Educational Price Drops

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by zvitali, Jul 19, 2003.

  1. macrumors member

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    Wow, just noticed that Apple Store for Education has increased its discount from 5% to 10%. Good news, not sure if it's new though....

    Edit, some thing are even 15%!
     
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    Abstract

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    I was never sure to the extent of the discount. I live in Canada, so I just thought it was different.

    For a 12" 900MHz iBook, regular price is $1850, but I could get it for $1775 with an educational discount. That equates to:

    (1850-1775)/1850 = 4%

    That's not very good. :(
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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    G5 Educational price drop

    Within the last half hour (about 1 pm EDT), Apple lowered the educational price of a dual G5 by 200 bucks to 2699. I checked my order status, and it now reflects the new lower price! The delivery date is still on or before 8/29.

    Mark
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    Educational Prices dropped on most all MACs

    I just checked the prices on G5s in the Apple Store for Education and it looks like they've made the educational discount even more (10%-15% they say). To me (and most people like me, students) this is GREAT news!
     
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    MrMacMan

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    Hm... are they acually begining to understand that schools need a little more off then a small percent, this is a start, but it still should be ALOT higher, apple has the highest profit ratio of any computer company.
     
  6. macrumors regular

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    Price Drop on Student

    Well there's another price drop on the education portion and finally decided on getting the 15" Ti, one question though do I have to go through my school or can I just take my id to any apple stores? Also how long does it usually take?
     
  7. macrumors member

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    Hrmmm, don't know if this has changed recently, but ~600 AUD off the dual 2ghz g5 in the Australian Apple Store is tempting... I must resist... must wait for rev 2!
     
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    this morning i tried to check the order status of my computer, and it said "Sorry! Order Status is currently unavailable!" So i figured they were updating something or another. I was really suprised to see the price drop, and that is sweet that the price drops are reflected upon the already ordered systems. Apple really, REALLY scored big on this one. Thanks!

    (now all we need is a definite ship date... hehe...)
     
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    Freg3000

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    Cool. They could have been insanly mean and not given the price drop to all previously made orders. But then again you could always cancel your order and remake it.

    Good move Apple.
     
  10. macrumors member

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    powerbooks were dropped to - 12 inches are now $100 less than before, $200 off retail.
     
  11. macrumors member

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    Yeah, this is really good! You can get a combo drive Powerbook 12" for $1399, or you can get a 15" combo at the 12" combo price from a month ago ($1799)!

    Darn it, why is Apple teasing me like this??? If they keep doing this, I'm going to give in and buy a current model Powerbook!
     
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    I don't see any reduction for the 17" PB ...

    one might think that Apple would reduce ALL of the portables since they (portables) are the most popular college choice.
     
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    Jerry Spoon

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    That's it! I'm going to start working my wife to get a new G5! One more reason why it's great being a teacher. Thanks Apple!:D
     
  14. macrumors member

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    I dunno if this is just me, but I just noticed something.

    if you look at the cost of the Applecare protection plan for the 12" Powerbook, it is listed as $239. Isn't this significantly cheaper than what it used to be listed for? I know the powerbook applecare protection plan is generally $349, but I thought it was like $325 or something on the education store.

    Am I right or just confused?
     
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    AppleMatt

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    Perhaps the 17" isn't seen as a student machine (speculation)

    Anyway, good stuff. I'd like to see a better reduction on accessories, such as Airport Extreme cards etc, at the moment it's hardly worth having, but it's definately a good move.

    AppleMatt
     
  16. macrumors newbie

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    $2,999.00
    17-inch TFT Display
    1440x900 resolution
    1GHz PowerPC G4
    1MB L3 cache
    512MB DDR333 SDRAM
    60GB Ultra ATA/100
    SuperDrive
    NVIDIA GeForce4 440 Go
    64MB DDR video memory
    Gigabit Ethernet
    FireWire 400
    FireWire 800
    AirPort Extreme built-in
    Bluetooth built-in
    DVI & S-Video out
    Discounted from $3,299 retail price

    Guess it depends what college you are under?....
     
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    Maybe they finally figured out that it's not much of a "discount" for students when you give 5% off on the product and then you have to pay 6% (depending on where you live) sales tax! Might as well order it from Outpost...
     
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    DAM YOU APPLE! I been wanting a powerbook so bad (dont NEED it until September for college but just want it as soon as I can because well Im impatient) but Ive been killing myself trying to wait untill they updated them or once school started, which ever comes first. NOW with this it may just make me get a powerbook NOW! I think Im gonna wait definitely untill this tuesday and at the most 2 more tuesdays then gonna go to my local apple store and flash my Boston University ID and pick up on these savings.
     
  19. macrumors member

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    do you know whats funny. if you got the uk education store and put get the price of the discounted ipod, and then to the us (normal) applestore and convert the price of that from $ to £, the us normal apple store is cheaper....so much for student discount!!!
     
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    I thought the 17" was $3149 before this. Now it's $2999.
     
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    Ahh ha!! Some insight

    I was wondering what all the fuss was about because I didn't notice any price drop - then it dawned on me. Apple used to have seperate pricing for students (facutly and staff inculded at same price point) and a different discount if you were ordering for your department (or the university in general).

    The price differences on hardware used to be $100 of retail for students and $200 off retail for departments. Ordering as a department is nice to save an extra $100/machine but is a pain in the but to go through university purchasing to get a PO number.

    I was very excited when I first noticed this because I was hoping it meant I could now order some items on my University credit card and skip the PO process. The only downside is my University credit card has a $1500/day limit meaning the new G5 would still have to go through the PO process. Still, having hopes I might be able to order software at the new prices I noticed something else. Apple did not extend the same discount to students as it did for departments. Example: Final Cut Pro ordering as a student is $399 upgrade or $499 new. Ordering for a department there is no upgrade, full version is $299. Oh well, just means I will have to check for prices differences item by item. I understand Apple's reasoning for this (to ensure items actually go to academic use) and do appreciate the discounts.

    In the big picture this is great for students - and a good move for Apple relationship wise! If you normally buy as a department though don't be looking for any new price cuts on your invoice. Now lets just hope we get an updated 15" PB in the coming weeks for back to school. :D
     
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    YAY! I can get more memory or a Superdrive on my G5!!!:D :D :D
     
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    I hope this isnt apple apologizing for not having new powerbooks before school starts.
     
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    Freg3000

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    You're damn right. Right now, the rating on this story is 29 to 1 (+ to -). I am sure if people knew that this was done because there were going to be no new PowerBooks until November or so it might be the other way around. Hopefully they are clearing inventory to make way for new PowerBooks-not apologizing for the lack of new ones. :)
     
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    I use the education store pretty regularly as a teacher, and they always have to ship things to my school.

    The speed of delivery seems to depend on what you're buying. An iPod or Powerbook with nothing special (like extra memory or engraving) will probably just be a couple days. I've waited 4-6 weeks for some free stuff though--OS X, Keynote, iLife. Those took a while but for free are you going to complain?
     

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