Apple Student Developer discount (20%)

Gherkin

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Hello, does Apple still offer the one time 20% discount on hardware with the Student Developer program?
 

Gherkin

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Can you do it at an Apple Store, or only online?

And if I buy online, will there be tax and shipping (I'm from Pennsylvania)?
 

Bill Gates

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Gherkin said:
Can you do it at an Apple Store, or only online?

And if I buy online, will there be tax and shipping (I'm from Pennsylvania)?
Only online through the ADC hardware store, and yes to tax and shipping.
 

Gherkin

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I just put an iMac in my cart and it says 5-day shipping is free.
 

n8236

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Just to clarify, the ADC membership does cost $99, so tack that onto your cost. To get the best out of your 20%, make sure to buy the most expensive machine you can afford, otherwise you won't be maximizing its potential.

Just doing some basic math, you get $200 off $1k, $400 off $2k. So if you build a $3k+ Mac Pro, u're looking at $600 which is more than half a brand new Macbook! If i'm correct, printers along w/ ur purchase also qualify for the 20% (at least for me it was). :)
 

milozauckerman

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There isn't a straight 20% discount.

A $2499 Mac Pro starts at $1999, but a $1999 24" iMac starts at $1899.
 

weldon

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Actually, the 24" iMac is $1799 through the Developer Connection Store. Of course, it's a wash with the regular $1899 student discount and the $99 ADC Student Membership.

To see what I'm looking at, follow the link on this page to the ADC Hardware Purchase Program Store.
 

Porscheboy16

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Is it 20% Off one item or one order?

I.e.

20% off one Mac Pro or

20% off an order with three Mac Pro's?
 

macdaddy121

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Gherkin said:
I just put an iMac in my cart and it says 5-day shipping is free.
Congratulations.....you are the 1,000,000 shopper and you get free ground shipping on any order over $100. Enjoy. :rolleyes:
 

DXoverDY

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Apr 19, 2005
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Interesting... so If I am going to order a Mac Pro ... with an ATI X1900XT, and a 23" ACD... is it going to be cheaper to go with the Student Developer way or just use the student discount?

I've been meaning to sign up for the student developer thing over ADC for awhile now but this might make my purchase cheaper so I'm game.

Do they allow you to customize systems or no? I want the X1900XT and AE/BT.
 

weldon

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If you follow the link I provided, you'll see that the discount applies to one system (desktop or laptop) only, but any accessories that you order at the same time will also be discounted. It has to be on the same purchase.

You can also configure a Mac Pro and compare the price against the student price or the regular price.
 

DXoverDY

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weldon said:
If you follow the link I provided, you'll see that the discount applies to one system (desktop or laptop) only, but any accessories that you order at the same time will also be discounted. It has to be on the same purchase.

You can also configure a Mac Pro and compare the price against the student price or the regular price.
Ah thanks. I didn't realize it had a link to the store. Appreciate it. Looks like I'll save about $250 which is going to cover taxes. Too bad there aren't any bigger discounts on the displays. Oh well.
 

ChickenSwartz

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For some clairifcation:

If I were to purchase a MBP using ADC student membership, could I later purchase AppleCare to go with it using my student discount. I ask becasue ADC cost: $349. Edu store cost: $239. I don't see why you couldn't do this, obviously you would buy the AppleCare later.

So in the end, after the $99 membership I could save myself $101 on a low-end MBP.
 

DXoverDY

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ChickenSwartz said:
For some clairifcation:

If I were to purchase a MBP using ADC student membership, could I later purchase AppleCare to go with it using my student discount. I ask becasue ADC cost: $349. Edu store cost: $239. I don't see why you couldn't do this, obviously you would buy the AppleCare later.

So in the end, after the $99 membership I could save myself $101 on a low-end MBP.
Same question. $199 vs $249 for a Mac Pro w/ Display. I can find it on ebay for an additional ~$40 difference. So I think it's possible but want to verify.