Question About Student Discounts

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by KatOuz, Mar 31, 2004.

  1. KatOuz macrumors newbie

    Mar 13, 2004
    If I showed up at an Apple Store in New York with a student ID for a Canadian university, would I be able get the student discount? I'm going to be living there for the summer, and want to get a new laptop during that period.
  2. joeyjojoe macrumors regular

    Jun 20, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    yes that should be fine, sometimes they don't even ask for your ID.
  3. FuzzyBallz macrumors 6502a


    May 2, 2003
    Home of Al-Qaida
    Yes, it'll work w/o a doubt. What are you gonna get? iBook or PowerBook?
  4. KatOuz thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 13, 2004
    Undecided. I currently have a 12" 500 mHz iBook, and I'm looking at the 14" iBook, and the 12" and 15" PowerBook. I haven't even near decided yet!
  5. sinbushar macrumors regular

    Jan 5, 2002

    apple has a limit on student discounts, all apple stores check for id and enter it into their system. each student is allowed only one new computer (laptop or desktop) in an academic period..which i believe is from july first to june 30th...or august first to july as long as you aren't going to be exceeding your limit (of one), you should be okay
  6. fBaran macrumors regular

    Oct 22, 2003
    When I used my student discount (both times), I have to show them my student ID AND a driver's license (or any state issued ID).
  7. GetGo macrumors regular

    Jan 2, 2004
    New Jersey
    I went to a Staples and an Office Depot and asked the manager if I wanted to buy Microsoft Office 2004 for the Mac Student edition would he sell it to me. He said I would ask you if you were a student or do you have a student at home, he also said he would have to take my word for it and not ask for proof. So that's my plan.
  8. goodtimes5 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 4, 2004
    Bay Area

    what defines a student? a college student? maybe even a high school student?
  9. tdhurst macrumors 68040


    Dec 27, 2003
    Portland, OR

    Teachers/faculty of any level and college students are eligible for the discount. The store checks to make sure the school is supported (nearly every one is), then photocopies your ID and driver's license. Software is not sold at the education prices in the retail stores, only online or at college bookstores.
    AND, ms office for mac student/teacher edition can be sold to anyone. The restrictions are not the same.

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