Is academicsuperstore.com legit?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by wmmk, Dec 19, 2006.

  1. wmmk macrumors 68020

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    Hey,
    as the title asks. just wondering. quick responses would be highly valued!
    thanks,
    wmmk
     
  2. Veritas&Equitas macrumors 68000

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    May seem hinkey, but I've heard of a number of people buying software from them...seem legit from the experiences I've heard of...
     
  3. MattG macrumors 68040

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    Yes, they are legit. We use them all the time at work.
     
  4. Kalns macrumors regular

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    I've used them several times before. All great experiences.
     
  5. eva01 macrumors 601

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    Yep i got a Wacom Tablet from them, very legit site
     
  6. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Bought software from them w/out a problem... seem legit. But they do need verification of student status.
     
  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, I purchased Photoshop Elements there a couple of years ago. Good experience generally. :)
     
  8. OnceUGoMac macrumors 6502a

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    Yep. They use the educational pricing system that the publisher normally gives. You need to verify that you're a student, though.
     
  9. 04440 macrumors member

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    Student pricing is the best.. Unless you can wait after the product is first annouced you can buy from places with a cheaper quote
     
  10. wmmk thread starter macrumors 68020

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    about verification, I don't have a .edu email address, because I'm in 8th grade. will I fax a student ID or something?
     
  11. i4k20c macrumors 6502a

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    it depends.. some items require it some don't.. i purchased some printer cartriges from there and gave them my msn email..and they never asked for my ID or anything.. :)
     
  12. Mr B macrumors member

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    They're Legit. I bought 2 crumpler bags, both came no problem, I saved over $50. Shipping takes a while. Seems that a lot of the non-software products don't require student verification either. It'll let you know if you need it on the product page.
     
  13. flyfish29 macrumors 68020

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    same here- legit! I purchase stuff for my school from them quite often. Pricing is good on most things and their customer service has been very good and personable.
     
  14. OnceUGoMac macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah. That's how I did it.
     
  15. techster85 macrumors regular

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    yea, you can just fax a student ID, or my friend just faxed in a grade report from his previous semester when he got after effects...i'd bet that their Web site has some kind of explanation somewhere? but i haven't been able to find it...
     
  16. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    They are legit I would not hesitate to order from again.
     
  17. vega07 macrumors 65816

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    bought my backpack from academic superstore. they have great service. but make sure to CALL them before you order on the website to check inventory. there have been several times where they told me an item was out of stock but still listed the item on their catalog as available.
     
  18. nsbio macrumors 6502a

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    They are legitimate. For most purchases they require proof of academic affiliation. I bought from them twice and had absolutely no problems,
    both with software (Office 2003 academic) and hardware (Olympus voice recorder).
     
  19. jaw04005 macrumors 601

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    Yes, academicsuperstore is great. On the product pages, it tells you if the requirements for each software package. Some software can only be sold to college students, universities, non-profits, etc.
     

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