Apple's Educations Store Requirements

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  1. mac.fanatic macrumors 6502

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    What are the requirements for Apple's in-store student discount prices and what proof would I need to bring with me to the Apple store in order to get the student discount?
     
  2. anc1en7z macrumors newbie

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    You'll need your photographic university ID, and I'd say bring another form of ID, but I don't think that would be necessary.

    Personally I'd order online as you get 3 years free warranty.
     
  3. Surfin10 macrumors member

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    Uhhh, not in the US.
    (OP didn't say where they was from - Unless I missed it)

    But going in-store, you will need your student ID. Online, you don't need anything. But they COULD ask for valid enrollment in a University - Never have for me, but when you agree to the EDU discount, you agree prove it if asked.
     
  4. LotusLord macrumors 6502

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    Anyone know how it works if the student is in a strictly online program? We're looking into a notebook for my wife who is an online only student and as such as no student ID.
     
  5. malman89 macrumors 68000

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    For in store: Does she have an email address she can use/show to confirm?

    For online: Nothing. Just click Education and it's free money!!! Basically.
     
  6. LotusLord macrumors 6502

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    I believe she has access to it now. She was right on the edge of time to get accepted, so there were some delays. I'll confirm with her though.

    Thanks!
     
  7. mac.fanatic thread starter macrumors 6502

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    In what country do they give free 3 year warranty?
     
  8. Jackintosh macrumors 6502a

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    I think it's just the UK at the moment.
     
  10. Charlaux macrumors member

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    I am in a summer program and mine got pretty quickly and easily in New Haven.I just show my program id which was a pre-college program and no photos or so and they accepted.Maybe It was because I was over-excited and could not talk or maybe It was since Its not a big city.(A friend of mine that I go to the same program decided to buy from New York 5th Avenue and so many problems he faced with it and eventually couldnt buy it )
     
  11. Big Stevie macrumors 6502a

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    Is the 3 yrs just for online purchases, and not in-store?
     
  12. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    http://store.apple.com/us/open/salespolicies/edu

    You can look up the requirements for yourself...

    If you're buying in-store you have to present some proof of college enrollment or affiliation. A bill, student ID, printout with your student e-mail address... they're pretty lax on the requirements.
     
  13. Charlaux macrumors member

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    As far as I know,there is no such thing because they offer you Applecare in the online version too :p
     
  14. Big Stevie macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks:)

    So to clarify, when buying through the Education scheme in the UK, do you automatically get 3yrs Apple Care for free? If so, is this a repair warranty or just a telephone helpline?
     
  15. Charlaux macrumors member

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    I actually bought it from USA so I am not sure.But I checked their education policy (http://store.apple.com/uk/browse/open/salespolicies/edu) and It seems to be the same too.Applecare will make your warranty 3 years instead of 1 year.Here is the link for the Applecare,
    http://store.apple.com/us/product/APPLECAREMBP-102583

    If you buy it without the Applecare you"ll receive a complimentary 1 year warranty and 90 days contact support.If I were you I would be buying the Applecare 1 year later so in that way you can get 1+ 3 years of warranty.I find it essential since Its global and If you will be buying a MBPr especially repairing would cost alot.
     
  16. Big Stevie macrumors 6502a

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    That makes sense, many thanks:)
     

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