UK Education Discount - in store?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Mark Morb, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

    Mark Morb

    Dec 19, 2007

    I'm probably going to bite the bullet and get a new 27" iMac with the following spec:

    •3.2GHz Quad-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz
    •8GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x4GB
    •1TB Fusion Drive
    •NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX 1GB GDDR5
    •Apple Magic Mouse
    •Apple Wireless Keyboard (British) & User's Guide (English)
    •Accessory Kit


    I'm studying with the Open University which means I've been able to get my previous iMac (2010 model) and iPad with educational discounts by ringing the education store.
    I have recently started working for a new company who will not allow personal items to be delivered so I was wondering if you can claim the education discount in person at an Apple store?

    ...which leads me to my next couple of quick questions, are these available in store yet or just mail order at the moment? and what is the current going rate for University student discount, how much less than £1899 is it likely to be.

    Thanks a lot,
  2. macrumors member

    Feb 17, 2009
    United Kingdom
    The model you've specified won't be available in store, only online or over the phone. It'll only be the base model that will be available in store, and fusion drive is BTO only. The current rate for Student discount is around 10%. That will drop around £200

    Just get it delivered to your home address?

  3. macrumors regular

    Dec 5, 2012
    You can use this link to see the educational discounts available.

    Also, if you order it online/over the phone, you receive 3 years warranty unlike in store.
  4. macrumors regular

    Jun 26, 2012
    Near Glasgow - Scotland
    Depends on what Educational discount you qualify for:

    1. University, or other Higher Education establishment.

    2. Further Education establishment

    3. other education establishment.
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

    Mark Morb

    Dec 19, 2007
    I would if I worked from home...I live on my own so no one there to accept delivery at home...

    What is BTO?


    Thanks for the link....looks like just over £200 saving...
  6. skyenet, Dec 6, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2012

    macrumors regular

    Jun 26, 2012
    Near Glasgow - Scotland
    BTO = Build To Order

    That link dhokes gave you may not relate to the Discount you get for being an Open University Student. There are different eligibilities, discount and benefits (such as 3 year warranty) so many folk quote inaccurate information. You need to check with the Apple Education store 0800 072 1154

    For example

    I teach in a Secondary School and get around 6% discount, as would my 14 year old daughter as a school student. I don't get a 3 year warranty on products bought online/phone

    Another Teacher in my school is doing a University course and got a higher discount and the three year warranty included.

    We both have ordered 27" iMacs by phone and neither of us as yet to provide details or any proof of eligibility. Should I have said I was on a University Course, I wonder !!!!!!
  7. thread starter macrumors regular

    Mark Morb

    Dec 19, 2007
    Thanks for that....looks like I will need to find someway to get it delivered then.
    In the past (I've had 2 imacs and a macbook before) I've always been given the 3 year applecare for free so hopefully that means I still qualify for the higher level of discount, as you say I will need to ring to find out for sure.

    If I could get an exact delivery date then I could arrange to take a day off to sit at home and wait but last time I ordered I eventually received a shipping notification with an expected date "or before" on it, which is no good for me...
  8. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 8, 2008
    I usually get around 14%, just tell them you want to use it when you are checking out, they will look up the uni you are in in a big book and scan a code.
  9. macrumors 68020


    Apr 20, 2008
    Never get uni discount in store, you throw away the free 3 year warranty you get from ordering online.
  10. macrumors regular

    Sep 19, 2008
    Staffordshire, UK
    I've read threads on here where people have still got the warranty in store, but they've had to push for it so probably better just to do it online/over the phone.

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