Had a friend who goes to ASU (Arizona State) tell me he bought Apple Aperture 3 at the campus bookstore for $69.99. I went to my bookstore (VA Tech) and they don't stock that title, so I dropped in to an Apple Store while visiting friends near Washington DC. They offered me an academic price of $179.99 which was quite a shock considering what I was expecting. For that I'll just stick with iPhoto. Why does Apple have academic pricing that varies so widely? I looked online for some of the academic vendors and none carry Aperture, so is there some special arrangement with some schools to sell software for less? This is disappointing since Adobe, Microsoft and others offer huge discounts for most of their products.