How does the Student Discount Work?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by streetfighter, Nov 8, 2006.

  1. streetfighter macrumors newbie

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    Ok, I am no longer a student, but I have a student ID that has a date that says it was issued last year. I live in NYC and I plan on going to either the 5th ave or Soho store to pickup the new Macbook C2D.

    My question is how does the student discount work? Can I just show them my ID? I heard you need a student email, but I believe the school I took summer classes at, did not give me a student email. Do they actually call the school to see if you are still enrolled?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    They do spot check verifications on some people. I don't know the percentage...I've never been checked, but I know people who have been checked multiple times.
     
  3. bearbo macrumors 68000

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    then student discount isn't for you, don't try.
     
  4. shecky Guest

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    if you go into a store, they will ask you to show ID. if your ID has a date of last year, i would say its a no-go. if you order online, its a small percentage of sales are audited so you will have better luck.
     
  5. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    We placed a sudent order online about 2 years ago for my cousin (a laptop for uni) and so we used her iD to prove it was for a student. Since then Apple EDU store dont ever ask for iD when ordering and we have ordered this year alone since Jan 2006, 2 macbooks, 1 imac and 1 mac pro - all at the edu store. go figure....

    I queried it once myself though with the edu sales guy on the phone, and he just looked and said we were good enough customers anyway, so I guess they show some lee way. (it's only like 5% discount anyway) :)
     

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