Ipod shuffle education discount?

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  1. hikeNM macrumors 6502a

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    Is it just me, or does the Ipod shuffle not have an educational discount?

    Does Apple not think it has legitimate educational uses. I would seriously consider buying, if I could get a discount, since it can be used as a flash drive too. I use my 20 GB ipod alot for moving documents from home to school.

    Surely it's as legitimate as iLife '05. And I can get a discount on it.
     
  2. MentalFabric macrumors 6502

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    Apple's margins are lower than usual on the shuffle, that's probably why
     
  3. the_mole1314 macrumors 6502a

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    I get a $10 discount on the 1gig version, nothing on the 512 though.
     
  4. hikeNM thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Understood. Oh well. I guess if I can't afford it without the discount, I don't need it.
     
  5. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    huh?

    Usually the edu discounts are right around 10%. You can afford 90 but not the full 100?
    I agree tho, it's always good to save cash.
     
  6. hikeNM thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That's my point. If I can afford 90, but not 100, then I don't need to buying anything.
     
  7. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Good point

    Spoken like a true college student. I really do want one of those things though...would be nice to replace my flash drive...
     
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  9. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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    apple might offer an edu discount when they fufill the intial demand but you never know, heck theres a discount on iPod socks. if I were you I would forfeit a weekend out or whatever you spend your money on and place an order, but thats me.
     
  10. snkTab macrumors 6502a

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    ARGH!!!! I wish I would've known this. My 512 shipped yesterday.
     
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  12. Apple!Freak macrumors 6502a

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    From what I have seen Apple gives a whopping 6% educational discount. You would think they could at least give a 15% discount to students and educators. :rolleyes:
     
  13. KREX725 macrumors regular

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    In all fairness to Apple, I got a 13% edu discount on my G5. It's better than nothing! :D
     
  14. maya macrumors 68040

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    The Apple Educational discount % varies from product line and model.

    EDU also have model lines that are not available to consumers. For example there is an iBook G4 model without a combo drive only DVD drive for ~30 USD cheaper. :)

    The 10% is not accurate. :)
     
  15. pyrrhusmj macrumors newbie

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    Cut out one night of college binge drinking and not only do you add 3 days to your life, you can get an ipod shuffle :)
     
  16. Damien macrumors regular

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    Final cut express is £80 for NUS member here in UK. £200 otherwise!!! :D
     
  17. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    Methinks you should just wait a week or so for the $10... skip dinner a few times, it isn't that important anyways, and in two days* you can get enough to cover the difference between the edu price and the normal price.

    *Based on current Chinese Restaurant prices
     
  18. nyprospect macrumors 6502

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    My appologies to the poster for asking in your post.Just one question.Will apple ask for proof of your university or id if i purchase with edu discount.thanks
     
  19. 3Memos macrumors 6502

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    Who knows for sure right? The margins for profit on the shuffle could be really slim as its even cheaper than most USB memory sticks (even without iPod coolness :) )
     
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  21. hikeNM thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    LOL. Don't think that'll be necessary. Not much of a binger. Kinda frowned upon since I'm a teacher. But there have been times, after an hour and a half of Algebra 2 to 15 years olds, that I wish I was drunk out of my mind!!!LOL
     
  22. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    How many other companies are giving EDU discounts on USB "keychain" devices with the capabilities of the Shuffle? Your answer may lie in there.
     
  23. hob macrumors 68020

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    At first I was surprised... then a little annoyed... then I realised. Even if they give me a 13% discount (the most I've ever known them to give) - that's £13 on the 1g or ~£6.80 for the 512. I can do without that money!!

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  24. Spock macrumors 68000

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    In all fairness and flame me if You feel Im wrong but why should students get discounts period?
     
  25. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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    Well first of all Apple has deep roots in education and probaby wants to maintain those on paper. Secondly Brand Loyalty is huge for a company like apple that controls 5% of the market, givign students $100 off isn't a bad deal for them, instead its like they're trying to pay people to be customers for many years to come. Students in college are just beginning their independant life, typically don't have an income so a discoutn hits home. As for teachers, many are underpaid as is around the nation.
     

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