Edu. Prices- only through Apple Store?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by cyks, Apr 20, 2004.

  1. macrumors 68020

    cyks

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2002
    Location:
    Westchester County, NY
    #1
    I was curious if anyone knew of any other retailer that sold Apple products at the edu. discount...or if I was forced to go through the Apple store for this one...
    I'm basically trying to avoid the whole "tax" issue- and if there is another retailer out there- I probably won't have to pay any.
    If I have to go through Apple- I may as well buy it elsewhere for full price and take what ever free things they'll throw in. (Since after tax- it'd only be $100 or so difference...free RAM alone would justify that).

    Thanks.
     
  2. Moderator emeritus

    SilentPanda

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2002
    Location:
    The Bamboo Forest
    #2
    Nowhere else except at maybe a local school store... which doesn't avoid the tax cost either...
     
  3. macrumors 68040

    Kwyjibo

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2002
    #3
    There is no way to get a student discount and avoid tax, this has been discussed many times before
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 68020

    cyks

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2002
    Location:
    Westchester County, NY
    #4
    Oh well... thanks guys for the input.
    Now to decide if it makes more sense to pay the $1400+tax...(just over 1500).... or bit the bullet and pay the full $1600 on it and get a printer, extra RAM, and a carrying case included.

    Looks like I'll be saving for another week- can't see any reason not to pay full now.
     
  5. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2004
    Location:
    Denver, CO, USA
    #5
    Seems the only decent discount that us students get is with software... I mean, getting 10.3 for half the street price is pretty sweet.
     
  6. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2004
    #6
    You can get the educational discount plus not pay tax through Yellow Dog Linux. Plus they hook you up with a Linux partition to fool around with.
     
  7. macrumors member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2003
    Location:
    Massachusetts, US
    #7
    I am confused about this. I have never bought anything from Apple, but I am planning to buy a 15" Powerbook soon. I assumed that if I ordered it on Apple's website I wouldn't have to pay tax. Is this true?
     
  8. thread starter macrumors 68020

    cyks

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2002
    Location:
    Westchester County, NY
    #8
    Yes, you pay tax from Apple's website.
    Depending on where you are- there are many other places to buy a PBook that won't charge you tax (unless you want one built to order- in which case you're kind of stuck).

    Thanks Dave- I'll be checking them out.
     
  9. macrumors member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2004
    #9

    Ah, you gotta be kidding....

    That was the only reason that I was going to buy through www.apple.com
     
  10. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2004
    #10
    No problem. I should have added a qualifier to the "no tax" statement - its no tax as long as you live outside of Colorado.
     

Share This Page