Education discounts "one per year"

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mrbrycel, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

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    Sorry if this has been covered, but I couldn't find a definite answer.

    I'm looking to get a 27" iMac when they come out, and another between March-May. The education discount states "one desktop per academic year". I'm a little confused on the term "academic year". But if I buy my first iMac in late December 2012 at student discount, does that allow me to then purchase another in early-mid 2013 since the purchases are in different calendar years?
     
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    No. An academic year typically starts in August and ends the following August.
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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    I was able to buy an iMac in Nov. 2011 and a MBP in June 2012 with an education discount on both. I realize the timeframe isn't exactly like yours, but it is contrary to what SilentPanda said.
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    If I recall correctly, you're allowed one purchase from the desktop category and one from the laptop category, which is why you were able to get both in the same year.
     
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  6. macrumors 68040

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    You can buy one desktop, one laptop, and one mini all in the same academic year.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors member

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    Ahh ok, so for sure it's not possible to use the education discount on two desktops in two difference calendar years if it happens to fall between August and June?
     
  8. macrumors member

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    has anyone ever had an education purchase denied because of the time frame?
     

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