APPLE CARE - Edu Discount

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by deanops, May 4, 2007.

  1. deanops macrumors regular

    Jan 16, 2007
    Melbourne, Australia

    Waiting to get my mac... soon :eek: :eek:

    one new question... im going to buy it thru my sister - she is at uni...

    I want to get :apple: care, but it will be tight on the budget now - i figure i will get it down the track.... the problem is though, is that my sister will finish her course by this time next year.... what does that mean in terms of the apple cae??? will i still get it at the edu price? or should i get it before she finishes her course?

    thanks for the help...

    now what should i get?
    iMac 20"

  2. Frankf300 macrumors regular


    Oct 15, 2006
    Don't quote me on this, but I don't think you'll get a discount on Apple Care once she's done. Buying Apple Care later on will be considered a completely separate purchase. They won't care if your Mac was purchased with an EDU discount, if the EDU discount is not applicable at the time of your Apple Care purchase, no discount. At least as far as I know, I may be wrong. You may want to jump on it while you can still get the discount, I know here in the U.S. the discount on Apple Care is a nice chunk of money, not sure about Australia though.
  3. richard4339 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 6, 2006
    Assuming Apple actually checks to see if you're a student, they're going to check the status when you place your order.

    So if you're wanting to place two orders, one for AppleCare and one for the Mac, it doesn't matter if you order them within 1 minute, 1 day, or 1 year, you have to qualify for the discount when you place the order.
  4. Mpulsive81 macrumors 6502

    Jun 7, 2006
    McKinney, TX
    Ideally you should get it before she finishes her course. I've found that eBay has them for pretty good prices too, you may wanna check there if nothing else.

    On a side note, I just flashed my college ID (yes i'm still in college lol) and they didn't skip a beat when I got my Macbook. Just said thanks, entered the school, and kept ringing me up.
  5. karichelle macrumors member


    May 26, 2006
    They entered my name and school into the system when I purchased AppleCare at the Apple store...but otherwise I don't think they really check enrollment.
  6. pianoman macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2006
    technically you're not allowed to get the education discount after you're through with your education. as others have posted, though, it is possible to get the discount beyond your (or your sister's) graduation.

    my advice: get the AppleCare when you buy the computer. that way you don't have to worry about it later. if you can't afford it when you get the computer, get it before she graduates. if you still can't afford it then, you're no longer eligible and will have to pay the full retail price unless you can find a deal elsewhere. not to get into a whole debate over morals and ethics here, but flashing your ID after you've graduated seems inappropriate in both regards.

    there are other places/ways to get a discount on AppleCare. some are even better deals than the education discount provides.

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