ADC Hardware Purchase Program limits?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by psingh01, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. psingh01 macrumors 65816

    Apr 19, 2004
    Any of you with an ADC (select/premiere) membership that have taken advantage of the hardware purchase program. Is there limit to the amount/types of machines you can buy? It might be worth it to join if I could get a Mac Pro and Mac Book Pro at the discounted price.

    I used to be a student developer member and I recall it was limited to a one time purchase of one machine.
  2. SaltyPiratePony macrumors newbie

    Oct 10, 2009
    Don't know about those select/premier membership prices, but maybe if you can get one (or multiple, if you already used your account) student friends of yours to sign up on ADC student membership. Pay them the $100 or so and get them to buy your hardware?

    Or is that totally crazy? :p
  3. appleguy123 macrumors 604


    Apr 1, 2009
    15 minutes in the future
    I think its one purchase per year.
  4. nirvanauscn macrumors newbie

    Oct 19, 2009
    Here's the link to ADC membership:
    scroll down to the bottom, you'll see how many hardware you could buy in discount price.

    Here's one example for MBP 15.4" MB985LL/A (2.66/4/320G):
    Store price $1999
    Education discount $1849
    ADC discount $1599 :)
  5. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604


    Dec 29, 2006
    dallas, texas
  6. belvdr macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2005
    Problem is, for a single person, you have to spend $499 on the membership. That makes the MBP $2098, instead of the $1999 original price. Since you're only allowed 1 hardware purchase per year, it doesn't make a lot of sense.
  7. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604


    Dec 29, 2006
    dallas, texas
    It's a discount on some of the highest-end systems, it's really for students.

    Stock Quad Core Mac Pro: $1,999.00 + $499.00 = $2,498.00 ($2,499.00 Without Discount - You get a T-Shirt, an OS and some pamphlets while saving a dollar)
    Upgrades are cheaper, 6GB Upgrade is $120.00 compared to $150.00
    Stock 8-Core Mac Pro: $2,639.00 +$499.00 = $3,138.00 (3,299.00 Without Discount)

    Let's say you go nuts (or MovieCutter style) and get:
    ADC: $9,196.00 + $499.00 = 9,695
    Normal: $11,046.00
  8. psingh01 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Apr 19, 2004
    Thanks for the replies! Bummer I can only use it for one system (since Select is the only one I could afford). It's still a good program though for all the developer resources you get which ends up costing about $100 more than regular system.

    Edit: It says 1 system per year....I doubt they mean Calendar year right? :D

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