HI There, what qualifies you to obtain a student discount??

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  1. macmax macrumors regular

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  2. dynamicd macrumors 6502

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    Do you mean what is the discount or what constitutes you being a student?

    I think the discount percentage depends on the item.
     
  3. physicsnerd macrumors member

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    From apple's website:

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    Who is Eligible To Purchase
    The following education individuals are eligible to purchase through the Apple Store for Education individuals:

    * Faculty or staff member of a public or private Higher Education Institution in the United States
    * Student currently attending or accepted into a public or private Higher Education Institution in the United States

    Qualifying purchases per academic school year (July 1 - June 30):

    * Power Mac, iMac, eMac, PowerBook, or iBook - One per year
    * Printers - One per year
    * Displays - Two per year
    * Software - Two per year



    Agreement
    I agree that I am a member of one of the defined groups above eligible to purchase and that the products being purchased direct from Apple Computer, Inc. are for my own personal, education, and/or research use.

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    You can go here to find your school

    http://store.apple.com/Catalog/US/Images/routingpage.html

    It will then take you to the education store. The discount is usually about 10% for hardware. However, it will depend slightly on the product you buy. The discount can be more for software. For instance students get 10.3 for $69 instead of $129.

    physicsnerd
     
  4. MIADolFan macrumors member

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    Re: HI There, what qualifies you to obtain a student discount??

    I just bought two machines with an education discount. All you need is a student id and driver license (or other state issued ID).

    Your school has to qualify. Look your school up on the apple site...the price reflected there will reflect at the store.

    The discounts vary :) But its nice haveing three household members enrolled at a university. If you aren't, find a PC user somewhere who is in school and make them buy your Apple for you :) LOL
     
  5. ScottDodson macrumors 6502

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    OH wow, they make you give em your student id now?? Way back when I bought my ibook, all I did was say "yes" to the salesperson on the phone...and wham, 100 bucks off. Didn't realize they changed their way of handling it....good idea
     
  6. jonapete2001 macrumors regular

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    I used the student discount before. They only asked to see the student id. They didnt look at it to closely or even take down any university info.
     
  7. BiPolar macrumors member

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    I purchased Jaguar online without any student ID. No problems, no questions. I'm not sure how they verified my "student-ness".
     
  8. m4rc macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, but has it arrived yet? Still time for them to stop it!

    Marc
     
  9. Archaeopteryx macrumors regular

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    I just clicked yes on the website and it took me to a "special student website" with lower prices ;)
     
  10. ScottDodson macrumors 6502

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    hhhmmm, so they haven't changed their policy...or just some places check once in a while. Kinda' weird since it's an extremely easy way to get an instant apple discount (300 bucks off a G5, just for saying yes)....wonder why apple hasn't gotten a little more strict on this?? Maybe because it would be near impossible to verify/check every persons ed. background...that and the thousands of school/universities that qualify. Oh well, I'm not complaining....guess I'm gonna' be "in school" forever ;)
     

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