Agreed. Remote Desktop (Unlimited) is $500 retail, but only $300 edu.Originally posted by stoid
The discounts on software are really sweet, I purchased FCP 3 shortly after it come out, and the $300 price tag for education made it possible where $1000 would not.
Originally posted by Classic
My fiance actually got checked. She received an email saying she had a week to verify that she was a student. Not sure what would have happened if she hadn't responded....
Anyway, she had to fax them her student ID card.
Evildead, true the discounts for hardware aren't huge. But, if you prefer to purchase software (rather than steal it), the discounts can be quite large.
A student? Steal software? Never!Originally posted by evildead
That really sounds fishy that I cant get a break on the Mac Version of Office... it could even drive someone to stealing software!
Try this:Originally posted by evildead
I didnt get checked... I guess from the other posters... its random. I am a student so ... they could have checked if they wanted to. As for Software discounts.... its a pit biased. At my university you can get MS Office 2000 for $13.00 and MS Office XP upgrade for $20.00. But MS 0ffice v.X for OS X is full price!!!! Im pissed off about that. True Sutudent priceing is great... but I think its just a way to hook a generation of computer users on a particular OS or App. That really sounds fishy that I cant get a break on the Mac Version of Office... it could even drive someone to stealing software!
I asked 'cause I was honestly curious. The hardware discount isn't enough to temp me to "try and get away with it" and I already own a legit copy the only Mac software I really want right now (FCP 3). I have some friends still in school who purchased thru the Ed. discount and I didn't believe them when they said Apple never followed up/asked for verification. So, I just wanted to post here and see if it was true or not. Apple seems to be a very trusting company, and it's not right to screw a trusting company. But a company that is a PITA w/over the top copy protection, *coughM$cough* is kinda fun to screw.Originally posted by alex_ant
When you ask "do they verify educational orders?" I have to imagine that you're at least considering using an educational discount you're not qualified for to buy an Apple for a reduced price. I know I sound all morally straight and **** when I say this, and that really does grate against my character, but, please don't do that. Educational discounts, even though they're slim, are still a nice gesture on Apple's part. They don't HAVE to offer them. And speaking as someone who IS qualified, I would be sad to see the discounts reduced or eliminated because of some people's dishonesty. I know it's more likely they'd just be more strict about obtaining verification instead, but still. I don't have a fax machine, and if I can type a paragraph denouncing fraud (because that's what it is) in less time than it takes me to run with my student ID to Kinko's, then that is time and effort saved for me and all the rest of us poor, underprivileged, starving, TiBook-owning college students.