a discount as university (HE). but, i went with my girlfriends brother who although dropped out of university still had a valid student ID. so i got full HE discount, which means they don't actually verify they are actually students.
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    student id or the email domain name on your email if you order online
     
  7. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I don't start college until this Fall. Will an acceptance letter work?
     
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    JasonR

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    I ordered my first MBP online and they didn't check or ask for it. I just bought 2 MBPs at the Apple Store and I was never required to show Student ID.
     
  9. macrumors 6502

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    Acceptance letter will work along with government ID. I tried it like that too, they asked for my license
     
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    Shawny D

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    Yep. Apple has me log into my school's individual Educational Store site using my Student ID.
     
  11. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Can I also get it tax free (as long as i order online SC's tax-free holiday Aug. 7) and with a free iPod on the same invoice?
     
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    Gen

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    Just purchase everything online; they don't check.
     
  13. macrumors member

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    I showed the store employee an acceptance email, that worked (he may have asked for my ID).

    However when I returned the AluMB I got credit on an Apple card, and spent it online. I didn't need a student ID or anything to get into my school's Apple store. . .
     
  14. macrumors regular

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    I'm 31 years old and long out of school.....I walked in asking if they would match the 'online' student offer as I was hoping to avoid shipping and of course they said "yes" - i just played dumb and I was asked for my student ID and or something else when I went to check out. I simply said I won't have it until August - I was simply asked if I "promise" I was going to school....Um, of course! :D Needless to say I walked out with a new MBP and 8 gig iTouch.

    However, online i was just asked to select my "school" and it never had me verify anything....
     
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    rgarjr

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    Nice bro.

    In order to get the free iTouch do u need to purchase the Mac and the the Itouch at the same time or can you get a Mac and then ipod like a week later?
     
  16. macrumors regular

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    Do you need to send in proof for the itouch rebate?
     
  17. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes. You mail them the UPC barcode from the box plus an invoice that proves you bought the itouch and the computer at the same time.
     
  18. macrumors regular

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    But no student id proof right?
    I'm a high school student so..
     
  19. thread starter macrumors newbie

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  20. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    They probably won't ask for proof. But if they do, your student ID counts as proof.
     
  21. macrumors regular

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    Technically high school students dont get discounts, only teachers. But my school is listed, so I can play dumb :p
     
  22. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    :p :apple:
     
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    rgarjr

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    Is it mandatory to buy the Mac and the Ipod at the same time or can you buy the Mac first and then little later the ipod?

    Anyone done this?
     
  24. She
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    same time

    and I didn't mail anything in, just submitted the rebate online (I purchased the items in person at the Apple store)
     
  25. macrumors 6502

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    You only need the mail the UPC code if the purchase is made at an apple retail campus store. If you bought it online or at a regular apple store, then the proof of purchase is the receipt as stated in the ToC.
     

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