are student discounts applicable in apple stores?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by gothamm, Nov 24, 2007.

  1. gothamm macrumors 6502a

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    theres an apple store right next to my house (brea mall) and i would rather just buy my macbook from there than have to wait 3-5 days for it to ship if they do accept student discounts. if so, i would need my college ID i assume?
     
  2. tacomahunter macrumors regular

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    I bought my MBP right at the store on Salt Lake and they gave me the discount right on site...
     
  3. gothamm thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanks for the quick response!

    did they ask for any form of identification?
     
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    yep they ask for ID unless you have bought from that store before with a student ID
     
  6. tacomahunter macrumors regular

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    They did NOT ask me for a ID as a matter of fact they just asked if I was a student, I stated that I have 2 students and he said "you qualify" boom discount off the MBP and applecare... nice
     
  7. I'm a Mac macrumors 6502

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    depends on the store.. some are nicer than others. Bring your school ID just in case.
     
  8. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Discounts

    You need to have proof, which could be an acceptance letter, school ID, an employee watching you login to your school network, etc.

    You get hardware and applecare discounts, but nothing on software. Ed software discounts are only available online or through an on campus vendor.
     
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  10. gothamm thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    it would be the same as the one available online correct?

    for instance, online its $100 off the macbooks

    so i would be able to buy a macbook for 1199 instead of 1299?
     
  11. mrchainsaw5757 macrumors regular

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    correct. worked good for me. $200 off the MBP
     
  12. ceiph macrumors regular

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    any idea why my applestore took my student id and drivers license?
     
  13. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Uh...

    Did you forget to ask for it back?

    I've made copies of both before.
     
  14. rodney222 macrumors newbie

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    international students

    for some bizarre reason apple stores enforce national boundaries. i am a student in the uk but was home and in san francisco and the apple store there refused to give me the student discount even though i produced my id showing i am a bona fide student. stranger still they said they would throw in a free nano (which is worth more than the student discount) as a student gift when i bought a macbook. it annoyed me so i left bought online through amazon paid no tax on it and got a rebate besides! ended up saving more than if i had purchased in the store with the discount!
     
  15. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    Interesting...when I bought my mbp, the guy had to put in my school's zip code and then select it from a list. Are you sure you didn't mention to the guy where you were going to school? He might have just believed you and not bothered to ask for ID.

    However, I didn't need an ID either. I brought my acceptance letter, and that was that.
    Yup, that's right. The hardware discounts are the same.

    Yes Apple does enforce the jurisdictional requirement. It isn't bizarre. If you're a student in the UK, you ought to buy from the UK store. The Apple Education Store explicitly states that it applies to schools in the United States.
     

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