Student Discount

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    KiDrOck80

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    Are there any special qualifications to obtain the students discount, besides being a student?
     
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    Ozi

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    Yeah if you are a teacher, or if you work for an academic institution, you are eligible. IE. I am a uni student, so I am elgible. But my dad is really high up in Monash University Information Technology Services, so he is eligible, as are any primary school, secondary school or university teachers and lecturers.

    I believe that it applies to anyone in the field of education.

    ~ozi
     
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    Sometimes Apple will ask to see a college ID - othertimes - not. That's about it. :p
     
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    Requirements

    Who is Eligible To Purchase
    The following education individuals are eligible to purchase through the Apple Store for Education individuals:


    Employee of public or private K-12 institutions in the United States
    School Board members who are currently serving as elected or appointed members
    PTA or PTO executives currently serving as elected or appointed officers
    Qualified homeschools
    Employee of a public or private, profit or non-profit preschool


    Qualifying purchases per academic school year (July 1 - June 30):
    Power Mac, iMac, eMac, PowerBook, or iBook - One per year
    Printers - One per year
    Displays - Two per year
    Software - Two per year
     
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    When I purchased my Powerbook at the Apple Store, they asked for my student I.D and made a copy of it as well.
     
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    What do they do for online purchases?

    D
     
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    Nothing. It's an honesty policy. (But they go back and audit too, so dont' lie)
     
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    i just used the Ed. discount online (yesterday) and so far apple hasn't asked me to verify that i'm eligible or anything like that. They've already processed the order so i'm guessing they won't ask.
     
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    I just bought a G5 a few weeks ago with the educational discount. So on July 1st I could buy another Power Mac (not that I am ;) ) and get the educational discount?
     
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    Chip NoVaMac

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    It seems that way. Had a friend do that from the Apple retail store, no questions were asked.
     
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    I know it applies to teachers and university student, but doest it apply to students in grads K-12?
     
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    thats what im tryin to find out...because im going to be a Senior next year.. and if i can get a discount now.. i will buy a PB..or else i will have to wait until i go to college
     
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    When I bought my last iBook, Apple phoned my University, my folks, and they phoned me. They wanted copies of application and acceptance documents faxing to them. Damn right watch your ass!
     
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    The discount does not apply to high school students. I know because I goofed when replying to this question in a previous thread. I found later that I was wrong and was so ashamed that I ate a Twinkie to punish myself. High school and university faculty and staff are eligible, and so are university students, but not high school students. You could sign up for one summer school course at your local college and qualify, but otherwise you aren't yet eligible, KiDrOck80.
     
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    upperblue79

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    I bought a dual g4 867 in October '02 on education discount, and in march '03 I bought my 12" powerbook on education discount. I didn't know at the time it was one per year, but apple didn't say anything to me.
     
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    That's because you can buy one of each. You can buy 1 desktop for the year and a laptop if you wish, but not 2 desktops. I'm not sure if that means that you can't buy a G5 PM and an eMac, but as a general explanation, you can buy one per year of whatever you're buying. That means only one iPod, for example.

    The other explanation is that they didn't check. ;)

    @Brap: This is the first time I have ever heard of someone being checked by Apple.

    An alternative to lying about it is to enroll in a cheap class at a community college that's recognized by Apple on their website, and then buy a G5 PM that way. It may not be worth it if all you're buying is an iBook or 12" PB, but on larger purchases, you'd save heaps of money.
     
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    I wasn't asked for any kind of ID or confirmation that I was student, when I ordered from Apple
     
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    Chip NoVaMac

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    Thats only if you find no value in the class that you are taking at the community college. Most community colleges have at least some classes that you will find informative.
     
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    This is what it says when i selected my College....



    Who is Eligible To Purchase
    The following education individuals are eligible to purchase through the Apple Store for Education individuals:


    Faculty or staff member of a public or private Higher Education Institution in the United States
    Student currently attending or accepted into a public or private Higher Education Institution in the United States

    ^^^ i guess that settles it
     
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    Damn, talk about loosing your privacy and more power to the stalkers. Hell, I'll call my University's admissions office so to get some cute chick's number and home addy.
     
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    It's random.
     
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    Hehe... I didn't say the University actually gave them my number :D
    The Apple employee moaned because she wanted to get hold of me on a land line, and was hoping they'd put me through. Hello?! I live in halls?!
     

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