Apple Store EPP... Ever Ordered From it?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Prabz26, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. Prabz26 macrumors regular

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    Has anyone ordered from The Apple website
    on the EPP section
    EPP (think it means Employee Personal/Pricing page)

    My place of employment(McDonald's) gives Apple discount and it leads
    to the the Employee Discount Page on the Apple Store


    but i was wondering if anyone had experience buying from it?
    and things went in the ordering process???
     
  2. MistaBungle macrumors 6502a

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    What are the savings like? Any different than the education store?
     
  3. Prabz26 thread starter macrumors regular

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    there a bit more than the education store


    i thought people may have used it guess not
    as seen from da replies lol
     
  4. swb1192 macrumors 6502

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    I used to work at McD's and loved the Apple discounts. I used the EPP store all the time (I still do.. shh....)

    Same order processing as any other order, everything is exactly the same. Just.. cheaper.
     
  5. Donar macrumors 6502

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    No problems with the EPP

    I bought my MacBook 2.0 GHz, Airport Extreme and a Mac Box Set through the Apple Employee Purchase Portal, never had a problem.
     
  6. Prabz26 thread starter macrumors regular

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    so like how would they know u worked there if there's not special ordering process

    i mean everyone could juss use it then as long as they knew the site lol
    people could save on Apple which is the mos fantastic thing:cool::apple:
     
  7. plinden macrumors 68040

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    Please remove your link. It's supposed to be used only by those working for that particular employer. Those of us who have access to employee purchase stores would prefer not to have this privilege taken away because of non-employees abusing this.
     
  8. Prabz26 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I apologize i did not know:(

    I thought there was a different way to order when getting a discount
    So they knew for sure you worked at an place of employment hat gave out Apple Discounts...
    Thanks for letting me know and answering my
    Above question even if you did it indirectly
     
  9. Donar macrumors 6502

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    The EPP site i use only let's you in if you give the right information.
     
  10. Prabz26 thread starter macrumors regular

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    all i do is go the website its an apple.com/.....
    it says go to this page and says this is the mcdoanlds EPP

    click the link
    clicked buy now on the iMac
    signed into my apple account no questions so far

    so when i buy it for real i was wondering if there was any special or differnt things u'd have to do like
    get a code from the employer fill out a form and send it back to apple or somin
     
  11. striatedglutes macrumors 6502

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    I would imagine this is how it works (no direct experience though):

    The "savings" you actually get is passed on to your employer who then pays Apple back for the difference in price (or perhaps just a little bit of the difference). It is then up to your employer to check if you are still a valid employee. If so, great -- working as intended. If not, I would imagine the employer coming after the ex-employee purchaser for the money to pay Apple with and possible court action. I don't think it would be worth trying to beat the system for a few hundred bucks.

    If this is indeed how it works:

    It is a win for the employee, who gets a discount on a product that he might normally have bought anyway.
    It is a win for the employer, who gets to offer perks to attract higher talent employees to the business and to keep current employees happy.
    And it is a win for Apple, who has a chance at growing their market share while taking a minimum (if any) margin hit.
     
  12. jmann macrumors 604

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    I just bought my Unibody MacBook, at the apple store today, and I just brought my ID badge from my job, my license, and told them what company I work for, and the discount was instant. :D Couldn't be easier.
     
  13. Prabz26 thread starter macrumors regular

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    ya i guess that seems right
    makes sense after all
    but im no ex-employee well not yet
    juss chillin there till i get da computer then ill ease on out :cool:
    i was juss surprised to notice McDonald's of all places
    would have such great connections with Apple:apple::D


    lol minimum if any
     
  14. Prabz26 thread starter macrumors regular

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    wow! can you do that
    cuz i would rather go to Apple Store and get my iMac asap
    I should call then cuz i have a update McDonalds card
    with my pic and expiration date

    plus i want to experience walking out with a 20" beast from an Apple Store lol
     
  15. cmcbridejr macrumors 6502a

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    I doubt they pass the savings on to your employer or even go through the trouble to validate your employment.

    Apple has always been about using the honor system. So, as long as the system is not abused, then these programs will be available.

    I have experience with both student and employee purchases.
     
  16. striatedglutes macrumors 6502

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    I asked at an Apple store one time, and the employees said I could do the same thing (just bring my badge in).

    Also, FWIW, here's part of the disclaimer on my EPP page:

    Return Policy

    Please note that Apple only permits the return of unopened, non-customized product within 14 days of receipt [doesn't the Apple retail store permit unconditional return within 14 days, opened or not?]. Apple does not permit the return of the following products:

    1. Product that is custom-configured to your specifications
    2. Opened memory
    3. Opened software

    Refer to the Apple Sales Policies for more information.

    Cancellation

    Configure-to-order (CTO) products cannot be cancelled or changed after product assembly has begun.
     
  17. jmann macrumors 604

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    That's what I did. I called them and asked them about it last night. They said all they need is like a badge or id, and a license. I even brought a piece of mail from my job to be extra sure. I offered it to them but they said all they needed is my badge and license. It was fast and simple. :)
     
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    Amazing so happy:D:D
    i hate waiting for anything:mad:
    that's why I don't like online ordering the wait kills me
    I'm surprised i lasted the wait for both of my iPod Touches its grueling....


    so thanks for dropping that by me:rolleyes:
     
  20. jmann macrumors 604

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    Your welcome. It was good timing haha. I was considering ordering online too, even though I only live a few minutes away from the Apple Store, but I saw that the only shipping they offer for free is the slow 5-day shipping. I couldn't wait that long. Now go to the store and get it. ;)
     
  21. Prabz26 thread starter macrumors regular

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    lol i act as if im gettin this tomorrow:p

    but i work at McDoanlds after all I'm not rich
    i need to save up
    but at the end of may/start of june
    i shall
    rush to Toronto and pick it up :D
    just in time for my birthday:cool::D:cool:

    and you will all hear about it lol:apple::cool:

    i know wat u mean even if waiting 5 days
    id rather have it in 5 mins (not literally of course but :D)
     
  22. i-Want-Apples macrumors regular

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    Not to steal the thread, but I thought it would be better to ask in here than start a new one.

    Is there any way to check if your company is part of this program? I'm assuming my company isn't because it is not a well known company, though quite large. However, I'm thinking my brother may be able to get the discount, but I don't know how to find out which companies offer it.

    Thanks!
     
  23. Prabz26 thread starter macrumors regular

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    lol by all means
    ask away
    im kind of done with it
    but i hope ull get it answered..
     
  24. yg17 macrumors G5

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    More savings than the education store? It depends on the product. I think the EPP store is a percentage, but the Edu store isn't, it's usually a set price, so it depends on how the math works out. I bought a 2.4 GHz MacBook for $1503 with my EPP discount. The Edu price wa $1499, a whopping $4 cheaper.

    No, I don't think so. It's just a discount Apple passes on to employees of companies they do a lot of business with. I get discounts at a bunch of places through work, and it's just companies we deal with, Apple is one of them. Apple eats the cost of the discount.

    Online, much like the education pricing, you can probably get away with it if you're not eligible since it's based on the honor system and they only randomly check orders, but please, don't do it if you're not eligible and ruin the discount for the rest of us.

    Yes, you can definitely do that. I did it last weekend when I bought my MacBook. I just showed my badge and got my discount.

    You may be able to call Apple and find out I don't know if they give out that info, but for my company, we have a list of all the stores we get discounts at available on our intranet. Yours might have something similar. Ask around at work, someone there has to know.
     
  25. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

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    I just go to the store and still get the discount. All you need is employee ID. Being able to play with it the same day I pay for it is important to me.
     

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