OS X pricing at university bookstore

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  1. iSaint macrumors 603

    iSaint

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    My family and I were by the bookstore at Mississippi State today. They don't have a real computer store, only some software and gadgets save for the HP iPod. I noticed the pricing on Tiger was $129.99. I asked the salesgirl if she knew you could get Tiger at the Apple education store for $69, and she was clueless, of course. Anyone else notice this discrepancy in pricing at a university store and the Apple store? You think Apple would try to promote even-keeled pricing in education settings.
     
  2. Leareth macrumors 68000

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    yep I have noticed this as well,
    somethings at the campus computer stores are the same as apple online but some are higher. the stores do have to pay for rent, utilities and staff so they do have to make a profit. My U usually charges 7% on top of the edu institution pricing , which makes it about equal to Apple Online, the other big school in town charges what they pretty much feel like, they are still selling iPod mini for $315 while it is $225 with student discount everywhere else. :eek: , and they charge $149 for Tiger where as the edu price is $89 :mad:
     
  3. eva01 macrumors 601

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    When i lived on campus for a year i only had to pay education price for Panther and for my iPod
     
  4. neocell macrumors 65816

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    I got iLife '05 for twenty dollars cheaper (reg student price) at my Uni store than through the Mac educational online store.

    ***EDIT****

    Tiger's $5 more at the Uni store though
     
  5. drumpat01 macrumors 6502

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    Just checked my bookstore at University of North Texas and its priced at $130 here too.
     
  6. stevietheb macrumors 6502a

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    My old school (University of Texas) has Tiger for $72
    My new school (Harvard University) has Tiger for $69
     
  7. uaaerospace macrumors 6502

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    The University of Alabama bookstore is charging $89. They even still have Panther at $89
     
  8. quackattack macrumors 6502a

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    U of O has everything same as Apple EDU. Except Tiger which is $15. :D
     
  9. uaaerospace macrumors 6502

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    15 dollars? Like 15 dollars more that Apple or just 15 bucks? I'm coming to your school(hio?)
     
  10. quackattack macrumors 6502a

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    Just $15, it is an amazing deal. Oregon not Ohio. ;)
     
  11. uaaerospace macrumors 6502

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    Ok, everyone, on the count of 3---

    3......2.....1.... DUUUHHHH uaaerospace!!!!!!

    I should have read your location on the left. :D

    That is a great deal though.
     

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