Student discount

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  1. oreomac macrumors member

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    I've always ordered from apple online store due to not having an apple store near me. They have just open one about 15 minutes from where I live. :D :D :D . I just wondered if I get student discount in store or is it just from the online store? I'm in the UK if that makes a difference.
     
  2. Miner Willy macrumors regular

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    Student discount

    Certainly do! All you have to do is present your current college/uni card or possibly NUS card and fill a form in.

    You should get the same discounts as online; for some reason though with my local appple store there was quite a difference when it came to buying tiger (£55 online - £75 in store). That said I got a full student/teacher discount on my eMac. Best thing to check the prices online before buying, you can always walk away from the shop if it's more expensive.

    HTH
     
  3. mcarnes macrumors 68000

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    A little more easy online, since you don't have to show anything at the time of purchase. But yeah, can done locally without too much fuss.
     
  4. jamdr macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, the only benefit of ordering online if you also have access to an Apple store is that you can customize your machine. But if you just want a stock configuration, you might as well get in the store--you get the EDU discount and won't have to wait for shipping. Either way you have to pay sales tax, which is 8.75% in the bay area :(
     
  5. spamisevil macrumors newbie

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    Some info please

    Hi guys, I'm a newbie--both to this forum and to Mac. I'm almost ready to make the switch, but I want to know what sort of documentation does the online store need in order for my sister (a college student; we'll be sharing the laptop) to purchase the iBook with the educational discount?


    Many thanks for your help!


    spamisevil
     
  6. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040

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    no documentation at all if ordering online

    student ID if at a store
     
  7. michaelrjohnson macrumors 68020

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    Correct
    In store you're required to have it, but you only have to show it briefly before purchase. It's not very grueling.
     
  8. spamisevil macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for your help, folks! We're so excited about making the switch!


    spamisevil
     
  9. aboutthat macrumors regular

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    You can't purchase most Apple software with the Edu discount in store...I tried buying iWork and Tiger instore, and they sent me online to get the cheaper price. I'm as impatient as the next, but I'm cheap too and the frugality usually wins out in the end...
     

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