apple education discount question

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by pophardpunk, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. pophardpunk macrumors newbie

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    here's the deal. i promised my sister if she got into pharmacy school i would buy her a new laptop since her's is so old. (old sony vaio...barely works now)

    i'm proud of her! she got in at colorado. anyways, is there a way to go to the apple store and she uses her discount but i'll pay for it?
     
  2. joe22790 macrumors newbie

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    Call Apple

    If you call Apple, they will do it on the phone. I was going to buy one for my daughter and they were willing to sell me one at her discount price.

    1-800-MY-APPLE
     
  3. joe22790 macrumors newbie

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    MacMall

    You should look at MacMall.com. I am shopping now and they have some great deals and you dont pay Tax. I am considering this previous model blowout deal:

    http://www.macmall.com/macmall/shop...+SuperDrive+-+GLOSSY-MacBook+Pro&dpno=7691239

    Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro - Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz 2GB, 200GB, SuperDrive - GLOSSY with Parallels Desktop 4.0 and Microsoft Windows XP Professional pre-installed MB487LL/A

    FREE Roxio - TOAST 9 BASIC

    FREE Epson - STYLUS NX400 INK JET ALL-IN-ONE MULTIFUNCTION PRINTER - BLACK

    For about $1530 from MacMall
     
  4. nope7308 macrumors 65816

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    From my experience, the Apple Retail Store is really lax with the student discount. I managed to buy two computers using the discount even though I was only entitled to one. Additionally, I was even discounts on the upgrades as well. That may come in handy down the road if you decide to buy one for yourself using your sister's student ID. ;)

    And to answer your question, yes, you can purchase the computer using her student number. You are one very nice brother!
     
  5. neiltc13 macrumors 68040

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    University students get around 17% off when they buy from the retail store and they get 75% off AppleCare too. Just show your student card to get the discounts.
     
  6. Solemony macrumors 6502

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    I'm pretty sure you can do that. Just call Apple to make sure :)
     
  7. hogfaninga macrumors 65816

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    Not in the U.S where the poster is. I think it is $50 off the 2.0 Macbook and $100 off the 2.4 Macbook. I think it is $100 off the Pro's also. As far as Applecare it is a discount, but no where close to 75 percent off.
     
  8. Emerica macrumors member

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    Plus when you factor in tax, the education discount is not even worth it when you can get them from a website that doesn't charge tax.
     

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