UK Education Discount Qualification......

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  1. sreedy macrumors 6502a

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    I'm trying to work this out from the Apple site but am banging my head against a brick wall.

    My friend at work is wanting to buy a Mac and some other bits from Apple for his kids to use. One is at Junior School and one at Secondary School..... do they qualify for the Educational Discount??

    Everything I see on the Apple website says "I'm over 18..."

    Thanks,

    Sreedy

    If know one knows then I guess I'll ring them.
     
  2. AlBDamned macrumors 68030

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    Online, I think you can only get into the edu part of the store from a verified education server/computer, i.e. one from a school.

    Not sure about the process in store for kids.
     
  3. maddav macrumors 6502

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    You can buy from a non-university/college network, but it requires that you're 18, and therefore it most likely only applies to university students. Or others in further education past the age of 18.

    Edit:Just checked, it also requires that you have a valid student card, so I'm assuming this backs up the above thought.
     
  4. sreedy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So that means it's Higher & Further Education only?
     
  5. AlBDamned macrumors 68030

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    Quite possibly. Does your friend know any students? ;)
     
  6. rose red macrumors member

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    School Governors get discounts too

    I read on some US messageboard that school governors get educational discounts but haven't been able to find this info on the Apple site. I phoned AppleUK to check and they said yes, so I ordered over the phone. They did not ask me to provide any evidence. I'm not sure, if you are active in PTA this may count. BTW, I'm a primary school governor.
     
  7. krollster macrumors member

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    I'd just order on behalf of your kids through the online education store. If there are any issues then you could be honest and explain your situation.

    I know people who have used the edu store and have specified training colleges etc. No questions were even asked.
     
  8. mpw Guest

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    I've always ordered through the Edu. store online and never had any checking or questioning
     

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