Buy 2 MBP, return one...?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by SSerino, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. SSerino macrumors member

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    Ok so, I am new to the forums and I have been waiting and watching everyday for the new MBP update. So my question is....

    Would it be possible to go to the Apple store tonight and buy a MBP at full price, and then order one using my Education discount. Open the MBP I buy tonight, then return the one I bought using Education discount at the Apple store to receive the full price back?

    Do Apple receipts keep track of the Serial number or any other unique number of the laptop? Will I encounter any problem if I do this?

    I know I know, I am extreeeeeeeemely impatient. Thanks.
     
  2. clin86 macrumors regular

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    the store offers educational discounts too. just show your student id.
     
  3. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    Fraud. No. They keep records of the sales date and price you pay with each notebook's individual serial number.
     
  4. SSerino thread starter macrumors member

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    Oh wow I did not know this. That answers my question then.


    How is this fraud??? If the items have the same UPC and are tracked on receipts by just the UPC, then there is absolutely no fraud going on. I am a student, if that is what you are saying.
     
  5. TEG macrumors 604

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    They keep records of the Serial Numbers, THAT IS WHAT THEY ARE FOR. Just take your student ID to the Apple Store and get the damn Notebook.

    TEG
     
  6. MM07 macrumors 6502a

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    Or if you're a teacher, just bring a check stub.
     
  7. SSerino thread starter macrumors member

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    Oh ok, thats what I needed to know. Thanks.
     
  8. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    yeah its not fraud, but no there is no reason to do that like they said...
     
  9. tennisplaayer11 macrumors member

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    If you just buy one at the education price you're still saving the same amount of money:

    Let's say you get 200 dollars off with the education discount and you buy the entry level MBP for 1999. 1999 + 1799 = 3798. 3798 - 1999 = 1799 :eek:

    Plus, like someone said above, it's fraud.
     
  10. SSerino thread starter macrumors member

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    Yea I was unaware that the Education discount works in the store, I thought it had to be ordered through the website only. So this solves my whole problem, thanks.
     
  11. tMac85 macrumors 65816

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    wow. chill man. he is just asking a question.
     
  12. TEG macrumors 604

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    You ask a stupid question and you get yelled at, that is how life works.

    TEG
     
  13. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    This is PRECISELY the reasoning behind Serial Numbers.

    I tried something similar with an 1GB Shuffle and under the clothing clip they observed that Serial did not match that of the Best Buy PSP.
     

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