Apple Education pricing

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  1. charlieroberts macrumors 6502a

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    Hello, I recently helped a friend buy an iPad Pro, and since he is starting graduate school in Aug, I figured I could get him education discount.
    Turns out, the iPad is only 20 USD cheaper when bought from the edu store. So I checked other products and the discount appears to have been slashed.

    Was there an announcement, or did apple just stop giving edu discounts? It has been a while since I checked out the education site so I could be very mistaken, so if anyone has some info on this, that'd be awesome.
     
  2. dwfaust macrumors 68040

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    I don't recall Apple ever offering much of an EDU discount for iPads... they still give $100/$200 on computers (depending on the model)... but $20 on an iPad seems about right for what I remember.
     
  3. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    Their edu discounts are hardly worth the bother. Even if you are buying directly from, and for a school.
     
  4. 960design macrumors 68000

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    Yep, sounds right. $20US savings for a single iPad, $25US/ea for 10 pack
     
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    Apple cut back severly on the edu discounts a few years ago. I think some schools may have better discounts, but the generic ones that I see are kind of paltry.
     
  7. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    When I go to our state bid list to make a purchase, we're redirected right to the general Apple for Education site. Nobody gets special prices.

    Even the schools in Tim Cook's home town have switched back to Chromebooks.
     
  8. maflynn Moderator

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    In the past (not distant mind you), I've seen some college book stores have some nice discounts that appear to be better then the Apple EDU page.

    I work for an organization that qualifies for EDU pricing, but I'm also directed to the generic apple edu page.
     
  9. charlieroberts thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks a lot guys. :)

    This is so sad, education pricing was a very nice gesture from Apple to students.
     
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    If the university has an Apple store, check with them: you may get a discount on AppleCare as well as on the product itself.
     
  12. dwfaust macrumors 68040

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    You can get the EDU discount on AppleCare by buying it direct from Apple. Get the best deal on your Mac or iPad, then call Apple for the discounted AppleCare. #beentheredonethat
     

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