Buying a Powebook this weekend.

coleg

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Hey guys,

I've decided, instead of ordering a 15 inch online, with BTO options that I really don't need( 100 gb hd, 128 vram ), I'm just going to go to the Apple store in Des Moines, Iowa, to buy a 15 inch 1.5 with 1 gb ram.

I won't have to wait for shipping, yay!

I'm wondering though, how do they do student discounts at the stores? Do I have to show them my University ID? Do they check my lasts orders or anything to see if I've used a discount before, or what?

I'm excited.
 

coleg

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Okay. I'll have that with me.

Do you know if they check past purchases?
 

jim.

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As long as you haven't ordered a discounted computer in the last year, you should be fine. I don't know if they really check though.

Jim
 

tekmoe

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get a friend to go with you and have him supposedly purchase the computer. then pay for it yourself. i don't think they can deny you.
tekmoe
 

JzzTrump22

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tekmoe said:
get a friend to go with you and have him supposedly purchase the computer. then pay for it yourself. i don't think they can deny you.
Good idea, i think you should do that if your afraid they might not sell it to you because you have already purchased a discount computer.
 

coleg

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okay, i'll see if there is someone around that could come with me.

i hope i am not doing anything too bad. am i?
 

hcuar

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coleg said:
okay, i'll see if there is someone around that could come with me.

i hope i am not doing anything too bad. am i?
I doubt Apple is too shook up on having another sale. The "rule" is in place to stop people from buying systems at a discount and then reselling them for a profit.

Being you are selling your PM and buying a new PB due to portability, I think your conscience should be clear. :D
 

lasuther

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You really should call the store and see what they will require for education discounts. I believe the store in my area requires proof that you are currently enrolled not just a school ID.

lasuther
 

debroglie

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coleg said:
Hey guys,

I've decided, instead of ordering a 15 inch online, with BTO options that I really don't need( 100 gb hd, 128 vram ), I'm just going to go to the Apple store in Des Moines, Iowa, to buy a 15 inch 1.5 with 1 gb ram.

I won't have to wait for shipping, yay!

I'm wondering though, how do they do student discounts at the stores? Do I have to show them my University ID? Do they check my lasts orders or anything to see if I've used a discount before, or what?

I'm excited.
A side note: I'd urge you not to buy it from apple with 1gb of RAM. You can buy RAM from other resellers much cheaper, and it is really simple to install yourself.
 

evilernie

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I second that.

debroglie said:
A side note: I'd urge you not to buy it from apple with 1gb of RAM. You can buy RAM from other resellers much cheaper, and it is really simple to install yourself.
I second that. I just bought a 15", and I got 2GB of ram for half what Apple would have charged. Then I bought a Dell widescreen with the money I saved.
 

coleg

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it just seems a little simpler for me to get it at the apple store. i'm just wanting to get my pb asap and get done with all my trades and sales.
 

coleg

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awesome. i'm excited. tomorrow afternoon and a new pb for me! wee!

i called the apple store, they told me they don't check past purchases. i just need a driver id and student id.
 

tekmoe

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when i bought my powerbook, i showed them my college id which is 3 years old. no questions asked. i was thinking they might give me trouble, and i would have to log into the college website to show them i've paid for my tuition this semester. but the cashier gave me no trouble whatsoever.

tekmoe
 
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