Student Discount?

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  1. al3000 macrumors 6502

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    Hi all,

    I live in the UK and have recently applied for my student union discount card. It mentions that there are discounts available with apple, in the apple store for education. However, I can't access this area off the NUS website, as you have to have your card. Does anyone know what kind of discounts I should expect?

    Thanks :D
     
  2. dops7107 macrumors 6502a

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    Depends on the item in question, but Mac hardware is typically 10% off. Different institutions have different discounts, or at least they used to, but I get a feeling that educational discounts have been made uniform now across the UK. iPods might be less than 10%; eyeTV for example has no discount (not all that educational I suppose).

    You can access the educational stores and prices with no ID provided you are on your uni's network.

    EDIT: in fact, 2 MB iPod nano prices thus - retail: £139, edu: £128.08. So that's 7.8% discount. Weird.

    Top-of-the-range (unmodified) G5 dual 2.7Ghz - retail: £1999, edu: £1719. And that is 14% discount, not half bad. get one of those! :D
     
  3. al3000 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wow thats great, any idea how much a PB or iMac would be discounted by?
     
  4. DarkNetworks macrumors 68000

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    No idea bout that...but my sis got me an iPod nano, the original price is 139 but my sis got it for only 130...its some student discount...
     
  5. 20rogersc macrumors 65816

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    PB's from £902.40, and iMac's from £790.78. ;)

    If you want any exact prices, please ask.

    ::20ROGERSC::
     
  6. stevep macrumors 6502a

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    Some sample prices:

    Retail
    Nano 2Gb £139, PB 12" £1049, G5 Dual 2 £1349

    Edu, you'd pay £128, £964 and £1241 respectively.

    NUS Edu you'd pay £128, £902 and £1160 for the 3 examples.

    Apple don't discount 3rd party products. The percentage discount varies according to the product, lower price products around 6%, iBooks etc around 9-10% and G5's a bit more.
     
  7. nat3503 macrumors newbie

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    You can phone them up to get a higher education discount. That's what I did last month when I bought an iBook, iPod and iSight. I didn't have an NUS card but I had letters from my university and UCAS confirming my place. I sent off for the iPod rebate and I got a letter back yesterday saying that I need to send a copy of the invoice to get the rebate, so I presume that they were fine with the UCAs and university letter proving my student status.

    When I ordered the products they didn't need proof of my student status, but apparently they do random checking.
     
  8. Project macrumors 68020

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    I just ordered my iBook via the NUS Apple store. I got 13% off. The base model is £615, down from £699. Its great value. I stumped for the 80GB model, and it only came to £670. Thats £100 off what it would normally cost.
     
  9. BBC B 32k macrumors 6502

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    lost link

    Great, I just received my 12" ibook also. Upgraded to a 60gig and cost £640. Great value.

    Now for the but... I lost my URL for the Apple HE Store :-( and I was going to order a 20" iMac ... so if anyone can send me the link again I would be very grateful ... need to replace my eMac now.

    Thanks all.
     
  10. al3000 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I called the apple store yesterday and they said that there was a 6% discount on white computers, and an 8% discount on silver ones.
     
  11. jamie85 macrumors newbie

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    You can get to the Apple HE Store by clicking on Special Offers and then Computers at nusonline.co.uk, once you've logged in.
     
  12. dops7107 macrumors 6502a

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    They do it by colour?? :confused:
     
  13. rockthecasbah macrumors 68020

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    well i guess cuz the 'silvers' are the high end expensive stuff, so more discounts are given? Though where would this leave the Mac Mini? :p
     
  14. dops7107 macrumors 6502a

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    tsk tsk, I dunno, that's discrimination based on skin colour ;)

    Well my mini was 10% cheaper I think.
     

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