Apple Business Store

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by krazykongo, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. krazykongo macrumors newbie

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    Just wanted to know what discounts businesses get through the business store?

    Is it comparable to the 14% Student HE discount?

    Does the applecare get reduced from just under £300 to £58?

    thanks
     
  2. Dimwhit macrumors 68000

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    Not that much of a discount, no. I seem to recall getting anywhere from 5-10% off, depending on what you get. Hardware is less. Software has a better discount. Don't recall the exact numbers, though. But AppleCare is no where near that cheap with a business discount.
     
  3. bigwig macrumors 6502a

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    I looked at the Business Store and didn't see anything discounted. Where/how are these discounts?
     
  4. Dimwhit macrumors 68000

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    I always called in and talked to a business sales rep and asked about the discount then.
     
  5. bigwig macrumors 6502a

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    Do you have to order in bulk or do single sales merit a discount? Then again, a 5% discount on a Mac Pro is no deal considering I'd have to pay 7% sales tax if I buy from Apple. It would be cheaper to buy from MacMall even if they don't discount a dime.
     
  6. Dimwhit macrumors 68000

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    Doesn't have to be in bulk. And for hardware, yeah, it's not a huge savings, but still decent. I got our 17" MBP 2.33 with a 7200RPM drive for $2718.90 (that includes tax). I believe regular price was around $3k with tax, but I can't remember exactly.
     
  7. MattZani macrumors 68030

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    All the prices are without VAT online, because you can claim that back, so its actually 17.5% Off in the Uk.
     
  8. Bambeezer macrumors regular

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    I got a 10% discount on the last macbook air I ordered. I can't remember what it worked out to for the mbp and mac pros I've ordered. I have an actual enterprise rep though which is clearly for business purchases. We don't have to order any quantity to get the discount. Apple enterprise has a lot of great benefits for corporations. They are trying hard to get a bigger representation in corporate america.
     
  9. Robbadore64 macrumors regular

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    I see discounts between 6% and 8% for hardware when using the Employee Discount program (through Pepsi or Chase, etc). I'm not thinking thats what you're asking though, so just throwing that out there.
     

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