Apple quietly drops k-12 student discounts

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quagmire

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Same. They never dropped anything. Maybe the person who submitted this got confused by the layout change?
 

mj_1903

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K-12 students were never offered discounts in Australia and America, only teachers and staff. I don't know about other countries though.
 

ham_man

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Damn, I cannpt believe that they dropped support for K-12 students. I bought my PowerBook through my education discount, and upon returning a few weeks ago to check out monitors, I noticed that my school was no longer there. All I can say is "bollocks"... :mad:

This is one area where Microsoft has Apple wooped...
 

LimeiBook86

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NO!! They took it away! Nothing even any in my sate anymore. :( My PC friend was gonna switch to a Mac for school...dammit! :mad:

Hopefully Apple is planing on replacing it or something :(
 

LimeiBook86

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mj_1903 said:
K-12 students were never offered discounts in Australia and America, only teachers and staff. I don't know about other countries though.
K-12 students were offered discounts. I bought Mac OS X Tiger for $69 via Apple's Online Education store. I have the PDF receipt to prove it :p
 

billpalmer

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Huh? The Apple Store never offered K-12 student discounts -- at least not in the past seven or so years that I've been paying attention to the matter.

Maybe Apple did back in 1994 or something.
 

simX

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Google's Cache comes to the rescue

Google's cache still has the old layout. See it here:

http://64.233.161.104/search?client=safari&rls=it-it&q=cache:http://store.apple.com/Catalog/US/Images/routingpage.html&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8

However, that still doesn't tell whether K-12 students could purchase using education discounts or not. I believe that K-12 students were not officially given discounts, only college students. Only if you were K-12 staff could you buy via Apple's education store.

(Not that there was any rigorous "background checks" to make sure you were what you say you were, though.)
 

sord

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Nermal said:
What does K-12 mean?
Kindergarden through 12th grade. And yes K-12 for students was never offered but that doesn't bother me - I still get my college discounts as I have in the past.
 

ham_man

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Nermal said:
What does K-12 mean?
Essentially the grades from 5-18 in our public schools. Kindergarten through 12th Grade.
simX said:
Google's cache still has the old layout. See it here:

http://64.233.161.104/search?client=safari&rls=it-it&q=cache:http://store.apple.com/Catalog/US/Images/routingpage.html&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8

However, that still doesn't tell whether K-12 students could purchase using education discounts or not. I believe that K-12 students were not officially given discounts, only college students. Only if you were K-12 staff could you buy via Apple's education store.

(Not that there was any rigorous "background checks" to make sure you were what you say you were, though.)
As long as I have looked at Apple's site, they have offered discounts. I bought my PowerBook for $200 going through my school education discount, my LaCie going through my school education discount, and Tiger going through my school education discount. Trust me.
 

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sord said:
Kindergarden through 12th grade. And yes K-12 for students was never offered but that doesn't bother me - I still get my college discounts as I have in the past.
So that's what, through to the end of high school? Most education discounts here in NZ are only for tertiary students. I'm not sure about Apple though.
 

iMeowbot

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K-12 student discounts haven't been allowed under Apple policy since at least 1999. Any K-12 students getting discounts through the Apple store were getting away with something that wasn't supposed to happen.
 

billpalmer

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simX said:
Google's cache still has the old layout. See it here:

http://64.233.161.104/search?client=safari&rls=it-it&q=cache:http://store.apple.com/Catalog/US/Images/routingpage.html&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8

However, that still doesn't tell whether K-12 students could purchase using education discounts or not. I believe that K-12 students were not officially given discounts, only college students. Only if you were K-12 staff could you buy via Apple's education store.

(Not that there was any rigorous "background checks" to make sure you were what you say you were, though.)
I've followed that "Find your K-12 school" link under the "shop for yourself" section many a time over the years, and I can tell you with absolute certainty that it was only ever available to K-12 educators, not K-12 students. This was made abundantly clear on the "I Agree" page that you had to get past in order to get to the discounted prices.

Come on, did y'all really think Apple was giving discounts to every adult in the country who just happened to have a child between the ages of 5 and 18? That would be, like, mostly everybody ;)
 

billpalmer

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ham_man said:
Essentially the grades from 5-18 in our public schools. Kindergarten through 12th Grade.

As long as I have looked at Apple's site, they have offered discounts. I bought my PowerBook for $200 going through my school education discount, my LaCie going through my school education discount, and Tiger going through my school education discount. Trust me.
If you clicked through and made a purchase using that link, then you were improperly using a discount for K-12 educators, not students. If you had read the "I Agree that I am a K-12 educator" page, you would have known that, but you probably just clicked past it made the purchase without realizing you weren't supposed to. Since Apple doesn't appear to ever follow up on whether the people using that link are actually K-12 educators or not, it looks like you just got lucky.
 

sord

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Nermal said:
So that's what, through to the end of high school? Most education discounts here in NZ are only for tertiary students. I'm not sure about Apple though.
Yes Kindergarden is the start of school and 12 is the last year of highschool.
 

iMeowbot

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Agreed, is that the same as Year 12 students or something?
Probably. Kindergarten entry is typically at age 5 in the US, and entry for grades 1 through 12 are normally at ages 6 through 17. "High school" is generally considered grades 9 through 12, and beyond that is considered higher education (university/college/technical school).
 

winmacguy

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iMeowbot said:
Probably. Kindergarten entry is typically at age 5 in the US, and entry for grades 1 through 12 are normally at ages 6 through 17. "High school" is generally considered grades 9 through 12, and beyond that is considered higher education (university/college/technical school).
Same in NZ. I lots of countries just have different naming conventions for their school year classifcations. Ours used to be Primary ages 5-9, Intermediate ages 10-12, Secondary ages 13-17 which then changed after many years to follow the Australian "Year system" which is probably similar to the US system. The catch is that I finished secondary school in 1986 and havent followed the changes since then ;)
 

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this is the 2nd sign of the apocolypse (sp?), more and more schools will decide on PCs instead of macs, my old highschool used macs just "because they were better", but now it won't be that much of a cost saving measure, they may end up switching to PCs completely within the next few years, that and the head school tech guy (hardcore Apple fan since the beginning of the 80s) died of a heart attack (concidering he was in VERY good health/shape for his age) just a few days after the Apple/Intel announcement
 

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SilvorX said:
this is the 2nd sign of the apocolypse (sp?), more and more schools will decide on PCs instead of macs, my old highschool used macs just "because they were better", but now it won't be that much of a cost saving measure, they may end up switching to PCs completely within the next few years, that and the head school tech guy (hardcore Apple fan since the beginning of the 80s) died of a heart attack (concidering he was in VERY good health/shape for his age) just a few days after the Apple/Intel announcement
Can we just get it tattooed somewhere or something? Nothing has changed. There never was a K-12 student discount. Where the hell did this headline come from?

Maybe the next one will read "Apple quietly drops discount for people named Fred"?
 

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