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Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by mikes63737, Jul 9, 2006.
Do you think that the educational pricing program should cover K-12 students?
Absolutely! That would be great.
Everyone send an e-mail to Steve if you think this is a good idea!
Microsoft considers them students, shouldn't Apple also?
A good compromise might be only High School students (because up until High School, it's the parents buying the stuff for their kids).
I wish it did. My mom takes some college courses (she's already got a masters and is studying for to be an MD) and so I had to use her discount- even though I am a full time highschool student and I take classes at Portland State University (French) but not enough credits to qualify.
Highschoolers often need computers (I am a finalist in the NW Film Center's Youth Film Festival, for example, and I needed my computer for that) and it is ridiculous that only college students qualify.
Yes. I'm in grade 9, so I don't get a discount, good thing my bro gets one.
I was asking the Compusa guy in the apple section and he said that I could get the discount and I'm in high school. So was he lieing?
that may just be a special CompUSA discount. As an 8th grader, I'd love some nice discounts!
I think that since parents are most likely to be purchasing the computer for the student at that age, the student discount should not apply.
Don't believe anything a guy claiming to know about Apple at CompUSA says. In my experience I always know more than them...
i agree completely, K-12 students' computers are probably bought by their parents so..
i don't really care as i'm in college now...
Parents purchase plenty of college laptops as well...in fact most people I know who are going to college are being bought a laptop either as a graduation present or as a necessity...
While K-8 may be purchased by parents, there are quite a few highschoolers buying their own equipment. There is no reason that a working highschooler should be denied a discount over a working college student...
There are plenty of kids at my school (including myself) who have bought their own computer. I will admit that kids in 8th grade and under either don't buy their own computers or have their own computers, but high school students should be included. Then again, high school kids live with their families, and college kids don't. You wouldn't want any family who happens to have a high school student to have a free computer.
Not necessarily. Computers have become more than just an education tool for teenagers. I would venture to say that most teenagers use their computers for music, IMing, and gaming. Considering students turn 16 while they are in high school, this means that most are learning to drive for the first time, and applying for their first job. ...What might they do with this newly earned money?...
Buy a PowerMac!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
or MacPro, or whatever the thing will be called
This is one thing that always pissed people off when I worked for Apple. People would come in and walk out in a huff because they couldn't get the discount.
I was like, "sorry man. better luck FOUR YEARS FROM NOW!" No, seriously. It's kinda deranged. I mean, they want everyone to believe they're computers are better for the education market. But... they don't give discounts to those who are being educated...
I don't understand. I thought it already did? I bought my iMac in Canada with an edu discount...
3/4 of the time, where I am from, the parents either say "here, use our crappy HP in the basement if you want... or buy your own computer".
Yes, I think that Apple should offer education discounts for students K-12.
Good point Onizuka!