Apple Employee Discount

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  1. NoShoreGuy macrumors regular

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    Question, does anyone know if an Apple employee can let their friend use their employee discount to buy a MBP?
     
  2. Sneakz macrumors 65816

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    I believe so. But don't they only get so many discount per year?
     
  3. WonkyPanda macrumors regular

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    There's two types of discounts, a personal and a freinds and family. Essentially, you could use his personal but he only gets one of those, whereas a friends and family has 3 charges on it a year. The personal discount is better though. Talk to your friend.
     
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    See if you can do the personal. Then give him some kind of incentive for doing it :]
     
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    I know one of them is (or use to be) 25%. Not sure if its the Friends & Family or personal though.
     
  7. noushy macrumors regular

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    Discount

    They get 10% in the store, and can use for their friends too. They get 15% friends and family and are limited to 3 per year, and they get a 25% personal discount for themselves. If they get caught using that for someone else, they can get fired.

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  9. WonkyPanda macrumors regular

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    Not completely true. You can use other credit cards to purchase with the personal discount. You aren't required to and CAN gift it to somebody. You'd get in trouble if you were caught selling the thing for quick cash.
     
  10. noushy macrumors regular

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    Personal Discount

    You can use another credit card, but if your intention is to purchase it for someone else then they will fire you. Specifically told by the HR Manager. As for purchasing it yourself, and giving it to a family member or friend, that is your prerogative. They only allow one per year, so most employees really use that one wisely.

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  11. bob.loblaw macrumors member

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    Is the employee discount available on new MBPs at this time?
     
  12. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Of course; you just need to be an employee.
     
  13. bob.loblaw macrumors member

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    There is a period of time after a new product is released that employee discounts aren't offered.
     
  14. choco macrumors member

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    no wonder that bathing suit model i know bought her macbook pro for $800. i wondered why she NEEDED to be there the day the guy who had a huge crush on her worked. men, seriously. :rolleyes:
     
  15. Bryann macrumors newbie

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    Not true - At least not with the new MBP's.

    The friend and family discount is 17 %.
     
  16. bafonso macrumors member

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    Did he at least get lucky? :)
     
  17. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    When did they change it to 17 percent? I know about 2 years ago, it was 15.
     
  18. gooter80 macrumors member

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  19. MovieCutter macrumors 68040

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    True in theory, not in practice. Can't tell you how many Macs I bought for 25% off in a year when I worked for Apple, mostly for myself, others for girlfriends or best friends.
     
  20. bob.loblaw macrumors member

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    I was told differently on both counts by someone that currently works at Apple.
     
  21. Bryann macrumors newbie

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    Well .. My MBP was bought through my friend at Apple, on the day of the release of the new MBP's.


    17 % discount.
     
  22. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I don't call that getting lucky. I call that barter. :p
     
  23. I-Eat-Flowers macrumors newbie

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    +1
     
  24. jnc macrumors 68020

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    Has nobody thought to ask Bryann where they live?

    The Americas aren't Apple's only territory. Perhaps... they do it different elsewhere. ;)
     

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