ADC Student question

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by broncopde, Jul 19, 2007.

  1. broncopde macrumors 6502

    May 12, 2007
    Conway, AR
    Yesterday I was checking out the ADC Store to see how much the discounts were in weighing if I wanted to pay $100 for the Student ADC Membership. Well, as I was looking at the macbook pro I accidentally/out of curiosity bought it. I just signed into my Apple account and when it quoted me the price on the bill it was $1730 (1599 plus tax). I'm wondering if they would later figure out I wasn't a ADC member or if, as it seemed, because I had accessed the ADC store and bought from it than I would get the discounted price no questions asked. I believe it would be the former, for it doesn't seem that Apple would miss this. I'm just wondering if anyone else has experience with this type of situation or wants to add their 2 cents. Thanks for any explanation. I recently found MR and it's always my first stop on the web each day.

    EDIT: Sorry, I forgot to mention that I canceled the order because I wasn't sure if they would come back and bill me for the regular price, which I don't want to happen because I could definetly get the education discount. So I canceled the order (won't see what happens with shipping and receiving and billing)
  2. Gymnut macrumors 68000


    Apr 18, 2003
    Well, if it ships and you receive it, score; but I think Apple reviews it's orders before filling them to make sure the customer is eligible to be purchasing from the Developer store. Purchased my 15" MBP through the Developer store as a student developer.
  3. diehardmacfan macrumors regular

    Mar 12, 2007
    did u have to show proof that you were a college student before purchasing the ADC student discount?
  4. richard4339 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 6, 2006
    They do verification between when you place the order and when it ships. If you hadn't cancelled it, they simply would have cancelled it themselves later, or called you and asked you if you wanted to purchase it at full price.
  5. Gymnut macrumors 68000


    Apr 18, 2003
    In order to register your Student ADC membership you have to fax Apple proof of enrollment. Without doing so your membership will not be activated and therefor won't be eligible for the developer hardware discount.
  6. erikhoeffs macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2007
    Hi. I'm interested in using the Student Developer program to buy my first MBP. Are there any differences in warranty or returns? I was reading the terms and it notes the following that concerned me:

    7. Apple has a no-return policy on product purchases. You may contact your Regional Support Center to request a return, and, at Apple’s sole discretion, you may be allowed to return the products subject to a fifteen percent (15%) restocking fee. Returns will not be accepted without prior authorization.

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
  7. erikhoeffs macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2007
  8. amac4me macrumors 65816


    Apr 26, 2005
    I had a question about Apple Care on ADC purchases. I noticed that the cost of Apple Care is full price at the ADC site whereas it's discounted at the Apple Store for Education.

    Can I purchase my Mac from the ADC Store (I'm a student again ... :eek: and will be enrolling in the ADC program) but buy my Apple Care from the Apple Store for Education?

    I don't understand how Apple will cut you a break at the ADC store but then charge full price for Apple Care.

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