Apple Education discount

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by toxic-waste, Jun 12, 2007.

  1. toxic-waste macrumors member

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    Hey, I'm a college student in Denmark and want to get a MBP.:D
    Someone my family knows in the US, have agreed to buy one and take it to Denmark with them. (so i can get it for a lot less then in Denmark)

    Is it possible for them to purchase the MBP with the education discount.

    I have a student ID which states that I'm "at a Danish college of higher education".

    What do they have to do, to get the education discount?
    Is it enough if i scan the ID and mail them a copy?
    :confused:

    THX
     
  2. shipdestroyer macrumors 6502

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    If they buy it online, it's simply a matter of selecting a school. No ID required.
     
  3. Klisk macrumors member

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    What if your school isn't on the list? Can you select a different school so you still get the discount? :confused:
     
  4. Aniej macrumors 68000

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    yes it is possible to do so as they are a parent or guardian, which apple permits in its terms and conditions. as to being from denmark, i don't think it's an issue, but your school might need to participate. but honestly its such a minor thing, just have them get it for you.
     
  5. Aniej macrumors 68000

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    yes you physically could, but its obviously not on the list for a reason so.... that said, this is not a major spy operation here, apple is making money and plenty of it.
     
  6. Dimwhit macrumors 68000

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    So I'm curious...what's to stop me from going online and saying I'm a college student?
     
  7. toxic-waste thread starter macrumors member

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    Since its a danish college its not on the list. Do the have to go to a apple sotre then???
     
  8. richard4339 macrumors 6502a

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    Nothing, except that they do random checks of credentials for education store orders. You might get busted, and might not. If you go to a brick and morder Apple store itself, they always ask for a student ID, though, and have to match it against the schools listed on the website.
     
  9. Dimwhit macrumors 68000

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    Of course my neighbor has a current student activity card, so if I put the order in his name, it probably wouldn't matter. But then, when I register the machine in my name, maybe that would throw up a red flag...

    Edit: Before anyone jumps down my throat, I'm not actually serious about doing this...just wondering what kind of checks Apple has in place to prevent it.
     

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